Monday, April 13, 2009

flashmen.


bradley, dj from new york's famous friends and daniel, singer/songwriter from chicago are flashmen. going by the name and the wonderful artwork they commissioned from the zonders, you can probably guess what they are up to: a sci-fi-riffic blend of teenage memories and futuristic funk. and if you think you have heard it all before: no! no! no! definitely not!

flashmen sent over two tracks for their debut blog appearance and seriously, it couldn't be any better. the driving arpeggiated bassline, lazer string hits and daniel's great vocals in 'little wildkat' are supported by some of the best use of horns that i have heard in ages, reminding me of eighties new wave hits. the whole combination should also make this track attractive for people who are hardcore into dfa records or regular listeners of beats in space.

flashmen - little wildkat

the second track 'flashmen theme' (which should probably have been the first in this post but yeah, i can't ever do anything right) is a more playful and melodic affair from the world of spaceships, leisure suits and martini-sippin' - this time featuring bradley on the vocals, showing the more vulnerable side of flashmen, asking 'can you feel it in the air?'. i definitely can!

flashmen - flashmen theme

having these tracks for a while and still being heavily addicted to both of them, i am glad flashmen are finally getting their name out there because they are definitely one of my favorite new acts and i expect big things to come from them and will definitely keep you posted. become a friend on myspace and follow flashmen on twitter.

16 comments:

Savile said...

bradley is that dude! keep watch for the disco dubbb of 'flashmen theme' !

/savile

Julius said...

Beat me to it! Way to get a reader some exposure!

Anonymous said...

this is dope

THE RECOMMENDER said...

Thanks loads for this.

In fact, thanks loads for every post. You continue to bring us totally fantastic tuneage...

All the best,
Mike
@ The Recommender.net

Fernando said...

oMy first time here! Great blog (i'm discovering lots of great songs !!)
Fernando

Anonymous said...

john legend is playing coachella w/ MSTRKRFT

Anonymous said...

I am going to track down and punch in the face the next producer that makes a logo like this. Please stop.

Logichead said...

Back that. This recurring retro vintage image takes away from the new exciting music that it's representing.

Porkus said...

Wow I just want to comment that I love this blog!! Im from Mexico City and much of tendency here are bassed on this blog I know jaja!!! Really cool My favorite-danceable songs i downloaded by this site. Go ahead!!!

-Porkus

Anonymous said...

yo, for some wierd reason, the downloads aren't working. i open it in a new tab and the download thing never pops out, help anyone? these toons seem too great to miss

Anonymous said...

yeh wow! the artwork is the most original thing i've ever seen in my life.... seriously! .... not..... definately OVER that shit.

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Fabulastic said...

Marvellous. Simply marvellous, darling.

Xriss Xross said...

Spot on tunes. Theme song.
Keep posting Dd.
You're making me lazy tho.

Karge said...

Amazing artwork !!!

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