I don’t pay much attention to indie music, but my friend who does has waxed lyrical about The Liars to me. Maybe I can’t get past anotherband that starts with the prefix “The…” I read somewhere there was something like 50 bands at Glastonbury last weekend that began with said prefix.
Anyway, I’ve been enjoying the Crystal Castles remix of their old track It Fit When I Was A Kid alot these past few weeks.
Similarly, The Rumblestrips haven’t really done much for me. But a Sportsday Megaphone remix of them would pique my fancy. So it’s a good thing he sent through a remix of The Rumblestrips track Alarm Clock which for some silly reason they chose to reject (according to Big Stereo it’s because it’s not Kraftwerk enough?)
On a similar remix/edit tip I’ve been caning the D*I*R*T*Y edits on the slutty fringe ipod recently. Pilooski’s Frankie Valli effort is rightly gonna blow up this summer thanks to 679 but there’s so much quality in the other edits.
Pilooski’s edit of Octet has this great snare roll around two minutes in and Joakim’s subtle edit of JJ Cale only adds to the notion that he can do no wrong (check his forthcoming remix of Cut Copy, definitely one of the remixes of the year)
Team Flagrant Fowl are on some mad production streak right now. Pockeknife and Cousin Cole have a new mix cd on the way called Tambourine Dream, full of remixes of new and old folk tracks, and they’ve sent out a teaser to whet your appetites.
Pocketknife’s remix of White Magic has some rather splendid percussive touches on it and a nasty little synth bassline drops in near the end. The mix should be off several hooks when it drops later this summer
As a bonus I have the Pocketknife remix of Gatekeeper by Feist, which will also be on the Tambourine Dream mix, just in case you missed it. This remix is hot, and you can tell that Pocketknife hung with Theo Parrish when he was younger cos there’s some lovely detroit elements to it.
And Cousin Cole’s blend of Sonic Youth and Rekid has been keeping my ears happy this past month too
Ms Hannah Holland just pointed me in the direction of the new Bastard Batty Bass Summer Mix packing some heavy tracks into 25 minutes. The Aston Shuffle remix of Whistler and Herve remix of Roisin Murphy being particularly hotttt!
1. Daft Punk – Oh Yeah
2. DJ Sany Pitbull – Funk Alemao
3. Tiefschwarz – Blow (Radio Slave Remix)
4. Audiojack – Robot
5. Sinden & Count Of Monte Cristal – Everybody Rocking
6. The Crookers – Atomic Baile Boy
7. Claude Von Stroke – The Whistler (Aston Shuffle Remix)
8. Milton Jackson – Lets Go To Mexico / Yo Majesty – Kryptonite Pussy
9. Roisin Murphy – Overpowered (Herve Remix)
10.Worty – Irste Te (Claude’s R U Thirsty Mix)
11.Frankie Knuckles – Baby Wants To Ride
click on the booty to get on the download yo!
London peeps should head down to Dive @ Notting Hill Arts Club this Monday with yours truly sharing the decks with Hannah Holland and Team Starbuckers and some live band action from Mica, Lakaband, Republic Of Loose and I Shouted Gun.
Plus graffiti legend Inkie is going to be having a exhibition of his work early doors and daubing the Arts Club with his talented scribblings throughout the night – represent!