Montreal’s Tiga is one complex guy – who else can cover Nelly’s “Hot In Herre” and remix LCD Soundystem with equal sincerity? Tiga has been surprising listeners for nearly a decade, presenting absurd covers alongside collaborations with techno heavy hitters like Jesper Dahlbäck. His debut album, Sexor in 2006, managed to continue the tradition, winning the Juno award and in the same breath, garnering reviews that noted, “To fully appreciate Tiga’s Sexor you inevitably need to possess a good sense of humour.” Now three years later, Tiga is releasing sophomore effort Ciao! and in the process, showcasing a more sophisticated side. Has Tiga grown up? Avid fans can breathe easy. Although Ciao! traverses between the elegant and the rough and tumble, he still injects a wonderful tilt of humor that lets you know it’s just music after all. Here, Tiga …
Let’s assume that the rhymes on both these releases are better then that title. Although, these guys are getting kind of old. Tracklists for Method Man & Redman’s Blackout 2 (see relatively uninspired, but newly leaked, cover art above) and Eminem’s much balleyhooed Relapse can be found on the flip, thanks to the investigation skills of NahRight and affiliates, beginning with Blackout 2:
01 BO2 (Intro)
02 I’m Dope Nigga
03 A-Yo f. Saukrates
04 Dangerous MCs
05 Errbody Scream f. Keith Murray
06 Hey Zulu
07 City Lights f. UGK
08 Father’s Day
09 Mrs. International (Skit)
10 Mrs. International f. Erick Sermon
11 How Bout Dat f. Ready Roc & Streetlife
12 Dis Iz 4 All My Smokers
13 Lock Down (Skit) …
Montreal’s poster boy for eccentric electroclash takes to his official website to preview a new track from his much-anticipated follow-up to 2006′s Sexor, as well as unveiling its album cover. ‘Overtime’ is the second track from the forthcoming CIAO! TIGA to have surfaced recently following ‘Shoes.’ CIAO! TIGA is due out Apr 20th.
OK, not really Seth Rogen. It’s DJ Jason Smith on the 1 and 2s at the MTV Youth Inaugural Ball last Tuesday. (Though am I the only one who thinks that Pete Wentz looks like Paul Rudd in this pic?) I’m gonna go out on a limb and say that Smith is probably the only DJ to tour with both Rascal Flatts and Fatman Scoop. Word on the Street is that when Obama rolled up to the ball, he rocked out to Smith’s set including Beyonce’s ‘Single Ladies’ (No surprise for our R&B-loving prez) and Stevie Winwood’s ‘Higher Love’ (Really, Obama? Really? Do you genuinely like 80s blue-eyed LITE-FM pop or are you our first ironic hipster president? This demands an investigation.) Regardless, for more on Mr. Smith, check out his …
The new Squarepusher video for “Planet Gear” was made entirely using a graphic synth program he created himself.
From Tom Jenkins:
“The overall concept of this video revolves around images of imaginary astronomical phenomena. I selected a method which I anticipated would be appropriate to the construction of “scaleless” objects, such that one could imagine them occupying planetary sized volumes of space.
The content of this video was made with a simple video synthesizer program. I initially wrote this program as a way of generating visual accompaniment to my live performances. It is consists of a pattern generator which …