Yeah yeah I know, I missed out on posting “Friday Rocks” but here’s some music from the Two Door Cinema Club who will have an exclusive dj set at Velours tonight. Isn’t Kitsuné awesome? Some of my fav artists are signed to them. And guess what, HELLO KL!TTY plays right before the indie-rock lads (ow!).
Super excited, but we start pretty early (@ 11) so this post will be on the short side. So what I can’t give you in words tonight, I’ll make up for in deeds, starting off with my fav song of Two Door Cinema Club and the remix. Enjoy x
My God, isn’t this pic just frikkin awesome? Think of it as a post Valentine gift from me <3.
I’m sure by now you’ve all heard Lady Gaga’s new single “Born this Way”, from her upcoming album which is probably the most anticipated album of 2011. I assure you, it will be dissected and critiqued ad nauseum, but that won’t stop me from adding my 2 cents.
So, does it work? Honestly, I got a bit bored the first 20 secs in. I read someone tweet “it already sounds like a tired David Guetta throwaway” and I found myself chuckling in agreement. I suspect “Born this Way” won’t age as gracefully as some of her other songs BUT I did feel the same way the first time I heard Paparazzi, so it still is early days.
Inevitably, when you’re as famous as Gaga, you will be compared to other singers. Remember the whole Christina Aguilera debacle? Yeah, I know Christina who? And there’s also the whole Grace Jones‘ outrageous style copied, blah, blah, let’s get back to the music. (Love you Grace Jones!) Obviously, the great queen Madge is the icon most pointed to. “Born This Way” is eerily evocative of Madonna’s “Express Yourself” + (insert whatever here) since its premiere. Not that this is necessarily tragic BUT if you’re going to hype your song as the new gay anthem (that could dethrone “I Will Survive“) then ehhh, it doesn’t quite work in that sense.
The message, on the other hand, does work. One of the reasons I loved Gaga is because she’s always been an outspoken advocate for gay rights. I wouldn’t say this is the ultimate gay anthem, more an anthem for all minorities. The lyrics are honest, she knows how to create a solid pop song with a big hook. Until the music video, or the next single drops, “Born This Way” will be played to death in clubs and will be belted out at gay pride parades throughout the year. Nichome anyone?
What do you think? Any anthems you’d like me to post? Leave your comments below.
I’m not going to lie, these people kinda scare me. Yep, and they’re here in Tokyo!
Whether you’ve heard of Die Antwoord in 2009 when they blew up the blogosphere or more recently, I’m pretty sure they made quite an impression on you, to put it lightly. I think my exact thoughts when watching Evil Boy was “There are way too many penises up in this video!”
See what ah mean? Love them or hate them, or maybe you’re like me and you don’t quite know how to feel about them, this South African rap-rave group is on some next level $hit. “The Answer” as it translates from Afrikaan, is made up of Ninja (born Watkin Tudor Jones), Yo-Landi Vi$$er and DJ Hi-Tek. Watch their video Zef Side as it shows a sample of their work in a kinda part interview, part song mockumentary. It’s just so hilarious because it’s just sooooo bloody trashy! Beware, as once again, there’s more penis flailing about.
My fav bit:
“-so….what does [Die Antwoord] mean?
-answer to what?
But wait… There’s more! As mentioned in the last post, HELLO KL!TTY will have the pleasure of spinning with them tonight at Ninja (Die Antwoord) @ Trump Room. We’ll be doing our best to Zef it up! It’s going to be fokkin crazy tonight with the likes of Trippple Nippplez, The Pitchoun Allstar djz, and more…
Here are a few remixes to their songs*
Die Antwoord – Beat boy (The Bobby6killers & Guerilla Speakerz remix)
Die Antwoord – Zef Side (Slap in the Bass vs Paranoid- Androidz rerun)
I can’t believe I let this happen again. This has been probably the 3rd year in a row that I’ve vowed to go see the Scissor Sisters in action and once again, I can’t go. I even led the charge about 4 months ago when I heard they were coming. They’re performing tonight at Zepp Tokyo and tomorrow night at Gan-Ban @ Ageha which just so happens to be the same night that Hello Kl!tty will be spinning at Ninja (Die Antwoord) @ Trump Room (but more about that later).
The Sisters and I have a history. Listening to their first self-titled album and “Ta-Dah” helped get me through some low times when I first moved to Tokyo. My poor ex-housemate would hear songs like “Return to Oz” and “Get it Get it” on loop every night without fail (smile Mel ;)) To say that I am sorely disappointed to miss them would be an understatement. I fear I’ll just go and wallow in my self-pity while I watch vids on their Vevo.
Enjoy these remixes of their latest album”Night Work”
And an oldie but no doubt a banger
Scissor Sisters – Kiss you off (Mr. Oizo remix)
Hmmm, I think I might just play that last one on Thursday… Hopefully I’ll see you when you’re back in Toks again soon. Kl!ttytronic x
I’ve always had an aversion to Dubstep and I’ve been quite obnoxious about it. Whenever I listen to the intro of a song (unwittingly mind you), I may start to like it, then once that wobble comes in, I roll my eyes, mutter “bloody dubstep” and click next.
I’ll be the first to say maybe I was a bit too harsh (a small maybe). When I heard Bassnectar’s remix to Ellie Goulding’s “Lights” I didn’t roll my eyes, I didn’t mutter under my breath and I certainly didn’t click next. Could it be that this ice queen may be warming to a subgenre of music that was completely alien to her? Only time will tell. Enjoy x
Ellie Goulding – Lights (Bassnectar remix)
[***audio preview removed due the uptight suits who issued me a DMCA notice]
Ellie Goulding – Lights (WIRED Dubstep remix)
[***audio preview removed] I knew warming to dubstep would come to no good 😦
It may also be safe to listen to: