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

Boom Mau5head

Deadmau5 needs a new head. Specifically, one for promo events and for his so-called "unhooked" shows, where there isn't a massive LED cube and head, the innards of which you can see above.

So in conjunction with the guys at Talent House, he released a contest where you can design a new helmet for him. To do that, all you have to do is click "Get Started" here:

Just download the templates and get cracking!

The winner will be selected by Deadmau5 and will win 2 VIP passes for a show in LA and will get to meet him in an event also in LA, both in August, plus paid travel and 2 nights accomodation will be provided. They will also get a spotlight feature on his website, along with pictures of the winning helmet.

A top 5 finisher will get 2 VIP passes for a show nearest to them. (no travel or accomodation given)

A top 10 finisher will get signed merchandise.


Almost there,

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]


Wednesday 25 May 2011


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.


Monday 23 May 2011

[Interview]: Alecks Awklr

Hey everyone.

I hope you all remember Alecks Awklr, if you don't, you can catch up by reading the album review.

Hi Alex! Could you tell us a bit more about yourself? How did you get into music, what did you do before this album?

Hey! Well, starting off I’m 23, I’ve lived in California my whole life. Grew up around music, my family was always really into music specifically my mom, she was kind of obsessed with music and I suppose it rubbed off onto me. Noone played instruments, I had to pick that up myself I guess. When I was a kid I loved Nirvana, Michael Jackson, and I remember my first favorite band was Linkin Park haha, a good while later I was in a few bands, mainly vocals for experimental hardcore music, stuff like botch & fear before, and on breaks or between practices I’d make beats on my computer. Soon it grew into its own kind of force of nature; I just was all about music in a new way than before. It really was a period of transformation for me I guess, going from playing hardcore shows to making the stuff I do now, it seems kinda far out, but it makes sense to me. I just kinda moved on from that and kinda got my head clear I guess, music is such a big world.

Alecks Awklr - Archepeligo

What are your biggest sources of inspiration?

Personal relationships can always get me really inspired to make some tunes, aside from that, Video Games. Right now it's all about pokemon, I also read a lot of mangas that always get me , a good anime can produce a great jam haha. Science fiction movies too, Blade Runner, Post Apocalyptic, Children of men, The Matrix, stuff like that. But besides that on the music side of things it's all about Justin Broadrick, Teddy Riley, Aphex Twin, Talking Heads, Boards of Canada, Thom Yorke, Andre 3000, Ben Gibbard, Flying Lotus & the whole low end theory roster really got me excited about music again, they’re doing some incredible stuff down there.

With whom do you dream of working with?

I’d Love to make music for an animated series, the opening song or ending song. But when it comes to performers, Kanye West, Flaming Lips, Thom Yorke, Eminem, The Blood Brothers(RIP); I’d love to work with any of Animal collective, Andrew Aker, Susumu Hirasawa, Fear before, Tycho, anyone out of the low end theory circles.

What software/hardware do you use?

At the moment I’m using all sorts of gear and softwares. I use fl studios, logic, in my room right now there’s 2 Gameboy LSDJs, 2 keyboards, one waiting to be a little mod experiment, a Kaosspad KP3, an Akai Mpd26, a few midi keyboards, two acoustic guitars and a bongo. I have a bass guitar elsewhere and a whole other slew of stuff in Los Angeles, a lot of what I just listed is new to the collective arsenal.

Alecks Awklr - Harps At Ease

How do you process when you’re making a song?

It depends, I need to have a vision usually, I try to kind of create a world or a story through the music so I sit and try to create an atmosphere, I do this before or after I create the general melody or the main chords. From there I add details and intricacies or take away the "fat from the meat", and what usually survives is a song I thoroughly enjoy. I need to be able to feel it deep down, and then I would leave it alone for a few weeks and go back to it and relisten for any kinda issues, jam to it till I felt it again and add more to it.

What are you working on right now? Any gig planned?

Right now I’ve been writing a ton, I’m jamming on a live electronica set with my buddy Josh Mcadams & Andrew Carpio, they actually own a lot of the equipment I mentioned above, he’s also part of the exp collective along with a few others I haven’t put up there. Recently I got really into songwriting again, Roxy Redding and I started writing some stuff recently and it’s coming out really good! So there’s a lot of stuff coming up. I’m going to be releasing another EP of electronic instrumental songs soon, in the meantime while I’m working on these new songs. I’m trying to get this live show set up for a tour of some sort, I haven’t done anything like that yet, so I’m excited to jump in and get it going!
Going to play a local show here pretty soon and from there start booking shows!

Alecks Awklr - Snakeway

The artwork of your album is beautiful, did you make it?

No, no I couldn’t take the credit for that beautiful piece. It’s actually concept art for a video game for Playstation 2, Shadow of the collossus, it’s really beautifully made, the story is epic, the visuals are intense, it’s a very very good game. It’s about a knight who finds a princess asleep; a spirit tells him he must defeat these giants that roam the land and when all the giants are defeated she will awake. Very vague and kinda art nouveau at times, it’s actually a sequel to a game called Ico It’s really rare out here, I have a copy, just found out recently it’s pricey these days on ebay haha. I just always wanted to make music after playing that game, and that drawing I found in my photobucket, it fit so well to what I had in my head, it was just perfect.

You've talked about the Exp Collective, what is this project?

The exp collective is basically a group of musician I put together with my friends Daniel (Xen) & Trenton (Eclectic), it kinda took off. It’s not really a label, but it kind of acts as one, it’s a place for us to post updates, releases, etc. It’s almost all producers except for one band and a clothing company at the moment; we have a lot of releases coming up soon actually. Eclectic’s been making beats for the days, me and him have been in touch since around the time I started this. His new EP, called “The Takers” is dropping soon, I’m stoked on that! Xen's tight, really outspoken, anarcho punk meets the beat generation, he’s really low key about stuff, known that guy for the days too.

Pheonix Nieve’s on it too as Vs. The Pheonix, I’m excited to hear where that guy's going to go with his stuff, his new stuff is off the chain! But it’s mainly a kind of family of motivated individuals who need a headquarters. You can check that page out, we have a ton of releases on the horizon, I’m excited for the future!

You can follow Alecks Awklr on:


And remember that his album Believer is available for free on his Bandcamp.


Did Someone Say EXCLUSIVE?

The results of the TRON: Legacy remix competition are in, and I personally found it to be quite disapointing.

Unfortunatly TEAM BANZAI were not crowned the winning title, yet their remix is still fucking amazing no matter what the result. Also, luckily for you guys TEAM BANZAI have agreed to allow ilictronix to exclusively post the track for your enjoyment.

So without further ado, enjoy:

Big thanks to TB for this little gem which was sadly overlooked...

Sunday 22 May 2011


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.


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

Thursday 12 May 2011

Rising Doom

Hi there

This just came up on soundcloud, I HAD to post it...

It will be released Wednesday on iTunes and CD.


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 !

running late

Tuesday 10 May 2011


Remember how I've always hated on the dubstep posts? Yeah... well, flout at me not for what I have said, for man is a giddy thing.

This totally changed my mind about dubstep. The synth at the beginning irritates me a bit, but the drop is eargasmic.

Monday 9 May 2011

That's crazy

Booh !!!

First of all, before any talking.

Simply incredible, the original track is already amazing (yeah, I said it.) but Fare Soldi took it to a whole other level. Track of the summer that hasn't even started yet !

Another great remix, by Gigamesh this time, I think we all remember what he did with Don't stop till you get enough, well... it's not as good but still, it is Gigamesh.

Alright, let's continue with new stuff from Hana Yori Kichou Na. If you haven't heard of HYKN yet, he's Franco-Luxembourgish and he produces Roulé inspired French Touch.

Beside being a gifted remixer -he dared to remix Bangalter's Colossus, and did a great job- he also produces quality funky tracks.

So, here is the whole EP, released on Shiny Disco Club and it's totally free, what's not to like about that ?

Hana Yori Kichou Na - Inside Me

And what a better way to end than ending with a mixtape from Magna ? He just made a mixtape for Cloud Nine Clothing featuring nothing less than a brand new track ! (Spoiler alert : it's at the end and it's called Royale)

Tracklist in the comment section, as usual !

Enjoy! -Here

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)


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.


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