Hurricane Cake

3 years and 3 days ago John McCain and George W. Bush ate cake to celebrate McCain’s 69th birthday. At that very moment hurricane Katrina was bringing devastation to the gulf coast. Now it’s election season, and almost exactly 3 years later the Republican National Convention was due to begin today, but another monster hurricane has disrupted the plan. I…

Continue Reading

New Lee “Scratch” Perry Club Rap

Wow! This is the same guy who recorded early Bob Marley & The Wailers tracks before reggae even existed yet, and then went on to help define reggae and dub throughout the ’60s and ’70s with his band the Upsetters. Lee “Scratch” Perry now continues to transcend age and genre with this new crunked-up, ragga-club-rap number co-produced by Andrew W.K..…

Continue Reading

Boom Like 8/08/08

Our fave electronic musical instrument blog, Music Thing posted a tribute to today’s date that doubles as a tribute to the boominist drum machine around, Roland’s vintage TR-808 Rhythm Composer. The machine became so ubiquitous in certain musical circles that it’s been referenced in song lyrics, song titles, and even band names. Check out Music Thing’s list: Today is 808…

Continue Reading

Obamattack!

This McCain attack ad equating Obama with Britney Spears and Paris Hiltion is hilarious! First of all, I don’t know about Paris, but Britney was a Bush supporter. Is the ad trying to say Obama is a stupid blond bimbo like the one who voted for Bush before? Wow! Second, the ad is practically an endorsement of Obama. I mean…

Continue Reading

Max Ulis “BEEPER FOR Hipsters”

Max passed us this rmx recently and we’d like to pass it on over to you: MP3 Download: Max Ulis; BEEPER FOR Hipsters -> [audio:http://archive.mashit.com/audio/BEEPER%20FOR%20HIpsters.mp3] The Cool Kids; Hit Me On My Beeper Video: [youtube _l23kDuNvnU]

Rickrollin’ With Obama

Let me begin by saying that I’m not trying to make Obama look bad here, in fact I hope with every fiber of my body that he becomes our next president, but I want to share with you an observation I made recently. I was watching the video for Rick Astley’s Never Gonna Give You Up on YouTube (I don’t…

Continue Reading

History of the Future

Thnk ahead just 50 years, perhaps, to the day when everyone will appreciate the nuances of electronic music” … dreaming of a future sound-scape of London” -What The Future Sounded Like Electronic music pioneers in the mid 20th century invented the tools that are now so ubiquitous that they have a profound effect on the sound pop music today. This…

Continue Reading

Stepping-Steppers-Step

This post is inspired by a step-steeped day I had recently. While I was getting ready to head out for a night of dubSTEP with Caspa at Bass Goes Boom I was listening to the radio and learned that there’s a dance style called Chicago STEPping. From Wikipedia: Chicago stepping is a name given to a dance that has evolved…

Continue Reading

Lets Talk About Pop, Baby

You’re about to be guided though a strand in the time-line of pop music that I’ve been pondering lately. Lets begin here: Robin S.; Show Me Love [youtube Ps2Jc28tQrw] This was a #5 hit, and a #1 dance hit in the U.S. in 1993. Is it just me, or is she a little flat on some of those notes? That’s…

Continue Reading

“Blazin'” Video + Free Remixes

New video for Ghislain Poirier’s Blazin’: [youtube s_ztSjuToWs] Free Blazin’ remix MP3s DJ C’s Blazin’ Hurts remix -> Starkey’s remix -> DJ Flack’s remix ->