Thursday, December 29, 2011
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Telling tales of college aged mischief, partying antics and disappointing women - Bleeding Knees Club - are exciting an inner punk within. Aren't you just ready to play Edward Fortyhands and do something illegal? You should be.
I've never met, let alone seen this Club, which is now a trio (used to be a duo)...but I think I'd like to be an honorary member. Dick taps aside - they're some flat brim rocking, candy eating dudes that shoot hoops at night, eat off paper plates and "get drunk on the roof." Seem like some bad guys I'd have no problem hanging out with, plus I dig their music and their punk rock ethos.
Extra props for the wolf t-shirt and the taco cameo in the video. Seriously. Extra props.
The group has a record coming out in 2012 on IAMSOUND, but their Virginity EP contains "Bad Guys."
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Christmas comes early. Party with Mike B, The Haycocks and DJ Pubes at La Cita if you don't feel like dropping $30 on the Stones Throw celebration at The Exchange. Either way - downtown is the place to be. For info on the Stones Throw celebration - check out our latest version of the LA Concert Blast.
Monday, December 12, 2011
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Friday, December 9, 2011
Some of SUPERGOOD’s favorites are tearing up the scene for Avalon’s club night, Control. In just a few short hours - Daedelus, Nosaj Thing and Two Fresh are bringing their addictive beats to heads in Hollywood.
From opening for DJ Assault, Justice and Two Live Crew to appearing in Erykah Badu’s most recent video, “Honey”, more and more are happily becoming hip to Daedelus. As his reputation is growing, so is his notoriety as being one of the most innovative and technically sound electronic composers in the game. The quirky, self-expressed Alfred Darlington maintains avant-garde elements not only in his often hipster-sheik dress (he often wears unique suits) but also in his beautiful melodic electronic orchestrations with hints of soul, world music, classical, hip-hop, electronic and more. Peep his KEXP DJ set below.
Noted as one of LA’s finest musical creators, Nosaj Thing paints a sonic landscape with his obscure and highly imaginative style. As see when he played Coachella’s Gobi Tent this past year, Nosaj Thing creates an experience for the audience that stimulates both the eyes and ears. Check out his DJ set from KEXP as well.
Also joining this crew of vanguards are DJ duo Two Fresh. Stemming from a hip-hop core, Two Fresh incorporate elements of sampling with their distinct synthesized beats and create music that not only agrees with their name but is undeniably catchy. I am not certain if drummer Colby is joining them tonight or not - but whether he is or is not there - the Nichols twins will melt your face. Get to know Two Fresh in this video of their Summer Camp 2011 experience...
Each of these rising Los Angeles DJ’s will make you take notice as they ooze with innovation in everything they create. With music this legit, Avalon’s Control is a definite hot spot for the night.
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Monday, December 5, 2011
Saturday, December 3, 2011
Moses Wasteland by kosha dillz
Wolfe's metalish folky tunes are captivating and artful, but Kosha's take gives them a totally different character. Personally, I enjoy both, but if you're partial to the originals - listen to them below.
Friday, December 2, 2011
Do you have a front runner in this category? I'm not advocating making your computer a personal MTV circa 1988 - I've listened to the records more than I've watched any of these music videos - but in 30 minutes you can digest all the Grammy nominees, and, with the exception of Weird Al's parody of Gaga, the nominated videos are synch with quality material.
In some of the videos - there are lots of great special effects (OK Go, Skrillex, Memory Tapes), others have creative dance interpretations, broken dishes and synchronized glass ripples. Prepare to be entertained...
Skrillex - "First of the Year (Equinox)"
Adele - "Rolling In The Deep"
Radiohead - "Lotus Flower"
Memory Tapes - "Yes I Know"
Weird Al Yankovic - "Perform This Way"
OK Go - "All Is Not Lost"
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Danny Brown’s newest video “Blunt after Blunt” is setting the bar high (no pun intended) for fellow stoners. Following the very inappropriate yet appropriate title, MC ASAP Rocky and the ICU directed this hooking video, pushing a new anthem and chant for the cannabis scene. It’s hard to decide whether it’s the tiger suit Brown sports amidst the hot boxed room or the heavy lyrics that keep your head bobbing, but somehow, Danny Brown succeeds in romanticizing gritty-rap.
Make sure you get your fill of “Blunt after Blunt”, off this Detroit Native’s most recent and free mixtape XXX, before Brown decides to clean it up for a more radio friendly album.