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New "What's In My Bag?" Episode with Justice and Busy P

Posted by Amoebite, August 1, 2017 11:50am | Post a Comment

Justic and Busy P What's In My Bag? Amoeba Music

"You can't go wrong when you hang out with Beavis and Butt-Head," Busy P tells us sitting in the Amoeba Hollywood green room. The DJ, producer, and label head is talking about the lineup of bands featured on the soundtrack to the animated duo's 1996 cult movie, Beavis and Butt-Head Do America, which includes White Zombie, Red Hot Chili Peppers, LL Cool J, and Rancid. Busy P and French electronic duo Justice visited us recently to share their finds in this "What's In My Bag?" episode. As you would imagine, the trio picked up some pretty interesting records, indeed.

Formed in 2003, French duo Justice rose to prominence off the strength of their 2007 debut LP, Cross, after attracting attention early on for their remix of the Simian track "Never Be Alone." The pair received two Grammy nominations related to Cross: one for Best Dance Recording (for the single "D.A.N.C.E.") Justice Womanand one for Best Electronic/Dance Album. Their sophomore LP, Audio, Video, Disco was a departure for the band, which they described as "daytime music." Their latest release is 2016's Woman, another upbeat disco/funk/house hybrid. LA fans can see Justice perform a special DJ set this Saturday, August 5th at the HARD Summer Music Festival.

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New Albums Coming from Yeasayer and Bloc Party

Posted by Rachael McGovern, July 18, 2012 05:07pm | Post a Comment
YeasayerYeasayer's third album, Fragrant World, is being released August 21 on Secretly Canadian. On Fragrant World, the band continues to embrace electronic instruments and effects, with hardly any guitar presence. In many ways, it's a progression from the sound of their sophomore album Odd Blood, an album I much prefer over their debut, All Hour Cymbals (as fellow Amoeblogger Billy Gil mentioned in his recent post).

Chris Keating, Ira Wolf-Tuton and Anand Wilder recorded Fragrant World in Brooklyn, (side note: for some reason I have it in my mind that Yeasayer is an Australian band and have to constantly remind myself that they are, in fact, New Yorkers). Keating recently told Under the Radar that he was listening to a lot of R&B while working on the album and "wanted to make a record that was legitimately, to use a bad word, funky." That is music to my booty-shaking ears. He also went on to describe it as "Sci-fi Pam Grier music," which made my booty stop shaking and instead looked a tad quizzical. But my booty and I will hold out final judgment until we can listen to the entire album. So far I've only heard "Henrietta," which Amoeba.com offers as a free download (get it here), and "Longevity" (video below), but I love both of those tracks already. And I can kind of see what he meant with the Sci-fi Pam Grier comparison.

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