Oh man I randomly came across Soko and she’s stealing my heart away with her sincerity and rawness. I think her delivery is really special, the song crafting is simple and heartfelt. Oh, I think she is also dating Ariel Pink but you didn’t hear that from me. He’s singing with her on video below, check it out! AAAAAnd like you needed a plus at this point, her videos are very satisfying to watch, quirky, clever and sweet. SOKO WINS!
Lastly I want to add that for me what usually convinces me of great artistry is seeing them perform live and I caught these two songs on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic showcase, she is going to charm the pants off of you during her interview. You have been warned.
Looks like RSVP is now closed so good luck getting in to that one.
Also tonight is Zeitgeist 1 year anniversary party by Giorgio Ardito, Miami’s go to italo music man. Not only is this party cool but the venue is Tawainese restaurant. Witness the old and new goths converging plus a menagerie of other weirdos. Click on flyer for Facebook event:
Next up is Seu Jorge at Hollywood’s Young Circle! Click in flyer for more details.
You must be saying to yourself, please stop no more cool parties! Oh well just one more! Gotta round it out with a bit of soul, check out this new monthly party at Gramps, click on flyer for Facebook event:
Don’t forget your umbrellas, Miami summer is a wet one.
How To Pick Up Girls - Learn To Dance And Go To Gramps
Living in the real world is hard to do but that’s why God and bars created happy hours. And low and behold the best of happy hours is happening today at my favorite Miami watering hole: GRAMPS. Chicken wings, endless champizzle and great dance music provided by Blog Party and yours truly. Skip the gym and bring your sneakers ladies, its a no brainer.
Girls of Gramps hosts every Wednesday and I’ll be playing some old house and classic dance tracks from 9-12am. Check out the live stream via Wynwood Radio.
It’s time to get wildly obsessed about a good ol’ pop song and play it over and over. but fair warning: it’s definitely more on the female, emotional, kate bush tip, so, not for everyone.
Even the simplicity of the video, (if you can call it a video looks more like art) is beautiful. well done. well done.
after watching other versions i think i might be more in love with the production. hello Dan Carey and David Kosten! you are my new heart throbs!
so yeah this song will definitely leave you wanting more. check out this recent pitchfork cover story on Bat’s for Lashes; i warn you in advanced it a little too cute but you’ll love it. i also think Stereogum’s interview is worth reading up on other songwriter’s methods.
They totally kill it in this live version! So inspirational. <3
Last Saturday we witnessed a great collaboration between friends and institutions; billed Planetarium: Krautrock at the Museum of Science and Planetarium. I doubt anything west of the Atlantic has ever occurred before, definitely not in Miami, Florida!
I received this album in the mail while I was living in Paris in 2005, its by an old band mate of mine from the late 90s. He’s been in so many music projects over the years that range in sound from super experimental to this shoe gazy warm wave pop (yes i just made that up) :
If you like that, don’t be shy, listen to the full album here, my 2nd favorite track is Omega Does 40. The rest of the album gets weird at times, check it out here:
This man has tons of recordings, listen endlessly here.
I got a visit this past weekend from my Chicago buddy, the enigma, the knowledgeable Seven Bedard, from Chocolate Industries and check out his wonderful tumblr while you’re at it: The A NN Ex. He explained to me the music I was currently listening to was called chopped and screwed.
Excuse me for my ignorance but this hasn’t happened to me in a long time.. You know when you come across something and you find out its a whole genre and its called something and you’re like the last one to find out? Yeah that was me. No one invited me to that party. WAMP WAMP.
So let’s embark on the journey by starting off with this documentary by Vice:
floral shoppe / untitled / i only have eyes for you
this song is making me crazy. who did it? what’s going on? why is the slowed down music make me so nutso? why does it feel like its everywhere? is that shit trending or what? ever since i heard birdy nam nam’s cadillac dreams (posted last year) i hear slowed down music everywhere i go.
romy schneider is definitely stealing away all the attention from this song. the footage is from an unfinished film L’Enfer which turned into a semi documentary with the unused footage. I’m in the process of trying to acquire a link to this, I’ll keep you updated!
oh wait, back to lee hazlewood, woops my bad. this song is terribly haunting. it’s leaving a footprint in my brain. i get weirdly obsessed with songs and listen to them over and over, feel free to do the same download here
oh my god, what is going on here? is this america? is this europe? is this a white power 90s work out video? i’m so damn confused. the dancing is so epically terrible and mesmerizing that i totally forget about the music playing, i like the song but the video kicks ass!
so i did a bit a research, i just had to.. turns out its footage is from a rave in antwerp, belgium; well that explains all the raved out whiteys now don’t it? Thunderdome 97’ must have been a blast because we are still talking about it over a decade later.
when i was in highschool my friends and i were weirdly obsessed with Unrest. I mean we lived and breathed their songs; covered, memorized and studied. i never knew there were any music videos and then i stumbled upon this gem over the weekend. jiminy crickets mark robinson is a total creep in it, brace yourself.
Detroit electro reminds me think of my brother and sister getting ready to go dancing at Star Light, a teenage club that existed in the late 1980s in Miami, wearing of course their tight white Edwin jeans. Sometimes i would catch them doing their dance moves in front of the mirror. Classic.
check out this re-edit of one of my favorite R’n’B classics Saturday Love by the talented Elias Tzikas, what a jam! he will be graciously letting everyone download for free once it has 2500 listens! give it a whirl.