This morning’s office ambience comes courtesy of Roy Dank’s fantastic Apocalypse Wow radio show and podcast over at East Village Radio (which seems like a really great operation in itself). I’ve emailed with Roy a little bit, and knew he was into that nebulous leftfield space disco terrain (as manifested in his regular XLR8R columns). But I had no idea his take on the un-genre was as smooth and crafted as this. Always refreshing when a DJ drops his own unique sound universe, and it comes out all fully-formed and neon-bouncy like this one. Good stuff.
Similarly singular local DJs treading simlarly cosmic dance landscapes: Barrett Ryker, Paul Dickow + David Chandler (plus about 500 other sound universes).
The best song to listen to while questing through a blizzard to get to your loved one is Dinosaur’s “Kiss Me Again”. Driving up Division, following an SUV with twin canoes strapped to the top. Those vocals, 5000 minutes of cosmic universe-level love-yearning, me sliding around, pumping the brakes, sliding. The voice singing “Kiss me again” like that kiss means life or death, me half letting myself think the same, I picture the Honda sliding into the twin canoes, their forked blades piercing the windshield, slow-motion, like jello, dying in love. THIS SONG FUCKING RULES:
Dinosaur - Kiss Me Again
PS: This song is from this good and cheap mix album. Here’s some info. David Byrne played guitar. (!!!)