Sunday, December 26, 2010
I just wanted to give a quick final update for the DISCOHANDS faithful. I will not be running DH anymore, but I am taking my talents to South Beach.. I mean to TILTMAG.com where I will be joining their team. Thanks for the support while it lasted, and I promise you that you will not be let down if you follow me over to TILTMAG, the talent over there is great, and I think you'll agree that their taste in music is superb.
Sing us out BIIM!
Boyz II Men - It's So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday
Keep on dancin' y'all!
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
GAH! The Holy Duo of Electro is back for another round this Spring with an album titled "Head First". I'm going to have to take a moment and put this on my list of things to purchase and geek out to when released. Obviously, if you have been awake and reading blogs, Grum is "all-the-rage". Yes, I am a grown man. And yes, I sound like a 15 yr. old school girl. Do I care...what do you think? Maybe I expected too much from Goldfrapp's comeback single. Just maybe...However, this one is a grower. Grum helps that growth spread all over your brain and make you wish you had lasers shooting from your hands. If you want to bash Goldfrapp, please start hating yourself even more right now. Believe me, I tried and ended up buying the new single. Anyone who's debut album is fantastic as "Felt Mountain" is allowed to release a blank disc as their next single. So that being said, please flashback to 80s neon lights with Grum, Alison Goldfrapp and me and ride this "Rocket".
P.s. If you wanna get high on nothing but Goldfrapp, please click the link below to blast you off onto their homewebsite. They are streaming nothing but craploads of their catalogue online, for you, the Goldheads.
Goldfrapp - Rocket (Grum Remix)
Posted by Pretty/Ugly at 9:57 PM
Wow, Gaga has had a big year. Who knew things would blow up to the point of already needing a break from her image, in just a matter of a year? Too bad I can't get enough and I had to go to iTunes and buy these diamonds in the major-corporate rough. On top of that, little did we know she could be remixed so well? Here we have two fantastic remixes of an over-played Top 40 hit that will actually have you not reaching for the "skip" button. Hercules & The Love Affair can do no wrong. Even though the vocals sound slightly out of place, I am a huge fan of their ever-so-clever simplicistic style. Grum, on the other hand, goes straight for the gut. He turns "Bad Romance" into an 80s night club anthem. This one is sure to turn your emo-emotions into Converse skid-marks on the dancefloor.
Lady Gaga - Bad Romance (Hercules & The Love Affair Mix)
Lady Gaga - Bad Romance (Grum Remix)
Lady Gaga's Haus Of Gaga
Posted by Pretty/Ugly at 9:40 PM
Monday, February 15, 2010
So, I am on my way out into the real world. However, I just wanted to drop this day-brightener on you. Caribou is coming back in April with a new album and this mp3 is "freegal" (ill-freegal being the opposite) courteous of Mr. Daniel Victor Snaith himself. The new grip will be titled "Swim" and from the sounds of it, it will be just as playful as previous albums. I can't hate on the lack of a game-change, because honestly, he could sing about genocide and his melodies still make me think of fuzzy puppies.
Caribou - Odessa
Posted by Pretty/Ugly at 2:50 PM
I've been procrastinating on blogging about Breakbot for some time now, and there is just too many great remixes out there to postpone any longer. Breakbot has made a habit of remixing Pacific! which I LOVE. Recently he's remixed AIR and many others as well. But imo the remixes of Pacific! is where he shines. The remix of "Runaway to Elsewhere" is what got me hooked, and then I came across the remix of "Hold Me", which is total class. His presence hasn't been a secret, as he was quickly gobbled up by Ed Banger and put upon his proper pedestal. How cool is it that Banger is diversifying their portfolio and expanding into the 80's electropop & funk realm which Breakbot dominates.
Pacific! - Hold Me (Breakbot Remix)
Pacific! - Runaway to Elsewhere (Breakbot Remix)
Air - So Light Is Her Footfall (Breakbot Remix)
Saturday, February 13, 2010
The once great Salt-N-Pepa once said, "Opinions are like assholes and everybody's got one." So here's mine. When the Gorillaz's demo'ed 3 trax from their upcoming album last year, I was buzzing so hard, I swear my iPod hated me. The songs sounded so raw and fitting after a great, yet very polished second album, "Demon Days". Now that I've heard the final mix of the new track, "Stylo", with Mos Def and Bobby Womack - I'm not-so-much impressed. However, I'm still looking forward to the final project. Frankly, I think this simple and repetitive remix, by Tenkah upgrades the original, even if it's just background music worthy. However, I'm sure in 2 months when the album drops, I'll be geeking out to the album and singing it's praises. Anyways, let us know how you feel...
Tenkah - Stalingrad (Club Edit)
Posted by Parrots Nest at 10:45 PM
Granted, this is nothing special. However, after hearing all the buzz about the major-label swagger-jack of Uffie by this new artist "Ke$ha", I had to laugh when I saw this online. I hope you do too. P.S. I'm not the hugest Uffie fan, but if I had to pick - I'm Team Uff - all the way. Just listen to her glide through, like a Puma, on Mr.Oizo's Remix of his own already-bossass track - "Steroids".
Mr. Oizo - Steroids - feat. Uffie (Mr.Oizo Remix)
Mr. Oizo's Myspace
Posted by Pretty/Ugly at 9:45 PM
I am all about simple, short thoughts. Aaaand, I'm slightly less than motivated on this breezy Northern California afternoon. So, since it's St. Valentine's Weekend and a lot of you will be bombarded with senseless acts of love, I decided to post this Laidback Luke remixed gem from 2009 by MSTRKRFT. It's all about heartbreak, but the charging beat is enough to get you out of a funk for at least 5 minutes and 31 seconds. Hit the bottle and repeat...
MSTRKRFT - Heartbreaker - featuring John Legend (Laidback Luke Remix)
Posted by Pretty/Ugly at 1:00 PM
Friday, February 12, 2010
So, if you couldn't guess by the album art alone; There is a new blogger in Disco Hands-ville and he goes by the name Pretty/Ugly. However, all that is irrelevant due to that fact that he makes nothing in comparison to this slammin' track. It's a shame we haven't posted this sooner. If you don't own a pair of rollerskates, get some NOW! This jammy ham jam will have you all up in a 1982 daydream. Coco Solid lends some nonsense rap-style vocals to this thumping bassline, but honestly, she could be talking about last night's liquid taco bubbleguts (and I'm sure at one point, she does) and you'd still want to jam out in slow motion sparkles to this song. Granted this is the Yam Who? rework, but IMO, it bumps better than the original. SO, if you don't know, now you know. More great posts to come.
Parallel Dance Ensemble - Turtle Pizza Cadillac (Yam Who? Rework)
Posted by Pretty/Ugly at 11:55 PM
Like Brett Favre, I'm coming out of retirement. The reason might very well be Chilean up and comer Barretso. This guys is consistently releasing dope tracks and only gets better. There is a reason he was signed so quickly, and if you haven't heard what he's offering, you better get to it. A few of his tracks have caught on like wildfire in the blogosphere, but I feel like it is only necessary that I lend a hand to spread the word.
It's been a while since I've blogged last, but I'm back for good. DH is expanding right now and we've brought in a new blogger to offer his different but equally excellent tastes for everyone. There are lots of plans being made right now, so look forward to a much more active DH.
Anyways, glad to be back sharing what I love, and Barretso is my newest obsession. As well, the remix from Redial of "We Won't Stop" is legitimately boss.
Barretso - Bright City Lights
Barretso - We Won't Stop (Redial Remix)
Barretso - Midnight Walk
As always, check out Barretso's Myspace and give him a shout. Peace out.
Posted by Parrots Nest at 9:59 PM