Jump Clubb “The Love of No Dance” – Album Review

7 10 2009

jumpclubb_albumcoverThere’s been a lot of hype about Jump Clubb (Anonymous Band From Beverly Hills). I’m not quite sure who they are but I do know that I really enjoy the beats they’ve been spittin’ out. Their debut album “The Love of No Dance” dropped yesterday, Oct. 6, 2009 and its all sorts of good. Pushing seven tracks of sweet electro sounds and seductive lo-fi vocals, “The Love of No Dance” boasts a mere 20 minutes of music. With an album so brief yet alluring, why not review the whole damn thing track for track:

1. Green Light – This track has beats that resonate from the mid 90’s rave stylings. Although a bit more refined and echoing with sexy, subtle male vocals, there’s a very provocative essence to “Green Light.”

2. A Frozen Hug – By far one of my favorite songs on the album. Carrying a dreamy, yet tribalesque beat, this vivacious dance number will get your body moving to the lush sounds and whispering vocals doused in this track.

3. The Love of No Dance – With galactic bursts of sound riddling the background with ambient life, title track “The Love of No Dance” is very mellow, very chill, and very sexy.

4. Please Excuse Us – I have no idea who they’re sampling at the intro of this track, but he sounds very big and scary. That deep dark voice quickly looses all its shake appeal once the lovely strings and melodic beats come into play.

5. Lets Crash This Party – Breaking into a groovy jam of beats and elegant woodwinds, “Lets Crash This Party” carries the loveliest of instrumentation on the entire album. At one point it reminded me of ancient Incan flute music. It was very delicate and organic, but oh-so-hot! Another favorite of mine.

6. I’d Rather Be Played – This is probably the only track where the soft and mysterious vocals actually show any emotion or changing energy. The fuzzy words start slow and then climax into a demanding plea to “dance with me tonight,” while an almost-annoying robotic chorus chimes in with their two cents.

7. Spraypaint – Closing up their debut LP with a calm track rolling with trance beats, ambient synths and light drums, “Spraypaint” will leave you craving more of that mysterious Jump Clubb sound.

So who the fuck are these peeps? Although their band goes by the name of Jump Clubb (Anonymous Band From Beverly Hills), I do hear some references to Brooklyn in “Spraypaint.” Hmm …

Stay tuned for an interview with Jump Clubb and be sure to pick up their debut LP “The Love of No Dance” here. It’s short and sweet and something your gonna wanna Jump on.

Click here for FREE music from Jump Clubb.





Jump Clubb (Anonymous Band From Beverly Hills) FREE Mixtape Featuring Passion Pit, Peter Bjorn & John, Wolfmother and More!

30 09 2009

There’s a lot of suspense building to the mysterious band Jump Clubb (Anonymous Band From Beverly Hills). Although their not revealing their personalities just yet, they’re putting out some sultry-electro hotness fit to make you fall in love with their debut album “The Love of Dance.” The goods drop Oct. 6, but until then Jump Clubb is offering a FREE “The Love of Dance” mixtape featuring new tracks from their debut LP “The Love Of No Dance” also featuring Major Lazer, Passion Pit, Peter Bjorn & John, Wolfmother, Eric’s Trip and more!

It’s hot, it’s FREE and you should download it Now! Click here for you FREE “The Love of Dance” mixtape download.

Track Listing:JC_mixtape1 copy

1. Intro
2. Flo Rida – Jump ft. Nelly Furtado (Designer Drugs remix)
3. Beat Happening – Indian Summer
4. Friendly Fires – Jump In The Pool (Thin White Duke remix)
5. Jump Clubb – I’d Rather Be Played
6. Peter Bjorn and John – It Don’t Move Me (Miike Snow remix)
7. Jump Clubb – The Love of No Dance
8. Passion Pit – Sleepyhead (Wake Up! Remix)
9. Jump Clubb – Green Light
10. Major Lazer – Hold The Line (The Unik & Tambour Battant Remix)
11. Jump Clubb – Lets Crash This Party
12. Eric’s Trip – Sunlight
13. Wolfmother – New Moon Rising (Yacht Remix)
14. Jump Clubb – A Frozen Hug





Jump Clubb (Anonymous Band From Beverly Hills)

11 09 2009

I’m definitely not a fan of over-privileged kids born with a golden spoon in their mouths who try to become successful (respected) musicians. It’s like Paris Hilton trying to make a name for herself as a pop singer when in reality, all she has to show for is her rich blood and D-grade internet porn.

Needless to say, I’m sure (I know) there are those musicians who came from wealthy backgrounds and are truly pursing their passion for music because it comes straight from their hearts―not some greedy need for fame or defiance against mummy and daddy.

When I first received the press release for “Jump Clubb (Anonymous Band From Beverly Hills),” I immediately deleted it on the basis they were from Beverly Hills. Second time around I opened it and checked out their music. After listening to their track “A Frozen Hug,” I instantly dugg their sweet electro sound. It has that indie electro feel accented by both disco beats and an exotic tribal flavor. Download it for yourself here.

The press release also said a few good things about them considering they’re musicians from “Beverly Hills.”

Hailing from a town that is literally built on celebrity and the need to be noticed, Jump Clubb makes it a point they want nothing to do with the fame that surrounds them on a daily basis … While others are constantly focused on their public image and measuring their talent in TMZ appearances, Jump Clubb makes music … They are musicians whose only goal is to release music …

Their debut album “The Love Of No Dance” drops Oct. 6. Check back for the review.





“Falling” by 2020Soundsystem – Album Review

10 09 2009

2020 Sound SystemDrenched with endless trance beats and layers of ambient instrumentation, 2020Soundsystem’s new album “Falling” will either put you under a hypnotic spell of hedonistic bliss, or lay your sweet ass straight to sleep. Considering they’re a live electronic band, I was surprised to hear a small variety of instrumentals in “Falling”. It’s way more mellow than most electronic bands which can actually work in their favor in terms of that dark, artsy simplicity or for ravers that can’t get enough of tripped out ambient soundscapes. But for those that need more energy, the lack of musical variation and surplus of beat continuity might give you a pretty mean trance hangover.

Pros: Cops annoy me. Therefore I’m not too keen on the exasperating sirens ascending through out the intro of the first track “We Get Down.” Needless to say, the track transitions into a cool mid-tempo beat, personified by some bumpin’ bass fuzz. The vocals are short and sweet, and play a hip hook to the funky undertones. The unreleased version of album track “Satellite” is pretty awesome (better than the album version)! Download it for FREE below.

Cons: “Sliding Away” brings in breathy vocals that float on the flat side while repetitive trance bubbles almost put you under a spell (or to sleep). This is common through out a few tracks. They all kind of mesh together and lose any sense of individuality.

Check out 2020Soundsystem here and downoad a FREE unreleased version of album track “Satellite” here. It’s actually pretty fuckin’ sweet.

Tracklisting2020soundsystemfalling

1. “We Get Down”

2. “Every Time”

3. “Sliding Away”

4. “Broken”

5. “Ocean”

6. “Dark Matters”

7. “Bisco”

8. “Falling”

9. “Psycho”

10. “Satellite”

11. “Closure”

12. “Way Of Life”





“Red” by Datarock – Album Review

4 09 2009

datarock_red_204Immediately, the robotic intro of the first track “The Blog” reminds me of a scene in “Revenge of the Nerds.” It’s an interesting song filled with interview samples and fuzzy broadcasts, somewhat an ode to viral marketing and the effects of social media on the music industry. I definitely heard a lil Miami Vice in the second track “Give It up,” a shake your ass dance anthem sure to glisten dance floors everywhere with sexy beads of sweat.

Datarock has a keen way of delivering vivacious music that is a bit cheesy, but oh so fuckin’ cool. With colorful swirls of disco beats lightly coated with new wave instrumentals, “Red” can also transcend into childlike melodies while rolling out those funky rock n’ roll riffs. By far, Datarock brings forth a rhythmic album full of delicious diversity and pure excitement.

Pros: “Dance” radiates an utter cheesiness so hot that it melts your face off in the coolest fuckin’ way. Featured in almost every John Hughes 80’s teen flick, “Molly” is a sweet yet funny ballad in the name of Molly Ringwald. Just about every boy’s teen wetdream.

Con: Can we move on from the red tracksuites to perhaps a pink set? Goes well with the effervescent cheesy theme.

Check out Datarock’s new album “Red” here.





Treasure Island Music Festival Night Shows

18 08 2009

Treasure_Island_MusicGoing off at the Independent you won’t want to miss these killer Treasure Island Music Festival night shows! Get the party started the Thursday, Oct. 15, before the dance madness ensues with Pretty Lights and DJ Rootz. You can purchase $20 advance tickets or pay $22 day of the event.

Close up your Treasure Island fun with the final night show on Oct. 17, featuring A Place To Bury Strangers, These Are Powers and All The Saints. You can purchase $12 advance tickets or pay $14 day of the event.

Get those dancing shoes ready and be sure to get your Treasure Island tickets here. It’s gonna be a good one!





M.I.A US Tour

14 04 2008

M.I.A. – Bamboo Banga

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Because she so eccentrically badass and everyone should experience an ! I was turned onto M.I.A. back in 05 when I spent a few months in Brazil. M.I.A and Diplo brought in some pretty sweet Rio Baile Funk. And I being the crazy girl that I am, I actually went to a full on “funk” party in Rio de Janeiro and it was off the chain crazy! Something totally foreign, fun and at the same time frightening. These parties are held in favelas. If you don’t know what a favela is check out the indie flick, City of God, shit’s crazy and you don’t ever want to stumble inside one of these slums uninvited.

M.I.A. has received mad hype with the release of Kala, more specifically the song “Paper Planes.” If you’re new to her music, check out her tracks off Arular as well. She’s back oun tour and hittin up the US so get your tickets now because they will sell out. Her tour kicks off at Coachella on the 26th of April. For more tour dates clickhere.

Stay tuned for some photos and words from her San Diego show on the 28th!