Monday 30 November 2009

La Fleur

After seeing the post on the lovely Discobelle I downloaded the mix by La Fleur and her mixes fast becoming the soundtrack to my haphazard essay writing.

Some fantastic techno selecting going on. She's very estute. And stunning too!

Particularly fond of this mix.

La Fleur - Power Plant Mix by lafleur

PS If you've have or have never come across SoundCloud before let me know what you think of it, please. I'm undecided.

Friday 27 November 2009

Broken Hooker DJ's

In the North East on Saturday? Then really, you should be attending this.

Broken Hooker DJ's @ The Medicine Bar, Middlesbrough, Sat 28th Nov 2009.

It'll be excellent. Fact. Plus, you can have a dance with myself and as long as there is no rohypnol sneaking in (I have work the next day, don't ya know?) you can buy me a drink. How kind of me!

Thursday 26 November 2009

The sum of all my parts

I'm not even sure what led me to the delightful Jack and Levi, who make up (Pretty) Girls & Lasers but something did and I'm glad that it happened.

They are DJ duo that hail from over that American way. They spin fabulous electro-pop-clash-rave records and make girls dance. Preferably pretty one, of course.

Anyway, rather than go on and inevitably profess that they are as great as some dead philosopher, or claim that their mixes are suddenly making postmodern theory clear to me now, we shall skip that. For something exciting in the future may occur (ahem), where I can do that. So temporality aside here is there latest offering.

In two parts:

(Pretty) Girls & Lasers - Late 2009 Mix Pt. I (Right click & Save as...)

(Pretty) Girls & Lasers - Late 2009 Mix Pt. II (Right click & Save as...)

And tracklisting:

Kleerup – Until We Bleed (Featuring Lykke Li)
La Roux – Colourless Colour
Pamela Hute – Hysterical (Perfect Loosers Remix)
Something a la Mode – Rondo Parisiano (Justin Faust Remix)
Tommy Sparks – She’s Got Me Dancing (Tommy Sparks & The Fury Remix,
re-edited by us to include sections of the original version)
Kissy Sell Out – This Kiss
VHS or Beta – Can’t Believe a Single Word (LA Riots Remix V6)
Daft Punk – Technologic
Fukkk Offf – Rave is King
Sebastian Tellier – Kilometer (A-Trak Mix)
80kidz – Getting You Off
MSTRKRFT – Heartbreaker (Featuring John Legend) (Wolfgang Gartner Remix)
Run DMC – My Adidas (Pilotpriest Remix)
Dragonette – I Get Around (Kolt13 Remix)
Edison Gem – Hold Back (LA Riots Remix V2)
DatA – Rapture (Bestrack Remix)
Grafton Primary – I Can Cook (Hey Now Remix)
Ruby Isle – So Damn High (Will Eastman Remix)
The Aston Shuffle – Do You Want More? (Featuring Danimal Kingdom) (The
Aston Shuffle Remix)
Ladytron – Ghosts (The Toxic Avenger Mix)

Enjoy! Hard not too, like.

Tuesday 24 November 2009

Wiley -- again!

A video for the new song Take That. Which I would suggest features some rather schizophrenic looking girls.
"Conceptions of schizophrenia as the loss of more real, authentic, versions of the self are typically combined with the disease models, again displaying the social nature of medicalized constructs inidivduals use to explain their lives."

"Having one character that says one thing and another character that says another ... having two different, especially when I talk to myself, that's sort of my schizophrenia ... I imagine people talking to me, I just imagine I don't hear voices ... sometimes I hear society talking to me, yea, which is not normal [laughs]"

I'm reading about schizophrenia and attempting to deduce what, if anything, this can allude with regards to the creation of self and identity.

I may empathise too much with the schizo's.

Plus, the girls in this video are quite sexy.

Primary 1 and Riton

Riton and Primary 1 - Radiates from Bob Harlow on Vimeo.

Ere, don't ya think that Primary 1 looks like T4's Rick Edwards?

I've loads of half finished posts. Proper busy at the moment, like. Sorry.

Monday 2 November 2009

Laura White

Now, obviously everyone watches X Factor. Even Bauman and Björk watch X Factor. I know for a fact The Boy Least Likely To are fans of the national hub of identity that is this Saturday and Sunday evening social phenomenon.

Anyway, so last year, I was devastated. My world was utterly rocked, and not in the good way, by the ongoings of X Factor. I vowed to hate it forever, but carry on watching, if only from a curious sociologists point of view (ha). When Laura White was voted out of last year's competition it left a bitter taste in my mouth and some grandiose metaphysical questions about the worth of television, the general public and a certain Louis Walsh.

But now, after 'a break' -- by which, I mean, not a break, an agreed amount of time that artists that have participated in the X Factor are banned from releasing any material as such as they become famous to the great annoyance of ITV and Simon Cowell whom have not been able to gain any monetary profit from -- LAURA WHITE IS BACK!!

I'm not sure I wholly love the single on initially hearing it. But I still back her most deserved rise to success after the disaster that was 2008!

Her sound is only two-clicks away from Alexandra Burke's and Cheryl Cole's. So if Laura White doesn't do well then we can view this as being down to the power of money, promotion and the big labels. Not a lack of talent! She's gorgeous!

Buy her single here! Go Laura!