Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Lost In Space

Hi guys Pyramid released a new EP today. It's 10 tracks long, you can find some tracks that were already released on his soundcloud such as Space Odissey or The Race, and obviously a lot of new ones. Lost In Space is a simply amazing, it gives an impressive look of what he's able to create, wonderful, deep yet dancy tunes... Welcome to Pyramid's universe. Beside having a nice taste for the artworks he uses on his covers, he has a very personal style, between ambient, soundtrack like music and 8bit / à la Danger synths. It's a name your price release, so don't forget to grab it, and give him what you think his work is worth, it's important to help new artists.







Enjoy!
-Here

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Quickie

I like mashups.

I Wanna Go Kill Everybody (Britney Spears // Skrillex) by Basic Physics

Fresh French House

Hi there

I know that a lot of you guys like Nu Disco / French House, that kind of stuff. So here a post that focus on the new releases there is.



Justin Faust & Vincent Fries are simply killing it on this one. And another track, his remix of Fabian Last Night.





A regular Leonardus track, and regular Leonardus comes as great in my book so... [link/player is no longer live]

Get Up And Boogie by LeonardusMusic

I don't remember talking about Mix Chopin, one of my favorite producer from Canada, be sure to check out his EP :Love Story, you won't regret it. [link/player is no longer live]

Mix Chopin - Lush by Mix Chopin



And last but not least a whole EP for free, by Calembour released on Indo Silver Records. Including remixes by LeBatman (my favorite), Loopalike, the frenchy John Poincarré and Futurewife.



Oh and, the little bonus from Futurewife, two bonus track !



[link/player is no longer live] Futurewife - Say Yeah, Say Oh! by Futurewife

Enjoy
-Here

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Producer Goodies: The Resurrection

I just remembered (well, I was reminded) I had a lot of the stuff Boba gave out in his producer goodies post saved, which is important as those links are dead thanks to The Reckoning. So now I'm going to repost them, as well as throw in a few instrumentals and loops I have lying around.

Chuck Roberts - Only House Music Accapella

Daft Punk - Da Funk (1 35 Beat)

Daft Punk - Teachers Instrumental

Daft Punk - Work It Loop



Laidback Luke - Break Down The House Acapella

Modjo - Lady Accapella

Stardust - Music Sounds Better With You Acc

Supermode - Tell Me Why Accapella

And finally, a little treat I've had stashed away for a long time, Never Be Alone. Or as it's more commonly known: We Are Your Friends :)

Simian - Never Be Alone Accapella (Chorus)

As Requested, -Claude Van Foxbat

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

A Very Warped History 11: 2003

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Like the last entry, this edition of Warped will also feature a bands slightly more mainstream take on their established sound, and again the album is slightly patchy in places with some gems within (though it's less patchy than Mind Elevation). Most of the bad press seems to levelled against that fact, but I'm going to show you once again that a more mainstream approach isn't such a bad thing. Tune in this week, because it's Broadcast time again!



I prefer Haha Sound's introduction to the one on The Noise Made By People, their previous effort, it has that dreamy washed out quality to it right off the bat, which is something Broadcast consistently nail



There was a reason I said this LP has a *slightly* more mainstream take to the sound. Straight after the floaty intro it jarringly dumps you into this world of menacing electronics and imposing drums juxtaposed with the steady musings of Trish Keenan. And it's brilliant.



The cycle continues with this next track, with Pendulum fading ever so gracefully into Before We Begin, which sounds like a long lost record from the 60's; and that is pretty much Broadcast in a nutshell.



This is where the first "patch" as it were, occurs. The tracks aren't necessarily bad, they just... aren't anything special. Your patience is rewarded though, as as immediately afterwards you are treated to what is perhaps one of the band's best efforts.



Probably my overall favourite from this album, unlike most of their work it contains very little in the way of electronic effects, meaning that this track in particular sounds very crisp and all the other elements play into each other beautifully, all strung together by Keenan's unique voice.





Much like the above, though packing a bit more in the electronics department is Winter Now bears a structure akin to a pop song, albeit with that slightly skewed trademark Broadcast sound to it. Which really shows itself in the last 30 seconds or so.



And finally, playing us out is the rather out of place Hawk I was a bit unsure of this track at first (as I've already said it comes completley out of nowhere) but then those simple but oh so effective pads hit and I was in love, and I have grown to love the frantic rhythm in time as well. A fitting end? eh, sort of. An excellent track? Most Definitely



It will be a while before we see Broadcast's third (and ultimately, last) album. But we have more stuff from Squarepusher & Boards Of Canada to keep us occupied.

Until Then,
-Claude Van Foxbat

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Son Of Strelka, Son Of God

We here at ilictronix are no strangers to cutting things into teeny tiny pieces and then using those pieces to create something bigger, just look at Pogo for example. But what I bring you today takes that concept and does something truly amazing with it.



I saw this a few weeks ago, over on the Something Awful Forums and have waited anxiously for it to be completed. Son Of Strelka is an audio story set to music. Nothing unusual about that right? Well, the bloke who made it, Dan Warren, dissected the audio version of Barack Obama's autobiography and has meticulously been re-arranging it for the past four years to make this tale of creation set to music. I was skeptical at first, expecting not much in the way of quality but I was wrong. The whole thing flows amazingly well to say it's formed from fragments of sentences from throughout the book. So, in essence what you are left with is a 30 minute short story narrated by Barack Obama himself. And with that: Enjoy the first four chapters of Son Of Strelka, Son Of God



If you want to read more about Son Of Strelka or just simply hear the rest of the story; find the original thread with download and torrent links provided by Dan Warren himself here: Here and animations of the first two chapters here and here.

Words & Music,
-Claude Van Foxbat

Quickie

Just wanted to share this beauty that our good mate Earl Da Grey did for a contest to win a place at Identity Festival.



Help him win by speading the word, promoting the track on Facebook, Twitter or other blogs and of course, liking it.

Enjoy!

Better post soon, Alex.