Friday, 31 July 2009

MEGA MEGA MEGA



The Count & Sinden dropped their new single "Mega" a few weeks back. And it's bloody brilliant. Powered by thunderous samba drums and robotic synth hook, it's a festival of electro delights.

The Count & Sinden - Beeper [Right Click To Download]














Everyone has left me here... This blog is lonely now.

Keep it funky,
Joe

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

20 years of ravey goodness.


Orbital have been around for 20 years now, which, in music years, is forever. Last month their third hits comp "Orbital 20" dropped, and their ravey breakbeat techno is still sounding as fresh as ever. As well as spanning two decades of classic tunes with relative ease, the album also contains previously unreleased live recordings of "Impact (The Earth is Burning)" and "Remind", plus two brand new remixes, which I'll be bringing you today, alongside a couple of Orbital classics. So sit back, strap a couple of torches to the side of your head, and prepare for techno heaven.

Orbital - The Box [Right Click To Download]














Orbital - Belfast [Right Click To Download]














Orbital - Lush (Hervé's Tree and Leaf Remix) [Right Click To Download]














Orbital - Halcyon (Tom Middleton Re-Model) [Right Click To Download]














Crap, three posts in a row. I really should slow down...

Keep it lush,
Joe

Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Joe's Essential Guide To 90s Dance, Part 5: Drum & Bass Edition

We don't have enough Drum & Bass on this blog really, do we? I guess not many of us are particularly fond of it. It's not my favorite style of dance music, but I still quite like it, and seeing High Contrast DJ last week has convinced me to listen to it a bit more, so I've decided to dedicate this month's 90s Dance Guide to it.


First up, my late nineties track is from UK hardcore ravers 2 Bad Mice. Back in the time when the stuff was actually good (unlike the over-9000 BPM shit you hear nowadays blaring out of chavs' camera-phones while they happy-slap children), 2 Bad Mice were one of the first acts to incorporate breakbeats into hardcore rave, which was a vital ingredient in the style's eventual mutation into drum & bass. I picked 2 Bad Mice's remix of their own "Tribal Revival" from their back catalogue because it showcases a more drum & bass sound than their other stuff. This was released in 1993 on square vinyl (yes, SQUARE VINYL) on the flip side to the DJ Hype remix of "Underworld". It's not very danceable, but it's repetitive as hell and pretty good to chill out to.

2 Bad Mice - Tribal Revival (2 Bad Mice Remix) [Right Click To Download]















And for the late 90s, we have a track from Grooverider's 1998 album "Mysteries Of Funk". The track "Imagination" is an 8-minute lump of groovy jazzstep. There are 3 parts to the track, the first two of which can be heard here. The third part is a separate track on the album. Grooverider is considered a pioneer of the drum & bass genre, but apparently that counts for nothing in Dubai, where, in November 2007, he was arrested for possession of 2.16 grams of weed (which he claimed he forgot was in his pocket) just hours before he was due to play a sold-out show. However he was later pardoned after serving 10 months of his 4 year prison sentence (Dubai has some pretty strict drug laws by the looks of it), and is now continuing to present his Radio 1 show with Fabio.

Grooverider - Imagination (Parts 1 & 2) [Right Click To Download]














Keep it funky,
Joe

Monday, 27 July 2009

I'm back bitchuz...


Aaahhh... Remember the good old days when GOOD tracks went to number 1?

Pete Heller - Big Love (Pete Heller's Original Mix) [Right Click To Download]














Keep it funky,
Joe

Sunday, 26 July 2009

poppiholla!

Hai guize! In this post am doing something a little different (but a good different xD), it's a guest post by one of my good friends from twitter who goes by the name P0150N0U5 F15)-( who introduced me to the very epic song poppiholla. Over to you pfish :)

Hey ilictronix users! This is P0150N0U5 F15)-( here, with a guest review ;-)

The song which I’m reviewing for you guys today is Poppiholla, a recent remix by Chicane, of the 2005 Icelandic song Hoppípolla, by Sigur Rós.
One of the things that made the original song so brilliant was the hugely uplifting piano tune. It was on par with other songs like U2’s City of blinding lights for pure euphoria. Now, whist the song may have been excellent, its ‘scene’ wasn’t, meaning that it only reached the mid-20s at its chart peak in the UK - a re-release in 2006 following popularity in the BBC Planet Earth series. This remix changes all this though, providing the excellent piano tune, into a more exciting, ‘bassy’ package.

There are 2 main versions, the radio edit, and the club mix. The radio edit is great, as it just goes strait into the music – whereas you have to listen to 2 minutes of nothing to get past the intro in the club mix. Whist Hoppípolla had a good tune, it was devoid of a good beat, and this remix provides this, along with bass to back it up. It is the kind of song that makes you want more however, and that makes me turn back towards the club mix when I do want to listen to it for a while. And when I say a while, I mean a while - 8:50 of pure musical sex!

It seems iTunes is full of reviews that push this down for ruining the beauty of the original. I can’t disagree more! I still love the original, with its quirky, ironic music video, but I love how this one presents itself to a wider (and probably more cool) audience.

It is rather unusual in its lack of lyrics, but it goes with my firm belief that great music can be enjoyed in any language, whether you are able to interpret it or not. Although that may have done me more harm than good, seeing as I now love Rändajad, the 2009 Estonian entry to Eurovision. >_<

One thing I would say though… at times the tune seems to be a bit off, although whether that is just my headphones, me or the recording I don’t know.

And on a final note, I never listen to this kind of music! I can only guess that it is the excellent piano notes that makes me love it :D

Thanks for your time,
P0150N0U5 F15)-( (twitter) ;-)


The original Hoppíhola, by Sigur Rós:


And the quirky yet wonderful music vid for Poppiholla:


chicane - poppiholla (club mix) [right click to download]








And a little something from gymtonic:
chicane - poppiholla (disco citizens remix) [right click to download]








Quoting a yt vid comment, 'thanks for making our summer chicane' and bidding you farewell:
P0150N0U5 F15)-( & gymtonic :)

Holy... (part 2)

As a small continuation to Champi's post, i found a small recreation by Cryda Luv' of the new Daft Punk track made for Tron Legacy.

Its quite a good preview of what the original is, and to be honest, it is fantastic. Like a mixed, futuristic version of Da Funk and the riff in between Too Long and Steam Machine in Alive 2007. Awesome.

Daft Punk - Tron Legacy Theme (Reworked By Cryda Luv) [right click to download]








Enjoy!

Chuffed,
Alex.

Just Do It... Do The Dada

Hi there,

I just got back from a three week holiday in Spain (Barcelona) to recharge my batteries, but now that I've rejoined the living (gaining acces to the interwebz) I've got something to share with you...

You might remember a time when I first posted about a Swedish duo called Dada Life, good news for the lovers of their tunes. A good time ago they released a new album called Just Do The Dada.
I won't be doing a song by song review, I'll just talk about the most interesting songs in the bunch. It's just my style of doing reviews, attracting you to buying it with some honey to help support these great artists.



First up, their first released single of the new disc, Happy Hands and Happy Feet.

Dada Life - Happy Hands And Happy Feet [right click to download]








Unlike their early material, no soft buildup/long intro on this one. A warning for things to come: more pounding basslines and darker overall compositions.
It keeps getting darker from the start to the end, but while those creeping noises increases, the sex level of them tunes goes up ass well, this might explain the sweathy videoclip (Youtube folks, learn when to use it).

Second one, Sweet Little Bleepteen.

Dada Life - Sweet Little Bleepteen [right click to download]








Early start in this one as well, bleeeeeeep. Bassline that blanks out your head ... nice ... song ... ...

Next one, Don't Snort The Yellow Snow (seriously, never try it).

Dada Life - Don't Snort The Yellow Snow [right click to download]








It strangely sounds like a mosquito sneezing... with a spacy breakdown in the center. Pretty interesting, must be what happens when you actually snort it, seeing pink huge mosquitos in space.

Summary:
As they say, it's all about having fun fun fun, and this album is no exception, the cleverness of the songtitles, the fun vocals...
But Dada Life is open for change, the disting soft/calm structures have changed to some more obscure songs. The snares are even more distorted, they are growing up musically.

Other great songs on the album: Perfect Itch, Love Vibrations, No Need For Machines (and the rest of the album).

And as a litlle extra one of their older songs for the lovers. Cause it's all about having Fun Fun Fun

Dada Life - Fun Fun Fun [right click to download]








Now I'm gonna see Moby live, wootwoot
Enjoy, Mr. Brown

Saturday, 25 July 2009

Holy...

This will obscure the post about the blog redesign and I've got two other posts in urgent need of release, but I just couldn't resist being the one to break this news.
It was exciting enough when we recently got the news of the 24 tracks Daft Punk were working on for the new Tron soundtrack, as stated at the 2009 Comic Con expo. But when footage turned up of the Tron exhibit at said expo...
Well, I think you should see (and hear) for yourself:

video


Yes, what you're hearing is, unless any new circumstances prove otherwise, a new Daft Punk song. The real deal. No shrouds of mystery or 12-year-old producers trying to pass their work off as the first sign of a fourth album. Somewhat ironic, then, that we're getting it as background music to what's probably the big news about this exhibit for anyone else (the new Light Cycle design). It's very reminiscent of Electronic music in the 80's, perhaps as a throwback to the original Tron soundtrack by Wendy Carlos (though it does seem to imply more modern work elsewhere on the soundtrack when it devolves into a series of electronic bleeps at the end). You may not like it. If that's the case, just remember that it's only their work for a movie, and that (sigh...) Album 4 remains nowhere in sight. But I can assure you almost 100% that this is new Daft Punk material.

For your listening pleasure I've extracted the MP3 from the video (alas, the crowd noise remains).

Daft Punk(!) - Nouveau Morceau (New Song) [right click to download]








Hoping that this will make you forget about my long absence,
Champi :)

Friday, 24 July 2009

Changing Things

Hello all.

For those of you who have not yet noticed, I wrote a disclaimer. You can check it out by clicking "Disclaimer" on the side bar. It basically just clears up some stuff for those of you who feel what we're doing is wrong. So please, I am encouraging you all to read it carefully, it's not long, and it's heartfelt.

With the blog becoming more popular, some things need to be taken into consideration, which is why I have been contemplating starting some pages on some social networking sites, but more important, I may soon remove links to the mp3s we post. Therefore, you will be limited to streaming the tracks, unable to download. We'll see how everything plays out.

Here's some music that will soothe you with experimental micro-riffs, courtesy of our Canadian pal Akufen.

Akufen - New Process [right click to download]








Peace,
Prez Jordan

Thursday, 23 July 2009

Gyal Shake It, Shake It...


Toddla T is a Jamaican raggamuffin trapped in the body of a gangly youth from Sheffield. Don't worry, this isn't another fictional character scenario like with Major Lazer, I'm just using a metaphor for his fascination with dancehall riddims.

His debut album "Skanky Skanky" is what it would sound like if Jack Beats, Basement Jaxx, Beenie Man and Arctic Monkeys went to Notting Hill Carnival and beat the shit out of each other for 51 glorious minutes. A mash of dancehall, garage, dubstep and electro, it's definitely my album of the year so far, with just some of the guest spots being Tinchy Stryder, Hervé, Roots Manuva and even dub poet Benjamin Zephaniah. Toddla T himself also performs vocals on the album under his nickname "T Willy".

I highly recommend you get the album, but if you don't trust MY word, here's a few tasters for you.

Toddla T - Boom DJ From The Steel City [Right Click To Download]














Toddla T - Shake It [Right Click To Download]














Toddla T - No Kip [Right Click To Download]














Keep it funky,
Joe

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

We Are Not Alone In This Night

Time to talk about an artist who has requested me to do a post on him. And by requested, i mean nearly aiming a gun to my face. I kid, i kid.



Our good friend NiteShade is the man im talking about on this post. In case you dont know him, a simple look around will tell you who he is. I ain't telling you. :P

Anyway, onto the tracks.

First we have an edit of Calvin Harris' I'm Not Alone. It is a very simple remix, but adds a nice kick to it, with a little bassline wobble and a cool beat. A raver.

Calvin Harris - I'm Not Alone (Nite Shades Rave to the Jam Edit) [right click to download]








Next up we have a remix of DJ Mehdi's Signatune. I dont know if i'd call this a remix, it's more like an edit, especially because the track is essentially the orginal but immensly chopped.
Still, it is great to listen to and it shows NiteShade's skills.

DJ Mehdi - Signatune (DJ NiteShade Remix) [right click to download]








Finally, a mashup, his especiality.
Its a mashup of Sebastian Leger's "We Are" and Together's "Together".
It is a quite creative mashup, lacks on production, if im honest.
Still, its quite funky and its nice if you want to use it in a DJ set somewhere.

DJ NiteShade - We Are Together [right click to download]








Enjoy!

Rawr,
Alex.

Ed Banger Choons: Remixes (Ed Banger Review Part Two)


Today I bring you some of my all time favorite Ed Banger Remixes of tracks from other musicians. These tracks alone will (hopefully) make you want to dance or at least tap your feet. Lets Begin Shall we?

First Off, We have a brilliant remix from the illustrious and super talented Mr Flash. Though at first i didnt care much for him, His Paranoid Remix by Kanye West (AKA "That Egomaniacal Douchebag ") was amazing,and as such,I have massive respect for him. This sexy electro makeover actaully makes Kanye West sort of tolerable. Sort Of. A Great remix Nonetheless.

Kanye West - Paranoid (Mr Flash Remix) [right click to download]








Next on My List is DJ Mehdi's Remix of Breakaway by,well,DJ Mehdi.
This Remix is very smooth and cool. This is something that I would call softcore house. Light and fluffy, but not too much to label it pure french house.
You will love it.

DJ Mehdi - Breakaway (DJ Mehdi Remix) [right click to download]








Next we go to Justice (I still consider them Ed Bangers even if they are not ). Their Waters of Nazareth remix is nothing short of amazing. Words cant describe how I feel about this mix so here it is.

Justice - Waters Of Nazareth (Justice Remix) [right click to download]








Finally, Let's end things with a SebastiAn Remix. And what better way to end than with his remix of Golden Skans. This will definitely make you wanna party all night long.

Klaxons - Golden Skans (SebastiAn Remix) [right click to download]








Enjoy em' while you got em'

Part 3 Featuring SebastiAn. I Promise!!!!

NiteShade

Heads We Dance Album Influences Mixtape


While browsing my inbox today, I noticed I'd received an email from Heads We Dance. Intrigued, I opened it to find a tracklist of electro delights, old and new. Heads We Dance don't do mixtapes very often, but their Halloween and Sci-Fi mixes were phenomenal, so when one drops in my inbox, I know not to ignore it. And I'm glad I didn't ignore this one. This is what Yoni from the band had to say about the mixtape...


"Here's a mixtape that we've put together as a companion to our new album. It's a collection of songs and artists that inspired us as we were putting the album together. Some inclusions are very obvious (there is a live version of the Kraftwerk song Computer Love, which we covered on our album) - some may be a little more unexpected; perhaps Gabriel Ananda or Tom Tom Club. Anyway, hopefully this will point people in the direction of a few of the artists that we really love!"


Heads We Dance DJs - Album Influences Mixtape [Right Click To Download]














1. Vangelis - Spiral
2. Pet Shop Boys - It's A Sin (Disco Mix)
3. The Presets - Girl And The Sea
4. Depeche Mode - World In My Eyes
5. Air - Run
6. Tom Tom Club - Wordy Rappinghood
7. Sébastien Tellier - Roche
8. Primal Scream - Higher Than The Sun (Original Version)
9. Roxy Music - In Every Dream Home A Heartache
10. Together - Together
11. Kavinsky - Testarossa Autodrive (SebastiAn Remix)
12. Gabriel Ananda - Ihre Persönliche Glücksmelodie
13. Surkin - White Knight Two
14. Orbital - The Box
15. Kraftwerk - Computer Love (Live in Tokyo, 1981)
16. Justice - Genesis
17. Daft Punk - Daftendirekt
18. David Bowie - Subterraneans

Wow. If this tracklist is made up of HWD's infuences, it just goes to show what good taste they have. Bravo!

Keep it funky,
Joe

not so evil now, huh?

i swear evil stereo is one of the best music doodz around, currently signed to boba's new net-label power glove records is already making his 3rd french house ep only weeks after free samples was released.

already having 2 of 3 tracks of the ep up on his myspace i can safely say i cannot wait for the other track :D

although i do apologize for not having any actual tracks to post, you can listen to his songs 'still nameless' and 'let my hold you' on his myspace, here :)


been too busy raving and sorry for no tracks,
gymtonic.

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

I'm back baby!!!



Thats right,my vacations over for tomorrow and ill have one last hoorah thursday and friday at a lake then im here for a while :) as a result of my coming back,i will post one cool song from the Emperor Machine,Reworked by SMD. its very nice and I hope you enjoy it!

The Emperor Machine - No Sale, No ID (Simian Mobile Disco Version) [right click to download]








Peace and Look foward to some Epic Posts Later!

NiteShade

Monday, 20 July 2009

Black Star


Gentlemen, meet the new face of pop.

Dan Black rose to fame last year with his track "HYPNTZ", a cover of Notorious B.I.G's "Hypnotize" with a drumbeat sampled from Rihanna's "Umbrella". Although it was never released on a label, this glorious mash took the hipsters by storm, and whether it was intended to or not, Dan sweetly crooning a gangster rap has a certain tongue-in-cheek air to it. But of course, once Dan came to release it as a single, problems arose. Biggie's estate denied Dan permission to release the cover, so the lyrics were rewritten and new single "Symphonies" was born.

Dan Black - HYPNTZ [Right Click To Download]














Dan Black - Symphonies [Right Click To Download]














Dan Black - Symphonies (Passion Pit Remix) [Right Click To Download]














Dan Black's debut album "Un" is out now on Polydor. I'll post a review soon, but for now, here's another single from the album.

Dan Black - Alone [Right Click To Download]














Dan Black - Alone (MJ Cole Vocal Mix) [Right Click To Download]














Keep it funky,
Joe

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!

Just turned 12:00 here in New Jersey (US East Coast). And it appears I'm now officially 17 years old :D


I think I may take the day off (like usual).

Have a good one, I hope I do too,
Prez Jordan

Sunday, 19 July 2009

Fresh From The Oven



2 brand new tracks for you today. Both these tracks are less than 3 weeks old, so get them while they are hot!

First off is Cassius' new single, Youth Speed Trouble Cigarettes. Im the first to admit i dont like the vocals, but the instrumntal is very well done.
Although i think Cassius arent as good as they were 10 years ago, this is quite enjoyable.

Cassius - Youth Speed Trouble Cigarettes [right click to download]








And last but not least, the one you've been all waiting for, Duck Sauce!

This is a true comeback to the late 90's, by 2 of the best, A-Trak and Armand Van Helden.

You've got everything that represents a French House track. Long vocals sample, a cool beat, effects (theres even a flanger!), an awesome main riff, you name it.

If you think that the French House revival hasnt started, you better think again.

Duck Sauce - aNYway [right click to download]








Enjoy!

Yipee kay-yay,
Alex.

Saturday, 18 July 2009

Ready For The Weekend?


You soon will be. Calvin Harris' brilliant new single is out on August 10th, and it's got a brilliant video to match. I've also managed to grab two of the remixes from the single, from mysterious bass-head Fake Blood and drum'n'bass don High Contrast.



Calvin Harris - Ready For The Weekend (Fake Blood Remix) [Right Click To Download]














Calvin Harris - Ready For The Weekend (High Contrast Remix) [Right Click To Download]














Put on your shoes,
Joe

Friday, 17 July 2009

Vertigo 006 - Born In Heaven / The Prophet

Good golly gosh do I have some good french house for you today!

You've heard some Vertigo here only a few days ago, but already I am back with a legit BANG! VRT 006 is quite possibly the best French House album I own (don't shoot me) from quite possibly the best French House album I know (don't shoot me).



I've been waiting a while to post this, because I feel you will all fall in love with it, assuming you haven't heard these tracks yet. Unlike VRT 004, which I need to post soon, the sixth release by Vertigo is hard from start to finish. Once I post Volume 4, you'll understand why I am saying this. Moving on...

The Prophet uses some hard drums that make it seem like eery single hihat hit is backed by a bass drum. I mean these drums literally explode in your ears, but isn't that what we all love? Now I have to admit, when I want to mellow out, this is not a song I choose to listen to. When I'm craving some electro, however, this suits just fine. It's heavy, it's quick, and its legit.

Vinyl Fever - The Prophet [right click to download]








Born In heaven literally speaks for itself. This song is so catchy it just hurts that I will never be able to make music like this. From start to finish, you will be hooked to this song. Not once do I ever get annoyed or bored while listening to this - it's as if I were born in heaven (oh snap!). The lead is squeaky, the drums are quick and to-the-point, and the song constantly changes as to not put you to sleep. Good golly gosh is this track good.

Vinyl Fever - Born In Heaven [right click to download]








With Love,
Prez Jordan

MOAR BASS PLZ - Part 5: Zomby


I finally got around to doing the final installment of MOAR BASS PLZ. I was planning to do it on Chase & Status, but then I came across Zomby, an amazing dubstep artist who released a number of EPs and one album on several different labels throughout last year.

As usual today, I have an original and a remix for you. And wouldn't you know it? They're both awesome. The original track "Aquafresh" is a short but sweet slice of slimy, woozy digi-dub. The remix of Franz Ferdinand's "Ulysses" is what Crystal Castles' "Courtship Dating" would have sounded like if it was recorded halfway through the Loch Ness Monster's digestive tract.

Zomby - Aquafresh [Right Click To Download]














Franz Ferdinand - Ulysses (Zomby Gloop Remix) [Right Click To Download]














Apologies for "Ulysses" remix cutting off at the end. I'm not sure if that's meant happen or not.

Keep it gloopy,
Joe

Thursday, 16 July 2009

Random Tracks I Find And Like Vol.2


On this volume we're are going a bit on the extremes. From something a bit odd, to something melodic and finishing on something to make ears bleed.

We start off with DatA. Rapture was one of my first posts and this track is from the same album, Skywriter. I say its weird, especially because of the vocoder, which Breakbot uses on this track. I cant understand a word of what he's saying, and probably isnt to be understood. Anyway, i really enjoy this track because of its smoothness, despite the un-understandable vocoded vocals.

DatA - So Much in Love [right click to download]








Next, Lifelike. We know Boba has a man crush on and he posted almost all the tracks he's done. But he's forgotten one. His latest, Sunset.
With the help of Yota on the vocals, who ever she is, this track is fantastically well made, very melodic, long and calm.

Lifelike - Sunset [right click to download]








And we finish off with a remix. Les Petits Pilous are a german duo, part of Boys Noize Records. I have posted a couple of remixes they did, and they are insane.
This one is no exception. Its a remix of Etienne de Crécy and Monsieur Jo's Hannukah.
It starts off quite similar to the original, but the synth halfway in will blow your head off.

Etienne De Crecy And Monsieur Jo - Hannukah (Les Petits Pilous Remix) [right click to download]








Enjoy!

Hoping tomorrow is nice,
Alex.

To dance, or not to dance? That is the question...


After a little search I've seen we have no posts on Joe And Will Ask? yet. Well, we can't have that can we?

Joe And Will Ask? are an electronic duo from London. They've had releases on the Kitsune and Gulp Communications labels, and make lengthy nuggets of bleepy techno and distorted electro to make your ears seizure and orgasm at the same time. They're also noteworthy remixers, giving proggy tech twists to tracks by La Roux, Crystal Castles, The Human League and Kris Menace, among others. If you're a fan of Deadmau5 or Pryda, then I'd definitely recommend that you check them out.

Here are two originals and two remixes for you to have a listen to.

Joe And Will Ask? - Yellowstone [Right Click To Download]














La Roux - Quicksand (Joe And Will Ask? Remix) [Right Click To Download]














Milke - Maybe I'm Crazy (Joe And Will Ask? Remix) [Right Click To Download]














Keep it funky,
Joe

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Only Available At Ilictronix


So what to do today? I am extremely bored and have nothing to do. i watched Harry Potter 6 last night (which rocked). Hmmm I guess ill post Some entertaining tracks. For today I am going to give three ilictronix tracks you wont find anywhere else on the internet except in youtube videos, or myspace. Two of these are Exclusive and one of them is going to have its first blog post on it.

I know I'm not Alone has been blogged to hell and back here but this mix isnt available for download anywhere so i'm posting it. It is a pretty good remix,even if it deviates a little far from the original in some parts. if anyone knows of Wenz Cdb,let me know. I cant find him anywhere.

Calvin Harris - I'm Not Alone (Wenz Cdb Remix) [right click to download]








From Radio 1 big weekend 2009 i bring you Deadmau5 mashup of Knights of Cydonia and HBFS in High Quality. Safe to say this mix of his is unbelieveable. I hope you think so too.

Deadmau5 - Knights Of HBFS [right click to download]








And last but not least, though not exclusive, we plan to be the first blog to bring this to you. Its the Galactik Knights Remix of Boom Boom Pow by Black Eyed Peas and,dare I say, Its AWESOME. the electro beats and rhythms give this a complete facelift on the track and make it so much more enjoyable and addictive. It will blow your mind.

Black Eyed Peas - Boom Boom Pow (Galactik Knights remix) [right click to download]








This will be my last post before i head out for vacation on Friday. I wont be Back till the 26th of July so take care!

Having Fun,
NiteShade

Game Boy Daftness


Ever wondered what Daft Punk sounds like in a GameBoy? No? Well, wonder no more!

Da Chip is a compilation of covers of Daft Punk tracks using GameBoy sounds, a style also known as chiptune.

I admit this isnt really my kind of sound, but i did enjoy this compilation a lot, mainly due to the creativity of these guys to creat tracks from scratch out of game consoles.

If this style develops a bit (like including vocals and samples), it can go far in the electronic genre.

There are no Human After All tracks, but the official website has a few bonus, and amongst them are a couple of HAA.

You can download the compilation from the website, or from here.

And my 2 favourites from the compilation:

Random - Short Circuit [right click to download]








EvilWezil - Veridis Quo [right click to download]








Enjoy!

Bleep,
Alex.

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

NEW FEATUREZ!!

So I received a good idea from a viewer who emailed me. Now if you look in the current iTunes song box, you will notice a small envelope in the top right corner. Click it to send me an email demanding I post the track. So now, if I'm listening to something you want, just click that button and you're set!

If you don't use an email client, you can always do it the old-fashioned way.

Prez Jordan

PS - I also added a refresh button for the iTunes box :) Sometimes it screws up and you need to wait for it to reload.

What a Coincidence!

So I've been listening to Propane Nightmares by Pendulum a lot lately and apparently someone actually looks at what I'm listening to :) So to fulfill a request, here is Propane Nightmares by Pendulum. It's very very very good, easily in my top 10.


The genius also came up with the idea to place a button under the current song, which would then email me asking me to post the track, I think that is a fabulous idea and I will get to work on that as soon as I can :) Anyway, to the music...many of you already have this song, but hey I have to be good to my fans :D

Pendulum - Propane Nightmares [right click to download]








Enjoy,
Prez Jordan

I swear...


I swear this is the last this blog with contribute to the media circus surrounding Michael Jackson's death. Sure it's sad he's dead, but the world doesn't stop when a celeb dies, however much they were loved or hated in their life. I'm beginning to get tired of seeing his name at the top of Elbo.ws' popular artists list everyday. In fact I was reluctant to post today, but I found these two brilliant remixes of "Beat It" in MP3 format, so I figured I should share them. So rest in peace Michael, but now I'm going to move on.

Michael Jackson - Beat It (Boys Noize "Eat It" Bootleg) [Right Click To Download]














Michael Jackson - Beat It (Moby's Sub Mix) [Right Click To Download]














Keep it funky,
Joe

Monday, 13 July 2009

Have Some Good,Wholesome Tracks


So today I have decided to make a decent post on a few remixes i have. just because i love you all.

First I bring you a Kavinsky remix of Sebastien Telliers Roche. this Smooth,Slow Remix gives a deep sensual feel and makes you think you're on the beach,watching the sunset enjoying your few precious weeks of summer. Nonetheless its my favorite tune from him.

Sebastien Tellier - Roche (Kavinsky Remix) [right click to download]








Next is Tigas remix of Fever Ray's Triangle Walks (you can hear it on Erol Alkans BBC Radio 6 Mix)
It has a very electro feel mixed with a feeling of jungle rhythym. i dont know why, but thats the only way i can describe it. Safe to say, I love it,especially the 1,2,3,4 part.

Fever Ray - Triangle Walks (Tiga 1-2-3-4 Remix) [right click to download]








Next i come to Kraftwerk. Aerodynamik is a very cool track, but its even better when Etienne De Crecy and Alex Gopher remix this. They take a track thats already electro and make it even more electro. If you love Kraftwerk, you'll go nuts for this.

Kraftwerk - Aerodynamik (Alex Gopher and Etienne De Crecy Dynamix) [right click to download]








And last but not least, Etiennes Remix of Mylos Paris 400. Its smooth, its sexy, its awesome.


Mylo - Paris 400 (Etienne De Crecy Remix) [right click to download]








On the Move,
NiteShade

Filthy Gorgeous


I'm really into Filthy Dukes right now. They're what The Whip would be like if their guitars were replaced with more synths. I've still yet to buy their album "Nonsense In The Dark", but the three singles I've heard are fantastic, so no doubt I soon will. They've also done some absolutely beast remixes of bands like White Lies, Bloc Party and Late Of The Pier.

Their newest single "Messages" came out today, which is the main reason I'm sharing these little diamonds with you all. Yes, these are diamonds. The word "gems" doesn't do them justice. Speaking of which, a word to every published newspaper and magazine out there: STOP COMPARING FILTHY DUKES TO JUSTICE. THEY SOUND NOTHING ALIKE.

Filthy Dukes - Messages [Right Click To Download]














Filthy Dukes - Light Skips Cross Heart [Right Click To Download]














White Lies - To Lose My Life (Filthy Dukes Remix) [Right Click To Download]














Keep it filthy,
Joe

Sunday, 12 July 2009

Vertigo 005 - Week's Start

NOTE: Volume 006 will most likely be posted tomorrow, so stay tuned!

I was going through my recent posts, before I realized I hadn't posted any Vertigo yet. What the hell is that? So vertigo has to be one of top 3 favorite French House labels. I'd love to go on and say it's my favorite, but I'm scared the Crydamoure/Roulé gods would strike me dead. Let's settle on top 3.

To keep things interesting, I am not going to post my favorite release, but one of them. To me, Gile is the king of house - a trait clearly expressed in Vertigo Vol. 5 - Week's Start. This EP is so good and funky, that I can't get around to expressing why. It has a perfect blend of funk and soul, and the sampling is beyond incredible. For some reason, the opening lightness of the EP does not bore me, even when I'm on my hard-electro kicks.

Week's Start contains three funktastic tracks, all centered around three quick, funky, and soulful samples, let's go over each track.


Image courtesy of Solid Goldberger

The first track, Furious Funk has to be the most appropriately-titled french house song ever. The annoying horn sample is strangely intoxicating, and the original-sounding drum beat makes things interesting. One thing I didn't like about this one, the reggae-esque vocals kill me. Otherwise, this track is a perfect French House tune to listen to at any given time.

Gile - Furious Funk [right click to download]








Discolor starts off pretty boring, but slowly unfolds to a funky-as-hell disco Smörgåsbord that sounds like something out of Le Knight Club (pun). Although it's my least favorite tune from Furious Week, this song is pretty much flawless. Unfortuately, there isn't much to say about it.

Gile - Discolor [right click to download]








To end things off, let's go back to the start - Week's Start. This song sounds high-octane from 0:01 and continues for nearly 5 minutes. This track is probably my favorite from the whole EP, but then again I'm not much of a reference, I change musical likings constantly. The horn blasts and the the tremolo leads come together to make one of the best French House tunes I've heard in a rather long time. The female vocals loop seamlessly and the whole song comes together nicely. A nice way to end, or rather start, a Furious Week.

Gile - Week's Start [right click to download]








Get funky, get furious, get french,
Prez Jordan

Random Tracks I Find And Like Vol.1


Now its my turn to get a series. Mine will be about several random tracks i find during these past few weeks and that i find saying to myself "Hum, this is quite good."
Some might be old, some might be new, but who cares about that, right?

So, on we go.

First off is Heads We Dance. We had major sucess when we posted Don Diablo's remix of their single, When The Sirens Sound.
Here is another remix of that single, this time by American duo, Hot Pink Delorean.
Its a very rocky remix, but that will get you jumping around quickly.

TRACK REMOVED BY REQUEST

Now another new track, by another regular, The Bloody Beetroots. A lot of people have been saying that their tracks are getting a bit same-old same-old, but this one is different.
Their remix of Play Paul's new project, Ryskee, is very melodic and along with their Killers remix, it might show off a better, less insane side of The Bloody Beetroots.

Honestly, i think its a turn for the better and i hope they keep on going with this kind of stuff.

Ryskee - Leave Me Amor (The Bloody Beetroots Remix) [right click to download]








Now, lets rewind a couple of years and lets talk about Pnau. I got their album a couple weeks ago and i regret not getting it sooner. Its a very good album, and if you like MGMT or Empire Of The Sun (which is actually, a side project of one of the members of Pnau), i recommend you to get this album.

But this song, Embrace, is just so beautiful. I had the Fred Falke & Miami Horror remix of it, but the original beats the crap out of it.
Its quite capable of being one of my alltime favourites.

Pnau - Embrace [right click to download]








And finally, lets rewind 10 years. You heard Cassius' new single and if you havent, just scroll down a bit. To be honest, the vocals in it are crap, but the instrumental is quite nice.
Anyway, back to 1999. This track is known from its DJ Falcon remix, a popular French House track, which was idely supported by Daft Punk in their sets.
The original is also fantastic, and i love the buzzing sound of it. (actually, the track name is "The Fly" in french)
Its a classic that will live on for years and years. Oh, and i love the beggining sample.

Cassius - La Mouche [right click to download]








Enjoy!

Running faster than my legs can take me,
Alex.

Saturday, 11 July 2009

RCRD LBL findings


I have to say, RCRD LBL is an awesome website. Their MP3 Of The Day newsletter has turned me onto some awesome tracks, including these brilliant remixes of MSTRKRFT, Bloc Party, Little Boots, Miike Snow and La Roux. Enjoy :)

La Roux - Quicksand (Mad Decent Remix) [Right Click To Download]














MSTRKRFT - Heartbreaker (Wolfgang Gartner Remix) [Right Click To Download]














Little Boots - Remedy (A1 Bassline Get Hype Remix) [Right Click To Download]














Bloc Party - One More Chance (Alex Metric Remix) [Right Click To Download]














Miike Snow - Animal (Punks Jump Up Remix) [Right Click To Download]














Keep it funky,
Joe