Sunday, 29 May 2011

Testing 1, 2, 3...

Just ignore me for one second... :)
I'm testing a new feature to add HTML5 support. If you recall back a few months ago, I tried to implement this and, well, failed miserably. [TECHNICAL: Every player on the page would load simultaneously, killing our bandwidth and slowing your connection, and we couldn't avoid this]. So now, I'm trying to make it a per-track type thing. Click the link that says HTML5 (duh) to get some better quality audio (with a sexier player!). I should note that the quality is probably not better, and it's just a placebo.



"Oh my god Jordan is posting again!?!?!"

How are you guys? Long time no chat.
Prez out

EDIT: It works!! Oh my, doesn't it sound wonderful? I've edited the webpage the staff uses to generate HTML code for the music players, so you'll be seeing this on the page from now on :) Enjoy!

Friday, 27 May 2011

Almost June

Hi guys

Quick post with a lot of tunes, too much things to do, but I don't want to forget to post all of the tracks I recently heard and liked.



First, the minimix of Peter & The Magician's Twist EP, out June 20th on Kitsuné.



Yuksek also worked with Brodinski, and they made this song, so relaxing... pure genius.

Brodinski & Yuksek - Fire Flames by Brodinski [Soundcloud player no longer works]

Want something a bit groovier ? TEAM BANZAI's here with a brand new edit !

Looking Glass - Brandy (You're A Fine Girl) [TEAM BANZAI Edit] by TEAM BANZAI [Soundcloud player no longer works]

A track from a guy who's in my best remixers list, and he did not disapoint me with that one either.



And a few other tracks, cause I feel like it.

Deftones - You've Seen The Butcher (Mustard Pimp Remix) by mustard pimp [Soundcloud player no longer works]





And a little mixtape straight out of The Magician's time traveling machine, he recorded it live in 1998 playing vinyls only, so it might bring up some memories (or not if you're as young as I am). Tracklist in the comments.

Mixtape from 1998 by TheMagician [Soundcloud player no longer works]

Enjoy!
-Here

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Goldfish

Hi there.

Few days ago I found this video on reddit, at first I believed it was simply a random video using retro visuals.



But it actually was the newest video of Goldfish, two guys from South Africa, their style is between regular Electronica, Nu Jazz and Downtempo, using a lot of sax, trumpets, oldschool drums and of course, piano. The thing that I enjoy the most, is that they also include a bit of "traditional african music" (I'm no expert, but that's the way I feel on a track like Big Band Wolf).

It might sound a bit similar to Parov Stelar or Basement Jaxx (their old songs, like Supersonic, Do Your Thing, Romeo) sometimes, and oh well, I think I can live with that.

Beside being the geekiest music video of the year -the number of games you can see in the video is simply crazy- the edit of We Come Together they did is amazing, loved it after a few seconds.

The original version, from the album Get busy Living, was a bit too calm for me.



Here is the extended mix !





These two tracks are also from Get Busy Living.





And these ones are from the album Perceptions of Pacha.







Enjoy!
-Here

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Pyramid

Hi there



This is a post I've been wanting to do for a long time.

Pyramid's a talented french producer that I follow since his firsts steps, known as Twisted Body.

Beside being the head writer of my favorite blog, called You Are Here (The similarity between the blog's name and my nickname's a pure coincidence, and I like coincidences.), he produces tracks in his very own way, between what you could consider movie soundtrack music and electronica.

You can feel both musical and cinematographic influences in his work. For example, Danger in 7 Suns (Auto remix).

Pyramid - 7 Suns (Auto Remix)

Or, obviously, Inception's OST by Hans Zimmer here.

Pyramid - Inception

7 Suns is one of the 5 tracks on his latest EP : The Hall



Here is a short selection of my favorites tracks, but be sure to check his soundcloud, he's got tricks up his sleeves.

His most recent track is The Race.



A calmer track, love the universe he created in this one.



And two great remixes.





Enjoy!
-Here

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Madeon's back



Madeon, or The guy that turns everything into solid electro-pop gold is back.

His forthcoming remix of Deadmau5 - Raise Your Weapon was featured on yerserday's Pete Tong show on BBC radio 1.



It blew my mind as usual, the ways he use his synths is simply over the top.

And 2 little bonus, because I forgot to post it back in the time...

His remix of Que Veux Tu.



And he also opened for her @ Point Ephémère in Paris last month, here is a video of the end of his set. The quality is not very good, but I can't find anything better.

That last track is a 3:20min live performed mashup called Pop Culture featuring 30 songs, from Capsule to One-T with Daft Punk, The Who or Gossip.



Enjoy! -Here

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Dangerously good

Hi guys.



Quick post, it's already pretty late...

Just got Yuksek's EP and those songs (in addition to On A Train and On A Train (The Magician Remix)) are simply amazing.

I have the feeling of listening to Surkin + Kavinsky, the whole thing fused with Yuksek's touch, best song on the EP.



This remix is pretty different from the the dub remix that leaked on the internet a while ago, the vocals are not the same at all, and I have to say, I prefer this version.



The other tracks I haven't posted yet (You can find The Magician's remix here) are pretty good aswell, especially the ALB cover, a must have in my opinion !

Enjoy!
-Here,
running late

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Monsieur Adi

Hi there.



A few weeks ago I posted Monsieur Adi's track Chariot.

Today's time to talk a bit more about him.

Adamo Balbus known as Monsieur Adi is a 24 year old musician from Milan. Mainly known for his track We Are The Romans and his remixes of Elie Goulding's Starry Eyed and Guns And Horses, he also produced Noah's debut album called Human Geometry.







His most recent track, Last Stand, gives me high hopes for the album he's working on (it's been too long already !).





The fact that he's inspired by Vivaldi as well as by Justice -which you can totally hear on the snares- explains the very classical sound always present, the orchstral strings and the killer synths melt together in an amazing way. It's such a pleasure to listen to, here are a few more tracks.

Monsieur Adi - Alabastre



Frankmusik - 3 Little Words (Monsieur Adi Remix)





Oh and a few more, but after those two, that's it ! I like every remixes he ever made, damn it.

Soul II Soul - Back To Life (Monsieur Adi remix)

Nicki Minaj - Moment For Life (Monsieur Adi Remix)

Enjoy!
-Here

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Awooga's not so bad

Oh hi, again ! Obviously kidding, Awooga's the worst track Calvin Harris ever released, it almost sounds fake, seriously. The only good thing in it is the 30s synth loop, the rest is just bad I-don't-even-know-the-word, you know, the thing that's played by guidos. Anyway, GMGN are around, thank you for that !



They also recently released original tracks in their particular disco/funk/pop way and of course, some remixes.









Enjoy!
-Here

A Very Warped History 9: 2001 (2 Of 2)

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2001 would also see Aphex's long time buddy Squarepusher release his 5th album, Go Plastic. It takes a very experimental route to production, being very open ended and quite complex compared to anything before it or anything after Ultravisitor (which would be the last time 'Pusher made something this experimental) and is unique in the realm of Squarepusher as all the instrumentation and production is entirely electronic; manipulated breakbeats in place of his usual bass guitar affair.



Go Plastic and Ultravisitor were my introduction to Squarepusher, and in hindsight it wasn't an ideal place to start (I'd recommend Feed Me Weird Things or Hello Everything for those looking) but I grew to love both albums in time. I fell for Go Plastic's first few tracks almost instantly, with the first track on the LP being a perfect example of this, it's also probably the most accessible track on the album to boot.



It happened again with the second track, I'd never heard anything like this before or at least the progression 'Pusher applies to it, it changes so much over it's runtime that towards the end it doesn't even resemble the same song anymore.



The same also applies to the charmingly named Go! Spastic. It's one of the most experimental yet still listenable tracks, there are a few tracks that haven't aged well on this LP, this is not one of them. stay tuned for the brilliant break at 1:40.



Up next we have by far my absolute favourite track from the album and probably the least experimental full on Drum & Bass track here, or that Squarepusher has ever done for that matter. For the BPM busting Amen Break fuelled monster it is, it has quite a nice atmosphere about it, which leads us nicely onto our next track.





Squarepusher has a nice habit of putting a little ambient or chilled piece somewhere on his albums. This is Go Plastic's, Tommib (which gained fame after being used in Sofia Coppola's Lost In Translation), a nice minute long melodic piece that sounds completely out of place when you compare it to the rest of the album.



And finally we have the last track of the album, which also takes a more laid back approach to the sounds. That is until the main hook drops at 1:12, at which point it's pretty clear this is still Squarepusher being, well, Squarepusher.



Go Plastic is perhaps not Squarepusher's "best" album, but it does have it's moments and is certainly the most popular. It'll always resonate with me, being my introduction to his tunes and having some of my favourites on it. While I like the all over the place feel to this album, aside from a few tracks it's not something you can just listen to whenever, which is something I feel his later albums manage much better, as you will hear eventually.

Amen Breaks Abound,
-Claude Van Foxbat

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

A bit of magic

Hi guys. I don't have much time to post, so it'll be a quick one.



The Magician keeps releasing incredible tracks and magic tapes, so I had to post at least some of them.

Peter being Yuksek, I was expecting a LOT of that collab for Kitsuné's next Kitsuné Maison compilation. And well... I was not disapointed. Let's hope they'll work together again, and again.



Want more ? Well there's more, of course ! First, Yuksek's voice is incredible.

And second, e p i c - s y n t h s - o f - d o o m.



Even if Stephen is not a part of Aeroplane anymore, he still was when My Enemy was produced, and that track was one of the best on the album. Rex The Dog posted a remix on his soundcloud today, so that was it, I had to post about it.





Final treat from Stephen, his latest magic tape. Tracklist in the comments.



And one from Rex The Dog, 'cause I think it's the best way discover an artist's universe, and new artists in the same way. Tracklist in the comments also.



Enjoy! -Here