jueves, 31 de marzo de 2016
A sliver of land lying on the Williamsburg-Greenpoint border, long a neighborhood mystery home to a lone and enigmatic RV, now hosts a tiny independent radio station broadcasting music to listeners around the world. Operating in half of a shipping container, the Lot Radio sprang up a little over a month ago in the triangular parcel of land at 17 Nassau Avenue. It aims to present those tuning in with a wide range of sounds spun by an ever-shifting roster of DJs.
“We try to be as varied as possible and show all the different scenes of New York,” founder Francois Vaxelaire told Hyperallergic. “We try our best to give room to everyone. We want DJs to come and feel excited and feel they’re at home — that they’re part of something totally different.”
miércoles, 30 de marzo de 2016
Airport 1975 (also known as Airport '75) is a 1974 air disaster film and the first sequel to the successful 1970 film Airport. Airport 1975 is directed by Jack Smight, produced by William Frye and Jennings Lang and has a screenplay by Don Ingalls. The film stars Charlton Heston, Karen Black and George Kennedy.
The plot concerns the dramatic events aboard an airborne Boeing 747 when a small aircraft crashes into thecockpit causing the fatalities of senior crew and the blinding of the pilot with no one aboard qualified to take the controls. Airport 1975 is the seventh highest grossing movie of 1974 at the U.S.A. and Canada box office.
Airport 1975 was a massive commercial success, with a budget of $3 million the film made over $47 million at the box office, making it the seventh highest-grossing film of 1974 and the year's third highest-grossing disaster film, behind The Towering Inferno and Earthquake.
Critical reception was mainly unfavourable with The New Yorker magazine's film critic Pauline Kael calling the picture "cut-rate swill", "produced on a TV-movie budget by mercenary businessmen". Kael also thought the audio problems gave Karen Black's voice a metallic sound that was grating and that the main character, a stewardess, was constantly being patronized by men.
martes, 29 de marzo de 2016
Bands don’t get much more influential than Chicago’s Tortoise.
Founded back in 1990, the band innovated with a studio-touched blend of jazz and rock, lighting the touchpaper for very American take on the post-rock sound that was bubbling up on both sides of the Atlantic. Less indebted to hardcore than Slint and not as esoteric as Bark Psychosis or Talk Talk, Tortoise’s sound was mired in prog rock, but saw the band implement elements from a wide variety of genres – from IDM to avant-psych and beyond – as they tracked through their estimable catalogue of albums, EPs and collaborations.
The band’s guitarist Jeff Parker put together Tortoise’s first FACT mix, and almost expectedly it’s an urgent blend of boundary-pushing jazz, dub, post-punk, rap, ambient and just about everything in between. Where else would you expect to find Giorgio Moroder, J Dilla, Madlib, Brian Eno and Sun Ra sharing a bed?
lunes, 28 de marzo de 2016
The Towering Inferno is a 1974 American action drama disaster film produced by Irwin Allen featuring an all-star cast led by Paul Newman and Steve McQueen. The picture was directed by John Guillermin.
A co-production between 20th Century Fox and Warner Bros. (this was the first film to be a joint venture by two major Hollywood studios), it was adapted by Stirling Silliphant from a pair of novels, The Tower by Richard Martin Stern and The Glass Inferno by Thomas N. Scortia and Frank M. Robinson.
The film was a critical success, earning a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Picture, and was thehighest-grossing film released in 1974. The film was nominated for eight Oscars in all, winning three.
domingo, 27 de marzo de 2016
Daniel T, one half of the production duo Cosmic Kids, is a Los Angeles based producer and DJ. Daniel runs Distant Works Records along side Cooper Saver. He is an active contributor to the labels Young Adults and Chit Chat Records. With Cosmic Kids he has released original productions and remixes for Let’s Play House, Throne of Blood, and DFA Records. He hosts Crosseyed and Painless, a biweekly radio show hosted by Daniel T. Every other week, Daniel features guest DJ sets from fellow local record collectors.
This upload features tracks from The Midnight Express, J.J. Cale, Jo.Boyer, Alex from Tokyo and Bing Ji Ling (feat MC Kinky G), Rolando Alphonso & The Soul Vendors and more.
sábado, 26 de marzo de 2016
The Omega Man is a 1971 American science fiction film directed by Boris Sagal and starring Charlton Heston. It was written by John William Corrington and Joyce Corrington, based on the 1954 novel I Am Legend by the American writer Richard Matheson. The film's producer, Walter Seltzer, went on to work with Heston again in the dystopian science fiction film Soylent Green in 1973.
The Omega Man is the second adaptation of Matheson's novel, the first being The Last Man on Earth(1964) which starred Vincent Price. A third adaptation, I Am Legend starring Will Smith, was released in 2007.
viernes, 25 de marzo de 2016
No, You Shut Up! is an American news talk show on the Fusion channel that was created by David Javerbaum (the former head writer and executive producer of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart) and produced by The Jim Henson Company under its Henson Alternative banner.
The show details Paul F. Tompkins and a panel of four different puppets (played by different members of the Miskreant Puppets from Puppet Up! as well as puppets from other shows) debating about the different issues of the day from their unique perspective until they get too angry to discuss them any further.
miércoles, 23 de marzo de 2016
martes, 22 de marzo de 2016
Future Cop is an American science fiction television series which starred Ernest Borgnine and Michael Shannon. It was based on the TV movie of the same name and predated RoboCop by ten years. The series was aired on ABC in 1977 and was re-piloted as "Cops and Robin" on NBC in 1978.[clarification needed] A veteran street cop gets an experimental android that has been programmed by the police lab for his new partner.
domingo, 20 de marzo de 2016
Holmes & Yoyo is an American comedy television series that aired on ABC for 13 episodes during the 1976-1977 season. The series follows Detective Holmes and his new android partner Yoyo, on their adventures and misadventures, as Holmes teaches Yoyo what it is like to be human, while trying to keep his quirky partner's true nature a secret from criminals and fellow cops.
sábado, 19 de marzo de 2016
Last year, Numbers released Deeon Doez Deeon!, a compilation EP that reissued some of the Chicago producer's best work. The selection was incredibly on-point, emphasizing the qualities that make ghetto house, the genre Deeon helped create, so good. "House-O-Matic," "Freak Like Me," "2 B Free"—these are fast, funky, sample-heavy party jams that sound as slamming now as they did in the mid-'90s. The style's longevity could be due to its feeling of authenticity. The vast number of tracks scene leaders like Deeon, DJ Funk, Jammin' Gerald, DJ Slugo, DJ Milton and Paul Johnson pumped out were a representation of—or a response to—the raw and chaotic surroundings of parties in Chicago's South Side. "I got a hold of a Roland 606 drum machine and a 303 and started just customizing the tracks with the different projects where people were from, different areas... cause everybody came from every area of the South Side to the parties," Deeon said in our profile on Dance Mania, the label that's known as the home of ghetto house.
Deeon got his start playing sweaty house parties in the projects and selling mixtapes in a parking lot. Eventually he started making music. According to Deeon, ghetto house's infamously erotic lyrics and track titles ("Let Me Bang," "Freak Like Me" and "Shake What Your Mama Gave Ya" are just a few from Deeon's catalogue) made it OK for local guys to like house music. "You had regular guys, in gangs and stuff, they would dance just to dance with the females," Deeon told us. "That crossed it over... because once it got to the ghetto house with profanity in it... it bridged the gap." Deeon wound up releasing around 30 singles in four years for Dance Mania, and has continued to build upon his classic recordings with tracks and DJ sets that carry on the raw spirit of ghetto house.
On RA.510 Deeon draws links between classic ghetto house and newer unruly strains of house and techno. But whatever the era, these tracks are bound by a swinging sense of abandon. There's been plenty of talk about Deeon making his UK debut at XOYO in London this weekend (it actually turns out he played the country back in '94), and through a combination of a Crowd Funder campaign and the festival organisers themselves, he'll also been banging it out at Bloc in Minehead.
viernes, 18 de marzo de 2016
Ark II is an American live-action science fiction series, aimed at children, that aired on CBS, beginning on September 11, 1976 and ending on December 18, 1976 (went into reruns through November 13, 1977, but was returned on September 16, 1978 and ran all the way through August 25, 1979), as part of its weekend line-up. Only 15 half-hour episodes of Ark II were ever produced. The program's central characters (see below) were created by Martin Roth; Ted Post helped Roth develop its core format.
jueves, 17 de marzo de 2016
In the 1999 PlayStation game Ape Escape, the main character, Spike, begins his journey in The Time Station, a hub where he accesses the game's different stages. As he shuffles through the area, which has a space-age-M&M-store feel, a jungle track with melancholic whistles, warm subs and meditative keys is the soundtrack. The music was composed by Soichi Terada, and if you heard Sounds From The Far East, RA's favourite compilation of 2015, such moments of crystalline beauty will be familiar to you. When Hunee, the compilation's curator, came to choose the tracks, he was assessing an artist and label that both started out in the late '80s. Leaving to one side Terada's work in soundtracks, video games and as one half of the group Omodaka, Hunee focussed on the early '90s, a period when Terada released an exquisite string of tracks on his own Far East Recording that were inspired by the first wave of US deep house. Terada's style fizzed with musicality—he studied electric organ, an instrument his father introduced him to, and on classic tracks like "Sun Shower" and "Saturday Love Sunday" his melodic proficiency was dazzling.
Skip forward to 2016 and Terada is an artist reborn. Sounds From The Far East caused a fresh surge of interest in his music, which has led to him touring extensively and releasing new music. His live show has also become a talking point: Terada is a whirlwind of good vibes behind his keyboards, and if he isn't smiling when he plays RA's stage at this year's Sónar festival you'll know that something is very wrong.
Terada's RA podcast makes for a great companion to Sounds From The Far East, in that it exclusively features Japanese house music. Shinichiro Yokota—whose track "Do It Again," a bona fide classic, was included on the compilation—is well represented here along with artists like Sloper and SEKITOVA. There's an alluring outsider quality to these tracks, as though the classic deep house template had been subtly but noticeably refracted.
- Resident Advisor
miércoles, 16 de marzo de 2016
Planet of the Apes is an American science fiction television series that aired on CBS in 1974. The series stars Roddy McDowall, Ron Harper, James Naughton, Mark Lenard and Booth Colman. It is based on the 1968 Planet of the Apes film and its sequels, which were inspired by the novel of the same name byPierre Boulle.
The series begins with the crash of an Earth spaceship that encountered a time warp while approaching Alpha Centauri on August 19, 1980. The spaceship is manned by three astronauts, one of whom has died in the crash. The other two astronauts, Colonel Alan Virdon and Major Peter J. Burke, are unconscious but are rescued by a human who carries them to an old bomb shelter. After the human opens a book containing historical text and pictures of Earth circa 2500, the two astronauts are convinced that they are indeed on a future Earth.
martes, 15 de marzo de 2016
Currently based in Los Angeles, San Diego native and emerging electronic producer Rafa Lavarez (a.k.a. Different Sleep) has been steadily evolving his underground style over the past 5 years, adding upon his early lush downtempo aesthetic to incorporate a more physical and abstract sound that adventurously touches upon juke, garage, and ambient styles, while still sneaking in infectious R&B and pop moments. His guest mix for 'Midnight In A Perfect World' explores the colorful intersection between all these styles in thrilling fashion, blending contemporary favorites with his own recent productions and remixes. This mix also arrives just a week before the release of his new 'Last Nerve' EP via the excellent L.A. label Friends of Friends, a highly recommended release if you're feeling the vibes in this mix.
lunes, 14 de marzo de 2016
Monster Squad is a television series that aired Saturday mornings on NBC from 1976-1977 that is unrelated to the later movie of the same name.
The series stars Fred Grandy (who also starred in The Love Boat and was later elected to the United States House of Representatives) as Walt, a criminology student working as a night watchman at "Fred's Wax Museum". To pass the time, Walt built a prototype "Crime Computer" hidden in a large stone sarcophagus near an exhibit of legendary monsters. When Walt plugged in his computer, "oscillating vibrations" brought to life the wax statues of Dracula (Henry Polic II), the Wolfman (Buck Kartalian) who here was named "Bruce W. Wolf" (with one episode revealing that the "W" stood for "Were"), and Frankenstein's Monster (Michael Lane) who was referred to as "Frank N. Stein" in the credits.
viernes, 11 de marzo de 2016
There are nine spare, simple songs on Julien Baker's debut album, Sprained Ankle, and every one of them is sad. In fact, she came to the Tiny Desk with an untitled new one — since given the name "Funeral Pyre" — and she appropriately introduced it as "Sad Song #11." But Baker's shimmering electric-guitar picking, the purity of her voice and the yearning way she sings make each of her songs lovely and memorable rather than merely somber. She takes raw emotions and weaves them into perfect bits of memorable poetry like this, from the song "Good News":
In the thin air my ribs creak
Like wooden dining chairs when you see me
Always scared that every situation ends the same
With a blank stare
For fans of Torres, another Tennessee musician, there's a similar intensity to that electric guitar and lonesome sound. But unlike the intensity Torres unleashes with her voice, Baker lets her words carry the volume. It's a tone that lulls you into her world and has me eagerly anticipating "Sad Song #12" and beyond.
- Bob Boilen
With the production in a mad rush to finish the special effects, Charles Lippincott was busy promoting the movie at conventions and by other means like the novelization and the Marvel comic that was in development. One of the other tools in his shed was the first teaser trailer. Lippincott met with Lucas, Kurtz, assistant optical editor Bruce Green and three ad agency people in November 26, 1976, to talk about the trailer’s storyboard and everything that was needed to make a rough cut. This was finished a mere three days later and talks began about what needed to be changed and what music would be heard in the trailer.
In the next couple of weeks, Bruce Green would travel back and forth between ILM and MFE (Modern Film Effects — the company responsible for the effects of the trailer like the exploding logo) to get the teaser ready. It was fully approved by Lucas in early December and ready for review by Fox. However, tensions were high due to the troublesome production that the movie had up to this point, and the executives were far from pleased with a teaser that featured a couple of unfinished shots and was seen by Lucas and his team as a “spirit of the movie” trailer. Fox even went as far as trying to change the title of the movie, but that never happened because nobody ever gave Lucas acceptable title alternatives. The teaser was finally released in cinemas during the Christmas season, and receptions were a bit of a mixed bag with some people becoming curious for the movie while critics said it would never work.
lunes, 7 de marzo de 2016
From super seed to palm tree. The blissed out, sophisticated sounds of Adventures in Paradise have washed ashore on a tide of pleasure-seeking ears to enjoy.
Born from the fires of its namesake night, Adventures in Paradise draws upon the joint talents of seasoned DJs Katie Barber and Michelle Kelly. As the life force behind this exciting new venture, they dig into a collective treasure trove of musical knowledge to play the best beats of the Balearic scene and bring together the complementary notes of this diverse genre.
Tune in, kick back and grab your coconuts. We’re in for a tropical disco storm.
domingo, 6 de marzo de 2016
sábado, 5 de marzo de 2016
Welcome to another episode of Globalize Yourself Stereo! Streaming Live on RauteMusik FM’s Lounge channel. As always we keep looking to the future and this episode is no different. Tonight’s episode features Zymology Quartet, Santana, Gil Scott-Heron and many more . Enjoy
viernes, 4 de marzo de 2016
Comic Louie Anderson has had a hugely successful stand-up career for the past 30 years, but he admits he wasn't a very good actor early on. "I didn't know who I was or how to do it," he tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross.
Now, at 62, Anderson is delivering a standout performance on the FX comedy series Baskets. In it, he plays Christine Baskets, the mother of an embittered rodeo clown (played by Zach Galifianakis). Christine is both exasperated by her son and deeply supportive of him. "I feel like this part gave me an opportunity to play the most real person — a really real person," he says.
The comic drew from his memories of his late mother for the role of Christine. "I really loved playing this part for a big reason that my mom gets to come to life," he says.
Anderson grew up with 10 siblings in a housing project in St. Paul, Minn., and for years family has been a big part of his act. He says that imagining his mother and family as his audience helped shape his family-friendly humor. "I've always been trying to heal families," he explains.
But as Anderson grows older, he has reconsidered adding darker material to his set. "I'm at this precipice right now that I feel like I'll be changing myself onstage," he says. "I think I could go to another level, but am I going to betray my audience? Is that a betrayal?"
miércoles, 2 de marzo de 2016
If you thought breakcore had withered and died, then you'd be mistaken. The catch-all sub-genre, which has been deemed more of a strategy than a sound, may not be as abundant as it used to be, but it is still quietly bubbling. Rising out of the squat scene of the 1990s in pockets of Europe, Australia, Canada and the US, this maniacal mashup of dance styles (jungle, ragga, breakbeat, hardcore, gabber and so on) has since mutated, spread and retreated back underground. There are a few bastions plugging away—PRSPCT in Holland, Bangface in the UK—but it's mostly a cloistered scene. Nevertheless, the Toulouse-based Ruby My Dear is an artist who's been getting props beyond the breakcore sphere.
Naming himself after a 1947 ballad by Thelonious Monk, jazz, opera, funk, rock and French and Asian folk sit among the gamut of dance styles he's experimented with over the last six years, releasing on labels like Peace Off, Acroplane Recordings and Ad Noiseam. But it's his grasp for melodies that's made Ruby My Dear stand apart. His 2012 breakout album, Remains Of Shapes To Come, used the ingenuity and punk ethics of breakcore but left all the silliness behind. It was a mature and serious listen, with enough sass to be both highbrow and fun. It's a balance he also achieved on Form, its follow up. Ruby My Dear has a tendency to pack plenty into his compositions—and his RA podcast is no different. If this is your first encounter with breakcore, don't panic, you are in safe hands, but be prepared for a white-knuckle ride.
martes, 1 de marzo de 2016
Escuché esta canción por primera vez un fin de semana a fines de 1991, cuando vivía en Washington DC, en una emisora de la radio pública. El programa se llamaba "Songs for Aging Children", animado por Robert Aubry Davis.