Lost In Paris loves 50 Bones.
The fact that I co-run it helps, but even if I didn't, I would still LOVE 50 Bones.
Tonight Dennis Belive and I are hosting a radio show on Diesel U Music from 8-10pm and to celebrate this fact the after party hails the return of It's On Like Donkey Kong!
Friday, 29 May 2009
Lost In Paris loves 50 Bones.
Posted by Alex 679 at 11:37
Thursday, 28 May 2009
Wednesday, 27 May 2009
Monday, 11 May 2009
Tuesday, 5 May 2009
As you'll see from our releases collumn (on the right), in our days as a record label our very first release was the Kissy Sellout remix of Bolt Action Five. It was MASSIVE. We'd get people coming up and singing it to us at gigs and in bars n everything.
Well the absolutely lovely lead singer Dan Murtha is now taking the mic for Kissy and this is their debut single proper.
Not 100% on the vid but do like it when Dan starts molesting the statue.
PS, if you haven't already then you really should check Dan's new project Danimal Kingdom - it's 10 levels of aceness.
Posted by Alex 679 at 11:19
Monday, 4 May 2009
I must confess that when I was asked to interview the wonderful Gold Panda for Dummy mag, they didn't know that he is in fact one of my bezzers. You may think that this would make the interviewing process easier, but that's far from the truth. I was overwhelmed by the sense of duty to do him 'proud' and I still managed to include a couple of facts that his management came niggling to me about. Regardless, I truly believe that Gold Panda is an underrated genius = so here you go...
There aren’t many musical acts who claim the secret to their creative powers lies, Sampson-like, in their facial hair. London-based producer Gold Panda sits happily in this minority: “I believe in success by the measurement of beards. Not in the length, but by how many you’ve shaved off. So, say you’ve had 17 beards, you are ‘SUCCESS x 17’. In my music making process, my beard is pretty important, it is stroked frequently. Sometimes I fill it with crumbs or pesto sauce to mix it up a bit.”
When not dreaming up mathematical calculations for everyday life, Gold Panda creates tracks of devastating beauty, full of self-deprecating humour, almost entirely from found samples using “old records, VHS’s brought in charity shops and the odd 90’s computer game samples” in the process, which positions him merrily between Avalanches and De La Soul.
Not content to create his own pieces, an impressive roll-call of remixes have arrived already this year for Bloc Party , Little Boots and Marina and the Diamonds . Later in 2009 we will witness the debut of the Gold Panda Live Spectacular (rumoured to consist of a fancy dress outfit of the promoters choice each evening) and the release of his first single, Quitter’s Raga, on Make Mine Music.
After a couple of years of making cuts in his bedroom and subversively guesting with hip hop artist Infinite Livez, Wichita stumbled across his myspace and were so enamoured with his sound they insisted on taking him on as their first management singing. Almost simultaneously, Huw Stephens ripped a track for his Radio 1 show, which in turn was heard by Colin Murray who did the same. This lead to a week in February where Gold Panda’s stolen myspace demo was played no less then 8 times on Radio 1.
Huw Stephens was said to have initially been grabbed by the songs titles, including Quitter’s Raga, REMIX and I Suppose I Should Say Thanks Or Some Shit, which Panda claims arrive from “God beaming them directly into my skull whilst I am sleeping. The next morning I sick them out through my fingers onto a laptop keyboard – divine intervention, innit.”
Showing a somewhat reclusive side, Panda is adamant that the great British public will never learn the title bestowed upon him by his Mum, insisting that “people never believe my real name when I tell them anyway”. On choosing his moniker, he says: “I just picked my favourite colour and animal. And came up with ‘Pink Worm’, and while I thought that would be good name for an industrial band or free-noise outfit I‘m making wimpy electronica so I opted for my 2nd favourite colour and animal.”
Posted by Alex 679 at 23:53