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New 12" Electronic Releases at Amoeba Hollywood - 06/20/09

Posted by Oliver / Matt / Jordan, June 15, 2009 04:21pm | Post a Comment
 

New Electro/Techno 12"s Coming this Weekend:

Black Meteoric Star 
DEATH TUNNEL 12" DFA2200

Latest project by longtime DFA alumni GAVIN RUSSOM, inspired by Euro-disco, wonky early electronic body music and global psychedelic rock. "DEATH TUNNEL" is a hot club cut just waiting to be unleashed, while the flip "WORLD EATER" is a more mid-tempo groover with a strong EBM lean.

Sven Weisemann SHOVE EP 12" ARTLESS2193 

This 6 track EP is a mixture of deep electronic journeys of dub and tech, with a surprising chunky IDM mover (peep track 5) that comes out of nowhere into the forefront. SVEN never disappoints with his keen ear for digital landscapes and fresh musical concepts.

Amy Winehouse THE SKA COVERS EP 7" AMY7001

Andy Votel ALL TEN FINGERS LP TNXLLP153

Bob Marley FORT KNOX FIVE REMIXES 7" FKX011 

Fort Knox Five Set 000-009 + 017 10X12" FKXBOX0TO9

Lily Allen THE SKA EP 7" LILY7001

Nightmares On Wax WAX ON RECORDS V2 12" WAX12007

DJ Cam's Bouncer Crew SMOKESUM EP 12" KIFHH111

Detachments FLOWERS THAT FELL RMXS 12" TINAE018

Emperor Machine SPACE BEYOND THE EGG DLP DC92LP  

Otto Von Schirach BASS LOW 12" BASSHEAD002

Pet Shop Boys DID YOU SEE ME COMING 12" 12R6772

Purple Brain 3 TRACK EP 7" + MIX CD RVNGMX7SEVEN   

Tombee GODFATHERS 7" JTP018

Pheek & Stefny JAPAN EXCURSION JOINT 12” ARCHPL017

Dj Bone SECOND ENCOUNTER 12” BE002

Unknown Artist TRAVERSABLE WORMHOLE VOL. 2 12” TW02

Orphx Division SURGEON & SUBSTANCE 12” SG0936


New House/Disco 12"s Coming this Weekend:

Claude Vonstroke
AUNDY EP 12" DBIRD023

"AUNDY" is a deep track that pays homage to the 90s drum and bass sound of people like LTJ BUKEM. "STORM ON LAKE ST. CLAIRE" is a vibing summer house track, lying between moody house & big room thunder. The feedback is HUGE! APPLEBLIM, CHARLES WEBSTER, DIGWEED, SINDEN all love it.

Reggie Dokes 
CHICAGO PIMP 12" CLSS01

New CLONE LOFT SERIES sees REGGIE drop a dirty house track for peak-time use with "CHICAGO PIMP." On the flip is the fierce "I WEAR THE MASK," with a jumpy beat, staccato keys, balanced bassline, and high emotion that will get em on the floor.

Cabin Fever CABIN FEVER TRACKS VOL.6 12" RKDS007

Cabin Fever CABIN FEVER TRACKS VOL.3 12" RKDS004

Cecilia Stalin AFRO BLUE REMIXES 12" AJABU12004

Joshua Heath DIRTY THIRTY EP 12" DRM064

Inland Knights BAD MAN EP 12" DRM058

Manuel Tur GOLDEN COMPLEXION REMIX 12" FR122 

Manuel Tur ACORADO 12" FR088

Various TRIBE SESSION SAMPLER ONE 12" TRIBEEP001

Basement Jaxx BEST OF VOL.2 EP 12" BOBJ002

Basement Jaxx FLYLIFE (TAYO MIX) 12" JAXX032

Basement Jaxx PLANET 1 YELLOW VINYL 12" JAXL014

Basement Jaxx PLANET 2 RED VINYL 12" JAXL015

Basement Jaxx RAINDROPS 12" XLT444 

Elitechnique MUNICH EMOTIONS 12" CLSS02

Evan Baggs CHOKE CHAIN-RIVA STARR 12" FRANKIE045

James Teej SPENDING LIFE 12" REB027

Loose Shus THREESOME TAURUS 12" SEED030

Magistrates HEARTBREAK REMIXES 12" XLT432

Mano Le Tough WARHORN EP 12" INT008

Mike Rez SECOND SIGHT EP 12" DEVR005

Mina Jackson PRAY-MIKE DUNN REMIX 12" CCS01

Salvatore & Volta WILD BEACH 12" LIEBE028

Silhouette Brown SPREAD THAT-BRUNO E 12" ETHV002

Unknown THE ANSWER & TIMELESS SIGNS 12" UPS002

Various LIVE & DIRECT IBIZA 09-DAY 12" 12C2LD009

Dj Slip AVAILABLE LIGHT 12” THEMA017

Dj Sneak BACK IN THE BOX VOL. 5 12” BITBLP04E

Kerri Chandler ATMOSPHERE EP 12” SHL1004

Lil’ Louis CLUB LONELY 12” CL455

Louie Vega THOUSAND FINGERED MAN 12” VR009

Louie Vega HOUSE OF RHUMBSTEEL CONGO 12” VR010

Louie Vega AFRICA (ISOLEE REMIX) 12” VR011

Mr. V MISS PATTY DA BUMP 12” VR029

Mr. V DA BUMP (AME REMIXES) 12” VR038

Mr. V 
WELCOME 12” VR414    


New Dubstep/Jungle 12"s Coming this Weekend:

Bounty Kill 
TELL DEM (DUBSTEP RMX) 12" CTRLV

A boombastic dubstep remix of "TELL DEM" by dancehall legend BOUNTY KILLA & EINSTEIN is matched on the flip by a more laidback dubstep remix of "CAN'T BE MY LOVER" by JOHN LEGEND & BUJU BANTON. Very limited stock!

D Bridge 
WONDER WHERE 12" NONPLUS001

This haunting track that skirts the frontier between dubstep and D&B is quickly becoming an anthem, with SKREAM closing his sets with it & BURIAL seeing fit to include it on his upcomong "DJ KICKS" mix. On the flip is the similarly genre-bending "NO FUTURE" by INSTRA:MENTAL.

Frohlocker HIPBRASS 12" GALOPP003

Bootleggers PAPER PLANES 12" BLAG002

Current Value & Rodell SPARSE LAND 12" SUBT006

Jus Wan SUBMERSIVE (SCUBA VERSION) 12" NL003

Lion Dub HEARTBROKEN (NOAH D RMX) 12" EAR010

Liquid LIQUID IS LIQUID 12" TVZ005

Sarantis MORE THAN MONEY-STARKEY RMX 12" SENSELESS009

Truth TERROR PLANET 12" LAB006

Elli et Jacno... et Lio. Les electro-ye-yes

Posted by Eric Brightwell, April 6, 2009 09:13pm | Post a Comment
Denis Quillard (born in 1957) came from an eccentric but distinguished family in Champagne. A chainsmoking fan of Gauloises, he was known to some as "Jacno," after Marcel Jacno, the illustrator who designed the cigarette manufacturer's logo. Jacno had learned to play flute at a religious school in Margency, Notre-Dame-de-Bury. As a child his musical heroes had been Chopin, Mozart and Satie, but as a young teenager, he gravitated toward The Who and The Rolling Stones. At fourteen, he took a job as a messenger boy, enabling him to buy a guitar. He also grew increasingly rebellious, experimenting with drugs, engaging in petty theft, and being expelled from a succession of schools. In 1973, he formed a short-lived band called Bloodsuckers.

Elli Medeiros was born January 18, 1956 in Montevideo, Uruguay. Her mother, Mirtha Medeiros, was an actress, and as a child, Elli also appeared in Uruguayan film, stage and TV productions. In the early '70s, along with her mother and her stepfather, she moved to Paris. The following year, at a protest, Elli and Jacno crossed paths. Soon, the two began dating and plotted a musical career.

   

In 1976, Elli and Jacno (joined by Bruno Carone, Albin Dériat and Hervé Zénouda) formed Les Stinky Toys in Rennes, Brittany. They played their first gig as Les Stinky Toys on the fourth of July, 1976. Les Stinky Toys quickly garnered a reputation as a willing and fairly able band who played several notable performances, including at London's 100 Club alongside The Buzzcocks, The Clash, The Damned, The Sex Pistols and Siouxsie & the Banshees. That came about after Malcolm McLaren discovered the band at a boutique in Les Halles. The notoriously hype-loving Melody Maker featured them on their cover. Conversely, the notoriously bitchy Trouser Press described them as "uninspired sub-Rolling Stones rock'n'boogie with terrible vocals by Elli Medeiros." In March of 1977, they played with Generation X, The Jam and The Police at Le Palais des Glaces. Soon after, they signed with Polydor and released their debut single, "Boozy Creed," followed by an album, Plastic Faces.

Stinky Toys - "Plastic Faces" 1977
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That same year, Kraftwerk went on a press tour by train to promote Trans-Europa Express and the notorious gatecrasher, Jacno, met them. The meeting seemed to have a profound effect on him, and his musical course began to change not long after. After being dropped by their label, Stinky Toys signed with Vogue. Their second album (sometimes known as La jeune) sold poorly, despite being an improvement. A gig at Le Palais des Arts was crashed by the Hell's Angels, who started a fight, leaving one fan dead. The band parted ways.

JACNO - "Rectangle" 1980
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Jacno's next work was a minimalist electropop EP, Rectangle (1979-Celluloïd). Far ahead of its time, it was turned down by many labels. Today it sounds like the missing link between Kraftwerk and Novelty Rock-era Denim. A writer for Cahiers du cinéma, Olivier Assayas (well-known now as the director of Irma Vep), had used Jacno's music in his film, Copyright, and subsequently made a music video called Rectangle: Deux chansons de Jacno (1980). Radio station Europe 1 picked up the song "Rectangle" for its theme music and it reached number one in several countries and was even used in a Nesquick ad.


1980 - Nesquick
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One song off of Rectangle, "Anne cherchait l'amour," featured Elli singing on the otherwise instrumental record. In 1980, they reteamed with the vision of updating the yé-yés of the '60s for the electropop era. Elli and Jacno's debut, Tout va sauter did well, buoyed by the success of "Main dans la main" and "L'age atomique."


The previous year, a Portuguese-cum-Belgian singer, Wanda Maria Ribeiro Furtado Tavares de Vasconcelos, taking the stage name and persona Lio (from Jean-Claude Forest's comic character from Barbarella) and aspring to combine her love of Blondie, Kraftwerk and Motown, teamed with Telex's Marc Moulin and scored a million-selling hit with "Le banana split," a thinly-veiled ode to fellatio. Having much in common with Ellie et Jacno, she approached them about collaborating and they gave her "Amoureux solitaires" which sold several million copies. Over the next few years, Lio and Elli et Jacno's updated yé-yé produced several musical gems.



Lio - "Amoureux Solitaires" (1981)
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Elli et Jacno - "Oh la la" 1982
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Elli et Jacno - "Le telephone" 1982
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Jacno ended up working mostly over the following years as a producer. In 1982, Elli et Jacno had a baby, Calypso, and released Boomerang before ending both their personal partnership. After creating the score for Eric Rohmer's Les nuits de la pleine lune in 1984, the two dissolved their musical partnership as well.
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Jacno has released the solo works T'es loin, T'es près (1989), Faux témoin (1995) and French paradoxe (2002). Lio went on to work with the Sparks and embarked on an acting career, appearing several times in the films of noted cinematic pioneer Chantal Ackerman. Elli Medeiros has released the tropical-flavored Bom bom (1987) and the bilingual EM (2005), in addition to working steadily as an actress since the '90s.

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