• Attention go all of djgizmoe's (J.P.'s) friends - Vote up my dad!

    12 Oct 2014, 06:32 by djgizmoe

    Okay, yes, this is SPAM, but it's very important SPAM. My father, Lon Milo DuQuette, is taking part in Guitar Center's Singer-Songwriter contest, and he is currently 5th among 10,000 artists! If he wins, it is a HUGE deal for my family - plus he gets a stint on Jimmy Kimmel and Don Was (Was (Not Was)) produces an EP for him. All you have to do is watch his videos at the link provided, and if you like 'em, share the link to the page. Thanks, it means a whole hell of a lot.
    JP DuQuette

    http://songwriter.amplifiertv.com/channel/Lon+Milo+DuQuette
  • Top 20 of 2013

    13 Nov 2013, 13:16 by djgizmoe

    Well, it's that time of year again. Can't believe it's been a year since my last journal. Hard to believe I'm still on Last.FM, considering the radio feature is no more in Japan, and I'm basically paying my subscription fees for nothing. Anyhoo, this list is very tentative, based on my poor taste and won't be solidified till, well, the end of the year. It will change dramatically when I start digging through my music from this year.

    On first glance, not as many OMG albums this year. I spent most of my time keeping up with the sythwave 'revival' and brancing out into acid-trap via STYLSS, as well as exploring early 80's hip-hop and electro (that obviously doesn't belong here).

    1. Electric Lady - Janelle Monae - Not my most listened to, but the most varied and audacious pop album this year. Great videos as well.
    2. Hesitation Marks - Nine Inch Nails - Trent simplifies the beats, krautrocks it up a bit, loses some aggression, but maintains the gloom (for the most part).
  • Top 20 of 2012

    4 Nov 2012, 01:31 by djgizmoe

    Okay, tentative list starts now. 2012 was/is an awesome year for music IMHO. While a few years it's been even hard to cobble together 10 releases I really enjoyed, this time it's about cutting it down to 20. In no particular order at the moment:
    1. Grimes - Visions : An awesome video for "Oblivion" and the perfect blend of quirky retro-electro and playful ethereal vocals. The Queen of Hipsterdom at the moment.
    2. Twin Shadow - Confess : Absolutely immaculate retro-pop.
    3. Chemical Brothers - Don't Think : Amazing set. Amazing video.
    4. Covox - Strike EP : Chiptune meets Justice. Amazingly underrated.
    5. Ice Choir - Afar - Wait, this isn't actually from the 80's?!?!
    6. Crystal Castles - III : Not as mind-blowing as the last two, but subtle and catchy. Like the witch-house accents as well.
    7. Orbital - Wonky : Best Orbital in years.
    9. Squarepusher - Ufabulum : More electro, and even a few dubstep flavors make this one amazing. And his live tour for this was AMAZING by all accounts.
  • Vanity Projects ala DuQuette

    6 Jan 2007, 14:33 by djgizmoe

    Well it looks like LMD Records is finally off the ground at Last.FM. Feel free to take a listen to streamable tracks from both my dad's new album (White Album) and my old (circa 2002) unreleased EP (Hanami EP). Good fun for the whole family.

    Lon Milo DuQuette
    J.P. DuQuette