Monday, March 18, 2013

It's Five O'Clock Somewhere 2

I've had the flu since Wednesday. Counting on my fingers tells me I've spent five days sick. It's fitting, then, for me to throw together a sick playlist of Prom Sawyer's favorite submissions in the last week for the second Five O'Clock Somewhere post.

It's five o'clock in:

Golden, Colorado, USA.

Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

San Salvador, El Salvador.

I'm fascinated by L.A.'s Jacuzzihidive. They've performed with the likes of the Twelves and Miami Horror, but there's also a lot of low-fi in their boogie revival. Their 2010 EP Night Creatures felt like Daft Punk. If you heard "All I Know" on the radio in a taxi, you might mistake it for Ariel Pink. If you heard "Something Good," you'd jump to Toro Y Moi. All in all, the L.A. discotechies are keeping a close ear to the music world and getting good - very good - at songwriting. Be sure to keep a close ear to them.

San Francisco's Funk LeBlanc wants to win an Indaba music contest with his remix of José James' "Trouble." This ought to do it. Super nu-disco, irresistibly groovy. Spread the word - the French sound has landed in America. Help him out and vote here.

And here's Parcel, who very generously threw a few remixes up in advance of an original EP we can expect this April. "Until We Bleed" drags the original through the phosphorescent waters of a tropical harbor after a storm - or perhaps through a crowded L.A. lounge in the wee hours of the night. Give the rest of the remixes a listen here