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Jan 25, 2008

How to do it.

Whats up everyone. It's Friday. School has started, and that means my little brown hairs are back on their path to becoming little gray hairs. So now it's time to rejoice over the fact that the work week is over and do the D.A.N.C.E.

First up today is a track of off Steve Aoki's new album. Correct me if I'm wrong, but the first track off of it is just a copy and paste of the Refused's, "New Noise." Major boo points for that. At any rate, this track is a LA RIOTS remix of SCANNER's, "Low Life," with a little taste of UFFIE mixed in. I am in love with her just like every dude who knows who she is. Eat it up. Cred goes to LA Riots, not Aoki.

Scanner - Low Life (LA Riots rmx ft. Uffie)

What up to all of the ANIMAL COLLECTIVE fans. This next track is a remix of one of the better songs from PANDA BEAR's solo album. At first I wasn't sure what to think of it, but now it has become a part of me. It's so happy and yet tinges of dark and looming piano are sprinkled on top. Genius. Remix done by TURBOSTATION.

Panda Bear - Comfy in Nautica (Turbostation Remix)

The next track is a bit morose because everyone needs a little love in their lives. CHRISTOPHER ROBIN is a pop/electro act from Australia, one of the emerging hot spots of this crazy dance electro scene. *Cough*Cut Copy*Cough* One interesting thing about this track is the major lack of a snare drum. That doesn't bother me too much though. I love it anyway. And I hope you will too.

Christopher Robin - Always

Fourth up today is a track from NEON BLAK. This starts out with some cheesy robot man and wife conversing about ass shaking. . .things can only get better from there, right? The bass line on this track kills. Uh oh. The ass shaking dialogue continues. These Swedes are on top of their game. This is the remix, or as they call it. . V.2.

Neon Blak - Eurotrash V.2

Last up today is a real gem. From the mastermind behind the fabulous KITSUNE, Shinichi Osawa brings us a remake of the CHEMICAL BROTHERS', "Star Guitar." The lovely ladies in AU REVOIR SIMONE do a fantastic job on vocals (I'm in love with them as well). I could dance to this shit all night. A fist pounding, crotch thrusting delight. The video is below for all those interested. Feel what I feel. Take what I take.

Shinichi Osawa ft. Au Revoir Simone - Star Guitar

And that should do it for today.
Until next time. . .keep it fresh.

Jan 17, 2008

Round Two

It's been four days. . .and yes, it's time for another dose of remix love. This blogging business has become more addicting than I had expected. Ah well. . . and away we go.

First up is remix of a FEIST song called, "My Moon, My Man" done by the rad dudes in BOYS NOIZE. I'm starting to realize how inescapable this talk box action is. Nearly every remix that catches my ear has at least a little taste of robot vocals in it. That being said, you could probably guess that this one has a fair amount in it. Take an amazing, beautiful artist like Feist and mix in a dirty vocoder sound and a fat beat and I'm all over it. This track is in the top 10 of 2007 for a lot of people.

Feist - My Moon, My Man (Boys Noize Remix)

Next is another KLAXONS remix. This song has been around for a bit, but if you can't get enough of JUSTICE, like myself, then this remix is for you. It sounds like it could have come straight from their album. What else needs to be said?

Klaxons - As Above, So Below (Justice Remix)

Moving along. . . this one's a little change of pace. WILLIE NELSON. He loves weed. I love him. U2. Not so much. Put em' together and what do you get? Magic. Even if you loathe Bono and his antics as much as I do, you can't deny the way this track tugs at the heart strings. Mix-up done by the talented DIVIDE & KREATE from Stockholm, Sweden. If you like this track check out his myspace for some other lovely gems.

Divide & Kreate - Always With You

The last track I have for you today is a remix of, "Pogo" by DIGITALISM. If you haven't heard this song yet you've been under a rock for the last six months. At this point it's reached played out status. Every wannabe/hippie/indie chick at the club is begging for this song. This remix gives some new life to it and for that I am grateful. Done by the very talented MANO.

Digitalism - Pogo (Mano Remix)

Until next time. I bid you farewell.

Jan 13, 2008

Do You Believe in Magick?

Here are a few different tracks I've been feeling lately. Some are old, some are new, but all of them are good. I promise.

The first track is a remix of an AIR song called, "Don't Be Light." The edit was done by Thomas Bangalter, one half of the legendary DAFT PUNK. The track in itself is very unlike Daft Punk; a little less punchy with ambient textures littered all over it. The piercing strings and guitar solo are a rad touch. Yes rad.

Air - Don't Be Light (Thomas Bangalter Edit)

The next track is a remix of an older Franz Ferdinand song done by your favorite French dirty electro act- JUSTICE. This track is laden with heavy rock drums over chopped up vocal clips, a vocoder sample and Justice's very unique dirty bass sound.

Franz Ferdinand - The Fallen (Justice Remix)

The next song is the only original song of the five. It's called, "Give Me Every Little Thing," and its done by JUAN MACLEAN of James Murphy's DFA records. The song has a very epic, synthy feel to it and a nice driving bass line that really gets the blood flowing. I recommend checking out the full album if you dig this track. Very reminiscent of LCD and their disco punk style.

The Juan Maclean - Give Me Every Little Thing

One act that I have been digging a lot lately is the reincarnation of Simian as SIMIAN MOBILE DISCO. I know I might be horrendously behind on that discovery but whatever. The boys in SMD do a remix of, "Magick" by the Klaxons. This one has the same chopped up vocal effect, but with more of a driving bass sound. The guys in SMD really know how to tear up a synth.

Klaxons - Magick (Simian Remix)

The last track is a real doosie. It's a remix of SNOWDEN's, "Black Eyes" done by DJ Castle VANIA from Atlanta, Georgia. I saw him spin after a MOVING UNITS show at the Echoplex last month and it was amazing. I think the remix blows the original out of the water with is catchy disco groove and cool robot vocal effect on the chorus.

Snowden - Black Eyes (Le Castle Vania Remix)


Jan 12, 2008

Test Run

Hello everyone. I have created this blog to share music and ideas with my friends and hopefully it will work out as planned. My goal is to update at least twice a month with some new remixes and philosophical theories. I hope you enjoy what I have to offer.