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Best Remixes Ever Part 3

29 May

This is the first and final installment of our favourite remixes, yep, these are the big boys, our absolute favourites amongst favourites. Enjoy.

The Kills – Cheap and Cheerful (Fake Blood Remix) It was the remix that started many but none could come close to Fake Blood’s perfectly constructed remix of Cheap and Cheerful.

Little Boots – Love Kills (Sidechains vs Buffetlibre Remix) Little Boots has been the target of many remixes and most of them are quite decent; this one though, is more than decent. A powerful electro transformation wins this a place amongst the best.

Frankmusik – Three Little Words (Louises Lovers Remix) Couldn’t find a link for this, but it still deserves to be here. Very and catchy and quite cute.

Mystyery Jets – Half In Love With Elizabeth (Foamo Remix) One of his first works, this has one of the meanest basslines drops I’ve heard.

Pixie Lott – Mama Do (Linus Loves Remix) Beware; this song has a tendency to grow on you. A slightly different taste to the usual on JeDanse, more of a house-tech sound but very addictive and great for drunken dancing (and singing along).

DIOYY – Dawn Of The Dead (Station X) The original is great, but Station X give it that extra kick to make it one of your favourites, one of our most listened to.

Loose Canons – La La La (I’m Not Listening) (Arabain Barmitzvah) Another one we couldn’t find a link for but well worth the listen. It’s been one of our favourite electro works for a while.

Sia – Girl You Lost To Cocaine (Stonebridge Vocal Edit) This has got more of a trance sound but it’s amazing. Every build up and verse it built perfectly.

Justice – Pantom II (Boys Noize Unreleased Turbine) One of the most effective constructed remixes we’ve ever heard, it builds up anticipation so well before it drops the bass.

Annie – Anthonio (Designer Drugs Remix) This isn’t one of Designers Drugs usual electro remixes, it’s much more tech driven but it features crafty vocal distortion and a powerful bass beat in the back. Probably their best remix

Fiest – 1,2,3,4 (Van She Technologic Remix) One of the boys’ first remixes and definitely the one made us fall in love with them. Already such a feel good track, Van She make it a club track that puts you in a great mood everytime you listen without fail.

Fever Ray – Seven (Crookers Remix) Their best remix by far, this is so cleverly constructed that the Crookers give this track a whole new life with their techy-electro sound.

Chromeo – Fancy Footwork (Death To The Throne Rerendered) Such an amazing remix, with an intense electro bass backing.

Little Boots – Stuck On Repeat (Fake Blood Remix) We mentioned that Little Boots was the target of many good remixes, and Fake Blood are amazing remixes so it makes sense that our last remix is a combination of the two. This is the song that launched Little Boots; one of the most effective indie-pop songs ever, Fake Blood are careful to do this justice with their electro re-edit.

Sunday Afternoon Delight

25 Apr

Some new music to enjoy on Sunday afternoon as you recover from the night before….and prepare for the night ahead.

M.I.A. – Born Free **highly recommended

Just released from the upcoming album available in June

Marina and the Diamonds – I Am Not A Robot (The Shoes Remix) **highly recommended

Golden Silvers – Arrows of Eros (The Shoes Remix)

Little Boots – New In Town (Golden  Filter) **highly recommended

Kamei – Planetary

Tanlines – Real Life (Memory Tapes Remix) **highly recommended

A Place To Bury Strangers – Ego Death (Figo Remix)

Ratatat – Mirando

Saul Williams – List of Demands

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! #30-#26

25 Dec

30 Peaches – I Feel Cream

Sorry, on her second song in the countdown, I couldn’t resist using this picture. Even at 40, Toronto-born Merrill Beth Nisker is as crude and rocking as ever and we love it. Like her older stuff, this is super charged with filthy, raunchy sex driven lyrics over juicy electro basslines. And it’s great that in the latest album she has brought us the best of her vocal abilities, ranging from the gentle, soft murmur in I Feel Cream to the aggressive rapping in Billionaire, featured earlier in the countdown. Being produced by Peaches herself along with Soulwax, Simian Mobile Disco and Digitalism, it’s easy to see how this became such a club hit.

Peaches – I Feel Cream

29 Miike Snow – Animal

This Stockholm trio have burst into the indie music scene in 2009 and owe a great deal of success to Animal. With an extremely catchy chorus, this song is almost like the “Kids” of 2009, open to remix and dancefloor abuse in clubs worldwide, but it’s an amazing track so I doubt many people will mind if it’s overplayed. Quirky, happy and lighthearted, this song is easy to listen to and has become one of the biggest indie gems of 2009. The videoclip is also worth checking out.

Miike Snow – Animal Videoclip

Miike Snow – Animal

28 Metric – Gold, Guns, Girls

I think that Monster Hospital will always be Metric’s best song, but this tune still rocked my socks. There is something really addictive about Emily Haine’s voice, that also makes it really easy to either rock out to or chillout to (in this case rock out). Off their latest album, Fantasies, which has already had a lot of success, this indie rock anthem is one of many songs to become instant hits. Perfect to listen to live at a music festival I might add.

Metric – Gold, Guns, Girls

27 Little Boots – Mathematics

This song by the pint sized UK singer/song writer may have been one of the last released from her debut album Hands, but in my opinion definitely one of the best. As well as on a pop level, it also works on an indie-electro level. It’s catchy, synthy, and dancable. Inspired by Sylvia Plath’s poem, Love Is A Parallax, this song uses mathematics as a metaphor for love quite effectively, with puns like “divide a heart by a heart”. And for anyone who’s done a bit of maths themselves, it’s to tempting to love this song, even if at the core, it’s not really about maths, we can still appreciate the puns.

Little Boots – Mathematics

26 Snob Scrilla – Heartbreak Scorceses

This guy is the only example of Aussie hip hop that I actually like, and don’t stop there, I love him! It must be the way that he blends in his hip hop style with rock riffs and indie electro-synth backing music. Heartbreak Scorceses seems to float between sounding sad and happy, although the subject might be sad, there is something about the music that makes it sound slightly upbeat, and this duality works really well for the song. The futuristic synth sounds that introduce and end this song give it that Scrilla cool that groups him with the sophisticated indie crowd instead of the hip hop bogans…give the ’96 Bulls remix a listen too.

Snob Scrilla – Heartbreak Scorceses (’96 Bulls Remix)

Snob Scrilla – Heartbreak Scorceses

2009 Remixed!

21 Dec

Oh my goodness, only four days until Christmas, and what better way to spread the Christmas cheer than with a novelty Christmas song by a mainstream artist? With a list of the year’s best remixes of course! Why would you want to listen to a novelty Christmas song by a mainstream artist? The truth is you wouldn’t, so here are my picks for the best remixes of the 2009;

20. 1901 (Ryan Nexus Remix) – Phoenix

19. Strange Enough (Mr. Oizo Remix) – N.A.S.A.

18. Drumming Song (Boy 8-Bit Remix) – Florence and the Machine

17. Walking On A Dream (Kids at the Bar Remix) – Empire of the Sun

16. A Milli (Nadastrom Remix) – Lil Wayne

15. Black & Blue (Tiga Remix) – Miike Snow

14. I Love London (Paparazzi Remix) – Crystal Fighters

13. Love Long Distance (Fake Blood Remix) – The Gossip

12. Dominos (Switch Remix) – The Big Pink

11. Seven (Crookers Remix) – Fever Ray

10. Dawn of the Dead (Station X Remix) – Does It Offend You Yeah

9. Radio Ladio (Radioclit Swedish Remix) – Metronomy

8. Heartbreak Scorceses (’96 Bulls Remix) – Snobscrilla

7. Youth & Vitality (Designer Drugs Remix) – Tigersapien

6. Crimewave (LA Riots Remix) – Crystal Castles

5. Strictly Game (Kids at the Bar Remix) – Harlem Shakes

4. Heads Will Roll (Ryan Nexus Remix) – The Yeah Yeah Yeahs

3. Anthonio (Designer Drugs Remix) – Annie

2. Half in Love with Elizabeth (Foamo Re-edit) – Mystery Jets

1. Love Kills (Sidechains vs Buffetlibre Remix) – Little Boots

And!….honourable mentions to:

Animal (Fake Blood Remix) – Miike Snow

Buttons (CSS Remix) – Sia

I’m In Miami Bitch (Ruckus Roboticus Remix) – LMFAO

Cornelius vs Girls On Film (Aggro 1) – Bloody Beetroots vs Duran Duran

Festival Season

22 Oct

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It’s getting into summer and we are being hit hard with music festivals! Looking ahead to summer, here are the highlights for this coming festival season;

BDO: probably the biggest music festival in the country, sells out in most states before the second lineup is released, Jan 17-Jan31st. It was a bit tragic that they didn’t end up pulling through with David Bowie, but they did get Muse, Lilly Allen, Groove Armada, Mars Volta, Ladyhawke, Kasabian, Midnight Juggernauts, and one of the best live acts I’ve ever seen, Peaches!

Peaches- Billionaire

Field Day: In Syndey on New years day, even after a huge night out, Fuzzy never fail to give people to get right back up and get their party on again. This year highlights include 2 Many DJs, Fake Blood, Datarock, Proxy, Sinden, Fred Falke, Amanda Blank, Treasure Fingers and Juan Maclean for the first time Australia.

Fake Blood – Fix Your Accent

Future Music Festival: (Feb 27-Mar 8) The lineup was ony recently released, with prodigy returning to our shores to headline, along with  Franz Ferdinand, Booka Shade, Eric Morillo, Sven Vath, Does it Offend You Yeah and Boys Noize on the list so far.

Boys Nozie – Starter

Good Vibrations Festival: Line up announced tomorrow morning!!!

Mid Summer Circus: Held in Adelaide for the first time, Jan 10th, with 2 Many DJs, Fake Blood, Sinden, The Proxy, Treasure Fingers, Harris Robotis, Jack Beats and Riton.

Little Boots – Every Little Earthquake (Treasure Fingers Remix)

Stereosonic:(Nov 28- Dec 6)  Back with a lineup that out does last year, the best to see are Deadmau5, Axwell, John Dahlback, The Crookers, Surkin, Bloody Beetroots, Chicane, Drop The Lime, Alter Ego, Zombie Nation, Grafton Primary, Acid Jacks, Juan Kidd and Kidda (random live act).

Alter Ego – Why Not?! (Artskool Dropout Remix)

Summadayze/Nights: The three part festival begins with Summanights on NYE in Sydney,with Sharam (Deep Dish), Tom Novy, Josh Wink and Don Diablo, whilst the Summadayze tour will include Carl Cox, 2 Many DJs, Sharam, Infected Mushroom, Don Diablo, Roger Sanchez, Streetlife DJs, Klaas and Lowrider.

Don Diablo vs De La Soul – Stand Up For Me

unfortunately Santi won’t be returning to us this year, but this is a bit of festival song as well:

N.E.R.D. feat. Santigold – Soldier

Parklife!!!!

27 Sep

parklife

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