“Six reasons why Mike Patton is a f*****g genious” Ep.1:Mr.Bungle

This is the first episode of “Six reasons why Mike Patton is a f*****g genious”, and we will start in 1984, when Mike Patton founded Mr.Bungle, a funk-punk-ska-carnival experimental band, with Trevor Dunn, Trey Spruance, Theo Lengyel, and Jed Watts in Eureka, North California. The band featured three albums in Warner Bros. records (Mr. Bungle 1991, Discovolante 1995 and California 1997) and a good number of demos in cassette between 1988 and the date of release of the first Mr.Bungle album. Jim Martin from Faith No More listen one of this demos and ask Patton to cover the singer position in his band, but this story is part of the second episode…

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Coco Rosie at Concertgebouw Amsterdam

Coco Rosie @ Concertgebouworkest in Amsterdam via fabchannel. You can see this gig in our vodpod section or clicking here

Weekend tune when heading to club – MJ Cole ‘Be Sincere’

I am so glad I found a trace of this track! Thanks a lot to Discorgy for that. This tune is for me the perfect appetizer to get in the mood to go clubbing: deep, warm and groovy.

This track is performed by MJ Cole who back in the days (late 90’s) was spinning some real soulful garage/2 step tunes like this one. Since then, ha has been asked a lot for some remixes but never reached the climax of these times…

Wookie was also is big name in the UK Garage scene. By flicking through Youtube, I just found this truly funny video, the video clip form ‘What’s going on’.

Have a nice weekend!

Kick N Run weekly mixtape: College – Teenage color mix (Valerie Records)

Okay, the Kick and Run team wants to treat you right guys. Time to change words into action!

If your rear view mirror in stuck in the 80’s and your feet are stuck in fluo disco dancefloors, it is time for you to listen to this! The future sound of the past as they call it.

Valerie Records is based in Nantes, (West Coast) France. They provide mother’s milk to several musical projects such as College, Anoraak, Minitel Rose or the Outrunners… The common link between these musicians is to dig up the spirit from the best musical masterpieces from the 80’s and to mix it it with groovy and catchy productions.

Not only the Valerie signature is getting bigger and bigger in France now that they also travel to Germany or UK to spread the word! This sound is maybe the answer to our past entry! Medias always starving for some news terrific quotes and comparisons are already talking about a new French Touch. Another one…

Check out it this College mix to have a better understanding of their music and universe. Make up your mind.

Any new music trend for this winter 2008?

London has been long and is still hailed as a bubbling music place, the city where new musical trends born and spread over Europe. Exemples are numerous those last 20 years: electronica, jungle, trip hop…
No need to look further than last year when dubstep invaded all the columns in the magazines and the decks of the DJs. Burial’s second LP ‘Untrue’ was on all the headphones the soundtrack of last gloomy London winter.


Interesting to guess what’s gonna be the next winter musical boom? What is gonna be the next musical trick to come out from the industry’s hat?

The scene needs something fresh from the underground, something that comes from the streets and that translate the feeling of what’s going on right now.
Having said that, many musical movements keep on pushing forward. The electronic scene is still very vivid and new artists and labels mushroom all over the place. Though the fresh prevails.
But even if the industry follows closely everything that emerges from the asphalt, will she get the guts to launch a new trend and spend money in such a bad financial period?
Or will this year serve the same plates as 2007 but microwaved?

With people and average consumers like me cutting down expenses related to leisures, I tend to believe that music industry will not take major bids and play sure shots.
We are the 1st October, let’s see what the situation will be like in a couple of month!

Meanwhile, you can have a look at the freshest dubstep label in France: 7even Recordings

Music for a Cold Winter

It’s curious for me that in one of the hottest countries in Europe, Spain, are appearing in the last times a good number of albums that I want to call as a “for a cold winter”. And I am sure that you know what kind of music I am talking about. This kind of albums that you must listen when is snowing outside and you are looking people through the window with your coffee, your cigarette and a good book. And yes I love stereotypes.

My first choice is “Friday Afternoon Car” (Acuarela records’08) of a band called Fantasy Bar, this band from the south of Spain pop’s up with a really astonishing debut album from the well known in the indy-pop-spanish-scene Kieran Stephen (ex-bass player of big indy bands in Spain such “Los Planetas” or “Migala”). This album sounds like a fresh mix between Nick Drake, and bands like My Bloody Valentine or Spacemen3, to mention a few names that we can found into their references.

Fantasy Bar “Friday Afternoon Car” (Acuarela discos)

My second choice is “I love your glasses” (Eureka records ’08) it’s another debut from a new MySpace-celebrity in Spain called Russian Red. That’s something like a Nabokov’s Lolita+a good songwriter+a good name that comes from the color of the lipstick that she uses and not because her political ideas+be in all the festivals during the summer+be extremely cute+to have a fragile voice that can smash your soul.

Russian Red “I love your glasses” (Eureka)

FabChannel! (MGMT live@Paradiso,Amsterdam)

Let me introduce you one of the coolest music websites that I found on the net recently. FabChannel is a Gig-Maniac website that brings you a wide variety of live music from upcoming acts to big stars playing rock, hiphop, folk, avant-garde and everything in between, mainly based in the famous Paradiso venue in the lovely city of Amsterdam (Holland).

I will upload some of these gigs soon in our vodpod section, and to start I will include a very special gig of MGMT (the original soundtrack of my summer) at Paradiso (Amsterdam).


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