I wanna dance in the daylight
Thursday, June 11, 2009
With a name like Matt & Kim
, this duo had me suspicious of how original they could be. I mean I could start a band named Jen&Harry and call it a band (note: my name is not Jen nor Harry). But despite the lack of originality in their name (though brownie points for simplicity) the two have really built a lot of cred to their name. I've been really into Matt & Kim's latest album "Grand" particularly their newer single, "Daylight." It's probably the combination of steely keyboard with Matt's kinda languid yell/singing and that awesome beat that makes me kinda want to dance and bounce around like... a muppet. does that make sense? For those of you who've missed out on this Brooklyn duo you have to check them out. You'll be much happier you did.
check for upcoming shows here Daylight
Labels: Dance, Matt and Kim
Long (almost) Summer Nights Turn Into Lazy Summer Days...
Monday, June 08, 2009
Photo: Don Nguyen (welovedon.com)Friendly Fires - Jump in the Pool (White Duke Remix)
Despite the June Gloom, summer is
on the way! You can always tell when it's that time of year: graduations abound, the smell of barbecue on your afternoon bike ride, chlorine scents lingering in your hair into the night, and staying up till sunlight cracks open the sky with just a bit of hazy grey that sobers you up just enough for you to stop and realize that you've had a great night and should probably drink some water before you take your morning nap and start your lazy day.
So in honour of late-Spring-early-Summer, the demi-season where we limbo between no class/vacations/visiting family/getting back to work, and also so you won't forget that summer is indeed coming, here's a playlist for those long chill nights that lead into long, lovely lazy days...
Labels: Dance, lykke li, mgmt, MIX, passion pit, phoenix, remixes, royksopp, summer
In A Pit of Passion!
Sunday, May 31, 2009
I've always assumed that there was some amount of studio editing happening on Michael Angelakos's super-tenor vocals from the oh so danceable Passion Pit. But after seeing their show at the Glasshouse in Pomona last night, let me tell you, these kids are all talent. After hitting LA, playing at the Troubadour and the Echoplex the two nights before, Passion Pit got Pomona moving after Cale Parks and Harlem Shakes warmed up the crowd. They played everything we wanted to hear, "Sleepyhead" to "The Reeling" in their encore, both songs from their debut full length Manners. I don't think I've danced that hard at a show in a long long time, or seen people dancing so much either! And we're talking dancing at a show in Orange County, where everyone likes to stand still so their fedoras and Wayfarers don't fall off! If you have a chance to catch this band while they are on this tour, it's definitely worth the dough.
Check out their video for "The Reeling"!
Passion Pit - The Reeling
Labels: Dance, live, passion pit
Home & Garden's Domesticated
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Tim Kvasnosky & Tim Shumaker met at the Sam Ash music store in Manhattan with Tim S. as the sales guy and Tim K as a talented musician looking to purchase some new Korg paraphernalia. That fateful meet would result in the duo joining forces as Home & Garden
. Their new album, Domesticated
, is a buncha new dope tracks with help from their friends like Jennifer Karr, Om Recs Labelmate Colette, Lucy Woodward and Lisa Shaw. You get some R&B, Clubby Dance hits, and really laid back tracks like Sunday Morning. There's nothing like rocking records with friends, and this new album is just another testament to Home & Garden's dedication to dope music making. Check out the track below and pick up the album here
.Someday feat. Lisa Shaw
Labels: Dance, Electronic
Thing-One's You'll Be Fine!
Thursday, January 22, 2009
packs enough beats for dance tracks like Moving Units-ish, but also gettin' their indie rock out. Their debut You'll Be Fine
gives us a good range of the quartet's talent and sound while not being too chaotic like a lot of today's electro-dance. I dig their percussion/ synthy beats on several songs. They can move you or keep you mellow. I'm confident Thing-One has just begun to show us what they've got to offer. Look for a tour soon! We have two tracks for you below. You can get the album here
, and I'd recommend it cause the song Goodnight Jenn is really dope.The Kid With Pointy ShoesMove It
Labels: Dance, indie, synthetic
Extending Parties With UK's South Central!
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Another awesome epitome poster child brain child of the electro, disco punk, dancey craze that you honestly can not get enough of. UK's South Central
is droppin' a new one called The Owl of Minerva
later this year in December.
It's totally thicked with an an energetic 2-man DJ/Production duo and a 5-piece live band that creates a whole lotta indie dyanoooomite. Also that video below is giving me robotic seizures and yet I've watched it 100 times in a row. Somebody stop me!!! Needless to say, if you want to dance, get the new single and catch them on tour with Does It Offend You Yea? Also scour the net for their remixes! Aeon
Labels: Dance, Electro
Little Boots Mixtape + New Ep!
Friday, August 29, 2008
aka Victoria Hesketh has rolled out a rad new mixtape called Computer Fairyland and it's filled with electro dancey new wave 80s chub chub. Also she's got her American debut EP coming out called Arecibo. It drops near Novemberish. You can catch he at Nocturnal Fest here in LA in 2 weeks DJing it up with 100's of others! Also check out that Hand Piano demo song on her myspace...I'm diggin' it. Computer Fairyland Mixtape
Labels: Dance, Electro
The Karoshi Bros. Love The World!
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
I've recently come to realize that UK's Karoshi Bros. really just want you to get up and dance, a lot...maybe even forever! The dancey pop hit The Original dropped late last year but now we got the mixes done up by peeps like Ingo Star and Magik Johnson. Don't about their personal lives but if you open your ears, you'll know they are gettin' some mad play. Check out Love The World on 7" vinyl available here
. We got one of them digital for you below!Magik Johnson Vox
Labels: Dance, Electro
It's Time For More GIRL TALK!
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Joining the tradition of releasing music untraditionally, Illegal Art
and Gregg of Girl Talk are rollin' out the brand new album, Feed The Animals, with a "pay what you want" fee. That's right, pay anything you want here
, to get that hot new album. But if you drop atleast $5, you also get a special big mp3 of of all the songs connected as essentially one long party hog! The tracks were meant to be all hooked up. If you drop $10, then you are pre-ordering the CD which rolls out in September.
Feed The Animals is Girl Talk's 4 full length with lots of popular songs mashed out with older songs, beats, and loops. Check and stream the album here
. There are some really dope things about this album that have been growing on me throughout the day. With the amount of songs that are mashed in, you'll definitely find something you like!No PauseSet It Off
Labels: Dance, mixes
Banshees Kicks It Up!
Friday, June 13, 2008
Happy Friday! We got new music from The Banshee
, one awesome example of electro continually destroying clubs all over Europe. But you already knew that. These guys have an album droppin' in September, and hopefully in the U.S. release shortly after. Your Nice Habits
is definitely going to be a promising full-length!
Wait how do I know that? Well to tease everyone, they pushed out a special digital only released EP, Kicks Up
, which is the first single from what is to come. You can get that EP right now for 1 Euro here
! The Kicks Up EP contains The album and radio edit version including some remixes. Check them below and watch out for that highly danceable release!Kicks UpKicks Up (Cool Kids Can't Die Remix)
Labels: Dance, indie
Does It Offend You, Yeah??! El Rey Show!
Friday, May 02, 2008
One of the best things about concerts is that if the music is pumping enough, everyone is moving, no one is worried about whether they look good. The music gets you moving, and keeping in time is effortless and fun. Does It Offend You, Yeah?, a crazy new UK electro outfit, brought fun to the stage in a pounding, mashed-up sound perfect for dancing.Playing at the El Rey last night, the band took the stage just before 9 pm, the lead singer, a vision straight from Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, starting the crowd up quick, leading into a dance-happy and hardcore emo sound that blended perfectly. Devo-style beats met screaming, creating a sort of new wave hardcore. A cowbell was on stage by song 3, and the crowd screamed the lyrics back as a high school ballad of crushes turned synth-hardcore rocked the house. Synthesizers and drums kept the tempo up, the crowd on their toes, the drummer practically snarling in concentration, the keyboard/synthesizer trucking away. The second vocalist and lead guitar brought the emo, his beanie pulled down to his nose, swinging recklessly around and paying no mind to the mic stands that were falling into outstretched arms. Both vocalists played with giddy abandon, one shoeless, the other ending the set swinging his guitar over his head, each spending time on top of an amp to sing down to outstretched arms.Dawn Of The DeadSe7enFollowed by headliners Yo Majesty, the crowd waited in anticipation to see if one of the singers actually exposed herself, as one fan claimed was normal behavior for a show. Taking the stage close to 10:30, the women of Yo Majesty brought rap to the table at breakneck speeds, backed by a couple of very talented female break dancers who set the group apart.Both at last week’s Coachella Festival, the fan base for each is growing, Yo Majesty solidifying a connection with their fans, and Does If Offend You backed by original songs and an obvious ability to charm a live audience, check out a couple songs from each and see what you think for yourself!
Epic Last Song (Lifelike Remix)Muse - Map of the Problematique (DIOYY Remix)Check out their YouTube page here.Be part of their facebook crew!Get You Have No Idea What You're Getting Yourself Into debut now!Review+Photos by Laurel Robertson, Dasha
Labels: Dance, Electro, UK
Mylene & DJ Periferico Are Telepathique!
Tuesday, April 01, 2008
When I first heard Telepathique
I thought "What? Brazilian Electro-rock?" which in fact was later found to be accurate. Their new EP Love & Lust is out via The Control Group
and has an interesting genre bending, wide range of sound. DJ Periferico goes from percussions to turntables and back in one track, while mixing in Mylene's vocals and making all out danceable rock songs. If anything, these guys are another great example of groups and bands experimenting with sound from everything to D&B to rock with all kindsa noise. Check out these two tracks from the EP!Deja VuEu Gosto
Labels: Dance, dj, Electro
The Count & Sinden's Beeeeeeper!
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
This whole DJ party cut & paste, sampling electro dance thing is so crazy right now (and has been for a while). Everyone's remixing, and on a serious note; giving the party people what the need
. The UK's stupefying house bangin' duo The Count & Sinden
are no different (that's right, I said stupefying!). This song of theirs is based around a beeper page and we got a new remix for you too! Check this incredibly dancey machine track featuring Kid SisterBeeper Beeper (Detboi Remix)
Also check out the Beeper music video
with Kid Sister!
Lastly check out this dope The Count(Herve) & Sinden Essentials Mix
...It's totally dope. Get it free now!
Labels: Dance, Electro, remixes
Your Clubbin' Weekend Needed This!
Sunday, January 13, 2008
Whether you need to brush up on your dancing skills in the living room, or the club DJ couldn't "cut" it for you last night, we got you covered
. And Yes, we've had our moments with rap song-to-song fade in/out DJ sets and lighting that makes you sit and calculate how cheap it all costs at your local party store. Luckily for us there's Mark Farina
! He's done up over a dozen releases but we wanted to touch up on his latest, Live In Tokyo
. This 72 minute beat-for-beat dance stream packed album was recorded live last summer in Tokyo and released few months ago from the underground giants Om Records
(Samantha James, Sessions, Colette).
He's made some sweet selections on this album including Myungho Choi, Dan Cummings and Leon Louder with some of that rad organ keyboard throughout. This is definitely one of best dance electronic albums and just another everyday boasting of Farina's skills. Head on over to his site
to hear and see more including Muchroom Jazz, Session mixes etc. Also get this album now here
. And of course we got some of them tracks for you to sample. Get some of that chill funk now!Deep HeatRed UmbrellaCrazy Party
Also check out Farina live spinnin' at your local spot
Labels: chill, Dance, dj, live
FREE DAFT PUNK POSTER GIVEAWAY!!!!
Monday, December 10, 2007
Hey readers, we got a super rad DAFT PUNK poster giveaway! These are some super jawesome limited posters from one of your favorite bands, Daft Punk
! The above picture is one of the actual posters. Imagine it on your wall
Want to Enter? It's free. There are two ways:
1. Vote for us on Hey! Nielsen
2. Write a review of the new Daft Punk Alive 2007 Album!
- You can choose to review an individual song or the entire album! Send us the review, Your real name and e-mail addy to Howdy@BBQCHICKENROBOT.com
These are the other posters, they are tooo dope! Be sure to get your copy of the new album which just came out last week
! Get the 2CD; it has tons more bonus materials, Live video, photos....basically way worth it! But it you're a Daft Punk fan, you already know all that. The Alive 2007 album is a perfect pop-it-in-party album with continuous reworked live awesomeness of those Daft Punk songs you love/crave
. That One More Time/ Aerodynamic track is seriously the destroyer for me; just that bell at the beginning, you know it's gonna be amazing. Play it once, you'll knowhat we're talkin' about! We will pick a winner on Friday, December 14th, 2007,
and then we'll email you! Thanks for entering and good luck!
Labels: Daft Punk, Dance
Case Of The Mondays With Shinichi Osawa!
Monday, December 03, 2007
Happy Monday! Sorry for the lack of updates, the BBQ headquarters have relocated and now we're back online! Today we bring you to the world of Shinichi Osawa
! As you can tell from the picture above, he's a DJ bringin' you the heavy dance and electro you love/crave. I love the sampling of vocals (i.e. Au Revoir Simone) on several of these synth driven tracks. If you're currently into the indie dance craze, Shinichi is the Japanese love child of Daft Punk, Digitalism, and Soulwax. Mondo Grosso
(Italian for "Big World") is his solo name as he does producing and mixing for lots of artists. Mondo's got your house, techno, underground club covered as we are told
he has the largest sellout DJ sets in Japan.
I have been raving about this game on PSP called Lumines
, because of the music and visual coordination, turns out Shinichi produced the music! Shinichi's The One
) dropped a cuppa months ago and you can get it here
. I saved the craziest part for last...Shinichi Osawa is 40 years old! Whut!! When you can finally get over that, definitely check out his live sets and shows!Star GuitarState Of PermissionMaximum Joy
Digitalism - Pogo (Shinichi Dub)
Soulwax - Miserable Girl (Osawa Extra Hard Edit)
Plaid - White's Dream (Osawa Remix)
Xtopher & Raphael Just - Popper (Osawa Distortion)
Labels: Club, Dance, Electronic, synthetic
You! Me! Dancing!
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
is probably one of the more underrated bands on the Arts & Crafts
Label. The Label features Feist
, Most Serene Republic
and over a dozen other way awesome bands. Los Campesinos!
is an Indie Pop septet from Cardiff, Wales and they were added to Arts & Crafts North American roster earlier this year! You can pick up their EP "Sticking Fingers Into Sockets
" on itunes or right here
. Their album features catchy sing-along style vocals, upbeat synth progressions, hand claps and dance beats. It also features their UK single, "You! Me! Dancing!"
Listen Now:It Started With A MixxWe Throw Parties, You Throw KnivesYou! Me! Dancing!
Los Campesinos! are on tour right now. Catch them at a venue near you. the Echo
on the 27th. SF
on the 28th. NY
on the 30th. All over the place until may. Check the schedule on their myspace
P.S. Vote for BBQ.
Labels: Dance, fun, indie, Pop
Most Of The Remixes By 2 Many DJs!
Friday, November 02, 2007
2 Many DJs
are at it again, and again, as Soulwax, and Flying Dewaele Brothers amongst other names. These guys from Belgium do alternative but these days it's their remixes. Under the alias 2 Many DJ's they've recently released Most of the Remixes
, a double CD of remixes and remixes of remixes--Re-remixes. wow. Earlier in the year we dropped one of the tracks on our BBQ mixes. There are artists like the Klaxons, LCD Soundsystem, Kylie Minogue, Daft Punk, Gorillaz and DJ Shadow to name a few.
The late 90s brit pop album makers continue to do their thing under "Soulwax" with their undeniable classic mash-ups and bootleg party essentials. We got some tracks for you of the over 2-hour dancie-tronic DJ set. The title of the collection is 101 words
long, yea..crazy, we won't reveal it here. Just an excellent compilation of dancefloor knowhow.
LCD Soundsystem - Daft Punk Is Playing At My House (Soulwax Shibuya Re-Remix)
Human Resource Vs 808 State - Dominator (Soulwax Edit)
Klaxons - Gravity's Rainbow (Soulwax Remix)
Have a swell weekend!
Labels: Dance, Electronic, hiphop
HIDDEN DETOUR PARTIES w/ Ed Banger Recs & The Villians!!!
Sunday, October 07, 2007
heard about the Hidden Detour Party
about two days before the event and I had absolutely no idea what to expect except that there would be lots of dancing. And I guess that's all we really needed to know! Boost Mobile & Fader put on 2 parties at these hidden locations in LA and the only way to go was to rsvp/text to get a text back of the address on the days of, raver status true. We went Friday night for the Ed Banger crew
Pedro Winter a.k.a. Busy P runs Ed Banger Recs
since '02, it was part of Headbanger Entertainment. Most of the acts are French electro/house DJs and Artists including heavyweights DaftPunk
! Friday night was one of the best DJ live sets we have ever heard/seen/experienced. Some of the DJs included Kavinsky, So-Me, Justice, Mehdi and of course Busy P. We danced to mixes, remixes, mashups done way proper on the 1s and 2s of Feist, Beastie, some old school, lots of dance and house beats. You could definitely feel the anticipation from all the boiling point build-ups and follow-the-leader beat drops. LA brings the eclectic crowds out; clubbers to indierockers and Rec heads to some older folks (dance knows no age). I remember Googling
the location, street viewing, and realizing there wasn't really anything there other than some random/regular downtown warehouses. Turned out to be a perfect
These parties of course were lead-ups to Saturday's L.A. Detour Festival
which included Moving Units, The Ed Banger Crew, Teddybears etc. etc. I do say good show.
Labels: Dance, Electronic, Events, indie, Shows
Gregg Gillis is Girl Talk
Saturday, September 22, 2007
does not consider himself a DJ. Gregg Gillis is an artist of sorts. He samples pop-music from any decade, any imaginable genre and throws it together. The end result is something truly amazing; an intricate collage of lyrics, beats, and hooks mashed together to make music. Sampling artists such as James Taylor, Trey Songz, Notorius B.I.G., Elton John, Kanye West, Phil Collins, Weezer, and Mike Jones; for Gillis there are no rules. Anything with a beat, anything with words, anything goes.
On top of his mash-ups, Gillis has done remixes for several artists including Beck and Peter, Bjorn and John. Just recently Gillis quit his job to pursue music full-time. He will be playing shows
almost every single weekend from now until January! Now that is dedication at its finest. Go to a show, dance your pants off, buy
the album and show some love! Gregg Gillis is Girl Talk.Bounce ThatHold UpPeter, Bjorn and John - Call If Off (Girl Talk Remix)
Girl Talk will be performing two sets at The Echo
Labels: Dance, indie, mash
Moving Units Are Back With Hexes For Exes!
Thursday, September 20, 2007
It's about time the Moving Units
get their sophomore out. Their heavy bassline driven indie dance tracks from 2004's Dangerous Dreams
really hit it big with the post-punk dance that everyone is lovin' on these days. I remember that album on vinyl rotation at a friend's house after a fun night, a mini dance party, they're the best. Hexes For Exes
has just a tad less catchy dance grooves and a little bit more of that good indie sound (I said tad). I previously loved that bit of funk they brought early on but this album's still got more than enough upbeat catchy indie rock to get you movin'!
Moving Units will be performing Oct. 6th at the LA Weekly Detour Festival
in Downtown LA with Justice, Sebastian & Kavinsky, The Deadly Syndrome etc. They will also be playing at Popscene in San Francisco on the 11th. Should be some great performances. The album drops October 9th and as always we got some tracks for you so enjoy and be sure to pick it up if you like what you hear!
Labels: Dance, indie
BBQCHICKENROBOT HITS 30,000!!!! YAY!!!!
Monday, September 03, 2007
We first celebrate our 30,000 hits with a brand new layout! We Hope you like it. It's been long awaited and finally I found the time this Labor Day weekend to do it. There are still some kinks and we don't have a music player but hang in there, it'suh comin'. Also I made this special remix dance mix just for YOU!!!! So please enjoy, if you see anything on the site that is having a problem, please let us know
Labels: Dance, Holidays, remixes
Shoot, Shoot, Shoot a Fantastic into Romantic!
Tuesday, May 01, 2007
Tofu Chicken curry, Curry House
, Little Tokyo, Los Angeles,CA. Delicious!
Okay I got about 30 songs to post for you guys, but I'm gonna give it away in 10s. This is going to be a short post cause I am out of time! Some Instrumental, Dance Dance, pop pop!
Have a great week!
Labels: Dance, Instrumental, Music, Pop
Super Sunday Mega Music Madness Mix!
Sunday, March 04, 2007
Kenny/John/Merks/Sean/ and me takin the shot at Continental Room in Fullerton. We probably sat at that table for less than 5 minutes, and got booted from it. boo. John is spinning on Tuesday night so be there!
A great article from our friend Mr. Martindale in the OC Register
about an attorney named Jon Derby who spent 1.5 years in India fighting child prostitution. Read here
A newly updated Talent One Media site, finally. Check it here
My roommate, Paul's new Ebay store!! Link here
If you haven't seen Maia's new video, please watch it now
! It's fun! Last but not least, if you are in the Fullerton area Monday the 5th or Tuesday the 6th, go check out the Modern Day Slavery Conference at the TSU hosted by the CSUF Women's Center and other campus orgs. Monday 5:30-9pm and Tuesday 10am-2pm. See you there! More info www.fullerton.edu.
Okay I got a lot of new music for you All! Some Electronic, jazz, hiphop, African, Scandinavian, etc. Lots of Stuff to listen to so downloads away!
Thievery Corporation - The Heart's a Lonely Hunter
Fela Kuti & The Africa 70 - Ye Ye De Smell
Letta Mbulu - Mahlalela
Ensemble - Summerstorm ft. Mileece
Feist - Gatekeeper (Do Right Rmx)
Stars - Ageless Beauty (Most Serene mix)
Dj Day - Closer ft. Aloe Blacc
The Honeydrips - Åh, Karolin
Nosaj Thing - Aquarium
Adventure Time - We Agree it's Grand
Coldcut - Sex Machine (The Payback Rmx)
Copter4016882 - Drop of Water
Peter Bjorn & John - Young Folks (Beyond the Wizard's sleeve Re-animation)
The Elephants - Shivers
Like Lions - Make it Better
Radiohead - Climbing up the Walls (Zero 7 rmx)
Alice Russel - Take your time Change your Mind
Zero 7 - You're my flame (Justus Kohncke Rmx)
Skye - What's Wrong With Me (Nouvelle Vague Rmx)
Feist - Lonely Lonely (Frisbee'd Mix)
Have a great Week!
Congrats to Jonathan and Melina, I am so so so happy for you!
Labels: Dance, Electronic, Funk, jazz, Music, World