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Curing A Hangover

Posted in Ambient, Electro, Experimental, Lounge House, Pop, Shoegaze, Tropical with tags , , , , , on September 26, 2009 by adam

maserati

Friday nights are usually fun but can also be very deadly.  If you’re in the same condition as me this morning, chances are you could go for a couple tracks to make you feel better.  Luckily, I have just the cure.

Monoliths is one hell of a great instrumental.  It has a very sound ambient vibe to it.  Clear, clean, and constant, Maserati surely has tweaked out something brilliant.  Every aspect of this track grabs you, sucks you, and tosses you around before spitting you out.  The group hails from Athens, Georgia and will be breaching the northern border in the next month.  Watch out for shows in Montreal (Oct 01.09- @ La Tulipe), Toronto (Oct 02.09- @ Lee’s Palace), and Vancouver (Oct 08.09 – @ Biltmore Cabaret).

Maserati – Monoliths

Audraglint

I stumbled across Audraglint entitled, Frost the other day.  While it strays a bit from the usual upbeat party bangers we try to provide on here, I liked it so much I had to post it.  The epic soft synth carry-away found within is spectacular.  Very dreamy, ambient, and very soft.  The crew releases their own stuff on their own label Audraglint Recordings.  Find more on them via their website, but more importantly, check out this track.

Audraglint – Frost

classixx

Well I guess we’ve established the musical theme of this post by now itchin’ toward the melodics of excellent music.  Classixx recently undertook a project remixing Yacht‘s Psychic City that turned out extremely well.  I used to sit on the fence with Classixx.  With their developed style and sound I found them inconsistent about six months ago.  Now after some spectacular couple of months (you can find a numerous amount of their tracks on here) I’m a big fan.  They seemed to have tuned and perfected themselves to where they want to be.

Yacht – Psychic City (Classixx Remix)

michaelcassette

I saved arguably my favourite and best for last.  Something rare as some people tend to hit up the first couple tracks and move on.  However, this should be a rare treat for those who followed through with every track.  Michael Cassette‘s Moonlight Runner is a jam packed synth melody that is absolutely groovin.  I like how he conquers the fine line of producing dance beats all while keeping the mood very light and mellow.  Very interesting stuff. I dig it.

Michael Cassette – Moonlight Runner

Alas hopefully this helps you out, and hey if you’re not hungover I’m sure you’ll still enjoy them.

Alright fine… one dance banger to keep everyone happy.

Flirtphonic tossed out a new track, Bubble Burst, that seemed to catch a lot of attention lately- as it should.  The track has a unique flavour of dips and heavy electronic breakdowns to keep you bobbin’

Flirtphonic – Bubble Burst

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

A-ux

Posted in Dance, Disco, Disco House, Electro, Electronica, Shoegaze with tags on May 26, 2009 by adam

A-Ux

A-ux is a one man project from New York working predominantly in electro, disco house, and shoegaze.  He transcends from classical music where he was versed heavily in piano.  As a result, he loves to throw down on the keys integrating it into his sound.  The result is unique and original.  All three of these tracks below are pretty damn good, but keep an eye out for some more new stuff to be released soon via his myspace.

A-ux – Less Hate, More Love

A-ux – Neon Generation

A-ux – NY Dreamer