Friday, August 28, 2009

Inside River - Kaito

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

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Monday, August 24, 2009

Shooting Star - Bag Raiders [kris menace remix]

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

Youth Speed Trouble Cigarettes - Cassius K.S remix

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

Shore Leave - John Hammond (Tom Waits cover)

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

Basic Space - The XX (in-house remix)

Not quite as on point as the Pariah remix, but here are a couple of remixes for The XX's Basic Space. Eagerly awaiting this release...

Space Bass Jamie remix - Basic Space

M.A.T.H.E.S remix- Basic Space

Monday, August 10, 2009

Keyshia Cole - Paper Route Gangstaz

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

Warm Heart Of Africa - The Very Best (remixes)

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

Choking Kind - ZZ Hill

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

Today Was A Good Day - Nike Skateboards

A short film for NIKE SB that features Ice Cube and Kobe Bryant. Rather well done.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Dominos - The Big Pink

Huge anthem from London's The Big Pink. Not exactly classy, but with a chorus as catchy as this one, you can do whatever the hell you want...

MP3 The Big Pink - Dominos [right click]

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

To Feel Every Touch - Seb

More sublime electro-pop from London by way of the middle east's Seb.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Place Des Fetes

This breaks my heart, everytime.

News For You - Seb

A stunner of a love song. An almost overly economical electro-pop tune. Highlight is Seb's "I'm still in love with you", baiting and switching all the bravado that came before it.
Truly deep pop.

News For You [right click]