DJ Sprinkles, AKA Terre Thaemlitz, is a musician, advocate and owner of Comatose Recordings record label. This is taken from the 2009 album Midtown 120 Blues and is perfect music for a grey Monday morning.
I enjoyed the energy here. There is something youthful and vigorous that grabbed me even though it probably isn’t the typical sort of thing that I like.
This fire, this fire, this fire. We lit it…
Birds of Tokyo:
I have been listening to this track endlessly over the past few weeks. I can’t get enough of its spare if slightly off-kilter sound.
This is just so ’97! The intro is still one of the most infectious I can think of and within a few bars I am always transported back to happy schooldays trying to workout what a “Brimful of Asha” was. (Apparently it is a tribute to Indian singer Asha Bhosle.)
Brimful of Asha:
A friend sent me this earlier in the week. Initially, I dismissed it as not my kind of thing but slowly its infectious beat has crept into my brain. Also, it has a rather hypnotic video to match. All in all it rather reminds me of the Solange track I was (guiltily) obsessed by last year.
This song is taken from the film version which was released about five years ago. It wouldn’t usually be the kind of thing that moves me but I enjoyed it in the context of the musical. This would probably be a fair summary of my take on it – greater than the sum of its parts.
An old friend was in Dublin over the weekend. Given that he is a fellow musical obsessive I wanted to take him to see a gig. I consulted The Nialler9 Gig Guide and spotted this lady was playing. When I read her description as a “Swedish fantasy-pop cellist” you might say I was rather intrigued.
Despite a healthy dose of skepticism on both our parts I have to say it was rather great. There was perhaps the largest difference between expectation and reality for any gig I can remember. She really brought it! One particular highlight was an excellent cover version of Unfinished Sympathy by Massive Attack.
This is perfect for a Monday morning. I had a great weekend which was filled with excellent music (more of that later in the week). This is helping me to recover from those endeavours and soothing my racing mind.
The first thing that struck me about this track from Atlanta band Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics were some pretty tasty horns. I might even say that they are fierce! It give the song such a classic sound, I can’t get enough of it.
The track is taken from the album of the same name, which was released in September.
Ruby Velle and The Soulphonics – It’s about time:
Guest Blogger Dom Ayliffe has his finger on the pulse of the dance scene…
Russ Chimes is one of my favourite music producers. I’ve seen him bring his brand of 80’s inspired up-tempo electro dance to grateful club revellers on dance floors large and small, from London to Ibiza. He’s a guy who really knows how to use the tools in his belt to work a beat under your skin and get you moving. A master craftsman of the remix and second to none, in my opinion, at working up to a multi-layered, high-energy ‘drop’ that makes you feel as if you’re dancing on the wings of an aircraft taking off.
I also think this video has a really cinematic and creative vibe about it. ‘Memento’ meets ‘Drive’. This is part 2 of 3 – check out 1 and 3 if you like what you see and hear.