Novocain. Or is it Novocaine? Or Allocaine? Or if you’re Frank Ocean… Novacane? Technically, all wrong. Ubiquitous under the trade name Novocain, procaine is something more or less we’ve all likely had anencounter with over our lives. An alkaloid pharmaceutical used as a local anesthetic (big words, for your health), procaine is synonymous in our minds for dulling pain… and for good reason. By blocking sodium channels into the cell, Novocain is frequently used in minor surgeries and dental work as a way of numbing pain sensations in a small area.
There’s definitely something perplexing about local anesthetics. The paradox of knowing something painful is happening, but feeling it in a different way. Dull, blunt, and softened, like someone is punching you through a pillow. The odd sensation of feeling numb but completely alert at the same time. Behind the jump you’ll find a selection of songs derivative of every direction I could take Novocain in. Blunted songs, songs that feel as though the edge or aggression has been taken off, songs that make YOU take the edge off, ones that make you conscious of their presence in a different way. Get numb.
You might not know his name just yet, but you’ve probably seen Jacques Greene. That’s him in the glasses in rapper pal Azealia Banks’s raucous, Kanye West-approved video for 212. The Montreal producer doesn’t usually show his face in photos or use his real name, yet in one short year he’s had a huge impact on UK club music. Barely into his 20s, Greene’s releases on boundary-pushing labels LuckyMe and Night Slugs have house music’s euphoric melancholy at their heart, but incorporate elements of R&B and garage to make dancefloor excitement with a fresh, warm touch. It was his Another Girl 12-inch that really pricked ears and hearts, though, culminating in Radiohead asking him to contribute to their King Of Limbs remix album.
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Good morning! After the black out on Wednesday, the GDD™ Morning Update is back in full effect with a wealth of great content for your viewing pleasure. There is too much for me to list out, so please read on after the jump for the full stories, videos, and music.
It’s the start of a new week and here I am staying consistent with providing you the GDD™ Morning Update. Diplo turns author with his new book, Radiohead (finally) announces 2012 tour dates, Hospital Records celebrates it’s 15th anniversary with compilation, and why the music industry is singing a happy tune after the jump!
Last night we were tuned in to the Radiohead takeover of Boiler Room at Corsica Studios in London. Fantastic sets all night, but I was most impressed with Dan Snaith aka Caribou, whose track selection throughout his set with Jamie XX was utterly brilliant.
This year, Caribou’s been releasing quite a bit of material under his Daphni alias, the most recent of which came in the form of the Ne Noya EP, which dropped last week on Snaith’s own Jiaolong imprint. The three-track, vinyl only release, features an edit and 2 Daphni originals, and it’s the B-side ‘Yes, I Know’ that really stands out – a ballsy slowburner that combines acid with soul:
Good morning! It’s the start of the second week of October and I’m already itching for the Halloween festivities at the end of the month. The Radiohead remix album dropped today, Flying Lotus spoke of a new film project, and the Voodoo Experience 2011 set times were just announced. As per usual, read the full GDD™ Morning Update after the jump…
The Canadian future bass producing duo, Knight Riderz, are making quite the name for themselves in the low end department of electronic music. Unlike their fellow maple leaf brethren, Zeds Dead, they center their style on a mid-tempo, crunked-out sound that is influenced by the punchy beats of hip-hop. If you haven’t heard their album, 12th Dimension, released via Muti Music, you should definitely check it out along with their awesome remix for the new Death of Summer EP of the Venice, California hip-hop duo, King Fantastic. Grab the remix, indulge in some of my old favorites, and keep an eye out this week for some freebies on their Facebook page for reaching 1,000 likes!
This weekend we’re gearing up for some serious talent here in Los Angeles. On Friday, May 13th, the Avalon in Hollywood will be taken over by Dirtybird Records. Yes you heard right, Claude Vonstroke, Justin Martin and J. Phlip will be laying waste to the Avalon this friday, San Francisco style. My friends, this is not a show to miss. The EDM scene just hasn’t been the same since Dirtybird released it’s first track in 2005, and the unstoppable label still manages to set trends, release copious amounts of original hits, and now boasts one of the meanest lineup of house artists the dance community has seen.
Please RSVP names to JONAH@GOTTADANCEDIRTY.COM to be on our discount ticket list for the evening. Please have all names submitted before 5:30PM on Friday.