Friday, 25 July 2014

So Many Songs. So Little time.

Its Relevant

Earl here with a couple new tracks for you to start you weekend with, lets get right to it.

First up is the Sun Glitters remix of the song "St Louis" by Shocking Pinks, its very ethereal sounding but also kinda groovy, the vocals are reminiscent  of shoegaze music, i love shoegazing.

This song is groovy, so groovy that i'll just shut up and let you listen to it .

i cant explain why i enjoy this song, it reminds me of tumblr for some reason.


- Earl

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Back In Blighty

I have returned over the channel to the familiar isles of Leeds, with no sunburn to report thankfully! Over there was surprised to find I don't have really any Spanish tunes in my archive, but at the risk of sounding nationalistic I do have a ton of British tunes, so have some of them why don'tya?

David Hockney - A Bigger Splash (1967)

Kicking off with my summer album circa 2007, Simian Mobile Disco's debut stands strong as ever even though it's only a ten tracker. The vibe captured on tunes like this is pretty much perfect and is just at home on the beaches of wherever as it is back in England at your uncles crap summer barbecue.

Simian Mobile Disco - Wooden [click to download] |HTML5|

Another moody bit from the 'Tron's debut. The LP Starts incredibly strong and even though it is pretty simple in comparison to their later work it has a real charm to it that's very sweet, no doubt helped by the strictly synthesized accompaniment.

Ladytron - Another Breakfast With You [click to download] |HTML5|

And finally yet another debut, this time the trip hop pioneers Massive Attack. Unlike their more mellow output circa 1998's Mezzanine, this track is much more rooted in the original trip hop stylings with more of an emphasis on the Hip Hop part, with just a sprinkling of some soul in there courtesy of Shara Nelson.

Massive Attack - Lately [click to download] |HTML5|

-Claude Van Foxbat

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Ilictromix: Bobby Green

No, no, I didn't forget about this series. I've been vacation and then at Pitchfork Festival all weekend. This week's Ilictromix comes to us from Dallas native, Bobby Green.

I came across this talented producer after the track "Changing Me" came across my inbox. It was bright and had some stellar production so I knew he would be a great fit for this weeks mix. 

After listening to the mix a couple of times though its safe to say its our most "Broiest" ilictromix, but its a perfect fit for that summer hustle. Enjoy!

Bobby Green Ilictronmix [click to download] |HTML5|

ZXX, Paul Anthony - Drink by the Jug
Nom de Strip - Techno Saturday
Diplo - Pull up Dat Booty
Skrillex - Stranger
Nom de Strip - I Can’t Believe
Diplo - Freak
Tujamo - Hey Mister
Duck Sauce - Mondo
Bobby Green - Drug Testing
Knife Party - Lrad
TJR, VINAI - Bounce Generation
MIA - YALA (Bro Safari & Valentino Khan Remix)
Milo & Otis - #FESTMUNCH
LAXX - Brainbug (MUST DIE! Remix)
Bro Safari - That A$$
Major Lazer - Aerosol Can
Calippo - Back There (EDX’s Dubai Skyline Remix)
Kevin Prise, Crazibiza - Reach Out (Leston Remix)
Hoxton Whores, Melleefresh - Let’s Get Dirty (Crazibiza Dub Remix)
Bobby Green - Goin’ Crazy
Iggy Azalea - Fancy (GTA Remix)
Usher - Good Kisser (Disclosure Remix)
Bobby Green - Changing Me
Bobby Green - My PT Cruiser is DOPE
Autoerotique - LZRFNK
EDX - Blessed
Tiger La - Now You Know (Bobby Green Remix)
Jessie Ware - Running (Disclosure Remix)
Wolfgang Gartner - There and Back
Jay Frog, Melleefresh - Peekaboo
Wolfgang Gartner  - Latin Fever

Dive deeper into his work here:

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

There's That Smell Again

I will always talk up Stenchman for as long as I live. The guy is seriously underrated, even back when I was championing him as one of the few keeping dubstep in check with creative spins. He's since branched out more with his creative chops and I gotta admire that. Even more so given that he's absolutely killing it in these new genres too.

I adore anything he puts out under the relatively new Philestine moniker, I was skeptical when he mentioned branching out into 'house' given the sorry state of the genre these days. I have never been more happy to be wrong. give your shelves a good old wobble with this one above.

Even when it's more on the more mainstream side of things I love it. I could totally see this being banged out on Radio 1 after dark, It's awesome to see his dubstep and house sensibilities collide here, hits my future garage button nicely indeed.

And finally, I was holding out for some full versions of these to be dropped but no such luck yet. I still pull this sampler out every now and then because each little part is so sweet. I'm dying for the Stench to put out more stuff like this, I can't get enough. Rest assured you'll know when I do

-Claude Van Foxbat