Posts Tagged ‘mixtape’
I’ve been on the record about dubstep, and in general I don’t think it’s a genre that will last. When it hits, it’s because it’s being taken in with other styles – however my impression of unruffled dubstep is that it will go the way of jungle. A few nostalgic nerds here and there will remember the days when but ultimately it’ll go away. Kingdom has always played around with dubstep, but it comes out as a way to experiment with his true loves–he invariably gravitates towards fierce female raps and divas, the gay dance floor and HI-NRG sap. That type of genre competence is the kitten heel to stiletto step, the difference between a trendy hack and a trailblazer. A few mixtapes and digital singles under his belt, Ezra Rubin has hooked up with the infallible Acephale Records for his first vinyl release: a 10″ hot-plate with “Mindreader” on the A side and “You” on the flip. The digital EP version has remixes by Todd Edwards, L-Vis, and Bok Bok, so broke DJ’s will get big bang for their little buck, but the two track vinyl is where the real story is. Acephale’s small but braggable catalogue has the first Salem EP, CFCF, Midnight Juggernauts, Air France and Memory Tapes, all limited, most of them already sold out. Get on it, this is limited to 500 copies with no repress, matte finish sleeve with silver foil embossing. YUSSS.
* Man2Man – Male Stripper
What a coINcidence! Chicago’s Chrissy Murderbot’s “Year of Mixtapes” project has inevitably found its way to a gay-themed mix, and I was seriously working on my own all day today! No SHIT! Murderbot owns Sleazetone Records (home of Ssion) and just put out a new record filled with dubstep, hip hop, disco and electro. The mixtape project has promised (and so far delivered) one mixtape a week for a whole year, this “Hard Gay” mix is at week 20. Deep slices of ¢99 vinyls take us to The Boystown Gang (I have their record framed in my hallway), Man2Man, Bronski Beat, Modern Rocketry (I just posted that this week!) and many others–the 80′s disco slant of this spread has thankfully avoided hetero-tourism (I love Sylvester but You Make Me Feel is PLAYED OUT) and really, the obscure finds here show a supreme collecting passion and I’d fucking know. Murderbot’s mission and disclaimer get the cute points, tracklist below. Head over and get hard with Murderbot!
- Gloria Gaynor; I Am What I Am (Silver Blue Records)
- Green Velvet feat. Jamie Principle; LaLaLaLaLa (Nside My Mind) (Cajual)
- Carl Bean; I Was Born This Way (Chrissy Murderbot Re-Edit) (Motown)
- Ssion; Warm Glove (Sleazetone)
- The Boys Town Gang; Cruisin’ The Streets (Moby Dick)
- Man2Man; Sex Symbol (Recca)
- Paul Lekakis; Boom Boom (ZYX Records)
- Glam feat. Pete Burns; Sex Drive (Radikal Records)
- Pet Shop Boys; Can You Forgive Her? (EMI)
- Erasure; Hideaway (Little Louie Vega Remix) (Mute)
- Jamie Principle; Cold World (Steve “Silk” Hurley 12″ Mix) (Atlantic)
- Pet Shop Boys; It’s A Sin (Ian Levine Mix) (EMI)
- Boytronic; Man In A Uniform (Mercury)
- Bronski Beat; Small Town Boy (Metronome)
- Frankie Knuckles presents Jamie Principle; Bad Boy (Trax)
- Man2Man feat. Man Parrish; Male Stripper (Chrissy Murderbot Re-Edit) (Recca)
- The Village People; Sex Over The Phone (Metronome)
- Le Jeté; La Cage Aux Folles (Megatone)
- Modern Rocketry; Homosexuality (Megatone)
- Chris & Cody; Touch Me I’m Sick (unreleased)
Deep house has been bubbling in dance music circles again, and while I don’t really play it, I do appreciate the unashamed 90′sness. And FOR SURE I’ll take it over dubstep ANY day. Renaissance released their first in their “Sidetracked” mixtape series, and wisely chose Hercules & Love Affair to kick it off. On point, on trend and on step with Andy Butler’s side of smooth, this is a party mix for sure. Buy it over at Renaissance’s page and have a listen to a sample track, Sunshine by Fax Yourself.
Too often a band toils and troubles in the underground for years and when they finally start getting some attention, the drama boils over and they break up. Such is the case with Yo! Majesty, and while there is a supposed tour under the band name, it doesn’t look like Shunda K plans to attend. I really can’t imagine that, as her raps are what give the act it’s core. Her flow is instantly recognizable, highly sexual, and epitomizes my idea of what same gender loving women all over the world want. The mixtape featured Peaches, Drums of Death, Blaq Starr, Scream Club, and Slick Rick. Fuck that shit and download here. Track list after the jump.
I was already enjoying this song and playing it in my DJ sets, then the label sent me a link to the video. In it, two pretty boys brood alone at home before meeting at a park, then they make out. What could be some plain-jane depictions of idealized body types turns out a little sexier–they could be boyfriends, or they could be on a first meet up after chatting online. And it could be racially mixed. In any case, the making out is hot. And the song is nice – the production doesn’t get rave-y, the vocals have a punky vibe and the subtleties in the synths keep my attention. Adrian Lux‘s 2nd single, “Can’t Sleep” is available from La Vida Locash, and he also has a free downloadable 1 hour mixtape called “Vanity Fair #2,” available if you click here. Tracklist and streaming video of it after the jump.
What I really appreciate about JD Samson’s steelo is that it sounds like she is having fun. Never afraid of a cowbell or the cute, non-remixed 80′s hit, JD knows when to leave a classic track alone. Her new mixtape for March is no exception. Tracklist below, download link here.
2 UNLIMITED/YMCA INTRO
A CAUSE DE GARCONS- YELLE (STA REMIX)
LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BOY- DENIECE WILLIAMS
HOT DOG- SIMIAN MOBILE DISCO
FINALLY- CECE PENISTON
GREAT DJ- THE TING TINGS (CALVIN HARRIS REMIX)
FAR AWAY- CUT COPY (HUNDREDS AND THOUSANDS REMIX)
WE ARE THE PEOPLE- EMPIRE OF THE SUN (SHAZAM REMIX)
BREAKING IT UP- LYKKE LI (PUNKS JUMP UP REMIX)
RHYTHM OF THE NIGHT- DEBARGE
D.A.N.C.E- JUSTICE (MSTRKRFT REMIX)
ONE MORE TIME- DAFT PUNK
HOLLABACK GIRL- GWEN STEFANI (DIPLO BALTIMORE HOLLERTRONIX REMIX)
CREATOR- SANTOGOLD (SCOTTIE B REMIX)
A VOLTA- N.A.S.A FEATURING SIZZLA, AMANDA BLANK & LOVEFOXXX)
CROSS THE DANCEFLOOR- TREASURE FINGERS (DESIGNER DRUGS REMIX)
NOT GONNA TEACH YOUR BOYFRIEND HOW TO DANCE…- BLACK KIDS (THE TWELVES REMIX)
THIS BOY’S IN LOVE- THE PRESETS (LIFELIKE REMIX) WITH TO PROTECT AND ENTERTAIN- BUSY P
YOU BELONG- HERCULES AND LOVE AFFAIR (RITON REMIX)
YR MANGLED HEART- GOSSIP (LINUS REMIX)
JOHNNY COME HOME- JEPPE
SEND HIM BACK- POINTER SISTERS (PILOOSKI REMIX)
NEW IN TOWN- LITTLEBOOTS (FRED FALKE REMIX)
MOVE- CSS (FRANKMUSIK REMIX)
YOU’VE CHANGED- LAUREN FLAX FEATURING SIA
This week I got a nice note from TPR pal Kingdom about his new mixtape. Exclusively for Lower End Spasm, this fine blend of Freestyle, Hip Hop, Electro, House, and R & B keeps it on and poppin’ the way only a true banjee boy can. What I really like about Kingdom’s style is his ability to balance bass lines and melody riffs. Both bounce, ride, and snake but never get to that unbearable epic, ravey vibe that bogs down so much new dance music. Tracklist below, cover art above, spring time is here and Kingdom is helping shake our asses out of that winter depression. Get over to Lower End Spasm to download here.
01 – TIM DOLLA – Number Advisory
02 – KINGDOM – Mindreader ft. Shyvonne
03 – FR3E – Tribal Skank
04 – ROSKA – Elevated Level (Kingdom Edit ft. Brandy)
05 – VJUAN ALLURE – I Said Come On Elements
06 – KINGDOM – YOU
07 – SHAUN-D – Pullup
08 – SHAUN-D – Boeke
09 – SHAUN-D – Full Up Class
10 – MISTER RIES – Sugar (Kill Frenzy Remix)
11 – KILL FRENZY – Uuuh!
12 – BLACKBOX – I Don’t Know (Kingdom Remix)
13 – DEXPLICIT – Judas
14 – JAZMINE SULLIVAN – Need U Bad (Scottie B Remix)
16 – KINGDOM – That Mystic VIP
I don’t know about y’all, but these days when I hear about a new Peaches album, I get a little scared. Don’t get me wrong, the lady has done a lot for sex. As in, she has single handedly allowed hipsters to talk about it, and be a little sore when they walk the walk about it. I was able to interview her during the Fatherfucker tour, and let me tell you: she has strong vision and nothing but love for anyone with a freeness about sexuality. HOWEVER Impeach My Bush, her last record, mostly collapsed under her own weight, and I was beginning to doubt. The sounds started dating themselves, and I was worried it would be the end. But I wouldn’t want an indie scene without her! THANK GOD she started remixing, because her remixes have been stellar. This week, it was with great relief that I read she was letting some new blood into her labia-fold, and here come Drums Of Death. Tourmates and album contributors for Peaches circa 2009, it is always good news when a veteran gets a youngsta she inspired to help out. It’s like the sexual circle if life. Drums Of Death is from the UK and released a Peaches inspired mixtape that embeds the new song “I Feel Cream,” the title track of the record (hint: some hot shit starts right around the middle and continues right at the end).
Download below, tour dates and album track list after the jump. I Feel Cream is out May 5th on XL Recordings.
In case you haven’t noticed, anything Kingdom touches turns to bold ass gold. With his Mixtape Volume 2 having been out now for a little while, it’s clear he’s here to stay. Check my fave track from that mixtape, go and buy it, and pick up his latest remix, Lil Wayne’s “Lollipop” below. If you purchase the mixtape, you can get a high quality, 320 kbps of the Lil Wayne Remix as a bonus track.