I finally got a chance to go through my inbox, have a couple tracks I really liked for you guys which will probably bleed into the next couple posts. Starting off with the Chew Fu remix of Robyn Dancing On My Own, finally something that’s electro/dance and not club. I’ve been posting too much club lately. It’s a great mix with Robyn as well, her stuff is usually the first thing people will go to remix, not a bad thing although it comes off that way doesn’t it. Second track is a bit lighter, the Tame Impala cover of Midnight Juggernauts’ new single Vital Signs; both of which you should totally check out. Both Aussies which is a scene I’ve unknowingly ignored for the last year. Tame Impala has some interesting tracks, you should check out this video a friend forwarded to me a couple days ago of their song Solitude Is Bliss; cool video. Also, Midnight Juggernaut’s new album The Crystal Axis due for May 28th, I still know nothing about it. Great cover though, here’s the original if you’re curious. A little high video. And lastly, the Buffetlibre remix of Plushgun Mixtape. The original is actually part of their PEACE project if you missed that with my last post about them.
Robyn – Dancing On My Own (Chew Fu Extended Remix)
Tame Impala – Vital Signs (Midnight Juggernauts Cover)
Plushgun – Mixtapes (Buffetlibre Remix)
Well, Buffetlibre and Amnesty International have joined forces to help produce 180 exclusive new songs from artists around the world. The collected money will be used for Amnesty Internationals’s investigation and action campaigns aimed at preventing cases of Human Rights abuses around the world. You get download access to all 180 tracks when you donate here, you get stuff when you donate other than a sense you’ve helped the world a little? That’s crazy. I’ve only chosen three tracks I liked which not surprisingly are all electronic/club, but the compilation actually span various genres. Of the three tracks, there were a lot, I decided to choose the Crystal Electro remix of Gala Tough Love, the Josh Harris remix of Avian X, and none other than The Toxic Avenger.
Gala – Tough Love (Crystal Electro Remix)
Avian X – Dark Circles (Josh Harris Remix)
The Toxic Avenger – NU 1553
Been away from the blog a bit, but I’m happily back. I’m glad to see that my co-writers have filled my spot well while I’ve been gone. I don’t think I’ve mentioned it beforehand, please welcome our newest writer Dexter! Totally four weeks late on that. And excuse my impulse post yesterday, genuinely excited that it was actually a Daft Punk track, but to my disappointment yet sweet surprise, it wasn’t. Although the track was decent.
So I’ve had these tracks sitting on my desktop on my break and they’ve been bothering me every time I’ve landed myself on the desktop to post them. Here they are! First is the Van She Tech from Michael Di Francesco, the guitar/synth player of the group, of Dragonette‘s Pick Up The Phone. I couldn’t help myself because I love Dragonette, completely a guilty pleasure I’ve publicly disclosed. It also makes me go back to the Van She remixes which I haven’t heard any new ones in a while. Stretched out intro, but I’m completely into the main beat that comes in around a minute fourteen. Haven’t heard many awesome retro 80’s beats in a while, this is as close as it gets. Trust Van She to do the deed. In the same vein, Buffetlibre‘s remix of The Antlers. Really cheery sounding remix, lyrics are still kind of sad. And lastly, an original from Death to the Throne. I didn’t ignore your email my friend! It just took a long time for me to get to posting it… first thing that came to mind when I listened to this track was ‘bedazzled’ or ‘bejeweled’.
Dragonette – Pick Up The Phone (Michael Van She Remix)
The Antlers – Two (Buffetlibre Remix)
Death to the Throne – I Only Have Eyes For You
That tonight’s gonna be a good night? No, don’t worry, as much as I’d like to, I’m not posting that Black Eyed Peas song. Completely unrelated intro to this post. A bit cheery, but the Buffetlibre remix of Dragonette‘s Easy. It’s from their new album Fixin to Thrill which I’m ashamed to say I haven’t got yet. I’m a huge Dragonette fan regardless of how pop you’re going to say they sound. The Mr. Vega remix of Popskarr Tonight, which sounds like an 80’s revival type remix. I actually had to double check that Popskarr wasn’t actually from the 80’s, I’ve never heard of them before. To my surprise they’re actually from South Africa; DJ Lapse whom I’ve posted multiple times before is the producer and IAMWAVES does the vocals. And lastly, the Tits & Clits remix of Royksopp Tricky Tricky. The track is tricky indeed, it sounds like it’s going to be awfully club/techno sounding, but it does a 180 right after the intro. Okay maybe not a 180, it does a 45…
Dragonette – Easy (Buffetlibre Remix)
Popskarr – Tonight (Mr. Vega Remix)
Royksopp – Tricky Tricky (Tits and Clits Remix)