* In other Kidsmeal news, he and his brother Sam Shacklock just dropped a podcast of all-original tunes for Two Fresh's Labcoat blog. As you know, we're always fans of the Shack Attack 'round these parts, but the boys have really outdone themselves this time. Crammed full of strong melodies and heavy grooves, the podcast is an even mix of solo productions from Kid and Sam, mixed in with a collabs and a Sam & Tre remix. This podcast is 40 minutes of funky, funky electronic music with some exceptional turntablism from our man Kidsmeal.
* And since we're talking about this week's Y2K lineup and those folks' latest projects, have you heard Hands off Sam's new band, Future Unlimited? Probably not, because they didn't play a show until they got to Austin. Hell, I didn't even know they had a band until I was on the way to the show — but it was awesome just the same. It's Sam and David Miller with Matt from Mother Father on bass and some other dude I recognize but didn't take note of, and they sound like the sweet spot where New Wave and proto-house collide. Think 12-inch remixes of Spandau Ballet deep cuts or a less tribal Blancmange and you've got a pretty good idea of what they sound like. You can grab their debut EP over on Soundcloud. They also win extra points for inspiring a bunch of Army dudes to grind up on Mas Tacos Theresa, which she handled with undue grace and politeness. it was probably the funniest thing I saw all weekend.