Javelin’s “Oh! Centra” and it’s potty-mouthed squirrel vocals has quickly become one of my favorite songs of the year and although their debut LP No Mas is not exactly on par with that jam’s grooviness it is certainly good stuff. Javelin are pretty eclectic and play with rapping, singing, andÂ instrumental, of which the excellent “Vibrationz” is (pretty much) the latter. 3 minutes of straight funked up grooves that beg for sunlight and summer breezes. This laid back sunshine-pop is much more the norm for Javelin then the spastic “Oh! Centra” but so far I’m loving both. I went back and got Javelin’s 2009 FREE mixtape Jamz N Jemz (best name ever) and discovered more laid back funk as well as this fantastic token weird rap song. Only this one is about STDs and safe sex. Good times.
So for more tastes ofÂ No Mas make sure to check out the mashup Dave Wrangler did with their “Intervales Theme” and Jay Z. This Pitchfork piece is also pretty great. It covers Javelin’s early days utilizing 20 shitty boom-boxes as their sound system for concerts. Awesome. And get Jamz N Jemz. Free, baby, free!
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â™« Marmaduke Duke – Kid Gloves (Electrically Charged Boy remix) / It’s this remix thatÂ inspiredÂ me to track down Marmaduke Duke’s jams and if you’re listening then you know why. I can’t stop grooving to Read more
Javelin’s MySpace url is “/hotjamzofjavelin” and that should give a pretty good idea about what you are in for with these guys. These two Brooklyn sound noodlers dropped a couple even-too-weird-for-me jams last year but their amped-up remix of The Very Best’s “Julia” was the second best remix of last year. Their latest effort is “Oh! Centra” which features a chipmunk rapping about kicking a kangaroo, dancing like a monkey, and engaging in various other left-of-centra (Ha!) activities. When perfectly blended with their already oddball beats, the result is undeniably fresh. Drop this at your next dance party and you will instantly weed out the boring people. Wait until the last 30 seconds and you will also weed out the people who dont like grunting suggestively to rodent-rap while humping the couch. If that means that I’m the only one still getting down then we gotta invite more people to your next party.
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â™« The Very Best – Julia (Javelin Re-do) / This is one of the best remixes I’ve heard in a while. Javelin takes one of the weaker tracks off of TVB’s fantastic album and completly rips it up, turning “Julia” in to a full throttle fist-pumper. [more The Very Best]
â™« The Gossip – Love Long Distance (Fake Blood Remix) / I haven’t even heard the original version of this song yet but i’m worried that after this I am just going to be disappointed. So far The Gossip’s remixes have treated me better than their originals. [more Gossip/FB]