I reviewed Toro Y Moi's 'Anything in Return' for...
I’m now contributing to one of my favorite music sites, Earmilk. Heres’s my first feature: http://www.earmilk.com/2013/02/01/toro-y-moi-anything-in-return-album-review/ It’s a killer record. Check it out.
MY 25 FAVORITE ALBUMS OF 2012
As I’ve stated before, each year seems to have more and more great music to listen to as the ease of recording and distributing art is increasing exponentially. The industry as a whole is hurting, but listeners have a pretty sweet deal going. This year is no exception whatsoever. The amount of fantastic new releases was almost overwhelming. These are my favorite albums of the year. This is not a...
I'm DJing the 24th Annual Rock For Kids Rock &...
Plain and simple: this event and cause are awesome. You need to be there. I’ll be providing the jams. -GC
Virgin Magnetic Material = Nostalgia Heaven
If you’re familiar at all with my music taste and approach to DJing, you know that I seek a perfect balance of new trends and nostalgic classics. My favorite remixes and edits are tastefully updated classics - all the old songs we love but retrofitted for modern consumption. Enter Virgin Magnetic Material, my newest favorite DJ collective, out of Tel Aviv, Israel. A quick scan of their...
1625 Mixtape by B-Deck of RSC
Friend-of-a-friend and frequent dude-I-talk-music-with Ben Decker of mash-up kings Ridgewood Social Club out of NYC and Tel Aviv just released a killer new mixtape for Concrete Jungle. Their current efforts are to bring back How To Make it in America. In tandem with this mission, they are raising awareness for The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, an organization who helps show...
The homies The Knocks have gone and mashed themselves with Kool & the Gang, and it RULES. Play it all weekend as you celebrate not engaging in labor. -GC
The Kind You'd Find in a Second-Hand Store...
This is my all-time favorite Prince song, and this is the best edit/remix/bootleg etc. I’ve heard of it.
"Get Up, Get Down" by Sam Padrul →
St. Lucia Leaps into the Passion Pit and Rises
Anyone with whom I have discussed the new Passion Pit record (which is splendid, by the way) knows that my favorite track is the smooth ’90s R&B-laden “Constant Conversations.” Many also know that St. Lucia’s music makes me feel like I can fly. Jean-Phillip must have been reading my mind, because he remixed this slow jam and left it dripping in sunny, warm synths and...
MOON BOOTS BRING THE DISCO
As house and nu-disco grow longer legs in the mainstream, it leaves more room for perfection. That’s exactly what Moon Boots is doing. This track is a JAM and will be played in tonight’s set at Jack & Ginger’s in Chicago. Stay cool. -GC
Listen closely to “B-Boy Bouillabaisse,” and you... →
The Hood Internet Does It Again! (Penguin Prison x...
Mashup perfection. The Hood Internet does it right.
California Wives - "Marianne"
I love this local Chicago band. Dance-inducing new-wave revival. Go!
Say Hello vs. Because / The Beatles X Jay-Z
This is one of the best mashups I’ve heard in a long time. Absolutely perfect. I know Jay-Z and The Beatles have been mashed countless times, but this one is different.
RAC Releases First Single - "Hollywood (featuring...
What’s that? My favorite DJ collective RAC is releasing an original album? Oh, and the new single is out? Cool. Oh, you’re saying something else? One of my favorite new singers, Penguin Prison, is the vocal? Ok you have my attention tenfold.
Hot Chip x Simpsons
Watch 'Em Blow Up: Gary Clark Jr. and Walk the...
These two artists will be household names in the next year. Just watch.
London & Rocky | Theophilus & A$AP
Two of today’s most promising young rappers team up on an absolute slammer. Blast this jam as you jump into your Scrooge McDuck money pool. -GC
Soulwax Releases Impressive Remix of Arcade Fire's...
This is one of my favorite Arcade Fire songs, and it’s about time someone gives it a worthy remix.
Morgan Page feat. Lissie - "Strange Condition"...
Apparently this track is pretty popular, so I have no idea how I never heard it until now. This is one of my favorite Pete Yorn songs from his classic 2001 album Musicforthemorningafter. Not only was I intrigued that there is an electro-house cover of this song, but mostly that Lissie, a blues/rock singer with a killer voice, is featured. I’m a big fan. Check it out. -GC
POLICA - "Lay Your Cards Out"
I’m psyched to see Minneapolis’s Polica tonight at Lincoln Hall in Chicago. This band’s atmospherically urban, distorted trip hop has Justin Vernon saying they’re his favorite band right now. Good call, bearded one.
TRUTH: Lil Wayne Just Signed Limp Bizkit to Cash...
That’s not a joke. Look it up. However, as much of a joke we all know this band is, this song rules. Sorry. And Matt Pinfield plays a judge in the video.
TONIGHT: DJ Set at Jack & Ginger's with a Whitney...
DJ set starts around 10PM. Half-hour(ish) Whitney Houston set starts at midnight.
The Cool Kids Show You Chicago Through Their Eyes
Can you spot the cartoonified versions of your favorite Chicago hotspots and neighborhoods? Great video, great song, great album. The Cool Kids “Rush Hour Traffic” from GreenLabelSound on Vimeo.
British Band BASTILLE Covers City High's Classic...
At midnight this Friday, I'll be playing 30...
Fun.'s 'Some Nights' for Your Streaming Pleasure
Here it is: the much-hyped (and three tracks so far into it, rightfully so) second album from Fun., the project from The Format’s Nate Reuss, Steel Train’s Jack Antonoff, and Anathallo’s Andrew Dost. Of course, it features the ubiquitous single “We Are Young” featuring Janelle Monae (which is currently #1 on iTunes), along with nine other anthemic, grandiose pop songs...
THE KNOCKS Do Their Thing to M83's "Midnight City"
My homies in The Knocks just put out a killer cover of my favorite song of 2011.
Have we all been ignoring how massive the beat is...
RELIVE THE GLORY OF THE COCAINE MORTGAGE 2011... →
cocainemortgage: Cocaine Mortgage performed their live 2+ hour Homecoming set for Big Meadow Sessions in Harrisonburg, VA in October 2011 to a sold out crowd. This video is a montage of the night, accompanied by an audio track (created by CoMo) that is a short compilation of some of the songs they played…
COCAINE MORTGAGE ALL STARS WITH WEEZER
COCAINE MORTGAGE MINI-MOVIE TRAILER RELEASED BY...
You’ll soon be able to relive the glory of the 2011 Cocaine Mortgage Homecoming show when Big Meadow Sessions soon releases its mini-movie. For now, this teaser shall tide you over.
RAC: RAC - Album 1 →
dj-ak47: Best news of 2012 so far. rac: I think it’s about time I let you in on a little secret. For the past year, I’ve been working on what will be the very first RAC album. Nope, not remixes. Completely original material. I’ve asked friends/artists I love to sing over my songs and the response has been phenomenal. Unfortunately, I…
RAC Puts Their Flair on a Depeche Mode Classic
Depeche Mode - Enjoy The Silence (RAC Mix) by RAC Once again my favorite DJ collective chooses to reanimate a song I personally love. I have the strong inclination these guys and I are kindred musical spirits. I’m always astounded by their song selection and am rarely disappointed by their remixes. Here is their new remix of one of my all-time favorite songs, and coincidentally the...
M83 Gets All Souled Up Via The Hood Internet
The Hood Internet - One Midnight With You (Mayer Hawthorne x M83) by hoodinternet My favorite mashers are at it again, this time mashing what’s arguably the best song of 2011 with the smooth-as-peanut-butter Mayer Hawthorne. Dig in. -GC