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One Part Aoki and Half Beetroot

17 Feb


hottest new collaboration in the world of electro has come in the form of Steve Aoki and Bob Rifo (one half of The Bloody Beetroots). However, these two DIM MAK guys have decided to go against the electro grain and form the hardcore punk side project, Rifiko. So, traditional electro fans beware, this might not be your usual cup of tea.

This new style of music from the duo may come as less of a shock for those who have followed Steve Aoki’s signing of hardcore band All Leather to the DIM MAK label. Bloody Beetroots have also collaborated with the band in Warp 1977 and Mystery Meat.

The debut EP for Rifiko will be released on DIM MAK and April 77 records in April.

Rifiko – Sperm Donor

Rifiko – Zombie Attack

Bonus Tracks:

Bloody Beetroots ft. Pearson (of All Leather) – Warp 77

Bloody Beetroots & All Leather – Mystery Meat

All Leather – I Don’t Hate #$%^, God Does (Congorock Remix)**highly recommended

2009 #50-#46

21 Dec

Well the year is almost at its end, so it’s time to start the epic top 50 of the year! Fasten your seatbelts kiddies, because here’s #50-#46;

(by the way, the above photo is of a mysterious luminous ring cloud above Moscow from earlier this month, pretty interesting to look it up, for me this was one of the more interesting things that happened in ’09)

50 Friendly Fires – Skeleton Boy

After their 2008 hit, “Paris“, the St. Alban trio blew us away again with Skeleton Boy, and might I add, this song could make it into the countdown based on its impressive video clip alone! The indie hit features a catchy rift similar to the classic by Olive, “You’re Not Alone“, but obviously with a very different sound. It’s upbeat, funky and a little bit synthie, giving us the sound that we fell in love with last year. Look out for their Australian tour in February.

Friendly Fires – Skeleton Boy Video Clip

Friendly Fires – Skeleton Boy

49  Memory Tapes – Bicycle

Memory tapes is a fusion of two former identities of New Jersey based producer, Dayve Hawk; Memory Cassettes and Wierd Tapes. This track has a melodic electronic indie sound accompanied by dreamy vocals and suits perfect as a relaxing background tune. The lyrics are also quite interesting, focusing on a kind of freedom.

Memory Tapes – Bicycle

48. Bloody Beetroots – Cornelius (Radio Oi!)

Italian electro duo, the Bloody Beetroots have been huge this year, and although I usually prefer their remixes, this track is a an instant club classic. The track starts with a dark and mysterious intro with a slightly gothic and menacing undertone following the track the whole way through. It blends the standard Bloody Beetroots aggressive electro style in with a change of sound and mood that creates an instantly unique clubbing vibe. And, if you watch the video clip closely, you may notice that bits of it are shot in Adelaide’s own Electric Circus night club, kudos Beetroots.

Bloody Beetroots – Cornelius Video Clip

Bloody Beetroots – Cornelius (Radio Oi!)

47. Siriusmo – High Together

Berlin producer, Siriusmo, has produced a gem here, somehow making High Together both melodic and joyful. The track just seems to have the effortless element of cool and with the high-pitched vocals, brings a charming sound to the dance floor that it is easy to dance and listen to. This is the kind of track that you want to drink a really impressive cocktail to.

Siriusmo – High Together

46. Tiga – Speak, Memory

I’m always impressed by a DJ that can sing as well, and Tiga harmonious voice compliments his chilled out synthpop sound so well. Speak, Memory relies a lot on those vocals from Tiga and also on inspiration from 80s style electronic synth production, but something about it seems to make me want to think deeply every time I hear it, about nothing to do with the song of course. To me, this track was a standout of Ciao!, even though, in the traditional sense, there was nothing stand outish about it. It’s been great to hear another album worth of releases from the extremely talented and seriously good looking Canadian producer this year.

Tiga – Speak, Memory

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

Soundtrack To The Weekend

26 Nov

And your soundtrack for the weekend…

Frankmusik ft. Acid Girls – Wake Up **Highly Reccommended

Classixx ft. Jeppe – I’ll Get You

Acid Girls – Lightworks (Harvard Bass Remix)

Modeselektor – Cash

Lazy Ants – Choke Me Spank Me

Metric – Sick Muse (Adam Freeland Remix)

The Kills – Cheap and Cheerful (Bloodybeetroots Miami Bass Remix)

The Proxy – Who Are You (Redial Remix)

Fan Death – Cannibal **Highly Reccommended