99th post + On Repeat: Gucci Mane - Boi (Zomby Remix)

Time sure does fly by. It's pretty hard for me to fathom that the next post will be our 100th. A BIG shout out for everyone that has been following our ramblings from the start and to the new cats that have just discovered us in the last few months. For the occasion we will be launching our Tropical Life mix series. I will be kicking it off with a gem filled mix of my own and if I had to guess it will probably include a few funky and future bass tunes and maybe an Untold track hah. There might be a surprise or two thrown in, so be on the look out for that in the next few days

You can expect a new mix every 2 weeks or so. We already have several top notch mixes lined up from friends around the city and beyond. Again thank you for all the support, we have some great things planned for the rest of the year and into the future, so keep your eyes peeled.

Now on to a filthy tune.

Currently out on Diplo's Free Gucci - Best of the Cold War mixtapes. Syrupy 8 bit remix by the ever evolving Zomby. Essential for your weekend festivities.



On Repeat: Untold - Stop What You're Doing (James Blake Remix) Hemlock

I realized we never posted this tune when Gaslamp Killa threw it down last Thursday at the Middle East. After hearing Air and Lack There Of the day it was put up on Boomkat in middle of last summer, I knew James Blake had some incredible tunes in him.... but shit, I was not expecting a track of these proportions. I literally had goosebumps on my neck the first time I heard those haunting and possessed synth lines. It's one of those tunes that you consciously refrain from playing over and over again so you don't get yourself burned out on it. Easily one of my top 5 tracks of 2009. Unfortunately, I am still waiting for the second pressing on wax though.

Our boy and contributor Henry Frankenstein reviewed this track back in 1931. "Look! It's moving. It's alive. It's alive... It's alive, it's moving, it's alive, it's alive, it's alive, it's alive, IT'S ALIVE! "

Untold is playing @ The Goodlife on Feb 10th for TOGETHER and he might very well drop this. I expect to see all of you there. The full schedule and lineup has been posted on the Together website, link below.



Local Love: THURS 1.21 Pretty & Nice Mixer @ Mid East Up

This should be a good time. Pretty & Nice are one my favorite and most promising locals acts we have in Boston. Their album Get Young released last year on Hardly Art ( an offshoot of sub pop) has been on repeat in our household too many times to count. They haven't played the city in a hot minute, so why not head down to the Middle East for some tight quirky indie pop done better than you can. This show is being presented by our friends at On A Friday and also features Mystery Roar and Nooka Jones.

Since I am having problems embedding the track here, go to the link below and listen to Pretty & Nice's - Tora Tora Tora. You are a square if you can't get down to this song


ps. please bear with us through our design change


Two Thousand Ten pt 1.

January is already flying by fast and so many essential tunes have dropped already. So before I have too much catching up to do, here is part one of the ten artists, labels and sounds to keep an ear on in 2010.

Julio Bashmore

His debut 12" just dropped on Dirty Bird records. The single "Um Bongo's Revenge" floated around for some months before finally seeing release. Julio makes catchy as all hell, deep soulful and funky house music and has some serious potential. He also remixed Buraka som Sistema's "Restless" certainly one of my favorite tunes at the moment.


Three of the best UK underground electronic labels, Stuff, Dress to $weat and Wireblock, have cominbed to form one label. Combined the list of people Numbers has worked with includes, Hudson Mohawke, Rustie, Slugabed, Bok Bok, L-Vis 1990 and Emvee...that is some serious young talent now all on the same team. First slated Numbers release is a new Deadboy tune, "If you want me" which is absolutely mental.


"Square One" has been in the pipeline for awhile now and is finally seeing a release on Bok Bok nad L-vis 1990s home label Night Slugs. Combines the best elements of funky perfectly with a slick R&B vibe and some seriously tropical rhythms.


On the same tip Greena's remix of 'Square One' sort of sets the bar for the tropical house vibe that is my favorite sound right now. Even listening to this at home I start to sweat, probably best in heard in a packed, dark basement at 2 in the morning. His debut on Apple Pips, 'Tenzado' is essential as well.

Kyle Hall

Equal parts Dilla and Moodyman and with Omar-S as a tutor, 18 year old Hall is a true Detroit native through and through. Although what sets him apart from his elders is the warmth all his songs have, they feel like real old school joints with a real soul.

On Repeat: Blue Daisy - Wolf (Black Acre)

This track is one of my highlight tunes off of Blue Daisy's recently released Strings Detached EP on Black Acre. It's a certified wonky banger in line with some older Flying Lotus tunes.

The entire EP expands on the style of The Fall/ Space EX on his debut 12" while showing growth and development to a sound unique to Blue Daisy. I'll be looking forward to what this cat has to offer in the coming year.



TOGETHER: Initial Lineup Announcement! UNTOLD!

So here we go, the first artist announcement for Boston's own electronic music festival TOGETHER. All I really have to say is UNTOLD, yep the hands down producer of 09, UNTOLD. Brain meet wall.

Other highlights and not to miss sets include, DJ Rupture, Dirtybird, and Tim Hecker. Be on the lookout for further additions in the coming weeks. The excitement grows!



Interweb Highlights - Scratch

Not sure how much longer this will be up for, so take advantage this weekend and watch this up at Pitchfork TV. If you consider yourself the slightest fan of anything hip hop this is essential viewing.

"This 90-minute doc on the history of turntablism featuring DJ Shadow, DJ Premier, and more is shown in its entirety. Director: Doug Pray."

GKP # 5

Hey people , It's No Requests with a another mix for that ass . Sit back and enjoy !


Local Love: FRI 1.8.10 - OMAR S @ Goodlife

I confess, I am just getting around to the grooves of detroit techno vet Omar S ,but I gotta say I love what I'm hearing. One thing I do know is that his Fabric 45 mix should not be passed up on.

Get your dancing socks & shoes on.

Omar S jam of the week.


PS. Be on the look out for our year end lists for albums, 12"s, and singles as well as a 2010 preview. Been busy, be patient.