Strange Groove

Alicia Bock

So I may or may not be in a weird mood for music, it might be because I’m dead tired. I kind of chose these tracks because they came off slightly weird to me. First track is the Glasnost remix of The Ting Tings. For some reason this track reminds me of old school Bag Raiders, I like that! Second track is one of the weird ones, the Vitalic remix of Amadou & Mariam Sabali. And no, not because it’s not English, just a surprising mix of genres of music which wiki shows as Malian music and worldbeat? I’m not even talking about the remix either, check out the original, it’s pretty damn awesome. The remix compliments the track very well. And lastly, the Jesse Jamz remix of Cerebral Vortex which if I had to describe the track in one word; Eurobeat. It’s not even an accurate description, but that’s the best you’re getting.

The Ting Tings – Hands (Glasnost Remix)

Amadou & Mariam – Sabali (Vitalic Remix)

Cerebral Vortex – Fly By Night (Jesse Jamz Remix)

(Was) On Break (Depending)

Where have I been the last two weeks? On break, I’m taking a real summer holiday for the first time since I started this blog, not that it isn’t a pleasure to post music I love for you guys! Unfortunately this summer isn’t exactly a holiday, I’ve got work 9-5 or around that anyways cause I’m always late. So the little time I have off I’m going to spend it exploring the new city. Not to mention finding good music these days in the genres I’m looking at seems to be getting harder.

New writers? I don’t know what’s with me and new writers cause it’s always the same deal. It takes me weeks to train them so they can get used to the blogs functions as it’s pretty weird on Sundtrak, and then they post for a good couple months which is really nice then they all but disappear. Gone! So it’s hard to weigh out if it’s worth spending that couple weeks worrying about another writer vs them taking a bit of the pressure off me to post for a couple months before they leave. This is what it feels like to run a retail or fast food joint and hire high school students! I’m not a corporation. I love you old writers! Was sad to see you all go.

I do have a post for you today though and with school right around the corner I might have some more coming your way soon. Starting off with the Midnight Conspiracy remix of Crystal Castles Vietnam. They actually already remixed a CC track Crimewave a while back, this one’s great for the track. That sound is what I always have a weakness for. A great remix from Glasnost of Tiga What You Need. And yes, another remix of Two Door Cinema Club by The Chaotic Good. We’ve heard a lot of remixes of this track, but what are you gonna do about it? It’s a great track to remix.

Crystal Castles – Vietnam (Midnight Conspiracy Remix)

Tiga – What You Need (Glasnost Remix)

Two Door Cinema Club – What You Know (The Chaotic Good Remix)

Sounding Like Yesterday

I can’t believe I never posted this track, it’s pretty old back from 2006 but it’s still pretty amazing. The Chemical Brothers remix of Kylie Minogue Slow, The Chemical Brothers totally know how to use the right sounds. My absolute favorite sound in this remix comes around at 0:40, just something about it. While I’m on the subject of The Chemical Brothers, they’re coming out with a new album Further on June 14th. They’ve already released two singles for it, Swoon and Escape Velocity. I included the Don Diablo remix of Swoon. If you haven’t seen the music video for Swoon, you should definitely check it out here. Something else to look forward to in June. And lastly, the Glasnost remix of Yeasayer O.N.E. which is starting to sound like this post is full of tracks I posted back in the day, oh nostalgia. Loving it.

Kylie Minogue – Slow (Chemical Brothers Remix)

The Chemical Brothers – Swoon (Don Diablo Remix)

Yeasayer – O.N.E. (Glasnost Remix)