Archive for July, 2010

The Gluteus Maximus Collective [music]

Posted in Album, Music, Tips with tags , , on July 31, 2010 by optpopt

Zakolski - Love at last sight (cover)

The netlabel and music collective Gluteus Maximus e-mailed me a couple of days ago to promote Bazooka Circus new EP, Elephant. I liked what I heard and began to check up on their other artists to see if there was more there in the same vein. I was pretty surprised to learn that this was a previously unexplored goldmine, just check this soundcloud-playlist, a Saturday night right there!

The absolute favorite so far is Zakolski’s Do it again, what a beautiful wobbly thing that is! Download the EP Love at last sight.

Favorites from Bazooka Circus – Elephant
(Download whole EP)
Bazooka Circus – Ett med kosmos

Bazooka Circus – Maluf Hearts

Bazooka Circus – OK, Baby (I hope you don’t mind)

Bazooka Circus – Vacation

Video Wednesday

Posted in Hype, Music, Tips, Video with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 28, 2010 by optpopt

The Toxic Avenger – N’Importe Comment

Katy B – Katy On A Mission

Swedish House Mafia feat Pharrell – One

MUNK – Down in L.A. (Shazam Version)

Skream – Listenin’ To The Records On My Wall

Flying Lotus – MmmHmm

Chilly Gonzales – I Am Europe

Grum – Through The Night

Tegan and Sara – On Directing


LBCK – Start

Russ Chimes – Midnight Club EP (Trailer)

The Aikiu – Just can’t sleep

The Chemical Brothers – Another World

The Roots feat. John Legend – The Fire

Kid Sister – Big N Bad

A1 Bassline – Breathless

Kaskade ft. Haley – Dynasty

Robyn – Hang with me [video]

Posted in Hype, Music, Tips, Video with tags , , , on July 26, 2010 by optpopt

Robyn NRK P3Sessions
Photo by NRK P3

Body Talk Pt. 1 hit the shelves (or harddrives) just over a month ago but already the talk of Pt. 2 is in full swing. The first single is said to be a more upbeat version of the mellow “Hang with me”. Following the old tradition of using stuff from Klas Åhlund’s bag of tricks (think cobrastyle in it’s entirety and the drums from punkrocker later to be hiphopper used in “be mine!“) “Hang with me” was originally recorded by Åhlund’s former wife Paola.

That being said, be ready for Robyn cuteness-overload.

Video Wednesday

Posted in Hype, Music, Video with tags on July 21, 2010 by optpopt

Optimus Poptimus is on vacation, spending some time in the sun, so I’ll just leave you with this for the week.

Robyn – Dancing on my own (Live on Letterman)

Video Wednesday

Posted in Hype, Music, Tips, Video with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 14, 2010 by optpopt

M.I.A. – Born free (live on Letterman)

KiD CuDi, Bethany Cosentino & Rostam Batmanglij – All Summer

Round Table Knights – Cut To The Top Ft. Reverend Beat-Man

The Chap – Even Your Friend

Social Studies – Time Bandit

The Pains of Being Pure At Heart – Say No To Love

Niconé & Sascha Braemer – Thank You

Hur Högt – Hur Högt? (feat. Jerry Hoffmaestro & Dj Vietnaam)

Laurel Halo – Embassy

The Mynabirds – Let The Record Go

Maximum Balloon Ft. Aku – Tiger

Tom Flynn – Miami Lanza