Archive for the ‘electronic’ Category

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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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aphex twin live – coachella 08

April 21, 2010

two years ago this month, mid afternoon under the big top, on a polo field in the california desert… we were there. one of the most incredible shows i’ve ever been to!

it isn’t that often that you come across a recording of a show that you were actually present for so it has always been fun for me to listen to this set, remembering what the feeling was, the vibe in the crowd, the energy and sound, what the dj was doing.  the set started off with everyone hyped but not really knowing what to expect (why is he sitting down?), then a calming and everyone dancing and happy, followed by confusion, still bodies and awkwardness (genius transition @ 23:50!) i’m thinking this is getting good, bring it on…

and then he stood up.

Aphex Twin Live – Coachella 08

tracklist:

01. Intro
02. Public Enemy – Welcome To The Terrordome
03. Run DMC – Beats To The Rhyme
04. ID
05. Strafe – Set It Off
06. Boogie Boys – Break Dancer
07. ID
08. ID
09. ID
10. LFO – Track 4
11. The Night Writers – Let the Music Use You
12. Gregor Tresher – A Thousand Nights
13. ID
14. ID
15. ID
16. Macc – Think Down
17. Fracture & Neptune – Apollo
18. ASC – Confusion
19. dgoHn – Elle
20. System Of A Down – Chop Suey (Drum & Bass Bootleg)
21. Noisia & Mayhem – Exodus
22. Dub-One – Volcon
23. Vertigo – The Drained
24. ID
25. Limewax – Cat And The Hat
26. The Panacea and Code Blue – Graveyard Twist
27. Current Value – Fear

did he pick track two just for the title?

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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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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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a few favorites

November 20, 2009

I randomly stumbled upon a Radiohead remix done by Leftfield. As Idiotheque is definitely my fav Radiohead song, (probably since it’s  their most electronic sounding and  it also doesn’t leave you feeling sad as Thom Yorke is quite capable of doing)  I thought I would share as in my opinion Radiohead and Leftfield are in a  class of their own. I saw Radiohead live in concert at Thunderbird stadium ( 2003)  and the best way to describe it: It Changes your Life!  

Idiotheque remix

To follow, here’s a Leftfield classic from the album entitled  Leftism.

Space Shanty

and to finish off, here’s a track from Gemmy that reminds me of Leftfield  because of the the old electronica  beat mixed in new glitchy wonky sounds. Rainbow Roads is included  on Mary Ann Hobbs’ new compilation Wild Angels. If you still aren’t tuning into her show on BBC Radio 1 Wednesday nights, I strongly encourage you to start. …and it will get you saying “maximum respect”

Rainbow Road

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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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Daedelus!

November 13, 2009

Last week Daedelus and James Pants were in town to play the hifi.  Letanque bloggers were in attendance and afterwards easily agreed the show ranked among the best of 2009.  Sitting through James Pants was a bit painful but well worth the wait as Daedelus smashed it from the get go. No doubt the guy is genius with the bit box he works.  Lots of speculations as to what is actually going on there but whatever it is he had us dancing all night and the guy loves what he does.

Here’s the man himself…

and some recognizable tracks he played

Elephant Gun- Beirut

16Bit – Chainsaw Calligraphy

Underworld – Born Slippy