Friday, August 28, 2009
A long time fav from the Kompakt label, Japan's Kaito makes heartbroken, wistful techno. But on Inside River, Kaito takes a lively, beatboxing, two step and intertwines in with the sadness of his (sometimes overwrought) crystal clean techno. The contrast between the layers of feeling is perfect, and I can say without exaggeration, that I have bounced along to this tune a hundred times. Let it propel you forward, to either heartbreak or joy.
Inside River by KL8TON
Kaito - Inside River
Monday, August 24, 2009
Another ultra classy remix from Kris Menace. He and Fred Falke should just remix the entire interweb. Shooting Star blends old with new, like a tune from the 2080's. Gorgeous synths, twinkling piano, and an understated vocal flutter on a feather-lite track. Waaay to short.
Bag Raiders - Shooting Stars (Kris Menace Remix) by KL8TON
Shooting Star - Bag Raiders [krismenaceremix]
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Sirens wailing through the walls of a club, jammed with youth simmering in a frenzy. French House legends Cassius emerge and get doused with heat, jack hammered beats and synth squiggles from another planet. And amongst the decadence, all they can do is shout out their rebellion.
Cassius - Youth Speed Trouble Cigarettes (K.S 'Higher State of Consciousnes of Da Funk' remix) by KL8TON
Youth Speed Trouble Cigarettes - Cassius (K.S Higher State Of Da Funk remix)
Here is a Gummo'd fan vid for the original.
Friday, August 14, 2009
Long time favorite. The amount of imagery in this twisted Rhumba is amazing. Like a heartbreak nightmare, while passed out drunk at a beach side pool bar.
Shore Leave by MakerooM
From Wicked Grin.
Shore Leave - John Hammond
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
New single from PRG'Z, is more vibey drug rap. Their Mad Decent release was so original, it's almost like an entire new rap genre. Spaced Out Pill Rap sounds about right to me.
Paper Route Gangstaz - Keyshia Cole
From their Fear and Loathing in Huntsvegas..
Sunday, August 9, 2009
I really liked the original track from The Very Best, with VeeDub's lead singer fulfilling the Graceland prophecy hinted at in his own band's Afropopin' full length.
Here Architecture In Helsinki rework this as a clarinet-swing-synth jaunt. I don't know if it's cuz it's the last few weekends I can truly call summer, but this tune is full of joy. Positivity getting goofy, and it works.
MP3 Warm Heart Of Africa - Architecture In Helsinki Remix
The Metronomy remix is also good. With it's auto-tuned squawk, and cinematic bombast over Daft Punk house grooves and vocoder guitar. It spills out on to the dancefloor more than the other two tunes. Not much Warm Heart left in this one, but it's worth it's 3 minutes.
MP3 Warm Heart Of Africa - Metronomy Remix
And in case you live in a cave.. You can get the original here.
Saturday, August 8, 2009
A MakerooM favorite for sometime. The criminally overlooked ZZ Hill puts his stamp on what was once a country tune, but you'd never guess from the northern soul soak permeating through this revengeful jam. Romantic, paranoid and vicious, just the way love should be. Or at least any love worth singing about.
ZZ Hill - Choking Kind
Madlib headz will know Hill's That Ain't The Way You Make Love , used to perfection on Madvillian's Fancy Clown.
Madvillain - Fancy Clown Instrumental