Wednesday, September 30, 2009

What a week

Wow - this week at the Hifi there are three awesome shows, starting off tonight with the new disco sounds of In Flagranti:

Here's a great mix they did this summer for the Big Chill Festival:

Tomorrow night we have LA's best DJ Fashen coming through, and he's one of our fave djs out there:

Here's the link to Fashen's awesome White Light Mix - also done this summer.

And Saturday we have Mad Decent's latest signing Maluca coming through, I guess you could describe what's happening here as an "embarrassment of riches":

Here is a link to Sticky K's remix of Maluca's El Tigaraso.

So see you at one or all of these shows, unless you aren't into great music and having fun.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009


Turd On The Run

French photographer Dominique Tarlé took thousands of pictures of the Rolling Stones during the Exile On Main Street sessions in the South of France.

Here's what Mick Jagger said about the time:

"(We were) just winging it. Staying up all night...Stoned on something; one thing or another. So I don't think it was particularly pleasant. I didn't have a very good time. It was this communal thing where you don't know whether you're recording or living or having dinner; you don't know when you're gonna play, when you're gonna sing - very difficult. Too many hangers-on. I went with the flow, and the album got made. These things have a certain energy, and there's a certain flow to it, and it got impossible. Everyone was so out of it. And the engineers, the producers - all the people that were supposed to be organized - were more disorganized than anybody."

via 01 blog (with a nod to Chris Allen)


The last one got pulled by Youtube. Hopefully this one stays up. Also noteworthy, is the Dalmation:

I love life so much when I see shit like this.

Monday, September 28, 2009


New book of early rave photos by renowned British photographer Gavin Watson (Skins). Looks amazing.

via Alainfinkielkrautrock


Watch this video of this adorable French girl making up a story as she goes.

Once upon a time... from Capucha on Vimeo.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Cover Art by Joni Mitchell

To be honest I still don't get Joni Mitchell. I know she's a great songwriter, and a proud prairie girl to boot, but it's the voice, the voice. Still sounds not good to me. Maybe one day I'll come round, like I did with Leonard Cohen.

She is however an amazing and underappreciated visual artist. Check out these album covers she did. So Far is the sickest!

Joni Mitchell

My Dad grew up in Pincher Creek in southern Alberta, when I was a kid he always told me about how great Joni Mitchell was and how she was born in a town near Pincher Creek called Fort Macleod. For someone from the east or west coast it's hard to understand how in the middle of nowhere this is:

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As a kid I never understood how awesome she was. Now I do. Easily one of the best song writers of the 20th Century. And she's still killing tings today. Check out this awesome video of Help Me - MASSIVE CHOON!

Sports Names

Fall means sports. Sports mean being hungover on the couch, laughing at meathead announcers and funny athlete names. Let's take a moment to celebrate some of the better ones.


Here's a mix I did earlier, for Shambhala. Every year, it's a mad scramble to get shit ready for that party, and finishing a mix is usually the last thing I get done. It wasn't my intention, but it appears as though is mostly older disco, with some new ones tossed in. Anyway, I hope you like it.

Belle Epoque - Miss Broadway
Fan Death - Veronica's Veil (Erol Alkan's Extended Rework)
Pino D'Angio - Ma Qual Idea
The Bombers - Shake
D.D. Sound - Burning Love
Crown Heights Affair - You Gave Me Love
Capricorn - Maybe No
Jessie Valez - Girls Out On The Floor
Sam Jam - Dance and Chant
Lorenz Rhode - Antidote
Telex - Moskow Diskow (Carl Craig remix)
Black Meteoric Star - Death Tunnel
In Flagranti - Brash And Vulgar
Logo - La Vie Moderne
The Wong Boys - Get Yer Fuk On (Wax Romeo's Veri Spooki remix)
Don Diablo - Disco Disco Disco (Don Diablo's Drive By Mix)
Kano - Don't Try To Stop Me
Digital Emotion - Get Up, Action
Azoto -Soft Emotion
Ken Laszlo - Hey Hey Guy
Gene Ramone - Romantc Face
Les Anglaises - Monotone

Wax Romeo - What A Guy

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Malente on Fool's Gold

Our good German friend and epic producer Malente has just released a record on Fool's Gold. It's a sweet club banger called "I Like It" and you will like it too. Check out the FOOL'S GOLD BLOG for more info. Go Malente!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


Buddyhead's been going since 1997. I didn't even have email in 1997. It was a blog before blogs existed. That's 12 years - count em - of rock smut and bad taste, and it's as funny and on-point as ever. The Gossip section is one of the best zones on the internet.

Gotta Juice It Before You Goose It

Pete says the blog's slippin', I gotta start posting more. Okay, Dad! It's true though, this blog has been suffering more neglect than a rapper's offspring.

I'm tempted to say it's because of I'm so busy with work and all these other blogs I do. But really it's because I don't care about dance music. I told Pete that. He said, 'Good. Post other shit.'

Here's some sweet country tunes.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Hey everybody, a here is a new Smalltown Romeo remix for you.

It's an afro-disco thing that we did for our homie Ursula 1000's track Rocket from his 2009 full length.

The folks at Mad Decent have posted it up for download so please go get it over here:


It's been killing it in the clubs for us - hope you like it.


Friday, September 11, 2009

Smalltown DJs White Light Mix

I'm a big fan of this series, a lot of fun deeper indie type dance stuff. So Smalltown did a mix for it. You can download it here:


Enjoy yourself.

Thursday, September 10, 2009


Awesome new video from our homegirl Jess.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Hifi Club Block Party

Here is a picture animation of the Block Party last week.

Theater Junction opening 09/10 season party from Oscar Lopez on Vimeo.