A Reason to Return to Carnival

Professor Longhair and some Carnival classics get the Balkan bounce beat courtesy of Gypsyphonic Disko. Today, Quickie Mart and Galactic's Ben Ellman released the new Gyspyphonic Mardi Gras, a half-hour downloadable mix that adds bounce's party-starting mojo to "Hey Pocky-Way" and many more. Me - I could stand these versions to be a little more out there, but a they smartly add a vibe that's both retro (the '90s) and contemporary that keeps these remixes from feeling easy.

 

Last Weekend: 'tit Rex Bares All

[Updated] Last year's the Krewe of 'tit Rex (imagine that "e" is a schwa in this and all other uses of the krewe title) faced controversy when Rex challenged Carnival's first microkrewe over its name. This year, the biggest obstacle 'tit Rex faced was the absence of a police escort, which slowed the crossing of St. Claude Avenue until paradegoers formed a bicycle barricade to help it on it's way.

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