WVUM Woodie Speed Voting Rave

According to Urban Dictionary, a Woodie is: another word for boner. When you see some one and u get turned on.
Well, at WVUM we pride ourselves in turning you on in a lot of different ways. Whether it be through our music, news or sports programming, we have your back every day. About 100 of our combined efforts give you something to look forward to when every other commercial station lets you down.

Imagine a world without 20-something year olds sitting on a squeaky chair and delivering you content daily. Think of the lack of meaning in your life if there was no one to tell you to ‘keep it locked’?

Return the favor. Tuesday March 1 is the last day to vote for WVUM for an mtvU Woodie Award for best college radio station in the country (!). Everyone has been asking me, “well, what do you win.” Aside from the oddly- designed physical trophy they give us, we will win the attention of millions of people on the night the winner is announced on March 16. This will lead to more traffic to our website and more listeners, which we hope in turn in will lead to more sponsorship and finally get the money we need for our power increase. The FCC approved us to nearly DOUBLE (!!!) our range, but unforeseen costs have halted the process.

Miami might be a radio wasteland, but if Miami is good for anything, it is parties. So come to our speed voting party on tomorrow, beginning at 4PM. Yes, you can come if you don’t go to UM. Yes, bring your laptop. And shit, you can even be our very first Ultra (sold out!) ticket giveaway winner by showing up.

Giveaways include:

** ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL TICKET**

-Giftcards to the Big Cheese & the UM Bookstore!
-Starfucker, Deerhoof, and Crystal Castles Posters
-Anoraak signed CD and bag
-Afrobeta T-shirts

DJS:

Caligula

Laura (of Miami)

SpinnZinn

Duncan Ross

Heather Holiday

Delicious burritos by Lost & Found Saloon

VOTE HERE: HTTP://WVUM.ORG/VOTE (Voting is unlimited!!!!)

GUEST POST BY: AMBER ROBERTSON

Telephones Update II

I got another tender email today from Henning Severud AKA “Telephones” (Norway). We’ve posted some of his past Balearic masterpieces on this here blog and received some pretty awesome feedback. This time he sent over a really nice Lime re-edit. I’m a huge fan of Lime and Henning has that Midas Touch so I’m all about this track and as are lots of other fans.  There are some hilarious comments on the song’s soundcloud page such as: “Dis Is Co Good…” and “Now that’s a bingo!”

See for yourselves:

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He also said: “Oh, and there’s a pretty fresh new mixtape I did for Vice up online too”

Grab it here

Make sure to also check out our previous Telephones posts ;)

Telephones: A Self Introduction

Telephones: Update

 

Anoraak Interview & Ticket Give Away

This Friday we have the pleasure of hosting French synthpop artist and remixologist, Anoraak (aka Frederic Riviere) at Bardot Speakeasy Lounge here in Miami.  He and the rest of the Valerie Collective crew were an early inspiration for me.  I appreciated their minimal retro electronic sound and seemed to fit in with my affinity toward Italo Disco.  I had the pleasure of putting together some questions for Riviere, to which he responded:

ND: I was first introduced to Anoraak with the release of Nightdrive With You and was quickly turned on to the Valerie project with Minitel Rose, The Outrunners, Russ Chimes, College, Maethelvin, and yourself.  Can you explain how this collective of artists came about?
Riviere: It’s really simple, we all met in the same city (Nantes) at a time we were all making similar musics, with similar images, and all coming from different backgrounds. For exemple, College is coming from the techno scene, as I’m from the indie-rock part, but we have in common a passion for 70′s/80′s movies and music, and the popular culture we grew up with.

ND: Your style of electronic music is often seen as a direct response to the heavy Justice/Ed Banger movement that came out of France in 2005.  What movements have you seen in French electronic music since then?
Riviere: I’m not sure to have the necessary step-back to tell exactly, but I think there is something more chill and disco/funk in the electronic music now, and it’s for my pleasure! And it’s not particular to France, it’s global.

ND: How do you think your music has evolved since that time?
Riviere: It’s clearly looking much more like the music I really wanted to make from the beginning. When I started Anoraak a while ago, I knew about guitars and drums, but not about computers, and my goal was and still is to make the good combination between the instrumental part and the electronic one. I did the same with the live show, which evolved to a 3 pieces setup, guitar/keyboard – drum – bass. Maybe in 5 years we’ll be 10 on stage ;D

ND: Our name, Nightdrive, was partially inspired by your first album, Nightdrive With You.  We noticed the phrase used by artists such as Giorgio Moroder, Kavinsky, and The Chromatics, but we liked how you combined it into one word.  Was there something special about that concept?
Riviere: When I wrote the song, it was late at night, cold outside, and i was dreaming about a sweet summer nightdrive on some Californian road with a lovely girl. That’s the concept ;D

ND: You collaborated with vocalist Sally Shapiro on your track Don’t Be Afraid on your latest album, and one of my favorite remixes has been of her track Anorak Christmas. What sparked that relationship and have you been able to work with her directly?
Riviere: I actually don’t remember how I found myself remixing Anorak Christmas, but this was the first contact with her. We didn’t have any chance to meet up since then, we worked with internet connections!

ND: What’s next for Anoraak?

Riviere: Touring as much as we can with the full live setup, remixing, producing, djing and a 2nd LP asap!

Ticket Give Away:

12th response to info@nightdriveproductions.com with answer to the following question wins 2 tickets to the show!

Name 3 artists that have remixed Anoraak’s title track ‘Nightdrive With You’
Ready…. Go!
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P.S:  ANORAAK is shooting a music video tomorrow (2/24/11) on the beach behind 5875 Collins Ave on Miami Beach from 9 am – 1pm and he needs extras. Come be in the shoot looking like a typical “beach person”…. Plus they’ll be giving away Anoraak beach bags, CD’s….

Synthy Goodness:

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See our previous post on Anoraak HERE

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Eagle and Talon

Why am I posting this? Is it because it’s “art”, because the lead singer is a cutie or maybe it’s funny? I’ll let you come to your own conclusion’s. Anyway, LA’s art/rock girls Eagle and Talon have recently teamed up with comedian Reggie Watts for whats seems to be a permanent threesome. Their new self released EP In Manila (BI/AKKA) is only about 14 mins long but you can expect to hear some “wonky aquatic sounds, propulsive beats, enya, jazz-disco” and of course some guitar.  Mr. Watts contributes some guest vocalizations and umm “rubbery bass grooves”. If you are familiar with his comedic stylings you’ll know the guy is as slapstick and intelligent as they come. Personally, I am a fan so this definitely got my attention. Check out Reggie and crew in their video for the single For The Bond and the video for title track In Manila below directed by experimental filmmaker/animator JC Wegman (The Simpsons).

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In Flagranti Interview


I’m really excited for In Flagranti’s new album “Worse For Wear” to drop this spring off of Codek Records. “Flea markets and recycling parts of our production are really at the center of this album,” said the now London-based Sasa Crnobrnja. “I like things to be old and run-down,” added Alex Gloor, who still resides in Basel. “So I let myself be inspired by one of my favorite places to spend time: 1970s-80s New York City.”

The Europe based duo has had two amazing past releases packed with kitschy disco goodness: 2006’s “Wronger Than Anyone Else” and 2009’s “Brash & Vulgar”. After previewing the new LP, WFW,  I can only say… be excited guys! I had the pleasure of catching up with the boys for a quick interview and they not only gave us some juicy biographical tidbits but also shared their humble opinions about a few industry issues.

ND: According to the interweb In Flagranti means either:

1.      In the act of committing a misdeed.

2.      While performing sexual activity.

Do any of these definitions reflect your sound or attitude? If so which one and why? If not, why did you guys call the band that?

ALEX: It also means, getting “caught”, thats what i liked about the word “in flagrant”, it can be applied to lots of ideas or meanings, it doesn’t get old, it can be reinterpreted in different ways.

ND: How and when did you guys decide to start working together? When did you realize you had a mutual love for underground disco?

ALEX: we met in a records shop in 1990 in switzerland i was looking for cosmic records and sasa had them. We started to work together right away and we never stopped, 20 years have past and we still at it every day and enjoying it.

ND: How is “Worse For Wear” different from 2006’s Wronger Than Anyone Else and 2009’s Brash & Vulgar? What kind of progress do you guys feel you’ve made in the last 5 years?

SASA: “Worse For Wear” (WFW) has less titles then “Wronger Than Anyone Else” and the tracks are generally longer. “Wronger” was also a compilation of all the In Flagranti vinyl we released till 2006. Some of the tracks were already 6 years old by the time they came out on the album.

WFW was mostly done in 2010. The other thing is that there is less vocal tracks on WFW. i have not had the time yet to analyze our progress but as long as we manage to have fun doing what we like to do best and keep coming up with ideas, then progress is inevitable.

ND: What sets you apart from other bands making similar type of music these days? What do you do to make your live performances memorable?

SASA: i think we got one of the best band names and our music has a distinct sound and character. we never had to follow any trends, we just experimented for years, be it throwing parties, mixing tapes or running our store where we sold clothes and music. That’s one of the things i like most about New York City, you can just create something new and different. The part that make’s our music memorable is the visuals. alex has a peculiar taste in great footage from 70s movies like “The Stud” (78) or “The Bitch”(79) with Joan Collins that we use for our live shows.

ND: If you could hypothetically choose any place/venue anywhere in world for a headlining show, what would you pick and why?

ALEX: any small club with a fat Funktion 1 sound system and a couple hundred devoted music fans will be just fine.

ND: How do you think artists are making money off of their music these days? What advice would you give a bedroom producer trying to get their stuff out?

SASA: unfortunately there is no manual on how artists are supposed to make money. i think turning of your computer and leaving your bedroom from time to time is a good idea, go socialize… talk to other people.

“Worse For Wear” EXCLUSIVE Nightdrive advance previews:

In Flagranti – Hollow Discourse

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In Flagranti – Latter Day Methods

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Bonus:

Grab a Rio Lobotomy remix of In Flagranti HERE


HAHA

This is stunningly beautiful music from another chillwaver whose real name is undisclosed.  HAHA released his free EP yesterday off Cultus Vibes.  Labelamate Teen Daze leant his magic touch to the title track ‘City Ghosts.’ Both versions are absolutely amazing for different reasons. The original track is an ambient electronica masterpiece, transporting you to another state of mind with it’s lushly layered synths and reverb claps.  Teens Daze adds a deep beat and a slightly more driving bass that sounds like Isan’s ‘Calf” remixed by Blondes.  Enjoy these alone or with friends.

Learn more at HAHA’s Bandcamp

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BONUS:

Isan- Calf

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ANR Remix Kisses

ANR has been a major player in the Miami music scene for years now. We’ve all spent our early to late 20s listening to them and rocking out at their shows around town. They just finished a few gigs with Washed Out who was very impressed by the duo. Ernest Greene said “we thought they were really amazing. Just so much energy for two guys up on stage. We were psyched”.  ANR has also played a few shows with another of our local faves Mr. Millionyoung himself.  Nightdrive was actually lucky enough to debut them (ANR + Millionyoung) as one band for our WMC 2010 show at Grand Central (Tanlines and Nite Jewel were also on the bill that night). John Hancock also writes guest posts for Nightdrive once in a while which is always a nice treat for us. Point being-  we love ANR. Awesome New Republic is just plain awesome!

ANR is set to release their new album Stay Kids on 10K Islands digitally on March 15 and physically March 29. We’re psyched! In the meantime check out this remix they just did for Kisses.

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UPDATE: Their Miami CD release party will be March 5th at Eve. See event details here.

Rio Lobotomy vs. Nick Cave

I was tipped off to this track by our good friends Terence and Edwin.  It was one of those tracks that forced me to approach the booth, interrupt a mix and inquire about “this remix.”  Rio Lobotomy is the project name of Charlie Murdoch and Adam Hunter out of Brisbane Australia.  They’ve added their disco-house flavor to the likes of In Flagranti, Housse de Racket, Yello, and as mentioned in a previous post, Das Moth.

I’m all about the dance floor bangers, but there’s something about a smooth and steady disco beat that’s just good to chill, play some billiards, and bob your head to.  That’s exactly what I was doing when I first heard this Nick Cave remix.

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Native Underground

Native Underground is a new project by House music veteran, Henry Maldonado (House 2 House on Strictly Rhythm and Rhythm Section for MAW). Thinking his new project was missing a key ingredient, Maldonado decided that he needed somewhat of a George Michael-esq “sing-a-like”.  So he turned his attention to craigslist for help and low and behold he soon found his vocalist. A short time later the man simply known as “Javi” was hired for the job and the pair wasted no time in recording the track “Till it Hurts” their first single off their new EP of the same name. Native Underground set about creating a sound reminiscent of the early/mid-eighties proto-house sound spun out at clubs like Jellybean Benitez’s Funhouse Club where Maldonado soaked up the vibes. Excellent weekend jams.

You can purchase the full EP on Turntable Lab.

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Love Stravinsky

 

Rainbow Arabia: Boys and Diamonds

Husband and wife team Danny and Tiffany Preston, better known as Rainbow Arabia recently made their way over to Kompakt FM and with the labels help will be releasing Boys and Diamonds; the duo’s eagerly anticipated first full length album. RA recorded most of the record at their home studio in Los Angeles using Danny’s signature mix of pop and tribal/eastern style beats. Now mix that with Tiffany’s vocal swag and you get their strongest and most confident record thus far. The first single Without You gets some special attention by LA’s Nguzunguzu who show the track some remix love.

Boys and Diamonds will be out on March 1st… Play it loud!

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