Tuesday, November 23, 2010


must buy this record. absolutely phenomenal. be sure to check the Kim Sun track. thanks to Allen and Ameet.

Friday, November 19, 2010

party time

monday, nov. 22nd
it's almost time for our monthly installment of 'a little freak out' where my friends and i spin rock, reggae, funk and soul records while you sip on a tasty ale in good company. admission is always free, the beer is always cold and the music kicks ass. we'd be delighted for you to join us. TRiP is located at 2101 lincoln in santa monica. 2 blocks south of pico. 

Monday, October 18, 2010



Part 1

Rusko - Dial My Number
Chromeo - Night By Night (Skream Remix)
Local Natives - Eyes Wide (Fool's Gold Remix)
jj - My Way
Pretty Lights - Fly Away Another Day
Health - Die Slow (Tobacco Remix)
Maximum Balloon/Karen O - Communion
The xx - VCR (Matthew Dear Remix)
Crystal Castles - Empathy
CEO - Everything Is Gonna Be Alright
Hot Chip/Bonnie Prince Billy - I Feel Better

Part 2 

Was A Bee Feat. Mario Bondi - This Is What You Are
Bagelboy - London Melts at 33 degrees (Blended with “It’s A Fine Day” Accapella by Opus III)
Madonna - Music (Kulskool Rework)
DeeJay Punk-Roc - All You Ladies
Flashmen - As The Night Rolls On (NightWaves Remix)
Lisa Shaw - She Takes The Time
The Juan Maclean - Give Me Every Little Thing
ZZT- The Worm (Erol Alkan Extended Rework) (Blended with "The House Of God" by DHS)
Friendly - One Fine Day
Nephews Of Phela - Mulah 2
Grupo Batuque - E Ruim (Zero dB remix)

Pepe le Moko - Smells Like Funk Music [Mr. President & Mr. Day vs. Nirvana vs. Beatsteaks vs. The Chemical Brothers vs. Stardust]

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Refinery29 LA Fashion Week Shopping Party - One Night Only!

On Thursday night, I'll be DJing at Space 15 Twenty in Hollywood. Check out the L.A. designer finds, have a few drinks and take in some rad tunes. There will be a style booth featuring editor's picks from R29. Brought to you by Refinery 29, L.A. Vintage Exchange and Rossmore.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Chuck Roy Show 9.30.10 @ Noon MST

Check out The Chuck Roy Show on Thurs. 9.30.10 @ noon MST (11am for those of us on the left coast). 

Not for the faint of heart as the topics can be..... let's just say adult. I had the pleasure of consulting on some music for it. Tune in for a dose of mid-day hilarity.

Stream it live or download the podcast at http://indie303.com/

Friday, September 24, 2010

A Little Freak Out Coming Your Way!

Records galore at The Trip on Monday night! DJs dropping all-vinyl sets filled with rock, funk, soul & a touch o reggae. We're delighted to have the illustrious Dirty D joining us on the decks once again. He always comes with it. The Trip has some fantastic beers. Join us there for a night of rad music and great company. 8:30-2. 21+ Free admission.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Friday, August 20, 2010

A Little Freak Out - Monday, 8.23.10

Once again dear friends, the westside's monthly convergence of rock, reggae, funk, and soul is nearly upon us. This is a strictly vinyl affair, so prepare to be laced with secret stashes from the record bins of yesteryear and du jour. 

Ghost Lyon and I will be your host selectors and as always, we have some terrific guest DJs joining us on the tables. We'd be delighted for you to grace us with your presence as we embark on a far-o ut musical journey certain to class up your Monday evening. 

For those of you who aren't in southern California but would like to check out the action, you can stream the event courtesy of the Astronaut Disco ustream here:

Listen in while you're working on your computer or keep it playing for some nice background music while you do your thing. 

Quality drinks and tunes. Never a cover. Come freak out with us... but just a little. 

Monday, August 23rd - 8PM to 2AM
The Trip
2101 Lincoln Blvd. (2 blocks South of Pico)
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Jazz Tonic - 8.18.10

Be sure to stop by Broadway Bar in downtown Los Angeles this evening between 9 & 2. My friends do this night every Wednesday and it goes off. Recommended.
If you don't live in the L.A. area or can't make it out tonight but would like to listen in, you can stream the event live right here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/astronaut-disco

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Jazz Tonic

My friends and fellow selectors, Mixmaster Noah Massey and A-Ski started one hell of a weekly jazz night at Broadway Bar in downtown L.A. last month. It's quickly becoming hump day's spot to be and for good reason. Every Wednesday night, they enlist the help of top shelf DJ talent, live musicians, MCs and poets to bring you the best that all forms of jazz have to offer.

Tonight, I'll be spinning some of my favorite jazz records with other featured guest DJs Al Jackson and Lotus Petal. Josh Koslow will be dropping some live trumpet and the night is hosted by jazz poet, AK Toney. As a special treat, the maestro, Mr. Benjamin Bertsch of IFLOZ will be dosing you with some ill visuals for a little background atmosphere.

I'll be starting the night off at 9PM sharp so be sure to come down early if you'd like to catch my set. I have some serious vinyl gems in store for you this evening and I'm quite excited to share this beautiful music with all of you.

Broadway Bar is a fantastic venue with classy decor, friendly staff, nicely priced drink specials ($4 cocktails & $3 Stellas) and ample parking. It's located at 830 S. Broadway between 8th and 9th. Hope to see you there! Stop by tonight but if you can't make it don't fret. There's always next Wednesday and fortunately for all of us... they do it up right every week. Lots of love!

P.S. If you're not able to join us in physical form but would like to listen in, tune in to Astronaut Disco by following this link:

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Softcore - July '10 Mixtape Party

Here's a little somethin' I put together for a mixtape party that a couple of my friends threw this July.  This isn't "mixed" together as a traditional DJ mix would be.  Rather, it's a collection of songs (mostly new and a few older ones) that I've been feeling as of late.  Figured I'd share it with the rest of you as well.  Enjoy!

1. Dancehall Queen - Robyn
2. We Can't Fly - Aeroplane
3. It's A Shame (Spinners cover) - Raphael Saadiq
4. Suspicious Minds - Elvis Presley
5. Care - Kaada
6. Don't Worry Baby - The Beach Boys
7. Boyfriend - Best Coast
8. Bhang Bhang, I'm A Burnout - Dum Dum Girls
9. Gay Human Bones - Harlem
10. 57821 - Janelle Monae
11. Something Good Can Work (The Twelves Remix) - Two Door Cinema Club
12. Golden Cage (Fred Falke Remix) - The Whitest Boy Alive
13. I Feel Better - Hot Chip
14. Here Sometimes - Blonde Redhead
15. You And I - Washed Out feat. Caroline Polachek
16. Never Tear Us Apart (INXS cover) - Beck
17. Nights In White Satin - The Moody Blues

Click here to download.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

"Synthetic" at Kung Pao Kitty - 7.31.10

July's just about over. August is nearly upon us. Summer's in full swing. Mark the conclusion of one lovely month and the birth and promise of the next with fabulous music, friends & libations.

A-Ski and I will be your sound designers. Admission is free. We'll be spinning an assorted mix of tracks thoughtfully selected to engineer the ideal tones into your summer night. Drink specials to help you wet your whistle and late-night food if you're keen on sinking your teeth into something tasty.

Join us there in the presence of grand company on Saturday, July 31st from 10PM on.
Kung Pao Kitty
6445 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
"Web walkin in the nude
Digital good time, digital good time
Digital good time, digital good time
Fuzzy logic, it's groovy.." - George Clinton

Monday, July 26, 2010

A Little Freak Out at The Trip

I'm spinning records at The Trip in Santa Monica tonight with a few friends. 8PM-2AM. Come join us for some great music and tasty beers!  I recommend Green Flash's West Coast IPA. 

2101 Lincoln (2 blocks south of Pico).

Monday, July 12, 2010

Stream Best Coast's Debut Album - Crazy For You

You may very well have heard "When I'm With You" and "Boyfriend" already as they've been floating around for a minute.  Now you can stream Crazy For You, the debut album from Bethany Cosentino and company (better known as Best Coast).  Fuzzy, lo-fi beach pop at its finest.  The album's official release is set for July 27th on Mexican Summer.

Album Stream: Crazy For You - Best Coast (courtesy of Urban Outfitters)

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Stream Big Boi's New Album

Mr. Patton has certainly outdone himself with this one.  It's been quite some time since I've been this excited about a hip-hop album.  I've been bumping several tracks for a few months now but after listening to "Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty" in it's entirety today, it quickly became apparent that the album as a whole is solid and then some.  Mucho impressive.  Although it won't be released until July 6th, you can stream it now over at his myspace.  Now if only Andre would release an album soon.  He may have a tough time following this one up though.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Ghost Lyon & Softcore present "A Little Freak Out"

Once again dear friends, the westside's monthly convergence of rock, reggae, funk, and soul is nearly upon us. This is a strictly vinyl affair, so prepare to be laced with secret stashes from the dusty record bins of yesteryear, as well as the occasional new gem.

We're excited to have several fantastic guest selectors with impeccable musical pedigrees joining us for this installment. It's certain to make for an unpredictable yet memorable night.

Grace us with your beautiful presence as we embark on a far-out journey through music's forgotten history and into it's bright future.

Quality drinks and tunes. Never a cover. Kicking 'til the wee hours. Good times to ensue.

Monday, June 28th - 8PM-2AM
The Trip
2101 Lincoln Blvd. (2 blocks south of Pico)
Santa Monica 90405

Thursday, April 8, 2010

RJD2 - Live at The El Rey 4.6.10

This was a fun show at one of my favorite venues in LA. Good music, family and friends..... soju and danger dogs. Couldn't ask for much more.

RJD2 - Ghostwriter 4.6.10 from Rick Singer on Vimeo.

RJD2 - Good Times Roll Pt. II 4.6.10 from Rick Singer on Vimeo.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Diplo Vs. Sunday Girl - Four Floors

Sunday Girl is 21 year old Jade Williams from Broxbourne, England. Four Floors is her debut single which was released on 3.28.10. Diplo does his thang with a nice dubsteppish re-work of it. Definitely digging this. Free download courtesy of RCRD LBL.

Friday, April 2, 2010

The Morning Benders - Excuses

This just might be my favorite song at the moment. Can't stop listening to it and haven't come anywhere close to tiring of it yet. Excuses is the first track on their album "Big Echos" which was released on 3.9.10. I've listened to the entire album a few times now. Good stuff all the way through but this track is undoubtedly an infectious hit. Love the painting of people frolicking in the water on the cover also. They're out on tour now and will be doing a grip of shows with Broken Bells starting in San Diego next month.

05-18 San Diego, CA - Humphrey's Concerts by the Bay *
05-19 Los Angeles, CA - Henry Fonda Theatre *
05-21 San Francisco, CA - Regency Ballroom *
05-24 Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom *
05-25 Seattle, WA - 
Showbox at the Market *
05-26 Vancouver, British Columbia - Commodore Ballroom *
05-29 Denver, CO - Gothic Theatre *
05-31 Chicago, IL - Vic Theater *
06-01 Detroit, MI - St. Andrews Hall *
06-02 Toronto, Ontario - Queen Elizabeth Theatre *
06-04 Boston, MA - 
Royale NightClub *
06-05 New York, NY - The Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza *
06-06 Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory *
06-07 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club *
06-10 Atlanta, GA - Center Stage *
06-11 Athens, GA - 40 Watt Club *

Get "Excuses" for free courtesy of our friends at Pitchfork. Enjoy.
Download via Pitchfork: The Morning Benders - Excuses

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Video: Air live at the Disney Concert Hall

Here's a few videos I took during Air's performance at the Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles on Sunday, March 28th. All videos are full songs. Picture quality isn't the greatest but the sound came out quite nicely. Had an amazing seat dead center in the first row of the middle balcony thanks to DJ Caca. Enjoy.

Air - Talisman 3.28.10 from Rick Singer on Vimeo.

Air - Cherry Blossom Girl 3.28.10 from Rick Singer on Vimeo.

Air - Sexy Boy 3.28.10 from Rick Singer on Vimeo.

Air - Kelly Watch The Stars! 3.28.10 from Rick Singer on Vimeo.

Air - How Does It Make You Feel? 3.28.10 from Rick Singer on Vimeo.

Air - Alpha Beta Gaga 3.28.10 from Rick Singer on Vimeo.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Round and Round

Catchy little number from L.A.'s Ariel Pink and his band Haunted Graffiti. They've recently signed to 4AD and "Round and Round" is a single from their upcoming album. It'll be released as a limited 7" single/digital download on April 26th. Free download from those crazy cats at Pitchfork.

Expressway to Yr Skull

Absolutely phenomenal mixtape from Pandemonium Jones. This one blew my mind. Tracklist is ridiculous.  Danke to Mr. Bertsch for the tip.

Sly & The Family Stone - Underdog

The Temptations - Psychedelic Shack

The Jackson Sisters - Miracles

Budos Band - Up From The South

The Seeds - Can't Seem To Make You Mine

Smog - Bathysphere

Wreckless Eric - Whole Wide World

Syl Johnson - Different Strokes
The Doors - Changeling
Coke Escovedo - (Runaway) I Wouldn't Change A Thing
Bobby Womack - Across 110th Street
Idris Muhammad - Could Heaven Ever Be Like This

Pointer Sisters - Pinball Number Count
Brian Protheroe - Pinball

Earth Opera - The Red Sox Are Winning

Frank Zappa - Sharleena

Black Mountain - Angels

Muddy Waters - Tom Cat

The Beatles - Helter Skelter
Graham Nash - Chicago

Ohio Players - The Funky Worm

Map Of Africa - Bone
Johnny Jenkins - I Walk On Guilded Splinters

Brain Ticket  - Places Of Light
Azitis - The Prophet
Ugly Ducklings - Gaslight

Poppy Family - There's No Blood In Bone
Yo La Tengo - Nuclear War (Version 2)

Download via Mad Decent: Skull Candle Mix

How To Make It In America Mixtape

Ill mixtape courtesy of Kid Cudi, DJ Green Lantern and Broke Mogul. Includes tracks from Aloe Blacc, Yacht, Chromeo, Florence & The Machine, Phoenix and more. Recommended. Thanks to Caroline for the heads up.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Little Freak Out Tonight!

Awww yeah!  Tonight's the night my friends.  Little Freak Out is coming to you at Trip in Santa Monica.  All-vinyl rock sets from yours truly, The Ghost Lyon and Bee Reel.  Join us there for a drink and some ass-kicking rock music at it's best.

2101 Lincoln Blvd. in Santa Monica (2 blocks south of Pico).

8PM, 21+, Free Admission

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Spinning Records at Aural Fixation Tonight

Thursday evening is approaching quickly and I'm DJing at Rush Street in Culver City this evening with The Ghost Lyon.  Stop on by for your dose of quality tunes, booze and food.  Funk, soul, hip-hop, reggae, dancehall, pop and electro galore.  10PM, 21+, never a cover.  Hope to see you there! 

Monday, March 22, 2010

Little Freak Out

I'm spinning records alongside some good friends at The Trip in Santa Monica next Monday night.  Bitchin' rock & roll at it's best.  

3.29.2010 - 8P to 2A

DJ sets by yours truly, The Ghost Lyon, Mixmaster Massey, The Glamour Hammer and Bee Reel.  A harmonic convergence of quality beer, wine and tunes.  Come freak out with us... but just a little.  No cover.  No laptops.  

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Pictureplane - Beyond Fantasy

Showing a little Denver love on this fine afternoon. Pictureplane's Travis Egedy self-released this gem recently and it's infectious sound has been getting a fair amount of replay in my cue. Free download from the good folks over at Pitchfork.

Pictureplane - Beyond Fantasy (DL via Pitchfork)

Tonight's Installment of Aural Fixation @ Rush Street

I'm DJing at Rush Street this evening with the venerable Mixmaster Noah Massey.  We've got heaps of great music in store for you.  10PM, 21+, never a cover.  Tasty, late-night food available too.  Come by for a drink as we provide the perfect soundtrack for your Thursday night.

9546 Washington Blvd. in Culver City (on the corner of Irving/Culver)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Cults - Go Outside

Inspired by the lovely, warm and sunny day we're having here in southern California, I was inclined to share one of my favorite new tracks with you.  It's the latest single from Cults, a guy and gal who are apparently film students living in the Big Apple.  The song is quite catchy and I haven't been able to get it out of my head for a few days now.  Free download over at Pitchfork.  Scope it out.

Cults - Go Outside (DL via Pitchfork)

Thursday, March 11, 2010

jj: Let's Go

Brilliant new video and song from Sweden's jj.  The track can be found on their second full-length titled jj n° 3, their first album with Secretly Canadian.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Listen To The New Broken Bells Album

Hear the brand spankin' new Broken Bells album in it's entirety before the official release date of Tuesday, March 9th.  In case you haven't yet heard, Broken Bells is the collaborative effort between James Mercer of The Shins and artist/producer extraordinaire Danger Mouse (The Grey Album, Gnarls Barkley).  Enjoy!  I'm loving it so far.  Just wish I could've snagged tickets to their sold out show on March 14th at The Troubadour.  (If anyone has an extra.... PLEASE let me know.)