Never a force content to deliver obvious moves, the next release from the Racebannon juggernaut sees them joining forces with some friends and releasing…*gasp* a DJ-styled 12″ release. Yes folks, Wrap the Body!
A collaboration between Racebannon and Jilly Weiss (We Are Hex), and also featuring a full-blown remix from long time friendsYea Big, Kid Static and Stak; this is Racebannon at both their weirdest and yet most recognizable. Yes, the requisite churn, chaos, and darkness are all present and yes, Mike Andersonbelts out yet another genre-bending throat-box assault. The razor riffing is omnipresent, and the low-end hits like a depth charge. But the token Bannon weapons collide face-first with programmed beats, samples, and an instantly frenzied vocal contribution from Weiss, who sounds like a banshee possessed by equal parts PJ Harvey, bad acid, and Satan herself. The end result is something that is immediately memorable, catchy, scary, and downright original. [More]
While idly strolling through my massive garage gazing at my vintage automobile collection, I came to the realization that there is too much good music in this world. While that fact is arguable, it leads one to think. I will say that there are massive amounts of songs and compositions that have and will continue to touch the lives of millions. From your Luther Vandrosses to your Toni Braxtons to your Nina Simones to your Gladys Knights to your Blondies to your Cures to your Bruce Springsteens to your Michael Jacksons, these songs enter our culture and stay there. They ingrain themselves into our collective consciousness so deeply that before we know what the distance from the earth to the sun is, we can sing along to pretty much any Top 40 hit.
But what is your point Static? My point is that I like so many creatives have extra creative energy. And I like so many other musicians/artists/creatives need to do something with that extra creative energy. So what I will do is this:
You give me a classic song and a genre and I will devastate a new song (maybe more) every week. It might be good, it might suck balls, but this is as much of an excercise for me to flex my production chops as it is for you to hear some songs you love in a way you might never have otherwise. So post in the comments. Let me know. If its Smells Like Teen Spirit as a Movie Theme or Heard It Through The Grapevine as a Trance Anthem, I’ll do it. As a matter of fact…..I’ll do those right now. [More]
Our friends over at Veoba celebrated the coming out of their new site with a bash at Beauty Bar in Chicago. Played by Jokers of the Scene, Acid Girls, Necrocomicon, and Just Desserts, the thing was popping all night. Talking to people sitting in beauty parlor chairs, getting sweaty as hell on the dancefloor, disco, booze, photos and people getting pedicures. At the end it got popping again when some other jokers lit off some fireworks outside. After that we hit up Five Star to afterparty with the massive amount of dirty girls over there. Good times. And to think I just went in there to play some pool.
Bigups to Gina over at Veoba for the assist. If you want to see the rest of these pictures go here or here. Word.
For those of you that don’t know, Bootleg Sessions is one of the dopest fixed gear trick videos out there. I talked to Burd over there and they just finished shooting the 4th installment and shipped it off to the replicator. That means this thing should drop mid-May sometime. Why do we care you may ask? The YB+KS track Heavy Catamaran from The Heavy 7″ is featured when they hit London and in their words “It fits so effing perfectly.”