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