Wednesday, August 4, 2010


Black Feather Radio is a new weekly 2 hour radio show on (Tijuana, Mexico) brought to you by Ivy. The show will focus heavily on the slow and “nu” disco styles that are
happening now, as well as excursions into downtempo, house, and techno.

The show airs live at 9pm-11pm EST, every Thursday night. Tune in @

We archive each show every week, so you can easily stream or download for later listening:


Friday, August 6th, 2010. Ivy on the patio 8pm-11pm, with DJ Feinberg rockin' inside.

Mosaic Wine et Lounge, 517 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27603

Mr. Anonymous & Black Bridge Showcase @ The Fox Theatre

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010. Presented by KGNU Denver / Boulder (88.5 FM & 1390 AM) &

 Another BIG BIG BIG Mr. Anonymous psychedelic experience of DJ extravaganza, drum soloing, brand new "never heard before" tunes, live steel drumming, brand new live talkboxing, big light show, and psychedelic films!!!! ....This show will be hot hot hot!!!! 
Featuring Mr. Anonymous, Bobby C Sound TV, Drop Logik, & Ivy.
Fox Theatre, 1135 13th St., Boulder, CO

New Release: Maasa - Black Feather Series #01, 70’s Born EP

RELEASE: Black Feather Series #01, 70’s Born EP
1. Walking On The Moon
2. Sound FX
3. 70’s Born
4. Walking On The Moon (In Flagranti Remix)


We're happy to introduce our new Black Feather Series, a proposed suite of releases focusing on a more DJ oriented side (of disco & house leanings) to our downtempo eclectica. There’s no one better to kick things off than Maasa, a new alias of celebrated soulful house producer Matthew Bandy. Behind the helm of Deep House Souldiers, Bandy is responsible for a number of top tunes, including his “This Is Why We Dance” single which found itself on Ben Watt’s
bestselling Buzzin’ Fly Vol. 1 compilation. Not content to stay with one style, Bandy created Maasa to explore more eclectic, mid-tempo, disco-based endeavors. The 70’s Born EP is Maasa’s inaugural expression.

With this EP, Bandy’s Maasa project attempts to capture the sounds of his early inspiration, mainly the funk and disco music from the 70’s and early 80’s. Instruments of the era were used including Rhodes piano, clarinet, and early Roland Juno and Arp synthesizers. The feeling is authentic but brushed with a contemporary feel; groovy for dancefloors of the present day. This is exemplified by the lead track “Walking On The Moon.” Fitted with a strong 80’s funk bass and rhythm track the cut also sports a rich vibe with spacey melodic touches that will easily entice today’s nu-disco DJs.

Many of these same sonic elements are blended and given a more uptempo backdrop in the following track, “Sound FX.” Disco strings, horns, and funky synth action tie together a resolute groove handily winning over deeper dancefloors. “70’s Born” is another uptempo wonder adding a more percussive backdrop into the mix. Bass melodies guide the way as Maasa’s now familiar string, rhodes, and synth embellishments accurately recall some of the production hallmarks of the decade in the title. Finally, “Walking On The Moon” is revisited with a crafty electric boogie remix by Brooklyn’s  In Flagranti (Codek Records). The original’s heavy bass presence is the anchor as the inventive In Flagranti crew inject dubby percussion, large synth pads, and cosmic elements into their offering.

The future just got a bit more galactic ...

You can listen to the songs here:

Thursday, May 27, 2010

New Release: Mr. Anonymous - Level With Me Up

ARTIST: Mr. Anonymous
RELEASE: Level With Me Up
1. Level With Me Up

As we've previously announced, all of Mr. Anonymous' music is available for free at the official Mr. Anonymous

Original drummer for The Samples, Jeep Macnichol, (a.k.a. Mr. Anonymous) is ready to drop yet another fresh single called “Level With Me Up”. This track features a masterful dialogue of machine-gunfire talk-boxing, soaring autotune falsettos, crushing live drum dancehall beat, and orchestral string psychedelia. With the addition of the Korg mini-moog and talk-box to his arsenal of instruments alongside crushing tribal timpani riffs, Mr. Anonymous journeys further into the melodic stratosphere with this toe-tapping wall of sound.


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Wednesday Nightcap Re-cap & Video by Steve Conry

Black Bridge Kicks Off the Communikey Festival of Electronic Arts at Bombay Bistro (2010) from cinesthetics on Vimeo.

Our friend Steve Conry of Cinesthetics made this super dope video capturing the essence of our Wednesday Nightcap party before the Communikey Festival in Boulder, Colorado, in April.  We LOVE it - and hope you do too! The featured song is an upcoming Black Bridge release by the talented artist known as Maasa (aka Matthew Bandy).

Guest DJs Roy England (Make Mistakes) and Ejival (Static Discos, Mexico) both tore it out! Check out Roy's set here.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

iVictrola iPhone Phonograph

Love this. Combining cutting edge technology of the early 20th century and the 21st century comes the iVictrola.  To use the iVictrola, simply place the iPhone in the dock of the walnut base  and turn on your favorite tunes. The sound is carried from a hole in the base and is amplified by the metal Magnavox horn to fill the room with your tunes.  Each vintage horn will be different from the next so you will have to allow a lead time of 6-8 weeks when ordered. Found here.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Whomp Truck

Our man Alert is part of this cool new project. (He designed the logo too). Check out Jackalope's recent article on about the Whomp.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Color A Sound

Color a Sound from blair neal on Vimeo. Blair Neal took an old overhead projector and built a musical instrument that turns color into sound. We found this via Mean Red's blog.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Graffiti Analysis 2.0

Graffiti Analysis 2.0: Digital Blackbook from Evan Roth on Vimeo.

Beautiful! In their words: Graffiti Analysis is an extensive ongoing study in the motion of graffiti. Custom software designed for graffiti writers creates visualizations of the often unseen motion involved in the creation of a tag.