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Friday, August 27, 2010

L.A. 2nite!!! Aug 27 Heineken Mezclasonic Tour w/ Babasonicos!!

On August 27, Heineken brings “Heineken Inspire,” an exclusive summer event featuring an eclectic mix of performances from some of today’s hottest acts to an exclusive Los Angeles location.

In addition, Heineken Inspire will serve as the launch event for the “STR Bottle,” an aluminum bottle that when viewed under the black light of a bar or club illuminates to reveal a previously hidden design. So don't forget to look for it!

Heineken Inspire/Heineken Mezclasonic Tour - Los Angeles

@ The BookBindery Building
8870 W Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232

Ages: 21 and Over

Live Performance by BABASONICOS!!

Price Range: $ 1.00 - $ 10.00
Price: To get tickets, enter the code and donate $1 or more to Life Rolls On..

Only 2 tickets per person for the weekend. You may not reserve tickets to more than one event.

I.D. Required. Must be a US resident only.

MORE INFO HERE USE THE CODE: code is INSPIRELA: http://www.showclix.com/ev

Heineken MezclaSonic” fosters innovative sounds by bringing together Latin “Mashup” DJs to mix and blend unexpected musical combos. Songs and beats from traditional Latin genres are mashed with popular urban beats and mainstream music including reggaeton, hip hop, electronica and funk to reflect the bicultural, dynamic style of modern American Latinos.

Three top DJ groups in the Latin “Mashup” scene: the Mexican Institute of Sound, Nacotheque and D’ Marquesina, will be the first to deliver this unique musical experience through Heineken MezclaSonic.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

NEW URSULA 1000 VIDEO for "Rocket"!!

NEW RELEASE ALERT! URSULA 1000 - Out now via i-Tunes and other digital outlets: the ROCKET single culled from the MYSTICS album. It features remixes by Telephunken, Smalltown Romeo and Mike Dextro and a killer animated video by Eric Kilkenny!

ESL Music’s URSULA 1000 is the alter ego of Brooklyn, New York based producer/DJ Alex Gimeno. His albums and mix sessions have taken on a broad scope of retro tinged spy grooves, bumping latin disco funk, hints of post punk electro go go, sleazy glam rock…And he never stops evolving.

You can hear it in his remixes for the likes of Quincy Jones, Felix Da Housecat, The Faint, Fort Knox Five to a slew of television remodels for themes to Seasme Street, The Powerpuff Girls, The Incredibles and Yo Gabba Gabba. Scenes for Sex And The City, Grey’s Anatomy and How I Met Your Mother popped even more with a helping of a little Ursula as have campaigns for Grand Marnier, AT&T, Samsung and Adidas.

Watch the brand new music video animated and directed by Eric Kilkenny from the latest single "Rocket" from album, Mystics. WATCH IT!

His collaborations with Dr.Luke, Shag, Cristina, Los Amigos Invisibles, Misty Roses, Federico Aubele to name a few brought forth sheer magic on the four albums, The Now Sound of Ursula 1000, Kinda’ Kinky, Here Comes Tomorrow and Mystics. All Systems Are Go Go and Ursadelica showed the world his dj skills and ear for the finest in hip shaking groovers. Undressed had it all re-imagined by electronic’s finest-Deekline, Ladytron, Product.01, Malente and more.

You can find him traveling the world dj-ing at places like Fabric, The Big Chill Festival, Shambhala or even at his home residencies at Trophy Bar and The Commodore. For a more obscure selection of songs that make him tick, check out his radio show, Guilty Pleasures on BrooklynRadio.com.

Ursula has just recently set his time machine controls towards primitive garage punk for his new E.P., FUZZ!

Drenched in snarling fuzz guitars, savage drums and spooky organs, this new collection of tracks unleashes his technicolor take on this sound. A pinch of the old and a drop of the new, creating a brand new monster!

Inspired by the classics like Count Five, The Sonics and the Nuggets and Back To The Grave collections to revivalists like The Gruesomes, Gravedigger V and The Dukes of Stratosphear, Ursula 1000 takes in this obsession and flips it for a new generation.

Features the inimitable Fred Schneider from The B-52s on the opening song, "Hey You!". Fred and his band paved the way of mixing b-movie retro trashiness and new wave as does Ursula with his blending vintage grooves with modern electronica, thus making the pairing a no- brainer. This is not pastiche but a re-invention!

2NITE! Let's have a margarita w/ STEREO TOTAL!

LE ONE NIGHT STAND presents...
the official
STEREO TOTAL after-party
@ Kenny's Castaways
(across the st from Le Poisson Rouge)
157 Bleecker St btwn Sullivan & Thompson St

10:00pm - 3:00am
21+ w/ ID

Françoise Cactus (Stereo Total)

Amylulita (Nacotheque/Shaw Promotion/Le One Night Stand)

JM Salinas (Dapuntobeat DJ Set presenting material from their latest release Off_De_Record)

Maria Blueghost (Blueghost Publicity)

Cameron Cook (SUP Magazine)

Special burlesque performance by VERONICA VROOM! at midnight
performing a vampy French number in German sung by Marlene Dietrich

10:00 pm - 11:00pm
$5 PBR w/ a SHOT
1:00am - 2:00am
$5 PBR w/ a SHOT

Scenes From the 10th Annual Kustom Kills & Hot Rod Thrills Car Show Fotos by Alexander Thompson

I love all sorts of fashion, music, scenes, hair styles, and shoes, but there are a few styles/scenes that I have a sweet spot for in my heart. One of those includes pin-up girls in blood, red lipstick, Betty Page black hair/Lucille Ball red hair/Marilyn Monroe blonde bombshells, pencil thin skirts, boobies, greasers, slicked back pompadours, tight blue jeans w/ a cuff, and white t-shirts w/ cigarette packs rolled up in the sleeve....oOoooohhh so hawt! Grrrrrrrrr. Um, did it just get hot or was it just me?

Anyways, I just wanted to share w/ you some fun fotos by Alexander Thompson for PAPER magazine - Scenes From the 10th Annual Kustom Kills & Hot Rod Thrills Car Show!

This past weekend marked the 10th Annual "Kustom Kills & Hot Rod Thrills" car show for the Rumblers Car Club NYC. This greasy annual hot rod fest, held under the B.Q.E. in Williamsburg, featured a vast array of pre-1964 American hot rods and kustoms -- cars with vintage customizing. The car show has grown immensely popular throughout the years, as people travel from all over the east coast to not only exhibit and see the amazing hot rods on display, but to drink beer, eat burgers and see bands. This year's musical highlights included King Sickabilly, Toothless George & His One-Man Band, Al & The Black Cats, and Those Hated Hearts. The best of the day, however, included the procession of cars peeling out of the parking lot at the end of the day, revving up their engines and burning rubber down Metropolitan. Long live The Rumblers!
- Alexander Thompson

See more fotos from the event here: http://www.papermag.com/2010/08/kustom_kills_hot_rod_thrills_10th.php

Friday, August 20, 2010

Un Poema: Wasting Her Time

Running around wasting her time...

Impatiently waiting to say what she is thinking
Eating poison tarts

Hidding her heart from cheshire cats
Kissing poison frogs

Falling down rabbit holes
Dancing with decks of cards

Running around wasting her time...

Free Download: Los Punsetes’ “Tus Amigos”!


Download Los Punsetes’ “Tus Amigos” for FREE below and check out the video.

Watch the bukkake-inclusive video for Los Punsetes’ “Tus Amigos”:



Free Download: Torreblanca’s “Parece Navidad”!


Torreblanca is fronted by Mexico DF singer-songwriter and talented pianist Juan Manuel Torreblanca, who earlier this year released a remarkable debut EP titled Defensa, in which Natalia Lafourcade and the girl from Hello Seahorse! who looks like Lisa Loeb (aka Denise “Lo Blondo”) had guest appearances.

Download Torreblanca’s “Parece Navidad” below for FREE!


Tuesday, August 10, 2010

FREE MARGARITAS Thursday @ Fuzzanova Freakout & ME!

Surf Peruano, Garage Boliviano, Beat Argentino, Sicodelia Chilena, Soul y funk brasilero

Dj La Boite
Dj Pampa Up The Volume
... Dj Pat Agony
Dj Chaco Pastorius


Sleezydelic visuals by VJ La Loba, the queen of Tilcara

FREE MARGARITAS 10pm to 11pm

The Delancey Lounge
168 Delancey St. (btw Clinton & Attorney) Lower East Side

9:30pm - 4am / 21+ w/ ID

J train to Essex St. F train to Delancey St.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Something to make your feel goooood..."Good Morning Baby" mix!

Good morning mundo!! I went to sleep early in order to go to the beach today. I found myself waking up at 5am...too excited for fun in the sun? Sure:)

I woke up with a morning song in my head and remembered a Happy Morning mix I made back in December. The songs are guilty pleasures that make my heart feel warm and my mind at ease. It's kind of a toe tapper too, haha. (P.S. This mix is dedicated to my mommy; Karyn Louise Meneses. Te amo mamacita!)

I decided to make this mix downloadable so I could share it with the rest of the world. My mom loves listening to it in the car on her way to work. I love listening to it while getting ready to face the day...especially the very stressful ones.

Hope my "Good Morning Baby" mix brightens your day just a little bit more!

GOOD MORNING BABY mix by Amylulita [download/bajar]

1. Don’t Worry Be Happy – Bobby McFerrin
2. IT’s a Beautiful Morning – Young Rascals
3. Dans Le Temps (Downtown in French) – Petula Clark
4. Good Vibrations – Beach Boys
5. Here Comes The Sun – The Beatles
6. Feelin’ Groovy – Simon and Garfunkel
7. La Piscine Couverte – April March
8. Better Things – Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings
9. 9 To 5 – Dolly Parton
10. I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
11. That’s The Way I Like It – KC and The Sunshine Band
12. Celebration – Kool and The Gang
13. Can You Feel It? – Jackson 5
14. 500 Miles – The Proclaimers
15. Once In A Lifetime – Talking Heads
16. Feeling Hot Hot Hot – Buster Poindexter (singer from New York Dolls)
17. Groove Is In The Heart – Dee Lite
18. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun – Cyndi Lauper
19. Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough – Michael Jackson Amylulita's Good Morning Baby Mix by Amylulita

Aug 25th I'm hosting the official STEREO TOTAL after-party!


NEW YORK, NY – On Wed, Aug 25th Le One Night Stand presents the official after-party for the delectable duo from Berlin STEREO TOTAL @ one of the last remaining authentic rock 'n' roll bars in New York City; Kenny’s Castaways (the band is headlining at Le Poisson Rouge the same night. Les Sans Culottes will be opening).

In the DJ booth will be Stereo Total’s front woman Francoise Cactus along w/ DJs Amylulita & Maria Blueghost spinning an eclectic selection of French rock n’ roll, Euro-Garage, Brazilian post-punk, German new wave, Spanish 80's and Italo Disco. In addition, there will be a special burlesque performance at midnight!

The drink specials will tempt anyone with a thirst; $5 MARGARITAS ALL NIGHT LONG + 10:00 pm - 11:00pm - $3 TEQUILA & WHISKEY SHOTS + $5 PBR w/ a SHOT & 1:00am - 2:00am - $3 TEQUILA & WHISKEY SHOTS + $5 PBR w/ a SHOT. How can you beat that??

LE ONE NIGHT STAND presents the official

Kenny’s Castaways
157 Bleecker St btwn Sullivan & Thompson St (across from Le Poisson Rouge)

DJs spinning the best of
French rock n’ roll, Euro-Garage, Brazilian post-punk, German new wave, Spanish 80's

Françoise Cactus (Stereo Total)
Amylulita (Nacotheque)
Maria Blueghost
Special burlesque performance at midnight
10:00PM – 3AM

10:00 pm - 11:00pm
$5 PBR w/ a SHOT
1:00am - 2:00am
$5 PBR w/ a SHOT

Directions: A,C,E,F,B,D,Q train to West 4th St
6 train to Bleecker St - walk to Thompson St

Stereo Total are Françoise Cactus, (drums and vocals) and Brezel Göring (guitar, synthesizer, sampler). The music of the chanson- electro- nonelectro- garage- rock'n'roll- french-pop- rock-à-billy- disco- international- underground- duo Stereo Total can be described as:
40% Yéyétronic, 20% R'n'R, 10% Punkrock, 3% electronic effects, 4% French 60ies beat, 7% genious dilettantism, 1,5% Cosmonaute, 10% really old synthesizers, 10% 8-bit Amiga-sampling, 10% transistor amplifier, 1% really expansive and advanced instruments, a minimalist production, meaning a home- made- trash- garage- sound crossed with underground, authentic as well as amateurish, ironic as well as effective, pop as well as political.

STEREO TOTAL released a vinyl 7" on Elefant Records in Spain called "Plástico" [features a spanish version of the song "Plastic" and three coverversions of Spanish songs] and a special Stereo Total- best-of: "Grandes Èxitos" will soon be out on Silicon Carne Records in Mexico.

LE ONE NIGHT STAND parties were an extraordinary experience in 2005 – 2007 where producers Amylu Meneses, Andy Shaw, Sheila B, and Melody Nelson introduced NYC to the best pop and rock n' roll sung in foreign languages ranging from europop, electropop, eighties, nu wave italo disco, yé-yé, bubblegum, sixties, jpop, and swedish pop. LONS had the privilege to work with; Saint Etiene, Puffy Amiyumi, Bob Stanley, Nouvelle Vague, Timo Ellis (Cibo Matto), Nous Non Plus, Les Handclaps, Josh Styles, Peppermintwist, Jaiko Suzuki, and many more.

Experience the heart of Rock and Roll in the legendary heart of Greenwich Village. SInce 1967, Kenny's Castaways has been the house that Rock built. Bruce Springsteen played his very first New York gig here. The New York Dolls, Patti Smith, Aerosmith, Rod Stewart and the Ramones are all part of Kenny's history. One of the last remaining authentic rock 'n' roll bars in New York City, Kenny's Castaways is your destination for real music, raw energy, and rockin' good times.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Video: Behind the Scenes with Heineken MezclaSonic DJs (Chicago)

Thank you to Remezcla.com and Heineken for creating this video

IN CASE YOU MISSED ITHeineken MezclaSonic Tour, the country-wide concert series that has hit up Miami and recently New York (headed now to LA), made a stop in Chicago on June 25, with its well-equipped artists in tow: Argentina’s Babasonicos, and the MezclaSonic DJs (Camilo Lara project Mexican Institute of Sound, and New York duos Nacotheque and D’Marquesina).

The Heineken MezclaSonic series highlights the clashing of cultures and music styles, enabling its DJs to create tailored mashup mixes for the masses.

Watch the video for exclusive behind-the-scenes footage and for some insider words of wisdom from the DJs themselves. Also check back in for the upcoming New York video edition, coming soon!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Spanish Indie Pop group POLOCK set to Release U.S. Debut!

Europe has produced some of the world's most infectious English-language indie pop in recent years: Sweden's Shout Out Louds, France's Phoenix, Norway's Kings of Convenience. Upon first listen, one may think these bands are from Brooklyn... Silver Lake... Toronto.

In a similar tradition, Nacional Records introduces Polock, from Spain’s Mediterranean coastal city of Valencia (also where my last name comes from "Meneses"!). The group will release its U.S. debut album, ‘Getting Down From The Trees,’ on August 31st.

As one of Spain’s most important indie buzz acts, Polock has quickly become renowned for their contagious hooks and melodies. In the past year, Polock has played major stages like Europe’s premiere indie rock festival Primavera Sound as well as the MTV Winter Festival with Franz Ferdinand and Starsailor. Most recently, the top online video series La Blogotheque came to Spain to tape a “Take Away Show” with Polock on the beaches of Barcelona.

‘Getting Down From The Trees’ was recorded over two months in a Berlin studio after the group spent a year writing the album in Spain. “We thought it was time for a change of scenery,” says Papu Sebastián, Polock’s lead singer and primary songwriter.

2nite!! Melodic, dream-gazers ZIGMAT live @ Public Assembly....

Melodic, dream-gazers Zigmat are performing at Public Assembly in Williamsburg, Brooklyn tonight (10:30pm). I've been a fan since they performed at the Remezcla release party at Club 205 back in 2007 (i think)?

They have since changed their style a bit, dug deeper into their souls to find what really makes them tick, and are turning out to become a beautiful, electronic butterfly or series of glow bugs. Duno how else to explain, but I love it.

Electro-rock. Punky. International. Stylish. Bewitching. These are a few of the words that music critics have used to describe the Brooklyn band Zigmat. Fronted by vocalist Monica Rodriguez and bassist Stephen Yonkin, this ensemble manages to bring together an eclectic mix of world, punk, trip-hop and rock in a unique way that has won over critics and fans alike. Together for three years, the band has been signed by two labels (Ultra Records in Brazil and Actua Musica in Spain) and has performed in the US, Brazil, Mexico and will make their debut in Europe this Fall.

The band initially formed in 2006 when Rodriguez was searching for a bass player. Coincidentally, she and Yonkin had both attended the Berklee School of Music in Boston at the same time but never met until after they both graduated and settled in Brooklyn, New York. “We just met while hanging in a bar, and she said that she needed a bass player…and I was looking for a band,” recalls Yonkin. The two musicians spent the following year writing songs and collaborating on ideas that eventually turned into their first EP Sounds of Machines that they self-released in the US in July 2008. Brazilian label Ultra Records signed the band in 2008 and released a full-length by the same name in Brazil. The band was later joined by various musicians for touring in Mexico, Brazil and the US, and played several notable venues in New York City, including the Canal Room, Nublu and the Mercury Lounge. Zigmat has also performed for the LAMC and CMJ festivals in New York and the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas.

In May of 2009, Zigmat released their debut full-length album in the US also entitled Sounds of Machines as well as their new music video “Machine”. The album consists of nine tracks, each showing a different aspect of Rodriguez’s vocal agility, which Billboard Magazine calls “the band’s secret weapon.” Four of the tracks deal with the pains, wants and frustrations of love: the album opens with the introspective, trippy ballad “Whisper” that describes longing and regret, then moves into the angry track “Decide” which tells the lover in both English and Spanish to “shut up!” “Light of the Moon” paints a dark picture of pseudo-sadistic lust while the track “So Sure” depicts an unrequited love. The band uses poetic lyrics in the tracks “Watch the World”, “Between Bullets” and “Fire”, each one displaying Rodriguez’s upper registers with a hushed and angelic quality. “Don’t Tire” is the album’s other Span-glish track, and “Machine” closes out the album with the band’s signature haunting, trip-hop riffs.

Billboard Magazine says about this new album, “the band's debut release blends cultures and enigmatic styles…[and it] kneads in a dash of rock and pop flair and has already inspired comparisons to such established trip-hop acts as Massive Attack, Air and Goldfrapp.” The Improper Magazine says, “the electronic sounds they make forged with [Rodriguez’s] out-of-the-world vocals and tantalizing effects make Zigmat one extremely arresting and sensual musical concoction.”

Zigmat’s music has been featured in the film “Backseat” (by Bruce van Dusen) and has garnered local television appearances in New York City (Hit Records Nightlife Videos) and Philadelphia (NBC’s The 10! Show) as well as national TV appearances on Fox’s Fearless Music TV and on SiTV. Radio appearances include Batanga Radio, KPFA in Los Angeles, and KCRW’s “The Morning Becomes Eclectic”. This year, Zigmat has signed with Spanish label Musica Actua and will tour Brazil and Europe this Fall.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Wed, Aug 4: Retail DJ presents "The "Get Dressed for This" Showcase" - 7 hawt DJs and ME!

Retail DJ presents . . .

The "Get Dressed for This" Showcase

Wednesday, August 4th

8 pm - 4 am

B.East Lounge

171 East Broadway, NYC

Featuring LIVE SETS by special guest DJs:

Van Scott (NY; Drlkt Freddie, DJs Are Not Rockstars)

Amylulita (NY; Nacotheque, Le One Night Stand)

EZRAKH (NJ; The House of Yes, The Coffee Cave)

NSR (NY; Celebrity DJs, Ella)

Dash Speaks (NY; Celebrity DJs, Botanica)

Dick Burroughs (NY; B.East, ITSA)

Mark LaRush (NY; China 1, Le Souk)

and a special "ghost" set by DJ Shomi Noise (NY; Sugarland, That's My Jam)

With genres ranging from house to punk, electroclash to soul, dubstep to hip hop, techno to baile funk, and dancehall to Spanish pop, you can't miss this!

8-Hour Party! 8 DJs! Drink Specials from 8 - 10 pm! 21+ w/ ID

To RSVP, click HERE


for more info:

Retail DJ


Van Scott (Mix)

Amylulita (Mix)


NSR (Mix)

Dash Speaks (Mix)

Dick Burroughs

Mark LaRush (Mix)

Me Talk Pretty Retail DJ Mix by Amylulita by Amylulita