Starting off the week with some non-remix tracks. Starting off with Strange Talk‘s Cast Away which I heard on Hype a couple weeks ago and fell in love with it almost instantly. I thought it sounded very familiar but in a distant kind of way, rightfully so for two different reasons. They’re part of that Australian wave, which I was fully into a couple years ago, but I have since sadly not heard much of lately. The more obvious reason was because I posted their track Eskimo Boy a while back, but this track was actually quite different from the tracks in their first single. It’s a direction they’re taking that I’m really getting into, more of this. Second is Moullinex Kassette that I couldn’t help but post, given that it encompasses the sound this blog has always been after. So much love for Moullinex, even when he was still Moulinex with one ‘l’. And lastly, totally late on this one as it was from last year, Lykke Li‘s I Follow Rivers. Great track, I’ll post a great remix of it that I’m sure you’ve heard already in the next post.
Came across this great track, it’s got that retro sound that I have a weakness for, Jupiter’s Juicy Lucy. Some great remixes of the track by Punks Jump Up, somehow they managed to make it sound even more retro? Remember two posts back when I posted that track by Lacquer? Well, this remix by Little Boots reminded me of that. I love that track, so I can’t help but love this remix. Lastly, the Zimmer remix that has a lighter touch to the track.
Starting off with the Soulwax remix of Arcade Fire Sprawl II, so much love for this. I love The Suburbs, and a Soulwax remix of a track from that album? Can’t go wrong. Unfortunately this has been sitting on my desktop for months at least; the drawbacks of not posting a lot is you get a lot of backlog. Second is the RAC remix of Escort Starlight. As you will see in this and future posts is, I may be going through a RAC binge. These guys have so much talent and genius, everything they touch is gold. If you remember their remix of Lana Del Rey? I still listen to that on a daily basis. Lastly, the Felix Da Housecat remix of RAC’s Hollywood. Check out the original too. I’m surprised, yet also amazed, that their original music is quite different from their remixes. Expect more...
So I’ve been AWOL again, this time with a valid reason. It’s been a rough two weeks coping with the loss of my close friend along with everything else happening in life. No words needed, I always felt weird about reacting to a person who just lost someone close to them, telling them… “I am sorry for your loss.” It always sounded weird to me, being on either side of things. Anyways, seems like I missed quite a bit, with all this Gangnam Style stuff going on, which rightfully is a pretty damn catchy song and dance. Admittedly it’s funny seeing bros outside on the street doing the dance to show their friends. I decided to post the song by Lacquer, Behind, which slightly relates to a future post. I found the video for this song years ago during my undergrad. I vividly remember it being like 3 am in the morning, I was most likely procrastinating for an exam, and was absolutely blown away by the video and more so the song. I also remember sending my friend the video, who was not very impressed by the song as he never liked electronic music, but was also blown away by the video. No GPS!! I love how the car breaks down.
Lacquer – Behind (Extended)
I didn’t have to look too hard for these ones, as per my last post; The Hype Machine isn’t ALL dubstep, so this is all looking up! First off, the Lenno remix of Atlas Genius Trojans, what an amazing remix, loving what he did with the track. Listening to some Atlas Genius tracks, my indie self is getting really into loving the original track as well, so make sure you check that out. Second is a great track suggested by Steffen, the Parachute Youth remix of RUFUS This Summer, can’t get enough of it man! It’s never too late, I was posting Van She remixes years after it was made back in the day, doesn’t change the fact that the track sounds great! I’ll end off with TheFatRat remix of The Knocks‘ The Feeling. Really enjoyed these three tracks, hope you do too!
I was out with some new workmates the other day and Hype Machine actually came up in a conversation not initiated by me. It actually kind of threw me back because I always thought Hype Machine never really got the acclaim it deserved. Unfortunately seconds after this realization, they said how much they loved dubstep and how half of everything posted on Hype Machine is dubstep now. I almost fell onto the floor. It’s only half true! Now the reason I took a hiatus from blogging is because I stopped listening to music altogether. It will be baby steps coming back, but let’s get back to the basics. I’m really excited because I am hearing some more electro around, especially what I loved labeling as retro electro. I’m even hearing it on the radio and in retail stores, although it’s all stuff people posted 3 years ago. We’re getting somewhere!! For those of you who stayed even though I haven’t posted in a while, thank you. Let’s start off with the first track, a track that when I heard it I though was extremely familiar, the Boys Noize remix of Shiny Toy Guns Le Disko. I think the track predates my blog, I must’ve posted it already right? Totally missed it, well here you go. The Theatre of Delays remix of The XX‘s Angels kind of blew me away. Funny way to describe the track because it’s a pretty slack, but I love it for some reason. And lastly, speaking of getting back to basics, the Calvin Harris remix of Florence and the Machine. Bravo, totally reminds me of his older stuff which I couldn’t get enough of. Well done on another great remix.
So I’ve been secretly a Kimbra fan for a while now, ever since happening across her Settle Down video on Youtube a while back. Notably, I couldn’t get over her interesting looks and unique voice. Totally late on that one though, the single came out in 2010! Thought I’d come back with a retro electro remix, typical, from Shook of Cameo Lover. Loving the sound of this one, totally brought me back. Second is the Maestro remix of Settle Down which at times seemed like it was about to edge into dubstep, but thankfully it never did. Young music producer, I’m actually quite impressed with this remix. And lastly, the George Fitzgerald remix of Build Up