Thursday, November 29, 2007
This One's For You Miss Murder


I'm still not sure what I can say to this. Judge for yourselves, suffice to say that I want a Snoop / Daft Punk collaboration in the near future!

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Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Freakin' in glorious Stereo
In the seemingly never ending saga of Bloc Party remix, one has really stood out lately. It's by dubstep man of the moment and general UK music king Burial. It's Where is Home a B-side to Flux, and it's brooding, dark and the perfect sound of november. Hypnotical, druggy and mellow, it's in other words the perfect metropol soundtrack. I haven't done any posts on Burial yet, which is mistake on my part, but this remix will set you up perfectly if want a nice entry point into the grim world of dubstep - Go here for an interesting interview in the Guardian. Oh, and I really like the artwork for the whole Bloc Party album and it's singles.

Bloc Party - Where is Home (Burial Remix)

Get 12" of flux here


If you're a regular reader you know I've been championing Hot Chip for long now. Though they are rather old on the circuit by now, they still manage to sound more fresh than out-of-the-oven bread. They are about to release a new album which of course causes tremendous shivers of joy in my mirrorballs. It's called Made in the Dark, and you can here a preview of Ready for the Floor on their Myface, which is first single of the album, released on January 28th 2007. It's nothing less than stellar sounding - go here for an interview. I can't wait, I'm ready for the floor!

Hot Chip - Ready for the Floor (Soulwax Dub) (Is it me, or does this sound like Flat Beat?)
Hot Chip - I became a Volenteer

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Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Is you tweaking?
Sometimes God chooses mysterious vessels for his genius:
Behold 'Kells and all I can ask you is: "Did she say there were other guys there? DID SHE SAY THERE WERE OTHER GUYS THEEEIIEREE?"



And what is up with the fight at the end? Oh, and if you haven't already, go see the R-Kelly saga Trapped In The Closet on youtube.

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Monday, November 26, 2007
What else is new - Mix 3.2
Back in October DFA guru James Murphy did a new mix for the Fabriclive series along with fellow LCD Soundsystem partner-in-crime Pat Mahoney. For some reason I totally missed this gem, which was an obvious mistake on my part. These collections are normally sort of just left of the mainstream with forays into unknown territory. Not so with this one, this one starts somewhere deep in a 1984 post punk basement somewhere in New York, and then proceeds to dig directly into the earth. What is to be find somewhere in the deep N.Y. underground is an effective mix of funk, mutant disco and synth - in other words: Bliss! It, and I hesitate to use this phrasing, fucking rocks!

here's a small soundbite:

James Murphy / Pat Mahoney - Fabric.Live 36

Chic - I feel your love comin' on -> Was (Not Was) - Tell be that I'm dreaming -> GQ - Lies

Buy the complete diamond here - You know this is going to make the perfect christmas present!

Another grade A christmas present for me would be the new Daft Punk mix CD giving you all the fun you missed out on because you weren't living anywhere near their live tour this summer:

I think it's safe to say that this 2007 is a follow up to the 1997 Alive record, which didn't really have a great impact on public taste. This new mix reads like a regular greatist hits for the 'Punk. Seriously, I have a hard time coming up with an electronic act having more killer singles in their back catalogue. Thus even if you're not a Daft Punk fan, you do have to give this a listen and acknowledge the sheer ferocity of their songs: Ro'o'oooobooo'o'o'ot - Hu'uuuumaaaa'aaaa'an! Listen to the rising alarm before the song breaks: WUUUT!

Here's a small soundbite:

Daft Punk - Alive 2007
Robot Rock -> Oh Yeah

Buy an Alive feeling here

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Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Loopy loopy love is all
It's slitt your wrist weather in Copenhagen as usual which means there is nothing like some good tunes for releasing those oh so precious endorfines:

The Hives are back with a new album, apparently first titled something along the lines of "the best album ever" - now just The Black and White Album (still better than single colour albums I guess, I'm looking at you The Beatles and Jay-Z). Tick Tick Boom, the first single of the album, is proably Hives zen. It's garage rock explosions in it's most explicit form and, I cannot stress this enough, must be played at the loudest possible volume:

The Hives - Tick Tick Boom
Get album here


Just got around to buying the older Metro Area album the other day. Found at in the bargain bin, and thought I should add it to my collecten. This meant I looked them up on ye old net when I got home, and lo and behold - they are releasing their 7th 12". A smart title choice following classics such as 2, 5 and 6. It's still killer stuff that Morgan Geist and Darshan Jesrani release on their Environ label. New track Read My Mind is the first Metro Area track to feature vocals, which mix surpricingly well with the smooth and always perfect produced Metro sound. It is highly recommendable and definetly worth a long good listen. This is a low quality version of the B-side dub:

Metro Area - Read My Mind Special Dub
get the whole 12 inches of 7 here

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Monday, November 12, 2007
Give a hand for Africa

During the busy days of the last couple of weeks, music has taken the back seat, being more of a means than an actual end. Sorry, hopefully I'll be a bit more consistent in the near future. Got a tip from Commodore 64 Look-a-like Mads yesterday: The very excellent blog Awesome Tapes from Africa. A killer Mp3-blog purely jamming to tapes (seriously, we're talking tape-rips here) of awesome tunes from the dark continent. A highlight on the blog is Ata Kak, described as: "It sounds so home-made funky yet spooky, like a warped Prince protege from Africa by way of 1986 Chicago." - Enjoy:

Ata Kak - Obaa Sima
Ata Kak - Yemmpa Apa

I think the thing we can learn from this is, we should all marry the internet and just be happy! Oh, and do go and check out the site, by far one of the coolest music sites I've seen thus far.



Thought I'd hit you with a piece of musical sex - Sounds like the soulful sweaty cousin of DJ Assault. Shane Fontane has taken David Banner's Play and dipped it in 1 part porn, 1 part soul fest, 1 part 'Work dat' and 1 part cheese - It's dumb, repetiteve and fun!

David Banner - Play (Shane Fontane no concent remix)


Final focus this post is the excellent new band Turboweekend. 6-7 years ago Danish music was rather emberrasing, but since then, starting cirka Junior Senior, the music scene has exploded. Latest rocket to blast across the Copenhagen sky are Turboweekend made up of Ivan Skavinsky, Ollie Switchdance and Jay Declan (You have to love a band with ficticious names). I'm not sure that they've broken throught the Blogosphere soundbarrier yet, but it will happen! First song was killer single Into You:



They've had a couple of remixes done for new single Wash Out, one from Veto based SuperTroels. It's electro in the style of now, and should be enjoyd at sweaty temperatures:

Turboweekend - Wash Out (Supertroels Remix)
Turboweekend - Something to Say (Supertroels Remix)

Order the album Nightshift here

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