Art Department, Blud, Shaun Reeves, and the vocals of Damian Lazarus, give us “Robot Heart,” influenced by the notorious desert parties. The Robot Heart events at Burning Man have been considered as the best parties on earth by Rolling Stone magazine and draws in thousands of participants each year.
Techno/house twosome, Art Department have teamed up with Shaun Reeves, who all experienced Burning Man for the first time together, to bring us their new release “Robot Heart,” also enlisting the vocals of Damian Lazarus. Lazarus wrote and recorded the vocals for the record, after it was finished in the studio.
Amsterdam-based duo, 16Bit Lolitas are taking it from the underground to the dance floor with their new artist album Warung Brazil 2012. The boys have constantly been in the studio, especially in the last few months, creating a more energetic, dance-floor-focused album, compared to their last release Supermarkt, which captured the dark, and more experimental sides of the two.
Warung Brazil 2012 embodies their signature deep tech sounds, and was inspired by what is known as the "South American temple of electronic music" – the Warung BeachClub in Itajai, Brazil. The club is Peter Kriek and Ariaan Olieroock’s favorite spot to play at, serving as the perfect inspiration for the new album. Warung Brazil 2012 is a follow-up to their Warung compilation series from 2008. Four years later, and the guys have finally given us more – 21 new original tracks in two mixes!
Fusing funktastic live instruments with bass-heavy beats, Big Gigantic has created a uniquely addictive style of music that leaves listeners’ hearts palpitating faster than the band’s drum rhythms. Hailing from Boulder, Colorado, Dominic Lalli and Jeremy Salken skyrocketed to success in the EDM scene in 2010 and have only improved on their sound since. While their glitchy-drum sound tickles the ear when aired via computer speakers, it’s their animated live performances that truly melt faces.
Joonbug sat down with the DJ duo after their dubstep-crazed set at Bonnaroo and talked about reviving the saxophone, new collaborations and the uber-supportive Boulder music scene.
20 years is a long time. Longer than most marriages, cars, nicotine addictions and (nowadays) careers.
20 years ago while most of you were crawling around in your underpants and sucking your thumb, Michael Weiss was busy. Very busy. After finishing Stanford Law school, Michael founded Nervous Records, the independent label that birthed house music luminaries like Danny Krivit, Josh Wink, Louie Vega, Armand Van Helden, David Morales, Roger Sanchez, Paul Van Dyk, and many others. Curiosity and confidence have kept Nervous Records on the cutting edge of the music industry, as they sign ground-breaking artists and help pioneer the evolution of electronica.
Giant feather fans, vodka pouring liberally from smiling stagehands, stilettos that made you die a little on the inside just looking at them, corsets pulled tight enough to take your breath away, and more glitter than a gay arts and crafts store. No, this wasn’t a drag show—well, not all of it. This was the 8th Annual Burlesque Festival. And it was hosted by a man in six-inch stilettos and a blue bunny suit named Scotty.
“We are Burlesque,” bunny-clad Scotty said. “We are out and proud weirdos!”
The boys of Blue Chip Village recently joined the artistic realm of Brooklyn and are bringing a flare of originality to the stage on a creative sound wave with a hint of Southern hospitality. Giving a new name to an underground genre, Blue Chip Village is described as Psychedelic Tango Meets Gypsy Blues, and the City is anxious to hear what these guys have in store for us. Stay tuned to Joonbug for updates on the band and where they will be playing. Check them out on Facebook and be sure to follow their rise to the top on Twitter.
With age comes experience. And, for someone who has only been a professional DJ for three years, it's a wonder how DJ Vibe Shock's portfolio seems to reflect a lifetime of work. "I think I was born with music in my blood," he told me. Growing up with a mother who sang and a professional drummer as a father, DJ Vibe Shock, also known as Javier Jauregui, was constantly surrounded by music. "It was very influential. It helped me develop my musical skills at an early age, as well as the understanding of music theory and all the elements involved".
Premiering at the Miami International Film Festival, "No One Knows About Persian Cats" showcases the underground music scene in Iran. The film focuses on one band trying to create Indie Rock, but due to censorship in the country, are unable to perform unless they leave the country. Their journey to attain passports, permits, and other band members leads the film crew through the streets of Tehran exploring the music scene in the capital city.
To quote the announcer at the Polysics show on February 14th in Cambridge, Polysics sound is what happened, "when a condom broke while new wave and electro-rock were hanging out."
Wearing orange jumpsuits and futuristic superhero shades, they appeared on the stage of the tiny venue - The Middle East. Their presentation was peppered by lead singer Hiro's occasional comments about it being Valentine's Day: "I have on special underwear today! Do you want to see? Do you? Do you? Maybe later..."
By the end of the show, I couldn't really tell if I was soaking in my own sweat or if it was Hiro's. I hadn't seen such energy in a frontman in a while, and this came as a refreshing surprise. I was so close to the action on stage that at any point I could've easily messed with his guitar's controls, and I'm positive that every person standing within eight feet from the stage was at least once reached by drops of water from the bottles he had with him on stage.
As an avid fan of underground hip-hop, I regularly follow the happenings of one of the most underrated labels in music, Stones Throw records. Therefore, I am pleased as punch to announce the release of the latest album by producer/emcee Oh No: Dr. No's Ethiopium.
This is the fourth release by the influential beatsmith and it follows the ongoing pattern of themed sampling that accompanied his two previous albums Exodus Into Unheard Rhythms, which sampled the music of the HAIR musical producer Galt MacDermot, and Dr. No's Oxperiment, which drew samples from Greek, Lebanese, and other Mediterranean music. The tracks on Dr. No's Ethiopium are all derived from samples of, you guessed it, Ethiopian music.