Sick, Sad World is a Oakland based party, with resident djs Neto187, Spaceghost, GuMMybeAR and BobbyPeruu, that has been going on for close a year. The party has been cursed with problems but has been reincarnated at various dive bars, clubs and warehouses. The past few have been held at RECCENTER studios and throughout the past year we have made plenty of new friends and we are proud to announce that we have used our talent pool to create our first single of our new summer mixtape featuring Antwon and Safe with production from FaTees. This is a summery jam that will get you excited for the upcoming months of sunshine.
Also made with the help of of the Sick, Sad World community we were able to produce the second Episode of Sad Banana that features RECCENTER engineer/studio manager Lucas Noah, Antwon, and DJ Bad Slorp. With camera work by Jessy Jamboree, Zach Romero and Mike Melero.
Bicep, the fresh dj duo from Belfast, recently put out an awesome new 12″ called “$tripper.” The record contains the title track on the A side while the B side contains a sleazy boogie-disco edit by a mysterious “Unknown” artist. Anyway the record is must have for any record collection. You gotta love those 90′s Jersey house vibes on the late-nite tip….
Almost been a year since our last blog transmission, and we’ve missed u. So let’s try and pick up where we left off by jumping right back into the swing of things. “gridlock’d” is my latest mix which aims to rouse the senses through infectious choice cuts. Lately my days have been full of repetitive daily commutes which act as both a test of my patience as well as a refuge for me to indulge my music listening addiction. So i put together this mix to nibble on during those times when a musical escape is needed. “gridlock’d” melts together numerous electronic genres like electro, deep house, Detroit techno, and microhouse to create a 30-minute ramble through electronic boogie.
Over the past few months updating this blog has not been a top priority for either of us. I’ve made a few mixes that should of been posted here a while ago if I was in the mood to describe the feelings that these mixes will bring you…I still am not in the mood but I’m just doing this to fill my need to put out content on a daily basis.
The First of the 2 mixes is called Culture Clash and it was an eclectic mix of world musc and a dash garage rock gems, that lead into a more disco/funk boogie section at the end. I did this mix when I was putting together this party in San Francisco and was feeling advantageous at time and was going to make a limited edition zine and hand screen print all the covers of the cds myself. The show came and went and all I got is a mix I hardly shared. But here it is for you now…
The Second is called Swervin’ and it is my usual blend of bass music, rnb re-edits, and uptempo dance jams. Let me not bore you with details and let the music speak for itself. I’ve been writing all day and not really in the mood to write anymore about why I chose these songs or even want to lay out the track listing.
BOOGIE DOWN. FUCK DETAILS.
Also we are having a party on Saturday the 10th at radio bar come join us… 9pm till 2am.
When rambling through “takeout”, you will encounter a wash of early House licks, robotic tech house, and 80′s boogie. It’s sort of a simulation of an electronic dream that begins on a neon dancefloor and ends in a strobe-lit shower. So take some time out to listen and drench yourself in titillation. Enjoy & get loose…. also, if you pop on “takeout” while your driving you’ll totally feel like Hasselhoff from Knight Rider.
Yello – Oh Yeah
Tensnake – Something About You
Matias Aguayo – Dance Machine
Shlomi Aber – Create Balance (Steve Lawler Remix)
Danny Daze – Fall Away From Love
Mary Jane Coles – What They Say (Dyed Soundorom Remix)
Laura Jones – Love In Me
Ali Love – Moscow Girl (Jacques Renault Remix)
Pleasurekraft – Anubis
Burnski & Robert James – Malibu
Midland – Through Motion
Alli Borem – Scotch Your Mind
MANIK NYC – Ruckus 80H8
DJ T. – City Life (Maceo Plex Remix)
Disco Nihilist – A New Career In A New Town
Lee Foss – Little Game
Mock & Toof – The Key (Call Super Mix)
Warm summer nights are on the horizon which means it’s time for rampant dancing. So I decided to mixxxx another whirlwind collection of electronic gems. Fascinations with things like 80′s synth pop, Tech House, artificial environments, simulacra, repetition, mazes all contributed to the materialization of “wooz”. Also I’ve totally been on the Ancient Aliens tip, so this is a sort of mixtape dedicated to those elusive “star beings” who travel at warp speed. S T I M U L A T E…
Art of Noise – Legs
Fredi Michel – Marinero (Diegors Percapella)
Cosmic Kids – Reginald’s Groove
Roman Flügel – Bahia Blues Bootcamp
Edu Imbernon & Coyu – Burn Myself
Round Table Knights – Belly Dance (Mowgli Remix)
Black Devil Disco Club & Nancy Sinatra – To Ardent (Horse Meat Disco Remix)
Lissat & Voltaxx – The Sunken Bells of Ibiza
Deep Groove – Timing
Lone – For Ed
Mario Ochoa – Brujos Y Hechiceros
Tiger Stripes – Lonely Girl
Azari & III – Hungry for the Power
Hot Natured feat. Ali Love – Forward Motion
Krush – House Arrest
Kool DJ Dust – Back to the Future
Josh Tweek – Green Surprises
Souleance – Chemise
Magazine 60 – Don Quichotte (No Estan Aqui)
Todd Terje – Margeritha Edit
and don’t forgot about our monthly party BOOZE WAZI
We’re sure all you cinephiles are already aware the Shout Factory have been on the Roger Corman tip lately. They have been reissuing numerous superb & outlandish B-Movie gems like Starcrash, Forbidden Planet, Caged Heat, Not of this Earth…..too many to name. Corman is pretty much the king of low-budget films and has been since the mid50′s. He helped launch the careers of sooo many great directors, screenwriters, and soundtrack composers. So why not satisfy your midnight movie craving…
We’ve had our eye on Gatto Fritto ever since he graced the world with Bursting the Bubble back in 08′. And now, his debut full length album has finally arrived…and it was well worth the wait. It’s an amazing synthesis of Kraut-era electronic experimentation and milky midnight disco which will send each listener through various electronic galaxies. Space boots on…
thizz.face.disco’s Bobby Peru made a mix for the homies who run the Mapzzz blog..
Here’s what they had to say about it:
Maybe we’re alone on this, but we can remember a time in–say–middle school, when all we needed to start a weekend dance party was gather 10 or 15 friends at someone’s house (whose parents were out of town, of course) and throw on the local hip-hop station where a decent enough DJ would be throwing down some hot jams. Well, we’re not in middle school anymore and our musical tastes have moved far beyond the realm of commercial radio, but sometimes we still find ourselves with moments of helpless yearning, in search of an easy dance party starter. And with that in mind, we present the first installment of a new mix series where we will feature some of our favorite mix masters giving us 30 minutes of fresh, funky, and most of all body-movin’ tunes. We have the honor of featuring Oakland’s own DJ, promoter, blogger, and all around future-music man, Mike Melero (a.k.a. Bobby Peru) for the first in our series. Melero can be found concocting sets of future-beat madness most nights of the week in between running his monthly Booze Waazi parties and maintaining the always on-point Thizz Face Disco blog. On this particular outing, Melero takes us through 30 minutes of slippery, syrupy, bass music; starting off with a few choice head nodders before jumping into some deliciously uptempo madness. D/l this beast, grab some friends, and clear the floor.
1. devonwho – braketime (shlohmo’s reiteration)
2. Flying Lotus – Robo Tussin Ft. Lil Wayne
3. Supra 1 – Still Believe feat. Amy Douglas (L-Vis 1990 Remix Dub)
4. 9th Ward Tea – Pulla Muscle (Gutta Bounce Remix)
5. Salva – Blue
6. Squarehead – On The Line
7. Poni Hoax – We Are The Bankers (Renaissance Man Dub Mix)
8. Groove Theory – Tell Me (Brenmar House Mix)
9. Boom Bip – One Of Eleven
10. Sonora – Paraiso (Mexicans with Guns Remix)
11. Klaxons & Yaaard – YAAARD of Calm Trees
12. Steve Gurley – freak ‘n u (dub)
13. Policia – Sensible
14. Nathan Fake – Narrier
15. Kid606 – Samhain California
16. Daroc – A Bout De Souffle
It’s been over 5years since we’ve heard any “new” songs from Todd Terje. During the past half decade he has been supplying us with some of the greatest edits & remixes of countless disco/house gems. But now, the so-called “Remaster of the Universe” returns to the helm with this sweet 4track EP entitled Ragysh. And now that he has given us another taste of his solo work, we are just left wanting more…