Tuesday, September 12, 2006
Steven Bloodbath remixes
Dogs are the new bling
Beyonce and Jay-Z, "Deja Vu (Steven Bloodbath remix)"
Spank Rock, "Far Left (Steven Bloodbath remix)"
Teairra Mari, "No Daddy (Steven Bloodbath remix)"
Yeah Yeah Yeahs, "Cheated Hearts (Steven Bloodbath remix)"
I'm gonna do my best to get back to covering local music, as I've slipped off recently as I've tried to stay on top of everything else going on. Check back here for the weekly Philly post that we had going a few months ago, covering DJs, bands and anyone else doing big things in the greatest city on Earth.
A good person to jump back in with is DJ Steven Bloodbath, one of the most talented DJs in Philly now. He's the man behind the Monster monthly that's taken over the Starlight Ballroom, he was involved downstairs at the Pop-off Shack and started the Sunday night all-you-can-drink madness at the Khyber, Kill Your Liver. He's also a member of the Town Jewelerz, although I'm not sure if they still exist.
These remixes are a great intro to the Bloodbath style, which covers lots of ground musically and is unafraid to cover popular music. That can mean 80s shit that most of us turn our nose up at (yours truly included) like Van Halen and Bon Jovi to r&b tracks from today. That's why I think that he has already gained a following here, as he wants people to have fun not prove how obscure his tastes are. I'm not sure if he'd agree, but it seems an extension of the Hollertronix aesthetic with a twist, the focus on rocking a party while also opening people up to new music.
The remixes are very good; the Yeah Yeah Yeahs one is probably my favorite, but that might just be because "Cheated Hearts" is still one of my favorite songs of the year. Love how he tames the original and makes it a little more danceable, but without simply resorting to some weak house beat. Instead, he lets the amazing vocals shine, brings the drums up, adds some effects and voila! You have a great remix. They're all recommended and you know you can trust me, right?
-His most notable party might be KillYourself, the Tuesday monthly Fluid jawn that should easily fill your need for hair metal, PBR, cock rock, Van Halen, Bon Jovi and slow dances. He and Ian St. Laurant give you another reason to be glad you live here in Philly and not elsewhere. Get there at 10 tonight and get $.25 PBRs for an hour. That's 4 for a $1 for the truly deranged.
-For those in NYC, my bol Project Matt puts his stamp on Fashion Week tonight. In the latest edition of Escape From the LES, Matt brings DJ Clark Kent and the Misshapes people all together in one spot. Matt's spinning in something called the Lotus Room, so you know that this is gonna be a gully night.
-Left Coast, let me know what's doing or are you just gonna let the East Coast run Pound for Pound?!?
-More to come later, as we're gonna drop some heat, some bass heat, some Miami bass heat!!!!! Yeah yeah yeah!!!! 3 weeks without a drink, shout out to my partner in this one, we gonna make it.