Archive for August, 2009

End of an Era

Posted in Dance, Disco, Disco House, Electro, House, Indie with tags , , , , on August 31, 2009 by erger

I’m not entirely sure if this has ever been mentioned on this blog before, but it all started with three friends and a party. That party just happened to go down where two of the three contributors to this blog live, the address: 317  Dope (as fuck) street. The house or the apartment is really not the point at all, it was always  what music we happened to be diggin’ on at the time, like what tracks would you want your homies (ladies and gents) to get their freak on to.

The blog is just getting started so that’s not going anywhere, but the “unofficial” 317 (I call it that b/c while being home for me, the place was a fucking dump and anyone who came and partied at our crib can testify), is coming to an end.

As sad and disruptive as change can sometimes be perceived as – we all know deep down that when you strip all the b/s away the situation isn’t really good or bad, it only “is” whatever you fuckin’ make it!

So, sorry for the shitty philosophizing and the banter, as usual, but It was personal – for myself and this house – call it a selfish moment. And don’t worry, its not all to get myself read, rather, its to get these tracks heard. So please, from all of us at 317, whether you’re just tuning in or you’ve been keeping us on rotation for a minute – we fucking love you, and we promise things will only get better.

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Now, to get down to fucking business already, Keenhouse, who is down with Valerie, is really rad. The one Loose Shus track has been floating around for a couple months and the other tracks below are all new I think, not that it matters b/c I have been throwing one-man dance parties all evening to these tracks and besides their fifteen out of ten funk rating, there is really not much else to be said.

Well there is more to be honest, Fabian, who I really don’t know much about, has remixed Keenhouse‘s Civic Transit and not only does he kill it but if you check his myspace page, you may just find a gnarly remix to a Fred Falke track, but I’ll let you call my bluff on that one.

Loose Shus – Taurus (Keenhouse Remix)

Fitz and the Tantrums – Breakin’ the Chains of Love (Keenhouse Remix)

Keenhouse – Civic Transit (Fabian Remix)

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And last but surely not least, LA Disco House just took another step up with the arrival of Human Life (no pun intended) and their style is poppy lyrics, melodic and catchy synth hooks with some splashes of dark/deep bass. This one just popped up on my radar as well so not much else is known, except according to their myspace they are supposed to be playing two shows with Alan Braxe – well, fuck me!

Human Life – To Forever

Peace and Love (and see you in Hamiltron)!!

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Summer?

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

falke

Where’d it go? I though it was here a second ago…

I caught this track just before the weekend and that’s all it took to love it.  Fred Falke makes it real simple to love him.  Too Many Sebastians are excellent in regularly updating the public with dance floor bangers, and well, they helped me find this so thank you.

I love how innovative Fred Falk can be in making repetitive synth loops creative and interesting. What he does to Eskimo Disco is no exception.  Listen to the flavour that comes though when Falke throws down his hook.  It does exactly what its supposed to and catches you instantly.  Incredible track.

Eskimo Disco – What is Woman? (Fred Falke Man Enough Remix)

Giftwrapped Weekend Fillers

Posted in Ambient, Dance, Disco, Disco House, Electro, French House, Pop with tags , , , , , , on August 28, 2009 by adam

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I am about to take off to the cottage for the weekend but before I do I wanted to post up a few tracks that I’ve been digging this past week…

Grum made his way back to me with this heavy take on Tommy Sparks’ Miracle.  This track is terrific. The combination of the chorus with Grum’s talented ability to provide a fitting backdrop speaks for itself.  I love the bassline.  This will be played a few times at the cottage I’m sure.  The producer/remixer kicks off an Australian tour just after Christmas so if you’re in the area hit it up.

Tommy Sparks – Miracle (Grum Remix)

gloves

The latest from Gloves was worth the wait.  Too Much To Dream is a b-side brought to us by Discodust and hones the dreamy synth filter sound that I love so much.  Soft and sensual, kick back and easily relax to this beauty.

Gloves – Too Much To Dream

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This next track caught me off guard.  The SONIXX lightened up the hard hitting Bloody Beetroots for four minutes to make one stellar combination of traditional Beetroot mashing and light innovative music.  The vocals pop out the song a bit and help it reach that dreamy atmosphere I seem to be in for these last two songs.  It’s not your usual mix which is why I think I like it so much.

The Bloody Beetroots – Second Streets Have No Name (The SONIXX Remix)

BONUS!

This one’s for the cottage.  Maybe a little too melodic for some but I really dig it.  Love the vocals.

The XX – Shelter (Them Jeans Drum Edit)

Anyway, off to celebrate the 23rd in style.

Cinnamon Chasers – The Elements

Posted in Dance, Disco House, Electro, Electronica with tags on August 25, 2009 by adam

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Russ Davies has been hard at work.  The man behind the Cinnamon Chasers is releasing his latest today in an LP entitled The ElementsModus Records were nice enough to send us a preview and we are very thankful.

Davies continues to tweak his sound but within The Elements he redefines himself within the electro-pop soundscape scene.  Having already witnessed his exceptional talent in electric melodies (Luv Deluxe), the new LP changes scenes a bit to showcase how well the Chasers can captivate and entrance you with rhythm using a variety of techniques and transitions.  Modus was nice enough to release a track so everyone can sample but it fails to do the album justice because it’s threaded together beautifully and you really can’t envision that through one song.  Essentially, the LP is excellent.

The track we have is The Girls Are Getting All The Fun. It is a great example of how the new LP fits together.  Combining some dreamy-synth and hypnotic vibes you really can’t go wrong.  This is a temporary download.  It will be removed Aug 31.09.  Sample it while you can but most importantly check out the album.

Cinnamon Chasers – The Girls Are Getting All The Fun (rbr)

The Softer Side of Electric Melodies

Posted in Disco House, Electro, Experimental, House, New Wave with tags , , , , on August 21, 2009 by adam

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FM Attack were introduced to me last week and impressed me a lot.  With a very new wave/exploratory disco-house feel to them, the Vancouver natives recently released their debut album on itunes entitled, Dreamatic.  The album does not stray too far from what you’re getting below in Sleepless Nights.  An original melodic instrumental that is captivating throughout.  Worth the download and the album is definitely worth the purchase. Check it out.

FM Attack – Sleepless Nights

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Louis La Roche caught my attention this week with a banger remix to Don Diablo‘s, I Am Not From France.  The track is Diablo’s newest preview, remixed of course, to his new single off the forthcoming album expected to release around October this year.  The remix is extraordinary.  Catchy and heavy synth breakdowns with sporadic transitions keep things fresh.  Look forward to the Diablo release later this year.

Don Diablo – I Am Not From France (Louis La Roche Remix)

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Our friend Andy Webb over at discodelicious has been posting some great music recently.  One of the most notable tracks that grabbed my attention was the lengthy electro-instrumental produced by Downtown Party Network, which Webb himself, was hesitant to post.  Heart Break Dancing isn’t anything special but it offers a venture through slower melodic music that doesn’t break from it’s rhythm or spice things up.  Possibly being the only drawback, the track cashes in hard on it’s great production and catchy yet simple-sounding chords, ultimately creating a trance effect of soft electro-pop goodness.

Downtown Party Network – Heart Break Dancing

Glitch Pop and the Seattle Scene

Posted in Electro, Funk, Indie, Soul on August 19, 2009 by megaphoneteeth

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Not sure if i  am out of the loop on this one but came across this maniac by the name of Hudson Mohawke. To be honest I wasn’t digging on the his style but once the tracks came on a few times i couldn’t really get over the tracks, in fact i still can’t. Hud Mo, or DJ Itchy as he sometimes is refereed rocks out with the LuckyMe Collective, kind of a cool scene check it out. Mohawke has a bit of a choppy style which i have come to read is refereed to as “glitch pop”. Whatever the case may be, it is an interesting sound that has kinda grabbed my attention, check out the label for some other dope shit, Warp Records . Here are a few tracks to sink your teefs into, enjoy.

Hundson Mohawke – Polkadot Blues

Hudson Mohawke – Rising 5

Hudson Mohawke – Monde

I picked up the newest issue of BRM magazine the other day and stumbled across this gem of a documentary. Wheedle’s Groove looks dope, just heading back to the Seattle soul and funk scene. It is not out yet which is a shame but man does it look dope, here is a little sneak peak of what is to come. the end quotation is killer.

Calvin Harris – Ready For The Weekend

Posted in Dance, Disco, Disco House, Electro with tags on August 18, 2009 by adam

Calvin Harris is great.  I had to laugh a bit while watching his new promo-vid for the recent release of his new album Ready For The Weekend.  However, that remix rendition at the end sure is fantastic.

We scored a few tracks to share off the new album but knowing Calvin’s style he definitely saved a few jaw droppers to those who pick it up. The 2009 sophomore album has been waited on since the release of I’m Not Alone, and well, it’s finally here.  Those in Vancouver are lucky enough to catch a glimpse of him as he passes through the tail end of his US tour Sep 13.09 at Venue for a DJ set. Oh and I almost forgot to mention, all these songs kick ass.

Calvin Harris – Flashback (rbr)

Calvin Harris – Stars Come Out (rbr)

Calvin Harris – The Rain (rbr)

In case you missed our tracks, don’t worry find them all here.

On a side note, yesterday I stumbled across a great video to Holy Ghost!’s single I Will Come Back, catch it here.