Monday, 30 November 2009

Shoob-a-Dee-Boop-Bop

What's good? In case you haven't noticed, your rezident prezident has not posted music in several weeks. I'm sorry. :D Between coding, enjoying my DJ Hero - Renegade Edition (Thanks m80), school, and various website stuff, I've been kinda busy. But here are some songs that I haven't been able to stop playing lately.

Cuddle Fuddle. I didn't even know this track existed until a few weeks ago, and I am so mad I missed out on "Chunk Of Change." This song is whiny, but I can't get enough of it. It has such a nice backbeat - courtesy of synth mastermind Bo Flex'd - and the vocals just soothe my soul, surprisingly. It's totally worth a listen.

Passion Pit - Cuddle Fuddle [right click to download]








And as a bonus, another one of my favorites from Chunk of Change - EP.

Passion Pit - Better Things [right click to download]








Let's move on. My last track I posted (I think) was Just a Band's Usinibore. Oh god, I hope that wasn't the last one - that was ages ago. Anyway, I've been listening to more Just A Band, and they are damn good. Though some songs are a little too simple or slow for me, some are downright incredible. Here's one of my favorites. It combines tribal "howling" with some amazing synth leads that sound like a slowed down hip-hop. The drums are good, but not Revolution 909 good :P.

Just A Band - BoogieDeeBweet [iTunes]








And lastly, my current obsession. I've had MSTRKRFT's remix library for quite some time, but only recently have I taken the time to thoroughly listen to each track. Their remix of Buck 65's punk-epica Kennedy Killed the Hat is so beautiful it makes me cry. I'll call it... Dance-Punk. The lyrics don't make any sense, but they don't have to. The guitar is distorted, but not overly-distorted (*cough* DFA79). I love this tune. The other "Rock Remix" isn't all that amazing, so I won't post it.

Buck 65 - Kennedy Killed The Hat (MSTRKRFT Dance Remix) [right click to download]








Enjoy, and you'll hear from me next with some info on our 2 new writers ;)
Prez

PS - COMING SOON: Some Interviews ;) I won't say who - but some of you already know.

Sunday, 29 November 2009

WE NEED YOU, KID.

That's right, the time has come to appoint some new stuff. HUT HUT. You think you can handle it, chump? I THINK NOT. (actually I do)


We have lost two writers due to sheer busy-ness, and I'm now looking for two talented writers that can pick up where the old ones left off. We need more activity so our fans don't get pissed at us for having more slumps.

So what does this mean?
Simply put, I'm looking for the best of the best. If you feel you have a substantially large knowledge of dance music, and you can write well, apply. There is no downside to applying except filling out applications.

What's in it for me?
Ilictronix has a fanbase well in the thousands, and these are not your average stumbleupon readers, but instead a vast community of music geeks like you. Your music WILL be listened to, and your words will be read. To be honest, it's quite thrilling know people appreciate what you do.

Who can apply?
Anyone. Your age, location, race, and even gender will not affect your chances to become a writer. The only thing that matters is how savage your music library is, and how well you can engage our readers to come back for more.

What will my duties be?
You will be required to post once a week, but I want you to take the initiative to post more if things become slow. If you're busy from time to time, I understand. I want the staff to have fun, so I'm not gonna play bad cop. Writing for ilictronix is a great experience, and I want you to get something out of it.

What will you be looking at?
I want to know what kind of music you listen to, where you live, your age, and other basic info. Ilictronix has a vast variety of cultures, so it would be nice if you can contribute something. If you're a middle-class white male living in the states - like me, don't fret. My decisions will not be affected by affirmative action - I'm just looking to be entertained.

Alright Prez, so how can I apply?
Applying is easy, you simply email me with the follow info...
- Name
- Primary Email
- Age
- Location
- A few sentences on your background info
- Do I know you? (explain who you are on the internet)
- Your favorite songs, artists, etc.
- Previous experience (it's cool if you don't have any)
- How often you will be available (aka "how much do you spend on the computer?")
- How much music you have (give me an amount of songs, total size "GB", or just a rough estimate)
- A few sentences on why you are qualified to write for ilictronix (include anything you find impressive about yourself)
- Your skill with computers, including experience

Feel free to include anything you think I'll find impressive. This includes a myspace, maybe some songs, other places on the internet you've contributed to, even your job. Don't hold back, your task is to impress me and convince me you are well qualified.

Do not lie.

So get applying! I expect to get a bunch of applications - so competition is likely to be stiff. I'll let you know whether or not you've made the team in a matter of weeks, probably only like 1 or 2 depending on how busy I am.

I will most likely reply to your application with some questions, I'm pretty personal - we'll chat.

Phew, that was a lot. I should've proofread :)
Prez

NiteShades Picks of the Week (Part I)

I have no main topic to discuss about again this week, so i will just post some more tracks i think you will like. These are exclusive tracks of the week that i am sharing with you, whether you have it or not. Sorry for the lack of band posting from me, I should have one in my next post, sometime next week. Anyways, I hope you enjoy them and start bangin out to them. I did.


Erol Alkan and Boys Noize - Death Suite (DJ Mehdi's Simple Acid Edit) [right click to download]








Rondo Veneziano - La Serenissima (Serge Santiago's Extended Edit) [right click to download]








Please Note: This mix of Around the World is NOT Sebastian Leger's Bootleg Mix. This one is entirely different from it altogether. So Listen to it!

Daft Punk - Around the World (Sebastian Leger's Unreleased Remix ) [right click to download]








Just for Kicks:

The Chemical Brothers - Salmon Dance (Herve Remix) [right click to download]








And finally, A real banger to end the list:

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








Keep on groovin ,even on the last day of the weekend,

NiteShade

Saturday, 28 November 2009

Goodbye guize!

Well. My time has come!

I remember, all the way back in January (or sometime back then) I first became a writer for Ilictronix, one of the original writers for the Writing Team it was enjoyable. In fact I loved it. But that was back when school was simpler (le sigh!) and unfortunately it's all gone Pete Tong and school's just WAYYYYYY too much now.

I've actually been meaning to do this for a while, but procrastination's been taking over and I guess I finally got round to it.

It's been a great 10 months and I've enjoyed every post I made. I wish all the luck for the blog and it's only going to get stronger and stronger.

Singing off for the last time:
Gymtonic :)

The Ilictronix guide to Dubstep, part 2: Joy Orbison

Kick. Wobble wobble wobble. Snare. Wobble wobble wobble. Lather, rinse, repeat. Even for the most seasoned dubstep fans, this must get a bit boring after a while. This is where new kid on the blog Joy Orbison comes in. Joy Orbison is the anti-bassline. He takes dubstep back to its roots with deep, garage-influenced cuts, pieced together from tiny vocal snippets, nice clean breakbeats and rushing synths. Like Burial, but more euphoric. His debut single "Hyph Mngo" (pronounced "Hype Mango") is like a guardian angel saving dubstep from the doom and gloom. With remixes of José James and Four Tet under his belt, this guy is going places, make no mistake.

Joy Orbison - Hyph Mngo [right click to download]








José James - Black Magic (Joy Orbison Remix) [right click to download]








Keep it funky,
Joe

Love, The Universe, And Everything



Once again, Power Glove Records returns with an epic EP of 80s proportions featuring the sampling skills of Boba Fettuccini, and an exploding planet to boot. This particular EP has been on the stove since June of last year, and PGR is finally releasing it to the public! Samples run rampant, touching on everything from big name 80's pop artists, to b-sides of forgotten freestyle artists, to The Titanic soundtrack. There's something for everyone!

01 Boba Fettuccini - A Woman To Love [right click to download]








02 Boba Fettuccini - Queen Of Hearts (80s Mix) [right click to download]








03 Boba Fettuccini - Perfect Chemistry [right click to download]








04 Boba Fettuccini - Together Forever [right click to download]








05 Boba Fettuccini - Do You Understand [right click to download]








06 Boba Fettuccini - Love Can Last [right click to download]









Enjoy, and stay tuned for more PGR releases soon! Check out Power Glove and Boba on myspace.

Friday, 27 November 2009

Classic Album Review: Modjo


Told you i was gonna post something a bit more serious.

We usually do album reviews here, but that is generally for brand new albums.
So whilst we are in this "drought" (hopefully Christmas and the New Year will bring something new), i decided to review one of my favourite albums of all time.

Modjo's only album: Modjo.

In case you dont know, Modjo was a duo made up by Romain Tranchart (ex Funk Legacy and now A Thousand Names) and Yann Destal (currently a part of Priors).

If you weren't living under a rock in the year 2000, you obviously have heard of Lady (Hear Me Tonight). This track, along with Stardust's Music Sounds Better With You and Superfunk's Lucky Star, took French House to its highest peak, a peak that, despite the current revival movement, has never been even close to what it was in the late 90's/early 2000's.

Not gonna rate the tracks, because im too biased.

The album starts off with Acknowledgement. This is one of the best intros ever. The bassy synth, the bass line, the beat, the choir in the background, they all create a very chilled begginner and something which sets our minds for whats to come.

Next we have their second most known single, Chillin'. It was in the middle of the UK charts in 2000, and also had success in Germany and Australia.
Again, the bass plays an important role here, and couple that with the vocals and the Chic sample, make it a nice Summer track, but perhaps not as summery as the next one...

Lady. Number 1 for 2 weeks in UK and Ireland, number 2 in Germany, number 8 in New Zealand, this track was a massive, massive hit.
With some very catchy vocals, sample and bass, there isnt even a big need to add instruments to the mix. And they agree. So thats why this track is brilliant. Because its simple. Like all big hits.
But there is a moral for this track: (and for Chillin' aswell)
If you want to be the nº1 worldwide, sample Chic.

After Lady, comes Too Good To Be True, a simple interlude, full of people talking and a little flirting in the foreground, which eventually fades away to a simple beat in the last 30 seconds. Not much to talk about here.

Peace of Mind now. My least favourite. And according to last.fm, the least favourite of the general audience.
Why? Probably because it sounds too much like a spanish love ballad, except its sung in English.
It just doesn't fit their style and, even though i dont hate it, this is the track i skip.

Next we have What I Mean, another single. This just squeezed into the charts, probably its not as dance-oriented as the the other two.
Still, it manages to be a nice track, well made and with brilliant vocals, to go along with the background strings.

Next, Music Takes You Back. I have to ask one question though. Why, why in gods name wasnt this a single? At least a B-side. But noooo... 5 singles and they couldnt manage to fit this one in.
Why the rant? Simple. Because this track is absolutely brilliant. The beat, that filtered sound which i cant identify, the bassline. And after the stuttering... Oh god. That synth sound that leads Acknowledgement comes in and it is earsex. And to make it even better, a simple lyric: "Music Takes You Back Where You Belong".
People call this Music Sounds Better With You Mk.2. And they are right.

Next up, another single, No More Tears. This also sounds like a spanish love ballad in the beggining, but that goes away. A good string arrangement, along with a cool bassline and even a little nostalgic guitar halfway, go nicely with the vocals.

Now, Roller Coaster, another instrumental. This is quite a funky track, with a simple beat, again that sound i cant make out, a cool bassline and some synths make this one a very cool and dancy track.

Now, the final single, On Fire. Im not a big fan of this one, to be honest, probably because its a bit too glitchy for my taste, and despite a good bassline, vocals, and the synth halfway, the rest doesnt really seem to fit properly with those 2 elements.
Actually, only the last 2 and a half minutes are of the same quality as the rest of the album.

And at last, the finisher, Saviour Eyes. This one, even though its a nice calm track, it kinda feels like they chose the order of the tracks by process of elimination and this one was last, it could've easily been in the middle.
Still, its quite nice, but despite everything, its a better finsher than others. (yes, im looking at you Phoenix)

In an attempt to not make this post too big, have some tracks. Consider it my Thanksgiving present, since i dont celebrate it.

Modjo - Acknowledgement [right click to download]








Modjo - Lady (Hear Me Tonight) [right click to download]








Modjo - What I Mean [right click to download]








Modjo - Music Takes You Back [right click to download]








Enjoy!
Taking you back,
Alex.

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Things To Be Thankful For

We all have a lot to be thankful for. Just think about this guys: If you're reading this, you have access to a computer. Not only a computer, but internet. Not only do you have internet, but you have the ability to use it for the leisure of pursuing recreational music. I'd say that's a lot to be thankful for right there.



One thing we have to be thankful for is mashups. Without mashups, some music would never be quite as awesome as they could be. This was inspired somewhat by DJ Hero... we should take up a poll to have this one put in DJ Hero II.

Deadmau5 Vs. Justice Vs. The Killers - Somebody Told Me That You Were A Phantom N Stuff [right click to download]








I really wish I had some more specific stuff to post, but I don't, so I'm going to dig some random stuff out of my collection to share. A sort of musical feast if you will.

Todd Edwards - Thank You [right click to download]








Linda Valenti - Without You (Hot Radio Edit) [right click to download]








B.W.H. - Stop [right click to download]








Kano - Ikeya Seki [right click to download]








Appaloosa - The Day We Fell In Love (Todd Edwards Remix) [right click to download]








Surkin - Next Of Kin (Todd Edwards Re-Kindled Mix) [right click to download]








Empire Of The Sun - We Are The People (Build Remix) [right click to download]








Happy bacon-wrapped turducken day, everyone!
-Boba

Cuz this is FILLER!!

Our whole "daily" thing is slipping away... Time for a little filler post methinks. Have some house :)

Liquid People presents Da Peepz - Ice Cream Parlour [right click to download]








Kristof R. - Luv It! [right click to download]








Ian Pooley - Loopduell 1 (Alan Braxe Mix) [right click to download]








Keep it funky. And alive.
Joe

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Kid Cola Megapost


Cambridge's Kid Cola has been making quite a name for himself over the past year or so. His blend of bass-heavy electro, Noob-esque synth squeals and thunderous beats (no doubt carried with him from his past drumming for a rock band) has been turning heads up and down the UK. He's remixed everyone from Ladyhawke to Fenech Soler, Crystal Fighters to Kerowack, and back in May dropped his debut single "First Floor Elevator", which I highly recommend buying. To give a flavour of his sound, here are five of my favourite remixes of his.

Crystal Fighters - I Love London (Kid Cola Remix) [right click to download]








Secret Machines - Atomic Heels (Kid Cola Remix) [right click to download]








Ladyhawke - Back of the Van (Kid Cola Remix) [right click to download]








Hidden Cat - Superfuture (Kid Cola Remix) [right click to download]








The Cataracs - Club Love (Kid Cola Remix) [right click to download]








Holidays are comin', holidays are comin',
Joe

More Sets n' Mixes


After a long time without posting, im back. But i have a better post prepared, and i hopefully will post it by the end of this week.

In the mean time, have some sets and mixes to compensate the lack of awesomeness. (lol)

Justice - Xmas Mix [right click to download]








Tracklist:
01 - Sparks – Tryouts For The Human Race – Virgin
02 - Rondo Veneziano – La Serenissima - Universal
03 - Goblin – Tenebrae - Cinevox
04 - Daft Punk – Ouverture - Virgin
05 - Surkin – Next Of Kin – Institubes
06 - SymbolOne – Love Juice - SymbolOne
07 - Korgis – Everybodys Gotta Learn Sometimes – Angel Air
08 - Midnight Juggernauts – Ending Of An Era – Mindight Juggernauts
09 - The Paradise Ft Romauld – In Love With You – Vulture
10 - Justice – TTHHEE PPAARRTTYY (Acapella) – Ed Banger
11 - Chic – Everybody Dance – Atlantic
12 - Frankie Valli – Who Loves You – Warners
13 - Das Pop – Underground – Das Pop
14 - Julien Clerc – Quand Je Joue – EMI
15 - Daniel Balavoine – Vivre Ou Survivre – Barclay
16 - Richard Sanderson – Reality - Barclay
17 - Zoot Woman – Grey Day – Wall Of Sound
18 - Fucking Champs – Thor Is Like Immortal – Drag City
19 - The Rave – Mother – The Rave
20 - Fancy – You Never Know - Fancy
21 - Frank Stallone – Far From Over - Universal
22 - Sheila – Misery – Warners
23 - Todd Rundgren – International Feel - Warner

Danger - live @ Trashbags Sydney [right click to download]








Tracklist:
1 - 9h20
2 - 00h00
3 - ? (hopefully to be released)
4 - 12h38
5 - 7h46
6 - Revolte at 22h10
7 - 19h11
8 - 14h54
9 - 11h30 (with a brilliant intro)
10 - 13h12

This next one absolutely brilliant. Recommended if you like 80's disco/Italo-disco.

Aeroplane - Aeroplane Annie Mac Mini Mix [right click to download]








Tracklist:

1 - Michael Jackson - Another Part Of Me
2 - Laura Branigan - Self Control
3 - Baltimora - Tarzan Boy
4 - Mr Oizo - Positif
5 - Mike Snow - Animal
6 - Marguaritas - Marguaritas
7 - Ricchi & Poveri - Sara Perche Ti Amo
8 - La Bionda - I Got Your Number
9 - The Juan McLean - One Day
10 - Gino Soccio - Remember
11 - Boney M - Kalimba De Luna
12 - The Krays - We Are Ready When You Are
13 - The Beach Boys - Good Vibrations Outtakes
14 - Macho - Not Tonight
15 - Mike Mareen - Dancing In The Dark
16 - Empire Of The Sun - We Are The People
17 - Friendly Fires Feat. Au Revoir Simone - Paris
18 - 80 Kidz - Miss Mars
19 - The Golden Filter - Solid Gold
20 - D Pulse - More (Foto Mix)
21 - Droid - Mito

The mashup between Mike Mareen and Empire Of the Sun is pure sex. If anyone can find me the original Dancing In The Dark (not the Galactica remix, thats not the one on the mix), ill give you a lifetimes supply of cookies.

Edit: And here it is! Thank you very much Jan-Willem Van Eemeren for sending me the track.

Mike Mareen - Dancing In The Dark [right click to download]








Enjoy!
Made out of solid gold,
Alex.

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Commenting Just Got a Little Harder! :D

Well, I think it's safe to say we've grown quite a bit since I started last August. We've finally hit the "comment spam" stage of website-ery.

It seems we've been put on a few bot lists so now you'll see comments like BUY VIAGRA AT LOW PRICE or FREE XBOX 360. Obviously, don't click on them, but they're annoying anyway.

So I've added word verification for comments (excluding writers). Sorry, it had to be done. I'll take them off in a month or two, once we're removed from the bot lists.

Sorry :)
Prez

Friday, 20 November 2009

Family First

I know this is mainly a house blog, but from time to time I find a Hip-Hop track so goddamn good I can't help but listen to it along with my club bangers. To the haters, let loose - because this type of "clean" Hip-Hop is in the same family as the other dance music we post here.


The beat's incredible, the flow is solid, the chorus is sick, and the turntablism is praise-worthy. Believe it or not, these guys aren't even on iTunes. I'd say buy it, but I have no clue where you can even do that.

So get your gangsta on, because this track is gonna make you move. Props to Manuel for telling me about this.

Black ELement - It's All Relative (Family First) [right click to download]








Stay sweet,
Prez

Bunch of Randomness Here

I found a few cool gems on the internet and decided to post them, even if some aren't really electro, or if it has been discussed about previously. So sit back and have a listen.

Galactik Knights - Dbl Hlx 809-M Mix [right click to download]








Deadmau5 - Faxing Berlin (Piano version) [right click to download]








SebastienTellier - Roche (Breakbot Remix) [right click to download]








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








And Just Because I absolutely LOVE this game here is a 9 minute medley/mashup i found of the theme. Pretty cool for a geek like me.

Shinji Hosoe - The Legend of Zelda Theme (Medley) [right click to download]








Enjoy these random tracks.

Nite.


P.S: Sorry guys but I'm going to merge joe's post. If it looks huge, my apologies.


The first time I heard Shakira's "She Wolf", I came to the conclusion that it was the first thing I'd heard in that charts for ages that I actually liked. In fact, I was so impressed by the track that it caused me to exclaim, in a public place, "PROPAH DISCO VIBES AND TING!", before collapsing back in on myself in a familiar shower of embarrassment and self-loathing. Anyway, the point I'm trying to make is that I fucking love Shakira (Baby got back!).

So imagine my excitement when a free download link from Leeds' latest export Ghosts Of Venice, for his own remix of "She Wolf", popped up on my Twitterfon today. GOV, who also produces as one half of cut-up electro duo Youth Attack!, has given the track the filter-disco version it was just crying out for.

Shakira - She Wolf (Ghosts Of Venice Remix) [right click to download]








Keep it funky,
Joe & Nite

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Superstaar


Three days with no music? Stand back guys, I'll handle this...

Tom Staar - Console [right click to download]








Tom Staar - Best Friend's Girl [right click to download]








Keep it funky,
Joe

Sunday, 15 November 2009

The Ilictronix guide to Dubstep, part 1: Skream


I've been listening to quite a lot of dubstep recently, so I thought I'd share some of my collection with you all. Over the next few weeks, I'll be featuring some of my favourite dubstep artists in a mini series.

It seemed logical to kick off with perhaps the best known name in dubstep, genre pioneer Skream. His track "Midnight Request Line" was an underground smash back in 2006, and now he's back with two new singles, old skool jungle cut "Burnin' Up" and reverb-drenched stomper "Memories of Third Base". That's not to say he's not been busy during that big three-year gap though, delivering 5 installments of his "Skreamizm" EP series and powerful remixes for the likes of Klaxons, Distance, Bat For Lashes and, of course, La Roux. Here are a selection of my favourite Skream cuts.

Skream - Midnight Request Line [right click to download]








Skream - Stagger [right click to download]








Skream - Check-It (feat. Warrior Queen) [right click to download]








Skream - Summer Dreams [right click to download]








Skream - Midnight Request Line (Zinc Remix) [right click to download]








Bat For Lashes - Pearls Dream (Skream's Pour Another Glass Of Champers Remix) [right click to download]








Keep it funky,
Joe

Saturday, 14 November 2009

Six Days of Shadows


Yes it is DJ Shadow. Its about time we showed you some songs from an American (yes American, No im not pulling your leg) DJ. This meistro of music is well known for his incredible variety in music, ranging from hip-hop to even some electro out there. I started listening to this guy after hearing his amazing DJ Hero Mixes ,most of them using the Six Days Remix (ft Mos Def) , which is a very respectable track to be honest.

Born in San Jose, California as Joshua Davis nearly 40 years ago, This dude has been working on his skills for a long time. Of all the DJs out there, I consider him to be the first true Sample whore, creating entire albums out of samples (Endtroducing anyone? It got a guiness world record). i want you guys who love DP and Deadmau5 to give him a try. You dont have to Like him, just give him a chance. here's some of his more well known tracks to get you to like him more.

DJ Shadow - Organ Donor (Extended Overhaul) [right click to download]








DJ Shadow - Midnight in a Perfect World [right click to download]








DJ Shadow - Six Days [right click to download]








As a Bonus: Heres a Soulwax Remix and a badass Dj hero mix Shadow composed:

DJ Shadow - Six Days (Soulwax Remix) [right click to download]








DJ Shadow vs Tears for Fears - Six Days Remix vs Shout (Mixed by DJ Shadow) [right click to download]








Hope you will like him. I do
Nite

Mindflow


Ah, dubstep. The grimy bassline sound of the South London Borroughs that quickly took the whole world by storm. And the next young star destined for big things is Norway's Mindflow. Starting out in drum & bass, 25-year-old Mindflow is focusing more on dubstep productions these days. His bootleg of Daft Punk has over 100,000 views on YouTube, and he has more recently completed remixes for Royksopp and Major Lazer.
Today I bring you 5 of his brilliant productions. "Jack" (which samples the 1992 film "Cool World") will give you nightmares, guaranteed.

Mindflow - No Money Dub [right click to download]








Mindflow - Jack [right click to download]








Don Goliath - 4 Elements (Mindflow Remix) [right click to download]








Daft Punk - Harder Better Faster Stronger (Mindflow Remix) [right click to download]








Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On (Mindflow Remix) [right click to download]








Keep it funky,
Joe

Hello, Youtube!

I've been planning on have a youtube channel for a while - but I never really got to it. Well now I think we have a strong fanbase that's willing to comment and subscribe on our videos.




Videos will most likely be posted twice a week, one will be "Prez's Pick" for the week - aka a wrap up of my favorite, un-copyrighted, track of the week. Then another will probably be a favorite that hasn't necessarily been posted recently. I don't know yet, I'll decide :P

So head over and subscribe now. I'll probably present giveaways and other contests on there as well. Probably no vlogs, yet.

Here's our first video...



Subscribe, NOW.
Prez

Oh Thank Heavens [revived!]

REVIVED

I'm back for now boys and girls, sorry I haven't been around much. To make it up to you, here are three songs I can pretty much guarantee you will not find anywhere else on the internet (in this quality).


To kick things off, I almost fainted when I finally located a mp3 of this 1991 Belgian Techno classic. Aside from 2 youtube videos, this thing is literally non-fucking-existant. But I don't care anymore! I found the damn thing! And now I'm sharing the joy with all of you. The samples are some of the best I've ever heard, and the whole thing itself is just catchy. It sounds old, it IS old, but it is good - and rare as fuck. In almost-perfect 192 kbps, here is quite possibly the rarest track I own.

Pleasure Game - Le Seigneur Des Ténèbres (Extended Club Version) [right click to download]









So you think you're a Daft Punk fan? Bitch, you don't even know what a fan's like unless you've uncovered this. To my knowledge one (if not both) of the following tracks is/are Daft Punk's rarest release/s. Please enjoy, and please thank our dear fan Anders for finding these. These tracks are so similar, I actually thought they were identical before careful inspection. I apologize if they end up being mis-named or whatever, but these things are so rare there's no way for me to check everything's good to go. If something's wrong, please let me know.

From our resident house legend, Todd Terry. Thanks for starting it all.

Daft Punk - Around The World (Tee's Frozen Sun Mix by Todd Terry) [right click to download]








Daft Punk - Around The World (Original Lead Only Mix) [right click to download]








Finding gems like these is a true breath of fresh air, just what this busy-as-hell prez needs, Enjoy.
Prez Jordan

Friday, 13 November 2009

B to tha izzack.

My intarwebz have been down for the last two weeks. But now I'm back, so enjoy this assorted awesomeness.

Fenech Soler - Lies (The Phantom's Revenge Remix) [right click to download]








Passion Pit - Little Secrets (Jaymo & Andy George Remix) [right click to download]








Keep it funky,
Joe

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

I Am A Very Stylish Girl

Not me, silly! I mean, I won't deny that I'm very stylish and good looking, but I'm just about as manly as they come.

...

...

Just a little bit? No? Ahh, well screw you. With screws.

Bah. Just for that I won't share the awesome tracks I was gonna share...

Oh? What was that? Was that an apology? That's right, you'd better apologize... meh. You, apology accepted, I'll share the tracks.


Dimitri From Paris is about as slick as DJs come. He's got a class act that comes straight out of an old Bond soundtrack. It's pop from an era where everything was black and white, when jazz was still prominant, and flutes were cool. And the best part? It's house music.

Dimitri is probably known far more for his mixed CDs of disco, funk, and jazz edits. In the last 15 years, he's only released two studio albums, Sacrebleu and Cruising Altitude. Sacrebleu is rather odd. It's mostly 50 second short clips, and as a whole, it's a very experimental sounding album. Cruising Altitude channels the vibe of the first album into a more defined, confident house sound, but quite unusually, seems to be much less popular in the grand scheme of things.

My picks for you:

Dimitri From Paris - UneVeryStylishFille [right click to download]








Dimitri From Paris - Dirty Larry [right click to download]








Dimitri From Paris - Nothing To Lose (Instrumental) [right click to download]








Dimitri From Paris - La Vie [right click to download]








Dimitri From Paris - Not Quite Disco [right click to download]








Dimitri From Paris - San Juan Five-O [right click to download]








Boba out.

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Upcoming DJ Hero HANDS-ON Review

Hey guys, hope all is well,

I was recently approached by M80 Social Media Marketing (http://m80im.com) on behalf of Activision with some information on DJ Hero, as well as a request for me to write about the game.

We've had some mentions of Activision's new game (released October 27th in North America, 29th in Europe), including a pretty in-depth analysis by Untra. However, this blog is lacking a real hands-on review. And from what I can tell, there aren't many good hands-on reviews anywhere.

So I went back and forth with them, and I have now planned a hands-on review with the game - So if all goes well, you folks will have quite the treat. I plan on writing a VERY in-depth, and probably even multi-part, review on the game, explaining some mechanics, and giving some opinions both from me and a few of my friends.

It should be interesting, so stay tuned,
Prez

PS - They also requested that I include this widget for you viewers to try out. I got 89% on my first try, how about you? Let us know in the comments.





Monday, 9 November 2009

DnB Bitches

WARNING: Turning your speakers to maximum volume is required for ultimate listening pleasure.

Hi there peeps,

It’s time for some Drum and some bass.

Starting off with the first ever DnB song I ever owned (thanx bro): Warhead by DJ Krust

DJ Krust - Warhead

Just some loop that goes on the entire fucking song, but I was instantly sold. I knew I liked the style and thank god my brother already gathered some of the classics of the genre for me to listen to.
I’ll just give you one (always nice to add to your music library).

Origin Unknown - Valley Of The Shadows

Now onto the shit I really like…


First name to remember, Roni Size: The man who created the Breakbeat Era.

Roni Size - Snapshot

Roni Size - Dirty Beats

That’s more like it, drums are getting bigger and more rhythmical, but I still miss something grand, something starting with the letter B…

Future Prophecies - Dreadlock

Spor - 1 Up

This style of DnB is more Jungle/reggae, but it’s got some serious kicking bass.

The last song is my all time favourite (I have at hand),

Makai - Beneath The Mask

You might recognize the vocals from the anime masterpiece Ghost in the Shell. There is a 10 minute lasting alternative version with even better vocal work, but I’ll have to search a while before I find it.

As you might have noticed, this post expresses my personal love for DnB and the style I like.
If any of you find the need to say you don’t really like it and rather listen to Pendu… crap, here’s another mp3 especially for you where you can enjoy your favourite unoriginal commercialized kind of Drum & Bass:

DJ Clipz - Kung Fu

For the rest, I’ll certainly post some more heavy bass shit once I had the time to go through my brothers record collection to find some gems.

Enjoy, Mr. Brown

Sunday, 8 November 2009

<3

Finally! A song sampling Daft Punk that's ACTUALLY GOOD. Thank you, Just A Band - you've set the standard for artists to come.


Just A Band is a Kenyan Funk/Disco/House trio formed in 2008. Although I have to admit, I've never listened to them before today - only head their name.

Their song Usinibore, released last month on their newest album "82," is pretty damn catchy. It has nice lyrics, a good beat - courtesy of Revolution 909, some nice synth leads - which may or may not be sampling PTOYL, and the video is pretty amazing too.

All in all, check out this song - and be sure to look into Just A Band some more, it's rare to have stuff this funky come out of Africa. I'm not going to give out a free download for this one, just because I think the band needs some more support :)

Just A Band - Usinibore [iTunes]








Thanks to M3311 for sharing this with the community :D

Enjoy, and support the band! Spread the word,
Prez

Axel and Thony in studio

Big thanks to asdfffdsa for dropping a comment with this nifty video here. Seems Thony Ritz and Axel Le Baron are getting some pretty epic electro/house stuff goin' here...



My knee is twitching in anticipation.

Kitsuné Maison is Back


The new Kitsuné Maison Compilation is almost out, and after giving a couple of listens to it, i reckon its quite better than edition number 7, despite the fact that 5 and 6 still own.

This edition, called The Chic and Nice Issue, takes a bit more poppier side of the label but always with an electronic touch.

Here are some of my favourites: (i sure hope they dont get deleted, these have been previously released or not released at all)

French Horn Rebellion - Up All Night [right click to download]








Siriusmo - High Together [right click to download]








Fun fact: Alex Kapranos is Franz Ferdinand's lead singer.

Chew Lips - Salt Air (Alex Kapranos Remix) [right click to download]








Delphic - The Momentary [right click to download]








And as a small bonus, another personal favourite, this time from The Lucky One (or edition number 7):

Chateau Marmont - Beagle [right click to download]








Enjoy!

I could never be a dancer,
Alex.