[Mon 8.8.16] Run the Length of Your Wildness ft. Relish & Liz Revision @ Underground SF

Relish (Hotthobo / Hobocamp / Voltaire Records / Loose Shus / Chautauqua) Liz Revision (Quantazelle / subVariant / Dust Science) With hosts Cherushii and Roche [FACEBOOK EVENT] [RESIDENT ADVISOR EVENT] Monday Aug 8th, 9pm-1am UNDERGROUND SF 424 Haight St, San Francisco, California 94117 21+ | Free RELISH Relish is the debut project of Randy Ellis, a co-owner and label manager of Hobo Camp Records and Voltaire Records in California, a mostly modern funk label that has also put out records by ED DMX (DMX Crew), Jonas Reinhart, Tussle, Publicist, Plaza, Egyptian Lover and others. He’s a frequent contributor/collaborator to Loose Shus and Chautauqua. His 100% vinyl sets journey deep into an abyss of new, classic, and obscure 12″ and 7″ records, with a focus toward high-end boogie, disco, two … Read More

New art site! Also, you can support pit bull rescue by buying an art print

I’ve finally gotten together my visual art portfolio site (lizmcleanknight.com) and figured it would be great to launch it with a campaign that supports Pit Bull Awareness Month (October). Buy an art print and support pit bull rescue! This marker drawing is of Charlotte, an insanely sweet pit bull terrier whom I adopted from Chicagoland Bully Breed Rescue in 2011. From now until the end of 2013, I will donate 10% of the proceeds from sales of the archival art prints of Charlotte through Society6 to Chicagoland Bully Breed Rescue. [Read More] {Buy an art print from Society6} The smallest size (8″ x 10″) starts at just $19, and you can choose from larger sizes as well. We’re getting close to the gifty season, and it would be … Read More

Morrissey retiring from health issues; here is a cover of “There is a Light that Never Goes Out” Schneider TM & Kptmichigan

“The Light 3000” Smiths cover by Schneider TM & Kptmichigan is my favorite glitchy electronic one and does the original justice in its own, haunting way. From his interview with Mexico City radio station Reactor 105.7 (transcript and audio in English): I never cringe if anybody sings or covers a song, I find it very moving even though it might be quite bad, I still find it very moving that somebody would be bothered or interested to do it. Some of them really do affect me emotionally. But I find it extraordinary that every single day, that I hear new cover versions of songs, somebody is covering a Smiths song, every day, which I find incredible. Because British radio would never play the Smiths and they’ve (the Smiths) … Read More

Nile Rodgers secretly created the coolest pop music on the planet

In this BBC documentary called “The Hitmaker,” we learn that Nile Rodgers not only spearheaded Chic, but he is basically the Chuck Norris of pop production. He was classically trained and went on to provide the uber funkiness in the pop, disco and R&B songs of the 70s, 80s, and 90s. You’re going to le Freak when I start embedding some of the songs he produced, after the jump (below). Let’s see… David Bowie, Sister Sledge, Madonna, Duran Duran, and (yes, sadly) Daft Punk’s latest attempt at mining other people’s creative capital for their own good. He migrated the funk and disco aesthetic over to pop music, and you didn’t even see it coming. Here are some examples: Sister Sledge: “We are Family”

“Pump Up the Volume” Documentary on how Chicago House Changed the World

Yes, it’s by the BBC and they really go on about UK Garage at the end, but there are some real gems of insights and great interviews here. Set aside a few hours, even if you think you know the history of Chicago House. This one is really well done. If you prefer books, check out “Last Night a DJ Saved My Life: A History of the Disc Jockey”. Buy four and give them away to your friends that love electronic music but need schooling on where it came from.

ESAC Launch with ATOM™ & Tobias : Saturday 8/11/12 @ the Viaduct Theater

Serving as a launch and fundraiser event for the new ELECTRONIC SOUND + ART CHICAGO (ESAC) organization, this Saturday will be the first in a series that takes a refreshingly sincere approach within an increasingly scenester and media-driven musical landscape. This two-room multimedia extravaganza showcasing the Chicago/Midwest debut of ATOM™(Uwe Schmidt of Señor Coconut /Atom Heart fame) & Tobias. It also features a couple surefire debut tag team spots (C.Widman vs Striz, DJ Warpvs F.Vega), as well as a second BEAT.SPACE room featuring performances culled from across Chicago’s varied electronic music community from the likes of Radius,Karl Meier, FMEL’s (((SONORAMA))), andTIME NICE (of dubscription).  Presale tickets are available via Resident Advisor. The Viaduct Theater is located at 3111 N. Western.  Atom™ and Tobias Freund are veritable living legends of electronic music. Tobias began his career in the early ’80s, mainly using the pseudonym “Pink Elln”. … Read More