This past week, earning some money seems to have got in the way of perching in front of my Mac and writing silly things about music, which is a shame. Anyway I have been sent some splendid music recently, which is always very nice.
Streetlab, a producer out of Brooklyn sent me through a raft of remixes that he’s put together recently, which included some guitar hero classics and more contemporary bands – here are my favourites, check his website for the rest.
Professor Murder – Free Stress Test (streetlab mix)
The Rolling Stones – Gimme Shelter (streetlab mix)
The Chemical Brothers – Galvanize (streetlab mix)
La Grève Générale are a production duo based in the salubrious belly of East London that is Hackney and seem to be most happy when making mixes of buff hype proportions. They sent me through the Soixante-Trois Minutes mix they put together recently and it certainly is something that I wish I had the talent and patience to do myself. cop it after the tracklist.
Explicit Samourai – Interlude 3 minutes
Explicit Samourai – 3 Minutes
Tepr – Tits, yepo and yum yum
Daft Punk / Spank Rock – Harder, better, faster, stronger pussy on me
Uffie – Pop the glock (SebastiAn remix) / 20 Fingers – Short dick man
Epic Man feat Plan B – More is enough / Kavinsky – Testarossa nightdrive
Justice – Phantom / Dead Prez – Hell yeah
Lady Sovereign – Random / Rage Against The Machine – Township rebellion
TTC – Une bande de mec sympa
Robots in Disguise – The dj’s got a gun / Refused – New noise
Yoshimoto – Do what u do (Trentemoller mix)
Prodigy – Smack my bitch up
Surkin – Radio fireworks
Simian Mobile Disco – Hustler
Salt-N-Pepa – Push it
The Rapture – House of jealous lovers / David Bowie – Let’s dance
Yelle – Je veux te voir / Modeselektor – Dancing box / Vitalic – La rock
Daft Punk – Digital love / Michael Jackson – Smooth criminal
Azzido Da Bass – Dooms night (Timo Maas remix)
Klaxons – Golden skans (SebastiAn version 1.2.0 remix)
The Killers – Mr Brightside
Soixantes-trois minutes mix (63mins, 89Mb mp3)
Modular Records recent sun kissed pop signing, The Softlightes, are releasing a new EP entitled Heart Made Of Sound on the 19th of February.
Following on from the ultra ltd 7″ release of Girl Kills Bear back in November, this CD and download EP includes both Girl Kills Bear and the sweet sweet Lo Fi Fnk remix that was on the flip of the seven, and is a further glimpse into their warm, fuzzy sound that combines subtle electronic touches and nicenice melodies.
An album is expected in April!
The Softlightes – Noah And The Electric Cholos
Modular are also putting on two parties at the end of February to toast the release of their new compilation Leave Them All Behind 2, which kinda scoops up all their favourite tracks from 2006 and spreads them in mixed and unmixed format over two cds.
London peeps get to party hard at Turnmills to MSTRKRFT, Green Velvet, Klaxons (DJ), New Young Pony Club (DJ), Hot Chip (DJ), The Gossip (DJ), Ajax & Para One (live) & Modular DJs among others.
Whilst up in Sheffield, Shuffle @ Plug has Erol Alkan, Digitalism (live), The Whip, Black Wire, Run Hide Survive Soundsystem (DJ set), Clarky Cat in the live room with the dom p and hip shakers