With 2,175 posts in 16 months, you're bound to miss something. We've gone ahead and gathered some of our favorite tracks from now and yesteryear that didn't get much play, but deserved it.
Hubble: “Nude Ghost”
Ital: “Only For Tonight (Dubout/Saviour’s Love Megamix)”
The Rebel: “Prove It”
Visitation Rites teams with Vibes Management and Mutual Dreaming this Friday, August 26th in extravagant homage to Los Angeles' 100% Silk, the dance-centric campadelic Not Not Fun imprint founded by Amanda Brown of LA Vampires. Join us at a giant warehouse in Greenpoint, Brooklyn for performances by NYC-based members of the stable, disco-inspired DJ sets, and projections by Luke Wyatt and Aurora Halal. If you don't fall in love with everybody in the room by dawn, then you'll probably at least come home with a clearer grasp of the word "vibe" when used as a verb. RSVP at email@example.com for the address, and visit Facebook for more info. --Emilie Friedlander, Visitation Rites.
We've been stuck on Ital's house jams for a few months now. His "Only for Tonight (Dubout/Saviour's Love Megamix)" video's had us pressing replay every seven minutes, and this recent live performance-- taken from a show at Brooklyn DIY venue Shea Stadium-- is really something special. Martin-McCormick expertly disguises his drugged-out synth sweeps and delay-drenched one-shots as walls of feedback, wearing his penchant for noise and experimental music on his 100% Silk sleeve. --Ric Leichtung, Altered Zones
2011 has been good year for Daniel Martin-McCormick of Ital. His collaborative EP with LA Vampires was so sick we had to zone in on it, his recent Only For Tonight 12" for 100% Silk is sold out, and he DJ'd at MoMA PS1's Warm Up. Here, he's assembled a video directing dream team (Aurora Halal of Innergaze, Luke Wyatt, and Martin-McCormick himself) to bring his recently sold-out single to life in this new video for "Only For Tonight." This magnetic tape mind-melt of static-ridden footage, super saturated coloring, and Daniel's suave lip-sync performance will keep your eyes occupied. --Matt Sullivan, Altered Zones via FACT Magazine
The Only For Tonight 12" is sold out, but you can still grip the digital from Midheaven
Amanda Brown (LA Vampires, Not Not Fun, 100% Silk) and Daniel Martin-McCormick (Ital, Mi Ami, Sex Worker) recently recorded Streetwise, a four-song 12" for NNF under the name LA Vampires Goes Ital. Tentatively scheduled for a May 25 release date, Streetwise picks up where Brown left off in 2010 with LA Vampires' pair of collaborative EPs with Zola Jesus and Matrix Metals. "Streetwise," the first syrupy dance cut to be released from the record, has received official video treatment by frequent NNF video director and LA Vampires visual collaborator Ben Shearn. According to Brown, the video's inspiration is "part George Michael's "Freedom 90" and part CC Peniston video art," complete with Vogue cut-outs of starving models in the most divine of early 1990s make-ups and fashions. These motifs, in addition to the shots of Brown bathed in soft focus intimacy, further attest to her status as the new queen of outsider glam. --Ian Paul Roger Nelson, Friendship Bracelet
Streetwise is out May 25 on Not Not Fun
You may know Mi Ami as a high energy noise trio that has been around for a few now. Recently, the bass player split from the band, leaving founding members Damon Palermo and Daniel Martin-McCormick with the chance to reinvent the project. "Dolphins" is more than just a facelift for the band; it's a rebirth. Palermo grooves with a drum machine and an ancient sampler while Martin-McCormick laces the track with chilling keys and even icier vocals. Video mulch extraodinaire Luke Wyatt recently put together this fantastic clip for the track featuring frightening imagery simulating birth, severed limbs, robots and even dolphins melded together via distorted VHS imagery. Martin-McCormick also gave us the drop on its remix under his Ital moniker, giving the track a much more lush, tropical feel. "Dolphins" certainly shows Mi Ami in a new light, and from where I'm sitting it's a nice glow. --Jheri Evans, Get Off The Coast
Dolphins is available now as a limited 12" via Thrill Jockey, tour dates after the jump
So this new dance music of Daniel Martin-Mccormick (of Mi Ami, Sex Worker) isn't actually overly Italo disco but certainly grips some ideas of that and other various European dance musics. Actually I remember back in 2009 at the Mi Ami show I put on in at the ill-fated End Bar in Newcastle upon Tyne, Daniel came back drenched in Persian food smell (surprisingly good spots in Newcastle for that) ready to DJ with a weird bunch of dance records he'd picked up around Europe, real ebullent and big on the "dutch positivity." --Richard MacFarlane, Rose Quartz
Get the Ital's Theme 12" from 100% Silk