April 30, 2009
Hey. It’s prettymuch May. Can I slack any more? I figure, since the year is nearly half over, I’ll just post 12 or so albums I liked over the last 12 or some months…
The Hood Internet – The Hood Internet vs. Chicago Mixtape
(#2 of 12 in no particular order)
Comprised of DJ STV SLV and ABX, The Hood Internet represent the future of the mash-up. Gone are the days where you mix one song with another song just because you can, or because they share a strange time signature, or because they make a hilarious song title. Technology is such (and GirlTalk has shown) that there is a way to mix any song with any another song and make it sound good. The next step, the step Hood Internet is going in, is voluntary restraint for the sake of clarity and craft — in this case, restricting the mix to only bands that share the city they all hail from. Also, it’s my City, so I’m biased.
The best part? It’s a Mash-Up so it’s FREE
January 7, 2009
RSVP before Thursday and check out a DJ set by The Rapture’s drummer Vito Roccoforte at Sonotheque (the best sounding venue in town), all for free ninety-nine.
FREE entry for this event BUT YOU HAVE TO RSVP TO firstname.lastname@example.org
Curious what you might hear? A while ago Artist Direct asked him to put together a “crate diving” playlist form them, and this is what got Vitoed (song clips available on their site):
1. Chicago – “Street Player”
A classic track with a great hook.
2. Boz Scaggs – “Lowdown”
When I was in Australia there was an infomercial for a Time Life music series called Soft Rock’s Greatest Hits or something like that. This track came on, it rules. Here’s a link to a clip of a live version of the song with the legendary Jeff Porcaro on drums.
3. Map of Africa – “Black Skin, Blue Eyed Boys”
Really awesome cover of a great track by the Equals.
4. The Imperials – “Can You Imagine”
When I’m feeling down, this Daft Punk-sampled song makes me feel good.
5. Chicken Lips – “He Not In (DJ Greg Wilson Edit)”
One of my favorite Greg Wilson edits of one of my favorite Chicken Lips tracks.
6. Hot Butter – “Popcorn”
A great track. Amazing moog line.
7. Frankie Valli – “Beggin’ (Pilooski Edit)”
A truly beautiful song, one of my favorites right now.
8. Scorpions – “Sails of Charon”
One of the best metal songs or songs in any genre ever.
9. The Incredible Bongo Band – “Bongo Rock”
A classic. Just found it on 7″ again—total awesomeness!
10. Timbaland – “Oh Timbaland”
I can’t stop listening to this first track off his new album.