This is the Bag Raiders I remember, Turbo Love is a great track. I might just have to post the original in another post, but this is definitely what I was expecting from their debut album, if you haven’t heard Turbo Love yet because it wasn’t in their new album, check it out here. A tiny bit toned down in the remix by Light Year, great remix of a great track. Second is an original from Moullinex, Love it is, Then which I’m liking the vibe I’m getting from this song. The trumpet sample, makes me love house a bit more. And lastly, the Beast Rave remix of Caribou Odessa which let me tell you, out of 200 emails, this one took the top. Although that might not be as big of a compliment because 90% of those emails were junk, I like the track haha.
So it’s the end of 2010, out with the old and in with the new! First off, Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas, tomorrow! I will attempt to make a top 10 post for the end of this year, as I have the last two years, but it might be a top 5 list. I’ll do something anyways. This isn’t really an album review post, more like I’m talking about an album. Full out album review posts were stressful and really deterred me from writing them in the first place. I do want to bring attention to certain albums though, so simply putting them in a post seems to be the best way. Nothing official. Does this mean I won’t be doing album review posts anymore? Nah, when I’ve got the time I’ll make full reviews, but not for a while.
For you guys who have the whole or half day off, I’ve got a great album you need to check out. Remember all those remixes back in the day which were awesome by Bag Raiders? Well, they have a self-titled album out! It came out in October in Australia, but it’s official release date for the US is January 25th. This also means they’re going to tour in the US, hopefully Canada too but all I saw was the US. Stay tuned for tour locations and dates.
At first when I listened to their debut album, all I could think was that it sounded nothing like their remixes and nothing like their first single Fun Punch which strangely didn’t find itself onto this album. Slowly though, I started to hear it more and more. It was Bag Raiders, but matured. I mean, they definitely could have made an album with tracks sounding like Fun Punch, but we would’ve got bored of it sooner or later. This album stretches further than that. Obviously as an electro-house blogger, I’ll sway more towards that stuff in the album which just coincidentally happens to sound like their older stuff.
You’re going to see that the two tracks I chose was firstly, the obvious choice being one of the big hits out of this album with reason, a taste of their past with Sunlight. So Demanding and Gone Away were pretty awesome tracks, touching a bit more into the electro-funk and dance, but I had no choice but to chose my second favorite track from the album as Golden Wings. Yes, without lyrics but with a musical story, I loved it. Again, somewhat feeling like house. The album has its gems, I definitely suggest you check it out. Just a word of caution, don’t get it expecting it to be full out electro-house greatness. It spreads quite a wide spectrum of electronic music, something more of an Aussie scene feel.
Bag Raiders – Sunlight
Bag Raiders – Golden Wings
The new Tron soundtrack is being released on December 7th, as we all know which was produced by Daft Punk. Before everyone goes wild, they were commissioned (although completely willingly and enthusiastic) to do a soundtrack for a movie. So everyone expecting full on French House madness will be utterly disappointed. I’m expecting a fantastic soundtrack, definitely not Daft Punk album #4. I know, it’s totally a given but some people just don’t get it reading some comments around the net. Didn’t include any originals, but the NTEIBINT remix of Derezzed.
Digitalism released a new EP Blitz which is fantastic because I haven’t really heard anything big from them since really Idealism, although the remixes from Moshi Moshi were great. The track Blitz really brings me back to the good old days. I hope this means we should be expecting an album from them soon.
The last track is actually from the good old days, the Bag Raiders remix of Cut Copy‘s Far Away, but with a nice little twist for you guys and future posts to come. I saw this track show up recently on Hype and was surprised I never posted it before. I am a huge Cut Copy fan and a even bigger Bag Raiders fan. The twist? Bag Raiders released their debut self titled album this month. What?! Yeah I know, I’ve yet to listen to it but it’s on the top of my to-do list.
I’m off to Seattle for a couple days! Thought I’d include that useless piece of information and judging by how I’ll be traveling (traveling on a shoestring) I highly doubt I’ll have a computer. Starting off with the Kris Menace remix of Bag Raiders‘ Shooting Stars, I can’t get enough of this track. There’s also another remix out there by Shazam of this track you can check out, personally I enjoyed the Kris Menace remix more but they’re both great. Second is the unexpected Buffetlibre remix of Cartridge. From the intro, I was expecting something rather different, but I actually really liked the direction Buffetlibre took on this. Quite happy. Lastly, the Light Year remix of Jay Z. Thank you for remixing this.
Alright, decided to choose three great tracks from the week that I haven’t already posted. First is the Plastic Fang remix of Justice‘s Valentine. Haven’t seen much from Justice lately so I guess this is a bit of a refresher if/before they go downhill which I really hope they don’t. They definitely defined the last year. The second is the Achilles and Guile remix of Lady Sovereign, haven’t listened to Lady Sovereign in a long time. The track is over from Dani Deahl‘s d squared. Wow, very club, I hope you don’t mind. And third track was extremely confusing and fun, the ZZZ remix of Bag Raiders. It really grows on you, after you get over the “what the fuck?” factor. But once you hear the actual tune coming in at around 1:20, you’ll jump up and go “YES!” I love Bag Raiders, this is perfect for it. Bag Raiders did a remix of one of ZZZ‘s songs as well.
Alright, this is the first time since 2009 that I’m happy with the music on Hype. It’s starting to turn around so I can start being slightly lazy again! First remix is the Bag Raiders remix of ZZZ, loving how well the beats mix with the piano. The piano being from the original track, which you should totally listen to and I will possibly post cause it’s got an awesome I presume keyboard solo. You hear a bit of the solo in the remix, but it quickly switches to pure Bag Raiders. Second track is the Lapse remix of Moulinex and Xinobi. Kind of laughed cause it almost sounds like “Discotech”. If you haven’t heard the original, make sure you check it out at Discotexas. Absolutely love what Lapse did to it. Very high school dance in an 80’s movie in a good way. And the last track, the Moulinex remix of College featuring Anoraak. Loved the original track, can’t get enough of the remix. Moulinex never fails to impress.
Jumping more into hip-hop or pop today, depending on how you look at it. First is from my favorite pop artist Kylie, though somewhat different from her usual featuring MC Spank Rock remixed by Benny Blanco. Was this an original song? Cause it sounds good enough to be one. Second is the Bag Raiders remix of Kid Sister. The zShare link actually is the extended version with an intro, the other link is the shorter version. Really love this track, I heard three different parts to this song. The first intro which is more Kid Sister, the remixed part, and the ending more Bag Raiders part. And lastly, from the Dada Life mix I posted last Saturday, the Dada Life remix of Maskinen. Absolutely love the track, it’s so dirty I have to wash my hands. Thanks Okat for the shoe art.