Monthly Archives: February 2010

Getting the Blobby Together

The Tanuki is a real but also mythical & magical animal native to Japan. It is widely depicted with balls (aka the blob) hanging to the floor representing luck with money. We felt it’s the perfect Hotnuts mascot & so here we go with TanukiNuts.
Get your blob did and check out some traditional drawing below.

Hosted by Mary Messhausen
Performance by Thigh Master Slaves at midnight
DJs das hussy and produzentin

The Beavurrr
1192 Queen St. W.
Saturday, Feb 27, 10:30 pm
$5 cover, free in drag or as tanuki

TanukiNuts YAY!

Tanukis: so versatile!
Top scene: Raccoon dogs river fishing (Tanuki no kawagari)
Bottom scene: Raccoon dogs sheltering from evening shower (Tanuki no yûdachi)
Publisher: Kadzusa-ya Iwazô c. 1842 (click for more)

Most Curious Spill Over

Don't spill on the shoes

“London shoe designer Tracey Neuls and Danish artist Nina Saunders have collaborated to create an installation using fabrics by British textile brand Sanderson at Neuls”™ London shop. Called Most Curious, the installation features a sculpture by Saunders with upholstery bursting out of a chair frame and spilling onto the floor.”

Ok, totally love the spill over chair. And I say that as a total chair person. More on that later. Especially, the combination of the fabric & the spill work so well. I could spill a couple of Hendrick’s Gin & Tonics (aber gut abgespirtzt) on that one. SO NICE.

From Dezeen via Peg Assis Tweet

SO NICE!

Hole – Love – Opposite

Two albums have just gotten a release date and I can’t wait to listen more rock and acoustic indie sounds? Seriously.

1) Hole – Nobody’s Daughter – April 17
Ok, this one had release dates before and in the meantime Courtney Love turned it into a Hole record. The album was produced by Linda Perry, Billy Corgan, and Michael Beinhorn, who helmed Hole’s previous album, 1998’s Celebrity Skin (source). Last week, Hole performed the new song Samantha on a late night UK TV show.

2) Tracey Thorn – Love and Its Opposite – May 18
Although produced by Ewan Pearson, judging from the album opener, this sounds more like an acoustic affair. You can download, Oh, the Divorces!, of the former Everything But The Girl leadsinger from pitchfork. I’m so into the album cover. And I know a few people who might get a tingeling sensation downstairs, when they hear, that Love And Its Opposite features a collaboration with Jens Lekman.

Love And Its Opposite

The Lost Charts

Here are my dj charts that I should have posted half a year (or something) ago. Since my last countdown was posted in April, this is almost like a best of 2009. So late. So sorry. But so good.
More recent charts are just around the corner. I promise.

  1. Jerome Sydenham – Ecoute (Ecoute!) – UK Promotions
    Has some “Sylvester – Dance (Disco Heat)” (Martha Wash and Izora Armstead on vocals) in the mix and turns it into a modern disco house track. Love it.
  2. The Gossip – Love Long Distance (Riva Starr Remix Vocal) – Sony
    The remix on soundcloud is not the complete version, but you get the idea of the cut up vocals. Stomper.
  3. Derrick Carter – A Hope (Over U) (D’s Meeting House Dub) – Classic
    Super house classic from the Mo Pschidt Ep, has the chipmunk Friends (The 1:00 Club) on the flipside. I got into it again last year and have been spinning it quite a bit. Both sides.
  4. Omar-S – Lift Him Up feat. Don Q and Still Serious Nic – FXHE
    Lift Him Up is a raw gospel deep house monster featuring Omar-S’s brother on vocals. Still Serious Nic is seriously rough.
  5. Lady Gaga – Bad Romance (Hercules & Love Affair Mix) – Interscope
    You can’t escape Gaga after this nu disco Hercules remix. Best mix of her songs so far. There is also a dub version if you can’t stand the vocals.
  6. Pezzner – Shasta (Master King Reprise Mix) – Physical Graffiti
    Hysterical peak time track. Deep shet.
  7. Aaron-Carl – I Refuse (Quentin Harris Remix) – Wall Shaker Music
    Love the Prince samples in this one. And combined with AC’s vocals, ahhhh, unbeatable.
  8. DJ T. – Shine On (Motor City Drum Ensemble Warehouse Dub Mix) – Get Physical
    Just one of many great Motor City Drum Ensemble mixes that came out last year. Check out Danielo on soundcloud for the latest on Motor City songs.
  9. The Phenomenal Handclap Band – You’ll Disappear (Horse Meat Disco Remix) – Gomma
    Nu disco, space disco. Not sure what to call it.
  10. Dennis Ferrer – Sinfonia Della Notte – Strictly Rhythm
  11. Romanthony – Miami (Mix 1)
    New, raw production with a vocal loop “Have you ever been to Miami?”
  12. Justus Köhncke – Lieder der Nacht feat. Marianne Rosenberg – E’de Cologne
    So gay. So good. So German.
  13. Marc Evans – Tonight’s The Night (Miguel Migs Salted Dub) – Defected
  14. Michael Gray, Danism & Lisa Millett – Say Yes – Defected
  15. Jovonn feat. Koffee the Story – Kitty Kat (Original Main Mix) – NextMoov
    I always fall for some good pussy talk.
  16. Róisín Murphy – Orally Fixated
    This one was all over the interwebs when Roisin finally released it. Still pumping.
  17. Todd Terry – Play On (Eddie Thoneick Remix) feat. Tara Macdonald – Strictly Rhythm

That’s not all. Here’s some Michael Jackson. I love to play these mixes:

  • Michael Jackson – Remember The Time (Silky Soul 12” Mix) – Sony
    One of my (if not the) favourite MJ remixes. Steve Silk Hurley turned Remember The Time into a house classic. Sorry, couldn’t find a good link for the 12″ version.
  • Michael Jackson – Rock With You (Frankie Knuckles Favourite Club Mix) – Sony
    This one is so smooth. A good start into the night. I believe it was first released as the B-Side to “You Are Not Alone” in 1995.
  • Argy & The Martinez Brothers – Debbie Downer – Objektivity
    This came out before Michael’s death. It has a sample (“don’t you dare”) that definitely sounds like MJ, but I can’t make out the song it’s from. Any ideas?

Angel Memoirs

Mariah Memoirs

Last night was my second Mariah concert ever. It was better than the first one almost 4 years ago. That probably also had to do with the fact that we were sitting even closer to the stage. From 8th row in 2006 to 1st row in 2010. I guess the next time, I will be on her lap.

Right at the beginning, MC mentioned that she hat a little cold, but that wouldn’t stop her. During the whole show she was very funny and really seemed to enjoy herself and the audience. My favourite songs this time: My All, We Belong Together and Always Be My Baby. Classic. I’m still all smiles and can’t really believe it. MIMI!!!!!!!!!!

100%, a new song that just got released on iTunes US and Canada yesterday, was performed in Toronto for the first time. The tune was written for the Precious soundtrack and it now seems like it is going to appear on Mariah’s remix / duets album “Angels Advocate” that is going to be released on March 30. The performance of 100% was filmed for the possible inclusion in the music video. I can’t wait to see it.

Here is a clip of 100% with lots of talky talky by Mariah. She had to get re-wired or something. The song starts about 2 minutes in.

The Angels Advocate

Bullet Proof For Sure

Lady Miss Kier is back singing a cover version of the anti war song Bullet Proof. She has been singing this one for a few years now, so it’s great that it finally gets a proper release on DFA records. Toffi and I saw her performing it live in Montreal last decade.

The Ray Mang feat. Lady Miss Kier song keeps the p-funky style of George Clinton’s original from his 1985 album, “Some Of My Best Jokes are Friends“, and pumps it up for 2010.

(via omgblog)