Today is a very sad day. I woke up today wanting a little J*Davey to start of my morning right. However, to my dismay, it seems I must have thrown out the music folder when clearing off my desktop. I’ve always known I have had a problem with losing things, and this is right up there with the two iPods that have been lost/stolen. Well, at least I still have the “Land of the Lost Episode” mixed by DJ Lindsay.
“I make dirty ghetto-tech and lyrical dance music” is what Cerebral Vortex has used to describe his gritty version of electro rap. I actually couldn’t agree with him more, with grimy lyrics and heavy hitting drums, you can’t help but bounce. This is one artist I am really hoping to get to catch live, and I’m sure the folks at SXSW were very satisfied. Afterall, you can only expect a fun and exciting performance from a person who is a self-proclaimed “street hippie who just happens to love v-necks, skinny jeans and sleep with American Apparel models” Dirty, fun music…but you gotta love it.
You can also catch this San Antonio native as on half of the hypebeast/street pop group “215: The Freshest Kidz”, who have a 12 inch coming out in April on UK based Stuff Records. He will also be self-releasing his EP “Fluorescent” sometime this year. Make sure you hit up his myspace for some other bangers as well. Oh and he has a nice message for the folks out there in the cyber space, “forget oreos…eat stereo cupcakes”. Gotta love shameless plugs!
My Dancing Cupcake Dream
Do demons visit you when you sleep or is it just me? Two nights ago, under the influence of one beer and one Reese’s peanut butter cup, I had a strange dream. In this dream, I was pursued by dancing cupcakes. They were human-sized cupcakes that moved about on shapely, fishnet stocking encased legs of impossible length. They would chase me from one side of the kitchen to the other. Once cornered near the deck ovens, I watched in horror as the cupcakes began dancing a la The Rockettes. Then they began to cannibalize each other, though they possessed no mouths. Bright gobs of shortening-based icing flew in the air and spattered me. I attempted to crawl in the oven to end the torment. Thankfully, that’s when someone knocked on my door, woke me up, and ended my misery.
But when I shut my eyes, I still see those cupcakes doing high kicks and drowning me in shortening and powdered sugar.
From Ya Damn Pastry Chef
Oh, and speaking of dancing, this Fischerspooner track is my new favorite song to dance to while I clean my apartment. Fischererspooner is now working with French label/clothing store Kitsune, which makes some pretty kcik ass mixtapes, so make sure you pay them a visit. Enjoy!
I have always been a huge fan of Monty Python, it is some of the funniest material I have ever seen. My high school band teacher once made us take a mid-term for marching band (yes I was on marching band) on Monty Python and The Holy Grail, so let’s just say I’m pretty well rehearsed with the film.
This may very well be the reason that I find Dan le Sac vs Scroobius Pip so interseting. Yeah their names are a little odd but the group is compromised of Dan le Sac on the beats and Scoobius Pip on the vocals, both of who each have their own solo acts as well. Their concept is pretty straightforward, organic hip-hop beats laced simple guitar licks and some synth pads. However, the kicker for me is the the delivery of the vocals, it’s like a combination of Saul Williams’ story telling blended with the cokneyed accent of Eric Idle. It’s like hearing an electro/hip-hop version of “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life”. They actually have something to say as well, just check out “Letter from God to Man” to see for yourself. They have got several shows lined up here in th US including SXSW and Coachella for those of you luky enough to be going!
Cleaning up my desktop today I found some music that I was totally unaware I had. I randomly downloaded some free album from Lost in Your Box, and completely forgot about it…until today. Boston band Cyanide Valentine has offered up their album for free on their website, and I am so glad they did. Usually you tend to not expect much of a band that gives thier album away for free (save for Radiohead), yet this is one of those rare gems that defies your expectaions. Blending sparse vocals with swirling electronic and acoustic sounds reminiscnet of The Submarines, produces an album perfect for Sunday listening.