Posts Tagged ‘soundtrack’

Song of the Day: Cigarbox Planetarium “Try the Egg”

May 26, 2014
Fort Reno photo by Julian Ortiz -

Cigarbox Planetarium is DC-based duo Andy Charneco and Deanna Pineda. They describe their music as “surf-prog-core.” But I think you gotta check them out yourself.

Song of the Day: Janelle Monáe “What is Love”

Posted by: DJ Meistro
Apr 29, 2014

Janelle Monáe’s “What is Love” appears in the animated feature Rio 2. The tune mixes a Brazilian beat with Monáe’s soaring vocals and an infectious hook; all the makings of a summer jam.

Song of the Day: John Farnham “Break the Ice”

Posted by: Dylan
Nov 29, 2012
Ain't life Rad?

A fine example of mid-80s motivational soundtrack rock, a staple of the class-conscious underdog sports movies of the era (see also The Karate Kid, Better Off Dead). I have to wonder if “Break the Ice” wasn’t written for a different movie: the story of a young man who spends every afternoon on a frozen over baseball diamond in suburban Toronto practicing extreme moves in his hockey skates.

Song of the Day: Danny Elfman “This is Halloween”

Posted by: Ange
Oct 23, 2012

ith Halloween coming up next week I thought I would pay homage to one of my (and my 4 year old’s) favorite movies. The Nightmare Before Christmas is a wonderful movie with an INCREDIBLE soundtrack by Danny Elfman. There are many great songs in this movie but I thought “This is Halloween” fit best.

Song of the Day: Perry & the Harmonics “Do the Monkey With James”

Posted by: DJ D-Mac
Aug 22, 2012

Perry & the Harmonics were a Chicago-based soul-jazz combo who cut just one album for Mercury Records. Cashing in on the mid-sixties craze for anything spy-related, Intrigue With Soul album features jazzy Bond themes and the nicely grooving “Do the Monkey With James.”

Song of the Day: The Plimsouls “A Million Miles Away”

Posted by: Rocklights
Mar 14, 2012

There’s a club scene in the 1983 classic Valley Girl where Randy (played by Nick Cage) falls into the arms of his ex. On the stage of that club is The Plimsouls performing “A Million Miles Away.” I hadn’t heard the band before but quickly bought their self-titled album and it’s still in my Top 100 of all-time!

Song of the Day: The Monkees “Porpoise Song”

Posted by: Dylan
Mar 09, 2012
The Monkees

In honor of Davy Jones’ passing last week, here is The Monkees’ “Porpoise Song,” a gem from the trippy 1968 film Head.

Song of the Day: Spinal Tap “Stonehenge”

Posted by: Dylan
Nov 11, 2011

In honor of Nigel Tufnel Day, here is “Stonehenge.” My Holy Grail record for several years was the soundtrack to This Is Spinal Tap. Every time I walked into a record store it was the first thing I looked for and I never found it.

Download: Night of Horrors!

Posted by: DJ D-Mac
Oct 25, 2011

Fresh from the lab, here’s a new mix just in time for Halloween scares! Forty-eight minutes of creeping, unrelenting menace.

DC Record Fair Scores

Posted by: DJ D-Mac
May 27, 2010
Lalo Schifrin

Nice little stack of Latin, disco, funk, boogaloo & sampledelic electronica from the May 23rd DC Record Fair. Quite happy to be at this one, as I designed the [from all accounts, very well-received] poster. Got a couple hours to dig through the crates and catch up with friends. Missed the Fort Knox Five DJ […]