Kerri Chandler - Oblivion
house music is all about love
First heard this ultra-deep, smooth and hypnotic track on Dusky’s Essential Mix last year. I was immediately put into that late night, deep house trance that commands your entire body to move. The bass lines on “Oblivion” are so low that you need serious headphones or good speakers to even hear them, and the spoken vocals are absolutely mesmerizing. A must-have tune for all serious fans of the deep house scene.
Junior Boys - Like a Child (Carl Craig Remix) [download]
A very different remix than the Hot Chip one I shared earlier, but equally cool in my opinion (warning: much darker!) I thought it would only be fitting to share Carl Craig’s techno remix as I saw some really banging, dark techno up in SF over the weekend (Robert Hood @ Public Works!). Give the entire song a whirl, my favorite part is about 8 minutes in… patience pays off!
**Bonus**: Get the original album here. I’ve been listening to it nonstop.
Junior Boys - So This Is Goodbye (2006) [download]
Junior Boys - The Equalizer [download]
From Junior Boys sophomore album, So This is Goodbye (2006), “The Equalizer” is strong representation of their funky electronic grooves. Most of you may recognize their single from the album, “In the Morning,” but in truth the entire album is a winner from start to finish. I’ll be posting up the album a little bit later, but for now, enjoy this funky gem by the Canadian indie electronic duo.
Cities of Foam - Last Man Standing [download]
Found this band on my iPod the other day. I had totally forgotten about them until it randomly came up. These guys are super mellow, I highly recommend you download the album for whenever you feel like chilling out and listening to some cool, ambient, jazzy tunes.
Cities of Foam - A Great Day for the Race (2006) [download] (in 320 goodness)
one night to be confused…
The Knife - Heartbeats [download]
This song really needs no introduction…but here’s a little background anyways. The Knife are a Swedish electronic duo who produce some amazing synth pop. After hearing Fever Ray’s last song, I needed more of her unique voice in my life, hence why I am posting Heartbeats. It is definitely my favorite song of theirs, although their album Silent Shout is solid as well. (Side note: Jose Gonzales does a very nice acoustic cover of this song.)
My other favorites from the album are Neverland (A+), Silent Shout, Pass This On (fun steel drums!), the more ambient sounding Still Light, and finally, Heartbeats (live) is a much more mellowed out version of the original.
A bonus for you guys — this album is the deluxe edition, so it has the normal tracks + 8 live tracks.
The Knife - Silent Shout (2006) [download]