Earwaves: Young Girls In Mini-Skirts
From S/T (Surrend, 1984)
Earwaves was a short-lived S.F. group that grew out of another short-lived S.F. band: C.P. Salt; I got interested in both because half their personnel was Chinese American including “Hugh Dong” (yeah, I know what you’re thinking). C.P. Salt had more of a boogie feel but as you can hear here, Earwaves had more of a funky new wave style, especially in those crazy synths.
Chano Scotty and His Combo Society: Bossa-a-Go-Go + Consolacion
From The New Sound [...]
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From I Should Coco (Parlophone, 1995)
Fat Pat: Tops Drop
From Ghetto Dreams (Wreckshop, 1998)
Systema Solar: Mi Kolombia
From S/T (Intermundos, 2010)
Ocote Soul Sounds and Adrian Quesada: Tu Fin, Mi Comienzo
From 7″ (Aire Sol, 2013). Also on Coconut Rock
Penny & The Quarters: You and Me (Prince of Ballard remix)
Originally from 7″ (Numero Group, 2011)
Bonus: Icona Pop: I Love It
From This Is… (Atlantic, 2013)
I was recently in Houston and Galveston to DJ a wedding (what up Alex [...]
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The latest episode of Shades of Soul (broadcast live on Radio Sombra) is dedicated to records that I file under “the kitchen sink,” i.e. the weird and wonderful records whether we’re talking unexpected remixes/mash-ups, quirky covers, or just plain WTF tunes.
Shades of Soul EP 1.4 by Oliver Wang on Mixcloud
To see the playlist, visit our Radio Sombra page.
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The Prince of Ballard used to run Armed Snobbery (though he shuttered the doors in December). If his name sounds familiar, it’s because he put together one of the sickest remixes to grace our pages, flipping Bobby Reed’s “Time Is Right For Love.”
Mr. POB recently hollered to let us know about Beach Life, an “album” of sorts featuring summer-inspired remixes and edits, just in time for the last month of the season. We’ve been sampling through it this morning and…it is awesome. I’ve never met him in person but our [...]
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My recent deluge of work means a drought in posts but I’m finally back. Pardon the kitchen sink but I got a lot to cover.
First off, my early runner for “album of the year” goes to Laura Mvula. I’ve been singing her praises for a while but had been looking forward to finally reviewing the U.S. release of her Sing to the Moon for NPR. I feel like any kind of superlatives I might throw her way will be woefully inadequate. Listen to this, the first song on the album. If you’re not awed…well, maybe you’ll [...]
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