Archive for the ‘electro’ Category

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link bait

July 7, 2010

Finally the long awaited uffie full length album was released. It is actually way better than I thought. She even brought some friends like…. pharrell. But she just goes to show that you don’t need any talent to be a famous singer… high five to all you producers!

my favorite song on the album:

09 Our Song

yes our good friend pharrell williams lends a hand to uffie on the single ADD SUV:

03 ADD SUV (Ft. Pharrell Williams)

more  importantly the new GIGGS album is out… and it doesn’t disappoint. Some hi-lites are:

05 Bus Commercial

03 Blow Em Away (Feat. Shola Ama)

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spring (live mix) – Darcy

March 24, 2010
spring – an explosion of random new beginnings mixed with the re-growth of old favorites.
spring
quest – nosaj thing
dark & sticky – redshape
dinosaur – 2562
so derobe – joy orbison
millie – ikonika
love cry  (joy orbison remix) – four tet
hear me (zomby mix) – martyn
sing – four tet
bopgunn (instrumental) – heralds of change
acoustic lady – hudson mohawke
there (lukid remix) – osborne
cafe de phresh (instrumental) – rustie
breath, something-stellar star – flying lotus
to london – falty dl
donut (boy 8-bit remix) – m.a.n.d.y. & booka shade
acid – terror danjah
trollsta (egyptrixx remix) – dubbel dutch
twistclip loop – hudson mohawke
satellite (hudson mohawke remix) – b.o.b.
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Four Tet

March 22, 2010

I realized there has never been a post about Four Tet (Kieran Hebdan) on letanque and figured it’s about time.  He has had a huge influence on me and I am sure on countless other musicians and producers.  I think I have had a crush on his music for almost a decade.  He started as the remix king (sia, madvillain, 2-disc remix album) and then continued on with some really solid solo albums (dialogue, pause, my angel rocks back and forth, everything ecstatic) to name a few.  He sort of disappeared off my radar until his dj-kicks album came out.  It was amazing when it came out but I didn’t quite understand it.  Now, 30 listens and 4 years later I can finally give a wag of my finger and say that he taught me a lesson and I didn’t know it. Now everyone wants to remix him. FFWD today and I can’t get enough of some recent singles/collaborations (burial – moth/wolfcub),   (love cry – remixed by roska, joy orbison), (sing – floating points remix).  Not to mention his newest album – The Is Love In You. I think the number one compliment as a dj or producer would be to work with FOUR TET.

I realize as I search around that I am totally late on this post as he appeared on BBC Radio one not too long ago.  that’s ok,  he deserves more credit.

http://www.fourtet.net/index.php/blog/entry/radio_1_essential_mix/

Some favorites that everyone should have:

As Serious as Your Life [Jay Dee Remix]

And Then Patterns

Rhinestone Cowboy

Love_Cry_Roska_Remix

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the magic boxes!

February 11, 2010

Had an amazing time at the nosaj thing and daedelus show on tuesday. I haven’t danced that hard in a few years. Here are a few of the hi-lites:

Wandering Star

Heaven Can Wait (Nosaj Thing Remix)

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winter makes me sick

December 8, 2009

waiting for a bus that will never come.  stuck in slippery traffic.  hanging out at the hospital hooked to an IV.  here are some good loud techno tunes to say fuck you old man winter!

The Proxy – 8000 (this song was made for marching in the snow)

02 Night of the Hornheadz (Bird Peterson Remix) [feat. Drop the Lime] (loud banger – can’t go wrong sampling drop the lime)

Drop-The-Lime-Devils-Eyes (speaking of drop the lime)

Solo – Rawmania (Original Mix) (this track is so worldly it takes me anywhere but cold here)

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long hours and heavy rotation

November 14, 2009

To follow up on Camstyles post I have been pulling some long hours in front of the computer these days, working on new projects. Like many of us out there I suffer from music ADD. So when an artist or album comes a long that I play over and over I know it’s something special. Lately I have been getting into indie, blues rock, dream pop, and of course some techno. Here are some artists that have helped me pass the time; in each genre:

INDIE:

Sub pop’s fleet foxes hailing from Seattle, some nice easy listening that can be listened to loud or soft depending on your mood, enjoy…

15 Mykonos (Alternative Version)

04 tiger mountain peasant song

BLUES-ROCK:

The Black Keys, I kept hearing their name everywhere for a few years but never really listened to them. Until I started watching the HBO show ” HUNG” thier song I’ll be your man is the theme song for the show, so I got some of their albums and really enjoyed what I heard.

05 Lies – The Black Keys

03 Black Keys – The Big Come Up – I’ll Be Your Man

 

DREAM POP:

I first heard Silversun Pickups at a friends house the other night. I first I thought it was a new Smashing Pumpkins album then I though it was Girls against Boys. Then I realized I had to have it. Check these guys out… serious!

03 – Growing Old Is Getting Old

04 – It’s Nice To Know You Work Alone

 

TECHNO:

Shadow dancer, I just love these guys!

01 Cowbois (Original) ( watch out for the drop at 1:30)

13 This Is This 1 ( no need to work dj, this track does everything for you )

 

ghost on tape: check out the mix this dude just did for xlr8r

Ghosts_On_Tape_-_Magadishu_Night_Life

 

enjoy guys!

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another joker remix

October 14, 2009

Joker’s been getting a lot of play on my speakers this summer and here’s another remix that needed his grimy flare. His sound is as sweet as this crushed velvet inside my accordion case.

Cruel Intentions Joker Remix

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