Monday, April 30, 2007

Tank Girl

The debut album of Digitalism will reach us officially on May 18, but is already flying around on the Internet.

"Tank Girl" could have been a Digitalism song, but it's not. Although Jens Moelle & Ismail Tuefekci picked it up and catapulted it into there DJ sets.

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Let Me In

Benny Sings (A.K.A. Tim van Berkestijn) finally dropped his new album called "Benny ... At Home". As always it's pure quality.

In case you never heard of Benny Sings (shame on you) check out his debut "Champagne People", or watch the video of "Style Beats Liberationfronts".

"It's a year to shine and be dumb"

Saturday, April 28, 2007


A few weeks ago if you’d asked me about the Venezuelan music scene I would have looked at you like you were nuts. Now, ask me the same question and my face will light up.

Nuuro is a wiz-kid from Caracas: "I had made those songs simply to express myself during a kind of troubled phase in my life ... ultimately though, I think that’s what makes the record so honest."

Todosantos are also from Venezuela (although Mariana Martín moved to Brooklyn, NYC). Their grimey acid wave is completely unique.

Nuuro's debut album "All Clear" and Todosantos' EP "Acid Girlzzz" are available through Poni Republic.

Friday, April 27, 2007

Otanjou-Bi Omedetou

How was your birthday?

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Laff At 'Em

The allstar line up of Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake and Timbaland doesn't disappoint. This is spot on. Why isn't this track on "Shock Value"?

Produced by Timbaland protégé Danja.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007


The sight of bridges and balloons
Makes calm canaries irritable
And I caw and claw all afternoon
Catenaries and dirigibles
Brace and buoy the living-room
A loom of metal, warp woof wimble
And a thimblesworth of milky moon
Can touch hearts larger than a thimble

When you hear these lyrics accompanied by a harp in your local discotheque, you know when you've been tango'd by the beauty and brilliance of Joanna Newson and Pocket.

Check out Joanna Newson's "The Milk-Eyed Mender" (2004) for the real thing. And don't forget about last years "Ys". Classical stuff.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Traffic Jam

Stephen Marley's solo debut album "Mind Control" is in stores. Most recognisable track of the album is "Traffic Jam", the beatbox and reggae backdrop to Marley’s marijuana arrest storytelling featuring Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley.

Monday, April 23, 2007


Think big: Makrophone!

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Earth Intruders

Volta, Björk’s newest album, isn’t due out until May 7th in Europe, but to keep us happy someone threw the video of the first single "Earth Intruders" on YouTube.

"Earth Intruders" is produced by Timbaland and has additional percussion by Konono Nr. 1. In an interview with Pitchfork Björk said:
"Earth Intruders was the first beat he put on, and it just all came up, that sort of fantasy that maybe a tsunami of people would just come and hit the White House and scrape it off the ground and do some justice and spread these people all around the planet ..."

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Can I Kill It?

Right now, when you ask people, "So what's New Rave?" they answer "Oh, you know, Klaxons ....". What's the RAVE in Klaxons' music? I don't get it. It's just another hyped indie band from the UK. Glowsticks? No, thanks!

Even a bigger problem is the fashion that comes along with New Rave. It simply hurts my eyes.

How I wish New Rave would sound like Adam Sky's "Ape X".

P.S. Adam Sky is Adam Tinley. Remember him from 1989?


Speaker Junk deliver their best remix so far.

Buy it, use it, break it, fix it, trash it, change it, melt - upgrade it, charge it, pawn it, zoom it, press it, snap it, work it, quick - erase it, write it, cut it, paste it, save it, load it, check it, quick - rewrite it, plug it, play it, burn it, rip it, drag it, drop it, zip - unzip it, lock it, fill it, call it, find it, view it, coat it, jam - unlock it, surf it, scroll it, pause it, click it, cross it, crack it, switch - update it, name it, rate it, tune it, print it, scan it, send it, fax - rename it, touch it, bring it, obey it, watch it, turn it, leave it, start - format it.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Get Down

This is the first single from the new Groove Armada album Soundboy Rock. Pleix did the video.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Au Revoir Simone

According to NME is the first single from Au Revoir Simone's upcoming album quite simply gorgeous. Well I think The Teenagers did a better job by transforming it into a slowly evolving electro-pop track.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

(Pas La Peine D'Appeler Je Ne Réponds Pas Au) Téléphone

The most innovative, risk-taking and outrageous hip hop act, TTC are back. The trio are taking things higher with their third album, 3615TTC. With production from the group’s flying helmet-wearing DJ Orgasmic, the mighty Para One, Tacteel, Modeselektor and Tido himself, this is the band’s most consistent, distinctive effort.

The bangers are "Téléphone" and "Une Bande De Mecs Sympas":

Buy 3615TTC on vinyl, because the track "Dancing Box" with Modeselektor is included.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Ghost Musick

DJ Baltimoroder (A.K.A. Erik Pearson) is a talented guy. He transformed "Trauermusick" into "Ghost Musick". It sounds a bit like what Modeselektor did with TTC. Definitely a banger.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Dub Be Good To Me

Right now the temperature is ridicules high in Holland, somewhere around 27 degrees Celsius. Good weather to go nuts, so how about a dub version of Giorgio Moroder's "Sooner Or Later"?

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Favourite Worst Nightmare

Last week the Easter bunny brought us the new album of Arctic Monkeys. It will be in the shops on April 23 and is definitely worth checking out. Best song by far is "Fluorescent Adolescent".

Friday, April 13, 2007

For Your Pleasure

Paul Epworth a.k.a. Phones remixed "Editions Of You" of Roxy Music into an awesome banger.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

We Dance

SebastiAn - famous for his Ed Banger recordings - remixed the new Rakes' single "We Danced Together". He slowed it down!

I think I prefer the original ...

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Back By Dope Demand

The latest from Ladybug Mecca (of legendary hiphop group, Digable Planets) is "Dogg Starr" from her first solo record, Trip The Light Fantastic. The album was released on June 28, 2005.

It's relevant, because Kenny Dope (Masters At Work) remixed "Dogg Starr" into nothing less then a club banger, a stripped down beat backed with a heavy bass line.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Sun Is Shining

Finally CocoRosie's new album is officially released: "The Adventures of Ghosthorse and Stillborn". "Promise" was just a teaser. The best song on the album is "Sunshine".

"Rainbowarriors" could be a hit, but please, give us a proper release of "Turn Me On".

Monday, April 09, 2007

My Humps

Alanis Morissette has a sense of humor ...

"Weird Al" Yankovic is outof business.

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Rock My Boat

I have no idea when the new album of Dntel will be released, but when it does, be sure to pick it up some where. "Dumb Luck" is simply brilliant!

Before the album drops you can buy a very limited 7" on Aim's jukebox series. Jimmy Tamborello is joined by the magic voice of Mia Doi Todd. Have a listen ...

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Jeugd Van Tegenwoordig

"Reverse, you're crazy for this one."

On the new hit of Dutch hip hop legends Jeugd Van Tegenwoordig "Shenkie", rapper Vieze Fur delivers a magnificent verse about a classic Dutch treat, koetjesrepen. This is a classic in the making.
"Koetjesrepen komen hard!"

Friday, April 06, 2007


With its visitor count of around 1.5 million people a year, Rotterdam Zoo (Diergaarde Blijdorp) is certainly one of the biggest attractions in the Netherlands. One hundred and fifty years ago Rotterdam Zoo opened. To be acurate it was May 18, 1857.

A good reason to post the first video of legendary Dutch video directors Habbekrats. This is how it started and the Dutch version of hiphop (Nederhop) became huge in Holland.

Habbekrats (Jim Taihuttu and Victor Ponten) about DuvelDuvel:
"Rotterdam based hiphop visionaries DuvelDuvel released their first official album Aap-O-Theek in 2005. We instantly loved it, especially the track Wie Is Ut? We couldn't get in touch with record company TopNotch, so we just shot a video without commission and released it online. Once it became succesful, TopNotch bought it and took it to MTV. It went bananas."

The video is shot at Rotterdam Zoo and other parts of Rotterdam, home town of DuvelDuvel.

Thursday, April 05, 2007


Shock Value is in stores, but man what a disappointment! Timbaland, you can do better than that.

"Give It To Me" is ok, but it sounds like "Promiscuous Part 2".

Wednesday, April 04, 2007


Bebel Gilberto, the undisputed queen of new Brazilian music, returns with her third album Momento in suitably beautiful fashion.

Highlights, of which there are many, include "Bring Back The Love", which blends bossa and electronica to seemless effect.

Another hightlight is "Cacada", a song penned by her uncle Chico Buarque, which offers a more upbeat vibe and includes some wonderful flute.

Who's That Girl

The third album of (an unrecognizable) Joss Stone has gone straight to number two in the US Billboard album chart. The album, Introducing Joss Stone, is the highest new entry by a British female artist in US chart history, according to Music Week magazine.

Billboard said it sold 118,000 copies in its first week. Other UK stars making waves in the US include Amy Winehouse at 10, Corinne Bailey Rae at 22 and Lily Allen at 41.

Monday, April 02, 2007

Dor De Verdade

Don't know how, why or what, but I missed the release of Marcelo D2's new album "Meu Samba É Assim"!

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Be Mine

Goosebumps ...