Friday, 30 December 2011

Names of 2011

Here is a (partial obviously, these are the things I will remember for the year anyway) list of important names that came up this year.


Pyramid has been around for quite some times but he really started getting attention this year, his 10 tracks long EP "Lost In Space" is simply filled with awesomeness, that guy will seriously be big in 10 years. His songs could fit so much movie scenes perfectly, everytime I hear one of his track I just picture the whole scene instantly.

Destiny Part II by -Pyramid-

Pyramid - Digital Rain [click to download] |HTML5|

Pyramid - Behind You [click to download] |HTML5|


Talking about songs in movies : Drive wouldn't be the masterpiece it is if it did not have such an amazing OST. Kavinsky as opening credits, incredibly good COLLEGE track that will make you remember the scenes it's used in instalty when you listen to it. And Cliff Martinez original tracks made for the movie are really making you feel the tention.

Kavinsky - Nightcall (Ft. Lovefoxxx) [click to download] |HTML5|

College - A Real Hero (ft. Electric Youth) [click to download] |HTML5|

The Magician

Former half of Aeroplane Stephen became the magician for the pleasure of everyone enjoying retro synths. Magic tapes, remixes, original tracks, he did everything with talent, giving us something every month of the year...

The Magician - I Don't Know What To Do [click to download] |HTML5|

Lykke Li - I Follow River (The Magician remix) [click to download] |HTML5|


He was already around for a year, getting recognition for his remix of The Island by Pendulum but 2011 was really HIS year. He remixed Deadmau5, Yelle (and opened for her too), made a mashup of Wolfgang Gartner for Porter Robinson. Oh and yeah he made Pop Culture Mashup who got crazy (well deserved) attention all over the interwebz.

Madeon - Pop Culture (Live Mashup) [click to download] |HTML5|

Deadmau5 - Raise Your Weapon (Madeon reimx) [click to download] |HTML5|

Alecks Awklr

The kind of guy who links his bandcamp page on the shoutbox, you listen to it out of curiosity and instantly fall in love with. In addition to being a very nice guy he produced one of the best album of the year, it really came out of nowhere and I LOVE THAT.

Alecks Awklr - Breathless [click to download] |HTML5|

Alecks Awklr - Temple Runner [click to download] |HTML5|

Dj Mehdi

Here comes the sad part of the post, the very sad part. I never understood much those people crying over famous people deaths, I was a bit sad when MJ died but that's about it. But now I get it, when someone who makes music you listen to almost everyday, makes songs who go right into your heart such as Pocket Piano or Signatune, and you hear that this man died, well you seriously feel something. I never had the chance of seing Mehdi on stage, but I always heard good things about his lives and about him being a genuinly nice guy. Hats off mehdi.

Dj Mehdi - TragicoMehdi [click to download] |HTML5|

The Krays - We're Ready When You Are (DJ Mehdi remix) [click to download] |HTML5|

Rei Harakami

Yes, another name... You might not know him, we only posted once about Rei, but he made some very relaxing ambient tracks. A man to be remembered.

Rei Harakami - Joy [click to download] |HTML5|

Rei Harakami - Lust [click to download] |HTML5|

More to come, in my top 10 albums :)


Friday, 23 December 2011

Sending Off Shuffle

I know this year's been a bit lacking in content and I apologise for that, but there's only so much blogging one can do, and we have lives too you know! Joking aside, I wanted to take this opportunity to do something I've not done for a while: A good ol' fashioned shuffle post, think of it as a thank you for staying with us through the year.

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First up is the band I have a notorious love-love relationship with, The Knife. I'm very interested in what they will bring to the table for the album they're planning for next year, hopefully more in the vein of Silent Shout than the more experimental stuff they did on the soundtrack for Tomorrow, In A Year but for now enjoy a cut from what is by far their most popular LP, Deep Cuts.

The Knife - Rock Classics [click to download] |HTML5|

Ah, Squarepusher. I had a real lack of his earlier works before I started the Warped series, so I have a lot of un-posted gems kicking around. I'll probably do a series on 'em after the main Warped series is finished, until then have a bit from the quality Big Loada EP.

Squarepusher - Massif (Stay Strong) [click to download] |HTML5|

Speaking of early stuff, another track just came on that I really love. It's Aphex Twin back in his acid house days, like most of the stuff he makes it has a nice contrast in sounds from the beats to the almost orchestral stabs throughout. The opening arpeggio is pure sequenced heaven to my ears.

Aphex Twin - Polynomial-C [click to download] |HTML5|

It was around this time last year I posted some cuts from Oneohtrix Point Never's then new compilation Rifts, he's since come out with another two albums that I've yet to pick up. I remember the first time I heard this track, it was described as a combination of tons of ambient stuff including Boards Of Canada. I was skeptical at first but this track just absolutely sold me.

Oneohtrix Point Never - Behind The Bank [click to download] |HTML5|

Miss Kittin's first solo effort, I Com was a mixed bag of atmospheres, some tracks were clearly meant for the dancefloor, some for listening. Some even combined the two, as seen here; it's pretty slow to build but that just makes the eventual peaks in sound even more satisfying to hear, especially the amazing break at 3:10.

Miss Kittin - Dub About Me [click to download] |HTML5|

I think I've said before I have a penchant for liking albums that the music press at large don't, this is a great example, 100th Window was massively critiqued upon release. It's true that the compositions are even darker than those on Mezzanine and a hell of a lot sparser, but the end result still sounds great. My only complaint is that it could do without that solid 1 minute of intro.

Massive Attack - Butterfly Caught [click to download] |HTML5|

And that about wraps this years posting up for me, I would whacked a few more tracks on but the last few tracks were quite long. Regardless, happy holidays from me and the rest of the ilictronix crew, we hope to see you in 2012! As always, stay safe and enjoy the music, wherever you are.

Into The Blue,
- Claude Van Foxbat

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

The Magictape 18

A little present from The Magician !

Magic Tape Eighteen by TheMagician

Tracklist in the comments as soon as it's up.


Thursday, 15 December 2011

Foreign Language video

Brand new video from Flight Facilities' track : Foreign Language.

And a bonus, The Bloody Beetroots - Church Of Noise reworked by Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo and Thomas Roussel from SomethingALaMode.

The Bloody Beetroots - Church of Noise ( B-SIDE ) by thebloodybeetroots


Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Alex Awklr - AppAratus EP

Here is a brand new EP from Alex Awklr

Very short tracks, remembers me of Onra, short but creative tracks, Hokkaido is amazing.

It's free so consider it an early christmas gift !


Monday, 12 December 2011

Flux Pavilion x Doctor P and Gigamesh

Just received this little bomb from Gigamesh, thought you guys might enjoy!

Gigamesh - Burnin by GIGAMESH

Flux Pavillion and Doctor P worked together again, and the result was more than unexpected, incredibly groovy dubstep tune, very different from their usual stuff.

Flux Pavillion & Doctor P - Superbad [click to download] |HTML5|


Friday, 9 December 2011

The songs that are on the radio

Alright so here is the story, I had to spend 3 hours in a car without any way to play my iPod, so I had to listen to a french "DJ radio" who mostly plays terrible remixes of Pendulum and Lady Gaga.

Despite all the hate I have for most of the songs that were playing, two got my attention because the synths were REALLY catchy, and I love some catchy synths in the morning, so here they are.

First song I've ever heard from this guy, I know he's from belgium and that's about it.

Basto - Again And Again [click to download] |HTML5|

And a farely decent track from Avicii, the vocals from Etta James really add something to this track.

Avicii - Levels [click to download] |HTML5|

Oh and because it's new, Skrillex's remix of Levels.

Avicii - Levels (Skrillex remix) [click to download] |HTML5|


Thursday, 8 December 2011

Original Don

Oh, nothing special here, just another regular Major Lazer music video... nothing weird at all.


Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Moloch remixed by Vengeance

Everything is in the title, I'm sleepy but this kept me awake for six more minutes.

Moloch - Owl Vision (Vengeance Remix) by VENGEANCE



Magna's at it again

Made my day, and it's only 9am. Magna's just killing it one more time, that remix is really different compared to most of the other, he chopped the vocals and he did good !

The Rapture - How Deep Is Your Love?  (Magna's 'Stripped' Remix) by Magna


Monday, 5 December 2011

Brodinski likes to slow things down

So, Brodinski has been "screwing" things these days and it's pretty cool actually !

This track is a recurrent joke with a friend so it kinda got my attention instantly, and it sounds realy good slowed down.

Justin Timberlake - Cry Me A River (Screwed By Brodinski) by Brodinski

Tyga - Like Me (Screwed By Brodinski) by Brodinski

If you like it, there is a lot more on his Soundcloud page

And just because this remix is great.

Nero - Crush On You (Brodinski Rmx) by Brodinski

Bonus ! An old track by The Glitch Mob & Theophilus London

Black Aura feat. Theophilus London [2009] - Free DL by The Glitch Mob


Cassian's Love

It is a well known fact that How Deep Is Your Love is a gold mine for any remixer out there, that track is brilliant and the vocals are simply asking for it.

Cassian gave it a try, and the result is simply GREAT.

How Deep Is Your Love (Cassian Remix) [Cass Master] by cassian