Saturday, April 26, 2008

Play it by Ear

A little bit of self promotion here.

I'm playing tonight at the Launch of the wicked new night in London. Come check it out and I'm sure you won't be disappointed! The cheap drinks and scantily clad (fingers crossed) crowd will ensure that you stay late and then invite us all back to your house for the after party.

Cheap Hotel
Lesser Panda 
Sunny Days Set Fire 
Man Like Me (DJ)
Gay for Disco (DJ)


Now for a little bit of fun... my sunny day tune:
The Ting Tings - Great DJ Calvin Harris Remix  or you can  Preorder Album Here

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Crawling around Camden



This past weekend brought out the great unwashed masses of London for the Camden Crawl. For those of you unfamiliar, this weekend brings over a hundred new bands to Camden's bars for a city festival of sorts. Promotors are teamed with a bar/club and a lottery allocates bands to venues.

A £50 weekend wristband brought us:

Crystal Castles 
Does It Offend You, Yeah? 
Elle s'appelle 
Florence and the Machine
Johnny Foreigner 
Ladyhawke 
Lets Wrestle 
Lo-Fi-Fnk 
Los Campesinos! 
Metronomy
One Night Only
Operator Please 
Sam Sparro
Hadouken!
Ladyhawke
Noisettes
Robyn
Soko
Tronik Youth
Robots In Disguise
And many, many others.

Highlight of my weekend: Crystal Castles.
Disappointment of a lifetime: Robyn


Monday, April 21, 2008

BMX.

Apparently this is what it sounds like when 4 Blue BMX Bikes start a band.
Bigstereo had the good sense to break these guys awhile ago, but I feel the Australians need a bit more coverage, as I hadn't seen their faces/names all over the interweb yet. Hopefully they can parle this fun summer sound of theirs into more than just 2 tunes on a myspace page.
Talk about potential.


This should be on your BMX-riding playlist for reals.

BMX - WAR

Monday, April 7, 2008

your prada ain't shit.

So, now more than ever I've been more proud than ever to call Toronto my home, what with the talent that has been spewing out of here lately. We've got people like Sta, VND/LSM totally setting the bar high for the dj/producer types and acts like Thunderheist and the much rejoiced Crystal Castles changing how we watch live shows.


I'm currently enamoured with a group named DuoTone.(CLICK THE NAME FOR THE MYSPACE LINKY!!) These guys have taken our idea of sexy, smooth disco rock vocals and slapped it over the chunkiest synths, surprisingly doing all their own vocals, aside from the remixes of course. You can tell they love throbbing bass as much as the next blackcrack junkie and when this shit eventually gets pressed you know it will be better than anything you're hearing digital, although they are definitely marketing to the Serato dj with high quality mp3 files being leaked (but only leaked to me!!!!), as we all know where dj'ing is heading these days...
I'd give my left metaphorical nut to hear this shit on a proper system.
Get 'em while they're hot cuz these shits be EXCLUSIVE!

If I had my way Camera Girls, would have been spread around like a VD at Studio 54 by now...

Lets get the ball rolling, shall we?

Camera Girls - DuoTone

CYOA (DuoTone Remix) - Heartsrevolution

Devils Playground (DuoTone Remix) - Theory in Motion