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Tuesday, August 28, 2007


Gigny and Pilot Priest drop sessions while Johnny and Andre9 "rep".

RADIO MORE PROOF VOL II

1st Set today by GINGY, 5-5:30

Justice - D.A.N.C.E. (Eli + Diplo Remix)
ODB - Got Ya Money (Gingy Remix)
WHITNEY HOUSTON - I Am Every Woman (Vndlsm Remix)
FELIX CARTAL - Moss vs. Tree
STA - In Living Colour
GINGY - Swagger
HI POWERED BOYS - Ho's Get Down
GOOSE - Bring It On (JFK Remix)
BLUR - Song 2 (Trash Yourself Remix)
RAPTURE - House of Jealous Lovers
METRIC - Monster Hospital (MSTRKRFT Remix)



2nd set by PILOTPRIEST, 5:30-6, containing new tracks from an upcoming debut EP, as well as remixes of tracks by Gingy and Dragonette.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007



August and Septmber News:
- More Proof Madness returns with Radio More Proof Vol 2, featuring live sets from Gingy and Pilotpriest (airdates TBA)
- Guy Stevos presents the 2007 Fall Remix EP featuring versions of tunes by Songs From A Room, Billy Holmes, and A Day For Kites

ESB PLAYLIST 8/21/07

TIMBALAND - Miscommunication (The Bloody Beetroots Remix)
CHROMEO - Bonafied Lovin' (Tronik Youth Remix)
THE PRESETS - Are You The One? (Simian Mobile Disco Remix)
SPLEEN UNITED - She Falls In Love With Little Machines (VHS or Beta Remix)
YACHT - See A Penny, Pick It Up (Architecture in Helsinki Remix)
YACHT - It's Coming To Get You (Eats Tapes Remix)
ISLANDS ft. Busdriver - Rough Gem (Remix)
JUST JACK - Writer's Block (Plastic Little Remix)
Health - M
CRYSTAL CASTLES - Mother Knows Best
DANDI WIND - Searching Flesh
BUDOS BAND - CHicago Falcon

Tuesday, August 14, 2007



In case you're wondering what Saturday's More Proof 7 looked like...



Shit was packed, and visuals by Pilotpriest were mad. He also dropped a sweet set of his own tunes, which you can check out here.

ESB 8/14/07

MIDNIGHT JUGGERNAUTS - End of An Era
DOES IT OFFEND YOU, YEAH? - Let's Make Out (Alt Version)
BONDE DO ROLE - Office Boy (CSS Remix)
DELOREAN - Apocalypse Ghetto Blast
LIFELIKE - So Electric
DRAGONETTE - Take It LIke A Man
M.I.A. ft. Wilcannia Mob - Mango Pickle Down River
CFCF - Colour Dreams
CFCF - The Explorers
[SLAP] UNMODIFIED - Effexor Redux
JORDAN DARE - Flatline MF
LSB SOUNDSYSTEM - Fog

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

On Saturday, MORE PROOF take over the Drake, which follows Friday night's Toronto debut of Megasoid, who are starting a monthly in the basement.


Visuals by Pilot Priest


MEGASOID are Sixtoo, and Hadji from Wolf Parade. They like to rock parties under bridges, with their sick, pounding soundystem, the Megasoid Remix PA. It's full of Doepfer modules, and the thing must cost a fortune, but I imagine it's an ongoing project that will just build itself eventually. Sixtoo will have a brain wave monitor that will allow him to make beats electro-telepathically, and Hadji's muscle electrodes will cook samples every time he twiches his shoulder. I can see Ghislain Poirier getting pulled in by a length of patch cable tentacles.



The reggae track from that clip comes from Barrington Levy, original dancehall king. The tune is called "Here I Come", and it dates back 22 years. CIUT did a live broadcast of his Harbourfront show on Sunday night, so I had the stage feed glued to my ears in the booth just behind the tech hut. We made sure the crowd mic was up, because the big thing at a Levy show is the shoutbacks and hollas.



The above clip is from 1985, and I can assure you that this song has grown in massiveness with age. Levy was so sick, and the only thing that kept me from jumping off a bridge for missing Daft Punk over work was his relentless energy and "dilee-oh-oh-oh's".

Speaking of Daft Punk, the Toronto vids are up and they just keep comin'.









Ok, now I'm going to go jump off a bridge.

ESB PLAYLIST 8/7/07

CALVIN HARRIS - Merrymaking At My Place (M. Oizo Remix)
GUNS N' BOMBS - Nothing Is Getting Us Anywhere (Acid Girls Remix)
DAMN ARMS - THe Cormorant (Midnight Juggernauts Remix)
CFCF - Sogni Rossi
CASSIE - Me & U (CFCF Remix)
KATE NASH - Foundations (Metronomy Remix)
NEW YOUNG PONY CLUB - Ice Cream (Tiga Remix)
THE NOISETTES - Scratch Your Name (Baseball Furies Remix)
CAPTAIN PHOENIX - Pistls & Hearts (The Bloody Bettroots Remix)
JUSTICE - D.A.N.C.E. (Alan Braxe Remix)
CARIBOU - After Hours

Saturday, August 04, 2007

MAGYAROK MAGYAR ROCK!

For those who collect music from behind the Iron Curtain, it should be no surprise that Hungary was done up from head to toe with amazing rock bands from the early 60s all the way into the 80s. Despite all the influence of government censorship, and all the associated hardships of life in the Soviet bloc, Hungarians embraced the freedom to sing about love and having a good time, which allowed them to cloak subversion for decades.

Let's start with Ill├ęs, one of the early Magyar beat groups, who have been around as long as the Beatles.



Zalatnay Sarolta was the most adored singer in Hungarian history. She toured the world, and almost married a Bee Gee. To Hungarians, she was their beloved "Cini".



Koncz Zsuzsa was pretty close in the ranks, and alongside Zalatnay, she shared singing duties for the most famous groups in the country.



Skorpio started in the psychadelic era but ended up doing the Iron Maiden thing.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007



MORE PROOF @ THE DRAKE
SAT AUG 11
ft. Johnny Hockin, Gabe Knox, Andre9, Colin Bergh, Yr Boy Brian, and Pilot Priest (also responsible for stunning, maddening visuals from an as of yet unquantified dimension)
PWYC

Also, check out Mr. Knox rock the bass in his band Diemonds, who play a free show on Friday...



ESB PLAYLIST 7/31/07

THE WOMBATS - Kill the Director (CSS Remix)
THE GOSSIP - Jealous Girls (Tommie Sunshine Remix)
DRAGONETTE - Take It Like A Man (RAC Remix)
DRAGONETTE - The Boys
CALVIN HARRIS - Electroman
THE RUSSIAN FUTURISTS - Paul Simon (Lo Fi Fnk Remix)
OK COBRA - On the Bus (Siktransit Shimmy Mix)
LOUWOP THE DIRTY GENERAL - For the City
MODESELEKTOR ft. TTC - 2000007
PROCON - Delia
AIR - Mer Du Japon (The Teenagers Remix)
SOCIETE DES ADMIRATEURS - Eurograce
MIDNIGHT JUGGERNAUTS - Into the Galaxy