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OFFSHOOTS YOOOO

Posted in Acoustic, Ambient, Club, Dance, Disco, Disco House, Dub Step, Electro, Electronica, Experimental on February 23, 2010 by megaphoneteeth

It has been to long since my words have come across this corner of the information super highway, but like my other compadres i have jumped on a new project. ELEPHANT SHOESSS is my new adventure. Much like the 317 crew this blog profiles for the most part electro with a few variations here and there. Come check me out if you feel the need, got some groovy tunes for everyone’s ears.

317 will be missed. The boys and I have had a great time running the site. The love of music is passed on through not only Aereal Noise, an other offshoot of 317 but also my new adventure Elephantshoesss. It is sad to see things go, but chapters concluded and eras end. The Elephant Crew is still in the opening stages of this blog so there are a few adjustments and considerations still needed to be made, but nonetheless some attention and traffic i am sure will get things moving fast. So enjoy lighting a fire under my ass with a little love for the former 317 readers.

ELEPHANTSHOESSS

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The Giants

Posted in Club, Dance, Disco, Disco House, Electro, House, Pop with tags , , , , , , , on October 23, 2009 by adam

miamihorror

Miami Horror is phenomenal.  I like nearly everything Benjamin Vanguarde produces under his alias.  The Australian native seems fixated on staying home by filling his calender with dates devoted to his home country.  We need to somehow get him overseas after the Australian tour.  Vanguarde’s newest is the first single from the 2010 album Illumination.  It’s definitely worth the peak.

Miami Horror – Sometimes

Miami Horror’s Make You Mine is one of a kind.  It has laid the foundation to a plethora of newly constructed remixes that simply rock the world.  Check out Cassian and Falke‘s versions here, but despite the remix the original cannot be beat.  Funky and fresh you just can’t find another ‘oldie’ that renders what this can.

Miami Horror – Make You Mine | Original Post

A-Trak

Last Monday A-Trak released his much anticipated remix to Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Heads Will Roll. The teaser was spectacular but the full length track is unbelievably better.  I didn’t get a chance to post it earlier so if you don’t have it grab it below.  A-Trak goes wild on it. He kicks in a variety of verses and sporadic beats that will have clubs and parties everywhere craving for more.  I pitty the track that has to unfortunately follow this mix wherever it is played.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Heads Will Roll (A-Trak Remix)

Yeah Yeah Yeahs – You Are Never Alone With Model 21 (Justin Faust Club Remix)

Ultracity came around with a new remix to Grum‘s Runaway that is damn good.  It lightens up the original a little bit. Grum’s original is not half bad either, and well neither is Doctor Detroit.  Enjoy the whole package.

Grum – Runaway (Ultracity Remix)

BONUS!

Reminiscent of the So Electric instrumental vibe I miss from Lifelike.

Relation – Your Tiny Mind (Lifelike Radio Edit)

I Know I Can Count On You

Posted in Club, Dance, Disco, Disco House, Dub Step, Electro, House, New Wave with tags , , , , , , on October 21, 2009 by adam

meterhead

LA-based METERHEAD has put together a fantastic new EP featuring three great remixes (Wale, Acid Girls, and The Black Lips).  I can’t get enough of this Acid Girls remix right now.  It’s my personal favourite and comes ready for the hardwood. Get ready to move.

Acid Girls Feat Frankmusik – Wake Up (METERHEAD Remix)

PinkIsPunk

Pink is Punk caught my attention with another ridiculous remix.  This time a Dub-styled heavy hitter version of Rondo Parisiano.  It’s real simple but effective and the base line won’t quit.  Easy to catch yourself head bobbin’ too.

SomethingALaMode – Rondo Parisiano (Pink Is Punk Remix)

florence

The XX recently updated their show listings for the upcoming season and have included some special Canadian dates. Be sure to check out one of the following venues.  Their new-ish remix of Florence + The Machine’s You’ve Got The Love is excellent.

Nov 26.09 – Vancouver @ The Commodore Ballroom

Dec 02.09 – Toronto @ Mod Club

Dec 03.09 – Montreal @ Le National

Florence + The Machine – You’ve Got The Love (XX Remix)

Dance Funk Sneakers

Posted in Club, Dance, Disco, Electro, Electronica, Pop, Techno with tags , , , , , , , , on October 7, 2009 by adam

tiesto

A friend gave me a heads up to some delicious collaborations between Tiesto and Tegan and Sara the other day.  Normally I’m not a big fan of T&S despite their uniqueness, but Tiesto adds an electric twist creating one deadly electro-pop combination.  I haven’t heard much from Tiesto lately but that doesn’t mean he’s not busy.  You can find him currently on a US tour lasting throughout October.  Those looking for a road trip can travel down to Ohio to catch his closest upcoming show on Oct 12 (Cleveland) or Oct 13 (Columbus).  These two tracks particularly reinforced the theory to never judge something by its cover.  Enjoy as always. Thanks Amels.

Tiesto feat. Tegan and Sara – Feel It In My Bones

Tiesto feat. Tegan and Sara – Back In Your Head

N.A.S.A.

Another huge collaboration with the N.A.S.A. crew has come our way.  This time remixed by La Riots.  If you caught the last one on here (Gifted) then you know that another mash-up has been long overdue.  Within is an electric rap showdown of heavier pop beats…  MUSIC! MUSIC! MUSIC! MUSIC!

N.A.S.A feat. Method Man, E40 & DJ Swamp – Music (La Riots Remix)

flightfacilities

Flight Facilities made an impact on me with their new full funk track in Best Party Ever.  Definitely one hell of a feel good jam. The vocals are reminiscent of great seventies funk.  Flight Facilities adds in some contemporary flare with the delicious sax breaks and some great electro grooves.  A party jam indeed but you may want to bring out the bell bottoms and roller skates just in case.

Toecutters – Best Party Ever (Flight Facilities Remix)

If You Wanna Come See Me

Posted in Club, Dance, Disco, Disco House, Dub Step, Electro, House, Jazz, Pop, Soul with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 23, 2009 by adam

Beni & Sam Sparro recently released their official video to the relatively-new track Maximus.  I’ve jumped back on the track since watching it.  There’s something pure about watching little kids dance, especially the kids used within this music video. They just carry and transcend positive vibes.

Beni & Sam Sparrow – Maximus (Original Edit)

pete heller

Oh Pete Heller! I have been waiting around for a song like this to hit me for some time.  His own personal remix encompasses a lot in nine minutes but every bit of it is great.  Big Love contains remnants of some sweet Jazz-electro and soul.  It is delicious in every way, with fade ups and downs, ending with one great dreamy soundscape.  I got big love for Big Love!

Peter Heller – Big Love (Heller’s Original Mix)

Friendly Fires

Friendly Fires new remix to Phoenix‘s Fences took me awhile to get used to.  It falls a bit from the typical dance anthems we’ve been accustomed to over the last little while by the trio.  It also has that very mainstream catchy feel to it.  Maybe that’s what’s bothering me? Maybe it’s lacking the typical hook that usually captivates me through most of their tracks? I don’t know. Regardless, I’m now warming up to the new mix, but slowly.  Check this out if you don’t already have it and let me know I’m not just nitpicking on the Fires.

Phoenix – Fences (Friendly Fires Remix)

docdaneeka

I found a damn good dub mix to Jazzanova‘s I Can See, a track that instantly became a classic to me once DCUP touched it up (here).  Now DocDaneeka is giving it a shot.  His dub-bump mix is laced with some heavy beats but maintains the original catchy jazz sequence that attracted me to the track in the first place.  The result is a powerful combination.

Jazzanova – I Can See (DocDaneeka’s dub-bump mix)

baxter

Baxter hit the blogosphere by storm this past week with the release of Proof.  While it’s worth the buzz, I still don’t think it comes close to the likes of this next beauty.  Placid Mind is an epic tease of electro and melodic vocals.  Look for the breakdown three and a half minutes in, it’s gold.

Baxter – Placid Mind

BONUS!

Here’s some dynamite material I passed over last week that deserves a second go.  Enjoy!

Miike Snow – Black & Blue (Savage Skulls Remix) *****

Touch Sensitive – Body Stop ***

The Golden Filter – Thunderbird

Mujava – Township Funk (Crazy P Remix)

I Burn For You, You Burn For Me.

Posted in Club, Disco, Funk, Indie, Pop, Tropical with tags , , , , , , on September 18, 2009 by adam

late nite tuff guy

The latest from Adelaide’s HMC aka Late Night Tuff Guy off Lightspeed Recordings is excellent.  A Deal With God comes off Tuff Edits Vol. 1, and it comes highly recommended.  The track itself holds some heavy bass while bringing in some vocals that resemble the remarkable Stevie Nicks.  I’m not sure if this is a sample or someone lending a helping hand but you are amazing whoever you are.  I can’t get enough.  Keep an eye out for Lightspeed Recordings in the future.  They are doing some great stuff down under.

Late Night Tuff Guy – A Deal With God

marina

Usually Marina And The Diamond‘s vocals are almost too soft for me despite the brilliance she holds.  The talent she has is undeniable.  We’ve all witnessed her softer side.  However, when she turns it up look out.  I caught The Outsider recently and wow, amazing.  We wouldn’t expect anything less but the originality here is something else and I dig the new vibes.

Marina And The Diamonds – The Outsider

Marina And The Diamonds – I Am Not A Robot (Penguin Prison Remix)

tiedye

Now to present my new favourite funk track.  You can say it has a pop feel but once that piano hits in the interlude I start to groove.  Tiedye gives this track exactly what it needs and I think it will definitely put a smile on your face.

DJ Kaos – Love The Nite Away (Tiedye Remix)

BONUS!:

The Embassy – Lurkin (With A Distance) (Tensnake Remix)

Fuckin’ Ill.

Posted in Club, Dance, Disco, Disco House, Electro, Experimental, House, Rap with tags , , , , , , , , on September 12, 2009 by adam

If you’ve been following the last week you know we’ve been rep’n the Twelves pretty hard.  Myself, along with a collective of friends, hit the show Thursday night and it was unreal.  I felt the opening act really pushed people to the limits as it strayed far from main act in genre and style.  Although unique, it just didn’t hit me.  I think many were confused with what they were going to see.  Those who stuck around until the Brazilian duo hit the stage got their money’s worth- that’s for sure.  The two nailed it and threw down one hell of a set.  They left out a few oldies I was hoping for but after that performance I can’t hate at all.

Don’t worry. If you missed out you can still catch any of these greats in the surrounding area.

Sep 12.09 – The Twelves (Toronto)

Sep 14.09 – Felix Cartel (Kingston)

Sep 19.09 – Health (Toronto)

Sep 23.09 – Miike Snow (Toronto)

Oct 01.09 – Parallels (Toronto)

Oct 02.09 – Fever Ray (Toronto)

Oct 23.09 – La Roux (Toronto)

Nov 06.09 – Simian Mobile Disco (Toronto)

As for this week, here’s the goods- bumpin’ as usual.

ratatat

Kid Cudi has become a front runner in mainstream electro-rap.  Interesting combination but still deadly.  Ratatat, excellent themselves, saw the potential and remixed a gem in Alive.

Kid Cudi – Alive (Feat. Ratatat)

astronomer

I really dig how smooth Astronomer puts this together.  Nearly flawless in their rhythmic dub take on Metronomy. If you haven’t already, check this out.

Metronomy – Not Made For Love (Astronomer Remix)

mansion 2

mansion 3

Fresh new stuff from Mansion!  This track is an exceptional move from harsher house and techno to some prime disco-electro.  It’s existed for a week or so, therefore you may already have it but if you don’t I really… really recommend it.

Mansion – Gasaida

Bestrack is simply unreal.  The more I stumble across him the more I dig everything I hear.  To prove how excellent this guy really is, here is another batch of tracks to include alongside the others from a few days ago.

Tesla Boy – Spirit Of The Night (Bestrack Remix)

Night Riders – Take My Hand (Bestrack Remix)

Bestrack – Do It All Night