Robot Plays Guitar does the Funk thing

14 December, 2011


I just uploaded a new mixtape, this time to mixcloud, which will probably host all of the future mixtapes of Robot Plays Guitar since is an awesome free mixes host service.

You can listen the podcast on its mixcloud page


01. Bettie Everett – The Real Thing
02. Joe Tex – Pneumonia
03. Harvey Averne – Wade on the Water
04. Ike & Tina Turner – Can’t Chance a Breakup
05. Chuck Wood – Seven Days is Too Long
06. Sandi Sheldon – You’re Gonna Make Me Love You
07. Little Richard – Get Down With It
08. Johnny Watson – I Say I Love You
09. Al Wilson – The Snake
10. Martha Reeves & The Vandellas – Nowhere to Run
11. Etta James – In The Basement
12. Curtis Mayfield – Get Down
13. Rufus Thomas – Do the Funky Chicken
14. Dennis Coffey – Theme From Black Belt Jones
15. Henry Mancini – Streets of San Francisco
16. Mantzel – Space Funk (Dopebrother 12″ Remix)
17. Babe Ruth – The Mexican
18. Grover Washington Jr – Inner City Blues


The Robot has been doing cool things and you haven’t noticed

8 December, 2011

it looks that I'm having fun :P


Hi there!, I just wanted to add here a small recap of what I have been doing in the past two months:

In October I was DJing on Casa Jager, a wild party organized by Jägermeister. The secret party was on a big chalet outside Madrid with some cool bands playing there such as Health, Juanita y los Feos or my new discovering, The Cobras a savage electro-something duo from Galicia. My dj set was an all around rock & roll set, it was big fun. You can listen to a selection of the tracks I played there in this Spotify playlist.

Also, in November I did a gig in the reformed Sala Siroco, which now has a super cool lounge bar with awesome cocktails. The sound is awesome too and it’s great to DJ in this place. I think they are revolutionizing the night scene in madrid with some cool parties they are hosting. The set here was mainly composed of soul, funk and disco, and there is an Spotify playlist for it too, check it out here.

I will be doing more gigs in the following months and posting cool stuff, stay tuned on my twitter account @therobot or my Facebook page.


A summer mixtape: The Mighty King of the Beach

12 July, 2011

I am very happy to introduce to yourselves, my dear audience my latest effort, a summer rock mixtape. Probably is not summerish in the traditional sense, probably is not rock as you may thought, or the opposite, let me know.


You can listen to the mixtape below, you can download the thing here for your offline enjoyment or you can listen to the unmixed tracks in the spotify version.


  1. I Want Some More – Dan Auerbach
  2. Where Do You Run To – Vivian Girls
  3. King of the Beach – Wavves
  4. Patty Lee – Les Savy Fav
  5. Slogans – Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard
  6. I Woke Up Today – Port O’Brien
  7. Little Girl – Death From Above 1979
  8. Take Me All The Way – French Toast
  9. Garbageman – The Cramps
  10. Love Is a Wave – Crystal Stilts
  11. Bright Lit Blue Skies – Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti
  12. Love Is The Drug – Bryan Ferry & Roxy Music
  13. Magical Colors – The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion


Big Blood, a nice folk surprise.

22 June, 2011

Big Blod playing live


A good friend of mine recomended me  the band named Big Blood, they play some very nice intimist folk music. I wanted to share this information with the readers of this blog :)

It’s even better, they have their albums on Free Music Archive (a great place to find new music, tough) so you can listen or download their music for free.

I have not listened all of their (thirteen!) albums, but Dark Country Magic sounds great, you should listen to it. And don’t forget to donate some money to the band if you can, they’ll appreciate it.


Death Cab for Cutie meets Neu!: Doors Unlocked and Open

17 June, 2011


am I the only one that sees the similarities between the fourth song of latest DCFC album and the prototypical “motorik” style developed by the awesome band Neu! in the seventies?

Compare DCFC’s Doors Unlocked and Open with Neu! classic Hallogallo.

I am not saying at all that this is a bad thing, on the contrary I think finding inspiration on Neu!’s sound and adapting to DCFC’s own completely works.  I am completely enjoying Codes & Keys, maybe not their most inspired album but very consistent and worked out.


My new project: beattaster

14 April, 2011


This blog has idled for a year. But apart from the casual laziness I have a very good reason for this absence. If you haven’t heard about it yet I’m very proud to show to the readers of this blog my latest project: beattaster

We are trying to show to the world that there’s electronic talent in Spain. We are also trying to bring some international awesome new talents to Madrid. Beattaster wants to achieve this in two forms: as a live videocast of an event performed by our selected artists which is held on an undisclosed location in Madrid; also, soon after the event we will upload to our soundcloud the audio recording of the show.

Yesterday was our first event, it was a great experience to organize it,  REC_Overflow‘s performance was truly awesome, we are quite glad to have him here. In the following days we will announce the artist and date of the next beattaster show.

If you  want to stay tuned on what’s going on with beattaster you can follow us on twitter or like us on facebook.


Wooden Shjips

30 March, 2010

I been loving them for more than a year and I think it’s about time to dedicate them a blog post.

Wooden Shjips music can be describe as dense, repeatitive, psychedelic rock with long songs and lots of personality. Influenced by Spacemen 3, The Velvet Underground and other sonic monsters of the like.

Watch below Motorbike, a great song included in their second album named “Dos”.

Indeed, check “Dos” album out on Southern Lord records, is fantastic. One of my favorites of 2009.