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Jan Roth’s “Einunzwanzig”

Laureen at Sinnbus e-mailed me this morning, as she does about once a week, about the latest offerings and promos from Sinnbus, the label she works for. I almost never click the links in her e-mails, which doesn’t make sense because every time I have clicked, I like what I see. Case in point above. The music is lovely and the edit is spot on. This is a perfect little music video.

I don’t know who Jan Roth is or what he likes to eat for breakfast. I don’t know his mother’s name and I don’t know if he is a dog person or a cat person. What I do know is that he’s made something I like a lot. So there you have it. Check it out.

Car? Meet GIANT HAMMER.

Of COURSE these guys are Manowar fans. Of course.

Six hours of amazing Kraftwerk jams

I know, you didn’t wake up this morning and think, Man, you know what I need today? 6 hours of awesome Kraftwerk jams. I find that pretty weird since I’m not sure a day goes by that I don’t think that.

Luckily for you, DJ Food—Matt Black and Jonathan More(Coldcut) from Ninjatune—have been spending all of March posting about Kraftwerk after being inspired by their upcoming dates at MOMA. Additionally, they’ve put out six hour-long mixes of Kraftwerk remixes, covers, and originals interlaced with interview audio and other soundbits from Kraftwerk’s legendary career.

Tracklisting:
Michael Bailey – Solid Steel intro
Fearless 4 – Rockin’ It
Pelding – It’s More Fun to Compute
Trouble Funk – Trouble Funk Express
Makoto Inoue – Europe Endless / Neon lights
The Divine Comedy – Radioactivity
Senor Coconut – Trans Europe Express
Senor Coconut – The Man Machine
Souxsie & the Banshees – Hall Of Mirrors
Senor Coconut – The Robots
Balanescu Quartet -The Robots
Tafkafb – Waltz Mit Der Robot
Apoptygma Berzerk – Ohm Sweet Ohm
Frenchbloke & Son – Neon Love (Cha Cha Cha)
Jason Moran – Planet Rock
Tremelo Beer Gut – Das Model
Big Black – The Model
Rammstein – Das Model
Ride – The Model
Frenchbloke & Son – Sexy Model
Buffalo Daughter – Autobahn
Dark Side of the Autobahn
Rot Front Trikont – The Robots
Senor Coconut – Showroom Dummies
Girls On Top – I Want To Dance With Numbers
Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force – Planet Rock (Elecktric Music Classic Mix)
Coptic Rain -The Robots
Erasure – Blue Savannah (Der Deutsche mix)
DMX Krew – Showroom Dummies
Melt Banana – Showroom Dummies
Aqua Vista – The Model
Senor Coconut – Home Computer
Senor Coconut – Tour De France
Elakelaiset Poro – Reindeer/Robots

Tracklisting:
Das Erste Wiener Gemueseorchester (First Viennese Vegetable Orchestra) – Radio Activity
Casio VL80 calculator – Computer World
April Nine – Radioactivity
Papa Dee – The Model
Laether Strip – Showroom Dummies
P.O.D. – Die Roboter
The One You Love – Trans Europe Express
Uter – ohm sweet ohm
Terre Thaemlitz – Ruckzuck
The Manatees – The Model + Jerky Boys – The Gay Model
Chris Whitely – The Model
Hikashu -The Model
The Treble Spankers – The Model
Miladojka Youneed – Pocket Calculator (live)
Satoru Wono feat. Meiwa Denki – Dentaku
Black Wedding – Taschenrechner
Lloyd Cole & the Commotions – Pocket Calculator (live)
Senor Coconut – Radioactivity
Diplo – Percao feat. Pantera Os Danadinhos
Drop da Bomb – Computerworld
Dhiva – Tashenrechner
P.M. Dawn – If I Wuz U
The Balanescu Quartet – Pocket Calculator
Erasure – Blue Savannah (die Deutchse remix)
Laiboforcen – Numbers
Anthony Rother – Numbers/Computerwelt
Dynamix II – Techno Bass
Le Juan Love feat. DJ Man – Mega Mix (House Style)
Anthony Rother – Trans Europe Express
Kurtis Mantronik – Original Electron
Snakefinger – The Model
Galaxy Sound Orchestra – The Model
David Byrne & The Balanescu Quartet – The Model (live)
Frenchbloke & Son – Sexy Model (Strings)
Electric Six – The Model
Westbam – Monkey Say, Monkey Do
Think Tank – Hack Attack
The Balanescu Quartet – Computer Love

Tracklisting:
Skanfrom – Phon Sweet Phon
Compulsion – Home Computer live
Evil Twin – Trans Europe/ JT
DJ Danielson – Partisans of the Lesser Known (Man in Suit)
Mannequin Depressives – The Model
The Cardigans – Das Model
Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows – Modela
Jack n Madness – I Like Percussion
Z-Entropa – Antenna
Orchestral Manouvers In The Dark – Neon Lights
U2 – Neon Lights
Makoto Inoue – Europe Endless/Neon Lights
Koto – Trans Europe Express
Empire State Human – Hall of Mirrors
Terre Thaemlitz – Schaufensterpuppen
Bowery Electric – Freedom Fighter
X-Ecutioners – A Journey into Sound
Mitja V.S. – Neon Lights
Jay-Z – (Always Be My) Sunshine
MC Lyte – Cha Cha Cha
2 Live Crew – My Dick Almighty
Frenchbloke & Son – No Expo
Terre Thaemlitz – Mensche Machine
Fink – Autobahn
Tragic Comedy – Autobahn
Gary Lucas – Autobahn
Kimitaka Matumae – Atem/Harmonika
Beitthron – Airwaves
Teruo Nakano – Computer Love
Alva Noto – Man Machine
XCRanium – The Man Machine
Terre Thaemlitz – Tour de France
Terre Thaemlitz -Morgen Spazergang
Skanfrom – Phon Sweet Phon
Xingu Hill – Electric Café

Tracklisting:
DJ Flywheel – Solid Steel intro
Bigg Ocean Mobb IV-1-5 – Gangster Driven
Wagon Christ – unknown studio session
Coldplay – Talk (instrumental demo)
MC Duke – I’m Riffin’
X-Men – It’s More Fun To Sample
DMX Krew – Homecomputer
Luke Vibert – Homewerk
P.L – Transeuropa Express
Rodney Bakerr – Numbers
Torul – It’s More Fun To Compute
Alenia – Home Computer
LCD Soundsystem – Dicso Infiltrator
MAW – Electronic Tranz
Love Tractor – Neon Lights
Bass Junkie – Robotechno
Coldplay – Talk (Thin White Duke remix)
Beck – Get Real Paid
Poison Clan – Dance All Nite
Audio Science Trans Europe Express
Yoshinori Sunahara – The Telephone Call
Biochip C – Steal It and Deal It (DMX Krew edit)
Zoot Woman – The Model
Partia – Das Model
King Automatic – The Model
Top of the Pops – Autobahn
Gorefest – Autobahn
The Balanescu Quartet – Autobahn
Roni Size feat Rahzel – Out of Breath
DJ Godfather – Ping Pong / Ping Beatz
Ionic Vision – Tour De France
Fresh Prince and Ready Rock C – Live at Union Sq outtake
DJ Craze – DMC 2000 Final routine
Morocco Moe – Task
The Beat Konductor – Open (space)
Trans Am – Man Machine (live)
Coldcut – Everything’s Under Control (Theory 0.1)
Rozmarinke – Radioactivity
Videosex – Spacelab (Gus Gus remix)
Albert Kuvezin and Yat-kha – Man Machine

Tracklisting:
Samarkan | Solid Steel Intro
Turf Talk ft. E-40 & Young Mugzi | Do The Robot
Wallenstein | Exis O1 Intro
Kollo | Franz Schubert (Kollo remix)
LCD Soundsystem | Get Innocuous
(Soulwax version)
Bit Weapon | Spacelab
Bubblyfish | It’s More Fun To Compute
Death In Vegas | Kontroll
Para One | Showroom Dummies
Crazy Girl | Showroom Dummies
Breakout | Planet Rock (Jazz version)
Kollo | Autobahn (Kollo remix)
Bit Shifter | Antenna
Primal Scream | Autobahn 66
Sany Pitbull | Funk Alemao
Aurelius ft. Ashanti | My Number Babe
Modified Toy Orchestra | Pocket Calculator
Clones | Clones
6Blocc | Digits
Fink | The Model
Terre Thaemlitz | Die Roboter
Kalyanji Anandji | Y.O.G.A.
El Aviador Dro | El Modelo
Fatboy Slim | Radioactivity
Cha Cha 2000 | Autobahn
San Jose Cow Muzak | Autobahn
Case Managers | Autobahn

Tracklisting:
New David – Computer Love (mp3)
Glass Candy – Computer Love (Italians Do It Better)
8-bit Operators – Computer Love (Astralwerks)
Kraftwerk – It’s More Fun To Compute (Busy P remix) (mp3)
DJ Tameil – Trans Newark Express (Money Studies)
Between The Sheets – Late Night Radio (Bootlegs)
Keith Mansfield – Electromatics (A&B) (KPM)
The Simonsound – Tour de Mars (Project Blue Book)
8-bit Operators – The Robots (die roboter) (Astralwerks)
Santogold – Anne (Switch mix) (CDR)
Dreamland Happy Times For All – Showroom Dummies (Spill)
Christian Prommer – Trans Europa Express (Sonar Kollektiv)
Doormouse – Werkin’ It (Addict Records)
Para One – It’s More Fun To Compute (Phonofile.dk/The Orchard)
8-bit Operators – Pocket Calculator (Astralwerks)
Hajime Fukuma – Musique Non Stop (FGL Productions)
Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet -Autobahn (mp3)
New David – Autobahn (mp3)
Antediluvian Rocking Horse – Craft Work Out (Spill)
Fleetwood Mac – The Chain (Warner Brothers)
Vibravoid – Ruckzuck (Fruits De Mer)
Clowns Smiling Backwards – Hall of Mirrors (Spill)
The Cure – Like Cockatoos (Rhino /WEA)
Death in Vegas – Zugaga (Drone)
Soma Mestizo – Trans Europe Express (Soma Mestizo)
Two Litre Dolby with Chris Smith – Radioactivity (Spill)
Huon – Upfield Bike Path (Spill)
New David – Expo 2000 (mp3)

How great are these? Pretty great. Enjoy!

Turntablerocker’s “Alles Auf Die 303”

I love this a lot. At first you’re all, “Man, this is a totally normal music video of a panda chilling out in his hotel room. He calls the front desk. What’s weird about this?” And then BOOM—pole dancing chicks emerge from the ceiling. And then it gets better. Watch the whole thing! Enjoy it! It is NOT work safe for you people with serious jobs, but I won’t spoil why not. Needless to say, you’ll like it and if you don’t you’re wrong.

Oh cybergoths, will you ever stop amusing me?


It would have been better if they’d been choreographed. And moved their feet more.


“So, uh, Karl, where do you want to have this tanz party?”
“Oh, how about that underpass about 3km from here?”
“Ok, yeah, uh, sure. What time?”
“I think noon is good.”


Learn to kick with the left leg too, bro.

I’ll give you one guess as to where all of these videos were made.

TIME’S UP!

If you said anything but “Germany”, I have one question for you: how does it feel to be so utterly wrong?

I kind of feel like cybergoths are Europe’s juggalos: I will never truly understand either subculture, but the members are devoted as all hell to looking like complete idiots. And, man, are cybergoths serious about what they do. Look at all these dance parties! All outside during the…day? In parks? And underpasses? And town squares?

Wait a second.

First, what is “cyber” about dancing in a park? And second, what is “goth” about the daytime? Shouldn’t all you Karls and Dieters and Manjas and Gretels and shit be dancing at night in some warehouse surrounded by technology? To me, the word “cybergoth” conjures images of your traditional goth type in some sort of William Gibson cyberpunk realm, dark and brooding and integrated into technology. Kind of like how Priss looks in Blade Runner once she’s done her make-up before Deckard smokes her. But these rainbow-dreaded, zipper-saturated, glowstick Krauts dancing badly on the lawn are not at all what I have in mind.

At what point do you think to yourself, “Man, you know what would look great and definitely get me laid like nonstop? Neon green fake dreads and a black respirator. I am going to be drowning in pussy, bro.” Not that a cybergoth has ever used the word “bro” but I thought it would add a little something to the statement.

Maybe I’m getting old. Maybe I lack imagination. Maybe I am a stupid, terrible prick, but I don’t get it. I don’t understand what would drive you to this sort of thing. I understand gangs and gang violence. I understand hipsters. I understand all sorts of people. But I do not understand cybergoths. Hell, I feel like I’ve got a better grip on juggalos than I’ve got on cybergoths. Does anyone want to explain these four-on-the-floor, Hot-Topic-pants-wearing, schnitzel-eating goobers to me? I need help from you, the internet. Someone tell me why I shouldn’t spend the rest of my life laughing at these clowns. Wikipedia’s not helping at all.

And don’t even get me started on the dance moves. Holy shit. It makes me want to go to one of these clubs and bust a fucking move where I don’t just spin my arms around.

What a bunch of g-d assholes.

Bodi Bill’s “What?”

Bodi Bill are back from the wilds of Germany with this lush, beautiful video for their track “What?” What? Oh, right, what.

Anyway, last time I described their sound like an Andrew Bird house record and I think that’s still a totally true—and complimentary—description of their sound. I am tempted to call this emotional dance music because it makes me want to move, but also makes me feel wistful and inspired and all sorts of things on this ugly, rainy New York day. The song is lovely and tranquil and makes me want to seek out their record. I am listening to it on Spotify right now and I am fighting the urge to buy it on vinyl. It’ll have to wait until I get paid again. It’s really good. Really really good. You should be listening to it. Do I need to go to three “really”s to convince you?

Thanks to Anton at Sinnbus for the heads up. This is great.

Tony Holiday’s “Tanze Samba Mit Mir”

This one goes out to Manja. Enjoy.

Bodi Bill’s “Brand New Carpet”

This is the video for the new Bodi Bill track called “Brand New Carpet” from their recently released record What?.

I know absolutely nothing about these guys except that they’re German, but I really dig this video and this song. It’s almost what I would expect if I heard that Andrew Bird was going to release a house record. Actually, it’s pretty much exactly what I would expect if I heard that Andrew Bird was going to release a house record. I’m not sure I can give it higher praise than that. A quick Google search also reveals that they have a song called “I Like Holden Caulfield”. That is amazing. You know what? I’m going to include that video too just because I’m good like that. Enjoy.