I live to love.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Chavita hard-on for Silvia Superstar's "Less Love" (Killer Barbies)!

I was personally introduced to Silvia Superstar back in 2004 via Alaska at a Rock n' Roll party in Madrid (please note that at the time I had NO IDEA who either person was yet!! All I said to Alaska was "Hola, me gusta tu pelo", jajaja). Alaska introduced her as the singer for the Spanish punk band The Killer Barbies who recently toured w/ Lunachicks. She was super hot, very friendly, and definitely in love w/ New York City.

I hadn't heard about Killer Barbies nor Silvia Superstar for years until this evening when I was scrolling through a new party coming to NY called NASTY MONDAYS (originally from Barcelona. Check out their NYC parties on Sat, April 3rd in NY or Mon, April 5th in NY) where they posted a music video for the song "LESS LOVE" and well, I got a Rock n' Roll hard-on!

Silvia Superstar is foxy, Rock n' Roll, Spanish, and a sexy accent when she sings in English...Watch the video for yourself. DOWNLOAD THE SONG "Less Love" here for FREE!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

"Pinche Pompadours" DJ mix - 50's/60's Rock n' Roll & Rockabilly for grabs!!

I've always been a fan of 50's/60's Rock n' Roll, Rockabilly, big band, and old skool Jazz music as well as the fashion from those times (pictures to left: Amylu @ 22yrs. Top: photo by Annick Rosenfield for Pin-Up NYC magazine and Bottom: Photo taken at a Rockabilly show in 2005).

In college I had a jazz radio show called "Cat Jazz" where I was able to explore the world of Jazz from around the world. I realized that Jazz was in a lot of different styles of music in different forms and languages from Japanese, Spanish, French, English, etc. I was obsessed / in LOVE with it and still am today!

In celebration of Spring and the fact that I wanted to share more happiness with ya'll I've created a very special DJ mix called "Pinche Pompadours" - 50's/60's Rock n' Roll & Rockabilly in Spanish and English. The artwork is by the talented Joshua De Leon from California. (Very special thanks to Joshua and Rogelio Jr).

I'm sure this mix will have you snapping your fingers and maybe even shakin' your culo while making scrambled huevos in the morning! Enjoy chavitos!! XOXO


1. He’s So Unusual – Cyndi Lauper
2. Bule, Bule – Los Rockin’ Devils
3. Peggy Sue – Buddy Holly
4. ? - Pep Torres
5. Somethin’ Else – Eddie Cochran
6. El Tigre – Pep Torres
7. Black Slacks – Joe Bennett & The Sparkletones
8. Delincuente – Lil’ Luis y Los Wild Teens
9. King Cry Baby – Johnny Depp
10. Me Va Enamorar – Los Salvajes
11. Ain’t Got No Home – Clarence "Frogman" Henry
12. La Plaga – Los Mustang
13. Great Balls of Fire – Jerry Lee Lewis
14. El Rock de la Carcel – Los Teen Tops
15. Let’s Twist Again – Chubby Checker
16. La Mantequilla – Los Locos Del Ritmo
17. La Bamba – Ritchie Valens
18. Stray Cat Strut – Stray Cats
19. Un Hombre Bien Respectado – Sandro
20. (My Heart Goes) Pitter Patter – Nappy Brown
21. Despeinada – Palito Ortega
22. Grease Lightning – Grease
23. Chica Albrotada – Los Straightjackets
24. Hound Dog – Elvis Presley
25. Estoy Pronto – Sandro
26. C’mon Everybody – Eddie Cochran
27. La Quinceañeras – Los Apson
28. Jump Jive and Wail – Brian Setzer Orchestra
29. Tequila – The Champs
30. Walk That Walk - The Fabulous Thunderbirds
31. Corazón Cotento – Marisol
32. Fiebre – Los Johnny Jets
33. Dime Por Que? – Los Apson
34. Como Te Extraño – Leo Dan


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

7. Sos Tan Facil - Karaoke Artesanal :: Chula Pop Crush Mix


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Fri, April 9th Nacotheque & Bomba Estereo @ Heineken Transatlantic Festival in Miami!

On Fri, April 9th Marcelo and I are heading to Miami, Florida for the VERY FIRST TIME!!! We are special guest DJs for the Heineken Transatlantic Festival and we can't wait!!! Bye, bye gloomy, rainy days and hello SOL, beaches, musica, and some of the other stuff that Miami is known for, jejeje;-)!! We already have a growing fan base so we're looking forward to meeting new friends and making your tan culos dance!!

North Beach Bandshell, 7275 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
Tickets $20 - order online now or call (305) 672-5202
Bomba Estereo, from Bogota Colombia
Orquestra Contemporanea, from Pernambuco, Brazil

Visit Bomba Estereo online: Colombian cumbia and champeta meet in an explosive dance-fusion of electronic dub and hip hop. One of Nacional Records' most exciting new bands.

Visit Orquestra Contemporanea de Olinda online: From music-crazed Northeast Brazil, comes a band of Permanbuco's top young musicians, carrying forward the legacy of the late musical genrius Chico Science - a groove-filled fusion of frevo and forro with drum & bass, rock and world rhythms. Som Livre recording artists OCO make their US debut tour this spring.

After show party: t/b/a

The Heineken TransAtlantic Festival was created in 2003 by The Rhythm Foundation, a Miami-based non profit cultural organization. The Rhythm Foundation is the leading presenter of World Music in South Florida.

The Festival explores modern world music from the great cities of the Atlantic rim - Europe, Africa, Brazil, Argentina, the Caribbean, NYC and features artists working in the beautiful collision between traditional rhythms and electronica/DJ culture. The series pays tribute to Miami as a true modern TransAtlantic capital, a crossroads of the Americas and Europe.

Heineken TransAtlantic Festival highlights to date:

* "Best Concert Series" - New Times 2008 Best of Miami
* “Best Festival” – New Times 2004 Best of Miami
* “Best Festival” - Sun Post 2005 Best of Beaches
* US debut of Spanish flamenco chill-out stars Chambao (2007)
* Florida debut of Afropop sensations Amadou and Mariam (2006)
* Florida debut of Mexican singer Ximena Sariñana (2009)
* Florida debut of Parisians Nouvelle Vague (2006)
* US debut of Brazilian singer Céu (2007)
* Florida debut of Malian legends Tinariwen (2009)
* US debut of Grammy Award winning new tango group Bajofondo (2005)
* Florida debut of Asian underground artist Karsh Kale (2004)
* Florida debut of Barcelona’sThe Pinker Tones (2007)
* Florida debut of UK soul group Zero 7 (2004)
* Florida debut of Brazilian chanteuse Maria Rita (2005)

Other groups presented include: Seu Jorge, Bossacucanova, DJ Da Lua, Supervielle, Juana Molina, Ojos de Brujo, Aterciopelados, Mariza, Sidestepper, Medeski Martin and Wood, Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra. Some of the best locally-based artists at the core of the new sound of Miami have been featured, such as Locos por Juana, Agape, Suenalo Sound System and DJ Le Spam and the Spam Allstars. The Heineken TransAtlantic Festival also features film screenings such as an Emmy Award-winning Manu Chao documentary and the indescribable feature One Giant Leap.

For information about The Rhythm Foundation, call 305-672-5202 or visit RhythmFoundation.com

Fonogramaticos Vol.7 compilation...GET IT NOW!

Fonogramaticos Vol.7: Los Colores No Dejan de Sonar

Fonogramaticos Vol.7

A compilation by Club Fonograma

(right click > save as)
20 songs, 117 MB
Theme: "Los colores no dejan de sonar"
Genre: Cancion Popular Alegre

Artwork by Carlos Reyes

01 Rita Indiana (Casifull). “Platanitos” (unreleased, republica dominicana)
02 Lido Pimienta. “Aquí Conmigo” (independiente, colombia)
03 Protistas. “Videocámara” (cazador, chile)
04 Anita Tijoux. “Partir de cero” (nacional records, chile)
05 Fakuta. “Armar y Desarmar” (michita rex, chile)
06 Esteman. “El dance floor” (unreleased, colombia)
07 Los Punsetes. “Tus Amigos” (recordings from the other side, españa)
08 Banda de Turistas. “El Rogadero” (nacional records, argentina)
09 Corazón Attack. “Mi Motivo Particular” (noiselab, méxico)
10 Tomäs Preuss. “Hipnotismo” (independiente, chile)
11 Papa Topo. “La Chica Vampira” (independiente, españa)
12 Juan Manuel Torreblanca y Marian Ruzzi. “Everything (Oda al Consumismo)” (unreleased, méxico)
13 Prisma En Llamas. “Cadete” (gsshgssh records, españa)
14 Balún. “Las Olas” (sgulp records, puerto rico)
15 Los Mil Jinetes. “Terminal” (cazador, chile)
16 María y José. “Mi Chulita” (grabaciones amor, méxico)
17 Charades. “Grito tu Nombre” (bcore disc, españa)
18 La Vida Boheme. “Danz!” (independiente, venezuela)
19 Fother Muckers. “Ola de Terror” (cazador, chile)
20 Bi-Log. “El Navegante” (unreleased, venezuela)

Sunsplash / Fiera de Vinil (ex Todosantos) - official Release!

Remember Todosantos w/ their booty, bass bangin' hits a while ago? I played the song "OMG we got it" a lot @ Nacotheque parties and it got people crazy every time.

Needless to say I'm a fan of former Todosantos singer Alberto's new project SUNSPLASH!! The official release is finally out titled "Fiera De Vinil"

Sunsplash / Fiera de Vinil.
"South American group Sunsplash make their DJs Are Not Rockstars debut here, with a set of upbeat tracks that are hard to label. Think "indie
pop meets baile funk," and I mean that in a good way. Check out "Fiera De Vinil" if you don't believe me. That song is just begging for a
remix by Bonde Do Role, and that's just what we get. The group adds their own vocals, refreak the samples and add some booty shaking bass
to the track. DJ Spin Laden (yeah, I can't believe that name either) also remixes the track, turning it into an electro track with a decent helping of Cumbia flavor, while Pharoah turns it into a 4am warehouse shaker. Four tracks total" Check em' out on myspace or listen to some tracks on soundcloud.com

Estamos contentos porque esta semana nuestro primer single "Fiera de Vinil" fue Lanzado oficialmente en Itunes, Juno, beatport, Amazon-mp3, Turntablelab-mp3 entre otras tiendas de musica online.

Fiera de Vinil es el primer single de Sunsplash y el debut de la banda en DJs are not Rockstars, sello disquero de Alexander Technique con un roster que incluye a larry T, princess superstar y Lauren Flax entre otros pesados del dance NewYorkino.
Para + info sobre el Label: www.djsarenotrockstars.com

El maxi single cuenta con el mix original + tres remixes a cargo de Rio Neurotic Bass (Brasil), Dj spin laden (USA/MEX) & Pharaoh (Venezuela/USA).

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Fri, March 19th w/ Something In Spanish (live) @ Coco66!

Fri, March 19th in BROOKLYN, NY: The mysterious and engaging avant-pop outfit Something In Spanish will be performing live with guest DJ Amylulita who will be spinning an eclectic selection of Italo/German/Spanish Disco & Electropop. (I suggest you wear BLACK to this special event) El 19 de marzo en BROOKLYN, NY: Los misteriosos y el acoplamiento avant-pop estrellas Something In Spanish tiene un concierto con la huésped DJ Amylulita con una selección ecléctica de Italo/Aleman/Español del disco; y Electropop. (si quieren llevar NEGRO sera genial)

A word from Something In Spanish: "We have, in our worship, discovered the benefits of music. Now we even ask all our inductees to serenade their co-inductees, at least once a month. I have decided to share the beauty of his teachings with a musical group, along with my prized pupil Olga. We periodically perform live seances in the name of Something in Spanish. As the factories' orders grow, we are able to concentrate on spreading the message. We offer a few positions ideal for a prepared and elevated person. Our mission is to heal and nurture all." -Santos



Something In Spanish (live) + Amylulita (DJ)
The mysterious and engaging avant-pop outfit Something In Spanish (Olga & Santos) combines elements of 50’s pop, exotic lounge, experimental electronic and free jazz. On the 2nd Friday of each month, SIS will perform along with a rotating cast of artists, bands, and DJs combining live performance, visual projections, and the unexpected.

Listen to their newest tracks here

Facebook Event Page -->
66 Greenpoint Ave
Brooklyn, NY
Doors 10pm - 4am
Cover: $5

Monday, March 15, 2010

Neon Angel: A Memoir of a Runaway

THANK YOU to BUST magazine and YourItList.com for sharing this!!!

Neon Angel: A Memoir of a Runaway

The Runaways, one of our most highly anticipated movies will finally debut in theaters on March 19th. We’ve been waiting a very long time to see seems to be two great actresses bringing to life two amazing performers: Kristen Stewart as Joan Jett and Dakota Fanning as Cherie Currie.

Neon Angel A Memoir of a Runaway.Cherie Currie

Buy the book at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Borders or an Independent Bookseller.

Click here to read a preview of the first two chapters.

About Neon Angel: A Memoir of a Runaway by Cherie Currie

Cherie Currie, with her signature Bowie haircut and fishnet stockings, was the groundbreaking lead singer of ’70s teenage all-girl rock band the Runaways. At the tender age of fifteen, she joined a group of talented girls—Joan Jett and Lita Ford on guitar, Jackie Fox on bass, and Sandy West on drums—who could play rock like no one else.

Arriving on the Los Angeles music scene in 1975, they catapulted from playing small clubs to selling out major stadiums, headlining shows with opening acts like the Ramones, Van Halen, Cheap Trick, and Blondie. Currie lit up the stage with the provocative teen-rebellion songs “Cherry Bomb,” “Queens of Noise,” and “Born to Be Bad,” riding a wave of hit songs and platinum albums, all while touring around the world.

On the face of it, Currie’s is a riveting story of girl empowerment and fame. But it is also an intensely personal account of her struggles with drugs, sexual abuse, and violence. She and her bandmates, runaways all, were thrown into a decadent, high-pressure music scene where on the road, unsupervised for months at a time, they had to grow up fast and experience things that no teenage girls should. Neon Angel exposes the side of the music industry fans never get to see, and chronicles the group’s rise to fame and their ultimate demise.

Shocking and inspiring, funny and touching, Neon Angel stunningly re-creates a bygone era of rock and roll, all the while providing an inside look at growing up hard under the relentless glare of the public eye, and chronicling one tough woman’s fight to reclaim her life.

About The Runaways

The Runaways is based on lead-singer Cherie Currie’s book ‘Neon Angel’ – a reflection of her experiences as a rock star, but also delivering a strong anti-drug warning to teens and others. David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” serves as a metaphor for the narrative– a slow countdown, a surreal but spectacular rise to fame, then alienation and burnout – a long long way from home.

The movie chronicles THE RUNAWAYS from 1975 – 1977; formed by teenage girls living near Hollywood, CA., and heavily manipulated by their manager Kim Fowley as ‘jailbait rock’ (all the girls were 16 or younger when the band recorded their first album). The band ultimately succeeds on their own merits as musicians, becoming the first all-girl rock-band to ever break into the world of arena-filling hard rock acts.

The movie focuses on the band’s formation, and their meteoric rise to fame. Their first single, ‘Cherry Bomb’, gets some attention in the United States, where THE RUNAWAYS’ U.S. tour hits major venues (Cobo Hall, with RUSH) and sleazy rock-clubs, often pairing them up with The Ramones, Cheap Trick, Tom Petty, and other popular 1970’s rock acts. But ‘Cherry Bomb’ and several other songs from THE RUNAWAYS’ first 2 albums become huge hits in Japan — and their arrival for a set of shows there in 1977 is like Beatle-Mania. The band is overwhelmed by the Japanese reception. Almost prophetic, THE RUNAWAYS’ last big hit song in Japan is ‘Neon Angels On The Road To Ruin’.

Cherie is initially thrilled to be in the band, and lives the rock star life. She pushes the edge — and their records sell well, generating lots of media controversy and hype. But during the tour of Japan, her personal life disintegrates, and she burns out — ultimately leaving The Runaways when they return to the U.S. The bass player (Jackie Fox) quits too, leaving only Lita Ford, Joan Jett and Sandy West. Joan Jett has decided that rock & roll is her life, and that The Runaways is her ‘family’; she is upset by Cherie’s decision to leave, but knows that decision is best — for Cherie.

THE RUNAWAYS’ success was earth-shaking in rock music — changing the rules forever. But with the successful 5-girl lineup no longer intact after the Japan tour, their future was dubious, at best. Lita Ford (guitar) and Sandy West (drums) still think the band can make it big again, so they persevere with Joan Jett.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

LOVE MIGRAINE mini DJ mix!!! Get it NOW!!!

illustration by the talented Rogelio Gutierrez Jr !!!

1. Girls In Love – Andreas Dorau
2. Tokio – Linda Mirada
3. Fotonovela – Ivan
4. Cannibal – Fan Death
5. Blind - Hercules & Love Affair
6. Ritmo Magico – Joe Crepusculo
7. Queen Of Chinatown – Amanda Lear
8. Voronica’s Veil – Fan Death
9. Don’t Be Greedy – Cristina
10. Margherita (Frico dub re-edit) - Massara


In celebration of March 19th with the Something In Spanish show I was inspired to create a little ditty very different from mixes I've created before. It's a semi-multilingual-eclectic-italo-weirdo mini mix that was a pain in my friggin' culo to cut down to just 10 SONGS! En la celebración del show de 19 de marzo con Something In Spanish mi inspiraron fue creido de una pequeña tonadita muy diferente de mis mezclas e ideas de antes. ¡Es una mini mezcla del semi-multilingüe-ecléctico-italo-weirdo que era un dolor en mi culo a reducir todas en 10 CANCIONES!

I tried not to make it too strange or annoying, just fun and hopefully enjoyable. (the music is sung in German, English, and Spanish)...Intenté no hacerla demasiado extraña ni molesta, pero agradable. (la música se canta en alemán, inglés, y español)…

p.s. there is ONLY one song that is prolly a bit on the more mainstream :: Blind - Hercules & Love Affair, I love it and it fit perfectly...you'll see. p.d. Hay SOLAMENTE una canción que es un pedacito en la más corriente principal :: Blind - Hercules & Love Affair, a mi me encanta y se quedo bien con las otras canciónes.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

WOW! Taiwan you are my reason to dance today...GO CHIC!

One of my bestest friends Andy Shaw is originally from Taiwan (He says he was "Made in Taiwan, Raised in NYC, Crafted in the U.S, Engineered in sub-culture.") I already know Taiwan brings me good luck with friends, but I had yet to find music from Taiwan that made me say "WOW" til now... Today one of my very good gal pals Maria sent me a link to a Taiwanese band called GO CHIC and I'm floored...dancing in my headphones!

I'm already a fan of asian groups like Shonen Knife, Melt Banana, The Boredoms, Pizzacato Five, Cibo Matto, and Kiiii, so it makes me happy to add a new group to the ever growing list of love!

GO CHIC is a dance/pop/punk/electro group which started in Taipei around 2007, current members are Sonia Lai (賴思勻), Ariel Zheng (鄭思齊), Sarah Wen (溫一珊). The band hit the scene with brightly colored tights and short shorts, laughing and joking with the crowd as they pumped out raw, catchy, dance-electro. Since then, GO CHIC has gained a male drummer-Winston Li (李昀璁), and graduated to silver tutus and a coveted place as one of Nike’s 10 top Taiwanese bands for the company’s NIKE SPORTSWEAR NIGHT PARTY. They've played with such notable acts as Vicarious Bliss(Ed Banger FR), Dandi Wind(CA), Shitdisco(Dim Mak UK), Death Is Not My Aim(JP), etc.

GO CHIC are gonna be at SXSW this year so please somebody check them out for me please!!??? March 20th - Spill @ SXSW Festival, Austin, Texas. BTW, their moto is "FUCK SAD SONGS AND SLOW JAMS, THIS IS GO CHIC!!!!!" THey sound like: Peaches, CSS, Le Tigre, The Teenagers(girl version!), Le Corps Mince De Françoise and supposedly have amazing stage performances like The Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

I think I'm a fan of the song Hardate (listen to the music video below) w/ the lyrics talking about a twisted female DJ who's just crazy fun!! Hmm, I'm diggin' GO CHIC. Their debut album "I am Confused" is independently released in March 2010 and is currently looking for a label! Friend them on Facebook.

Friday, March 12, 2010

The Welcome Dynasty...rock n' roll in the bathroom stall!

So I'm latenight switching through youtube videos and I come upon a band called The Welcome Dynasty. It starts off with a good beat and looks like it's being filmed from a hidden camera in a club bathroom...Cool.

I keep listening and I'm totally digging the actual song called "Markus" and I'm wondering where are they from? England, America, Sweden, Norway, etc...NOPE! These dudes are from VALENCIA, SPAIN (Where my last name comes from "MENESES").

I hold a lot of AMOR for Spain for many reasons and three of them just so happen to be that 1. I'm part Spanish (mi papa era de España y Mejico) 2. Spaniards know how to party 3. Spaniards know how to rock n' roll all night long...wait, is that just two different ways of saying "they like to party?" Ya, and I thank my mami and my papi for making me part of the Spanish Dolls!!! Gracias Karina y Guillermo Meneses <3

I recommend taking some time to listen to following songs on their Myspace page: Markus, Christine, and Streets Of London.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

6. Hola - Miranda :: Chula Pop Crush Mix


Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Amylulita Illustration by Regelio Gutierrez Jr!!

Rogelio Gutierrez Jr and I first met in Houston, TX at a Nacotheque gig. He recently did a kick a* portrait of me that rocks! It says Amylulita all over it don't ya think?? Manzanita-Headphones-Candy Hearts=Amylulita.

Check out some of his other work...Contact Regoelio Gutierrez Jr HERE if you wanna hire him for illustration work or just to say he rocks.

4. Acos Quieres Venir (Pedro Pierdra Remix) - Los Updates :: Chula Pop Crush Mix


Monday, March 8, 2010

DJ-phone instead of headphones?? I want!!

hulger x broken hearts’ DJ phone

the team at hulger recently teamed up with the female DJ duo broken hearts to develop two-tone phone designed for mixing records. the phone plugs directly into the mixing unit and comes in two black and white colour combos. when the user isn’t spinning records at the club, they can plug the handset into their mobile and use it like other hulger phones or even use it on their PC. the handset is manufactured by hulger and designed with a chunky retro form that recalls the analog telephones of the 1950’s.

www.hulgershop.com / www.hulgershop.com/view?category=two_tone

Fri, March 19th Something In Spanish (live) w/ Amylulita @ Coco66!


Something In Spanish (live) + Amylulita (DJ)

The mysterious and engaging avant-pop outfit Something In Spanish (Michelle Perez and Jules Monterrey) combines elements of 50’s pop, exotic lounge, experimental electronic and free jazz. On the 2nd Friday of each month, SIS will perform along with a rotating cast of artists, bands, and DJs combining live performance, visual projections, and the unexpected. (I suggest you wear BLACK to this special event)

"We have, in our worship, discovered the benefits of music. Now we even ask all our inductees to serenade their co-inductees, at least once a month. I have decided to share the beauty of his teachings with a musical group, along with my prized pupil Olga. We periodically perform live seances in the name of Something in Spanish. As the factories' orders grow, we are able to concentrate on spreading the message. We offer a few positions ideal for a prepared and elevated person. Our mission is to heal and nurture all." -Santos

Facebook Event Page -->
66 Greenpoint Ave
Brooklyn, NY
Doors 10pm - 4am

Sunday, March 7, 2010

3. Pretenciosa - Denise Murz :: Chula Pop Crush Mix


Tuesday, March 2, 2010

What the heck is "hipspanic"?!?!

I have Google Alert tracking anything that's related to Nacotheque, Nacoteque, Marcelo Cunning, and Amylulita. Basically when there's any mention of these words on the web I get an email w/ a link when mentioned. Today I clicked on the link to UrbanDictionary.com and started cracking up w/ what I found...See for yourself!
"hipspanic" - a hispanic hipster. Usually found every other saturday night at nacoteque, at fontanas, NYC. This room is full of hipspanics!
Someone is trying to sell this crap online on coffee mugs, t-shirts, and whatever else, hahahaha, jajajajaja. Nice try dude, but you spelled NACOTHEQUE WRONG!!!