Mix: Senari & Phi Unit Present: DANCE 2010
I’ll admit that I was a bit of a slacker about keeping my “Top 25 Dance Tracks of 2010” list updated. Luckily, my very awesome and responsible friend Phi (aka Phi Unit) took it upon himself to mix the tracks into an hour-long dance set to make up for it. Stream or download immediately, pop some champagne, and begin celebrating the end of 2010 and the onset of 2011....
Waka Flocka Flame - No Hands (Dave Nada Rmx)
This Baltimore Club remix of “No Hands” is so old-school Nada and I can’t get enough of it. Dance floor banger / best birthday present I’ve gotten so far today. Listen and download immediately.
First Annual "Sound Of The City" Nightlife Awards
Who’s the blurry figure? That would be Kanye, perched precariously atop a bar at the Boom Boom Room as he raps some verse or another off My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. It’s one of the many recaps that we’ve featured in the Voice’s first annual Sound Of The City Nightlife Awards (a series of posts helmed by yours truly). Read the set to discover our favorite venues,...
Blaqstarr - Rider Girl “Ryda Girl”...
My Top 25 Dance Tracks of 2010
It’s that time of year. Top 10s from every publication, blog, and Facebook feed have have been flooding the internet for the past week. The bests of every list have been pretty obvious (Kanye, LCD Soundsystem, Arcade Fire, etc) with a handful of singles reflecting exactly why they’re king’ing the lists. Nightlife writer that I am, I can’t help but wish there was a stronger...
Mix: Four Color Zack's "Dream A Little Dream"
“Shawty Is Da Shit” is what convinced me to be The-Dream’s girlfriend back in the day (we’re in an open relationship). While Love King is easily one of my favorite albums of 2010, it’s this early goodness that I keep going back to when given the choice. And, nothing satisfies my need for the pre-Christina Radio Killaaaaaa like Four Color Zack’s 2008 mix...
Porcelain Raft - Tip Of Your Tongue A new love and the latest 7” release on Acephale Records - which you can buy here. As a bonus, download a handful of remixes of the single by Blood Diamonds, blckbrd blckbrd, Keep Shelly in Athens, and Nowa Huta (I like them in that order) for free on their website.
OliveTonic’s blog alerted me to this letter from the Warhol Foundation to the Smithsonian Institution. It demands the reinstatement of censored artwork (specifically David Wojnarowicz’s “Fire In My Belly”) at the Portrait Gallery and threatens to pull funding if they fail to comply. (Yes!) NY Times recently did an in-depth piece on the offending work that’s worth a...
Magnetic Man - BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix Hey,...
"Buy Nothing Day" - The Go! Team (ft. Bethany...
The Go! Team is finally (finally!) coming out with a new album. (Don’t even pretend like you don’t love “Huddle Formation”.) Rolling Blackouts comes out on January 31st and features guest appearances by Deerhoof’s Satomi Matsuzaki and Best Coast’s “it” girl, Bethany Consentino. The latter appears on the album’s first single “Buy...
Watch "Das Racist Was In Anthony Bourdain's...
The video is up on NY Mag here, from their appearance on the special Christmas edition of Bourdain’s No Reservations. While you’re at it: Read their interview with NY Times’ Deborah Solomon for her infamous “Questions For” column, during which they tell her to “Chill”. This whole Das Racist thing is spinning wildly out of control and I love it.
Starks & Nacey: "Snow Beach" Mix
These fellas are easily my favorite producers out of DC right now (as if you didn’t know that already). Listen to their new mix for the Flashing Lights crew (DJ Ayres, Catchdubs, Jubilee), who they’ll be DJing with at Public Assembly in Brooklyn this Friday. The mix is rave-y but mellows out smoothly by the end and features original, unreleased, club-bashing productions by both Steve...
Live: Soulja Boy's Album Release Party
Well, I guess I’ve officially “made it” - Soulja Boy tweeted the link to my post about his album release party last night. (!!!) Full recap is up on the Voice here. I went with this guy.
DJ Eleven: "50 Minutes of Fresh" Mix
Fr-Fr-F-F-F-Fresh. In preparation for tonight’s re-Opened featuring Mannie Fresh and Just Blaze, here’s a re-up of the all-Mannie-Fresh mix that DJ Eleven did for Crossfaded Bacon’s “1st & 15th” mix series last year. Direct download link here. DJ Eleven - 50 Minutes of Fresh Mannie Fresh – Not Tonight Cash Money Millionaires – Project Chick Lil Wayne – The...