Just got turned onto a new, locally produced and targeted blog dubbed Feeding the Frenzy. Think of it as Seattle's answer to XLR8R, or an electronica-centric version of Rain Drop Hustla. The bloggers offer a panoramic snapshot of local parties, up-and-coming DJs, and little-labels-that-can, plus free track downloads, videos, and attention-grabbing artwork. Comes highly recommended.
But, as hinted at above, Feeding the Frenzy is interested in more than multimedia musings--it also wants to party. To that end, its bloggers--who go by the handles Flat Black and OK Dave--and their pals have put together a pair of shows to celebrate their death-defying feats of typing and posting:
If on April 24 you're gonna be in Portland, parachute into the Branx to catch Staten Island-based electro power jock Udachi. For those of us who'll be in the Emerald City (and praying that the good weather continues), you can catch Udachi April 27 at Moe Bar for Risky Business' "Outsourced Mondays."
Who's this Udachi character? In an interview earlier this month with Wizards are Better, Herr Udachi cited DJ Luna-C and Panacea as influences, and a cursory listen to his tunes seems to bear this out. He's got a balls-out aesthetic that fire on all pistons with oddball combos, such as the rocker ferocity tempered by wobbly synths on the excellent "Dope Fiend"--a paean to the kind of hedonistic indulgence that only the right blend of club atmosphere and electronica can induce. Methinks this'll be as much a party as a performance. You know, as opposed to a bunch of would-be clubbers standing stock-still like a clutch of palms, occasionally swaying in the wind for a better view. We all know how much fun that is.
Check out this Udachi performance in Brooklyn cut up with an interview: