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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

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Festival Season

22 Oct

crowd

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