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Karmaloop TV @ SXSW : The Stepkids

It is no surprise that I am a big Stepkids fan as you can tell by the numerous posts recently. I had the opportunity to meet the guys down at SXSW and talk about their upcoming album, their experience being on Stones Throw Records as well as their amazing love for the one and only Steely Dan.

Pick up their limited edition vinyl now of “Shadows on Behalf” Stream the B-Side “La La” below, which is an amazingly soulful and beautiful psychedlic pop song.

The Stepkids – La La by stonesthrow

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DJ Low Bee – Smooth Holiday

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DJ Low Bee – Smooth Holiday

I hope you all had a great xmas. Check out this fantasticly smooth mix by DJ Low Bee of Hollertronix, it will help you get over that egg nog hangover. Amazing track selection. I love every tune, Yacht Rock would be proud. Cheers, Fluo Kids for this.

myspace.com/lowbee

Tracklist :

PAUL MC CARTNEY & WINGS – WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS TIME
TOTO – AFRICA
MICHAEL MCDONALD – I KEEP FORGETTIN
KENNY LOGGINS – THIS IS IT
AMBROSIA – YOU’RE THE ONLY WOMAN
ALAN PARSONS PROJECT – EYES IN THE SKY
STEELY DAN – PEG
FLEETWOOD MAC – DREAMS
JACKSON BROWNE – SOMEBODY’S BABY
MICHAEL MCDONALD – WHAT A FOOL BELIEVE
FLEETWOOD MAC – EVERYWHERE
WHAM ! – LAST CHRISTMAS
ICEHOUSE – ELECTRIC BLUE
HALL & OATES – I CAN DREAM ABOUT YOU
BOY MEETS GIRL – WAITING FOR A STAR TO FALL
JOHNNY HATES JAZZ – SHATTERED DREAMS
HALL & OATES – PRIVATE EYES
STEELY DAN – TIME OUT OF THE MIND
ROD STEWART – HOW LONG
ROBBIE DUPREE – STEAL AWAY
AMERICA – YOU CAN DO MAGIC
CHRISTOPHER CROSS – ALL RIGHT
KING HARVEST – DANCING IN THE MOONLIGHT
CHICAGO – FEELIN STRONGER EVERYDAY
JOE JACKSON – STEPPING OUT
PLAYER – BABY COME BACK
SIMPLY RED – HOLDING BACK THE YEARS
HALL & OATES – SHE’S GONE
CHRISTOPHER CROSS – SAILING

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BREAKBOT Remixes


I love Breakbot’s production style. It is so 70s sounding. His bass samples are so good and real sounding, they remind me of Fred Falke’s bass playing. Hall & Oates and Steely Dan would be proud of what Breakbot is doing.

This track could be the next D.A.N.C.E, with the little children singing and that funky piano part.
PNAU – Baby (Breakbot Remix)

This sounds like a Prince track.
Pacific! – Hold Me (Breakbot Remix)

Breakbot Myspace
Checkout his great remix of Late of the Pier’s “Bathroom Gurgle”.

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Kenny Loggins x Michael McDonald

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Kenny Loggins x Michael McDonald Collaboration
The Doobie Brothers – What A Fool Believes

This is the most badass Kenny Loggins’ song ever. It is such a smooth groove. Amazinst vocal work.
Kenny Loggins – This Is it

Michael McDonald lends his vocal talents to the chorus of the song. Watch the making of to hear his impressive vocal range.
Steely Dan – Peg

Steely Dan The Making of Peg

“In the UK new rave acts such as CSS, New Young Pony Club, Paulo Nutini, Hot Chip, The Feeling, SebastiAn,The Coral and the Simon Gregson endorsed Klaxons are rumoured to be collaborating on a unique tribute album featuring covers of Kenny’s hits entitled “Let’s Go Dogging and Listen To Kenny Loggins”. The Title is a reference to the CSS song “Let’s Make Love And Listen To Death From Above.”

I hope this is true!!

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"The cuervo gold, the fine Columbian, make tonight a wonderful thing"

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Steely Dan sucking up to Wes Anderson
“So – let’s get going, shall we? Send the check for US$400,000 (advance on licensing fees) out by Fedex to Mickey by tomorrow and we’ll talk a little later in the day about merch, percentages, backend, soundtrack, ASCAP, etc.”
-Steely Dan
Ha, too bad there were no Darjeeling Limited inspired Steely Dan tracks in the movie.

Steely Dan – Hey Nineteen
Steely Dan – Peg

“But if we were great musicians and we had big studios, I think we would make something that sounds like late-’70s, West Coast pop music, like Steely Dan or something. But because we have to work in a simpler way, it ends up sounding like what we do.”
– Gaspard Auge (1/2 of Justice)
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Justice – B.E.A.T.
Donna Summer – Dim All The Lights
Hmmmm interpolation?

“I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)” helped inspire the song “Billie Jean”. “Michael Jackson once said directly to me that he hoped I didn’t mind that he copied that groove (from “I Can’t Go For That”). That’s okay; it’s something we all do. Eddie Van Halen told me that he copied the synth part from “Kiss on My List” and used it in “Jump”. I don’t have a problem with that at all.”
-Daryl Hall
Hall & Oates- You’re Too Much Too Soon (Todd Rundgren Produced)
One of the best synth lines ever, you cannot resist to dance.
Van Halen – Dancing In The Streets

Hall & Oates are going on a small North American tour in the winter, I am thinking of seeing them in Boston December 8, partying with drunk middle aged couples, woo, I will probably be one of the few college students there. Hall & Oates Tour Dates
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Debussy’s Claire de Lune performed by Julian Bream & John Williams

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Can-ye West


Can – Sing Swan Song

So we all know that Kanye owned 50 Cent (50 Cent Cancels Europe Tour). Graduation is amazing not just because Kanye sampled Steely Dan – Kid Charlemagne, Michael Jackson – P.Y.T. and had Jon Brion, Timbaland AND Daft Punk produce a track but because he sampled Can. He isn’t the first rapper to do so, Kurupt sampled Can’s most famous song “Vitamin C” on his track “Stalkin” but Kanye uses the hook so well on “Drunk and Hot Girls”.

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Daft Punk & Kanye

Let’s all show some love and respect to Can since “All roads do lead to, Can.” Even Erol Alkan spins some Can related music on his BBC6 mix, Holger Czukay, Jah Wobble & Liebezeit – How Much Are They?

And here is an amazing cover of Can by Radiohead.
Radiohead – The Thief (Can Cover off, Delay 1968)

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