danger mens room

so imagine you're playing zelda, but instead of leading link through a pseudo-medieval fantasy land to some princess that needs saving, you move your electronic avatar through a kaleidoscope neon dystopia, all vibrant color swirls and orchestral interludes, synth stabs replacing sword thrusts. a magical mystery quest. and at the end of it, the physical journey you took covered only the distance from the dance floor to the men's room. ...with or without a blonde princess waiting for you outside.

danger 88:88



this is my heart

my baby sister's gorgeous, multi-layered, underwater soul.

deep deep deep..


delta mirror

new, devastating.
from la.



and i was a boy from school, and he was a boy from school

a great cover or mashup reveals something new about the original version. boy from school was always my favorite hot chip track: a poignant, powerful and danceable ballad of outsider kids who struggle in their youth and meet later in life having come out the other side.

as a gay man, when ed droste sings these lyrics they take on a new tender sadness, but also a triumphant and beautiful satisfaction.

we tried. but we didn't have long.
we tried. but we didn't belong.

now i meet you on the street
harmlessly breaking rules, we meet.
lives are found and loves are lost.
say goodbye to nothing everything caused.

say goodbye to everything nothing caused.

*both these bands perform at coachella this spring\\\



i first met travis sabiatis (aka. tre) halloween night 2008 at HARD haunted mansion in the center of the crowd during sebastiAn's nasty nasty nasty set. a connoisseur. but also a creator. tre proved later that night, and on many occasions since, that he knows how to control the crowd and get the whole room wet himself: dubstep, wobble, grimy industrial, and sometimes good ol' fashion strait up move your ass electro shit. check out his stunning tape-for-all-seasons halloween '09 mix below, as well as 2 brand new original tracks.


tre -- sleep with one eye open mix

1. Datsik & Excision -Calypso

2. Major Lazer - Pon De Floor (Chew Chocolate Cookies Remix)
3. Deadmau5 - Moar Ghosts N Stuff
4. Boys Noize - Kontact Me (MMMatthias Edit)
5. Boys Noize - Kontact Me (John Roman Remix)
6. Calvin Harris - I'm Not Alone (Doorly Remix)
7. Datsik - Havoc
8. Tiga - Mind Dimension 2 (Soulwax Remix)
9. Matin Solveig feat Dragonette - Boys & Girls (Laidback Luke Remix)
10. Crookers - Love to Edit
11. Datsik & Excision - Calypso




my good friend ryan kenney and his notorious good taste are finally not a well kept secret. his latest mix proves that modern disco is alive and very very sexy. download the whole mix here.

also grab the ferocious fear of tigers diamond cut remix plus the snidely villains remix of lykke li directly (both removed per request).

disco fucking inferno.

1. I Am Not A Robot (Penguin Prison Remix) - Marina & The Diamonds
2. P.Y.X (Ben Browning Remix) - G.L.O.V.E.S.
3. Baby Can't Stop (Idjut Boys Remix) - Lindstrom & Christabelle

4. Destination (Cassian Remix) - Damn Arms
5. Starmaker (Relight My Fire Remix) - Miami Horror vs Dan Hartman
6. Cross The Dancefloor (Chromeo Remix) - Treasure Fingers

7. First True Love Affair (Jimmy Ross cover) - Codebreaker

8. Cold Dust Girl (Only Children Remix) - Hey Champ

9. Pippi (Diamiond Cut Remix) -- Fear of Tigers

10. Goblin City (Holy Ghost! Disco Dub) - Panthers

11. I Love It (Fred Falke Remix) - Sneaky Sound System

12. Skeleton Boy (Grum Remix) - Friendly Fires

13. This Boy's In Love (Lifelike Remix) - The Presets

14. Cooler Than Me (Hey Champ Remix) - Mike Posner

15. Little Bit (villians Remix) -- Lykki Li

16. Angels (Diplo Remix) – Dirt Money




(eighties horror flick score + nes + justice, ed bang etc.)/paris = danger



playmix 14 :: i like it when you lose control

here you go boys and girls. playmix 14, curated with love by taylor boyko, tyler parker, and myself. this is a much more hi energy mix than the dreamy 13. perfect for skipping through puddles, skiing, or flying the hell away from the cold to some place hot. hope you enjoy.

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1. Jack Penate – Pull My Heart Away
2. Toro Y Moi – Low Shoulder
3. Yeasayer – ONE
4. White Flight – Dream Lover
5. Vampire Weekend – Run
6. Gossip – Heavy Cross (Yuksek Remix)
7. Simian Mobile Disco – Cruel Intentions (Original Mix)
8. Phantogram – When I’m Small
9. Beach House – Walk In The Park
10. Kurt Vile – Blackberry
11. Spoon – Out Go The Lights
12. Surfer Blood – Floating Vibes
13. Pete And The Pirates – Knots
14. Best Coast – When I’m With You
15. The High Wire – It’s No Secret
16. Broken Bells – The High Road
17. Monsters Of Folk – Dear God (Sincerely M.O.F)



glo toro y moi

toro y moi is a glo fi bro from the same s. carolina opium beach party as washed out. more of this guy to come...

\\\playmix preview\\\



the high road

broken bells the high road

broken bells is the new project from danger mouse and the shins' james mercer.

\\\this is another new playmix group preview. stay tuned.\\\


surfer blood

2010 is the year of surfer blood.

surfer blood floating vibes

those sweet distorted octaves beginning this track are vintage silversun, sonic youth, smashing pumpkins. it's all gold from there.

\\\playmix group preview. new podcast coming soon\\\




siriusmo high together

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i tried to but never could believe the hype





the bodies lying in the sand


teen dream is the best album of 2009 that won't be released for another two weeks. front to back this collection of songs is a complete revelation: they carry you away.


the sound of a broken light house


don't have a lot of $$ but we'll be fine

little boots new in town (fred falke remix)

it's friday night.

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retribution gospel french horn choir rebellion strike force of rock

all the male members of low, sub-pop, guitars, and the coolest band name since french horn rebellion. in fact, i think the retribution gospel choir should colabo with french horn rebellion and form a united army of vengeance, all band geeks and chorus dorks.
now that's rock n' roll.



pink pirates

this one's cotton candy

coeur de pirate comme des enfants

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boy lilikoi

this track will make your day.

jonsi boy lilikoi

jonsi birgisson is the lead singer/glockenspiel tinkler/elf translator of sigur ros. this is the first taste of his upcoming solo album go.
fucking stupendous.