Thursday, July 30, 2009
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.
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
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
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 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
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.
Monday, July 13, 2009
...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.. :(