twitter celebrity

January 28, 2011

goddamn everyone on twitter thinks they’re hot shit. when did we turn into such a society of wanna be celebrities?  everyone is guilty


So, I’m starting a newz thing WAZ UPZ MPLZ where I talk about what else but waz upz.  Here we go.. I like numbering things so I hope you like numbers for organizing thoughts:

1) I got my new computer.  It’s a f@cking beast.  I ended up getting a custom thing through TigerDirect, thanks Chris from the old school for the recommendation.   Here are the main stats: TWO 1 TB hds, 8GB RAM, Pentium i7 870@ 2.93 GHZ, a nice video card (can’t remember).  I got a decent price.  For FUN, I tested the speed (I am still getting music programs up and running so I can’t test by making actual music) by opening 30 song WAV files and it flew as fast as it would have before opening 30 5 second WAV files.  So it’s a beast, eh?  I hope to have it all sorted out by tomorrow and keep mixing the “TOKYO” EP!

2) I just saw a great quote on the latest Nyteowl EP “DETROIT” from Richard Atherton, who is apparently the founder of JUNO RECORDS (which is def. my favorite online record store for finding great dance tracks for DJing). He said this about our “DETROIT” EP – “Great release, can’t stop playing it!” HELL YEAH!  thanks sir.  I have not got a lot of feedback on this EP.  I mean acid jacks said they like it but they’re like my guardian angels sent from the heavens above because they’re always nice to me.  So, like I said JUNO records, great store, big respect, so a good thing to find out.

3) THE SOMETHING ELSE. this mpls based blog is so fantastic.  I think it’s Ghostband’s blog. So many mpls events, music , etc. I’m gonna basically go there and repost shit CONSTANTLY.  check it out.  again, here’s that Link

4) Speaking of, mpls beatmaking vagabond MUX MOOL is releasing DRUM EP  2! cause 1 drum iz notta nuff.

5) Speaking of LINKS… seriously I am putting so much effort into linking stuff so CLICK THAT SHIT. please.

6) LOVING  the latest song FANTASY from artist DyE (france) latest release on the amazing Tigershushi label, out on iTunes for sure:

7) There seems to be some things I need to post about from MPLS electronic music events, I’ll add more later this week so stop back ok?  for now, lets get at it:


DOM TERRACE is putting on a new monthly at GANGCHEN on Nicollet ave. MPLS called “Potpourrie” (I loveeeee potpourri.. so smelly like a country kitchen), he’s a great guy and if you like an unpretentious night of good dance tunes, that will do it for you. The next one is Feb. 4, Sovietpanda is going to be doing a guest DJ slot.



January 28 at the TURF CLUB

doshy and hunxy


I already posted about ghostband’s release but I’m trying to be super comprehensive, ok?


Nyteowl – Detroit

January 19, 2011

DETROIT EP (nyteowl)

Nyteowl, Detroit

My main project, Nyteowl is releasing a mini-EP or single (whatever you want to call it) called DETROIT on January 20, 2011 via my own NyteTraxx imprint.  We’re not having a release party and promotion has been pretty thin.  But the idea is my way of life this year – do what you want to do, when you want to do it.  In that way of thinking, look for Nyteowl to release a number of small works 2011.

We’ve been feeling RnB lately (KMOJ! DETROIT!) so I guess you could say we’re doing some indie RnB.  I feel like good RnB is all about love and affection.  and it tells about true emotion.   The feelings are honest.  (+ SEX) In that way, I can say im proud of these traxx.

Looking forward, everything new Nyteowl works on this year is a lot   s l  o   w     e    r.   That’s something you’ll notice with this EP and the next one, coming in APRIL called “TOKYO”.  We anticipate playing live shows to support TOKYO around  April 2011.  This album was mixed by alixander III (Toronto) and mastered by cepia (Huntley Miller) in St. Paul.  The release is available digitally at a ton of online music stores – I heard that is giving away a free track as a promo.  I also know Mpls blog Perfect Porridge posted some stuff a few months back.  Bottom line you can find these tracks free with even the smallest effort.  Enjoy.  But def. feel free to purchase at any retailer (Juno is awesome) below if you’re feeling it.  thanks.


NyteTraxx (including DETROIT) at Juno Records

Nyteowl at Amazon

Nyteowl at iTunes

Nyteowl at SoundCloud


January 17, 2011

I started doing some mumra traxx again.  digging around in some dirty vinyl getting inspired by that more than anything lateley.  Check out a few demos then………….




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what the fk is buncha jim??

January 14, 2011

The last time I felt so idealistic about minneapolis electronic music was 1872, I set up an “electronic music showcase” at “the Cave” and this dude played glitchcore on his laptop.  He went to take a shit (not to be confused with talking shit) while he played his set.  No joke.  Then my friend’s project played, and a trio of asian girls said “WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO PLAY HOUSE MUSIC!!!” (it was more of a demand) and this gave him stage fright for for 1 year.  (As bad as the guy who asked me to play lynard skynard when I played a solo set at the Kitty Cat once?  P L U R.

The second to last time I felt so idealistic about minneapolis inelectronic music was 1976 and I played a show at Gus Lucky’s gallery.  I played beats on my computer, and sang through a KAOSS pad.  It was the best show ever.  And then a side project of mine played beats on a turntable and 2 synths. And people actually sat in front of them (us) and listened!  to the whole show!!


what the FKKKK? is buncha jim??? 

(see you there)

Ghostband – Verdical

January 11, 2011

verdical album

Ghostband, Verdical

Ghostband is Minneapolis artist/musician Jon Davis.  His latest album “Verdical” is being released on cassette tomorrow (Jan 11, 2011) via probably my favorite local label at the moment, Moon Glyph.   The attention to warm sound and subtleties in recordings is a lost art.  These guys are doing what they want how they want when they want.  I like that.

Here’s a cool track, No Nutzzz:

Anyway, have you seen Jon?  He’s the guy with the huge beard and equally huge smile on his face, who (if you were laying on the ground below him) would look like this:


I have met him two or three times, and every time it’s fun because I meet him for the first time ever, all over again – and he always is introduced to me by cool people.  I don’t know him really though.  What I do know is he plays like 50 instruments, many styles, and he does experimental and ambient electronic music.  And it’s good.  Here’s all the info. on the release from his bandcamp page:

Assembled on the fly (“real-time performative production” according to artist Jon Davis), Ghostband’s “Verdical” is a construction of fetishized “glitch(es) and groove(s)” – individual compositions that transfigure through repetition, syncopation and red herring noises. It’s uncertain whether Davis has tapped into a contemporary mania or synthesized a manic – and, at times, maniacal – electronic sound response to the times. Either way, the album waxes feverish and never wanes, building and razing its pockets of pop catharsis in whims that appear both well-studied and fresh-eared.
Ed. of 150.
released 11 January 2011

LINKS!!!    (h i t    i t)

Click this link for the the Facebook page, along with links where to buy this release

Ghost band at Bandcamp

Ghost Band at SoundCloud

Moon Glyph

A few days ago, I decided to start blogging about as many new local (Minnesota) electronic music releases as possible.  I think the realization to do this came from the events stemming from my prior post.  Anyway, I was surprised that no-one is doing this – it’s important. However, with all the music I’m creating, there’s no way I can devote myself to full, in-depth pieces each time (but if anyone else wants to – let me know!). No less I would love to be an information source people can check out when they want to find all local Minneapolis electronic music. Think less heart warming praise – more spotlight on a variety of electronic music coming out of the Twin Cities.  When it comes to what and who goes up, I won’t be playing favorites. It’s very simple.  I will post any upcoming electronic music release from Minnesota projects – so let your friends know and send them my way.

Dom Davis

Dearling Physique - Deadeye Dealer

My first post on upcoming local releases is Dom Davis’ Dearling Physique first full length album.   Even though he’s a friend of mine, there’s just something about Dom I have not quite figured out yet, which is a good thing.   I do think he’s one of the most all-around creative people around here – his overall vision is fantastic.   The music is always dark and very interesting, his voice even more so… soulful mixed with a mournful cry.  He and his band will be releasing a new album called Deadeye Dealer on January 11, 2011.

Here is a song from the album called Discipline Your Hands:

Here’s a Kordan Remix of a track on his prior EP too……

Oh This Currency [Kordan Remix] by Arthur Bazaar Publishing

I highly suggest checking out Dearling Physique at the 7th Street Entry (1st ave nightclub) for the release show on Thursday, January 6 2011. Dom puts on great events, with so much energy into everything he does. and of course it’s a great venue. Here’s a Facebook link with the full event info.  Aaron and the Sea + Dada Trash Collage will be opening.  Dearling Physique is also having a cool video premiere at the Apple Store in uptown Minneapolis Friday January 7!

deadeye dealer

deadeye dealer

Here’s more info. to sink into…including twitter, FB, music links and Tour Dates! get at it then….

Dearling Physique Online

Upcoming Performances

01.06.11 7th Street Entry Minneapolis, MN

01.07.11 Apple Store in Uptown – “Discipline Your Hands” video premiere

01.11.11 Barfly Montreal, PQ

01.12.11 Monkey House Burlington, VT

01.13.11 Howler’s Pittsburgh, PA

01.14.11 Bar East NYC, NY