So I’m off to Portland this week, hopefully it won’t be raining the entire time. Music unrelated to that comment, finally weening myself off Hype Machine a bit, starting off with the Fred Falke remix of Nero Reaching Out. It’s an older one, but well it’s a great track. Slightly different sounding remix by Plastic Plates of Nile Delta Aztec. Actually reminds me of the good old days of when I started this blog, light techno I guess with an awesome beat. Lastly, the Aeroplane remix of Surahn Wonderful. Funky.
Woah, what happened to the last month? Went by so quickly I didn’t even notice! Got three great tracks I’ve been saving, by saving I mean listened to and failed to post instantly, smartphone required in immediate future. Starting off with the Madeon remix of Martin Solveig, both of whom I’ve really enjoyed listening to in the past, suggested from a friend. Reminds me slightly of Bag Raiders, please come back to us old friend. Second is the Viceroy remix of St Lucia, I really have to invest some more time into Viceroy, you should too. And lastly, a Fred Falke remix of Theophilus London, you can always count on Fred Falke for a quality remix. Really works well with the vocals as well.
Martin Solveig – The Night Out (Madeon Remix)
St Lucia – Closer Than This (Viceroy Remix)
Yeah, so that was me yesterday, not the mosquito but the skin it’s on. I forgot with warmth comes other annoyances, better than bitter cold? I’m in a bit of a clubbing music mood today which will be reflected by the tracks in this post! First off is the Sam Tiba & Myd remix of Monarchy I Won’t Let Go. Typically I don’t like big beats, I’m making an exception today. The RSS remix of Depeche Mode Master and Servant, I honestly couldn’t even really recognize it was Depeche Mode, that’s a good thing when it comes to a remix! Not so smart name by the way RSS, I couldn’t find your music page at all. And lastly, out of place but I just had to post it, the Fred Falke remix of Wolf Gang. For some reason the track is really quiet, that or after listening to the first two loud tracks it makes it sound quieter. I’m loving it, Fred Falke knows how to please my ears.
I totally missed April Fools. I didn’t fool anyone nor did anyone fool me. That’s disappointing and quite anticlimactic compared to the one from 2009, unfortunately all the comments were deleted. I’ll keep something in mind for next year. I’ve been absolutely garbage at checking my email the last couple weeks, so these tracks are a result of music blog skimming. Yea, I take no credit for finding these tracks on my own except for the SposhRock remix. First off, the Fred Falke remix of Metronomy. Is there a Fred Falke remix I haven’t liked? No, greatness as usual. Relatively new SebastiAn track Embody and a new Kavinsky remix of the track. I think I’m in heaven, this totally reminds me of the good old days when I started blogging. You can check out the video for the original track here. And lastly, the SposhRock remix of Miami Horror Holidays. It’s calmer than the other ones but I like it.
I woke up last Saturday, the 1st, and knew I was missing something. I couldn’t figure it out all day, then it dawned on me… fuck! I didn’t make a top track list for 2010. Whatever, I shamefully didn’t post enough this year anyways which my new years resolution is to post more. I’ve at least gotten back into the habit of things towards the end of last year. Let’s do this!
Starting the new year off with tracks from… last year! First off is the Fred Falke remix of Robyn Dancing On My Own which is from mid-2010, another polished track coming from Mr. Falke. I’m sure you’ll love it. Second is the Calvin Harris remix of Kelis 4th of July (Fireworks) which I found actually quite dynamic, as in it’s not the same damn thing the whole track. You know, the stuff you hear at cookie-cutter clubs where they’ve played 20 songs but you thought it was just one song all along? “When are they going to change the damn song?!” Well, dynamic within one track which I have to say is pretty hard to do in electro. And lastly, cleaning up something I should have a long time ago, the Justice remix of MGMT Electric Feel which I posted the radio rip of it back in mid-2008. I was reminded of it recently from Hype Machine and decided why not post the actual track? Sounds different from the radio rip, I think they may have cut the track short before.
Three great tracks for you guys today, been listening to these all week. First is from the one and only Fred Falke, his remix of the Whitest Boy Alive Golden Cage which when I was listening to it strangely but at the same time not really reminded me of Saturday Night Fever. When I ended up Youtubing the famous dance scene from it I remembered how bad that movie actually was simply because it had absolutely no cultural relevance to me whatsoever when I watched it in my teens like what, 20 years after it was actually produced. I don’t blame the movie for that. Point of that rant? Sounded like disco, and I liked it. Second is the remix by Robotaki of Shinichi Osawa. Robotaki from Montreal, Canada, definitely interested in your remixes now. And lastly, good old Death to the Throne and his remix of Metric Twilight Galaxy. Totally could’ve been a track on its own, but worked great with the song.
That was quite a ride, apartment hunting wasn’t easy looking for somewhere temporary less than a year, pure stupidity to attempt such a task but I made it happen. With all that looking and stress, I totally forgot about the little things like getting internet and listening to music altogether. It’s all done now, except for the annoying lady downstairs who complains we’re somehow making too much noise while napping, maybe it’s the garbage chute right beside your god damn apartment or the garage right underneath? My friend said it best, make better life decisions, if you want quiet buy a more quiet unit. As for the blog? A thousand unread emails in my inbox later, I’ll be here, not like I was in 2008 where I posted 1-2 times a day, but it’ll be more than zero times a month I’ll promise you that much. Those emails will probably never be read, so if it was really important you might want to email again. Other things I missed? The new Arcade Fire album which is seemingly the revival of their music. I am super excited about this one and will have to drop by the music store to pick it up.
Let’s start off this resurrection with some tracks from this week. First off is the Anoraak remix of Neon Indian Psychic Chasms, a band I haven’t given enough attention to on this blog. Very chillwave as wiki put it. Second is the Fred Falke remix of Florrie, this is like the third or fourth great remix coming from that pair. Really liking the beats, as usual from Fred Falke that’s of no surprise. And lastly, The Ooga Booga remix of Futurecop! which really really reminds me of the good old days. I can always trust Futurecop! to do that for me. I’ll listening to more music from my inbox and spread around more, expect less top week tracks. I’ll be less lazy.