Friday, 30 May 2008

Partial Arts

In the depths of the afternoon is often, at the moment, where I hit the wall of sheer despair. It comes from no where. Quite happily bobbing along. Then there it is. As if it had been there all along. The great towering, looming feeling. There really is no further I can go. Not a chance I can push myself past this. I've reached the sum point.

At which point regrouping is needed. Popping of medication. Chocolate digestive. An attempt to regather rationality. Oh, yea, and this track.

Partial Arts - Trauermusik (Alter Ego mix) [via YouSendIt for 7 days]

Tuesday, 27 May 2008

Dada Life

If you are ready for a bit of rough and tumble, then let's go!

Dada Life are a very exciting two piece DJing-music-making combo from Sweden, not that geographical location should have anything to do with it but those Scandinavian countries do tend to throw out some exciting musical virtuosos, do they not?

Very kindly, last week, I was sent Dada Life's latest mix. Which is made even sweeter tasting by the fact it contains some exclusive remixes dotted here and there. Just as exciting as I need from my mixes. Because, well, if I'm honest, if you are going to do something you might as well fucking do it!!! As such I tend to like my mixes really fast-paced with lots of heavy funky, distorted bass lines, wobbly remixes and ear-bleeding bleeps and wails.

I can inform you Dada Life do not fail to meet the criterion, surpass it and impress.

Here is the tracklisting:

1. Daft Punk - Teachers (Laidback Luke's 2008 Rework)
2. Surkin - Radio Fireworks (Riot In Belgium Second Remix)
3. Lykke Li - Dance. Dance. Dance. (Dada Life's Guerilla Fart)
4. Elite Force - Kinetic Connection (Rogue Element Remix)
5. Siriusmo - Simple
6. Maral Salmassi - Television Rocks 08 (Fukkk Offf Remix)
7. T.Raumschmiere - E
8. Etienne de Crecy - Punk
9. Tommy Trash - Lover Lover
10. Dada Life - Fun Fun Fun! (Dada Life's Guerilla Fart)
11. Nhan Solo & Daniel Dexter - The Bounce is Back (Malente Remix)
12. Hot Chip - Ready for the Floor (Soulwax Nite Version / Dada Life's Guerilla Fart)
13. Dada Life - Your Favourite Flu
14. The Subs - Papillon (Yuksek & Brodinski Remix)
15. Crookers - Love To Edit

You like it already, don't you?

Dada Life - June Mix [via YouSendIt for 7 days]

[If you can] flick your hair around to this. And touch yourself in an alluring manner.

Wednesday, 14 May 2008

Take a wild guess..

And you'll probably be right.

I had actually promised myself that I wasn't going to post anything about Hot Chip for at least some acceptable amount of time that would actually make it seem like other music does penetrate my insular little world.

But fuck it. This is absolutely fucking awesome.

I really can only apologise from the depths of my being for Jo Whiley's name and wine-sodden voice ruining this...

Wiley - Wearing My Rolex (Hot Chip cover) [via YouSendIt for 7 days]

I really do adore Joe Goddard. It is getting to be quite distracting.

Tuesday, 13 May 2008

A profound musical memory..

A song has come back around into my mind after being forced to relive a traumatic event that I really did not want to relive.

I had a lucky escape. But had the unthinkable happened, it'd of happened to this song.

Supergrass - Mary [via YouSendIt for 7 days]

As if it isn't dark enough already.

Saturday, 10 May 2008

Mr. Oizo

It has been shown by scientists that playing Mozart to an unborn child increases its brain capacity. But as a sociologist/music-enjoyer, I reckon, with some authority, in fact, if it came down to it, I reckon I could argue this convincingly to be true in a court of law, I reckon that the music that is produced by the sensation that is, Mr. Oizo, would probably increase the potential intellect, fashion sense, hand span and sexual prowess.

So whack some headphones onto that bump and play it some of this!

I throw some very wobbly looking shapes to this remix.

Jamie Lidell - Little Bit Of Feel Good (Mr. Oizo remix) [via YouSendIt for 7 days]

And whilst you are over looking at his MySpace. Get Half An Edit popped on the player thingy. It has experienced somewhat of a comeback in my consciousness.

Friday, 9 May 2008

La Grève Générale

A new mix!

And you are going to love it. I've only listened to about 5 minutes of it myself. But, really, it is just an inevitably. The La Grève Générale boys cannot really do any wrong.

1. Does it offend you, yeah? - With A Heavy Heart (I Regret To Inform You)
2. Klaxons – Atlantis to Interzone
3. 2 Live Crew - Shake A lil' Somethin'
4. Danger – 11h30
5. Missy Elliot - We run this (Duke Dumont remix)
6. Sebastian - Ross Ross Ross (Iggybabys fuck me harder edit)
7. AC Slater – Bassline time
8. The Presets – My People (DIM remix)
9. Cajuan – Dance Not Dance (Digitalism unreleased remix)
10. Dead Prez - Hell Yeah
11. Thomas Bangalter – Spinal Scratch
12. Alter Ego - Why Not
13. Bone Crusher - Never Scared
14. Shitdisco - I know kung fu (Goose remix)
15. Mylo - Paris Four Hundred (Etienne De Crécy remix)
16. Cut Copy - Light and music
17. Daft Punk - Around the world (Kid Dub remix)
18. Pete Rock - Warzone
19. Daft Punk - Television rules the nation
20. Duke Dumont - Pop dat poosay
21. MSTRKFT - Street justice 07 remix
22. Roman Salzger - Lollipop Machine
23. Refused - Liberation frequency (LGG's rough club edit)
24. Hot Pink Delorean - Played out
25. Plimsouls – Rebecca (re-edit)
26. Armand Van Helden – NYC Beat
27. K.I.M. - Fistogram (DIM remix)
28. Tegan And Sara - Back In Your Head (RAC Remix)
29. B Rich – Dirty dirty
30. Ghislain Poirier - Blazin (Modeselektor Remix)
31. Cadence Weapon - In Search Of The Youth Crew
32. Whitenoise - It's What We Do
33. 2 Live Crew – Face down ass up
34. Teenage BadGirl – Hands Of Strangers (Yuksek Remix)
35. The Smiths - How soon is now
36. Dizzee Rascal – Sirens
37. Rage Against The Machine – Bombtrack
38. Notorious B.I.G. - Party and Bullshit (Ratatat Remix)
39. The Whip – Divebomb
40. Ghosts on Tape – Ice blood
41. Bubba Sparkxxx – Heat it up
42. Siriusmo – Wow
43. Positive K - I got a man
44. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Gold lion
45. Apparat Feat. Raz Ohara - Holdon (Modeselektor Remix)
46. Abstrackt Keal Agram – Bad thriller
47. Freeform Five – No more conversation (Mylo remix)
48. Donovan – Yo
49. Feist - 1234 (Van She Technologic Remix)

Thursday, 8 May 2008

Early bird..

I will definately jinx this by mentioning it but I can't help it. I have bought my tickets to see Hot Chip in November at the very wonderful venue, Brixton Academy. Its a late gig. 9pm-3am. And I'm very excited at the prospect of having very hot man by my side whilst I jiggle and having one to stare at on stage.

I ordinarily wouldn't mention upcoming gigs too much. I bloody forget to mention the ones I've actually been to! But this is just so special I'm giddy already.

I think a late gig will be a very special experience indeed. I'm intrigued already. Only 6 months to go then. Ha.

I love a bit of Hot Chip. So here is some. Covering my favourite Matthew Dear song. Near perfection, I tell you!

Matthew Dear - Don & Sherri (Hot Chip version) [via YouSendIt for 7 days]

Yes, the above picture is of Joe Goddard. Solely. I realise there are other members, but really, I'm not going to be looking at anyone else...

Wednesday, 7 May 2008

SebastiAn (ruined by Marx) and Destroy Disco..

Living in a temporary bubble of Marx's philosophical thought has played havoc with my mind and my musical life. Not to mention I shouted lots at his 1844 Manuscripts, like actually at the page, and then at certain lovely new man in my life. If you are trying to seduce someone may I suggest not showing the pages of work you read and wrote 'FUCK OFF!' down the side of as an attempt at notes.

So, whatever, I've totally missed all the recent bandwagon's. This is coming to you late and carefully considered...

SebastiAn, I always thought, would have to try pretty hard to fall out of my good books. The sun is shining, which is great for most, but I'm far from fucking impressed. I have a cold cup of coffee. I need to produce nearly 3,000 words before lunchtime. Give the new SebastiAn track a whirl I thought, it'll make everything seem a whole lot nicer.

Noise. And I like it noisy. But I'm sat not feeling it. Legs tingle. It is probably not fair to judge with my rubbishy computer speaker, so out come the beautiful headphones. Toes start to curl. I'm still sitting on the fence. Hands are so tight my nails are in the palms of my hand. Owww! Then I realise. Fuck! It is actually great. My body is nearly tensing every muscle just to make the point to my brain.

And we can blame Marx for the not having realised sooner.

Stolen from another blog..

SebastiAn - Motor [via YouSendIt for 7 days]

"..If you wish to exercise an influence on other men, you must be a man who has a really stimulating and encouraging effect on other men.."

And for good measure. Lets get a fucking excellent retro remix of my very gorgeous dream woman..

Kylie - 2 Hearts (Destroy Disco remix) [via YouSendIt for 7 days]

Easily my favourite remix of that song. Apparently you can hear me coming when I have my headphones on with that playing. Bleeps translate well, I reckon. I must say I'm fairly partial to the work of Destroy Disco. Go have a listen and shake some body parts.

Friday, 2 May 2008

The Beta Band

Sometimes the world really should just burst into an explosion of sound and colour. For no good reason other than that it is a Friday morning.

This would definately be all the sound(s).

The Beta Band - Monolith [via YouSendIt for 7 days]