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Tuesday, February 23, 2010


RAAAAAAAANDY is the alter ego of comedian Aziz Ansari that started as a charater in the movie 'Funny People' but has now taken on a life of his own. Check out some of RAAAAAAAANDY's material below.

RAAAAAAAANDY is making a mixtape (like Kid Cudi and other rappers) and here is the first single...it's awesome!

From his website...

"The streets couldn’t wait. Here’s the first single from the Randy mixtape.

Stream or download from usershare

Download from mediafire

An early version briefly leaked online yesterday, but this is the official version with newer lyrics, etc.

As far as what else to expect from this album, in the words of DJ Ol’ Youngin’:

1) Y’all ain’t ready.

2) Motherfuckers need to know.

3) Get yo’ shit."

Check out Aziz and his blog HERE!!


Monday, February 22, 2010

808 State Reunion? Kinda.

Hear it for yourself!

So basically A Guy Called Gerald is doing a gig with his former bandmate Graham Massey under a new name.

Still...it'll be class I am sure. Time to put 'Newbuild' back in the cd player at casa del sol!

Cheers for the heads up from Firefly!

Frogs in Socks!

I just recently got turned on to a couple of lovely chaps (Tom Hughes & Oli Timothy) that go by the moniker 'Frogs in Socks'. They are a Production duo based in the UK that got their start when they were picked up by Andrew Weatherall, signing their remix of Two Lone Swordsmen’s ‘Shack 54’ to the Rotter’s Golf Club label. They have also had tunes released on Elite Force's U&A imprint.

Their sound is a little tech, a little house and a lot of fun!

Check out their remix of Dusty Kid - Train 1.

Dusty Kid - Train No.1 (Frogs in Socks Remix) by FrogsInSocks

They also have a new mix!


2010 Mix One

Frogs in Socks

1 Intro

2 Claude Von Stroke - The Greasy Beat (Funk Bomb Mix) (FiS LA Edit) [Dirtybird]

3 Julien Chaptal - Nuts [Remote Area]

4 Doomwork feat Aliya Moore - First Vibe [Neurotraxx Deluxe]

5 Zombie Disco Squad - Vie! [Made To Play]

6 Idiotproof - Wrong [Scion / Made To Play]

7 Oliver $ - Gypsy Carnival [Scion / Made To Play]

8 Gucci Vump - Sha Shtil! [Sound Pellegrino]

9 Who Made Who - Flat Beat [Gomma]

10 Dusty Kid - Train no.1 (Frogs in Socks Remix) [Boxer Recordings]

11 Nils Ohrmann feat. Kara's Day - Le Funk Fatale (Daniel Steinberg Remix) [Hula Hoop Records]

12 Marcus Meinhardt - Mad Max (Super Flu’s Home Sweat Home Remix) [Upon You Records]

13 Rampa - Wife [KEINEMUSIK]

14 The Royal We - Party Guilt [Crosstown Rebels]

15 Claude Von Stroke - Monster Island Gorilla Dub Drop (FiS Elbow Edit) [Dirtybird]

16 Claude Von Stroke & JPhlip - California (FiS One Mouth Stand Edit) [Dirtybird]

Grab it HERE!!

Upcoming Shows ( view all )
Feb 26 2010 8:00P
Brixton Jamm w/ HOT CHIP London
Feb 27 2010 8:00P
Oscillate Wildly - Barhouse w/ RIVA STARR Chelmsford, London and South East
Apr 5 2010 8:00P
Snowbombing Austria
Apr 6 2010 8:00P
Snowbombing Austria
Apr 7 2010 8:00P
Snowbombing Austria
Apr 8 2010 8:00P
Snowbombing Austria
Apr 9 2010 8:00P
Snowbombing Austria
Apr 10 2010 8:00P
Snowbombing Austria

For more Frogs in Socks goodness go to their website HERE!!

Frogs in Socks Myspace!


Decoder & Healey's - 'Echoes in my Head' (Zodiac Cartel Mix)

New Zodiac Cartel wobbly goodness!!!

Check out the FREE remix of Decoder & Healey's 'Echoes in My Head' by alittlebitofsol favorite Zodiac Cartel! Grab it on the Zodiac Cartel website HERE!!

...and if you missed his mix from last year...grab that too!


Intro (Kneel Before Zod)
AC Slater - Calm Down
Tony Anthem & Axl Ender - Foxy Lady
Lee Mortimer & Foamo - It's Going Down
Figure - Aura (Original)
Rockwell D - Tempo Critical
The Yank - We Can't Be Stopped (ZC re-edit)
Hijack - Party People (Bootleg Mix)
Mike Hulme - 100mg (The Loops of Fury Mix)
Laidback Luke & A-Track - Shake it Down (ZC re-edit)
RQM - Barely Evil (Bass Weazel Dub)
Shab Ruffcut - Little Lady Lou Lou (Tom EQ Mix)
Boltan - Creepy (Mighty Fools Mix)
Haggstrom & Casswell - Room is Spinning Quickly
Zodiac Cartel - We Don't Play That (Aniki Mix)
Zodiac Cartel - Sweet Control
Bill Eff - Trouserflap (Will Bailey Mix)
Detboi - Y'all Want More (Sinden Mix)
TC - Where's My Money (Caspa Mix) (Elite Force Re-Fix)

DOWNLOAD LINK (Soundcloud)
DOWNLOAD LINK (Rapidshare)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

New Savoy EP

On February 9, 2010, SAVOY is set to release the follow up to their critically acclaimed first album with a new EP which will be available for free download on the band’s website: http://savoyband.com. With the new tracks “Buttonhook,” “Rich and Famous,” and “It’s the Way You Love Me (Savoy Rmx)”, SAVOY continues to expand their repertoire and push the boundaries both stylistically and dynamically.

Colorado-based SAVOY's rock edged, yet club-geared releases, along with their notoriously high energy live shows have spawned a hybrid dance culture of its own.
In just under a year and a half, the live electro-house trio has made a name for itself by effectively bridging the gap between the concert venue rocker and the club-bangin' partier - and the result is a rapidly emerging new market that can't seem to get enough. In such a short period of time, SAVOY has truly established themselves as not only talented producers but as innovators of live electronic music. 2009 marked the release of SAVOY’s first full-length album “Automatic” and was followed with rave reviews.

Upcoming Tour Dates:

Sat, February 20: Aggie Theatre Fort Collins, CO
Thurs, February 25: Bluebird Theatre - Bloomington (w/ Vibesquad)
Fri, February 26: Kinetic Playground - Chicago, IL (w/ Vibesquad)
Thurs, March 4: Xscape Nightclub – Richmond, VA
Fri, March 5: The Sandbar - Wilmington, NC
Sat, March 6: The Elbow Room - Columbia, SC
Fri, March 12: The Foburg Festival – New Orleans, LA
Sat, March 13: The Box - Baton Rouge, LA
Sun, March 14: SXSW Interactive – Austin, TX
Fri, April 2: The Boulder Theatre - Boulder, CO
Tues, April 6: Mr. Smalls – Pittsburgh, PA (w/ Pretty Lights)
Weds, April 7: The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI (w/ Pretty Lights)
Thurs, April 8: 20th Century Theatre – Cincinnati, OH (w/ Pretty Lights)
Fri, April 9: The Pageant – St. Louis, MO (w/ Pretty Lights)
Sat, April 10: The Barrymoore – Madison, WI (w/ Pretty Lights)

Click on link for free download: http://savoyband.com/SAVOY-February-2010.zip

Monday, February 08, 2010

Getting the band back together

I am loving this. SNL has been hit or miss the last few years but this had me laughing my ass of. Makes me want to dig out my old Black Flag records!

Friday, February 05, 2010

Die Antwoord

Die Antwoord (Afrikaans: "The Answer") is a Zef-Rap band from Cape Town, South Africa consisting of Ninja, Yo-Landi Vi$$er and DJ Hi-Tek.

The band labels themselves as a mixture of many diverse cultures all mixed into one. An article in 'The Guide' explains more about the making of the band.

The band has signed with Netherlands music company Magnetron Music and is planning to tour Europe in April 2010. They announced via their website that they will be starting their tour, visiting France, Belgium, Amsterdam and London, sometime in April 2010.

Tracks from their upcoming album '$o$' are streamed on their official website.

Here is a video for their tune 'Ninja'.

I am loving this...it's wild! The beats are insane the the vocal back and forth between Ninja and Yo-Landi Vi$$er is funny and fits perfectly with the whole crunk/b-more vibe they have going one. Cheeky but very well done! This fits nicely in with M.I.A. and Santigold.

Definitely a band to watch in 2010.

Die Antwoord MYSPACE!

Die Antwoord WEBSITE!

Check out the SECRET CHAMBER on their site for some fun!

Thursday, February 04, 2010

The Flying Eyes

If you ever wondered what Jim Morrison would be doing if he was still alive...wonder no more. He would be the lead singer of The Flying Eyes.

The Flying Eyes are a heavy, psychedelic rock band hailing from Baltimore, Maryland. Since they formed in 2007, the group has supported bands such as The Raveonettes, The Black Angels, Witch and Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys.

The Flying Eyes have also created an annual, home-grown music festival, "Farm Fest", in Manchester, Maryland. They will soon be releasing a full length compilation of their two EPs ("Bad Blood" and "Winter") on the German label Trip in Time/World in Sound Records.

The Flying Eyes (CD/LP) is now available for order in the US through Forced Exposure:
http://www.forcedexposure.com/artists/flying.eyes.the.html (it's expensive because it's an import, buy it directly from them if you can)

...and in Europe through Shiny Beast: CD:
http://www.shinybeast.nl/catalog/view.php?item_id=336474 Vinyl: http://www.shinybeast.nl/catalog/view.php?item_id=336475

...and now in Japan through Disk Union:

Here is a live video of them performing 'Lay With Me'.

The Flying Eyes

The Flying Eyes

Upcoming shows!
Feb 16 2010 8:00P
The Ottobar w/ FUCKED UP, Kurt Vile and Vincent Blackshadow Baltimore, Maryland
Mar 6 2010 8:00P
Chapala’s Burtonsville, Maryland
Mar 26 2010 10:00P
The Triple w/ The Pack A.D. Richmond, Virginia
Apr 1 2010 9:00P
The Golden West w/ Gunslingers Baltimore, Maryland

This a great band and I hope they get more exposure. I have had their CD on repeat in the car for the last week. If you are into Psychedelic/Blues rock then this is for you!


Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Rex The Dog - Bubblicious video

Check out the great new video for Rex The Dog's tune 'Bubblicious'. It's a great DIY stop motion video. Made with cardboard, glue and some paint.

Rex The Dog Myspace!

Rex The Dog Website!