Category Archives: Video
Alexandra Stan (or I should say her producers Marcel Prodan and Andrei Nemirschi) could learn something from Mr. Oizo when it comes to capitalizing on a saxophone sample.
“Stan and her personnel decided to make a new song to become at least a moderate hit.” – (Mr. Saxobeat entry on Wikipedia)
I always got that sense listening to the track.
But it makes me think of Mr. Oizo’s “Patrick122″ which features a clip of Bob Forman busting out a phat sax solo at 2:41 of the song, part of the well sampled Gary’s Gang “Do It At the Disco.”
BOYS NOIZE – “What You Want” (official vid)
/// makes me think of a Dr. Seuss novel set in sweatshop Scientology suburbia.
They go through the process of writing ‘+Dome’ – their 2nd album. You’ll find out what plugins and hardware they use, how they make their loops/samples and how they bring it all together to perform live using Ableton Live.
I snagged one of Seekae’s track’s off xlr8r.com I believe a while back and it just floated through various playlists over the months. It was always one of those tunes that worked well to move between disparate genres and electronic hodge-podge. It’s always rewarding to check in on the audio craftwork of percussive synth aficionados.
“It’s hard to say what ‘live’ is really.”
“Put more compression on the snares, or whatever.”
“Our last show at the Manning Bar the fire alarm went off and it was in some of our like more uptempo hip-hop tracks. And I don’t think many people realized it was actually the fire alarm going off, because it was kind of this kind of oscillating sine wave which was excruciatingly annoying for us.”
These are the sorts of quotes you can expect from the trio.
Courtesy of Music Fail Blog, where they referenced Cake’s “Shadow Stabbing,” so I have included a cool fan vid I found below…
Came across this amazing video while browsing the Travel Times:
Update: Thanks so much for all your comments! I am reading them all and enjoy them a lot! I am sorry I can’t reply to all of you. I am traveling at the moment and only have internet access once in a while. I hope to get to all the questions eventually. Thanks again!
A collection of time lapses I took around the San Francisco Bay Area roughly shot over the period of one year.
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Music by Nick Cave – Mary’s Song from the Soundtrack of “Assassination of Jesse James”
“These are pretty much the biggest waves I have ever seen”
“One of the most awesome experiences on Earth”
Best electro house track I heard all week, hands down. Make that best Plump DJs song of all time as well.
And of course the video is killer. Nothing we love around these parts more than watery things squirting everywhere and people getting punched in the face, especially in slow motion.
The song has promise written all over it, considering the name Gobstopper, is sure to remind you of the best things from your childhood — namely the colourful spherical candies of the same name. And it has an air of currency, given the rise of the Condescending Wonka meme in the past half-year. When a Quickmeme page was created for the original inventor of the Gobstopper back in November 2011 there were 800 submissions in 6 weeks, according to Know Your Meme.
The video has the same cheeky optimism of the Gene Wilder character, and when I say cheeky I of course mean that literally.
The best part about the song is that it starts out with strong intensity you might anticipate from prolific producers. And your like, “cool.” A lot of electro tracks have amazing buildups. The problem with most of them is that the whole song is like that and it doesn’t actually build to anything. At least the intro section of this track is quite intricate and varied. Then you hit the :50 mark and you’re slapped in the face with the freshness of the rising synths (in the original track it’s actually a minute and 28 great seconds in) which corresponds with the first image of a water ballon popping.
So listen to the track and let me know what you think in the comment section below if you want. But more importantly, if you’re a Calgary dweller or happen to be here on vacation, definitely don’t miss out on the HiFi jam coming up May 12 featuring Sonny Chiba (below), Syrup Smugglers and, you guessed it — Plump DJs.
Be there if you want to get your face rocked off by some insanely creative frequency masters.
Glad Com Truise has caught the ear of the kids…
Foster The People – Helena Beat (Com Truise Remix)
But even more excited to hear this one…
Hybrid Minds – Lost
“This is too much madness to explain in one text!”
It was the strangest thing, and yet the most perfectly natural thing all at once.
Alone in the art gallery soaking up the warmth of the colours and the substantial perspectives I was happy when the girl clutching a series of papers beckoned me to sit down in front of the B&W film playing on the flatscreen monitor on the wall.
We spoke of her fears sprung from darkness of Dante’s Inferno (coincidentally as I type this I am listening to Deadmau5′s Cthulhu Dreams), dissertations on madness, and she asked me if I would take her to the hospital for her schizophrenia. Of course this did not surprise me in the least, after all we were in the middle of a video of a video of an Andy Warhol impersonator discussing the merits of various collections of Calgarian artwork and the intimate details they revealed.
Reminds me a bit of todays New York Times piece on performance art… “What Happened at Those Happenings?
Floating around as if in a dream, is what she said.
But she up and left without so much as a word in explanation. The randomness was pleasant while it lasted. And she had thanked me, after all.
And so it goes.
Appropriate vid from a US news outlet last summer.