Video: Planningtorock – “Living it Out”

 

Berlin’s Planningtorock can be difficult to pin down. Just like her song, she seems to just be “Living it Out,” producing highly experiential, experimental music. Some liken her creative allure to that of Grace Jones or Bjork’s.

This video and song are dope. As far as the video: the editing effects, the coloring, and use of lighting are used brilliantly to accent the hazy mood. The song itself seems to subtly traverse genre and mood throughout the track, with elements of rock, soul, disco, electronic, and an underlying orchestral vibe. A further thrust to the uptempo track comes thanks to the driving drum work of LCD Soundsystem’s Pat Mahoney.

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New Track: Grace Jones – “Well Well Well” Dub + MP3

 

Yes, people. In case you haven’t already heard, the baddest of the bad, Grace Jones, will be releasing a new album entitled Hurricane on September 6th in the United States. The album was initially released in 2009 in the UK to much critical acclaim. This time around, she’s also announced a bonus disc dub version of the entire album. Get a little peek at what’s in store with a free download for the dark, tropical sounding dub version of “Well Well Well.” Freshness.

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Grace Jones’ Only East Coast Appearance At Hammerstein Ballroom, July 30

Actress, singer, lyricist, dancer and supermodel, Grace Jones makes her only east coast appearance at Hammerstein Ballroom on July 30.

Grace Jones has to date released nine studio albums from Portfolio to Nightclubbing, Slave To The Rhythm and Warm Leatherette, most of which are dance club hits. Her latest album Hurricane came out last year on Wall Of Sound.

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Hammerstein Ballroom
311 West 34th Street
New York, NY

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Giant Step’s Resident 42: Peter Bjorn And John, Melo-X, Omar, Maiysha and Phil Asher

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A most curious thing occurred at the office one day. Ambling down the halls I happened upon a bin of unwanted swag. While it’s usually chock full of crap like cookbooks by convicted felons and posters of small-town yokels named Lil’ No No, this time teetering at the top of the heap were three albums from artists that apparently no one else in the office cared about: 88-Keys, Peter Bjorn & John and The Yeah Yeah Yeahs. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ roiling SNL performance the week before was the highlight of my recent sojourn to Boston and I’ve been diggin’ the shimmery, disco gloss they’ve slathered on their signature reckless glammy rock. I’m all over the way the slightly sinister opening strains set up the rumbling and unexpectedly groovy “Dragon Queen.”

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