Bananamania (in association with 20 Jazz Funk Greats and DONUTS!) is very proud to present TEENGIRL FANTASY this Sunday at Raum 20 in Neukölln. Teengirl Fantasy make the kind of original and off-kilter house styles that we love so dearly, and they are totally slammin’ live. They caused a storm with their debut album 7AM last year, and if you missed out so far, then check the awesome video for ‘Cheaters’ below. Of course it wouldn’t be a fully fledged Bananamaniac event without support from our very own LOS MASSIERAS and PRESTON G. PARALLAX, and we are very pleased to also have LA/Berlin artist XORZYZT on the bill. See you there!
7 Inches of Pleasure is the new mixtape from Danish DJ Christian d’Or, the Disco Prince. The mix is made from the dogma that it was to comprise 7″ singles only. It’s an hour of disco, dust and… another word with d, let’s see… DREAMS!
Christian d’Or will be headlining tomorrow friday the Fourth Installment of Illusion Institute in Berlin, together with NY amigo Chupacabras, Preston G. Parallax, and our very own T.Keeler & Capablanca, topping it with live visuals from most spectacular Alison Childs (Donuts, DFA). Bananuts!
Have a listen to this Bananamania exclusive.
CCS – Hurricane Coming
Johnny Wakelin – In Zaire
Stretch – Why Did You Do It?
Fancy – Wild Thing
Yazoo – State Farm
Hall & Oates – I Can’t Go For That
Sailor – Down By The Docks
Jackie Robinson – Pussyfooter
Banbara – Shack Up
Pino d’Angio – Ma Quale Idea
People,s Choice – Jam Jam Jam (All Night Long)
Mandy B. Jones – 1-2-3-4 (We Ain’t Got Much Time)
Barrabas – On The Road Again
Baby’s Gang – Happy Song
Yoko Ono – Walking On Thin Ice
Crunch – Cruise
Shalamar – Right In The Socket
Blonde On Blonde – Whole Lotta Love
Andy Forray – Drac’s Back
Mick Rowley – I’m A Man
Bananamania is very excited to announce its first ever competition – to design the new limited edition Bananamania T-shirt! The winning T-shirt will be hand-silkscreened, and presented at the Bananamania show taking place at ROUGE 58 Brooklyn during NY Fashion Week 2011.
The winning designer will also get one of the 10 first numbered vinyls of ALL Bananamania releases, past and future!!
RULES OF THE CONTEST:
1. Create a new Bananamania logo, design a new font or icon for it, use the Warholian banana, draw something, cut and paste, photocopy, or simply arrange something tastefully. You can certainly use a banana.
2. One ink! Black or white. Keep it simple.
3. Deadline is 31-01-11.
Please send your finished designs in PDF or TIFF (min 600 dpi) format to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the title BANANAMANIA DESIGN CONTEST! We cannot wait to see what you come up with!
Yuletide greetings. It is Bananamania’s 1st ever Christmas, and as we spend all year giving you the freshest mixtapes, then the season of goodwill shall bring some very special Christmas gifts for you.
‘Stille Nacht’ is a Christmas carol composed in 1818 by Joseph Mohr and Franz Xaver Gruber which became very popular around the world. In 1976 it was given a psychedelic re-design by motorik madmen Can. In 2010 this inventive version was further re-invented by Discos Capablanca’s very own T Keeler, extending the original into a five and a half minute epic that will last you all the way into boxing day. We think that Mohr and Gruber would wholeheartedly approve.
As an additional stocking filler, we have dug through our scattered mediafire archives and uploaded (nearly) all of 2010’s mixtapes into an easily digestible Soundcloud format. Sadly, Mixtape #8 by Headman will not be uploaded as it was only available for a short time, plus a couple are still lost on a server somewhere in Siberia – but our crack team of hackers are working 24-7 to find the missing tapes. For now, we present to you 13 and a half hours of incredible music to help you through the festive season. Happy New Year from all at Bananamania!
Preston G. Parallax is a psuedo-musicologist and science fiction writer recruited by the 20 Jazz Funk Greats music blog. His first 2 novels ‘Verse-Chorus-Metaverse’ and ‘Apocalypse in C Minor’ are highly sought after, yet deeply obscure (just try googling them) underground sci-fi classics. After their commercial failure he was dropped by his publisher and fell even deeper into obscurity, much to the dismay of his fans at 20JFG. Washed up and penniless, he was located and taken in by the warm hearted blog – where his ludicrous and implausible short stories can now be read by millions.
Currently living in tax exile in the illustrious city of Berlin, he divides his time between writing his 3rd (as yet untitled) novel, and developing his own home-made varieties of ‘cosmic’ synth funk. Here, and exclusively for us at Bananamania – he presents his very first mixtape, a collection of ‘home-recorded’ soul and funk classics. A few words from the author;
‘Bedroom Funk’ is not the smell in your room after a particularly heavy night out, but a celebration of the spirit of home-recording in the genres of disco, funk and soul. Some of these tracks were probably recorded in a proper studio, but are included because they embody a similar kind of tenor. This mix also contains the voice of legendary London-based animator and musician Dennis Greenidge – an inspiration, and unsung hero of many related fields.
1. Cosmic Dennis Greenidge – Message #1
2. Mark Connor – You’ve got Eyes
3. Danny Gold – TSOV Groove
4. Twighlight – You’re In Love
5. Jeff Phelps – On the Corner
6. Dam Funk – Do You Feel Like I Feel?
7. Gary Davis – The Pop
8. Dr. Togo – Be Free
9. Brafas – Disco Train
10. Lee Moore – Get Off
11. The Little Dabs – E.T.
12. Vaughn Mason and Butch Tayo – Feel My Love
Further insights into the mind of Preston G. Parallax can be found on his website. You can also find PGP playing records with his 20JFG pals at their franchise nights in London and Berlin. If you would like more information, or to book ‘The Kilgore Trout of Synth Boogie’, all contact is made through his literary agent – email@example.com.
“With the music of the Absolute the bass, the undertone, is going on continuosly; but on the surface beneath the various keys of all the instruments of nature´s music, the undertone is hidden and subdued. Every being with life comes to the surface hidden and subdued. Every being of life comes to the surface and again returns whence it came, as each note has its return to the ocean of sound. The undertone of this existence is the loudest and the softest, the highest and the lowest; it overwhelms all instruments… until all gradually merge in it; this undertone always is, and always will be” … This undertone is OM and by saying OM, the monk or the musician tunes into perfect sound forever.
The Netherlands’ Stellar OM Source crafts soaring, unfolding fractals of synthesized sound that give kind of a shamanic effect on the listener, which Berliners can experience firsthand from her live performance this Saturday at Raum 20 in Neukölln, along with Modern Witch of Disaro Records. As a DJ, she craftily blends Detroit techno and acid for an equally spellbinding listen — stream or download this exclusive Bananamania mixtape below. And check out a brief Q&A with her over at Expatriarch.
- Remote – Protecting My Hive – Underground Resistance
- DJ Marcello & Derrick May – Serenity (2000 And One remix) – 100% Pure
- Raze – Jack The Groove – Red Bullet
- N.Y. House’n Authority – APT.2A – Nu Groove Records
- Bang The Party – Africa Crisis – Caus-N’-ff-ct
- Capracara – Flashback 86 – Soul Jazz Records
- Neal Howard – The Gathering (Club Mix) – Future Sound R & R Records
- Underground Resistance – Transition – Underground Resistance
- K. Alexi Shelby – Vertigo – Transmat
- Mad Mike – Hi-Tech Dreams – Underground Resistance
- Jon Hassell & 808 State – Voiceprint (808 mix one) – Land Records
- Omar-S – I Hate – FXHE Records
- Joint Venture – Masterblaster (Tribute to Ron Hardy) – Strictly Rhythm
- Juno – Soul Thunder (Drillers mix) – Bassic
- Brogan – Ask When I’m Night – unreleased
- Dream 2 Science – Dream 2 Science – Power Move Records
- Spanky – Acid Bass – Trax Records
- Ross 154 – Until My Heart Stops… – M>O>S Recordings
- The Other People Place – Sunrays – Warp Records
Playground Mag recently spilled the banana beans on our latest video, a live action/animated spectacle in the key of Na-na-na-na. It was created by Mario Takosuke and stars Natalia Ferviú as our dazzling protagonista. Dig it! (Or don’t – it’s entirely up to you.)
Meanwhile, Los Massieras are have been chosen as the last act standing at the insanely impressive lineup at this weekend’s Berlin Festival, playing Saturday night / Sunday morning at 5:00 at the Mobile Disko stage, where they will showcase their “Alive & Edited” mixture of live performance and DJ set. Get yourself in the mood by revisiting Los Massieras’ mix for FADER. And for Berliners who can’t make it to the fest: don’t worry, the boys will also be appearing next week Wednesday at Shade Inc./NBI and Thursday at Chez Jacki. More details on that next week…