I'm so stoked to be sharing this with you. While entry level dance music alts still get a boner over played-out dubstep, it's music like THIS that people should get excited about. Moombahton is a genre coined by DJ Dave Nada who, by chance, slowed down the "Moombah" Afrojack remix to a cool 108 BPM. It's similarities to reggaeton created the "-ton" attached the genre's name.

Imagine taking Dutch dirty house, slap it with a reggaeton vibe, and sprinkle a bit of the build-up suspense and ultimate drop that dubstep has - you have moombahton. You can take my word on this having a crazy effect on the clubs, even in China.

This immediately gets everybody going, trust me.

(THIS GOES THE FUCK OFF)



This girl is far from creepy. You might find her shooting photos for parties like SWEAT Boston or maybe modeling in Elle for her throngs of admirers. Ay mamiiiii - it's Nikki Striebel!


Best horror movie: 
"The Strangers". That movie creeped me out so badly.

Best thing about the autumn: 
Carving pumpkins and apple picking. Hocus Pocus.

Worst thing about the autumn: 
Winter cold is a season away.

Best autumn or Halloween snack: 
Cinnamon cranberry baked apples.

Best autumn or Halloween drink: 
"Zesty Apple Cider" (Apple Cider & Apple Schnapps)

Something that creeps you out: 
I don't like it when people bite their forks. Makes my skin crawl.

Your best autumn or Halloween party experience: 
Nothing beats halloween parties in the Philippines. Amazing.

Favorite autumn outfit: 
Tons of layers. Heeled boots and big sweaters.

Best autumn or Halloween song/album: 
I love listening to Acceptance's "Phantoms"

Halloween party romance tip: 
If you like it, kiss it. 



Hey, Sully, dood-guy, bro; BOSTON WEEK continues tomorrow here at CREEP-ASS AUTUMN. So don't hang up that sheetrock in Gloucester just yet!


Click here to read our past interviews with Larry Tee, B. Rich, Red Foxx, Passion Pit, and more!


If you live in Boston and give half a shit about the way you dress, you have probably met / know / should know this guy. He and his equally cool sister run Rescue Buy Sell Trade on 244 Newbury Street. When he's not glaring at dumb rich girls trying to sell him flare jeans, you can also find him partying at Rescue Nite, which is directly related to their store and dubbed "Best Sunday Night" by the Boston Weekly Dig. Quick - look busy, Paul Mason is coming!

Best horror movie: 
I don't watch too many horror movies, but "Arachnophobia" scared the shit out of me when I was younger, and still creeps me out.


 Best thing about the autumn:
 The style. You just have so many options and can do so many layers. It's the best time of the year in terms of dressing.


Worst thing about the autumn:
The summer is over and the winter is almost here.


Best autumn or Halloween snack:
Candy. Any kind. I love candy.


Best autumn or Halloween drink:
Beer. Ice-cold beer.



Something that creeps you out:
Spiders creep me out, so do aliens.


 Favorite autumn outfit:
I don't have a favorite autumn outfit yet, but I did score this new black April 77 double-breasted pea coat, and I can't wait to wear it all the time.


Best autumn or Halloween song/album:
"Thriller". The song, not the the whole album.


Halloween party romance tip:
Don't dress too creepy or girls won't make out with you.





It's BOSTON WEEK here at CREEP-ASS AUTUMN




This 'gontolmon' defines CREEP-ASS AUTUMN. When he's not lurking in the shadows of /b/ at ungodly hours, you can find him hosting KarmaloopTV, spinning for his legion of fans in Boston, making mixes for little-known labels like Dim Mak Records, or fronting for Boston-based party Heartthrob. He's kooky, he's always relevant - but whatever you do, don't troll him about DJing events like Throwed (Hey, we've all been there). Let's welcome our friend, Julian Redfoxxworth!


Best horror movie: 
"Suspiria"

Best thing about the autumn: 
Layers.

Worst thing about the autumn: 
No more swimming.

Best autumn or Halloween snack: 
I hate snacks, but I guess making smores is "fun" and "delicious".

Best autumn or Halloween drink: 
Same as all other times, straight vodka out of a flask. That, or blood.

Something that creeps you out: 
Human beings. Scariest things in existence.

Your best autumn or Halloween party experience: 
Montreal, period... I love you all and you know who you are.

Favorite autumn outfit: 
Scarves and hoods and boots and giant cartoon sweaters and fangs and long military jackets and black and white and olive everything.

Best autumn or Halloween song/album: 
I basically listen to "Killing Joke" on repeat in the fall. And Lycia's "Cold" when it's uh, cold out.

Halloween party romance tip: 
Make sure your costume is comfortable. Don't make it too messy... nobody wants to wait for you to take a 45 minute shower and ruin their towels before they fuck you. Bring extra drugs to share but don't do coke... there's much better choices for a party where everyone looks like a freak show. 



Don't move! There are many more freaky Bostonians geared up for this week's CREEP-ASS AUTUMN. 

Here's my newest mixtape. It's also a free download. Give me some feedback, yall. 


 

PRESENTS: 
"ANOTHER BULLSHIT NIGHT IN SUCK CITY"
FEATURING TRACKS FROM: LIGHT YEAR, L-VIS 1990, RIVA STARR, DEM SLACKERS, DIPLO, DAFT PUNK, TEKI LATEX, BART B MORE, TIGA, HEY TODAY!, MOMMA'S BOY, & MORE 

Also, CREEP-ASS AUTUMN returns tomorrow with RED FOXXX, so don't go anywhere.


This fascinating youngster is a DJ/producer represented by Palms Out Sounds. He's been remixed and supported by Foamo, AC Slater, Klever, DJ Craze, the Trouble & Bass crew, Heavyfeet, and more. You might have even heard Kissy Sell Out play his jams on BBC Radio 1. Make some noise for B. Rich!


Best horror movie:

Best thing about the autumn:
Not sweating.

Worst thing about the autumn:
Nothing really. It's perfect.

Best autumn or Halloween snack:
Candy corn.

Best autumn or Halloween drink:
It's whiskey and bourbon time.

Something that creeps you out:
Bugs, namely spiders.

Your best autumn or Halloween party experience:
The Halloween party at my preschool when I was 5. I rocked a homemade Voltron costume made out of cardboard and colored electrical tape.

Favorite autumn outfit:
Jacket/blazer weather again.

Best autumn or Halloween song/album:
Whenever I think autumn or Halloween music, I immediately think of "Art of Drowning" by AFI for some reason. Ain't a bad thing.

Halloween party romance tip:
Leave the fangs on. 




Sorry for the lack of updates lately. Rest assured, there is plenty more CREEP-ASS AUTUMN to be had. Check out our past interviews with Larry Tee, Passion Pit, Deathface, and more!


This is the girl behind popular fashion blog Click/Clash, who has may or may not been featured in places like Hipster Runoff, American Apparel, Singapore, Korea - you name it. She also may or may not be part of the Vice blog network. Mazel Tov! L'Chayim! Gesundheit! It's our favorite Jew - Susie G!


Best horror movie: 

Best thing about the autumn: 
The crisp cool air. There's something romantic about it, like something magical could happen. Plus you get to wear sweaters and flannel shirts.

Worst thing about the autumn: 
Days are shorter.

Best Autumn or Halloween snack: 
Caramel-covered green apple lollipops.

Best autumn or Halloween drink: 
Strongbow Cider.

Something that creeps you out: 
Red Lobster restaurants.

Your best autumn or Halloween party experience: 
My best autumn experience was the fall that I spent studying abroad in Edinburgh, Scotland. It is so beautiful there. I want to live there when I am older. Oh, and the Halloween party at Michelle Bablo's apartment in Boston in 2006 where there was a kid who just looked like Data from The Goonies. MC Chris crashed the party!

Favorite Autumn outfit: 
Salvation Army flannel shirt, black nylon tricut leggings, red socks, and combat boots.

Best Autumn or Halloween song/album: 

Halloween party romance tip: 
Girls: don't dress like a "slutty _____" for Halloween. 
Boys: dress like a "slutty _____" for Halloween.


Hey, you! Don't let your fingers off of that mouse or trackpad! There is still more CREEP-ASS AUTUMN!  


I've been digging this new release from UK indie act Egyptian Hip Hop. The vocals are of that raspy-yet-horny vibe, and the bassist is out of control. I think somebody put it best before as describing these guys as the chiller brother of The Rapture. I can get into this.



 

This legendary NYC DJ, promoter, and producer coined the musical genre term Electroclash and helped launch the careers of such artists as Scissor Sisters, Fischerspooner, Peaches, and more. He also put out a hell of an album called "Clubb Badd" with features Roxy Cottontail, Bart B More, Perez Hilton, Edu K... you get the idea. She's pussy, she's cunt, she's giving what I want - let's work it out with Larry Tee!


Best horror movie:
"Hanaekes' Pieano Teacher"

Best thing about the Autumn:
Breaking out the designer sweaters.

Worst thing about the Autumn:
Season Affective Disorder kicks in.

Best Autumn or Halloween snack:
Pumpkin Pie (I'm American, remember?).

Best Autumn or Halloween drink:
Starbucks' Pumpkin Latte (I'm in recovery!)

Something that creeps you out:
Fashion week parties!

Your best Autumn or Halloween party experience:
The Electroclash Festival in 2001 with Peaches, Fischerpooner, Adult., WIT, Chicks on Speed and Ladytron all singing me happy birthday!

Favorite Autumn outfit:
My Kohnshin Satoh Reversable jacket with Hermes-style handprint camouflage & camel pants.


Halloween party romance tip:
Grab hands for the first time at a scary movie. You can act like you're afraid and so vulnerable.
 



MP3: "Let's Make Nasty (Afrojack & SAUR Remix)" by Larry Tee 

That's a wrap for this one. Who is our next creep? Keep in touch - there's more CREEP-ASS AUTUMN tomorrow!


This is the guy fronting all of the madness that is world-class electro act Hot Pink Delorean. It's time to fuck models and pop bottles. Fresh off topping the Beatport charts and sweeping through Europe and the US - it's Jon Spero!


Best horror movie: 
"House of a Thousand Corpses"

Best thing about the autumn: 
Fall clothes.

Worst thing about the autumn:
 College students.

Best Autumn or Halloween snack: 
Candy corn.

Best autumn or Halloween drink: 
Hard apple cider.

Something that creeps you out:
CLOWNS.

Your best autumn or Halloween party experience:
Thunderdome, like three years ago. I wore feet pajamas and a Venetian mask, drank myself stupid, and  almost got arrested for running around in front of the police station with a 2x4 hitting street signs. Then I went to an afterparty, at which point I can't tell anymore of this story.

Favorite autumn outfit:
 Hoodies and jeans.

Best autumn or Halloween song/album:
"Sounds To Make You Shiver" ... I don't know if it's actually considered an album, but it's just a ton of people screaming.

Halloween party romance tip:
The crazier you dress up, the more likely you are to get yourself a naughty school girl.




Check out their certified dancefloor killer and personal favorite, "Let's Go":


Stay tuned, as there is plenty more CREEP-ASS AUTUMN to be had.

As a special gift to you, here are my two favorite post-summer remixes.


This Hey Today! remix of Tiga absolutely blows my mind every time I listen to it. As of writing this, this has never failed to get people moving whenever I stick it in one of my DJ sets.




This Douster remix is incredibly left-field for dance music, but it works magnificently. Not only that, but it's a remix of one of our personal Institubes favorites: Bobmo. There's a definite underlying Latin touch in this one. I don't know how this guy does it!



You might know this lad as the drummer from a little known-group called Passion Pit, but we know him as Boston-native DJ Shuttle.  He can still rock a basement show in Mission Hill like none other. Hide your kids, hide your wife - it's Nate Donmoyer!


Best horror movie: 
"Wild Zero"

Best thing about the autumn: 
Long sleeve weather.

Worst thing about the autumn: 
First head cold.

Best autumn or Halloween snack: 
Blood.

Best autumn or Halloween drink: 
Pumpkin-flavored blood.

Something that creeps you out: 
A Sarah Palin/Glenn Beck presidential campaign.

Your best autumn or Halloween party experience: 
Going to Point Lookout State Park in Maryland in 2004, where 5,000+ civil war soldiers froze to death, starved, or were executed. We mainly just listened to Portishead and scared the hell out of ourselves. There is something heavy in the air down there.

Favorite autumn outfit: 
Jeans and a jacket.

Best Autumn or Halloween song/album: 
"Six Wives of Henry VIII" by Rick Wakeman is a classic. Growing up, it was Portishead's self-titled. Now, it's "Liberation Through Hearing" by Demdike Stare.

Halloween party romance tip: 
Make sure that blood is fake... know what I mean? 


CREEP-ASS AUTUMN continues the madness tomorrow with Hot Pink Delorean. Keep your eyes on your computers, kids!


These guys have been blogged to death, but deservedly so. Summer Camp hails from the UK and wears their 80's influences on their sleeves. Their Young EP just dropped on Moshi Moshi not too long ago, and I have kept it under heavy rotation since. The choruses are extremely catchy and interlaced with lo-fi stabs and samples.  This following track is one of my favorites from the new EP:



While you're at it, check out their video:




What better way to start our CREEP-ASS AUTUMN with none other than Johnny Love (of DEATHFACE / Guns n Bombs). This fellow has been devastating subwoofers globally - even recently coming through here in Asia. He also runs with those wild dudes at Trouble & Bass NYC. Give it up for the dark prince of bass himself!


Best horror movie: 

Best thing about the Autumn: 
Wearing a leather jacket.

Worst thing about the Autumn: 
I can't wear white anymore.

Best Autumn or Halloween snack: 
Sweet potato pie.

Best Autumn or Halloween drink: 
Blood.

Something that creeps you out: 
Scientology.

Your best Autumn or Halloween party experience: 
No idea.

Favorite Autumn outfit:  
Don't have one.

Best Autumn or Halloween song/album: 

Halloween party romance tip: 
Rape.


And there you have it, folks. We don't fuck around here at CREEP-ASS AUTUMN. Stay tuned for more.

Like it or not, the summer is over - but not to worry!


Zak Broman's CREEP-ASS AUTUMN

Over this especially creepy-ass Autumn of 2010, I will be interviewing all sorts of interesting and/or spooky people on this very blog. And I will be asking them Autumn and Halloween related questions!

This idea came about from Genevan Heathen's "Sensitive Summer" series of interviews. So I'm going to pick up where he left off. Who will I be interviewing? Keep checking back to find out.

Also, if that horse in a warehouse window doesn't creep you the fuck out, you have nerves of steel.

This has been a busy week in China. Thankfully, I've gotten some days off from work that let me do what I needed to do.


This flier is for a residency I have in Dongguan, China. Vita Bar is owned by some chill-ass Brazilians who let me play out the music I want to. Most of the bars around here have a pretty shitty rotation of music from five years ago (although you can't blame them; it's China). The golden exception is the "Chinese drug disco" nearby my apartment that hardly lets white people in and is frequented by the off-duty factory workers (16-22 years old). The floor is hydraulic and they play hardstyle Chinese techno. That's a whole different blog post, though. I'll touch on it later.

Anyway, lately I've been digging these tracks with classy synth stabs.

This throwback tune from Trinidad makes me want to smoke one down in a humid nightclub, or something:


Then my boys Dem Slackers kill that chill real quick with a devastating, filthy bass drop on this one: 




Until next time!


I'm ambivalent about chillwave lately. I feel like any asshole can now record delay-driven vocals over some obscure tempo-shifted vintage pop sample, hardly master it in their pirated copy of Ableton, and then post it virally on some dumbshit pseudo-artsy Tumblr account only to call it "chillwave". Where did the authenticity in this genre go? I'm starting to think it was never there. This past year showed that a lot of the blog-hyped electronic musicians had pisspoor showmanship when it came to playing shows. Forerunners like Neon Indian have polished their live act quickly. Washed Out seems like he's made it as well, if not only for his good looks. Toro Y Moi seems to show the most promise, as his newer music is heading in a different direction via some throwback rock and roll vibe.



I will be interested to see what happens to this genre in a year. That being said, I'm really into BLACKBIRD BLACKBIRD. They're based out of San Fransisco. You should scope this video for their single "Blind":



The video screams everything about this genre. I can get into it, even with this summer ending.







Vancouver-based chillwavers Teen Daze are pretty decent. They recently put out this hazy, dreamlike track that makes you feel like the summer is melting away in your hands.




I'll close this one out with a joint from Brothertiger, who albeit looks like some faggot with an Art Institute "degree" in "design", can churn out a pretty little melody like this one:


Mosca is a UK-based producer who has been doing big things. I've actually just caught wind of this guy, but at least I'm on the same train as everybody else in waiting for this track to be released. What a fucking tune. 

"Yeah, I have lost a few fights, but I will fuckin shoot you bruv":



If you're into it, check out his FABRICLIVE mix. It's got a somewhat garage feel to it, but he layers it with rude boy vocals talking about vaginas and shit. So, OK, sure dude, why not.




I don't know where to begin. Let's just get the ball rolling on this one.


Hi, I'm Zak Broman. At the time of writing this, I am twenty-two years old and making a living as an English teacher in southern China. I live roughly two hours north of Hong Kong. I'm originally from Boston, where I spent most of a misguided youth getting into all sorts of situations.

I'm going to use this blog mainly for sharing the music I enjoy, but you might also see some videos and pictures of my strange adventures in the Far East. I have seen a ton of shit since I arrived here ten months ago. I'm trying to get a camcorder at the moment so I can show you all the batshit craziness that is the People's Republic of China. The city of Dongguan, to be exact:



Most of the people reading this know me as a DJ and party promoter, which is something I picked up about three years ago. I am half of the Boston-based duo ROGUEWAVES. Although I no longer live in Boston, Justin and I are still constantly in touch, and we plan on releasing our EP via file swapping instrumentals and vocals. We are also tentatively having a reunion show this upcoming December.

I also co-founded an underground party called "TRUST", which recently had a party in South Boston - pictures of that as soon as I can get a hold of them. Here's a video of the previous madness, when we did a basement party with our friend Nate, who is the drummer for Passion Pit:




 I recently did a summer interview with my homeboy Genevan Heathen, who heads from France. You might know him as the dude who MCs on the Cuizinier (of French hip-hop group TTC) mixtapes. He also does some pretty rad throwback jams.


Naturally, I was stoked to be on his blog. You can read the interview here. While you're at it, buy some of his swag.

Thanks for coming by. Help spread the word. I was going to kick this blog off with an exclusive minimix by yours truly, but I'm too tired to master it. I'll throw it up tomorrow. In the meantime, here's a download of:
 

Cheers.