Review: Russian Futurists Cues Up the Power Synths on ‘The Weight’s on the Wheels’

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People do love their Russian Futurists, and with good reason. Matthew Hart is a clever dude, and he’s always down to get dressed up for the occasion. On his fourth album, the Ontario popsmith …

“… tunes his lo-fi to hi, stripping down the usual bedroom symphonics and cuing up the power synths.”

Read the entire review, which includes a New Jack Swing ref, at Spin.

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Friday Night’s Set = Na$ty New Jack @ Top Tape (Hyperion Tavern, Silver Lake)

All cassingles. All New Jack Swing. All sex jams. (Photo by Matthewdavid)

“Why can’t we go all the way
to the top,the fullest extreme?
The sounds I hear when you’re with
me express the way that you feel.
And you say … uhh … ahh.”

Had the extreme pleasure of spooling (like “spinning,” but with cassettes) at Dublab’s Top Tape night at the Hyperion Tavern on Friday night. So did amazing folks like Walter Gross, Jonwayne, Speculator, Matthewdavid, Frosty and DJ Crazy Scotty Straight from Rehab. Me? Gil DeVoe? Eh?

These aren’t the exact vrsns, but a great (the best?) way to begin the week:

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