Thursday, 23 April 2015

Thursday Themes

Been sorting a multitude of things attempting to seem professional. But the time's come to take a step back and zone out with some fine digital audio. So let's not waste any time

Tony Oursler - Cherry Nokia (2008)

Some Plone was just what I needed, their playful breed electronic is always a pleasure to listen to, it's a shame the project was so short lived, I could see stuff like this going down well these days. Here's yet another bit from their unreleased second album that I'm loving right about now.

Plone - Dry Pen [click to download] |HTML5|


On that same track, props to Snap Ant for making the surprisingly depressing Playgirl from Ladytron into something that wouldn't sound amiss coming out of a bar's speakers somewhere in Spain. Here it is:

Ladytron - Playgirl (Snap Ant Remix) [click to download] |HTML5|

And last but not least, a lil' bit of reggaefied Gorillaz courtesy of Spacemonkeyz. Put the LP back in my rotation again, and it's always a welcome addition when it's time comes around. Ideally should have posted this one 3 days ago but what are ya gonna do?

Spacemonkeyz Vs. Gorillaz - De-Punked [click to download] |HTML5|

-Claude Van Foxbat

Monday, 20 April 2015

Commission

Apologies again for the quiet patch, but I done found myself a freelance job. Lucky for you it was a pretty speedy turnaround, so I can share with you the tunes I was jamming to while editing!

Chiho Aoshima - Yuyake Chan Miss Sunset (2006)

I always feel like I don't like The Chem' Bros. as much as I should. Don't get me wrong I love Exit Planet Dust and all that for sure but I don't really keep up with them as I should. Regardless when they hit their high points they really do, I've been looping this one for years and I'm not likely to stop now.

The Chemical Brothers - Hold Tight London [click to download] |HTML5|

Remember when I was meant to give you a break from Simon Viklund? Turns out I LIED because this came on while I was editing and I forgot how much of a jam it was, this thing has some wicked bass in it. I'd love to see an album from the guy, if his soundtracks are anything to go by it'd be solid.

Simon Viklund - Three Way Deal (Theme From Undercover) [click to download] |HTML5|

Also saw a return to form for the final track from Happy Birthday!, featuring Warp Records dwellers Maxïmo Park. Shame they've done nothing together since, the 'Selektor's style works real good with their contributions and I'd love to see where they take it with their current sound.

Modeselektor - (I Can't Sleep) Without Music [click to download] |HTML5|

-Claude Van Foxbat

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Preloadin'

Managing to remember to update here after that film fest slip up, surprisingly my sleep schedule has remained largely intact. The upload has been replaced by an even longer wait now though, as you read this I'm still downloading the PC version of GTA V at some occasionally abysmal speeds. Like I said before tho, it's given me a chance to go digging for potential custom soundtracks and with that, let's get stuck in.



Icarus return with another tune set for the summer. Though unlike Cassia this one's not for the mid-day get togethers, it's for the 9PM just before the sun goes down and you're going out moments. That bassline's been rattling my shelves all day, and I'm a sucker for a 2-step beat that reminds me of my garage listenings as a youth. Should be a nice addition to the streets of LS.

Returned to Stench's 2015 release for the first time in a while to look for soundtrack ammo and I wasn't left wanting. Even more 2-step shenanigans here, with Stench's trademark bass at work behind it. Surprised I missed this one out in my review of the thing, it's a solid addition for sure.

Stenchman - Mammonism [click to download] |HTML5|

And while we're on the subject of garage and my youth, let's not neglect to mention one of the best garage tunes of all time that was actually already included on a GTA soundtrack. The original track is fine sure, there are better songs on the Sneaker Pimp's Becoming X though, but this remix is a cult classic that has earned it's reputation. That bassline is still savage nearly 17 years later.

Sneaker Pimps - Spin Spin Sugar (Armand's Dark Garage Mix) [click to download] |HTML5|

-Claude Van Foxbat

Monday, 13 April 2015

14 Hours Later...

Apologies for the slow patch; spent the better part of yesterday trying to upload a piece for entry into a film festival. Naturally, my ISP wasn't too pleased about me trying to offhand a 6GB file, even less after the two previous failed attempts that stopped at 1.5GB. But I watched it finish eventually! It took until 5AM but it is done! So we return to our regularly scheduled programming with some music.

Tom Wesselmann - Smoker Banner (1971)

Another fallout of my Cyberpunk binge a few moths back is a massive stack of great tunes. Ghost In The Sell is a standout for this, from the movie to the PS1 game to the Stand Alone Complex series there's plenty of solid tunes to go around. Presenting yet another number courtesy of Yoko Kanno under her Gabriela Robin alais, I absolutely adore this intro.

Gabriela Robin - Torukia [click to download] |HTML5|

Again, I'm sorry for giving out so much of Simon's work, but he kills it regularly on the soundtrack front. Instead of a newer addition I've been diggin' this one as of late. Once again as at home on the dancefloor as it is during a daring bank heist.

Simon Viklund - Wanted Dead Or Alive [click to download] |HTML5|

And keeping on the soundtrack theme, I'm here arranging my very own custom FlyLo FM as I wait for my PC GTA V to download, and this track from his debut LP, 1983 is going to take a spot on there for sure among the other early FlyLo LPs. Check it out if this one slipped your radar.

Flying Lotus - 1983 [click to download] |HTML5|

-Claude Van Foxbat