Ok, so I took the evening off, so sue me. A good friend, Jens, offered free tickets to Booka Shade at Rust, which in my world is an offer you can't refuse. Anyways I'm sick of my thesis, and if I was to stand any chance of actually finishing the damn thing this week, I needed to just take my mind of it, for a few minuttes at least. Booka Shade were the masterminds behind last years most understated brilliant piece of techno - Movements. Merziger and Kammermeier as they're known when not producing, DJ'in, performing, or managing the Get Physical label, have created a unique brand of electronic music, which always seems to be just a milisecond of beat or too slow - pure genious The concert was decent, the place too packed, and the venue too small. It was pretty clear from the first bass kick, that people were there for the hits - apparently Booka Shade have a massive crossover appeal. Night Falls, the third song of the night received a roar. The new stuff was pretty trancy, but with the trademark Booka sound. Highlights: modern classics Mandarine Girl and Body Language (Interpretation).
Canadian popsters Dragonette, made up of Martina Sorbara, her husband Dan Kurtz, Will Stapleton and Joel Stouffer, are going to be big. They haven't released anything but a single and an EP, and already Popjustice are, and have been for quite a while, shitting themselves over the quality of this band. Pop songs of perfect quality, with that added heavy electro synth - The kids are going to go nuts.
Here is a semi new remix by this blogs current favorite Van She of the single I Get Around. The Van She sound merges perfectly with Dragonian disco fury - you must enjoys this:
We´re into the homestretch. I have to hand in my now hated thesis in about 3 weeks. Therefore, bare with me. This blog is not dead, not dejected by lame criticism nor grinding to a stop. Keep coming back - regular transmission will resume shortly.
While you wait, here is a little remix gem by SebastiAn of one of the most remixed bands of the last couple of years - Bloc Party. Considering the amazing amount of remixes done, the quality hasn't been anything to write home about, hopefully this remix will start a new trend.
I was actually not going to post this song. You can probably find it all over internet or at least in the Mp3 blogosphere. No points for guessing it's the new Justice track B.E.A.T. - the flipside to D.A.N.C.E. - Seriously, these guys have the iconagraphy nailed. First the flashing cross, now essential words spelled out in capital letters and punctuated! Both of these tracks - in effect they are essentially the same - sees Justice looking back to their french roots. It is as if the French dance scene is coming full circle - We are now that close to the Da Funk aestetics, that you can almost taste that first time it occured to you that said record was going to be B.I.G. and you fell in L.O.V.E. . Writing this makes me look forward to the actual Justice record, and crossing my finger that Daft Punk will be late showers at Roskilde Festival.
This is the childrens choir sampling beauty of B.E.A.T./D.A.N.C.E.: "Do the D.A.N.C.E. 1-2-3-4. stick to the B.E.A.T. get ready to ignite."
Jürgen Paape is on a creative high. It's not that long ago that he released the disco stomper Take That on Kompakt Total 7, and re-edit Take This on Speicher 45. He's more dancefriendly than other artists on Kompakt, exemplified best by perennial favorite So Weit Wie Noch Nie - clearly able to create a broader appeal, than the rather eclectic sounds of his fellow label mates.
New single is Speicher 47 - Fruity Loops 1. Probably a reference to the music program of the same name, it fusses a strong bass drum, with what sounds like the repetiteve synthchord of Tiga's version of Hot in Herre. Effective as hell, a perfect loopy creation.
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