Posts Tagged ‘music’

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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.

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Big Blood, a nice folk surprise.

22 June, 2011

Big Blod playing live

Hello,

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.

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My new project: beattaster

14 April, 2011

Hi,

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.

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Robot Plays Guitar Dj Set at Ra! Ra! Ra!

11 March, 2010

Hi!

This thursday night I will be playing music at Sala Ra! Ra! Ra! with Dj Arbusto from Acapulco Club Madrid in a party called Robots vs Arbustos. Expect happy music: indie, rock, electronica, stuff that will make you dance. You can have an advance of what’s coming on my previous post

The place is located at C/ Serrano 41. Entrance is free, the show starts at 23:30.

See you there!.

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Top Songs of 2009

14 January, 2010

I’ll make an exception and I’ll choose more than the usual 12 songs, this year has been so exceptional that 12 songs are not enough to fill it. Some songs are new, others are old, in my opinion publication year does not matter, what matters is the music, and the meaning in your life.

Songs: Ohia – I’ve Been Riding with the Ghost.

For All the Bad.

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Bonnie Prince Billy – Nomadic Revery (All Around).

For the darkness.

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Herman Düne – I Wish that I Could See You Soon.

For the sunlight, and the hope.

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Fleet Foxes – Mykonos.

For the epic, and the protection.

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Dirty Projectors – Cannibal Resource.

For the weirdness, and the summer.

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Joanna Newsom  – Emily.

For the quietness.

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Magnolia Electric Co. – The Dark Don’t Hide It.

For the rage.

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Animal Collective – Summertime Clothes.

For happiness!

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Shellac – Steady as She Goes.

For the energy.

watch (instrumental version, differs a little bit from the one on Excellent Italian Greyhound)

Nina Simone – Sinnerman.

For the glory.

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Moderat – Rusty Nails.

For Berlin.

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Wooden Shjips – For So Long.

For the psyche.

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Bonnie Prince Billy – Easy Does It.

For lovely mornings.

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Mastodon – Oblivion.

For the relentlesness.

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Love – Alone Again or.

For you.

listen

That’s it, I hope you liked it.

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New Compilation: Mexican Frontier

11 January, 2010

Recently I’ve been attracted about a kind of musical subgenre which seems inspired by Ennio Morricone‘s western soundtracks and tex-mex music. To this mix you have to add some rock and you have epic songs with trumpets, guitars and great instrumentation.

This is the track list included in the compilation:

  1. Orthodox – Marcha de la Santa Sangre.
  2. Calexico – Ballad of Cable Hogue.
  3. The Sadies – I Tried Not To.
  4. The Shadows – Geronimo.
  5. Love – Alone Again Or.
  6. Dick Dale – Spanish Kiss.
  7. Townes Van Zandt – Snake Mountain Blues.
  8. The Shadows – Guitar Tango.
  9. Lee Hazlewood – Jose.
  10. Giant Sand – Without a Word.
  11. Calexico – Minas de Cobre (For Better Metal)

Get it here.

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Best albums of 2009

23 December, 2009

As every year, but with the main difference that this year I’m doing it on time, this is the post that covers my list of favorite albums for 2009. Most of them have been released this year, but this is not compulsory. My year in music has been quite interesting, good discovering, mostly music that came from the North American folk scene and sub-genres like New Weird America and other acoustic bastard sons. My biggest disapointment came from the neo-psychedelic scene, many bands (Weird Owl, Assemble Head in Sunburst Sound to name a couple) have new albums but way way less interesting than their previous releases. One exception to this is the magnificent album called “Dos” from Wooden Shjips which of course is on the list. Also not too much metal or doom this year, just Orthodox and Earth.

So, the albums, I choose twelve, one for every month, order has no meaning. Enjoy.

Extra Life – Secular Works

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Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes

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Songs: Ohia – The Magnolia Eletric Co.

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Earth – The Bees Made Honey in he Lion’s Skull

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Wooden Shjips – Dos

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Shellac – Excelent Italian Greyhound

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Dirty Projectors  – Bitte Orca

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Vivian Girls – Vivian Girls

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Animal collective – Mearriweather Post Pavillion

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Grizzly Bear – Veckatimest

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Joanna Newsom – Ys

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Orthodox – Sentencia

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Honor Mentions

  • The Black Keys – Attack & Release
  • Fever Ray – Fever Ray
  • Mastodon – Crack the Skye
  • Wolves in the Throne Room – Black Cascade
  • Grouper – Dragging a Dead Deer Up the Hill
  • Kylesa – Static Tensions
  • Crystal Castles – Crystal Castles
  • Wavves – Wavves
  • Six Organs of Admittance – Luminous Light
  • Rararariot – The Rumble Line
  • John Doe & The Sadies – Country Club
  • Moderat – Moderat

What is your favorite cover?

Mine is Shellac’s closely followed by Fleet Foxes’

What are your faves for this year?

Previous editions of best albums:

2008, 2007, 2006