The Itch! Bitch


ode to myspace.
February 19, 2011, 3:55 am
Filed under: Your Tunes

The Itch! Bitch

This is a proper trip down memory lane, bringing you tracks synonymous with the Myspace era.   If there’s one thing I miss about Myspace, it’s the fact that everyone had a profile song.   Albeit your favourite song or just a way of saying how you we’re feeling at the time (remember being emo?), Myspace become a constant education in what everyone was listening to, and for that reason alone, artists found themselves propelled into short-lived online fame.

The following mp3’s are all tracks I’ve stumbled across over the years browsing other people Myspace profiles (in a totally non-creepy way of course).  If I could give the tracks a blanket genre it would be perfect electronic pop.  And they are all perfect.

Beware of the Itch! Bitch

First up is a track by PlayRadioPlay!, AKA Daniel Hunter, a teenage Texan muso who, at the age of 16, became one the first Myspace music superheroes.  Producing all his tracks in his parents garage with little to no formal training he started uploading hit after hit to the point where his unsigned tracks were clocking up 30,000 plays a day.  After eventually signing to Island Records in 2007 Hunter sadly began churning out pish.  This could well be a prime example of large record labels stifling creativity.  However, that doesn’t take away from the fact that for a solid year and a half PlayRadioPlay! put out some of my all time favourite tracks.  This one is the best.

PlayRadioPlay! – Decipher Reflections From Reality

Next up is a band/production duo that made my life when i went to see them in Sleazy’s 4 years ago.   Dressed as what I can only describe as an early interpretation on the 118 118 men, they terrorised the crowd and owned the stage with one of the most dramatic, comedic and just down right entertaining live performances I’ve ever seen.   Klaxons meets Slipknot. It was memorable to say the least.  This is a great track, though I can’t help but feel like it doesn’t quite do their live performance justice.

Gay Against You – teleRAD

These californian homemade pop lovers appear to have disbanded as very little information is available on them.   The once-upon-a-time kings of over-autotuned electronic pop become an indie band in 2006, and once releasing their first full length guitar album seem to have evaporated into nothing.  Shame really, as their early material oozed of electropop fun. This 173647234876bpm track is a prime example.

Rediscover – Baby’s Got Her Gun Out

Homegrown hotshots Colon Open-Bracket were lucky enough to be my ring tone for about 3 years. Though every time I hear this song now I check my phone, which is actually kind of annoying. Though it doesn’t take away from how awesome this song is. WHERE ARE YOU COLON OPEN-BRACKET? GIVE US MORE MUSIC LIKE THIS.

Colon Open-Bracket – Cute

The Itch! Bitch

Gnarls x

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Don’t Be A Menace

First up is a song from Pearson Sound aka David Kennedy aka Ramadanman. He released this little number back in November last year. It’s the b-side from Blanked out on Hessle Audio. Amazing video-game style synth flourishes that take you somewhere nice, only to be brought back down to earth by that snare and then punched in the throat by his signature driving bassline.

Pearson Sound – Blue Eyes

For this next one I’ve gotta give props to my man Dplus, who’s doing a brand new show on Sub City Radio with Bungo. Their show is called BASS ORIENTATION and well.. it’s all about bass-orientated shit. They blew up the studio after Chungo-Bungo this week, if you missed it listen again.

Anyway, this track is by a god of a man named Papoose off his album Papoose Season. Duuuurty.

Papoose – Buck Naked (192kbs)

Something a little more bouncy now, a new one from Mowgli. It’s off the new compliation Great Carnival Stuff Vol II out now on Great Stuff. This is the kinda tribal shit that Heerah and I like to pound out when the time is right. No doubt if we drop this one it’ll have at least one crowd member taps aff and maybe even a burd on someone’s shoudlers too. Here’s hoping!

Mowgli – Abacaxi (Orignal Mix)

If you like this sound, check out the full piece on Beatport or whatever else you like to download your shit from.

Also got a bit of shameless self promotion to do here. Bungo and I will be joined by your other itch! favourite, Heerah, this Saturday at Front to Back at club 520. We’re in the usual bar downstairs…

Expect reggae, hip-hop, house, soul, funk and the gayest disco Glasgow’s got to offer.

-chungo



Interior: Crocodile Alligator

I drive a Chevrolet movie theater.

Big up’s to Mia Dora who’ll be rippin’ the stack apart this weekend as you can see below. Speaking of club 520, Chungo-Bungo can be found every weekend in the downstairs bar playing the usual riddims and tings like this too.

We also have a radio show, did a special about reggae covers this week.

VISIT SUB CITY RADIO AND LISTEN AGAIN!

– chungo



Toilet Humour
February 11, 2011, 12:07 am
Filed under: Club Nights, General Banter, Your Tunes | Tags: , ,

The Itch! Bitch

First up we have Manchesters xxxy, AKA Rupert Taylor. He’s been putting out a series of outstanding releases over the last few months. His latest offering, the You Always Start It/Ordinary Things EP, is by far his best work yet. His sound is a blend of House and Garage not entirely disimmilar to the likes of Julio Bashmore, who (never miss the opportunity to plug a night) we have coming to play at Itch! in the Art School on February 25th (so pumped for that).

xxxy – You Always Start It

Next we have a track by the increasingly popular new project from the Boogaloo Crew known as Dark Sky. These young pups have gone from strength to strength since they graced the turntables it Itch! last March. These naughty boys had never been lucky enough to try Buckfast before they came to Glasgow so we took the opportunity to get them absolutely bladdered. riots ensued, culminating in them pulling a pipe out of the wall at our very own Heerah’s flat and flooding the entire close, HOOLIGANS. It’s all good though, they just have Rock & Roll in their blood.

Anyways, back to the music: the addition of one more member has seen their sound mature into a very tasteful and original interpretation of garage. This track comes highly recommended, don’t download it at your peril.

Dark Sky – High Rise (128 kbps)

Last up is 23 year old stateside superhero Amtrac, AKA Caleb Cornett, a multigenre dance music producer from Kentucky. He’s a master at pop-meets-dance and his productions ooze with ‘fun’ for the dancefloor. This track Emergency is by far my favourite. Be sure to scope this boy out on Soundcloud, where all his tracks are available for free download. Yikes.

Amtrac – Emergency

And if any of you pretty things are making a big weekend of it this weekend be sure to come and see Mia Dora on Saturday night in Club 520. You can find all the details you need in the facebook event here:

Mia Dora @ Club 520: Facebook Event

The Itch! Bitch

big love

Gnarls x



Russians are crazy
February 6, 2011, 5:35 am
Filed under: General Banter | Tags: , , , , , , ,

Ok so there’s lots of funny tings on the internet. here’s one of them:

So apparently this is what happens when you use vodka instead of h2o. Cool.

-chungo



no dolla?
February 3, 2011, 10:42 pm
Filed under: Our Tunes | Tags: , , , , , ,

The Itch! Bitch

We’re giving away some free Mia Dora tracks, y’know..cos we’re nice like that. All the files are 320kbps mp3’s…….aren’t we just the gift that keeps on giving?

Olive – You’re Not Alone (Mia Dora Remix)

Notorious B.I.G – Dangerous MC’s (Mia Dora’s Ghetto Booty)

Barrientos – Vous Vous (Mia Dora Remix)

The Itch! Bitch

Megamegaman – Tywyllfyd (Mia dora remix)

Mia Dora – Pornstars With Absent Fathers

The Itch! Bitch

enjoy

Gnarls x