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Fresh top 92 2010

27 Jan

An alternate countdown ran this Australia Day, ever so slightly smaller, but still I’m sure people tuned in to Adelaide’s Fresh FM top 92 of 2010. Here are the results:

1 Warp 1.7 The Bloody Beetroots
2 Streetgirls Tocadisco
3 You & I Medina
4 Ghosts n Stuff Deadmau5 Ft Rob Swire
5 Heads Will Roll Yeah Yeah Yeahs
6 Angel On My Shoulder Kaskade
7 Sexy Chick David Guetta Ft Akon
8 Bonkers Dizzee Rascal/Armand Van Helden
9 Killer Jean Elan
10 Reality Shane Cross
11 aNYway Duck Sauce
12 Darling Heart Well Being
13 Shooting Stars Bag Raiders
14 Riverside Sidney Samson
15 I Remember Deadmau5/Kaskade
16 Raindrops Sash/Stunt
17 In The Air TV Rock Ft Rudy
18 Warrior Dance The Prodigy
19 Let The Bass Kick In Miami Chuckie vs LMFAO
20 Tik Tok Kesha
21 Wherever Stafford Brothers/Hoxton Whores
22 I’m In The House Steve Aoki
23 Bulletproof La Roux
24 I Think I Like It Fake Blood
25 Let Me Be Real Fedde Le Grande
26 Still Standing Hilltop Hoods
27 Madagascar 2009 Art Of Trance
28 Escape Me Tiesto
29 Secret Lover Private
30 Sweet Disposition Temper Trap
31 I Like That Richard Vission
32 See The Sun Matt Darey
33 Empire State Of Mind Jay Z
34 Need Me To Stay Tommy Trash/ Mr Wilson
35 One Love David Guetta
36 Tell Your Story Walking Sarah McLeod
37 Club Action Yo Majesty
38 Shockone Polygon Ft Reija Lee
39 Fine Without You Armin Van Buuren
40 Flashback Calvin Harris
44 Sometimes Miami Horror
59 Just A Friend Of Mine Zoot Woman
60 If You Knew Chris Lake
61 I Will Be Here Tiesto & Sneaky Sound System
76 Only Love Way Out West
78 This Must Be It Royksopp
80 You’ve Changed Lauren Flax ft. Sia

I was pleased to see Duck Sauce and Zoot Woman make it in, but where was Not Alone?!

2009! #5-#1

30 Dec

Finally we’re there!

5 Mr Oizo – Positif

Okay, technically this was last year’s release, but I was a little bit slow on the uptake, so for me, Positif was all about 2009. This lamb is back with Mr Oizo to give us this simply awesome electro anthem. This is right up there with best of Oizo’s stuff like the club classic Flat Beat. Filled with dirty, grimy, heavy bassline electro accompanied by sexy French vocals never fails to make an instant dance floor classic and this track is no exception. Off the Lambs Anger album, this song is a stroke of pure genius, and sounds more and more awesome on each listen. Also, an interesting video clip.

Mr. Oizo – Positif Video Clip

Mr Oizo – Positif

4 Duck Sauce – You’re Nasty

This may be less played than aNYway, but it’s the track that I heard first and like best. New York house legends, A-Trak and Armand Van Helden are awesome individually, so you’d expect them to be awesome  when they come together. Released through A-Trak’s own record label, Fool’s Gold, comes this funky house gem. Not quite as 70s disco sounding as aNYway, but still has the funk factor down pat with a choppy bassline and nice vocals to match.

Duck Sauce – You’re Nasty

3 Le Le – Backstage

One of the best new bands of 2009, and this is definitely the most effective and addictive synth basslines. And what’s best about this song, is that not only does this track show off Oizo’s genius production skills, but the vocals are actually hilarious. About a desperate industry wannabe trying to get backstage and hang with the artists, you can’t help but chuckle as you groove. Also an interesting trio, Pepijn Lanen, a Dutch rapper, also writes for Vice magazine and designs. Pieter Janssen is a world renown graphic designer and Rimer Veerman is a member of Comtrom, another electro group.

Le Le – Backstage

2 Make The Girl Dance – Baby Baby Baby

This put in a good right for number one. French electro act Make The Girl Dance is turning a lot of heads in the scene, especially with this catchy electro pop/indie number. All in French, it is still easy to guess that this song would have very sexual driven lyrics and it’s worth watching the English version of the video clip to find out just how cheeky they are because they’re quite amusing. Who doesn’t like a quirky, sexy, French track that…makes the girl dance!

Make The Girl Dance – Baby Baby Baby Video Clip

Make The Girl Dance – Baby Baby Baby

1 Little Boots – Stuck On Repeat

Picking a top song was tough this year, as there were a lot of great songs with none really standing out more than the others, but I decided to go for the pop hit! Without a doubt, best new act of the year is UK’s Little Boots, clearly above La Roux even. Listing two of my favourite female singers in history, Kylie Minogue and Deborah Harry as her main inspirations, you can see why she has risen straight to the top. This ultra catchy synth-backed pop song with added elements of disco and funk and a nice layering of beats. Also very stylish and an awesome live performer, it’s great to see a female artist worthy of number one.

Little Boots – Stuck On Repeat

2009! #25-#21

26 Dec

25 Frankmusik – When You’re Around

It’s  no secret that Vincent Frank is a musical genius. Here he covers the Strangler’s hit from Fight Club, “Golden Brown“, and yes I know it’s a cover of an already great song, but Frank gives it extra flair with high paced synth, deep vocals and catchy riffs. Produced by Stuart Price (the man behind Les Rhythmes Digitales) , this is one of the many masterpieces of Frank Vincent’s hit debut album, Complete Me, the whole album being well worth a listen. Don’t forget to check out the Boys Noize remix.

Frankmusik – When You’re Around (Boys Noize Remix)

Frankmusik – When You’re Around

24 Miami Horror – Don’t Be On With Her

Such a deceiving name for a producer from Melbourne, but we love that such a talent is from Australia! Don’t Be On With Her is the first single from his debut EP and it is extremely catchy, saturated with a heavy 80s style synth and upbeat vocals, making it impossible to resist tapping your feet and dancing along to. One amazing thing about this track, is that despite grabbing heavy influence in vocals, synth and guitar from the 80s, it still feels current, a great dance track by today’s standards. I’m so glad they’re finally releasing a full length album, Sometimes, and hopefully you managed catch their tour earlier this year.

Miami Horror – Don’t Be On With Her

23 The Juan Maclean – One Day

Their first single off The Future Will Come, but their second entry in the countdown, One Day is a simple but catchy synth-indie-pop tune that features upbeat synth progression and gentle, sweet vocals. Slightly reminiscent of the 80s synth style, this song also provides for a nostalgic ride into a happier place. Also, at only 4:15, unlike their other much longer tracks, it is impossible to get bored during this one. Don’t miss them at Field Day on New Years day.

The Juan Maclean – One Day

22 Duck Sauce – aNYway

When Armand Van Helden and A-Trak team up, you know you’re in for something special. Both legendary veterans of the New York house scene, these guys have collaborated to create one of the funkiest house hits of our time. This strong element of funk is continued in the video clip featuring a groovy 70s dance act, perfect emulating the sound of the track. The track cleverly takes a sample of the 1979 Final Edition track I Can Do It (Anyway That You Want It), but they have added their New York cool to turn this cheesy disco feveresque song into an irresistably funky dance floor explosion.

Duck Sauce – aNYway

21 Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Heads Will Roll

In terms of popularity, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs clearly have a head start, but this song just so much more…epic than their other songs, making it well deserving of all the popularity it has generated. Beginning with a dark synth intro, the song quickly progresses into a fiery rock anthem, whilst carrying the dark undertone the whole way through, the prefect recipe for a hit mainstream rock track. Dancefloors worldwide have also been littered with remixes of this song, making it possibly the most remixed song of the year, but luckily, most that I’ve heard have been pretty good. I recommend the Ryan Nexus remix.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Heads Will Roll (Ryan Nexus Remix)

Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Heads Will Roll

Soundtrack to The Weekend II

2 Dec

As the Stereosonic weekend continues, make sure you have a good one, and let this soundtrack accompany you on all your pre-drink sessions!

The Subs – Fuck That Shit

Daft Punk – Robot Rock (DJ B Stee Remix)

Le Le – Backstage (Original Mix)**Highly Recommended

Edwin van Cleef – Overtaken (Neo Tokyo Remix)

Cassius – Youth, Speed, Trouble, Cigarettes (Don Diablo Remix)

CSS – Move (Frankmusik Club Bingo Remix)

SohoDolls – Stripper**Highly Recommended (Oldie but a goodie)

Sohodolls – Trash The Rental (Crystal Castles Remix)**Highly Recommended

Duck Sauce – The Motion**Highly Recommended

Pixie Lott – Mama Do (Linus Loves Radio Edit)

Calvin Harris – I’m Not Alone (Tiesto Remix)

Everybody Loves AOE!

23 Nov

We all loved playing Age of Empires when we were young (many of us probably still love playing it), so just putting it out there, it was the best game ever!

Celebrate this assertion via music, some nostalgic, some not.

Pac Man (Olive$ Remix)

Organ Donors – Super Mario Bros

Electrixx – Tetris (Original Mix) **Highly Recommended

Le Le – Breakfast (Laidback Luke Edit)

Duck Sauce – Grand Steppin’

Grafton Primary – I Can Cook (Hey Now Remix)

Parklife!!!!

27 Sep

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Yes, Parklife has finally landed with the first show in Brisbane last Saturday. Here’s the line up and some tracks to get you into it:

A-Trak (Canada)

Youngest winner of the Canadian DMCs world championships at 15 in 1997.

Duck Sauce (A-Trak with Armand Van Helden) – You’re Nasty

Aeroplane (England)

They usually do a nice ambient live set, but this year will be giving us one of their captivating DJ sets.

Au Revoir Simone – Another Likely Story (Aeroplane Remix)

Art Vs Science (NSW)

You may have noticed this local act has been busy touring the country pretty much since the end of last year. So, by now, they’ve been established as a very credible and fun live act, and don’t forget, they also landed themselves a spot on the Fall lineup.

Art Vs Science – Hollywood

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AutoKratz (England)

The debut album Down and Out in Paris & Londonwas released through Kitsune last year, now join them for their first ever Australian tour.

AutoKratz – Stay The Same (80kidz Remix)

Beni (Belgium)

Formerly of Riot In Belgium, famous for the massive club hit La Musique, Beni is now solo with the Kitsune label.

Beni – Fringe Element

Bertie Blackman (Sydney)

Wrote the music for Hey Hey It’s Esther Blueburger in collaboration with Paul Mac.

Bertie Blackman – Town Of Sorrow

Busy P (France)

Known to his friends as Pedro Winter, Busy P owns Ed Banger Records and used to manage Daft Punk.

Busy P – Pedrophilia

Claude Von Stroke (US)

Owns Dirtybird and Mothership labels

Claude Von Stroke – Seven Deadly Strokes

The Cool Kids (US)

Made up of Mikey Rocks and Chuck Inglish and hailing from Chicago, Illinois, Detroit and Michigan, expect their debut album, When Fish Ride Bicylces to be out soon through C.A.K.E.

The Cools Kids – ’88 (Chewey Chocolate Cookies Remix)

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Crystal Castles (US)

Made up of Ethan Kath and Alice Glass, have toured with NIN and Blur. The popular tune off their current album, Crimewavehas been remixed over and over (the LA Riots one below is mt favourite) and played worldwide. They also do a lot of remixes themselves, but Parklife will bring you a live set.

Crystal Castles – Crimewave (LA Riots Remix)

Empire Of The Sun (Perth)

Empire Of The Sun was formed in 2007 by Luke Steel of The Sleepy Jacksonand Nick Littlemore of PNAU, the name coming from the 1984 novel by J.G. Ballard. Their 2008 debut album Walking On A Dream was certified platinum in Australia, with the single peaking at number 1 in the ARIA charts. It is a wonder that this will be their first tour in their home country.

Empire Of The Sun – Walking On A Dream (Treasure Fingers Remix)

Erol Alkan (Turkey)

Currently nested in London, Erol is actually of Turkish descent and earned the 2006 Mixmag “DJ of the year” award. Most don’t know, he is also responsible for the New Order and Kylie Minogue mashup, Can’t Get Blue Monday Out Of My Head and has produced albums by The Mystery Jets, Late Of The Pier and The Long Blondes.

Fan Death – Veronica’s Viel (Erol Alkan Rework)

Joakim (France)

Joakim also does a live performance with his band, Joakim and the Disco, but at Parklife will give us one of his memorable DJ sets

Joakim – Spiders

Junior Boys (Canada)

Jeremy Greenspan and Matthew Didemus have experienced a rise in popularity recently with their chilled out ambient music wowing audiences all over the world.

Junior Boys – In The Morning (Hot Chip Remix)

Kaskade (US)

The huge American trance DJ returns to Australia after his collaboration with Deadmau5 and the massive release Move For Me.

Kaskade – Step One Two (Laurent Wolf Remix)

La Roux (England)

La Roux means the redhead and is in reference to leadsinger Elly Jackson, along with Ben Langmaid, she has experienced considerable success in 2009 with her debut album. This will be her first ever Australian tour.

La Roux – Bulletproof

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Little Boots (England)

While studying, Victoria Hesketh placed with a band called Dead Disco but she has definitely found her feet as a solo artist, releasing her debut album, Hands earlier this year. Hailing Deborah Harry and Kylie Minogue as two of her biggest inspirations, we’re all looking very forward to this, her first Australian tour. I’m especially looking forward to Mathematics and Stuck On Repeat.

Little Boots – Mathematics

Metric (Canada)

The latest album, Fantasies, was shortlisted for the Polaris Music Prize Canadian album of the year award. But you may also remember some of their old stuff like Monster Hospital (famously remixed by MSTRKRFT), Combat Baby and Poster Girl. It’s hard to believe that after all this time, this will be their first tour down under.

Metric – Monster Hospital (MSTRKRFT Remix)

Metronomy (England)

Formed in England in 1999 and have suported such acts as Kate Nash, Justice, Bloc Party and CSS. The newest album, Nights Out, has been a huge release worldwide and has given the group considerable fame.

Metronomy – Radio Ladio (Radioclit Swedish Remix)

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MSTRKRFT (Canada)

Started by Jesse F. Keeler, formoerly of Death From Above 1979 and Al-P of Girlsarehot, their first single, Easy Love was released in 1996. They began with a more indie sound with The Looks, their new album, Fist of God, features more of a hip-hop influence and features collaborations with Lil’ Mo, NORE and Ghostface Killah.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Zero (MSTRKRFT Remix)

Shazam (Perth)

Still relatively unknown, Shazam is a local DJ and is best known for his remix of Muscles’ Sweaty, but now signed to the Modular label, he’s definitely one to watch.

Muscles – Sweaty (Shazam Remix)

The Aston Shuffle (Canberra)

They released their debut single For Everyone through Ministry Of Sounds, Hussle label in 2007, which got considerable club play after it was featured on the 2007 annual cd. This year, the duo remixed one of the Clubbers Guide cds for MOS and also released their second track Stomp Yo Shoes.

The Aston Shuffle – For Everyone (Stupid Fresh Remix)

The Glimmers (Belgium)

Releasing an album called Gee Gee Fazzi featuring collaborations with Princess Superstar, Freeform Five and Lindstrom, these guys have really made their mark in the European club world but are yet to leave their mark in Australia.

The Glimmers – Lisa

The Rapture (US)

Formed in 1998 by Chris Relyea, Vitto Roccoforte and Luke Jenner, the band has since toured with the likes of The Von Bondies, Franz Ferdinand, Funeral For A Friend , The Killers, Daft Punk and The Cure.

The Rapture – No Sex For Ben

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Tiga (Canada)

Born Tiga James Sontag, his debut album Sexor won Juno Award for Dance Recording of the year in 2007. He collaborates frequently with Mateo Murphy (with which he forms TGV) and Jesper Dahlback, and in 2008 with Zombie Nation under ZZT.  His second album has already made a huge mark with the catchy hit Shoes receiving huge airplay all over the world.

Tiga – 3 Weeks