Saturday, December 25, 2010

Year end 10

Seeing Light Asylum play while they were here in portland was definitely in my top things to do in 2010. Below is a modest list of just a few songs out of many that touched me over the year. I just want to give thanks and praise to the artists who give so much beauty to the world. You make the soundtrack to my life. Thank you!

In no particular order, Honey's list:

Neurotic Drum Band 'Robotic Hypnotic Adventure' (Harkin and Raney Mix)
Erykah Badu 'Window Seat' MP3
Light Asylum 'A Certain Person' MP3
White Rainbow 'Night Tracer' Bandcamp
Realness 'Shade (dub)' Youtube
The Slaves 'Seventeen' iTunes
Alexis 'Lonely Sea' MP3
Wav Dawgs 'Oh Hi' MP3
Marcos Cabral 'Lonely' Mix (originally by Lil' Louis) MP3
DJ Frank 'Afro Disco Aug 2010 Mix' get down
In alphabetical order, Rafael's list:
(Songs I have played out a lot or really enjoyed this year)

Alexis - Lonely Sea MP3
Brian Ferry - Shameless (Still Going Remix) Beat Noire Soundcloud
Andrew Butler & Jason Kendig - And I'm (So In Love With You) Mr.Intl MP3
COS/MES - Gozmez Land (TBD Remix) ESP Institute Youtube
Dj Kaos - Horny Morning Loop (TVS & Aera's Monday Morning Acid Dub) Jolly Jams Youtube
Neurotic Drum Band - Robotic Hypnotic Adventure (Runaway Remix) Wurst MP3
Nicholas - Feels Like No More Hits Soundcloud
Shit Robot - I Got a Feeling (feat. Saheer Umar) Dfa MP3
Storm Queen - Look Right Through Environ Youtube RAR
Virgo - In A Vision (reissue) Rush Hour MP3

Scott Goodwin - "A Year of Ecstasy Top Whatevs"

Gaspar Noe's Enter the Void - Opening Credits Youtube
Golden Retriever - 2 MP3
Keith Fullerton Whitman - Generator Soundcloud
Yellow Swans - Going Places Soundcloud
Oregon Painting Society - Hexenhaus Link
Nitzer Ebb - Murderous Youtube
Seth Nehil - Knives Soundcloud
Experimental 1/2 Hour Vimeo

Monday, December 20, 2010

sean mccann 'everafter'

everafter from sean mccann on Vimeo.

sean mccann is a bay area musician who recently moved to los angeles.
probably listened to his stuff more than any non-kranky ambient artist this year.

if you like that vid, check out his releases on his label or else where.

the rain here this week is making me all nostalgic for pdx winter.

Friday, December 17, 2010


Fashion & music tonight in Portland FREE!

Monday, December 13, 2010



Trippy lofi jacking track from mysterious San Francisco figure Xosar.

Oooh check out this nu SF dance party show too.

Miracles Club is gonna be in SF playing the O.K. Hole-iday Party @Amnesia on the 18th with our friends Jonas Reinhardt.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

TONIGHT: Rick "The Godson" Wilhite in PDX!

Last minute post here...Detroit house legend Rick Wilhite (member of 3 Chairs w/Moodymann and Theo Parrish) at Someday Lounge...goes til 4am!! Don't miss this!!!

more info here:

Friday, December 10, 2010


The Miracles Club "A New Love (12" Mix)" by E C S T A S Y

okay so will the REAL 'a new love' please stand up! earlier this year, we gave out a demo of this song but then when our computer was stolen out of our car on tour, we lost the files and couldn't finish the actual recording.. so we ended up recording two new versions as part of a 12" EP for mexican summer. this is the 12" mix and the other version is 'summer of love' our homage to the tom tom club and early acid house :)



Monday, December 6, 2010

Astral Social Club

I remember hearing reports about the Neil Campbell's (who was also a member of trippy-free-music UK group Vibracathedral Orchestra) Astral Social Club CDRs by friends who were performing psychedelic noise-improv over in Britain in the mid-00's but didn't get my hands on any ASC stuff until a friend passed along a high-bitrate archive of ASC CDRs a few years back. If you remember the very crowded "psych/drone" field of play at the time, then you probably know that Campbell was doing some serious genre mashing. ASC tends to swing from Chain Reaction-style resonance-flared dub to Harmonia/Cluster territory to heavy guitar grunge-dirge in a single release. What really appeals to me though, is the mono-mania of how ASC tracks are structured on the Volume 1-7 (really) CDRs. Upon hitting "play", you're immediately thrown into an all-enveloping sound as maximum timbre cycles in and out, gradually, while always maintaining a pastural focus on the main "riff". If you could set-up some sick studio monitors in your car and hit the Autobahn (or maybe just 280-S from SF, CA or the 5 south of Salem, OR) this would be just about the best music ever.

Check out "Track 1" from the Volume 1 CDR for the more hypno-Italo edge of the ASC spectrum. For five picks from the Basic Channel/Chain Reaction-end of the ASC milieu, peep the download.

(P.S. Neil, if you're listening shoot us a link where folks can buy your music direct!)

Friday, December 3, 2010

The New New Dance Show

This Track is taken off the new a new love record available @Mexican Summer Stay tuned for more new new dance shows with special guests! Coming soon!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Think Globally, Jack Locally

New tracks from a new addition to the Pacific Housing Authority crew, WAV DWGS. If you're in SF check out their show next week. Ecstasy is proud to share one of their new tracks in mp3 format with you:

PLUS, check out a deep track from this year's PHA comp from Body Body (one part C.L.A.W.S., who btw is remixing an upcoming Finesse track).

Word on the street is another PHA comp is in the making too...