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gotta say i'm not really feeling this desire record. the production is actually kinda lame, and the vocalist sorta gets in the way of any potentially great moments

psychgawsple, Wednesday, 17 June 2009 04:30 (thirteen years ago) link

one month passes...


Going by Itunes and the lengths of songs on their Myspace player, I think "Oxygene" just doesn't appear on the album despite being listed. I'll have to listen to the demo of the song on Myspace once I've heard the album and see if I heard it somewhere...

Ah well. At least it's not FSOL's goddamn Dead Cities.

Telephone thing, Sunday, 19 July 2009 04:48 (twelve years ago) link

are you sure you havent picked up the 8 track sampler simonetti was punting from his blog? Different versions of the tracks. ive probably listened to the desire record more than anything else this year. Not really straying far from the chromatics/glass candy sound but the quality of the actual songs and vocals really blasts in into space

straightola, Sunday, 19 July 2009 09:49 (twelve years ago) link

"Oxygene" isn't listed on the tracklisting on any of the download versions of the album eg http://www.junodownload.com/ppps/products/1442354-02.htm

Haven't bought this yet but I really enjoy the rest of the Italians Do It Better stuff.

I am using your worlds, Sunday, 19 July 2009 11:17 (twelve years ago) link

one month passes...

they closed with a weird hip-hoppy version of Iko Iko using the Isaac Hayes loop from that Geto Boys song

― dmr, Monday, 9 March 2009 03:17 (5 months ago)

from the IDIB blog:

Wednesday, August 05, 2009
Glass Candy "Geto Boys" 12" OUT NOW
After months of mastering issues (the bass was so heavy
it was making the needle jump), legal issues, and remixing
issues. We are excited to say that the Glass Candy "Geto Boys"
12" is finally in stock. And even better...it's a double A side.
They've Been destroying this song on tour all year. Samples
the hip hop classic "Mind Playing Tricks On Me" from Houston
legends, GETO BOYS (who sampled Isaac Hayes). The flip side
of the record features the Deep Gems burner "Animal
Imagination". If that wasn't enough, the record contains 12"
instrumental versions and vocal edits of both songs. <<<


dmr, Wednesday, 2 September 2009 19:47 (twelve years ago) link

Wait I thought that's been released for like a year???!?!?! Or is this just a remaster? Wha...?

*⁂((✪⥎✪))⁂* (Steve Shasta), Wednesday, 2 September 2009 22:18 (twelve years ago) link

They've been playing it in shows for at least 2 years... hmmm

*⁂((✪⥎✪))⁂* (Steve Shasta), Wednesday, 2 September 2009 22:19 (twelve years ago) link

It was out on a CD but now it's a 12".

CosMc (Raw Patrick), Wednesday, 2 September 2009 22:27 (twelve years ago) link

the bass on IKO IKO is much heavier than on GETO BOYZ imho.

*⁂((✪⥎✪))⁂* (Steve Shasta), Wednesday, 2 September 2009 22:49 (twelve years ago) link

huh! never heard the CD version. that show was the first time I've seen em live. probably gonna see em again on Saturday at Brooklyn Bowl

dmr, Friday, 4 September 2009 19:20 (twelve years ago) link

oooops it's next Saturday. durr

we did end up bowling tho!

dmr, Sunday, 6 September 2009 14:47 (twelve years ago) link

what you score? I bowled for the first time in like 8 years last week for a bachelor party at chelsea piers...scored 123 on my game! The fun thing though with the new hi-tech systems that record the speed is seeing how fast you can bowl. I broke 20 mph.

dan selzer, Sunday, 6 September 2009 15:58 (twelve years ago) link

I am in New York next week and am looking forward to that Brooklyn Bowl show.

CosMc (Raw Patrick), Sunday, 6 September 2009 16:57 (twelve years ago) link

wish I could sell you my tix, I'll be out of town! I don't think I can though, it's will call and you have to show ID/credit card. argh. should be a good show. they were fun at LPR.

dan I think I got a 102 on my first game, worse on my second. Brooklyn Bowl is pretty cool, it's such a big space. huge dance floor / stage area adjacent to the lanes (and people actually danced), big bar area, there's a restaurant in there ...

long wait for a lane but probably wouldn't be too bad on a weeknight.

dmr, Sunday, 6 September 2009 18:28 (twelve years ago) link

Really pumped to see desire, was just the soundtrack of my croatian roadtrip and it melted all my girlys hearts

Scala Saturday 07 November 2009
Feat: Italians Do It Better with GLASS CANDY LIVE plus DESIRE LIVE plus MIKE SIMONETTI

RM 1
Mountain Of One
Italians Do It Better presents ;
Glass Candy
Andy Blake (DISSIDENT )
DJ -Mike Simonetti
Dan Beaumont ( Disco Bloodbath)

Lovely Jon Jo
+ others tbc


Phonica Records

straightola, Wednesday, 16 September 2009 10:21 (twelve years ago) link

four months pass...

Dear Mike Simonetti,

Chicago DOES suck. 2 Many DJ Clowns.


barry leavitt, Saturday, 16 January 2010 18:56 (twelve years ago) link

^^^^ what the fuck. glad i stayed home sick. i heard he was only booked for an hour??

not a playa but i ilx a lot (deej), Saturday, 16 January 2010 19:27 (twelve years ago) link

Ha. I think I misread one of his twitters -- I thought he wrote that Chicago let him down, but he actually wrote "Chicago has YET to let me down." Maybe it was a good night after all but I stayed away. Last time I saw him in Chi was at the Empty Bottle and no one was there. Still if he only played a one hour set it would not have been worth sitting through the 4 (!) other DJs booked to play last night.

barry leavitt, Saturday, 16 January 2010 22:51 (twelve years ago) link

leavitt, barry

rionat, Sunday, 17 January 2010 00:44 (twelve years ago) link

yeah ive missed him both times thru
tho to be honest if id been up to going out last night i would have probably hit up omar s instead

not a playa but i ilx a lot (deej), Sunday, 17 January 2010 01:21 (twelve years ago) link

i will say its probably unlikely that a DJ who expects to tour again in the future is gonna decide to trash major metropolises on twitter

not a playa but i ilx a lot (deej), Sunday, 17 January 2010 01:37 (twelve years ago) link

Lots of good goodies news: http://vivaitalians.blogspot.com/2010/01/feeling-without-touching.html
Farah 12" (Gay Boy) & album!! New Chromatics album! And a new label sampler a la After Dark.
Can't wait to hear the Farah stuff.

willem, Monday, 18 January 2010 20:45 (twelve years ago) link

These will definitely go to the top of my 2010 release watch list. I'd really like the Chromatics album to be a killer.

dynamicinterface, Monday, 18 January 2010 23:09 (twelve years ago) link

sooooo is anyone going to this discoteca thing on Saturday?
and can I go with you? :D

salsa sharkshavin (salsa shark), Thursday, 28 January 2010 17:04 (twelve years ago) link

one month passes...

amazing song. and the instrumental version...


Kaiser Size, Friday, 19 March 2010 10:25 (twelve years ago) link

Man - the new Farah track is creeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeepy weird.

Shannon Whirry and the Bad Brains, Friday, 19 March 2010 12:32 (twelve years ago) link

ugh she sounds fucking horrible on it.

jaxon, Friday, 19 March 2010 15:59 (twelve years ago) link


jaxon, Friday, 19 March 2010 16:00 (twelve years ago) link

The new Glass Candy EP is amazing. The one with the saxophone solo...

Doran, Friday, 19 March 2010 16:45 (twelve years ago) link

love the concept, hate the delivery

teresa banks (r1o natsume), Friday, 19 March 2010 16:46 (twelve years ago) link

re new farah

teresa banks (r1o natsume), Friday, 19 March 2010 16:46 (twelve years ago) link

i know it's going for that hyper-bitchy divine style "castro boy" type of disco fag humour, but it lacks nuance and just bludgeons an average joke into the ground. and that drugged out "creepy" deadpan vocal delivery is so played out by now

teresa banks (r1o natsume), Friday, 19 March 2010 16:53 (twelve years ago) link

hasn't 'sugar & whitebread' been around for 5 years or so?

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Friday, 19 March 2010 17:02 (twelve years ago) link

and that drugged out "creepy" deadpan vocal delivery is so played out by now

i love this about farah, but agree the track is a little too weird for it's own good. does anyone outside of idib really do this much tho?

a lagoon par la mer (psychgawsple), Friday, 19 March 2010 17:47 (twelve years ago) link

hasn't 'sugar & whitebread' been around for 5 years or so?

Yep; it's on the IKO ep.

Shannon Whirry and the Bad Brains, Friday, 19 March 2010 18:04 (twelve years ago) link

i guess i should post this here also? i dunno if it's me moved on or if quality control is way down, but i think this song/video and the new farah are both really bad comparatively :-/


jaxon, Thursday, 25 March 2010 05:42 (twelve years ago) link

nu farah sounded terrible from the sample i heard.

*makeitplop* (haitch), Thursday, 25 March 2010 10:13 (twelve years ago) link

haven't heard the farah (never was huge on her tbw) but this glass candy song sounds like anything off beatbox so i think it's you jaxxy.

✌.✰|ʘ‿ʘ|✰.✌ (Steve Shasta), Thursday, 25 March 2010 14:50 (twelve years ago) link

It's from the same era as B/E/A/T/B/O/X. It's on the singles comp. thing (Deep Gems).

Shannon Whirry and the Bad Brains, Thursday, 25 March 2010 15:22 (twelve years ago) link

oh then that's not new at all and probably why it sounds so familiar.

✌.✰|ʘ‿ʘ|✰.✌ (Steve Shasta), Thursday, 25 March 2010 15:35 (twelve years ago) link

three months pass...

Solid Gold is a collection of some early IDIB 12"s,
most of which are out of print. Tracks were carefully
selected and programmed by our own Johnny Jewel.
This entire compilation is the brainchild of Johnny,
and he put a lot of time into the tracklisting. We
hope you enjoy it. Its perfect driving music. This
is a cd only release, and is for sale in our store (link
is over there on the right column). We lowered all
of our prices as well on everything. We are trying
to accommodate the overseas people who get screwed
over with the high shipping rates, which seem to
keep going up and up and up...
This is a MAILORDER/GIG only release! enjoy!

mizzell, Monday, 28 June 2010 13:56 (twelve years ago) link

only $5!

mizzell, Monday, 28 June 2010 13:59 (twelve years ago) link

I got it in the mail yesterday. It's pretty great! I hadn't heard 50% of it before - the T&K stuff has sort of a simple house sound with some guitar riffs on top of it. The Solange track is really haunting classic-sounding italo number. The Tiedye song at the end is... somethin' else; there are some *really* earnest, passionate vocals on top reminiscent of the DJ Kaos "Love the Night Away" track from last year, with a familiar Lissvik sheen on top. It went from amusing to engrossing on my first listen.

They could very easily do a couple more volumes of these with some of the really rare Chromatics tracks (that amazing Springsteen cover that was on one of the ultra-rare 12"s) and some other stuff, which would be awesome, but I'm pretty eager to hear the "Into the Black" disc (the looooong-awaited follow up to "After Dark") too!!!

I would give them open access to my bank account to just auto-deduct money and send me new stuff as often as possible; I love this label.

Becky Facelift, Monday, 28 June 2010 14:21 (twelve years ago) link

pretty eager to hear the "Into the Black" disc (the looooong-awaited follow up to "After Dark") too!!!

this * 100K.

Daniel, Esq., Monday, 28 June 2010 14:30 (twelve years ago) link

i went cold on this label pretty quickly tbh. everything up to and incl "cable dazed" is solid gold tho

wavestation (r1o natsume), Monday, 28 June 2010 14:44 (twelve years ago) link

one month passes...

Finally after months and month of preparation, we are
able to announce the first four releases on our new
sister label PERSEO. This label will focus mainly on edits
and things of that nature. The label was born when
Mike heard the infamous Bruce Springsteen edit by
Martin Vogel almost two years ago. It prompted him
to try to figure out a way to release it, and thus Perseo
was born. SInce then it has become a way to showcase
some of Mike and Johnny's favorite edits out there, as
well as a way to release some of their own work. Like
Italians, expect the quality to be top notch and the
records to be limited editions, usually around 400 copies
per release. The first three releases are:

--M VOGEL "Tough" 12" (aka: The Boss- the one that started it all)
--BOTTIN "Eagle/Stork" 12" (Steve Miller/Level 42)
--MIKE SIMONETTI "That Look" 12" (3 obscure house tracks)
--PERSEO "Edits Volume One" cd (this collects the three records
above, plus a bonus track from Mike not on the vinyl)


Becky Facelift, Monday, 2 August 2010 00:30 (eleven years ago) link

IDIB Fact Mix.

Barnaby, Hardly, Monday, 2 August 2010 11:44 (eleven years ago) link

finally got ahold of that 'solid gold' comp, and it's excellent- as to be expected i guess, since i was familiar with most of the tracks. made me realize i kinda slept on that t&k stuff, though i'm still on the fence about solange.

and now it's time to seek out this perseo thing, i heard samples of those house edits simonetti is releasing and they are damn encouraging. excited for most of the stuff on this new label actually

a lagoon par la mer (psychgawsple), Tuesday, 3 August 2010 04:27 (eleven years ago) link

FACT KIX TRACK LISTING (top of my head)- 1. Amon Duul, 2. obscure synth record lol, 3. HAUNTED HOUSE, FOXES, ITALO 45 rpm played on 33, ODYSSEY song about cocaine, latin 33rpm slowed all the way down to -8, everybody gotta learn somtime, then like 3 or 4 house tracks from '90 and some dumb end track for shits and gigs. there you have it. the mix... i think?

jaxon, Tuesday, 3 August 2010 18:35 (eleven years ago) link

weeeird mix. i like the housey part haha

a lagoon par la mer (psychgawsple), Wednesday, 4 August 2010 01:39 (eleven years ago) link

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