Archive for the Acoustic Category

OFFSHOOTS YOOOO

Posted in Acoustic, Ambient, Club, Dance, Disco, Disco House, Dub Step, Electro, Electronica, Experimental on February 23, 2010 by megaphoneteeth

It has been to long since my words have come across this corner of the information super highway, but like my other compadres i have jumped on a new project. ELEPHANT SHOESSS is my new adventure. Much like the 317 crew this blog profiles for the most part electro with a few variations here and there. Come check me out if you feel the need, got some groovy tunes for everyone’s ears.

317 will be missed. The boys and I have had a great time running the site. The love of music is passed on through not only Aereal Noise, an other offshoot of 317 but also my new adventure Elephantshoesss. It is sad to see things go, but chapters concluded and eras end. The Elephant Crew is still in the opening stages of this blog so there are a few adjustments and considerations still needed to be made, but nonetheless some attention and traffic i am sure will get things moving fast. So enjoy lighting a fire under my ass with a little love for the former 317 readers.

ELEPHANTSHOESSS

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PLANTS AND ANIMALS AT OTTAWAU

Posted in Acoustic, Funk, Indie with tags on March 31, 2009 by megaphoneteeth
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I just wanted to through up a quick post to inform some Ottawa residents of a great show. 2 April, this Thursday Plants and Animals will be playing at OttawaU. Sorry about the short notice, I just found out myself. I have not heard of the other act Angela Desveaux. But I am checking her out as we speak.
I am shocked but exicted to hear about this … cant wait, hope to see you there. OttawaU is doing something I actually will enjoy.

Cover is $5 and the venue is Cafe Alt.

Plants and Animals – Faerie Dance

Plants and Animals – Feedback in the Field

Plants and Animals – Bye Bye Bye

Plants and Animals – Good Friend

time to celebrate!

Posted in Acoustic, Dance, Disco, Disco House, Electro, Experimental, Indie, Pop with tags , , , , on February 25, 2009 by adam

A lot has been accomplished over the last few days. We lengthened the show listings section on the right sidebar to cover most of the next couple months. If we have left anything out that you know of please let us know via comment or email. As for the content, the next couple months look pretty decent if you can pull yourself away from any obligations you may already have. Initial stuff that catches my attention is the April 9th/11th trio of MSTRKRFT, Crookers, & Steve Aoki set to hit Toronto/Montreal respectively. The Twelves come to Toronto March 26th. Calvin Harris is in town on the 27th, and if you can still get tickets check in on A-Trak in Toronto May 13th. Anyway I won’t spoil all the goods, check the listing for more and keep updated for new listings marked with an asterisk (*).

To keep the positive mood flowing it appears like I may actually survive this week. Somehow I have managed to stay atop everything, which is pretty sweet. So in part to celebrate the new addition to the site and the weekend on the horizon (hump day!), here’s a random tasty batch to check out. Keep the music flowing.

Adele – Hometown Glory (Chewy Choclate Cookies Remix)

Friendly Fires – Skeleton Boy (Air France Remix)

Tyson Alexanderic – Seduction

Curses! – The Deep End (Holy Ghost! Remix)

Music Comes From Outer Space

Posted in Acoustic, Disco House, Electro, Electronica, Funk, Soul with tags , , , on February 11, 2009 by megaphoneteeth

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I know it is a ways away but the Junior Boys are coming to Ottawa May 5, 2009. Excited to see these guys, but at the same time disappointed that Max Tundra isn’t touring with them. Anyways I have gotten some feedback about my use of IMEEM. I am torn but I must switch to another means of sharing. I had looked into “Castblogone” but Blogger doesn’t seem to support it. I like the idea of being able to stream music right off my post, but I guess I will have to make due. Alternatively, I have set up a means for you guys to simply download the track vs. just listening to them, hopefully that works out better for you guys. I am still in the process of finding a means to stream tracks right off the post but for now this is what is happening.

Anyways in response to the Junior Boys news I have made available a few tracks for your listening pleasure. There is a lot of tour dates in the upcoming months, and not to my surprise a number of Canadian shows. Coming right out of Hamilton, Ontario (ha) these guys rip it, simple. Just enjoy and have fun … hopefully you might be able to add something to your dance party mix or to a sloppy Friday night.

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Star – Sleep Tonight (Junior Boys Remix)

This first track is a compilation of two great bands, two different scenes and one great sound. Two great Canadian groups putting something together! This track has kind of a shadowy sound … slow, but not transparent … if glass had a sound … I think this might be it.

Junior Boys – Bits and Pieces

This track picks up the beat a little bit. Very nice track, a great representation of the Junior Boys. Can not wait to see these guys, hopefully a decent venue in Ottawa will pick them up and a party will be had.

Digging in my collection again today to find those long lost tracks, and look what I found. I want to through it back a little bit, to some still fresh hip hop and hit up a little Rakim. Just tossing back to a dope track, one that may have been forgotten over the years. Nothing to say about this one … just gold though. Have a listen and remember the good of days of hip hop.

Rakim – When I B on Tha Mic

Not going to talk you ear off this time around but I have another song I want share. The beauty of hypemachine has allowed me to come across Peter Hadar. Don’t know too much about the guy, just came across this track and thought I would share it on the Information Super Highway. Doing some quick research this guy is from New Jersey and is apparently a neosoul phnom. His record “Memories of the Heart apparently has a smooth blend of midtempo groove, so i have read. I personal have only heard this one track and I am down to hear some more. I am looking forward to finding this album and giving a full listen and really getting a feeling for this midtempo groove as it were.

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Peter Hadar – Sweet

Oh yea … ha, forgot about this one, introducing the beautiful and contagious PJ Harvey. This is a great track, a little off beat from what is regularly posted on this particular blog but I have no doubt in my mind that once you give this song a chance or two … you will not be disappointed. Harvey has been a major player in the “indie” scene for quite some time, just thought I would toss this one out there and see what response I get.

PJ

PJ Harvey – When Under Ether

It’s MONDAY! chill the fuck out.

Posted in Acoustic, Electro, Electronica, Funk, New Wave with tags on February 9, 2009 by adam

I have been confined to the computer for a good portion of the last 48 hours with upcoming deadlines on the horizon. But one benefit is while I was ‘working’ I introduced myself to Aether. This is the alias of Diego Chavez, a graphic designer and music producer representing San Antonio, TX. Chavez is a talented producer who combines hip hop and electro to create a signature sound that travels throughout his mixes. His music strays a little from what we’re used to on 317 electro but it’s well deserving. Chavez attributes his Hip Hop influence to the East Coast scene and previously made noise remixing Lykke Li’s “Little Bit.” He just released his solo album earlier this year entitled, “Artifacts.” Check out these two little dandies

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Aether – Orfeu Negro

Aether – Makeshift Sanctuary

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(art of Diego Chavez)

The track that immediately grabbed me was “Orfeu Negro”, and I have no true words to describe it but it’s… so chill, instantly relaxes me and in a way that i find comforting. Once I heard it I had to go searching for more and I found a track called “Makeshift Sanctuary.” It showcases the talented genre mashup that Chavez is capable of with mixing in with variants from both hip hop and electro. Anyway I hope you dig it, and if you want more follow the link right…. here!