Trials + Tribulations

Treat Me Like Your Momma
July 20, 2009, 4:12 pm
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I’m sorry guys, but I can’t get into the Dead Weather. Allisson Mosshart, you’re great. I love you pretending to have sex with the guy from The Kills onstage. It’s great. Seriously. Jack, well, you need some serious Meg in your life. Other guys in the background well, you never had a chance. And Diplo, shame on you for calling this a remix of a song when there’s no words from the song in it. Unless the screams come from the song. Whatever. Washing my hands right now of you, Dead Weather.

♫ The Dead Weather – Treat Me Like Your Mother (Diplo Remix)

Da Sound Da Fury Da Sweaty


So um I’m “djing” another “party” this week (aka playing music and dancing to it at a friend’s basement-house) but here is a sampling of what I’m going to play. Are you jealous? There might be face paint. Okay now you are jealous.

Sample Mix (1 mp3, 25:27 min, 58.6 MB)

Sammy Bananas – Ladies
Young MC – Bust a Move (Diplo Remix)
♫ Buraka Som Sistema – Yah! (The Count & Sinden Remix)
Treasure Fingers – Cross the Dancefloor
The Lonely Island – I’m on a Boat (Kue’s Tugboat Fix)
Kanye West – Love Lockdown (LMFAO Remix)

Alphabet of Desire
March 28, 2009, 7:51 am
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beatkix1Last night a friend of mine and I started an informal dance party for all of our friends at her house. Don’t know how long it’ll go on for but it’s a lot of fun just playing tracks for friends and dancing around, having the cops called on you, and staying up way too late. Our DJ set ended up going on for about 3 1/2 hours. It was intense!! Here’s a few of the tracks that really got people acting stupid.

Hot Chip – Shake it Over and Over (Diplo Remix)

The Count and Sinden – Beeper (Fake Blood Remix)

Yuksek – Extraball (CK 90’s Hip House Remix)

SXSW Recap

ttsxswI swear this is my last post dedicated to SXSW this year. But I’m just going to put up all the links to all of the pictures my sister and I took this year in one post so you can like, be jealous. And the videos too. All of the videos are here that we took.


Wednesday March 18
Horse Feathers
Thao with the Get Down Stay Down
The Tallest Man on Earth
Janelle Monae
Heartless Bastards
The Decemberists
Fol Chen
Tara Jane O’Neil
Kap Bambino
Boys Noize

Thursday March 19
The Golden Filter
The Mae Shi
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
Little Boots
Vivian Girls
Rye Rye
Kid Cudi

Friday March 20
Alela Diane
Peter Bjorn & John
Grizzly Bear
Margaret Cho
Lady Sovereign
Kid Sister

Saturday March 21
White Lies
PJ Harvey/John Parrish
The Pack AD

SXSW Day 3: Standing in the Line for the Bathroom

Diplo reachin' for some fries.

Okay okay okay I bet you guys are like “Gosh when will SXSW be over? I just come here for the mp3’s where are they?” Anyway. For all you haters here’s the second to last round-up of what-I-did-during-summer-vacations.

I was super duper tired waking up today (story of my SXSLife) and decided to hang out before heading out and doing anything. So I left around three to see Alela Diane play at the Mohawk. She had on some cute mom jeans and had a lot of even cuter songs. I really love her voice.

Then I heard from a friend who read it online who stole it from Pitchfork that Diplo and A-Trak were playing together. It was rad. They played music with lots of bass that made my nose vibrate. And played “Everybody Nose” and a sweet remix of “Day N Nite” by Diplo. Anyone got a video? Anyone?

I stepped outside into the Emo’s main room where Daniel from Grizzly Bear’s Department of Eagles were playing. Daniel was on one side of the stage and his bandmates on the other side. It was weird, they seemed like bad news on a tired afternoon (joke).

So then I really wanted to go see Peter Bjorn & John who were playing at the Fader Fort, but were also playing with Grizzly Bear. Zing! We have a winner! I went over to the Cedar Street Courtyard where I stood sweaty and smashed into other people to watch Bedouin Soundclash (SKA!) and PB&J. I love everything Scandanavian. I think God made it a very special place where everyone is beautiful. I wish I’d been born there. PB&J’s new record Living Thing is hott. And they didn’t even play “Young Folks”! Relief!

And then the ole Grizzly Bear hit the stage. They played about half and half of songs from Yellow House and Veckatimest. It was a show filled with rockinger songs than what I read they played the night before (no “He Hit Me”). I wish they’d played “Colorado,” but it made sense because people were talking a lot more than in a church so rockier songs fit well. I loved them and understand why 12,467 other people wanted to be at that show. Oh wait, Dinosaur Jr. was playing? They’re for old people. Plus, Grizzly Bear played “Two Weeks” with Victoria of Beach House for the first time ever live. Cool huh?

Other day hightlights:
Sitting down and eating Wendy’s next to Don Rimini
Realizing that Metallica played at Stubb’s
Getting this free CD that Diplo threw out. It was mixed by Paul Devro especially for SXSW. You can download it track-for-track or as a .zip.

Invasion of the Loop Zombies from Mexico (.zip)
Palmeras, passion y pistolas
Voy a cenar con tu concha mi amor
Ojos de un million de aztecas mirandote
Banado de oro
La venganza de Gabino Barrera y sus 69 hijos

And as always, check out all of my pictures on Flickr.

My sister went to check out Lady Sov and Kid Sister last night. Here’s the videos.

March 11, 2009, 7:36 am
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2803873524_56b7297aca_oHere’s a smattering of songs. I was gonna make a mix of them but am feelin’ kinda lazy. Midterms suck.

Animal Collective – Brothersport

El Guincho – Antillas

The Very Best – Wena

Santigold – Find a Way (Graeme & Switch Mix Ft. Kid Cudi) / Lunar Camel

TV on the Radio – Staring at the Sun (Diplo Remix)

Paul Simon – You Can Call Me Al

MIA – Bucky Done Gune (Rafael Lelis Abandonhouse Tribe Mix Part II)

Daily Decemberists Update
March 2, 2009, 2:43 pm
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ifccrflier_finalKeeping up with every last Decemberists update, in addition to playing new songs on Myspace or BBC Radio 1, playing the NPR Music showcase at SXSW and premiering their new album Hazards of Love live, and then letting you design the poster for that show, they are playing the day before, Tuesday, March 17th (St. Patrick’s, doi) at the special IFC Crossroads party at SXSW.

Anyone wanna get me and my sister tickets? We don’t get into Austin till later that day. Pretty please? Leave a comment if you can.

Hazards of Love 4 (The Drowned)(Live) <<<< (the pedal steel gets me every time)

The Perfect Crime #2 (Diplo’s Doing Time Remix)

Culling of the Fold (Demo)

Can I Be Someone Great?
February 10, 2009, 2:45 pm
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3163793456_254ee00d2e_b3Kid Cudi is obviously the most indie rapper right? I mean, first he samples Band of Horses song “Funeral” on “The Prayer” and now he’s sampling LCD Soundsystem on his new track “Can I Be” off an upcoming mixtape, Back 2 Basics. If only the track were longer than two minutes…

Kid Cudi – Can I Be

And just in case you forgot how awesome the original is…
LCD Soundsystem – Someone Great

Bonus “Someone Great” “sampling”
Justin Timberlake – My Love (Diplo Remix)

December 11, 2008, 12:06 am
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(23.8 MB, 19:51 Min)

Man Man-El Azteca
Beck-Que Onda Guero (The Mae Shi Latino 96.3 Remix)
The Blow-Hock It (We Two Remix)
Hot Chip-Shake a Fist (Diplo Remix)
Bobby Birdman-Victory At Sea (E*Rock Remix)
Tracy + the Plastics-What You Still Want

Enjoy this little mix I made! It’s got some really great stuff on there. Turn up the bass! (And no, I don’t have to start every mix with an Islands song but they are great starter songs)