Tuesday, July 7, 2009

been a while old friend...

So this summer so far has been...memorable.
A lot has happened.

I'm still standing. (barely)
Music doesn't sound too sweet these days but home-grown Canadians, Junior Boys, have managed to find my eardrums, pick them up out of the darkness and send them in a new, positive and resolved direction.

I'll just say that I love you (blog) and I promise to never do this (not write) again.

...so Junior Boys, a relatively new-ish album (Begone Dull Care) that recently caught my attention at a friends dinner party. I think we had rented plates...at least I hope we did.
After a few glasses of Penfolds the low, constant pulsation of Parallel Lines hummed its way through the conversation and into my head.
Think Erasure, but slower, sexier and less churchy.

Parallel Lines - Junior Boys

Tuesday, April 28, 2009


Exploiting dubstep never sounded so good (and kinda whiney...but still really good!!)

Courtesy of Troels Abrahamsen.

When You're Ready, Let Go - Troels Abrahamsen

End Scene - Troels Abrahamsen

** Stream this guys new album here - seriously it's pretty damn interesting and almost hauntingly beautiful in parts **

Friday, March 6, 2009


I play in Tightknit.
We play electronic music.
And we play it hard.
We're having our 2 year anniversary tonight and we invited MANSION to do a live PA.
Come get ear fucked if you live in TO.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Capetown's music scene is still booming., abundantly stocked with producers, artists and most importantly kids who want to dance. 
Venture out on a fantastic European tour is Sweat.X's offshoot Playdoe. The group's philosophy is to keep their hip hop light, fun and fresh, inspired by early 80s legends in the field.

Playdoe perform their last of two London gigs tonight at Play it by Ear Club with Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs and Brooklyn's Cubic Zirconia.

Enjoy these 3 downloads to get you in the mood!

A mix from Cubic Zirconia, tracklist as follows:

cubic zirconia- i wanna freebase you
cubic zirconia- dick for a day
chase and status- eastern jam
cubic zirconia- josephine
claw- jersey shore guidos
curses ft maggie horn- the deep end
bucketheads-the bomb instrumental
cubic zirconia- the phone
tyrees- acid crash
cubic zirconia- fuck work (proper villians/ jubilee remix)
dj class ft lil jon- i'm the ish
cubic zirconia- secret bonus track

And for a treat, another mix from Orlando Doom, the man who put me on track when it comes to South African Electro...

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Sooo....where the fuck have I been?!

Chaz Jankel.
I'm really really really sorry I didn't find out about you earlier.
You've been around since the late 70's/80's, have been described as a "synthesizer auteur" and you are STILL in the public ear, getting remixed by dudes like Todd Terje (FAVE!) and releasing new material. You even did the soundtrack for Making Mr. Right.

I'm going to try and track down as much of the good stuff as I can Mr. Jankel.

Again, my apologies for not having addressed you sooner.



You're Too Funky (Ilija Rudman Remix) - Chaz Jankel

Get Myself Together - Chaz Jankel

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

just felt right...

A smouldering jazzy tune from Food of the Gods, a little ensemble that is featuring the lead singer lady from Cibo Matto. Spooky sexy lady vocals over a splashy snare.

Just steamy....

Boy From Brazil - Food of The Gods

Sunday, February 1, 2009


Le Le is a project by the Dutch artists P. Fabergé, Piet Parra and Rimeroni Vumani. The number of creative side projects these guys are involved in is immense. Lele fall somewhere in the euro-pop porn electro experimental ghetto tech category. The deep bass and easy lyrics of tracks like Disco Vraiment lend well to dirty dancing and emphatic sing-alongs. Just wish I could add a little vocal interlude in the middle somewhere to make it a real winner. Remix please.

Lele - Disco Vraiment

As well, their most well known track caught the eye of Audioporno remixer Terry Lynn.  He gifted us with the BREAKFAST remix, which you probably already have. If not, enjoy!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

voulez-vous dansez?

the images above represent how this set will make you feel....

No, But Really - A Mix Set by Fawn Big Canoe


Peel Speed (Skinny Joey Edit) - Mindless Boogie

Moustache (Prins Thomas Diskomiks) - Blackjoy

Penthouse And Pavement (Eli Escobar Edit) -
Heaven 17

Gansta Reeflex - Marbeya

Pin (Jacques Lu Cont Remix) - Leroy Hanghofer

Midas Touch (CFCF Remix) - Midnight Star

Bodies (Prins Thomas Orgasmatron mix) - Todd Terje

Lake Shore Drive (Todd Terje Re-kutt) - Moodymann

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Killing Me Softly.


Fawn Big Canoe singing "Killing Me Softly" on a home karaoke machine at 4am.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

telefone home.

Telefon Tel Aviv.
You've taken my breath away with an endless synth.
If you like soft and cheesey, like a fine brie, this is for you.

Helen of Troy - Telefon Tel Aviv

The Birds - Telefon Tel Aviv


So this guy, DJ MANAIA, from Portugal decided to mass email a bunch of people his mixtape and some original chainsaw kinda shit...
not too shabby.

Everyone posted his fidget tune "Pull Up (Rave 2009)" and "Fatty Girl V.02", a hybrid baltimore-hard electro potato mash.

I like the part when he calls the girl fat...

At any rate, I noticed that almost NO BODY posted the Mr. Oizo remix he effortlessly tacked onto the end of the email...
Maybe nobody else got that far....?

Keep the mass emails coming.

Postif (DJ MANAIA re-edit) - Mr. Oizo

(ps. the guy in the photo above is TOTALLY not the guy I'm posting about, although he DID have his picture in his personal myspace gallery...soo..

i dunno....)

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Bit The Bullet.

So, I finally cracked and decided to try and churn out a little mix set to shop around because I totally don't have the $$ to buy fancy production equipment and start pumping out remixes ....

...I hope these little fun sets will keep you entertained long enough until I can.

-15 Plus Windchill Mini-Mixes
by FBC

Set 1 (21min:15) Tracklist:

Local Girl (Shoes mix) - Adam Kesher
Circuit (Aeroplane remix) - David Rubato
Lovin' - Edwin Van Cleef
LIPS - Charlie, Why!
Follow Me ft Annie (Lifelike Remix) - Ercola
Humanitarian (The Twelves Remix) - Zeitgeist

(about a minute of quiet between to reflect on your thoughts)

Set 2 (26min:36) Tracklist:

Free To Ask (Body Language Exclusive) - Matthew Dear
Sound of Da Police (Riva Starr Rechunk) - KRS One
Chopper (Dopamine Remix) - Twocker
I Can't stand It - Chesus and Rodski
We Can't Be Stop'd - The Yank
Bathroom Gurgle (Tomski * Fredboy Remix) - Late of The Pier

Monday, January 12, 2009

just another Santogold hit on the zsharezzzz.

So I don't really dig Santogold normally...

and I can't seem to recall the last time I found Three 6 Mafia or any other Southern hip-hop interesting either...

(except for T.I. and maybe this sounds so much like "What You Know About That" I am willing to enjoy...)

At any rate, this song is dying to be used in a good montage in some youth related dance-and-get-off-the-streets kind of movie.

Shuv It - Santogold feat. Project Pat & Three 6 Mafia

Thursday, January 8, 2009

is it summer yet?

I'm already aching for summer to be here.
I was reminiscing about the patios, the beach, the clothing.
I want sunglasses and picnics.

so in the dead of winter, i give you this little shuffley-island style gem by Jack Penate that completely conjurs the warmth we're all so desperately in need of right now.
I smell a summer anthem here folks...

Tonight's Today - Jack Penate