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.

Monday, September 23, 2013

WestBam thank you ma'am!

As much music I hear and I read about it's so awesome that I learn something new about something old. I've heard the name WestBam before but don't think I knew any of his tracks until recently. The guy has only been a staple in the German party scene since '83. Including throwing some huge raves and playing at the very first Love Parade. He released a new album with some pretty head turning collaborators. Guys like Bernard Sumner of New Order, Richard Butler of The Psychedelic Furs, Lil' Wayne, and Kanye West. Clearly this man holds some friggin' clout. Here are a few snippits off his Double album(disc 2 is all instrumental dubs of disc 1) titled Götterstrasse, or God's Street.  Its a pretty awesome album going from New Wave to more Orchestral bangin' choons with some pretty creative vocal performances... Here is my favourite

WestBam - You Need The Drugs Feat. Richard Butler (Original Mix) 

This might sound a bit foolish but is everyone in Germany a music producer? Ok maybe all of Germany is a bit much, maybe producer is even a stretch. but surely all Berliners are DJs? I can think of no other way to explain the constant flow of music that I love that comes out of that one place and the fact that there are so goddamn many different producers! Someday Berlin... someday I'm coming for you. But I fear I might not ever leave once I do.

Cascandy - Goodbye Darling (Original Mix)