Archive for May, 2011

SBTRKT & YUKIMI NAGANO

Posted in MUSIC on May 6, 2011 by Keyvon

I pay attention anytime Yukimi Nagano makes the slightest move. The lead singer of Little Dragon is one of the most promising young singers in the game. Last night while listening to KCRW I heard her latest proof of genius on my man Aaron Byrd’s show. This time she’s teamed up with mysterious London producer SBTRKT, fresh off his Coachella performance, to create one of the best and most interesting tracks I’ve heard all year. Little Dragon is planning on releasing yet another album later this year, but in the mean time enjoy this furious piece of fire.

SBTRKT ft. Yukimi Nagano – Wildfire

UPCOMING SHOWS

Posted in Uncategorized on May 5, 2011 by Keyvon

Wednesday May 4th

Charles Bradley @ The Echo

This is a show we have been looking forward to since we saw the video for “The World (Is Going Up In Flames)” 3 weeks ago. Check it out here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moiUyFQQE-0

Thursday, May 5th – DANCEiSM
Cinco de Mayo Party @ The Central

Headline DJ sets by The Finger Prince of Bang Gang Deejay fame and Pasternak, the drummer of NYC-based live-electronic band Lemonade. Opening sets by DANCEiSM’s crazy offspring Ben Oprstu, GDD’s A.Rod, and the westside debut of dubFrequency’s No Shirt/No Shoes residents Bixel Boys.

Friday May 6th 
Dirty Vegas @ Echoplex, Junip @ The El Rey & Funkagenda @ Avalon

Friday is obviously stacked with lots of options! For those looking for something mellow and chill we highly recommend seeing Junip featuring lead singer Jose Gonzalez

For those looking for a fun dance party head over to Echoplex for Dirty Vegas.

And for those looking to dance hard and GET OUTTA YER MIND check out Funkagenda at Avalon, Hollywood.

Saturday May 7th
Bingo Players @ The Belasco & Fleet Foxes @ The Palladium

Bingo Players caught our ear with some catchy remixes recently. We are excited to see what they bring to this show.

“The DJ/producer duo topped the Beatport overall chart for a second time with their remake of the dance floor classic, “Devotion”, which stayed on no. 1 for two weeks and over a month in the top 10!” -Last.fm

Fleet Foxes are one of those bands that we’ve been listening to for a while (since ~2008) but have never had the chance to see.

JESSICA LEA MAYFIELD @ THE TROUBADOUR

Posted in CONCERTS on May 2, 2011 by Keyvon

21 year-old Ohio Native Jessica Lea Mayfield performed to a Sold-Out crowd at the Troubadour on Friday night. JLM (as us cool kids call her) has been getting a lot of buzz recently with help from KCRW. Not only did they present her show at the Troubadour, but she also stopped by their studio for a live set on Friday and was selected as “Today’s Top Tune” last Thursday. There’s no doubt that Mayfield is a promising song writer, but how comfortable she was on stage and her ability to connect with the crowd was a bit surprising. It was hard for me not to make comparisons to another uprising singer-songwriter Kate Nash, who I saw on that very same stage when she was 21.

With folk rock performances the vibe is usually pretty mellow, but don’t tell that to the shade sporting guitarist who was backing Mayfield. He ended their set with energetic riffs and flashy dance moves. Equally flashy were JLM’s sparkly silver heels, that looked liked something Dorothy might were to the Oz Ball. But fashion trends aside, the most exciting part of the night was when the anxious crowd finally heard “Our Hearts are Wrong”, the jam that lead to the event being sold out in the first place. As soon as the first chord was strum the crowd roared, and most sang along to what I have crowned the Best Song of 2011 (so far). But I doubt Miss Jessica Lea Mayfield will be a one trick pony. Her voice and music are an aural pleasure and let’s not forget… She’s only 21!

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Jessica Lea Mayfield – Our Hearts Are Wrong