I’m reviving an old music blog at the end of 2021?
Maybe it’s foolish, and maybe I’m the only one who misses the blog ol’ days, but I’m gonna give it a shot. I’ll be working on restoring some of the old content, though much of it was lost. If there’s interest, I’ll try to figure out how to safely share some more of the old remix sunday archives.
For now though, you can find all the label’s releases here, on bandcamp, or anywhere you listen to music these days. I’ve also still got copies of some of the old vinyl releases, and I’ve just released the first in a set of charitable cassette compilations to raise awareness about the continued [mis]use of broken windows policing methods.
Plus I’ve put together a playlists section with a handful of spotify lists that hopefully start to capture a [slightly] updated version of the moods we used to peddle. Give those a listen and a ❤ if you would be so kind. If people want me to put together soundcloud playlists, or something else, give me a holler.
Remix Sunday 159
Remix Sunday 159
Life began with waking up and loving my mother’s face.
– Mary Ann Evans (George Eliot)
I remember in the Napster and Limewire days how often I’d find tracks that were mislabeled in order to mislead people into thinking they’d stumbled across the long lost Boards of Canada or Aphex Twin song, or whatever, and how hard my young ears would have to work to discern if these were in fact […]
Donna Missal, who recently put out the best work of her career – an excellent EP produced by Sega Bodega – was dropped by Harvest/UMG shortly after the EP’s release. Subsequently, she posted to twitter a good encapsulation of how preexisting economic privilege is often the most potent ingredient for music industry success: Nepotism and […]
Past Palms is an artist from Richmond, VA. Each song from Ambient Music for Watering Plants focuses on one typical tropical houseplant, in hopes of capturing the simple serenity of watering that life “while living in a gray, nature-less city”, as the artist describes their project. An ode to Eno’s Music For Airports, the substitute […]
Venus absorbs and tempers the masculine essence, uniting the masculine and feminine in mutual affection. She is assimilative and benign, born of sea foam, a charm, a magic philtre. You’ve no doubt heard this Loleatta Holloway-sampling 1990 classic by the polyonymous Dutch trio composed of Eddy de Clercq, Gert van Veen, and Erik van Putten. […]
On a day like today, it’s hard to feel like the world isn’t repeatedly sending us the same gruesome message. That justice isn’t real; murderers will go free while innocent people will languish. [...]
On a day like today, it’s hard to feel like the world isn’t repeatedly sending us the same gruesome message. That justice isn’t real; murderers will go free while innocent people will languish. And we’re supposed to be thankful that at least the state didn’t sanction the murder of one innocent black person today, it will only keep him in prison forever; [...]
More of that sugary Swedish pop meets bouncy UKG that I can’t resist. This time from Russo-Swedes snackbox and EEVA. Hard not to swish around to these. No bandcamp, but find both of these tracks on spotify or wherever else you stream.
Samaki is a New Jersey-born, Atlanta-based producer and vocalist who’s been making deep and romantic hip hop for only the past three years, but you’d be forgiven for thinking he’s a veteran. I don’t know much about him, and he doesn’t have a big online presence yet, but he tells me he’s just trying to make music he would listen to. No soundcloud or bandcamp for him, so he’s given me permission to share two of his songs as mp3s, but you can also stream his stuff on spotify.
Record high temperatures in Texas this week and I’m feeling kinda sluggish. This mix is inspired by O.G. Ron C’s F-Action mixtape series. I decided to take some of my favorite Jersey Club RnB remixes of the moment and slow em down a bit.
I feel the same way. Summer in New York is oppressive! I’m out to the northwest on Saturday, thank goodness.
Michael Magnan & Nita, aka BOOKWRMZ, who throw The Beat monthly with Chaz & Jason of Palms Out, have just released a mix for the new K48. Check out the K48 books, and preorder the upcoming issue, which explores the theme of magic in 196 spellbinding pages.
BOOKWRMZ – ABRAK48DABRA MIX (70min sc)
Also, in case you missed it, soak in the feeling of Nita’s remix of Monica’s “First Night”.
NGUZUNGUZU deliver a stunning 25 minute mix for Truants. Perfect for a humid day in New York.
Truancy Volume 11: NGUZUNGUZU (25minutes sc)
“The Massacooramaan, also known as Sea Master, is a huge, hairy, man-like creature that lives in rivers in the interior. The name is derived from the chapters of redemption. This beast is almost untamed-looking, with the appearance of a wild Berhane, but don’t be fooled: It is a fearsome thing that capsizes small boats and eats the occupants.”
Dubbel Dutch just did a mix for the Austin edition of XLR8R’s City Guide, just in time for SXSW. For those of you down there for the festival, be sure and check out Dubbel Dutch at Bersas Disco’s Tormenta Tropical on Saturday the 18th, or one of the other fine events he’ll be playing.
The mix is 45 minutes of steppy, high-spirited, free flowing bump for your feet.
Club Vortex Mix – June 2008
Mixed by Manara and Girl U No Its True
Friday Juno 20 — Kingdom and Palms Out sounds present:
CLUB VORTEX (UK Bass Edition)
Featuring DJs Bok Bok & Manara, Girl U No Its True, and Kingdom. Guest visuals by Blackmoth, plus a very special performance by Shyvonne of her brand new Kingdom-produced track.
Monkeytown (back room) 58 N 3rd St. BROOKLYN
$5 – doors at 11:30 pm / Performance at Midnight
A few weeks ago, my friend Ben invited me to eat Korean BBQ with him and his friends. I was lucky enough to meet one of his friends, Jay, a very sweet guy who goes by the name Snackmaster. He knew Palms Out, and told me he had grabbed a Chromeo edit a few weeks before from Remix Sunday, for the mix he and his padna C’mish had recently done for Lemon-Red. Of course I had no idea which song he was talking about, and felt like a fool. But it was all for the best – I asked him if he’d be interested in being the first up in our brand new feature–the Palms Out Sounds Mix Series–where we ask your favorite DJs to step outside the box- and create a special mix they’ve always fantasized about. Lucky for me (and you) Snack & C’mish were down, and the result is this absurdly great mix of classic electro, disco, and house: Midnight Run.
Escort – “She Is”
Bombers – “Shake”
David Morris – “Saturday Night (C’mish Re-edit)”
Citispeak – “Don’t Give Me No Handouts (Dub)”
Megabeat By Megabolt – “Groove Time”
Inner City – “Good Life (Magic Juan Mix)”
Dark Heads – “Lifted Up (The Hyff Dub)”
Charlie – “Spacer Woman”
NYC Peech Boys – “Don’t Make Me Wait (Snack Edit)”
Pink Project – “Instrumental Project (Gritty City Edit)”
From the future: Jay started making music with Ben, and they released a number of beautiful records together as Goitia Deitz. Ben died in 2015. I miss him a lot.