Tuesday, 30 December 2008

Live Chat

Well I finally signed up for wyldryde and I'm currently working on an IRC bot that you guys can interact with.

To chat with an IRC client, go to irc.wyldryde.org channel #ilictronix.

If you don't want to download anything...head over to
http://www.geocities.com/psychofish25/irc.html

It's basically a flash object that allows you to chat in the IRC server. I will have a link to it on the side.

Kaoss

I've been jamming on my kaossilator since I got it Christmas Morning, and it just gets better ever ytime. Although I'm not too good at it, I find it amusing to just play some riffs, then loop and cut them on one another to make a sometimes-decent-sounding song.

Anyway, I decided I'd jam and just record it through Audacity. In this mp3 you hear everything, from me scrolling through instruments, to me playing off key until it's good enough to loop. I know my timing might be off, but it's just improv, so deal.

Jordan Scales - Live Mix [right click to download]








Cheers

Monday, 29 December 2008

Rubik and IRC

So my 5x5x5 rubiks cube came today, and I can now solve it in about 10 minutes. Solving it is not that different from a 3x3, but you first rearrange the 5x5 to be a 3x3, then solve it normally. It's hard to explain, but I solved it.

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As for the IRC channel. I renamed it to #ilictronixblog, so take note.

To chat with us...
- Go to java.freenode.net
- Enter a nickname
- Enter #ilictronixblog in the channel box

I'll be there frequently, especially between 8 and 9 EST. See you there!

Jordan

Quick Note

Just setting up the IRC channel a little more, expect it to be up by tomorrow.

IRC is up

Well, I decided to spend a few minutes registering ilictronix its very own IRC channel. I know the blog isn't that popular, but I'm sure we'll have some people in there.

If you have absolutely no idea what I'm talking about...IRC is a chat system that allows you to join IRC servers and channels to talk to others. It does not require any sign up, but you can reserve a nick name if you'd like.

The server I have registered on is FreeNode (irc.freenode.net). And the channel name is #ilictronix. If you'd like to stop by and chat, since the ShoutBox is annoying, simply get an IRC client, such as XChat, and connect to irc.freenode.net channel #ilictronix.

If you don't feel like downloading stuff, simply go to java.freenode.net, enter a nickname to chat with, and enter ilictronix in the channel box to connect.

I'll be hanging around the server frequently, but I'll be there a lot between 7 and 9 PM EST (12 and 2 AM GST). So stop by and we'll chat it up. I think we can get a good amount of people chatting at once if we all decide to connect at around 7 EST. Bots will be added soon, so you'll have something to do haha.

Jordan

Sunday, 28 December 2008

Do you IRC?

Just a simple question...answer in the poll.



The reason I'm asking is because I've been thinking about registering an IRC channel for ilictronix, comment on your beliefs.

Cheers,
Jordan

Thursday, 25 December 2008

My Pwesentsssss

This year was a good one, and to sign it off was even better with an amazing christmas.

I asked for a few things, and I got everything I wanted, except a digital turntable, but I wouldn't be able to use it anyway haha.

So first, let me show off my new, bigass 22" acer HD monitor. This thing is flawless, and looks amazing, even for an Acer. So now I'm running in 1680 by 1050 resolution and it's pure sex.

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Next, I also got 10" Altec Lansing speakers. These things are the best of the best, but the sound is amazing on my computer now. They were only about 30 bucks and run out of a standard 1/8" line out, I recommend these to anyone, they sound great.

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This next gift was a strange one, but it's fun as hell. It's a pair of binoculars with video and picture capabilities built in. You can then transfer the files onto your computer. They were cheap, but they take some pretty nice pictures. They can also be used as normal binoculars.

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I saved the best for last. ..

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That's right, a Kaosillator. I opened the box and screamed like those two weird N64 kids. This badboy is a synthpad with a hundred instruments and unlimited capabilities. Unfortunately, I don't have RL stereo speakers, so I just use my old PC speakers via Line Out. The sound on this thing is INCREDIBLE. I had no idea such a small device could pack so much power. The sounds are versatile and you can make any genre of beats you want. At only $200, why the hell wouldn't you buy this!?!?

GO BUY IT NOW
Jordan

Also, all pictures were taken with my new LG Dare phone. The 2.0 MP lens holds up to about 2500 resolution, these pics were taken in 640 x 480 and shrunk to fit, though.

Wednesday, 24 December 2008

Fellow Bloggas

Hey guys, sorry I haven't been around. With the combination of projects, school, and xmas shopping, I haven't had the time to write anything.

Anyway, I'm asking for some help since many of you have every song known to man. I was wodnering if someone could please email me Louis La Roche's Ten Minute Mix, high quality mp3 please. If you have no idea what I'm talking about...



Anyway, I NEED this track so if you find it you win my heart. But otherwise, have a happy holiday and I'll be back after christmas with some content.

Enjoy

Thursday, 18 December 2008

Ello

So I made a new track today...

My friend and I are working on a history project dealing with government agencies under FDR. We were assigned the National Industrial Recovery Act. Anyway, our job was to create a short commercial, song, or anything, so I took the opportunity to think of a hilarious gangsta rap song and make it. I have yet to record the vocals, but I should get that down soon. As of now, all I have is the beat, which I made in FruityLoops Studio 8.0 using my Alesis Micron as a midi controller. It's meant to be hysterical, which the rhymes will match to.

Anyway, just thought you might enjoy it, it's still a work in progress so leave comments about what to fix and such...

Jordan Scales - NIRA [right click to download]








Peace,
Jordan

Saturday, 13 December 2008

My Obsession

Hey guys, I'm back...again.

Anyway, I haven't posted a song I'm obsessed with in a while, but I don't think I'm late. If I would've stayed on schedule and posted my obsession every week, it would still be this song. I truly cannot stop listening to it.

The track comes courtesy of musical genius Play Paul from the Crydamoure label. For those of you who don't know, Crydamoure is a label started by Guy Manuel De Homem-Christo, the guy with the gold helmet from Daft Punk. It is a french disco-house label, and has 2 compilation albums. Waves I and II, this track is from Waves II.

To be honest, this has some of the best sampling I've ever heard in any song, ever. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I do. So here it is, my obession.

Play Paul - Holly Ghostz [right click to download]








Oh and to clear things up, I shoot for 2 to 3 articles weekly.
Jordan

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Poll Fix

Sorry for the confusion, but the polls functioning now. Please revote!

Sunday, 7 December 2008

Poll

I was going to write about FL today, but I think I'm gonna save that. Please answer the polls, it's vital for my next post.

Saturday, 6 December 2008

I'm Not Dead!!!

Sorry guys, just a little emergency was going on, but everything's sorted out now. Sorry for my absence.

So before I left, I hinted that I would write an article on FL Studio...Well, my friend was fooling around and made a track in FL, so I'm going to post that now. Tomorrow I will have a meaningful article on FruityLoops.

Kevin Lakhani - Funky [right click to download]








Enjoy and see you tomorrow bright and early
Jordan

Monday, 1 December 2008

Hold upppp

Got some shit goin down...be back later guys, sorry for the delays

Saturday, 29 November 2008

Weow

I know I know, I was supposed to write an article about FruityLoops, well I didn't find the time.

Anyway, I have a crapload of viewer content to get through, so tomorrow I'm going to write that FL article and then after that publish some content.

As for today, I have a ridiculous track to share. I know nothing about this artist, only that this song is amazing. I wish I could give you some background, but I really can't. The songs pretty much techno, but starts out a little DnB. Who cares though, the song is good.

Shinichi Osawa - Detonator [right click to download]








Enjoy,
Jordan

Thursday, 27 November 2008

BOINK!

For those of you who play TF2, you understand the term BOINK! is quite popular. Anyway, I recently watched a sniping video and the song playing in the background was Teknopatia, a track I have posted in the past. Anyway, a friend challenged me to recreate that song using BOINK! so I tried. So in 10 minutes, using FruityLoops Studio 8.0 and my Alesis Micron as a MIDI controller, I had a skeletal version of Teknopatia using boinks. Another day, I will add drums and echo effects and what not, but this is what I have now. Enjoy.

Jordan Scales - Teknopaboinka [right click to download]








Article on FruityLoops tomorrow,
Jordan

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Catchie

So my buddy James sent me this song, by the artist Forseco.

I don't know much about it, but it's so phenomenally catchy. I don't know what it is, but I like it. Anyways, I'm going to be in PA tomorrow so I'll be back thursday.

Forseco - Insane [right click to download]








Enjoy,
Jordan

Saturday, 22 November 2008

Rubik's Cubes!!!!

Boys and girls, I'm a geek, and you should know this by now.

And what kind of geek would I be without being able to solve a Rubik's Cube? This puzzle was created in 1979 by some German Guy (Russian?) and it has frustrated millions. However, all it takes is some quick thinking and few patterns to solve this badboy.

Now, I'm not going to teach you how to solve a Rubik's Cube. If you want to do that, go to youtube. I am merely hear today asking if any of my viewers can do it and how fast they can. Now, many critics say, "Oh you just follow a few magic patterns and you can solve it, it's easy." And to those I say, "shut the hell up." Yes, yes it is true that just a few patterns will yeild a solved cube...in about 10-15 minutes. If you want to be talented, you truly need to think and move your hands fast to get to something below 3:00.



My personal record is 1:36.4, and it's only been about 3 weeks since I started solving the cube. In fact, the time I just told you was recorded about an hour ago. Since I'm still improving, I can solve faster and faster. However, in a few more records, it will be near impossible to solve any faster. To do so, requires even harder thinking.

So anyway, comment on this article, exclaiming your views, your times, your age, anyting.

Jordan
Oh and PS - That pic was taken with my new LG Dare, pretty sharp camera, huh?

Thursday, 20 November 2008

Trancish?

Well, I finally found a song that was trancey, but didn't suck.

For some reason, this song fells so disco-french-house, but it isn't. It also has the trancey feel. I really don't know how to categorize this song, so I'll just call it amazing.

I've had this track stored for a while as one of my "big guns," the tracks that are just so good that I save em and release them every once in a while. I've posted about two of these. Anyway, this track is the 8th remix in a row that I am posting, and I apologize. But this song is just so good. It's by the Italian (WTF NOT FRENCH?!?!?!) artist LeBatman. The original song is Fat Love by Worship. If you guys follow alexdaftpunk91 on youtube, you'll notice she posted this track today, and that's what reminded me of it. Unfortunately, the youtube quality blows, so I have a high bitrate mp3 on the site. Enjoy.

Worship - Fat Love (LeBatman Remix) [right click to download]








Jordan

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Genres

Ah the genre poll. It was bound to happen. Choose the genre that best applies to you!

Content tomorrow
Jordan

Monday, 17 November 2008

Body Crash!!!!!

Well I've been obsessed with MSTRKRFT lately, so I've been doing some research...

Anyway, today's track is yet another remix. I like it alot, and I'm not sure why I neglected to post it.

The song is Body Crash by Buy Now and it is a remix by JFK, the better half of MSTRKRFT. Just by listening to the track, you can make out the beats and styling used in many MSTRKFRT tracks. So here it is, one of the greatest techno-electro songs I own. The quality seems poor, but that's just the song.

Buy Now - Body Crash (JFK Edit) [right click to download]








Enjoy!

EDIT: On my browser, the quality is pretty poor and the song seems to die in and die out alot. I've replaced the track multiple times to no improvement. I may've hit a bandwith limit. Haha. If you want, just download the mp3 and you'll be set.

Yo

Hey y'all, just letting you know I'm not dead.

The blog isn't over, I'm just going to be away, I should be posting in the next few days. Keep checking back for updates!

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Wednesday Special

Yeah I know I haven't done it in two weeks, but I got a theme goin on!

Chillax and listen to Remix Whores Cinq!!

Remix Whores [Cinq]

Well, to close off Remix Whores and to apologize, I'm posting three tracks.

The first tracks is from Ed Red Vol. 3 or Busy P's Pedrophilia. This is not a remix but just a song. The next two tracks are remixes, but I feel you should hear the original before listening to the remixes. So anyway, here it is. Warning: Turn down your volume if you have parents nearby.

Busy P - To Protect And Entertain [right click to download]








The first remix is courtesy of So Me. The reason this remix is badass because it's very So Me and uses Street Fighter sounds :-D. Also, it has an amazing name.

Busy P - To Protect And Entertain (So Me Get Naked Remix) [right click to download]








Finally the last remix comes from The Crookers. It's here because it's quite good.

Busy P - To Protect And Entertain (Crookers Remix) [right click to download]








Peace

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Tomorrowwww

Tracks tomorrow, I promise.

Sorry I've been away, sick, and working on my history project all week. Be patient!!!

Jordan

Saturday, 8 November 2008

Note

I decided I'll post another remix tomorrow that I forgot about. It's semi-mainstream (Remix of a Busy P track), so try not to be disappointed. I just feel it's an amazing remix.

That is all
Jordan

Remix Whores [Quatre]

Today I am going to show you the best remix ever made in the history of the universe.

Not to steal his credit or anything, but the original song was so fanstically good, that a remix of it is already flawless. So to sign off "Remix Whores," I present you with a track I've been dying to post.

Jordan Scales - Ravage (Boba Fettuccini's Ravaged Lands RMX) [right click to download]








Note: I am going to post many remixes in the future, so don't think just because Remix Whores is over that the remixes are also over. My fifth remix track was going to be Miss Your Tape by The Phantom's Revenge, but I already posted that :-(

Also, if you want, feel free to remix Ravage and send it to me. It will make me super duper happy.
Link: http://www.fileden.com/files/2008/8/21/2059950/JordanScales-Ravage.mp3
Jordan

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Remix Whores [Trois]

Today's remix is one most of you have already heard, since many of my viewers come from thedaftclub.com. Even with its popular, this remix is simply spectacular.

From the mind of Para One, he has taken Prime Time of Your Life and chopped it into a true masterpiece. I hope you enjoy the track if you are yet to hear it. Sorry if you are disappointed. On the brightside, this is an uber-high quality track so you may want to add it to your collection even if you already own it.

Daft Punk - The Prime Time of Your Life (Para One Remix) [right click to download]








Lots o' tags,
Jordan

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Remix Whores [Deux]

I apologize for my absence. Anyway, I have a new track for you today, another badass remix.

Now this isn't my favorite all-time remix, but it is the ballsiest remix in my collection. It comes from the mind of Sebastian Akchoté aka SebastiAn. It is a remix of a long-loved classic rock song. So praise him for a tremendously good remix, and for having the courage to remix The Who.

I hope alot of you have yet to hear this song, mostly only big Ed Banger fans like myself know of it. PS SebastiAn was in NYC on the 30th for a concert with So_Me, Busy P, and Justice. I didn't get tickets and I kick myself for not doing so. If you went to it, tell me and I'll kill you.

The Who - Baba O'Riley (SebastiAn Remix) [right click to download]








Now get out and vote for Obama, and send me logos!
Jordan

Monday, 3 November 2008

Vote!

I thought it'd be cute to hold my logo voting thing on the election day, but I NEED MORE ENTRIES!! A measly 4 entries will not suffice, so please, please, please. Enter the logo contest!!!!

¿How?
E-mail me a logo for ilictronix to ilictronixstaff@gmail.com.

Cmon guys, I want to hold this vote tomorrow!!!

Domayne

Well, in case you haven't noticed, I recently added an ad in Persona Space for free domain names. Basically, I got a free domain name. It's not .com or .net, but .co.nr.

For you classic folk, ilictronix.blogspot.com will still work perfectly, but now, you can access the same site from http://ilictronix.co.nr. It's basically a redirect to the same site.

So anyway, add ilictronix.co.nr to your favorites now!

Track soon,
Jordan

Saturday, 1 November 2008

Quick Note

Don't forget about the logo contest!!!!

Please send me some logos you've created so I can kick off the vote.

Remix Whores [Un]

Today's track marks the start of my next theme, Remix Whores.

What this theme contains is what I feel are the best remixes I own. I must admit, they are rather popular (most of them). So don't consider this is a discovery theme. I hope to post at least four remixes in no particular order, from different artists. I hope the newbs out there are enlightened by this theme.

Anyway, to kick things off is our good French pals Justice. I've posted 2 remixes by them already, 1 successful and 1 not, so I hope this gets your attention. It is a remix of Franz Ferdinand's "The Fallen" and it is great. I was disappointed by the Daft Punk edit of Take Me Out, but this FF remix really put me in a good place haha. So enjoy and comment!!!

Franz Ferdinand - The Fallen (Justice Edit) [right click to download]








Jordan

Wednesday, 29 October 2008

I'm obsessed

Well, I stuck to the plan: My Weekly Obsession.

I'll keep this short and sweet. I love Ed Banger Records. I love SebastiAn. He has such an influence on my life that if he ever moved the capital A in his name I would suffer from depression. Anyway, I've been particularly obsessed with SebastiAn this week. So, it'd only be appropriate to show you guys the track I can't stop listening to.

This song comes from the same-titled EP, Ross Ross Ross. I have no idea what that means, but this is EP is incredible. It's funky and raw and just energious. So, I hope you enjoy today's track. It is not for the light-hearted, but I don't care because it's my blog so I'll do what I want :-).

SebastiAn - Ross Ross Ross [right click to download]








Peace
Jordan

Sunday, 26 October 2008

A Big Thank You

This is a Big Ol' Thank you for two reasons.

The first, this is my 100th post on ilictronix. Thanks to you guys for coming back each day and convincing me to keep on writing, without all of you this blog would be long gone.

Also, a shout out to amq who got me a longer version of the Miss Your Tape (The Phantom's Revenge Remix). So that will be today's track. Not only is it the full version but it is also a higher, 256 kbps quality.

Pierce - Miss Your Tape (The Phantom's Revenge Remix)
::better version:: [right click to download]








Enjoy and thank you!

I'm Open Folks

I have received a few e-mails regarding my logo, and it has come to my attention that maybe I should hold a contest of sorts. So here's the dealio...

1. Think of a cool logo design for ilictronix
2. Design it if you have any graphic design experience
3. Send it to me at ilictronixstaff@gmail.com.

Now, if I feel I have multiple logos coming in, I might hold a poll for which logo is the best. As for the specs of the logo. I would prefer if it were as close as possible to 660px wide by 150px tall.

If I don't get a lot of entries, I may just make the decision myself, rather than hold a vote. Also, if you don't have any graphic design experience, simply think of a concept and maybe do a little rough sketch of it to send to me.

I hope you guys enter, you will see your artwork on both my site and my ads amongst the interwebs,
Jordan

Saturday, 25 October 2008

Totally Bitchin

Well I just stumbled upon one of the greatest tracks I've heard in a very very long time; The Underground World of French House has some magical tracks lying around.

Anyway, I don't know much about this artist, but he (or them? she?) go(es) by the name The Phantom's Revenge, a somewhat unknown artist here in the states, but most french club-goers may know of him. Anyway, I stumbled upon a remix of theirs that was just flawless and filtered like sweet coffee.

The original track is Miss Your Tape by the Canadian Electro artist Pierce. I have never heard the original song, so if you find an mp3 and send it my way, I'll sex you. The song is a tad short, but it's still amazingly crafted. I hope you enjoy it, be sure to comment!!!

Pierce - Miss Your Tape (The Phantom's Revenge Remix) [right click to download]








Oh, and check out The Phantom's Revenge on MySpace at http://www.myspace.com/thephantomsrevenge.

Jordan

Friday, 24 October 2008

La La La La!!!!!

I mentioned my buddy alexdaftpunk91 in a previous article, well today she's back. Here's another track I got from alex that is fantastic.

It comes from the mind of Gene Farris, a cocky house composer from good ol' Chicago whose goal is to bring back good old style Chicago House back to the world. His songs are very authentic and pretty catchy. The mainly have a smoother feel, rather than the true disco french house from, of course, France.

Anyway, here's the track...

Gene Farris - This Is My Religion [right click to download]








Jordan

Thursday, 23 October 2008

A Simple Site!

Many sites are so complicated, why can't they just all be simple?

Today's link is a very simple site, for all your carbonic acid needs!

http://www.h2co3.org/

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Wednesday Special

Starting today, every Wednesday will be known as "My Weekly Obsession."

What the hell is that? you may be asking. Well to start off I listen to many many types of music. And frequently, I come across songs I simply cannot stop listening to. These are my weekly obsessions. So now, every Wednesday I will post my weekly obsession. You may see doubles, but don't fret. It all depends on my mood!

So my first obsession is by my band of the week MSTRKRFT. I first showed you their song Work On You, but I actually showed you a remix and not an actual song by them. Anyway, this week I got their album "The Looks" and I recommend it to anyone. It has a techno-ish electro feel that's just uber. Anyway, my obsession this week is from that album, and it is known as "Easy Love."

Why is it my obsession? The lyrics and the catchy beat give it such a perfect flow that I cannot stop listening to it. So here it is!

MSTRKRFT - Easy Love [right click to download]








Enjoy and be sure to comment
Jordan

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

A Gallimaufry of Words!

Look what I found!

I was trudging around the interwebs once again when I saw something sweet on 4chan that wasn't kiddie porn for once. Anyway, it's a list of the coolest words ever made. So start using them correctly and people will sex you!1!!11!

LINK:
http://www.wunderland.com/WTS/Alison/lexophilia/coolwords/index.html

Sunday, 19 October 2008

A Decent Article!

Well I promised viewer content and I was actually on schedule for once!

Enjoy, courtesy of Boba

Boba Fettuccini here, bringing you another blast from the past of dance music. Heh… I love saying that. “Blast from the past”…

This time around, I’ve got a track from Commodores, a 70’s and 80’s funk/soul band. Personally, I wouldn't classify today’s track with either of those genres, but hey, I don’t decide that kind of stuff.
To start things off, I’ll fill you in on the short story of how I found it. Shortly after getting a turntable several months ago, I went to the local Half Priced Books to check out the records. I was new, and I didn’t know what I wanted, so I figured I’d let my mom help me, since she liked dance music back in the day. She went through the clearance, pulling out things like Styx, The Alan Parsons Project, and Phil Collins (which btw are all terrific bands, even if they aren’t really ‘dance’ music) while I went through the 12’’ single section, and then later the A’s, B’s and C’s. I found a certain promo in the 12’’ singles section that caught my attention. It was Commodores: Animal Instinct (Club Mix). I said “Hey mom, were the Commodores any good?” and she says, “Yeah, they were ok. Go ahead and grab it, you’ll probably like it.” So I grabbed it, put it in the basket. I found some other treasures that evening, but I suppose I can leave those all for later.
Now to talk about the Commodores themselves. Originally called the “Jays”, the Commodores consisted of a bunch of people who met as freshmen at the then Tuskegee Institute, now Tuskegee University, and got some notice when they opened for The Jackson 5 on tour. As I mentioned before, they were originally the Jays. It seems there was a group called the O’Jays, and that was just too similar to be comfortable, so one of the members opened a dictionary, pointed, and Commodores became the new name. Over the years, the Commodores roster included Walter Orange, William King, J.D. Nicholas, Lionel Richie, Thomas McClary, Ronald La Pread, Milan Williams, and Sheldon Reynolds. You may recognize a couple of those names from other places. Slowly, allll these people started leaving; Richie left, closely followed by McClary who decided to go solo (and was replaced by Reynolds), then LaPread left for New Zealand, and Reynolds went off to go be part of Earth, Wind, And Fire. After Milan left, the group ditched the whole funk/soul thing and went for pop. Today, the group consists of Orange, King, and Nicholas.
And so we come to our track: Animal Instinct (Club Mix). A nice, cheesy club song featuring vocoders and stereotypical love song lyrics. Enjoy!


"But Jordan! I send you articles and you only post Boba's!!!!"
Well, Boba sent me 4 articles in the first week this blog was set up, so chances are yours are newer, be patient.

As for the track, here you go. It's one of the best I've heard in a long long time.

Commodores - Animal Instinct (Club Mix) [right click to download]






Saturday, 18 October 2008

What A Find

Just thought I'd post SOMETHING to pass the time by with. Anyway, I stumbled upon this amazing tool. If you like photoshopping and image art and the whatnot, this is amazing for you.

http://labs.ideeinc.com/multicolr#

Simply select colors and flickr images will appear accordingly. It's one of the coolest things I've seen from the internet.

An Apology

Guys I truly apologize for my absence. I've been sick and now I'm just extremely busy. I promise I'll have a viewer content article bright and early tomorrow. So don't think I've left or given up in the blog or anything.

Jordan

Also, according to the poll, you all apparently know every track I've posted thus far haha. Are you lying? Perhaps I wan't clear enough. I guess many of you think I mean comapred to the music you already own...oh well.

Thursday, 16 October 2008

New Poll

Well polls are back!

I've been posting since late August, and I've posted about 40 in total (41 to be exact). So I was just wondering, are you guys getting anything out of it? So this week's poll deals with the amount of music you've discovered thanks to me.

Jordan

Tuesday, 14 October 2008

The Return

Well I'm back, sorta. Still feelin a bit crappy.

Not much of an article today, just going to post a track that was requested numerous times. Remember, email me any requests you have. I know you guys might think I just delete them but I have about 10 or so emails in my ilictronix inbox dealing with tracks and articles. So tomorrow, I'll post one of those, I hope.

Anyway, today's track comes from the mastermind of Para One, and it's not a remix. Yes, this track is actually written by Para One haha. Enjoy.

Para One - Turtle Trouble [right click to download]








Jordan

Monday, 13 October 2008

Where are you?!?

Sorry guys, I'm very sick and bed-locked, so I haven't been able to write any articles or post tracks in a while. Hopefully by tonight I'll have something, but I can't guarantee anything.

Jordan

Friday, 10 October 2008

Waves

To rub off all the reminants of trance still left on this blog, I'm going to upload some good ol' french house.

"But Jordan, you always fucking do house! Do some cool stuff!" Well, fat kid, this song is different than most House I've posted; it's especially Disco-y. Like I know I posted Disco Dynamite recently, but this defeats that. To be honest, this is one of the most danceable songs I own.

From Crydamoure's 'Waves," this song is produced by the especailly ugly part of Daft Punk, Guilliame Manuel de Homem Cristo. It is written by Sedat, who has no other tracks that I own, so if you own some, send em my way!

Other than that, enjoy.

Sedat - The Turkish Avenger [right click to download]








Hopefully tonight I'll have a Boba article, otherwise I'll post it tomorrow, I'm gonna be out for the larger part of the day.
Jordan

Thursday, 9 October 2008

Ewwww Trance

I can't lie, I hate trance. However, while listening to a TF2 video, I heard one "trance-ish" song that really caught my attention.

From the mastermind of DJ Lhasa, this song represents true italo-trance. While DJ Lhasa himself is a techno artist, Teknopatia has a true trance feel to it. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe the correct term for said genre is tech-trance or trance-tech. The catchy riff and the powerful drum beats make it techno, but for some reason the instruments and filters make it trancey to me. But in the world of electronic, you can practically make up genre titles and it will be accepted, the barriers are so gapped.

So anyway, have fun listening to the only track remotely close to trance I'll ever post haha. This one is uber-ravable, so play it for your friends for an ad-lib basement rave. Sorry I haven't been writing in a while, I've been sick lately, so I've been sitting in bed. I'll have some viewer content tomorrow.

DJ Lhasa - Teknopatia [right click to download]








Have fun children,
Jordan

Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Are you a SuperDafty?

Ok maybe that isn't a word, but it should be. To me, a SuperDafty meets the following critera...

- Has gone gay for Thomas Bangalter
- Has attempted to make a helmet
- Has over 100 songs by Daft Punk in their iTunes
- Has had sex to Something About Us
- Has listened to Discovery so many times in a row that their ears are now permanently damaged

Okay so I exaggerated. Anyway, I wasn't a huge Daft Punk until the beginning of 2008 (GASP). I've known about them for years and years, but I haven't been an UBER-fan, still a big fan though. Well, it has come to my attention that most of my viewers are light fans of Daft Punk. Not the Champy or Boba superfans, but the light fans who are familiar with most tracks. So, today is for them (sorry to dissappoint my 1337 viewers). So, I'm going to post two Daft Punk tracks that those light fans may've never heard, actually probably never heard. Again, sorry to dissappoint my extreme viewers, but today is for the noobs.

The first track was the only "new" track released on Daft Punk's Compilation Album "Musique Vol. 1 1993-2005." It's a very catchy song that was not published on a true, studio album, which is why most noobs haven't heard it.

Daft Punk - Musique [right click to download]








The next track comes from Daft Punk's first album, The New Wave. Released in 1994, this vinyl contained 4 tracks. 3 Variations of "The New Wave" (which later became Alive) and Assault. The first time I heard Assault last year, I thought it was one of those fake Daft Punk songs released on Limewire from underground DJs in a weak attempt to get listeners. I was wrong.

Daft Punk - Assault [right click to download]








Jordan

Saturday, 4 October 2008

My Review of Nebula

As you know, I am obsessed with thedaftclub. Well, the owner of said site, Spud in Disguise, has asked me to write an article on his new EP. Nebula by Auteur Theory.

Being a UK House band, I was extremely excited to listen to their tracks. The first one I listened to was the remix of Radiohead's Reckoner. Although it was a little light for my taste (it's a Radiohead remix so what should I expect?), it was still phenomenal. Going into this EP, I expected some light house...I was suprised.

So to the point, I just downloaded (legally) Nebula EP. I am currently listening to it and I am going to write a review as I go. Taboo? Who cares. I recommend listening to the tracks yourself, even though I have nothing negative to say about this album. The link to the EPs can be found of AT's muzicom page. (http://auteurtheoryonline.muzicom.net/?q=node/17)

Exodus
The perfect blend of raw and light. The first track on the EP, I was suprised on its non-ambience, which was still a good thing. This song has all the parts of a good, solid house track. A short, catchy bass riff to start out with some powerful bass drum in the background. Then suddenly, the track becomes more intense, developing as you continue to listen. The build up of the track really catches your attention and the randomness in the repitition keeps things interesting. The album is starting to look awfully good. The background synthpads also add a nice touch and harmony to the song as a whole.

Sonorous
A harp-sounding opening? I'm already intrigued. Similar to the first track, a build up and the addition of steady drums really makes the song mold together well. The riff is extremely catchy and keeping me listening. It's somewhat ambient, but still has true House roots. A truly beautiful song, I can imagine many images in my head while listening to this. Halfway through, the song becomes more intense, but doesn't lose it's cool. Towards the end, the song truly begins to grow on you. Definitely one of my favorite tracks of 2008, I must say.

Chasing Clouds
This track was good, but just didn't grab my attention as roughly as the other two tracks. The riff is a little shaky, but the who feel of the song is still powerful. It's extremely rhythmic and the filter sweeps create a nice harmonic tone. Although not as poweful as the other two, it's still very well put together. I wish the opening were a bit stronger as well.

Ocean of Storms
Slightly better than the previously mentioned track, but does not compete with the other two tracks. Keep in mind that is simply my taste, and I'm trying to be as harsh as I can as to not sound like a happy little schoolgirl. The backround pads made an excellent appearance in this song and the opening was quite powerful. I also liked the drum beats in this song, they fit extremely well with the riffs, which were extremely catchy.

So that's my review of Auteur Theory's Nebula EP. To be honest, it is one of the greatest House tracks I own, and I mean that in complete honesty. I hope you guys download the mp3s from the afformentioned link above and take a listen to the tracks.

Oh and before a forget, here is their remix of Radiohead's Reckoner. It is quite fantastic.


If you like the remix, vote for it in the Radiohead Remix competition. http://www.radioheadremix.com/remix/?id=233

Longest post yet,
Jordan

Jet Set Funky

Sorry for the epic delay, today and yesterday were so hectic. Today all I can do for you guys is offer a track :-(.

Today's track also comes from the Jet Set Radio soundtrack is also by Hideki Naganuma. I know I'm repitive, but he is so good. This one is extremely funky and sounds quite Japanese. I hope you guys like it, voice your opinion in comments or the ShoutBox.

Hideki Naganuma - Funky Dealer [right click to download]








Tomorrow I'll have another EP review (that might be tonight if I find the time). Also, some Boba articles coming soon. I can't have him wait any longer I feel terrible.

Jordan

Thursday, 2 October 2008

GarageBand Madness

Well I recently found out I could use my synth with a MIDI cable (which I had) to jam around with GarageBand.

I used one given instrument and my synth as a controller. I DID NOT touch this track up one bit. It's basically a recording of me screwing around lol. You'll see some cooler tracks by me in the future, now that I have the power of GarageBand. So take a listen now while you're at it.

Jordan Scales - Floating Above [right click to download]








Some parts are a little offbeat, basically because I missed keys lol. I'm very used to my piano.

Enjoy the chaos
Jordan

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

VOTE FOR RICK ROLL

Boba just posted a link in the shoutbox about Rick Astley, the frotch behind Rick Roll. Be sure to cast your vote for him under "Best Act Ever." God will thank you.

http://ema.mtv.tv/vote/#_

Peace
Jordan

Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Those Japanese...

Sorry of my absence yesterday, my keyboard exploded on me, but now I have a new one!!

I recently got the Jet Set Radio soundtrack and I almost cried (not really) because it brought back so many memories of my childhood. This game I had for the Xbox (which is now gone), and it really showed me the world of electronic music. Most of the soundtrack was put together by Japanese Tech-Hop artist Hideki Naganuma, and he is the best of his kind. His music is very fresh and sounds very un-Japanese, because I hate Jpop lol.

Anyway today I'm showing one of my favorite tracks from the soundtrack. It's extremely funky and chock full of sampling. I'm not sure how to explain this song, you'll just have to listen for yourself. Don't be surprised if you see more Hideki Naganuma on this site, he is very good.

Hideki Naganuma - Oldies But Happies [right click to download]








I hope you recognize this track from the amazing game!
Jordan

Sunday, 28 September 2008

Songs To Walk To (Part Five)

It's here! It's here! The finale of "Songs To Walk To." What does this mean? It means that this is the best song in my collection to walk to. It's rhythmic, it's smooth, it's beats.

I hope none of you are dissappointed by my decision. I thought this song was PERFECT to walk to, so enjoy. I have to admit, though. This song is the winner of the coveted "omfg ive heard this before stop playin pop music" award, so if you think that, good for you haha.

I hope you all enjoyed ilictronix's first theme and keep coming back for more, better, themes to come.

So (drumroll), here's the best track to walk to.

Daft Punk - Crescendolls [right click to download]








I know it's repetitive, but it allows to enjoy the experience over and over again. Do you disagree with my choice? Don't complain about, send me one you think is better! If I get enough, maybe I can have another theme dedicated to "better walking songs." But before you go and do that, actually try walking while playing one of these songs on your iPod. Trust me, you'll get walking.

Jordan

Does You Like Paprkraft?

Well I do, I'm an origami nerd. After wandering around /po/ on 4chan (papercraft & origami), I came across a little portal cut-and-paste that I took liking to.

The diagram can be found on tubbypaws's blogspot (http://tubbypaws.blogspot.com/2007/10/this-is-my-little-paper-tribute-to.html)

First, I printed the given JPG on cardstock (I used beige because I didn't have any white)

Next, I pricisely cut out all edges, this took about a half hour.

Then, I took a Q-Tip and painted the flaps with glue lightly and held each bond together for a short while.

The process all-together took me about an hour, but I did a painstaking job. It ends up being about 2.5" wide and 2.5" deep and about 1.75" tall, so it's tiny. Be careful not to rip or overglue anything, the parts are quite small.

So, if you're a papercraft connoisseur, I recommend trying this Portal project.

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portal_top.jpg

Jordan

Saturday, 27 September 2008

Songs To Walk To (Part Four)

Part Four is here!!!

This song to walk to also comes from Justice, I tried hard to find other artists, but Justice really owns this category. Don't message me saying you've heard this song before, I'm sure alot of you. My themes aren't necessarily to discover new music, but to discuss music.

Suprisingly, I've used this song in a project to get an epic walking sequence. Don't be surprised if it plays in your head as you walk.

Oh and a note, skip to around 0:40, the opening riff is....weird. Again, don't message me saying it's too popular, alot of my viewers are noobs and haven't heard this stuff before. But the song is Genesis and it the first track on Justice's first studio album Cross (†).

Justice - Genesis [right click to download]








Check back tomorrow for the finale!
Jordan

PS - I've been getting a substantial amount of unique viewers today, so props to you guys who have been advertising my blog :-).

A Quickie

I don't mean to get political, but I hate Sarah Palin.



I promise not to talk political again haha, that video is just so incredibly priceless.

Feel free to post your political viewpoint in the ShoutBox
Jordan

Songs To Walk To (Part Three)

Gah I've been too busy, maybe I should hire another writer. I'm sure you guys don't mind that I skip days, though.

Anyway, today's song to walk to comes from my favorite French Electro-House-Christian-Club Band Justice. A month ago, I posted their remix of As Above, So Below. Well, I think this remix may combat that one. Not to mention it's fantastic to walk to. I have to admit, a few turns are a little "weird-stepped," but the song as a whole screams "badass."

So here it is, Justice's remix of ZZT's "Lower State of Conciousness." I apologize for the faulty track track name (simply ZZT Remix), but iTunes was weird in copying this track to my Desktop. Oh Well.

Justice - Lower State Of Conciousness RMX [right click to download]








Enjoy (another song to walk to will be posted shortly)
Jordan

Thursday, 25 September 2008

Chat!?

Yes, that's right.

Check it out, just enter a name and a message and you're set! Feel free to say anything. Be as random as possible.

Provided by ShoutMix

Songs To Walk To (Part Two)

Sorry for the delay, I was really busy yesterday.

Today I was going over some of my articles and realized, I have never posted a SebastiAn track before. How the hell is this possible? He defines the type of electro I like to listen to. Blaring bass, noisy snares, and high-ass riffs.

Anyway, today is a song to walk to if you truly want to be badass. I'm talkin leather fast, gigantic belt buckle, tight pants, pink and black shoes...the works. Also, this song is AMAZING for running to make sure to slap it on your iPod if you haven't already.

So here it is, the greatest song Ed Rec Vol 1 has to offer, by an artist whose name iTunes simply cannot spell correctly. The capital A makes all the difference.

SebastiAn - Dolami [right click to download]








Why hasn't anyone voted on my poll lately?
Jordan

Monday, 22 September 2008

Songs To Walk To (Part One)

This is the first installment of a five-day "theme" entitled "Songs To Walk To." This is my first weekly theme and I'll probably be doing more of these as I go with the blog.

What the hell is this? You may be asking. Well, it's a five day series (five tracks) of songs that you can walk to. Obviously, you can walk to every song, but these are super good. While you're sitting here, listening, you may notice your legs moving, that's how rhythmic they are.

The first track is by Basement Jaxx. To be honest, I really don't like them, but this song is very very good. It was features in a Pringles Commercial a few years ago so you'll probably recognize it. I hope you enjoy this week's theme and keep coming back for more.

Basement Jaxx - Where's Your Head At [right click to download]








Don't forget to send me poll ideas!

Jordan

Sunday, 21 September 2008

Poll Ideas!!!

As you can see, I added a poll section. Well, now you can't see, because it's no longer there.

I need help coming up with some poll ideas. Please e-mail me some ideas at ilictronixstaff@gmail.com. Make em up and see what others think.

Also, I'll have some decent content tomorrow, I was busy this weekend.

Jordan

iPod Touchies and iPhoners

I'm a geek, there's no way around that. I have many gadgets, but my favorite is my dear iPod Touch. I love to fool around with it, code with it, and of course listen to music on it. Once you unlock the iPod Touch, you can really get its full potential.

So why am I mentioning this? Well for those of you out there with iPhones or iPod Touches, head over to http://www.iphonefire.net. There you can find everything you need to truly enjoy your iPod Touch or iPhone. Whether it's downloading firmwares, or checking out tutorials, you can find it there. Be sure to check out my banner on the right side as well :-).

Peace,
Jordan

Friday, 19 September 2008

So I made a video...

It's somewhat of an advertisement for ilictronix. Tell me what you guys think. I know it's a little glitchy, but oh well :-(



Feel free to post this wherever possible!

Later,
Jordan

Wednesday, 17 September 2008

Electrooooo [again]

The reason I'm releasing this track today is because it's so damn amazing.

From the amazingness of Ed Banger Records, this track is one of the many fabulous electro tracks on Ed Rec Vol. 2. Mr Flash has 3 tracks on said EP, each amazing. Disco Dynamite, however, is my favorite. Eventually, you'll hear some others by him. I'm mainly releasing this track because I found out Boba had never heard his stuff, on thedaftclub.com. So today, I'm uploading Disco Dynamite.

This track pays tribute to super disco-house, but has the randomness noisiness that is electro. Why is this song so good? Unlike many other songs, you simple cannot predict the beat that's going to occur. As much as I try, the intro still tricks me and when the Disco Funk comes in, it hits me hard. So I hope you enjoy it, comment what you think.

Mr Flash - Disco Dynamite [right click to download]








See ya,
Jordan

Waboomshish

All this time I thought I posted this track, but apparently I didnt....

Anyway, it's another Electrorock track. I intended for this to be the first electrorock, but I posted the not-as-amazing track Hi & Hat by Bosco. Weird.

It's also appropriate towards my "Para One" craze I'm currently going through. This a track alot of you may not have heard, for it's fairly rare. It's a remix of Persona by Animal Machine. The guitar blows your mind along with some analog synth action provided by Para One. So anyway, here's the track, it's among my favorites.

Animal Machine - Persona (Para One Remix) [right click to download]








FUN FACT: This is my 27th Track posted...just throwin that out there.

Also, be sure to tune in next week, I'm going to have a week-long theme that most of you will like, so be here.

Bye Bye,
Jordan

Tuesday, 16 September 2008

My iPod is Full

So today I added some Para One remixes and successfully filled my 8GB iPod Touch :-(. Anyone else do such a thing? I know some of you have like terabytes of electronic music lol

I'll have an article tomorrow,
Jordan

Sunday, 14 September 2008

Viewer Article Dos

Here's a spiffy new, not really, article by Boba!!!

Good evening ladies and gentlemen, and welcome back to Ilictronix. This is Boba, blog reader and all-around electronic music fan (I wrote the Proxyon article, if anyone remembers that) and today I have another track from the dark, distant past, from a band that helped define dance music.

Now then, I should get this straight right now: The Brothers Johnson are not electronic music. But they ARE disco/funk, both genres are extremely important tot the development of modern dance music. Most of our Justice-esque basslines and Le Knight Club melodies are inspired by this sort of music (coincidentally, both Justice and Le Knight Club have sampled The Brothers Johnson)

The story of me coming across today;s song is very interesting, and very not-so-interesting at the same time. It begins with justice’s track Newjack, which features some very odd vocals. Well, one day on youtube, I discovered these vocals were sampled from a track called ‘Make Me Wanna Wiggle’ by some sort of disco group… it was a very neat song; by singing the same tune the guitar and/or bass (not sure which, really) are playing with a falsetto, they achieved an interesting sort of talkbox-ish sound, without any talkboxes involved (or so my research tells me). I fell in love.
Sometime later, I heard of a record store in the nearby city of Seattle called ‘Jive Time Records’. The photos of the store made it looks pretty small, but the promise of 99 cent bargain bins piqued my interest. On my next trip to the area, I begged my dad to let us take a side trip over and check it out. We did. Now, judging by the store size and the whole ‘bargain bin’ thing, I wasn’t expecting much… but I got quite a good haul. In the end, I got about $500 worth of vinyl for around $50. The bargain bins were great… not a lot of rare stuff, it was just all their common record overflow, but I got lots of good stuff like Depeche Mode, and The Brothers Johnson. So for about $4, I got four TBJ albums. The reeeally funny thing is, a record store in my own hometown I had been at just the night before wanted 10 bucks apiece for them. So I kinda won. Anyway, got home, listened to them… great, great stuff. The last track on their album BLAM!, pictured above, is called Streetwave, a 100% instrumental track that’s 10000% amazing. That is the track I selected to accompany the article, and to some of you French house fans, the melody should sound VERY familiar.

Now enough about my record shopping! Here is a little info about TBJ themselves. The Brothers Johnson is a duo made up of, you guessed it, two brothers whose last name is Johnson. George, guitar, and Louis, bass, were originally part of a band called Johnson Thee Plus One, which included their older brother Tommy, and their cousin Alex Weir. After making professional status, the two began playing for live acts by groups like the Supremes, before Quincy Jones hired them to tour in Japan, and produced their first album in 1976. Other albums followed in the next couple years, including BLAM! In 1978. In 1980, their hit album Light Up The Night climbed up to 5th on the top 200 charts; this album contained their notable song ‘Strawberry Letter 23’, the only song by TBJ that my dad recognizes. In 1982, the duo split up and went their separate ways; Louis went on to play bass in Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ and George went solo. He recorded an entire album under the name ‘The Brother Johnson’, only one track from which was ever released. The duo reformed in 1984 for two more albums, both of which didn’t quite match up to anything they had done before. And with that, you get a basic idea of the group.
So there you have it, an iconic and important band in the history of dance music. Please enjoy “Streetwave” by The Brothers Johnson.


Well he pretty much said it himself, today's track is "Streetwave" by The Brothers Johnson. If you don't recognize the sample, you are deaf.

The Brothers Johnson - Streetwave [right click to download]








So funkeh,
Jordan

Keep in mind, I'm still open to 3rd party articles!!!! So send em my way!

Saturday, 13 September 2008

Para One Ruins Every Song

That is a complete lie. He makes every song fantastic.

For instance, Prime Time Of Your Life is amazing, the Para One Remix is more amazing. And that's just one example. To give you proof on how amazing Para One is, and to share with you an amazing song, I'm going to upload another track today. The track is that of everyone's favorite Electro-wtf artists MSTRKRFT. This one's pretty intense and may bleed the ears of the week and/or pregnant, so take precautions.

MSTRKRFT - Work On You (Para One Edit) [right click to download]








Props to you if you can tell me what commercial this song is featured in.

I might save the viewer stuff for tomorrow :-/,
Jordan

Old Logo Returns

Well, considering you all hated the new logo, I put the old one back.

I still want a new logo, though. Maybe a contest? O.o

Jordan

Daft Punk + Fashion

Gah I haven't released any tracks in a week!!! To make it up to you guys, today's track is so good you will need a new pair of slacks after listening to it.

Last week I told you about Justice's mix for Dior's fashion show. Well today, I have Daft Punk's mix for Louis Vuitton's October 2007 show. I've known about this mix for a while, but only recently was I able to get an mp3 of it. Every second in all 16 minutes and 44 seconds of this track is phenomenal. It's any good riff from any Daft Punk song ever collaborated into one sexfest. I'm sure some of you know about this song, but as far as I know, it's quite rare. Feel free to download it, because this is one of the few spots on the entire interwebz where you can download it for free.

Sorry if it takes a while to load, the track is absolutely massive. As a warning, the actual guitars used in the song may make your mind blow with extremeness. I believe the guitar action is that of Ratatat, but I could be completely wrong.

Anyways, enjoy and share this link with all your electronic music buddies.

Daft Punk - Louis Vuitton Mix [right click to download]








I shall return with some viewer content soon,
Jordan

Friday, 12 September 2008

Apple's Up

I got apple up and running well! I feel it's a little too late for a track, however. I'll post some tomorrow.

In the meantime, munch on this.

Domino's Scientists Test Limits Of What Humans Will Eat

I died while watching this, the Onion is amazing.

Jordan

Apple = wtf

Well my hackintosh is acting up again. So I'll need to slap it around and hopefully I don't lose all my music or I'll cry into next July. It should be fixed by tomorrow, until then...no tracks :-(

Also, check out my new partner, TheCodeCube. Click on the funky TCC ad on the side ;-D

Later,
Jordan

Thursday, 11 September 2008

My Viewers Pwn Your Viewers

Well I promised Boba I'd do this. So here it goes...

You guys may've seen a picture of Boba's EP Lime, and I have talked briefly about it. But today I'm going to write a review on the 4 tracks on his EP!


For you HTML junkies, I'm kidding. Not that I wouldn't wanna rip on Boba, but I can't. This EP is phenomenal. So here's my review, track by track.

Lime
Lime perfectly captures all that is good in filtered disco-y house. It has a repitive, catchy funk riff playing in the background, with the occasional turn that is even funkier. The song keeps it going smooth all the way through, with no down time. Unlike most house tracks, this one has the perfect balance of flare and repetitiveness. It's over 5 minutes long but you have to hit play again once it's over. 

Soul Bells Cover
This track is a modification on the Le Knight Club track we all adore, Soul Bells. The beat in this track sounds sharper and the brass even funkier. Boba's cover really brings out everything we love about Soul Bells and feeds them to you. The funk, the disco, the catchy turns, everything. This track is great.

Coffee And A Monte Christo
This was not my favorite track on the EP. It was a little too slow-moving for my taste, but it's still great. The noisy turns add a great effect. Also, the song incorporates some "micro" drum beats that sound great and add a nice crispness to the track.

Love Your Machine
This song really caught my attention in the intro. It's a constant build up and then begins the boom a funky pattern. I would compare the template to this track to that on Daft Punk's Phoenix. The song constantly changes and each part is truly fantastic. To be honest, 1:40 really got me going. The turn after a slow build up makes the pattern even more enjoyable. This was easily my favorite track on the EP.

All in all, some fantastic house was made on this EP. It sounds 100% legit and professional, and I hope you guys take a listen to it. The link to it can be found on the sidebar. 

I'll have a track or two tomorrow,
Jordan

omgwtfbbq new logo!?!?!

Tell me what you think ;-D

If you like the older one better let me know, so I'll put it back.

Personaaaaa

As most of you should've seen, I have some icons on the sidebar under my Persona Space. Well, if you want to make your mark on ilictronix, now is the time.

Whether it's your band, site, blog, or whatever, you can feature it on ilictronix. It will be an image of your choice with a link back to the site. This site gets several hundred hits weekly so of course people are going to see it. Email me at ilictronixstaff@gmail.com and we'll get something set up.

Peace,
Jordan

Wednesday, 10 September 2008

My Experience with SPORE

Well, as you guys know, I like to torrent. Alot. So a few days ago, I torrented SPORE, becuase I don't want to pay for things lol.

Call me crazy, but I despise all RTS's and RPG's. They are terrible in my opinion. SPORE is a notable exception. Now, I would go on explaining the game, but all I'm going to say is that it's a game based on evolution. You started with a low-celled organism and make your way up. The cellular stage is very basic. I started off as a carnivore, so I would have to attack predators which was fun.

When you kill predators, you can eat them and sometimes, you inherit their traits. Such as poison, horns, etc. You then build offspring with these traits. I found the cell stage to be incredibly unique and a shitload of fun.

Finally, you get on land and sprout legs. Here, the character design becomes more in depth. Now, you can choose to make friends, or attack other species. I started out by making friends to collect DNA points to buy weapon stuff, then I attacked my heart out. This stage was a lot of fun but only after I evolved a better brain to be able to have a group travel with me. Then we would flock together and pwn everyone.

Now, you can evolve even further to the tribal stage. Here, you make friends with fellow tribes, or kill them. You also hunt and make offspring. I'm not crazy about the tribal stage, because it's very RTSy. You play a god figure and move the tribe about.

I haven't been playing much, but I can already tell you that SPORE is a fantastic game. I hope you all check it out.

Peace,
Jordan

And Also, I'll have a review on Boba's EP tomorrow. I was going to have it today but I got caught up in some stuff. Also, another third party article for tomorrow.

Tuesday, 9 September 2008

Ze New Justice Trax!

If you are obsessed with Justice as I am, this will make you orgasm. JUSTICE HAS 5 NEW TRACKS ON THEIR MYSPACE!!!!!!!

I'm dead serious! One remix entitled "MGMT Remix" and 4 other songs encased in a series called "Planisphere." This news is quite exciting and I hope news about a new EP will come soon!

Hats off to Boba for the tip.

Find anything cool like Boba did? E-mail me and tell me about it.

*facepalm* I never said where the tracks could be found...
http://www.myspace.com/etjusticepourtous

"And Justice For All" en français, très comique.

Some Viewer Content!

Well, let's consider this a track of the day.

Today's "track" features the greatest artist who has ever lived, Boba. He has written some articles, and others I have archived (one will be posted tomorrow). Anyway, he recently came out with an EP called "Lime" (sexy, isn't it?). I'm downloading now so before I post my favorite track and review the album tomorrow, why don't you guys take a listen.

Here are the tracks...
http://www.archive.org/details/Boba_Fettuccini_-_Lime_EP

Enjoy,
Jordan

Monday, 8 September 2008

Des Annoncees

Well some facts...

- I forgot all about that "contest" but I'm not going to pick a winner out of 3 people lol

- Track-a-day will no longer be "track-a-day" but rather "track-bi/tri-weekly"

- I will be starting "weekly themes" soon

- More changes to come

Comment,
Jordan

Sunday, 7 September 2008

wtfomgpoll

I'm surprised I haven't added polls yet. So starting now, I'll have a weekly poll. Well, not weekly, more like...whenever-the-hell-I-feel-like-changing-it-ly.

First change? O.o Also, some announcements tomorrow, they will concern you. So come back.

Das Jordan

I am back

Well guys, I just got back from PA. I can't seem to figure out why those first two tracks aren't working. Have I gone over my monthly alloted bandwith? We'll find out when I post a new track. Anyway, I've decided I might come out with an Ilictronix 2.0. Still revolving around electronic music, I'll have a different system of articles and everything. It'll be a new start. Alot of things won't change, but oh well. We'll see.

Instead of actually releasing a 2.0, I might just rearrange things as I go. You'll see some changes soon.

Peace,
Jordan

Friday, 5 September 2008

SUPER HAPPY FUN GIVEAWAY!!!

Well my hit count has dropped dramatically, and I'm just about to give up. Anyway, today I'm going to post 3, countem 3, tracks. Why? Well, I've been really busy with school and stuff and haven't been able to write anything decent in a while. Plus, I'll be in PA until Sunday night, and won't be writing. Anyway I've decided to post some "hardcore" today. I like a little of this genre, but not too much. But anyway, here are 3 IDM tracks, courtesy of Venetian Snares.

Venetian Snares - Fricitonal Nevada [right click to download]








Venetian Snares - Pwntendo [right click to download]








Venetian Snares - Szamar Madar [right click to download]








Hope you enjoy the tracks, now please - I beg of you - get me hits! I've stooped down to about 20 unique daily and if it goes below ten, I'm gonna stop writing and everything. You as dedicated viewers need to get the word out. Go post it, put it in your AIM profile. ANYTHING! Just keep my hit count above 10 uniques. I beg!

Have fun,
Jordan

PS - Sorry if the first two tracks don't work. They don't seem to be functioning well for everyone.

Thursday, 4 September 2008

Want super duper updates?

Alot of you are subscribed to the blog, but do you want to take it a step further? Well starting today I'm taking requests for people to be notified whenever anyone posts a comment. If you check your e-mail every five minutes like me, this is good for you. To sign up, just email me at ilictronixstaff@gmail.com saying you'd like to register for this service.

Again, you will be notified whenever ANY comment is posted. I know that that is an option for the "subscription" links below. But if you're like me and don't use RSS, this is good for you.

Cheers,
Jordan

Wednesday, 3 September 2008

Electrooooo

No time for explanation, I'm in a hurry at the moment.

Today's track comes from Ed Banger's girl-gone-bad, Uffie. And today's genre is electro. It's kinda like hip hop + some synths and a drum machine. The Ed Banger label's full of it.

Uffie - Dismissed [right click to download]








Bye,
Jordan

Slowly Drooping

Well, we had a recent, pleasant spike in viewers, but with each coming day that number keeps declining. I'm down to about 35 unique hits daily, and I need more!!!!

Cmon viewers, help me get some more hits!!!

Tuesday, 2 September 2008

Dubya Tee Eff

I'm going to conduct an experiment with today's track. I want you guys to listen to the entire track and below, try and analyze it the best you can. Whoever can offer the best explanation of this song wins, I'll be holding this contest until Thursday's track. I want you guys to start commenting, and their might be a prize in it for you, so give it a shot. Write anything you can, the genre, the meaning, ANYTHING.

Why am I doing this? This track comes from the madness that is Mr. Oizo. And I want to see who's a real expert and can analyze the track. So try your best.

Mr. Oizo - Minuteman's Pulse [right click to download]








Q. But Jordan, this track is popular!!!!
A. Yes I know, but not everyone knows about it, so shut up fatty.

Try your best,
Jordan

Google Chrome

Well it was announced just yesterday that Google would be releasing a new open-source web viewer called Chrome. I've been waiting patiently today, waiting for the release to be final. And finally, Chrome is here!

How can I describe Chrome...It's sharp, it's fast, and has everything built in. No plugins needed, or so I've seen, and it handles great. Not to mention, it looks good. As of now, it's only available on XP and Vista, so looks like I'll be using Safari on my mac for a while, until it comes out.

Download: Google Chrome

Be back later tonight,
Jordan

Wanna Laugh?

I was trailing aroung the internet once again, and decided to check out one of my favorite sites, The Onion.

The Onion is a parodical news center that releases hysterical articles and videos. Today I watched one dealing with Hurricane Emergencies. So here it is, be prepared to laugh. It is so damn funny.


Hurricane Bound For Texas Slowed By Large Land Mass To The South

Haha,
Jordan