HUSSLE CLUB http://www.myspace.com/hussleclub
"Mixing an interestingly sinister collage of iterations ranging from proto-punk to punk to post-punk to noise to a truly dark vision of the New Romantic 1980s and grabbing elements of the genre go-betweens from the 1960s onward, Hussle Club, the solo/side project from HEARTSREVOLUTION member and touring/session drummer for Santigold and Spank Rock, Prince Terrence, is poised to be a huge deal in the coming eon. Terrence has been talking this up for a while now with a lot of "hush hush", but we've now got three tracks on the Hussle Club MySpace page, a remix of the song “I Have High Expectations For What I Want To Be But In The Mirror I Don’t See Them Staring Back At Me” from the young marauder Felix Cartal and an impending release of all of it in the very near future, and there's not a chance that any whispers will be kept at such a low decibel level.
We are--and we're not alone in this--extremely antsy to see what's going to come to Hussle Club in the future tense, and we're assured through the stellar music Terrence has arranged that the future is, er, bright. You can hear the demos on the Hussle Club page and the Felix Cartal remix is up on his site right now." - THE CULTURE OF ME
MY GOLD MASK http://www.myspace.com/mygoldmask
"...a delicate balance between 90’s alternative rock gestures and futuristic gypsy tribe shit. But the real magic happens with the versatility of Gretta Rochelle’s vocals — mostly soaring but she’s not afraid to trash it up and sound total gutter." -BIG STEREO 3/29/09
"Art-nouveau pop-rock flows out of this talented duo with an eerie sense of ease." -SHEENA BEASTON 3/31/09
"Rafter is the real first name of San Diego’s Rafter Roberts and besides having a cooler first name than any of us, he also makes sweet jams. Rafter is on Sufjan Stevens’ Asthmatic Kitty label but his sound is much more groove-pop than indie-folk as he uses a slew of weird sounds to patch together oddly pleasing music. I had “Love Time Now Please” (below) on regular rotation a few years ago so it’s exciting to hear recent single “Paper” upping the ante. Rafter’s potty mouth contrasts with the song’s summery pop vibe but the end result is just as upbeat and infectious as ever. Just try not singing along to that “You motherfuckers!” in the chorus. Try! Rafter’s 4th LP, Animal Feelings, is out April 13th but there are plenty of free Rafter goodies being served up over at the Asthmatic Kitty website. (“Juicy” off of Sweaty Magic is everything it sounds like.)" - http://www.theburningear.com
C-MON & KYPSKI http://www.c-monandkypski.com
Eclectic visionaries C-Mon & Kypski proved themselves as genre-bending geniuses on their last album, Where the Wild Things Are, which Esquire Magazine fondly referred to as, "The hot shit in Europe right now." 3 years later, and with extensive European and US touring under their belts, C-Mon & Kypski are back in the studio working their magic to shatter expectations and take their music to the next level with their upcoming release titled: "We Are Square", scheduled for October 2009.
Over the course of C-Mon & Kypski's previous three albums and the last two years spent on the road in Europe, North America and South Africa, the band has evolved from a hip-hop and electronica led turntablist duo to a bombastic, four-piece powerhouse of musical talent. The group is comprised of enigmatic producer and founding member C-Mon, fellow founding member and 6-time DMC Dutch DJ champion Kypski, Dutch Keyboardist of the Year* Jori, and guitar slinging, multi-instrumentalist, Daniel.
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