Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
This includes you, darling. This mixtape is for you, because you are special and deserve an equally special mixtape.
It's called "Lion Sex", it was mixed by Mr. Whiskers (yours truly) and it will make you "dance till you're dead", to quote Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Heads will roll, folks, so turn up the volume, play it loud, and dance.
1. AC Slater - "Play the Record Again (Original Mix)"
2. The Subs - "Mitsubitchi (Original Mix)"
3. 2manyDJs vs. The Bloody Beetroots - "Warp Fu (BONES Edit)"
4. Kid Sister - "Pro Nails (Rusko Remix)"
5. Dada Life - "Let's Get Bleeped Tonight (Phatzoo Remix)"
6. Major Lazer - "Pon De Floor (BeatauCue Remix)"
7. Daniel Haaksman ft. MC Miltonho - "Kid Conga (Blood Shake Tropical Flavour Remix)"
8. Lil Jon ft. Mr. Catra & Mulher File - "Machuka (Prod. by Kassiano)"
9. Will Bailey & Hot Mouth - "Underwear Funk (Original Mix)"
10. Solo - "Rawmania (Original Mix)"
11. Riva Starr ft. Noze - "I Was Drunk (Douster Remix)"
12. Chelley - "Took the Night (Alvaro Remix)"
13. Will Bailey - "Hit the Club (Sidney Samson Remix)"
14. Malente - "I Like It (Riva Starr Snatch! Mix)"
15. Laidback Luke & Lee Mortimer - "Blau! (Original Mix)"
16. Drop the Lime - "Set Me Free (Harvard Bass Remix)"
17. Diplo & Laidback Luke - "Hey! (Foamo Remix)"
18. Dub Pistols - "I'm In Love (Foamo Remix)"
Lion Sex - Mr. Whiskers 2010 Mixtape by djmrwhiskers
Alternate download (Mediafire)
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
sounds that are acoustic and precious, boldly baring bespectacled sensitivity and couching touching melodies in delicate instrumentation: everything from guitars, banjos, tambourines, harmonium, and glockenspiels to yes the occasional keyboard and laptop assist.
But I will stop telling you and let you find out yourself with a video displaying their incredible acoustic talents in a pitch black room (something I would not mind seeing replicated in the Gamut Room) and a song showing their ability to rock out a synth-y tune.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Saturday, December 5, 2009
This track, "California English, Pt. 2" (whose Pt. 1 counterpart appears on the album's tracklist) is the bizarre/awesome B-side to the "Cousins" single. Be ye a Vampire Weekend fan? (That's kind of a dumb question, isn't it...) Then give this'un a listen!
Friday, December 4, 2009
"The ABC Jesus RAP is hip, fresh, fun, researched based, exciting but most importantly engaging.
•Teaches letter and letter sounds
•Teaches beginning reading skills
•Teaches bible words
•Increases vocabulary development
•Increases listening skills
•Increase phonemic awareness"
Very good, yes? Compare to AnCo "My Girls" remix I enjoy.
Animal Collective - "My Girls (Gigamesh 'Proper House' Remix)"
What do u think? Will this hip new track reach Pitch4rk's Best New Music section? Discuss in comments.
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
While Lil Jon is generally revered for being a man of few words [What, Yeah, Hey, Ok], in his new track "Machuka" (out 2010) he proves himself capable of spitting some pretty heavy verses. The rapper trades his traditional hype shouts in for more coherent lyrics, establishing himself as an accomplished and versatile artist. One can’t help but speculate that Lil Jon’s inspiration comes from the unusual combination of beats that accompany his verses: the roots of this track trace back to funk carioca, a movement that originated in the favelas (slums) of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The release of “Machuka” could mark the first appearance of Funk Carioca in the filtered and auto-tuned American mainstream. The collaboration of infamous Crunker Lil Jon with two established Brazilian artists--Mulher Filé & Mr Catra, both important figures in the baile funk movement--accentuates the cross-cultural appeal of "Machuka".
Kassiano--the Brazilian/ American producer who has been promoting Brazilian culture for many years through his music and his company Nossa--was able to encapsulate the styles of all the artists while weaving together the intricacies of two different cultures. The first layer of an easily-recognizable euro-house beat from Steve Angello & Laidback Luke’s “Be” is accompanied by quintessential Brazilian percussions that make particularly strong appearances at the beginning and very end of the track. As these two styles combine into the driving backbeat of the track, Kassiano tops the mix off with a flawless meshing of the various vocals and languages. For a track that contains so much cultural contrast and so many different influences (Brazil vs. U.S.A., percussions vs. euro house beat, crunk, rap, funk carioca, male vs. female vocals, Portuguese vs. English), it’s coherent flow is as impressive as it is refreshing. Machuka's insidiously infectious pop veneer ensures that it’s culture-clash complexity doesn’t take away from it’s bar-audience appeal: I’ll certainly be expecting to hear it along side of “Party in the USA”.