♒ SEAPUNKGANG’S ♒
EPs/LPs ☯F 2☮12 TOP 20 ♲STAFF LIST♲
1- TNGHT – TNGHT EP
2- Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaur – Trouble
3- Cashmere Cat – Mirror Maru Ep
4- Death Grips – No Deep Love Web
5- Purity Ring – Shrines
6- The Presets – Pacifica
7- S-type - Billboard Ep
8- Diplo - Express Yourself Ep
9- Flume – Flume
10- Groundislava – Feel me
11- XXYYXX – XXYYXX
12- Cosmic Revenge – Palace Gates Ep
13- LE1F – Dark York
14- Lapalux – Some other time Ep
15- Ultrademon & DJ kiff – Bubbles
16- Grimes - Visions
17- Matthias Zimmermann – Mountain dub Ep
18- Flying Lotus – Until The Quiet comes
19- Crystal Castles - III
20- Ryan Hemsworth - Last Words Ep
♒ SEAPUNKGANG’S ♒
SONGS ☯F 2☮12 TOP 20 ♲READERS POLL♲
1- UNICORN KID - FEEL SO REAL
2- CLUB CHEVAL - DECISIONS
3- TNGHT - HIGHER GROUND
4- CASHMERE CAT - MIRROR MARU
5- LE1F - WUT
6- LOL BOYS - CHANGES
7- PLANET SOAP - BEASTIE
8- SWICK - BUBBLES
9- RIHANNA - DIAMONDS
10- ELLIPHANT - DOWN ON LIFE
11- TOTALLY ENORMOUS EXTINCT DINOSAUR - TAPES AND MONEY
12- GRIMES - OBLIVION
13- CASHMERE CAT - KISS KISS
14- MAJOR LAZER - GET FREE
15- UNICORN KID - I NEED U
16- S-TYPE - BILLBOARD
17- SLICK SHOOTA - BRUK
18- FEED ME FT. CRYSTAL CASTLES - LOVE IS ALL
19- FLUME - ON TOP
20- PANTHERA808 - CRESCENT MOON
♲ THE PAST FRIDAY WE HAD THE CHANCE TO HAVE AN INFORMAL CHAT WITH OUR KID. THANKS TO DORIAN & LONDON LOVES @PLASTIC. AWESOME SHOW BTW WITH PLENTY OF NEW SONGS FORM THE UPCOMING NEW ALBUM :3 ♲
-You have finished you’re record, right?
-Yeah, what’s the date today? 22nd or something? I have 7 days to completely finish it but it’s pretty much done. We have the single “Feel so real” coming out december the 3rd with a video for that.
-Is “Feel so real” “Chrome Lion” with samples?
-“Feel so real” was the original version of “Chrome Lion” but i couldn’t get the vocal samples clear form the record label and i didn’t think i was able to get it so i made an instrumental song, then eventually the gave the permission so i decided finally to put it out.
-What will be the label of the album?
Will be out on 3b record in Uk and on Ultra record in Us.
-How come the transaction from your past hardcore/8bit style to this new one? Is the result of sound researches? i guess you work mainly with softwares more than hardware synths.
-Sure, when i first start i was 16 years old and i suppose that i didn’t know much about electronic music and music in general. I was looking to people doing videogame music and thought was very cool and i just decided to make it. then i got tired of it and with my original record label ministry of sound never really worked out with them. I disappeared for 8 months writing songs and figure out a new distinct sound.
I suppose i was on tumblr and i saw all this kind of images becoming more more popular and that was eventually what ended up making seapunk, and it was like 90’s rave music and italian house music with 90’s rave visuals.
I put toghter that “Tidal Rave” ep and at the same time Coral Records started to put out their records as well.
-You didn’t on purpose but now many people consider “Boys of paradise” song&video the year zero of seapunk.
-I did the video of BOP times before to know all about.
-Actually i find you more near to the scottish scene of Luckyme label for example (Rustie, Hudmo, S-type).
-Yeah for sure, i love those guys and I love luckyme family.
-Do you keep in contact with them?
Yeah, i know Dominc who also runs a label and i spoke with Rustie sharing tracks and i think what they’re doing is very cool. I don’t like to talk about seapunk either and it’s a shame because of the internet the life of it was like very very short, you know about the Rihanna thing and now it’s become mainstream very quickly. I think that guys shouldn’t try to make seapunk because is only and imaginary.
-Tell me something about your love from Japan, and how influence you the country in general.
I think that especially even now, japan always been the head of technology and is one of the fastest growing economy, probably the next superpower in the world. Asia in general will overtake america. i suppose i like how futuristic japanese things seem, the desing even in the subway is very slick, very clean.
Even the pop music, do you know groups like Perfume?
-Yeah! “Perfect star, perfect style” ….
-There are some cheesy songs from them but also very good songs.
-Obsolutely. I like only certain things of japan, not the cheesy and cute things, but only the cool and futuristic part. There are radlounge shops in japan that sell seapunk cds, and that’s is strange because they buy european stuff based on japan futuristic style.
-have you ever been to japan?
-no..i’m dying to go there. I hope in the summer festivals. But it’s still surprise me how people is interested in my music music and come down to see me outside the uk. Here in milan, this club is awesome, and you can’t find a place like this in uk.
-I know that you’re very attracted by pop music, the perfection and the difficult of writing a chart hit song. Is the haim of the album to enter in the charts or to make a sort of revolution in the underground dance music?
-I can speak about Uk, the field i known, because in america to enter in the popular music is very difficult. In the uk i suppose that my haim is to enter the chart, it’s my challenge bacaue i think it’s very difficult to reach a large scale. But at the same time to be successful you have to bring new things to the table without copy. I really like my album, most of the tracks are very similar to “tidal rave ep”, some of them are trancy, some are house, but clearly to reach most people i can. I would like to have success with this work so i can dedicate me to a side project of sad slow emotional trance music, something where i don’t have to worry about radio plays
-thank u man. have a great show
-very nice interview, pretty enjoyed. see ya soon.
ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ “Unicorn Kid-Feel So Real” ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ
☯☯☯0FF1C1AL V1DE0 1S 0UT ☯☯☯
BVT THE N€WS ARE ST1LL N0T F1N1SHED. BEC∆USE 0UR 1NTERV1EW WITH UNICORN KID M∆DE B€F0RE THE SH0W 0F LAST FR1DAY 1N M1LAN W1LL BE RELEASED T0MORR0W
♒ ☼ IN 3 DAYS LONDON HOSTED ALL OUR FAVOURITE ARTISTS AND OBVIOUSLY WE WERE THERE AND THIS IS OUR REPORT! ☼ ♒
ON FRIDAY BROMANCE RECORD NIGHT WE SAW: MONSIEUR MONSIEUR $ , GESAFFELSTEIN ☾ , CLUB CHEVAL ♘ , BRODINSKY ✌ .
ON SATURDAY WE SAW : UNICORN KID ! ☯☯☯ , SEBASTIAN ✞ , SURKIN ♓ , GIRL UNIT ♎ , DARK SKY ☫
ON MONDAY WE SAW : BLOOD DIAMOND ☮☮☮ ♥
CLUB CHEVAL WAS ONE OF THE MOST BREATHTAKING SHOW OF THE YEAR AND THIS IS “NOW U REALIZE” TAKEN FROM BROMANCE #3
THE DAY AFTER UNICORN KID :3
FEEL SO REAL:
LOVE TROUGH FANTASY:
NEED U :
ON MONDAY BLOOD DIAMOND DID A RELLY DOPE SHOW. IMPRESSED. THIS IS “HEART”:
☼ OMG VOL.10?!?! ALREADY?? 10 IS A MAGIC NUMBER AND WE DECIDED TO GO BACK TO THE ROOTS OF SEAPUNK ☯ BACK TO THE ROOOTSSSS!! AND WE CHOOSE A DOLPHIN WHO WAS THERE FROM THE BEGINNING, A FOUNDER OF THE MOVEMENT, THE BEST INTERPRETER OF THESE EXITING WAVES : Braden Scott aka Xyloid!!
☼ HIS INCREDIBLE MIX , THE BEST OVERVIEW OF THE SEAPUNK EVOLVING SCENE, MERGES 100%SEAPUNK TUNES WITH HARDCORE EPISODES AND SOME EMOTIONAL CLASSICS :’)
☼ WE HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON IN ONE OF OUR DATES IN EUROPE. WE’LL BE IN FRANCE THE FIRST HALF OF DECEMBER. STAY TUNED.
☼ SHARE THIS MIX, SPREAD THE GANG AND THE WORLD WILL BE A BETTER PLACE ✌
ft. Unicorn Kid , Fire For Effect , Flosstradamus, Slick Shoota , @whitely , MILANGELES & Juke Ellington , Noms ,༺kariiiba༻ , Lao …
HIDDEN REMIX ON THE NEW EP BY VAN SHE “JAMAICA” OF OUR FAVOURITE UNICORN.
THIS TIME THE KID EXPLORES THE HARDCORE 90’S TRANCE BEATS IN A WORK FULL OF TASTE. I LOVE IT SO MUCH.
COMING UP THE REVIEW OF THE NEW ALBUM BY Teengirl Fantasy - TRACER AND WE CAN ANTICIPATE THAT IS ONE OF OUR FAVOURITE OF THE YEAR.
~ONE OF THE MOST EXCITING UPCOMING RELEASES IS WITHOUT A DOUBT “PHONE SEX” By Blood Diamonds & Grimes (!!!)~
THE EP WILL BE OUT THE 16th OF JULY ON 4AD RECORDS AND WILL FEATURE A REMIX BY Unicorn Kid (!!!!!!!!!!)..
####CAN’T WAIT #####
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