Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Peter Gabriel and Bon Iver "scratch each other's back" [New Release]

When I first heard about Peter Gabriel covering Bon Iver's hit Flume I thought that only a genius of that magnitude could bring a fresh take on that song and I wasn't disappointed when I first heard his rendition a few months ago. Love the simple piano arrangement, very minimalist orchestrations and Gabriel's voice so spot on.

Bon Iver's cover of 'Come Talk To Me' just released [buy here] is a great take on an all-time classic. Crafted very masterfully and given the indie folk signature from the band and amazing vocals by Justin Vernon.

Here's a video of the project with an interview of Justin Vernon done by Peter Gabriel's Daughter  in Eau Claire, WI.

Watch Peter Gabriel talk about his live shows while the orchestra rehearses "Flume" By Bon Iver in the background!

Monday, March 29, 2010


Flying Lotus my favorite electronic music producer, Thom Yorke collaborator, and definitely the "Jimmy Hendrix of this generation" (According to BBC's Mary Anne Hobbs) is coming to play Minneapolis at The Loft - Barfly on Saturday April 3rd 2010.

He is definitely at the forefront of electronic music these days having already produced a vast amount of solo works and collaborations with other artist as part of the California based Braifeeder crew. His sound is hard to describe but he definitely taps into that universal out of space shit your ears have never been trained to experience and mixes it seamlessly with Hip-Hop beats, great guest voices, and jazzy bass lines. Needless to say, this show you must experience!

Here's a little clip about the man behind the project [including a bit about his aunt Jazz Legend Alice Coltrane] on XLR8R TV.

Check out this new song from the upcoming Cosmogramma featuring vocals by Thom Yorke.

For info on Kode9 go to myspace.com/kode9

Here's a little lo-fi video from the live set at The Loft...

DJ VADIM & BASSNECTAR @ Varsity Theater 4/1/10

My man DJ Vadim and The Electric Band will be visiting The Twin Cities again for their 2010 US tour. This time he'll be sharing the stage with none other than Bassnectar one of the best electronic music DJ's out of San Francisco, CA. This is a sold out show!!! so if you want to get in ask me nicely and I'll see what I can do ;-)

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Listen to a preview of Bassnectar's new album TIMESTRETCH here:

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Passion Pit Plays First Avenue [Sunday April 4th 2010]

Passion Pit the electronic band from Cambridge MA will be playing a sold-out show at First Avenue this Sunday.
Here's a video for their radio hit The Reeling from their debut album 'Manners'.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

New Gil Scott-Heron Album! [show update]

Gil Scott-Heron's show was rescheduled! He will be performing at 7pm and 930pm at The Dakota Jazz Club on Wednesday April 14th 2010.

Really Impressed with I'm New Here the new record by Gil Scott-Heron recently released by XL. Listen to the whole album here!

The revolution will not be televised!

Watch his awesome new video [Video directed by Coodie & Chike and Michael Sterling Eaton]

Gil Scott-Heron - "Me And The Devil"

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

M.O.'s Best Of 2009 Mixtape

Here's DJ M.O.'s soundtrack to 2009. A collection of sounds from all genres and styles with original songs and remixes that defined the end of a decade.
The mix starts with a mellow and ambient-esque amalgam of new artists and it builds into a crescendo of Dance/Pop tunes ending in a World Beat/Hip-Hop set unifying old and new school.

Here's the song list:
1. A New - Little Dragon
2. Do the Joy - Air
3. Sky Might Fall - Kid Cudi
4. Marty And Sonietta - Phaseone
5. C-Train - Sarah White
6. Island, Is - Volcano Choir
7. 1517 - The Whitest Boy Alive
8. Enter Galactic - Kid Cudi
9. Feather - Little Dragon
10. So Light Is Her Footfall - Air
11. Sort Of Revolution - Fink
12. Seven - Fever Ray
13. The Process - Megafaun
14. Can't Help But Smiling - Devendra Banhart
15. Crying Lightning - Arctic Monkeys
16. Molalatladi - BLK JKS
17. Amarillion - Datarock
18. Over Me - Digitata
19. The Reeling - Passion Pit
20. One In A Million - Data
21. Soldier (feat. Santigold) - N.E.R.D.
22. Money (feat. David Byrne, Chuck D, Ras congo, Seu Jorge, Z-Trip) - N.A.S.A
23. Rain Dance (feat. M.I.A.) - The Very Best
24. Soldier (feat. Big Red, 5Nizza) - DJ Vadim
25. Hold the Line (feat. Mr. Lex, Santigold) - Major Lazer
26. T.I.A (Remix ft. Afrikan Boy) - K'naan
27. What We Talkin' About (feat. Luke Steele of Empire of the Sun) - Jay-Z
28. Back Again - Reflection Eternal
29. Reality Check (feat. Black Thought) - J Dilla
30. Back To Daylight (Ft. Ashley Slater) - Dub Pistols
31. Casa Bey - Mos Def
32. Holy Are You - Rakim

You can also download the mix here!
M.O. Best Of 2009 Mixtape