Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Acid Set

That x0xb0x is hot

M.I.A - Kala

Damn. This is a good album.
I'm not a big fan of hip-hop, but the rhythms, samples, and hooks on this album will get stuck in your head after the 3rd or 4th listen.
A couple of gems: Hussel (Feat. Afrikan boy), Mango Pickle Down the River (feat rapping African children).

This album totally redefines how hip-hop can exist. Think Electro-Hop.

Get it.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Daft Punk Pyramid Setup

Lots of samplers! Mmmm...

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Paul van Dyk - In Between

I was really excited to hear this album when I first got it. PVD is one of the top DJs in the trance / techno / dance / whatever music scene and an excellent producer as well. He was one of the first guys that went away from turntables and started using a laptop and systems like final scratch. I've seen him a few times live and the guy really knows how to work a crowd. One of the finer moments I have experienced in a NYC club was flashing a paper to Paul with a song name on it, moments later he played it. The guy is a great performer hands down.

The album is wild. It starts out with a euro-trash sort of feel. You can tell right off that these tunes are singles. Then Paul does what he does best. Kicks it with beats.

The trance songs on the album are well laid out, the album's flow is fantastic and Paul's signature bouncy beats force one to bob along with each song. His use of the stereo field shows his expertise as a producer as you can hear tons of nuances in the mix. One song in particular "New York City" has a New York City police department siren in the background. It was so well laid into the mix that while walking in the city I looked around for the police car.

The album is coming out in a month or two, when it does finally hit stores make sure to pick it up.

Check out his interview

EDIT: The album is not fully finished yet.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

New Prefuse 73 Album

Taken from Pitchfork Media

"Guillermo Scott Herren will revive his Prefuse 73 alias this fall for the new album Preparations, out via Warp on October 23. As Herren mentioned when we chatted with him in March, it's a double album... but only if you buy a physical copy. That's right: as an added incentive to support your local record shop, the digital version of Preparations will not come with the second disc. And you'll be missing out, because that second disc is called Ensembles and is, as promised, a collection of modern classical compositions composed and played by Herren using mostly cello, flute, piano, bass, and clarinet. "


Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Pheonix - It's Never Been Like That

This was one of my favorite albums of 2006, and I'm still in love with it. These guys sound like Oasis, Travis, Bloc Party, and Maritime.
The rhythms, melodies, hooks, and choruses these guys throw together make every song sound like it belongs on the radio. This is one of those albums you won't be able to get out of your head for days.
Amazing. Get.

Monday, August 6, 2007

Rebirth Live Set

Pretty cool stuff. Download Rebirth for free @

Saturday, August 4, 2007

WUSB August 4th 2007 - Playlist

Broken Social Scene Presents Kevin Drew - Lucky Ones
White Stripes - Icky Thump
Matthew Good - Born Losers
Boards Of Canada - Trans Canada Highway

Digitalism - Magnets
Ferry Corsten - Beautiful
Thomas Bronzwaer- Constellation
The Alien - Rox
Modeselektor - 2,000,000>-

Phoenix - Second to None
The Go Find - New Year
Stars Of Track And Field - Lullaby for a G.I.
Valgeir Sigurdsson - A Symmetry
Vector Lovers - Last Day of Winter

Broken Social Scene Presents Kevin Drew - Safety Bricks
Spoon - Don't Make Me A Target
Chuck - Never Forget (With Fourtet)
Chemical Brothers - We are the night
Matthew Dear - Fleece on Brain

Idlewild - In Competition for the worst time
Interpol - No I in Threesome
June - Finally
The Used - Pretty Handsome and Awkward
NYE - Under My Skin
Fuel - Gone