Phantogram + Om Unit + Shlohmo + Audion

Posted by Jakub

I’ve been getting ready a few playlists so I can to do a few different style DJ sets of music that I share with you on the blog. I really miss having my DJ partners Worst Friends (Tom Croose and Slowhands) because they had such great taste and kept the tempo low and the sounds unique. Here are just a few songs that are on the more crowd friendly and less headphone only.

Phantogram with The Drums I think will own the indie scene early on in 2010, Josh and Sarah put on an amazing show a few weeks back in Brooklyn at Brooklyn Bowl. The sound is Portishead stepping it up with a full spectrum of energy on stage and on top of that they just make some of the most sugary lush pop with depth, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

This song by Om Unit combines what I loved about old Kompakt and off the beat and path Dubstep, like a 2562 remix of Superpitcher.

I’m not sure how the original of this Robot Koch song sounds or who Shlohmo is but man I want more, such a good intro, reminds me if Flying Lotus was forced to combine Southern Hip Hop with a South London digital sound.

Audion is still a favorite producer of mine and this track Push has all the elements aligned to explain why. Its the growth of the repetition and waiting for the hints telling you its going to change and multiply, I always imagine a close up of the bottom of an ocean liner tearing thru a coast into a city uncontrollably when I hear this song, ahh how relaxing ; ].

January 22nd, 2010
Slowhands w/ MemekAUTOBRENNT Rivington Hotel [New York, NY]
January 27th, 2010
Shigeto w/ Beautiful Bells, Raeo – Public Assembly [Brooklyn, NY]
February 9th, 2010
Phantogram w/ Andre Obin & more – Together Festival [Boston, MA]
**I DJ as Aarnio just an FYI

9 Comments Leave A Comment


RA_OUL says:

January 11, 2010 at 11:03 am

I just got into Phantogram a few months ago and I absolutely love them. They are just the new sound I’ve been looking for. I’m feelin’ that Om Unit track too!


Brendan Bercik says:

January 11, 2010 at 12:04 pm

I just got into Phantogram after I heard the song kick off the ISO50 playlist a while back.. that video shows is really inspiring an intimate! Shows a passionate performance… (a lot of alliteration)


Chris Deutsch says:

January 11, 2010 at 2:18 pm

This is all really good stuff. Check out another song I’ve been really into recently…Opposite Sides by The Epochs. It has a little more energy, but very solid…almost even a little late 70’s feel to it. I just put it on my most recent compilation titled “You Are Hear”…along with some songs I found on your other playlists (Engineers, Mahogany, Studio, etc.). Maybe Opposite Sides will find a place on one of your next lists too. This should be a link to a free play of it on iLike:


Murhaaya says:

January 11, 2010 at 5:04 pm

I’ve been silently watching your blog for design posts for a quite some time. Today, for some reason, I’ve played this playlist and I’ve been listening to it since. Mouthful of diamonds – wonderful, wonderful stuff that DEEPLY resonates with me.

Thank you for this post, I am no going back through the playlist here for more musical goodnes as there is many.

Thanks from Prague.


Sam says:

January 11, 2010 at 7:37 pm

Amazing post, all magnificent tracks.. If you have just heard of Shlohmo
check out
Ghosts pt. 2 – Shlohmo.

Cheers for the great music


christian says:

January 23, 2010 at 12:32 am

“your getting high on your own supply” that cliche needs to be deleted from the beginning of the song.