My name is Becca. Hi.
The New Pornographers
Saturday April 16
The New Pornographers are a Canadian band that play these really catchy and fun power pop songs. As is known of Canadian bands, many of the members have taken part in other things; such as, Swan Lake, Immaculate Machine, Destroyer, etc... Neko Case has recorded with the band, though she doesn't always tour with them - her vocals get sung by Kathryn Calder, I believe. Anyway, I saw them the last time they hit Coachella, and it was one of the best performances ever.
Again, I just want to thank EVERYONE for their contributions. I've already learned so much.
Big Boi/Killer Mike - 5/20 - Rialto Theatre
The Black Angels - 5/22 - Hotel Congress
Devo - 5/24 - Rialto Theatre
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - 5/30 - Rialto Theatre
Black Joe Lewis and the Honey Bears is a blues/funk/soul band out of Austin, Texas.
I saw them at Fun Fun Fun Fest a couple years ago.
They have an EP and an album out. They are great.
They have played LollaPalooza, ACL and the aforementioned Fun Fun Fun Fest.
I guess it could be, it's only 8 tracks long. No matter, though. I like what I've heard from them.
He comes from Brazil and brings with him some serious skills. A very technical dj that is superb at mixing records. He began playing dnb in the early 90's and by the late 90's was in London meeting with huge names such as Hype and Goldie. He has been named as one of the top djs by Knowledge magazine, Ericsson Muzik Awards, Ministry magazine, DJ magazine, and URB. He has earned residencies in Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paolo, and London. He has had his own show on KISS 100, Radio 1, MTV Brasil, and continues to host a show on Brazilian radio.
He gained huge popularity when his hit LK was released as well as his compilation The Brazilian Job. From Windish: The album proved a perfect showcase for the talents of DJ Marky, combining tracks and scratching techniques in flawless fashion and showing that element of flair and creativity sorely lacking at the time from the Drum & Bass scene.
Here is LK
Here is a remix he did of Claude Von Stroke's Aundy.
and here he is fucking it up
He has dozens of releases and mixes under his belt, has played hundreds of shows and festivals worldwide. His Coachella set will be fantastic. His latest mix is Fabriclive55 and contains tracks from Klute, Calibre, Logistics, Marcus Intalex, Commix and more - I highly recommend it. I also recommend his and Craze's mix on BBC Radio 1 - amazing scratching skills and dnb tracks.
That Aundy remix is phenomenal.
The Marky and XRS EM from 2004 is a classic as well. http://newguyblog.com/2010/04/dj-mar...ix-2004-03-21/
BIG AUDIO DYNAMITE
Mick Jones left the Clash with his tail between his legs, ejected by Joe Strummer (possibly at manager Bernie Rhodes' insistence) for being an egomaniac. But while the Clash limped on with a new lineup and a lousy album (Cut the Crap), Jones picked himself up, got way dusted and gave in to his love of urban music. Thus Big Audio Dynamite was born.
Their debut, recently reissued as a super-deluxxxe edition, boasted eight slabs of sample-laden electro-funk, with Jones' weedy voice driving the train.
The group's next album, No. 10 Upping Street, represented something of a Clash reunion, with Joe Strummer joining Jones in co-writing half the songs and co-producing the entire affair.
The act had worn thin by the group's third LP, Tighten Up, Vol. 88, but Big Audio Dynamite returned with an expanded scope on Megatop Phoenix, sounding as fresh as when they first arrived.
Big Audio Dynamite released one more single, "Free", from the soundtrack to the monumentally stinky Flashback, before imploding.
Jones returned with an entirely new band (Big Audio Dynamite II) to release Kool-Aid, a precursor to The Globe, which featured some re-recorded tracks from its predecessor.
Jones carried on with three more albums of exponentially diminishing quality before abandoning the project entirely.
If you're looking for something of a primer, Planet B.A.D. is a solid hits compilation that covers a lot of territory.
ETA: The Guardian has an interesting story about Big Audio Dynamite up right now: Big Audio Dynamite - More Pioneering Than the Clash?
Ozomatli is a band based out of Los Angeles. They fuse Latin, hip-hop, and rock. Theyíve released five albums, but I donít think any of their studio work is all that relevant for this discussion. They up the energy about ten fold during their live shows, performing with up to 10 people on stage. They can have a somewhat corny nature about them, I hope they donít do the damn hokey pokey during shows anymore, but they are very good for some mindless fun with some decent musicianship. Iíve seen them 6 times, all of which were good experiences. Through the course of a 50-minute show, youíll get a helping of multiple genres. You will be able to dance like youíre at your cousinís (or gardenerís cousinís) quinceaŮera, hear some fast crunchy guitar work, get in touch with your inner ska-enthusiast, and listen to an MC spit some rhymes. I should mention that Chali 2na, of Jurassic 5 fame, used to be a member. Theyíve also done work with Cut Chemist, but donít expect any guest appearances. Full disclosure: Itís highly unlikely that Iíll watch them, just because Iíve seen them so many times and itís generally the same. If you have nothing to do while theyíre playing, though, I think it would be worth your time to check them out.
There seems to be a shortage of professionally-shot live Ozomatli videos, so I did the best I could.
Song gets less jammy around the 1:00 mark
"Papa Sven" as his fans call him has been making music since before I was born. Seriously, dude has been making bodies shake for nearly 30 years now. He was one of the founders of Trance in Germany but don't let that fool you, he's trended much more toward hard techno these days and will throw down come April 17. He's an old pro of the Southern German edm scene, get ready to dance so fast...
He also has his own label, Cocoon Recordings, and is part owner of Cocoon night club in Frankfurt. Very untzy.
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Disregard this because apparently I suck cocks.
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a lesson in...GREEN VELVET
"I like electro, I like retro, I like ghetto...house and TECHNO"
Curtis Jones, also known as Cajmere, is a Chicago house based producer. He was a chemical engineering student in his previous life, but decided to pursue house music production in 1991. As part of Chicago's house renaissance in the1990s, Jones under the name Cajmere made quite a name for himself with his unique style and vocal layering. It was during this time that his label, Cajual Records was born. In 1993, Relief Records was born in which he experimented with "a more eccentric, infectious and fun style", which in turn created his Green Velvet moniker. His style is described as "twisted yet hilarious style blends dark and dirty beats with minimalistic sounds and unique samples."
No doubt, Green Velvet is the funk master.
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FOUR TET. HOT CHIP. SIMIAN MOBILE DISCO. BOOKA SHADE. LEE SCRATCH PERRY. BEACH HOUSE.
Richie Hawtin. James Blake. Loco Dice.
Okay... If you need to post more than 5 videos to make a point, please don't fucking bother. Thank you.
Yo you mad bro?
I'm sure this will work out... Everyone always listens to Passive.
Well what use is it if someone just posts a bunch of videos and no information? We are all capable of searching for songs on YouTube. At least include some type of info such as genre, background, what makes that artist special to you. I should emphasize the last bit. I often find myself more inclined to research an artist based off someone's hype over the live performance or why they enjoy them so much, otherwise it's just like reading a wiki page.
Initially the solo project Jona Bechtolt, Portland's YACHT makes infectiously fun, clever and likeable electropop. A duo in the studio (joined by Claire Evans) and a full-band live (which includes fellow Portland electroking Bobby Birdman), YACHT's heavy-hitting dance jams tackle heavy issues such as mortality, 20-something identity crises and mind control.
FUN FACT: Oddly enough, Bechtolt's favorite band of all time is Nirvana and he claims Cobain's work influences YACHT more than most people know. (I interviewed Claire and Jona when their most recent album came out. They are truly nice, sweet people.)
While still a solo act, YACHT released I Believe in You, Your Magic is Real in 2007. Souful, flitty and a bit playful, the album displayed only hints of what Bechtolt was capable of as a musician.
In 2009, the band released See Mystery Lights -- the first album featuring Evans. The album is a killer piece of work; no other way to really describe it. Epic dance pop tunes that are gritty but polished -- the whole album reeks of a disregard for complete seriousness, which I dig.
I wasn't saying I didn't agree.
Edit: Oh ok (to post below)... trying not to create more unnecessary clutter.
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If it isnt too much trouble, how about you provide the bands genre beside the band name on the front page??
You realllllly needed that many videos for The Aquabats?
I also would like to suggest when people want to comment on a person's specific write-up that you just quote the artist title. This way we don't have a bunch of reposts of the same write-up and a million more youtubes.
Come on guys. We were going so strong. And by "guys", I mean two people.
For Big Audio Dynamite
you should have added medicine show music video with Joe Strummer and Paul Simonon acting as Cops