Blog - January 2010

BPitch Control’s head honcho Ellen Alllien recently started a fashion line full of printed, cut, and sew pieces.

From Ellen Alllien
The new ellen allien fashion spring/summer collection 2010 captures just that very feeling of the moment. As the extravagant colors of the flowers fade into the night, a sentimental new world of black and white is open to discoveries and urges of movement in all directions. Light and airy dancing freedom; black floral lace; white and black floral stitched cotton, delicate dark summer whool; hazy prints of dancing people on loose cut T-shirts; each detail transports the feeling of night flowers; leading dreamingly throughout the night…

Click Here to Check Out the Spring / Summer 2010 Line.

Posted by: on January 31, 2010 @ 9:07 PM
Posted in: Style

A ménage à trois of minds…clothing company Call of the Wild have enlisted designers Kai and Sunny and UNKLE’s James Lavelle to collaborate on a series of shirts for the Call of the Wild Spring / Summer 2010 line. Each T-shirt comes with a free UNKLE mix CD.

The team (James Lavelle, Kai and Sunny) has also collaborated on a project with British fashion designer Alexander McQueen. Kai and Sunny created the MCQ 2010 Press Pack which came with a Kai & Sunny designed tote bag, t-shirt, and a new UNKLE mix CD.

Check out the MCQ Press Pack At Listen to UNKLE’s new single “Heavy Drug” remixed By King Unique below.

Click Here to Purchase UNKLE “Heavy Drug” from

Listen: UNKLE “Heavy Drug (King Unique Remix)”

UNKLE – Heavy Drug (King Unique Remix) [GU] by alchemyremixmanagement


Posted by: on January 31, 2010 @ 10:48 AM
Posted in: Style

Germany is a country known more for dark techno and minimal house than it is for deep disco, however Hamburg’s Marco Niemerski (aka Tensnake) may be the exception. Tensnake has garnered respect in the dance world for his unique warm sunny blend of house, disco, and electro. With remixes for the likes of Junior Boys, Shally Shapiro,Toby Tobias (for Radio Slave’s rekids label) and even a remix for indie electro rock band, The Faint, Tensnake has been on everyone’s radar.

Permanent Vacation just dropped Tensnake’s single “Coma Cat” and it’s sick! A nice sampling of Marco’s sun-kissed disco house style. Tensnake is currently in the studio putting together his album. You can also check for new singles coming out on Ghostly and more.

Find out more about Tensnake here.

Click Here To Purchase Tensnake “Coma Cat EP” @

Listen: Tensnake “Need Your Love (Dub)”

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Posted by: on January 30, 2010 @ 5:38 PM
Posted in: Music

Here is a five minute mini mix from Jamie XX of the band of the moment, The XX. This mix originally ran on BBC1’s Annie Mac show. The XX seem to have blown up overnight with their remix of Florence & The Machine’s “You’ve Got the Love” (a cover of the hit dance track from Jamie Principle and Candi Stanton). Rumors are swirling that The XX may be working on a new remix album.

For now, you can catch one of the hottest bands of the moment on tour with Hot Chip and JJ


Dorian Concept: “The Fucking Formula”
Jamie Lidell: “A Little Bit More (Luke Vibert Remix)”
Flying Lotus: “Massage Situation”
Jack Penate: “Pull My Heart Away”
Jack Penate: “Pull My Heart Away (Jamie xx Remix)”
Harmonic 313: “Problem 4”
Roots Manuva: “Witness the Fitness”
Bullion: “Get Familiar”
Joker: “Digidesign (Om Unit Remix)”
Joker: “Digidesign”
Boogaloo Crew: “Calling All Dancers”
Tes La Rok: “Uprise”
Burial: “Unite”
Rich Reason & Fantastic Mr. Fox: “Lo-Fi-Ve”
Joy Orbison: “Hyph Mngo”
Skream: “Trapped in a Dark Bubble”
Fantastic Mr. Fox: “Plimsoul”
Deadboy: “U Cheated”
Florence & The Machine: “You’ve Got the Love (Jamie xx Rework)”
The xx: "Islands

Listen & Download Jamie XX (The XX) Mini Mix For Annie Mac
(Right Click To Save)

Source: LivingEars

Posted by: on January 30, 2010 @ 5:32 PM
Posted in: Music

New York label Wolf + Lamb just officially released one of the hottest tracks that has already been featured on many podcasts and DJ charts since late last year. Nicolas Jaar’s “Mi Mujer” from the EP “Time For Us” is an electronic masterpiece. The track is a creeper with seductive vocals that are sure to work it’s magic on crowds.

Nicolas Jaar was born in NY but quickly relocated to Santiago de Chile in the 90s only to come back to his birth place as a teenager. Haunted by Mulatu Astatke and Erik Satie, Nico started to make organic electronic music in 2004 at the age of 14. At 17, he made his debut with “The Student EP” on Wolf and Lamb Music with a remix by Seth Troxler who called him " one of the most talented minds dance music is about to see develop". At 18, he continued producing and played live at Club Der Visionaire and Arena in Berlin, at the Marcy in Brooklyn, at Communikey in Colorado and at Mutek in Mexico City. Now 19, studying at Brown University in Rhode Island, Nico has releases coming up on Circus Company, Wolf + Lamb and on his own label, Clown and Sunset ( of which he is the owner and founder.

Click Here To Purchase Nicolas Jaar “Time For Us EP” @

Listen: Nicolas Jaar “Mi Mujer”

Posted by: on January 29, 2010 @ 11:00 PM
Posted in: Music

Aeroplane has been doing monthly DJ Chart mixes for a little bit now. Here is their Jan 2010 chart which features a track from James Curd (Read: New James Curd Single).

01. Breakbot : “Baby I’m Yours”
02. Cecile & Venice : “Rimmel”
03. Ali Love : “Love Harder” – Mighty Mouse Remix
04. The Swiss : “Manthem” – Tensnake Remix
05. Lorenz Rhode : “Like A Player”
06. James Curd : “Got To Have”
07. Tape To Tape : “The Devil Made Me Do It..” – C90s Remix
08. Moby : “Wait For Me” – Villa Remix
09. Gorillaz Feat. Mos Def & Bobby Womack : “Stylo”
10. Acid Washed : “General Motors, Detroit, America

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Aeroplane “Chart Mix” January 2010 by Aeroplane

Posted by: on January 29, 2010 @ 6:13 PM
Posted in: Free Downloads

Andreya Triana releases the first single from her forthcoming debut album, ‘Lost Where I Belong’, co-written with Fin Greenall (aka Fink) and produced by Simon Green (aka Bonobo). Video directed by Daniel Chester and Dave Prosser and produced by Sweetworld. Live-action directed by Robert Sanderson.

‘Lost Where I Belong’ is released on Ninja Tune on 8th February 2010 and features a remix by Flying Lotus.

Andreya Triana – Lost Where I Belong from Ninja Tune on Vimeo.

Also Read: Free Download: Bonobo “The Keeper (Live)”

Posted by: on January 29, 2010 @ 4:43 PM
Posted in: Music

Awaken Cafe and Slow-Gin present a “First Friday” love songs and photography exhibition in The Town!

When: Friday, February 5th, 2010, 5-8pm

What: Slow-Gin DJ Set + Meet & greet with photographer Winston J. Dong Jr.

Where: Awaken Cafe (414 14th St, Oakland, CA – between Broadway and Franklin)

More on the exhibition from Winston himself:

What I look at in my photography—and how I take my photographs — is about pausing and taking a closer and slower look at the juxtapositions and quirkiness of everyday places and objects, how people use them, and how they change us at a particular time of the day.

I’m attempting to start a story with a picture: think about how a radio piece or a country song can give you such a strong image; I’m trying to achieve the inverse, not by focusing on portraits, but on places and parts of places and how people move through them and see them and are affected by them.

Growing up in New York, “catching the sun” was the phrase I used in my mind to describe racing through the West Village down to the Hudson River to catch the setting sun and looking at all the places and people I passed in that late afternoon light.

Posted by: Gunnar Hissam on January 29, 2010 @ 1:13 PM
Posted in: Events

Some of the most shocking footage I’ve ever seen, Vice TV takes us to Monrovia, Liberia home to the worst slums in Africa and even the world. Plagued with 3 Civil Wars since the early 90’s, the poverty stricken people of Liberia are heavily engaged in drug addiction, disease, murder, rape, prostitution and even cannibalism. Visit the site for the complete 8 segment series and beware of the shocking footage.

Posted by: Jonthecorner on January 29, 2010 @ 12:43 PM
Posted in: Travel

Hi Everyone,

It’s been a tad over 2 weeks and the delicious GPA (Gunnther’s Pale Ale) has been chillin’ in the secondary fermenter AKA The Glass Carboy! The term carboy comes from the Persian word qarabah or qarrabah, meaning “large flagon.” It is thought that carboys originate from the Near East, where drug sellers used large glass vessels, filled with coloured liquids, especially rosewater and wine, in their stalls. While I type this, I am in the process of preparing the bottles (thank you Peter, Dimas, Megan and Heinold’s for your generous contributions). My lovely brewing assistant and myself will be bottling the GPA tonight, so if all goes well, we should be tasting this nectar of the grains on Valentines Day weekend. Keep you posted. If you live in SF and are interested in trying a brew and some new hand selected Om beats, leave a comment.…

Behold the Carboy, and the GPA begins to flow from the Deluxe Fermenter!

That’s right!

Soaking the tube in hot water softened it up so I could get it on. Nice trick, thank you Griz!

The ale flows well!

Secondary Fermentation from Gunnar Hissam on Vimeo.

Five gallons worth and we’re ready to put the rubber stopper and air lock in!


Brewed with love! Hug it out.

Posted by: Gunnar Hissam on January 29, 2010 @ 12:17 PM
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