Asian Dan

RSS

Jaga Jazzist “One-Armed Bandit”

Jaga Jazzist are an eclectic group of 9 Norwegian musicians that bring forth their own version of electro-jazz-funk. Their latest tune “One-Armed Bandit” showcases how nimble and versatile of musicians and songwriters they are, cramming in multiple movements that the band describes as “Wagner meets Fela Kuti.”

[audio:http://diestruktur.com/asianmandan/music/Nov%202009/Jaga_Onearmedbandit__radioedit/One-Armed%20Bandit%20(Radio%20Edit).mp3]
Jaga Jazzist – One-Armed Bandit (Radio Edit)

Checkout the video for “Animal Chin” – an older tune, but a huge favorite of mine.

[Read more]

Rate this post:

Tahiti 80 & Yuksek

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

I just discovered Tahiti 80 and their French pop perfection in the vain of Phoenix, subtle electronics meets weaving pop melodies with solid soulful grooves.

Here is Tahiti 80’s biggest hit:
Tahiti 80 – Big Day

Here is a song that highlights Tahiti 80’s more soulful R&B side, my fav track of theirs.
Tahiti 80 – All Over Again

Tahiti 80 – Changes (Jaga Jazzist Remix)

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

ill remixes from the up and coming Yuksek.
Das Pop – Fool For Love (Yuksek Remix)
Chromeo – Bonafied Lovin’ (Yuksek Remix)

Rate this post:

R.I.P. Gold Standard Laboratories

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

Gold Standard Laboratories Shutting Down

I guess October is the month for shutting down websites (New Oink) and closing up shop. GSL Records is citing Tony Wilson’s death (founder of Factory Records, Joy Division, New Order, A Certain Ratio & The Happy Mondays) as a sign that record labels such as themselves can no longer exist in the world. GSL is co-owned by The Mars Volta founder, Omar Rodiguez-Lopez a big influence of GSL’s “no compromise, punk rock” aesthetic. Here are some my favorite tracks from some bands on GSL’s past and present roster:

The Jai-Alai Savant – Akebono

400 Blows – Mortar and Pestle

The Mars Volta – Cut That City

Rhythm of Black Lines – Zama

Jaga Jazzist – Animal Chin

Rate this post: