Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Way down south


The other day I saw a lady with a bag that said: Canada is cool, literally.

If these are the kind of fashion statements we are making, then I am making my South Africa is hot bag tomorrow.

S.A. is the new hot spot for churning out massive electronic/booty/funk tracks. Their remixing is hard and rhythmic, dance-inducing and just generally sexy music.

Check out this mix from Cape Town's ORLANDO DOOM. Notice the Thunderheist track and the last track which is Cape Town's Sweat.X, remixed by Purple Crush.

Tracklisting:

the chemical brothers – hey boy hey girl (soulwax remix)
the black ghosts – anyway (fake blood remix)
thunderheist – jerk it ( JOTS remix)
muse – knights of cydonia (ocelot remix)
switch – every second counts (ocelot remix)
snowden – between the rent (the glamour remix)
the bumblebeez – rio (boy 8-bit remix)
bloc party – mercury (herve is in disarray remix)
sweat.x – jack (purple crush pussy scheme remix)
















Sweat.X start their European tour off in London on September the 5th at Fabric. One look at the videos on their myspace page and you'll want to be in that crowd.

To quote them, "This dance ain't for everyone, only the sexy people. So all you fly mothers get on out there and dance."

Monday, August 25, 2008

Little Boots

Little Boots, are you a DJ or a singer?
I don't even care now, she's bound to be amazing as long as she's got something musical in her hands.

You can check her out this weekend at the OFFSET festival just outside London, like I will be. After that she's playing everything from Topshop to the Electronik Festival in Paris. But, if you're patient, rumor is she'll be playing her first proper gig (not DJ set) at the October Play it by Ear in Camden. Keep updated on their myspace.



And a little something extra, just to seal the deal:

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

cool like that....

Toronto, Toronto, Toronto....
What fine fine producers you keep spitting out. Look at you, going and showing the world we aren't a bunch of eskimo-pies living is igloos and wearing red-flannel. (Although, it is dreadfully trendy right now.) We know how to remix the mega-hits, we know how to create original ghetto bass and rap, and now that audio programming software and computers are available for less than a cup of coffee a day (you can feed a child with that too hmm!) we have Joe-Know-How's making delicious beats and sample-heavy tunes from within the confines of their bedrooms....or poolside, if you have wi-fi.




Up and coming local hero TT is making his way through the blog-sphere right, doing what any smart bedroom producer would do and shopping this shit around like their's no tomorrow.
Check it out and love or hate, let him know.... right here.


Stereohereos - Washout (TT remix)

TT - Ceramic Shuffle

EMF - Unbelievable (TT remix)

Digable Planets - Rebirth of Cool (TT breaks edit)

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

unlike life.




Annie, Sia, Shapeshifters, Sneaky Sound System, Alan Braxe, Thomas Bangalter, Van She and a bajillion other artists all go to this respectable Parisian gentleman for the best electro and big room remixes.
I've been playing this tune at least a once a week and I keep finding more and more reasons to love Lifelike.

Like the retro loving house gods of yesteryears (see: Mylo), we experience a wall of sound using chunky side-chained bass lines that stay away from the overly abrasive electro sounds we're kind of, well, getting used to. He's like French, but not too French!


Since it's laundry night and I am physically sore from being in the beautiful city of Montreal over the long weekend I'm only posting two tracks.
I'm sorry...?

Lifelike - In My Car

The Energies - Born Again Runner (Lifelike Remix)