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New PANTyRAID Minimix

Posted in LISTEN TO THIS with tags , , on November 12, 2010 by worldromper

Daedelus, Pantyraid, Two Fresh & Stephan Jacobs @ Avalon April 30

Posted in Artists, Events with tags , , , , , on April 7, 2010 by worldromper

WHAT?!?

Daedelus & Pantyraid at Avalon? They are gonna rip the shiny shirts off that place! Continue reading

NEW GLITCH MOB “Drive It Like You Stole It” Free Download Right Here

Posted in Artists, Music News with tags , , , , , , , on March 23, 2010 by worldromper

I have never driven a stolen vehicle- that I am aware of, anyway. But I do drive my own car like I stole it quite frequently and IF my car stereo worked I would most definitely be swerving around corners and bouncing curbs to this track, knocking over fire hydrants and busting through fences straight-up Vice City style.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD “DRIVE IT LIKE YOU STOLE IT”

Speaking of Vice City, catch the Glitch Mob in Miami at Winter Music Conference this Saturday 3/27 at Ultra Music Festival, where they will play the Biscayne Stage at 6:30-7:15 PM. Read my WMC interview with Boreta here.

This is all in anticipation of the Glitch Mob’s new album Drink the Sea that drops May 25, coinciding with a US tour with two more of my favorite producers, Deru and Free the Robots. Kicking off at Coachella on April 18, the tour will hit 30 cities in six weeks- hope the boys pack their vitamin C and tea tree soap for that shit. Click here for Glitch Mob tour details– although I have a weird feeling that list of dates is missing one.

Detroit Electronic Music Festival 2009; photo by Chinashopmag

The Do Lab presents: PANTYRAID @ King King in Hollywood MARCH 4

Posted in Events with tags , , , , on February 22, 2010 by worldromper

Pantyraid‘s album The Sauce was most definitely one of my favorite albums of 2009; comprised of Marty Party and OOah of the Glitch Mob, this ass-slapping musical endeavor is ripe with raw emotion and rolling in the most delicious filth you could ever dream of, or as The Do Lab puts it: CAR FLIPPIN’ KRUNK.

Take it from my homie Doktor Krank, who is holding down the bass scene in Poland with his bare hands:

The shattered, looped and glitched hip hop beats colliding with heavy dubstep bass, riding a slow-mo rollercoaster of beautiful, oneiric melodies reminding me of cinematic score or android dreams. Electronic in form and glitchy in contents, with quite widely expanded instrumentation and great focus on details. Heavy, disturbing and unsettling, yet so fragile. No two songs resemble each other but all of them sum up to the top-notch whole.

Ah shit, son! Read the rest of Doktor Krank’s album review on GlitchFM here.

Opening the event are two locals whose names I always love to see on a flyer, Oscure and Henry Strange. BUY ADVANCE TICKETS to the Hollywood event; I guarantee you that this show will sell out.

Buy The Sauce on iTunes or Amazon here and find two sweet Pantyraid mixes to download on Marine Parade here.

Le Glitch Mob at the El Rey (Review)

Posted in From the Front Lines (Show Reviews) with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 13, 2010 by worldromper

Mmm Neon

Sound boards, stage and chandelier

Marty Party

Marty Party

The Glitch Mob

It was a sold-out show Saturday night under the neon lights of the historic El Rey Theatre and the excitement was running high outside the venue, with everyone running around and screaming as they tend to do before a big show. Despite my best efforts it was around 11PM when I arrived and Marty Party was about to go on stage. The venue is classic, old school style with three giant tiered chandeliers hanging in the center of the main floor and a wide balcony above. The Do Lab had built up a sharp wooden stage, made of warm shards, shaped lie a bowl around the front of the room, clawed up like the paw of a monster.

It is a beautiful, majestic venue, an ideal setting for the filthy music that was to come. Marty Party worked the crowd and I wandered around for a while before settling on my spot down by the stage right speaker. Thankfully the promoters had given an eye towards capacity and cut off the limit before the place was obnoxiously crowded, choosing space to dance over a few more tickets sold. From all the dancing freaks, thank you!

The Glitch Mob played a rousing set, which I thought was much better than the one they played last week at Sea of Dreams; more energetic and slapping, harder and cooler. The crowd was pretty loose and two serious fights broke out right by me in the front of the dance floor around the beginning of the show. The fierce stage construction added a rougher element to the party, with tough angles and piercing spears shooting up and around each other, cradling the performers in a bed of spikes.

The Glitch Mob’s sets seem to be more emotive lately than some of their earlier ones. Maybe it’s just me, but I feel a deeper thread of poignancy. Not melancholia, not stoicism…but there is something in their newer tracks that catches my head a bit; moreover it catches my heart. Maybe it’s the feeling of universal soul-ache, or perhaps it’s just the existence of so many musical layers, adding a depth that brings with it profundity. I don’t know. But I like it. And I am totally juiced for the new Glitch Mob album that should be dropping sometime in late Spring; I can’t wait to see what these three guys are going to dish out for us next.

LOOK AT THIS STUPID LINEUP: Chinese New Year in SF

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 5, 2010 by worldromper

Just try and read this lineup for February 5 without getting all tight in the pants:

  • OOah
  • Krazy Baldhead
  • 16Bit
  • Jazzsteppa
  • Kraddy
  • Deru
  • R/D
  • Ana Sia
  • an-ten-nae
  • Dov
  • David Starfire
  • Heyoka
  • Spit Brothers
  • Ripple
  • Little John
  • Brother
  • Laura
  • Roommate
  • Rastatronics
  • JSuave
  • Mozaic
  • Shawna
  • Stridah
  • Nanda
  • Timonkey
  • Digital Honey
  • Dub Pirates
  • Clorophil

Before you start crying because this party is in San Francisco at 103 Harriet Street and you’re not, just remember that it’s just a six hour drive from LA, a mere hop, skip and a jump away. Growing up in Texas gave me a distorted sense of distance and anything less than an eight hour drive is cheesecake!

Chinese New Year: Year of the Tiger (presented by an-ten-nae and Raindance) will also feature a midnight procession with the White Crane Lion dancers, a dragon dance, mask and tail making, live art and the Omshantea Tea Lounge. And probably some hippies.

For more information please visit an-ten-nae.net or the Facebook event page here.

*THIS JUST IN* A small number of $15 presale tickets are available here.

10 DJS I AM IN LOVE WITH THIS WEEK

Posted in 10 DJS I AM IN LOVE WITH with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 12, 2009 by worldromper

DJs, Producers, Live Mad Scientists, MCs, Signs of the Apocalypse, you know…

In no order, and I am going to update this once a week-ish:

  1. Jazzsteppa
  2. Asura
  3. Jega
  4. The Builder
  5. Kether
  6. Gaslamp Killer
  7. OOah
  8. Ana Sia
  9. Pressha
  10. Eskmo

Photo by Sequoiaemmanuelle