Dystimulation

Music and other modern musings

The rumour mill’s a running…

So apparently the amazing voice but not always so brilliantly dressed Christina Aguilera is releasing a new album this coming April. The album is to be titled ‘Bionic’ and is reported to be a complete departure from her past work, though we can expect the recently subdued diva to deliver the R&B and pop vocals she was bread to deliver. The best part is, sources tell me that producers for the album include Sia, Ladytron, Goldfrapp, M.I.A., and Santogold! Ask yourself this: How much would you give to see all of these fine femmes grace the stage together?

The videos below are rumoured to be leaks of what’s to expect off the album, but some think they might actually be promos for Goldfrapp’s upcoming album.


Here’s a old Aguilera fave of mine,

Christina Aguilera – Dirrty (feat Redman)

And of course, as everyone should know, its nothing without the video:

And while we are talking about the rumour mill, what the F happened with this reported Justice fake?

Justice FAKE – Beginning of the End

Everytime a new wild electro tune is released its as if it sparks electro-nostalgia in all of us and the game of telephone around the school yard begins. We sit there with the song on repeat, praying for validation that this is it, this return of good production and neon-laced afterparties in France with Thomas Bangalter (ok that was a dream I had recently, but anyway). We react as if there was something we missed amidst the Jutice-balloo of a couple summers back or the Daft Punk-mania of the 90’s. Let us rest assured, those moments are ephemeral at best. Patience is sure to bring us something good. Sadly, Daft Punk’s recently released, Crash, isn’t going to be it.

Daft Punk – The Crash

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January 28, 2010 Posted by | Jams | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

TGIF

Santogold – Shove It Feat. Spank Rock (Grandtheft Disco Rmx)
Awesome New Republic – Birthday
Men – Off Our Backs (Pegase Rmx)

June 12, 2009 Posted by | Jams, TGIF | , , , , | Leave a comment

Unstoppable

Santogold_signHands Up

There is only one way to describe Santogold after the killer performance her, Amanda Blank and Spankrock gave the wild crowd in MTL Thursday, and I think she sums it up well in the track….

Santogold – Unstoppable

June 6, 2009 Posted by | Gigs, Jams | , , | Leave a comment

Tonights the night!

In just a couple of hours I’ll be departing to MTL from Ottawa to scope Santogold and Amanda Blank take the stage at the Metropolis. So psyched!

Santogold – I’m a lady ft. Amanda Blank (Diplo Rmx)

June 4, 2009 Posted by | Gigs, Jams | , | Leave a comment

Aoki’s Gifted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As if N.A.S.A. (Dj Squeak E. Clean & Dj Zegon) hadn’t done a good enough job when they aligned Kanye, Santogold and Lykke Li for Gifted, Mr. Aoki had to come along and ante up! Bravo Steve. Bravo!

N.A.S.A. – Gifted feat. Kanye West, Santogold and Lykke Li (Aoki Rmx)

You can grab the original here

May 11, 2009 Posted by | Jams | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Yeah, they’re coming! Yeah, they rock!! Yeah, heads will roll!!!

I awoke to some pleasing news yesterday, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs are closing the show at this year’s Bluesfest! Just days ago I reviewed my summer 2009 festival and show line-up, which I think is shaping up quite nicely. The roster currently includes first time viewings of Santogold, Amanda Blank, Lykke Li, Cold Play, Beastie Boys, Beast, Neko Case and Holy F*ck!, and a slew of welcomed repeat acts like, Thunderheist, the Roots, Crystal Castles, Girltalk and maybe, if all goes well, Cut Copy. Following my review, I created a shortlist of acts I wanted to see and it just so happens to include the NYC indie sensations. I am pretty excited, mostly because I am still legitimately riding the high off their most recent album, It’s Blitz, which dropped back in March.

Heads Will Roll is pretty much my fave tune on the album. Here’s a taste of what others had to bring to it. If you ask me there appears to be a little it of a concensus on the alternative interpretation.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Heads Will Roll (Lego Beat Dark Cuts Rmx)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Heads Will Roll (DIGIRAATII Dance Til You\’re Dead Rmx)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Heads Will Roll (Young Live Starters Rmx)

Bonus!

Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Hysteric (Acoustic)

I admit that my first review of this year’s festival was a little brash, and the lineup is settling well with me as we get closer to the date, and with this addition of course. I maintain my belief that the year is a little weak in comparison to others but I am feeling a little more relaxed than I had initially.

This year’s Bluesfest runs from July 8-19. You can check the whole line-up here.

May 7, 2009 Posted by | Gigs, Jams | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Amanda Blank!

Philly’s female misogynist, Amanda Blank, is nothing short of amazing. Her solo tracks, which have been produced by the likes of Spank Rock and Pace Rock are urban but playful, her collabs with queens of all things cool, M.I.A. and Santogold redefine the role of women in the hipster-hop and her style, well look at her. I’ve not yet seen her live but hope to grab the chance when she hits either the MTL or TO stage with Santogold in early June. Blank’s debut album I Love Youdrops July 14th and is produced by the sensational Diplo, Switch and XXXChange!

Amanda Blank – Might like you better
Britney Spears – Gimme More (Eli/Grayson Mix feat Amanda Blank)
Santogold – I’m a lady (Diplo Rmx feat. Amanda Blank)
Paul Simon – 50 Ways feat. Amanda Blank (Chipset & Devlin Rmx)

For all you Ottawa folk, rumours are flying that Paul Simonis slated to play this year’s Cisco Bluesfest!!!!

April 18, 2009 Posted by | Gigs, Jams | , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Old news can be good news.

I’m a little late on this one but better late than never.

In the summer of 2007, I think most us were insanely excited in a dense cloud of disbelief to hear of Sam Spiegel (Dj Squeak E. Clean) and Dj Zegon‘s project N.A.S.A. – North America/South America. The appropriately titled project links the sounds and famed faces of the North and South to form a remarkable album of somewhat unimaginable collaborations; Tom Waits, M.I.A., George Clinton, Kanye, Lykke Li, Spank Rock, SantoGold, RZA, the YYY’s, Red Hot Chili Peppers and even Seu Jorge…Whao! If you’ve not heard the album, Spirit of Apollo, which dropped mid-February, I would highly recommend you do so now. Each track is like a 3-5 minute mental trip to Coachella.

Could there be a better combo than the one we have here?

N.A.S.A. – Gifted feat. Kanye West, Santogold, Lykke Li

FYI – Spiegel is reportedly working on a film detailing the N.A.S.A. project with older bother, Spike Jonze.

April 17, 2009 Posted by | Jams | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Blast ’em


I’ve just waken from a mid-late evening nap and have found myself to be a little restless. I am going to blast some tunes, jam about while I pretend to put away some clothes and hopefully tire myself out and hit the hay. If not for today, grab these tracks for the next time your looking to let lose a little and blast ’em….as loud as you can.

Santogold – Creator (Switch Rmx)
Lykke Li – Little Bit (Diego chavez Rmx)

February 19, 2009 Posted by | Jams | , | Leave a comment