Archives: December 2015

WATCH — TOKiMONSTA’s Thump Session

December 4th, 2015

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“A couple weeks ago, Los Angeles producer, live artist and Brainfeeder affiliate TOKiMONSTA swooped by our latest THUMP Sessions to throw down a stellar live set that was streamed straight from the YouTube offices. Surrounded by a room of cacti, TOKi dove headfirst into a 60 minute run through some her most beloved tracks like “Darkest Dim,” “Grace,” and “Moon Rise,” spanning through her diverse discography, and inviting many of those aforementioned tracks’ vocalists like Gavin Turek and Jesse Boykins III along for the ride.” — via Thump

Check out a 14 minute excerpt below, or click HERE for individual performances from the 60 minute session.

WATCH — Bomba Estereo Performs “Fiesta” w/ Will Smith

December 3rd, 2015

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“Will Smith has still got it. The charismatic entertainer returned to the stage with mic in hand at the Latin Grammys, where he showed off his rap talents on Bomba Estereo’s “Fiesta”. The Fresh Prince joined the Colombian alt/electronica fusion act in the action as a carnival atmosphere flowed across the floor. It was a handy tune-up for Smith who, after 10 years away from music, recently confirmed he’s planning to launch a tour with DJ Jazzy Jeff. The original recording of “Fiesta” was nominated for record of the year at the 2015 Latin Grammys, a category ultimately won by Natalia Lafourcade’s’ “Hasta La Raíz”.” — via Billboard

NEWS — Unloved’s Full Length Debut ‘Guilty of Love’ Is Coming March 4th

December 2nd, 2015

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Spearheaded by David Holmes, in collaboration with film and TV composer Keefus Ciancia (True Detective), and songwriter-vocalist Jade Vincent (The Jade Vincent Experiment), Unloved are born of 60’s girl groups, influenced by the great George ‘Shadow’ Morton, Jack Nitzsche, the soundtracks of Morricone, Nino Rota and the electronic sounds of Raymond Scott.

Tracklisting:

1) Guilty Of Love
2) After Dinner
3) Damned
4) Cry Baby Cry
5) When A Women Is Around
6) Xpectations
7) This Is The Time
8) The Ground
9) I Could Tell You But I’d Have To Kill
10) We Are Unloved
11) Silvery Moon
12) Forever Unloved

Watch the video for the title track below!

LISTEN — Ninja Tune XXV Mix From Berlin’s Max Graef & Glenn Astro

December 2nd, 2015

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“Sustaining an electronic music label for 25 years is no small feat. London’s Ninja Tune have accomplished it, and they’re still going strong. Over the last two and a half decades, the label has gone from covering trip-hop, UK hip-hop, IDM and breaks with their earliest acts like The Food (AKA Coldcut, founders of the label), Roots Manuva, Luke Vibert, and The Cinematic Orchestra, to being right in tune with the present with acts like The Bug, Daedelus, FaltyDL, and Machinedrum. One of the label’s most recent signings is the Berlin duo Max Graef & Glenn Astro. They run their own label, Money $ex Records, and their debut single on Ninja Tune, “Magic Johnson,” is due December 4. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of their new home, these guys came up with a lovely mix. Interrupting all the 4/4 rhythms that tend to dictate dance music, they switch things up a bit and add some breaks and funk for good measure, recalling Ninja Tune’s early history.” — via Thump

Check out the Max Graef & Glenn Astro mix in question below!

LISTEN — Grupo Fantasma On World Cafe Live

December 1st, 2015

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“On today’s Latin Roots segment, Josh Norek of The Latin Alternative brings World Cafe a couple of Spanish-language versions of well-known rock songs in English. Two groups from Texas, Grupo Fantasma and The Chamanas, cover The Beatles and Portugal The Man, respectively.” — via NPR

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