Thursday, 30 April 2009

Where ya at?

Sorry for the lack of posting, everyone's away...school is busy for us high school students.

Also, I'm currently tweaking with Windows 7...which I "acquired."

Expect some music soon! Stay tuned!
Prez Jordan

[quickie] DO WANT.

ha, could do with cheering up <3

l'bees knees.

8bit daft punk post coming soon.

Wednesday, 29 April 2009

SebastiAn - Motor EP Review

My parents usually tolerate my music. I use the word usually because of this album.


Motor EP is one of the most hardcore, THE most in my opinion, series of tracks ever released by the great Sebastian Akchoté. It screams, it shreiks, and above all....it hurts.

If you listen to your iPod loudly, you'll know how cymbals seem to make their way out of your ear drum and piss off everyone in a 25ft radius. Unfortunately for you, this song has many "crisp-frequency" (such as cymbals) sounds that will annoy the fuck out of everyone. I love every second of it.

Let's start with the title track. At first glance, you may want to kill yourself. One of my biggest annoyances in electronic music is the sound of a revving engine (I HATE PTOYL SO MUCH). Anyway, after about 20 seconds or so, the beat erupts with some kickass SebastiAn bass drums, an instrument the great Oizo has commented on being "pure sex." I could not agree more. Although this track has it's ear-piercing-not-in-a-good-way moments, it's fairly solid.

SebastiAn - Motor [right click to download]








The next track, Momy, is by far my favorite on the EP. It has a fantastic mini-sample, and does not fail to impress me with the exploding beats. To be honest, this song greatly sounds like Nouveau-French-Electro-House, the kind of stuff Louis La Roche and The Phantom's Revenge have been hard at work making. I love the overall sound of this, and I love the main spooky synth. My favorite part has to be the super-tiny "star" vocal sample that I recognize but can't figure out why :(

SebastiAn - Momy [right click to download]








The final track, Army, does not fail to impress me either. Although it's a little drier that I wish, it's still pretty amazing. This track sounds EXACTLY like SebastiAn, and I'm glad he has not lost his touch. Unfortunately, many listeners might find this song a little generic.

SebastiAn - Army [right click to download]








Overall, this EP was a great treat from our pal Tyler, who has given so much to this blog. I loved the EP, and it has significant replay value. It has some great samples, and some great bass drum that SebastiAn is known for. Unfortunately, the tracks can get a little repetitive, and may sound a bit too crunchy for 100% volume. This limited the album to a...

4/5 (I'm super-generous)


Enjoy your new music in supreme 320 kbps,
Prez Jordan

Tuesday, 28 April 2009

How Big of a Fan Are You?

No artists here...just the blog. If you're color blind, I use 'blue + black' to make a sexy and shiny layout for all of you to enjoy. However, how many of you actually know what color I use? So why not have some fun with this? :)


This image is meant to throw you off.

Cheat all you want, do whatever. Comment what color you think it is (the shade of blue found in the logo, borders, headers, etc...).

Winner gets something special, I'm only picking one.

Hehe
Prez Jordan

EDIT: If more are correct, I'll choose one at random
EDIT 2: The image attached is a throw-off.

People with Discogs accounts: I need your help!

Yeah, this is kinda taking advantage of my posting abilities, but oh well! It's for a good cause! As many of you know, we have some pretty close ties to The Daft Club Records. Well, today, I started putting together a Discogs for the label.

http://www.discogs.com/label/The+Daft+Club+Records

If you would be so kind as to vote the submissions as correct so that I can add bios on the artists and stuff, that would be great. Thanks!
-boba

Swing another dime in the jukebox, baby.

I've never really understood that line. How can you swing a dime into a jukebox? Like... I dunno... maybe if you were swing dancing you could go over and pop it in while you were dancing... but who in their right mind swing dances to rock?

Today, Jason Rooney and Alex Guadino kill great classics by adding a generic electro riff into the middle of what would have been a great remix if they had just stuck with the going theme instead of getting production ADD and mucking the whole thing up.

Alex Gaudino vs Jason Rooney - I Love Rock N Roll (Radio Edit)
[Right Click To Download]








Alex Guadino strikes again by using that recognizably overused sax sample in Destination Calabria... which seems to be some sort of paradox, as the song title clearly states a destination, but the song insists that the destination is unknown. Weird.

Alex Gaudino - Destination Calabria
[Right Click To Download]








And here we go again with that sax... this is quite a bit like that one annoying trance melody that almost every trance group has used at one time or another. I'll post up some examples of that later.

Dub Deluxe - Sex On Sax (Yves Larock N Yan Remix)
[Right Click To Download]








Meh,
Boba.

Monday, 27 April 2009

Sexed Up Pop

Upon request, here are some pop remixes. These are among my favorites. Expect many more in the near future.


Well then...*cough*...let's start with semi-pop-queen Kylie Minogue. This track is one of my favorite MSTRKRFT Remixes ever, even though they make some pretty amazing shit. A lot of my viewers dislike MSTRKRFT, but I'm sorry...I love this remix. Wow Remix retains the super poppy feel with the harsh-reality MSTRKRFT offers. Enjoy.

Kylie Minogue - Wow (MSTRKRFT Remix) [right click to download]








The next track is off of the nearly-near SebastiAn Remix album. A lot of amazing tracks lie on this album, but this one might just be my favorite. Not sure why, but the cheesy lyrics soothe me immensely. The original is courtesy of Belgian band Das Pop.
It's extremely poppy and honestly sounds like something out of "Music and Lyrics."

Das Pop - Fool For Love (SebastiAn Remix) [right click to download]








The last one I have to offer is from the new-milenium superstar Jesse McCartney. Strangely, this remix barely touches upon the original, but it sounds pretty amazing regardless. The remix was made by the Death From Above 1979 half of MSTRKRFT (the better half in my opinion). JFK is an amazing remix artist, as well as an amazing politician.

Jesse McCartney - Leavin' (JFK Remix) [right click to download]








...and for the topic's sake, my favorite pop remix ever...ever (some more MSTRKRFT!)

John Legend (feat. Andre 3000) - Greenlight (MSTRKRFT Remix) [right click to download]








Now turn on your local Top 40 station and get crunkin'
Prez Jordan

The Sounds of The Hood

By reading the title, you're probably thinking, "Oh crap, dont tell me hip-hop and/or rap is gonna be posted".

Well, yes and no. You'll see why soon.

The band im gonna post about is about my countrymen from the capital, and named after one of its neighbourhoods, Buraka Som Sistema.


These guys nearly created a new style for a genre called "Kuduro". And what that might be, you ask?
Well, "Kuduro" stands for "hard ass" in Portuguese. (except its written with a "C")
And its caracterized by African beats, ass shaking (and lots of it. Some of those guys can put any belly dancer to shame) and rapping.

Buraka got that, added some synths and now are more of an "electro-kuduro" band.

Now, the 3 tracks im posting are all about what they can do: Original, remixed and remixing.

The original is called "IC19", after one of Lisbon's main highways.
This one is quite instrumental, much unlike their hits, which include tons of vocals. And seriously, after hearing people and radios shouting "Wegue Wegue" at me every day for the past few months, i had to find something calmer.

It does have vocals, but its just a few vocal samples fiddled around with. At about the 1 minute mark, this synth comes in, with another in the background helping out the beat. They even go Dn'B for a second, before rturning to their caracteristic beats and african sounds.
A bass line comes in aswell, whilst the ununderstandable vocal sample keeps talking.
This remains until the end, creating a track thats not a banger, but not a chill track. Just the way i like it.

Buraka Som Sistema - IC19 [right click to download]








The second is a remix of their hit "Sound of Kuduro" by one of our favourites, DJ Mehdi. This remix isnt very known, since it only came out on one of the 12" releases, but i was surprised by the fact that he had remixed Buraka.

The remix isnt quite what i was expecting, taking a more cinematic turn to the song. With a great bassline, he maintains most of the vocals, but puts a little melodic keyboard line to it, along with the main beat. Its a bit more chill than what i was expecting, but its still mighty fine.

Buraka Som Sistema - Sound Of Kuduro (DJ Mehdi's Sound Of Terror Remix) [right click to download]








The final one is their remix of Lykke Li's song called "Dance Dance Dance".
This one has been on my favourites last week, becuase it shows what Buraka can do on their own, without any help.

Using a simple beat, a bit of the vocals, and a synth line more to the background, this track is nice to wobble the noggin around. And if you listen carefully, you can hear a Deadmau5 sample. You'll see where.

Lykke Li - Dance Dance Dance (Buraka Som Sistema Remix) [right click to download]








Enjoy!

Watching the fog settle,
Alex.

Sunday, 26 April 2009

Some Graphic Changes

If you haven't noticed already, I've been doing some layout tweaking recently. The logo is shiny, and the sidebars are wider. See if you can find anything else we've changed hehe.


shinyyyy

But yeah, please let us know what you think of the layout, and what you want us to change. Be as picky as you possibly can. I might ignore you if you really get on my nerves, though :D.

Prez Jordan

Like Whatever...

Hey There! Champi here, and let me just tell you you're in for a treat...
I have something extra dope (when do I not?) from the NYC underground scene today. You know me, if it's a scene and it's club-related I'm all for it.


The WhateverWhatever duo comprised of NYC Remixer & Club DJ vet Justin Strauss and the man behind the Carlton Bank$ records, Bryan Mette, are perhaps the most precise and original remixers out there right now. The quality of their reworking and production is timeless and would work on the dancefloors of The Garage or Studio B. No joke! To put it into words as best as I can, it's a sort of electro groove: full of funk but quiet enough to hold the average club conversation over. The WhateverWhatever sound is much like their name-an open ended tribute to quality dance music.

After collaborating for the first time on a 2005 remix of Goldfrapp’s 'Ooh La La', the pair have turned out remixes for both commercial artists, such as Beyoncé and Alanis Morissette, and more underground acts like Rong/DFA’s Wolfy and TommyBoy’s Plushgun. To give you a taste of their work, I've provided two of those remixes today.

Wolfy - Oh Missy (WhateverWhatever Remix) [right click to download]








This remix is the more chilled-out of the two, but still manages to lock into a nice groove with funky, Hot Chip-style vocals and an evidently synthesized bass.

Beyoncé - Diva (WhateverWhatever Remix) [right click to download]








This remix is still "chill", but with an evidently more powerful backing to match the vocals. My favorite of the pair.

Strauss is a veteran DJ/Producer in NYC cut his teeth DJing at clubs known for an anything goes approach to music programming like Mudd Club, Area and The Ritz. These gigs opened doors to a long career as a remix artist, turning out countless remixes for a gamut of artists that range from Ryuichi Sakamoto and Depeche Mode to Blondie and Tina Turner. Strauss was also the lead singer for legendary Power Pop act Milk N' Cookies.

Mette, a long time DJ on the west coast relocated to NYC in 2004 and since has turned out solo releases under his Carlton Bank$ guise for Coco Machete and Hussle/Ministry Of Sound. He’s also made a name for himself DJing clubs such as Love, APT, and Sullivan Room.

If you've noticed a change in my tone of voice today, it's because a Carmine P. Filthy, who I can only assume is WhateverWhatever's promoter, took the time to prepare much of this article for me. Thanks, Carmine! I owe you one.

Be sure to hit up WhateverWhatever's blog. You're bound to find another good remix.

Slightly upset that I have, yet again, posted immediately after a new Justice remix,
Champi :Z

More new Justice!


Following their love-it-or-hate-it rework of U2, it appears Justice are back with another one (citation needed), this time of Lenny Kravitz's "Let Love Rule". This one's a lot more of a crowd pleaser than the U2 remix, and sounds like it's destined to soundtrack the end of drunken office parties for years to come.

Lenny Kravitz - Let Love Rule (Justice Remix) [Right Click To Download]















Keep it funky,

Joe

So then. Pretty amazing.

I didn't post last night because I got back from Laser Daft Punk rather late and was just too tired.


The Seattle Science Center's laser dome put on this show. Well, I went in expecting lasers and Daft Punk. I came out half deaf because the sound quality was atrocious (you couldn't hear the notes of the bassline in Around The World... just feel this big bass rumble) but over all, it was amazing. Television Rules The Nation gave us an amazing montage of headbanging robots, a pyramid, Thomas's LED lettering, and sheer guitar amazingness. To end it all, the laserist put on an improv laser craziness montage to Robot Rock and Technologic from Alive 2007. Very well spent evening... very awkward as well.

The people in attendance were all teens, as was I, but I was the only guy there who didn't come with his girlfriend it seemed. All the girls there looked like total sluts, and all the guys were scuzzbags with Kanye West teeshirts and pants hangin' down below their butt, and I was dressed somewhat like you see me in my little avatar, sans helmet. Didn't quite fit in... but I was very glad to be in a place where I wasn't the only one who's memorized Technologic.

Anyway. Today rolls around, and I had my sax lesson... rather ho-hum. Then my dad decided to take me record shopping. I am currently listening to a rather alrge stack of 80's dance 7"s and disco LPs. Yay? Yes. Very much.

So to commemorate this amazing, here's some awesome 80's tunes.

Murray Head - One Night In Bangkok
[Right Click To Download]








ELO - Drum Dreams
[Right Click To Download]








Falco - Der Kommisar
[Right Click To Download]








Club Nouveau - Lean On Me
[Right Click To Download]








Enjoy!

Saturday, 25 April 2009

Voice of Earth

A few years ago I happened to come across Art of Trance's Voice of Earth vinyl next to a garbage can, ready to be destroyed. Its a pretty good album with some sweet tunes. My vinyl is a bit warped, but luckily I was able to get an mp3 of the Monsoon track on the record. I was hoping to be able to get you guys the Voice of Earth track, but its not easy to come by.


Art of Trance - Monsoon [right click to download]








Friday, 24 April 2009

Not a cloud in the sky

This past week has been very Jaxx-heavy for me.



So, ten years on from Remedy, one of the defining dance albums of the 90s, and with new album Scars looming, it appears Basement Jaxx have finally gone all pop on our asses. That's not to say new single "Raindrops" isn't fantastic though. Check it out.

Basement Jaxx - Raindrops [Right Click To Download]















And as a bit of a bonus, here's a track from the lads' alter-egos, Nifty.

Nifty - Buggin' Out [Right Click To Download]















Keep it funky,

- Joe

Songs I've Been Loving

So, I feel I had to share some songs with you. Both come from master R!M!E! Not sure why I like this guy so much, but he's Australian so he's super exotic! Here's some faster, harder stuff for today.



Both remixes are pretty solid, but I personally prefer the Sinden track. Both are pretty quick and sound very modern. Booming bassline as usual, with some sick synth lines appearing in and out. Enjoy.

Altern8 - Frequency (R!M!E! Remix) [right click to download]








Sinden - Beeper (R!M!E! Remix) [right click to download]








And uploaded and repostedby request, and now in 320 kbps...LeBatman's remix of Fat Love by Worship.

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








Super-sexy,
Prez Jordan

Thursday, 23 April 2009

Mash-up Madness II


Hi there, I've been busy but I'm a man of my word and I will provide my promised content. Amongst the first songs I posted on this blog were some mash-ups, and today you can all add these next beauties to your mash-up collection.


First up is a mix between Blame It On The Boogie by The Jackson 5 and Sexual Healing by Marvin Gay with some Real 2 Real vocals in there, it's funky as hell:

Mashup - Blame It On The Sex [right click to download]








Now, we had a request by a guest named Loki to post some more crowdpleasing/vocalistic tracks and because of that these next tracks might be too commercial for some of you guys, but my aim is to please all our fans.
I present to you: Kiss by Prince with some Sexyback samples put into it.

Mashup - Sexy Kiss [right click to download]








and a Radio Soulwax mash-up called excuse is in NY, you can recognise NY excuse and Deelite...

Radio Soulwax - Excuse Is In NY [right click to download]








Next are some Bootlegs my befriended DJ Neurotique created, so all the credit goes to him. The songs are made to be played at parties, so they're mixable and have some known vocals and tunes in them.

DJ Neurotique - Bump To Be Delirious [right click to download]








DJ Neurotique - Groovewatchers VS ODB [right click to download]








Hope you like em?
Mr. Brown

Make Some Noize

No, it's not "& Down". Today I'll be posting two tracks from Alex Ridha's Boysnoize Records label.



First is French producer Strip Steve. He first emerged with his Skip School EP on Boysnoize records, before sharing a limited split release with Das Glow on the Arcade Mode label, with Das Glow's "Sunburnt" on the A-side and his own "Skatin" on the B-side. Possessing a sound lodged somewhere in the void between electro and French house, his tracks are hard to resist.

Strip Steve - You & I [Right Click To Download]














Strip Steve - Tommy Boy [Right Click To Download]
















Next, Puzique. Puzique is a side-project duo made up of Boys Noize and label-mate D.I.M. The duo teamed up and released "Thomas", their first EP as Puzique, in 2006. The next year they followed that with the "Don't Go" EP. As a duo they've also done remixes for Villeneuve, Freelance Hellraiser and Boys Noize himself.

Puzique - Relaxe! [Right Click To Download]














Villeneuve - Oh No (Puzique Remix) [Right Click To Download]















Keep it funky,

- Joe

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

We Are - EP Review

Well, thanks to Brian. I finally have We Are - EP in my collection. He's so generous


I was super excited to get this EP, and before I rate anything, I just want to say that it did not fail me. Onto a brief review...

The title-track "We Are" is one of my all-time favorite songs ever. I have posted it a record THREE times, and I just can't get enough of it. Much to my liking, the EP had two remixes of this song. The Sebastien Leger Remix is super funky and mellow, while the Jimmy Van de Welde Remix was eh...kinda meh.

The album is divided into two "sections." There's the We Are part, as well as the PYT portion. PYT is a super-funky track that is one of the mellowest and most repetitive tracks I own. If you're hear to get more electro, this won't do it for you. It's very light and very repetitive. Overall, it is quite soothing.

What I didn't like about this EP was the lack of true difference between the original tracks and their respective remixes, with the except the Sebastien Leger We Are Remix. It also felt like it carried on a bit too much. Although soothing, I can't escape the fact that it's extremely repetitive.

Overall, I was generally pleased with the EP. I'm not going to brag about it, because it's not god-like, but it is good. PYT and We Are are solid french house tracks that keep things interesting. Unfortunately, many of my electro-whore readers will not appreciate the beauty of those tracks, simply because they are boring. I'm not going to post We Are again, so here are three other tunes from that album.

Sebastien Leger - PYT [right click to download]








Sebastien Leger - PYT (High Tek Mix) [right click to download]








Sebastien Leger - We Are (Sebastien Leger Remix) [right click to download]








Final Verdict...Overall pretty solid, but could have been a little more varying and exciting.

3.5/5


I would give it 4, but it seems a little too generous for such a small-natured EP.

Prez Jordan

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Rebuilding the lost city


Sometimes I'd love to get inside the Klaxons' heads... By the sound of their lyrics it must be one hell of a party in there.

So, yeah, sorry for the excess of posting again today, but I've just discovered a couple of brilliant bootleg remixes of Klaxons' Atlantis To Interzone, which I just HAD to share with you all. But first though, two official remixes of the track, one of which was released on the Kitsune Maison single and one of which was on Ed Banger's "Ed Rec Vol.2" comp. I won't post the Crystal Castles remix because Alex already did for his birthday post.

Klaxons - Atlantis To Interzone (Dave P & Adam Sparkles' Festival Remix) [Right Click To Download]














Klaxons - Golden Skans To Interzone (So Me Remix) [Right Click To Download]














Right, now onto the boots.

Klaxons - Atlantis To Interzone (T.E.D.D Remix) [Right Click To Download]














Klaxons - Atlantis To Interzone (Mr. Miyagi Remix) [Right Click To Download]














And one last thing, in case you want to make your own remix of the track.

Klaxons - Atlantis To Interzone (Acapella) [Right Click To Download]














Keep it funky,
- Joe

The Sexiest Disco-House of Em All

I have been waiting FOREVER to post these tracks. And I was hoping to find some more info about the artists first, but oh well, I'll just ahead and post. Today's artist is Database.


In all serious now, these are some of the best tracks I've ever listened to. Which is why I was a so hesitant to post them without proper research. As you can imagine, googling "Database" is a difficult task. I did however, find their myspace.

Reigning out of Sao Paulo, Brazil (That's right...Brazil), Database shows you don't need to be French to make some kickass disco-house. Sound like SKingz much?

Anyway, I have three tracks by them which truly reflect their disco-sampling talents, from various unknown (one you may recognize) disco tracks from the 70s and 80s. The first track is possibly the most funky of the three, and almost uses as much Disco roots as the next track. It's super-catchy, and almost reminds me of something The Phantom's Revenge Whipped up.

Database - Gotta Take Your Love [right click to download]








I'm going from least favorite to favorite here, so bear with me. Must Be Love is EASILY the catchiest of the three. The main melody will get stuck in your head, and I apologize ahead of time. This track truly reminds me on Louis La Roche's sampling patterns, and the disco track used ain't half-bad either. A good trick used in this one is how Database plays out the sample with no effects, then adds some bass and cymbals on top of it just to show off (juxtaposition bitches). Enjoy.

Database - Must Be Love [right click to download]








This last track is so good, I want to make love to it over and over again. It's not nearly as disco-ey and light as the two others, this one has more of an electro spicy kick to it, and I love every second of it. And it's more sex than love, as opposed to the previous two tracks. "You turn me on just like a shower"? Yummy.

Database - Burn Me UP! [right click to download]








Reminding you that Disco still rules the world,
Prez Jordan

Krazy Baldhead + Oizo/Justice

Basement Jaxx were brilliant last night. Like, totally otherworldly. Now to bring me back down to the real world, I need some grimey electro beats. And where do I get those? Why, Ed Banger Records of course!


First I'll post one of the tracks from the new Krazy Baldhead album, The B Suite. I never really listened to Krazy Baldhead before this, but this twisted brand of bleepy electro funk is just imposible to resist.

Krazy Baldhead - Sweet Night (Club Mix) [Right Click To Download]
















The other track I'm posting today wasn't actually released on the Ed Banger Records label, but the guy who released it, Mr Oizo, and the two guys who made this remix, Justice, are both now signed to Ed Rec, so for the sake of argument, let's just pretend it was. Opening up with obliterated vocal samples and complete electro chaos with no actual tune, the track soon plunges into a distorted riff of epic proportions. Lovely.

Mr Oizo - Nazis (Justice Remix) [Right Click To Download]














Keep it funky,

- Joe

Monday, 20 April 2009

Feeling stressed, nervous, or anxious?

If you said yes, listening to this track won't help you at all.

More eargasms from Evil Stereo.

Justice - Stress (Evil Stereo Remix)
[Right Click To Download]








kthxbai.

There's Something In The Air

No, I'm gonna talk about Superheroes. Im here to talk about a very underrated, very talented and very creative man, named Pogo.


This guy is gonna be the next Todd Edwards, and you will get me after these next tracks.

The first one is called SplurgenShitter, from his newest EP called Weave and Wish. Its quite different from what the name might indicate.

Starting off with a beat, it then comes to a nice piano line, which stays throughout the entire track. Then come some vocals that sound like Stewie from Family Guy saying, "And here we go, and watch my hand and one, two, three".

The track is mostly based on some chopped up vocals, which i cant understand, a bassline and the piano line. Eventually another piano comes in to help out.
This pretty much stays the same for the entire song, but i guarantee you its very smooth and quite beautiful.

Pogo - SplurgenShitter [right click to download]








And last but not least, is his major hit, Alice. With 90% of the track being made out of the music from "Alice in the Wonderland", it begins with a string instrument, and then a beat and some hardly understandable vocals.
Eventually a big bassline will appear and make it deeper and darker, but never losing any magic throughout the whole track.
It is also very ambient, something which defines most of Pogo's tracks.

Pogo - Alice [right click to download]








I recommend getting his stuff, its all free on Last.fm.

Enjoy!

Talking about the better things you how to maximize,
Alex

Sunday, 19 April 2009

Dance Dance Dance Yeaaaah

No, I'm not going to post &Down. It's just that I've had nothing but D.A.N.C.E and &Down going through my head after my first experiment with the ancient art of dancing. Though for years I've been be-bopping around my room to whatever music I was into at the time, I've never actually danced. Then Friday night that kinda changed.

I play saxophone in the Sounders Intermediate Jazz Band. Friday night, we were one of the bands playing for a multi-school swing dance. I had a couple big solos including the tenor solo on the famous song In The Mood, which i totally biffed when someone on the floor made eye contact with me and I lost track of my music... anyway, that's not the point. After our last song, a delegation made up of three or four of my friends, my math tutor (one of the chaperons) and one of my other friends and her dad (who is a trombone player for one of the bands) came up to me and dragged me out to the floor by my collar where she taught me how to swing dance. Well, now after about 30 minutes of solid "Left step, right step, backstep, left step, right step, backstep, now hands together and petzel..." I can only really think of one song to go with that. Gymtonic.

Now I'm not going to go into details, as Gymtonic, my fellow writer, did that already. Seems to me all the old Fileden based posts are dead, so here's the track again.

Bob Sinclar - Gymtonic
[Right Click To Download]








Now a few things I've heard flitting around the internet here are either parodizing or plain ripping off the Gymtonic track. I personally like both!

I read somewhere (sadly a somewhere which doesn't come to mind now) that Groovy 69 did this track to make fun of the whole Gymtonic Bob vs. Thomas mixup. They credit T. Bangalter, A. Quema, and B. Cohen as songwriters in addition to themselves, so it's not done shadily or anything. I find it kind of funny. Just a note, you've most likely seen this song MISTAKENLY LABELED as a Music Sounds Better With You remix by Cassius. It's not, despite the claims of the stubborn youtube video poster.

Groovy 69 - Stardust Medley With Dust
[Right Click To Download]








This is just another one of those cheap commercialized ripoffs like the one So Much Love To Give ripoff done by that Australian commercial dance group. Doesn't mean it isn't cool. I think of it as a remix, and that puts my mind at ease. You go, Spacedust! Just don't parodize my favorite bands again!

Spacedust - Gym & Tonic
[Right Click To Download]








Eh? Pretty neato, eh?

And in relationship to the Todd Edwards mix of Technologic, here's an official track done in a similar style. He's much more synth oriented lately. I don't have a good MP3, so here's a youtube vid instead.



See? Synth. The Technologic remix is 100% legit, I guarantee you. Even though it's synths, think about it: what would the osng sound like if those melodies were played by microsamples instead of synths? See??? It's still his melodic style.

Cya guys.

A little preparation...



Right, I'm off to see Basement Jaxx live today, so I'm trying to fill my day with as much of their tracks as possible. So here's a couple of classic singles from the Jaxx back catalogue.

Basement Jaxx - Samba Magic [Right Click To Download]














Basement Jaxx - Red Alert [Right Click To Download]














Keep it funky,

- Joe

21st Century Life


Sorry for the excess of posting today (although the Technologic post was more of a bulletin), and I know most of you hardcore blognuts will be commenting "OMFG THIS GUY IS LIEK SO OLD NEWS", but I love these tracks.

So, today I'll be sharing a couple of tracks from Australian singer-songwriter Sam Sparro. Sam rose to popularity around this time last year with his debut single "Black And Gold", which peaked at number 2 on the UK iTunes chart. His self-titled debut album was a smash hit, peaking at number 4 in the UK. However, one thing separates Sam from the rest of the chart toppers nowadays. You see, Sam Sparro is actually good.

Today, I'm going to post the second single from his debut, "21st Century Life", plus a brilliant remix of "Black And Gold".

Sam Sparro - 21st Century Life [Right Click To Download]














Sam Sparro - Black And Gold (Russ Chimes Remix) [Right Click To Download]















Keep it funky,

- Joe

A Little Bit of Oldschool

Just a few years before the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 in the UK and long before the RAVE Act in the US, something special was going on. It sounded something like this:

Praga Khan - Injected with a Poison [right click to download]








Orbital - Chime [right click to download]








Of course, times changed, laws changed, and so did the music. In 1994, in protest of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994's ban on gatherings where music that has "succession of repetitive beats" is played, Autechre released Flutter on Anti EP which does not have repetitive beats, and sounds pretty damn sweet. Of course, Autechre advised to "have a lawyer and a musicologist present at all times to confirm the non repetitive nature of the music in the event of police harassment."

Other songs you may remember were in protest of this bill, such as Orbital's Criminal Justice Bill? and The Prodigy's Their Law. You know how it goes: "Fuck 'em and Their Law."

I could just post all those tracks, but I have a better idea. Instead of you listening to me, how about you go out there into the vast reaches of the internet and use what I've told you already to make some new discoveries? It'll be worth it, believe me.

- Kevin

Todd Edwards remixes Daft Punk?



Rawr.

OK, so for those of you following Todd Edwards on MySpace, you might have noticed a little something he uploaded today. A remix of Daft Punk's "Technologic" to be exact.

I've not got much else to say except... Is this legit? It's very different to Todd's usual style, swapping the Edwards vox collage treatment for a full vocal with synth bass. Hopefully we can expect some more info on this soon.

Daft Punk - Technologic (Todd's Just 4 Play Mix) [Right Click To Download]















Keep it funky,

- Joe

Saturday, 18 April 2009

Spotlight: SKingz

Who said French House was dead? Actually, a lot of people did...BUT ONE MAN DID NOT.


A few days ago, I heard a track that was so good, I felt it had to be in my collection. After searching for about an hour, I came home empty-handed. This track is elusive as shit, but luckily...I came across it today. To numb the pain for my viewers looking, I decided I should post it.

SKingz and is an up and coming German, that's right...German, producer / DJ who has been making some pretty good French House for a short while. After listening to some more of his stuff on his MySpace, I concluded that he's into the micro-sampling + horns setup that we all love so much.

He's rather good, comparing to the likes of Jean Moustache, The Phantom's Revenge, and LeBatman for modern French House musicians. I hope you enjoy.

SKingz - The Fakie & The Neighbour [right click to download]








And an electro-house remix that is rather amazing, courtesy of Belgian Beer.

SKingz - The Fakie & The Neighbour (Belgian Beer Remix) [right click to download]








Peace and Love...and bass,
Prez Jordan

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Sex Up Some Rock

I have so much music, that no matter what mood I'm in, I'll have something to listen to. This week, I've been listening to nothing but electro remixes of rock songs, perhaps I'm horny, or I want to kill someone, go figure. here are my favorites.


The first comes from Justice's Documentary Soundtrack, a remix of Metallica's Master Of Puppets. It's very hard, and the crowd cheering is very annoying. PS: Buy the Documentary DVD, it's one of the best movies I've ever seen.

Justice - Final (Metallica) [right click to download]









The next comes from my favorite bleed-my-ears musician, SebastiAn. I love this guy to death, and I try my hardest to not post only about him and seem biased, but fuck it, it's my blog. This remix is pretty amazing, but a lot of people seem to disagree. Listen for yourself. Hey, it's worth the download.

SebastiAn - Killing in the Name of SebastiAn [right click to download]








And a bonus, partially as a preview for my upcoming SebastiAn EP reviews.

SebastiAn - Untitled [right click to download]








Enjoy, and get rockin,
Prez Jordan

Friday, 17 April 2009

This is even funkier.

Sorry Joe, I hope this doesn't put you in critical condition, but the funk that this has will make your head spin round right round like a record, baby.

Yesterday was the day from hell here at my house. My mom decided to have one of those Pampered Chef parties (kinda like a Tupperware party, but with cooking gadgets and expensive frying pans that are truly incredible) and as I don't partake in the public school system in the way that most kids my age do, I was drawn away from my stack of homework and music practice, and set behind a vacuum with the task of wrangling the mess that had befallen our dwelling over spring break. Then came errands, and math classes, and all manner of other scary events involving cleaning solutions and rags.

Finally, the party actually started and my dad and I high-tailed it on out of the house and went out for fast food tacos. One of my favorite comfort foods in existence... but the digestive issues are not cool. Anyway, he decided to take us to that glorious shrine of entertainment that is Half Priced Books, where to my delight, I found a stack of house music 12"s on the clearance rack. How cool is that? One of them was the second vinyl of Funkstar De Luxe's Keep On Moving 2xLP album (couldn't find the first. I'm going to call the store and ask if it might be un-shelved or something).

I've been enamored with Funkstar's Sun Is Shining, which is a house rework of a Bob Marley song. Until now I've only had the club mix, but now I have this "Sand In My Shoe Mix" which is like... beautiful. If I ever get a chance to DJ the prom, I'm definitely using this song. Have a listen.

Funkstar De Luxe - Sun Is Shining (Sand In My Shoe Mix)
[Right Click To Download]








The album really ought to have started with this song here, as it's the perfect intro to what you will hear on the entire album. But no, it's on side D.

Funkstar De Luxe - Pinguino
[Right Click To Download]








And then from here, he goes on to rework James Brown. That's pretty bold, don't you think? Marley and Brown on the same album?? Not only that, he did Grace Jones, Bob Dylan, and Tom Jones! What gile! What... what... amazingness!

Funkstar De Luxe - It's Too Funky In Here
[Right Click To Download]








And for kicks, here's the faster, more upbeat Club Mix of Sun Is Shining.

Funkstar De Luxe - Sun Is Shining (Funkstar Club Mix)
[Right Click To Download]








Keep funkin'.
Boba out.

Dangerous Noises at Noon

I have been waiting for a long time to post again about the first artist i posted about here, Danger.


For those of you who dont know, Danger is Franck Rivoire, a French graphic designer, that decided to make music (kinda like Justice, actually). He has recently launched a new EP, called 09/16 2007, or EP III, which is released in limited vinyl edition and is coming out digitally Monday.

But im not gonna talk about the EP. First of all, because the EP is a bit of a let-down, but mainly because i got something more interesting for you.

I found this track yesterday, after finding it hidden deep down Danger's Last.fm charts and making some googling. Its not on either EP, hasnt been released, and the only place you can hear it is in his Trashbags set. (i think, if someone has more please tell me)

It is called 12h38, and it should be released on his album, that will be coming out someday, eventually.

It has several mutations throughout the track. It sarts low on bass, with his traditional 8-bit like synths and lots of distorted beats and other stuff.
Towards the middle, it gets very sttutery and after that takes a more dark side, with an awesome bassline and a background synth line to help out the massive amounts of hat. A little break with a "click", and back to the beggining bit with some roars into the mix.
It then becomes dirty, with the bassline more proeminent, but the main elements also suffering changes.
Towards the end, it calms down, sticking with the bassline, a beat, some bongos and a high pitched synth in the middle, to finish with a simple beat and a little distortion.

Danger - 12h38 [right click to download]








And now picture this: Boys Noize, who makes some of the dirtiest tracks (sound-wise) out there and Danger. And what do you get? Ear destruction, the way its supposed to be.

Danger remixed Boys Noize's Oh!, one of the main tracks of his album. Unfairly not put in the remix album, this remix is an absolute killer.

Starting off with the original's more high-pictched, faster and not so echoey hats, then comes a bassline, followed by the main synth, distortion and then... Oh!
We start off with a strong beat, the original synths, the robotic vocals, Danger's own synths, noise and whatnot. Stutters, and then a little slow down, just with Danger's synths and the vocals, along with the beat, only to gradually come back to its beggining.
Danger somehow manages to put in a melody into his work, and it fits in perfectly with the rest of this track. 8-bit sounding synths also come in.
Towards the end, a small slow down, to return quickly and then one of the best parts: A slightly high-pitched synth comes and with a simple line completely makes everything better.
After that the elements start to go away, as we finish off a lot of high pitched noises.

If you listen to this on crappy headphones loudly, your ears will hurt and you will lose some more hearing. But to be honest, who cares? This cant be better, and its what happens when Boys Noize and Danger have a child together.

Boys Noize - NeOh!Pen (Danger Remix) [right click to download]








I see i used the word "synths" a lot. I apologise if i made any mistake, but i cant really think of any other instrument that could make such sounds.

Enjoy!

Not being arsed turning around,
Alex

This name is so long I have to refuel my BTTTTRYs



This officially wins the title for best remix name ever! And the track itsef isn't too bad either.

K.I.M - By The Time That They Reach You (The Bag Raiders Would Have Stolen Your Wallet And Changed All Your Money To Euros And Gone Shopping In Paris Remix) [Right Click To Download]














Keep... *gasp*... it... *gasp*... funky...

- Joe just fainted and is being taken to the emergency room