Wednesday, 31 October 2007

Sneaky Sound System

Sneaky Sound System are holders of rather dull and unimpressive accolade. Their self titled album is the first that MP3 that I downloaded from the itunes library, a fact I somewhat resent as I always promised that I'd never purchase anything from there until they brought the price down and didn't hold control of my purchase after I'd parted with my cash. Nonetheless, at the time (mid '07) it was the only 'place' that allowed me to get hold of the record by a band who'd been poking their way into my conscience after a swathe of big blog appearances.

Why would this Sydney based quintet, purveyors of bouncy dance pop; support act for Robbie Williams and containing band members with names like MC Double D (referring to his name not bra size I believe), have any credibility with super cool blogs like Palms Out Sounds and (the now deceased) Chazology? The fact of the matter is that Sneaky Sound Systems cross platform success is inextricably linked to the release of remixes by authoritative comrade Australians such as Van She Tech, Bagraiders and Riot In Belgium. That said, Sneaky Sound System album is one of true quality, containing rounded accessible electro that never takes itself to seriously as well as upfront trashy pop. Well worth the £7.99...and the DRM.

MP3: Sneaky Sound System - I Love It DOWNLOAD
MP3: Sneaky Sound System - UFO DOWNLOAD
MP3: Sneaky Sound System - Pictures (Styalz Fuego Remix) DOWNLOAD

(P.S. The first two tracks posted were bought from itunes and thus are DRM'd. I have no idea what'll happen when you download them, indeed, whether you'll be able to downnload them at all)

Saturday, 27 October 2007


Robert Stewart of Ayr, South West Scotland, has appeared in court charged with sexual breach of the peace after being caught having sex with a bicycle no less. Workers at the Hostel where Mr Stewart was staying described how they "Knocked on the door several times" receiving no reply. Using the hostels master key to unlock the door, staff witnessed "The accused...holding the bike and moving his hips back and forth as if to simulate sex". Mr Stewart has now been placed on the sex offenders list!?!

The Telegraph notes that this is not the first instance of weird sexual mishaps with "inanimate" objects. Electrician Karl Watkins was sentenced to prison after being caught having sex with pavements in Worcestershire!

MP3: The Black Ghosts - Let's Get Physical DOWNLOAD

Wednesday, 17 October 2007

Fresh To Death

MP3: Chromeo - Bonafide Lovin' (Yuksek Remix) DOWNLOAD

MP3: Enur - Calabria DOWNLOAD

Tuesday, 16 October 2007


It has been 7 days since my last post. The reason? Simply nothing I've heard in the last 7 days has excited me enough to get me off my ass, plonk myself in front of the computer and reel off my usual guff about musical bundles worthy of your precious time. It's partly my fault I suppose. A degree of emotional burnout has resulted in a something of a motivational void but enough of the sob story.

Infix is an artist who amuses me somewhat. By rights I shouldn't have much time for the guy. All tracks that the Suffolk based producer has sent me have been remixes of artists who are not exactly favourites of mine, however Infix turns even the most unbearable of tunes into superbly textured, building, beat driven monsters.

MP3: The Maccabees - First Love (Infix Remix) DOWNLOAD
MP3: Tokyo Police Club - Nature Of The Experiment (Infix Remix) DOWNLOAD

Does anyone else find this Les Rythems Digitales remix to be disappointingly overblown and ultimately messy? Nope? Only me then?

MP3: Justice - D.A.N.C.E. (Les Rythem Digitales Remix) DOWNLOAD
BONUS: Simian Mobile Disco - It's The Beat (Dub Mix) DOWNLOAD

Tuesday, 9 October 2007

The Whip

Hmmm, I was frankly agog to find that Salford's The Whip were strangely omitted from the line-up at Chibuku last Saturday. Fortunately, all was not lost, as Japanese DMC finalist DJ Kentaro and one half of Brighton's Evil Nine more than made up for their absence.

MP3: Evil Nine - Crooked Ft. Aesop Rock (Myspace Rip) DOWNLOAD
MP3: The Whip - Trash
MP3: The Whip - Divebomb (Kitsune Edit) DOWNLOAD

Monday, 8 October 2007

Roisin Murphy

A rather dismal Friday Night With Jonathan Ross show (I know I should have better things to do on a Friday) was livened up by the ever so energetic, yet terribly dressed Róisín Murphy's performance of new single, Let Me Know. Although I don't exactly envisage any chart success for the former Moloko songstress (her last single reaching no. 149), I do find her vocal tone pleasant enough with musical accompaniment taking on a disco-funk edge not to disimilar to Jamiroquai.

MP3: Róisín Murphy - Let Me Know DOWNLOAD
Róisín Murphy - Overpowered (Herve Remix) DOWNLOAD

Moloko - The Time Is Now DOWNLOAD

Thursday, 4 October 2007

Jo Wiley...Fake? Tell Me Something I Didn't Know

In case you didn't know (it's about time I came clean), I've always had a general hatred for BBC Radio 1 disc jockey and television personality Jo Wiley, so you can only imagine my glee upon hearing that the toffee nosed, nasal toned, bandwagon jumping buffoon has herself become embroiled in the recent spate of phone-in "slip-ups" to hit the BBC. How? Well, it transpires that during a pre-recorded section of the show, a BBC employee posed as a competition winning member of the audience. The BBC strenuously points out that Wiley herself was unaware of the goings on, but I beg to differ. I know phone lines muffle the voice of the caller somewhat, but how could she not have known that it was a member of staff? So, either she new about it, or the women is so unbelievably arrogant that she never makes time for conversation with her co-workers.

Anyway, onto matters more pressing: the blogging debut of French based ER2, the brainchild of electro-dudes Willo, Nicolas, Antoine and Maksyme. With a combined age of 75, ER2 possess the ability to amalgamate tough undertones with softer textures managing all the while to maintain a coherent, stylish sound that permeates your capability to concentrate on anything else.

MP3: ER2 - The Search DOWNLOAD

MP3: ER2 - Avril 200 000 DOWNLOAD