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Having A Movie Moment With Jon Longhi: Halloween Roundup, Part 1

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, October 3, 2018 09:15pm | Post a Comment

By Jon Longhi

Welcome to a special Halloween themed Having A Movie Moment With Jon Longhi, where I review recent Blu-ray releases. Halloween is my favorite holiday of the year because that’s when we get a glut of horror and sci-fi releases. I’m actually going to do two columns this month just to try and catch up with all of them.

The Bloodthirsty Trilogy, Arrow Video:
It seems that even the most obscure and barely seen movies are getting nice Blu-ray releases these days The Bloodthirty Trilogybut not if you're a fan of Toho studios. Many of us grew up with their sci-fi and monster movies like Godzilla. Sadly, only a handful of these films have been released on Blu-ray in this country. There's a few of the Godzilla films out on Blu-ray but most of their other monster and sci-fi classics like Rodan, Mothra, War Of The Gargantuas, or The Mysterians have never gotten Blu-ray releases and the old DVD copies have been out of print for years. Evidently, the studio is hard to work with when it comes to international releases of their films and that is very sad for those of us who love their movies. This new set helps rectify that situation. Here you get three Toho horror classics in one nice little package. I've been obsessed with this genre of Toho's films since I was a child and have long known of these movies but never got a chance to see them till this new Arrow Video release came out.

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October Events at Amoeba SF & Berkeley

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, September 27, 2018 06:05pm | Post a Comment

October may be the spookiest month of the year (well, besides April...TAXES!) but it's also the most fun. Even if you don't plan on dressing up in costumes and demanding candy from neighbors, you can still party the whole month through with Amoeba SF and Amoeba Berkeley. We've got enough live in-store shows, listening parties (including one for the Halloween soundtrack!), and hair-raising sales to keep things festive. And don't forget that October is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month and our stores will have the special pink logo Amoeba shirts on sale for just $12.99 all month. Proceeds will benefit the Bay Area Cancer Connections.

New 12"s @ Amoeba Hollywood 5/18 Mix Mup, Kassem Mosse, Special Request, Wbeeza, RTX, October, Alex Israel, Jimmy Edgar & more

Posted by Oliver / Matt / Jordan, May 17, 2012 12:38pm | Post a Comment
Mix Mup
Drive-By 12”
Mikrodisko

With his latest release “drive-by” mix mup suspends the principle of causal relation. Together we travel down a road that has lost its destination. the road becomes the actual reason for our motion. Past connecting elements we cruise from one possible interpretation to the next: a view from a car. Mix Mup offers us a plot on the way from A to B, which could be a piece of a secret, perhaps even a great story. in order to decide on this, we must lose ourselves first. lose ourselves in disorder and early sorrow.

Purchase Drive By here:




Special Request
Deflowered 12”
Special Request

Second in a series of releases based on capturing the energy and culture of UK pirate radio but going way beyond that as the project unwinds. Limited press. The eagle-eyed amongst you may have spotted which celebrated producer is behind this excellent, killer two-tracker - he has had releases out on Planet E, Hot Flush and Phonica too! From the first highly coverted 12", "Lolita" makes a return here, but in 'Warehouse Dub' form (rather than the Warehouse Mix off the first EP - very mysterious). Luckily its a complete re-hash of the track, adding layer upon layer of jungle percussion, half-tempo breaks and twisting the original riff around a mulitude of filters and distortion units. A ridiculously long arrangement unfolds slowly and with purpose, totally sucking the dancefloor into its buzzing plasma ball of electricity. Like a super nova bursting into a black hole right before our ears. New track, "Deflowered" is tweaked here by the in-demand Kassem Mosse and joined by Mix Mup. Mosse is fast becoming synonymous with the slo-mo-techno sound along with Vakula and Juju & Jordash. Sinking the BPMs below the 125 minimum standard of yesterday, These new smacked-out techno cuts will find favour amongst hardened cosmic heads and Detroit beatdown lovers alike and this particular offering is no exception. Unique drum sounds and machine-code rhythms converge on clattering sonic bursts and a rabid energy.

Purchase Deflowered here:




Wbeeza
Peckham Fly / Billy Green Is 12”
Third Ear

Two more live jams mixed canned and pressed. Wbeeza has been hassled wherever he goes to release these. First limited pressing comes in silver glitter disco bag.

Purchase Peckham Fly / Billy Green Is here:









RTX
Untitled 12”
Deeply Rooted House

A brand new 12'' filled with some very introspective and deep tracks, of what we consider simply pure & honest house music! With a slight techno feel that is... By the mysterious French producer 'RTX' Sweet!

Purchase RTX Untitled here:





Jonsson/Alter
Mod Mixes 12”
Kontra Musik

Finally the remixes of the celebrated Jonsson/Alter Mod album is here – featuring no less than Minilogue, Donato Dozzy and Dorisburg (half of Swedish duo Genius Of Time). My God, that took some time. But no harm is done. All remixes has some kind uplifting and sunny trance mode to them, so as it turns out, this is actually the prefect spring release. Inhale… Exhale… Minilogue starts out with the track Kyrka 2.0 and ads both speed and length. Donato takes on the track Acapellan and does everything right. Keeping the beautiful vocals of the original, Donato adds bass line and new drums. The EP closes with another Swedish contribution. Alexander Berg aka Dorisburg from duo Genius Of Time reworks Djup House, and does it well. A solid bass line keeps us grounded to the dance floor while dreamy melodies and harmonies gently lift our serotonin levels. Enjoy!

Purchase Mod Mixes here:



October
Planets Of Minds 12”
Tanstaafl

After the success of the first release, Tanstaafl returns for their second wax adventure, this time with the musical renegade Dj October at the helm. October has entered a new phase of production for the TANSTAAFL series and has focused himself firmly on a reduced, stripped and effective formula for the floor. His productions are heavy, smoked out narcoleptic dub infused journey's, and his latest 12 offers more or less of the same opaque vibe but with his sights firmly set on the floor, with one foot in the past and the other in the future - drawing from his usual Detroit, NYC and Chicago influences. So we kick off 2012 with a future classic, 'Singularity Jump', which douses you in synthesized Saxophone hooks, chopped vocal samples and a meaty Juno Hip-House inspired bass-line. 'Planet Of Minds' is more of a inner space affair very much inspired by acid and dub. Successfully combining the two, October injects more of an airy feel into the mix and delivers a moody cosmic acid jam that will not fail your dancing feet or tripped-out mind. Definitely one for the later hours... This is going to be an anthem, hands down, so get it before it's gone for good.

Purchase Planet of Minds here:


Jimmy Edgar
Majenta DLP
Hotflush

After a two-year break, Detroit producer and wayward star-child Jimmy Edgar debuts on Scuba’s Hotflush Recordings armed with an album full of futuristic sleaze. Known for his unique take on jacking house and electro funk, he’s recently been splitting his time between the US and Berlin, exploring transcendental meditation and the boundaries of the non-physical. This offering is an extension of that journey, bringing eleven tracks of erotic robo-pop to the table. Titled Majenta, this LP is a departure from his past sound, marking a shift in his own ever-expanding consciousness, as well as another exciting chapter of his musical career. Each track is an aural manifesto, giving well-deserved nods to his varied musical influences. Close encounters with Detroit legends Derrick May and Juan Atkins, Jimmy’s 2004 signing to Warp Records, and his early exposure to Kraftwerk have all acted as lynchpins in the cultivation of his sound. With a number of releases on Glasstable, Semantica, Nonplus and long player releases on both Warp and !K7, Majenta reflects Jimmy’s evolution as both artist and child of the cosmos. According to Edgar, the making of the album was steeped in countless synchronicities, continuously reminding him he was on the right path. In contrast with his last LP, XXX, for !K7, which took five years to make, Majenta is more raw, more spontaneous and in his words, “more futuristic … than my other music, which played a lot with retro, especially R&B.” From the outset, Jimmy’s flexing his Kraftwerkian muscle, with vocoder complimenting his own unadulterated voice and ‘80s synthlines bubbling away alongside jazz-funk keyboard riffs. From the raunchy and sexually explicit ‘Take Me on a Sex Drive’ (“windows down, legs up high”) to the low-lit, hypnotic feel of ‘Attempt to Make it Last’, to the UK garage rhythms of ‘Let Yrself Be’, to the Kiss-era Prince vibe of ‘I Need Your Control’, it’s clear that the postmodern is Edgar’s domain. The Frampton-esque vocals of ‘In Deep’ close out the LP and further cement his enviable place in the intergalactic community. Spring/Summer 2012 will see Jimmy playing a number of live shows across Europe and the US in support of Majenta (including major festivals such as Glade, UK), as well as his continued exploration into the world of LEDs and synchronized light technology.

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Alex Israel
Front Butt 12"
Creme Organization

Alex Israel, Chicago's own overlord of deranged deep house comes to Creme with a rip-roaring four tracker in said style. Lush pads meander over swampy bass lines and drum patterns that wash over you like a sweet Monsoon. Hard to imagine it was conceived in the Windy City, but we guess the allure of the unattainable is a potent one.

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New 12" Electronic Releases at Amoeba Hollywood - 08/28/09

Posted by Oliver / Matt / Jordan, August 24, 2009 03:13pm | Post a Comment
 

New Electro/Techno 12"s Coming This Weekend:

Dorian Concept
TRILINGUAL DANCE... 12"
AFF003

Two club bangers from the Austrian producer. Sounds like "DC microwaved his MicroKorg" on the bumpy, electronic A-side. B/w "TROPICAL HANDS" which has similar Detroit styled synths mixed with glitchy efx but at a more laidback down tempo.



Rob Glennon
NIGHT FREAKS REMIXED 12"
DB3014T 

Here we see techno maestro ORLANDO VOORN and London's PAUL MAC (STIMULUS) tweak out "BASS SHIFTER," whilst the original version of "RATIO" appears alongside the devastating remix by THE PARALLEL. Already charted by DAVE CLARKE, DETROIT GRAND PUBAS, CHYMERA, and more.


Hanzo Steel KILL BILL MIXES VOL. 1 LP HANZOSTEELLP

Hanzo Steel 
KILL BILL MIXES VOL. 2 LP HANZOSTEELLP2 

7 Samurai 
FAVELA GYAL W/MC COPPA 7" PCR049

Boy 8-Bit 
BALTIC PINE EP 12" THISIM016

Doves 
COMPULSION-ANDREW WEATHERALL 12" HVN19212P3

Doves 
JETSTREAM-LINDSTROM REMIX HVN19212P2

Doves 
JETSTREAM-SASHA REMIXES 12" HVN19212P1

Fulgeance 
SMARTBANGING-J.EDGAR RMX 12" HAND12004

Kazey & Bulldog 
RIDIN' HIGH VOL.1 12" DTS010

Laura Vane 
ROOF OFF-DIESLER REMIX 12" UNIQ164

Lee Coombs & Uberzone 
RIGHT NOW 12" LOT49048

Lily Allen
 22 (PIC DISC) 7" REG154

Matt White 
BEAT THE HEAT 12" RI001

Miike Snow 
ANIMAL REMIXES-CROOKERS 12" 88697565531

Mono-poly 
THE GEORGE MACHINE EP 12" FACES1201 

Pollyester 
ROUND CLOCKS EP 12" PERMVAC036

Siriusmo 
THE UNINVITED GUEST 12" MONKEYTOWN001  

Time & Space Machine 
VOLUME ONE LP 5D001

Various 
MY CREW BE UNRULY (ORANGE) LP FHZ017LP  
 


New House/Disco 12"s Coming This Weekend:
spectral empire
Spectral Empire
BLACK SHARK 12"
TINAE014 

"BLACK SHARK" showcases a more driving, insistent disco feel, with the hit "INNERFEARENCE" surfacing on the b-side remixed by French deep house stars CHATEAU FLIGHT. Also has a SPECTRAL ASSAULT remix of "KM-50." Plays from AEROPLANE, JD TWITCH (OPTIMO) & more.    


Nadastrom
THE SAVED EP 12"
DSD024

We've got our hands on a limited amount of upfront copies of this rip roaring, club ready EP of future sample house, fidget, and pure craziness. NADASTROM offers up "SAVE US," "SQUAREZ," and "GHETTO PASS."


Fake Blood FIX YOUR ACCENT EP 12" CHEAP012X

Masirah 
FIND A WAY 12" FM015

Various 
BALTIC SOUL WEEKENDER VOL. 2 LP UNIQ162

Various 
HIBERNATION ALBUM SAMPLER EP 12" BFK041

Various 
SUNSETSPLIT EP 12" SUN03

Another Chance 
I CAN'T WAIT 12" PH40

Beyonce 
EGO & HUMAN (REDSOUL MIXES) 12" KILLBEY001

Cosmic Boogie
 ASHLEY BEEDLE EDITS 12" CB02

DaM Edits 
VOLUME 1 (EDDIE KENDRICKS) 12" DAM001

Dimi Angelis 
OUR LIFE WITH THE WAVE 12" SMALLVILLE14

Fernando 
SCARECROWS EP-I.RUDIMAN RMX 12" REDUX009

Freestyle Man 
VIBIN EP 12" HC014

Hugo Van Dyck 
GIVE ME LOVE A TRY 12" DISQUE001

Jackson Conspiracy 
DIRTY FREEK MIXES 12" DF02

Mark Du Mosch 
DREAMS EP 12" LDR003

Nathan Haines 
RIGHT NOW FANATIX RMX 12" FSR076

Night Plane 
CHINESE SHADOWS 12" TINAE021

Roska 
TWC EP 12" MR007

Slam 
ONE NOTE SAMBA 12" PARAGRAPH003

Solotempo 
CHAMBER 12" SM031EP011  

Solotempo 
NEW EARS 12" SM030EP010

TJ Kong 
COMPOST BLACK LABEL #51 12" COMP327

Tribute Edits 
#1-WE LOVE MONDAYS 12" TRIBUTE01

Various 
TIMELESS CHICAGO EP 12" SYNAPSIS003

Wah-Chu-Ku 
T TIMES TOO EP 12" DPC026  

 

New Dubstep/Jungle 12"s Coming This Weekend:
contagious chimpo lock off vip
Chimpo
LOCK OFF VIP 12"
CON024

The VIP version that SKREAM has been hammering of late, this is some old skool rave madness shoved through a dubstep meat grinder, while "LIKE NO OTHER" is a plodding barge of bass action with layers of FX and vocal snippets heaped on top.  



noah d hypnotic elements ep
Noah D
HYPNOTIC ELEMENTS EP D12"
SUBWAY011EP 

A 5-track doublepack of some of the best dubstep sounds around at the moment, including the already huge anthem "SEEERIOUSNESSS," the sensual and exotic beauty of "GOT U NOW" and "VIBRATIONZ," and a VIP mix of his classic cut w"UNKNOWN SUSPECT" with NO THING. Dope sh*t!    

Bad Company TORPEDO RUSKO REMIX 12" RUSKO100

Example 
WATCH THE SUN COME UP REMIX 12" DATA221P2

Hatcha vs Lost 
CLASS A 12" AR024

Instra:mental 
WATCHING YOU 12" NONPLUS002

Little Boots 
REMEDY (RUSKO REMIX) 12" 679L167T

Matty G 
ROCK LIKE THIS 12" ARG025

October 
ELEPHANTS 12" IME013

Rustie 
BAD SCIENCE EP 12" WB006