You know I can not stand holiday music — it always sounds like someone is cutting my ears apart with overly sweet, almost artificial good time feelings. Maybe for someone as dark and cynical as me, that music just doesn’t fly. Well it seems like Bird Peterson challenged all of us and made this extraordinary holiday mixtape which is so friggin’ fresh, I think I might play it in July. Jazz it up holiday grinch, it seems like even Bird Peterson revived the holiday spirit in me. Download the tape via Mad Decent. [audio:http://s3.amazonaws.com/mad_decent_production/public/system/uploads/files/5259/original/Bird_Peterson_Holiday_Spectacular.mp3]
I’ve been listening to a lot of foreign dance radio lately because my friend Mariam-who’s from Egypt-is coming home soon and we always talk about music we like and I needed to catch up on my foreign dance music. Did you know Donna Summer has this really great song out over there? So when Washington DC’s Will Eastman sent me his Dmerit remixes I felt like I was listening to Ibiza morning radio all over again! So I think I finally have something to contribute to her snobbish dance music taste. You can catch the Dmerit Remixes on Output Noise Records out Feb. 8, 2011. Will is also releasing his highly anticipated, “No Sleep” on February 8th (Plant Music) with remixes by Treasure Fingers, Bird Peterson and Lazaro Casanova.
Dmerit, “Stuck On You (Will Eastman Ibiza Sunrise Dub Remix)”[audio:http://www.urb.com/files/2010/12/Dmerit-Stuck_On_You_Will_Eastman_Ibiza_Sunrise_Dub_Remix_MSTR.mp3|titles=Dmerit-Stuck_On_You_(Will_Eastman_Ibiza_Sunrise_Dub_Remix)_MSTR]
Dmerit, “Stuck …
What better way to get to SXSW then a road trip with some friends? Well, we’ll be doing just that! This Friday, URB hits the road with the New York City dance band Cubic Zirconia as they take on the midwest. Come along for the ride.
Tour dates and Cubic Zirconia’s video for the new single Josephine after the jump…
Last week it was Steve Aoki, Plump DJs, Alan Braxe and this week CONTROL is delivering the goods with Bird Peterson, Amanda Blank and Dances With White Girls. Everyone knows Amanda Blank, Dances With White Girls will burn your ears with grimy electro, and Bird Peterson guarantees a bass-heavy set. Promises to be a bad-ass night.
Bird Peterson, Amanda Blank, Dances with White Girls
Tix: Presale 10$/ Walk-up 20$
Next week features The Crystal Method making a very rare live performance in LA.