Whether or not the new Bonde Do Role album is actually called, as Pitchfork will report sometime this week, BONDE DO ROLE WITH LASERS, we can tell you that the anticipation on this thing is beginning to get hyper. Their holdover EP full of "Gasolina" remixes is barely out and people are flipping. Above and below: some examples of what to expect.
Pour one out for Dave "Disco D" Shayman. Disco D, the producer who introduced Kevin Federline to baile funk and crafted K-Fed's infamous debut single "PopoZao," commnitted suicide on Monday at the age of 26. Catchdubs, the Urb, and the Hollertronix board give him thoughtful eulogies. According to a post by a friend on Hollerboard, a funeral service in Michigan and a memorial service in Washington, DC, are planned for later this week.
DOWNLOAD: DJ Mark E. Moon, "Kidzmix" (mp3)
In case you missed him spinning at the Children’s Museum a couple of weeks ago, DJ Mark E. Moon — the nom de guerre of a prominent local cartoonist/indie-rocker/party-rocker — has uploaded an ingenious mixtape that brings the anything-goes strategies of 2ManyDJs and Hollertronix to the Kidz Bop crowd.
Yo, everybody work your way over to the Mad Decent tourblog and cop Bonde Do Role's freestyle over the "Still Tippin'" beat, recorded live on Houston's essential Damage Control radio show. (This was before Bonde singer Marina busted her arm at the Pitchfork festival the other day.)
What Lemon-Red declines to mention is that, during the same session, and while taking over the Damage Control decks, Diplo oopsie-previewed an unnamed new song presumably from the next M.
Flicks by Cami.DOWNLOAD: CSS, "Music Is My Hot Hot Sex" [mp3]
Lemon-Red already gave you the merchboy view on Monday night's Diplo/CSS/Bonde De Role throwdown. Suffice to say, show was awesome, hotter than shit and sweatier than your ass crack. Our personal favorite parts of the night almost all involved BDR's bad-ass frontlady Marina: watching her pull a Brazilian-flavored Courtney-Love-minus-the-drugs onstage; trying to help hold her up as she crowd-surfed; finding her washing her blonde locks in the nasty Great Scott ladies' room sink right after their set.
So, how've you been?
We've been trying to work our way out from under the avalanche of site-clogging traffic generated by our blogging bretheren over at Slop Culture, who just had the internet version of a runaway, chart-topping, Beatle-mania-type hit single. A ridiculous little idea they had called "The 100 Unsexiest Men in America" -- a parody of lad-mag "100 sexiest women" features -- became a bona-fide internet meme.
We've been telling you about Bonde do Role for a minute, but for those of you just joining the discussion, Leon gets you up to speed in this week's fishwrap. After that hectic moment a couple months ago where Mr. Spears stole the baile-funk storyline, these three kids from Brazil are fixing to take the spotlight back.
Follow-up to last night's post, from the typepad of columnist/DJ/record promoter David Day:
"this kfed shit is completely fucking up our sets. I dropped popazuda by Edu K, a real banging baile track for real, last night and I could tell people were thinking, is this k-fed?
"ugh. baile will never be the same.
You knew there would be consequences. After the initial rush, it seemed like the whole K-Fed baile-funk thing was going to sneak out of mass consciousness, no harm done. A couple weeks went by. And then . . . well, shit's metastasized fairly quickly. We're done blaming Disco D; now we're just blaming YouTube.
1. A belated welcome to the new-look OTD. In case we didn't mention it before, that sweet logo is by Jef Czekaj, with whom any regular reader of this blog is already familiar via his numerous musical endeavors, most of which he chooses to pursue under one pseudonymn or another. Besides all that he's an awesome cartoonist. Even Dustin Hoffman thinks so, or so we've been told.
1. You may recall that, once upon a time, a Florida DJ helped a Sri Lankan MC in British exile to gain international exposure by producing a song that borrowed liberally from a form of music popular in Brazilian ghettos that had in turn been derived from a style of hip-hop indigenous to Miami. Which, as you may recall, is a city in Florida.
How do you say "Vanilla Ice" in Portuguese?
1. Before you embark on your subculturally-programmatic mocking of the new Kevin Federline single -- and yes, it is in fact a baile-funk track produced by Disco D, and yes, that means this will be most Middle Americans' introduction to baile-funk, and yes, there are already people who are mad at it -- consider these four arguments, put forth by no less than Disco D himself on Hollerboard the other night, after asking the question of all questions, "How is this more of a cultural infringement than M.