8 posts categorized "punches"


EVR's Belly of the Beast: PUNCHES, Glasser and Modular All Drop by the Booth This Week

Big tings poppin' in the East Village Radio booth tomorrow, on our weekly show, Belly of the Beast. Being that this Sunday is the Modular-curated Pool Party at the Williamsburg Waterfront, there's no better way to express our excitement for the affair, than by having a bona fide celebration of our own this Thursday, August 5, from 8-10pm.



The lineup for this Sunday's Jelly NYC soirée includes Cut Copy, Memory Tapes, Glasser and Restless People, with local trio, PUNCHES, providing the between-set spins. Greg, Darin and Alan will be in the booth to talk shop and maybe we  can convince them to do a live song for us. Gotta tune in to find out.


Glasser will also pop in for a quick chat, along with resident expert, Shelley, from the Modular family. I'll be spinning songs from all participating acts during the segment as well.


'Tis gon' be a beast of a show, so you know the drill: Thursday, August 5 from 8-10pm...Belly of the Beast on East Village Radio. Tuners-ins are my favorite.


mp3: Glasser - Lessons Learned (YACHT Remix)

mp3: PUNCHES - Let Go



Beastly Bits #94

Back in the groove of hitting you with the bits, and boy does it ever feel good.


Had a quite nice weekend, thanks for asking. Did a bit of this, a bit of that, and Friday was pretty major too. Which leads me to letting you in on this news. Dig it! 


The shortlist for the Lovebox NME Breakthrough bands competition was announced. Vote for May68. link


New tune from PUNCHES and it's pretty slick as slick could be. Gobble it up below.


Here's some Bonnaroo coverage. link


And now for some Isle of Wight fun. link


Like Florrie and Pryda? Pretty tasty lil' mix and mash below.


mp3: Jackie Wilson - (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher (PUNCHES Remix) 

mp3: Pryda x Florrie - Melo 911 (Extrema Edit)



Win Tickets to Dance Right with Holy Ghost!, Classixx, PUNCHES and Jessica 6 at 88 Palace!

This has shaped up to be one of the funkiest, most disco-danced out bills the early moments of the summer has seen thus far. With a trio of NYC troupes anchored by the skills of an LA comrade, Manhattan's stealth lil' spot in Chinatown is ready to get crazy when Dance Right takes over for a night of sweaty sexy fun-times.



The legendary LA party, Dance Right, is back! Last month, the kids of MeanRed brought their Cali flavor to NYC and got sweaty with A-Trak and Shepard Fairey (check out some pics here). On Saturday, June 12, they’re doing it again with Holy Ghost!, Classixx, PUNCHES and Jessica 6


The last party sold out, so make sure you get advanced tickets...or enter to win a pair of 'em for you and a beastly buddy!


Want to win the tickets to this sweet gig? If you've frequented the contests here before, then you'll know we are cerifiably "twitter-crazy". So start by following us if you aren't already...winners get notified by DM, and the only way we can send you a beastly congratulatory message is if you're on board our tweetable train.


Next, simply copy and paste the below message and hit send in whatever tweeterrific application you use (we're partial to TweetDeck ourselves...)


yo @sheenabeaston, i want to dance right and dance all night with @holyghostnyc, @classixx, @punchesbk and jessica 6!


That's all you gotta do...easy peasy. Contest will remain open until 5pm on Wednesday, June 9, so hit me with your tweets now. Go!


mp3: Ladyhawke - Magic (Classixx Version)



Beastly Bits #84

Getting an early start to the day...




...so I can jump out of work at a decent hour to go celebrate my sister's 30th birthday. Huzzah! She strays from twitter and ol' dat, but go check out her band, Colorform. Legit!



D'y'all catch Christina Aguilera singing You Lost Me from new album, Bionic, on American Idol last night? Million times better than any of the contestants...next, please. link


I'm obsessed with Mad Men after watching the first 3 seasons over the past few months. Christina Hendricks, aka Joan Holloway, will appear in the new Broken Bells video as a robot woman type. Awesome. link


PUNCHES remixed Kele's Tenderoni. Stop it. This is just too good, and it's free for you and me below. Also, if you want to remix the track, you can grab the stems here.


Our new pal, Mochi Beats, hooked us up with a fantastic new mix and mash after we complained about a lack of rad tunes flowing in. MB to the rescue with California Nightlife which tosses everyone together in fine fashion. Download it a touch lower.


Holy Fuck and Nice Nice play le poisson rouge tomorrow. You should undoubtedly try and attend. link


mp3: Mochi Beats - California Nightlife (Katy Perry x Cyndi Lauper x Huey x Laidback Luke x Colby ODonis)

mp3: Kele - Tenderoni (PUNCHES Remix)




Beastly Bits #83

So this wasn't as delayed as I thought it would be...


...because I just crushed a day job deadline, and the client digs. Rare when that happens. Celebrate with me and this music news, mmkay!


Listen to the new Klaxons track. About time they come back with a new one. link


Crystal Castles performed Celestica on Later with Jools Holland. link


Classixx, Holy Ghost!, Jessica 6 and PUNCHES all on one bill? Sign me up! You should get a ticket too. link


Sissy Nobby's Lay Me Down is out on iTunes now. Buy it here then head down a bit for an amazing re-work.


Want to preview Uffie's Sex Dreams and Denim Jeans? :30 sec clips up at Amazon. link


mp3: Sissy Nobby - Lay Me Down (L-Vis 1990 Remix)


Beastly Bits #68

Feeling like a milli bucks (ok, maybe only a hunny) after kicking most of these allergies to the trashy lil' curb, ya dig? Got some good stuff coming your way later today...


...so now we make a run through the gauntlet of bits.


School Of Seven Bells annouce UK dates and offer free download of Babelonia. link


Marina and the Diamonds set tour dates for the UK with pre-sale options. link


Pitchfork's got Kele's video for Tenderoni. link


Rusko's O.M.G. is out now. You should definitely buy it. link


DiscoDust debuted PUNCHES' original tune, Let Go. We can give it away now, so grab this slice of the rad for free below.


mp3: PUNCHES - Let Go



Au Revoir Simone - Only You Can Make You Happy (PUNCHES Remix)

Earlier this month, we got introductorially down with PUNCHES, a BK troop of boys who we know from one realm, act, party or the like. Together, they've come together to smack us with a hit of drippy disco dancers and while we initially had to wait to drop this official mix, today we wait no more.




Want to know more about these cool cats? Here's their legit bio, aside from my beastly ramblings: PUNCHES was born during a cab ride one cold, Brooklyn December night, with thoughts of warm weather and the perfect summer soundtrack. Composed of twin brother DJ’s Finger on the Pulse, Alan Astor and The Kid Robb, PUNCHES is united by a common goal to get you moving. The sound is dynamic and fresh, heavily influenced by disco vibes with indie elements. They have produced original tracks featuring Alan Astor on vocals, as well as an official remix for indie pop sweethearts Au Revoir Simone. Based in Brooklyn, PUNCHES plan on setting the night ablaze in a club near you.


After getting some rad responses to their mixtape, Somebody Has to Help You, the lads finally let loose their remix of ARS's Only You Can Make You Happy. We love this fixed up jaunt...but think the title doesn't befit the mix any more. Not only YOU can make yourself happy...but this tune is pretty much guaranteed to make you feel great too.


Reminder: As if I've not obsessed enough about this, but April 24 sees the live debut of PUNCHES, with rad guests Xinobi, Moulinex, VDRK and our main man, Justin Faust! More details here.


mp3: Au Revoir Simone - Only You Can Make You Happy (PUNCHES Remix)




Introducing: PUNCHES

4 Friends. 3 Tracks. 2 Lofts. 1 PUNCHES. 0 Regrets. This sounds like a barrel of disco-tinged dude fun and hell, I'm jumping on board this rad train immediately. PUNCHES, in essence, is an endeavor holding the likes of Alan Astor, Kid Robb and our favorite twin spinners, DJ Never Forget and Terry Diabolik of Finger on the Pulse-fame. There's simply no way this project can go wrong...this is all so right.




Back in the early stages of the year, we were given word that something was a'brewin' between these four pals, and alas, we're finally privy to give a listen and lovin' to the power of their productions. 


While we can't quite yet give you their debut original track, Let Go, along with their slinky remix of Au Revoir Simone's Only You, we can drop a tidy treat on  you...in the form of a mixtape. (don't worry, the aforementioned tunes get tossed in this mix, so you'll get to whet your whistle)


Check out the full track list below, grab the mix for free...and mark your calendar for April 24, when PUNCHES debuts their live showing on a bill with Moulinex, Xinobi, Justin Faust and VDRK. Commence the sweat-fest now.


Romanthony - Hold On 
Panther Hands - Young Gifted and Brown 
Chicane ft Tom Jones - Stoned In Love (Young Punx Remix) 
Swick - Grow Up (Cassian Remix) 
Au Revoir Simone - Only You (PUNCHES Remix) 
Classixx - I'll Get You (Treasure Fingers Remix) 
Ellie Goulding - Starry Eyed (Russ Chimes Remix) 
Figure & Sleepy T - It's Only Love 
Haritas - Your Love 
PUNCHES ft Alan Astor - Feeling Right


mp3: PUNCHES - Somebody Has To Help You (mixtape)

mp3: Bagraiders - Fun Punch (Whitenoise Remix)


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