Monday, December 24, 2007

last christmas

i gave you my heart....blah blah blah. i hate christmas. i'm probably getting no presents, i spoke to my mother for a hot minute, i'm avoiding my sister's calls, AND i have to work. but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy some good music.

Camaro's Gang - Fuerza Major (Tensnake Remix)

Runaway - The Lorimer Stop

Shirley Lites - Heat You Up (Maelstrom Edit)

Ziggy - No Police

Azoto - Soft Emotion

Adal-Scandy Super Band - Piraña (Instrumental)

John Davis & The Monster Orchestra - Ain't That Enough For You

Motion - Don't Stop

more to come...if i fell like it

Friday, December 21, 2007


There's nothing like some fresh "snow" and cutting beats to make you wish that you were at Circus Disco letting butch queens have it. Throw all the shade you want because this XXX-mas is going to be sunny!

01 Punch - Love Me
02 Legear - Crashin' Down
03 Mecano - Down Down Romeo (Frank Del Rio Remix)
04 Hamilton Bohannon - Let's Start A Dance (Remix)
05 Prince - Just As Long As We're Together (Hot Tracks)
06 Amante - Be My Delight
07 Ziggy - No Police (Aztec Remix)
08 S.A.Y. - Dance With Me
09 Entourage - Ta 'Nite
10 Kim Taylor - Say You'll Be Mine
11 Rofo - I Want You (Disconet Remix)
12 Erotic Drum Band - Love Disco Style (New House Mix)
13 Lisa - Rocket To Your Heart (Hot Tracks)
14 Robin Stanley - Get Ready
15 Denis Lepage - Magnum
16 Cut Glass - Without Your Love
17 Rofo - Flashlight On A Disco Night (Remix)

Eclipse - Dance Mix #7

My knees and neck hurt. call me and I'll tell you why

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Crying on the dancefloor

Here's a tearful mix by Johan Agebjörn, an icy Swedish italo god.
a note from him:
Hi people,
Here is a free Xmas mix for you, called "Crying on the dancefloor", made for Pitchfork. Mostly italo disco but also some other stuff which I thought fit to the title. A lot of inspiration sources for Sally Shapiro.

Where's Sally, that girl!

1. Fake: "Empty Garden"
2. Valerie Dore: "Get Closer"
3. Sally Shapiro: "Skating In The Moonshine"
4. Squash Gang: "I Want An Illusion"
5. Sandra: "Around My Heart"
6. Angie Care: "Your Mind"
7. Nicolas Makelberge: "Dying In Africa"
8. Nixon: "Anorak Christmas"
9. A-ha: "Take On Me"
10. Sally Shapiro: "Jackie Jackie (Dyylan's Subzero Nocturne)"

Johan Agebjörn - Crying on the dancefloor mix

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

ghosts have colours

If you know me: you know that I hold Cut Copy close to my heart. From the first time I heard Future on a Kitsuné comp, I was floored! I immediately picked up Bright Like Neon Love and played it like there was no tomorrow.
Hearts on Fire was released earlier but you really didn't get a taste of the new album until So Haunted. I'll admit at first listen, I had already missed the rolling synths and neon beats, but the upcoming single Lights & Music still has me in lurve.

Friday, December 14, 2007

A Modular Winter

Los Angeles

photos by cobrasnake

Los Angeles

Thursday, December 13, 2007

teases the crack in me

wow, last night's performance was incredible to say the least. i got there early to see if i can upgrade my ticket to a better seat with no luck. i ended up seeing my ex right after purchasing a ticket rows from the stage - i thought this show was sold out?!
whatevs, i tagged along until i was politely asked to go to my proper seat during the ratatat set. all of this would have completely embarrassed me but all of that was left at closest metro rail station. even the experience with my ex was sincere, for it IS our love for björk that keeps us grounded.

besides being transfixed by the visible package of ratatat's keyboardist during the opening set, i tried not to shed a tear during "unravel".

i'm still giddy.

Björk - Who Is It (Ameilio Remix)

Sunday, December 09, 2007

8-bit love

my room looks like a fucking mess: empty beer cans, post-its with radon phone numbers, jean cocteau drawings, and sticky napkins decorate almost every surface. the truth is hardly anything is actually "dirty". most of the clothes scattered around just need to be pressed or folded. i have no time for all that once i stumbled across this site.
8-bit love, rolling drums, and vocoder smiles have me trolling around the room and looking for my super nintendo controller.

the "popcorn" remix alone is to die for:

Hot Butter - Popcorn (Binärpilot Remix)

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

los angeles weather sucks

Okay, so last week was fucking cold enough to rain and have me wishing for a warm lover to cuddle up with at night. Café Society's Somebody To Love swept through my mind while I froze my lonely soul. I say that now until I get fed up with you and throw you off the bed - I'm a bit selfish like that.
Julius Brown's Party is the perfect soundtrack for what I am feeling at the moment. The weather is hot (mostly unpredictable) and my inbox is full of party invitations, advance screenings, factory sales, and an occasional threatening note. All I want to do is DANCE and forgot about it all! Is it shallow to attend the least attractive event just because I "know" the music will be decent?

Sure you've heard The Ultimate Warlord by The Immortals but you must hear this version:
Little Casper and The MX's - The Ultimate Warlord

It's a lot sexier with the female vocals


a new ZOOT WOMAN track for all you Stuart Price bitches, though I don't think he's in the band anymore - yes, it's been that long.

Zoot Woman - We Won't Break

Monday, December 03, 2007

A Love Song

Un Chant d'Amour is French writer Jean Genet's only film, which he directed in 1950. Because of its explicit (though artistically presented) homosexual content, the 26-minute movie was long banned and was also disowned by Genet later in his life.
The plot is set in a French prison, where a prison guard takes voyeuristic pleasure in observing the prisoners perform masturbatory sexual acts. In two adjacent cells, there are an older Algerian-looking man and a handsome convict in his twenties. The older man is in love with the younger one, rubbing himself against the wall and sharing his cigarette smoke with his beloved through a straw.
The prison guard, apparently jealous of the prisoner's relationship, enters the older convict's cell, beats him, and makes him suck on his gun in an unmistakably sexual fashion. However, the inmate drifts off into a fantasy where he and his object of desire roam the countryside. In the final scene, it becomes clear that the guard's power is no match for the intensity of attraction between the prisoners, even though their relationship is not consummated.
Genet does not use sound in his film, forcing the viewer to focus only on closeups of faces, armpits, and semi-erect penises. The film's highly sexualized atmosphere has been recognized as a formative factor for works such as the films of Andy Warhol.

Jean Genet - Un Chant d'Amour 1950

Saturday, December 01, 2007

slippery when wet

So I've been sick these last couple of days. I'm feeling better now. But during my bed-ridden naps, I noticed the sky was starting to cry. It hasn't rained in Los Angeles for a very long time and when it does, it seems everyone forgets how to drive. All the oils collecting over the months gives southland motorist a different "feel" of the road. That means more car accidents and longer travel times. Now I know why it took me nearly an hour to get my medicine.


Here is some rolling-drum disco from 1979. It's the flipside of Gimme Some Lovin':

Uranium - Car Crash