Archive for February, 2009

The New Music: February, wk. 9

Posted in Disco House, Electro, Electronica, New Wave with tags , , , on February 27, 2009 by adam

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Justin Faust’s newest release Revenge EP came out earlier this week. As a special treat he has released three mixes of tracks found within the album. Get them while they’re hot. As for Faust, he’s no stranger to the industry. He has been producing music since 1992 and in doing so has developed his own unique sound that speaks for itself. Faust has also made noise with some of his own remixes including work from Hamilton’s own Electric Youth. With the release of Revenge, Faust has created some of the best chill synth I have heard in a long time.

Justin Faust – The Capri Spinoff (Cyndi Seui Night Drive Killer)

Justin Faust – Surfer Mystique (Pelifics Remix)

Justin Faust – Revenge (Russ Chimes Remix)

Electric Youth – Replay (Justin Faust Remix)
(not featured on Revenge-EP)

time to celebrate!

Posted in Acoustic, Dance, Disco, Disco House, Electro, Experimental, Indie, Pop with tags , , , , on February 25, 2009 by adam

A lot has been accomplished over the last few days. We lengthened the show listings section on the right sidebar to cover most of the next couple months. If we have left anything out that you know of please let us know via comment or email. As for the content, the next couple months look pretty decent if you can pull yourself away from any obligations you may already have. Initial stuff that catches my attention is the April 9th/11th trio of MSTRKRFT, Crookers, & Steve Aoki set to hit Toronto/Montreal respectively. The Twelves come to Toronto March 26th. Calvin Harris is in town on the 27th, and if you can still get tickets check in on A-Trak in Toronto May 13th. Anyway I won’t spoil all the goods, check the listing for more and keep updated for new listings marked with an asterisk (*).

To keep the positive mood flowing it appears like I may actually survive this week. Somehow I have managed to stay atop everything, which is pretty sweet. So in part to celebrate the new addition to the site and the weekend on the horizon (hump day!), here’s a random tasty batch to check out. Keep the music flowing.

Adele – Hometown Glory (Chewy Choclate Cookies Remix)

Friendly Fires – Skeleton Boy (Air France Remix)

Tyson Alexanderic – Seduction

Curses! – The Deep End (Holy Ghost! Remix)

…BUKKA

Posted in Electronica, Experimental, Funk, Soul with tags , , , , on February 24, 2009 by megaphoneteeth

Having a week’s worth of bumming around and drinking has allowed me not only to catch up on some sleep but also some much needed music time. In my days of waking up at 2pm and staying out all night, I had stumbled upon some great tunes I would love to share. I got a few oldies and a few dated tracks but nonetheless some bangers to attribute to the 317 reputoire.

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Mainstream isn’t all that bad at times. Michael Jackson and the great Stevie Wonder are a couple of examples to back up my claim. Here I have a track from Raphael Saadiq that I would like to share, real poppy but at the same time a great tune to get the party bump’n and shake’n. Speaking of Stevie Wonder, picture Superstition or on that note a young Stevie playing this track and a shocking resemblance will be draped over your thoughts as you listen to this one ladies and gentlemen. I will include both tracks for those of you that might need a little refresher.

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Raphael Saadiq – 100 Yard Dash

Stevie Wonder – Superstition

Anyways Saadiq kills it on this track and the video is no exception. Not going to say too much about this one seeing as I just came across it. Saadiq being the groovy fellow that he is … is in need of some recognition and in my opinion this is the best way for me, myself to do that. His other tracks don’t do much for me but this guy hits it hard. Please enjoy.

Though I would add an almost unrecognizable remix to keep with the direction of the 317 crew … which I might add I thoroughly enjoy, HA.

Stevie Wonder – Superstition (Justice Remix)

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So I have kind been getting on to the funk and soul train lately and digging into the depths that are the “classics”. In my search for the perfect soul song I have come across a couple of more recent groups doing some really great things. Firstly, we got The Bamboos, what a great bunch of fellows … great album artwork, great tracks, just great. So please push back the computer chair you have spent countless hours in and take the time to check out these guys. Number two … a funk fellow going by the name of Lack of Afro (website) must be represented here. Just check ‘em out maybe you like him maybe you don’t … I just got to spread the love. Just a note about Lack of Afro, i need to mention this is one guy working out a flat in England creating some of the best sounding stuff i have heard in a long time.

The Bamboos – Bamboos Them

Lack of Afro – When The Sun Goes Down

Cheers,

Qwantum

Feed Me + Breakbot

Posted in Club, Dance, Disco, Electronica, House, Techno with tags , , on February 23, 2009 by adam

Feed Me may be operating under a new name, but as Philip points out, he is not new at all. Under his alias spor he emerged out of the drum and bass scene dropping stuff for such labels as renegade hardware and subtitles.

Feed Me has recently released an electro mix to “not so pretty” by rogues. It maintains much of the pop lyrics but tosses up a dirty, dirty beat. Interesting, catchy, and new consider me in.

Rogues – Not So Pretty (Feed Me Mix)

Speaking of dirty beats. Breakbot re-emerged with “Penelope Pitstop.” It has its own vibe going on- and the keyboard addition does it wonders. Check it out- wooo Breakbot!

Breakbot – Penelope Pitstop

Kings of Leon VS. Lykke Li

Posted in Disco, Electro, Pop with tags , on February 23, 2009 by adam

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I recently became infatuated with the Kings of Leon VS. Lykke Li Rodeo Mashup to “Knocked Up.” Yeah I know, it’s a mouthful. Lykke Li’s emotional vocals captivate the soft rhythm produced by the Kings. As a result, the tandom combine to create a riveting sensual mix.

Kings of Leon VS. Lykke Li – Knocked Up (Rodeo Mashup)

Li’s going to be appearing later this year at the Coachella Festival (April 17-19th in California). The lineup is starting to look pretty tasty with the likes of Crystal Castles, Felix da Housecat, N.A.S.A., The Presets, Crookers, Hercules And Love Affair, Junior Boys, MSTRKRFT, Friendly Fires, Groove Armada, Sebastien Tellier, and of course Lykke Li all scheduled to perform. Check it out if you want to get an early start on the summer.

Lebatman

Posted in Disco, Disco House, Electro, Electronica with tags on February 20, 2009 by adam

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Lately I’ve been stuck in my room doing assignment after assignment. As a result, I tend to play more instrumental vibes and beats with no lyrics. This post is to showcase some of the best in that section of my library. Lebatman covers a large component of this. He is undeniably talented at production music. Almost everything he produces I seem to enjoy on one level or another. Although these next two songs are a little dated, they are worth keeping around because they are both devastatingly good. If you like these two tracks chances are Lebatman is for you. Check out his myspace where has an extensive collection posted for all to enjoy!

Lebatman – La Maitresse Aux Yeux D’or

Lebatman – Valentina

The New Music: February, wk. 8

Posted in Club, Electronica, House, Techno with tags , , on February 19, 2009 by adam

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Thanks to the lovely individuals at Hot Biscuits, I was recently introduced to Fisk. The biscuits date them back to being prominent around 2007. They produce a real gritty sound that seems to come from a mash-up of various sounds, genres, and loops. New or not, it’s sick.

Fisk – Death In The Streets

Sidechains stumbled in with a new mix the other day that’s just starting to grow on me now. It’s the Tits and Clits Remix, entitled “Dance While You Can.” Anyway, I included “Can’t Love You Babe” to show off their potential if the new remix doesn’t hit you. Enjoy.

Sidechains – Dance While You Can (Tits & Clits Remix)

Sidechains – Can’t Love You Babe