WERE HERE NOW
WERE HERE NOW
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Very rarely does a new band excite me as much as San Francisco’s Mi Ami. Their excellent and under-appreciated 2009 release "Watersports" never got the recognition it deserved with it being one of the final Touch and Go releases before they shut down. That didn’t stop it from being on constant rotation in my house all last summer and one of my favorite albums of the year.
Moving forward, the fine people at Thrill Jockey stepped in to release the bands new material and now we have "Steal Your Face." While I'm only starting to digest the album as a whole, SYF expands upon the noisy controlled chaos, tribal beats, and oft incredibly high pitched and sometimes unintelligible vocal screeches that made Watersports a must. There aren’t many other current bands that can mix eunuch no wave with tribal afro beat rhythms and krautrock influenced grooves so smoothly.
“Latin Lover” is a mutating 6 + minute freak out jam of epic proportions that has just about every stylistic element that makes Mi Ami.. well Mi Ami. For those unfamiliar with the band, this song is as good a start as any. Mi Ami will either be your new favorite band, or you’ll hate em. Fuck the haters!
note: kind of reminds of the early Rapture tracks that were so infectious.
First things first, hope all yall had a 420 to remember!! errr.... partially remember!!
I am currently living the REAL tropical life in Costa Rica at the moment, so with a clear mind and not much else to do besides drink beer and hang out with my family, I'll be able to catch up on everything that should have been posted last week. WORD.
..now on to some real nuggets. Let me introduce a new feature to Tropical Life, our Fresh Greens mixes/ podcasts. Fresh Greens will be posted every few weeks and will focus around our collective of friends and Boston artists. This will allow myself, Kid K, No Requests, & mates to post new mixes of our own new dubs, what we are currently grindin too, and really whatever the eff we feel like playing.
Below is the first, juke filled installment in the Fresh Greens Podcast/ Mix series by myself and Kid K that we recorded last Sunday at 2am. Once I figure out how to get these on itunes, all Fresh Greens / Tropical Life mixes will uploaded.
1. Pursuit Grooves - Start Something
2. Jay Revlon - Godzilla HA
3. Roulet - Kitamanda (Girl Unit Rmx)
4. Crooker’s - No Security (Zomby Remix)
5. DJ Nate - Below Zero
6. DJ Rashad - Its not Rite
7. DSharp - ASSTRO
8. DJ Nate - May Be Sum Day
9. DJ Lil Red - Bang Bang
10. DJ Pillsbury - Disco 93
11. DJ Elmoe - Whea Yo Ghost at Whea Yo dead Man
12. DJ Nate - Apocalypse
13. James Blake - CMYK
Our neighbors must be going absolutely bat shit crazy with this on repeat 24/7.
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DONOVAN SHARP / RESOLVE
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