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Asian Dan Summer 2009 Tour Review: Phoenix, A-Trak, Major Lazer, and Passion Pit

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Last week was the Asian Dan Summer 2009 Tour a 4 day marathon of shows in NYC and Boston featuring Phoenix, A-Trak, Major Lazer, Steve Aoki, Auto Erotique and Passion Pit. Special thanks to Glassnote Records, Biz 3 Publicity, Adam Gill of Embrace Productions, Nicky Digital and Shuttle for hooking it up.

Phoenix – Live @ Paradise – Boston, MA – 6.17.2009
The tour started off in Boston with Phoenix. Amazing show. Finally Phoenix is getting the attention and respect they deserve for being such great pop that are able to move minds, hearts, and feet with . And everyone who thinks they are just a slick pop rock band, the drummer Thomas Hedlund shows that they are really rock and roll through and through. What a beast of a drummer, he is just so amusing to watch. I was most impressed by the songs they played off of It’s Never Been Like That such as “Rally” and “Sometimes in the Fall”, they had this raw quality that reminded me of The Police. The amazing setlist after the jump!

Photos by The Phoenix

Embrace Presents Bacardi B-Live featuring A-Trak, Major Lazer, and more – Live @ House of Blues – Boston, MA – 6.18.2009
Thursday night Bacardi’s B-Live show came to Boston’s House of Blues, I was most excited for Major Lazer and A-Trak. Got there as Matt & Kim started their set which was indie-tastic and lackluster, Kim is quite the energetic young lady. Steve Porter spun but did not play his Slap Chop Remix so I was thoroughly disappointed. A-Trak came on next and as usual struck the balance between technical proficiency, amazing track selection and overall just geting the crowd moving. Props to him. Major Lazer closed the night but unfortunately half the crowd had left and Diplo and Switch didn’t seem too into it. But they made up for it by dropping “Pon De Floor”, one of my summer jams.

Photo by Nicky Digital

Phoenix – Live @ Terminal 5 – 6.19.2009
Phoenix in my opinion is one of the most underrated bands of the past 10 years and am glad they finally getting the recommendation and respect they deserve. Which is warrants me seeing them twice in less than 3 days. Terminal 5 is not the best venue to see a band but Phoenix was able to blow me away again. Once again their drummer, Thomas Hedlund just astonished me. I also noticed how much guitarist, Christian Mazzalai reminds me of Jimmy Page. After seeing Phoenix live twice they have solidified my opinion that they are my favorite band of the last 10 years.

Steve Aoki & Auto Erotique – Live @ Webster Hall – 6.19.2009
After Phoenix I rolled down to Webster Hall to with Mr. Nicky Digital to catch Steve Aoki and Co. I was impressed by Auto Erotique who brought it quite hard, everyone watch out for this other Toronto duo. <3 T-dot. Check out a quick Asian Dan Q&A with Auto Erotique from a few months back here.

Photos by The Edgitator

Passion Pit – Live @ Bowery Ballroom – 6.20.2009
I’ve never been a huge fan of Passion Pit but I think that is a huge element of pop music, that guilty pleasure element, that I shouldn’t like these guys because of all the hype and the hooks. There is no doubt that their music is direct, catchy, gets stuck in your head, and gets people moving. All the proper elements of pop music. Compared to everyone else in the band frontman Michael Angelakos did not seem as into it, I guess that is part of his whole cloistered/shy frontman M.O. Props to my boy Nate, Shuttle who held it down on the drums. Also be on the look out for an Asian Dan Exclusive Shuttle Mix in the near future 🙂

Checkout after the jump Phoenix’s setlist from the Boston and NYC show, their Letterman Performance of “1901”, and a interview from The Fader with A-Trak in Boston.

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Music Video: The Bloody Beetroots feat. Steve Aoki – Warp

Everything is better in slow motion, too bad not this song. This collab should be so much better. I am excited to hear what The Bloody Beetroots have in store for their album out this summer.

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Cazals USA Shows – NYC & LA

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MSTRKRFT 2009 Tour Dates

MSTRKRFT strikes back in 2009 with “Fist of God” and a new tour. And for all you fans that follow the MSTRKRFT Message Board, JFK has been reporting that him and AL-P are already way on their way in crafting their 3rd LP and they have just finished a remix of a new Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs’ track. What a banger factory.

MSTRKRFT Remix Throwback:
Buck 65 – Kennedy Killed The Hat (MSTRKRFT Dance Remix

“With their highly anticipated sophomore album Fist Of God coming March 17th on Dim Mak / Downtown Records, the Canadian duo will take their latest anthems to the crowds. Featuring contributions from N.O.R.E., Ghostface Killah, ISIS of Thunderheist, Bay Area hip hop icon E-40, Freeway, Lil’ Mo, and John Legend, Fist Of God is a versatile collection of guaranteed dancefloor fillers. 2009 will find MSTRKRFT prominently placed at all the big spring festivals in addition to a string of solo dates. A special performance of “Bounce” will be aired on Jimmy Kimmel Live March 18th with special guests Isis of Thunderheist and N.O.R.E. as well as others to be announced.”

Tour Dates after he jump.

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The Bloody Beetroots Remixes Teaser 2009

The Bloody Beetroots – Remixes Teaser 2009

1. Tiga – Mind Dimension (The Bloody Beetroots Remix) (TURBO REC)
2. Zoo Brazil – Circle Jerk [Feat. Adam Sky] (The Bloody Beetroots Remix) (TURBO REC)
3. [[[Zuper Blahq]]] – Here We Go (The Bloody Beetroots Remix) (DIM MAK REC)
4. The All-American Rejects – Give Gives You Hell (The Bloody Beetroots Remix) (INTERSCOPE)
5. Sound Of Stereo – Heads Up! (The Bloody Beetroots Remix) (LEKTROLUV)
6. Pink – So What (The Bloody Beetroots Remix) (ZOMBA)
7. Peaches – Billionaire (The Bloody Beetroots Remix) (XL)
8. S.P.A – Pets Dance (The Bloody Beetroots Remix) (DIM MAK)
9. Fact – Fog (The Bloody Beetroots Remix)

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A Cross the Universe Part 2?

The Bloody Beetroots – Cornelius – 12.18.2008 – Dim Mak Records

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Steve Aoki BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix

Steve Aoki Radio 1 Essential Mix

An impressive Essential Mix by the punk rock Mr. Aoki. He drops some new stuff like A-Trak’s remix of MSTRKRFT’s Bounce and a Cecile x Bloody Beetroots collab, which I cannot wait for 🙂

Tracklist :
Larry Tee ‘Carmina Burana’ Vs. I Love U (Bart B More Remix)’ (White Label)
Les Petit Pilous ‘Wake Up’ (Boys Noize Records)
MSTRKRFT ‘Bounce (Bloody Beetroots 90’s Remix)’ (Dim Mak Records)
MSTRKRFT ‘Bounce (A-Trak Remix)’ (Dim Mak Records)
Herve ‘Cheap Thrills (Armand Van Helden Remix)’ (Cheap Thrills Records)
Fake Blood ‘Mars’ (Cheap Thrills Records)
Weird Science ‘Haus of Cards’ (Dim Mak Records)
Machines Don’t Care ‘Afro Jacker’ (Cheap Thrills Records/Dim Mak Records)
Busy P ‘To Protect and Entertain (Crookers Dub ‘N’ Vocalz Remix)’ (Ed Banger Records)
Basement Jaxx ‘Hey U (Switch and Sinden Remix)’ (XL Records)
Proxy ‘Raven’ (Turbo Records)
Junkie Xl & Steve Aoki ‘1967 Poem (Club Mix)’ (Nettwerk)
Steve Aoki ‘Dead Meat’ (Dim Mak Records)
The Fashion ‘Solo Impala’ (Weird Science Remix)’ (Epic Records)
Duran Duran ‘Skin Dive featuring Timbaland (Steve Aoki Keyboard Club Dub Remix)’ (Epic Records)
Metro Station ‘Control (Weird Science Remix)’ (Columbia Records)
Shitdisco ‘Ok (Yuksek Remix)’ (Fierce Panda/Dim Mak Records)
The Bloody Beetroots ‘Dimmakmmunication’ (Dim Mak Records)
MSTRKRFT ‘VU VU VU’ (Dim Mak Records)
Lazaro Casanova ‘Venganza Felix Cartal Remix)’ (Classanova Records)
Don Rimini ‘Let Me Back Up (Crookers Remix)’ (Mental Groove Records)
Bugo ‘La Mano Mia (Cecile and The Bloody Beetroots Remix)’ (Universal Records)
Eric Prydz ‘Pjanoo’ (Data)
The Presets ‘My People (D.I.M. Remix)’ (Modular Records)
Felix Cartal ‘Montreal Dreams (Aoki Edit)’ (Felix Cartal)
S.P.A. ‘Pets Dance (Aoki Edit)’ (Dim Mak Records)
Debonaire Samir ‘Samir’s Theme (Instrumental)’ (Milk Crate Records)
Daft Punk ‘One More Time (Aoki Edit)’ (Virgin Records)
Daft Punk ‘One More Time (House Moguls JFK Edit)’ (White Label)
Jean Elan – Where’s Your Head At (Klaas Remix)’ (Big and Dirty Records)
The Who ‘Baba O’Reily (SebastiAn Remix)’ (White Label)
MGMT ‘Kids (Aoki Intro Edit)’ (Columbia Records)

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Mystery Jets x Erol Alkan x Switch x Diplo

We’ve had the Mystery Jets,
We’ve had the Mystery Jets with Erol Alkan.
We’ve had the Mystery Jets with Erol Alkan remixed by Switch.

Now DIPLO’s come and joined the party. This just keeps getting bigger…

Mystery Jets – Hideaway (Produced by Erol Alkan, Remixed by Switch, then EDITED by DIPLO)

Mystery Jets – Hideaway (Diplo Edit)

Steve Aoki x Mystery Jets

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Ed Rec Vol III: Justice – Stress (Auto Remix)

Mussorgsky x David Shire x Justice

Justice – Stress (Auto Remix)
Somehow they made this track even more epic. Brace yourself.
The Busy P x Murs track is floating around the blogosphere and is straight up an anthem for the hipsters in LA with shoutouts to The Cobrasnake, Aoki & Co. and Cinespace. Hipster Runoff will love it.

OUT MAY 26 2008

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MSTRKRFT – Bounce out on Dim Mak Records

The first Neptunes produced track: Noreaga – Superthug

Aoki x West

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