Tuesday, September 30, 2014

See you in November.

During the past few weeks I've had the pleasure of seeing some super International touring DJs and some awesome local talent from both Montreal and Toronto. Pretty spoiled really. I felt it was time to unroll some of those Shazams before I head to Paris and Berlin for 3 weeks.. Berghain here we come!

But in the meantime, Here are a few little nuggets from Stereo Montreal, CODA, Li'ly Lounge and Comfort Zone Toronto for youuuuuuuuuuuu.

Joakim - Nothing Gold (Todd Terje Remix)

Headman - Be Loved (Daniel Avery's 'Divided Love' Remix)

Cajmere, Oliver $ feat Dajae - We Can Make It (Original Mix)

Zoned Out - White Rabbit

Friday, September 12, 2014

some kinda nerve

I've had this one on repeat for a few days now. It has so many touches that remind me of house tunes from the mid 90s and then a nice soft piano, which I'm a huge sucker for. Defected doing just what Defected always does.... put out amazing house music. Leaving tomorrow to go see The Maestro, Danny Tenaglia play at Stereo in Montreal and I'm beyond excited!

DJ Oji Presents Carolyn Victorian - Workin' My Nerves (DJ Oji Original Vocal Mix)

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

courtesy the C & C music factory(thats Chus & Ceballos)

Its more of a Moonboots kinda tip for this post, and less of the Mudholes. Two pretty fun, chilled tracks.

I have to admit that the last 3 times I've seen Chus & Ceballos it has been less than impressive. I won't get into the dance scene in Toronto politics as to why that is (or why I believe that is anyway) but having the opportunity to see them at a party not associated with the gay scene or its promoters this past weekend I thought I might be in for a treat.... I was right. My only complaint is that the night ended too soon. But considering they ended it with this pretty sweet remix of London Grammar, all is right again.

Moloko meet Francois K. I love it when artists I love work together.... generally it produces something pretty perfect. And really... Moloko, could you please just get back together and make a new album, please? Heres one I found this weekend:

Friday, April 18, 2014

If she wasn't my lover before... she sure is now.

I was always of the mind that there were certain things that should not be remixed, for no other reason than that they are pretty perfect as they are. Well damnit if I wasn't wrong. Like really wrong. So much for sweeping generalizations..... REMIX EVERYTHING! But maybe that should be amended to say that Shai Verdi (a.k.a Virgin Magnetic Material) should be the guy doing the remixing at least most of the time. These tunes are so perfectly chilled that I think I might have just become one with my chair...Some seriously cool shit coming out of the Israeli music scene the last number of years.

Michael Jackson - Billie Jean (Virgin Magnetic Material Remix)

Stevie Nicks - Landslide (Virgin Magnetic Material Remix)

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

We (almost) Lost Detroit

Gil Scott Heron had a way like no other of painting a vivid visual through the words he used in his songs. Chuck a funky beat behind it and boom! This is some pretty sexy shit.

Gil Scott Heron - We Almost Lost Detroit (Florian Rietze Remix)

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Do I Believe In God? Controversy.

Let's just chalk this up to making up for lost time... I've completely fallen in love with the remixes and edit work of Late Nite Tuff Guy.

1) He's got a pretty awesome name.
2) He's cranked out some of the funkiest shit I've heard in a long time.

Take for instance this KILLER remix of Prince's Controversy. Hot Damn. Seriously.

Late Nite Tuff Guy - Do I Believe In God (LNTG Muscle Mix)

And then theres this more atmospheric, spacey-disco type Morroder / Cerrone sounding stuff for a remix of one of my favourite band's new(ish) single...

Royksopp - Running to the Sea feat. Susanne Sundfør (Late Night Tuff Guy Remix)

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Put These Wings To Test

Easing into 2014.. Its been a long time coming but blog.. I've missed you. I had the opportunity to see Cevin Fisher a while back and it was definitely worth the wait. He's one of the first recognizable names I remember when I was learning about house music, and he's always just been there but I've never had the chance to hear him until recently. WOW. He came on after DJ Dan who was playing these insane ravey breaks(not really my thing) and Honey Dijon who I had missed but I've seen likely more than any of the other bigger named DJs anyway so... onto Cevin. Starting out with this deep prog house that just seemed to never end (in a good way!) and then all of a sudden this happened. The people that were still left at this point basically lost their shit right there on the dancefloor, one of those special moments when you turn around and everyone is singing and has a huge-ass smile on their face.

It's been so damn long since I was acquiring new music that upon going through my Shazam history and checking things out I have no idea where I heard half of this stuff. Heres one of those... throw a little piano ditty into a house track and you've probably found a fan in me.