Wednesday, August 4, 2010

BLACK FEATHER RADIO LAUNCHES ON RADIOGLOBAL.ORG

Black Feather Radio is a new weekly 2 hour radio show on Radioglobal.org (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 @ Radioglobal.org

We archive each show every week, so you can easily stream or download for later listening:
http://blackfeatherradio.blogspot.com/

IVY @ MOSAIC - DISCOTHEQUE

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) & Greenlightradio.com

 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

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


LISTEN/PURCHASE:
iTunes
Dancetracksdigital
Beatport
eMusic


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
TRACKLISTING:
1. Level With Me Up


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

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 examiner.com 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.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Wednesday Nightcap Pics up @ Resident Advisor

The party was fantastic! Big ups to guest DJs Ejival (Static Discos, Mexico) and Roy England (Denver, Make Mistakes) - they both crushed it! Check the shots here. Photos by Seze Devres.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

New Ivy Mix - Slug Bug : Episode Two

Download/Stream it here.

Tracklisting:
1. Tone Control - Love Thing Featuring Lady J : Small Arms Fiya Remix - Tone Control
2. Cosmic Rocker - Glocen - Black Bridge
3. I:Cube - Falling - Versatile Records
4. Maasa - Walking On The Moon - Black Bridge
5. Downtown Party Network - Walk On Ice - Eskimo
6. No Regular Play - Ladyluck : Slow Hand's Remix - Wolf + Lamb Records
7. Nick Chacona & Anthony Mansfield - Swungfunk - Hector Works
8. The Juan Maclean - Happy House : Matthew Dear Vs Audion Remix - DFA Records
9. Frankie Flowerz - Breakthebarriers - Internasjonal
10. Touch Sensitive - Body Stop - Future Classic
11. Ray Mang - Look Into My Eyes - DFA Records 
12. Morten Sorensen - Start Something - Tirk

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Monday, March 15, 2010

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Communikey Festival Warm-Up : Wednesday Nightcap

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Join us for an evening of music as we warm up Boulder for the 2010 Communikey Festival of Electronic Arts.

music provided by:
EJIVAL : static discos, mexico
ROY ENGLAND : make mistakes
IVY : black bridge

Bombay Bistro
1800 Broadway #160, Boulder, CO 80302
8:30pm - Close
Facebook event page.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

New Release: Drop Logik - Hot Box Studies

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ARTIST: Drop Logik
RELEASE: Hot Box Studies

LISTEN/PURCHASE:
iTunes
Dancetracksdigital
Beatport
eMusic

We’re proud to introduce you to the debut full-length artist album from Black Bridge’s very own Drop Logik.

Hailing from the mountains of the Southwest United Crates of America, a sound physician was born. Making drum kits out of trash cans, empty paint barrels, and whatever the hell else made noise, Chad Dixon aka Drop Logik aka Crate Diggler, began rearranging sound from an early age. Moving on to simply looping beats from dual cassette decks to buying his first sampler and drum machine and so on and so forth. It’s always been an outlet of inner combustion ready to be released into your headphones. Now is the time to press play!


Hot Box Studies bangs out space age mental gymnastics with crunchy samples and syncopated beats. Musical movements are cut together with turntablist acumen across a deep abyss of sound as swirly interludes play between the loftier scores. Stand out picks include the cut-em-up-flapper “Hear To Wear”, the sultry big beat “Get!Get!”, and the outer space gospel “Out Of My Head.” Finally,“Smoke Ring Dreams” brings us home and serves as your well deserved introduction to the one and only Crate Diggler. 


You can listen to the songs here:

Friday, March 12, 2010

Black Bridge Crew Remixes Gramatik on Cold Busted



Slovenia's Gramatik has been totally crushing it in the downtempo world in the past year. Denver's own Cold Busted label (owned and operated by the one and only Vitamin D) has been the host of this fine newcomer. Cold Busted has just released four new remixes of Gramatik’s ‘Tearin’ It Up’ taken from the Street Bangerz Vol. 2 release:
 

Astro Raph Soul Of The Galaxy Mix
Drop Logik’s Tore Down Rerun
Spaceflight Orchestra Remix
What It Is Remix By 1st Lieutenant Middle St.
 

Also included on the release is the previously unreleased track ‘Straight Off The Block’ done up in true Street Bangerz style.

Available exclusively on Beatport for the next few weeks.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Crayon Rings

We love sneaky graffiti tools, and these are lovely. Crayon rings activate! Spotted on Designboom.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Make Mistakes 3 Tomorrow Night. Sick.

Make Mistakes 03: Jacek Sienkiewicz (Live!) [Warsaw, Poland]. Along with Roy England, Ten and Tracer, Attentat, Time for Trees [Denver, Make Mistakes DJs]. Early morning cuddle time provided by: Baggett [Denver, Mother earth Sound System]

@Theory + Practice, 738 Santa Fe, Denver CO. $10 21+ No Exceptions. BYOB, 10PM-6AM. Facebook event page.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Saturday, February 6, 2010

New Release: Mr. Anonymous - Vibewise

ARTIST: Mr. Anonymous
RELEASE: Vibewise
TRACKLISTING:
1. Vibewise

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

However, if you feel so inclined to support by purchasing, please visit a retailer below (and thank you for your support!!)
LISTEN/PURCHASE:
iTunes
Dancetracksdigital
eMusic

Original drummer for The Samples, Jeep Macnichol (a.k.a. Mr. Anonymous), drops another fresh single called “Vibewise”. This track features a psychedelic mix of live steel drums and distant guitar chime over a slamming reggaton bass drum groove. With soaring autotune melodies to the extreme, Anonymous ventures further into the ethereal stratus, like a T-Pain track on mushrooms. Visualize relaxing on the beach or in the jungle with a good smoke while sipping a fine rum: this is the vibe of “Vibewise”!

Monday, February 1, 2010

KGNU's Dub Palace Live Broadcast

Dub Palace returns this Sunday, February 7th, and every 1st Sunday. Join us at our brand new location for the BEST in Dub & Beyond. Dj's Segue & Uplifter mix & blend tunes to blow yer' mind and shape your evening from the heights of the rooftop patio.

Funky Buddah Lounge
776 Lincoln St., Denver, CO.
9pm-2am, 21+, no cover.
Dub Palace Live Broadcast: Every 1st Sunday
KGNU.org (88.5fm/1390am)

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

This Friday @ 222 Hyde, San Francisco



RedWine presents: Ivy (Black Bridge), J-Boogie (Om Records)
& Toph One (RedWine DJs/ AS Krew), in booming, crisp Turbo Sound!

222 Hyde, San Francisco, CA 94102
9p-2a, $5 after 10pm, 21up
Facebook event page here.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Q & A with keyboardist Erik Deutsch



Our favorite keyboard wizard is featured in this week's Backbeat. His new album, Hush Money, was recently released, and Colorado's getting a special release party tonight at the Boulder Theater. Don't miss it!

Here's a great video of him performing with Norah Jones. Drop by his website while you're at it.

And here's a couple of shots from our Black Bridge party back in May of '09 with Deutsch and Ivy teamin' up. Photos provided by Mr. Darrin Harris Frisby.



Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Death Calls the Tune

Created by German design collective lab binaer, this ingenious turntable-based light sculpture was made by applying light-sensitive phosphorescent paint to the turntable and replacing the needle cartridge with an LED light. As you can see in the video, this changes the table’s function, creating a visual player out of an audio player. The LED cartridge creates the individual characters by exposing the paint to specific patterns of light pulses which are controlled via an outboard microcontroller.

Titled “Death Calls the Tune,” the piece is a visual statement about news, death, and memory. What you see displayed are real news bulletins, all related to death, strung together to create a never-ending flow of headlines. The cycle of bright and fading text is meant to represent the cycle of our collective memory, mirroring the way that forgotten thoughts are so quickly replaced with new information.

We found this on the Dancetracks blog.

Death Calls The Tune (lab binaer) from lab binaer on Vimeo.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Friday, January 15, 2010

Make Mistakes 2

Make Mistakes is proud to present its 2nd edition starring Detroit's Jeremy Ellis!

Along with: Scott Everett, Papyrus, Roy England, Attentat, Les Freres Courvoisier

@ Theory + Practice, 738 Santa Fe, Denver, CO, 10PM-6AM, $10, 21+, No Exceptions, BYOB

Westword feature here.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Free Download from J-Boogie


J-Boogie's offering up his Soul Vibrations Dub Remixes album for free download. Dope!!

While you're at it, take a cruise on over to his blog for all the latest from the Dubtronic Science camp!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Footer, Drop Logik, Styles Davis @ Tooey's in Denver


Come welcome home our friend/Colorado man-myth-and-legend, Frank a.k.a. Footer, Foot and Frank Footer! We will be droppin' an insanely good blend of trip hop, funk, breaks, hip hop, downtempo and other appropriate tunes old and new. Footer, Drop Logik and Styles Davis switching off on the turntables. Poor Mans Lunch Box special in full effect all night- any 12oz can and a shot of Beam for $5, BYAW! Tooey's is gonna go off for this one kids, please do yourself a favor and GET YOUR ASS DOWN THERE!

Tooey's
1521 Marion (Colfax and Marion), Denver, Colorado.