What you didn't know is that I have a HUGE night planned, with MNDR live in studio, a special BEMF preview session and, AND I'm world premiering a new CockNBullKid song, which you can download for free as soon as the show ends.
Yes, yes, yes, please and thank you very much, good sir! Jamiroquai's latest single, White Knuckle Ride, sat in the meh-ddle of the road for me in terms of listening and loving (in original form), however when we got those Penguin Prison and Monarchy remixes a few weeks prior, well, shit got turned up to 11.
Today, we revisit the song, thanks to Alan Braxe and his sexy lil' fix of the track. Subdued and sublime disco...just as expected.
What a way to start this gorgeous Friday morning! The weather is absolutely bananas beautiful in NYC, and the temperature is starting to rise thanks to two remixes of Jamiroquai's newest cut, White Knuckle Ride. The original song will be included on the band's forthcoming seventh studio album, Rock Dust Light Star, which will see a proper release in November (at least in the UK, while we still await the US out date).
As mentioned, the new song is floating around in a few different iterations, but today, I'm on the edge of my seat with anticipation because I simply cannot wait for you to grab these two fine fixes. Coming courtesy of two of my most favorite "newer-ish" beasts of approval, Penguin Prison and Monarchy handle the remixing reigns, and they do it with class, finesse, and disco pop beats for days.
They are both free for you and me. They are both delicious and yummy. They are the hotness!
Metric plays for free at Prospect Park tomorrow. Go, because I can't. link
Penguin Prison, Gobble Gobble, Elite Gymnastics, Gold Zebra, and Computer Magic play Glasslands on September 12. link
Today's obsession comes courtesy of Sydney's The Gripp. Taking the hot as all hell track, New People in Town, from Italy's Amari, this new producer swooped right into a beastly opening in my heart. This goes on repeat. All day long. Oh...you can grab it for free below too.
Typically we like to save our "exclamation points" until the end of a post title...to conjure up how stoked we are about what is new, what we just saw, and the like. But in the case of Holy Ghost!, the punctuation comes sooner than later, and hell, we're A-OK with that because it's almost like we're telling you how freaking psyched we were to be at their live band debut this past Saturday, May 15, without getting to the end of the sentence. Yep...so excited!
We've been fans of HG! for, hell we'll say it, going on three years or so now. And generally speaking, we'd only caught them live in a strict DJ setting, where their concoction of dancey disco-pop and rock always left us drenched in sweat and with a super big smile slapped on our faces.
Enter Saturday night at Tribeca's Under 100...a basement space worthy of hosting exactly that number of people. With over double that figure crammed into the dark room, boys, girls, label mates and beasts alike all gathered for the New Yorkers' live band debut. Beginning just after midnight, the sweaty and sardine-like crowd were treated to the band's opening chords...full of lush and plush sounds that had everyone dancing through the rub ups and downs of the tight quarters.
Running the gamut of songs you've all heard and loved, like Hold On, Say My Name and Static on the Wire, Holy Ghost! were backed on vocals by Chris Glover (Penguin Prison) before being joined by Chairlift's Caroline Polachek for the finale, I Know I Hear.
Buy Holy Ghost!'s Static on the Wire EPhere tomorrow. Full set of pictures from the show can be found here. Video of It's Not Over below as well.
Weird how I "took the weekend off" from rad activities and yet y'all kept coming and looking for love. Even though I was "off the grid" per se, I still checked the ol' site stats. You crazy kids...get out from behind the computer and go play on yer Sat-Sun days off!
Maybe I should take more time off...you only love the ones you long for, eh? Jokes...we back in full force.
The Mary Onettes have a brand new video for The Night Before the Funeral. link
Rage Against The Machine recruit Roots Manuva, Gogol Bordello, Gallows for free "X-Factor" gig. Holy moly, now who's flying me to London for this? link
The Sound of Arrows haven;t been in hiding. No, they've simply been in the lab working on this mix of Lady Gaga's Alejandro. Look past her lackluster performance of the song on last night's American Idol and simply groove out to this dreamy dish.