Hot Toddy is the solo moniker of Chris Todd. You may better know him for his work as a member of Crazy P (Crazy Penis). Chris has been writing music as Hot Toddy for as long as Crazy P(enis) has been around.
His new single on Eskimo Records features friend, Ron Basejam. “I Need Love” is a hypnotizing 100 bpm track, slowly working its magic on you with vocals, keys, and synths all perfectly spaced. There is also a remix from one of my all time favorites, Morgan Geist.
Hot Toddy is putting together the final touches to his artist album for a 2010 release on Om.
Click Here To Purchase Hot Toddy “I Need Love” From Beatport
Listen To Hot Toddy Feat. Ron Basejam “I Need Love”
Posted by: g.win on December 1, 2009 @ 3:59 PM
Posted in: Music
We’re happy to finally bring you the new series in the Om Apparel line featuring graphics from urban street artist, Sam Flores. We’ve taken Sam’s art and applied it to garments like it has never been done before. The graphics are almost burned into the garments. The end result is a fitted, vintage-feel, high end, and light garment. All pieces in the line come with a tag that allows you to download a free music from Om. Full look book will be posted later this week.
The Leak…..You will be able to pick up the line at select fine retailers in 2010. Because there are those of you looking for unique and limited edition items for the holiday season, we’re leaking a small limited amount of units exclusively at the Om-records.com/store, just in time for the holidays.
Click Here to Pick Up the Line Before Anyone Else.
Posted by: g.win on November 27, 2009 @ 12:15 PM
Posted in: Style
In a glum 21st Century epoch of economic crisis, political unrest and nuclear menace, it is perhaps unsurprising that the style of music most feted for its pure, unadulterated sense of fun has crept its way, with a side-step shuffle and a double handclap, back onto dance-floors across the globe.
As melody replaces minimal as the buzz du jour, it is the dancing that once again takes centre stage leaving the uber-koolische backs slumped forlorn against the wall.
We are, of course, talking about D.I.S.C.O..
While some might argue that disco has never truly been away –hip-hop and house producers in particular have long plundered its resources to furnish their sample-laden oeuvre– surely the glitter-ball hasn’t shone as brightly over a scene since its infamous ‘demolition’ in 1979 as it has over the last two years.
Despite often being saddled with the annoyingly constricted ‘nu’ prefix, contemporary disco is a deceptively broad school encompassing a variety of quirky sub-genres. Whether your proverbial flavour is breezy balearica, irreverent italo or butt-shaking boogie, you can find it all down at the (nu) Discotheque.
In celebration of this musical renaissance we have profiled and interviewed some of disco’s brightest new stars. Clap-clap.
After becoming one of the most downloaded tracks ever on RCRDLBL.com, Colette drops the full single for “Think You Want It”. The first lady of Om (how many times has this phrased been used? ), enlists Pezzner, Sexual Chocolate, and Hanssen for remix duty.
Pezzner, busy working on his album for Freerange Records, gives us one of the stand out remixes on the single. Moody, deep, spacey, and heavily layered with cut-up vocals, claps, bass, and everything else we have come to love about Pezzner.
Sexual Chocolate delivers a Chicago fidget inspired version of the track that i’m sure you will hear in Colette’s DJ sets. Perhaps the most surprising remix is from Hanssen, who takes the track and Colette in a completely new direction!
Watch The Music Video For “Think You Want It” Here
One half of Groove Armada, Tom Findlay, has put together a special DJ mix podcast for online music magazine, Clash Music. The mix starts with disco and goes into big room house. The mix features tracks from Crazy P with remix from Hot Toddy (another Om artist you will see in 2010), LCD Soundsystem, Greg Wilson’s remix of A Guy Named Gerald, and our pal Worthy with Yankee Zulu. The DJ mix also features two remixes of Groove Armada’s new “I Won’t Kneel” single.
Groove Armada’s “Black Light” is out in Feb 2010.
Tom Findlay, Groove Armada, Dj Mix Tracklisting
01. “Reach Me” – Crazy P (Hot Toddy Remix)
02. “Bye Bye Bayou” – LCD Soundsystem
03. “Voodoo Ray” – A Guy Called Gerald (Greg Wilson Edit)
04. “Something About You” – Daniel Paul
05. “I Won’t Kneel” – Groove Armada (No Brainer + Mouj Remix)
06. “Shine On” – DJ T
07. “Wheel Me Out” – Was (Not Was) (Long Version)
08. “I Won’t Kneel” – Groove Armada (Mock & Toof Remix)
09. “White Lies” – Fenech Soler
10. “Concumbia” – Worthy & Yanky Zulu
11. “Gemini” – Marek Hemmann
12. “I Want Your Love” – Chic (Todd Terje Edit)
Click Here to Download The Mix From Clashmusic.com
Posted by: g.win on November 25, 2009 @ 2:04 PM
Posted in: Free Downloads
Atjazz and long time vocalist Clyde, drop their new single “Please You”. The single is a laid back subtle dance floor track that really simmers and gets your feet moving, one foot at a time. It’s crazy how closely Clyde’s voice resembles Pharrel Williams of NERD. In fact, the track sounds like a spacey deep house version of a track that NERD would have made. Atjazz does what he does best, producing a simple but lush deep house dance track, while also producing a memorable “song”.
The single features a remix by Garcy Noise, and Om’s very own Rob G.
Drop this joint and watch the girls do the dance floor shuffle.
Digital Pre-Release Exclusive @ Traxsource.com. Click Here To Purchase.
Listen To Atjazz Feat. Clyde “Please You”
Posted by: g.win on November 24, 2009 @ 7:15 PM
Posted in: Music
David Maisel is a visual artist from the Bay Area. You may have scene many of his pieces from his works titled, The Lakes Project. He most recently finished a residency at the Getty Research Institute. While going through Getty’s archives he discovered the museums old X-rays. These were taken by the museum to conserve the art pieces. The ghostly images lead David to create his most recent work entitled History’s Shadow comprises of these photographed and scanned X-rays.
“Through the x-ray process, the artworks of origin become de-familiarized and de-contextualized, yet acutely alive and renewed.”
For more information on David Maisel visit davidmaisel.com
Do you live in Europe? Have a Playstation 3? VidZone and PS3 will be partnering up with Groove Armada to offer PS3 home users something really special. To promote their new album, “Blacklight”, the Presentation Podium will be re-opened to deliver free music, interviews, a mini-game and of course rewards. Check out the trailer below.
If you are in San Francisco this weekend, drop by Fort Mason for one of the most unique trunk shows around. Held in cities like New York, Chicago, San Francisco, and San Diego, these events promote an indie minded mentality. Just in time for the holidays, there will be over 150 top independent artist, designers, and more held in a 50,000 square foot festival pavillion.
Doors open at 11am – 6pm each day. Visit threadshow.com for more information.
Twelve years into a career as purveyors of top drawer dance and downtempo music, Andy Cato and Tom Findlay, better known as Groove Armada have been nominated for multiple Grammys, sold over 3 million albums worldwide, and played to 5 million + fans through the years. With massive hits like “Easy”, “Superstylin’”, “I See You Baby”, the downtempo Gorillaz-esque inspired (before Gorillaz even existed) gem, “My Friend” and the massive ragga / Jimi Hendrix inspired “Purple Haze”, you really can not have dance / electronic music today without these electronic legends / veterans.
On the new sixth artist album, Groove Armada continues to push the boundaries artistically. Not many band’s sixth albums can be described as bold, brave, fresh, adventurous or representing a new creative peak, but Groove Armada’s brilliant “Black Light” is all of those things and more.
“We could’ve knocked out an album of ragga-influenced house bangers and a couple of chill out tunes, and that would’ve been a much easier life,” explains Andy. “But we needed a new challenge. Neither of us was interested in just repeating ourselves.” Instead, the music-obsessed duo took inspiration from the new breed of acts they were booking for their award-winning London festival, Lovebox. “Bands like the Friendly Fires, Klaxons, Passion Pit, LCD Soundsystem, Ladyhawke and MGMT,” says Tom. “They’re the ones really leading the charge, making genuinely exciting, dance-informed music. And that sound really pushed us back towards people like Bowie, Gary Numan, New Order, Fleetwood Mac and Roxy Music.”
“Black Light” ranks among their best work to date and sees the masters of reinvention move in some thrilling new directions. Featuring Bryan Ferry of Roxy Music, Nick Littlemore of Empire of the Sun / PNAU, and introducing newcomer SaintSaviour, GA fans and those eager for new music will be blown away when the album drops in Feb 2010.
The first single from the album is the euphoric new single “I Won’t Kneel”, which hits digital retailers this Tuesday November 17, 2009. It’s a blistering sneak preview from their eagerly anticipated new studio album. The track features a scintillating vocal from female singer SaintSaviour, who has been described as a cross between Kate Bush and Anthony & The Johnson’s.
“We’ve worked with a lot of legends,” says Andy Cato talking about their newfound vocalist SaintSaviour. “Now we’ve found one. We’ve done just a couple of ‘Black Light Live’ warm-up gigs with her so far, but already I’m only ever asked one question. Who IS that girl?”