Archive for January, 2009

Death Metal Disco Scene

January 26, 2009

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Death Metal Disco Scene (DMDS) is basically this awesome English dude who does awesome heavy remixes. He pretty much takes Pop songs and punkify the hell out of it and add extra synths and electro beats so it’s even better to crazy dance to- YAY!

Check out the entertaining interview:

How did you come up with the name?
The name. It’s a joke really. It’s sort of a anti-genre thing. You know how people go: ‘right, I’m into Science Metal, my band’s gonna be called Third Degree Bunsen Burns’ or something. Well, this is doing exactly the opposite. It doesn’t describe what I do at all and it is quite funny. What could be worse than a death metal disco? Incidentally, I don’t mind either genre. I’m quite open minded. But I do get abuse off death metal fans on Myspace. Though strangely not off 70s disco throwbacks.

Tell me a little about yourself?
You know, I’m still undecided how much I want to be out there and recognisable. I like the idea of being a shadowy figure, remixing in dark rooms. So, my name’s Davvid Davvoid (you might have guessed I wasn’t born that), I’m in my early 30s and I split my time between London and a remote place on the coast where I do my most of my work.

What did you do before the starting?
I’ve done lots of things. I’ve been a not-very-successful songwriter for pop artists (back in the early 2000s), I’ve been in loads of bands, none of them famous, and I’ve worked everywhere from building sites to film companies to support my music habit. These days I do bits of music for TV and film, a bit of writing and DMDS.

How did you start out/ was it hard?
No, it wasn’t hard. This is the least hard thing I’ve done. I just decided that music was too important for me to chase the cash side of it and feel compromised. I had some really mixed experiences in the pop world. So I just decided to make records exactly as I wanted to hear them and make money doing things I didn’t really want to do. That way the music and the money were kept seperate. Fortunately some people at EMI who I knew from a ways back were kind enough to let me have a crack at remixing Kylie’s ‘Wow’ in January 2008. And I haven’t looked back.

Any big plans for the near future?
No, I don’t make plans. John Lennon said that thing about plans and it’s cliched to quote, but it’s true. I never intended to do anything like DMDS, it was almost an afterthought, and it’s turned out to be the most fun thing I’ve ever done.

But I do want to finish this damn EP of mine soon. So that’s a plan and I’ve totally colntradicted myself.

–Random questions–
What song have you been listening to most in the past few weeks?
Apart from my own (‘cos I’m working on them, not because I sit round listening to them for pleasure), I’ve been loving ‘Halfway Home’ by TV On The Radio and learning to play the theme tune from ‘Cheers’ on the piano.

What one materialistic thing can you not live without?
I can’t live without my Macs.

What have you learnt from doing what you do?
I’ve learnt that life turns out very different from how you intend, but to go with it. You have very little control really, it seems.

Do you have a secret name for your favourite inanimate object?
I have a cat, he’s pretty inanimate, and at the moment I call him ‘Chairman Miaow’ or ‘Miu Miu’. I might start calling him Jeffrey Katzenburg.

Has your music helped in picking up girls/boys?
No, music has never helped me pull. I’m quite shy anyway.

Has anything crazy or embarrassing ever happened during a live gig?
DMDS isn’t a live phenomenon (yet), but I did break my leg shortly after exiting the stage for a band I was playing bass for at the Secret Garden Party festival in 2007. That was pretty embarrassing.

And a little special note from DMDS:
Well, anyone wants to sign me for a massive fat album deal, I’m all yours. It’s hard to find time for my own material at the moment and hard to find vocalists who can put up with me and my fairly regimented vision of how things should sound. If anyone out there thinks they can, and channels the spirit of Byrne / Bowie / Almond / Josh Homme then get in touch.

Take a quick minute to just check out the awesome remixes that’s available for your listening pleasure- do it….I say…doooo eeeeeeeet!

Links:
Death Metal Disco MySpace

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Hellz – A Crime For All Season

January 23, 2009

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Okay there’s some awesome shit around here from Hellz- an amazing fashion label created by Lanie Alabanza. The clothes she’s created is on the anti-girl side, choosing to not conform to feminine cuts and opting for alternative street style- not saying that it’s completely void of anything feminine, just more of an edgy sexy.

“Since 2005, Hellz has provided fashion alternatives for the bold fashionista with edgy, tops, jackets, denim and accessories, influenced by all things subversive; from the gritty streets of New York to sexploitation flicks of the 1960’s and 1970’s. Founder Lanie Alabanza, continue to defy all the rules of conformity and any fashion entity that claims a woman’s style cannot breach strength, individuality and feminine flair simultaneously.”

If you are one of the lucky ppl who live in an area where they stock Hellz- I hate you…(I only jest). But check it out! Have a look!
Stockists in Australia:
Heist Store – Melbourne
Laced – Brisbane
Espionage – Sydney

Links:
Hellz Official Site –> Amazing music played on this site
Hellz MySpace –> Check out the Photos for all past seasons

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Fake Blood

January 21, 2009

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Right I gotta say I haven’t stopped playing “Mars” non-stop in like a few weeks now. Even the Cite Crew (especially my manager) can’t stop dancing around the store to it! It’s got awesome bass and awesome beats and awesome everything you can’t help but go crazy dancing!

Fake Blood is The Black Ghost’s Theo Keating in his DJ/Remixer/Producer form. If you take a look at any awesome mixtapes or decent remixes- once in a while you will see in brackets (FAKE BLOOD REMIX). Here’s a list of a small amount of the remixes under Fake Blood just to get you guys started. (ps- I’ve linked some music up so it’s available for download, shhh)

Armand Van Helden – I Want Your Soul (Fake Blood Remix) ( 2007 )
The Black Ghosts – Any Way You Choose to Give It (Fake Blood Remix) ( 2007 )
Bonde do Rolê – Marina Gasolina (Fake Blood Remix) ( 2007 )
The Count and Sinden feat. Kid Sister – Beeper (Fake Blood Remix) (2007)
Little Boots – Stuck on Repeat (Fake Blood Remix) ( 2008 )
Underworld – Ring Road (Fake Blood Remix) ( 2008 )
UNKLE – Restless (Fake Blood Remix) ( 2008 )
Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip – Look for the Woman (Fake Blood Remix) ( 2008 )
South Rakkas Crew – Mad Again (Fake Blood Remix) ( 2008 )
The Kills – Cheap and Cheerful (Fake Blood Remix) ( 2008 )
Hot Chip – Touch Too Much (Fake Blood Remix) ( 2008 )
Mars- Fake Blood

Links:
Fake Blood MySpace

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Lady Citizen- Electro Remix Pack

January 19, 2009

Lady Citizen is back again with heaps and heaps of delicious remixes- enjoy these ones!

1) Cut Copy – Hearts On Fire Lady Citizen Remix
2) Lets Get Invisible/The Jump Back (Lady Citizen Remix)
3) Shinichi Osawa/Our Song (Lady Citizen Max Shoegaze Remix)
4) Van She/Sex City (Lady Citizen Sexy Sex Remix)
5) MGMT/Electric Feel (Lady Citizen DJ Friendly Disco Dub edit)
6) Digitalism/Taken Away (Lady Citizen Remix)

Previous Remixes
Some over here!
aaaand a bunch more over here…

EAT Clothing

January 17, 2009

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EAT clothing was created in 2006 by a group of easy going guys who love to surf, skate and design graphic art. Before EAT, the clothing label was known as 347 boardrider co. and this label goes as far back as 1996- so these guys know what they’re doing.

I love the designs on these tees because it’s so creative and different- there’s a certain artistic side to them that is not only appealing to a sub-culture but also the commercial popular culture. Their first batch of clothing was directed towards streetwear and that launched their popularity to the point where they opened up their own store. Now they cater for many Musicians, Artists and Surfers/Skaters which has helped their label become more and more popular.

“Our background places us amongst the most complex, progressive and creative people in our artistic community, who definitely endorse our design and fashion concept. We are recognized as an expression of the attitudes of our time, of our new generation. We strive to represent the culture and lifestyle that is a reflection of the contemporary world of which Indonesia is now a part. We celebrate plurality and enjoy the dynamic effects of the new technological advantages available, which give us access to the whole world, instantly.”

Links:
EAT Website
Amazing EAT Tees – Must Look!
EAT Online Store

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Subfusco

January 12, 2009

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Joshua Scacheri is the Australian designer to credit these amazing designs to. Guys are beginning to understand that wearing high fashion clothes and looking good is something to be proud of- especially in Perth as more and more guys are dressing so damn hot with awesome style! While the Subfusco line has some out-there creations, there are a lot of pieces that are wearable.

Here’s the story behind Subfusco taken from his official website- which I highly recommend you look through.

“SUBFUSCO, Latin for deviated colour embodies a signature male look with attainable European elegance. Key pieces are versatile and can be worn from day into night with confidence and presence.

Australian designed and made, detailed quality textiles combined with directional designs defines SUBFUSCO from other items in your wardrobe. Additions to this are tailored jackets, slim fit trousers, fitted dress shirts and unique denims.

SUBFUSCO is to engage in ones own style and forward thinking. Inspiration breathes from all spheres of everyday life and people that make the creative mix of subcultures, alternative lifestyles and natural talents.

Brisbane born designer Joshua Scacheri had early aspirations of becoming a professional football player.

At the age of 16 Joshua moved to Italy to pursue his professional football all career for six years. During his stay and extensive travel, Josh soon became influenced by the European fashion and lifestyle. Making friends with many creatives Josh became more interested in design rather than football and opted a career change.

In 2003 Josh moved back to Brisbane and started his fashion design studies. In 2005 Joshua created SUBFUSCO and the rest is history.”

Links:
Subfusco MySpace
Subfusco Official Site

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Ludachrist

January 10, 2009

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This here is a one super-amazing-psycho-frickin-awesome mix. It’s full of all the different types of music you could possible imagine from ACDC, Doest it offend you yeah? and Daft Punk to the sickest Rappers past and present. Plus it’s totally uncensored. You must download this even if you think you wont enjoy it- cuz you will.

Ludachrist consists of Knick of Evol Intent (Los Angeles) and Dr. Ray Boardman M.D. aka Ewun (Rochester, NY). Bangfest is the beginning of their collaborative work and it is of the highest quality you could possible imagine. Each song flows into the other so seamlessly and there is never a beat out of place!

CLICK HERE NOW!

Links:
Ludachrist Biography
Ludachrist Official Site
Ludachrist MySpace

Empire of the Sun

January 8, 2009

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Perth born Luke Steele from The Sleepy Jackson and Nick Littlemore from Pnau decided to combine their two styles of music together to create Empire of the Sun- the album “Walking On A Dream” sounds amazing! After I heard the single Walking On A Dream played heaps on the radio on holiday I HAD to shut the radio off because I loved this song too much to be ruined by the radio overplaying it.

It’s has such soothing and smooth melodies and beats- so relaxing. And the two contrasting vocals just works together so well- one brings the smooth clean sounds and the other brings the slight awkward alternative sound to the music. To be honest it kind of reminds me of Cut Copy working with the Bee Gees!

I’m sure most of you guys have heard of Empire of the Sun- you gotta support these guys yo! Enjoy the music!

Links:
Empire of the Sun Official Site–> With Free Sam La More Remix!
Empire of the Sun MySpace

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Kap Bambino

January 6, 2009

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This French electro/nurave duo formed in 2001 and slowly created their little empire of fans- all of them loving the music produced by Caroline Martial (amazing and awkward vocals) & Orion Bouvier (synth/metal mixes).
They’ve had several EPs and Albums out
EPs
– NAZ4
– Neutral
– New Breath / Hey!
– Save / Krak Hunter

Albums
– Love (2002)
– Zero Life, Night Vision (2006)
– Zero Life, Night Vision 12′ (2008)

Their most recent album is very fast paced and energetic- any crazy dancers out there would love it!
Here’s the song Save from their 2008 album- listen and enjoy!

Links:
Kap Bambino MySpace

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Key Sole

January 4, 2009

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Sneaker Fanatics in Perth- I don’t doubt you would already know about Key Sole in Fremantle. Here is the low down on this awesome store. Imagine the biggest brands in sneakers all displayed for your enjoyment, some placed on a little train (like the sushi train- well they look delicious enough).

Brands include
– Nike!!
– Reebok!!
– Adidas
– Onisuka
– Old School Doc Martens
– Converse
– Lacoste!!
– Gravis
– Royal Elastics (great brand for you guys)
– And heaps more. Just check out the site for the full list

For once I can actually say this- anyone who isn’t in Perth can order these shoes from the online shop! Perth people- you can just wander down to Freo and have a look. It used to be one small shop on Collie Street (that’s near Cold Rock) but they’ve expanded to two shops- you can’t miss it yo.

Links:
Key Sole Site
Online Shop

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