Thursday, January 26, 2012

New Holidays - "Maybe So Maybe No"

Classic Motor City.


Amazing collection of tracks and perfect companion to these dark winter months from Johnny Jewel and Nat Walker and their “Symmetry – Themes For An Imaginary Film” project.

“Three years in the making, Symmetry – the project that began as a conceptual tangent between Glass Candy, Chromatics, Mirage, & Desire’s more abstract sides – finally sees its release this month. Themes For An Imaginary Film is two hours of claustrophobic cinematic bliss compiled for Painters, Writers, Photographers, Designers, Cruisers, Night Walkers, & Dreamers. Adrenaline drips thick like syrup across a horizon where memories become blurred scenes behind the windshield & yesterday’s faces fade as the road strobes to aggressive rhythms. Romantic melodies linger in the rearview mirror as chimera bells saturate the electric fog that’s slowly rolling in.

Over the span of thirty seven tracks, Symmetry embraces the elegance of European noir cut with a lean & violent American razor. Directly in your face & breathing down your neck one minute, & escaping beyond the night sky the next. The attention given to color & detail on these recordings is more graphic than musical. More visual than aural. With no flashy virtuosity to clutter the mood, the album’s pulse thrives on the empty pockets of space left in the wake of throbbing bass & the faint flicker of electro candlelight. Minimal, strict, & always in motion, there’s an oppressive overtone throughout the record that winds itself tight as a clock. Johnny Jewel & Nat Walker (Chromatics & Desire) give us propulsive moments that are more rhythm based than Pop, & less reliant on a lyrical presence than their other projects.”
- via Discobelle

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Lilla Sällskapet - "Om vingarna bär"

I've posted about these guys before. Still not sure why they're not hitting harder in the states?

Saturday, January 21, 2012

STS - "Cut Me Off" (GOLD RUSH)

THIS is what hip hop needs right now.

Mega stupid bonus points for the expertly flipped sample from this Gotye track, which is also obscenely hot.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Sugar Pie DeSanto - "I Want to Know"

Gotta get my hands on this 45.

Classic Hits Trailer

Classic Hits, New York's Pioneering Subway Graffiti Writers, is a book by Alan Fleisher and Paul Iovino, with Introduction by Phase 2.

There's some great old school NYC footage in this.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Sade - "Turn My Back On You"

I used to play this songs 12" extended dance mix on 45rpm (it's 33rpm vinyl) every Friday night. Sounds like a modern dance track sped up. 1988 + Sade = full blown dime piece mode.