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Summer Lineup ’09

Posted in Disco, Disco House, Electro, Industrial, New Wave, Nu Disco with tags , on May 5, 2009 by adam

With artists starting to release their summer show listings, we finalized our first edition of the 2009 Canadian summer concert listings (located bottom right sidebar). However, the season is still early. Expect a plethora of additions and some rare cancellations. So keep an eye out for any activity marked with an asterisk*

Please let us know if you have heard of anything new. We like to keep tabs on it all.

That being said, what’s looking good right now?

Junior Boys (Babylon in Ottawa, May 10.09)The new wave sound the Junior Boys create are hitting the nation’s capital on Sunday. This will be the bands last stop in North America before heading out to Germany. It’s a little short notice but knowing Babylon expect tickets at the door. Plan ahead and call if you’re a skeptic (613-594-0003). While I have yet to see a Junior Boys show, I have been an avid fan for a couple years now and I would think they would know how to throw down. One could even say we’ve been talking about this since early February. Here’s something to test the water with:

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Junior Boys feat. Andi Tomi – In The Morning

Next up…

Crystal Castles (Sound Academy in Toronto, July 25.09)Rumour has it Cut Copy could be joining the Castles mid-summer for another great dance party. Crystal Castles would be a great show in itself but the addition of CC would be extroadinary. This news is coming from a friend (and last.fm), so if we’re wrong. we’ll post Luke’s phone number and address for you. If the Castles were not phenomenal I may have waited but since they are excellent, plan ahead and get them while you can.

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Crystal Castles – Air War

Finally,

Osheaga Festival Musique et Arts
(August 1st weekend festival in Montreal)

Osheaga promises to be one hell of a party this year. Changing it up a bit the festival kicks off July 30th and 31st by hosting some incredible bands and DJ talent in the some of the city’s hottest venues.

The following weekend is traditional goodness. Purchase a wristband and set up shop for the entire weekend or purchase tickets for an individual day. Either way you can’t go wrong. Keep in mind additions could still happen.

Saturday, August 1st, 2009

Winter Gloves
Silver Starling
Elbow
Josh Ritter
Kitty Daisy & Lewis
Caracol
Lykke Li
Girl Talk
Jason Mraz
The Roots

Headliner: Coldplay

Sunday, August 2nd, 2009

The Honey Brothers
Le Volume Etait Au Maximum
Parlovr
Beast
The Ting Tings
Crystal Castles
The Decembrists
Arctic Monkets
Rufus Wainwright

Headliner: Beastie Boys

Hopefully some of these shows, or at least a few others get you excited for the sunny days and warm temperature to come. More updates to come in the future.

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Beats That Move The Soul

Posted in Dance, Disco, Disco House, Electro, New Wave, Nu Disco with tags , on May 2, 2009 by adam

cinnamonchasers

I love this track. Cinnamon Chasers have been pumping out these goodies since late ’08. Not surprising tho, because the Chasers are the solo project of Russ Davies, nephew and son of Ray and Dave Davies who founded the kinks :. musical talent is an inheritable trait among the Davies. The sound has impressed some so much it has been compared to Alan Braxe and the Junior Boys. Pretty impressive hype. Regardless, Davies sets himself apart with this epic synth melody entitled, Luv Deluxe. Keep an eye out for the full length forthcoming album on modus records.

Cinnamon Chasers – Luv Deluxe

discorockets

Discorockets operate behind a man named Fred. He produces good music. This song Warmer is also good. I think you should have a listen. It’s delightful.

Discorockets – Warmer

Kool and the Gang – Be My Lady (Discorockets Remix)

In other news, this is a pretty sick indie rendition of Sam Sparrow’s Black & Gold. Ellie Goulding‘s take is far superior than any other female mix (and there are a few, including Adele) Plain and simple she kicks her ass.

Ellie Goulding – Black & Gold

What Happened?

Posted in Dance, Disco House, Electro, French House, Nu Disco, Pop, Rap with tags , , , , , , on April 29, 2009 by adam

Last week was pretty trying for 317. Speaking for myself, I had major computer problems that forced some of my prized computer possessions to be deleted. One of my most prized losses was my beloved itunes play count. Who knew a seemingly pointless stat would create such an emotional loss and have a small impact on my life. Not only was it an interesting to view who was played the most in the recent and past few weeks on my computer, but it also proved to be a valuable sorting tool once i had committed a few hundred hours of streaming music through itunes over the past two years. Luckily I was able to save the music I cared about and the documents that were important. But still… may my old itunes play count r.i.p.

Another problem we had came to us through mediafire- our database for hosting music. I apologize to anyone who felt the effects we did, obviously it still has some bugs that need to be sorted out. However, it’s still not worth switching providers. Mediafire offers an extensive free program with an interface that is easy for users. Files shared with through other providers like zshare sometimes disable links over time to continue fast service. This makes it very hard to develop any form of archive of MP3s for people to download. Therefore, we will continue to keep using mediafire until a better option surfaces. Any link that is experiencing problems through mediashare we will try to correct using another free source such as zshare.

Hopefully all the problems are behind us so we can move on.

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That being said, I’m still behind in catching up among the activity sweeping the blogosphere. So this next track comes straight from the personal stash I was able to save from the shitstorm that swept my computer. Don Diablo has left mixed impressions on me in the past. Here he hits me full on. I’m in love with the acoustic guitar and the arrangement. Damn this sounds good..

One EskimO – Givin’ Up (Don Diablo Remix)

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Over the last week, our technical difficulties with blogger, mediafire, and the backup on my computer ended with the loss of a post entitled, Keep On Walking Grandma (Apr 24.09). Since the blog backup crashed so did the ability to retrieve the post. No big deal, but these tracks still deserve recognition. Unfortunately I had to kill the write-ups but here goes, second-time around, a random selection of great stuff all worthy of checking out.

Golden Girls – Do The Criminal (CCENTURIESS Remix)

Le Matos ft. Coeur De Pirate – How Do I Let You Know

Pierce – Goodfriends

Annie – Chewing Gum (Mylo Remix)

Master H. ft. Silicon – Thirteen (Mylo Remix)

You Gotta Know

Posted in Dance, Disco, Disco House, Electro, Electronica, Experimental, Nu Disco, Pop with tags , , , on April 22, 2009 by adam

airyscover

Pink is Punk released one sick remix to Airys Vedo In Te this past week. Italo funky electro pop is one way to describe the rooted Milano artists. Both projects have teamed up to create this new track. It’s one of a kind and absolutely covered in good.

Airys – Vedo In Te (Pink is Punk Remix)

fearoftigers

Well, I’m definitely not the first to be introduced to Fear of Tigers. These guys are great. They sound as if they just emerged from the old retro 80’s scene where no one knew what to do with the lights and the new sounds, and simply perfected it. It’s a bold statement but with one listen I was tossed back into my childhood reliving the precursor to the dance parties created by the sweet annual albums of Dance Mix 93, 94, and 95. I hope they bring you the same nostalgic feeling that hit me when I was first heard these two tracks.

Fear of Tigers – The Adventure of Pippi Longstump (Original)

Fear of Tigers – The Rich Cry Too (Original)

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Fear of Tigers tossed up a lot of new great synth which naturally led me to Sferro. The one man monster in Eric Sferro is talented as anyone in making infectious vibes that make you move. The instrumentals are ridiculously delightful. There’s lots of goodies out there so if you like what you hear hit his myspace or further search on hype.

Funked Up – No Ditchin (Sferro Remix)

Sferro – Sexy Talents

Special Delivery

Posted in Club, Dance, Disco House, Electro, Electronica, Experimental, New Wave, Nu Disco, Pop with tags , , on April 16, 2009 by adam

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We had a brand new remix from Linus Loves drop to us a few days ago. It’s delicious. The talented artist has helped bring 18 year-old Pixie Lott to the spotlight. Pixie dips in a sound that’s very mainstream. Right now she’s offering samples off an upcoming album to be released in the new year. You can find these clips on her myspace. The Linus Loves remix offers up a electrotech rendition that’s out of this world. The sound is clean, crisp and highly recommended.

Pixie Lott – Mama Do (Linus Loves Remix)

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Another great song that recently resurfaced is Popular Computer‘s Darling off his first full release Senso Data on Rise Recordings. This needs to be in everyones playlist. PC bring us some amazing haunting electro that is simply terrific. Between the vocals and the beat, Darling creates an entrancing state you won’t want to leave.

Popular Computer – Darling

Half in Love

Posted in Disco House, Electro, Electronica, Indie, New Wave, Nu Disco, Techno with tags , , , on April 14, 2009 by adam

Meanderthals switches things up a little bit on 317 today. Since we’re nearing the end of the year for the student populous, exams are getting tight, papers even more strenuous, I decided to indulge with something a little more melodic and rhythmic with the intent to keep the sound real light. Meanderthals Desire Lines fits this agenda. It combines dimensions from acoustic soft rock, underlying funk, with the great taste of some retro club jazz. Lately it has been helping me get through some long hours but it’s an instrumental worth playing any hour of the day. Play it all the way through before deciding how you feel. The jazz fade-out is sexy. Oh and they are brand-spanking new making it even more worth the listen.

Meanderthals – Desire Lines

Our friends from NY in Gentleman Thieves hit us up with a new track that everyone should be hitting hard. Their sound is developing strong and varies greatly from the previous tracks we enclosed earlier in the year. Despite this being a new track it is very nostalgic to me. It instantly creates a mellow dance mood. Hopefully you enjoy this exclusive track as much as we do.

Gentleman Thieves – Dream Passport

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Discodust along with Disco Workout recently helped introduce us to Johnny Jewel, the self-made genius behind such side projects as chromatics, glass candy, and italians do it better. While all projects are unique and offer something new… Jewel has finally found an extraordinary vocalist in Megan Louise in the new project Desire. The new prominent single out of a set of five leaked by the new duo entitled, If I Can’t Hold You is a delightful mix of haunting disco. Watch out for Desire in the future as Jewel is sure to spin up some talent with Megan alongside.

Desire – If I Can’t Hold You

jacques

The Hundred In The Hands track Dressed in Dresden has been tossed around the blogosphere countless amount of times over the past few months. Hype is a great way of proving this through a simple search. However, the Jacques Renault remix tosses up a funky fresh remix that is worth treating your ears too. He funks out the orig a bit more and makes it a little bit more danceable to appease us all.

The Hundred In The Hands – Undressed in Dresden (Jacques Renault remix)

Making Love on a Monday

Posted in Disco, Disco House, Electro, Nu Disco with tags on April 6, 2009 by adam

fromage

Here’s a little daily dose in something soulful to start your week off right. Disco Workout first introduced Fromage to me a few days ago. I’m very appreciative. The group has posted several free songs online for greedy downloaders like myself to get a hold of. Repeight and Vicious are both tracks worth seeking out. This remix of Chaz Jenkel’s You’re My Occupation is electro-sensual. It’s a mix of heavy bass combined with some fluid vibrant beats and some hard hitting throwback vocals. If you’re a little confused, don’t worry, it will all come together. It’s a real treat for Monday mor…. afternoon. Enjoy!

Chaz Jenkel – You’re My Occupation (Fromage Remix)