Thursday, February 10, 2011


That's Robert in the middle.

Welcome Citizens of Neon Lights!!

Today's post has been much anticipated by the crew. We've been putting the blade to the grindstone, just for you guys! Last Friday we had the chance to interview one of our favorites, Robot Koch, after the show he headlined with Madlib at 1015 Folsom, San Francisco. The half an hour we spent with Robert was much more like a bunch of friends hanging out rather than an interview, and we hope you enjoy reading it as much as we enjoyed the opportunity to spend some time with such a cool dude.

Read the interview and peep the links after the jump!

Monday, February 07, 2011

Andreya Triana::Far Closer EP out TODAY!!

We have quite the treat for all you eager music lovers; Andreya Triana!

This girl was blessed with a beautiful voice, and god damn does she know how to use it!! Originally from South East London, Ms. Triana caught her break from The Red Bull Music Academy, in 2006 she was selected from thousands to join their collective down in Australia. We should all take a moment to thank Red Bull Music Academy for choosing her, because without them she may never have met Flying Lotus and they might never have recorded their fucking beautiful collaboration, "Tea Leaf Dancers" [released on FlyLo's Reset EP].

It was this collaboration that caught the attention of Ninja Tune artist Bonobo and in June 2009 she released her debut album, Lost Where I Belong, produced entirely by Bonobo. The album is a the story of her journey that led her to where she is now, even if she is not entirely sure where that is or where she is going to end up. In a world where female soul singers are a dime a dozen, Andreya proves from the very beginning that she is not to be written off as another Lauren Hill or Erykah Badu. She has firmly staked her place, and maybe even carved herself a new niche, in the sultry land of low-fi soul.

Following the release of Lost Where I Belong, she let loose her first EP for the track,"A Town Called Obsolete," which featured a remix by the always amazing, Mount Kimbie!

Her latest release, the Far Closer EP, features remixes by Mr. Scruff and Tokimonsta as well as a live version of the title track. I really love when artist put live versions of tracks on their albums/EP's, it allows you to hear what they are actually like without all the studio tricks and layering and whatnot. Check out the video below of Andreya performing Far Closer live in London.


Please, take some time to listen to this beautiful songstress and if you love it [which I know you will] maybe buy her album? Or at least tell all your friends!!!

:::Here are a couple downloads [courtesy of XLR8R Magazine] for you to show all your friends:::

Friday, February 04, 2011

Scion AV Remix Presents: The Dirtbombs

Scion AV must have some amazing people pulling together projects for them, as we see here another moment of progressive thinking in their most current remix series. The Dirtbombs are a pivotal garage/punk/soul outfit from Detroit, fronted by Mick Collins who also led his band The Gories into monumental status with their lo-fi rock n' rolling in the mid 80's and forever on into the future. The Dirtbomb's latest effort, "Party Store" is now out on In The Red Records, and you will find the remixed originals on that delectable release. Being from the Midwest, I thought that everyone called it the "party store," but it wasn't until I read another review of this album that someone mentioned it being a midwest, and even Detroit specific name for the purveyors of liquor, blunt wraps, various munchies and things to help our chemical indulgences. Omar S , a veteran Motor City DJ and producer gives "Sharevari" some signiture Detroit shuffling drums and doesn't stray too far from the amazing original track's format/structure. Ectomorph, also from D-Town, are a duo going back to as early as 1995. Their ephemeral filtery dreamscape of "Jaguar" is a gem, sure to keep the crowd moving or your foot on the gas during a midnight cruise as you imagine the industrial fallout chaos land that may have inspired it. CHUNKY is how I would describe Kyle Hall's
rework of "Bug In The Bassbin." A new face in the Detroit underground, Mr. Hall's production is also choppy and has some really great swirling synths and a solid low end. Cop these fine works here, and the original, here. Peep this video too, I really like it a lot as I feel it is a perfect visual reference to the Dirtbomb's aesthetic, enjoy :)

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Free Gucci 2:::The Burrrtish Edition

Gucci Mane is ridiculous. A fucking ice cream cone?! I must be missing something. Honestly, I don't really care, his flow is effortless and so perfect for a refix. Last year Diplo and Mad Decent released, Free Gucci: Best of Cold War Mixtapes which had Gucci flowing over fresh beats crafted by the likes of; Zomby, Salem, FlyLo, DZ, Diplo, Mumdance and more. That mixtape was huge. And just released earlier today: Free Gucci 2: The Burrrtish Edition!!! This time Sinden took over and enlisted some of the UK's best, including HudMo, Rustie, Terror Danjah, Toddla T, Mele, Scratcha DVA & The Blessings. If you have any interest in this Future Bass/Space Crunk/Street Bass shit, I highly suggest downloading this FREE mixtape.