Rone
“Let’s Go” [feat. High Priest]

“Let’s Go” — it’s Rone’s new joint featuring High Priest, and it’s time to pump. Okay, so aside from its cliché electronica noises and amusing rap crossover effect, this track is pretty PRETTY. Pretty fresh from the production room, that is. Like, the lyrics sound kind of awesome when Rone fucks with High Priest’s vocals, but they’re so blurred together with this cawing and warped siren sound that it’s hard to discern, yet High Priest got “ok” natural flow and somewhat slick verbiage. I’m not on Gchat right now, but I swear Rone sampled the “messaged received” sound in this track too. Maybe this is his nod to all this digital wipeout style of music currently being sampled/made. Wrapping it up: this track is worth 10 repeats in a row. #pumppumppumppumppumppump

Alan might be geeking about this new Rone album, Tohu Bohu, due November 5 on InFiné. Fuck, I gotta get my listening fingers back up and running after Sandy.

• Rone: http://rone-music.com
• High Priest: http://www.myspace.com/prizmaudio
• InFiné: http://www.infine-music.com

Flemming Dalum

Italoween [mix]

Legendary Danish DJ Flemming Dalum has treated us all to another of his superb themed mixes. Featuring exclusive edits and unreleased demos alongside the usual Eurodisco excavations — not to mention previously unreleased goodies from the Bordello A Parigi family — it’s required listening for anyone with even a passing interest in the vast and vague hinterland separating house and disco.

Playlist:

Flemming Dalum – Italoween (unreleased)
Heinrich Dressel - Blue Atmosfear (upcoming Bordello A Parigi)
Kid Machine – Assault On John Carpenter (exclusive For Italoween)
Don Shelley – Dance To The Music (discomagic)
Tomoyasu Hotei - Battle Without Honor Or Humanity (josh Benzin Sunbird Remix) (unreleased)
Kid Machine & Flemming Dalum – Fantasmi (upcoming Red Laser Records)
Pastry - Lover Boy (blow Up Disco)
The Late Great Fitzcarraldos - Jesu (flemming Dalum & Kid Machine Remix) (unreleased)
Ray Cooper – Breakdown (many Records)
Dilemma - Il Buffone (bijou Productions) (unreleased)
B.b.bonsai - Prince Of The Night (holy Records)
Emile Strunz - Deception (upcoming Release On Flight Recorder)
Italoconnection - My Rhythm (paramour Dmt Rmx) (upcoming Disco Modernism)
Lost Years - The Harbour Heist (upcoming On Rosso Corsa Records)
Kid Machine - Forever In The Stars (unreleased Demo)
Synthia - Shadow Dancing (bijou Productions) (unreleased)
Visions – Everybody (ram Productions)
Tba - Don’t Give Up (upcoming Bordello A Parigi)
Starion – Darkstar (upcoming Red Laser Records)
Army Of God - Salvation (spaventi D’azzurro Remake) (aog)
Casionova - Mystery Desire (exclusive Upcoming Release)
Mechanical Principle - Cobalt (audio Visual Algebra)
Marc Fruttero Feat Polymnia – Hero (upcoming Bordello A Parigi)
Fred Ventura - When I Let You Down (flemming Dalum Remix) (upcoming Bordello A Parigi)
Ghost Of Garrasco – Love Sex For Sale (exclusive Demo)
Box 20th - Midnight Horror (f1 Team)
Mario Moretti – Spaziotempo (upcoming Bordello A Parigi)
Cherook – Licanthrope (trash Records)
Savino D.j. - We Rock You (unreleased Demo)
The Sweeps - Optimistic Melancholic (flemming Dalum Remix) (emerald & Doreen)
Stylar - Blue Cars (unreleased)
D.f. & Pam - On The Beat (crash Records)
Retrolazer – Visitors From Space (unreleased Demo From Radio Cosmos)
City Center - Profondo Rosso (discomagic)
Private - Everywhere (flemming Dalum & Kid Machine Remix)
Nouvelle Phenomene - Au Fond De Mon Coeur
Fred Ventura - Looking For A Western Beat (demo ‘88) (upcoming Bordello A Parigi)
Stylar - Feeding On The Souls (unreleased)

• Flemming Dalum: http://soundcloud.com/flemming

Tough Fuzz

LUXRY

Like a dying Nintendo playing the music from those training cut-scenes between matches in Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!!, this new one from Portland’s Tough Fuzz hits the broken-up concrete hard. If anyone is bringing back dance-fighting, like some serious West Side Story type of stuff, it’s this guy.

Get tough below and look for the tape on Ewe of Now Records very soon.

Also, interesting note, the Ewe people were known for their variety of war dances, so this whole release is kind of coming around full circle.

• Tough Fuzz: http://toughfuzz.bandcamp.com

Angel Haze

Classick [mixtape]

Hot off a very busy and successful set of showcases at the 2012 CMJ Marathon, Angel Haze has released her new mixtape Classick, continuing to shatter our expectations. Although the 21-year-old Michigan MC generally sticks to confident, upbeat tracks, she lets down her guard on “Cleaning Out My Closet,” sharing the story of the sexual abuse she faced as a child over the same beat that unraveled Eminem years earlier. There are also impressive re-interpretations of Missy Eliott’s “Gossip Folks” and Lauryn Hill’s classic “Doo Wop (That Thing).”

• Angel Haze: https://www.facebook.com/AngelHazemusic
• Noizy Cricket/Universal Republic: http://noizycricket.com

Dean Blunt

“The Narcissist” [a cappella version]

Yesterday, Hype Williams’ Dean Blunt threw a couple new songs on SoundCloud, “Need 2 Let U Go” and “And I’ll Show You Heaven If U Let Me,” both of which are long gone. But thankfully, Denna Glass, fashion icon and makeup consultant for Marie Claire magazine, is blowin’ up our inbox again, this time with a link to an amazingly uncomfortable a cappella cover of “The Narcissist” by bathroom inhabitant Jstar Valentine (who in fact did an a cappella version of the same song at a higher pitch just two weeks ago). It’s painful to both watch and listen to. It’s also amazing.

Two other vids to spend your time with:

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“The Narcissist” is off The Narcissist II mixtape, which will see a remixed/remastered version out November 26 on Hippos In Tanks/World Music. As Jstar put it: “Please go out the to support Dean Blunt.”

• Dean Blunt and Inga Copeland: http://youtube.com/pollyjacobsen
• Hippos In Tanks: http://hipposintanks.net

Vacation Dad

L I V I N

Every detail surrounding Vacation Dad’s new album, L I V I N, fits together perfectly. First of all, the album is called L I V I N, and it sounds like a live recording of a dance party on a Caribbean cruise. He even dropped the “G” in “LIVING,” because when you are relaxing this hard, who has time to be all uptight about spelling and pronunciation? Secondly, the album is accompanied by a 46-page photo album full of pictures from the last two years of Vacation Dad’s nearly non-stop touring around the world. And lastly, this band is called Vacation Dad. I mean I don’t know if this dude is a dad or not (probably not considering all of the touring), but I imagine there are already a hundred bands named Vacation, and even my dad relaxes pretty hard when he is on vacation.

Listen to it below, and soundtrack your holiday vacation by buying the whole package over at MJMJ Records. Let the relaxin’ begin.

• Vacation Dad: http://vacationdad.bandcamp.com
• MJMJ Records: http://mjmjrecords.bandcamp.com

  

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