Sunday, October 25, 2009

[Classixx + Drop The Lime]



We've got a new remix from the always great Classixx for Drop The Lime's hot track "Devil's Eyes". The remix is a nice change of pace as it slows it down and draws out the drama. I'm not going to go into it too much, just grab it for yourself and enjoy.

Drop The Lime - Devil's Eyes (Classixx's B-Live Mix)

Myspace >>>
Drop The Lime
Classixx

Friday, October 23, 2009

[Relation + Lifelike]



80's sounds have been nothing new as of late, the usual cast from Valerie Collective, On The Fruit Records, and other inspired artists have continually put out the tracks that we know and love. I sometimes think of them as quasi-80's songs, resembling that era, but still derivative, still new, still exciting.. but selective of a nitch 80's music scene.

Lately though, I've been noticing some artist putting out tracks not so synth based, not so electronic, not so upbeat.. maybe even a bit more 80's? Let's remember that the 80's tracks were not always futuristic synth crazy tracks. One of our favorite electronic artists, Lifelike, has transformed Relation's new track "Your Tiny Mind" to fit neatly into this style. It's still has that quintessential 80's feel, but not like you may be expecting. It's completely refreshing and intriguing, paying homage to the other part of 80's music which may often be linked with the "sad parts" of the iconic 80's movies you remember. Either way, totally enjoyable. :)

"Tiny Little Mind" is off of Relation's new album, 'Fear of Night', and you can stream the entire album here.

Relation - Your Tiny Mind (Lifelike Radio Edit)

Myspace >>
Relation
Lifelike

Thursday, October 15, 2009

[Stephen Falken]



Valerie Collective shining synth-star, Stephen Falken, in conjunction with Flexx Records presents to us his newest masterpiece "Vision". This 4-track journey is classic Falken, dominated by mysterious pitch black synths. It is self proclaimed "The Mid 80's Movie Score You Never Heard." That is.. until now. And if you love the album like I know you will, visit Flexx Records and grab the real deal. The artwork itself is worth the price of admission.

Stephen Falken - Visions

1. Stephen Falken - The Deal
2. Stephen Falken - Visions
3. Stephen Falken - Shadow of the Wind
4. Stephen Falken - Emotion Engine

Myspace:
Stephen Falken

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

[Drop The Lime]



What goes good with Bacardi? Lime? Yes, but even better, Drop The Lime! Let me explain.. Bacardi has been picking up lately on what the cool kids (you and me) have been listening to these days, so they've worked with some of our favorite musicians to put out some really great new tracks, Drop The Lime being one of them. Don't let Michael Moore convince you Capitalism is a monster, here is proof that great things can come from the belly of the beast! We love Bacardi (can I have a free t-shirt?) and we love Drop The Lime!

Drop The Lime - Devil's Eyes

Anyways, here is the aforementioned track from Drop The Lime (AKA Curses!) named "Devil's Eyes" which is serious business, as you will soon pickup from the dramatization of the track. I LOVE overly dramatic tracks, and am really diggin' this one. Luca (Drop The Lime) also put out a nice club remix of the same track with a little bit more kick and shoegaze for those of us who get a little tipsy on Bacardi and want to get lost in the music.

Drop The Lime - Devil's Eyes (LUCA'S B-LIVE CLUB MIX)

Bottoms up!

Myspace:
Drop The Lime

Monday, October 12, 2009

[Reni Lane + Acid Girls + Frankmusik + Chromeo]



I've been obsessively enjoying a few tracks recently, to get my mind off the increasingly monotonous aspects of life lately, first up is a really great remix from RAC of Reni Lane's track 'Place For Us'. This track reminds me of the awesome Aeroplane remix of the track 'Paris' by Friendly Fires featuring Au Revoir Simone... and I don't care if they're similar or not, just sayin.

Reni Lane - Place For Us

Another track I've been going insane over is the Acid Girls track 'Wake Up' featuring Frankmusik. What a pleasant surprise, because I could never get into Frankmusik before, and now I can sorta see what his appeal is. This track has a hook that is so addictive it's straight up ridic.

Acid Girls feat. Frankmusik - Wake Up

And furthermore, it'd be a total shame not to mention Chromeo's new single 'Night By Night' What can I say? There's nothin new here, nothing Chromeo hasn't done before, nothing groundbreaking. Awesome! That's what makes this track so damn good. Chromeo have never failed to impress me lately with anything they touch. As bad as their videos are, and unappealing they may look, they can make some catchy ass tunes while keeping the throwback tunes legit.

Chromeo - Night By Night

Myspace roll call:

Reni Lane
Acid Girls
Frankmusik
Chromeo

Saturday, October 10, 2009

[Washed Out]



I was introduced to this music by a friend, and figured I'd pass it on. Washed Out is an unsigned talent coming way out of Georgia US of A. His music is ultra chill, but in that lo-fi beautiful flavor much akin to Ariel Pink. These tracks are off his Life of Leisure EP, so check it out, and appreciate.

Washed Out - Get Up
Washed Out - Hold Out
Washed Out - New Theory

And when you're done, please pay some respect by visiting his Myspace.

Friday, October 9, 2009

[DIGIRAATII]



Wow.. what a hiatus. I completely walked out on this whole blogging thing, but for good reasons. I'm bizack, but I'm going to keep it simple from here on. I'm really busy lately doing some shit for educational purposes, but I can't give up on this blog. If I have the time to do some features I'll do them, but I'm going to plan on throwing music up more often, but with less writing. So if you're here for the music, great! That's what I'm here for as well. So if you've stuck around, thanks for checkin' back and keepin' the dream alive. :)

On that note, new remix from DISCOHANDS regulars DIGIRAATII. Here is their new track, their remix of LexiconDon - Heart Attack.

"I want it back today"... me too.

LexiconDon - Heart Attack (DIGIRAATII Remix)


DIGIRAATII MYSPACE LOVE.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

[Owl Vision]



The Swedish "Electro Beast of the East", otherwise known as Owl Vision has sent us some great tracks to share with everyone. Fresh off the presses is the new release, "Darkness EP". "Darkness" is the first single off his upcoming album, and the title doesn't mislead a bit as he keeps it dark, deep and gritty, not overwhelming us with bass like other musician tend to do.

Owl Vision - Darkness

As much as I like the title track, the Vektorkat remix is my favorite of the bunch. Vektorkat keeps the grittiness of the original and then is all like "hey what's this over here? oh, just some more grit". Despite the gritty overdose, the track is very danceable, most likely taking lessons from an act like MSTRKRFT on how to keep it raw, yet dance. Although this track is my favorite off the EP, lets not forget that all great works of art start with a great canvas.

Owl Vision - Darkness (Vektorkat Remix)

If you like what you hear, you'll love even more that the EP is available for FREE, thanks to Owl Vision's heart of gold. Aside from the title track and Vektorkat's ace remix, there's more from Owl Vision himself and Distrakt. He wants to be heard, so lend him your ears. Grab the entire Darkness EP HERE.

Owl Vision has just finished up his upcoming album, due to be released any day now. So stop by his Myspace for all the details and drop a line. Peace!

[Samuel + The Knocks]



If you remember... we mentioned before that The Knocks were busy in the studio producing the upcoming debut for fellow label mate, Samuel. Well to give you a bit of a tease while we wait for that, we have the fresh new track from this relatively unknown up and comer. Samuel covers Ellie Goulding's track 'Starry Eyed' and it doesn't disappoint. Oh yes, it's produced by The Knocks, so you know its of good stock.

This isn't a full fledged dance track or epic synth jam like we usually post up in here, but it's got that electro slow jam vibe pulled off perfectly. I'm not as in love with Goulding as alot of other blogs, but her vocals seem to work smoothly with Samuel's chill style.

Samuel - Starry Eyed (Ellie Goulding Cover, produced by The Knocks)

Not quite ready to whip out when the party is taking off, but throw this on towards the end of the night for that starry eyed feel, as it's sure to help you wind down and enjoy the night.

I know you've paid a visit before to The Knocks' Myspace, so do the same for Samuel as well. I'm sure he'll be getting alot of DH love in the future, so stay tuned!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

[Cavaliers of Fun]



Unicorns, check... Space, check... Unicorns IN space, check... And that my friends is how you get my attention.

"Imagine a one man space odyssey to discover new worlds, new beats, new sounds... Cruising through galaxies of retro synths spinning out huge solos, arpeggios running wild through the space prairies and beats the size of Tyrannosaurus Rex. COF is piloting a solo space pod to travel back to the 80s on Planet Earth. But in his own private galaxy it's already year 2112.."

Ricco Vitali, AKA Cavaliers of Fun is an electronic producer from the UK, although his Space Unicorn emblazoned Myspace has him listed as living in space. Either way, he's doing some really cool and fun music right now, and you need to take a listen.

His track "Secret Galaxies" has the laid back pop feel of a Pacific! track, but the melodramatic seriousness of a Kate Bush ballad. Hey.. this dude really loves his secret galaxies!!

Cavaliers of Fun - Secret Galaxies

Keeping in space stride, here is another of his tracks "2012"... about the year 2012, when we'll move to space via doomsday, naturally.

Cavaliers of Fun - 2012

When he's not on his own personal space voyages, COF is lending his interesting talents to others as evident in his remix of The Teenagers single Feeling Better.

The Teenagers - Feeling Better (Cavaliers of Fun Remix)

So take a look at his spacey ass Myspace and buddy up, I have a feeling he's going to catch on quickly and get some nice blog love.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

[DIGIRAATII]



DIGIRAATII are back again with some new dancefloor goodness. The pace at which they put out new material is mind numbing. Instead of hitting up other electronic artists to remix, this time they try their hand at Canadian R&B musician Drake with his new single "Best I Ever Had." All the R&B of the original has been drained out while DIGIRAATII put the dance into its place. As for Drake, well, this is the best remix he's ever had... count it.

Drake - Best I Ever Had (DIGIRAATII REMIX)

DIGIRAATII are quickly moving their way up the ranks of electronic music thanks to lots of blog love and word of mouth... and of course their pure talent. They will be playing with the illustrious DATA and others @ The Standard Hotel in downtown L.A. on August 9th doing a Rooftop Pool Party, so if you're in the area check it out. DATA, DIGIRAATII, and a motherfluffin' pool, how chill is that!? Oh yeah, Myspace em if you haven't.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

[Miami Horror]



Miami Horror is "Benjamin", a dude from Melbourne Australia who loves to make some disco tunes in the same vein as VEGA. Sometimes I get to thinking, are they one in the same? Is he also Neon Indian? Where does Ariel Pink come into play? I'm sure all 4 are separate entities, but sometimes I begin to listen to too much music and the lines begin to blur. I hear the chorus to the amazing "Make You Mine" and could have swore VEGA had used that melody before, or vice versa? I'm not complaining here, the more artists that begin to sound like VEGA & Miami Horror, the better, 'cause these dudes have their sound down to a science. And I'm not the only one, he's been bringing in some of the best producers out there to remix for him, including living legend Fred Falke and future Hall of Famer Treasure Fingers. So get up, grab these tunes, and slide on your dancin' shoes, you're gonna need em.

Miami Horror - Don't Be On With Her (Treasure Fingers Remix)
Miami Horror - Make You Mine (Fred Falke Remix)
Miami Horror - Make You Mine (Cassian Remix)
Miami Horror - Make You Mine (Death Metal Disco Scene Radio Mix)

And check out the video for "Don't Be On With Her" if you haven't, this is pure gold my peeps.

Miami Horror - Don't Be On With Her (Directed by Warran & Rhett) from Moop Jaw on Vimeo.



As always, after you've grabbed these gems, visit the ol boys Myspace and show him some respect. And if you love it, you can buy their Bravado EP HERE.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

[Little Boots + Buffetlibre + Sidechains]



Ok when I've said before that I couldn't get enough of Little Boots, I think someone was listening.. 'cause I check my inbox and find like a zillion LB remixes for her new single 'Remedy'. Boss. To make awesome even more awesome, I have some new material from the always stellar Spaniard producers, Buffetlibre AND Sidechains. These guys are as good as they come and a both DH staples.

Their remix of Little Boots - Remedy is one of the best ones out right now. The remix is an exercise in European Club 101, at the Masters level. Right from the start Buffetlibre and Sidechains keep you dancing, while throwing Little Boots around like a rag doll, even tossing in some drum and bass to keep you on your feet. If you think you've got it all figured out, you don't. Keep you on your feet they do, making this one ripe to be a club favorite.

Little Boots - Remedy (Buffetlibre vs. Sidechains Remix)

Since we like to keep you coming back, how about some more Buffetlibre? Deal. Let us present to you Buffetlibre's remix of Cartridge - The Woods. I have not been in the loop with Cartridge like a good boy should, but damn this track is brilliant.. who do I thank, Cartridge or Buffetlibre? Who cares I guess, 'cause you don't look a gift horse in the mouf. What we have here sounds like a brilliant bastard child of MGMT meets Passion Pit meets Miike Snow. Off the hook!

Cartridge - The Woods (Buffetlibre Remix)

Ok back to the Little Boots Remedy Remix Extravaganza! We have 3 more remixes of the track from 3 different producers. Discobloodbath, Crazi Cousinz, and Rusko all try their hand at reworking the track. The Crazi Cousinz remix is spacier and more synth infused than the others. If you like Little Boots trippy with transformed vocals, this is your track.

Little Boots - Remedy (Crazy Couzins Remix)

If you like that slow... very slow, electro-hop kind of remix, you'll dig the one by Rusko. Hell, they even throw in some 8-bit beats at the end if you didn't like it already.

Little Boots - Remedy (Rusko Remix)

And if the previous remix wasn't slow enough, this one beats the track to near death til' its at a mere crawl. Heavily dominated by droned out tones and drums, if you're into those 90's type power anthems, you'll love it, if not... stick to the others.

Little Boots - Remedy (Discobloodbath Remix)

Since things are going in my favor with receiving the goods lately, here's hoping Little Boots makes a tour around here. Keep up to date on where she's touring by checking her Myspace, and drop her a kind word while you're there. Do the same for Buffetlibre, Sidechains, and Cartridge as well, 'cause they're good people with some serious skills yo.

Monday, July 20, 2009

[WORSHIP]



We have a very special treat for you, by way of Synth-Meister WORSHIP, one of Switzerland's finest exports since Swiss Miss. WORSHIP works his magic on the new track "Wishmaster" from the wonderful Parisian glam producer, Bestrack. The incredibly playful remix masters the use of the cut up distorted vocal like that of Mashepest. Throw in the intangibles that makes WORSHIP such a unique musician, while staying true to the genre, and you've got one amazing piece. WORSHIP has been an up and coming producer for a hot minute, but reworks like this put him up there with the best, leading the pack.

Bestrack - Wishmaster (WORSHIP Remix)

I've said it before and I'll say it again, On The Fruit Records is definitely one of the best labels out there, with class acts as Double Dragon, PILLAGE, FREAK YOU, NOTe FOUND, and of course WORSHIP. If you like what you hear, check out his Myspace... and worship.

Friday, July 17, 2009

[The Knocks + Wale + Lady Gaga]



The reception was really great the first time around we introduced them, with their track "Can't Shake Your Love" going to #1 on Hype Machine, so we're back with more music from The Knocks. They dropped us their newest shiz, a remix of 'Wale feat. Lady Gaga - Chillin.' The Knocks said they wanted to give it a "fun summertime vibe for your cruising to the beach needs", and I think they nailed it. As ridiculous as Lady Gaga can be, her MIA impersonation/homage really adds some playfulness to the track, while The Knocks do the rest to get you hyped for fun in the sun.

Wale feat. Lady Gaga - Chillin' (The Knocks Remix)

After you're done getting all suntanned up, check out their Myspace and drop them a line. And be sure to check out the new website for their record label, HeavyRoc Music. PEACE.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

[Daroc feat. DW + Pelifics + Charlie Fanclub]



It's always a pleasure to instantaneously know what you want to blog about. There are groups out there that when they send you something, you drop what you're doing and you listen. DW is one of those groups. They continue to build upon my Swedish music fetish with their seductive synths and distorted, yet beautiful vocals.

DW had previously hooked up with French producer Daroc to create one of my favorite tracks of the year "Hypnotic France." The track is truly mesmerizing, blissful, hypnotic, French (and Swedish).

Daroc feat. DW - Hypnotic France

Thanks to Kilian of DW, we have a few remixes for you to get your discohands on as well. The first coming from Norwegian producer Pelifics. Pelifics puts down a sensual touch, slowing the track down just a tad, creating a synthesized lullaby. Perfect for those catatonic rainy days coupled with a cat nap, oh how I love them.

Daroc feat. DW - Hypnotic France (Pelifics Remix)

British producer Charlie Fanclub also offers up a top notch remix of "Hypnotic France." If there wasn't enough chill to go around, Charlie Fanclub makes sure everyone gets their share. Emblematic of British Chill, this track would find itself at home on a legendary album, such as The KLF's 'Chill Out', one of my all time favorites.

Daroc feat. DW - Hypnotic France (Charlie Fanclub Remix)

After you've waken up from your amazing and much needed slumber, accompanied by these dream tunes, stop by these guys' Myspaces and give a shout out.

Daroc
DW
Pelifics
Charlie Fanclub

Monday, July 13, 2009

[Michael Jackson + Discovery + DIGIRAATII]



...Annnd we're back. Sorry about that hiatus, no I didn't get amnesia and wander around aimlessly until someone found me, but I'm back into blogging form, and that's what really matters.

I was going to post the same day when the sad news came that Michael Jackson died, and I guess I must have been so upset I didn't get around to it, setting up my hiatus, yeah.. lets go with that.

Life is weird and ironic at times, I was planning on blogging about the group Discovery, then MJ dies out of nowhere, so I figured I'd do a tribute post for MJ. The irony is that Discovery happen to cover Michael Jackson with "I Want You Back" on their latest album. So naturally this lets me incorporate BOFF!

I really could not ignore the signs in front of me, so let me drop some Discovery on you guys.

First up, the aforementioned cover. I'm not usually a fan of covers for the fact that most artists feel the need to try and show up the original. Discovery does not do this, instead they make it an homage, making it their own rather than trying to out do the original. I like this cover, but it is not one of my favorites, I'm putting it up for obvious reason.

Discovery - I Want You Back (Michael Jackson Cover)

Continuing on, here is one of my favs "Can You Discover?". Like most of their tracks, it's laid back, electronic, has a Hot Chip feel, and is damn original.

Discovery - Can You Discover?

Oh yes, who is Discovery? Discover is a new project from both Vampire Weekend's Rostam "Batman" glij and Ra Ra Riot's lead singer Wes Miles, creating something completely different from both members groups. Let me repeat, I can't stand Vampire Weekend, but I really dig this, so hats off to Mr. Glij. I've always been a fan of Ra Ra Riot, so nothing needs to be said here. I will say that I'm digging this more than I've dug anything put out by either band in the past, this one is a winner.

Putting the R&B feel into the mix is the track "So Insane" which is all over the place. The pace is pretty slow, but it gets slower, almost to the point of a droned out coming down.

Discovery - So Insane

One of my other favs is "Osaka Loop Line" which builds into a glitch anthem. Aside from Hot Chip vibes, I get a feeling of Postal Service up in this.

Discovery - Osaka Loop Line

Ok one more, I don't want to put the whole damn album up, but it's so hard not to include as many of these tracks as I can. If you're not completely annoyed with auto tune by now, you'll like love or hate (auto tune, like it?) Carby (Featuring Ezra Koenig). For obvious auto tune reasons, the whole Auto Tune The News vibe jumps straight into my head. Don't let that scare you away, this just applies the beginning and it's probably just me.. really. Plus some of those songs are a little bit catchy.

Discovery - Carby (Feat. Ezra Koenig)

And while we're unloading stuff, let's turn this into a megapost and include DIGIRAATII's fresh MJ remix of "Blood On The Dance Floor". They lead by example, letting us know that celebrating Michael's insane collection of jams might just be the best way to honor his life and legacy.

Michael Jackson - Blood On The Dance Floor (DIGIRAATII OUT2KILL REM!XX)

That's it for now, but know I didn't abandon everyone. I'm back for good (cue that completely sappy 90's song.. you know the one).

Make sure to check in and drop all these dudes a line on their respective Myspaces. I'd say the same for MJ, but you know.. :(

Michael Jackson
Discovery
DIGIRAATII

Saturday, June 20, 2009

[Val Venosta]



Val Venosta are a Swedish electronic band comprised of ERIK & PÄR, hailing from Halmstad, Sweden. And because I'm blessed w/ the great opportunity to run this blog, I get to find obscure gems like this hiding in my mail box. As they noted in their email, they've been played in several big podcasts and one of their songs reached the notoriety of being used as background music on Swedish Public Service Television. So take a listen to their newest single "These Days", which also includes the new track "The Abominable Computer at Castle Dragonwyck" and a "BFB Slow and Low" remix. I think you'll agree with me that these guys deserve much more than to be played in the back, and I'm guessing if they get a little more blog love from others in the blogosphere they'll get it.

"These Days" features a highly rigid and robotic vocal delivery with a heavy Swedish accent and of course some complimentary synth work delivered from an android I'm sure. This track makes me think of a track like Tiga "Shoes" instantaneously for whatever reasons. Now if only their video was as insane as the Tiga video they'd be set.

Val Venosta - These Days

As much of a grower as "These Days" was, "The Abominable Computer at Castle Dragonwyck" is an instant pleasure with the delicate layered synths and very gentle percussion underneath. Some of the synth work on this is world class, feeling almost as if it was plucked right out an M83 album, Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts comes to mind . When the synth-work picks up pace, it is soon joined by a series of haunting ghost-like howls to finish it off. The sad part here is that the track is over too soon, I want to hear more of these haunting howls!!


Val Venosta - The Abominable Computer at Castle Dragonwyck

Also check out the "BFB Slow and Low" Remix done by Gothenburg (in Sweden, look it up) techno gurus Bird Fish In Between. It really is slow and it really is low, a good way ;)

Val Venosta - These Days (BFB Slow and Low Mix)

So if you're a fellow lover of pretty much everything Sweden, and especially Swedish musicians, get your discohands up in this and afterward check out their music video for "These Days" and drop them a line on their Myspace.

Friday, June 19, 2009

[The Knocks]



For those of you that don't know of The Knocks, let me introduce you. The Knocks are an up and coming NYC producing duo formed in 2006. Comprised of DJ B-Roc and Mr. JPatt, The Knocks have been grindin nonstop and seem intent on taking the NY music scene by storm, and keeping it.

As Cities of The Plain pointed out before me, their music is hard to put into a neat little genre. Part of it screams electro pop, while the other part screams House or Italo disco. Maybe this is part of their master plan, to not be classified into one genre and limit their talents. Their work only enforces this concept, as they've produced a myriad of diverse remixes from Passion Pit to Jay-Z.

When The Knocks aren't busy producing their own music, they are lending their creative talents to other artists under their label HeavyRoc. Currently they are bangin away at the debut album of fellow label mate Samuel, which is set to release in early 2011.

The Knocks were cool enough to pass us along two tracks to present to you. The first is their original track titled "Can't Shake Your Love". If you're looking for that hook heavy dance track with nuances of synths and perfectly seasoned back beats, this is is your dish. Flashes of French House a la Moulinex are ever present here and its bursting at the seams to be thrown out on the dance floor. If you're going to make a good first impression as an artist, THIS is what you hope for.

The Knocks - Can't Shake Your Love

They also sent us their newest remix, of Marina & The Diamonds' track "Mowgli's Road." This is a bit different than what we normally post here, but the remix is really starting to grow on me. How cool is the creepy voiced chorus towards the end?? For some reason that little worm dude from David Bowie's 'Labyrinth' pops into my head. Creepin like a creepa!!

Marina & The Diamonds - Mowgli's Road (The Knocks Remix)

If you like what these dudes are bangin' out, Myspace it up!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

[Hannulelauri]



Fresh into my digital mailbox comes a sweet treat. The debut 12" "Glittering Night EP" from Finnish duo Hannulelauri! While it may be a new name to many, Hannulelauri has a solid dance music pedigree dating back to the halcyon days of Acid House's first surge of popularity in Helsinki in the late 80's, where DJ Ender (aka Hannu) was one of the first DJ's in Finland championing the sound. Ender's long musical history has led him many places including deep club collaborations with Pépé Deluxe and as co-founder of jazz-dance collective Nuspirit Helsinki. Joining up with new jack Lauri Soini, the two have forged ahead as Hannulelauri, embracing 80's style, italo disco and spaced-out rock grooves, giving it their own Finnish twist for 2009.

First up is "Glittering Night", conjuring visions of 8-bit videogame soundtracks applied to the dancefloor, or an alternative theme to the movie Robocop (which Lauri seems to have a strong affinity for), with shimmering electric synth chords washing over a Commodore 64 groove before a Peter Hook soundalike drops a lovely bassline, making New Order comparisons inevitable (a good thing!). Perfect late-night machine funk.

Hannulelauri - Glittering Night

Next is "Sally 2000", a more introspective piece with insistent digital strings providing the foundation for a childlike toy chime melody, pulsating bass and more as layer upon layer builds to a fuzzed-out, pixelated yet beatless climax.

Hannulelauri - Sally 2000

Finally, the late-night vibe continues as "Sally 2000" gets a version from Finland's techno/house master Jori Hulkkonen (needing no introduction nor explanation) who works the track's pleading strings into a more dancefloor-friendly mix, adding perfectly tuned drums and a nice, fat kick but keeping the synth melodies intact and the tempo slower than your normal electrohouse jam.

Hannulelauri - Sally 2000 (Jori Hulkkonen Version)

This release is strictly limited to 400 copies. So if you like what you hear, and I don't know how you couldn't, scrape your Pennies, Euros, Yen, Wooden Nickels, or Wampum together and grab it up via Flexx Digital. Ok they may not take Wampum, and you may be one of those "I already have it...you just posted it dude" type of dude givin' me sass, but who can resist a limited TANGABLE copy!?

Either way stop in and visit their Myspace, which is pretty bad ass might I add, and give a proper shout out.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

[PinkBoy]



Untouched by the blogosphere and fresh to your virgin ears, here is PinkBoy. He is only one project of Nuno Rosa AKA Gun N' Rose from the illustrious DISCOTEXAS Crew. Got your attention now?

PinkBoy has been a long time resident DJ at the famous Club Lux in Lisbon. He just finished up recording and producing the new single "Paradox" for the band Post Hit. And even better, he's doing us the honor of allowing us to debut his ace remix. Nuno Rosa / PinkBoy / Gun N' Rose has been someone to keep an eye on for a while now, but I think this remix being the pure class track it is, only solidifies his relevance.

So dig in and enjoy the boss remix as well as the instrumental remix, gratis.

Post Hit - Paradox (PinkBoy Remix)
Post Hit - Paradox (PinkBoy Instrumental Remix)

Up next will probably be new tracks from Gun N' Rose as Nuno Rosa is currently in the studio working hard on some new material, which if things go well should be out by late July. Until then, check out his Myspace and say hello!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

[Death To The Throne]



Continuing the DISCOHANDS tradition of introducing new and upcoming producers, we'd like to present to you Death To The Throne, a producer from Phoenix who seems to have a little bit of an obsession with Lykke Li.

When James Nelson (AKA Death To The Throne) sent me his remix of Lykke Li's cover of Knocked Up by Kings of Leon, I knew I had to hear some more from this dude. This would not be a track that I'd normally imagine getting the ol' remix treatment, but then again I'm not a producer and I'm not a talented one at that. That's why I leave the producing to music magicians (not literally) like Death To The Throne.

Lykke Li - Knocked Up (Death To The Throne Remix)

Like I said, Death To The Throne seems to have a bit of an obsession with Lykke Li (not to mention other things.. rhymes with jail bait). So it's only natural to include his remix of 'Lykke Li - Little Bit'.
Death To The Throne pointed out to me the fact that Lykke Li does not seem to like drums or drummers, as apparent by her music. So naturally he felt the need to fill the gap in this remix and I'd have to agree with him that it's a great improvement. So if you're reading this Lykke Li, this dude right here only wants one thing in life, to be your touring drummer. Ok, gave it a shot.

Lykk Li - Little Bit (Death To The Throne Remix)

Moving away from the healthy or not Lykke Li obsession and onto another obsession, mine. M83 has been one of my musical obsessions for a long time, so I thought it would be pretty cool to include Death To The Throne's remix of 'Teen Angst' by the French Genius Anthony Gonzalez (M83). Death To The Throne puts his drummin' skillz to work on this track giving it a more energetic pace to the already hypnotic track.

M83 - Teen Angst (Death To The Throne Remix)

And for your listening pleasure why not throw in Death To The Throne's remix of Chromeo's Fancy Footwork. As much as I like all his tracks, this beast of a track might be more up my alley. The track has all the glitch and synths a synthmeister could want as well as the underlying splash of banger, waiting to burst out. This remix right here is off the chain! One of the best Chromeo remixes I've ever heard, so yeah.

Death To The Throne - Fancy Footwork (Death To The Throne Remix)

Myspace y'all!! Death To The Throne.

[Buffetlibre + Patrick Wolf]



I always love surprises and I'd have to say that getting a fresh track directly from the Buffetlibre Djs is always a pleasant one. Buffetlibre sent us their latest remix for none other than Patrick Wolf. The remix appears on Patrick Wolf's single "Who Will", which was just released a few days ago. Oh yes, did I forget to mention that not only is the track produced by the amazing Buffetlibre, but gets mastered by motherfluffin' Sidechains! What a treat to have 2 of the top producers working together for a great talent as Patrick Wolf.

Patrick Wolf - Who Will (Buffetlibre Remix)

Anyways, if you like what you hear be sure to grab up the single as it also contains Buffetlibre's Radio Edit and Dub Version. And afterwards, stop into their Myspace to see what's new if you haven't lately.

Friday, May 29, 2009

[DatA]



You knew it was going to be good, but Skywriter, the first LP release from DatA exceeds expectations and blows them way the fuck out of the water. We got a taste of things to come with 'One In A Million', which was bad ass, but as with most albums the single takes the cake.. but not Skywriter. This is no diss, in fact its a damn good compliment, and shows the depth this album has. From the beginning piano of 'Verdict' you know you're in for a treat. You know it'll be epic when the organ like synths soon follow. It's a good rule of thumb that organs are good foreshadowing for a great album, it's science.

DatA - Verdict

I was mentioning to a friend that this album has a feel to it that hasn't been done since Justice's "Cross". "Skywriter" is a perfect example of how you handle hype and put together an album that delivers. DatA has shown that you don't stick to one style, you expand and make your own sound. Sprinkled between his hook heavy catchy as shit electro jams are Kavinsky-eque synth emblazoned classic.

DatA - Aerius Light

The influences continue to rain down when you hear a track like 'So Much In Love' which has you thinking Daft Punk 'Emotion' meets Justice 'Phantom'. And then then halfway through you realize DatA is doing his own thing as usual.. using the first half only as a drawn out intro to the meat of the track the Discofunk chorus which repeats its way into the next track leaving you wanting more.

DatA - So Much In Love

When comparing a few tracks to Justice it gets a little tricky. Some tracks are classic "Cross", but a few go in the direction of newer "Planisphere" Justice w/ the epic guitar sections blended in.

DatA - Renaissance Theme

With DatA showing his maturity with mixing things up and keeping it interesting throughout the album, I still find that my favorites are his vocal laced songs such as 'Skywriter'. Oh yes, Rapture is in there as well, so glad he decided to incorporate it into the album since it's one of my favorite songs in the electro realm.

DatA - Skywriter

I highly recommend you bust up your piggy bank on this one, you can grab up this highly recommended gem at iTunes. And while we're speaking of change, drop on by his Myspace and give him your 2cents.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

[mmmatthias]



Ok back into my blogging form after a little layover in Lazyville (population: 1). Let me introduce MMMatthias, an electro German producer who labels his music as both "easy listening" and "hardcore". This may have you scratching your head for a bit, but only until you listen to his music and get what he means. In the words of a wise fellow DH blogger, Pretty/Ugly, "He manages to bring electro to a calming point where if you are soothed by glitches, stop & pauses - this fits perfectly into your routine of staring out of public transit windows". Well said.

MMMatthias sent us over his newest remix and I've been really enjoying it after letting it sink in my brain a bit. It's his take on Moderat's 'Les Grandes Marches', and he owns it in every sense of owning something.

Moderat - Les Grandes Marches (MMMatthias remix)

His Moderat remix is just one more addition to his already impressive collection of work. The remix of Sigur Ros' 'Saeglopur' is smooth and chill, yet full of glitch, keeping you in a twitchy daze. If music really is a drug, this is the meth variety.

Sigur Ros - Saeglopur (MMMatthias remix)

ALSO, you have to get his "1981 remix" of Database' 'Miami'. I don't want to waste time with silly words about how good it is, just get on it.

Database - Miami (MMMatthias 1981 remix)

If you're a glitch freak, check out his MGMT remix of 'The Youth' as well.

MGMT - The Youth (MMMatthias remix)

And lastly, I present to you good people his remix of Royksopp's 'Vision One'. A.) Because I LOVE 'Vision One', and B.) Because my DH blogger buddy I mentioned before HATES this remix. So there, EAT IT!

Royksopp - Vision One (MMMatthias remix)

This guy is one to keep an eye on, each remix of his gets better and better and he shows no sign of slowing down. Take a look at his MMMyspace and hit him up!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

[digiraatii]



Ok, first off.. I really enjoy having to make another post after some assholes decide to delete my blog posts without telling me what the problem is. I originally posted a nice DIGIRAATII remix of Amanda Blank's "Get It Now".. which I will repost now. I get this stuff from the artists, so back the fuck up..and get your hand off that delete button, k? Anyways..

Better late than never, but fresh for your ears is DIGIRAATII back with another banger. This time they assault the hell out of Amanda Blank 's "Get It Now", which is always welcome. Their Yeah Yeah Yeahs ' "Heads Will Roll" remix has been getting some really great response lately and is moving its way up the Hype Machine charts oh so quickly.

Amanda Blank - Get It Now (DIGIRAATII remix)

Sorry to the DIGIRAATII dudes for this shiz, I'd like to include a certain BURNS remix of a certain Yuksek & Amanda Blank song.. but since shit randomly disappears w/o explanation.. I will resist for now. Maybe this is just a wakeup call that I need to get off my ass and post a little more.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

[double dragon]



Last week when I did a little writeup for PILLAGE I told you to check out the compilation dubbed "Be Juicy" from On The Fruit Records. Well if you ignored my advice you missed out on some amazing artists and songs. But to further prove my point and try to entice you once again, I present Double Dragon, a duo coming straight outta south France.

Double Dragon are no newbs to the game, although under represented in the blogosphere, they've done remixes for the likes of NOTe FOUND, Ghost In The Water, Enfant Terrible, Culture Prophet, Popular Damage, and We Are Terrorists.

Like any good nu-wave retro act should, these boys love their rock n roll and their movies. Although they didn't specify which movies, I'd make the assumption they love their 80's horror flicks with their mix of Sylvester Stallone as well.

Double Dragon were nice to send us a few of their tracks, and they are some goodins. The first is "Perdu", which is featured on their Perdu EP. It's a rockin electro track much less of a disco track than PILLAGE, but more in the creepy mood of electro king DANGER. They intertwine some French spoken word throughout the track, and I have no clue what they are saying.. but I'd like to imagine its some dialogue set to a horror flick with an insane serial killer stalking his prey. It works for me.

Double Dragon - Perdu

And if the last track wasn't spooky enough, they up the anty with "Misery" which starts off with some haunting synths which reminds me of Friday the 13th. Don't expect to hear this one at your local discoteca, because I don't think too many people are going to find a way to dance to this one quit yet. Instead this one is a brilliant piece you need to turn the lights off and chill with, by yourself, and appreciate what it means to produce unique music which takes you places beyond the dance floor.

Double Dragon - Misery

Their track "To Be A Hero!" steps away from the horror flick soundtracks and sets a lighter happier more inspiring mood. "You too can be a hero!" is the message I am getting from them. Their Myspace page features a picture of an NFL player chuggin ahead towards the endzone alongside this song, and the music fits it perfectly. It sounds as if they've sampled some inspiring NFL theme song and put their own nu wave rockin' twist on it. Since these guys sound to be movie buffs, I think this song would be more fitting alongside The Karate Kid and not Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Definitely an upgrade from Jose Esposito's "You're The Best".

Double Dragon - To Be A Hero!

And if you did not grab up the On The Fruit Records compilation I tried to shove down your throats like a delicious orange, grab up the lone Double Dragon track from it. It's Double Dragon remixing NOTe FOUND's "Night Bus" and it is a peach.

NOTe FOUND - Nightbus (Double Dragon remix)

I'm sure these guys will be getting much more blog love as they've just released their Perdu EP via Eikyou rec!, which you can of course purchase @ Beatport. They are currently doing some projects with Doriane and Eyr as well. Thanks again to these two for sharing their wonderful music, and remember to drop by their Myspace and show some <3.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

[little boots]



While we're all anxiously awaiting Little Boots' debut album, here's a little treat to keep you guys from going bananas. Little Boots has done a nice little mini mix of exclusive tracks appearing on her upcoming album, and a few other non album gemies including her own genius rendition of The Virgins' "Rich Girls". Going with the "Rich Boys" twist.. naturally.

I LOVE how she completely owns this song, slowing it down and adding her sexy Italo Disco flair to it. Since I can't make love to Little Boots, I'll have to metaphorically do so to this song, in 320 might I add. <3 Expect this one to get passed around a bit!

Little Boots - Rich Boys (The Virgins Cover)

Little Boots - Little Boots Album Mix

And just for reference sake, get your discohands on the Le Castle Vania remix of the track while we're at it. One of my favs :)

The Virgins - Rich Girls (Le Castle Vania's Spring Break No Parents Remix)

I'm sure we'll be hearing some new Little Boots news from here until June 9, 2009 when her album "Hands" is due to drop.. she's a busy girl! But in the meantime head over to her Myspace and shoot her some kind words.

Friday, May 8, 2009

[VEGA]



DiscoTexan VEGA is back in the blogosphere after the gratis release of his fresh Disco House song "No Reasons". This time with a nice montage to accompany the brilliant track. This isn't the first time VEGA has dipped into the alt sport movie genre for inspiration, he's done so before with the 80's "classic" 'RAD' for the beast of a track "All Too Vivid". This dude has some really great things going for him, not only are the synth blessed songs damn good all by their lonesome, but he has a voice that is the perfect compliment. Alot of electro groups out there have one or the other, but rarely posses both in perfect harmony, such as the magnificent Tesla Boy.



VEGA - No Reasons
VEGA - All Too Vivid

Since we're blogging about homages to "classic" 80's filmography and specifically 'Trashin'.. remember Nightwaves and their boss ass video for the Phil Collins cover of "In The Air Tonight" a la BuffetLibre Rewind 2? Yes? No? It doesn't matter... I think this will be the perfect spot to plug their video and track if you haven't snatched it up yet. Perfect harmony, once again.


Video by TNUC


NightWaves - In The Air Tonight

I'm really diggin this dudes music lately and really pullin' for him. Especially since the bullshit he had to deal with on the Crystal Castles tour. Talk about primadonas. As always float on by to his Myspace and give him some kind words.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

[pillage]



Parisian up and comers PILLAGE just sent us over their newest track "Central". It's along the lines of Moulinex, using the same disco funk elements but without the vocals. This one is completely soaked in French Disco, keepin true to what's made France such a powerhouse in electro music for a while now.

Debut! PILLAGE - Central

Also grab up this pretty boss compilation celebrating the first anniversary of On The Fruit Records, dubbed "Be Juicy". It features PILLAGE as well as some remixes by DH favorites WORSHIP, Freak You, Double Dragon, and more. The remix Double Dragon does to Note Found's "Night Bus" is fuckin' ace, taking you on a synth filled journey.. you NEED to check it out. On The Fruit Records is rapidly becoming one of the best labels out there right now, pumping out some of the freshest music on the scene.

On The Fruit Records Presents "Be Juicy"

We're looking forward to even more music from these dudes, hopefully soon enough, but until then dance on over to their Myspace and buddy up if you haven't already.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

[digiraatii]



I'm not usually the type of guy to pay attention to any local acts, as I'm usually glued to what's going on half way around the world when it comes to music. But I was pleasantly surprised to stumble across DIGIRAATII, a DJ trio which happens to be from Cleveland (OH, not UK). I met two thirds of the group at a MSTRKRFT show last year, and in a twist of fate, here I am blogging about them, cool. Speaking of... the influence MSTRKRFT has had on their music is upfront and in your face, just like the bass in their music.

The first track up is their remix of Yeah Yeah Yeahs' "Heads Will Roll" I know there have been a ton of YYY remixes out there since their album dropped, but this one sticks out as one of the better ones I've heard. The vocal skipping into the banger beats works oh so well. Expect this one to get passed around a bit.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Heads Will Roll (DIGIRAATII Dance Til You're Dead Remix)

Next up is their original track "Digital Nghtmre" which is a tad less in your face as their remix. But still, they've made it known they are going for that banger feel, when the heavy bass creeps back in.


DIGIRAATII - Digital Nghtmre

Lastly, this trio try their hands at Hard Fi's "Hard To Beat". You can really tell these guys work their music for the clubs. This track is ripe to be assaulting your eardrums on the dance floor.


Hard Fi - Hard To Beat (DIGIRAATII Remix)


I know this is late, but if you happen to be in the Columbus area, they will be headlining a showcase for their record label JETBLACK EMPIRE @ Bristol Bar TONIGHT .. so yes, hurry! You still have a few hours to make it. Sadly I'm going to have to miss it tonight, but I'll be following these guys to see where they go from here.

While you're at it get on over to their Myspace and introduce yourselves, I'm sure they'd love it.

Monday, April 27, 2009

[mashepest]



Ok I'm pretty stoked about this writeup, this dude's one of the top upcoming producers right now in my opinion and he's been gracious enough to send us a lot of his tracks. Oh yes, some of these tracks are making their premier exclusively right here and now. word.

Making his DiscoHands debut and essentially his first blogosphere feature, let me introduce Mashepest, an upcoming producer from the UK. You might recognize him from what I consider last year's remix of the year when he remixed Lemonade's track "Real Slime". I'm a fan of Lemonade, but the sick transformation he did was uncanny, turning the tame original into his own psych-disco freak out, single-handedly putting them on the map.

Lemonade - Real Slime (Mashepest Remix)

Mashepest has been been doing music for a while now, and although classically trained, he says he was a big listener of 90's chart music which has been a big influence on his current music. Mashepest has also been producing grime music for years under his moniker Grime Reaper. And although he produces two separate brands of music, you can still hear faint hints of grime in both.

The thing I really dig about the music Mashepest is making, is that it's his own style. The music is extremely eclectic, and he's not out there mimicking the rest of the scene like so many others. Instead he's making his own scene and doing what he wants, not trying to share someone elses spotlight.

Keepin it rollin' here's a debut of the track "So Young" which has Mashepest's quick but chilled beats layered between some oh so lovely synths. The heavy synth action in this one at first put me to thinking Valerie Collective, but that quickly faded as the track progressed. Mashepest stays true to his own unique style.

Debut! Mashepest - So Young

Where "So Young" hints at being chill but still fast enough to keep your dancin shoes on, "Million" dives in head first. Although the track is chill as a penguin, there is much more going on here to keep you interested. Sounds like: µ-Ziq meets The KLF.

Mashepest - Million

"Technical Hitch" is another previously unreleased track which builds upon Mashepest's ability to use transformed vocal loops and package them with catchy uptempo bursts to create an intriguing track.

Debut! Mashepest - Technical Hitch

Mashepest continues to work his magic with his "O'Ryan Concept Remix", keepin it droned out with some off tempo beats. Again, he finds a way to remix something that others might not have the skills or imagination to. Sounds like : Bjork meets High Places.

Mashepest - O'Ryan Concept Remix

I think the sky is the limit for this dude, and surprised the blogosphere hasn't caught onto him as much as they have to some others out there. Mashepest wants you to lend him your ears, so here's the rest of his tracks for you to get your discohands on.

We Got Wires - Eye For An Eye (Mashepest Remix)
Mashepest - Fundamental
Mashepest - Mineral
Debut! Mashepest - Amstrad Rebellion
Debut! Mashepest - Eureka Sounds Good

Be some cool cats and mosey on over to his Myspace to buddy up and give some appreciation for this budding star.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

[ahllex]



Meet DiscoHand's newest friend, Alexandre Doré AKA Ahllex, a 19 year old electro musician from Quebec, Canada. Ahllex has been putting out music already for over 7 years, starting when he was only 12 years old. He is also a man of many names and projects, having put out music on the side for his projects Kid 90, Le Discoboy, A Man Called Ahllex, Doremi, and Do It At Home, his most recent Electro Trash collaboration with Marc Rémillard (also of Doremi).

He's done remixes for Thieves Like Us, Fourplay, Ravage! Ravage!, Traumasick, Marc Rémillard, and Pop Inc. only to name a few. Ahllex's remix of "Looking for the KLF" was chosen as the runner up for Pop Inc's remix contest. As well, his remix for Marc Rémillard's "Feeling Fresh" will be on the illustrious So French Records with a special remix from none other than Xinobi, so stay tuned for that. Check this shit out!

Ahllex - Ghetto Blaster (Original Mix)
Do It At Home - Milk Bottles
Le Discoboy - Loving Night
Ravage! Ravage! - Oh My Beau Gigolo (Ahllex Remix)
Thieves Like Us - Drugs In My Body (Ahllex Remix)


As always, show this dude some love and support by visiting his Myspace and Twitter.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

[data]



datA is due to release his new single "One In A Million" on April 28th featuring remixes from Tomboy and Drixxxé. The track features Sebastien Grainger of the now deceased Death From Above 1979. datA never ceases to amaze me as he's mastered the electro pop genre. The club remix adds a good amount of grit, staying true to the French Banger scene.

datA and Grainger have worked together before, remember "Rapture"? I think this cements it that datA needs to be a duo, not relying on Grainger's voice for limited guest appearances. As much success as he enjoyed with "Rapture", I'm hoping there is even more with "One In A Million" because the track is fuckin' ace.

datA - One In A Million
datA - One In A Million (Club Mix)
datA - Rapture (Pacific! Remix)

If you love datA as much as I do show him some <3 on his Myspace and drop in to BeatPort and iTunes on April 28th to grab up "One In A Million". Props to Death Electro for hooking a dude up with the Club Mix.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

[Stephen Falken]



One half of The Outrunners AKA Stephen Falken of Valerie Collective just put out a new piece titled "The Deal." Falken takes us on a masterful synth fueled epic in the same way WORSHIP has done before. The piece is much more mellow and tame than Falken's "Shadow of the Wind" which is in more typical Valerie fashion.

I'm really glad someone is embracing this type of sound and giving us something to counterbalance the upbeat chorus heavy disco pop which I've recently started to overload on. I'm not complaining by any means, but let's not forget, variety is the spice life. :)

Stephen Falken - Shadow of the Wind
Stephen Falken - The Deal

Monday, April 13, 2009

[flashmen]



I know another blog beat me to the punch on "debuting" Flashmen. But hey, I think I can claim that I spotted Flashmen first. I blame this on my inability to party and post simultaneously (I'm learning). Bradley D! of Flashmen sent me over these two tracks and a bit more info about the band so I could get acquainted with them. Well I've really dug it and think you should give them a listen. So here it is.

Born out of a love for disco string hits and 80’s teen movie soundtracks, Flashmen bring a futuristic blend of vintage synthesizer lust and feel good vibes. The group began as a dream to move to the city and take back Armed with a knack for catchy melodies, the duo of Bradley D (DJ from New York’s Famous Friends) and Daniel E (singer/songwriter) tie together the Brooklyn and Chicago music scenes.

Their music takes you back to the days when you were young and idolized Don Johnson and Tom Selleck as they drove around town making witty quips before taking a beautiful woman home. Bradley describes their sound as “blending the soft romantic 80’s ballads of our childhoods with a little bit of funk.”

The first track to be released is Flashmen Theme which features Bradley D on vocals. The song is a great introduction to Flashmen, and slowly brings you into a world of leisure suits, bad hair, space ships, spies, and martinis. “Can you feel it in the air?” Johnny Quest would be proud.

The B-side to this quickie is Little Wildkat, a ballad with a driving arpeggiated bassline that keeps the groove throughout. Disco string hits and lasers abound and Daniel E’s voice goes a bit raspy to bring out his Indiana farmboy roots.

Give it a listen, dance a bit, shed a nostalgic tear, and embrace Flashmen!

Both tracks are really great, but I have become really intrigued with Flashmen Theme, it's golden.

Flashmen - Flashmen Theme
Flashmen - Little Wildkat

Thanks Bradley D! Looking forward to watching you guys grow and get the respect you guys deserve. Flashmen Myspace <3

[new tiga video]



Oh man have you guys seen Tiga's new video for "Shoes"? It's directed by Alex & Liane, and it's fuckin' strange. I was going to post this sooner, but I had to wait for the video to be created, sorry guys who think I need to be the first person to post everything.

"It imagines a horrifying dystopia in which people other than myself are interviewed," says the Man of Music Future, "I had to calm myself down by staring at my MySpace photos for a couple of hours."



Tiga "Shoes"

Shoes has been remixed by a shit ton of people so far, but Ed Banger's Mr. Oizo gives us one of the best. Spencer & Hill's remix is a bonus.

Tiga - Shoes (Mr Oizo Remix)
Tiga - Shoes (Spencer & Hill Remix)

Canadian dude Tiga will release Ciao! via Last Gang Records on May 26th and it's digital release will be on May 19th. So stay tuned! Show Tiga some Myspace <3

Friday, April 10, 2009

[little boots + the golden filter]


Ok I was going to go to sleep (sooo tired), but when you come across two in house favorites The Golden Filter AND Little Boots making music together, sleep can wait. Aleks over at discodust was generous to share this currently hard to come by remix, which is in glorious 320 might I add. The Golden Filter slow down the track to their own surreal and spacey style, but still keep it building up with the danceable chorus. Perfect for when the night is dying down and you want to go to sleep, and dream of Little Boots with The Golden Filter. ;)

I don't know if I can compare it to Fred Falke's remix of the same song because it is one of my favorite remixes this year, but this will definitely be playing non stop tomorrow. And while I'm at it and can't seem to stay away from Valerie Collective, check out the Russ Chimes Remix of The Golden Filter's Solid Gold, it's golden (I can't help myself).

Little Boots - New In Town (The Golden Filter Remix)
Little Boots - New In Town (Fred Falke Remix)
The Golden Filter - Solid Gold (Russ Chimes Remix)

*worships and loves*

Support the artists yall! Little Boots, The Golden Filter, Fred Falke, Russ Chimes.

[pegase]



There are 3 things that are a given in life, death, paying taxes, and France pumping out some of the best electronic music at a mind numbing pace. It seems like every day there is a new French genius producer dropping a sick track. Segue complete, France's Pégase gives us two new spacey tracks. As if Valerie Collective wasn't already hogging all the good acts, add Pégase to their lopsided roster. "Wherever You Are" has been compared to MGMT a bit, yes, yes I sorta hear it (No hatin, it's a compliment). "I Try To Be You" is my personal favorite of the two, much catchier and easier to dance all shoegaze like.

Pégase - Wherever You Are
Pégase - I Try To Be You

[Poney Poney + Pacific!]



We have a few new tracks from Poney Poney, French electro rock band extraordinaires. This Parisian duo continue to represent Institubes well. Their upcoming album has plenty of hype behind as it is produced by label mate Para One and *gasp* Xavier de Rosnay of Justice.

Disco Hands favorites, Sweden's Pacific! lend their hand to improve upon Poney Poney's third Institubes' single with their signature piano loop synth attack. A more upbeat Ariel Pink comes to mind here. Grab up the Pacific! remix of datA's Rapture if you don't have it already, classic.

Poney Poney - When Do You Wanna Stop Working?
Poney Poney - When Do You Wanna Stop Working? (Pacific! Remix)
Pacific! - A Tree (Poney Poney Remix)
datA - Rapture (Pacific! Remix)

You can get Poney Poney's new When Do You Wanna Stop Working? EP at Arcade Mode. As well as Pacific!'s Number One EP at Hot Stuff.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

[valerie party + college - the secret diary mix]



DH favorites Valerie will be putting on their Valerie Party in La Flèche D'Or with label acts College, Anoraak and Maethelvin. As a bonus, The talented Canadian electro group Electric Youth will be performing their first European live show here, so if you are lucky enough to be around, I suggest emailing valeriejetaime@free.fr as the first 20 emailers get put down on the guest list, score!

Electric Youth will be selling their special edition EP exclusively at the the event, so yeah (buy buy buy!).

College Featuring Electric Youth - She Never Came Back (Russ Chimes Remix)

College Featuring Electric Youth - She Never Came Back (The Outrunners Remix)



And if this isn't enough great news, Valerie has put up'a sonic adventure' dubbed "The Secret Diary Mix" by College. This mix is a follow up to College's "The Teenage Color Mix" and is a nice tease to get you pumped up for Tthhee Ppaarrttyy .

tracklist:

01 - College - The Golden Messenger
02 - I.M.S - Dancing Therapy
03 - College feat Anoraak - Fantasy Park (Loose Shus Remix)
04 - Sneaky Sound System - When We Where Young (Breakbot Remix)
05 - Live Element - Something About You
06 - Clio - Eyes
07 - V.U.L.V.A - White BMW (Legowelt Remix)
08 - The Hasbeens - Make The World Go Away
09 - College feat Minitel Rose - The Energy Story (DVAS Remix)
10 - Miami Horror - Make You Mine
11 - Fred Falke - 8:08 pm @ The Beach
12 - Coeur de Pirate - Comme Des Enfants (Le Matos Andy Carmichael Remix)

College - The Secret Diary Mix

Just a reminder, don't forget to grab up College's first CD album "Secret Diary" over at La Baleine. Mintel Rose, Electric Youth, and Anoraak all contribute (noice!).