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
I’m baaaack. Yes I’ve been incognito for over a month now and with good reason. Trust me if I wrote now what I really wanted to write then, HEADS. WOULD. EFFING. ROLL. Didn’t want to turn all Mark Zuckerberg pre-Facebook. It was so hard but I didn’t touch JanKenBPM (not even a peek) and Facebook, I never thought it possible to not even write a status update for over 2 weeks. Shock.
This week marked 2 months since the devastating Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. Japan is trying to rebuild and we all are trying to move on with our lives. Our relationships/friendships were affected in some way or another and I learned a few things about myself and others since the tragedy. A few things I hope to stick to is:
Never to apologise if you don’t mean it, especially hoping it will elicit an apology in return. Just as it also goes without saying, never take credit for things you didn’t do.
Never pander to attention whores, because soon enough monsters are created.
Don’t take your friends for granted. Make more of an effort to spend time with people you vibe with. Negative energy is just bad for your health.
Ok, so now that I’ve imparted a few gems to live by, I can now return to my lovely, winsome self *cough. Music please:
Mr. Harris not singing on his track? Shock. Love him anyway.
Calvin Harris – Awooga
And what’s this about Skrillex’s laptop being stolen out of his hotel room in Milan? That seriously sucks. From what I’ve read “Lost in Space” is a collabo with Deadmau5. I dunno how legit that info is but it’s far too good to not share with you a preview on Youtube. I would have posted the track here but don’t want to take a chance and the suits come knocking again. Heard it once and fell in love.
So without further ado Deadmau5- Lost in Space (Feed Me Remix)
See you at Sniff Sniff tonight x
I have a fever. And not the good kind that Peggy Lee sings about. It seems that I’ve gotten what’s been going around Tokyo for the past couple of weeks.
Rest assured though, while hopped up on meds and sipping on my juice box I still posted some songs that ironically popped up while listening to my iPod. Have a healthy dose of these sick tracks… If you’ll pardon the pun.
If Deadmau5 and Justice had a baby, it would be Wolfgang Gartner. I mean, with a name like Wolfgang, how could you possibly not be destined for greatness? (Note to self: Change name to Wolfgang Van Guetta…). Anywho, Wolfgang just yesterday debuted his music video to Illmerica. He posted on his facebook that it’s a “nice little trip through American history with some crazy graphics, if you pay close attention there is some funny stuff in there. . .” And right he is as I’ve watched it about a dozen times since yesterday, you see something new each time and it doesn’t hurt that the track is addictive.
Here’s a mash-up of Justice vs. Wolfgang Gartner – Illmerica Are Your Friends (Steve Camp Mashup)
And finally, Crookers is just what the doctor ordered
Crookers vs Miike Snow – Remedy (Magik Johnson Vocal mix)