Wednesday, December 21, 2011


It’s rare for me to hit repeat at the end of an album and listen to it all over again, it’s even rarer for me to hit repeat all day long and listen to only one album for an entire week. But I can’t help it with this album “Celeste” from producer Barretso. I’m not lying when I say it’s the only thing that’s been bumping through my car, house, and work speakers. Move over Calvin Harris there is a new King of Disco and his name is Barretso aka Francisco from Chile. I guarantee the featured track “Celeste” (also the name of the album) will be the first track you put on wherever you go for the next month straight. Combining enchanting synth melodies, 80’s pop vocals, and a plethora of driving bass lines Barretso captures you from the first moment you hear him. His music is a phenomenal collaboration of 80’s break beats incorporating futuristic synths that sometimes feel as if you’ve been transported to another world. His sound is very reminiscent of a Kavinsky track, yet still unique in its own right. He’s signed to some tiny label Tuff em up! that I’ve never heard of, but it’s just a matter of time before you start seeing his name everywhere. No tour dates scheduled in the US as of yet but if Barretso keeps dominating the blog world like he is now then we’re bound to get a show or two thrown our way. Enjoy!

Thursday, December 15, 2011


Nervo, The Nervo twins, Liv & Mim, Female Justice or whatever you want  to call these two hot blondes one thing is for sure they are taking over. And when I say taking over I mean they are pretty much everywhere these days from Ibiza to LA, from MTV to Fox’s X Factor, from little dirty electro clubs to the main stage of massive festivals, I even saw them in the elevator at work yesterday. You can literally find them anywhere you look and personally I fuckin love it! Miriam and Olivia Nervo are two Australian models turned songwriters turned killer hot DJ duo. At the wee age of 16 after already conquering the modeling world and becoming rather bored ventured into the music scene. Sony signed them as songwriters before the age of 18 and they wasted no time producing bangers for the likes of David Guetta, PussyCat Dolls and Kelly Rowland. Soon enough however, songwriting for others began to bore them so they started writing songs for themselves and landed a major recording deal with Virgin Records. After getting off tour from opening for Britney Spears but just before they played the mainstage at WMC (Winter Music Conference), Nervo dropped their hottest track to date We’re All No One w/ Afrojack and Steve Aoki.(featured). Synth, electro, pop brilliance would probably be the best way to describe it. I wish I could give a label credit for producing such greatness, but this magic is obviously all created by the insanely creative and talented Nervo twins. My plan is to one day marry them both, I’d have to move to some hick state like Utah so the likelyhood of this actually taknig place is slim to none but I’ll keep the dream alive. I hope you love these bodacious babes yes I said bodacious as much as I do.


Tuesday, December 6, 2011


Letting Up Despite Great Faults, pretty powerful name for an indie/electro band from LA even if it is a straight rip from Blondie Redhead’s track “Loved Despite of Great Faults”. I came across this band the other day as I was checking out the artist lineup for the upcoming SXSW in Austin, Texas. The featured track is one of those tracks that take you back in time. Accompanied with the video it’s hard not to be taken back to your late teenage years and early twenties, personally some of the best times of my life. Those years when nothing in the world seems to matter, you are care free running around in the world figuring out who the hell you are. Falling in love (or at least what you thought was love at the time). The times in your life when you are first let loose into the world to start making real decisions in your life, yet you approach them with just carelessness and ease that they aren’t stressful like they soon will be.  Experimenting with drugs and opening your mind to so many new things that come into your world. It’s a time when you can do the wrong thing and know that you’re doing the wrong thing, but you still do it just to test the waters. A time where good friends become best friends and bad friends become distant memories, a time where you can show your individualism and be rewarded for it, a time where you just follow your feet and end up going on the greatest adventure of your life. This is the time where I truly fell in love with “music”. Granted I went through my fair share of stages (rap, metal, rock, scremo, indie, electro etc.) But what I found out along this journey we call “the end of our adolescence entering adulthood” is that music isn’t sounds made from instruments, vocals, lyrics, songs or even albums, music is a feeling , it’s a passion, it’s an emotion,  an expression of individualism. For me music is a feeling that I can’t put into words, it has shaped who I am, what I believe in, my relationships, my outlook on life, love, death and even the afterlife. So here is to bands like Letting Up Despite Great Faults for taking us back to when we fell in love with the world.


      I have a confession to make, I have developed a thing for red heads over the last few years, dating one for the better part of 2 plus years and I don’t know what it is, but they drive me absolutely crazy in all the right ways. Therefore, it probably shouldn’t be a shocker that I’ve fallen for the eloquent Florence Welch from Florence and the Machine. I wouldn’t say she is the easiest on the eyes, but she’s without a doubt one talented individual. That voice of hers is second to none and she possesses such soul, for a pale freckle faced ginger (no disrespect). I have yet to meet a single person who doesn’t have the utmost respect and appreciation of her talent, whether you like her music or not, you can’t deny how incredible she is. Florence and The Machine broke out on the scene only a few years prior in 2009 with their debut album Lungs that featured a track Dog Days Are Over. As soon as this track it the airwaves it  catapulted Florence immediately to number 1 in the UK and soon following turned her and her band into a worldwide sensation. The featured track is a cover of Drake’s “Take Care” and exhibits Florence’s funny, quirky characteristics while still managing to be incredibly flawless and one of the better covers I’ve heard in years. It’s one of those covers that transcends genres and shows how talented artists can express themselves any way they please. It’s an expression of how a true “artist” can take any track and make it their own. I hope you enjoy.