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Weekend Energy Preview 2-19

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Here’s what’s in the mix for this Saturday night’s Weekend Energy. This week’s show is so loud, it’s like playing a flugelhorn on the Matterhorn.


Highlights

Gramophonedzie – Out of My Head – This is one of those artists that introduced himself with perfect timing, riding the vintage retro house wave developing over the past year or two. Riding is an understatement – Gramophonedzie is like a galleon decked out with cannons. I was floored by his earlier single Why Don’t You, and am thrilled to introduce his new one, Out of my Head, on Weekend Energy.  Official video for Why Don’t You.

Jaguar Love – Polaroids and Red Wine (Dave Scorp Remix) – See this week’s “Discovery” below.

Saya – Addicted to Bass (French Version) – This French Canadian singer is one of those artists who will either be incredibly famous within a year or destined to be underground forever. Either way, I’m addicted to her first single Addicted to Bass. It mixes the super-charged vibe of electro house from the early 90s, which is on the verge of making a come-back. Honestly, she’s a few years too soon, but that could be a good thing. The French version has more vigor in it, so hear that one on the show tonight.  Be among the first to check out her slick music video.

Amanda Palmer & The Young Punx w/Peaches – Map of Tasmania (Club Mix) – Amanda Palmer has made herself legendary performing with Dresden Dolls, and this cheeky, pro-feminist-ish, popper of a single will do nothing short of elevating her status. I’m just as excited to be playing a new single by The Young Punx, who are regulars when it comes to developing incredibly catchy indie dance tunes. I’ll let you figure out what this song is about – the music video will give you a hint… Unless you’re a prude, check out the hilarious and risqué music video.

(After the jump read this week’s Discovery and what Almost Made It)

Discovery

Jaguar Love

Jaguar Love has been performing since 2008, but they are entirely new to me. A couple weeks ago, “Poloroids and Red Wine” came across my headphones and I’ve been magnetized ever since. They’re entirely abrasive and crude, the singer sounds like a frenetic chimp with its tail caught in a wall-socket, their rhythm is a like a sloppy drunk bathing in old jello… Don’t get me wrong, though, all of this is what makes them freaking #%@&* brilliant. Just watch the video below and you’ll see exactly what I mean. I’ve got the Dave Scorp remix in the show this week, who somehow manages to put together a solid beat behind the song – not that it needs it. I highly recommend their song Up All Night, which I’ll undoubtedly throw in to a future mix. Also, Piece of My Heart. Oh yes, you will love Jaguar Love.


Almost Made It

Stanton Warriors

dI first heard Stanton Warriors in their incredibly solid remix of Shifting Gears by Plump DJs. More recently, I’ve played their remix of Beat Breaking Boy by Ruby Goe on the show. This London-based duo has been around for much longer than Weekend Energy, and their sound perfectly captures their mastery of electronic sound (see below). Their new single, New York, has a transcendental Daft-Punkian funkiness to it. The trouble with getting this song into the Weekend Energy mix is that I don’t come across that many songs with an equal ‘epic-scope’ caliber, so context wouldn’t do the song justice.  The video awesomely mixes up clips from the movie The Warriors.


Second Hour Rewind

The second hour rewind is the previous week’s first hour. Featured artists include  Tesla Boy, Two Door Cinema Club, Flight Facilities and Shinichi Osawa.


“Crank up your stereo, bust out the strobe light and kick up the bass.”

Weekend Energy has been blowing out car stereo systems, upsetting the neighbors and enhancing the night life of western Kentucky every weekend since July 2007 on WKMS. Host Matt “McG” Markgraf pours through hundreds of songs each week to create “the loudest show on public radio” featuring the best techno, dance and electronica from around the world.

Weekend Energy airs Saturdays on 91.3 WKMS from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. Stream it live on wkms.org Saturday nights.

Hear the show streaming online.

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Written by Matt Markgraf

February 19, 2011 at 2:35 pm

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