Monday, 28 September 2009

Ch-Ch-Changes!

Times are getting tough, and losing the blog all together is becoming more possible and possible as the days go on.

So I'm in a pickle of whether or not I should continue to offer download links for the tracks. What does that mean? Instead of a "right click to download," things will look like this.

Poka - Heartbreaker








Please voice your opinion either by email or by comment.
Prez Jordan

Say Bye Bye...

Well, the time has come.


Our once buddy Brian has finally decided to erase all of the music from our OLD server.

What does this mean for you?

Every post behind August 29th will have non-working tracks. Luckily, 99% of you already got all the music you need. For those of you who didn't... no biggie.

If you find a track doesn't work, you can always comment or email me telling me so. I will then send you the track, if I can. Everything that's ever been posted here is in my personal collection, so don't feel lost. Many of the tracks may even still play on The Hype Machine, so take a look there.

So what now? There isn't much we can do, and I apologize.

Shit happens, but we move on and look ahead,
Prez Jordan

Cheap Thrills


Hervé's new compilation Cheap Thrills Vol.1 has just dropped, and there are some great tracks on it. Here are a couple of them: collabs between Hervé & Kissy Sell Out and His Majesty Andre & The Bloody Beetroots!

Hervé & Kissy Sell Out - Everybody [right click to download]








His Majesty Andre feat. The Bloody Beetroots - Puppets
TRACK REMOVED BY REQUEST (By Andre)

Keep it cheap,
Joe

Sunday, 27 September 2009

Album Review: Flashmob by Vitalic

After the minimix posted earlier this week, the newest album by Vitalic finally hits the stores today. So why don't we give you an 'in the racks now review' for a change :p

Vitalic (Pascal Arbez) was born in Dijon, France. He mostly plays live DJ-sets and is renowned for them. His first alter ego's names: Dima, Hustler Pornstar and Vital Ferox and the fact that he made up being born in Ukraine prove his sense of humor.
But the story began when in 2001 The Hacker gave Pascal the advice to send his material to DJ Hell's Gigolo records and the Poney EP was born. One of the best selling records on the label thanks to La Rock 01. The techno world got a new star to look out for and Vitalic started his own label: 'Citizen Records'.

Vitalic - La Rock 01








After a 4 year long silence, and gaining some fame by 2 Many DJ's showing some love to La Rock 01, he finally released his first album: OK Cowboy.
For every fan off the techno genre this album could be called one of a kind, an outright 'Classic' from the start. Something LEGENDARY...



This album will be getting some love, but I want you to listen to just one of the songs first:

Vitalic - The Past








It sounds very Kraftwerky, with the slow beatrate and the robovocals, but halway through the tempo suddenly climbs and it starts sounding like a Homeworkesque Daft Punk song. I know, some daring statements, but for me this song shows what Vitalic had in store for us... It's his inspiration to Flashmob, his teaser. I hope you'll understand me after this review.

When I started listening to the songs, they all had me saying: "damn, these need to be in my post", but then I realised it would make computers lag like crazy and you kids wouldn't buy one of the best albums of 2009.
So I'm going to do my first track by track review, because he earned it.


Note: Album art rocks.

See The Sea (Red):
The opening song starts of trancy, with the oh so signature bass of Vitalic, then some distorted guitars kick in, and the melody keeps going on and on and on when he adds synths, another drum kick... It keeps a nice balance between the loud and more relaxed bits and it almost seems like the guitars are some kind of vocal to the song.
Quota: 9/10

Vitalic - See The Sea (Red)








Poison Lips:
Second song reminds me of My Friend Dario from OK Cowboy, but the vocals got improved: No rockchick mumbling about a car, but a sensual diva seducing you with her sugary sweet poison lips... The only problem is: it is pure awesomeness, but I feel there's not enough variation.
Quota: 10/10

Vitalic - Poison Lips








Flashmob:
As the titlesong, this baby packs some punch. Building up to an explosion from the start, the vocals warning you for the upcoming danger. It just keeps growing up and building off over and over, but leaves me with no explosion at all. I'm a little disappointed by this one.
Quota: 8/10

One Above One:
The vocal on this one is some more of the Poison Lipps sweetness, the song itself complements the vocals so well (I feel like this song was made solely to accentuate these killervocals, not vice versa, It's strange...).
Quota: 10/10

Vitalic - One Above One








Still:
An ethnic sounding mix between african drums and oriental snares, this song brings some tranquility in between the songs.
Quota: 7/10

Terminateur Benelux:
One of the better songs, reminding me of Proxy's Raven with the bassline and Lipps Inc's Funkytown with the drumming. But Vitalic added some flair to it...
Quota: 9/10

Vitalic - Terminateur Benelux








Second Lives:
Sounds too poppy for my taste... don't like it.
Quota: 7/10

Allan Dellon:
Damn this song is hawt!!! Starting all 80's synth love, then flowing into a funky medley going to a mellow choo-choo-train of subtlety. This is one of those songs that sound like Daft Punk and Kraftwerk made a baby :p. The fact that the title of the song refers to the person that gave me my french name seriously did not influense me handing out points...
Quota: over 9000/10

Vitalic - Allen Dellon








See The Sea (Blue):
Sounds pretty much like the red version, only more blueish. Think of it ass if you're listening to it through a bowl filled with water. Both versions have their charm.
Quota:9/10

Chicken Lady:
This song is what should be played at parties from this album. One of the songs that pack some serious punch...
Quota: 9/10

Your Disco Song:
This song is the 8-bit/game inspired song of the bunch. A game about disco would have this playing as a soundtrack while you bust your moves on screen.
Quota: 9/10

Station Mir 2009:
A spacy, trancy song that never seems to lift off...
Quota: 6/10

Chez Septime:
outro noise, no further comments.
Quota: NA

Hope you got what I was saying in the beginning...
Summary: Not an instant classic like OK Cowboy, but none the less an album filled with subtle music that'll grow on you: 8,5/10

ps: It's my birthday, cough cough

Enjoy, Mr. Brown.

Damn...

From our anonymous buddy "Discount," a new single, sent explicitly to me to spread it about. I must say it's pretty good.


This one's heavy, and for some of you - a bit too heavy. It samples Ratatat's - Loud Pipes in a pretty good fashion. Unlike his other track he sent about a month ago, this one doesn't have as many "annoying" effects as some of you mentioned.

Discount - Plaque [right click to download]








Overall, I like it, please leave your honest opinion in the comment box. Discount made it very clear that he wants his music out there, and ilictronix is a great vehicle for that :D

Help him out,
Prez Jordan

Joe's Essential Guide To 90s Dance: Part 6

Hey guys. More 90s dance for you today. Let's get on with it then....


Representing the early 90s is a track by Aphex Twin. One of his more... erm... listenable tracks, "On" was released in 1993 on Warp Records, and despite the harsh, abrasive beats, is actually a very good track to chill out to. The µ-ziq mix expands the track to 8 and a half minutes of ambient bliss, and tones down the abrasiveness of the beats a little.

Aphex Twin - On (µ-ziq Mix) [right click to download]









And repping the late 90s this month, a track from Vertigo records! Funk Legacy was made up of Davis Mouyal and Romain Tranchart (who later went on to form Modjo with Yann Destal). "What You Gonna Do Baby" was released in 1999, and was the duo's only release under the name. There's also a "cleaner" sounding remix on the release, but I think the original sounds better, more raw and rough around the edges. Bare French house vibes.

Funk Legacy - What You Gonna Do Baby [right click to download]








Keep it funky,
Joe

Saturday, 26 September 2009

Trying to catch your heart is like... using an already overused sample.



Boy Meets Girl was one of those cheesy pop acts from the second half of the 80's that we just love so much. They only had one major hit, Waiting For A Star To Fall, which is pretty much just epic wincheese on crackers.

Being the amazing song that it is, of course, a large collective of electronic music producers took one listen and went,"LOLOLOLOLOLOL I SMELLZ A SAMPLE, LARRY!".



Ok, maybe not. But it's been reworked several times in recent history, and even got into one of those epic Eric Prydz style sample upsets.

From Wikipedia, the source of all truth and knowledge in the HOL WRRLDZ:
"Cabin Crew originally remixed the track, but SonyBMG would not clear the sample for release. Instead, they enlisted Sunset Strippers to remix the track to try and block the Cabin Crew version. But when Boy Meets Girl's vocalist George Merrill heard the track, he re-recorded the vocals, allowing the Cabin Crew release to go ahead. In Australia, the single releases were almost simultaneous. Although Cabin Crew's version debuted higher, Sunset Strippers hung around the chart longer. The Sunset Strippers version also picked up more airplay."
The reasons are rather obvious, in my humble opinion. The Cabin Crew track sucks, and the Sunset Strippers doesn't. The Sunset version also has a cute music video.

So yeah, here we've got those MP3s if you want em.

Cabin Crew - Star2Fall [right click to download]








Sunset Strippers - Falling Stars [right click to download]








But now we're coming to the important ones. So who here knows Mylo? Yeah? Ok, good. Mylo sampled it too, and it was amazing.

Mylo - In My Arms [right click to download]








But now we're to the most important one. This one is a by an American bloke named Boba Fettuccini. This track is just so incredible, making use of so many parts of the original while making it sound different. And that sax... gotta love that sax chopping. Wow!

Boba Fettuccini - Trying To Catch Your Heart [right click to download]








Well. That's a lot of house for one piece of 80's cheese.
But it's awesome.
Oi.

Rage'd

I hate people. I hate the music industry. I hate pop stars. GAH.


This has to be the worst piece of shit I've ever heard. I want to fucking rip someone's eyeballs out. Okay a little harsh. But it's still pretty bad! So bad it makes me cry. HOW DID THEY GET THE RIGHTS TO DO THIS. HOW. Leave a comment to express your anger.

JoJo - You Take Me (Around the World) [right click to download AND IMMEDIATELY DELETE IT]








On the bright side, not everyone sucks at sampling Around the World. Case in point, Crydamoure's first release - [CRYDA 001] Santa Claus / Holiday On Ice

Le Knight Club - Holiday On Ice [right click to download]








Raging,
Prez Jordan

PS - To all the haters who don't believe Holiday On Ice samples Around the World - CLICK HERE. Listen around 2:00, it becomes very clear.

Friday, 25 September 2009

Boys Noize: Some Powerful Stuff

Boys Noize - Kontakt Me








Awhile back i recall seeing a video of Boys Noize spinning this live, with all sort of comments "OMG WUT IZ DIS I LUVZ IT LOLOLOL" etc.

Well, this is what it was. Kontakt Me from the upcoming album. Out of respect for Mr. Rihda, there will be no download link at this time.

One other selection: Sweet Light. Electro meets classic Bangalter-type French House. And then it goes space music on us. And it's awesome.

Boys Noize - Sweet Light







Enjoy!

Adventures In Sampling

I'm in the mood to give a brief history lesson. Why? I love both of these songs, which sample the same tune - which is awesome. It's so damn funky, I might even take a stab at it myself sometime in the near future. But for now, let's talk sampling.


The song is Strokin' by Dynasty. A nice disco/soul/r&b transition tune from the early 1980s (82). A time I like to call, "The time at which all potentially great sampling songs were created." For future versions of this article, you'll see why. The song may be a bit boring for ilictronix, but the opening/chorus sample is straight up phenomenal. If you recognize it right away, bravo. If you don't, that's okay. If you want to test yourself, don't look at the next few tracks.

Dynasty - Strokin' [right click to download]








For you electro fans, a signal went off in your head "OMFG THIS IS *********" I give you a nice high five, fan of music. Although you may have gotten the first sample, the one after this may come as a surprise.


Okay, you guessed it. It's a Mehdi + T-Bang's Signatune. To be honest, I've never even heard the "original" nor do I know of its existence. I'll let the comments explain this to me. This song takes the original Dynasty Sample, speeds it up, and cuts it like none other. This song is powerful, catchy, and sticks in your head forever. Definitely goes on my top 10 list. I fucking love this song.

DJ Mehdi - Signatune (Thomas Bangalter Edit) [right click to download]









Now for the lesser-known sampling, courtesy of sampling god Dave Armstrong - the French Pryda if you will. This one's much lighter, and can be tolerated by more people than Mehdi's repetitive banger. I like this one, and I recently bought Dave Armstrong's "Love Has Gone EP" which I highly recommend - it's chock full of remixes and vocal edits. Now for the tune.

Dave Armstrong - Love Has Gone (Original Mix) [right click to download]








Enjoy, and appreciate the 80s because without it, house would suck,
Prez Jordan

Code Blue



We are back. We won't die any time soon.

So to compensate all the lost time, (seriously, i think since the team was created there has never been 3 days without posting) im gonna give you some mixes and live sets.

Louis La Roche - Mixtape 7 [right click to download]








Tracklist:
The Kingsmen – Louie Louie (Louis Edit)
Phonat featuring Super Mal – Pixelated
Peppe Le Funk – Le Funk Supernova
American French Machine – American Frecnh Machine
Jean Moustache – Creme Chantilly
Louis La Roche – Me & Her
Charlie Fanclub – Nightbreed
Louis La Roche – Peach (Louis Says Bass Edit)
Xinobi – Valsa In Nova Jersey
The Beatles – I Am A Walrus (Louis Edit)

The Twelves - BBC 5 Min Mix [right click to download]








Tracklist:
Zoot Woman - Information First
Glass Candy - Miss Broadway
Mr Oizo - It Takes Two
M.I.A. - Boyz
Alan Braxe - Penthouse Serenade
Daft Punk - Da Funk
Tiga - Love Don't Dance Here Anymore
Groove Armada - Drop it Tough (The Twelves Remix)
The Glimmers - Esta Si Esta No
Metronomy - Radio Ladio
Holy Ghost - Hold On
!!! - Must be the Moon
Chemical Brothers - Chemical Beats
Fleetwood Mac - You Make Lovin' Fun (Trailmix)
Chromeo - Call Me Up
Patrick Alavi - Power
Franz Ferdinand - Ulysses
Siriusmo - Discoding
Snoop Doggy Dogg - Sensual Seduction
Coldcut - Timber
Pacific! - Hot Lips
Cerrone - Look For Love

The Bloody Beetroots - XLR8R Podcast Mix - 2008-07-08 [right click to download]








Tracklist:
The Bloody Beetroots feat. Congorock - Rombo
The Bloody Beetroots feat. Cècile - Have a Mercy on Us (Preview)
MSTRKRFT - Bounce (Bloody Beetroots 90's Remix)
The Bloody Beetroots - Yeyo
Cabaret Voltaire Sensoria - (Bloody Beetroots vs. Sirbilly Remix/Bootleg)
The Aston Shuffle - Stomp Yo (Bloody Beetroots Remix)
MSTRKFRFT Bounce - (Bloody Beetroots Remix)
Cazals - Somebody, Somewhere (Bloody Beetroots Remix)

Digitalism - Live @ Pukkelpop 2007 (16.08.2007) [right click to download]








Tracklist:
Digitalism - Idealistic
New Order - Blue Monday
+ Technotronic - Pump Up The Jam
+ Fred Falke and Alan Braxe - Intro
Klaxons - Atlantis To Interzone (Digitalism's Klix Klax Remix)
Digitalism - Digitalism In Cairo
Alter Ego - Rocker
Digitalism - Anything New
Digitalism - Moonlight
Digitalism - The Pulse
Daft Punk - Da Funk
Digitalism - Zdarlight
Digitalism - ZDRLT (Rewind)
Digitalism - Magnets (with some bits of Scott Grooves - Mothership Reconnection (Daft Punk Remix)
Digitalism - Jupiter Room
Digitalism - Pogo

Goose - Everybody (Live @ Rock Werchter 2007) [right click to download]








Enjoy!

Sick,
Alex.

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Vitalic Preview

Hi there,

found some nifty minimix from Vitalic's new album Flashmob (will appear in about a week), featuring some of the new songs:

Vitalic - New Album Minimix [right click to download]








Enjoy, Mr. Brown

Monday, 21 September 2009

Quick review: Basement Jaxx "Scars"


I've had dibs on this review all year! Please note though, this is the iTunes edition of "Scars", which has a slightly different tracklist to other versions.

So, after a summer on the festival circuit, the Jaxx have returned with their fifth studio output. And the one question on everyone's lips seems to be "Is this a return to Remedy?". Well, yes and no. Felix and Simon have certainly recaptured that crazy electro-tinged style from their 1999 debut, but once opener "Scars" kicks in, it's clear this isn't "Remedy 2.0". Instead the duo have taken that sound, and re-adapted it into something that's not specifically aimed at the dancefloor.

Many were put off by the sound of lead single "Raindrops", but there's a lot more on offer here than vocoded pop-house. The opening title track weaves filtered opera samples in with a rap from chart-botherer Chipmunk, "She's No Good" is a shuffling banger of bizarre electronic swing jazz, "Day Of The Sunflowers (We March On)" features a guest spot from Yoko Ono (no, wait! come back!) and club anthem "Twerk" is... well, all about the booty. But the best of all by far is iTunes bonus track "One More Chance" featuring house legend Lil Louis. It's one of few tracks on the album that sounds like it could have been plucked straight from "Remedy". Big pianos, whistling synth line and verses of spoken word poetry, it truly is a beautiful piece of music.

All in all, "Scars" is a good album. A few tracks fall a bit flat, but the best ones make this one a great edition to the Jaxx back catalogue.

I give it a hearty 8/10! Now here are my picks from the album.

Basement Jaxx - Twerk (feat. Yo Majesty) [right click to download]








Basement Jaxx - What's A Girl Gotta Do? (feat. Paloma Faith) [right click to download]








Basement Jaxx - One More Chance (feat. Lil Louis) [right click to download]








Buy the whole album from iTunes here, or order the CD from Amazon here.

Keep it funky,
Joe

Sunday, 20 September 2009

Saturday, 19 September 2009

I Could Be Your Boy, You Could Be My Girl



Usually when you think of Martin Soleieg, you think of pop-house, Ibiza, dance music charts nº1, etc...

But what happens when someone like Les Petits Pilous remix one of his tracks? I guess you can say you have to forget all the mentioned words.

Their new remix of his latest single, Boys & Girls, isnt as pumping as their older remixes, but it is still damn awesome.
Dragonette's vocals are fucked up, but who cares? Those crazy synths are there, the bass is immense, and its even melodic.

There are times when it sounds like Phantom Pt.II by Justice is gonna come in, it reminds me of that. So i always think that those 2 would sound good together.

Anyway onto it:

Martin Solveig - Boys & Girls (Les Petits Pilous Remix) [right click to download]








And as a bonus, a remix that wont be in an Ibiza summer compliation in a million years.

Proxy - Raven (Les Petits Pilous Remix) [right click to download]








Enjoy!

Land ahoy,
Alex.

Yo ho ho!


Yarr. It's International Talk Like A Pirate Day today. No, seriously. It is. Just check Twitter. And to celebrate here's a haul of pirate themed house booty for all you lily-livered landlubbers!

Klaus Badelt - He's A Pirate (Friscia & Lamboy's Tribal Treasure Remix) [right click to download]








Hostage - Pirates [right click to download]








Nightmares On Wax - African Pirates (JD73 Remix) [right click to download]








Comment and I won't nick your oil tanker,
Joe

Friday, 18 September 2009

Fake Blood - Fix Your Accent EP

Being a music whore, it doesn't take much to satisfy me. However, from time to time, I feel bored and in need of a new sound. 2009 wasn't so bad thanks to Axel Le Baron. He didn't necessarily create a "new sound," but instead modernized one I missed terribly. By May-ish, I felt unsatisfied. Thanks to Fake Blood, life is good once again.


Fix Your Accent as an album is simply incredible. It takes that funky house sound I missed oh so much. Of course talk has been going around on the forums of some fresh myspace artists, but to me, no one compares. On a side note, I'm probably going to bring back the ilictronix forums :)

Anywho, let's get down to business. I figure I'll review this EP, rather than just mindlessly giving you some free music (hopefully you guys read this shit, if you do...comment "I read this shit"). Since this album is generally new, I'm going to hold off on giving away this EP. Of course, you can always donate and put me in a good mood - and I'll gladly send them your way (via gift purchase) :)

Wow I managed to avoid "getting down to business" in yet another paragraph. REVIEW TIME.

Fix Your Accent - This is one of those songs that just has so much going on that it SHOULD BE MUDDY. But it isn't. Good god, Fake Blood. How do you do it? The samples are great, the songs stays fresh, and it has excellent replay value. 9.5/10 on this badboy.

Fake Blood - Fix Your Accent [buy the damn thing]








I Think I Like It - I'm going to be honest, this is probably the third best song of 2009 (after Music is the Danger and Primary School of course :D [don't flame me]). As I listen further, I bet it will sound even better. It's so catchy, the only downside is that it has some low points where I want more. But without these "ditches," I feel like I'd use up the song too much. So bravo, a 10/10.

Fake Blood - I Think I Like It [right click to be disappointed because I'm not giving you this song for free]








The Dozens - The intro to this track makes it so fantastic - it builds up and samples so many vocals I feel like I'm at an intervention. It has a gloomy feel, then takes up a simpler setup than the other two tracks. It's good, but not as fun and moving as the previous two. Still gets a nice 8/10.

Fake Blood - The Dozens [Donate and I'll think about it]








So Fake Blood, your new EP earns a thank-you-so-much-oh-god 9/10. It's funky, it's house, AND IT SOUNDS LIKE 2000-era FRENCH HOUSE SO YOU WIN MY HEART.
Prez Jordan

Thursday, 17 September 2009

Boba's Blast From The Past #4


My dad is a total Beatles nut. He grew up listening to them, and has continued to ever since childhood. Consequently, I listen to them a lot. My dad, in addition to his obsessive nature, also likes to hoard stuff, including a large collection of Beatles vinyls, and I mean large. I suspect that this is hard-coded into my genetics *looks at growing collection of Daft Punk vinyls*.

Anyway, the point here wasn't to talk about the Beatles, vinyls, or obsessions, rather, the point was to address a very specific Beatle... Paul McCartney. After the Beatles split apart, the four all went their separate ways and recorded solo. Not all of em made it big. Sorry Ringo. If it's any consolation, Mr. Starr, I love your work on the Thomas The Tank Engine series.

The Beatles had already experimented with electronic production when they made Revolution 9, the ever-trippy soundscape of weird vocal samples and reversed violins. So when Paul McCartney released his third solo album, McCartney II, it wasn't terribly surprising to find him experimenting with synthesizers and drum machines. Truly a bedroom DJ, the entire McCartney II album was recorded in his basement.



The album only had one hit, Coming Up, which became a staple of his concerts for years to come. Though it was a terrible performance, he even played Coming Up at the Grammys this year. I was a little disappointed with the mediocre performance, but then, a GOOD Grammy performance is rare at best. Anyway, back to the album. Once the funky guitars of Coming Up are gone and over, your ears are greeted by... synths? Yes, sytnhs, and nothing but synths and stange vocal production for the rest of the album. Overall, any electronic music historian should love this album. I highly recommend grabbing a copy if you can find one.

Selections:

Here's one you'd expect from one of today's freakish indie electro rock bands.
Paul McCartney - Temporary Secretary [right click to download]








Soft, pleasant. Ahhhhh...
Paul McCartney - Waterfalls [right click to download]








What is this? Chillectro?
Paul McCartney - Front Parlour [right click to download]








Gotta love that Nanotron flute.
Paul McCartney - Summer's Day Song [right click to download]








Too early to be 80's pop, but it has the vibe.
Paul McCartney - Frozen Jap [right click to download]








Crazy vocals, maaan.
Paul McCartney - Check My Machine [right click to download]








Really long, and I'm distinctly reminded of The Chemical Brothers. Less distortion, smaller beats, but still the weird psychedelic feel and lyrics that may or may not be associated with drugs.
Paul McCartney - Secret Friend [right click to download]








I hope you enjoyed another blast from the past.

So... a Tron soundtrack leak?

An anonymous shoutbox user posted a link to a supposed Tron Legacy track called 'Fragile'. Evidently, track 7.

Now keep in mind boys and girls THIS COULD BE A FAKE. It sounds rather generic, but it also has very similar sound to the earlier Legacy theme mp3 that's been floating around. If that was also a fake, well then, these are fakes. If not, Daft Punk is producing some pretty generic sounding, but cool, soft 80's style electro.

Daft Punk - Fragile [right click to download]








Ciao.

Brighter Days


Cajmere is somewhat of a legend in house music. He started a dance craze with his track "Percolator", started house imprint Cajual Records (plus its offshoot Relief), and has ben very influential among house artists, especially with his side-project Green Velvet. This tune "Brighter Days", featuring the vocals of Dajae, is an absolute classic. Press play and take a blast to the past...

Cajmere - Brighter Days (Original Mix) [right click to download]








Cajmere - Brighter Days (Underground Goodies Mix) [right click to download]








Cajmere - Brighter Days (Louie's Masters At Work Mix) [right click to download]








Cajmere - Brighter Days (Tee Dope Mix) [right click to download]








Cajmere - Brighter Days (Todd's TNT Dub) [right click to download]








Cajmere - Brighter Days (Cajmere's New Vocal Mix) [right click to download]








Keep it cajual,
Joe

Auw auw auw

Hi there,
I got seriously ill a couple of days ago (sinusitis): so something to distract me and to banish boba's awesomely awfull music.

I want one of those:



A little old, but the new hyped calvin harris song. Didn't want to post this, but that humanthesizer is too hawt...

Enjoy, Mr. Brown

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Boba has no taste II

Some of you may remember the last one of these that I did this... essentially, this post will contain nothing but mostly tasteless crap. Last time it was Britney Spears, remixes of Hilary Duff, and other such nonsense.

Today we're going to start off at number 5 with what I consider to be the worst Depeche Mode cover I've heard in my 16 years on Earth. It's just... yeah. It's rather tasteless to cover Depeche Mode to begin with, and if you're going to do that, at least do it well.

John Lord Fonda - Personal Jesus [right click to download]








Same goes for you, Manuel De La Mare... you can sample U2. You can remix U2. You can even mashup U2. But if you're gonna cover it... just don't? At least get Bono to do the vocals, he's really the only guy who can sing it... at number 4, we have the club mix of Manuel De La Mare's cover of With Or Without You by U2.

Manuel De La Mare - With Or Without You (Club Mix) [right click to download]








It can get worse, though. You could make a terrible dimadozen(TM) electro remix of an old club hit. I don't know who remixed this, but it's probably best he just tagged it as a "2006 Electro Mix" cuz to be honest, he's got a few rotten tomatoes comin' his way. At number 3, we have a bad electro remix of What Is Love by Haddaway.

Haddaway - What Is Love (2006 Electro Mix) [right click to download]








Now... in number two, we have a trance remix of Technologic. Some long time readers may remember that one of us posted a trance remix of HBFS awhile back... well, that was a tastefully done remix. Not this sort of craptrance cheese. Thank you so little for your contributions, Wild DJs...

Daft Punk - Technologic (Wild DJs Remix) [right click to download]








In first place, the most distasteful track of the entire post, we have Superstar by Toy-Box. This song should die. In fire. And then the ashes should be mixed with balck oil paint and then used to paint a picture. Then the painting should be burned and fed to a dog mixed into it's food. The the resulting fesces should be burned and the whole process started again. Why do I hate this song with such passion, you say? Simple. ANYONE FORCED TO LISTEN TO THIS WEEKS ON END BY THEIR 12 YEAR OLD SISTER WOULD! Die DIE FRICKIGN DIIIIIEEEEEEEEEEeeeee...

Toy-Box - Superstar (Radio Edit) [right click to download]








There you have it. The most distasteful electronic music I can think of right now.

Ghosts N Stuff.


Just a quickie for you today. Ghosts Of Venice is the pseudonym of Leeds-based producer Lee Dunn. Better known for his work as part of the electro duo Youth Attack!, under his new GOV moniker he produces funky disco house tunes. His new remix of Feadz takes that cut-up sound that he knows and loves from his Youth Attack! productions, and reworks it into a slick, filtered house groove.

Feadz - Flashin' (Ghosts Of Venice Remix) [right click to download]








Check out more of Ghosts Of Venice's tunes here.

Keep it funky,
Joe

Monday, 14 September 2009

Maybe he's not such a douche after all?

Kanye West apologized on his blog, but the post was... well, removed. This image has been floating around.



What an apology, eh? Seems I spoke to soon. He's an even bigger douche. Way to go Kanye.

It fills my head up and gets louder and louder...


Florence And The Machine is the name on everyone's lips this year. Their debut album "Lungs" has been critically-acclaimed, sitting comfortably at #2 in the UK album charts for five weeks after its release and being nominated for the Mercury Music Prize. The latest single from the album, "Drumming Song", has a fine pair of remixes as well, with Boy 8-Bit turning the track into a twisted electro carnival and Jack Beats, surprisingly, leaving their "WAOW, wobble wobble wobble wobble WAOW" ethic on the bench for once. Always nice to have a change.

Florence And The Machine - Drumming Song (Boy 8-Bit Remix)
[right click to download]








Florence And The Machine - Drumming Song (Jack Beats Remix)
[right click to download]








Florence And The Machine - Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up) (Acoustic)
[right click to download]








Raising it up,
Joe

You'll never get rid of me

After my little holiday and a trip to a mad doctor, I am back once again. Sadly, four teeth weren't so lucky...
But lucky you, I'm having one of those clear moments, in between pain pills where every sensation is multiplied by the pain.
And what to do in one off those moments than writing something for the blog.

Only one song, I know you'll all love it after my slight slacking off due to not being in the outside world for nearly 3 months.

NASA - Money (The Count Of Monte Cristal 'dungeon' Remix) [right click to download]








My style of music: very swingy and danceble, but at the same time hard and in your face with some catchy lyrics.

Enjoy,
Mr. Brown

*facepalm*

Kanye was a douche again at the video awards, and interrupted Taylor Swift's accpetance speech.

This is helluva funny though.

Sunday, 13 September 2009

P*N*M*B Review

Oh hi, miss me?


So I'm back, and I finally have all my music. Now, it's time to do a post I've been holding back from doing for quite a while.

First things first, I love Ed Rec more than most people (with the exception of Cassidy). Although Justice and Mr. Oizo are my favorite Ed Rec artists (well I guess not Justice anymore), I've recently taken a liking to Feadz. And recently, someone asked me for his most recent EP. So instead of just giving it away, let's talk about it.

Contantovulation. Although this track has some great riffs, I'm just really not a fan. Unfortunately, this is the track that kicks off the EP, so it almost drew me away. If you listen enough, it gets pretty good, and it also makes for a killer driving song. Although it could've been better, it earns a not-so-horrible 6/10.

Feadz - Contantovulation [right click to download]








The Bright Side. This is hands down one of the best electro (it's light but hey, it's Feadz) songs I've heard in a long time. It goes with any mood, and it makes the EP stand out to me. Without this tune, I probably wouldn't bother listening to anything else on it (that's an exaggeration). This one gets a legit legit 10/10.

Feadz - The Bright Side [right click to download]








Age 21. I love this song. This is the first track I heard from the EP, thanks to Cassidy. Although most blogs don't take a liking to it...I do. Being Prez Jordan, my opinion is the one that matters :). It starts strong and changes into a tripfest that makes me wish I had more club drugs nearby. This one gets an epic-like 9/10.

Feadz - Age 21 [right click to download]








Liisborg Error. Odd, but not too bad. This seems pretty damn experimental to me, but I liked it. Then again, I like Oizo. If it's too boring or odd for your taste, that's understandable. This one gets a meh-tastic 7.5/10.

Feadz - Liisborg Error [right click to download]








Flashin' Outro. ALthough not exactly Flashin', I kinda liked this mix. It's cut up more than your average black-haired 16 year old girl, which makes me want more. The samples funky, and the backbeats pretty kickass. Only problem here, it's less than extraordinary, and doesn't do some of the better tracks the justice they deserve. This is no flashin' outro, earning a 7/10 for lying.

Feadz - Flashin' Outro [right click to download]








Overall, this gets an 8/10. Without one of the less-than-incredible tracks, this EP would probably get a 9 or a 9.5. Unfortunately, 3 songs is just too many to neglect.
Prez Jordan

PS - Don't forget to check out our Facebook Page.

Speaking of Radio Rips....

I was going to post this sweet Kavinsky edit friday, but i didnt have enough time.
Like the LLR song,this one is too unreleased (to my knowledge anyway since I couldnt find it anywhere else). I listened to Kavinsky's Radio Mix from Australia (Triple J Radio), and I couldn't help but love the slight bass fix and the shouting of "Testarossa!" in the background. (Its a edit of Testarossa Autodrive if anyone hasnt picked it up by the way.) I did extended it to make it a little more enjoyable because it was so short before hand. Anyways, Enjoy it!

Kavinsky - Testarossa Autodrive (Unreleased Live Remix) [right click to download]








Chillin Out,

NiteShade

PS: if this is NOT Unreleased and you have proof of this, please put the name of the actual remixes name and where you heard it at. If i look it up and it does exist, I will credit you for finding it out.

Randomness




I promise i will post properly soon, but because its my last day of freedom (ie. vacations), im gonna post some random tracks i've been fancying.

Bassy.

Kylie Minogue - Can't Get You Out Of My Head (Soulwax KYLUSS Remix) [right click to download]








Chilly.

Heartsrevolution - Digital Suicide Lullaby [right click to download]









This one is a rip from his Sounds Of Summer Mixtape, but its the whole thing and its not gonna be released, so its cool.

Funky.

Louis La Roche - Missing You (featuring Ad-apt) [right click to download]








Enjoy!

Here we go again,
Alex.

moar tracks n stuff

I'm bored and have tunes. And thus, here is a blog.

Deadmau5 - The Reward Is More Cheese [right click to download]








Highbloo - 50 Cl [right click to download]








Retro/Grade - Moda (Radio Edit) [right click to download]








Little Boots - Earthquake (Yes Giantess Remix) [right click to download]








Keep it funky,
Joe

Finally ... A Facebook Page

Oh hello guys, it's your rezident prezident Prez Jordan!

I apologize greatly for my recent absence, but my computer decided to not work, and all my music is gone (but do not worry, it's all backed up). I should be back on air in a little while.

In the meantime, I've received a lot of requests to make a Facebook page, so I went along and did it. When I get Mac OS X back, I'll design some stuff, but for now, just head over to this link and become a fan. If I reach enough, I'll probably give away some free goodies - which is always a good thing.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/ilictronix/145715155744

Please become a fan, I really want to get a good idea of just how big my fan base is :). Hopefully this will accurately portray it.

So please become a fan.
Prez Jordan

Friday, 11 September 2009

Heads We Dance Remix Album


Heads We Dance are almost ready to drop their new remix album "Dance Technology", compiled from the best remixes of their past singles, as well as four brand new remixes. The album will contain remixes from Louis La Roche, Sidechains, Don Diablo and Frankmusik among others.

The first taster of new stuff has come in the form of a classy rework from German house king Justin Faust, who transforms "You Are Never Alone With Model 21" from cheesy synthesised glam rock into a nugget of sleek disco pop. This remix also features new vocals sung entirely by the band's drummer Becky. It's nice to see her finally get a chance to sing a whole song, she does have a brilliant voice.

Heads We Dance - You Are Never Alone With Model 21 (Justin Faust Remix) [right click to download]








And here's a couple of other remixes from the HWD back catalogue. Just because they're underrated.

Heads We Dance - When The Sirens Sound (Gtronic Remix) [right click to download]








Red Blooded Women - Enjoy The Silence (Heads We Dance Remix) [right click to download]








Keep it funky,
Joe