News to Me


Well, here’s some stuff from some albums this year, before the year ends! From the new M83 album Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming. I’ve been meaning to post up a review on it which will soon happen, so I’ll save that for posting the original. Anyways, starting off with the Christian Strobe remix of Midnight City, the track I really can’t get enough of from their new album. This remix is the only one that I liked out of the bunch I hated, loving the original track made me much more subjective on the remixes. Second track is the Tensnake remix of Friendly Fires Hurting which is from their new album Pala. I haven’t listened to yet, but if it’s anything like their first one then I’ll be happy. Something to check out for sure. And lastly, the Theatre of Delays remix of The Rapture In The Grace of Your Love from their newest album In the Grace of Your Love. Haha, yeah. I actually really like this remix, it’s not fast or electro but it’s great on its own. Anyways, expect some sort of post or review of all three of these albums. I’ll add it to my calendar.

M83 – Midnight City (Christian Strobe Remix)

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Friendly Fires – Hurting (Tensnake Remix)

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The Rapture – In The Grace Of Your Love (Theatre Of Delays Remix)

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Hi, I’m Tom…I PEEP!

Friends, Romans, ‘Lectro kids….Salutations!

‘Tis been a week since we last talked, I hope you all survived your weekend with only a few scratches and bumps. Send some feedback on what you were doing; let’s make this site a bit more socially interactive…
Alright, guys, this week you’re gettin spoiled. I’ve received tons of good stuff and I am willing to exhibit all of it in the coming days. The centre piece of this week’s posts is a Brooklyn based band called Peephole. These guys really caught my attention. There are a lot of so-called Indie Dance bands nowadays, since it’s the thing to do, however not many stand out like these guys. I kind of want to say that they remind of Friendly Fires, but I would only go as far as putting them in them in the same category of “Really F*ckin Good Contemporary Bands that I Enjoy Listening to Every Day” or “RFGCBIELED” for short. Today I shall post their EP “Strawberry Told Me”, and Wednesday I will follow up with the other EP “Cold Dime.” These guys WILL blow up…

Oh right…I almost forgot, these guys are nice enough to let people download the music on their site

Strawberry Told Me

Rita Done Me Wrong

Club Agoraphobia

Who Will Love You ‘Till The End

New Fires Smoldering

Not gonna lie to ya, I did get a bit school-girl giddy when I opened my inbox this week and learned that there’s a new Friendly Fires track out. I’m sure you’re all familiar with my love for them, sooooo if you happen to be in Vancouver on Nov. 26, they’re staging a concert at Venue. So COME, and don’t be shy to buy me a beer. You never know, we might end up buddies for life.

ANYWAYS, I digress. “Kiss of Life” is their new release and Spiral into the Storm did a great job remixing it with dashes of House, Dub Step and very epic sounds. Quite frankly, it’s one of the better remixes I’ve heard this year because it keeps you guessing to the end. Very very very good eclectic remix, and Eclecticism is the new Electro….heard it here FIRST!!!!
Number 2, this week, from me is off a new label called Play Me Records, founded by long time DJs Reid Speed and Mark Subsonik. They’re huge into Dub Step and that’s their main export. Mais, mes amis, I did get a nice, very very VERY NICE, Malo Electro remix of Lea Luna’s “Leaving for Mars” which will incinerate some floors in the near future. So make sure to check out all the other stuff they got to offer, especially if Dub Step tickles your fancy (I never figured this proverb out, what if your fancy is of the testicular kind?)…..KTHXBYE

Friendly Fires – Kiss of Life (Spiral into the Storm Remix)

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Lea Luna – Leaving for Mars (Malo Remix)


Up & Coming…Down & Dirty

I’ve been feelin Friendly Fires huge this year…without a doubt the best new band. First time i heard them was via GRUM’s remix of “Skeleton Boy” which also ended up being one of my favourite tracks in 2009. Please make sure check it out if you haven’t already. “Photobooth” reminds a bit of Prince in his 1999-era…funky and buzzing with a bassline that has an attitude problem.
Even though he started out with a reality TV show, Shwayze really surprised me with his music and The Bloody Beetroots did an amazing job with “Get U Home.” There’s enough Acid and Electro for everyone to go around and still be enjoyable when you’re not headbanging in the club. Alright people, have yourselves a dope Wednesday…and see ya before the weekend

Friendly Fires – Photobooth

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Shwayze – Get U Home (The Bloody Beetroots Remix)

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Weekend Update


So I’ll be in Toronto once again next week. It shouldn’t be too busy though so post-wise it should be the same. Not really the newest tracks, but that’s never stopped me before and they’re great tracks anyways. First off is the Chromeo remix of Vampire Weekend‘s The Kids Don’t Stand A Chance which doesn’t even sound like it’s from this decade, sounds genuinely out of the 80’s. Really loving this track, you know me and retro, we have a history. Next is the Thin White Duke remix of Friendly Fires. Like his other stuff, it’s a well played out long track and has that lounge electro feel to it, a tad bit mellower than stuff we normally hear. And lastly, the Alex Metric remix of Bloc Party with that dirty Euro electro sound. Can’t get enough.

Vampire Weekend – The Kids Don’t Stand A Chance (Chromeo Remix)
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Friendly Fires – Jump In The Pool (Thin White Duke Remix)
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Bloc Party – One More Chance (Alex Metric Remix)
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Out Again

Chris Thompson

Alright, I seem to love remixes of Au Revoir Simone or remixes/covers they make. A bit toned down, but this remix by The Teenagers is great. Very new wave slow. Second remix although not tagged so is the Air France remix of Friendly FiresSkeleton Boy, but it also has the Au Revoir Simone remix of the track, an interesting mix. They definitely remade the whole track. And lastly, the Screendeath remix of Empire of the Sun. I haven’t posted about this track in a while, I’m kind of surprised that people are still making remixes of it. I wouldn’t mind hearing a dub version of this remix, very interesting beat.

I’m off to Toronto again, but I’ll try to make a post while I’m there. I’ll be back in a week.

Au Revoir Simone – Shadows (The Teenagers Remix)
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Friendly Fires – Skeleton Boy (Air France Remix)
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Empire Of The Sun – Walking On A Dream (Screendeath Remix)
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Crunch Time

As all of us students know, it’s crunch time. So things will go one of two ways. Either you won’t hear from me at all next week or you’ll see me on here more than you’ve ever seen before, seeing as how I love to procrastinate. Anyways, let’s end the week off on a happy note. The Lifelike remix of La Roux definitely made my week, I can’t get enough of that French house sound. La Roux is definitely gaining popularity, keep your ears peeled (or she’s already really popular, I’m not updated enough on the UK scene). Significantly different from The Twelves remix of the same track, really I can’t compare the two. For some strange reason I see the Lifelike remix being played at a yuppie minimalist black-tie party in the 90’s, not commentary on the actual track. Second track is the Grandtheft remix of Lykke Li‘s Dance Dance Dance. We’ve seen loads of remixes of this track, I liked this one though. And lastly, the GRUM remix of Friendly Fires, reminds me slightly of Calvin Harris. Great remix of the track, it doesn’t really peak till half way.

La Roux – In For The Kill (Lifelike Remix)

Lykke Li – Dance Dance Dance (Grandtheft Remix)
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Friendly Fires – Skeleton Boy (Grum Remix)
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