Let’s just ignore the elephant in the room and pretend that I’ve been good this summer and posted more than once in 2 months. Right, shall we? These last few months have probably been the most frustrating, heartbreaking, but at the same time exciting, enlightening, I-wouldn’t-change-a-thing period. I’ve met some amaaazing people, gotten closer to more awesome friends, and lost some relationships that had run their courses. The things I’ve seen, Dear God the things I’ve heard… well let’s just focus on some of the great tracks that I’ve heard.
Summer Highlight: FUJI ROCK. All things Fuji Rock really. The artists, the friendly energy, the FOOD, goshdarnit even the rain and mud! Not a bad way to pop a rock festival virgin’s cherry. Steve Aoki, Tensnake, Digitalism, need I say more?
SUMMER SONIC was a bit of a disappointment after the high of Fuji but hey, dancing to The Village People on a beach with people equally as trashed as you makes for some epic pictures. Ha!
So first up, Fake Blood just today released his long-awaited Deep Red EP. The man can do no wrong with his hands and is sure to make a lot of you electro heads very, very, ahhhhhhh happy. Get ready for a massive earection. Giggity.
Deep Red EP Teaser
I predict the Deep Red track (like Mars, Fix your Accent, I Think I like it) will be played on loop on many a iPod and dance floor. You’ve heard the teaser, now you can grab it at:
Beatport or Juno Download. Clean up in aisle 8 please.
I’ve had my eye on Hyper Crush for a while now and should be ashamed that I haven’t written about them before. They released a new banger “Flip the Switch” on their Free Song Fridays earlier this summer. I’ve gotten a great response when I’ve used this remix in my set. Fist pump this!
Duck Sauce, Duck Sauce, my kingdom for some Duck Sauce. Much like the first time I heard Barbra Streisand, I thought “Whatthecuss?” when I first listened to “Big Bad Wolf.” But when it got to the woooo-ooo hook, I cracked up and therefore was sold. A far cry from their disco bangers but sick nonetheless.
It’s a gorgeous day in Toks and it’s Friiiiiday so you know what that means: Fantastic parties and some songs that have the pleasure of gracing this page. Yeah, I really did just say that. People I really am not doing too well with this New Year’s resolution of weekly updates am I? A new post has been long overdue, just seems as if I’ve somehow misplaced my mojo, so I’ll fake it til you get off on some of these hot tracks 😉
First up a hot new party “Fucking Fridays” – I kid you not, that really is the name….. well it gets straight to the point doesn’t it? Brilliant. FF makes it’s grand debut tonight at Tokyo Salon where djs Diego, Eiko, Adam et moi will have you, well, whatever you do when you can’t contain your excitement, dance? Jump around? Or as I do, head bang? So come have a [insert blatant product placement Grand Marnier cocktail] with me and have a Fantastic Fucking Friday Fantasy come true.
Despite myself I really like this song. Pitbull is so oversaturated that I thought twice before clicking, but when I saw it was Benny Benassi I knew the beat would be sick. Less vocals would have suited me better so I can’t wait for new remixes of it.
Benny Bennassi ft Pitbull – Put it on me ( DJ Real Juicy Quick Edit)
So the last post I mistakenly wrote that Mord Fustang’s “Lick the Rainbow” was Lost in Space (Feed Me Remix) by Deadmau5. A very good friend pointed it out to me and I got confirmation over by Vacay Wave. ごめんね. I thought I’d repost because it’s oh so good.
Mord Fustang – Lick the Rainbow
Wippenberg – Pong (Wideboys Club remix)
And one of my DJ crush’s mix of Katy Perry’s latest.
Katy Perry – Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F) (Laidback Luke bootleg)
See you tonight at FF x
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
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
My nose is one lazy sonofabitch. It believes my mouth should do all the breathing and it should just sit there looking pretty. This cold isn’t easing up anytime soon. Cuss. So, how incredibly appropriate it is that Hello Kl!tty will be spinning at Sniff Sniff @ Trump Room tomorrow night? Uncanny as it is, we’re super excited to play again at another one of Trent’s parties. Last Sniff Sniff was earlier this month and through the success of that we expect it to be even crazier this time. Come watch the kitties skin this bunny alive!
Did I forget to mention that Trippple Nippples will be sniffing about too? Here’s my personal favourite:
Trippple Nippples – RIP MEAT (Bestrack remix)
Also Das Moth will be doing his Moon/Wrong EP Release set
Das Moth – Moon