Archive for May, 2009

Glass I Ghost

May 27, 2009

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It seems to be harder and harder now to find some actually decent listenable electro music because to be honest, most are starting to sound the same as each other! These guys provide something that stems off mixing the best parts of every electro group. They’ve got the deep heavy bass, quirky melodies and decent vocals that sounds different enough while untouched by synths. If you like the electro music of Boys Noize but the alternative vocal sounds of The Rapture– this here is nice fresh combination/variation of what possibly could be your favourites. Oh- And it’s totaly danceable.

How did you come up with the name?
Phil and I were throwing around names, looking for something with a little alliteration, something that would embody the essence of our music and evoke strong imagery. Glass I Ghost just stuck with us.

Tell me a little about yourselves?
I’m James and I’m 99 years old, or at least that’s what my MySpace says. Phil is about 11,300 days old. We’ve been haunting California for all our lives, currently in Sacramento.

What did you guys do before the group started?
We had other bands. Phil was particularly ambitions in that regard. He’s been in tons of cool bands. I was more shy than him and mostly made music that no one got to listen to. And then there were the solo projects and other asides.

How did you start out/ was it hard?
Phil and I had immediate musical chemistry. I don’t think either of us have had such good luck with that before. When we meet we were both feeling a little disillusioned with our past projects and bands and we were really looking to do something that was just for us. Something that, even if no one else liked it, we would still love playing it.

Any big plans for the near future?
Ya, we are almost finished recording our EP. Soon it will be up for sale. And at some point after that, we would like to put together a tour so, if there are any other bands, managers or event coordinators out there who are interested, message us.

–Random questions–
What song have you been listening to most in the past few weeks?
I just rediscovered the song “That’s All” by Genesis and of coarse, “Machine in the Ghost” by the Faint.

What one materialistic thing can you not live without?
Oh, that’s a good question! Got to be my computer. Maybe my Micro Korg… no. The computer. I live online.

What important lesson have you learnt from being in a group?
Unquestionably, compromise has been the most valuable lesson I‘ve learned. When you’re a kid and you’re looking for advise on making music or making art you get all these misleading messages from ‘successful’ artists saying, “Don’t ever compromise, be yourself.” That’s great, but if you want to do something bigger than yourself, you’ll need to recognize that you don’t know everything and inevitably you’ll want to compromise.

Do you have a secret name for your favorite inanimate object?
Yes. Wooly. I won’t tell you what it is. You’ll make fun of me.

Does being in a band help in picking up girls/boys?
Yes. And sometimes they can be aggressive and scary but it always makes me laugh.

Has anything crazy or embarrassing ever happened during a live gig?
Nothing crazy yet, just embarrassing. We played one show during a ‘Super Hero’ night at a club and we were the only ones dressed up. We felt really silly.

Now this here is a free download of their song Perfect Strangers– it’s laid out there too easy for you guys to click and take sooo come on now!

Links:
Glass I Ghost MySpace

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Lady Citizen- New mix up!

May 24, 2009

Lady Citizen has come up with another long-ass mix! So you could go for an hour drive and still have it playing with three minutes to spare (yes the mix is 63 minutes long).

Click Here to Download it!

And here is the Track List with the time each song comes up.

1. My love(RUF dubstep remix)/Justin Timberlake(0:00)
2. Some Way Through This (Plastician & Skream Remix)/The Black Ghosts(2:30)
3. Archangel/Burial (6:17)
5. Rotary/Ellen Allien & Apparat(9:15)
6. Hello Moon(Jaz dub mix)/Heather Brooks(12:00)
7. Absolute Voltage/Jay Shepheard(13:15)
8. Delirio a Las Vegas(Lady Citizen remix)/Riccardo Sabatini(13:50)
9. Plan B(Lady Citizen remix)/Alexender Prinz(16:15)
10. House Jam(XXXchange remix)/Gang Gang Dance(17:40)
11. Higher State Of Consciousness/Josh Wink(20:30)
12. Smack My Bitch Up/The Prodigy(22:50)
13. Acid Never Lies(Future Flashs remix)/Lady Citizen(24:40)
14. I Love Acid/Luke Vibert(25:55)
15. Love Love Love/Low motion disco(28:05)
16. Endorphinmachine/Erobique(30:00)
17. The Pop/Godz Kidz(33:10)
18. Music Got You Movin’ (60/40 Love edit)/Je Davu(34:50)
19. Be There Tomorrow (Yam Who? rework)/Funkanala(37:00)
20. Essra (instrumental)/Soft rocks(40:20)
21. Everything Is Everything/Phoenix(43:45)
22. Whispers/Aeroplane(46:25)
23. Ebonite (Joey Negro re-edit)/Disco Fox(50:20)
24. Got To Have Loving)/Don Ray(52:45)
25. Falling In Love/Surface(55:45)
26. Pastel Assassins/Prefuse 73(57:20)
27. Day after rainy day/Lady Citizen(58:20)

Enjoy!

Random Thing of the Week

May 21, 2009

This guy iS weeeeeird but I figured if people haven’t already seen this- they should.

Johnny Cupcakes

May 15, 2009

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My name is Johnny and I make clothes with cupcakes on em. Have you had your cupcake today?

This guy is an awesome designer with a great concept behind his label. I’m a big fan of his designs- they’re all so quirky and witty!

The Story Begins….
Customers like and appreciate the story behind my brand. I started this as a joke, from the trunk of my beat up 89′ Toyota Camry; a college drop out — drug and alcohol-free lifestyle — turned down a lot of investors — Took countless risks — kept my shirts out of heaps of chain stores. Yeah, I could of made a TON of money real quick, but I chose quality over quantity.

The stores are located in the US but you can order from the Online Store. AND they have even provided a list of ‘Nutritional Facts” to make sure you’re ordering the right size tees.

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Just to show you how damn popular these tees are for men & women- check out the store and the line outside of it! His store is set out to be similar to a food store as opposed to a clothing store to keep his ‘cupcakes’ vibe.

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Links:
Johnny Cupcakes Website
Online Store

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Bubbz

May 15, 2009

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Bubbz aka Chief feat. Sparks – Be Easy

Bubbz is a hip-hop, electro experimental kinda artist. His stuff is catchy as hell and you might end up bopping your head to his clever beats! Check out his blog if you like this music scene- he’s always posting up new music, events and his thoughts on them and it’s crazy interesting.

Links:
Bubbz MySpace
Bubbz Blog

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Random Thing of the Week

May 11, 2009

This is a nifty little gadget! It’s a cassette tape mp3 player where you can hold the music on a USB and then stick your headphones in and enjoy!

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Granted it’s a cute novelty item but I can see how it can be impractical. It uses kinetic energy to charge manually and if you wanna rewind or speed of a song- you gotta use the tape holes and do it manually. Not only that it doesn’t hold a lot of music. Click Here to check it out!

Heyday Footwear

May 8, 2009

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More goodies for sneaker enthusiasts!

“Heyday is a design-driven brand focused on combining disparate creative elements to form an entirely new style–one that is equally at home on the streets of Tokyo or New York. Heyday traces its design roots to the authentic wedge-soled work boot made popular by Tokyo’s elite trend setters and part of the classic American workingman’s uniform. The use of premium leathers, comfort features and original design throughout the entire line separates the collection from all other street wear influenced athletic products on the market.”

Darin Hager has been designing since 1995 for such brands like Puma. He started up Heyday in 2006 and it has already grown so much in three years. He aims to create designs that are truly original and unique by trying to combine different concepts.

For each shoe, you truly get a description.
Example:

Shift LowWhite/Black SL2002
– Premium white full grain leather with perforated black suede quarter panel
– Signature Heyday triple stitch
– Perforated and unlined quarter panel for airflow
– 2 color rubber cupsole with 360 degree stitching
– Full length memory foam over molded EVA footbed
– Terry cloth lining
– Slim last and multi density insole board

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Links:
Heyday Footwear Official Site

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The Dø

May 6, 2009

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First time I saw The Dø I was at V-festival and they were the first band I heard and I couldn’t just walk by. I had to go and watch them and fall all in love with their music!

Their music is intricate, cute and fun. There so much variety in one album- from Jungle Themes to a Hip Hop vibe. The singer’s voice- Olivia – is very much a cute and melodious voice and has been described as a mix between Soko and The Cardigans singer. Must go listen to them! Dø It! hehehe

If you have MySpace, check out this Photo Album filled with so many photos that spell out DO. It’s very cute!
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Links:
The Dø MySpace

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Random Thing of the Week

May 4, 2009

Possibly one of the awesomest advertisements I’ve seen in a while!

It’s for Puma – Enjoy –