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Shortcuts to Internet Millions

Sunday, November 8th, 2009

Thanks for listening to KWUR and supporting the station during Hustle Week! Here, as a gift from me to you, is the DJ Invisible Cola hustle week 2009 mix, titled Shortcuts to Internet Millions. The title came from an infomercial for a book that our music director Kenny and I saw late one night.

Tits & Clits – Fist of Steel

Snob Scrilla – Heartbreak Scorsese (’96 Bulls Remix)

Chromeo – Tenderoni (MSTRKRFT Remix)

Guns ‘n’ Bombs – Riddle of Steel (Classixx Version)

The Count & Sinden – African Chant

Zombie Disco Squad – Eurovision (Mowgli Remix)

Oh Snap – Everyone’s a DJ

Don Diablo – Black Heat

Tonka – Website (Malente Re-Edit)

Fantastadon – Anesthesiologist

Brian Cox – Let’s Go to Work (Clockwork Remix)

The Shoes – Knockout


Saturday, July 25th, 2009

If you’re into dance music, you’re aware that the sounds of disco and electro are starting to get over-saturated with too many artists and remixers all treading over the same ground, and that rhythmic traditions like Dubstep and Kuduro are taking over a share of the dance floor real estate (big acts like Major Lazer and Buraka Som Sistema for example.)

Enter Zombie Disco Squad, two London DJs breaking out of the mold with a fresh sound that just has to be heard to appreciate – house, african rhythms, and haunting melodies combine to create something I can’t quite put my finger on. At first glance, these guys would appear to be a couple of electro hipsters with big neon sunglasses, a funny band name, and who cite808 kickdrums and disco hand claps” as influences on their myspace page. But on the same page, they say they’re not into people jumping onto the disco “bandwagon” and say they are against the bloghouse and new-rave phenomena associated with the world of electro/disco. Let’s have a listen, shall we?

Here’s their track Straight Boy, and make sure to wait until the synth horns come in halfway through. This is some tribal King Arthur house music shit right here.

For another solid track try Eurovision (Mowgli remix).
It’s immensely mix-able, and shows up in this set by the Sick
Girls, for example:

They have a few singles out and will be touring the US in
October, so watch for big things from these guys.

Don Diablo – Hooligans Never Surrender

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009

This is by far his best single, which is a big departure from this usual ‘popped collar’ music that’s kinda douchy with bad backup dancers. Instead, he gives us a police riot, giant luchadors and something that looks like its out of a Chinese Dia De Los Muertos celebration. However, I give him credit for doing so much work as a clearly self-financed guy. On early comments from people saying this video would be super violent, ”I think this video gives a good representation of what goes on in my head when I am asleep, it’s like a drug free LSD trip for pros. Welcome to the future!”