12/18/09

Pure Awesome POP magic

I love well made music...

And this my friends is well made music...

and in the words of William Orbit pop music doesn't need to bad...it can be good

12/4/09

Influence Friday, going back to the some old school

They just don't seem to make music like they use too, so
most of us are taking it back to the old school...

These are some on the tracks that have been influencing me of late and since
Shuffleshame is busy with their EP, we might as well get you excited with some of our/my
influences...

(Yes...I do realize I have a Phil Collins Problem, but the man's a genius)


11/18/09

Thank You


Don't you love it when you find someone who thinks the same way as you...

9/8/09

Sorry for Sleepin on Ya'll



We, the Fatchineseboi team, wanna apologize for sleepin' on ya'll and not posting in way way way to long... we are all experiencing difficulty with our day jobs...

Fear not, we shall return to our former glory like a phoenix rising out a pigeon coop... and just to remind ya'll that we still love ya... here's a track that we dropped the other night at Kitchener's that really went off. enjoi.

Chuckie & Silvio Ecomo - Moombah (Afrojack Remix)

9/2/09

RIP DJ AM 1973-2009



My condolences to friends and family. DJ AM was one of the greatest. RIP

8/12/09

The Entire Population of Germany Can't be Wrong.



Now that I've got your attention that monkey bot up there is what I want for christmas.
I do believe I've given y'all a fair amount of time too locate the toy, save money and purchase it.
Come the morning of December 25th, I will tolerate no excuses.

I thought I'd profile some tracks from Siriusmo, swing beating prince of Berlin.

Info on him is scant online (oh for the day when Germans will be allowed access too Wikpedia), so I guess I'll let his music do the communicating.

In my opinion, he's way better than that mono-browed freak Boys Noise, and just ahead of Modeselektor. It is also rare for an electronic artist to have such unique and easily identifiable traits in there music, especially in an industry of imitators and copy-cats.

7/28/09

And Now Let Us Return to the Classics...



Barry mentioned that he was loving some "Real Music" that was given to him recently, I think it was Roy Ayers and some other Rhythm and Blues legend, sorry the degradation of my short term memory seems to be only over-shadowed by the collapse of my long-term memory.

In turn I said "Damn thats my school, son!", so here are some gems all fans of music should have just to remind themselves that unfortunately music will never be like this again.

First up are a couple tracks from Cymande a jazz, funk and soul band formed in London, but did tour the states with Rev. Al Green and reached no. 20 on the R&B charts in the early 70's.
Bra was sampled by De La Soul/Prince Paul on Three Feet High and Rising, in the good old days when you could sample what you wanted without fear of lawsuits.

Cymande - Bra MediaFire

The next is from Darondo, still performing in his native San Francisco and it's a little more down tempo, but one of the more heart wrenchingly beautiful soul tracks committed to tape.

I recently heard this at the end of an episode of Breaking Bad, so if you know the show it captures the mood of a meth cooking, science teacher with lung cancer who does what he does in order to provide for his family. 
Kind of downer but the beauty of the track disperses the depression effortlessly, one of my favourite songs and I'll take that too the grave.


The last track is some Afrobeat, this track sparked my interest in the genre when I heard it in The Last King of Scotland, It sparked my interest in the genre and I've since been hoovering up any old Afrobeat tracks that will venture near me, but not quite like this guy Duncan Brooker.

An article on his record collecting scavenger hunts in north africa is here, give it a read it's rather inspiring and reminds me of Lapse and I's, old scavenger hunts in Durban, digging through dead peoples stuff for records and wondering how we could play our 78's.

Jingo - Fever MediaFire


7/24/09

Loose Change - Special edition: Sat on, not slept on



As far as music bloggers go, I think I'm not a very good one. See "real" music bloggers should get the latest and greatest tracks up on the blog before the artists themselves have even heard the final master copy... well that's the general vibe around it. I dont... making me seem like a selfish bastard that sits on tracks and releases for a good long while before sharing it with our dear readers... well this is one half true... who cares what the other half is.

This special edition of loose change catches up on all the great stuff Ive been sitting on... in case you've known better and thought Ive been sleeping on it.
What makes this an even more "special" special edition is that Lapse finally did his first post today... "OMG" "WTF"





My second favourite album of 2k9 gets some special remixes from Turbo records MVPs.

Zombie Nation - Shottieville (Proxy Remix) (Zshare) (Mediafire)
Zombie Nation - Worth It (Arveene & Misk Remix) (Zshare) (Mediafire)
Zombie Nation - Radio Controlled (Hey Today Remix) (Zshare) (Mediafire)





Two big names, I find hilarious for different reasons join forces to create something of monster... spawning some vicious remixes... heres the choice picks

Laidback Luke & Diplo - Hey! (Foamo Remix) (Zshare) (MediaFire)
Laidback Luke & Diplo - Hey! (AutoErotique Remix) (Zshare) (MediaFire)

Bonus:

New Foamo Collab with Lee Mortimer... got a lot of cross over appeal goin for it.

Lee Mortimer & Foamo - Its Goin Down (Zshare) (MediaFire)





The second single from my favorite album this year... and with some very hearty remixes to boot. (sue me now, but puns will make a comeback)

MSTRKRFT feat. John Legend - Heartbreaker (Laidback Luke remix) (Zshare) (MediaFire)
MSTRKRFT feat. John Legend - Heartbreaker (Wolfgang Gartner remix) (Zshare) (MediaFire)

Bonus:
Even though they were in the process of moving their studio, not having any of their gear and proclaiming this a remix they were not at all happy with... I think the Al and Jesse did a pretty dam good job fixing this one...

Keri Hilson feat. Lil Wayne - Turnin me on (MSTRKRFT remix) (Zshare)
(MediaFire)




Not sure what to write about this except; D.I.M. is crazy... this track is insane, but kinda renews my hope in techno... if you can even call it that?

D.I.M. & Tai - Lyposuct (Zshare) (MediaFire)




Last but not least... some Wu Tang... remember them? Apparently they have a line of lego products coming out soon... umm anyways...
We should all already have the brilliant remix Yuksek did for UGods new album... but definately not this lost Felix Cartal remix... Its rare and pretty good... good way to end this special edition of loose change... so dont spend it all at once.

U-God - Hips (Felix Cartal Remix) (Zshare) (MediaFire)


Since you've made it reading this far, a quick reminder that Belushi and ShuffleShame are playing tomorrow night at the Milner Park Hotel in Braamfontein... also known as Kitcheners Carvery... peep the details.

Ain't it Cool





So one of my bestest things about SA, is that we are very backwater, we catch onto things late and we tend to only do things, if they fit into our boxes of "cool"
. Everyone has to be inside a box, emo, alt, hipster, raver, jock, rapper...blahblahblah. Gone are the days where you can listen to more than one type of music, maybe its a youth thing, maybe when you get older you learn to appreciate more and realise that whoa I understand what the person is trying to get thourgh with this music..or maybe not. At the moment U have a large amout of respect for anyone who steps onto the stage and preforms or dj's or raps, its fucken scary. So please kids get over yourselves and try be more understanding. My friend Malope Makola and his friends seem to think the same thing....well about Hip Hop at least, but instead of moan about it they instead decided to shot a short docci abou how they felt. It was shot with a budget of "Seven Rand" so dont expect a master pic, but I will tell you one thing the contents of this little project is amazing. After watching this we plan to do a range of docci's on all the sub-cultures in and around Jozi..



I'm doing a post.....





















OK guys so in the hood they call me "lil Ghost Poster", my shit's so ill and so underground only real G, G, G Mail unit heads read it....Ok, Ok enough Diggy Dawg-ness, here it is.

Mr Vega is from Brooklyn, Mr. Vega is three people namely his wife, child and himself, apparently his kid did the bassline on "Metal Sparks" at only a few months old....Ok i'm talking shit again.

Anyway his stuff is bangin Indie/Electro House straight outta NYC!

And lucky for us he's decided to give away his Debut Album "Live Dance Then Die" for Gratis (I think that means free...)


Mr. Vega-Live Dance Then Die EP (Mediafire)



Also check out his blog, Myspace and follow him on Twitter.

www.myspace.com/therealjayvega
www.mrvegamusic.blogspot.com
www.twitter.com/mr_vega

7/23/09

My Friends are Electric, but thanks for asking Gary.



As an alternative to shilling out 100clams to see a Dj you've never heard of, Jhb's and Cpt's greatest dj's will be throwing a party this saturday at Kitcheners Carvery. 

It'll cost you at the most 20clams, that leaves you a spare 80clams to get CRUNK!


A track I'll definately be playing on the night is:



7/21/09

Let Dead Dogs Lie.



So I've been mobile and out of my coma for almost 2 weeks now,and life 'was' dandy.

Then I heard about my old dj pal VEREVÜLFF wasn't having such a fair time of it on old planet earth, the poor bastard took silver bullet to his nut whilst participating in a canned hunt in Romania, he said he needed some spare euros to buy a Nintendo Wii.

You Tool! You could steal one and the owner probably wouldn't notice it was gone until the next Mario Bros. game came out, Super Mario Bros: Mario Learns to Make Carcinogenic Crumpets.
Could this game be that catalyst? be the trigger that leads to a physical and emotional uplift for the player, ushering in a positive new era for their entire life outlook? An extremely powerful piece?

Sorry I got distracted, the internet will do that.

Oh yeah VERREVÜLFF (hope I spelt that right mate, i could never remember how), hope your not too dead to read this.

I've always thought that my mate deserved some kind of prize for being able to walk the knife edge between irony of the highest genius and deep, deep twattery. I've read the birthday card you sent me and I'm still unsure where you fall?

Yup, there he went, he's passed on now, he's dead. 
Dead as a dog in a pit.

I didn't kill him if thats what you were thinking, I mean I could've.
I just didn't have a motive.

These ones are for you boy...fetch!


I'll be playing in Johannesburg this weekend in tribute to my dead mate VEREVÜLFF this saturday check back later this week for further details on FatChineseBoi. 

Don't forget to download Duck Sauce, currently situated just under your chin. Just keep looking you'll find it.
  

Duck Sauce in your eye



I've found its becoming more difficult to describe what Jordan and I as ShuffleShame are playing out to crowds lately... So we decided to record a bite sized super fun Mixtape, from our last show at ChopDownTheWoods, that better describes what we do than I ever could...

ShuffleShame - Duck Sauce in your eye (Zshare) (Mediafire)

Tracklust

Fact - Los Angeles (Al-P Remix - ShuffleShame edit)
Zombie Nation - Radio Controlled (Hey Today! Remix - ShuffleShame edit)
Dolby Anol - Heather, I'm Dry (Dolby Anol Hard knocks edit)
Miike Snow - Animal (Fake Blood Remix)
Mr Oizo - Gay Dentists (JFK edit)
Wolfgang Gartner - Flashback
Zombie Nation - Seas of Grease (ShuffleShame edit)
Diplo & Laidback Luke - Hey! (Foamo Remix - ShuffleShame edit)
The Faint - Ghost in the machine (Djedjotronic Remix)
Alex Metric - Shirley, You Can't be Serious
Calvin Harris - Ready for the Weekend (Fake Blood Remix)
Daft Punk - One more Time (Shuffleshame edit)
Bloc Party - One more chance (Alex metric Remix - ShuffleShame edit)
MSTRKRFT - Heartbreaker (Wolfgang Gartner Remix)
Duck Sauce - aNYway

Special mention to my lady, Al, for her help sparking a playlist that later evolved into this...

7/10/09

CHOP DOWN THE WOODS TOMORROW!



In case any of yall have been wonderin where the hell we've been, the answer is simply... working our asses off to bring all of ya in Jozi one hell of an insane party, with only three objectives; Amazing music, Fun and some more Fun!

Its called ChopDownTheWoods... And... its Tomorrow night, the 11th of July at The Woods club at 66 Carr str Newtown! We've been digging in them crates for only the choiciest tracks for your dancing pleasure. We have a super fresh line up of acts that we here at Fatchineseboi are big fans of.

The best part, we have some Teaser Mixes for yall... givin ya an idea of what ya can expect from tomorrow nights insanity! Here ya go...

TEAM UNCOOL

ORLANDO DOOM (baseline studio/ Tigerstrike/ Cape Town)

Orlando Doom - Doom Teaser mix (Zshare) (MediaFire)

SHUFFLESHAME (Fatbois)

ShuffleShame - Teaser mix for ChopDownTheWoods (Zshare) (MediaFire)

MUSICAL CHAIRS (!DIRTY!DIRTY! residents)

Musical Chairs - Teaser for your Titties (Zshare) (MediaFire)

Remember now GIRLS IN FREE before 22:00pm and only R20 there afters!

We got the guys on Tequilla duty... if ya not sure what this and have never been fortunate enough to attend a !DIRTY!DIRTY! party... usually Jordan takes to the front on the stage and Dancefloor with bottles of Tequilla, Steve Aoki style... and gets the party movin right by pourin generous volumes into any accepting mouths...
The result?
well peep this video of the last !DIRTY!DIRTY! party featuring MTKIDU, our new favorite Rapper RIKY RICK, homies MUSICAL CHAIRS, Jordan and yours truly! EPIC!




(Video courtesy of RIKY RICK)

7/7/09

Discothequé Mix 001 - Lapse & Belushi



In order to promote The Assembly's "Discothequé" nights, the good people that think of friday beyond saturday and before thursday, had the idea to promote the evenings, it's dj's and it's kaleidoscopic sound through a series of mixes and here is 001 of 999.
Obviously reaching the milestone of 999 in the mix series is reliant on whether music is not outlawed and banned on February 12th 2012, which was predicted by the ancient Egyptians, the more recent Aztecs, Nostradamus and John Edward McGee.

The mix is a light affair of Pop, Electro, Electro-Pop, Pop-Pop/Electro, and Acid Jazz, mixed by Lapse and Belushi.

To stay in touch with the events of the "Discothequé" join the Facebook Group
or remember to check in occasionally with the news letter.


TRACK LISTING:
1. 2 Door Cinema Club - Something Good Can Work
2. Lindstrom & Solale - Baby I Can't Stop (Aeroplane Remix)
3. Alan Parsons Project - I Wouldn't Want To Be Like You (Edit)
4. Classixx – I’ll Get You Feat. Jeppe
5. Passion Pit - The Reeling (Calvin Harris Remix)
6. Metronomy - Heartbreaker (Discodeine Mix)
7. Woolfy - Oh Missy (In Flagranti Xenon mix)
8. Golden Silvers - Arrows of Eros (The Shoes Remix)
9. We Have Band Feat. Yulia – Time After Time
10. Dega Breaks - All Night (Tronik Youth Remix)
11. Prince – Controversy (Stupid Fresh Remix)
12. The Ashton Shuffle - Stomp Yo Shoes (Shazam Remix)
13. Friendly Fires - Skeleton Boy (Grum Remix)
14. Make The Girl Dance - Baby Baby Baby (Radio Edit)
15. Beni - My Love Sees You (DerDieDas Remix)
16. Lykke Li - Dance Dance Dance (Buraka Som Sistema Mix)
17. The Glass - I Wanna Be Dancing (Fantastadon Remix)
18. Chelley - Took The Night (Detboi Funki Night Remix)
19. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs - Sickly Child
20. Cassius - Feeling For You
21. Delphic - Counterpoint (Delphic's En Route Mix)
22. Duchess Says - Black Flag


Too all you nay sayers out there, "Lapse" does exist he's not just some mythical creature like a unicorn or a dinosaur, one day he'll post when he's good, ready and when he's found his way out of the belly of a Narwhal (possibly also a mythical creature?), I don't know I don't get out much.



7/2/09

Now this is cool...




On the quest for cool? Look no further, for this video is the be all and end all of cool...

He-Man the Bollywood Spectacular!

Why so sad? We still got Prince!



So my family were drawing straws to see who would be the first too tell me old "wrinkle proof" had passed on, after a little too much Demerol. To be honest they were probably a little to excited too tell me, you sick bastards. 

So as I woke from my coma the Jackson begged to slip into one, oh the irony.

My first thought was maybe his spirit has been passed on to me, and my second thought was why couldn't I get Prince's spirit? 





7/1/09

My Happy Song



So I'm a little sad at the mo, but aren't we all? We make choices for the right reasons, most of the time. Well when in my sadness I usually fall back on music, like most people do, This song is one of my favorites off of MSTRKRFT's "Fist of God" album and whenever I'm sad I just think God Jesse must have hurt real bad to have written this song. So when I listen too it, I realise my problems aren't so big and that it could be worse.

6/30/09

My pants are black thank you..



We met these two wonderful gent's at our first gig, which turned out to be their first too. And since then we have become the biggest of friends. Barry and Kat, known as Musical Chairs to the masses, are two rather talented young men, who love to bring the noise.
As part of the ChopDownTheWoods event, Musical Chairs are one of the heavy hitters planning to make you dance your faces off. ChopDownTheWoods plans to be one of the most interesting parties to happen in Jozi in the last couple of months.
Musical Chairs are also regulars at Spoek's DIRTY!DIRTY! parties and of course will be playing this friday. Luckily for you, you don't have to wait for the 11th of July or even 3rd of July to hear them cause here's a sneak peak at what the boi's can do. Feel free to tell your friends about them...


What colour are your pants? (zshare) (mediafire)

Tracklist

Drop the Lime - Howling
Sharkslayer - Skanking Riddim
The Count of Monte Cristal & Sinden - Beeper (Fake Blood Remix)

Bloc Party - Mercury (Herve is in Disarray Remix)
The Qemists - Dem Na Like Me (A1 Bassline Remix)

Dylan Holshausen - Gangster Filth (Dylan39's Remix)

Congorock - Runark
Shitdisco - 72 Virgins (Bloody Beetroots Remix)

6/24/09

ChopDownTheWoods


The 11th of July see's the start of a new set of Infamous party's known as ChopDownTheWoods! These party's aim to put Jozi and the rest of Africa back onto the fun side of partying with there lovable mascot ChopperTheBear. Who has already stolen the hearts of many with antics on facebook.
The line-up for the event is impressive enough and rather daring, featuring only new name acts, that are individually trying to reshape the party scene into what it should be about...FUN... The line up includes those crazy kids from Team Uncool, capesuperstar Orlando Doom ( who we rage about all the time), ShuffleShame and those awesomely loud trouble makers Musical Chairs. Also joining the line up is Chinxxx the visual demon of the Jozi party scene adding some much needed femininity to the rooster.
Finally ChopperTheBear himself will be making a drunken appearance to tide over his horde of adoring fans.
Fatchineseboi will be dropping all kinds of goodies at the party as well as doing interviews with all of the acts preforming, also droping some of their mixes and tracks to get ya'll excited! Also we will be doing interviews at the event itself to get a response and feel for how the SA scene kids party it up!





MSTRKRFT ON David Letterman

I haven't been bloggin now for a lil while for 2 very good reasons... 1. Work has raped my bloggin time over a plenty... and 2. I've been collecting only the freshest musical/ banger treats for a super special loose change coming soon.

Then when the youtube video of MSTRKRFT and everybodies favourite wedding singer, John Legend, performing live on David Letterman dropped, that gave me reason enough to post something small... or actually really big, coz this time round there's no twittin rapper and the in studio sound mixing is amazing. Enjoy


6/15/09

Word of the Week




Zombie



The Walking Dead. Scientific name Homo Coprophagus Somnambulus.

A deceased human being who has partially returned to life due to undeterminable causes. The brain retains base facilities, namely gross motor function. In its near-mindless state, it grasps no remains of emotion, personality, or sensation of pain. In rare cases, some of the reanimated have reflexively preformed routine activities from their past lives.

The rotting bodies of the undead operate on a fraction of the level at which our bodies normally function. Circulatory, respiratory, and digestive systems are unaffected by reanimation. Labored breathing, choking, and moaning are reflexive but no oxygen is carried through the blood. The nervous system functions primarily within the brain and brain stem. Sensory reception is minimal at best and seemingly unecessary in the pursuit of prey. The undead are incapable of fatigue and will persist at any cost. They will even crawl when their legs have been removed. Even if the head is removed from the body, it will continue to live. The only way to stop the reanimated is to destroy the brain. To prevent reanimation in the recently departed, decapitate the corpse and burn the body.

The only observable action a zombie takes part in is killing living creatures, especially humans, and eating them. Many theories and speculations surround this disturbing behavior. One theory is based on the thought that reanimation is the result of a contagious infection or virus, and that the primal drive to feed will spread the disease to other host bodies. Research has shown that although the majority of zombie attacks result in fatal wounds, all corpses return to life soon after passing, regardless of cause of death. Another theory is that zombies eat the brains of the living to refuel the "un-life" giving chemical serotonin. Because digestive and circulatory systems are incapable of bringing these elements to the brain, this just cannot be true. The final speculation seems the most obvious, that the dead feed for sustenance to satiate their unnatural metabolism. But because the gut has no function in the undead, this is also false. One documented encounter claims that a zombie was unable to move due to the sheer mass of undigested flesh resting in its distended gut. The creature continued to eat even after it's gut had burst open. Studies regarding the nature of feeding have proven that zombies will try to eat when their stomachs and even jaws have been removed. One explanation offers that the walking dead are the incarnation of death itself, a mockery of life that uses the vessels of the living to carry out their dark intentions, they are the opposite of life and are driven to simply undo it.
"When there's no more room in hell, the dead shall walk the earth."

Well What Do You Know?



We have said it time and time again, we sure do love local mixtapes and everytime we ask you aspiring and sortof well known DJ's to drop us a mix, but you never do. But luckily not everyone is a lazy ass. Our friend and rather well known Jozi alt celeb Data Takashi, gave us this little delight to celebrate his up and coming trip to Cape Town. This little mix is entitled Sick Note and obivioulsy refers to Takashi's lastest reason to dodge a bad party. have a listen is bound to make you excited about partyin in Jozi a bit more.

Data Takashi - Sick Note (zshare)

Tracklisting:

Little Boots - New In Town (Emil & Friends Remix)
Emil & Friends - Sleepyhead (Passion Pit cover)
El Perro Del Mar - Change Of Heart (What Kind of Breeze Do You Blow Remix)
Cut Copy - Far Away (The Golden Filter Remix)
Matias Aguayo - Walter Neff (Instrumental Mix)
ZZT - The Worm (Erol Alkan Extended Rework)
Tiga - Overtime
Hidden Cat - The Superfuture
Friendly Fires - Lovesick (Evil Nine Remix)
Hot Pink Delorean - Let’s Get Free (Instrumental)
Deadmau5 - Ghosts N Stuff (Dirty Disco Youth Remix)
Mustard Pimp - We Are Too Slow FuÌ√r Dich
Mix Hell - Highly Explicit (Huoratron Remix)
Zombie Nation - Mystery Meat Affair