tunes i dig

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DKR116 Hood Rat - “California”

California (2014) - Buy

Very nice and steady deep house.  Good for the after-after-party come down.

Marco Pitino

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David Jimenez Hughes - “A Point In Time”

A Point In Time (2014) - Buy

TIL what Lap-Sliding is.  And it’s pretty effin’ cool.  Very moving tune.  Very nice title.  Listening and watching the video to this song, I enjoyed every moment in time.

Marco Pitino

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Blackbird Blackbird - “Waikiki”

Love Unlimited (2014) - Buy

I wish I didn’t have to work with Blackbird Blackbird played Wrongbar in Toronto on July 5th.  But alas I needed money bad.  One of the best Chill Wave acts around.

Marco Pitino

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Outsides - “Seesaw”

Million (2014) - Buy

Blogged this track last year when it was a stand-alone single.  Last month Outsides released Million, an EP full of sweet synth-heavy tracks.  Here’s “Seesaw” re-made and just as great.

Marco Pitino

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Velociraptor - “Ramona”

(2014) - Buy (N/A)

It’s like mixing The Ramones and The Strokes.  Serious.  Take a listen.

Marco Pitino

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Tycho - (Awake)

(2014) - Buy

Kind of late.  Well, no, it IS late.  But Tycho doesn’t have a massive fan base and doesn’t do any marketing.  So, it’s quite possible you didn’t know that he released his fourth LP four months ago.  And it’s just as strikingly beautiful as his last.  Here’s the entire album.  If you’ve got 36 minutes, I highly suggest you hear it out.  You will not be disappoint.

Marco Pitino

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"Weird Al" Yankovic - "Word Crimes"

Mandatory Fun (2014) - Buy

Seriously impressed with this.  Not only are there a bajillion other parodies on YouTube (some of them really well done too), and not only have we seen your quirky-neighborhood web-comic picking fun at those less-literate fortunate (See Oatmeal’s “10 Words You Need To Stop Misspelling" comic). 

So we’ve seen a combination of both of what Weird Al concocted up here—and I STILL think he made it greater than their sum combined.  Again, really impressed and really enjoy this parody of "Blurred Lines"

As for the other 3 (so far) parody’s he’s released.  Mm.. I don’t dig.  In fact—actually—never mind.  I don’t talk about songs I don’t dig on Tunes I Dig.  Only tunes that I do dig.  

In that case, I’ll stfu, and you can watch the video. 

Enjoy!

PS.  Yes I DO enjoy the irony that much of my formatting in this post and my entire blog in general are committing severe, Word Crimes.

Marco Pitino

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Sia - “Chandelier”

1000 Forms Of Fear (2014) - Buy

Simply excellent. 

I must say though, it’s an idea I’ve had (and still plan on executing) for a long time.  They did a wonderful job with the editing here, and of course the girl in this video is outstanding and has her life set as a performer.  I just wish I had the means to produce something like this.  Still perfect none the less.

Marco Pitino

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Andre Lodemann - “Eyes Wide Open”

(2013) - Buy (N/A)

Here’s another Deep House track from my buddy’s SoundCloud playlist Aleksandr.  You can bet if I ever blog anything that’s Deep House, take that as code for “dreamy”.

Marco Pitino

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Childsaint - “Dessert”

(2014) - Buy

All-female group singing chimey indie rock ballad with soft vocals yet not bereft of power and striking intention.  I diiiiiiig.

Marco Pitino

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Solids - “Over The Sirens”

Blame Confusion (2014) - Buy (N/A)

Whilst looking for more shows to see The Dirty Nil at, I came across Solids.  Nil opened for them on Saturday, July 5, 2014 here in Toronto.  I was gonna go, but a month long of Governors Ball, Bonnaroo, Brazil, and World Pride (which ended on June 30th), did me in THAT FUCKING FAR, I was in no shape to go to a concert even with 5 days of rest under my belt.

- Marco Pitino

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Jon Hopkins - (Immunity)

(2013) - Buy

It was in the side bar on YouTube when I was listening to Com Truise, and turns out I recognize the opening track.  Had no idea who Jon Hopkins is, and now I’m sad I’m going to miss him this weekend in Toronto ‘cause I have to work.  Well it’s not all bad.  I’ll just see him at Osheaga the following weekend.  LOOOOOOOl im sooo funny i used a negative thang aboout me so i cun bragg about my cooooll trippp!!!!1

Just tell me to shut up sometimes.  It’s probably for the better.  I really need to take a shit.

"No" to the question you just asked about me.

- Marco Pitino

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Com Truise - (Wave 1)

(2014) - Buy

Wave 1 is an entire EP by the American DJ and digital music composer, Seth Haley.  I came across his stuff years back when I first got in to Tycho.  In fact it was ‘cause I struck up a random conversation with a dude at a Tycho show and he told me to check Com Truise out.  If you enjoyed the small wave of super synth laden 80s throwback songs a couple years ago which was throttled by the most popular track for the “Drive” soundtrack featuring Ryan Gosling (song was College - “A Rea Hero”), you’ll love a great portion of what Seth Haley puts together.

I’m writing way more than I usually do.

GOOD MUSIC BELOW.  LISTEN.

- Marco Pitino

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Coldplay - “A Sky Full Of Stars”

Ghost Stories (2014) - Buy

Congratulations to all Germans and German supporters for the World Cup win this passed Sunday.  As an Azzurri supporter, I know the feeling all too well as they lifted the trophy 8 years, and 6 days ago today.  The official song used for the World Cup montage this year is this song:  Coldplay’s “A Sky Full Of Stars”.  You can watch ESPN’s montage here, and CBC’s here.  These were the best ones.  In any case, call it typical radio-friendly Coldplay, call it what you want, but it’s a really great song for what it is.

And if you’re Brazilian reading this—thank you very much for the hospitality while I was there.  I had the time of my life.  Perhaps I’ll swing by Rio for the Olympics in 2 years.  We’ll see… we’ll see… Obrigado.

- Marco Pitino

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MY BONNAROO PHOTOS!

Since you can’t take SLRs into music festivals (well… well you can.  You just have to hide it well.  Which… which I know how to do… but… I just didn’t want to do it), I am reduced to taking photos on regular ass Android device.  Which, compared to the best photo you could take 100 years ago, is pretty fucking good.  But you know, it’s just SLRs oooobviously take much nicer photos, and with higher dpi they lend themselves to be altered much better without adding a fuck ton of noise to the photograph. 

So here’s my album.  The first 20 photos or so are more so an expose of some of the coolest best dressed people at Bonnaroo.  I found Bonnaroo to be one of the few festivals, events really, in the world that attracts the most vibrant atmosphere, and these costumes really add to the “crazy” atmosphere, especially at night… and, especially when you’re drunk… AND ONLY DRUNK!

LOOOOOOL

The last 5 photos or so are of myself and my friends.  Nothing special.  No I don’t remember how I ripped my pants.  I woke up the next day and what I stood up my tent-mates pointed it out.  My answer to people when they asked what happened?  Bonnaroo.  Bonnaroo happened.

CLICK HERE FOR IMGUR ALBUM ASSWIPES

- Marco Pitino