you have to enjoy the UK electro group zoot woman.
Monday, May 31, 2010
you have to enjoy the UK electro group zoot woman.
Friday, May 28, 2010
one of my favorite things about working on a music blog is when we get a submission / recommendation that we follow through with and find some musical perfection. it's the best!
Faded Paper Figures - Small Talk (on SoundCloud)
Faded Paper Figures - Invent It All Again (on SoundCloud)
one of my favorite mixes of all time is moullinex's "libère la femme vol. II." it's a dancing powerhouse and all you need to get the party started.
Thursday, May 27, 2010
anyone who spends any time in my apartment knows that i'm head over heels for casiokids. their musical aesthetic is all about fun - if you like the beach boys, metronomy, and hot chip - i promise that you'll love their music. it's indie music with up-tempo bass lines and a bunch of people harmonizing things like "yeah, yeah" and "la, la." unfortunately, most of their lyrics are in norwegian so i have no idea what they are singing about, but it's like riding your bike in the summer.
Casiokids - En Vill Hest (on Vimeo)
update 5/28/10: i just got permission to post + share "togens hule" - it's really an incredible track **high rec**:
Casiokids - Togens Hule (Download)
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
the artist formerly known as discorockets, now goes by rockets. the bass lines are still smooth, funky and simple - the way they should be. this comes as no surprise as he is on discotexas, the same label that houses moullinex and xinobi. discotexas, though having no real affiliation with texas itself, is one of the dopest labels around right now - still small and with really talented musicians + producers. discotexas is french touch / electro / house at its best - on the same level as valerie, but with a different aesthetic.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Yeasayer - Ambling Alp (Vimeo)
Two words: spectacularly strange! This video employs a great mix of beautiful imagery, experimental visuals, and odd concepts. You got to love that drummer pounding away up on that ridge.
The band, Yeasayer, is an experimental rock band based out of good old Brooklyn. This track, Ambling Alp, is a single off their second album, Odd Blood, which was just released this past February. The album has this worldly and diverse sound to it - partly due to the help they received from Peter Gabriel's drummer, Jerry Marotta. He helped them record the album in a studio packed with synths and percussion from around the world. You can download a track for free from their site or by using the embed below. Enjoy!
Monday, May 24, 2010
Here's a bit of eye candy to start off your week. This unofficial music video for Metronomy's On The Motorway was made by Jul and Mat, a director duo from France. Expect more to come from them - they've been pumping out some real simple and creative shit lately and I anticipate good things to come! Enjoy.
Saturday, May 22, 2010
here's a fast-paced saturday remix of moneypenny by hey champ.
Friday, May 21, 2010
the budos band deserves vinyl treatment. you listen to a single song of theirs and you feel like you're going back to the future. they are ripe with retro sounds and are the contemporary funk band you've been trying to find for years. their sound is original and is the best parts of a quentin tarantino soundtrack. this eleven member soul / funk / jazz group comes from bushwick, BK and they are going to be huge. just wait for it.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
savoir adore is another band for you to fall in love with. look at how cute they are! it's almost disgusting. the duo hails from brooklyn and their debut lp "in the wooded forest" is available on itunes. savoir adore is something special, bringing a lot of electro dance + club characteristics to indie pop. it's a daring and wonderful combination and after listening to their myspace for a bit now, i can tell you that it is worth investigating. check out the original version of "bodies" in this lo-fi repping the miniDV music video:
Savoir Adore - Bodies (Vimeo)
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Youthless 'Good Hunters' (Vimeo)
Found these guys this morning - I like the video and I'm loving the track. I've been trying to put my finger on who they sound like, but I think in the end they're a bit of a mixed breed. I'm feeling a bit of Hooray for Earth and the Rapture with a twist of Metronomy. Youthless is a "club and garage" duo from Portugal and, at this point, relatively unknown. Check them out, you can download their EP for free here (upon registration of course).
And what about us reaching the 100th post?! Shots of Alexi vodka anyone? C'mon it says its distilled four times!
i'd hope that you all know who the big leaguer, thomas bangalter, is: one of the biggest french house and electronic musicians / producers / one-half of daft punk + stardust ("music sounds better with you") + together ("a time has come to make a decision, are we in this thing alone, or are we in it together"). he is also responsible for one of my favorite remixes - dj mehdi's signatune (one of my favorite music videos too, btw).
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
miami horror blasts back into action with his "moon theory" single. when i first heard miami horror, it was just some dude mixing some perfect 80s influenced electro jams and doing some solid remixes for PNAU, stardust, the presets (and many more). lots of synths and electric guitars, sunglasses and red corvettes. now, miami horror plays live with a four piece band and the tracks he puts together in the studio have dynamic vocals that follow a similar aesthetic. if you go back you'll find some older miami horror that's a little less produced and has no vocals. he has definitely grown a lot as an artist, but don't forget the old stuff - it's good too!
Monday, May 17, 2010
Michael Leonhart & Avramina 7 - Dreams Of An Aquarian (Music Video on Youtube)
michael leonhart is a songwriter, a producer, and a musician on truth & soul records - a brooklyn based indie label that specializes in contemporary funk and soul. YEAH YEAH! michael has worked with some amazing talent across multiple genres: mos def, brian eno, steely dan (those guys are picky), david byrne and has worked on over 50 truth and soul recordings. bottom line is that this guy is fucking talented.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
AntiVJ - ENGHIEN (Vimeo)
AntiVJ is a visual label that presents these incredible audio/visual performances. They're simple and spectacular, mixing electronic music and projection mapping. Like this video, they often make buildings come alive. Its fucking awesome - definitely the best mapping work I've ever seen. Check them out and expect more to come.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
i fell in love with au revoir simone when i first heard the teenager's remix of "fallen snow." their vocals inspire good feelings! it's been a while since we posted some solid electro/disco remixes on here - where that bass line is so hot you could burn this disco out. this track has everything, the horns, the break down, the disco strings, and the part where you roller skate backwards. PUNCHES are from BK (let's hang out guys) and have only one other track on their myspace - that's equally as funky. definitely check that out!
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Amari - Tiger (Vimeo)
It looks like this band, Amari, was warped into a mixed-up alternate universe of Star Trek and 2001: A Space Odyssey, and they're all living strange lives through the eyes of others. Rock solid video and loving the music too. Seems like they got their hands on a bunch of sci-fi films from the 80's and pasted the bands faces on all the characters. Nothing I recognize, but I wasn't much of sci-fi fanatic. I think I see some Russian writing in a couple of the shots... Great directing job by Francesco Calabrese.
Monday, May 10, 2010
Friday, May 7, 2010
here are some sweet friday hip-hop remixes for you. grieves and budo worked together to put together this nice little ep that they're offerring entirely for free here. you can preview all the tracks below (unless you are using RSS)!
The Chemical Brothers - Swoon (Youtube)
You most certainly should check out this video. It's simple but stunning, and probably one of the best uses of stock(-esque) footage. Released yesterday, the music video is for the single, Swoon, from The Chemical Brothers' upcoming album, Further, set to be released this June. The exciting thing about this album is that each of the 8 tracks will have a corresponding film that developed concurrently. The Chemical Brothers established this partnership with two of their long-time visual artist buds, Adam Smith and Marcus Lyall. Smith has been behind every visual backdrop for every Chemical Brothers concert since they debuted live!
Sounds like an awesome idea and I am excited to see the rest of the videos look like. The videos will be released as a special edition DVD. They will also be available for download with the LP on iTunes.
i can't begin to explain how good brooklyn duo mitten is. they're still working on their debut ep, and it looks like their working realll hard. if you liked their other two tracks, "cavalcade" and "green" you will FOR SURE like "similar sense." it proves their versatility even more: it's up-tempo, the vocals are playful and gently bounce us around, the lyrics are meaningful for anyone who lives in this city, the melodic build takes you for a positive ride to the chorus and the percussion is interesting and innovative using more indie approaches with electronic influences that might make you think of aphex twin. i could keep going on and on! some other good news is that mitten is working on their live show - i can't wait for this - it's going to be glorious. the bad news is that this will probably be their last free track before they release their ep.
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
i saw walter meego open up for the presets two summers ago in brooklyn and i really liked their music style, combining some more traditional (rock) guitar sounds with happy-pop-electro. their stage presence was good too: you know that stupid shit noise musicians do when they're pretending to be hendrix? it was the opposite of that. it was on the money.
Walter Meego - Forever (Download)
Walter Meego - Got Me Going (Live) (Download)
Monday, May 3, 2010
autokratz just put up their entire new "kick ep" for free on their website. these guys are nice guys.
Saturday, May 1, 2010
tiga's far from home is one of my favorite music videos. the whole thing is really theatrical, very musical-comedy in its choreography and directing. god damn, he even does some jazz steps (or box steps? i can't remember that shit's called).