|—||Neil Kulkarni, “My Pompoms Are Too Droopy" (F.U.N.K.)|
I’ve just now realized Kaytranada's music and remixes are the manifestation of what I thought it would sound like to “go to a club” when I was a tween and teen. His samples and choices especially point to this idea. You know, lots of Missy and Janet and all that 90s black women entertaining goodness. It's what I know. It's what I've always known. Don't get me wrong; it's not all nostalgia. But I knew from the first time I heard that “If” remix that I was basically in love.
Anyway, the above mix at XOYO is perfect from start to finish. Kicking myself for missing his set at the Mid last fall. Remembering what I was doing that night instead (getting into an argument) makes my heart even heavier.
This is great.
|—||Jason Matloff, “An Oral History of Ghostbusters" (Esquire; reprinted from Premiere)|
Mark Caro, “Harold Ramis, Chicago actor, writer and director, dead at 69" (Chicago Tribune)
Odilon Redon, Italian Landscape n.d.