Archive for July, 2009

“Dancing Is My Remedy”

Posted in Dance, Disco House, Electro, House, Pop with tags , , , , on July 30, 2009 by adam

buffetlibre

Remedy comes in as an extraordinary electro-pop selection.  Hip and danceable, you can’t go wrong with this track.  Little Boots throws down her usual catchy vocals but when you have this type of DJ combo mixing it up, the vocals almost don’t matter.  Put this on at the next party and watch the room move.

Little Boots – Remedy (Buffetlibre vs. Sidechains Remix)

beastsandflowers

Germany’s DIGITALFOXGLOVE released a new disco-electro hit this past week in Beasts and Flowers that’s becoming extremely popular.  The combination of sound within is quite delightful.  A terrific bassline mixed with some full body synth vibes makes the track spectacular. Follow up through myspace for some new stuff from the artist.

DIGITALFOXGLOVE feat. Freak You – Beasts and Flowers

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Ready Steady Go!

Posted in Dance, Disco House, Electro, Electronica, Pop with tags , , on July 29, 2009 by adam

rocksteadygo

Ready Steady Go! returns this Friday, July 31.09 at The Boat in The Kensington Market (Toronto).  The party sounds ridiculous.  DJ Smitty Cent will start and end the night while DVAS hit the stage at 11 and GoldenGirls at 12.  Cover is only $5, doors open at 9. Bring your dance shoes.

GoldenGirls – Do The Criminal | Original Post

DVAS – You’re Amazing

Great Things Come In Pairs.

Posted in Disco House, Electro, Electronica, French House, Funk, New Wave, Shoegaze with tags , , , , , , on July 28, 2009 by adam

bagraiders

To Honour the new Shooting Stars video release several artists have dropped great remixes to the track over the past few days.  Two dynamite renditions came in from Shazam and Kris Menace. In my mind Menace wins, but only barely.  Both toss up different and unique twists to an unbelievable original.

Bag Raiders – Shooting Stars (Kris Menace Remix)

Bag Raiders – Shooting Stars (Shazam Remix)

cassian

After hearing Cassian lay down an intense remix to Miami Horror here.  It wasn’t hard to find something else funky and great by them. This funky mix to Damn Arms’ Destination is right fresh.  Another Modular possible future great.  Follow their myspace to check out yet another great remix to Shooting Stars.  It may even be better than the two we could get our hands on.  Find it here!

Damn Arms – Destination (Cassian Remix)

Damn Arms – Destination (Jaunt Remix)

BONUS!

I ran into this gem about a week ago. Here I was at 3 AM and a little more drunk than usual.  The night was great- cool breeze, warm air.  I hit the balcony, lit one up and then this track came on.  It made me lay back, relax, and reminisce a bit.  Straying a little bit from the electro-side of things this bonus track reminds me much of what the Silversun Pickups had in Lazy Eye without the weak lyrics. I hope you dig this instrumental like I do.

Decoder Ring – Beat The Twilight

Dance Art For The Gifted

Posted in Disco House, Electro, New Wave, Pop with tags , on July 25, 2009 by adam

chimes

Russ Chimes released a stellar remix a couple weeks ago that appears to be… nowhere?  Kudos to Trials & Tribulations along with Blouse for getting this our way.  The very synthed out, catchy, rhythmic, sound of Chimes returns with this soon to be hit.  Excellent grab if you don’t have it.  I’m not going to highlight much about Chimes, by now we all know he’s awesome.  Check out the oldies via hype machine if you haven’t already.

Heads We Dance – Sirens (Russ Chimes Remix)

noiseup!

Barcelona’s own DJ-Producer, David Borras Paronella aka DJ Noise Up, is finally settling down after a crazy couple years.  His track Puerta Plata gained recognition after it was selected by David Amo & Julio Navas as a track for the Brazilian Tour 2007.  The track was further featured on the albums Cassagrande So Fresh! and Discazo 2007 sparking a promo tour across the Dominican.  Since then, he’s accomplished his first international tour with stops in Madrid, Valencia, Stockholm, and Moscow.  In July 2008, Paronella with three friends created YALL, which is a collaborative project between various skilled DJ’s (including Nighty Max who we touched on last May).  I was a little confused with what YALL was about before but it’s coming around to me now.

Over & Over Again is a brand new electro-based instrumental.  Real simple and chill- easy to lose the last hours of the night too.  The B.Rich remix is a little dated but very danceable and showcases much of what Noise Up brings to the hardwood.  Definitely something to pick you up again after the last track.

Noise Up – Over & Over Again

B.Rich – Make Me Dance (Noise Up Remix)

Very Friendly Beats

Posted in Disco, Disco House, Electro, Pop with tags , , on July 24, 2009 by adam

fires

Friendly Fires just released their new video to the recent single Kiss of Life.

Watch it here.

The track is pretty refreshing.  With an unreal percussion and heavy vocals, Friendly Fires are re-emerging in style by creating something new for the dance floor.   The traditional vocal style is back, accompanied with some great electro-pop sequences.  The hook is sick!  The trio are making a quick stop in Toronto next month to unleash a DJ set at Lee Palace (Aug 10.09).   So until then, enjoy the new video.  It’s mad fresh.

Friendly Fires – Kiss of Life *

grey

While this next track may not receive many awards, (or even playing time), I still though it was interesting.  DJ Tuco has mixed up a funky beat and used vocals from the very marketable, very sexy, adult film star Sasha Grey.  I don’t expect this track to blow anyone away, but if it does at least you know Sasha’s good ’til every last drop.

DJ Tuco x Sasha Grey – Every Last Drop

New Condiments: “I’m Feeling Saucey”

Posted in Dance, Disco, Disco House, Electro with tags , , , on July 21, 2009 by erger

As per usual, well I guess its not usual if you don’t do it (post!?), I have been a twat and been absent for some time. Consequently, I have also been seriously lacking on postage for the month of July. So its time to catch up.

On that note, big shout outs and thanks to LA Friendly for the taste of the newest sauce, Duck Sauce that is. Strange name, maybe even hilarious, but what does it consist of?

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Motherfuckin’ A-Trak and Armand Van Helden thats what/who. In celebration of A-Trak’s 10,000 lb. Hamburger tour, which will be coming to Ottawa (see details here), here is a little taste of Duck Sauce; disco-funk = tons of fun. Enjoy…

Duck Sauce – Anyway

And, here are new two new remixes to 317 favourite and friend Miami Horror‘s Make You Mine. Suffice to say the original is cash-money and both remixes are up for grabs, which you may already have by now, but to be honest I kinda prefer the Cassian version. Which is not to say that the Fred Falke remix is bad (fuck me right?), but its just a little too much the same as some previous efforts by the Frenchmen.

This is the first I’ve heard of Cassian, who is signed to Bang Gang 12s (dope crew) and hails from Melbourne, but I certainly look forward to more. In any case, choose which one you think is better for yourself yo.

Miami Horror – Make You Mine (Cassian Remix)

Miami Horror – Make You Mine (Fred Falke Remix)

Word up and peace out.

P.S. Extra points to anyone who can name the movie which the quote in the title of the post is from – hit the comments section.

Cinnamon Chasers

Posted in Disco, Electro, Indie, Pop with tags , on July 18, 2009 by adam

cinnamon chasers

Cinnamon Chasers are my favourite solo project when it comes to producing electro-pop melodies.  The track Luv Deluxe continues to be one of my top played instrumentals this year.  Since it came out, Russ Davies is only getting better.  He is known more for the softer/indie take on electro-pop instrumentals.  Lately his tracks are accompanied by dreamy soft vocals; although, its nothing to heavy that would detract from Davies signature sound.  If you want to follow up, be sure to check out the various tracks the Cinnamon Chasers are promoting via myspace.

Diamond Cut recently took notice and churned out a remix to the Chaser’s track I Like Watching You.  Adding a bit of flare and a catchy dance vibe the two combine to create one dreamy disco track.

Cinnamon Chasers – I Like Watching You (Diamond Cut Remix)