This is a Jackson 5 edit done by Italians Do It Better's own Mike Simonetti... free for you all to do whatever you do with these things. Will post more soon, and will also post some of the edits from the Albuterol mix...
April 20th, 2009 /// Twisted Wires 12" & Desire Cd Release Party! It's been a while since we've thrown a party in San Francisco. So we're hooking up with Popscene to throw a big one at the Mezzanine two days after Glass Candy hits Coachella. We're flying out Twisted Wires from Houston for the release of their new 12" "One Night At The Raw Deal". We can't get enough of this song! They played their first show a couple weeks ago with Nite Jewel & Glass Candy at the NYC party, and they completely slaughtered. This will be their second show. The San Francisco show is also the cd release party for Desire's debut album. Desire is one of our new bands from Montreal. The three piece includes Johnny & Natty from a little band we love called Chromatics with Montreal singer Megan Louise. They are touring with Glass Candy on the way down to Coachella. And also doing a month in Europe with Glass Candy in May / June. We are so excited to see them live! Their new cd is on constant rotation. We'll have both of these two releases in the store a couple days after the party.
More info on the SF party in a week or so. Also the last time we were SF Mike had to leave the gig to witness the birth of his son, so it is indeed a triumphant return. As far as we know, there will be no baby born that day...
Since I have some downtime this month and I finally got the studio together (after a year) i decided to do a mix. This one is called African Connection and it is mostly African disco lps and 45's mixed with some Caribbean and Jamaican tunes in there for good measure. no real mixing here, just kicking back and fading in and out for maximum early Spring vibes, so dont expect a dj spectacular here- its all about the selection. As a matter of fact, this mix was done while playing with the big man on the floor-- true multitasking. Anyone who can guess these tracks will get any three Italians releases of their choice. This one's gonna be a little tougher than the Albuterol mix!
i will be djing this Tuesday in Brooklyn for Andrew (literallyandrew.blogspot,com) Porter's "I Hate Mondays" event. Since he is at my house all the time he was sick of all my disco records, so he requested i play all post punk. i am pretty sure i wont play any hits like Delta 5. So if you want to see me play $300 DIY 7"s- now is your chance. I am also playing with Matt from Total Abuse who wont do a TMU record because im the old guy at the club. Not only is this the best name of a party ever, it may be the best flyer ever.
hello.. sorry we've been so distant from you these days. been busy recording. living lives, etc.. but we are doing a lot touring, djing and record releasing next month onward.
if you are overseas you may notice your shipping rates are very high. you may be over- charged. the reason is because the IDIB store Paypal account links to the USPS website and it automatically calculates shipping, but it tends to overcalculate when you order more than two records. SO if you order anything and the shipping is insanely high, email us when you get the package and we refund the difference. thanks for the support!
Thanks to everyone who came out on Saturday to the Italians End Of Winter Party. It sold out pretty fast, and we are sorry to all who couldnt get inside. We were told there was a line of a few hundred trying to get in. We are already brainstorming for the next party, and we promise it wont be 2 years from now, and we will be able to fit more than 850 of you maniacs next time. In the meantime, buy your plane tickets for the Italians Spring Party in Portland in April!
Hello. A little reminder that this weekend is the Italians Do It Better winter 2k9 party in NYC at Le Poison Rouge. Tickets are selling fast! Also Mike will be djing at the Guggenheim Museum in NYC this Friday as part of their First Fridays series. check below for the flyer for the party.. Also Glass Candy is playing two warm up shows in Montreal this week. Take a plane out there and check it out!
Sorry i've been away, my other record label just released 5 records. They are all cool, check them out. Anyway, we usually dont get this excited over a record because we are your typical jaded American, but when I heard this was finally released I was quite excited. Our friends at Academy Records in Brooklyn started a new record label for reissues and their first release is the only release by African funk/soul/afrobeat/psych group Ofege. They were all high school age at the time. This record has that special something only a group of students can bring to the table. We here at IDIB are insane record nerds as you may have guessed, and i actually have the original of the Oferge lp but it is trashed beyond belief. If you know anything about African records, you know it is impossible to find them clean. This reissue is crystal clear. Looks and sounds amazing. The music is fuzzed out psych-influenced Afrobeat. If you are a dj, it is definitely good to play out. If you are a record collector you will be stoked that there is a clean pressing. If you like to listen to good music and appreciate the music for what it is- this is definitely a good one. Pretty limited as well... Check out samples