Wednesday, March 31, 2010
The number one thing first thing to do in Austin, Texas is eat mexican food &/or BBQ with Prince Klassen &/or Dj Mel - we got to do both so that was a good sign that the whole trip was going to be ok.
The first night we started off playing with a bunch of Canadian friends of ours at an event called Oh Canada. Bonjay, Grand Analog, Co-op & Hunnicutt, DJ Huggs and Birdapres were all there too. We were all bragging about the gold medal and drinking Rye while saying please and thank you incessantly to everyone we saw.
Then we made the move to Beso Cantina where we played the Gigacrate party with the great crew of Sammy Bananas, Bird Peterson, Apt One & Jayceeoh. Big thanks to Nick at Giagacrate for having us - it was great night to kick things off.
Sammy & Mike
The next day we played with Sammy again in the afternoon at a great skate shop in Austin called Complete. But not without squeezing in some time for BBQ. MMMMMMMMM.
Look at this guy - a top banana.
Then it was over to Do it To It 3, Burlesque's annual SXSW shakedown. Burlesque Design are the dons from Minneapolis and they have great taste in music so we knew it would kill. Thanks Mike Davis!
DJ Pump & Hedspin, Mike 2600, Dj Mel & Smalltown Klassen got the room going with some heavy disco vibes
Then Cubic Zirconia blew everyone's faces off - wow they were great. Like Cajmere meets LCD Soundsystem meets Aaliyah.
And that was it for Austin - short and sweet - and we were headed to Quebec City for Crashed Ice. Literally hours after landing I was on a snowmobile in the Quebec forest (I don't look official at all - what a ski-doo nerd):
And Saturday night was the big Crashed Ice event. It's basically a full contact downhill hockey race through the streets of Old Quebec, and a hundred thousand people come to see it. It's like human Nascar in the winter.
We played the big afterparty with Team Canada DJs also Grahmzilla was there so it was great to catch up with those dudes - the club was crazy.
Team Canada repping Les Nordiques. Les Thugs.
Thanks to Kenny and Pete at Red Bull for having us to the event again. Quebec City is one of Canada's gems - if you haven't been there try to check it out sometime. The old buildings and awesome french people who love maple syrup make it the best time ever. Je Me Souviens!
Au Revoir Quebec, Bonjour Miami.
Miami was a big blur of clubs and beaches and clubs. I remember Toddla T, Jack Beats, Shy FX, & 12th Planet killed it the first night:
So did Camo UFOs - with MC ? on the mic!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Lighta!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Plus I got to meet The Fat Jew - a life goal of mine achieved. He is better than everyone else.
Hanging out with Miche and Jess Jubilee two of my favourite animals. Jess is like a party angel.
Then the next night we played the Stirling Showcase with Ayres, Jubilee, Sammy Bananas, Tittsworth, FK5, Camo UFOs and Neoteric aka the best crew ever. Splack Pack and 2 Live Crew played in the main room too - Miami is crazy!
Mike B and Neo (two of the best djs)
Zeeee!!!!!!!!!!! and the Vancouver crew were in the building
So those were some of the fun parts of the trip. I've been sleeping for days since getting home so that's why it took a while for the update sorry. But seriously - next time you should come. Thanks for reading.
Here's an early recording.
The Velvet Underground, 1967
Former VU bandmates Lou Reed & John Cale performing it live in Paris, 1972
David Bowie f. Mick Ronson on guitar, live in Santa Monica, 1972
Belle and Sebastian, live in Belfast, 2001
Man I could really go for some heroin right now.
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Our new song/video called Boom Ha just came out on Plant Music. PLEASE BUY IT HERE. Check out the amazing and wild video done by the super talented Matt Luckhurst.
Big ups and thanks to Shad K for being a really cool dude and rapping his ass off on the tune. So excited that this is finally out.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Also - here's another banger - DIPLO'S remix of the Partysquad track "Murderer"
The last link is a really sick dubstep mix by MAT THE ALIEN from Oct.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Preview of the DO IT TO IT VOLUME III compilation CD from BRSLQOTHEQUE / Burlesque of North America.
Songs in order of their appearance in this mix:
Smalltown DJs "Autograph"
Jimmy 2 Times "Errbody Drunk"
Nick Catchdubs "Beep Me 911"
Bird Peterson "My Wackadoo Trip to the Oral Surgeon"
Business Class "Running (DJ Ayres remix)"
Zebo "Your Night"
Prince "I Wanna Be Your Lover (White Girl Lust Bump remix)"
Willy Joy "Into You"
Bassanova "Trunk Funk"
DZ "Untitled Facemelter (Skulltrane remix)"
Mike 2600 "Boogie Down Bronx"
BK-One "Turn That MF Up"
Wale ft Gucci Mane "Pretty Girls (Emynd's Go-go remix)"
Amanda Blank "Might Like You Better (DJ Eleven remix)"
Skinny Friedman "Who Dat"
fONKSQUISh & Billy Bass Nelson "Planets (DJ Apt One remix)"
Genesis "Land of Confusion (Michna & Woodman edit)"
Wale "Make Her Say (Cubic Zirconia remix)"
Prince Klassen "Horny Rosa"
Pumpkin Patch "Doobie Bras"
Grab the CD at DO IT TO IT 3:
Thursday March 18th at Silhouette (718 Congress Ave, Austin TX)
Details & RSVP HERE
Monday, March 1, 2010
Our good friend the big homie DJ Eleven has just done an awesome mix for the White Light series - so I thought I would re-post it. Joe always make great mixtapes - if you haven't listened then try to track down as many as you can starting with his WEBSITE.
DJ Eleven says:
"When Matty C first told me about the White Light series, he kept coming back to a description of listening to music while driving at night. Since most of us in New York City don't drive, traveling music has to be approached differently. So I set out to make a mix from records I never get a chance to play out that would provide the perfect soundtrack to the walking, turnstile hopping, dude-selling-his-beat-tape-out-front-of-Fat Beats-avoiding, taxi-hailing, dollar-van-riding, slice-grabbing, coffee-on-the-run-drinking, and then walking a little more that is getting around the Rotten Apple."
DJ ELEVEN - WHITE LIGHT 20
Tracklist in the comments section.