Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Battlehymn For Children - Tensnake DUB remix

Stumbled onto this burner of a remix from Tensnake. Gliding shards of synth layer themselves over hollow plunks, while The Faint's vocals get screwed and chopped amidst live sounding drums and inflates with a slick buildup before skimming away like a neon dream. Have had this on repeat all evening, (along with the Mike Snow - Peter Bjorn and John tune, which I'll post tomorrow).

Battlehymn For Children MP3 here. (right click. via empreintes-digitales.fr)

Monday, June 29, 2009

The Warm Heart Of Africa - Esau Mwamwaya

Some perfect Afro-Pop from The Very Best,(Esau Mwamwaya + members of Radioclit), featuring Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig. Perfect summer night tune..

Warm Heart MP3 here.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

No One Sleeps While I'm Awake - The Sounds

High voltage power-pop from The Sounds. An entire full-length of pop at this intensity is overkill, but there are some good gems to be mined from the whole LP.
MakerooM likes this one..

No One Sleeps While I'm Awake MP3 here.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Bibio - Jealous Of Roses

Bibio's new Warp released Ambivalence Avenue is a blend of lost in time folked out beats and croons. From acoustic guitar strums, reminiscent of Boards of Canada, to scuffed J Dilla era hip-hop, Bibio's album is a good listen all the way through. Stand outs include, the featured Jealous of Roses, with it's A Family Affair sandbox shuffle, and Bibio's falsetto shadow boxing a nasty funk lick. As well as the sweet menace of Sugarette , with it's Flying Lotus headknock and the Jay Dee apeing Fireant.(*see the video below)

Animal Collective Phaseone

This tune got named in my best of list a couple of weeks ago. But it deserves some more shine. Phaseone crafts a bass-heavy rainmaker beat that meshes so very nicely with AC's joyous barrage of voices. I think the breakdown contains an Outkast sample and the stick on wood beat clicks in the latter half are so awesome. This Phaseone guys deserves some more attention. And lucky for you he is giving his Mad Weight mixtape away here.

Daily Routine MP3 here.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Do It To The Max

Some very funky slowmotion grooves from OOFT's 6th Borough Project. Minimal beats and funky chugs covered in throwback uuggghhh's keep your heavy feet jammin'.

Do It To The Max MP3 here.
Another tune called Heavy Love also tears up the floor nice like...

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Free Energy

Recent DFA signees Free Energy bring a sugary bombast to lead single Dream City. If those Na Na Na Na's don't get you, then you don't like rock n' roll. This song calls for beer in a can.

MP3 here. (Right Click, Save As)

Monday, June 22, 2009

When They Fight, They Fight

New Orleans duo The Generationals amp up the wall of sound, and pour on the sweet, with this detailed Spectoresque pop tune from their upcoming Con Law.

When They Fight, They Fight MP3 here.

Love The Nite Away

This is summer heat, coolers, speakers outside. This is breeze on skin. This is nothin' to do all today or tomorrow. This is girls in summer. This is Love The Night Away. Swedish duo TieDye (IDIB) stretch DJ Kaos's pleasant groove into a beautiful summer anthem. Immediately catchy & classy, balearic disco drums and fluttering swirls of colourful sparks provide enough love to last until we put the nite away.

Love The Nite Away MP3 here.

Anyone else hear this in the melody...?

Sunday, June 21, 2009


Here is the latest in an inadvertent series of summer jams. Guess this stifling Japanese summer is permeating into my soul. This track is a collage with almost an overdose of sounds. Funk-lite guitar strums, some Beach Boys harmonies, 80's synths stabs, babies laughter and finally some whoopin' and hollering about Miami. From MakerooM faves The Tough Alliance's 2007 LP,The New Chance.

Miami MP3 here.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Beirut Disco

Beirut Disco is freaky summer jam from Gameplay. Warm organ loops and strange echo-chamber dub horns, tangle and flow with overheard radio frequencies from another place and time. All under a blanket of hypnotic house beats. Don't pass this over, let it unravel, it's totally worth it. (via HMWL)

Beirut Disco here.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Cities in Dust

Belgian duo The Glimmers send (otherwise cheeseballs) Junkie XL's Cities in Dust in overdrive. Heavy beats on this dope remix.

Cities In Dust (Glimmers Remix) - Junkie XL

Cities in Dust here.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Family Portraits Mega Secrets

What's this? A song on this blog with actual guitars, and no synths. Yes, and to be honest I don't know where I came across this tune, but it rocks. All fuzzy guitars and sunny throwback vibes. A quick check tells me this is from a label sampler (Underwater Peoples Compilation) and the band is Family Portraits.

Mega Secrets - Family Portrait

Get in on the secret here.


Saturday, June 6, 2009

Case Is Closed

Johan Agebjorn ices this cake by Friday Bridge. Mood Swings from all this sugar...

This Case is Closed (Johan Agebjörn Remix) - Friday Bridge

Steal the case here.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

The Shocking Pinks

Great instrumental dubby track from DFA's The Shocking Pinks.
Zone out on this...Dressed To Please

shockingpinks.mp3 -

Get Dressed here


Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Pony Pony Run Run + Mondkopf

Pony Pony Run Run's squeaky clean Hey You get chased through the alley on this build-up banger. Very cool. Checked the original and wasn't impressed, but the MondKopf touch makes this remix a must.

Hey You [Mondkopf Remix] - Pony Pony Run Run

Hey You over here.