Rhythm Lab Radio Playlist and Stream from May 21st, 2010

On the last week’s Rhythm Lab Radio, we had a special mix called Gayngs Deconstructed. It featured the artists and bands who are part of the midwestern supergroup Gayngs.  Then are album of the week was from the Brooklyn based duo Sleigh Bells and their record “Treats”, which is on M.I.A.’s label N.E.E.T. recordings.  Plus our download of the week came from Minneapolis native, Brooklyn based artist Sarah White. Take a listen and check out the playlist. Catch Rhythm Lab Radio every Friday at 10pm on 88Nine RadioMilwaukee.

Hour 1
Janelle Monae – “Dance or Die (featuring Saul Williams)” – ArchAndroid – Bad Boy
Calypso Rose – “Calypso Blues” – Brownswoord Bubblers 5 – Brownswood
Muuchu – “Somebody Tell Me” (single) – Kii Music

Jose Gonzalez – “Crosses (Boogaloo Crew Bootleg)”
Hunchback – “Sum Body” – Street Bass Anthems V.4
Rusko – “How Low Can U Go feat. Chali 2na”
Tinashe – “Zambezi (Fool’s Gold Remix)”
Signaldrift – “Yesterday’s Tomorrow”

Album of The Week
Sleigh Bells – “Rill Rill” – Treats – N.E.E.T. Recording
Sleigh Bells – “Run The Heart” – N.E.E.T. Recording
Sleigh Bells – “Tell Em” – N.E.E.T. Recording

SDP vs ATCQ – “Luck of Lucien”
Los Rakas – “Abrazame (Uproot Andy Mix)”
Hindi Zahra – “Beautiful Tango” – Handmade – Oursoul
Andreya Triana – “Lost Where I Belong” – Ninja Tune

Hour 2

Gayngs – “Gaudy Side of Town” – Relayted – Jagjaguar

Gayngs Decontructed Mix
Bon Iver – Blood Bank
Andrew Bird – Opposite Day
P.O.S. – “Optimist”
Solid Gold – “Get Over It”
Solid Gold – “Bible Thumper”
Mystery Palace – “Two Way Stranger”
Leisure Birds – “Burn The Beach”
P.O.S. – “Music For Shoplifting”
Andrew Bird – “Imitosis”
Megafaun – “The Process”
Roma Di Luna – “The Romance of Wolves”
Lookbook – “Surprise”
The Rosebuds – “Nice Fox”
Digitata – “Week Teeth”
Dessa – “Alibi”
Happy Apple – “Green Grass Stains on Wrangler Jeans”

Download of The Week is from Minneapolis native, Brooklyn based singer, songwriter, rapper, producer Sarah White.  The download is full of amazing remixes of her song “Fade”. It also include a remix by Milwaukee’s J Todd.

Sarah White – “Fade (J Todd Remix)”

Miguel Atwood-Ferguson – “Untitled/Fantastic (Georgia Ann Muldrow remix)” – Timeless – Mochilla
Goodie Mob – “Beautiful Skin”


M.I.A.’s Original Savannah Showers

( Boy, I’m getting cheesy with these mash up titles… )

Hey Hey Y’all, it’s time for another 7 O’clock sample!
This week were are exploring the music of M.I.A. We are looking forward to seeing what her new album is going to be like, so I thought I’d look back at some of her hits and open the sample box!
On her debut album ARULAR, M.I.A. had a number of breakout hits, including this one…

That catchy hook was NOT originally written by Ms. Mia, it actually comes from the Bronx based swing group DR BUZZARD’s ORIGINAL SAVANNAH BAND. This group formed in mid 70s and had a number of hits, that have been sampled by such groups as A Tribe Called Quest, Ghostface Killah, De La Soul, and in today’s example, M.I.A.

Here is the original track…

Are You Feeling This | Flying Lotus, The Books, Sleigh Bells and Lorn

Lots of songs never make it to the radio that are getting lots of attention online. Live tracks, sanctioned and unsanctioned remixes, mash-ups, overlooked gems by unsigned artists. Every week on “Are You Feeling This,” we invite you to hear what the buzz is all about. You tell us what you think. Vote in the Are You Feeling This poll, leave a comment, send us an e-mail.

We have music from the Flying Lotus, The Books, the duo Sleigh Bells who are on M.I.A. label N.E.E.T., and Milwaukee’s Lorn who happens to be on Flying Lotus’ label Brainfeeder. Take a listen below and let us know what you think by voting in the “Are You Feeling This” listener poll.

Sleigh Bells – “Tell ‘Em” (Download)

Don’t Sleep | Sleigh Bells + Free Song + Live in Madison Tonight

There are a few bands, and artists that don’t live up  to the buzz they deserve. Sleigh Bells is not one of them. The Brooklyn based duo have been creating quite of bit of hype since last year’s CMJ festival. The hype continue throughout SXSW.  Unfortunately, I seem to keep missing them in Austin when I was there. When I first heard the track “Rill, Rill” while I was deployed, I couldn’t get the song out of my head.  Then other tracks appeared on the internet and it was just amazing crunchy goodness.  Even M.I.A. took notice and signed them to her N.E.E.T. imprint and had them produce a couple of her songs on her forthcoming album.  Their album entitled “Treats” is due out on May 11th.  If you don’t want to take my word on these guys, you can catch them tonight in Madison at the Majestic Theater opening up for Yeasayer.  You can download their single called “Tell ‘Em” from their forthcoming album Treats straight from their website.

Sleigh Bells – “Tell’ Em” (Download)

Listen to other tracks from Sleigh Bells here.

Watch ABC tell the story about the duo Sleigh Bells

Here is the tracklisting for “Treats”

The tracklisting for “Treats” is as follows:

  1. Tell ‘Em
  2. Kids
  3. Riot Rhythm
  4. Infinity Guitars
  5. Run the Heart
  6. Rachel
  7. Rill Rill
  8. Crown On the Ground
  9. Straight A’s
  10. A/B Machines
  11. Treats

New M.I.A. | Born Free

M.I.A. has been causing some commotion of late.  In an interview, she said this about Lady GaGa:

“She models herself on Grace Jones and Madonna, but the music sounds like 20-year-old Ibiza disco, you know?”

Honestly, I have to agree with her on that statement. Shortly after that, she announced details about her forthcoming album due out in June.  The album will feature production from Diplo, Rusko, Switch, Blaqstarr, and Sleigh Bells’ Derek Miller (If you not heard of Sleigh Bells, you got to check them out). The track has a very raw, and abrasive vibe to it.  I think some might call this “punk”. Check it out and let me know what you think.  The album will be released on her imprint N.E.E.T, which has releases coming from Rye Rye and the Sleigh Bells. (via The Couch Sessions)

M.I.A. – “Born Free”

New Major Lazer featuring M.I.A. & Busy Signal

One of my favorite albums of 2009 came from a collaboration from DJs/Producers Diplo and Switch aka Major Lazer.  The album “Guns Don’t Kill People, Lazers Do!” was on repeat on my iPhone, computer, and when I spun out.  Well it looks like the dynamic duo will be back with an EP. They just dropped this track featuring fellow collaborators M.I.A. and dancehall star Busy Signal.  Go get your dutty wine on! (spotted at Urb)

Major Lazer feat. M.I.A. & Busy Signal – “Sound of Siren”

Sound Travels Friday: The Trip is The Destination

Sound Travels Friday


What can I say, it’s Friday. I’ll keep the debriefing brief. We got the mix here and the track listing below. Now you know.

Tracklisting: Artist-Song-Album-Time Played

Tommy T “The Response feat. Gigi” Prester John Sessions 12:03-12:07

The Black Ghosts “Full Moon” The Black Ghosts 12:07-12:09

Nightmares On Wax “Deepdown” Inna Space Outta Sound 12:09-12:11

Deise Tigrona “Injecao” Bottletop Presents Sound Affects:Brazil 12:11-12:13

M.I.A. “Bamboo Banga” Kala 12:13-12:14

Jazzanova “Look What You’re Doin To Me feat Phonte” Of All The Things 12:14-12:16

Thriller “Hubble” Swarm/Hubble Single 12:16-12:18

Awa-Klash “Akoba” Sound Affects Malmaison Africa 12:18-12:24

The Bar-Kays “(Busted)” Propositions 12:24-12:25

Jah Mason“Continental Universal” 10″ vynil 12:25-12:28

Oscar Sulley “Bokum Mashie” Gilles Peterson In Africa 12:28-12:29