Friday, July 31, 2009
A repost with the New Theory tune, but the Washed Out invasion of my stereo demands it. Fuzzy summer time jams that keep the kitsch in check. Just got some good exposure over at PTCHFRK so they should be on the up and up. Here are MakerooM's top three.
New Theory - Feel It All Around - You'll See
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
A track from late last year's Lee Frank, Electronic Frank release. MDMAzing is warm techno with huge synths and it's drug filled heart on it's sleeve. Paid a lot of attention to this tune last year, and has had a ahem* relapse as of late. Very deep tune.
mdmazing - lee frank
Monday, July 27, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
A bit of an older tune from Italian producer Unai. This has been a mixtape staple for a couple of years. Dirty strings and tweaked dub squeaks filter in and out of the uber-slick bassline. The groove lurching forward, slows up first to let in the dub flecked breakdown and then the smoked out chant of "Moderne Love" builds on it's steadily stacking sounds. Totally overlooked.
Moderne Love - Unai
Thursday, July 23, 2009
F.A.13 off of Besnard Lakes "The Besnard Lakes Are The Dark Horse". The guys are rockers from MTL and have some lateral connection with Arcade Fire. It's a shame this album got so slept on. Quality..
For Agent 13
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
Great new album from Javelin. "Jams and Jemz" is full to the brim with good ideas, great beats, and enough one-liners for three LP's. Here is the Jay-Dee apeing Intervales Theme.
Also included the latin super hero theme of Condor Naturele.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Classixx, whose hand at remixing Lisztomania garnered them an internet's worth of attention, are back. Here they bring their 80's hotel glamour to Mad Decent's Major Lazer project.
Cash Flow - Major Lazer (Classixx Glass Bottom Dub) MP3 here. (Right Click)
Dreamy melancholy beats from South Carolina's Washed Out. We might be approaching critical mass with the wistful summer jams but hey, too much sugar is still sugar.
Washed Out - New Theory MP3 here. (right-click Save as)
Monday, July 13, 2009
Todd Terje gives Diamonds a stretch, and a night out in the club. The original fading in and out of the groove like dreaming about a song you forgot you knew.
Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes - Todd Terje Dub MP3 here.
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
Thought I would post another tune from London's The XX. MakerooM gave these coldhearted kids some love for their great Crystalised a few months ago, and their tunes have stayed in pretty heavy rotation. Here, they're revamping an 80's cheesepuff tune by Womack and Womack by stripping it down into something much darker, almost sinister. Think Portishead meets Eurythmics high on Qualudes. Very slick.
The XX - Teardrops MP3 here.
Expect an album out soon.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Canadian trio RAA use propulsive drums, earnest heartfelt vocals, tearjerking organ chords and soaring arrangements to great effect on their new LP Hometowns. The band is based in T.O with the singer coming from Alberta. Filled with moody Canadian imagery and stompy rowdiness, I hear almost a Blue Rodeo meets Neutral Milk Hotel. It might be too early to say, but this is in the running album of the year.
Featured song Frank,AB is really just my favorite track this hour. Every cut is worth your attention. Go buy this.
Frank, AB MP3 here.
Here is a fan vid for In The Summer.
Monday, July 6, 2009
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Friday, July 3, 2009
Sincerely Yours's enigmatic artist JJ drops his full length N°2 without warning, available here. Here on highlight Ecstasy, (no pun intended), Lil Wayne's syrup-head Lollipop gets dragged underwater and rebuilt out of porcelain. The tweaked out Wayne beat is now inverted into something fragile and clean, and the lyrics are now coated in honey instead of purple dr'ank. A very cool tune...
PB&J (who made the whistling mega hit Young Folks) get a Underworldesque overhaul in what turns out to be a tech track full of surprises. Underworldish techno track splits apart as guitar bones take shape. Late ninties synth squiggles and the faux bored chants of "it don't move me no more" propel this from basic vocal techno to a very good maximalist pop tune.
It Don't Move Me MP3 here.