Dystimulation

Music and other modern musings

6 degrees of sibling sensations

This past August I was pumped for seeing A-Trak side by side M.I.A.‘s bestie, Rye-Rye, but the girl had to go and get prego and cancelled her remaining tour dates. As I pondered who would make a great sub for the act I naturally considered Kid Sister, aka Melisa Young, ironically, the elder sister of J2K, aka Josh Young, one half of Chicago based duo, Flosstradamus. Alas, A-Track, little brother of Dave 1, aka David Macklovitch, vocals and guitarist of MTL based electrofunk duo, Chromeo, dawned the stage alone. Anyone who has had the pleasure of seeing the MTL native turned international sensation and exclusive Kanye DJ, can attest to the fact that the night was nevertheless something to bewonder (Aside from the fact that there was no air conditioning in the subterranean hot-box). Still, the whole experience left me wondering when the heck we would see the likes of kid Sis again. Her collabs with Tittsworth (who’s recent mix is a little bit of disappointment, if i may use this opportunity to say so) and Loudmouth West offered the Illinois born lyricist critical acclaim and made her into a near instant star in the minds of hipsters and collar-poppers alike.

Well she’s back. This past Tuesday, too much anticipation, kid Sister released Ultraviolet. The album contains past jams like Pro Nails and Control, and opens with the recent single, Right Hand Hi. I’m not sure Right Hand Hi will live up to the successes of the aforementioned hits but it is sure going to get more that your ear-drums shaking.

Kid Sister – Right Hand Hi

Some bonus tunes!!!!

Chromeo – Night by Night
The Yeah Yeah Yeah’s – Heads will Roll (A-Track Rmx)

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November 19, 2009 Posted by | Gigs, Jams | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Big Bills

To no surprise, Mad Decent‘s Dj Blaqstarr did wonders remaking Flosstradamus‘ first origional production and recent hit with Chairlift‘s, Caroline Polachek’s, Big Bills.

Flosstradamus and Caroline Polachek – Big Bills (Banged Out Blaqstarr Rmx)

You can grab more Big Bills mixes, including one by local new wavers, Jokers of the Scene, here.

March 13, 2009 Posted by | Jams | , , , , | Leave a comment

My life is on repeat…

…But thankfully so are these new jams. Pump it! The Dream‘s, Walking on the Moon, is reportedly inspired by the former (sadly) king of pop, Michael Jackson.

Groove Armada – Drop the Tough (Twelves b-live Club Rmx)
The Glamour – Loveburn
The Dream – Walking on the Moon ft. Kanye West
Ace of Base – All That She Wants (The Disco Villains Rmx)
Flosstradamus – Big Bills ft. Caroline Polachek

Here’s the vid for the Flosstradamus track – Kind of flighty if you ask me. Caroline, the lead singer of Brooklyn’s Chairlift, reminds me a little of Feist. In fact the vid kind of takes a low-budget Feist approach. (Note: that is a compliment to Feist but an insult to Floss’s vid)

February 23, 2009 Posted by | Jams | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment