Weekend Energy Preview 7-30
Here’s what’s in the mix for this Saturday night’s Weekend Energy. This week’s show is so brash, it’s like a highlights video of the early 90s dystopian cartoon Biker Mice From Mars.
Fischerspooner – Supply & Demand (D.I.M. Remix) – I picked up their first album Emerge in 2001 and the album, #1, was one of those albums where like every song was great. Supply and Demand came off their 2008 album Entertainment with half a dozen other awesome singles, including The Best Revenge, which I’ve played several times on Weekend Energy (check out the remixes by AutoKratz, Alex Gopher and Designer Drugs). I just now realized this, but the DIM remix in this week’s mix is so good, I bought it twice. Here’s the censored, but still racy video for Supply & Demand, original mix.
Daytona Velasquez – Disconnect (Original Mix) – See this week’s “Discovery” below.
The Glitch Mob – We Can Make The World Stop – This is the title track off their new EP, and it’s nothing short of stellar. The dark rich build-up leads into the rich iron chugging that carries the rest of the song, The bass can hardly be contained by the speakers and yet the song feels oddly fragile, organic and alive. It’s a great follow-up to their album Drink the Sea, of which I did a review here on The Front Blog. Check it out.
Innerpartysystem – American Trash – Innerpartysystem is decadent, abrasive indie-techno-pop, a product of the emo synth movement that took over at the end of the last decade. Their music rocks, hear Don’t Stop and then anthem Die Tonight Live Forever, but it’s like candy and leaves you with a strange remorseful hollow feeling. Their single American Trash stood out to me because of the whirring, slugging beat. Also the lyrics are catchy and… does wonders on on one’s self-esteem in the cheekiest of ways. Here’s the sensitive but edgy music video.
I’d never heard of Daytona Velasquez until I stumbled upon Disconnect, which is an impeccable blend of dubstep and breaks. It’s like a dark field with ghastly figures swaying to the elongated and unusual riffs. The intricate bending distortion is unlike anything I’ve ever heard. The distant female voice probably explains the eeriness. Overall, it’s a masterpiece of production and a thrilling listening experience. I scroll through at least a thousand songs each week and typically make a decision within five seconds. This song had me hooked within five seconds. I put it on repeat. Daytona, please keep up this fantastic atmospheric work. Anything this good deserves lots of airtime.
Here’s a short sample of the song:
Almost Made It
I’ve been a fan of the Gorillaz since Clint Eastwood. Love the style, the concept, the songs. I have a great remix of Melancholy Hill by Feed Me. It’s downtempo, but synth-rich, with sweeping vocals and a transcendent atmosphere. I thought it’d make a great closer, but went with The Glitch Mob instead. It’ll be closing a mix soon enough! In the mean time, check out Alex Metric’s remix of Stylo and this awesome video:
Second Hour Rewind
The second hour rewind is the previous week’s first hour. Featured artists include Yeasayer, Foster The People, Tesla Boy, Basement Jaxx, Strange Talk, Familjen and Mark Ronson & The Business Intl.!
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.