Everywhere Else, 24th March 2011

24.03.11

5-10-15-20: Flying Lotus “It was right around when my mom died, and I was really vibing with my family’s music. That time in my life was so nuts. I feel like the hardest things have already happened to me at this point, so whatever else happens is all good. There was a lot of inward journeying while I was making Cosmogramma, a lot of soul searching and evaluating my place in the world. I think it’s my most introspective work in that way. I don’t think the stuff I’m doing now is like that but it has that thing in it— that tingle [laughs].” – Pitchfork

Podcast 190: Ben Westbeech “The podcast begins with soul-infused, mature house sounds before eventually transitioning into more upfront, bass-infused territory.” – XLR8R

Friendly Fires and the Strokes – Live on U.S. TV “The Strokes – known for pouting and most recently the gun-hands move – make this easy for Friendly Fires frontman Ed Macfarlane’s sexy hips. Seriously, he has an entire Facebook group dedicated to wanting to dance with him (475 members) and another suggesting he appears on Strictly Come Dancing (a mere 140 members). You just can’t teach that.” – Abeano

Loleatta Holloway, Gospel and Disco Singer, Is Dead at 64 “Loleatta Holloway, a gospel-charged disco singer whose 1980 hit “Love Sensation” had a long afterlife when fragments of it were used in later hits, died Monday in a suburban Chicago hospital. She was 64 and lived in Chicago” – nytimes.com

Zoned In: Peaking Lights: 936 “936 is a refreshingly original and somewhat unexpected blend of classic dub and acid-soaked, female-fronted psychedelia that emerged seemingly out of nowhere to become one of the year’s most compelling and replayable jams. It’s safe to assume it will only sound even better in the sweltering summer months. Best new music, without question.” – Altered Zones

Besti-mix 48: Filthy Dukes / Kill Em All (Part One) “Taking in everything from fast-rising UK house hero Julio Bashmore to Nirvana via Faust, Warpaint, Rainbow Arabia and a special Visions of Trees re-imagination of the Dukes themselves – this is all killer, no filler…” – bestiblog.net