Saturday, August 2, 2008

Mega Post / Weekly wrap up / Upcoming!

It's been a quiet week on my end, and I wanted to apologize for that. Just recently started a new job, but next week we'll be back on schedule with new music posted up at least every other day. To make up for the lack of posts, we are packing tons of stuff into this post, so please continue reading!

Here in Portland, it was a pretty fun week. Thursday saw what I would say was one of the biggest and best Last Thursdays' to date. Last Thursday is a monthly event of food, live and DJ-ed music and all kinds of dope local artists selling their goods. What also makes Last Thursday so fun is the diversity of people. You've got people from all walks of life coming together for the sake of community and art and it is a lot of fun. We started off the night with a $2 glass of Merlot which was good. Then moved up the street for some grilled corn on the cob with butter and Parmesan cheese on it. Yummy!! Next for the food fare we had beef and veggie kebabs and a Thai iced tea, and on the way back to the car, we grabbed a hot fresh maple donut.

Another highlight was seeing a girl's 'talent' which was hula-hooping while balancing a sword on her head and playing two recorders with her nostrils. Unique? Yes. Talent? Maybe...not sure if I could do all that at once, but then again, it never occurred to me to do all that at once.

For all of you Portland heads, if you have not been to Last Thursday yet, check it out! The last Thursday of every month on NE Alberta Street.

Now for the first batch of music in the post, we'll start off with some mashup / sample happy madness from Girl Talk. Girl Talk is from Pittsburgh, PA, and has just recently released his 4th full-length album, 'Feed The Animals' which is available from Illegal Art. What is cool about the CD release, is he is doing a la Radiohead - go to the site, name your price, and download the entire album.

To entice you to buy the album, I am going to share a couple of tracks with you. These are sample-heavy collage pieces that make mashups look like child's play. Amazing stuff. Just try and figure out all the samples!

Girl Talk - Give Me A Beat :: This track is on the latest album - 'Feed The Animals'.

Girl Talk - I Want You Back :: This track is off of his prior album - 'Secret Diary'.

Be sure to visit Girl Talk on MySpace!

This afternoon, we got to enjoy the Red Bull Flugtag for the second time here in Portland. The Flugtag was here previously in 2004, and we are only the 3rd city to have the honor to host this fun event twice. If you have no idea what the Red Bull Flugtag is, click here.

Highlights of the day included a Lego, a hot dog, the Back to the Future car, a beer bottle that they uncapped and liquid came out, and a dragon boat that blew smoke out of the dragons' mouth. The distance record for the day was 62 feet, but all of the entries were fun to watch and the weather was perfect.

Now for some more music. Next up we've got new tracks from LAZRtag. The first track is a new original LAZRtag track featuring Whiskey Pete. The other track is the LAZRtag remix of Crystal Castles vs. Health - 'Crimewave'.

LAZRtag feat. Whiskey Pete - The Score

Crystal Castles vs. Health - Crimewave (LAZRtag harder remix)

Buy music from Crystal Castles at the Itunes store by clicking the link below:
Crystal Castles

For more on LAZRtag, be sure to check out this previous post.

Here is another pop song that has been remixed a lot, but we just got this remix and really liked it. It is a remix of 'I Kissed A Girl' by Katy Perry - remixed by DJ Cobra and Jess Jackson.

Katy Perry - I Kissed A Girl (DJ Cobra and Jess Jackson remix)

You can buy the original version of the single from Amazon for .89 cents by clicking here: I Kissed A Girl

Buy Katy Perry music from the Itunes store by clicking the button below:
Katy Perry

We'd like to remind everyone that the second installment of Dancefloor Mayhem - the internet broadcast - is on Techno.FM tomorrow night from 6pm - 8pm PST / 9pm - 11pm EST. We broadcast the show on the House Channel, so just find the house channel and click listen. In the show listings on the front page, it will tell you when we are live.

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