Asian Dan


Kenny Loggins x Michael McDonald



Kenny Loggins x Michael McDonald Collaboration
The Doobie Brothers – What A Fool Believes

This is the most badass Kenny Loggins’ song ever. It is such a smooth groove. Amazinst vocal work.
Kenny Loggins – This Is it


Michael McDonald lends his vocal talents to the chorus of the song. Watch the making of to hear his impressive vocal range.
Steely Dan – Peg



“In the UK new rave acts such as CSS, New Young Pony Club, Paulo Nutini, Hot Chip, The Feeling, SebastiAn,The Coral and the Simon Gregson endorsed Klaxons are rumoured to be collaborating on a unique tribute album featuring covers of Kenny’s hits entitled “Let’s Go Dogging and Listen To Kenny Loggins”. The Title is a reference to the CSS song “Let’s Make Love And Listen To Death From Above.”

I hope this is true!!

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Cerrone & Green Velvet


The original French touch.



Cerrone – Midnight Lady (Off Love in C Minor)



Green Velvet feat. Walter Phillips – Shake and Pop



Awesome track from a Chicago House legend. Steve Aoki is releasing a mixtape, Pillowface & And His Airplane Chronicles and features this track with Kid Sister on vox.



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Sean Lennon & Mark Ronson


The Beach Boys – Sail On, Sailor
Great cut featuring guitarist, Blondie Chaplin on vocals. Such a catchy chorus, I sing it all the time.

Sean Lennon & Mark Ronson – Sail on Sailor

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Thomas Bangalter & JFK


Bloc Party – Flux (JFK Remix)



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John Cooper Clarke & Joy Division

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Vicarious Bliss vs. Sébastien Tellier

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Vicarious Bliss vs. Sébastien Tellier – La Ritournelle (Repirse)

Vicarious Bliss and Sébastien Tellier team up to rework this amazing track that is just so versatile and good. This time the duo turns this song into a track that New Order would approve of. Fantastic Peter Hook-esque bassline. Cheers.

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The French are too cool.

Bloc Party – Flux (MSTRKRFT Remix) – Myspace

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A small clip of MSTRKRFT’s new track that apparently every DJ has been asking them for. It is some hardcore, sweaty, raw House. They spun this when I saw them in Brooklyn a few weeks ago, intense stuff.


A few words from JFK’s MSTRKRFT message board.

yes, this is VUVUVU.

the track after it is an unreleased crookers remix i re-edited.

glad you like VUVUVU… that break was the most complicated midi problem we ever had. we had to use calculators even. seriously.

EDIT: i perfer this video of it, even though the sound isnt as good.

j f k

xavier from justice named it sorta… we were talking about the music we make and he said that they make “BOOM CRACK BOOM CRACK” music and we make ” VU VU VU” music. hahah. we figured this was the most VU VU VU a song could possibly be.


j f k

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NASA Audio Dept.


NASA records the sounds of Saturn

NASA’s head engineers in their Audio Department:
Aphex Twin – Windowlicker
Daft Punk – Touch It / Technologic
Para One – J’aimerias Bien

Apparently Windowlicker was the track that inspired Daft Punk to write Discovery, as it showed the infinite possibilities within electronic music. This live version of Technoligic is very reminiscent of Aphex Twin with the laser beam like synth sounds and of course robotic vox. Para One is going to be the next Aphex Twin so everyone take note and watch out.


A brief description of Para One’s research techniques in communicating with the cosmos and cultivating the invisible that is Space:



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Exploded iPod



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Menomena & Minus The Bear

It was 2002, my sophomore year of high school and my friend who just graduated gave me a cd full of bands
that I still listen to today during a time when all I listened to was the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Incubus. Minus The Bear, The Planet The, and Menomena were on that cd. All bands from the Northwest, Minus the Bear from Seattle and The Planet The and Menomea from Portland, the hipster haven for those Green indie-lectuals. Minus The Bear I consider to be a major part of my soundtrack of my life. The Planet The were an awesome prog synth band that surprised me.

And Menomena I band that I fell in love with after hearing this song:
Menomena – The Great Late Libdo (Off “I am the Fun Blame Monster”)

I had the pleasure of seeing Menomena perform live this past Friday and was blown away by them. They reminded me of Van Der Graaf Generator whenever singer, Justin Harris would play baritone sax and play his Moog Taurus, a staple synth of 70 prog rock bands. Menomena is a band that I see going places in the future. They have a sound that is so pop with their amazing 3 part harmonies and multi-tasking instrumentation that is tasteful. The drummer, Danny Seim is a gentle giant that pounded the drums with such ease and established grooves that were linear and reminded me of a percussion section in an orchestra. The keyboardist/guitarist/glockenspier, Brent Knopf provided the band with a class and sophistication through his well thought piano parts that Debussy or Gershwin would enjoy. Overall Menomena is a band that, “musicates”, striking a balance between technical musicianship and pop craftsmenship while leaving space for the imagination to fill in those gaps.

Photos from the Menomena show in Boston, 11.9.2007

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A great stripped down Menomena set featuring songs from their latest album, Friend and Foe.
Menomena – Live on WERS 88.9 FM

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Minus the Bear – Spritz!!! Spritz!!!

The Planet The – Arty Movie

Cheers Jack Kalish


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Radiohead & New Order


Radiohead covers Ceremony by New Order!!! This is the most amazing thing ever. This is one of my favorite New Order songs and this soldifies my faith in Radiohead as being the greatest band in the world today. They also covered Bjork’s “Unravel” and The Smiths “The Headmaster Ritual”. Tis a good day.

Cheers and much love.

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