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Thursday, January 28, 2010


Thursday, January 28, 2010

anyone who comes here often know that the majority of the tunes i throw up here are electronica. every once and a while, something comes along that isn't the usual for us, but it's something we really enjoy.

here we have ohio based duo bad veins. can't believe it's just two guys. i listened to their debut (self-titled) LP this morning and it's one of those perfect albums to wake up to. great way to start the day. it's not the type of album where every track sounds the same. you know, one track will be chill, good to relax to, and the next track will be like "stop sitting around." there's also great mixtape potential: how do you represent your affections? buy their track found and put it on a mix for your crush.

musically, they have some similarities to arcade fire, shout out louds, the killers, and a little bit of the thrills thrown in for good measure. comparisons, but damn, they have their own flavor. a lot of unique arrangements and instrumentation.

good morning. here they combine one some of my favorite things: horns, synths and strings. always good.

hey, go to work, have a good day, ok?

also, guess what, they're touring:

We Were Promised Jetpacks / Bad Veins Schedule

2.11 - The Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY (hey that's here!)
2.12 - First Unitarian Church - Philadelphia, PA
2.13 - Rock and Roll Hotel - Washington, DC
2.14 - The Middle East - Cambridge, MA
2.15 - The Knitting Factory - Brooklyn NY (that's here too!)
2.17 - Casbah @ The Tremont Music Hall - Charlotte, NC
2.18 - The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
2.19 - The End - Nashville, TN
2.20 - Maxine's Pub - Hot Springs, AR
2.21 - Hailey's - Denton, TX

i highly recommend the album, these two tracks are really just a taste. buy it here.


Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Tuesday, January 26, 2010

i know many of you are already in love with uffie. those of you who aren't, her first single off of her upcoming LP may change your mind. i heard this track in a mix a little while back, (it's been around for a while) and loved it because its got uffie's vocals and lyrics on top of a disco beat. it's great to hear her over something a little different. return to disco, baby. she always works with great djs: feadz and justice to name a few, and this is no different! remember mr. oizo's "it takes two?" if you liked that (everybody did), you will love this track. makes sense, because he produced this too:

hey, you should buy some of her stuff here, it's all good.

according to wiki, her album "Sex Dreams and Denim Jeans" is coming out on V day 2010. look out for it.



we are always looking for new music, if you have any recommendations or have any connections to musicians you think we might like, please hit us up! you can reach us through many different ways, because we are EVERYWHERE:

comment on our gross myspace
follow us on twitter @youcantstopah and retweet if you like what we're doing or saying
soundcloud (you can send us music that way)
(new) become a fan on facebook

we also really need to increase our following, because it is steadily growing, but isn't quite where we'd like it to be. we need your support! those who frequent the page, y'all should start commenting. also looking for people to join our team. currently, there's only really three of us. we want to grow!

enough of the boring stuff. holy ghost! (of LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy's DFA label) did a two part mix of their remixes and original tracks and are giving it out for free! i've had it for a while. it's awesome. holy ghost! is producing tracks that have an original sound and aren't comparable to anything done in the last 15 or so years (you can hear some post-disco liquid liquid in there). they're helping prove that you don't have to have a tempo of 130 bpm to get your groove on.

WINTER 2009-2010
Holy Ghost! Mixtape

i am not hosting these myself, they are coming through this (the label's) death from above link. tracklist can be found there. also check out that link to listen to other holy ghost! radio mixes, there's a bunch. it will keep you occupied for a while! big thanks to DFA and holy ghost! for giving this out for free. also: from BROOKLYN. represent.



every once and a while, i feel like i stumble on something that's still hot from the oven. i think i've burnt my fingers here.
ghost club has only been around for a few months, has yet to play any shows, but wow, some really promising stuff coming from idaho. you don't hear that very often. listen to the first 30 seconds of CONFORM! and you'll think this was coming from paris, where the streets are paved with glowing neon.

here are my first impressions: sometimes melodic like mylo, sometimes industrial like justice (and much of EB), sometimes all over the place like tots & hootch, sometimes similar in vocal effects to the presets.

i asked them some questions because there's nothing out there (yet).

slam: who are you?

GC: Ghost Club consists of Louie Bash and David Mikkelson. We saw each other at a coffee shop one day and we'd known each other in the past through mutual friends. I'd heard David had made music in the past but never asked him about it until then. We showed each other our stuff that we'd made just messing around and we were both really stoked and decided to try and put our ideas together. We both have been programming for awhile and David does vocals and I was super stoked on the way David sounded so we just went with it and it's working out better then either one of us thought. As far as what we both do in "Ghost Club" we both program, David does vocals and we're yet to play a show but when we do David will be doing live vocals. I'll be handling the "Dj" part of it I guess you could say and we'll both be playing live keys. We're just trying to incorporate as much as possible for a live show. We both think that's really important.

slam: I ask almost every artist this question: can you describe your sound? What music has influenced you?

GC: Definitely going for a harder sound. Trying to be as unique as possible at the same time. Really influenced by SebastiAn, Justice, Danger, datA and pretty much any artist that can make us jump. We're also just trying to bring a new sound to around were we live. There's not much variety in the music scene around here. Not many people have been introduced to Electronic based music around here let alone banging Electro music but we won't let that get in the way of what we're going for whatsoever. We just wanna be loud as fuck straight up.

slam: What are your plans for the future? Any EP or LP on the way? Any other projects you guys are involved in?

GC: Yeah we've definitely talked about it. Our main focus right now is just to keep making music and really try and mature in our sound. Of course it's on any artists mind to put out a E.P. or an L.P. but we definitely want to write a lot more music before any of that. We're not trying to rush anything by any means. We've had some solo projects in the past but nothing compared to what we're trying to do with Ghost Club. We'll always be putting new music up on our page so keep posted for sure!

for best listening pleasure, listen in the below order:

don't forget to head over to their myspace and say hello.


Saturday, January 23, 2010


Saturday, January 23, 2010

fear of tigers is awesome and is giving out their debut LP for free. it's a great set of tracks - we here at youcantstopah headquarters like the album so much that we've considered using it at the end of every party we have. it's perfect to put on after hours of dancing, and it will assist you in getting through the last hour of shakin it. among your partners in crime, those guys and girls who never take a break, you'll get through that last lap. you all look at each other when fear of tigers comes on and say to each other "we made it." of course, you continue to dance because this is the music that will get you your final wind of the evening (even at 3am)!

I Can Make The Pain Disappear
Please Don't Leave
What Did I Do?
The Adventures of Pippi Longstrump
Friday Night at Geek Club
Cossus Snufsiglonica
Study Hard Drugs School
The Rich Cry Too
Calling Your Name

(EDIT: i left out a track! thanks for pointing out, gavin!)


Friday, January 15, 2010


Friday, January 15, 2010

geman duo, team randalism, (dominik + veit) sent me their new mixtape yesterday. they've been partying in deutschland now for three years. first as the underground "yeahyeahyeah club." now they're producing and remixing for artists all over the world, brazil and sweden to name a few.

this is the type of mixtape to bump and grind to, so throw it down at a party and let the crowd go wild. i'm talking fist pumps in the air here, pretty serious stuff. some of my favorite tracks in there! the mixtape takes you through the smooth and the rough, nice build of tracks. 45 minutes long. get ready!

01 Intro / We Love Animals (Tons of Friends) - Crookers ft Soulwax & Mixhell

02 Under Control (Zombie Nation Remix) - Adam Freeland 

03 Boom Da (Les Petits Pilous Remix) - MixHell

04 Circle Jerk (Bloody Beetroots Remix) - Zoo Brazil & Adam Sky

05 Computer Juice (TAI & D.I.M. Remix) - Riton & Seiji 

06 I Feel Cream (Proxy Radio Edit) - Peaches 

07 MCs Can Kiss - Uffie

08 Sweaty (Shazam Remix) - Muscles 

09 High Together - Siriusmo 

10 This Is My Shit (Album Version) - 80kidz 

11 British Mode (Jester Mix) - Goose 

12 Forza - Zombie Nation 

13 Guess What - Revolte

14 I Love London (The Slips Remix) - Crystal Fighters 

15 Petit Tonerre - S.P.A.

16 Corporate Occult - Huoratron 

17 Papillon - The Subs

18 Interplanetary (S.P.A. Remix) - Mickey Moonlight

19 Sucer Danser – Mr. Oizo

20 Waves (Chilly Gonzales Piano Remake) - Boys Noize & Erol Alkan

check it on facebook


Tuesday, January 12, 2010


Tuesday, January 12, 2010

look at these guys in disguise. you can't even tell who they really are. well... it looks like these guys are always donning the mustache n' glasses. it's kläder and vapen!

check out this new cleast eastwood track remixed by kläder and vapen.

definitely a similar sound to their last tracks i posted, but the track is realllll smooth (bass line sounds a little bit like studio and maybe a little classixx thrown in too). like the last set of tracks of theirs, i'm big into it. it is "my jam right now!"