Sunday 30 January 2011

Katzwijm Records, Label Night at the Patronaat

uÁu, there's are a lot to tell about this two gentleman.
The Pignose Whilly's are Haarlem's Club Tarantula boys Joost Varkevisser and Pieter Kamp, both played in one of the Dutch greatest Garage bands Pussycat Kill Kill Kill, Joost is also the front man in my favorite Dutch Band ET Explore Me, Joost and Pieter also share the turntables under the name Pietertje Pep & Gijsbert Versgemalen celebrating the whole Dirty Trash Rock N Roll Blues Garage music.

Pignose Whilly is a raw, dirty and trashy Blues, its awesome fun to see them play together, that last Harmonica feedback from Pieter was epic and Joost as ever a stage monster, whatever they are into as a quality seal on it.

" Dirty down blues trash from the city streets of Haarlem."

Mp3 | The Pignose willy's - Bam Bam
Mp3 | The Pignose willy's - Woke up This Morning
Mp3 | The Pignose willy's - Hummingbird

Last night my head blew up with the Dutch Sonic Shoogazers Space Siren .
Before the how's and why's a little retrospective, Sonic Youth is, was and it will be one of my favorite bands, now the problem always was that their shoes were never filled properly, they were a couple of good bands, Autolux, Electro Group and Airiel that filled my head with sonic distortion but could neve replace the sacred monsters. Last year Autolux "Transit Transit" was quite a disappointment because they went to soft and forgot the noisy formula that made them a cult band.
Back to the blow my head of last night, Space "Sonic" Siren blasting in a small room and unloading their noisy striped out of any fancy flourish sounds supported with the wonderful shoogazing melting voice of Gwendolien that seriously sounded like Kim Gordon on stage, uffff u gotta love this !!!! Just straight forward laboratory psychedelic magic pills. These guys know what they are doing and a great future for this band fo shu, Just keep the noisy floating and everything will be alright !!!!

Mp3 | Space Siren - This radar
Mp3 | Space Siren - (wrong)
Mp3 | Space Siren - The next room

Mp3 | Electro Group - Bikini States
Mp3 | Airiel - Thinktank
Mp3 | Autolux - Plantlife

Avant-Garde Lushus make a combination of sounds that goes from Funked New Wave to almost Jazzy Punked, at same point i felt in the air a present of a Belgium ghost called Deus and their first album "Worst Case Scenario", not very often that i experience that ... two bass girls definitely entertaining

Mp3 | lushus - Bending knees
Mp3 | lushus - Your Sweet
Mp3 | lushus - Zebra Striped

All songs from the LP Barefoot out on Katzwijm Records

Watch | Lushus - Kill

Accadians were the last band and started with some Dubspet beats that later evolved into a more Electronic Radiohead.

Watch | Accadians - Like u Are

These night was put together by Katzwijm Records , Katzwijm will be back in the Patronnat on the 11 of March with Split Milk, Ac Berkheimer, Starring Lisa and Cereal

Thursday 27 January 2011

No Age - Fever Dreaming

Hell Yeahh!!!!! No Age new video , Fever Dreaming was one of my 2010 fav tracks ... No Age at OT301 (Amsterdam) 7 Apr 2011 :)

Watch | No Age - Fever Dreaming

Wednesday 26 January 2011

Nanami Cowdroy

Fabulous work by Australian based illustrator Nanami Cowdroy

Video Violence - Video Violence

Debut album and and very cool vid !!!!

Watch | Video Violence - Video Violence

Toro Y Moi - Still Sound

New music video by Toro Y Moi, "Still Sound" was released a few weeks ago and now with a music video, Toro y Moi will release a new album "Underneath the Pine" next month.

Watch | Toro Y Moi - Still Sound

Monday 24 January 2011

VTech Premiere: Bilal’s Levels Directed by Flying Lotus

The Sounds of VTech / Bilal Levels   

"VTech and Plug Research bring you the premiere of Bilal’s newest video “Levels,” directed by producer Flying Lotus aka Steve Ellison. FlyLo makes his directorial debut with this visually stunning video for Bilal that features him alongside Erykah Badu, Thundercat, and Shafiq Husayn (who produced the track).

When FlyLo recently discussed the concept of the video he said, “I originally wanted to keep visual themes with another video from my last LP called ‘mmhmm’ off of my last album. It featured Thundercat as an intergalactic bass player in a super strange world created by ‘Special Problems’. Since Thundercat was part of this song, I thought it could be fun to continue the visual style and feel of this space opera. In the end you have this crazy video made of so much mixed media, geek dreams and lots of love.” This is the third video off of Bilal’s latest album Airtight’s Revenge, which also features the Grammy nominated track “Little One.”

Sunday 23 January 2011

The Orwells - Oh! Well

Yesterday discovered this wonder Garage kids by pure accident and the first thing that came out of my head was "The Sonics", that's how good they are. The Orwells are a bunch of young kids from Elmhurst Illinois and make a brutal and raw sound that would sound like a better and raw version of the Strokes.

Their 2010 second album "Oh! Well" is a brilliant Garage revival where you can easily spot loads of influences from The Stooges to The Velvet Underground and even some high and low's nineties characteristic riffs from the alternative juice bands like the Pixies and Nirvana. Most definitely a band to watch really carefully in the coming years.

As a twisted note, i asked my flat mate Scotty what year he thought this album was recorded, he answer 1977 !!!!!

Watch | The Orwells - The Righteous One

Mp3 | The Orwells - Teenage Halfway Hell

Get a free download of Oh! Well

Underground Dutch Music Compilation

Had a really nice talk with Joshua last night and can anounce that Audiopleasures and Irrational Library will join forces to release a compilation of our favorite underground Dutch music, document this extraordinary period of music creativity and capture the live explosive performances from these bands on video. I can assure you that you're going for a very big surprise !!!!!!

Irrational Library is a established music and poetry night in Haarlem North Holland, Joshua and is library were responsible for the first gigs of some of the best Dutch bands like for example the super Haarlem Garage/Fuzz trio ET Explore Me

Kroonjuwelen - Hard times, Good times, Better times

"Kroonjuwelen is an unique timedocument which pictures the history of graffiti in Amsterdam from late 'punk' 70's till mid 'subway bombed' 90's. The reconstruction of an upcoming sub-culture where the viewer is led through Amsterdam by many interviews with writers like Shoe, Delta, High and many more. A film filled with special and never seen before footage"

Watch | Kroonjuwelen - Hard times, Good times, Better times

Thanks for this awesome tip !!!

Saturday 22 January 2011

Disappears – "Superstition"

New Disappears video premiered by Stereogum, Superstition is taken from their band new 2011 album "Guider"

Watch | Disappears - Superstition
Mp3 | Disappears - Superstition

Thursday 20 January 2011

JR - The Wrinkles of the City

First glimpse of the new work of renown french Photographer "JR" in Shanghai.

Watch | The Wrinkles of the City

New Best Coast - Sunny Adventure

New song by LA surf pop trio Best Coast, taken from the last 7" split with Jeff the Brotherhood.

Watch | Best Coast - Sunny Adventure

Wednesday 19 January 2011

Richard Skelton - Landings

"Since the release of the genre-defining ‘Marking Time’, the music of Richard Skelton has been widely celebrated for its raw, organic beauty, its honesty and restraint. Whether the work has been under his own name or under one of his many shadowy guises (A Broken Consort, Riftmusic, Carousell, Clouwbeck and others) there is a level of skill, a sureness of touch, and an emotional resonance that is virtually unparalleled by his peers.

‘Landings’ is the culmination of four years of recording on the moors and hillsides of Northern England. The resulting album isn’t simply a suite of songs in the mould of ‘Marking Time’, but a form of diary; a dialogue with the landscape itself. It is imbued with a real sense of narrative – and of place – that is both epic in scale and yet intimate in feel." Type

Listen | Richard Skelton - Landings

Kate Moss for Balmain

Fashion, Photography, Kate Moss, Motion Graphics and the voice of Antony Hegarty ... powerful combination.

Watch | Kate Moss for Balmain

Vans Brasil Tour

" A twelve minute video documenting a trip to Brasil for Pedro's Bowl Jam. Featuring Steve Caballero, Jeff Grosso, Omar Hassan, Josh Borden, Alex Perelson, and Pedro Barros. "

Watch | Vans Brasil Tour

The Mill Showreel 2011

uáu, another fantastic showreel by UK based creative studio "The Mill".

Watch | The Mill Group Showreel 2011

Tuesday 18 January 2011

Lorelei Heyligers Photography

Pictures by Amsterdam based Photographer Lorelei Heyligers, we have some friends in common and i meet Lorelei last weekend in the Drum n Bass party, she told me about her photography and today went to take a look at her pics and founds these that i really like.

Monday 17 January 2011

The Anomalys - Black Hole Blues

The Anomalys_ Black Hole Blues from V-Jaay on Vimeo.

Superlicious video from one of my favorite Amsterdam bands The Anomalys, this video was recorded in the awesome Pacific Park during the Vice party, unfortunately i missed it because was during the week :(

This is the real Amsterdam, hell yeah !!!!!!

Sunday 16 January 2011

Karl Netherfield, Madular

Sometimes weird shit happens, i meet Karl in a almost tragic circumstances, a drunk afternoon in a Amsterdam park with a violent end, partly my falt but that is all past, what matters now is the future.

In the first hours of 2011 Karl show me a awesome track that he did with is brother back in sweden, i was gazed with the stuff he show me, it really reminds me of the sounds in these really old compilation, "Free Zone Horizontal Dancing", early IDM and all very experimental, what i see in karl is a lot of talent and vision, you can almost imagine is brain pulsations when you listen to this stuff.

I know for a fact that he his crazy about Drum n Bass but what's happening here is giving a intelligent kick and specially a lot of soul !!!!

Im very happy to bring an exclusive preview of my buddy megalicious sounds

Mp3 | Madular - Butte & log

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Tim Walker Photography

Amaizing work of London based fashion photographer Tim Walker , so much of Tim Burton and Alice in Wonderland !!!

Watch | Magic World by Tim Walker

Swimsuit - Peace Gull

" Peace Gull was a limited cassette of all instrumental Swimsuit jams released on my label sometime this last summer. There were around 50 copies and it sold out pretty quickly. I've been meaning to post a download link to the mp3s for a while, so here it finally is. This tape is some of my favorite of the Swimsuit material because it just kind of washes by in a really soft, basement blur. I hope you like the sounds if you haven't already heard them."

Download at City Center

Cinema Palace Haarlem Closing Party

Life is all about being in the right place at the right time, last night was one memorable night, awesome location packed with gorgeous people and later watching old black and white movies and listen to loads of old rock n roll hits in the big screen, the best ever 20bucks well spent, i heard their is another coming !!!!!!!!

Watch | Cinema Palace Haarlem Closing Party

Thank you Club Tarantula for putting this awesome night together

Prinzhorn Dance School - Seed, Crop, Harvest

New Prinzhorn Dance School bomb 7", "Seed, Crop, Harvest" was released last year on DFA and their minimal lines of bass and drums are soooo adictive

Listen | Prinzhorn Dance School - Seed, Crop, Harvest

Get this track for free at the band Website

Friday 14 January 2011

R.I.P. Trish Keenan

Sad sad news, Broadcast frontwoman Trish Keenan died of pneumonia today.

Listen | Broadcast - America's Boy
Watch | Broadcast - Papercutz

Thursday 13 January 2011

The Shoes - Stay the Same

New music video for French Indie Electro duo The Shoes

Watch | The Shoes - Stay the Same

Portraits of American Firing Squads‏

Was listening to some of the stuff that i got on my email and found this rather funny name.
Portraits of American Firing Squads has a really odd name and i thought it was literally pics of firing squads, that would give a nice post for sure, but no, Family in the Armed Forces is the drone/ambient/experimental project of Brooklyn based Austyn Sullivan.
Best drones i heard in along time and as a reference the best way to explain it is going back to awesome drone project from New Orleans "Belong", same sort of vibe, its like swimming all the way down to the bottom of the ocean and listen to all sorts of magical sounds full of reverb and the waves crushing against the shore and the sounds that would come back all the way into the ocean, Austyn Sullivan drones are so rich that its not to far from being a tremendous shoegazer.

Listen to the fullness of Family in the Armed Forces

Tuesday 11 January 2011

Logical Progression 16th Anniversary at Melkweg Amsterdam

Hell Yeah !!!! gonna hang out with my Drum N Bass budies next friday on this mega party next friday in the Melkweg Amsterdam

Line Up: LTJ Bukem, Goldie, Fabio, Doc Scotte & MSC & D Virus, Conrad, Moose & Warren G

"From 1995 LTJ Bukem and the Logical movement have constantly pushed drum&bass into a new galaxy of sound, combining chilled atmospherics, sultry strings and crisp basslines. Logical Progression’s conception came from the passion and belief that a unique musical voice needed an uninhibited platform to express itself from.

On January 14th 2011, Melkweg Amsterdam is that platform, as LTJ Bukem returns for an installment of the infamous Logical Progression club night. During the mid nineties Melkweg was the first club in the Netherlands to host drum&bass nights, where young LTJ Bukem made his first appearance in 1996. Now almost 16 years later it is time to look back. The second overseas edition of Logical Progression offers a selection of celebrated DJs, all of whom have inspired or influenced LTJ Bukem himself, in a master class of drum&bass featuring the best music from 1994 till 1998. "

Monday 10 January 2011

Wild Nothing - Summer Holiday

Wild Nothing, is the solo-project Lo-Fi shoegaze influenced of Jack Tatum, Summer Holiday is taken from the debut album "Gemini" released in 2010

Watch | Wild Nothing - Summer Holiday

Hot Hot News !!!!!!!

I can now officially announce that Audiopleasures and the awesome "Clube Ferrovário" in Lisbon have established a partnership to bring Audiopleasures favorite bands and upcoming talented new bands to Lisbon.

If you would like to play on the Audiopleasures night just send me a email to
audiopleasures [at] hotmail [dot] com with Ferroviário on the subject

Clube Ferroviário used to be a meeting point for railway workers, but now it's one of Lisbon's most popular bars, a terrace with an amazing view over River Tagus and two different rooms for concerts and/or Dj Sets makes the historic building a must in the lisbon night

Sunday 9 January 2011

The Mystery of the Black Sapphire

The Mystery of the Black Sapphire fotoshoot with my friend Stephane Serra and dj partner Hank Disaster in the center of attentions, pictures by Amsterdam based photographer Myscha Oréo