Saturday, 29 March 2008
Tuesday, 25 March 2008
In 2006, JoJo released her single Too Little Too Late, a pop highlight of the year. In late 2007, Daniel Rossen of Grizzly Bear covered it. Disposing of the beats and synthesised strings, Rossen strips To Little Too Late back to basics, filling it with sweeping harmonies and an all acoustic accompaniment. The resulting sound is uncannily similar to the music of Cat Stevens, instrumentally, yes, but it's vocally were this comparison is most pronounced. And while the original was an uplifting affair, Rossen's cover makes for a more sombre listen, highlighting the downbeat nature of the songs subject.
MP3: Daniel Rossen - Too Little Too Late (JoJo Cover) DOWNLOAD
MP3: JoJo - Too Little Too Late DOWNLOAD
MP3: JoJo - Too Little Too Late (Spainish Version) DOWNLOAD
MP3: Cat Stevens - Wild World DOWNLOAD
Friday, 21 March 2008
I guess you could say that me and I Can Make You Feel it didn't exactly get off to the best of starts. I'm no fan of Radiohead, so it goes without saying that I have little time for Radiohead emulators. I am of course referring to the vocal tones of Collin Ruffino. That fact aside, I was more than satisfied with I Can Make You Feel it's slow, yet definite intensification, its seeming desire to make you feel slightly uneasy, and its nod towards the likes Massive Attack and Leftfield, of whom I’m more than sure make up the backbone of Home Video’s record collection. Dance music for the intelligentsia? 2.5 out of 5.
MP3: Home Video - I Can Make You Feel DOWNLOAD
Wednesday, 19 March 2008
Brooklyn based independent label No Love Lost Records (or NLLR) are currently swamping the scene with their high class Mixtape Project. You may remember I posted Mat Payne's mix the other day. Well now it's the turn of Anglo-French duo Chewy Chocolate Cookies whose volume seems to be inspired by, well, themselves.
In other CCC related news, the boys ask that you join their mailing list and in return receive a free track for your troubles. Needless to say I'm not going to post it on this fine internet based magazine (they said they'd come round to my house and cut me up good if I did), but after having the goods delivered to my mailbox, I sincerely recommend you sign up.
01. CCC - Sweet Intro
02. Chewy Chocolate Cookies - Time
03. Cazals - Life Is Boring (Chewy Chocolate Cookies Remix)
04. Justice - Genesis (Chewy Chocolate Cookies Remix)
05. Chewy Chocolate Cookies - Kisses In The Night
06. The Whip - Trash (Chewy Chocolate Cookies Remix)
07. Loto - Back to Disco (Chewy Chocolate Cookies Remix)
08. Boys Noize - Shine Shine (Chewy Chocolate Cookies Remix)
09. Rochelle - Fer De Lance (Chewy Chocolate Cookies Burning Remix)
10. Plastic Operator - Home 0207 (Chewy Chocolate Cookies Remix)
11. Chewy Chocolate Cookies - Profondo Rosso
12. Chewy Chocolate Cookies - Cheeseburgers
13. Danger - 11H30 (Chewy Chocolate Cookies Remix Old Version)
14.The Chemical Brothers - Salmon Dance (Crooker Remix) (Chewy Chocolate Cookies Batman Re-Edit)
15. CCC - Sweet Outro
MP3: Chewy Chocolate Cookies - NLLR Mixtape Volume 30 DOWNLOAD
BONUS: MP3: Justice - Genesis (Chewy Chocolate Cookies Remix) DOWNLOAD
Tuesday, 18 March 2008
In case you didn't know, Cut Copy have 'released' their much anticipated 'difficult second album' on their Myspace page for fans to stream. An innovative way of utilizing today's technology I'm sure, but it was one of those records, of which there are very few, which I was going to buy in its physical format, while relishing the interim period with hungry anticipation.
Of course you've already heard Hearts On Fire (leaked sometime last year) and current single Lights And Music, and if you haven't, then head back to your copy of Mojo magazine as your kind don't belong here. And by here, I mean the internet. But besides these two stellar tracks, the album contains one other stand out gem, So Haunted. A highly strung, guitar clashing intro/verse soon gives way to rich chords wrapped around a deliciously lush vocal hook. And just when you think they're tieing things up, So Haunted swiches effortlessly into rave mode with an outro that's just begging to be remixed. This has single written all over it.
MP3: Cut Copy - So Haunted (Highly Recommended) DOWNLOAD
I understand Cut Copy are touring with these kids. The Twelves remix is piss poor quality. That's in refrence to the bit rate, not the standard of the remix by the way:
MP3: Black Kids - I'm Not Going To Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance With You (The Twelves Remix) DOWNLOAD
Monday, 17 March 2008
Ah yes, two weeks off. No practice placements. No exams. No Assignments. You have no idea how good it feels to write that.
A word about the St. Andrew track. You may remember his winning Yelle remix as well as his Ocelot remix which was a runner up. If your expecting Forgotten to be similar, forget it. Imagine Aphex Twin with the visceral stylings of Four Tet and your about there.
MP3: St. Andrew - Forgotten DOWNLOAD
MP3: Calvin Harris - Merry Making At My House (Mr Oizo Remix) DOWNLOAD
MP3: John Murphy - In The House In A Heartbeat DOWNLOAD
MP3: Loud Pipes - Zero DOWNLOAD
MP3: Space Cowboy - That's What Dreams Are Made Of (Alan Braxe Remix) DOWNLOAD
MP3: The Film - Can U Touch Me (Yuksek Remix) DOWNLOAD
MP3: The Whip - Trash DOWNLOAD
MP3: Vive La Fete - Sublime Machine DOWNLOAD
MP3: Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Gold Lion (Diplo Remix) DOWNLOAD
MP3: Young Love - Discotech DOWNLOAD
Saturday, 15 March 2008
Why the hell did no one tell me about this! Can't complain really. I guess I'm the blogger here (excuse my arrogance, but I really know what's best). Felix Da Housecat of Silver Screen Shower Scene fame has had his recent single Radio given the once over by both postfunkers, The Infadels, and y'man from Tokyo, Shinichi Osawa. Both version do it for me but I was stuck on a desert island with one (ah desert islands, the international rating system), I'd have to pun for Shinichi's gameboy sounding dream pop number:
MP3: Felix Da Housecat - Radio (Shinichi Osawa Remix) (Removed As Per Label Request)
MP3: Felix Da Housecat - Radio (The Infadels Remix) (Removed As Per Label Request
BONUS: MP3: Felix Da Housecat - Like Something 4 Porno (JFK TBG Edit) (Removed After 24 Hours)
The bonus track will be removed after 24 hours. I make it about 17:00 GMT...
Tuesday, 11 March 2008
Manchester sucks. Sorry, but making sweeping generalisations about nearby cities is a prerequisite of being an honorary scouser. I may not have the accent, but I can manage the casual xenophobia. Seriously though, the Manc's don't half hog North West Tonight.
It's not all bad. The so called 'capital of the north' has at least two things going for it: Get Weird Turn Pro and Mat Payne, the latter of which has just released a mixtape for No Love Lost Records:
01. La Bionda - I Wanna Be Your Lover (BoB SwanS Re-Twiddle)
02. Pink Skull - Drugs Will Keep Us Together (33HZ Dub)
03. Roisin Murphy - "You Know Me Better (Trevor Loveys Dub)
04. Brodinski - Bad Runner (Jokers of the Scene Remix)
05. The Shoes - "America (Brodinski Remix)
06. Edu K - Me Bota Pra Dancar (Crookers Remix)
07. Detboi - Gunshot Lean Forward (Andy George & JakZ Remix)
08. Andy George - Big Dipper (Hijack Remix)
09. Surkin - Radio Fireworks
10. Ron Carroll - Walking Down The Street (Bart B More Jackin Down The Street Mix)
11. Unkle - Restless (Fake Blood Remix)
12. Human Resource - Dominator (Hostage Ravemix)
13. Sonny J - Enfant (Riton Rerub)
14. Federico Franchi - "Cream (Franchi Alternative Mix)"
15. Sally Shapiro - I'll Be By Your Side (Rude 66 808 Remix)
16. Digitalism - Yes, I Don't Want This
17. The Presets - My People (D.I.M Remix)
18. Boys Noize - I Go Raven
19. Midfield General - Discosirens (D.I.M. Remix) (Thomas Von Party's No Vox Edit)
20. Donna Summer - I Feel Love
MP3: No Love Lost Records Mixtape Volume 28: Mat Payne DOWNLOAD
BONUS: MP3: Federico Franchi - Cream (Franchi Alternative Mix) DOWNLOAD
Sticking with the Mat Payne tip:
MP3: Mat Payne - Mini Mix DOWNLOAD
Monday, 10 March 2008
Is it just me, or is there something about the nuts and bolt approach to the music of Matt & Kim that makes it conducive to being remixed to such a high spec? Me think so. The Risk remix would've probably been in my (should I have done one) top ten tracks of '07.
MP3: Matt & Kim - Yeah Yeah (Flosstradamus Remix) DOWNLOAD
MP3: Matt & Kim - It's A Fact (Mano Remix Feat. Hollywood Holt) DOWNLOAD
MP3: Matt & Kim - No More Long Years (The Risk Remix) DOWNLOAD
BONUS: MP3: Suicide Club - Cellophane (The Risk Remix) DOWNLOAD
Sunday, 9 March 2008
After checking out AM.FM.PM's superb Zuckr DJ recommendation, I thought it be a good idea to jump on this particular musical bandwagon. I'd heard that breaks were big in Australia right now so it's nice to hear some music backing up such claims, especially in the form of bouncy remixes as such:
MP3: Chemical Brothers - Star Guitar (Zuckr DJ's Scssrs Remix) DOWNLOAD
MP3: The Police - Roxanne (Zuckr DJ's Scssrs Remix) DOWNLOAD
MP3: Ice Cube - You Can Do It (Zuckr DJ's Remix) DOWNLOAD
Couldn't find a picture to suit the post hence the Star Guitar Video. S'all good.
Wow, two posts in one day. For someone who generally post 10 times a month, that's something of a rarity. But y'know, with my recent good news regarding exam results (see previous post), I feel (cliche alert) I've had a weight lifted from my shoulders and with it, a new found zeal.
If I told you I loved Ocelot, would you be surprised. Well you shouldn't be. Their superb remixes that somehow manage to induce spontaneous waves of euphoria every time I listen are, at times of hardship, the highlight of my day. They sum it up best: "All the fun of Trance, without all that Trance". Just how I like my Trance music.
Currently pushing the Obama cause and playing out at pornstar birthdays, check out Ocelots latest remix:
MP3: Gotye - Heart's A Mess (Ocelot Remix) DOWNLOAD
MP3: Gotye - Heart's A Mess (Removed As Per Request)
MP3: Mr Hudson - Ask The DJ (Ocelot Express 4 Hour Mix) DOWNLOAD
Saturday, 8 March 2008
After a wait of about a month and a half, I finally received my exam results. I passed, and can now go forth, unabated, into my second year. Only two years until I'm a fully qualified mental health nurse. Fuck you world!!!
MP3: Cut Copy - Hearts On Fire DOWNLOAD
MP3: The Ting Tings - Great DJ (Calvin Harris Remix) DOWNLOAD
MP3: Plump DJs - System Addict (Removed As Per Label Request)
MP3: W.A.L.E. - W.A.L.E.D.A.N.C.E DOWNLOAD
MP3: Inner City - Big Fun (Simian Mobile Disco Remix) DOWNLOAD
MP3: Feist - It's Time Ft. Kanye West DOWNLOAD
MP3: Jupiter One - Countdown (LA Riots Remix) DOWNLOAD
MP3: Klaxons - Golden Skans (David E Suger Remix) DOWNLOAD
MP3: Lazaro Casanova - Back To The Future DOWNLOAD
MP3: Melinda Jackson - Fall In Love (Van She Tech Remix) DOWNLOAD
MP3: Munk - Disco Clown (Digitalism Remix) DOWNLOAD
MP3: Nid & Sancy - M.U.S.I.C. (Symbol One Remix) DOWNLOAD
MP3: Plastic Operator - Home 0207 (Chewy Chocolate Cookies Remix) DOWNLOAD
Update: Just been informed that the Feist track actually features Twista not Kanye. Humblest of Apologies.
Saturday, 1 March 2008
Texas. Home to Rodeo, fundamentalist Christians and the Bush dynasty, all of whom pale in to insignificance when compared to the Pogo remix produced by Texan homie, Franco B. A rather bold statement, maybe, but I could have cried when I first head this, and probably would have if I wasn't so emotionally blunted from fatigue.
Crazily enough, I wasn't the only one asking for the track. Turns out that the Digitalism boys themselves have been equally impressed with Franco's expansive take on their signature tune.
Where do you go from here? Well, either head over to Franco's Myspace page for further downloads or subscribe to his Youtube account for some more excellent remixes.
MP3: Digitalism - Pogo (Franco B Remix) DOWNLOAD
MP3: Late Guest At The Party - We Were Young (Franco B Remix) DOWNLOAD