Tuesday, February 10, 2009
So we just remixed Jesse Rose's spankin new track Touch My Horn. It just came out about 2 weeks ago on Dubsided, Switch's record label, and includes 2 other tracks for the song Forget My Name featuring London's favorite Hot Chip. Also you may have noticed that I didn't use the EP's artwork which quite resemble the one featured above. That's because it's actually the artwork used to promote what is described as "the first essential dance album for 2009", which would be What Do You Do If You Don't ?, Mr. Rose upcoming full length scheduled to drop digitally on the 23rd of February. For you Cd fans, you don't have to wait, it came out today so I suggest you go get it. But for now here is our Touch My Horn Remix, which is to our excitement, Jesse Rose approved !
Touch My Horn (Mad Kids Remix) - Jesse Rose (Zshare)
Touch My Horn (Mad Kids Remix) - Jesse Rose(Mediafire)
Saturday, January 31, 2009
As you probably know by now the new Damn Arms is finally out. Needles to say they've completely changed directions parting ways with two of the original members and shattering their nu-punk image behind. Lately G.L.O.V.E.S and Tim (the two Damns Arms survivors) have been producing disco-house " Destination I & II are both excellent laid-back, housy, light and groovy songs that will certainly enlarge Damn Arms fanbase and inevitably loose a few for obvious reason. Personally I don't mind the drastic change, their new songs are great, but it bums me out to know they won't be doing stuff like their old songs ever again... As for now, listen to Destination and think of it as a new start for the band.
Destination Pt. 1 - Damn Arms
Destination Pt. 2 (Radio Edit) - Damn Arms
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
To clarify the headline, Max (long time co-musician and good friend) and me Zach (Not Your Real Dad) are making music under the name Mad Kids. Here is our Take It Back remix originally produced by italian trio Three Is A Crowd. We will be posting some more tracks in the next few weeks until then you can check our myspace out by Clicking Here. Hope you like it, you're more then welcome to let us know what you think by the way. I will also be playing at Saphir (3600 St-Laurent near avenue Des Pins) this Thursday with resident dj La Débauche (Rooftop Fistfights) for his Knightrider weekly event. It's on the Last Floor ( because Saphir is already on the second floor of the building) so make sure to come and say hi or just wild out on the dancefloor instead.
Take It Back (Mad Kids Remix) -Three Is A Crowd
Mad Kids on Myspace
This London-based producer definitely know how it's done. His new EP We Are The Midgets, contains 3 excellent original tracks. I personally bought the EP and if I had to choose, I would say Afreaka is my favorite of all 3. Solo also happens to co-run Deadfish Record with non-other than fellow UK embassador Mowgli (which I mentioned in an earlier post). A sibling is also underway for Deadfish Records. Freshfish Records, is what you could call a second division of Deadfish and will be releasing what they call Midget House, who is described as, quote: "small and funny"- Mowgli. Technically We Are Midgets is released under Freshfish, but is filed under Deadfish at Beatport.com. Anyway, keep an eye on both.
Afreaka - Solo
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Qoso just dropped a brilliant new remix of El Guincho's song Antillas. As you may have guessed, he kept the original tropical/spanish sound of the El Guincho track and simply added a little baltimore club music classic background rhythm. He also did a little sampling job on the main vocals and of course reconstructed the drums/beat to make them more dancefloor friendly. Make sure you check out his other work, I would personally recommend you his Martin Brothers remix.
Antillas (Qoso Remix) - El Guincho
I found this remix a few days ago and I've been playing it ever since. Already a fan of the squad, I had been listening to their KillaQueens remix off their myspace for a little while now. Vie is another great production from these 2 london producers. It appears on the Trumpets & Tom Toms EP (featured above), which I could only find on vinyl. If you have the chance to get your hands on it, don't hesitate it's really amazing. Here is their new Bitches remix , the quality as been reduced for promotion purposes.
KillaQueens (Zombie Disco Squad) - Bitches
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Here is an outstanding remix of one of my favorite track of 2008. The french act The Shoes decided to completely reinvent the melodic aspect of the song while making sure that the original structure was still the same. It's more a remake than a remix I would say. Anyway the result is breathtaking, truly serves the original. The video of the song is also out and it features some vintage archive clips of a young figure skater performing the routine of her life.
Local Girl (The Shoes Remix) - Adam Kesher
Just a quick note to let you know that their new song Lights Go Down just came out. If your are pleased with what you hear , I wrote a few line about them a couple posts down, or simply click here and it will redirect you to the post itself.
Lights Go Down -Telepathe
Sunday, January 4, 2009
It seems that the 'horrific' duo will be finally releasing their mini LP Something Clockwork This Way Comes. The long awaited LP is very well crafted from what I've heard so far plus it should be pretty interesting since it was recorded with a lot of classic analog synths and effects. The song posted below, Metallurge, is a noisy weird piece that pretty much sums up what their aiming for sound-wise. Not for everybody but still quite interesting.
Metallurge - Spider & The Flies
Mikix The Cat will be releasing 3 new remixes between this winter and this spring. I've listened to all three and this is by far the best one from the bunch. It sort of has the Freeze core right after the built up and the result is just plain raw. Here is the Supabeatz remix .
No More Down (Mikix The Cat remix) - Supabeatz
Friday, December 26, 2008
The Black Lips are about to release their brand new album and here's the first single Starting Over. It sounds a bit raw, as usual, but we know what to expect from those 4 Atlanta boys. 200 Million Thousands is the name of the disc and it will be out on the 24 of February 2009. There's also a home made video contest for the song, all the details are on their website www.black-lips.com
Starting Over- The Black Lips
Check out this Andy George remix. The wobbly bass line of course reminds us of a certain Jack Beats remix that came out a few moths ago on Palmsout rec. For those who like the whole wobbly bassline thing I would definitely recommend.In the same bassy/bubbly/wobbles, The Radio 1 monthly resident also finished a Futurhead remix that is currently up on his myspace.
Manabadman (Andy George Re-Fix) - Toddla T
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
So here is the new Erol Alkan edit for Sebastian's almost forgotten Momy. The "Simple Yet Effective" sub-name pretty much describe the purpose of the track. Like on his recent ZZT remix, the build/intro is super long making it across the 2:15 mark. Also just before posting this I noticed that he just re-edited the song but it just seems the same, maybe it is...
Momy (Erol Alkan's, Simple Yet Effective Edit) - SebastiAn
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
A new Cut Off Your Hands is always welcome. I had lost sight of them for a while but it seems that they will be releasing their first full length pretty soon, early 2009 more precisely. From what I've heard so far, I wouldn't be surprise if the whole CD was as good as their previous works. Also they re-recorded most of their previous hit singles so everything should sound great. Here is the new single.
Turn Cold - Cut Off Your Hands
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Here's a remix I had never noticed until I randomly stumbled upon it last week. I always find Toddla T's work interesting but I would say that this particular remix is more accessible then usual. On the other hand, Esser's song is quite good itself so I think the combination between Toddla's solid rhythmics and Esser's poppy voice is quite a duo. I'll post the original so you can compare both.
Satisfied (Toddla T & Ross Orton Remix) - Esser
Satisfied - Esser
Monday, December 15, 2008
Wow I had never actually took the time to listen to the other material from Telepathe. I taught Chrome's On It was great but I just wouldn't commit myself to listen to their other songs. I now understand what all the excitement around this 3 piece from Brooklyn was about. I even saw them at Korova after their show with The Kills I think but I can't remember if they finally did djayed that night. I also was skeptical towards this band cause of I thought everyone was loving them for their look... I was wrong. So to forgive myself I'll post these two amazing song that I just discovered the other day.
The March - Telepathe
So Fine - Telepathe
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Heavily promoted and signed by the prestigious Vice Records, these 4 california guys have been making an awful lot of noise these past few months. I would describe their sound as garage /surf/ party rock. 2 of the band members were seriously involved in the californian surf scene, the singer was a pro and the drummer carved boards so yeah, we do feel the influence. Their first self titled full length has been out for about a month and a half now so it is definitely not to late to get a grip of this 12 track sensation. Here are the first 2 tracks of the release itself.
Single Fins And Safety Pins - The Japanese Motors
Regrets A Paradise - The Japanese Motors
Friday, December 12, 2008
No this is not Strokes.It is related though. This is actually the drummer's side project. It is practically impossible not to think about them when you listen to this song. The voice, well let's just say it is disturbingly comparable to you know who... Anyhow it doesn't take anything away from the quality of the song, it still sounds great. I would recommend you to check their other songs. The singing alternates between the guy Rodrigo Amarante of Los Hermanos and the other girl Binki Shapiro, and their are a few acoustic/folky good song to discover on the CD. If your curious you won't be disappointed.
Keep Me In Mind -Little Joy
I just saw the video for this song and it reminded me how good it was. I never had the chance to see them live in concert but I would assume it must be pretty amazing. Entanglements, their latest CD, is simply amazing. Zac Pennington androgynous voice is absolutely outstanding, and the musical achievement on this record is in my opinion some of their best work so far. Entanglements.
A Song For Ellie Greenwish - Parenthetical Girl
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Here's a terrific remix from the LOL Boys I found last week. Yes it's another Sleepyhead remix, but they really did a good job on this one, giving it a punchy nu disco makeover. This also reminds me that Passion Pit themselves will be making a quick stop in Montreal this winter playing at Divan Orange on the 22th of January. Their latest full length Chunk Of Change is apparently really good but I have to listen to the whole entire thing.
Sleepyhead (LOL Boys Remix) - Passion Pit
And for those who are being introduced
Sleepyhead - Passion Pit
Monday, December 8, 2008
Now here's an interesting young band from Austin, Texas that I've been listening to for a while now. The singer's very unique tone is what really caught my attention in the first place and I have to say, it really ads up nicely to their more traditionnal rock n blues style. The Black Lips comparison would be inevitable but somehow it also reminds me of Bob Dylan's earlier work, when he took a "pitchy-er" voice and wrote his rock/blues all time classics, like his 115th Dream song per example. I couldn't find my favorite songs on mp3 but those songs should give you an idea of what they do, give them a try.
Baby Please Don't Go - The Strange Boys
Poor Quality... Sorry.
Nothing - The Strange Boys
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Here's a new mash/blend/refix by one of the best producer out there in my opinion, Mumdance. He decided to put this track together just to give us a small hint of how is live sets sounds like. Quite effortlessly, after having a few beers in the studio, he apparently decided to create this bonus track sending his favorite badman Jammer in the booth and a certain C Gritz. The result is quite nice, it really brings out the best of both tracks.
Samir's Township ft. Jammer & C Gritz - Mumdance
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
This remix is not your typical Rusko rework. The bass is definitely lighter than what we've grown accustomed to. The song is really groovy and easy to listen to. If your diggin the sound go check out his other work, it is really worth the interest but of course keep in mind that it as practically nothing to do with this Remix. For those who are not familiar with this artist, Rusko is one of dubstep's biggest name right now. Alongside with equally important dubstep figure Caspa, he runs another project originally called Caspa & Rusko. But for now, here's the untraditional Sing What You Want.
Sing What You Want (Rusko's Skwee Remix) - Kotchy
Cockney Thug - Rusko
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Yet another remarkable remix from those two african culture lovers. It was about time they released the Radioclit and Sinden release because the buzz around this tribe-step summer hit is pretty much gasping on his last breath. I would say the two remixes are essentially the same, both speeding up the track a little, changing the rhythm patterns and subtly incorporating ambient sounds that differs from the original.
Township Funk (Radioclit Remix) - Mujava
I should've posted this track earlier because it is just plain amazing. I thought it was passing under the radar since no one had been really talking about it since his original release who happened to be about a month and half ago. Finally, I've seen it posted on a couple of blogs these last days, which helped me to actually get a better version of the song in terms of sound quality (comparing to the one on Itunes who is like always a considerably more compressed file). Anyhow here is 8 min of pure nu disco funk that will warm up any party I guarantee it.
Dodfucksupanescorttune - Drums Of Death
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
New Simian Mobile Disco edit/remix for an incredible band from Altlanta, who, I recently missed because I had forgotten that they were playing that night, here in Montreal. I'm sure it was great, I hope Bradford Cox's dress was remarkable as always. If you like Deerhunter, try this remix it's quite interesting. Simian Mobile Disco really took a nice approach, it's very tasteful, the song doesn't lose anything and is not completely transformed which is a plus in this particular case. Definitely worth a listen.
Deerhunter - Octet (Simian Mobile Disco Edit)
Sunday, November 23, 2008
This two-piece band just do not stop working. There's always something going on with them. Whether they're releasing a new single, finishing a remix or most of all throwing an incredible live set , these boys just never cease to amaze me. Talking about their live sets, they have yet to play outside Europe so if you want to catch them in action they usually play within the London area. shouldn't be very long. Here's a glimpse of their talent.
Division Kent - Gravity (Joe & Will Ask? Remix)
Marc Houle - Techno Vocals (Joe & Will Ask? Bootleg)
Oh Mowgli, one of fidget's true emblematic face. He just released two E.Ps on his own label Deadfish Records. One in collaboration with Solo (the 2nd half of Deadfish records) entitled Oriente Espresso containing two originals and the other one is the Pa Po Pon EP containing 2 originals and a Nat Self remix. Go buy it.
Mowgli - Pa Po Pon
X-Press ft. David Byrne - Lazy (Mowgli Wobblin Mix)