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COLLAJ – “Tropical Vacation”

The party machine formerly known as 8th Grader is not known to mince words. Collaj is a man on a mission and right now that mission is to make sure all these bathing suits fit into his carry-on so nobody has to wait at baggage claim and he can get straight to the beach for a “biological situation”. Are you packed yet??  Read more

[PREMIERE] Magic Bronson – “Levitate ft. Collaj”

Magic Bronson and Collaj (formerly 8th Grader) are two of my favorite live bands around. When they played a show together last month I wasn’t going to miss it. When they debuted this new jam together, live, on stage, before my eyes, I knew I had to have it. Both bands are known for their body moving, party starting, jams but this collaboration takes them into darker territory. Like a hushed invitation into a dark forest where mystical things are undulating in the shadows. You are a little scared as you venture forth but you also know your hosts and trust their intentions. And then you feel a tingling in your hands and blurring of your vision and wonder what this forrest is doing to you…

As you ponder, dive into this great remix of last year’s “Fences”. A live favorite shot into low orbit by MyKill.

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8th Grader – “All We Can Do” (Produced by Carousel)

Music for… lovers, dancers, huggers, and even those of us with that little shuffle step we only do when nobody is looking. You know its a party when two of my favorite sex-groove maestro’s, 8th Grader and Carousel, team up on a jam designed to “keep the fire burning” if you know what I mean.

Location: San Francisco, CA

Future: With both bands living in SF these days I’m hoping for more like this. Then a tour! Yeah, lets do it.

[PARTY] Blind Date w/ Bryce Vine, Wild Party, 8th Grader, Carlton // 6.25.2014

Blind Date is the finest monthly new music showcase in LA and yes I happen to co-organize it, yes it is turning 21, and yes you will fee stupid if you miss it tonight. We are celebrating our 21st edition with a kick ass lineup of Burning Ear favorites from nearly every genre we love. I’m getting hot just thunking about it.

– FACEBOOK EVENT —

Blind Date @ Bootleg Bar
9pm  - Carlton
9:45  – 8th Grader
10:30  - Wild Party
11:15 – Bryce Vine
I’ll be spinning between sets. Sweet.

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[PREMIERE] 8th Grader – “Tiger”

Sounds Like… George Michael and Blood Orange collaborating on an entry for a “sexiest song contest”. 8th Grader makes music much more mature than his name suggests. This is no Animal Planet special… “Tiger” is a jam for activities that normal 8th graders only dream about.

Location: San Francisco, CA

Future: 8th Grader heads out on a mini tour through SF, LA and Las Vegas soon. Catch him here in LA at Blind Date on June 25th!

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Remix Roundup Vol. 70 – Approx Feb 2013

100-bolt-paddedYup, another “better late than never” roundup coming at you straight from arctic February. But turn that frown upside down because it is Friday and you have the tunes to do the night justice. With warmer weather comes looser limbs. Move them.