17 Jul 2011, 21:07 de Tibo-FB
9 Ene 2010, 2:04 de Loupitour2009 fut un bon petit cru musical avec son lot de concerts, bonne humeur et découvertes. Voici un petit tour d'horizon des festivals que j'ai eu l'occasion de faire durant cette année et qui poutraient sévère, comme on dit dans les milieux autorisés.
6 au 10 Mai : Rock & Solex
Comme chaque année, c'est le Rock & Solex qui a ouvert la saison début Mai avec cette fois-ci une petite particularité : après avoir été sélectionnés pour le tremplin avec la formation The 462nd Zinnias, nous avons eu la tâche ingrate mais fun d'assurer les changements de plateau des concerts du Jeudi soir. Au menu : hip-hop, dub, remixes et mash up de toutes sortes
Niveau concert, il y avait ce soir là du très bon avec notamment les puissants The Herbaliser qui venaient présenter les albums de leur dernier et très bon album Same As It Never Was. Du bon funk, quelques breaks, du gros groove, des passages un peu plus soul, ce fut un réel plaisir de faire l'ouverture de ce concert.
21 Abr 2009, 23:26 de PrincipeAzulEvery single act i saw was in top form! not a single bad note, not a single flub, not a single moment of apprehension by any of the performers, and for me, during the whole weekend no more than a few moments spent w/o being high, drunk or rolling haha
let's do this
In order of appearance:
Gui Boratto (Beautiful Life was beautiful!)
Steve Aoki is a fuckin rockstar
Buraka Som Sistema kick M.I.A.'s ass. plus those MCs, especially the female, have CRAZY moves. heaven in a tent.
Beirut was magical. played ALL my favorite songs.
Bajofondo is not my taste in music but their passion was exceptional. they were so inviting. and the accordian player was HOT.
Paul McCartney. walking out friday night to a crowd of thousands singing the na na na part of Hey Jude was positively breathtaking.
caught the end of the Liars, who made me cry
Surkin is a chainsmoking, recordsmashing FIEND
i sat outside the tent of Tinariwen and just closed my eyes and transcended
Fleet Foxes was also transcendent. those voices? miraculous
29 Abr 2008, 9:26 de citrusmantisSun 27 Apr – Mouse on Mars, Gui Boratto, Thomas Fehlmann, Jonas Bering, Geo, Burger/Voigt
Now the main thing I would love to know is: why the hell is a soundsystem THAT GOOD located in such a stupid place? North Greenwich is a nightmare to get to (especially when the Jubilee is closed) as demonstrated by the sparse crowd that met us when we arrived. Less 'Kompakt Party', more 'school disco'. But the sound, oh the sound. Two beautiful, curving racks of speakers ascend to the ceiling either side of the stage, beneath each of which lurks a behemoth of a sub. For me, it rivalled Fabric room 1 in clarity and elegance. Not as loud, of course, but given our exhaustion we didn't really mind. And for a label like Kompakt, it's all about the detail.
Jonas Bering was in full flow when we arrived, looking suave behind his laptop and playing that kind of blissful trance/techno that Kompakt made their name with. I've grown a bit tired of this sort of stuff on record…
26 Dic 2007, 3:58 de MityaIn the mp3 era, I take a much more empirical view of music than I used to: what I listen to must be good, and what I listen to more, must be better - at least in terms of these kinds of lists. One caveat: although last.fm generates these lists automatically, it's not perfect - if you play the same song five times in a row on your iPod, it only gets counted once - so I've tweaked things a bit. (You also can't filter by release year, if that's important to you - I've starred non-2007 releases). Where possible, I've added tracks to my playlist, for your listening ease.
1. Regina Spektor - Better* - I saw some criticism of this song for it's radio-friendly production, which admittedly strips much away most of Regina Spektor's musical idiosyncracy, but she still shows through in the lyrics. So rag on David Kahne if you want, but the honest truth is that a handful of artists have produced their best work thanks to his knob-twiddling (vis Truth And Soul).
2. Stars - Window Bird
23 Dic 2007, 19:49 de StormMonkeyBeen good. Whipped together. Funfun
10.Pantha du Prince-This Bliss
9.Songs of Green Pheasant-Gyllyng Street
8.The Twilight Sad-Fourteen Autumns and Fifteen Winters
7.shh... this is a library-shh... this is a library
6.Gui Boratto- Chromophobia
3.Animal Collective-Strawberry Jam
2.The Field-From Here We Go Sublime
1.Panda Bear-Person Pitch
Narrowly Missing Out
Dan Deacon- Spiderman of the Rings
Air- Pocket Symphony
Beirut- The Flying Club Cup
Rogue Wave- Asleep At Heaven's Gate
Thee Stranded Horse- Churning Strides
Low Low Low La La La Love Love Love- Ends of June
10.Final Fantasy (Academy 3, Manchester, 14th July)
9.The Decemberists(Academy 2, Manchester, 5th Febuary)
8.Patrick Wolf (The Cockpit, Leeds, 21st Febuary)
7.Joanna Newsom (The Green Man Festival, Wales, 17th August or The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, 15th January)
6.Dan Deacon (The Ruby Lounge, Manchester, 5th December)
21 Dic 2007, 20:21 de RiverrunnerIron and Wine -- Boy with a Coin: One of the few artists who consistently writes good lyrics.
LCD Soundsystem -- Get Innocuous: I boycotted the LCD Soundsystem craze for a while but this track is fantastic.
Radiohead -- All I Need: Awesome classic track from the best band since the Beatles.
Gui Boratto -- Beautiful Life: I love minimal techno that isn't depressing...sometimes.
The Field -- Over the Ice: Ecstasy music.
Burial -- Archangel: The best mood music of the year. Also makes me want to try heroin...in a good way.
Dapayk and Padberg -- Black Beauty: Prophetic.
Morgan Packard -- I Think I...: Interesting, sophisticated. A thinking person's track.
Pantha Du Prince -- Saturn Strobe: Dramatic never sounded so good.
Justice -- Waters of Nazareth: A raw and nasty track. I stayed off the Justice bandwagon but this and Stress cut to the bone.
The Tuss -- Synthacon 9: IDM isn't dead.
Battles -- Atlas: Amazingly accessible for being so long and technical.
17 Dic 2007, 17:08 de bigdottawa40. Elephant Gun
39. He Keeps Me Alive
36. Our Life Is Not a Movie or Maybe
35. Rise Above
34. Silly Crimes
33. Almost Ready
32. I'm A Flirt (Remix) (Feat. T.I. & T-Pain)
31. Don't Let Stars Keep Us Tangled Up (Ewan's Objects in Space Remix)
30. Wham City
29. Keep the Car Running
28. Pussy'ole (Old Skool)
27. Lip Gloss
26. Roc Boys (And The Winner Is...)
25. Can't Tell Me Nothing
24. Beautiful Life
23. I Believe
15 Dic 2007, 18:54 de my-myThis week I went to a great party: a Musis (sic) Geek 2007 listening evening. We all had to bring a mix CD of our "top smash hits of the year". Any music counts, so long as it was released in 2007.
It turns out we all have very varied tastes, so it was an eclectic night of discovery. Anyway, here's my list. No compromises either; I love them ALL unapologetically. They all come with either have happy or sad memories from the past year:
Patrick Wolf: The Magic Position
The Magic Position, 26/03/07
Gravy Train!!!!: All The Sweet Stuff
All the Sweet Stuff, 02/07/07
Chromeo: Momma’s Boy
Fancy Footwork, 30/07/07
Bonde Do Role: Solta o Frango
With Lasers, 10/09/07
Aliens: Robot Man
Astronomy for Dogs, 19/03/07
Beardyman: Mr Maybe
Mr Maybe EP, 25/06/07
Good Arrows, 27/08/07
Friendly Fires: Strobe
Cross the Line, 04/06/07
1990s: See You At The Lights
Born too Late, 08/01/07
14 Oct 2007, 15:01 de tysonbfranceNew entries:
Oliver Smith - Tomahawk
The Prodigy - Smack My Bitch Up (Thrillseekers Remix)
Tiga - You Gonna Want Me (Van She Remix)
DJ Mutiny - Most (The Breakfastaz Remix)
Gui Boratto - Beautiful Life
Mobb Deep - It's Ya Birthday
Crooked I - One Mic Freestyle (good rapper, good beat. gotta do it.)
Nappy Roots - Keep It Real
Jay Rock - We On One
Ransom - Flashing Lights
J. Dilla - Lightworking featuring Talib Kweli and Q-Tip
Method Man - I'll Be There For You/You're All I Need To Get By (Razor Sharp Mix) featuring Mary J. Blige
The LOX - Recognize
Fiona Apple - Pale September
Amy Winehouse - What Is It About Men
Ras Kass - Back It Up featuring Kokane
iio - Smooth (Airbase remix)
Kenny Hawkins & Louise Carver - Play The Game
Tori Amos - Famous Blue Raincoat
Love To Infinity - Finally
Fugees - The Beast