Top 5 w/ Tunde Olaniran
Tunde Olanrian has taken charge of cornering the electro/dance/glam genre for about as long as I remember. As of late, he has upped the frequency in which he has been touring the various Detroit Venues. This Friday, he will be performing at PJ’s Lager House as part of the Dino Dance Party along with Marco Polio & The New Vaccines, Pop Goes Duane, and Arlow Xan. Here is Tunde’s Top 5:
1. Ebony Bones – “We Know All About U”
The beginning synth is like my soul haha I will never get tired of this song. Definitely listen to it with headphones on a high volume. Plus she’s like a sexy clown version of Josephine Baker so it’s a win-win.
Since I don’t fucking care about rules, I’m including another Ebony Bones song at number one. It’s called “The Muzik” and the main line (“cuz all we got is each other.. to keep us warm”) explains my personal philosophy on life, society, spirituality.
2. Kinetic Stereokids – “Assisted Living”
Good friends of mine from Flint, MI. They don’t really play as a band anymore, which is sad, because I think they were one of my generation’s best local acts. Intense live show and really creative lot overall. This is my favorite song (I’d be that annoying person begging them to sing it from the crowd). It reminds me of waking up after a raucous night in Flint back when I was in college.
Kinetic Stereokids Website
3. Micachu – Just In Case
This song is messy, which (as a messy person) is probably why I love it. Plus, since I work in the sexual health field, saying “I don’t have sex cuz of STD’s” is a very positive message lol.. Sorry this video is so terrible. It’s like some failed student art project.
4. M.I.A. – “Murdersounds Munchi (from the Vicki Leekx mixtape)”
There are a million maya tunes I love, but this 2 minute track (taken from her brilliant mixtape last year) makes me want to take bath salts and bite someone’s face off. Just get on the expressway and play this song. You’ll transform into Vin Diesel and drive off a bridge shooting a machine gun or something.
5. Fanny Pack – “Cameltoe”
If three teenage girls singing a JJ Fad rip-off song about cameltoe (literally) doesn’t make you laugh, you’re probably a miserable person. Come to a show and I’ll try my best to help cheer you up.
You know that federal mandate.. that anytime there’s a rap song, white women (and sometimes Pilipino dudes) HAVE to go on YouTube and record an acoustic guitar cover version of it? I wish that would happen with this song.