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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)

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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

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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.

don
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)

Notorious

Posted in Hip Hop, Rap with tags , on January 23, 2009 by adam

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Last night some of the guys got together, smoked a j, and watched the movie Notorious. For those of you who have lived under a rock the last 3 months, it’s the new Hollywood film documenting the rise and fall of Christopher Wallace aka Biggie Smalls. The film did an excellent job portraying the east/west coast rap “war” that dominated much of the mid 90’s. However, some of the acting choices for Biggie’s affiliates within the movie were, in my opinion, poorly chosen. (movie = 7/10)

That being said, I can’t hate on the movie too much because it provided an ample opportunity to showcase Ratatat’s remix to “Party and Bullshit.” It’s an interesting twist on an already golden track. With Biggie on my mind I decided to include some throwbacks as well. I can’t believe fifteen years have gone by since some of these first came out…

Notorious B.I.G. – Party & Bullshit  (Ratatat Remix)

The Notorious B.I.G. – Juicy

The Notorious B.I.G.Big Poppa

R.I.P. Christopher Wallace (May 21, 1972 – March 9, 1997)