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Mansions On The Moon Live In Stereo

Posted by Smiles Davis, November 16, 2010 10:20pm | Post a Comment

So, remember I did a post on Mansions On The Moon a few back? You know, the cool new kids on the block like everyone's into. Well looks like they'll be playing live at the Harvelle's in Santa Monica on December 2 for "The Koffee House Sessions: Industry Showcase Series." Sounds cool. You should go. I'll be there with my moon boots on. Just kidding.

If you have your heart set on going, purchase your tickets in advance cause there's a pretty good chance it will sell out. Here's how it works:

Mansions On The Moon LIVE: Limited amount of FANCLUB tickets available for MOTM Santa Monica Show on Dec 2. 

Once the allotted amount are sold, tickets will be available on a first come basis at the door night of show. 
Tickets available here

Harvelle's
$10 or $7 w/flyer
1432 4th Street
Santa Monica 90401

See ya at the show. Till next time, chew the corners off.

Get Off Farmville and Go Get Cee-Lo's Lady Killer

Posted by Smiles Davis, November 9, 2010 07:10pm | Post a Comment

Tuesday is always album release day. Today, however, is an exceptionally exciting release day. Cee-Lo Green’s new album Lady Killer hit shelves this morning. There were quite a few highly anticipated albums this year; Lady Killer is one of many, and Erykah Badu was another; Yeasayer, Onra, Theophilus London all hit the spot too. Come to think, it’s time for a top 10 albums so far list, but I digress, we’ll save that for another post. Let's focus on this gem with production by Salaam Remi, ELEMENT, The Smeezingtons, Fraser T. Smith, Paul Epworth, and Jack Splash. I might be a little biased cause Cee-Lo is so tight, but this may very well turn out to be the best album of 2010. Haven’t heard the whole thing yet, but like I said, may be a little biased. Mr Green dropped a little birdie on us last month and the world went nuts for it. Then some chick with a Ukulele covered it and stirred the pot once more over before the Eagle even landed. Now here it sits in all its glory waiting patiently just for you. The sooner you get it the better. Then you'll be sure to avoid those awkward moments when all your friends, peers and co-workers won't stop talking about it while you sit timidly twiddling your thumbs without making a peep. Can we spell i-m-p-e-r-a-t-i-v-e? You must move fast, like trying to catch the ice-cream truck man before he turns the block fast. Btw, I caught a snippet of “Please,” the track on the album that features Selah Sue -- it’s AMAAAZINNNNNG! Enjoy this teaser. Then run to Amoeba, get the album and wish us a Happy Birthday!

Raggamuffin Selah Sue

Posted by Smiles Davis, November 3, 2010 12:41pm | Post a Comment

There is something spellbinding about good music, that’s undisputable. Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding, James Brown, Nina Simone, they are all very different in their own right but the common denominator, aside from pure genius, is undeniable luminescence. Die-hard fans would give their first born to see musicians such as the ones aforementioned live. Today they’d just be considered “groupies.” I have a hunch that’s because to a certain degree most modern day music in general has been watered down, therefore fans and the people that follow the work of such artists tend to be diluted, or for lack of better words, not that smart. So often I feel as if I were born in the wrong era for music. There’s just so much crap to decipher these days that we don’t always have the opportunity to come face to face with that caliber of artistry. I do believe they exist and many times go without proper recognition. Then again, that sort of genius often comes with an innate desire to uphold anonymity. Where the hell is all the out of this world talent?

I decamped the proverbial fish bowl and stumbled upon some authentic shit the other day. A little Belgian belle by the name of Selah Sue came blaring through my speakers yesterday morning, stopped me dead in my tracks and made the hair on the back of my neck stand attention like a Queen’s guard. Then for about 72hrs straight I proceeded to play all her tracks in succession, one after the other, concurrently driving my husband into oblivion. It’s affirmative: Selah Sue is good music. 10-4, Roger that! She makes me want to rejoice. Damn, it’s good. Sue performs these dreamy, acoustic, Reggae- Soul sets that make you wanna go home to your lover or make you wish you had a lover.

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Diplo + Benzi Present Mansions On The Moon

Posted by Smiles Davis, November 1, 2010 12:58pm | Post a Comment


Mansions on the Moon
, the new kids on the block. Literally! So fresh, so new I could hardly find any verbiage on them. But isn’t that how we like it? We music aficionados like to discover “virgin music,” untapped territory, music we can put our friends up on. That’s when digging becomes most rewarding, when you can share with friends who aren’t yet up on shit yet.

What Iittle I can tell you about Mansions on the Moon is they're an Echo Park formed trio; they sort of defy categorization, but if I had to pick one, I'd put a check in the "all above" box. Let's just say Mansions On the Moon is ridiculously awesome, a group your girlfriend will be into and her girlfriends and all their friends friends. So get hip, otherwise you’ll be left outta the loop, and the loop is so in right now. Watch this seed grow; Mansions on the Moon will one day be EPIC!

One fellow DJ who seems to have a tiny investment in this whole seed growing process is Diplo. He, along with Benzi, present this highly anticipated mixtape.They teamed up with some cool friends like N.E.R.D., Willy Joy and Xaphoon Jones (Chiddy Bang) to create pure goodness. Paradise Falls is their little bundle of joy, definitely worth a listen or two…or possibly 3. My personal favorite standout track is "Glimpse of The Future" with Xaphoon Jones. Melodically it reminds me of Sleigh Bells' "Rill Rill," which samples "Can You Get to That" from Funkadelic's Maggot Brain album, which I had on repeat all summer long. Peep this and look out for more things to come from Mansions on the Moon, including a debut album in 2011.

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Stones Throw Presents: 10-10-10

Posted by Smiles Davis, October 10, 2010 01:23am | Post a Comment

A friend was kind enough to drop this little birdie in my inbox, a little late, but whateves, I'll take it. Besides, how could I forget? Stones Throw's annual celebration 10-10-10! Happens every year, on the same date. Not exactly rocket science.

Later this afternoon, for ten hours straight ten djs will spin all 45s in the 10-10-10 marathon party. To all you ilovers, your shazam won't work in their arena. Trust me, the collective record collection of the players on this list is massive...Amoeba massive. Come out, let loose, and enjoy some of the grooviest $*it you've never heard.

And those DJs are: Baron Zen, Dâm-Funk, Danny Holloway, J Rocc, Madlib, Mahssa, Mayer Hawthorne, Peanut Butter Wolf, Prince Paul, and Rhettmatic. As Pitchfork put it, if you make it through the entire party without leaving, you're a champ.

4pm-2am
740 S Broadway
Downtown LA, CA 90019

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