Saturday, 30 May 2009

September (Part I of ___ )

I cannot stop listening to September.


Petra Eos Marklund has practically taken the pop euro-dance scene by storm under the stage name, September. Her voice is so catchy, and the production value is so high, you will get high. I started listening to September years ago back with her 2005 album "In Orbit." I will post two tracks from that album today, and save some other material for later.

The first track I am posting so you can ready yourself for my all-time favorite. This track is so popular, you have to be out of your mind if you've never heard of it, especially for my european viewers out there. It has infinite replay value, so feel free to sit this baby on loop.

September - Cry For You [right click to download]








The next track I am posting because it happens to be my personal favorite. The lyrics are catchy, and the riffs are beyond good. It's been about a week since I started playing this song again, and I simply cannot stop. Enjoy.

September - Satellites [right click to download]








Pop can be good,
Prez Jordan

Mash-up Madness III


Hi there, it's been a while, but I managed to find some time to post something.

Here at ilictronix we tend to find some themes to organise our content: Joe has his essential guide to the 90's dance and I seem to have my Mash-up Madness...

So get ready for volume three of this vocal - beat mixing madness


Today I'll be giving you some of the cleaner (just ad a nice vocal to a great song to make it even better) Mash-ups.

First up is David Guetta's money lyrics on top of Ready for the floor by Hot Chip, nothing very special about this one, just a nice variation to the original.

David Guetta vs. Hot Chip - Ready For The Money [right click to download]








Number two follows the same logic, but the executions sounds way better (or it's just because I like acceptable in the 80's a lot). As you can hear, it's the vocals from Get it on by T-rex on top of those sweet reinvention of disco beats from Calvin Harris' Acceptable in the 80's.

T-Rex vs. Calvin Harris - Get It On In The 80's [right click to download]








Same for the next song, Michael Jacksons' Don't Stop on top of The music sounds better with you by Stardust. Perfect execution for this one as well.

Michael Jackson vs. Stardust - Dont Stop Till The Music Sounds Better [right click to download]








And last but not least a sick variation of Phantom by la Justice, The only thing this song lacked was a kick-ass vocal, and with this version you'll never have to miss that... Vocals are from Lady Tigra (she reminds me of Uffie, anyone else?).

Justice vs. The Lady Tigra - Phantom On The Bottom [right click to download]








et voila, 4 very basic clean Mash-ups for you guys to enjoy.

Enjoy,
Mr. Brown

Lisztomania Remixes

I really enjoyed Alex's review of "Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix" and will buy it as soon as I stop being broke. It appears lead single "Lisztomania" has been getting some remix action from some of best in the electro game as well. I have 6 tracks for you today, so apologies if the page lags a little.



This remix single featured three remixes. One from successful producer/DJ and new Radio 1 recruit Alex Metric, one from French electro machine Yuksek, and one collaborative remix between A Fight For Love and 25 Hours A Day. 25 Hours A Day have remixed Phoenix before on the "Long Distance Call" single, but I'm not very familiar with A Fight For Love.

Phoenix - Lisztomania (Alex Metric Remix) [Right Click To Download]














Phoenix - Lisztomania (Yuksek Remix) [Right Click To Download]














Phoenix - Lisztomania (A Fight For Love & 25 Hours A Day Remix) [Right Click To Download]















From this remix package released on Kitsune, we have a remix from New York duo Holy Ghost!, the already-blogged-to-hell Classixx version, and a very housey remix from Der Die Das.

Phoenix - Lisztomania (Holy Ghost! Love Paris Remixomania) [Right Click To Download]














Phoenix - Lisztomania (Classixx Version) [Right Click To Download]














Phoenix - Lisztomania (Der Die Das Remix) [Right Click To Download]














Keep it maniacal,
Joe

Thursday, 28 May 2009

OMG OMG THIS JUST IN

Empire Of The Sun - Walking On A Dream (Danger Racing Remix Instrumental)
[Right Click To Download]








Ok. Now, somebody who knows how to make acapellas, make me an acapella with this and you will be my best friend. Srsly. It's not that I haven't tried, it's just that it never works for me, yet other people follow the same instructions and get noiseless acapellas.

Thanks.

Duh-duh-duh DUMMMM! DANGER!

The classic melodic cue from Beethoven's 5th is well known to all of us. Doubtless, some kid has hummed this in your class as the teacher announced a pop quiz, or something like that. Well, now our favorite Beethoven piece moves from the music stand on stage to the turntable in the club, thanks to electro artist Wolfgang Gartner.

Wolfgang's 5th
[Right Click To Download]








On that rather dangerous note... here's some Danger remixes! We haven't posted any of these yet, and I think this Starskee one is rather new, so enjoy!

Empire Of The Sun - Walking On A Dream (Danger Racing Remix)
[Right Click To Download]








Estelle ft. Kanye Douche - American Boy (Danger Apocalypto Boy Remix)
[Right Click To Download]








Midnight Juggernauts - Into The Galaxy (Danger Remix)
[Right Click To Download]








Starskee - My Way (Danger Remix)
[Right Click To Download]








We Are Scientists - Chick Lit (Danger TV Remix)
[Right Click To Download]








Boba out.

Joe's Essential Guide To 90s Dance, Part 3

If you're reading this, that means it is May 28th 2009. Even if Obama is trying to sort it out, we all know that in recent years the world has gone irretrievably tits-up. That's why I'm taking you on a journey back to the 90s, a happier time (unless you count grunge rock, which I don't), a time when feel-good dance music reigned supreme.


For my early 90s track today I have an amazing female vocal house track released in 1991. "I'm Attracted To You" by Cookie Watkins had a good few different mixes and releases on three different labels, one of which being legendary house label Strictly Rhythm. This version, released on Smash Records, is probably the most well known, and for good reason. Strap yourself in and prepare for 10 minutes of soulful disco bliss.

Cookie Watkins - I'm Attracted To You (E-Smoove Late Night Mix) [Right Click To Download]















For the late 90s I bring you a track from Cassius' brilliant debut album "1999". Boom Bass an Philippe Zdar released their first track under the Cassius moniker "Foxxy" in 1996, and throughout the late 90s they added their own unique twist on the classic French house sound. Since then they've begun to explore several other different electronic styles, but one can't help but wish that one day they will return to that oh-so-funky-kind-of-disco-but-not-really sound.

Cassius - Feeling For You [Right Click To Download]














And as a bit of a bonus...

Cassius - Foxxy (Buffalo Bunch Mix) [Right Click To Download]














Keep it foxxy,
Joe

Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix Review

Aha, the long awaited review is here. I meant to do it on Monday, but i was pissed that day and didnt feel like posting till now.



The new Phoenix album has been leaked for quite a long time now, ive had it probably since March. In a way, its bad, shows the lack of security when it comes to keeping the tracks private until the release. On the other hand, the earlier the better, and new Phoenix is always good news.

So, onto the album.

The first track is Liztomania, the album's single. It is named after a phenomenon that Franz Liszt, a classical music composer generated, due to his flamboyant playing.
The track is a great beginner, and gives you an idea of what to come.
Nice drum lines, catchy vocals, a fair amount of bass, the high-pitched guitars and the keyboards.
It is worthy of being the single, and its also one of my favourites from the album.
Rating: 7/10

Next up we have 1901, the flagship track of the album. This was available for free download in late February, and with a sample pack along, it was spreaded like wildfire and remixes came from all ends.
Its my favourite track from the album. The guitar and the synth intro take you in right away.
Once again, the catchy vocals coming from Thomas Mars' mouth are great, and will make you sing along all the way.
It is the most synth-filled track on the album, another reason for me and you to like it.
Rating: 8/10

Next we have Fences. This one is a bit more generic than the other 2, it still has that poppyness and its a good track, but it doens't reach the level of the other 2.
Still, you can listen to it very easily, making it a nice middle track.
Rating: 6/10

Love Like a Sunset is next. I've talked about this one before.
Apparently, the official version is split in 2 parts, the first part being all the way until the end of the "revamped" Twenty One-One Zero (the demo version of this track) and second the acoustic version with the vocals. Ill stick with my joint 7 minute version, thank you.
This is an awesome chill track, kinda like a very long interlude. That is, until Twenty One-One Zero kicks in. It comes in with all its force and oddness to wake you up and make you dance and sing again. Couldn't ask for more.
Rating: 7/10

Lasso, the shortest track of the album. The intro doesn't appeal to me, and its a bit rockier than the other tracks, with the guitars coming off their leashes and playing the sound they were made for.
Still, its very well made and the bass in this one is very proeminent, even better.
Doesn't make me get up and sing but i enjoy it a lot.
Rating: 6/10

Move on to Rome. I like this one. Yes i do. Not a big fan of repeating Rome 10 times in chorus, but the rest is awesome and the intrumental is very well made.
It actually sounds like it was made right after they did Love Like a Sunset, it looks like theres a sample of it in there.
Its a bit of a rollercoaster, goes up and down, in terms of intensity. Very well made track and another favourite
Rating: 7/10

Oh god, Countdown (Sick for The Big Sun). This is the worst track of the album, without a shadow of a doubt. The vocals sound off-beat, the chorus is not good (listening to Thomas singing "sick" 10 times is annoying) and the instrumental itself isn't that good too. Overall, nah...
Rating: 4/10

Another favourite, Girlfriend. I love the drums in this one. Whoever did the drums on this one, kudos. The track is also quite poppy and extremely easy to listen to.
If they do a second single, i hope its either 1901 or Girlfriend. This track is for you to listen in a nice Summer day, chillin' with your girlfriend, singing togehter.
Rating: 8/10

And finally, Armistice. Im a bit indifferent on this one. Its probably the darkest of them all, but i'd probably remake it. Theres something missing. Dont know what. Maybe the "finisher" factor. It doesn't sound like a track that finishes an album. And with that, points are lost.
Rating: 5/10

Pros: Easy to listen to, great Summer album
Cons: Short, Countdown (Sick for The Big Sun), can't find it anywhere here

Overall score:
7/10

As a bonus, a shorty:
Phoenix - Playground Love (Air Cover) [right click to download]








Enjoy!

Counting all different ideas,
Alex.

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Thanks!

Super rare track we've been looking for. Thanks goes out to Alex from Indiana.

Basement Jaxx - Fly Life (Cajmere Green Velvet Mix) [right click to download]








Be sure to check out The Finder and see if you own anything we're looking for!
Prez Jordan

Back from Evolution

Hey guys, I'm back from Evolution festival in Newcastle! Sorry for the overload of posting I did last week. I was doing pretty much anything in my power to escape revision.

Today, I thought I'd do a bit of an epic post on some of the bands I saw live at Evolution. So, without further ado...


To begin with, here's a track from 80s synthpop heroes The Human League. Almost a full 30 years after they releasd their debut album "Reproduction", Evolution was the first date of their new tour, and I am wearing one of their t-shirts as I write. Their set was jam-packed full of classics, complete with a backing guitarist wearing a wig/moustache combo who danced around like your dad at the office Christmas party, showing that however serious the League may be in the studio, they're still capable of laughing at themselves. So, completely and utterly ace, basically.

The Human League - Together In Electric Dreams (Extended Version) [Right Click To Download]















Next, Kissy Sell Out. He says on his MySpace "I'm a designer from Essex who went to Central Saint Martins art college but I'm more of a music producer and electro DJ these days". And what a DJ he is. Watching him dropping a set at evolution filled with banger after banger of the best quality fidget house and electro, punctuated with blasts from his trusty foghorn, was truly a spectacle, with a hundreds-strong crowd of yellow wristbands oscillating in unison. As well as DJing however, Kissy also has an energetic live band, his debut album "Youth" coming out early in the summer, his "Kissy & Ko" club night and his own show on Radio 1 entitled "Kissy Klub". This track is from his upcoming album. Enjoy it, I know I did.

Kissy Sell Out - Apple Jelly [Right Click To Download]















Another highlight of my weekend was seeing Little Boots onstage with her fantastic voice, fiddling around with her Tenori-On in between tracks (it's some kind of weird electronic synth box, I dunno, ask the Japanese). "You're probably too young to remember Giorgio Moroder..." she says, before exploding into a cover of "Love Kills". She was a pleasure to see live, as the Newcastle locals would put it "a proper canny lass, like!"

Little Boots - New In Town (Fred Falke Remix) [Right Click To Download]















One of the brilliant bands I discovered at Evolution was Irish electro three-piece The Japanese Popstars. I'd heard of these guys before, but never really listened to anything they'd done. Fortunately, their mindblowing live set convinced me to check them out. Their debut album "We Just Are" came out in February, and consists of 12 tracks of electronic clusterfuck carnage built for a festival environment. Don't even try to deny the chills you get from the raspy whispers of "rise....."

Japanese Popstars - Rise Of Ulysses [Right Click To Download]















Finally, Newcastle's own Viva City. I'd never heard of them before yesterday, but they're quickly becoming my new favorite band. They're electro-indie at its very best, fusing rock'n'roll guitar riffs and vocals with head-swelling synths. "Does everyone like Trev's top?" lead vocalist Ali asks the audience, pointing towards their flamboyant keyboardist's mirrorball shirt. I couldn't help but think that was a smart move, as basic physics will tell you the rest of the band, clad in black leather jackets, must have been boiled alive in the intense sunshine. While looking them up on MySpace today I found that their bassist Bruce Tate also does DJ sets, and that Viva City have worked with... Oh no. Please not this guy again!

Viva City - C4 [Right Click To Download]














90s Dance Guide Part 3 will come on Friday/Saturday probably. Till then, keep it funky.

Joe

Monday, 25 May 2009

Slow...

I'm just speaking for myself here...

I wrote two posts, and for some reason when I hit publish they would not show up on the home screen, and their drafts did not appear. So sorry for the lack of posts today, I'll try again tomorrow.

After an email to Blogger, then said they were doing some routine maintenance? Anyway it's 8:44 PM EST so they should be done by now, hopefully this one goes through.

See ya tomorrow,
Prez Jordan

Sunday, 24 May 2009

Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones...

But whatever you are throwing at me after seeing the track name, will kill me.


Sorry, but this aint that bad.
Lady Gaga - Poker Face (LAZRtag Remix) [right click to download]










To compensate, i got a rarity and a classic:
Daft Punk - Aerodynamic (Dr. Sleek Remix) [right click to download]








Prince - Raspeberry Beret [right click to download]








Enjoy!

Running like hell,
Alex.

Saturday, 23 May 2009

for you ♥

Because Nerd42 asked ♥
Daft Punk - One More Time (D'azoo At Night 2007 Remix) [right click to download]








Because NightShade asked ♥
Axel Le Baron - Music Is The Danger (Club Edit) [right click to download]







Because I'm in a ♥'ing type of way, and Joe-I'm-Sorry-Your-Post-Was-Not-On-Top, loving you all:
gymtonic.

Passion Pit remix contest with a twist


I know I said I was going to do a review of Passion Pit's "Manners",
but after a week filled with nothing but exams, I just couldn't be bothered doing any more extended writing. However, hopefully this little tidbit of Passion Pit news will make up for it.

The Bostonian quintet have recently launched a remix contest with a twist for upcoming single and album highlight "Little Secrets". When you sign up to download the parts, rather than getting a zip or rar file with all the stems like with most remix contests, you will only receive one random snippet stem of about 4 bars. As you cannot sign up for the parts more than once, you must actually TRADE with others participating in the contest to get all the stems. It'd take a while to get them all, but at least it's a bit more exciting than your average run of the mill remix competition. For details and to sign up for your snippet, click here.

Passion Pit - Little Secrets [Right Click To Download]














SORRY EVERYONE! I broke my promise again... However I WILL DEFINITELY not be posting tomorrow because I'm off to Evolution, but I'll be posting the third installment of 90s Dance Guide on Monday, so stay tuned.

Joe

Friday, 22 May 2009

"Choo Choo" - Says The 80's Maniac

Didnt really knew what to post about, so while i was browsing my collection, this track came in. And as i was listening, i stopped searching and thought: "Got it."


The track was from ilictronix regulars, The Bloody Beetroots. Even though their tracks are common, an actual post was never made. Well, no more.
The Bloody Beetroots are the italian duo, Bob Rifo and Tommy Tea. For some reason, Bob gets most of the credits, but maybe Tommy isnt really a media guy. (something i doubt, because seeing videos of them live, Tommy goes insane in most of the shows)

3 tracks for today, an original and 2 remixes.

The original is one of their more underground tracks, but a known slogan for the fans.
"Fucked From Above 1985" is an obvious pun to Death From Above 1979, the former canadian electro-rock duo.

The track is quite nice, with vocoded vocals, hard kick, and with a nice melody along it.

The Bloody Beetroots - Fucked From Above 1985 [right click to download]








Next, we have the track that started it all.
"She's a Maniac" from Michael Sembello was a major hit in the 80's and The Bloody Beetroots decided to remix it.
I would probably call it an edit, since there aint major modifications to it, apart from the main riff and beat.
Still, its a 80's classic turned to a banger and from what i heard, even Sembello himself liked it.

Michael Sembello - She's A Maniac (The Bloody Beetroots Remix) [right click to download]








Finally, another early remix. Audioporno's "Choo Choo" is a quite underground track (much like Audioporno themselves, they only have about 6000 plays on last.fm).
I never heard the original, but this remix is a club blaster.
The synth line that comes in to your ears, says "Hi" and punches you in the face is a killer and the beat is awesome.

Audioporno - Choo Choo (The Bloody Beetroots Remix) [right click to download]








Enjoy!

Meh,
Alex.

Thursday, 21 May 2009

EXAMS ARE FINISHED!

And so I finally have time to bring you some more lovely stuff to get you dancing! Sorry I didn't keep my "NOT UNTIL FRIDAY" promise, but you know me, I'm a music whore.


You probably remember me posting the upcoming Basement Jaxx single "Raindrops" about a month back. Well a couple of days ago the Jaxx uploaded two remixes from the upcoming single to their official MySpace page. This one is definitely the stronger of the two, turning a shameless pop ditty into an electro-prog journey into the darkest depths of the soul or something. I also learned that Louis La Roche did a remix (thank you Twitter), but, to my chagrin, the Jaxx decided not to release it and didn't even let him blog it! Shame really. Oh well, anyways, enjoy this one :)

Basement Jaxx - Raindrops (Funkagenda & Paul Thomas Re-Dux) [Right Click To Download]















And here's another track from that Remix After All project I mentioned the other day. The basic aim of that project was that they'd get a load of blogs together, each of them would pick a artist that they really loved, and get them to do a remix of a track from Daft Punk's "Human After All" album. This remix of Technologic was made by a band called Kids At The Bar, who were chosen by the Pretty Much Amazing blog. This is fidget house at its very best. Ravey synths, pitch-altered vocals and a bassline that jumps around like a hostage in the trunk of a gangster's car make this one a winner!

Daft Punk - Technologic (Kids At The Bar Remix) [Right Click To Download]















And finally, forgotten French house gem anyone?

Fantom - Faithfull [Right Click To Download]














Keep it rockin'
Joe

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Move Your Body

We need more techno on this blog.


So cornandbeans is an 18-year-old post-basement composer, and I've known about him for a very long time thanks to FFR. Did I mention I'm rather good at FFR?

http://www.flashflashrevolution.com/profile/psychofish25/replay/48040081/

Enough of me bragging, though. I'm here to write about music. But who am I kidding, I'm an arrogant guy ;). Anyway, I have hand-picked three of my favorite cornandbeans tracks for you all to listen to. Personally, I cannot stand techno, but these tracks just have an effect on me, it worries me a bit. So here they are, from cornandbeans's Newground Audio Portal.

The first track surprised me, I had no idea such a song had ANY remix potential. Apprently I was wrong, dead wrong.

The Verve - Bittersweet Symphony (cornandbeans Edit) [right click to download]








Next is the tracked featured above. Although it doesn't have much dancing potential, since it's a little TOO fast, I could see myself raving to this, or just flipping out while hearing it. It erupts in your face, which is a quality Prez Jordan likes :D (I'm not gay)

cornandbeans - {Blaze} [right click to download]








And last is my favorite. If you don't dance in your chair while listening to this, you're just a madman, or deaf. It's so good and so danceable that I can't stop listening to it in my head. The triads keep things steady while the booming bass almost sounds disco-y for a few moments. Anyway, enjoy.

cornandbeans - {Firestorm} [right click to download]








Ah, finally some good techno,
Prez Jordan

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Just a quickie today...

But this blogosphere-wide remix project sounds pretty exciting.

And wouldn't you know it, there's one remix already revealed, and from a brilliant duo at that! Tits & Clits, however explicit their name may be, are awesome, so I highly recommend you check them out on MySpace.

Daft Punk - Prime Time Of Your Life (Tits & Clits Remix) [Right Click To Download]














I promise, I won't post anything else until Friday!

Joe

That's serious rhythm!

The reason I asked about Luke Vibert's Breakbeat Metal Music in the shoutbox is because I love the song, but only have the mixed Bugged Out Mix version, and have heard it on youtube. But it seems to be pretty rare. Anyway, in the meantime, I did a grunge rock edit of it using pieces of the one from the Bugged Out Mix.

Luke Vibert - Breakbeat Metal Music (Boba's Grunge Remix)
[Right Click To Download]








Name those samples!

Boba Out.

Monday, 18 May 2009

theres gold in them thar hills...



Treasure Fingers really lives up to his name. His tracks are pure gold! He first emerged on the scene in August last year on A-Trak's Fools Gold label, with his shimmering debut "Cross The Dancefloor", a slice of starry-eyed disco pop. Since then he has become much in demand as a remixer, working his electrofunk magic on tracks by Little Boots, Romanthony, Ocelot and Empire Of The Sun.

Treasure Fingers - Cross The Dancefloor [Right Click To Download]














Empire Of The Sun - Walking On A Dream (Treasure Fingers Remix) [Right Click To Download]














Keep it funky,
Joe

Duck, Duck, Duck...

Goose!


Thats right, Goose. A 4-piece electro-rock band from Belgium and probably the rock band that uses more synths on their tracks than any other.

Their 2007 album "Bring It On" is fantastic, bangers from top to bottom, catchy vocals and lots of action all around made these guys one of my favourite groups.

The title track is their main hit, being played in commercials and radios everywhere.
With a synth to start off, vocals come in to help out the drums whilst another synth comes in.
The track is catchy, you will have the chorus in your head for a week (even if you dont understand it) and you will give a nice headbang to it.

Goose - Bring It On [right click to download]








On the more obscure side, we have a calmer track, only released on the limited 2-CD version of the album.
"Masters On Top" is 95% synths, being the other 5% vocals.
The synths, despite being hard and glitchy, they appear here in a very melodic way, turning this one into a track thats not very chilly, but not too moved.

Goose - Masters On Top [right click to download]








Lots of remixes are around, and big names have remixed them, such as The Bloody Beetroots with 2 remixes, JFK from MSTRKRFT, Teenage Bad Girl, among others.
And one of the others are Les Petits Pilous.
These guys are known for assaulting people's ears in every thing they do, and this one is no exception.
"Everybody" is on its own quite exciting to listen, but with the synths and the vocal edits and the use of the originals guitar for the main riff is genius.

Goose - Everybody (Les Petits Pilous Remix) [right click to download]








Finally, Goose also do remixes. Not a lot, but one stands out.

Shitdisco are known for their hit "I Know Kung Fu". Goose turn this one onto a synth filled track that breaks into your home at night, breaks your windows and messes everything up, but that doesnt take anything, just to take the piss.
You will shout "I Know Kung...Fu!" during this track, i know you will.

Shitdisco - I Know Kung Fu (Goose Remix) [right click to download]








Enjoy!

Wanting to get much louder,
Alex.

Sunday, 17 May 2009

This track is epic.


Meet Moonbootica, an electro duo from Germany.
They have an epic song.
This epic song is a month early, because this epic song is called June. And... it's may now. Thus it's a month early, or so.

Here it is. This is a short edit, so it's not quite as long, but I like it better this way. Evil Stereo is going to have a sample breakdown in his next video!

Moonbootica - June
[Right Click To Download]






D.A.N.C.E Remixes



Yeah, I know...

Justice - D.A.N.C.E (Eli & Diplo Mix) [Right Click To Download]














Justice - D.A.N.C.E (Stuart Price Remix) [Right Click To Download]














Justice - D.A.N.C.E (Benny Blanco Mix feat. Mos Def and Spank Rock) [Right Click To Download]














Get Cape Wear Cape Fly - D.A.N.C.E (Cover) [Right Click To Download]














Keep it funky,
Joe

Saturday, 16 May 2009

Depeche Mode Remixes I

Joe pointed out that there's a Boys Noize remix of Wrong, which I posted yesterday. I was highly disappointed by the mix, but in the process, I found lot's of other gems, so here's the first haul.

Today I suppose I'll just do some of the Wrong remixes. I have a few from the remix single in addition to some bootlegs!

First off is the Dim vs. Boys Noize remix. I was highly disappointed by the lack of Boys Noizeness in it, but the vocal chopping at the beginning justifies the act of posting it.

Wrong (DIM vs. Boys Noize Remix)
[Right Click To Download]








Here's another one from the single.

Wrong (Frankies Director's Cut Dub)
[Right Click To Download]








From here on is unofficial stuff.

Wrong (Leviathan Remix)
[Right Click To Download]









Wrong (Renoise Remix)
[Right Click To Download]








Wrong (Dominatrix Predub)
[Right Click To Download]








This Dominatrix, whoever it is, also seems to have a bootleg acapella collection which I am looking into now. Stay tuned, I have some other remixes, some of them from a few big names!

Pit Stop



Say hello to Passion Pit, the latest keyboard-wielding disco popsters to make the blogosphere froth at the gash. Their EP "Chunk Of Change", released in December last year, was met with critical acclaim, and their album "Manners" (which you can listen to in full at their Myspace page) will be released on Tuesday. Fans have been given the chance to remix their track "Sleepyhead" via Buffetlibre's Proyecto Batidora, and all in all, they're being hyped to the hills right now.

Once I get some money, I'll buy the album and do a review of it, but for now, I'll leave you with their brilliant single "The Reeling".

Passion Pit - The Reeling [Right Click To Download]














And for those of you that like a bit of slap bass...

Passion Pit - The Reeling (Calvin Harris Remix) [Right Click To Download]














Keep it funky,
Joe

Friday, 15 May 2009

Depeche Mode is back... again?


Depeche Mode started their commercial music careers in 1981 with Speak and Spell and have recently released Sounds Of The Universe, their 12th studio album. Things have changed a bit, though. Don't listen to Sounds expecting something like Some Great Reward (my favorite of their albums) or Violator. Don't expect anything to be the same, really. Upon listening to the first few tracks, I am reminded of Midnight Juggernauts or Ratatat with Depeche Mode vocals and production. It's slow, it's dark, it's pretty, and it's ambient, but People Are People this is not. This is proof that you can teach and old dog new tricks... even if it's just a new version of an old trick!

My recommended cuts would be Wrong, Fragile Tension, Peace, and Perfect.

Very few of the songs hit me the way People Are People does every time I hear it. It's good production, good songwriting, but it just doesn't quite hold up to past productions. I'm not saying it's not good though! If you want a good listening album, this is definitely the right direction to go... but as another album review I read said, "some might call them timeless; others will definitely dub them boring." Unless you already enjoy Depeche Mode, this album has a very strong possibility of disappointing.

Overall, I give it a big fat


Now here's some of the recommended cuts.

Depeche Mode - Wrong
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Depeche Mode - Fragile Tension
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Depeche Mode - Perfect
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Depeche Mode - Peace
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And thus concludes this session.

Taking It All Underseas


Today, im gonna post some remixes from that magnificent duo that is one of the most iconic figures in French House, Le Knight Club.

The remixes will be of Zoot Woman, Aloud, David Guetta and Phoenix.

The british band Zoot Woman were remixed by LKC in 2004, and the track is "Taken It All".
It is very relaxing, a piano line, smooth vocals and a organ-like sound make this one a relaxation track.

Zoot Woman - Taken It All (Le Knight Club Remix) [right click to download]








Aloud, the french duo that broke up in 2005, and is not to be confused with the american indie rock band, were like Archigram except with vocals. Trippy tracks with deep vocals made a combination of chill and a somewhat rock & roll style of electronic music.

LKC remixed "Undersea", and took the it a bit to a calmer level. The deep vocals are there, but a similar organ-like sound as the Zoot Woman remix is there, also some guitars and also a piano, apart from the deep beat.

Again, smooth.

Aloud - Undersea (Le Knight Club Edit) [right click to download]








David Guetta is known for his poppy, electro tracks with cheesy vocals. Happens the same with 2004 single, "Stay".

This one can get annoying after a while, mostly because of the high-pitched vocals that are proeminent for most of the song. Once again, very calm, this one is all about the vocals.
Apart from the bassline, i dont see any major modification to this track. Still, good for a follow up for the above two.

David Guetta - Stay (Le Knight Club Remix) [right click to download]








Finally, LKC remixed Phoenix's classic 1999 track, "Too Young". This is one of my favourite tracks from Phoenix and LKC do a very good job in the remix.
Being the most animated of the lot, i dont know what to call the main instrument and if someone can tell me what it is, please tell me.

This is a good track to listen at home, probably not good for parties, but its quite nice.

Phoenix - Too Young (Le Knight Club Remix) [right click to download]








Enjoy!

Hoping this one gets in there,
Alex.

Thursday, 14 May 2009

Say, Could You Move A Little Closer? kthxbai

Not to be confused with the ancient Marvin Gaye lets-sex-right-nao track, Distant Lovers is a true Club Banger by Louis La Roche under his Me & Her EP released earlier this year. Featuring Talkbox Mayhem, the song erupts in your face, then puts you in a trance.

Today I have two remixes to share with y'all. The first is one of the best I've ever heard, ever. It is from Lucknow, who sent me this track personally. I feel this remix doesn't sound like a remix at all, but could potentially be mistaken for an original. It's amazing, period.

Louis La Roche - Distant Lovers (Lucknow Remix) [right click to download]








The other remix comes from our ilictronix pal, DJ Night Shade. It is a minimalist club remix, so it's not nearly as heavy as the original, or the previous remix. It's tiny, it's cute, it's lovely. To be honest, this song went grade as some good ambience while doing my homework today. You shall love it.

Louis La Roche - Distant Lovers (Night Shade Minimal Club Edit) [right click to download]








Hallo,
Prez Jordan

This track is HEAVY.



No introduction is necessary...

TRACK REMOVED BY REQUEST

GRUM - Sound Reaction (The Phantom's Revenge Remix) [Right Click To Download]














Don't thank me, thank GRUM.

Joe

Seriously!

Ladies and gentlemen, we are going to address something that's been bugging the hell out of me since it first started some time last year, something I shall call the MSN Virus. This virus is a program that utilizes your MSN contact list to spread a download link to the virus, 'hidden' by messages that contain what appear to be photobucket picture links, or links to some sort of time wasting website. Example:

"www.photothingy.com/DCS00987.jpg :O Omg is that YOU?"
"www.ilovethis.com :)"
"thisisfun.com wow! :D"
"www.partytime.com/DSC00987.jpg WOW thats U?"

And so on. Please do us all a favor: if you recieve such a link, inform the person that they have a virus, and do not click the link! Several of my friends have fallen prey to this and it's very very irritating.

Thank you.

We Came, We Saw, We Killed The Crowd

Well, the other day i was checking my e-mail and i noticed an e-mail from Don Diablo's manager, with some new tracks. And we get like 1 e-mail per week from him, so i was like "Oh god, not another..." But i checked it anyway.
I was gonna leave it, but then i noticed it had a music video. So, instead of bothering to download the tracks, i watched the video.

And what do you know? I liked it. A lot. So much that its in my MP4, which only has like a 1/3 of my tracks. So thats like an elite.


Don this time teamed up with brit rapper, Example to create "Hooligans".
Truth be told, i dont understand most of the rapping, but i tell you, the track is catchy as hell.

With a huge bassline, synths from here to yaya, and an annoying breakdown with a siren, this track has all the makings of a club banger.

Its the only track which i showed to my mates and that they said "Hey, send me this one." So thats means its gonna be big.

We all knew that Don Diablo was gonna get known, but wow.

Don Diablo & Example - Hooligans (Extended Mix) [right click to download]








Enjoy!

Oh, Alain, delete your viruses, im sick of getting spam over MSN, mate.

Rawr,
Alex