Friday, February 25, 2011

Maharaja of Bhavnagar

7 Million buys you:

Bulldogs, greyhounds, swans, oh my! This Carriage built by the Fort Coach Factory in 1915, Bombay, is so remarkably beautiful that after leaving the British Raj period portion of the AGO exhibit, I had to retrace my steps and revisit the masterpiece's splendour for a second time.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

What if the DJ were the NGO?

For contributing $2000 to back this seemingly brilliant research and production project, I could go to Morocco and join the likes of DJ/Rupture, the photo editor of The Fader, and others explore, teach and develop digital music with Moroccan musicians and youth. In addition, I would be designated as a founding member of Beyond Digital once/if it becomes a non-profit organization.

See more info here. Let's just say I am very seriously considering this as a travelling option in 2011; I have 17 days to decide.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Nicolas Jaar- Space is Only Noise

A discussion last week led to a friend making mention of the fact that the music I tend to enjoy falls in the 90-110 BPM range, which is 100% true...I just never realized anyone else but myself would have noticed it. Well, this track falls into that range, which is likely one of the reasons I dig it. The entire Nicolas Jaar album Space is Only Noise is highly, HIGHLY recommended.

Monday, February 14, 2011

The King of Limbs (thank you for waiting)

Just a little bit of news:

New Radiohead album, The King of Limbs, is being released Saturday February 19th on XL (UK).  Quite possibly the best $48 I've spent since 2007.

Newspaper Album - PRESALE
Radiohead's new record, The King Of Limbs, is presented here as the world's first* Newspaper Album, comprising:

* Two clear 10" vinyl records in a purpose-built record sleeve.
* A compact disc.
* Many large sheets of artwork, 625 tiny pieces of artwork and a full-colour piece of oxo-degradeable plastic to hold it all together.
* The Newspaper Album comes with a digital download that is compatible with all good digital media players.
* The Newspaper Album will be shipped on Monday 9th May 2011 you can, however, enjoy the download on Saturday 19th February 2011.
* Shipping is included in the prices shown.
* One lucky owner of the digital version of The King Of Limbs, purchased from this website, will receive a signed 2 track 12" vinyl.


Friday, February 11, 2011

Fuckin' Swag

Someone in this city should really have a FREE EARL event to raise funds for the cause. Perhaps the proceeds of Tyler's Yonkers single will be used for this purpose. Odd Future is the future, hands down.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Guilty pleasure: Deep minimal house

If you would have told me a year ago that I would dig house music, I would have dismissed your claims faster than Irina at Ritual can make you prepubescent again. However, after John Roberts' album Glass Eights last year (see número 5), I truly came to appreciate the qualities of the genre, as long as the disco elements are kept limited. The new album Well Spent Youth by Isolée is très bien; I dare you to listen without moving your head/body to the beat in some way.

Friday, February 4, 2011


The Modern Love imprint has been habitually rocking my early afternoons this past week. Andrea's You Still Got Me/Got to Forget (below) reminds me a lot of the Hyperdub releases from 2009, with a little techno and house thrown in the melting pot. As usual, PLAY LOUD.

On another note, I love the semi-retired life I have been leading lately. Everyday is like my own choose your own adventure book, and my choices never seem to disappoint. I could really get used to this.

Andrea - You Still Got Me / Got To Forget by modernlove

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Gareth Pugh

Things I like:

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Whitest girl alive?

Can’t help it.

Decent review here. My only gripe with this album is the cover...really? I mean, at least this is kind of funny.