At the start of December 2009 Markj played a couple of mean sets on StarlifterRadio.com. Set 1 was on the Deep tip and set 2 was on the Tech tip. So here is set 2 entitled ‘I’m Trying To Get Through To China’. It has just been uploaded to the StarlifterRadio.com playlist and is fresh for your ears yo! Markj’s mixing style has pizzaz, precise technique with an element of fun and funk. For more on the man visit: www.djmarkj.co.cc
I was sent the new Tiger Tones track “Short Thing” to review;and although it has been a while since I’ve seen these guys play I’m not surprised at where the sound of this innovative and talented group has progressed. Short Thing is a step sideways with less punk and more dance, with that undeniable Tiger Tones bassline keeping things steady. Picture this: a man driving down an American boulevard, top down with big black square wrap-around sunglasses talking on a brick cellphone. That’s just the drumfill.The rest of the track gives a nod to early Pig Out and LCD Soundsystem. The vocals remind me of Arthur Russell.
Just in time for the 2010 Summer Festival season my good man Opiuo has some fantastic T-Shirts for sale. Opiuo is one half of Sun:Monx (you might have caught them playing at The Dux in Christchurch earlier in December) and as Sun:Monx they’ve just released a free EP via Bandcamp – http://sunmonx.bandcamp.com
There is a VERY limited run of “OPIUO” t-shirts available! Only 100 in existence. First in first served. Also, the first 15 sales get a exclusive Opiuo 2009 mix CD.
The T’s are Black Gildan 2000 short sleeve t-shirts with White 16 x 16 cm logo. In S, M, L, XL.
$40 (including postage) anywhere.
To buy a T-Shirt visit: www.opiuo.com and in the ‘About OPIUO’ section select your size, and then proceed to the checkout with the ‘Add To Cart’ button. Be sure to include all postage details to ensure the T’s makes it to you. A follow up email will be sent once the payment has been received and t-shirt shipped.
So there you go, rad tees and fantastic free tunes for summer. Moist Royce!
Hey you! Thanks so very much to everyone who came down and partied with us at Goodbye Blue Monday (GBM) on Saturday night. GBM was packed, the crowd was heaving and the Mixtape Crew laid down the most rockin’, floor stomping electro and retro pop around town. A huge thank-you to Indie Slut, Missy G, Apex Beat, and Goodbye Blue Monday for your choice moistness! There’s sure to be more parties in 2010 so keep your ear to the net yo!