Started the week off with a rather long review, now for a short post. I’m pooped in terms of writing, I’m not a writer by nature. I have been waiting a long time to post this track, a long time being really only a week and the track being the ATLAS remix of Yeah Yeah Yeahs Maps. I love it. Sasha actually posted another one of their remixes last week of The Crystal Method, I haven’t actually heard of ATLAS before but I’m pleasantly surprised. While we’re still buzzing about Crystal Castles, the LightsoverLA remix of Vietnam, what a great remix. What Crystal Castles would sound like if they picked up full-on electro I guess. And lastly, a mash-up from Ha! Yes again this time of Lupe Fiasco Superstar and Empire of the Sun Walking on a Dream, a great mix.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Maps (ATLAS Remix)
Crystal Castles – Vietnam (LightsoverLA Remix)
Lupe Fiasco vs. Empire of the Sun – Dream of a Superstar (Ha! Yes Mash-up)
Alright, so throughout the year of 2009, I missed some vital tracks. And I’ll admit that some of these tracks, I actually fully listened to and completely brushed off. Not to mention that I failed to submit to The Hype Machine 2009 Zeitgeist, although that was optionally because I could’ve never compiled a proper Top 10 list for albums anyways. Do you know how hard it was last year for me to put one together? So these are three big tracks I missed. I actually heard this track at a club after New Years, and it was so familiar but I could place it. It’s cause I never posted it! The A-Trak remix of Yeah Yeah Yeahs Heads Will Roll. The track has some amazing parts in it, but there were some parts which were slightly repetitive which I can see why it might’ve been a tiny bit off-putting the first time around. But I can’t figure out, with an intro like that how I could’ve not posted it. Secondly, the Hey Champ remix of the Priors. Posted a couple Hey Champ remixes this year, always great stuff coming from them. Lastly, the Diplo remix of Feist‘s I Feel It All which I think I missed altogether. Don’t even really recognize it, in my defense it was released in late 2008, so it passed through two of my lists.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Heads Will Roll (A-Trak Remix)
Priors – What You Need (Hey Champ Remix)
Feist – I Feel It All (Diplo Remix)
Does Tuesday really equal Bluesday? Well if it does for you then you need to read the email I got yesterday *all wit/suggestions/comments are credited to Cory Bergen*: “So… Today is Tuesday and Tuesday has no raison d’etre. If you’re unfamiliar with the term, Wikipedia it, because it is Tuesday and you feel like ass, so you might as well learn something. To keep your Tuesday from sucking any further, I offer you art from Baron Von Luxxury via the Burning Hotels titled “Stuck In The Middle (Baron Von Luxxury Controls Everything)”.
…and he was right! My sucky Tuesday was better. Now, to make your WEDNESDAY better I recommend listening to this track because it really is that good.
Next up is the track we’ve been waiting for a couple of weeks to come out…It’s A-Trak’s remix of “Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Heads Will Roll.” I’ve already gotten really sick of this one, but A-Trak did a great job bringin it back to life. It is most definitely the best remix of the song and a fail safe way to rock a set. To finish off I would like to deviate from Electronic music completely and show you a dope Hip-Hop joint called “(We Are) Champions” by Hey Champ and The Cool Kids….if you heard The Cool Kids’ first album, you’ll know it’s proper hip hop and we all know how good “Cold Dust Girl” by Hey Champ was…so let’s all revel in this diversity and show the world that in music we CAN coexist 😀
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Heads Will Roll (A-Trak Remix Club Edit)
The Cool Kids x Hey Champ – (We Are) Champions