BUY HERE Listen to “Jamb Song” here With a band called, Cuckoo Chaos, it’s not hard to imagine a bubbly style of lyrics like “Toodaloo got you. Got your itty-bitty heart.” The San Diegan boys “toodaloo” all the way through “Jamb Song,” the hit track off their Jesus Flag American Fish 7″ released on Lefse [...]
BUY HERE Listen to “Spitfire” here Thank goodness for Porter Robinson. At only 19 years old, the North Carolina-native has come into electronic territory with an emotional potency. His track “Spitfire” tells its own story as it evolves and progresses from a slow-paced and darkened melody to an explosion of dominating electro.
Listen to “Lagos Speedway” here BUY HERE The African sounds of Captain Planet‘s Speakin’ Nuyorican EP is a salsa fiesta partnered with a a hip-hop record. The Brooklyn-based DJ returned to Bastard Jazz Recordings to give us more where 2005′s Gumbo Funk EP came from.
Listen to “I Wanna Be Your Dog” here BUY HERE Even the punk gods bow to Iggy Pop & The Stooges. Him and his Stooges are the paradigm for punk rockers everywhere. And, then again, their idol happens to be “The Godfather of Punk.” The check list? A rock-hard, shirtless abdomen, outrageous stage shenanigans, and [...]
Listen to “Keep You” here BUY HERE Brooklyn’s Class Actress, aka Elizabeth Harper, has made her return to Trendland striding on pure and clean-cut synth. Hypnotic to the point of sensual is her new album. Harper’s long-serving producer, Mark Richardson and Scott Rosenthal
Listen to “All There Is (Feat. Steffaloo)” here Jeremy Malvin, aka Chrome Sparks is the Michigan boy–emphasis on boy–and beat master responsible for “All There Is,” a twinkle-happy track with a cool demeanor. The 20 year old from Ann Arbor may look like jail bait, but creations are beyond his years. The spliced up collaboratation [...]
Listen to “C’era Una Volta” here BUY HERE In a little studio in romance-filled Paris, France, Nicolas Sfintescu and Ezéchiel Pailhès go as Nôze. There, lyrics of love (and lust), pumping pianos and loony horns resonate with an unlikely jazz-meets-electro flair. The French-men have a knack for gypsy jazz, and even a bit of reggae.
Listen to “Some Place” here BUY HERE Buddy Holly died in a small plane crash along with rock ‘n’ roll pioneers, Ritchie Valens and J.P “The Big Bopper” Richardson. It was what Don McLean famously declared “The Day The Music Died.” So then, why is he walking around among the living, singing the blazes out [...]
Listen to “Day In – Day Out (Cut Chemist Remix)” here BUY HERE His science is the mixture of musical matter and the reactions he creates make him the infamous Cut Chemist. Once a member and contributing producer of Jurassic 5, the American DJ has had us dancing, swaying, and bouncing to his ranging mixes. [...]
Listen to “Gene Ciampi” here BUY HERE Twin Sister is the Brooklyn-based quintet who are learning to perfect the moods of romanticism and 80′s nostalgia by way of western atmosphere. Lead singer, Andrea Estella and her airy voice maintains a free-spirited, French cafe feel throughout “Gene Ciampi,” the single
Listen to “What the Water Gave Me” here Florence + the Machine has announced an LP to follow thier hugely popular as powerful debut LP, Lungs. The soul is almost gospel with the blasting choir: the gospel built on layers of harp and crashing cymbals gives shivers. It’s a redeeming ritual for a group to [...]