Perhaps one of the most iconic record labels for electronic music and well, music with a definitive kick drum, DFA Records is a tight-knit family of artists and visionaries that don’t really need an introduction. From LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy, The Juan MacLean, Nancy Whang, Holy Ghost!, YACHT, and so many more, DFA Records has a reputation for making music that is perfect for essentially anyone, but especially White hipsters. Hey, just being honest, DFA caters to that audience and they even admit it in their short film.
Teaming up with Red Bull Music Academy, a creative NYC-based production team, DFA records sat down for a short film that explores the craze and allure of DFA and how it’s become an indie sensation that gets the kids to dance. Featuring interviews of everyone aforementioned, the short film takes a look at their in-house production, marketing, promotion, and everything it takes to do all things DFA.
Titled, Too Old To Be New, Too New To Be Classic: 12 Years of DFA, this short film is available online for you to watch and enjoy. Immerse yourself in the culture of DFA.
Happy Monday! I hope that everyone had a fantastic weekend. If you’re anything like me, then you probably spent the weekend anticipating May to go by quickly, so June can come on in and summer fun can begin! Don’t get me wrong, May is cool, but I just really need summer to get here…like right now! But as I’m waiting for the weeks to breeze on by, I can at least enjoy the summery vibes of Classixx new release “All You’re Waiting For” featuring Nancy Whang.
That’s right! Today, the Los-Angeles-based production duo finally uploaded a new track to their soundcloud and it features the fun vocals of Nancy Whang.
Check it out. It’s all that you’ve been waiting for.
1. Tangerine Dream – The Dream Is Always The Same
2. Unit Black Flight – Night Raiders
3. Tropics – Give It Up
4. Groundislava – Weekend In The Tropics
5. Human League – Human (Instrumental)
7. James Welsh – The Way
8. Toro y Moi – Rose Quartz
9. Falty DL – Straight & Arrow
10. Classixx – Holding On (Acapella)/ Aphex Twin – Xtal
11. Madonna – Live To Tell (At Close Range Extended Instrumental)
12. Tiger & Woods – Pitch
13. Mano Le Tough – Take It Back
14. Moony Me – Confused
15. Akufen – Skidoos
16. Presets – It’s Cool
17. Classixx – Borderline
18. Jacques Renault – Back To You (Paradis Remix)
19. Nicolette Larson – Lotta Love
20. Tangerine Dream – Love On A Real Train
I’m super ecstatic right now? Not because it’s my second day in California and it was refreshing to have warm weather versus the cold in Colorado, but I’m super happy that Maxxi Soundsystem officially released “Regrets We Have No Use For (feat. Name One.)”
It’s a song that you can’t help but to fall in love with. The vocal quality is super soulful and it reminds me of a mixture of Ben Westbeech, Alex Clare, and Mark Ronson. All those singers have such a rich vocal quality with a soulful tone, and Maxxi Soundsystem’s “Regrets We Have No Use For (feat. Name One)” has that sound.
You can officially buy the release and the Matthew Herbert today. And while you’re at it, check out the awesome official music video.
Madeline, a young woman who moved to Los Angeles at the beginning of 2011, decided to document everyday of her life using her Canon Powershot. You’d think that it would probably end up being this boring footage from the mundane daily moments of life, but Madeline actually had a pretty exciting year. Everyday it seems as though she had an adventure, and even the mundane days (school work, sleeping, eating,) were still followed by exciting footage of adventures and fun times with friends the next day.
It’s amazing how creativity can inspire you to just document the seconds of your day, and result in a video less than 8 minutes that shows what you can do in 365 days. It’s a great video that is quite inspirational. Everyday should be an adventure or something new. Even if it’s a simple thing like taking a walk somewhere new, or hanging out with your friends and trying something different, make an effort to change things up.
“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein
©Jasmine McGee.ThinkSoul25. http://thinksoul25.com
Ah, there is something so infectious about 80s synths, big hair, and throwback dance parties. If I ever had to throw a big party (which I want to do,) then it would be a big 80s flashback party or an old school funk jam. That would be so much fun! But for now I’ll leave the 80s flashbacks up to Holy Ghost!
The New York dance duo has been known for their 80s electro vibe, so when I found out they were doing a cover of Ministry’s “I Wanted to Tell Her,” I knew it was going to be good stuff. I was anxious to see if they were going to do a video for a song…and they did! The video even features Juan Maclean and Nancy Whang (LCD Soundsystem & member of Juan Maclean.)
In the music video you get to see Holy Ghost!, Juan Maclean, and Nancy Whang (who did the vocals on the track) parodying 80s high school drama/gossip at a dance. Even though the video was filmed in 2011, it could seriously be a scene out of an 80s movie. It’s a major flashback!
Peep the visuals below for Holy Ghost! video “I Wanted to Tell Her” and be sure to download your copy of the song from Mountain Dew’s Green Label Sound.
©Jasmine McGee.ThinkSoul25. http://thinksoul25.com