FUTURISTIC SILENCE


Round Table Knights bringing the heat by Kish
January 5, 2012, 12:47 AM
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We’re all pretty familiar with Tyson’s Die On The Dancefloor, no? With rad remixes from Mickey and Headman we were all pretty content and chuffed to shuffle our feet to that beat. Well happiness can only ensure with a Round Table Knights remix because quite frankly, when you see a remix by these guys you have a pretty good idea that it will be something special. And special it is. It is uplifting, deep and funky, bringing a fresh new take on the classic Tyson track. So get it here while it’s still as hot as your ex girlfriend’s new boyfriend.

Tyson – Die On The Dancefloor (Round Table Knights Remix) 128kpbs

If you’re super keen to get your hands on this audible gold, you’ll have to wait until January 16th but until then Soundcloud has you covered 😉

Kish

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Interviewing: Sam Padrul + Mix by Kish
January 4, 2012, 9:10 PM
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You may or may not have heard of a guy going by the name of Sam Padrul but if you haven’t you are surely missing out. With an alluring track safely tucked away in his arsenal, Sam Padrul has a sound that is funky, tantalizingly fun and more than anything he will have you hooked. If you’re intrigued, check out his music and read my conversation with Chicago’s newest talent. We talk being forward with the ladies, Oprah’s lusty figure and Chicago house.

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Q
Congratulations on your amazing song, All I Do. It is wonderfully addictive and has great lyrics. Are you usually that forward with the ladies?

SAM Thank you, I am really pleased with the result, and I am grateful for the wonderful feedback!  I love that you used the word “addictive” because I feel like I’m ready to release a song to the public when I myself can’t stop listening to it!

With regards to lyrics, I’ve never been much of a poetic person.  When I listen to music, I rarely pay attention to the lyrics, but rather, the voice to me is another instrument in the band, and so the rhythm and melody of the vocals are what matter.  So, while I don’t want to undermine the time spent on them, the lyrics were really a practical means to a musical end, to achieve the rhythm and melody of the vocals that I was humming to myself awkwardly while waiting for the bus.  To answer your question, I suppose I’ve said some pretty forward things to a few ladies in my day.  Not sure whether I’ve actually told a girl “I want you in my bed” but I wouldn’t put it past myself!

Sam Padrul – All I Do free download

Q Living in Chicago must be amazing and rich in inspiration. What inspirations do you draw on (not including Oprah’s lusty figure) for your music?
SAM I often begin a day in the studio with a brief prayer to Oprah to seek her guidance, asking humbly of her to bestow upon me inspiration and creative juices to produce funky and catchy music.  I have a shrine of her overseeing my studio.

Apart from Chicago’s chocolatey talk show queen, Chicago has been chock-full of inspiration for me as a growing musician and music fan.  I’ve been listening to Chicago House music since I was about 12 years old, and I’ve been a big Derrick Carter fan for ages!  I’ve always been  fascinated by Chicago’s house music history, and not long ago I went to go see CZR and Paul Johnson at a Chicago lounge.  What I love about house music is how unifying it is.  It has a mesage of peace and unity, not agression, bling, and ho’s (sorry to offend any ho’s).  When I was in high school, my friends and I would go to these DJ sets hosted by the City of Chicago in our main park downtown, and the diversity was really amazing.  Race, background, age, orientation, none of it really matters with house music.

Apart from Chicago House, I have always been a fan of Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Paul McCartney, etc.  Their music has so much beauty in them!  Just recently, I’ve been listening to Bill Wither’s “’Bout Love” album, which gave me some inspiration in my next track, which I’ll release soon.

Q Talking about Oprah, have you ever been to her show? I have always vowed to go but alas it’s over now *tear*
SAM No, but I’ve spent many nights perched in trees outside of her home hoping to see her!

When I think Chicago I think Chicago house. Was it difficult to break away from that or is there a different, less documented side to the Chicago music scene?
SAM Chicago doesn’t have such a bustling music scene.  What it does have, for better or worse, is an abundance of DJ’s.  I think our city is a little over saturated with DJ’s, and I would love to see some more incubation of local artists and producers.  Who knows, maybe I can change that?  But, we have great talent such as Gemini Club and Hey Champ out here, all of whom are awesome guys and make amazing music.

Do you do all your vocals and piano yourself? Were you classically trained or did you learn how to sing in the shower?
SAM Indeed, I did the vocals and chord arrangement myself.  I played piano for several years, but I certainly didn’t take any sort of vocal lessons (autotune can help with that!).  I also was dragged to alot of classical music concerts as a kid, so I was exposed to a lot of classical music in that respect too.  It gave me a great sense for true musicality.  After listening to a lot of music from a young age, I’ve concluded that there is an objective truth to music, and that humans are wired to react positively to correctly structured music, which maybe can be called “catchiness”.  So, I’ve sat at my keyboard for a long time trying to understand what true catchiness is.  Hopefully I’ve gotten to the bottom of it!

I consider you an expert in what you do. So as an expert, do you think Oprah and Stedman have the staying power to last as a couple?
SAM If they can’t last, is there any hope for any of us?

QMark Corigan or Jeremy Usborne? Why?
SAM Hm, Mark comes off as a nice guy but is actually an asshole and an idiot.  Jeremy comes off as a prick but is actually kind of sweet and innocent.  Aren’t we all a little bit Mark, and a little bit Jeremy?

What are your ultimate musical desires for yourself? Anyone you would like to work with? Any labels you have you heart on to be signed to?
SAM My desires are simply to make music.  It is my calling in life, and I could ask nothing more than to make good music for people.  When I say that I want to make money off of it, I mean that I want to be able to sustain myself while doing what I love, not to live an extravagant pretentious lifestyle that probably most aspiring musicians dream of.  Its just a true passion of mine.

Currently, I’m not really too interested in signing with any labels (unless its Fool’s Gold, Ed Banger, or any major record labels, of course!).  Right now, I just want to get my music out there, and spread the joy!  If I could choose any producers to work with, it would definitely be Breakbot or Philippe Zdar.  I just feel like we would get eachother!

3 of your favorite songs?
Phoenix – If I ever feel better
Breakbot – Fantasy
Daft Punk – Around the World

3 of your favorite albums:
Stevie Wonder – Innervisions
Paul McCartney – RAM
Daft Punk – Discovery
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So because Sam Padrul is such a generous Chicagonite, he has put together a mix for le silence. If you like funk, good music and something to drink some cocktails to, press play.

Sam Jams Vol.4 for Futuristic Silence

Tracklist in the comments

– Kish



The 2 Bears – Work by Kish
January 4, 2012, 12:16 AM
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The 2 Bears, in not so many words, are pretty fucking rad. Raf Rundell and Joe Goddard have a good thing going as The 2 Bears and it seems as though they are going from strength to strength. With their strange yet fantastically addictive ‘Bear Hug‘ and now new ‘Work‘ I have a good feeling about these guys. 2011 was undoubtedly Joe Goddard’s year, with releases like Gabriel cementing his place in many people’s playlists and hearts.

The 2 Bears – Work download

Work
is a piano-laced dream. It has a slight tang of the 90’s with the now distinctive vocals of The 2 Bears (see if you can spot a little sample from Bear Hug). It is a light tune. full of summery vibes. If the track isn’t 90s enough for you at 3:00 get ready for some babin femme vocals to blow your mind and bring the track to a delicious techy end.

The 2 Bears – Work (Oliver $ Remix) download

This Oliver $ Remix is one my faves, it’s a lot sultrier and clubby, yet is a little sparse with the piano. It is a funky little daytime version of the original, so it’s definitely one for those more inclined on grooving and giving that hip of yours a work out.

The 2 Bears – Work (Supabeatz Remix) download

This should be paired with a dress so short that you would only wear it on Saturday night with a cheap bottle of champagne. The piano is lovingly placed in a great buildup, with the femme vocal weaved in for that extra tingle of excitement. Just simply, I can see bitches and men trying to get said bitchez alike enjoying this in the club.

The 2 Bears – Work (Franky Rizardo Remix) download

Franky Rizardo brings this track down, deep down with a tropical twist. This makes me feel like being in a small dark club hanging in the vip with Donkey Kong and of course Funky Kong (because he is clearly the cooler one – who else could carry a bandanna  that well).

The Toddla T Remixwasn’t my thing and you know what your mother says “if you have nothing nice to say, don’t say it at all”.

– Kish



2011 Wrap Up: The Conclusion by Kish

2011 is over and done with, so this means, no last minute releases and hopefully no songs I have forgotten about – which I’m sure I have. I didn’t do a top albums list this year, only because nothing in particular amazed me, however particular songs did.  So before you continue reading onto my top 20 tracks for 2011, I hope this year will be awesome for you, and I’m sure you’ll find me writing about my bland life somewhere in the new year. As for our impending doom: The end is night, so let’s get high.

2011 Top 20 tracks I would bang if I was physically able to:

1. Volta Bureau – Alley Cat dl

2. Bit Funk – She’s Got Two Hearts dl

3. Auxiliary Tha Masterfader – Disco Dictator (Luke Million Remix) dl

4. Tame Impala – Why Won’t You Make Up Your Mind (Erol Alkan Rework) dl

5. Yuksek – Always on the Run (Peter & The Magician Remix) dl

6. Radio INK – Rocket (Koobra Remix) dl

7. The Human League – Don’t Let Me Go (Aeroplane Remix) dl 

8. The Swiss – Double or Nothing (Louis La Roche Remix) dl

9. Rimer London – Kunt dl

10. Edwin Van Cleef – Never Be Alone At Night (Feat Gemini Club) dl

11. Fabian – Last Night (Justin Faust Remix) dl

12. Golden Bug + Rodion feat. Lavinia Claws – Washing Machine (Bottin’s Spin Cycle) dl

13. Rogerseventytwo – You Take Me Higher dl

14. Cassian – I Like What You’re Doing (Lorenz Rhode’s Rhythm Composer Instrumental Mix) dl

15. Juan Atkins – Dayshift (Oliver’s Nightshift Remix) dl

16. TWR72 – Summer of ’91 (Acid Version) dl

17. Show Your Shoe – Arrival dl

18. Lenno – Streets dl

19. Moustache Machine – Deauville dl

20. Sam Padrul – All I Do dl

And if you’re sitting there thinking “Hey, I would really like all these songs in one little compact package of about 8:47 minutes or so” because you’re a busy little thang, well I have you covered.

Futuristic Silence 2011 Top 20 Minimix

 

– Kish



2011 Wrap Up Part I by Kish
December 28, 2011, 6:18 PM
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As we draw closer to the end of another year and our imminent deaths in 2012 (movies are real, get over yourself) we reflect on the year that was and how little we did with our lives. I like concentrating on the fun developments on other people’s lives to keep me entertained. I’m bland.

2011 was a great year for music. With The Magician coming into his own, The Drums releasing a new album, Mr Oizo tantalizing our ear buds and dubstep ruining lives and necks everywhere, 2011 left us wondering “What more could you actually ask for?” I have the answer – Daft Punk. Anyway, I’m not totally greedy, so I can take solace in the hope that DP will release a crazy soundtrack for Earth’s untimely demise so we can go out feeling human after all – being hungover elicits the poet in me.

Top 5 Artists of 2011

1. The Magician/Peter & The Magician

2. Oliver

3. Joe Goddard

4. Edwin Van Cleef

5. SebastiAn

Special mention: The Drums

I also discovered a few lads who made me scream in passion and also made good tunes (loljk). Each of them have an amazing style, catchy tunes and left me stuck on repeat.

Top 5 Discoveries in 2011

1. Kido Yoji

2. Show Your Shoe

3. Sam Padrul

4. Lenno

5. Perseus

Like any year, there are ups, downs and of course disappointments. As a woman, I find disappointment where most can’t, so if you find offence in the phrase “agree to disagree” look away now, or direct your hate mail to 1800 suck my lobes.

Top 5 Disappointments of 2011

1. Mehdi passing away so young 😦

2. Daft Punk – where are you?

3. Justice – not being able to mix songs together

4. Mark Ronson getting married

5. Mr Oizo not playing a Melbourne sideshow because of club politrix

If you’re that person who fiends for an end of year top 10 more than your mum fiends for le coq then have no fear, I am getting around to that before the end of the year.

♫ Mr Oizo – Camel Fuck
 

♫ Mark Ronson – Record Collection 2012 (Perseus Remix)

♫ Edwin Van Cleef – Never Be Alone At Night
 

Kish



Hate or Masturbate: Weekend issue by Kish
December 19, 2011, 9:37 PM
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Hate or Masturbate posts are few and far between, so if you’re not sure whether I’m just being vulgar or if I am actually making a point here, check this out and everything will make a lot more sense.  So let’s get things going…

Any Excuse & The Likes of You Presents: Aeroplane + Carl Craig @Roxanne Parlour

So this was an unmissable gig and only having seen The Magician a few weeks earlier, seeing Vito in action was something I wasn’t going to miss. Can’t say he disappointed either. Carl Craig was playing in another room for 3 hours (yeah yeah) and Vito played in the back room for 2 hours. Aeroplane did not disappoint playing a set only my dreams are made of. However, I was horribly drunk… so I don’t remember much.

Memorable tune? Niki & The Dove – Mother Protect (Goldroom Remix)

Verdict? Masturbate memorably 

Mr Flash @ the worst nightclub in Melbourne….

If you live in Melbourne, you may be aware of a nightclub called Chasers. If not, then ignorance truly is bliss. I won’t spend this time however, crapping on about how that place could be the worst thing since goatees on white men, I will spend it spinning golden sentences about how amazing Mr Flash truly was. He played Positif and followed it with Flesh which caused an uncontrollable double eargasm. He was cool, calm and oh so collected and played an amazingly crafted set to all 10 of us who were excited to see him. Was it worth the venture into no man’s land – yes. Would I do it again – yes, only this time with a cattle prod so the disgusting collection of males knew wassup.

Memorable tune? Mr Flash – Flesh

Verdict? Masturbate privately in a expensive boudoir to make up for the catastrophe that club was.



Mixtape Monday by Kish

Sorry about the lack of posts this week, my brother used up all the internet usage on porn and has ruined everything for me and you. Let’s kill him together.. and when I say together, I mean you do it. Cool? Moving on… here is music.

♫ Tronik Youth – December 2011 Mix free download

Tronik Youth just put out their December mix a few days ago (god he is speedy with the rate he puts out these mixes). As you would expect, it is a funky mix of grooves that will keep you happy and tapping that foot until the sun sets. So if you’re partial to deep tracks, with fat bass and vocals that are out of this world, then this is a good mix to get you started.  Oh and there is that Goldroom remix of Niki and the Dove again….

Best track? Pink Stallone – Help Yourself (this track is actually amazing)

♫ Derrick Carter & Dj Sneak Live @ Industry on 4 Tables download

So a lot of us get a music boner to most (all) Derrick Carter‘s tunes and who hasn’t enjoyed the prospect of fixing a sink ever since they discovered DJ Sneak. What if I said, I found something that is essentially the peanut butter and jelly sandwich of the music world….awesome, right? This is a live set from Derrick Carter AND Dj Sneak, and it’s dope. No tracklist and downloads have expired… unless you download it here 😉

♫Cosmonauts – November Top Ten Mix

The Cosmonauts release a top ten mix every month. They just put out their top 10 from November, and it’s safe to say that their taste is impeccable.  They turn finding the tracklist into a bit of a run around, so just check out the comments at the end of the post for them. It’s a good little mix of disco house and synthy goodness.

Best track? Auxiliary Tha Masterfader – Disco Dictator (Luke Million Remix) wowowowowowow

♫ Mighty Mouse December Mix
 

The tracklist suggests that this one is worth the download. Mighty Mouse is pretty great, so a mix is like a little piece of their mind for you to keep. Yum.

♫ Mickey Moonlight Nova Mix

 

I am a massive Ed Banger groupie, so it was only natural that I would listen to this and like it. It’s nice to see Mickey Moonlight back in action. It is a mix that takes you on an other-worldly journey. I recommend a spliff, glass of coke and cloud watching with this mix. No tracklist and I couldn’t id most of the songs 😦

Here is one from the mix: Sam Tiba – 420

 

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– Kish