Latest crush: LE1F

Just did some homework on this guy: LE1F. Amazeballs. So smooth, so chill, so sexy… And this Little Edie tribute of his on the cover is to die for.

LE1F Tree House Mix

Go on wit’ yo’ bad Bouvier self!

Katzendame, I think we’ve finally found the right mix to satisfy the gals who want to hear “hip-hop or something” at the end of our living room soireés. You know, too shy to move for hours, but then with something like this, they turn on a dime into Trina’s backup b*tches.

LE1F’s Tree House mixtape: free download!

$14 at the door tomorrow night at Holocene.

2-hour Night Slugs set for Rinse FM

Bok Bok & L-Vis have been presenting the Night Slugs show on Rinse FM since 2010.

I’ll never be able to keep up with all the Rinse FM, BBC1 and Sound Pellegrino shows that I should hear, but I can try. I mean…HELLO, Night Slugs show for Rinse FM, 7/28/13 !!!!! Two-hour set!

I hear something different every time I listen to this. Pure genius. At certain moments in life, you could shoot me and I’d die happy…like when mixes like this pop into my soundcloud stream. Could sh*t get any bloody harder than this?? Or more inventive? I don’t think so. I love how he’ll have you hanging over an abyss of sawblades and other insane industrial noise just long enough to make you feel that the universe might be nothing more than prime numbers, elements, and chaos colliding, only to immediately challenge that notion with the hardest and most addictive rhythms ever. I must go on living to get to London and see Bok Bok in his element someday soon. He only keeps topping himself.

BTW, Katzendame, I still can’t figure out how to listen to your Summer Vogue mix on soundcloud – can you puh-leez make it public somehow? Thanks, girl.

-Spectre

90 Days of Vogue

The Legendary Lady Sasa has committed to share her 90 days of voguing on Youtube! I will be going back to the beginning and watching them all, but I suggest you start with yesterday’s video:

What a beautiful dancer! Lady Sasa says that when she gets on the floor she starts out soft and cunt and then gets all dramatic. Ever since I first wrote about voguing, I’ve been wanting a better understanding of the different categories and vogue-cabulary. Thanks Lady Sasa for showing us these styles with your own particular interpretation!

I love when Lady Sasa is doing floor work and you hear “back in the day when we had a beef we took it out on the dance floor.” Can all battles take place on the dance floor, please? Spectre and I went to the two person elimination dance battle, Deep, at ADX a couple of weeks ago and we were too absolutely gobsmacked by the dancers to even write about it. If all kids were taught to dance it out from a young age we earthlings would be on our way to a peaceful future.

My favorite battlers were the dancers who had very unique styles. You could tell they knew how to pop and break dance etc., but that was layered with their own individual moves and it was captivating. We also saw some some young gals confront each other on the dance floor, not so much with technique but with their strong gestures and the power of their movements. This is where dance innovation comes from. When you see someone like Chocolate Milk dance, a local Portland street dancer who is also classically trained and just back from NYC, you will just about weep! Chocolate Milk was stunning and the only competitor at Deep who added vogue elements.

Back to Lady Sasa. Bring it, sister! I can’t wait for her offerings of fierceness to bring light into my life for 78 more days!