Drop It Like A Hot Potato

The Overpowered album by Roisin Murphy was finally released this week. A special limited edition double coloured LP is going to follow in November. It’s the pop-dance-electro-disco (whatever you want to call it) album for fall. My favourite song seems to change every other day, right now it is Body Language, which you can not listen to here but here.

  1. Aaron-Carl and DJ E. Dubb – The Door (Original Mix) – Wallshaker
    There is nothing better than an angry Aaron-Carl song.
    “I don’t want you no more. Pack your shit. Here’s the door.”
  2. Jill Scott – Hate On Me (Shelter Vocal) – Restricted Access
    Remixed by Quentin Harris. I’m always in on hater lyrics.
  3. Chuck Love – Beatdown (Jimpster Mix) – OM
    If you can’t get enough of the forward pushing Jimpster sound, I suggest his remix of 400 Years by Bob Marley and the Wailers. Trippin’.
  4. Kanye West feat. Dwele – Flashing Lights – Roc-A-Fella
    I still love the synth stabs on this one so much. It is the next single off Graduation. Is this the first time paparazzi is rhymed with Nazi?
    “Till I get flashed by the paparazzi
    Damn, these nigga’s got me,
    I hate these nigga’s more than the Nazis”
  5. Moodymann – I’d Rather Be Lonely – KDJ
  6. Grand High Priest – Long Time Coming (GHP Vocal) – Re-House
    Remix of A Change Is Gonna Come by Sam Cooke.
  7. Veronique – Use Me (Sunday Morning Dub, Afterhours Mix) – Wallshaker
    Another stompin’ AC production. The dub is quite peak hour, for later or earlier, there is the Afterhours Mix.
  8. Marlon D – Jesus Creates Sound (Main Mix) – Strictly Rhythm
    Don’t you love the cheesy “This is a journey into sound” sample, the hi-hats and cymbal clashes?
  9. Yass – He Reigns (Main) – Purple Music
    Gospel in da house.
  10. Marvin Gaye – Music (Karizma Remix) – Rotgut Records

Harsh with Fruity Undertones

Went to a Karaoke bar on Saturday night with Margot, Kevin, Mary and Uwe. We rented a private room. The room had black light, wallpaper with blue skies and fluffy white clouds. Mary and I did secret shots every time we got drinks for all. The bartender asked us if we wanted harsh or light shots. Mary said: “Harsh with fruity undertones”, on which he only rolled his eyes. We went with harsh.

At one point we all sang Bag Lady by Erykah Badu. So much fun.
Watched a lot of Erykah videos yesterday. Still, one of my favourites is Next Lifetime featuring Andre 3000, Pete Rock and Method Man.
Erykah’s 4th studio album, The Kabah, is scheduled for spring 2008.

Next Lifetime

Family Day at Mom’s House

I’m big into politics when it involves new holidays. After the re-election of the Ontario government on Wednesday a new holiday was proclaimed, Family Day. Happening at the 3rd Monday in February.

The first Family Day was introduced in Alberta in the 1990’s:
“The holiday was proclaimed by Alberta Premier Don Getty, in response to a drug scandal involving his son, Dale Getty, who had been arrested for possession of cocaine and was revealed to have cocaine addiction. Premier Getty was obviously embarrassed by the revelation and admitted publicly that he had neglected his family, saying that it was also important for all Albertans to take more care with their families.” (sources 1, 2)

Roisin Does Kanye, Gossip, Divine

Metro: Kanye phoned to ask who styled your video. How would you make him over?
Roisin: I”™d tell him it”™s all about shoulder pads.
(60 seconds interview with Metro)

And now it looks like Roisin’s boyfriend is styling the Kanye West live shows.

Watch Roisin perform a cover of Gossip’s Standing In The Way Of Control. Thanks Maria.

Cry Baby, one of the songs on Roisin’s album (due in the UK next week), samples Native Love (Step By Step) by Divine.

Auf’d in T.O.

Yesterday evening saw the premiere of Project Runway Canada, the casting show looking for an innovative new designer. The US-American version of the series is of course hosted by Heidi Klum (which I heard someone refer to as die hohle Kuh). Anyway, the Toronto based designer search is hosted by Iman. The show started with the contestants getting to know each other at the Toronto Islands, where Iman arrived by yacht.

Iman, c'est moi

Just by announcing the prizes it became obvious that the Canadian version will be even trashier than south of the border: The winner will present a collection at Toronto Fashion Week and will be able to sell the work at Winners.
Out of the 13 designers, 6 are based out of Toronto, some of them had a lil’ boutique on Queen Street.

Hab mich lieb

I have the feeling that I am going to be a bit addicted to the trashiness. Iman acted like a robot (always a plus), looking totally airbrushed in some of the segment trailers. And I enjoyed her tagline, which she got to use quite often in the first episode as two designers got Auf’d:

“Sometimes in fashion, you just don’t measure up.”