Friday, December 26, 2008


No one has a top mashup list of 2008.

So far I have Cry Babies, Knights Crusade, Can You Hear My Kids Now and Crank Dat Pogo. I am sure there are more.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

oh and

Passion Pit Jan 28th. Yes please

old song

Okay that mashup of Comic Book Fever with Crystal Castles really gets me. Especially when it's all DIFFERENCE DIFFERENCE DIFFERENCE

Tuesday, December 23, 2008


As bizarre as Happy Birthday is, I feel like I shouldn't love it so much, it is entirely creepy. But, I think that is also its draw. Ohhh Royksopp.

Too lazy to look up the umlaut.


Anonymous, it is not Mister Craft, asshole.

ting tings

Why do people keep doing good remixes of the Ting Tings? I feel like they should fade out already but it is impossible when good remixes of their mediocre songs keep getting churned out.

Case in point, Bimbo Jones Radio Edit of Fruit Machine


Fucking Plus Move - Boss

Seriously, fucking.

Saturday, December 13, 2008


Only on the blogs I read does anyone consider Cut Copy for album of the year. Why can't a dance band be featured (besides Hercules & Love Affair) on a top album list?


And that's that

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

hot shit

Tittsworth - WTF (Nadastrom Remix Stretch Armstrong Edit)
THIS/Is - W.H.S.L.

Monday, December 08, 2008

also, current jams

I mean, current for me. I get on my own kicks.

PNAU - Wild Strawberries
Keane - Lovers are Losing (CSS Remix)
Baloo - Is It Possible (Kent, Ohio artist)
Beyonce - Single Ladies
Kid Color - Phoenix B-O-O-T-A-Y

what am i doing?

I need to get serious about djing so I can do it in Chicago.

Sunday, December 07, 2008


Easy Love - MSTRKRFT

As an lol sidenote, I heard someone srsly pronounce that as Mister Craft the other day and didn't bother correcting them.

Monday, December 01, 2008

you got that beep

That Beep is a totally cute dance song.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

hot knees

I am very excited to DJ with my own laptop.

Old favorites week.

Sunday, November 23, 2008


Whatever the name of the disco-wave we are in now (bloghaus?), I am finally starting to come around to it. A year ago I couldn't stand Glass Candy. Now I am starting to grasp it. Good thing? Bad thing? I don't know.


The hardest part of creating/running an indie dance night is all the people who come up to you asking you to DJ/do themed nights. I never know what to say, especially because most times I am dubious of their ability/the theme, so I always say "well let me ask Bri and Charles" or "talk to Bri and Charles." I am too nice to say "well, I really don't think that'd work."

I can't wait to take the name to Chicago where I will be a stranger and so people won't come up to me because they don't know me.

Thursday, November 20, 2008


Rollin rollin rollin we ain't slept in weeks.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

here's some more

Phonat - Learn to Recycle and Skitso Dancer (Justice Remix) by Scenario Rock are my two jams of the week!

Sunday, October 19, 2008


With all this computer bullshit I am behind now on music. Thanks, Dell.

But new Mr Oizo is pretty tight. Think I am playing 2, yes 2, at HK this week. And I don't even get a whole 2 hours this time, only like an hour and 20 minutes.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

for real

Doesn't seem like Walter Meego gets enough credit. I hit that shit over 2 years ago on hypem. Back before hypem had any real interface.

Electro cred is lame.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008


What has Diamonds been up to? He is a qt ginger DJ. I like mashups less and less these days but Diamonds got it.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008


Rye Rye has it made at only 17. Hardcore Girls is tight, esp the Dom Rimini remix.

Monday, October 06, 2008


I find songs by them that use their names interchangeably but either way always great. Hardcore Girls, Beeper, rmxes - I love Count and Sinden/Sinden and Count.

I was trying to figure out this remix for the longest time and couldn't because I didn't know what the original material was, then I heard it at a party and was able to distinguish lyrics because it was not the remix. I look it up and what should I find out but that it was Crookers (Day N Nite)! Oh Crookers.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

tom tom club

Genius of Love still hot shit.

c'est bizarre

If I had any interest in sex, I would want to have sex to Computer Club's Bizarre Love Triangle.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008


Lo-Hi-Fnk - where was I on that one? Cute as Cut Copy, not quite as good but cuter. Well, no one can be as good as In Ghost Colours era Cut Copy. If it was Bright Like Neon Love Cut Copy I would have to choose my words more wisely.

You Love Her Coz She's Dead - Too many bands that sounds like Crystal Castles now? I like the one song, tho. You know, the one all the blogs are posting (or I'd assume so).

BLOGHAUS - I feel like there is something fundamentally wrong with me in being obsessed with "indie-electro" ie electro/electroclub/BLOGHOUSE. Seriously, live bands and real instruments do nothing for me anymore. Really, they never did much in the first place. I think I had been waiting all my life for this movement of music. That sounds pretty gay.

MGMT - I kind of don't want to like them anymore just because of what surrounds them. Luckily (for myself) I am not punk.

HIPSTERRUNOFF - Amazing or terrible? I say the former, but what do I know? I am a terrible blogger. I rarely write more than one line and I go through months where I don't write at all.

Justice - A Cross the Universe - Lame? Who gives a fuck? Aside from being embarrassed in my own sex for all the titties flashin all over, it made my heart beat. Same with Soulwax's Part of the Weekend Never Dies (altBro).

I think that's what it is - Electro makes my heart beat. I always was too shy/ashamed to dance and I think it's cos electro never existed. I was never able to dance until now to the only music that doesn't make me look completely derelict when attempting to dance.

Speaking of Crystal Castles, why is their shit exploding, well, has been or did? Chiptunes being hawt? Since when? I know they old news but still. Ppl at HK go nuuuuuts for that shit.

I got a laptop. So I think I can start being a real DJ. I get DJ software Thursday. Along with more musix. Thanks Eric.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008


I am interested in becoming a real blog.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


LAZRtag: Making the Ting Tings cool again

Monday, September 22, 2008

passion pit

I am going to add Passion Pit to my 2008 list: Best New Band

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

holy shit

Passion Pit is nuts.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

hot knees

I pretty much just work on Hot Knees anymore.

Monday, September 15, 2008

oh well

So I guess I have to wait til October 15th for the full quality. Unless some blog gets their hands on it.

Sunday, September 14, 2008


I wish Soulwax would just drop their remix already, at least in time for the next time I DJ.

Saturday, September 13, 2008


I wanna be bloghouse. How can I make this happen?

Friday, September 12, 2008


I am so in love with the Computer Club edit of Les Rythmes Digitales' Sometimes.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

lykke li

She has such a beautiful voice

Friday, July 25, 2008


This is 2008 in music thus far:

Best album: Cut Copy - In Ghost Colours
Best vox: Lykke Li
Best single: undecided
Best remixes by: Danger/Tepr/Miami Horror
Best remix that is really just a cover: Shazam remix of Sweaty by Muscles
Best song that unfortunately has too much Kanye on it: Estelle - American Boy
Best overly religious dance single: Keedz - Stand on the Word
Best Best Worst Song: Busy P - Protect and Entertain (Crookers Remix)
Best Continent: Australia
Best City: Paris (does this ever change?)
Best City to dance: Being I don't travel atm I am going to have to go with my biased answer, Chicago.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

oh em gee

I didn't even realize Grizzly Bear was playing with Radiohead!

Awesome show coming soon!


The mystery is kind of solved. For the most part, anyhow.

Keedz ≠ Justice

Here is the full story taken from

"Keedz are Universal France new Justice.

Yep, give it a year and they are trying to sell out your style of sound. Justice gained a huge ball of popularity during 2007, esp. with their super banger track DANCE.

"Stand On The Word” was first ever recorded live in the First Baptist Church in Crown Heights, NYC, in 1982. Soon after the church pressed up a couple of hundred copies for the congregation, a couple of blocks away from Walter Gibbons’ Jus Born recording studios. Walter Gibbons had already turned new born Christian since a few years, avid Gospel records collector with that; and played the original recording often behind the counter at the 7th av. Rock and Soul shop were he worked. Walter Gibbons must be credited to have revealed this Phyllis McKoy Joubert song to New York most discerning DJs and soulful dance music aficionados, as it quickly became a Garage, Loft and Zanzibar club classic and ended up remixed by Tony Humphries for this wider release.

But then DJ Larry Levin re-edited it and made it an instant disco favorite. This is when Justice used his re-edit to create their song, DANCE."

Here is a link to one of the original remixes, not the original track though.

In case anyone was interested. I was.

I am an atheist and all, but I find this song, both the Keedz version and Larry Levan Mix, very rousing. I really enjoy it.

Oh and the Keedz version if you'd like to hear both:

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

here i thought it was a joke

But no, Violent Femmes covered Gnarls Barkley.

Monday, June 30, 2008

uh oh

I need to confess my undying love for Danger.

I love Danger.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

scoff scoff

I really hate that attitude of "OH I CANNOT LIKE THIS BAND ANYMORE BECAUSE THEY ARE POPULAR FOR TOO LONG THUS THEY ARE NO LONGER GOOD!" I swear so many blogs and people are touting this superiority and flat out refusing to like a band or label or song simply because of its popularity level.

Who gives a shit if everyone wants to say I HEARD IT FIRST? Who gives a shit if frat boys listen to Justice? Who gives a shit if they made a bad song in the past or might in the future? Why can't you enjoy a good thing while it is here?

As a DJ (beginner albeit) I want to do something unique and not discriminate based on how old or popular a song is. Because on the dancefloor, no one gives a shit. They wanna dance.

new shit

Always new shit these days.

Free Blood...discovered them on my friend's now defunct myspace page. Been obsessed with the very few songs on hypem ever since. Grumpy is still my fave but the Never Hear Surf Music Again also gets me with that "I'm hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigh hiiiigh Ohio Ohio Ohio hi-o hi-o" bit.

Um finally got on the Crookers remix of Busy P. I really enjoy it.

And Little Boots? Seems cool.

Oh dude also finally started listening to the Tepr albums I got. Was delightfully surprised.

I expect most if not all of this stuff to wind up at Hot Knees next Thursday.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

is enough enough?

I am trying to think of bands ahead of their time (imooo).

So far I have Daft Punk (number one regardless) and Ace of Base (first album).

Oh and I bought the new Girl Talk. I paid five bucks. Eat it suckers.

feed the summer dance animals

Girl Talk somehow always becomes the soundtrack of my summer. I am going to (gasp!) purchase his pay what you want CD. I figure I got enough play out of the one I got from my brother I owe Girl Talk some money. Plus it is a way of letting him know I really appreciate his remix of The Knife by Grizzly Bear.

I do recently have one small problem with mashups, specifically Girl Talk. Gillis himself has a habit of mixing in uh classic rock songs that really aren't any good, and I don't know many people who like them besides dads and guys who fix cars. But yet you play a mashup of Sweet Child of Mine on the dance floor and everyone goes NUTS. Why? Because it is a song they know, and simply that. They can shout I KNOW THAT SONG and everyone will begrudgingly nod "yes, I know, everyone does" or shout like an idiot "I KNOW MAN ME TOO I KNOW AWESOME!!!!!!!!"

But I still love Girl Talk.

Monday, June 23, 2008

small successes

Well we had about (according to Randy who was doing sound) 100 people through the door at Hot Knees Thursday night.

And we made 5 bucks each.

One small barrier we are overcoming in being DJs is people not quite taking us seriously.

One guy who would like to DJ as well is not quite understand that Bri and I DJ together, no one else. Anyone else who would like to DJ can do whatever they want when we don't DJ. Don't like what we are doing? Ask Randy to DJ and get a night, I say.

But I also have friends requesting songs. Which is cool. I like taking requests. But as stated prior, it has to be reasonable. There is a difference between a friend DJing a party and a friend DJing at a DJ set. I am sure we don't seem entirely professional yet due to lack of programs/computers/etc but I want to get that all worked out by the fall. In the meantime, I don't want people thinking "Hey it's just Glenna and Bri, they'll play this for me." Because...well...we won't. Summer/friend or not, I'd like to be taken seriously. This is something I actually want to do and keep doing. I want to keep this up in Kent so that when I leave people in Kent still have it. I want to take what I have learned with me (hopefully to Chicago) so that I can be a DJ in a big city.

When I was in Chicago I think Aba and I yelled at the DJ to play Daft Punk, which fit because well, it's Daft Punk and he had already played some earlier. I don't want to seem like a douche but when 10 pm (or 11 pm rather) rolls around, I am working. Albeit it is a fun amazing job I barely get paid for, but I want to do it as best I can, which means pleasing the crowd. And suffice to say that means music pandering. Going for what 50 people would like as opposed to just 10.

That isn't too much to ask for, I don't think.

Thursday, June 19, 2008


I need a better interface. And a better blog name. And to start posting mp3s.

I wish I knew XHTML.

In music news...Hot Knees tomorrow.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008


I went for ten years with an incomplete version of the Les Rythmes Digitales Dreamix of Cassius's Feeling 4 U. Off by three whole minutes.

What a difference those three minutes makes. And all those years I thought it just cut off funny.

Yet another very influential song in my growing up. I about shat myself on the dancefloor in Chicago when the DJ played it. I wanted to hug him.

flying high

In eighth grade/summer proceeding/ninth grade I was a mess: I went from the Beatles to chick rock (Tori et Garbage, etc) to POP to Incubus and Radiohead all in the span of two years. Only the Radiohead and even yes, Incubus managed to stick with me as I went into my next music phase after pop, techno/electronica. And I mean pop: NSync, Backstreet Boys, Jessica Simpson, 98 Degrees...I had it all. I think it was a high school thing - starting hs, I wanted to fit in I guess.

But electronic music was pulling at me, with influences like Kid A coming out in 9th grade, Air's Moon Safari way before that (98? 99?), and Groove Armada's odd debut. One song that surprisingly was one of the strong converters to the electronic genre was not that far removed from pop itself, the producer making the radio with hits like Praise You and Weapon of Choice. Yes, I bought Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars by Fatboy Slim and I had a mixed reaction, but Bird of Prey is what really did it for me.

And somehow it still captivates me.


I am glad Bri changed the We Take Requests (because we really hated the NO REQUESTS SIGN at Bsides) to "reasonable requests." I am kind of understanding that sign now...

I mean, DJing is about crowd pleasing and having fun but...just because one person wants to hear some odd or obscure song def does not mean everyone else wants to. In fact, the person requesting is in all probability the only person who wants to hear it.


Why am I such a loser? I still love Bonnie Taylor Shakedown 2k4 by Hellogoodbye. I wonder if that shit would fly at Hot Knees?

i just can't get enough

Muscles is still really big for me. I dunno why. I had the album for awhile, even listened to it, kinda got into like maybe 2 tracks. But now I am obsessed with him.

I finally found the best cheesy remix of Thriller for Thursday, requested by Thishi. It is by Bird Peterson.

Danger is coming out with EP II soon. I still need 9/14 2007. Danger remixes are tight as well. The Divine remix is wonderful.

I wonder if Curses! is any good. I really like a remix of one of their songs, so maybe. I actually really hated it at first.

This DJ I saw in Chicago said he is releasing his own album this year. I really hope it has his remix of Ring My Bell on it. Least I think that was his, because I can't find it anywhere.

this is how it is

For those interested I now DJ at the Green Room in Kent. The set is called Hot Knees Indie Dance Nights. It is every Thursday from 10-2ish, and Bri and I DJ every other Thursday. Maybe I'll also talk about what we play.

I am all over with this blog. I hope this finally sticks.

I keep using Facebook to make my rants/thoughts/writeups on music. Why not here?

Basically it is pretty fragmented and I don't really talk much about each song/artist/etc but I think people are probably getting sick of my constant notes about one or two songs.

I am still really into Divine by Sebastien Tellier. It has a real charm to it.

Some songs just don't need remixing or touched in any way. One of those is Just Can't Get Enough by Depeche Mode. Rly people. Leave it alone. I can't stand being out dancing and hearing that familiar synth opening then followed by heavy club hits that just...don't fit. As homage I am playing the original this Thursday.

Annie! New fuckin track! Miiiiiiigod! Love it. Annie, I have missed you. I'd post it, but everyone knows about Hype Machine by now.

I think if it wasn't so late I would host/post a couple songs but next time.

Wow on never picking up on The Twelves remix of the Black Kids. I do that often, though.

Oh and that fuckin Girl Talk remix/mashup of Grizzly Bear's the Knife and Wamp Wamp by Clipse is tight as shit. Slow, but I think we need a slow song to cool down for a bit on the floor.

Other good stuff planned for this week. The week Sam finally makes it down I am playing songs special for him. I think I'll do the same when Erika finds a chance to drive from Dayton.

My life is about music and dancing. Not sure how I feel about that.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

And so on...

I have been wanting to continue this, but haven't quite felt like it. It is an agglomeration of laziness, apathy towards the Fiery Furnaces first album and not having the ability to write about music. I just can never articulate how I feel about a piece of music, so if there were some way I could make little brain explosions on the page you could read, I would, but there isn't. So I guess what I am trying to say is that I am going to write about music in leisure, here and there when I can get to it, or want to. Otherwise, I just am going to uh, as it were, blog.

I have a few topics floating around in my head so I will later this week start this venture.