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From Vanyland Premier!

It’s been about nine months since we last got a new single from Party Bois. We don’t need to tell you this, but that’s how long it takes to make a baby.

A baby.

Today, the Boston-based dance party machine return with twins — two new purely romantical jams, just in time for their show Friday night at Bearstronaut’s record release throwdown at the Sinclair in Cambridge.

The a-side, “True Confessional” is their very own “La Isla Bonita” — a tropical synth-pop shake and bake that tattoos its “Wha oh oh ohhh!” refrain on the inside of your lips. The flip, the more mechanical “Hit The Coast” is what happens when you make out too much in the back of your JEEP after a weekday at Revere Beach. If they ever made a sequel to Top Gun, this will soundtrack the long-anticipated beach volleyball rematch.

“It’s all about summer romance,” Party Bois frontman J-Boi tells us. “That was the theme. ‘True Confessional’ is the starry night song; ‘Coast’ is the sunny beach song.”

Lather up.

 

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2016 is Fun!

We built floor to ceiling keyboard stands with ten foot steel pipe!

upgraded to 30 inputs for any DAW.

It’s time to JAM!

Kits: Oberheim DMX / DX, Linndrum LM2, Roland TR 808

Bass: SCI Pro One, Arp 2600

Pads: Roland Jupiter 6E, , Oberheim Xpander, Roland Jupiter 8E

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This is more just clipping wires and less modifying.  Could be real fun with just a drum machine or piano perhaps!

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I am actually excited about a new instrument.

i love the idea.  Discrete oscillators and analog distortion with classy layout and modern sync and effects features thrown in too!

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The guys gave me the go ahead to finish this beast off!

I cut the feeble grey power chord and put a properly grounded IEC socket on the back panel.

I hunted the rest of the dust bunnies and lubricated the faders one more time to make sure they are smooth and travel happily.

I checked out the bottom of the key bed again and tweaked a few key contacts that looked bent or twisted.

I put the felt switch gaskets where they are supposed to be:  someone had put them on the knob pots instead of the switches.

( the pic shows them in the wrong place! )

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It’s a rare beast and really is beautiful.  Even with the crazy 90’s fender knobs!

MINIKORG FAMILY

Video Demo from Youtube: