Thursday, 26 March 2015

Midweek Madness

Guess what, after a seemingly hectic schedule I now have Easter off, so I'm going to do the usual celebration and hook you up with some tunes courtesy of what I'm feeling at the moment. Tracks as always after the art!

VitaliV - Blue Blue Chip


Been sticking to the usual mode of shuffle instead of subscribing to a dedicated editing soundtrack, which leads to some good moments like when Modeselektor pop up to say hello with Let Your Love Grow. Makes the tedium go a little bit easier when this one comes on.

Modeselektor - Let Your Love Grow [click to download] |HTML5|

Even more so when the massive pile of stuff I've added to my library recently comes up, with Simon Viklund's consistently great soundtrack for Payday ringing in my ears as I shift anchor points and keyframe lights. Just as good for jamming to as it is for heistin' to.

Simon Viklund - The Gauntlet [click to download] |HTML5|

Also surprisingly a lot of my old Bloody Beetroots stuff has been coming up which is always nice. Can't say I've kept up with them since the release of the LP this is taken from, Romborama, maybe one of these days I'll have to catch up. But for now, I'm going to be transported back to 2009 on those lovely syths.

The Bloody Beetroots - Mother [click to download] |HTML5|

-Claude Van Foxbat

Saturday, 21 March 2015

1-800-ilictronix

I've been playing a lot of Hotline Miami 2 lately. Other than being super hard compared to 1 it also had a reputation to live up to with the soundtrack and so far it has more than delivered. I'd be hard pressed to find all of my favourites so I'll just cherry pick some from the studio's soundcloud.



Long time friend of the blog Magna is in there, I've been patiently waiting to see what track of his they used and it didn't disappoint. It appears pretty early on in the game, and has blown up a ton recently and rightfully so.



El Huervo was responsible for possibly my favourite track from no. 1, Daisuke, what's on the table this time though is a few shades darker than that track, but remains just as sick as ever.



Of course, it wouldn't be a Hotline Miami game if there wasn't a tune that got absolutely drilled into your skull. Here's #2's for me so far, I didn't know the track name, but as soon as I hit play feverish memories of slamming doors open came rushing back.

-Claude Van Foxbat

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Music For Freelance

You ever get an album that becomes much more relevant as time goes on? I've had this remix album in my collection for nearly 10 years now and only recently have I used itfor the title's intended purpose as I settle into my life as a freelance video editor (You can see my showreel if you're interested here!) But enough about me, let's get onto the tunes.


Obviously Cowboy Bebop's soundtrack has a whole reputation of it's own, a well deserved one I might add. A lot of potential for remixes on it too, I've already posted some of the bigger name ones such as Mr. Scruff & Luke Vibert, but there's other highlights to be had. Take the Remix of Space Lion, transforming a Jazz meets world music number into something a little more lounge-y.

The Seatbelts - Space Lion (4 Hero Remix) [click to download] |HTML5|

A surprising contribution from Ian Pooley is also a highlight. I remember going expecting some House style goodness, especially considering the original Fantaisie Sign was a lovely jazzy Drum & Bass piece. Instead, Pooley serves up something not too disimillar from the Bossa Nova direction Thievery Corporation took on Saudade.

Carla Vallet - Fantaisie Sign (Ian Pooley Remix) [click to download] |HTML5|

Rounding us of we have a rework of a track I have a love/hate relationship with. I'd be lying if I didn't say I loved the original, but some days something about that scratchy beat of the intro just grates on me. Luckily Ian is here to solve that problem, keeping the smooth parts of the track intact and arranging them over an even smoother backdrop. A treat to listen to. And with that it's back off to work I go!

The Seatbelts - Piano Black (Ian O'Brien Remix) [click to download] |HTML5|

-Claude Van Foxbat

Monday, 16 March 2015

Updater

Seems weird for me to have to only go in one day a week but have more work to do but hey ho, thats how things is. I'll still drop by now and then to give out tunes. Like right now for example!

Takashi Murakami - Jellyfish Eyes


Not been too long since I posted this one but it's been repeating on me hard. I've told the tale of Autechre's protest EP before, both in a post and a full 3 page essay I did like 2 years ago. Long story short, in the early 90s the UK government tries to ban outdoor raves with 'repetitive beats', Autechre respond by writing a tune in which no two bars have the same beats. Classic, and the tune's not too bad neither.

Autechre - Flutter [click to download] |HTML5|


On a vocoder kick again as usual and one of my favourtie underrated bits from Monkeytown is helping me scratch that itch. Deliciously smooth, 'Selektor have a penchant for the chiller side of things, here's hopign for more with this vibe on the follow up!

Modeselektor - Green Light Go [click to download] |HTML5|

Also decided to go all out and put all the Analords on my phone for commute listenin'. AFX remains a wizard with analogue gear, even when it isn't in the extreme style of say Drukqus or any of the later Aphex Twin LPs. This one will always be a favourite.

AFX - Steppingfilter 101 [click to download] |HTML5|

-Claude Van Foxbat