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Royalty Session

Posted in Ambient, Dance, Disco, Disco House, Dub Step, Electro, Funk, Lounge House, Pop with tags , , , , , , , on October 16, 2009 by adam

monarchy

The new demo from Monarchy is impressive to say the least.  The London duo are bringing some flare to some soft electro jams.  The track starts off slow until the melodies break into one another, from there it simply takes off.  I’m digging every second of it.  It’s hard to throw out a comparison for you because there’s many different elements to it.  A great mood track to carry you throughout the night.  Brilliant.  I wish I had a label so I could attempt to sign these guys.

Monarchy – Gold In The Fire (Demo)

russ chimes

Russ Chimes is a pretty sure thing when it comes to providing gold for the dance floor.  His latest remix comes from LA Nights, which is now available on itunes.  It’s the typical smash from Chimes who never ever seems to disappoint.  Myspace is a good place to catch more bangers.

Fabian – Heatwave (Russ Chimes Remix)

chromeo

I’m sure by now you’ve all caught the new single Night by Night from Chromeo released a few weeks back.  All the remixes have came and gone and for now, I found one that really leaves a punch.  Skream’s remix just barely edged out the new version from DJ Anonymous.  The laidback take does wonders to compliment the pop-based lead vocals from Dave 1.  But I still love the funky rework Anonymous does.  Anyway I included both, if you feel like sharing post your fav.  If you don’t have the original electric avenue has it for you here.

Chromeo – Night By Night (Skream Remix)

Chromeo – Night By Night (DJ Anonymous Remix)

Alan Braxe is one of the few individuals who can reproduce mainstream music into listening gold.  Not that teeny boppers don’t have an ear for great music….”To the window! To the wall!” haha; I’m just saying that Braxe definitely knows how to turn it up a notch and it doesn’t matter what piece of music you start him out with.  The newest remix to hit us last week was Broken-Hearted Girl.  Fantastic Dub remix, but there’s a slow and bothersome Radio Edit out there… so don’t get confused.  The ‘right’ version is listed below.

Beyoncé – Broken-Hearted Girl (Alan Braxe Dub Remix)

The interview above is crazy fascinating and Too Many Sebastians led me to it so thanks for that.

Ripped on Reality

Posted in Dance, Disco, Disco House, Electro, Electronica, Experimental, Funk, Pop with tags , , , , , , , on March 27, 2009 by erger

An interesting couple of days for new musical discoveries… To be brutally honest though, my love for all things disco/electro took a huge hit the other weekend (sorry for the dramatics); some good friends and I rallied together in Toronto to see Cut Copy @ Circa, on Friday, March 20th…

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Two things for starters, firstly, we did not help ourselves by missing both the opening acts, Matt & Kim and Knightlife, entirely. Secondly, let it be known that I and the whole of the 317 crew have nothing but mad love for Cut Copy. That being said, Circa fucked up and totally screwed so many paying customers by totalling jamming the place, to what seemed way over capacity (or their legal capacity is played up like whoa!) and may have even turned fans into displeased listeneners that will tell their friends how whack Cut Copy was live. The thought alone makes me shudder.

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I think its worth saying that Circa did not do Cut Copy justice. I have seen Cut Copy twice before in Toronto within a year and they were breathtaking, I almost cried…. Nah, but they were fucking amazing, and Circa has now tainted Cut Copy’s image (in some peoples minds) in Toronto, a city that has nothing but love to give to a band that loves it right back, (I hope I am not speaking out of context on behalf of Cut Copy here).

Enough is enough, and on to not only a different topic, but a whole new language. Yes, it is true… c’est vrai! I love the French, and Numero# are certainly no exception. They hail from Montreal, Québec, and their track “Hit Pop” was featured on Kitsuné 4, to much dance floor acclaim.

Also, I recently came across a track to be released on their new album, Sport de combat (due out April 14th). The track off of Kitsuné 4 is, as redundant as it is to say, a great upbeat pop track that does not disappoint. The second is a little more aggressive, but disco permeates throughout in no time; fresh electric synthesizers, harmonic loops and crisp drums… dopeness:

Numero# – Hit Pop

Numero# – Tonton Klaxonne

And with it, a remix of an older song off their first album. The remix is done by fellow Québecers, Le Matos, who, to be honest with you, I don’t know much about, yet. What I do know: they can throw down freshness on the dancefloor, remix specific – here is an example of their good vibes:

Numero# – Star Model (Le Matos Pointdexter Remix)

Le Matos lays it down again, this time with their Mtl friends, that dwell more in the folk scene I would say, Coeur de Pirate. I am a late bloomer on this track as it has been floating around the net for some time now. It displays deeper and more dark sounding synths that drive the beat of the track. Meanwhile, the vocals are almost eerily distant and innocent, haunting even, but, so soft and enchanting at the same time. This track is a gem to me, mad love.

Coeur de Pirate – Comme des Enfants (Le Matos Andy Carmichael Remix)

Something a little more different this time, a hop from Canada over to Germany, Hamburg more specifically, the home of Erobique. This is the first track I have heard by these peeps, and it is pretty radical. I want to say, think a minimal type of Siriusmo, with less disco and more funk. If that means nothing to you (my bad), I will have to do a post on Sirismo soon time, until then…

Eurobique – Endorphinmachine

Next up, don’t worry almost done, our very good friends, Electric Youth, from West Hamilton and Toronto. They have just released their tour dates on their myspace, think Vienna and Paris for starters, say what!? These guys are unreal and the production is truly taking a step in a new direction. With the release of their new album comming up soon (so stoked), I think this may be a good hint as to what we can expect…oh my.

Electric Youth – Lying Still

Lastly (I know right?) is two well known names together, collaborating for your pleasure. From France, Surkin, the youthful house/electro prodigy, with Chromeo, one of the freshest sounds North of the US border. If you happen to be a fan of one of the two and aren’t familiar with the other, I urge you, this combo is undeniable. Don’t be shy here; play it loud and have fun.

Surkin ft Chromeo – Chrome Knight (Original Mix)

My bad for the banter as usual. Nab the tracks while they’re still available and post up in the comments section, you know we love you! And thanks to Christina for the show pics!
salut.

DUSTY FINGERS

Posted in Disco, Disco House, Electro, Experimental, Funk, Soul with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 13, 2009 by megaphoneteeth

Late nights are more than often my most creative and productive time, vigorously sifting through both EBay and Craigslist for records and that rare instrument deal. Other than that, when every young professional is getting their shit together for work, I am rocking out hard to some tunes I have come across while burning that midnight oil. While waiting for torrents to finish up and spreading my collection of CDs and records arrogantly across my bedroom, I have come across a couple bangers I would love to share.

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Tru Thoughts Records and the artists which reside on their label are doing some great things. Although recently much hasn’t been done, the past will not be forgotten by this heavy head. Firstly we got some collaboration and pure gold by our friend Quantic. Going by the name of The Limp Twins, the sound of Funk, Dub, R&B, and Soul come together quite nicely and really pump a smooth vibe. Just take a listen to these couple tracks and tell me you don’t dig hard. Please enjoy these two as much as I do.
This track in particular gets things going for me …
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The Limp Twins – Another Day In The Life of Mr. Jones

The Limp Twins – Get It Back
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Next on the chopping block, another Tru Thoughts beauty this time by the name of Kinny. Kinny being the neo-soul phenom that she is gets together with many of her TT companions to create some real soulful tracks. Again, I just put up a couple of tracks for you folks to catch which will hopefully inspire some further research on your own part. These are just great late night tracks to get the mind flowing, please enjoy.
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Being as I cannot seem to get enough of Tru Thoughts I thought I would through up a few more for ya …
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Belleruche – Vought and Sold (DMCA rbr)

Belleruch – It’ll Come (DMCA rbr)
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Lately my head is been entirely focused toward the sweet sound of soul and funk. While there is new stuff floating around this device we call the Information Super Highway one cannot deny the roots of the past. Confined to the internet and the par record shops here in the Capital I have managed to scoop up some bangers. Below I have found some classic tracks I would love to spread the word on. Great instrumentals, great vocals, and above all great Horns, I do not have too much say much more that. Keep digging in those crates for those forgotten gems and dusty classics, nothing beats a great find.
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Head Band – War On The Streets (DMCA rbr)
Pleasure Web – Music Man (pt 1 & 2) (DMCA rbr)
The Darktaris – Elsuhg Labl lasiti (DMCA rbr)
Eric Hines – Our Generation (DMCA rbr)

Ha, just stumbled upon this track … apparently Asher Roth is a “blogger” favorite, but I must be to removed from the scene to grip this fellow. Anyways … I thought this song was kind of dope for a couple of listens, damn do I love novelty rap. Hopefully this will grace my “Partay” playlist <:0) HA!
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In trying to find some information on Treasure Fingers himself, all I came across was some shotty homepages and an ad filled MySpace page. Nonetheless, some great stuff here. Some really groovy remixes to feast upon. Jump in.

Cheers,
Qwantum