Friday, 6 October 2017

Slaves

Revisiting the great debut LP from Slaves. In terms of fast-paced, catchy, trashy punk tunes these guys get to it.

Let's have the one everyone loves. Why not?

Monday, 14 August 2017

Mr Oizo Chris Lake remix

Yes, yes, I know. I really should change the name of the blog to Mr Oizo et al.

But I don't wanna.

Great remix.

Sunday, 30 July 2017

Charli XCX as feminist aspiration..?

She just went and broke my internet!

*Watches on repeat*

Charli XCX has directed a video for her tune Boys that not only flips the industry standard of women-as-eye-candy-music-video-fodder, is packed full of wonderfully talented men, but also beyond that celebrates and venerates the many body-types, backgrounds, ethnicities, sexualities, and varieties of masculinity.

The video has come under some criticism too for lingering on white men, for playing into the "fandom" culture and for including certain artists who have done or said questionable things in the past.

Overall, I think this is a nice counter to the norm. And a catchy pop song to boot!

Friday, 28 July 2017

"And this is my chance.."

Turn me on to phantoms

I follow to the edge of the earth

And fall off

Everybody leaves

If they get the chance

And this is my chance

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Drone mode activated..

And so whilst working, as I have probably stated multiple times and will do again unapologetically, I like to listen to instrumental music. Full working mode is going on and so I have little of interest to say that is not garbled mutterings of "data" or barking angrily at behaviour change theory.

This remix combines a lot of familiar loveliness and floated into my ears so ease the irritated outbursts this afternoon.

A great Nathan Fake classic remixed by the excellent James Holden.


Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Lindstrøm

Years ago I was in one of those big HMV's you used to get. You remember the ones, in a city centre, they actually carried music as opposed to just DVDs. And music in various formats too! Anyway, I was browsing and a track came on. It was electronic, a bit techno, but with a real disco edge too.

No one else seemed impressed, but my legs carried me straight to the counter - probably doing a subtle dance too.

'Scuse me. Who is this that your playing?

Err, hang on.

*Looks for CD*

Lindstrøm. Or sommat.

Thanks.

*Mutters to self whilst walking away "Or sommat? What a doyle."*

Needless to say this sent me scurrying to indulge myself. To then realise that I have heard many of Lindstrøm's tracks as part of mixes or compilations and enjoyed, without making the connection. Scattered mind, innit?

Here are a couple of favourites.