Saturday, March 24, 2007
Cupid feat. DJ Unk and Fabo, "Cupid Shuffle (remix)" (YSI link)
Omarion, "Ice Box" (YSI link)
A short and sweet one for Saturday, as there's so much party shit happening that I dont' want to take up too much space with my ramblings. I've heard this one is getting some love down South, this new song by Cupid called "Cupid Shuffle." When I saw snap-ers DJ Unk and Fabo on the remix, I knew I had to have it. But, this is a Cupid track, an r&b tune through and through, so don't expect a snap banger. It's an interesting instrumental that picks up during the refrain with some great horns.
I'm also throwing in a great r&b track from the past few months, Omarion's "Ice Box". It features typically sick Timbaland production. I was going to recommend this for making love to your lady or man, but can you make love to a Timbo beat? I'm not sure, but look forward to finding out.
-Late Update: The Misshapes are in Philly tonight. Totally missed any news about this until late, but they're doing a party tonight at Shampoo (417 N. 8th St.), the huge megaclub down by the Electric Factory. I don't have a whole lot of info, but it definitely seems like it's worth a look.
-The Philadelphyinz are back to do the damn thing at the Khyber, Skinny Friedman and Apt One are establishing this party as one of the best in the city. So, brave the hordes of Jersey's finest citizens, it's worth it.
-DJ Steven Bloodbath's Monster party moves to one of the best spots in Philly, the RUBA club tonight, the place where bearded guys go to get drunk and dance stupid late into the night. Opal Rock will handle the late-night, make sure to stop through at some point as this'll be good.
-It's 80s Night at Upstairs at Sal's and DJ Solobuns has brought in R5 Productions head and Philly legend Sean Agnew to spin some tunes. If that doesn't sell you, maybe the free Sparks from 9-10 will.
-Flier of the night comes from my bol DJ Tiny Pants for Hi-Tops and Hearts, Episode 3: Masters of the Boom Dance Party. Royal Oak (594 Union Ave.), Williamsburg, Brooklyn, essential stop for my real New Yorkers.
-Another huge night at Studio B (259 Banker St.) in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, as superstars Ellen Allien and Miss Kittin spin sets along with our girl Lauren Flax, back behind the decks. Cut continues to bring the best parties to NYC, really impressed with the variety and quality of events they put together.
-Spring break at Home Sweet Home tonight for Project Matt's Saturdazed weekly. That means wet t-shirt contests, beer bongs, tan lines and giant plastic yard beer steins emblazoned with your frat's initials. Or maybe just the best Dirty Dirty bangers, reggae heaters, cool people and cheap drinks.
-OMFG! at Beauty Bar (231 E. 14th St.), Dimitry is spinning a special set. No flier, not a good night for those.
-Really great event in Lawrence, Kansas called Get Crunk! Nomathematics will be there, so I know it'll be good. They'll bring that electro-punk shit that makes this blog go, and they'll be joined by host DJ Iggy Baby, Ssion and Rotten Milk. It goes down at the Jackpot Saloon (943 Mass St.), no flier, but it's 18+ and $5 and you know it's the best thing dropping in Kansas.
-What y'all know about them Paris boys? San Fran gets the chance to find out, as the Ed Banger keeps on truckin' (Grateful Dead reference for a SF party, 5 points for me!) with another party, this time at Mezzanine (444 Jessie St.) Omar, Sleazemore and Shaun Slaughter will hold it down with early sets. I'm gonna quote Sleazemore (I think) for this one: "Fellas, bust out your girlfriend's jeans and ladies, tuck those pants in those boots, baby because the french are coming fo' dat azz." L'homme parle la verite.
-I'm always on the lookout for new parties and new cities, been kind of shocked at the lack of info outta Chicago. Clearly, I was not looking hard enough, as I came across Life During Wartime, an amazing monthly that's got a serious show tonight. The Presets, Crystal Castles, afterparty with Digitalism, cheah! DJs Bald Eagle and Mother Hubbard have Chicago on lock, more to come on their shit.