Sunday, 31 August 2008

No. 12

"When your in love, you can't fall asleep because reality is better than your dreams" Dr. Suess

MP3: Twan Van Hovi - Classic Character DOWNLOAD
MP3: Lykke Li - Breaking It Up (Punks Jump Up Remix) DOWNLOAD
MP3: Van She - Strangers (Phrenzy Remix) DOWNLOAD
MP3: The Peth- Let's Go Fucking Mental DOWNLOAD
MP3: Daft Punk - Human (WPAHP Remix) DOWNLOAD
MP3: Pomomofo - Island (Toxic Avenger Remix) DOWNLOAD
MP3: Shinichi Osawa - Star Guitar (Alavi Rerox) DOWNLOAD

Saturday, 30 August 2008

Ra Ra Riot

It would appear that, in what seems like only a matter of weeks, the world has fallen hopelessly for New York five-some, Ra Ra Riot. Rolling Stone have gone as far as to place them in their 'Six Artists to Watch in 2008' list. Superficially, Ra Ra Riot make interesting melodic indie-pop, rife with musical optimism. A more considered listen would reveal an edge of vocal melancholy, befitting of a band who lost their drummer in an accidental drowning. To be filed in between Islands and Arcade Fire. Interestingly enough, Milo Bonacci, the band's guitarist, was a member of emo hip-hop group, Gym Class Hero.

The band's debut album, The Rumb Line is available now.

MP3: Ra Ra Riot - Dying Is Fine DOWNLOAD/YSI
Ra Ra Riot - Each Year DOWNLOAD/YSI
Ra Ra Riot - Manner To Act (RAC Remix) DOWNLOAD/YSI
Ra Ra Riot - Ghost Under Rocks (Andrew Maury Remix) DOWNLOAD/YSI

Sunday, 24 August 2008

No. 11

"Insanity. A perfectly rational adjustment to an insane world" R. D. Laing

MP3: Adam Kesher - Local Girl (Hatchmatik Remix) DOWNLOAD
MP3: Mr Oizo - Bruce Willis Is Dead DOWNLOAD
MP3: Mixhell - Dance Or Die (Bo$$ In Drama Remix) DOWNLOAD
MP3: Tigercity - Other Girls DOWNLOAD
MP3: Les Petits Pilous - Nice Bird DOWNLOAD
MP3: Santogold - Creator (Chewy Chocolate Cookies Remix) DOWNLOAD
MP3: Late Of The Pier - Focker (Phrenzy Remix) DOWNLOAD

Saturday, 23 August 2008


Casxio make music as though the period of '89 to '08 was a baron musical wasteland. That's not a criticism, more an observation of their heavily influenced 80's sound. Prince's falsetto vocals, Duran Duran's bass lines and New Wave's melodies. There's no doubt they make incredibly likable, instantly catchy pop-funk records, but I do wonder if they take themselves a tad too seriously. What I mean to say is, a dash of irony wouldn't go a miss. But what do I know?

MP3: Casxio - Seventeen DOWNLOAD
MP3: Casxio - Seventeen (Noel Zancanella Remix) DOWNLOAD

Thursday, 21 August 2008

Danger - LIVE!

MP3: Danger - 00h00 DOWNLOAD
MP3: SymbolOne - Love Juice (Danger Remix) DOWNLOAD
MP3: Boys Noize - Ne.Oh!.Pen (Danger Remix) DOWNLOAD

Tuesday, 19 August 2008

No. 10

"If you talk to God, you are praying. If God talks to you, you have schizophrenia. " Thomas S. Szasz

MP3: Lil' Bro Peep - Rude YSI
MP3: Loud Pipes - Shift
MP3: The Submarines - You Me & The Bourgeoisie
MP3: Shitdisco - I Know Kung Fu (Goose Remix)
MP3: Late Of The Pier - Bathroom Gurgle (Nightmoves Remix)
MP3: Housse De Racket - Oh Yeah (Gonzales Remix)
MP3: Simian Mobile Disco - Sleep Deprivation (Simon Baker Remix)

Friday, 15 August 2008

Friendly Fires

A chance listen to Zane Lowe's Radio 1 show introduced me to Friendly Fires. Having just returned from playing shows in Los Angeles and New York, this Hertforshire based triplet are soon to embark on an extensive UK tour, furnishing venues with their danceable indie/electro/shoegaze sound. I kind of want to say Friendly Fires are Britain's answer to Van She, just without the album delays. Their eponymous debut is to be released 1ST September on XL.

MP3: Friendly Fires - Paris YSI/Zshare
MP3: Friendly Fires - Jump The Pool YSI/Zshare
MP3: Friendly Fires - Photobooth (Mock & Toof Remix) YSI/Zshare
MP3: Friendly Fires - On Board (Nightmoves Remix) YSI/Zshare

Monday, 11 August 2008

Retro Cosmic

Lord of the remix competition, St. Andrew aka Victory Force aka Andrew Swanson, is nearing completion of his debut extended player entitled Retro Cosmic. With its release due sometime mid September, Retro Cosmic is likely to see a departure from previous work. In fact, the E.P. is described as a concept album in which notions of space and cosmic consciousness are explored through music. Sounds heavy, but I guess I wish others would be so ambitious.

MP3: Porno Galactica - Team Victory (St. Andrew Edition) YSI/Zshare
MP3: St. Andrew
- Erectro YSI/Zshare

Friday, 8 August 2008

Le Corps Mince De Françoise

"Will I like Le Corps Mince De Françoise?" Well, I guess that depends on your opinion of CSS, as Le Corps (as they shall lazily be referred to) have taken a rather large leaf out of the Brazilian's I Want to Make it Big (Now, Now, Now!) notebook. Is that a bad thing? Well, not if crude lyrical content delivered on a plate of upbeat electronic pop is your shizzle. The remainder of '08 sees this all girl Helsinki trio completing their debut album while playing sporadic dates throughout Europe. Catch them at Flow '08

MP3: Le Corps Mince De Françoise - Bitch Of The Bitches DOWNLOAD
MP3: Le Corps Mince De Françoise - Cool And Bored DOWNLOAD

Tuesday, 5 August 2008

No. 9 (Inspired By Kendal Calling Festival)

"I wondered lonely as a cloud,
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils". William Wordsworth

MP3: Benga And Coki - Night DOWNLOAD
MP3: Scratch Perverts - Stand By DOWNLOAD

MP3: Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip - Development DOWNLOAD
MP3: DJ Yoda - Wheels DOWNLOAD
MP3: Dizzee Rascal - That's Not My Name (The Ting Tings Cover) DOWNLOAD
MP3: Chemical Brothers - Saturate DOWNLOAD
MP3: Atomic Hooligan - Spread Good Vibes DOWNLOAD