Monday, June 27, 2011

RAC - Nintendo Vs. Sega Volume 2

Its always a great day when I check my email and there’s something from RAC in the inbox. This is his second installment of his “Nintendo Vs Sega” Series. He takes the actual game tunes and twists them up into some magical greatness. The first song, Mario Kart 64 – Koopa Troopa Beach (RAC Mix) is pure fire – if that doesn’t perfectly describe the weather that’s happening outside right now (in Boston) than nothing will. Chop up some cucumbers and get some Gin, turn this up and enjoy the sun! RAC has done it again.  

Nintendo Vs Sega 2 by RAC

Friday, June 24, 2011

Para One & Tacteel Live at La Gaîté Lyrique

Electro-Funk. What a great concept. This video is provided to you compliments of Fools Gold Records. Live music RULES. Hands down. When you can watch an artist immerse themselves in their craft with the purpose of entertaining an audience it changes the way music is experienced. Emotion is now an ingredient in the set. Take a listen to Para One & Tacteel live, neat little set, and hey it’s a vid of dudes jamming out on synths, what cant be cool about that.

Thursday, June 23, 2011


What’s one of the hottest genres in the new-age music industry right now? That would be Moombahton. Who’s one of the hottest and most talked about artists in today’s new-age music industry right now? That would be Diplo. What happens when today’s hottest artist creates a mixtape of today’s hottest genre, and adds it to the radio show of one of the coolest record companies striking biz?  Wellllllll take a listen, it’s a hot one.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Van She > Your uncles 80s stories

There are 80s bands, and then there are 80s bands with that raw/filthy 80s sound. There are current outfits that sound like 80s bands, and then there are current outfits who sound like 80s bands with that raw/filthy 80s sound. Van She happens to fit in that category of “current outfits that sound like 80s bands with that raw/filthy 80s sound” Masterminded in 2005, Van She bring this hard disco/pop, rage me/abuse me sound to the electro table. It has that sneaky “I’m doing something wrong while listening to this” kinda feel. I threw in a few of their original jams, plus a few remixes from Breakbot, M83, and The Teenagers. Check your judgment at the door. Be bad.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Dave Wrangler DW_I: The Start To Your Weekend

This is a quick post. Pretty big fan of Dave Wrangler (productions have received support from Rolling Stone, NME, Paste Magazine, Sirius XM, BBC Radio 1, Clear Channel, Byte.FM, college radio and more). He blends the wildest tunes into this seamless display of awesomeness. This is a mixtape he did just in time for the summer months. I have only heard the first 2 songs, (which the second one I already posted here) I can tell its going to be a fun ride so I wanted to make sure I share. Get out your party shades and dancing shoes, move the coffee table and open your windows, turn this up and start your weekend tonight!

Dave Wrangler - DW_I Mix by DAVE WRANGLER

A Truly Happy Ending

Anyone who was born after the golden year of 1972 (or was too young to remember what was going on) witnessed history being made last evening. On June 15th of the year 2011, our own Boston Bruins fought their way to the top of pack, defeating the Vancouver Canucks in a down-to-the-wire 7 game Stanley Cup Finals series. The entire series was incredibly emotionally charged, scratch that, the entire POST SEASON was incredibly emotionally charged. The Boston nation was on the edge of their seats from the game 7 overtime win against the Montreal Canadians. We knew we had our work cut out for us, but something inside told us we were going to prevail, something inside us told us to Believe. So I want to congratulate our Boston Bruins on a remarkable season, and an epic Stanley Cup victory. I want to congratulate Mark Recchi on the coolest way to retire. For him, for the Bruins, for Bruins Nation, it is..a Truly Happy Ending. (I picked this tune for the name, and because The Junior Boys absolutely rule. The lyrics are eh, but the beat works really well with our emotions today, enjoy!…GO BRUINS!)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

New NAS - Nasty [& NAS x NikeSB PaulRod Video]

In celebration of NAS releasing a new tune two days ago – Nasty - (album announcement TBD) I’m also sharing with you guys a NikeSB PaulRod x NAS skate video produced in house by NikeSB. It’s all pretty money, and I am quite excited about the whole thing. Enjoy!

--Track removed per artist request--


Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Diplo & Douster - On!

“Fresh” “Retro” “Atari” “Lennon” words that come to mind when you hear this jam from Diplo & Douster. Kinda sounds like a boss level in an old video game, kinda sounds like a heavy dance hall beat. The Lennon sample in it is baller too. All in all its high energy, and awesome. Enjoy!

Diplo & Douster - ON ! by douster

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The Knocks x La Comunidad - Making Commercials BETTER

It’s really great to watch the television and see an artist you have been championing for some time catch a little airtime exposure. While my BOSTON BRUINS were kicking the French straight out of the Crapnucks last night, between the chaos and the fistfuls of goals, there was a Corona Light rooftop party commercial that was being pumped into our ears. (Commercial by indie ad agency La Comunidad) The DJs in said commercial were none other than Knocks JPatt and B-Roc. They are partying on separate rooftops where they are “brought together” through the fact that both parties are drinking Corona Light. Subsequently they mash their jams, one being Run DMC’s “It’s Like That” and the other being a summer gem out of The Knocks’ quiver “Make It Better” Songs and vid after the break. Excellent marketing strategy, bravo!

Make It Better by The Knocks

Corona Light - Parties mashup from La Comunidad on Vimeo.

Monday, June 6, 2011

A Tale of Two Mixtapes - A story from Fools Gold Records

I’d like to give a warm Thank You to Fools Gold Records for sharing this pair of pick-me-ups with us this morning. Since it’s Monday, we should try our hardest to keep the party flame burning strong into the beginning of this week. No better way to do so than with a podcast from Treasure Fingers, and a mix from Nacho Lovers. There’s about 3 hours of material in this post, so by the end let’s hope we forgot what day it is.

Nacho Lovers Bicep Mix

-Mixtape removed per artist request- 

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Neon Gold Beat Co's PopShop 006 MiniMix by The Knocks

So I’m taking a quick break from revamping the resume to write this post on The Knocks whipping up a little mix for PopShop. If you are not familiar with the works of Neon Gold Beat Records, head on over and get educated. These kids are pros. I aspire to do half of what they are accomplishing. Anyway, they throw down a banging little party the first Thursday of every month. Basically what they do is they collect a handful of upcoming awesome pop-untz artists to perform their shizz for us at a selected location in NYC. It’s sheer genius. This month’s PopShop is being promoted by The Knocks, it’s a little mini-mix of some of the artists that are going to be at tonight’s show at Tammany Hall. I seriously get excited about this just typing about it. Anyway, listen to this joint because its really smooth and very very fun. If you are in the NYC area please swing by Tammany Hall at 8pm for a complimentary open bar deal provided by Absolute Vodka, track-list after the jump.

1. "Trip" - Vacationer
2. "When You've Got Music" (ft. The Knocks) - Chiddy Bang
3. "Social Studies" (Plastic Plates Remix) - Body Language
4. "Electronic Fences" - Computer Magic
5. "Bad Things" - Cults
6. "Family Of The Son" - Keepaway
7. "The Old House Is Gone" - St Lucia
8. "Go Oblivion" - Living Days
9. "The Suburbs" - Mr. Little Jeans

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Classics with Chromeo

Classic tunes always make a person feel good, especially a purveyor of the great happy early Untz that was floating around some three years ago. This is a tune from Chromeo, whom, if you haven’t heard of by now, you’ve been listening to 98 degrees for just a wee bit too long. Anyway, classic jams, gotta appreciate them, so here is Fancy Footwork, which, STILL in my mind is a floor-filler, and a really classic jam to get down to, certainly still in the regular mix. Ideal listening environment: loud speakers, open space – preferably a living room or outdoor patio, chilled clear liquor: rum, tequila, vodka, cigarettes, and friends.   

Chromeo - Fancy Footwork