Archive for the ‘pop’ Category

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the xx @ the commodore

April 14, 2010

finally saw the xx in their 3-player persona live. gorgeous, simple, nostalgic, progressive. well done.

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on the roof

April 5, 2010

There may still be scattered ice on the Bow and white peaks to the west, but after a long weekend of warm sunny weather, patio beers and random dance parties with pretty things in cute kicks… its kinda hard not to anticipate that summer time, rooftop party vibe.

Glass Candy – Geto Boys

Nneka – The Uncomfortable Truth

Method Man, Ghostface & Raekwon – Our Dreams

Mayer Hawthorne – Maybe So, Maybe No (the video is fitting)

Dutch Rhythm Combo – Alerta feat. Isa GT

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2009 Best Album: Machinedrum – Want to 1 2 ?

January 7, 2010

Machinedrum – Want to 1 2?
May 12, 2009
Normex

This selection has made it to the top of my 2009 list not just because of the really great music (of which there is plenty) but more importantly for its completeness. It has been a while since I’ve been able to enjoy an album as an album, something coherent and best enjoyed from start to finish, rather than just a collection of songs you skip through.  Of course long hours on the road with nothing else to distract is a slight bias, nevertheless this album stood out amongst many heard this way. Trend makers XLR8R have nailed the description of Machinedrum’s sound, “pop-drenched hip-hop that’s been run through the synthesizer a few dozen times and given a finishing touch by someone like Daft Punk”.  For me it was the pop aesthetics that kept me coming back.  Below are some highlights off the album and the video for Roll and Feel. Do yourself a favor, use that itunes gift card you got in your stocking and buy this record.

Thisgo Ball

Late Night Operation featuring Theophilus London

Take a Chance

Brighty

Stay tuned for the follow up album Want to 3 4? out on Normex later in 2010.  Here is the video for the first single.

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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

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enjoy guys!

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this weekend’s guilty pleasure

October 17, 2009

1958-Citroen-Cars-Corporation-In-pursuit-of-happinesthis is just throw your hands up in the air while doing the dishes fun.

‘Pursuit of Happiness’ (Benny Benassi Remix) – Kid Cudi

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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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Dance Dance Dance

May 3, 2009

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First heard this song Annie Mac’s Mash Up last week. Always a great place to hear new music and remixes.  Buraka Som Sistema does a nice job with Dance Dance Dance by Lykke Li. Very smooth.

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