In 2010, the notion that the internet brings people together is already cliché, but in some cases it really rings true. Producers Markus Garcia and Jerome Potter actually met on a message board, bonded over their shared tastes in music, and began working on tracks together. Based on the slew of re-edits, remixes, and original tunes the pair has unleashed in recent months, it appears that those tastes include shuffling tropical percussion, pitch-shifted vocal samples, warped R&B sounds, and upbeat dancefloor rhythms. Their debut EP, 123, came out on Palms Out Sounds in early August, to be followed by another release on Discobelle shortly thereafter.
I am still wondering whether LOL Boys are real, or intricately constructed androids with a penchant for head throbbing, game changing percussive dance music. A quick google search will give you an idea of how expansive their remix work has been over the past year, with an arsenal mainstream R&B re-edits to spine crumpling drum patterns overtop indefinable dance anthems of the future.
But who exactly are these two strange musicians? Real people, or a manifestation of the internet becoming aware of its own existence and using that consciousness to start making dance music?
We here at Bubblin are stoked to bring you the fantastic post regional sounds of the LOL Boys!
Check this direct download link to the rad mix they did for Mixpak!
1. James Blake “cmyk”
2. Ramadanman “glut”
3. Dubbel Dutch “fool in you”
4. Jay Weed “the naos”
5. Bowly “tarot drums”
6. LOL Boys “w8ing2xhale”
7. LOL Boys “spiral staircases”
8. Roska “squark”
9. Greyman “the title”
10. LOL Boys “unemployed”
11. Dooze Jackers “we love moogie (canblaster remix)”
12. Dj Icon Audioadiccion “tribal kid”
13. DJ Erick Rincon “magdalena”
14. DJ Mouse “amantes de la waracha”
15. DJ Manuel Palofox “canto africano”
16. Makency DJ “chiketere”
17. Expendable Youth “cannabalistic (lol boys remix)”
18. DJs Del Futuro VIP “fiesta by white band”
19. Them Jeans “balloons (lol boys remix)”
20. Rovalrio “exotic drumz”
21. Distal “grape donut”
22. Uproot Andy & Geko Jones “manuelita rmx”
Bubblin Resident Lincolnup will also be releasing Subsubtropical 2 Mix CD this evening – free copies to the 1st 33 folks that ask him for one!
And we’re stoked to have the singular talents of Monkeytek to open up the evening’s proceedings!
Monkeytek co-hosts Various, Portland’s long running Dubstep night (established 2006) and searches the globe for tunes to release on the Lo Dubs label.
In early 2010, he launched Version to showcase the rootical elements of Dubstep.
He’s played alongside such note-worthies as Kode9 & Spaceape, Scientist, Alter Echo, Lloop, Daega Sound and of course with his pals Ryan Organ & Jon A.D.
NOVEMBER 12, 2010
LOL BOYS (LA – PALMS OUT SOUNDS)
LINCOLNUP (PDX – BUBBLIN)
BEN TACTIC (PDX – BUBBLIN/THINK2WICE)
MONKEYTEK (PDX VARIOUS/LODUBS)
THE CROWN ROOM
205 NW 4TH
FREE BEFORE 11:00 $3 AFTER