Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Ivan - Foto Novela (Extended Mix)

Listen to it here

This track rules. 80's Madrid italo pop at it's best. The lyrics are great too. I should translate them at some point. It's about being in love with someone from a soap opera and fantasizing about it. Starstruck Ivan (Juan Carlos) spills his heart out. I really need to go to Spain soon. Check it out.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Friday's here. Spring is here. Here's a track that came out on both Emergency Records as well as Best, like a lot of their stuff did. Ruben Del Toro " The Latin Bull" plays this sometimes on Kiss FM here in NY on Saturday night mix show. Awesome feel to the track. Havin trouble with Soundclouds player. So you're gonna have to click this link. I apologize and realize it's a lot of work. Enjoy.
Hugo Capablanca will be back next week from Berlin to play at Market Hotel in Bushwick, NY with me and some friends. I think this is gonna be a fun night. Who knows what time it'll end at this place. The parties always seem to go pretty late. If you're around stop by. $5 to get in, and we're gonna take Speculator's Sound System. Another very gay flyer from Jose Garcia. Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Technology Transplant..

Here's a cool link from some people that can help you get your gear lookin good. I was having trouble finding slider caps for my Juno 6, until a friend sent me a link to this place called Technology Transplant. I finally got these after years of not having them. They have some great things from Roland, Moog and SCI to get your stuff running right. Apart from cosmetic items you'll find replacement potentiometers and batteries also. They shipped my caps from Hong Kong to me in less than a week. Now I want to replace the 606 parts internally. Have a look:

Friday, March 19, 2010

Comin slowly...

This was a photo I took before I had to yank the Crumar. Everyone got all their shit set up pretty quick. Spec has been on a shopping spree of new gear and Eliot has been touring a lot. Hopefully I'll have a Minimoog after my tax rebates. Also I'll put up some of my new songs (collaborated with Spec) on Soundcloud hopefully by next week. Spring is here, have a nice weekend.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Crumar Orchestrator is out sick

Not sure what's goin on, but it seems that it's a loose solder joint somewhere. After speaking with the electrician at my work it seems I will need to retrace a lot of the solders in the unit. The sound goes in and out with a distorted noise taking the place of what should come out. I usually slam my fist down on it and it "turns" back on. So let's see if I don't fry this with my horrible soldering skills.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

New Studio in Brookyn

I've been really busy setting up a new studio here in Brooklyn with the Galaxy Toobin gang. So now my neighbors where I live can rejoice and my new ones can start to complain about the noise. Everything is pretty much set up and the sound proofing will begin this weekend. We have a view of the Manhattan skyline and the building is nice. I'll try to post some photos as things progress. Stay tuned...