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Wednesday, 30 April 2008

Boy 8-Bit Fogbank on Data Sapiens

This is sort of a pretext to direct you to the Data Sapiens blog in general because there is so much amazing new stuff on there. But specifically Boy 8-Bit can do very little wrong these days and this has almost an old Hardcore sound to it, which I'm a huge fan of (as you can see here).

Boy 8-Bit track Fogbank on Data Sapiens blog

Thursday, 24 April 2008

Louis La Roche - Peach EP on Your Only Friends blog

Ok, I do have a bit of a soft spot for disco-ish sounds. Louis La Roche is a new artist doing some very fresh 80's/disco type house work - very in the vein of late 90s french house. On the Floor and Do You Remember are excellent.

Louis La Roche - Peach EP on Your Only Friends blog

I also got sent this today by Rough Trade and it's not all over the net yet. I LOOOOVE the Long Blondes and Guilt is a great track. This mix is very beautiful but more on the mellow sound.

Long Blondes - Guilt (Pantha Du Prince remix)

Wednesday, 23 April 2008

18 volumes of rare Disconet remixes on Russian forum!

I don't make the sins, I just point them out. I've paid serious money over the years to collect Disconet remixes, which were made by original disco stars such as Tom Savarese back in the day for djs only and never released commercially.  I was looking this evening for Magnifique-Magnifique, which is a fantastic italo disco classic and found 18 volumes of Disconet remixes all of a sudden available for all.  The Magnifique track is on volume 13 but I will also let you download it here.

download: Magnifique - Magnifique (disconet remix)

Wednesday, 16 April 2008

New Bands: PDF Format/Fan Death/DVAR

I don't generally find much relatively good music out of the blue without it being blogged by others first. But increasingly a lot of bands are sending me their music. And today I happened to find three really good ones all in one day.

PDf Format looks like it's out of Toronto and it's 8-bit computer songs that are really good. I love this sound, but sometimes the music is busy and soul-less. These songs are really well done covers, though I'm not sure if the guy's original work is as good.

Download some tracks on Said the Gramophone.

Fan Death is probably the most well done/commercially likable of the 3 bands on this post. They sound like they are in the vein of older Metro Area and some of the new stuff being put out by Glass Candy. Very nice, particularly on Veronica's Veil, though I think the quite good technical skills need to include a few more slightly more original, maybe even wonky, songwriting ideas, maybe on the vocal side. You can download tracks on their myspace.

DVAR is probably the oddest and most interesting of the three. Some band out of Russia and I so I can't read much about them, their songs sound sort of like goth synths/vocals mixed with dancehall sort of beats and supposedly they sing in their own made up language. I quite like it and fresh to see someone doing something new of sorts. I've put up one track for you.

Download their latest cd below. For those who are more technically inclined on extracting files, the first part has all the songs but a little tiny bit of the last one.

Part 1

Part 2


01 - Vah Raii Uvah
02 - Zag'zagah
03 - Miaahu Piaahu
04 - Naa
05 - Greih
06 - Yo-Or
07 - Zhaka Taka
08 - Habi Tabi
09 - Yoffi!
10 - Maaqwai
11 - Ko Ki Ki
12 - Taana Havaynah

Armand Van Helden "Je T’aime (Switch Remix)" on Radio Sidekick blog

I can't believe I missed this when it first started appearing late last year. Full anthem with a little tiny bit of a breakbeat. Lots of Switch mixes out there and a lot are good but I don't always get a chance to go through them all. This one will definitely be dropping into my sets.

Monday, 7 April 2008

Tek Box - Move Your Hips on One Day Later blog

Sort of in the same vein as Chromeo, I somehow missed this when it came out last summer. This is excellent 80s synth funk redone by current (Uk?) residents Tek Box. You can also find more tracks to listen on Bibabidi here. The One Day Later blogger must have an ear similar to mine because he's also posted more recently a bunch of early 80s electro funk that is amazing. Check out the Jerome Prister.
I am also djing at Durrr tonight where I will be recording a podcast. You should come down to see it happen :)

Friday, 4 April 2008

Munk ft. Asia Argento - Live Fast! Die Old! (Maral Salmassi & Zero Cash Remix) on Bibabidi

The original didn't inspire me for some reason, but these simple piano chords (which are too missing these days with all the squelchy electro bitsy) are pretty awesome.
Also, get the Le Le - Breakfast Jackin house number on Trash Menagerie - it went down like a storm last night at ye olde Catch bar.

Wednesday, 2 April 2008

Fanfare Ciocarlia - 007 James Bond Theme on Whats In My Ipod blog

Just a little something that I found intriguing - a eastern euro brass band cover of the James Bond Theme - surprisingly good. You can download the full Fanfare Ciocarlia album at the link below, and I have supplied the one track here.


Fanfare Ciocarlia - 007 James Bond Theme on Whats In My Ipod blog

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