I’ve been to a ton of Chinatowns, and they all smell like shit, but they have the best food in the world, don’t they? Anyway, Destroyer’s new track “Chinatown” is off his forthcoming LP, Kaputt, due January 25 on Merge.
Chocolate Grinder Mix 41
“Hipster Hopscotch Vol. II”
As I explained in the first “Hipster Hopscotch” mix, my definition of what constitutes hip-hop may be a little broader than most. The more music I am exposed to, the more connections I make within its rich tapestry. Music history is itself a collection of influences, a result of continual hybridization that takes an instrument from here, a rhythmic idea from there, and constantly churns out fresh material. Even at its roots, hip-hop depended heavily on the recorded music of other genres (e.g., drum breaks lifted from funk, disco, and rock and looped indefinitely). As always, I hope this mix helps to spark a few more connections.
04. Durlin Lurt - “Magic” (Him Jenson)
• Start time: 12:57; Links: Leaving
[Artwork: Keith Kawaii]
The World Is Unreal Like A Snake In A Rope
[trailer for a Sublime Frequencies film by Robert Millis]
Sounds fucking sweet:
A collage of sights and sounds from the eternal never-ending collage that is INDIA. A trip through the Southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu featuring Hindu trance ceremonies, free jazz nagaswaram improvisations, impossibly loud cities, processions, devotion, blessings, color, abstractions, detail, music and more. India is impossible to know: it is too vast, too rich and too much of a dream, it is impossibly old and impossibly new. Offered here is one perspective, one dream, subjective and flawed, hanging by a thread, captured live and in the moment and in the midst. One journey revealed in the order it happened. Not quite ethnography. Not quite documentary.
The World Is Unreal Like A Snake In A Rope, directed by Robert Millis (Climax Golden Twins), will be released soon on DVD via Sublime Frequencies.
Mogwai, who are shite, will release their new album, Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will, on February 15 via Sub Pop.
“Round and Round” [filmed by Wayne Coyne]
Oh My Gawd!!! (via Pitchfork)
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