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Dance Funk Sneakers

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

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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)

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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)

Summer in the Cities

Posted in Dance, Disco, Disco House, Electro, Funk, House, Techno with tags , , , , , on June 23, 2009 by erger

Well, well, well, it’s been a wild couple of weeks sports fans, but I’d like to say on behalf of all things holy, the summer has officially arrived, although, this announcement is obviously one day late, my bad, but, I would. In any event, the blog world has been especially generous this last week, as I have acquired some super dope tracks to share and also, some new news!? – Whatever, its fresh and interesting, trust.

This week our good mates GnartyParly, in association with the newest Hess Village venue (Hamilton, Ont.) – the Rock Bar, are bringing AutoErotique, straight from dance music central – Toronto. If you didn’t hear, like me, theses dudes used to go by the name VND/LSM, but they got slapped with a lawsuit and I’m not too sure on the details. The good news is they’re still doing their thing and they’ve changed their name to AutoErotique.

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I have one of their tracks and a remix of theirs to share. The first is insanity, awesome build up, dope drums, deep ass bass, impresive to say the least. And the remix, Lykke Li again, I know what you’re thinking, but this screams originality and while subtle, it’s really mesmerizing. Turn it up and turn it out, this Wednesday in Hamilton at the Rock Bar (in Hess Village). Bring your friends! (Check the GnartyParly myspace for details)

AutoErotique – Ready or Not

Lykke Li – Little Bit (AutoErotique Bootleg Remix)

Also, last week GnartyParly announced their new event, I’m On a Boat!!!! I hope you thought as I did upon reading the title; shit is going to hit the fan/water, and, wow. But yeah, check out the info on their myspace, it’s on July 30th and the boat itself, the Hamilton Harbour Queen, boards at 8pm and will be departing from 47 Discovery Drive (Foot of James N, by Williams Coffee Pub) at 9pm sharp. Its gunna be awesome and refreshing, at the same time!

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So yeah, this is my first summer in Ottawa, the nation’s capital, as they say, haha, but yeah, in honour of the dope weather that has blessed the city thus far, some nostalgic tracks – throwback style. After stumbling on a brilliant DCUP remix to the same song, I had to throw up the original, which I have on an old compilation by the name of Back in the Day vol. 1. Whether you heard it at a roller gardens (oh shit!), on the dance floor, or though some headphones, so classic…

Indeep – Las Night a DJ Saved My Life

DCUP – Last Night a DJ Saved My Life

And lastly, one more dope as fuck remix to a classic house track. Night Drugs, from Montpellier in France, drop the heat on this gem. I think you’ll all remember, as if you ever forgot, Daft Punk’s entrancing Face to Face. I am in love with this track and I’ve come to the conclusion we should all dance our lives away. Say what? Say word.

Daft Punk – Face to Face (Night Drugs Rework)

P.S. Mad peace and love.

This Just In: Bring The Party To Ottawa

Posted in Dance, Disco, Electro, Electronica, Powerpop, Techno with tags , , on June 7, 2009 by adam

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Hello to everyone in Ottawa!  I hope everyone is having a great day because I’m about to make it better. MSTRKRFT are coming to Ottawa June 30 to bring in Canada Day. DJ Kid SL, the Ottawa Red Bull 3Style Champion opens.  Show is at the Lago Supper Club (Dow’s Lake Pavillion, 1001 Queen Elizabeth Dr. 10 PM – 3AM ,19+).  Tickets can be found at NORML clothing and online at wantickets.com. Poster’s are rapidly hitting the city therefore news is spreading and tickets won’t be available for long- get ’em early.

Here’s a little gem from Alan Braxe and Fred Falke to get you feeling the party.

Kelis feat. Too Short – Bossy (Alan Braxe & Fred Falke Earth Out Remix)

Summer Delight- June has Arrived!

Posted in Dance, Disco, Disco House, Electronica, House, Techno with tags , , , , , , , , on June 1, 2009 by adam

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Chewy Chocolate Cookies has landed themselves delicious remix number TWO on 317 with the rendition of Alexander Technique’s Rock U with additional vocals coming from Princess Superstar.  This track combines elements of heavy pop with a bad ass funky bassline.  If you’re digging the CCC check out their album that dropped early
April entitled Apocalypse.  It’s available on beatport or any other third party host.

Alexander Technique feat Princess Superstar – Rock U (Chewy Chocolate Cookies Radio Remix)

Raw Mann and Yann Destal are the duo behind the Priors and the dynamite track What You Need, which hit most blogs last week.  The two became well versed in music at an early age and never really left.  Only recently joining together to work on the new music project, Yann and Raw sound promising for the future in their.  Into the Fight, the first released single from the two is also decent but is a lot more on the indie-pop side than the danceable beaut What You Need hits us with.

Priors – What You Need

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Fischerspooner turned over a Kylie Minogue track that’s pretty exceptional.  Fischers not alone in delivering some heavy sounds through Kylie’s vocals.  All of the below tracks are interesting electro mixes released over the years- all worth mentioning.  This new track, entitled Come Into My World, is no different.  The pop princess sounds pretty hot moving over genres to somethin a lil more groovy and a lil more sexy.

Kylie Minogue – Come Into My World (Fischerspooner Remix)

BONUS!

Kylie Minogue – WOW (MSTRKRFT Remix)

Kylie Minogue – Slow (MONSTR Remix)

Kylie Minogue – 2 Hearts (The Twelves Remix)

Straight from the Strathcona Ruins

Posted in Dance, Disco, Disco House, Electro, Electronica, French House, House, Italian Pop, Pop, Techno with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 11, 2009 by adam

Alright, I have a lot to show off so I’m just going to get down to business. There’s a lot here so take your time with the write-ups or go straight to downloading. Everything below has been carefully combed through to bring you a variety of goodness.

The release of Little Boots‘s New In Town is on the horizon with her recently seeking publicity through a new music video and some great new mixes to the debut single. The Golden Filter took this track and stellarized it. I don’t care if I have to make up words to get the point across. Bottom line is its good, and since I also don’t need to introduce The Golden Filter, here’s the magic:

Little Boots – New In Town (The Golden Filter Remix)

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Heads We Dance used Little Boots in their latest production as well. It’s bordering on the indie-pop side and splits from the electro scene. Not typically my cup of tea but its mad catchy and some of you may dig it.

Heads We Dance feat Little Boots – Work It Out

I stumbled across the production version of Van She‘s remix to Groove Armada’s Drop The Tough thanks to ohh crappp. We posted this track earlier under the Bacardi B-Live program release. B-Live also released an unbelievable remix by The Twelves to Groove Armada if you missed it. Van She’s version is still spectacular, and the new quality and slight variation from the version I previously knew, brought it back to a prominent position in my library.

Groove Armada – Drop The Tough (Van She Remix) not B-Live version

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Idiosyncracies by Kris Menace releases on May 15. However, I’ve been lucky enough to stumble across a few excellent tracks that will make an appearance on the 37 track, 3 CD album. Kris Menace is a phenom and his sound and history should speak for itself. These tracks are pretty gold. Get em while you can tho, DMCA may be after us for this- but until then…

Kris Menace – Lightning

Kris Menace – Affinity

N.A.S.A.‘s track Gifted was steadily going around the internet before Aston Shuffle touched it up. I didn’t like it before, but I like it now. Regardless, the genre mix-up by tossing in vibes from a bunch of contributors is impressive in itself.

N.A.S.A. feat Kanye West, Santogold, Lykke Li – Gifted (The Aston Shuffle Remix)

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Calvin Harris had another new remix drop recently that is great. I may be a little biased loving most of the new stuff Harris is making but check this and tell me I’m wrong. It’s a little off from the stuff we recently recognize him by with but it still is a good mix all the way through. Always worth checking out.

Passion Pit – The Reeling (Calvin Harris Remix)

This next track borders between house and electro while having some haunting melodic vocals from Peaches. The mix is pretty sharp. Peaches is coming into some Canadian areas in the future if this hits the spot for you.

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Stumbling across the internet recovering from a cold last week led me to a couple house beats I enjoyed so here’s a little taste of that action:

Rampage – Loving U Is Easy
Satoshi Tomiie – Glow (Spirit Catcher Remix)
Bad Boy Bill – Falling Anthem (Herves We Are A Disaster Remix)
Ed Solo – Age Of Dub (Sludge 001)

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Just to end things off on a ligther and more positive note.  VEGA made a lot of noise the past week with their track No Reasons. It’s a great feel good track, perfect and fitting for the dance floor all summer long. They have a real disco vibe, some delightful groovin synth, and great hair. If you haven’t caught it already, we’re happy to introduce you to No Reasons.

VEGA – No Reasons

Back To The Grind

Posted in Club, Dance, Disco, Disco House, Electronica, House, Italian Pop, Techno with tags , on May 6, 2009 by adam

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Next up we have one of the more familiar and popular faces on 317 resurfacing yet again. Golden Girls has had yet another dynamite rendition of Do The Criminal come out the past week that absolutely kills it. I’m still undecided with what remix speaks to me the most but the Tape Deck Bros. are contending for the top spot. This remix is disco’d out and guaranteed to have you moving. It’s money and a must have.

Golden Girls – Do The Criminal (Tape Deck Bros. Remix)

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Nighty Max is 100% new to me. Asian Dan introduced me to this a couple days ago and I can’t seem to get enough. The man hailing from Barcelona creates a relatively simple yet infectious track in Flannel Tent. Through Max’s significant other Rebecca, it appears he has also became involved or has some ties to another project entitled YALL. This is just a little speculation but be prepared for some solid things to come from Spain.

Nighty Max – Flannel Tent

Helping You Burn That Midnight Oil

Posted in Club, Dance, Disco, Electro, Electronica, House, Industrial, Pop, Powerpop, Techno with tags , , , , , , , on May 3, 2009 by megaphoneteeth

Yo, yo, yo Qwantums back on the mix after quite some time and he’s got a couple of bangers for you all. Although I have been out of the 317 loop for a bit I still got a couple gems that will vindicate my absence. School is finished for now, work and the summer semester are about to begin, which I have mixed feelings about but I am sure I will get over them. Anyways enough of the chitter chatter, it is time to pony up and get this show on the road.
First off, we got this nuck Feadz from France (hit up his MySpace to check out some sample tracks from his new album) doing some killer stuff. Maybe I am late to the game but I haven’t come across this guy before so check these bad boys out and show him some love. These tracks have a real midnight sound to them. I don’t really know any other way to describe it. They have sort of an end-of-the-night feel in which all you want is to go out strong and split some hardwood before it is time to drag your ass home. Anyways, I yammer, here are the tracks for you to enjoy (especially the Numanoid track).

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Feadz – Edwrecker

Feadz – Numanoid

Man I wasn’t going to throw up this these remixes but I cannot resist now after listening to them again. These are two bangers that you guys must check out. Feadz rips on both these remixes; both Modeselektor and Boys Noize should be proud and frankly, amazed. Enjoy.
Modselektor – Suckerpin (Feadz Remix)
Boys Noize – Lava Lava (Fedz Aval Aval Remix)

I know a thing or two about history. The rise and fall of the Roman Empire, colonization, the French Revolution … but what I didn’t know is that Napoleon never sleeps. This group is interesting; they have got a real disco feel to them, which is nice and light. Check out their MySpace for some more tunes. I have throw up these two in hopes to spark some interest. Check these guys out, they’ve got a little bit of flow. Enjoy.
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Napoleon Never Sleeps – 5-6-7-8
Napoleon Never Sleeps – D.I.S.C.O.

These are a couple that I thought I would throw in the mix, nothing interesting to note, or say. Just check it out. Hope you dig.
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K.I.M. – Wet N’ Wild (Midnight Juggernaut Remix)


Now for a little something to help burn that midnight oil …

Frank Pleyer, well I haven’t been able to find much information on the man, but my friends this is one of the smoothest tracks I have ever heard. The beautiful sound of the Fender Rhodes electric piano, coupled with the thick repeating fretless bass line, and scantily clad drum line … dope. Wait for it, yea … there are horns. This track defines slower burner for me. Dynamically, this track doesn’t go too far off course, coming back to that original motif again and again, but wow ladies and gentlemen, you can’t ask for more. This is soul/jazz at some of its instrumental fineness without even diverging to far from the original lick. I am sure this track has been sampled before, I have haven’t heard the tune but please let me know if you have come across it. To be honest, it is 3 in the morning and I have had this track on repeat for about 20 minutes now, I can’t over it. When that interlude comes up wait for the drum fill, and then the horns will take over the bass line just for a second, ugh just kills me. Smooth, smooth, smooth, this is baby making music. Please enjoy this one; I don’t think I will come across one like this for some time.
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Frank Pleyer – Sally


If you dig on the Pleyer track, peep this one too … not as smooth but has got a lovely bass line and some playful piano. At about 0:50, the guitar hoops in for its appearance and kills it. Why does no one make music like this anymore?

LETS GO CHI TOWN
Keep it Gully Kids,
Qwantum