Tuesday, December 28, 2010



Oh, hi there.

I forgot I had a blog...OK I didn't really but I've been so busy having extrememly enjoyable holiday times that I haven't sat down and put my thoughts into digital type/music form!

This guy Bram is really onto something. He has one album (as far as I can find out), and its pretty great. Check him out. And buy the album B.R.A.M. here.

Bram - Last Dance

Bram - You're The Reason

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


Photo from this amazing collec of 1.0 Jonathan madness!

Boston's own Jonathan Richman @ TROUBADOUR tonight! Places he plays should have to change their name to The Troubadour when he plays there. Always. Hes the true and consumate troub, and always repping New England hard!  I wish I could go!

The Modern Lovers - Government Center

Sunday, December 5, 2010



Last night was a great night of friends. And FOOD. Wow food. Thanks all. We had a blast.

I've been living, on the weekends mostly, in an amazing, quirky, weird, awesome house in the Hollywood hills that my girl has been housesitting, and last night was a bit of a farewell. Tonight will be our last night and I'm a bit sad about it! There's no cell reception up here, and until Friday we had to deal w/ some VERY weird cats, but I've come to feel comfy here, and its a pretty great spot. I will miss the courtyard for sure. Thanks Molly & John. I've never met you, but I can tell you are rad peeps.

I would really still love it if you all checked out and voted for my remix of Metric's track
'Gold Guns Girls', which is part of an Indaba Music contest...


That said, thanks all and lets all take it easy and have a good one.

Here's a couple mellow Sunday jammers.

Jack Rose - Moon In The Gutter (from Luck in the Valley)

Ariel Pink - I Can't Hear My Eyes (from Before Today)

The War On Drugs - Comin' Through (from Future Weather)

Clues - Let's Get Strong  (from Clues)


Saturday, December 4, 2010



I've done a remix for a contest.

Its Metric the band, and Indaba the site.

Right now I'm 12th out of 247. Psyched just on that I guess. BUT...I NEED YOUR VOTES!!! If you dig my track...PLEASE VOTE FOR ME!! And tell your friends!

There's a widget on the right there that you can do it very easily from as well....


Metric - Gold Guns Girls (Jams Frrever Remix)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010



I had the pleasure of catching Diamond Rings open for The Naked and Famous & Midnight Juggernauts at Echoplex last week. I was there for TN&F (and they were 100% fantastic), but Diamond Rings was great for sure. Juggernauts were aight.

The Naked and Famous :


Diamond Rings -  All Yr Songs (from Special Affections)


(photo from melophobe.com)

Today I finally got the guy's album, and since the names are similar (Special Affections, and Splash), Jeremy Jay's most recent played after his finished. They seemed, well, perfect for each other. I began day dreaming of a DR/JJ collabo! Suddenly, I decided I needed to remember to discuss it with my girlfriend later. This was both to self confirm my hetero-ness after listening to these terrific albums back to back, and also just cuz I like to talk about music...ok it was mostly the first one.

Jeremy Jay - This Is Our Time (from Splash)



SPOILER ALERT: This first video is NSFW. You should probably watch it at work anyway though.


New promo video for Klaxons' second single, 'Twin Flames', directed by Saam Farahmand, goes above and beyond...

Klaxons are a curious bunch. But it seems like that's only the case over here in the U.S. SO much hype back in '07. I was instantly obsessively playing 'Golden Skans'. Then a big Justice remix, and a couple great videos. They were crowned the kings of 'nu-rave'. But the first album was really a semi-exciting/semi-lackluster album, and....then nothing for like 3 years (if you didn't live in the UK that is). The follow up album talks started shortly after (late '07) and were finally fulfilled earlier this year. The album is Surfing The Void, and has a couple catchy songs, but is still a bit out there (the original submission was rejected by Polydor for being 'too expeirmental'). More attention comes with the drop of this video. I've always been oddly intrigued by the band, there is enough mystery to keep me there. I continue to assume its some UK/Euro stuff going on I have no idea about. There is plenty that fits that category.

This is another quick and surrealistic vision from a talented director/creator in Farahmand (he has done all of Klaxons videos besides 'Atlantis to Interzone', as well as videos for The Xx, These New Puritians, New Young Pony Club and others), who is skilled in the visual transportation to a semi-static like space where nicely stimulating images flow freely. Saam. So hot right now.

His previous collaboration w/ the lads of Klax (video for 'Golden Skans', see below) almost gives me an Empire of the Sun vibe. EotS were maybe only a PNAU daydream at that point, but its reminiscent for me, and gives me thoughts of a Brit vs. Aussie battle for the best dreamy-electro-rock band with hints of, I dunno, emperorish sexuality, and gratuitous unknown 'symbolism' involved? I'd have to give the nod to Australia. Whatever the fuck I am talking about.

ANYWAY, eere's a track from the newer album, and my fave from the first, as well as that Justice remix I spoke of.

Klaxons - Echoes (from Surfing the Void 2010)

Klaxons - Golden Skans (from Myths of the Near Future 2007)

Klaxons - As Above, So Below (Justice remix)

Friday, November 26, 2010


That's how y'all say it right? Ah, nevermind.

Check out the Long Islander dude Hoodie Allen. His name has been kicking around my headspace/internet space for a while now ('Tighten Up' has been heard by my ears on a number of occasions), and now his newish September release mixtape Pep Rally, is free for download....HERE. His sounds are courtesy of longtime friend & collaborator RJF.

He was asked in August by The Nosebleed Section to "describe (his) sound in three words,"
Hoodie: tasty jams son.
So there you go. Its really more original remixes on a mixtape/'album' (a-la Chiddy Bang & others)...not that jackin for beats is a new thing as far as mixtapes go, but I'm feeling the trend of the popular indie/electro tracks re-fitted w/ lyrics for some crossover banguhs.

This is not some rando bro-bra spitting some randomness over some eclecticness. This is a dope MC rocking some hard beats. And if it wasn't, well, would it be here? Nah sunnnn.

Anyway, here are a couple of my faves from the collect.

Hoodie Allen - Tighten Up

Hoodie Allen - Not A Robot

Hoodie Allen - Words Of Wisdom



Gat damn that food was good. The turkey, the gravy, the stuffing. Jeez.

And the pies! Oh man the pies.

Round 2 at about 11 pm was the shit too.

How's about a little random selection of re-charge music!? ... Cause its seriously beautiful outside ... and ... I have another dinner to go to tonight!

Oh...and by all means...look out for those loony shoppers!!! We were driving home round 12:30 am last night, and from the 5 I saw a load of people in a parking lot. 'What are they doing?' I thought. 'Oh shit! No way! @ Target even!?' hahah. Yeah, they were out there already. Good luck getting that $350 50' TV!


Pantha Du Prince - Satellite Sniper (this is what I had breaky to today...started me off well...)(from 2010's Black Noise)

Booka Shade - Teenage Spaceman (from their 2010 album, More!)

Crystal Fighters - Xtatic Truth (Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs remix ... more from T-E-E-D! & more!)

Cee-Lo Green - It's O.K. (more Cee-Lo coming soon...check out The Lady Killer...dopeness!)

Kid Cudi - Ashin' Kusher (if you haven't check out Kid Cudi's Man On The Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager...G.O.O.D. shit)

Hoodie Allen - So Much Closer (from his new mixtape, Pep Rally...serious firrr dawg)

Love y'all...

Thursday, November 25, 2010





Thanks to the homie Jeremy for the Thankful Tunes....

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


The Space Boys have released their debut album, Diamonds on Neptune. Hailing from Seoul, South Korea, by way of a flight in their wooden indian spaceship straight from Skowhegan, Maine, Jesus Jones, Village & Boat Music are my hometown homies...

Space Boys - Diamonds On Neptune DOWNLOAD HERE>>>>>>

Fueled by rocket fuel beats by a plethora of 207 artists including my wunderkind brother Entricut, (his MySpace, label, Purplebird Music & former group, Natural Ingredients) his sometime collaborator and deadly producer Danksta, the elusive duo of Mixed Digits & R. Brown, Jams Frrever (yours truly), and probangers.com, the trio has blasted the fuck off.

Check it...

Space Boys - Take Our Shit? (produced by ProBangers.com)

Space Boys - Jaguar Whispers (RIP) f. Jaguar Whispers (produced by Entricut)

Space Boys - I Hate The Space Boys (produced by Jams Frrever)

Space Boys f. Jams Frrever - Y'all Crazed

They even gave me my own mini-page!!!

Check em on YouTube too....




Do you like panochita de rosa?

My homie DJ Soso has just dropped a SUPER HOT mix. This one is called The After Hours (WMG) Mixtape V.3. and its all about banging out the the wee hours when there's no time to worry about shit! Get the fluck down.


DJ Soso - The After Hours (WMG) Mixtape V.3

Courtesy of my dude I-Rez over @ Fatt Beatz!!
Check him out for your hip hop instrumental needs, as well as pro tracking/mixing!

Keep it going homies!!!

Annnnd....GO CELTICS!!! Hahahaha

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Hmmm, maybe I should be a.k.a. Jimmy Trousers. Or what about Jimbo Slacks? Both good.

New track, "Darlin'" from James Pants. His new album Love Kraft coming in 2011.

And a track each from his first two albums, which are both jamming like raspberry farmers.

From Welcome, an old fave for rainy Vancouver days.

James Pants - We're Through

And from Seven Seals, a fave for a mellow night or two from last year.

James Pants - Thin Moon

Tuesday, November 16, 2010



Girl Talk has dropped his new album for free on Illegal Art label's website Its called All Day...I can't wait to get in a full listen...

...Now I've had one. These two. Yes. The drop into "First Of The Month" man that shit made me laugh with banguh joy for real.

Girl Talk - That's Right 
Girl Talk -  Steady Shock

Video & more after the jump.



DR cool kid train continues...?

From their twitter & ...

... Das Racist - Sit Down, Man f. El-P (produced by Scoop DeVille) .... which appears on Sit Down, Man...

White people play this for your black friends black people smack them...
Video & more after the Jump.

KCRW is presenting them here in L.A. shortly, and a number of DJ's like calling them 'Dahs Racist.' 

Sunday, November 14, 2010



jj the band is pretty great. They have a couple albums..we've discussed them before. They blew (up) a year or so ago.

When I first heard this track I was obsessed for like a couple weeks for real.

jj - 5 Minuter Med

Oh, and this one is certainly NOT to be missed...

jj - Ecstasy 

And here's a 'real' song (?) from the duo...dig.

 jj - From Africa To Malaga

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Photo: 8-Bit Weapon

Been way into 8 bit music. Mostly since Duck Tales (get it!), but I frequently get surges. They're the sounds of forever trying to beat something you could never beat. A worn out greasy controller. Aching thumbs. I wasn't even very good, my brother is way better with the 'Nintendo paddle'. He can whoop my ass in mostly whatever game you want. Besides sports probably. The music was the shit though.

Plenty of 8 bit bands and music users out there for sure. I remember checking out speak & spells on ebay was a pass time of mine once in a while, but I never really got into actually circut bending or making the stuff myself. A friend of mine who goes by Computer at Sea is quite an amazing circut bender/lo-fi musician. Confusatron was one of the first ever LIVE performances I saw where a band/musician was using a actual Nintendo/controller/power glove. Seems like they've switched it up a bit.

Anamanaguchi came into my musical ether a number of years ago, and I a few weeks ago I both got the Scott Pilgrim Videogame Soundtrack) (which they did), and played, the Scott Pilgrim video game (its great). All of a sudden I wanted an 8 bit, well, renaissance? To dramatic?

Open the floodgates!!!

An old fave from Ffffound by nickgraywfu

There was the OG 8-bit Weapon, a number of Chip-Hop artists, and nowdays there's the a fore mentioned Anamanaguchi who seem to be at the head of the once mostly undergound charge from NYC, along with Sabrepulse, & Bubblyfish. There's Computer Jay out here in L.A., Ninja Moped (formerly Rymdreglage), Slagsmalsklubben & Hayzee over seas, & others like Boy 8-Bit using hybrids of 8-bit and lots of much higher bit rate synth, producing & remixing all over the place.

There are also plenty of 8 bit covers; from Weezer to Miles Davis, if you want it, you can probably find it.

Then there are people just getting crazy.

But you already knew all of that!!!! Hah!

Here's a rando collec of some new some old some things I could remember off the top... plus some other shizz....

...also check out....the entire collection of Duck Tales music downloads!!!!! Didn't think I was going to be able to find that...

Duck Tales - African Mines
Duck Tales - The Amazon

btw -- I've never embedded tracks from MySpace, but I'm attempting it now, and the thing is completely f'ed. --- only one song works, not to mention it looks ridic, but I want the 8-BITches track up here!

8-Bit Weapon - Chip On Your Shoulder
Anamanaguchi - Mess
Sabrepulse - Famicom Connection

Slagsmalsklubben - Malmo Night Beach Party (Boss for Leader)

Covox - Dubslide (Wave - Ep)

These 2 are both from the Pterodactyl Squad's 8 bit Weezer Tribute..

Of course there's the classic (from a few years ago...)

Tugboat - 8-Bit Hip-hop Medley

And the 'with lyrics' version from Smith Agent Smith

Photo: Hayzee!!'s myspace...

Fake Blood - Mars (Boy 8-Bit Remix) (Fix Your Accent EP)
Booka Shade - Donut (Boy 8-Bit Remix) (Booka Shade - More)
Anamanaguchi - Airbrushed (RAC Remix) (RAC on Cowboy Bebop Remix, Volume 3)

This is just too good and relevant, I gotta re-post!

Duck Tales - Land Clear!