Thursday, 22 October 2009

Miike Snow

Excuse me a moment whilst I go all chart-hugging. But I currently cannot escape this song. I have a poor little dance to go along with, but it does require that I am entirely in my own company.

Miike Snow is pretty much loved at the moment. I'm enjoying the popularising and beautiful utilisation of drifting techno sequences. It is working in favour of the changing seasons. Honestly, put it on your MP3 player and listen whilst doing a night-time bus journey through a twinkling city centre, preferably past a river.

And I congratulate the subversion of the current trend to drop all vowels from your act name. Fucking add some! Come on Miike! You could probably get some more in there. If your not MSTRKRFT you probably just don't do it as stylishly.

And here is a remix. There are a few out there, but this is my favourite by Savage Skulls.

Miike Snow - Black & Blue (Savage Skulls remix) [via YouSendIt for 7 days]

Monday, 19 October 2009


We'll start with the obvious and less than positive remarks.

a) This appears to be Wiley's response to Dizzee's crazy-mad hit Bonkers. Agree?

b) Who is doubting Wiley all the time? As The Other Half pointed out, he often seems to take, what not many people even notice is, a break and then triumphantly returns with a song lambasting anyone who had been dissing him. So, lets just stop all that silly nonsense. Otherwise you'll have to answer to this EskiGirl. And Wiley, just calm yourself.

So, I must admit I'm liking this embrace by grime of bass and big beats. Wiley really seems to have taken on a sound that for a lot of other grime artists wouldn't be able to stand up against. It is fucking full on. We've gone beyond provocative and entered reactionary. But it really isn't going to come close to toppling or troubling Wiley. I'd like to see more of this. Any recommendations, do share.

Here is the track. Just a still-picture video, I'm afraid.

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Mr Hudson

Mr Hudson - Exclusive: Forever Young on MUZU

I'm not sure I entirely have my thoughts in order with regards to this artist. But there might be a glint of something that is attracting me, like a magpie, with hoardful curiosity.