March 2010

REVMATIC: Cold Blooded Demon

Revmatic

Fist Records

This is not exactly a new album but representative of the kind of good work that cane be passed over in the rush to the next big thang.

Cold Blooded Demon is the third album from this Kingston are foursome who over 9 years has refined a catchy mix of vintage Metallica, commercial hard rock and Southern fried grooves.

From the opening blast of Head My Way to the pin ya to the wall power of She’s A Drug and Lie To Love Me, as unlikely a romantic twosome as you could hope for, Revmatic exhibit a balls-out confidence that works in getting even the weaker tunes into the club.

Lotsa fuzzed out guitars and fist pumping anthems, the standout in the regard being Bad Behaviour and for all the overwhelming power, there a commercial sensibility here that’s responsible for some good hooks such as on Lie To Me and the title track.

BASIA BULAT: Heart Of My Own

Basia

Secret City Records

Never mind the obvious differences, there’s a track on this album called “Gold Rush’ that’s a significant clue to what this collection’s all about. More than anything else, it resonates best with Neil Young’s “After The Gold Rush” in terms of scope, ambition and a unique approach to pushing the form forwards.

The tunes here are largely shaped by Bulat’s imagined idea of a mythic Yukon before she’d ever set eyes on the place and the fact they were all written on the road, a new experience for Bulat. Even the ones not overtly Yukon-influenced carry an ambience of re-imagined times and places.

Saludos de los Dos Mundos!

Que lo que peoples? Had another fantastic and weird show this week, which is really the best you can ask for when you’re crisscrossing borders and genres on a weekly basis!

In this edition of the Dos Mundos Radio Newsletter, we take a moment for Chile and invite you to a series of events in the wake of the terrible earthquake that happened almost two weeks ago, we also talk some Huelepega business and ask you to join us at Uma Nota!

Para Chile…

With the death toll and damages mounting, Chile needs everyone’s help. After such a massive earthquake, rebuilding physically and emotionally will take a lot of effort. If you want to act right now, ScotiaBank has opened an account, with all proceeds going to Canadian Red Cross, info:

Scotia Bank Nombre de la cuenta /name of the Account: Embassy of Chile – Earthquake Relief Fund Nº cuenta/account Nº: 40006 01408 13

A Night for Chile - Benefit & Silent Auction

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Revival Bar
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Thursday, March 18, 2010, doors at 8:00pm
Tickets at door: Minimum $10 Donation / $25+ receive a tax receipt
100% of all funds raised are being donated to Oxfam (oxfam.ca)
Line-up (Much more to come with MANY surprises... :)
MCs: Diego Fuentes (Much Music/Cliptrip)
Live Acts: Maylee Todd, Alvaro C & Kid Conga, Jose Contreras (By Divine Right)
DJs: John Kong (Do Right), Alvaro G (KOLN), Simon&Amir (Coup Digital), Jason Palma (Higher Ground Radio)
FB link: facebook.com
A Night for Chile - Benefit & Silent Auction
anightforchile.com

UMA NOTA

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If you haven’t been to a Uma Nota party yet, what is wrong with your life? Are you a shut-in? Drug problem? QUE?! Well, those of you who have experienced the sweaty dancefloor full of sexy people can tell you, it’s one helluva party! This month, joining Uma Nota resident DJ General Eclectic is hot-hot-hot Latin Funk group Rebel Rhythm, the bass-heavy sounds of DJ Rollin’ Cash and an opening set by your truly, DJ eLman aka Armando Farras aka the Original Doombiambero! FB event here, see you there!

Hasta La Next-One

Sergio
DJ General Eclectic
djgeneraleclectic.com
Rebel Rhythm
myspace.com/rebelrhythm
DJ Rollin’ Cash
myspace.com/cash.rollin