Fresh off the success of last year’s Social Studies LP, Body Language have returned with their trademark sound of future-shocked pop, blended with a dash of Soul and R&B. Or as the Brooklyn quartet puts it, “Our world still exists in an indie-disco bubble; we’re just pushing the limits of every genre to a point where the bubble’s about to pop.”
That’s certainly the case with “Lose My Head”—a floor-filler that’s driven by late ‘70s funk licks and diamond-encrusted keys. The Jimmy Edgar remix shakes down the original vocals and lays them cleanly on top of a spacy, no-nonsense acid bassline for a proper throw-back groove. Light Year’s remix takes us to the edge of minimalism, with choppedup vocals, chunky 808s, and space-age blips and beeps.
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Buzz about Body Language…
• Highly acclaimed by outlets such as The New York Times, NPR, Fader, Rolling Stone,
Spin, Pitchfork, KCRW, The Guardian and more…
• Body Languageʼs side projects include work with Passion Pit, Vacationer, Sepalcure, Matthew Dear, MachineDrum and more.
• Have remixed for Niki & The Dove, Marina & The Diamonds, Dirty Vegas, Florrie and more.
As an alternative to mainstream media, college radio has been an outlet for listeners to discover up-and-coming artists. CMJ, short for College Music Journal, has been a key curator for music played on college radio stations nationwide since 1980. Along with their charts, reviews, and news pieces, CMJ presents hundreds of talented artists in a number of clubs in Manhattan and Brooklyn each fall for their annual festival. This year, October 16 – October 20 begins another round of CMJ Music Marathon in which the Lavish Habits’ Blackbird Blackbird, Maus Haus, and Body Language will be making appearances at the following venues on the following dates:
Blackbird Blackbird @ Santos Party House, NYC (link)
Blackbird Blackbird & Maus Haus @ Pianos, NYC (link)
Blackbird Blackbird & Maus Haus @ Shea Stadium, Brooklyn, NY
Maus Haus @ The Delancey, NYC (link)
Body Language @ Soho House, NYC
Body Language @ Bar Matchless, Brooklyn (link)
Posted by: Intern #1 on October 12, 2012 @ 4:42 PM
Posted in: Music
Blackbird Blackbird’s newest single “All” is out on Lavish Habits. The new single shows off his pop sensibilities, thick with echoing guitar plucks and soothing, lightly-treated vocals. Chiming synths and fluttering clicks splash color on top of a melancholic tone. Clean four-to-the-floor beats and a lovely synth lead dissipate into dreamlike samples of incomprehensible speech and smooth, lapping waves.
Also on the release is Distal’s remix of Blackbird Blackbirdʼs “Keep It Up,” taking it into a dark, barreling techno track. Blackbirdʼs crooning vocals stab into the rolling kick drum, complete with frenetic bubbling effects. The beat is broken up with touches of two-step futurism and at the very end, a playful flute appears to brighten the fade out.
Check out the official music video to the single here!
OM Records is teaming up with Flavorpill and Naked Juice to present The Art of Yoga at the gorgeous San Francisco Museum of Modern Art on Saturday, September 8th, and we’d love for you to join us for this very special event!
RSVP for your spot at the event, which features instructor Elise Lorimer, music by Omie J Boogie, free museum entry after the event and Naked® Pure Coconut Water. The first 100 people at the event score a free yoga mat, and a copy of the “Om Yoga” compilation CD. We promise that everyone will leave reinvigorated, replenished, and refreshed. Doors open at 8am, class starts at 8:30am.
Wake up to a pandemonium of sound with StereoHeroes’ “Deviations Vol 1” EP, out now on Child’s Play records. The French electronic duo bring chaotic rhythms and pounding basslines into all three high-powered tracks. Combining their influences from techno, house, ghetto tech, hip-hop and rock, StereoHeroes have been crafting their anarchic style and keeping dance floors alive worldwide since 2008. “Waxworks” dives into a spiraling techno beat accompanied by hypnotic samples, while “Numbers” continues to dive into the deep end with a steady and rapid pulse. “Blackbot” escalates into an systematic uproar, bringing together their limitless rhythms and finishing off with a de-stressing breakbeat.
Don’t miss the launch of the Smoke N’ Mirrors residency at Monarch this Friday, August 24th with a stunning blend of classic and fresh picks from it’s quickly-growing roster. The new label out of San Francisco delivers you the finest in swooning basslines, sun-splashed disco and lovely late night vibes. Wildkats kick off the string of parties, bringing the forefront of UK House to San Francisco’s doorstep. Pulling influences from 80s Funk and New York Disco they began to develop their sound; an energetic combination of groove led house and dubby disco with their trademark Wildkat bassline.
On September 14th, the illustrious Smoke N’ Mirrors mainstay Crazy P will jam alongside local legends PillowTalk. The third party of the season stars the red-hot Edit Murphy on October 5th. Smoke N’ Mirrors is the new name in heavy disco grooves and you can feel the vibes first-hand at their new monthly party at Monarch.
Limited advance tickets available HERE
WildKats (Get Physical | Hot Creations | Smoke N’ Mirrors)
Friday, August 24th || 10pm – 4am || 21+
Monarch || 101 6th Street || San Francisco, CA
Posted by: Intern #1 on August 20, 2012 @ 11:56 AM
Posted in: Events
DJ Chicken George and J Boogie team up to bring you a mix of Disco, Boogie, Funk, Soul & Jazztronica! in support of their Canadian Summer tour. These two eclectic DJs have been repping Austin and San Francisco with quality DJ mixes on podcasts that take them around the world. From Chicago to Greece, and now on to Canada, these two are gonna lay the Jazztronic Boogie on you.
DJ Chicken George Mix:
Nel Oliver – You Are My Dream (The Revenge Edit)
Toto – Georgie Porgy (Ooft Rework)
Herb Alpert – Rise (Daz Rise Up Edit)
Johnny Hammond – Tell Me What To Do (Whiskey Barons Rework)
D’Influence – Good Life
D’Angelo & Richard E. – Left & Right (CG’s Up & Down Edit)
Jennifer Lara – I’m In Love (Jugoe’s Well Whoopty Do Remix)
Pools – Chlorine Cologne
J Boogie Mix:
Yam Who? – Stone Love
E-Live & Roija – Freaky Creatures
Jayl Funk – All Night Long
Razor-N-Tape – Just a Sucka (Classic D&D Edit)
Wunmi – Sweet Lullaby (Yam Who? Rework)
Fonda Rae – Over Like A Fat Rat
Kon & The Gang – Sunlight (dub)
Gil Scott-Heron – The Bottle (J Boogie/Daz/Kenny Dope Live Edit)
Check out their Canadian Summer tour dates & download the mix HERE
Posted by: Intern #1 on June 19, 2012 @ 3:26 PM
Posted in: Free Downloads
Eric Sharp from Rock It Science Laboratories (SF) has kindly offered up his Electro-House remix of Dirty Vegas’ “Little White Doves” for free! Stream below & download HERE
Here’s what Eric has to say about his remix: “This remix was made officially and was confirmed for release but never came out and I recently was given the green light to give it away. So, here you go! … Mixed & engineered by Homero Espinosa at YBD Studios. Mastered by Michael Harms at Megasonic, San Francisco”
The track has received great feedback so far and is now yours for the price of click. Thanks Eric!
Posted by: Intern #1 on March 28, 2012 @ 9:21 AM
Posted in: Free Downloads
One of the hottest tracks from Crazy P’s stellar 2011 album, “When We On”, receives a re-imagination from a host of big name producers & DJs. The collection represents a handful of diverse electronic sounds and vibes, and not a single one disappoints! Remixes by Mario Basanov (Needwant, Future Classic), Appleblim (Aus Music), Fernando and Crazy P’s very own Hot Toddy.
Posted by: Intern #1 on March 6, 2012 @ 11:51 AM
Posted in: Music
Body Language is taking over Austin next month for SXSW! Check out the dates below and all of the cool artists they’ll be playing with:
3/1 at Trinity College [headline], Hartford, CT
3/3 at Mercury Lounge [headline], New York, NY
3/7 at U Street Music Hall w/ Matthew Dear, Washington, DC
3/9 at Kings w/ Matthew Dear, Raleigh, NC
3/14 at Under the Radar SxSW @ Flamingo Cantina w/ Neon Indian, Niki and the Dove (12pm set)
3/14 at Private C3 Show.
3/15 at Double Denim Day Party @ Tiniest Bar (2pm set)
3/15 at Deli Mag Party @ Gypsy Lounge w/ Reptar, The Stepkids (10:15pm)
3/16 at Nylon Magazine x Om Event – W Austin
3/16 at Pop Anti Pop / Sea Now SxSW w/ Com Truise (3:30PM)
3/17 at The Nailler9 Party @ Hype Machine’s Hype Hotel w/ Niki and the Dove,
3/17 at Nylon Magazine x Om Event – W Wet Deck (Time TBA).