artworks-000040548561-7w7rqn-t500x500I’ve been a huge Classixx fan ever since the undeniable “I’ll Get You” which featured the silky smooth vocals of Jeppe. The L.A. based duo have made quite a name for themselves doing remixes for several years now, and are finally set to release their debut full-length album on May 14th. The lead single “Holding On” is streaming on soundcloud now, and will be out officially on Feb. 19th. Do yourself a favor and take a listen below. It’s full of shiny synths, a smooth house beat, and sunny uplifting vocals. Dudes, throw this track on and watch your girlfriend grab your hand and drag you to dance. ;-)

I’ve also been keeping an eye on Australian nu-disco outfit Mitzi for a while now. They’ve done some DJing/remixing/etc… but are now ready to release a full-length album that shows their true colors- a full-on electro/nu-disco band capable of writing great songs that you can dance to. Sure, it’s obvious they’re following in the footsteps of similar Australian acts such as Cut Copy and Miami Horror, but that’s not a bad thing at all in my book. Check out the track “All I Heard” below, and grab the album via Future Classic on Feb. 19th.

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Tomorrow night there will be an epic Halloween party, and you’re invited! Yes, Erica of 615 Design has opened her awesome theatrical set design studio for the second year in row to host the Zombie Unite! Undead Underground party! This year the party’s entertainment features my band Scale Model, Girls & Money, and DJs Burgers and Sex Gravy. We also have the Latin Wagon food truck, FREE BEER (with a donation to Hike for the Homeless Team Hotsteppers), and a professional zombie makeup artist onsite! Trust me- this is the coolest space you can imagine for a Halloween party, complete with a huge creepy-ass fake tree from one of Erica’s past set designs. Did I mention it’s totally FREE to get in? Yeah, it’s free. Here’s the full rundown:

Zombies Unite! Undead Underground
at 615 Design: 1015 W. Kirkland Ave, Suite 310
Bands: Scale Model and Girls & Money
DJs: Burgers and Sex Gravy
Latin Wagon food truck, FREE BEER w/ charitable donation
Professional makeup artist onsite
Starts at 9pm, NO COVER

That’s the awesome new video for first single from Breakbot’s new album “By Your Side,” which is out now via iTunes and Beatport. I’ve made it quite clear before how much I love Breakbot, but let me say it again: I FUCKING LOVE BREAKBOT. Everything the dude touches turns to pure chill-funk gold. Has anyone used chill-funk before? Surely someone has… but I’ve never seen it, so for now I’m gonna claim it. This video is just about everything you’d expect from Breakbot- a hot girl in a vintage car, driving on a breezy road, etc… but toward the end it gets a little odd. In a good way. Just watch it, and make sure it’s on HD. As I said, the album is out now on iTunes and Beatport. Ed Banger is notoriously finicky about the timing of their releases on various platforms, so who knows when/if it’ll show up on Spotify.

I can’t get over this rad new video for Punks Jump Up’s new smokin’ boogie-funk jam “Mr. Overtime” featuring vocals from Dave 1 of Chromeo. Slick, sexy, and artfully animated. Directed by Maxime Bruneel, it’s the perfect fit for the song’s 80s italo-disco influence- an 80′s throwback vibe involving sports cars driving fast on the highway at night. But the animation style has a much more current feel- a very successful juxtaposition. If this track is totally new to you, fix that by heading over to the Moda Records Soundcloud and checking out the single and all the many awesome remixes. It’s out officially on April 30th.

All I can say is- better late than never. I normally get my seasonal mixes out pretty close to the beginning of each season. My life has been pretty busy this spring and this is mostly a hobby for me, so things are running a little behind. I’ve been pretty obsessed with everything Gigamesh has touched lately, so of course he makes an appearance… I also was feeling a bit more housey than usual, so you’ll notice a few distinctly house-influenced tracks in there. And how could I not include Viceroy’s sun-drenched, poolside-ready remix of Mark Morrison’s 90s hit “Return of the Mack” ??? Enjoy/download:

I’m not usually one to gush, but I’ll be damned if Gigamesh hasn’t been totally winning at life recently. It seems like every single thing he has touched, whether it be a remix or an original track, is pure gold. He’s just released another freebie remix, this time of Grouplove’s indie-pop/gang-chorus/feel-good jam Tongue Tied. You might recognize it from that iPod commercial. (#facepalm, I know)

I honestly am floored by this guy’s ability to take even the most overplayed, fratty, vomit-inducing shit like Foster the People’s Pumped Up Kicks and turn it into a somewhat enjoyable dancefloor anthem. Gigamesh, I love you, bro.

Uncle Skeleton, a project of Ross Wariner of Kindercastle fame, released the first single “Sophisticuffs” from their forthcoming new album All Too Human today. It’s available digitally now via their bandcamp. It’s a fun, breezy, disco-inspired tune with strings, funky guitars, and a smattering of cleverly cut-up vocals. I’m very happy to share the news that my (Burgers) remix of the track was deemed good enough for inclusion as a B-side/bonus track! Thanks to Michael Eades and his YK Records for making it all happen!

A Few Good Shows: 1/6/11

January 6, 2012

I know it’s been a while. Sorry, after all the holiday-ing gets me out of a rhythm it takes a minute for me to get back into the swing of blogging.

This weekend is a tiny bit slow when it comes to rock shows, but here are a few things worth mentioning (and some shameless self-promotion):

FRIDAY:

Vitalic Noise presents CRAVE at Tavern. FREE, 21+, ft. resident DJs Losici (Josiah Lester) and Dali Drama (Jenn Harbin), and guest BURGERS (aka me). We’ll spinning the best in nu-disco/house/french touch/indie dance. Did I mention it’s FREE? It’s free.

The Dead Towns, Siberian Traps, The Bad Swears, & The Dirty Holidays @ The End. 9pm $5

SATURDAY:

The Tendoor, Kat Smo, Taxicab Racers, Ugly Kids Club @ The End. 9pm $5

Metal at the Mercy: a KISS tribute @ Mercy Lounge. 9pm $5

The Burgers Winter 2011/2012 Mixtape is here and available for you listening/downloading pleasure. I kicked it off with some classic deep cuts, then took it to a chill/sexy/moody vibe, then finished it off with some great new discohouse. I’m kinda proud I managed to crank out a mix that didn’t involve Breakbot or Bit Funk. Those two dudes make pure gold out of everything they touch. It’s really hard to resist. But right now my DJ hard-on is all for Gigamesh. Seriously- that dude’s been busy making amazing remixes and golden original tracks. Check out his EP called “Space Dinosaur Stuff.

LOL. It’s actually just “Gigamesh EP.” Anyway, here’s my mix:

Tracklist:

Prince-Controversy
Gino Soccio-Try it Out
Madi Diaz-Trust Fall (Jensen Sportag RMX)
Niki & The Dove-Mother Protect (Goldroom RMX)
Gigamesh-When You’re Dancing
The Magician ft. Jeppe-I Don’t Know What to Do (Fabian RMX)
Knight One-Hearts of Oak
Girls Generation-The Boys (Robotaki RMX)
Database-New Disco
P Money and Dan Aux-Kinda Lovin’
Caravan Palace-Clash (Jupiter RMX)

A Few Good Shows: 12/9/11

December 9, 2011

This weekend has a pretty good selection of show-going opportunities in Nashville. Here we go:

FRIDAY:

Vitalic Noise presents CRAVE at Tavern (1904 Broadway). Nashville’s hottest Friday night dance party is back in a new location, and last week was a very successful kickoff. This week’s DJ lineup includes Losici (Josiah Lester), Dali Drama (Jenn Harbin), and Burgers (me). FREE, 21+ 10pm

White Rabbits w/ SONOI @ Exit/In. 9pm $10

DJ Craze @ Mai. 10pm $???

SATURDAY:

Little Viking, King Arthur, Calicocat, and O Giant Man @ The End. 9pm $5

Carolina Chocolate Drops w/ Frazey Ford @ Mercy Lounge. 9pm $18

SUNDAY:

The Greater Good, Dead Legs, Night Beds @ The Basement. 9pm 21+ $5

Have a great weekend!

P.S. If you haven’t seen the glory that is Texts From Bennett, take care of that problem right now.

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