Archive for Holy Ghost!

Three Sure Bangers

Posted in Dance, Disco, Disco House, Electro, Funk, Lounge House with tags , , , , , on August 9, 2009 by adam

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Someone was nice enough to point a finger over to Holy Ghost!‘s mix of Goblin City.  At nine minutes in length, it has some versatility.  It’s very playful and melodic.  The interlude grabs you within the first minute and then you’re locked in from there.  These guys from NY surely are mixing masterminds.

Panthers – Goblin City (Holy Ghost! Disco Dub)

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This next remix is lethal.  The original to MSTRKRFT‘s pairing with Legend in my opinion was too slow and strayed away from the traditional party bangers that I became infatuated over MSTRKRFT with.  The Jump Jump Dance Dance Remix eliminates this problem.  Tossing in a heavier bassline and some catchier rifts, this song is officially ready for the hardwood.  A little dose of that synth nearing 3 mins in just ties it all together.  I know you’ll like this.

Jump Jump Dance Dance are Etc Etc’s latest signing since PNAU and Lost Valentinos.   The Californian based duo consists of LA DJ and Vocalist Chris Carter and Simon Lewick.  Keep an eye out for these guys in the future.  This is only the beginning.

MSTRKRFT feat. John Legend – Heartbreaker (Jump Jump Dance Dance Remix)

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The last hit comes from the duo in Classixx and has been patiently waiting in my library for about two week now to be tossed up here.  I watched it grow as various blogs covered it more last week.  Still relatively unheard, it’s too good to not take the extra time out and showcase it on 317.  The new take on Major Lazer‘s Cash Flow is mellowed out and absolutely terrific.  Great work threading in some light synth to carry you away with.

Major Lazer – Cash Flow (Classix Glass Bottom Dub Mix)

Brand New HOLY GHOST!

Posted in Dance, Disco House, Electro with tags on June 25, 2009 by adam

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In two days time, Holy Ghost! are throwing down at Celebrities in Vancouver- where will you be?  (Jun 27.09) The brand new single entitled I Will Come Back is another successful notch on the belt for Nick Millhiser and Alex Frankel.  The new work is the first release from the duo in the last two years.  They just tossed it up on their blog and well, it’s a must have.  DFA Records always hold it down and Holy Ghost! represent hard.  We posted the track Hold On awhile back now so if you don’t have that shame on you.  Get it here. I’m mad excited for further new stuff to come our way but for now enjoy this ballin single!

Holy Ghost! – I Will Come Back

Disco Knights and Dancing Ghosts in June

Posted in Dance, Disco House, Electro, Funk, Indie with tags , , , on June 9, 2009 by erger

Word up everybody, its June already!? Time is flying by;  the summer is fast approaching and in the meantime after a massive amount of downloading,  about 80% of the new tracks I thieved over the past week have been saved to the delete folder, or soon will be. “Boo this man!”

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I’m over it, or at least I was when I realized I could continue on my last post’s theme with more Knightlife, who as you all know, we absolutely adore here at 317 (you can catch the link to the other Knightlife post here and a slightly older one right here).

Straight from Melbourne, Knightlife brings gratuitous disco-house heat and this time around I’ve got a funkified remix by the man himself; super fresh and so classy.

Knightlife – All Systems (Nile Delta Remix)

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To make it a combo, I found this one back in the blog archives, for real. Whatever, the important thing is once again Knightlife proves he’s electro’s funky technician (that’s right Lord Finesse), and really fucks up this Midnight Juggernauts track in a mouth watering way, enjoy if you haven’t already.

Midnight Juggernauts – Shadows (Knightlife Remix)

As promised, another favourite of ours at 317, DCUP from Sydney, lays it down with their remix of a track by Berlin’s Jazzanova. Suffice to say the jazz is everywhere, more popped out than the original and the other remix I’ve heard. And while it may sound contradictory, the disco is smooth and stuttered just about perfectly. Another upbeat and funky jam from this Sydney dweller. Dopeness.

Jazzanova feat. Ben Westbeech – I Can See (DCUP Remix)

And a little late night snack for ya, ‘cuz I can’t help myself. Another one of the older remixes I spoke of above to the same Jazzanova track. Guess who?

Jazzanova – I Can See (Holy Ghost! Remix)

P.s. if you like what you hear post up in the comments section, ‘cuz we love to hear from you. And of course, mad peace and love.

Hold On To That Heavy Orange Box

Posted in Dance, Disco, Disco House, Electro, Electronica, Experimental with tags , , , , , on May 27, 2009 by adam

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Andy Webb, the Sydney man behind Disco Delicious and talented producer of Ottos Golden Journey, has sent us his latest mash-up remix.  Hold On To That Heavy Orange Box layers Holy Ghost!, Metro Area, In Flagranti, Barbara Norris, and The Rapture to create a stellar masterpiece.  Following what he started in ’08, watch for this track to blow up over the course of the year as more and more people stumble across it.  Great, great mix.  Thanks for sending this in A.W.

Andy Webb – Hold On To That Heavy Orange Box

The Rest Have Weighed In

Posted in Dance, Disco, Disco House, Electro, Electronica, Indie with tags , , , , , on May 24, 2009 by adam

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The rest of Phoenix‘s remixes to Lisztomania, the new single off the soon to released new album,  have all recently dropped the past few days.  They contend with the previously posted Classixx remix we had shared earlier but was later rejected by blogger.  Thanks to WordPress- and a group of talented artists, we have a bunch of great new renditions to share with you.  Listen, judge, and critique.  Comment the winner.  Let the games begin!

Phoenix – Lisztomania (Classixx Remix)

Phoenix – Lisztomania (Holy Ghost! Loves Paris Remix)

Phoenix – Lisztomania (Yuksek Remix)

Phoenix – Lisztomania (Alex Metric Remix)

Phoenix -Lisztomania (A Fight For Love 25 Hours A Day Remix)

time to celebrate!

Posted in Acoustic, Dance, Disco, Disco House, Electro, Experimental, Indie, Pop with tags , , , , on February 25, 2009 by adam

A lot has been accomplished over the last few days. We lengthened the show listings section on the right sidebar to cover most of the next couple months. If we have left anything out that you know of please let us know via comment or email. As for the content, the next couple months look pretty decent if you can pull yourself away from any obligations you may already have. Initial stuff that catches my attention is the April 9th/11th trio of MSTRKRFT, Crookers, & Steve Aoki set to hit Toronto/Montreal respectively. The Twelves come to Toronto March 26th. Calvin Harris is in town on the 27th, and if you can still get tickets check in on A-Trak in Toronto May 13th. Anyway I won’t spoil all the goods, check the listing for more and keep updated for new listings marked with an asterisk (*).

To keep the positive mood flowing it appears like I may actually survive this week. Somehow I have managed to stay atop everything, which is pretty sweet. So in part to celebrate the new addition to the site and the weekend on the horizon (hump day!), here’s a random tasty batch to check out. Keep the music flowing.

Adele – Hometown Glory (Chewy Choclate Cookies Remix)

Friendly Fires – Skeleton Boy (Air France Remix)

Tyson Alexanderic – Seduction

Curses! – The Deep End (Holy Ghost! Remix)

Cut Copy – So Cosmic

Posted in Dance, Disco House, Electro, Electronica, Experimental, French House, Pop with tags , , , on January 21, 2009 by erger
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So back in the day, or at least it seems that way now, Cut Copy, Melbourne, Australia’s golden boys, representing Modular recordings (so hot right now), dropped their infamous mix named so cosmic. The mix was released well before their chart and dance floor smashing new album, In Ghost Colours and on it were some truly inspiring and refreshing beats, I won’t get into all of them with you, you can just visit their blog or their my space page and show some love.
First off is Mr. Lifelike and if you don’t already now the name, their is no time like the present. Hailing from the Strasbourg, Alsace, France, Laurent Heinrich has been droppin‘ the goods for a little while now, and cut copy love and so should we. This track is an instant classic, it has that vibe of a song that has been alive in your ears for what seems like since forever, if that makes any sense, and it invokes, upon listening very nostalgic feelings of daft punk, Thomas Bangalter, Stardust, Dj Falcon, Kris Menace and Alan Braxe, among others, in short: a musical journey, french style.

Lifelike – So Electric

Next up is a true disco funk classic from the lovely land of new york electro and indie, DFA. Holy Ghost! has to be one of the most talked about-least known groups of the last two years. The fact that they have a plethora of quality remixes floating around the net is testament to that, and their few known singles, of which I have only one, and it is coincidentally found on the same cut copy mix tape. If my sources are correct this track could have been dropped as early as 2007, in which case its hype only truly emerged throughout the next year, and now the people want more from Holy Ghost! Their upcoming album (fingers crossed) may be one of the most anticipated albums in this music genre of 2009, no lie. so enough is enough and here is the dopeness:

Hold On – HOLY GHOST!

Number three this eve, is an awesome remix by fellow aussies and label mates Knightlife. The track “So Haunted”, by Cut Copy, truly has two distinct and unique styles and sections that are blended together, the first is a darker, more post-punkish type of indie electro, where the vocals are bright and somewhat uplifting and the beats are very drab and melancholy. In the second part the mood switches: the vocals turn almost nostalgic and reminiscent in a distant way, but they are overtaken by an amazing synth breakdown that totally entrances you and is so uplifting its contagious. This remix, which I believe is not the same as the one featured on the so cosmic mix, is equally as enjoyable and achieves the same goal, an extension of the second part of the original “So Haunted” track. The wow factor on this one is pretty high, be careful…

So Haunted (Knightlife Sun-Soaked Reprise Remix) – Cut Copy

Lucky number four… Sticking to the theme of the mix, we have a collabo remix with cut copy and lifelike, and the best part is that the track they remix is “Never Forget” by mother fuckinFleetwood Mac. Know if your unfamiliar with the gorgeous Stevie Nicks and the boys of Fleetwood Mac, do yourself a favour and get educated. This song has been giving me shivers since the day I first heard it two years ago, mad thanks to Cut Copy, Lifelike and Fleetwood Mac. True Love.

Fleetwood Mac – Never Forget (Cut Copy and Lifelike Remix)

Cinque (Five): Now I must apologize because I know very little about the group who did the original to this track Like Whoa! except that they are fellow Sydney ‘siders with Knightlife and this track was originally released as 12″ on Bang Gang Records, who are geniuses by the way, check them out as well. So this remix is also not on the So Cosmic mix, but let me just say that inside sources tell me that Cut Copy has faith in Knightlife, ‘nough said. Here we are:

Oh I Like (Knightlife Remix) – Like Whoa!

Last but surely not least is fellow Sydney ‘siders the Bag Raiders. These guys are killin‘ it right now with there new single that just dropped in the new year. This track featured on the So Cosmic mix as the post suggests, and it is pure goodness, a little harder and dirtier but definite disco dance floor action ( i love alliterations), that will have you shakin‘ your hips and feelin‘ the vibe of liquid courage like never before.

As a side note, for those that grew up watching City Tv (local greater Toronto Area basic cable channel) they had a fashion news show, appropriately called Fashion Television, which I don’t know much about other than it has an amazing theme song, but I have no idea who its by. Anyways, this next track sounds a little like the theme song from that show. So yeah, strange, but its all good. Here is the dope shit:

Nil By Mouth (Knightlife Remix) – Bag Raiders

Thanks goes out to cut copy of course, as mentioned before hit the myspace, give love, and for those in the area, they’re comin‘ to Circa in Toronto on March 20th, if your around, come on down, cuz its gunna be a guaranteed phenomenal night. And for those haters, those who think that I may be on Cut Copy’s balls, or perhaps just the whole aussie electro scene, well what do you want me to say, all i got is love to give, and yeah, I am guilty as charged. For those that share the love, my heart goes out to you.
Peace and love.