SOHN - The Wheel
Heard this massive tune on DJ Koze’s FACT Magazine mix and it’s probably one of my favorite tracks I’ve listened to all year. Check it out.
FACT mix 387 (June 2013) - DJ Koze
Diverse, eccentric, and upbeat FACT magazine podcast by Germany´s DJ Koze that has been tickling my ears since I put it on. Serious vibes on this one. This podcast is at earworm status.
DJ Koze - Don´t Lose My Mind
From DJ Koze´s heady, psychedelic 2013 album Amygdala, “Don´t Lose My Mind´´ is warm and playful tune that is perfect for a nice stroll with headphones on. Go ahead and wander.
XXYYXX - Tied 2 U
Just finished listening to XXYYXX's eponymous sophomore album. Something sounded quite familiar about the closing track, and it took me a second to realize that “TIED2U” is his interpretation of Jon Brion’s “Strings That Tie To You” from Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Very mellow and airy, and a perfect closer to the ethereal album.
**Sidenote: Marcel Everett, aka XXYYXX is 17 years old. Seventeen!! So talented.**
Joywave - Tongues (ft. Kopps) (RAC Remix) [download]
A nice, upbeat remix by RAC with a fun sound. Uplifting, with that classic RAC tempo. Grab that free download via Soundcloud. Boo boo boo boo boom.
Tomas Barfod - Came to Party
Some really brilliant disco stomping, deep house beats for your late evenings. Tomas Barfod’s album, Salton Sea is a flurry of different electronic styles, indie and experimental with bits of electro, disco, techno, and house all mixed together. I highly recommend you check out the album. I’ll be sharing more of it later.
While you’re at it, check out Salva’s remix of the tune here.
Tomas Barfod - Came to Party (Salva Remix)
Cut Copy - Lights and Music (Boys Noize Remix)
Boys Noize straight cuttin’ it up with this remix of one of my favorite Cut Copy songs ever. It’s giving me the disco fever, with a little bit of a Daft Punk feel to it.
lights and music… are on my mind!
Uffe - When the Sun Rose
Deep, dark, and smooth groove. Reminds me a lot of Nicolas Jaar.
Massive Attack - Paradise Circus ft. Hope Sandoval (Gui Boratto Remix)
Had to post one more track off the Lazpod. So awesome.
Ultraista - Smalltalk (Four Tet Remix)
Some serious fire. Just heard this song on Damian Lazarus’ Lazpod 25, which, in my opinion is worth a blog post on it’s own, but I’m too lazy to do a full write up right now. If you enjoy this song then do check out the full podcast as it hits many different genres in all the right places. Get into it.
Please give Justin Martin’s rework of this track a listen, it’s his signature style, a little bit more upbeat, and just awesome. Also, this podcast of his (Clash Mix Summer ‘12) was one of my favorites this summer.
Purity Ring - Fireshrine [download]
The Canadian music duo Purity Ring made some big splashes in the indie electronic music scene with their debut album of 2012, Shrines. Shrines is quite possibly one of my favorite indie electronic albums of the year. This post-dubsteppy, shoegazy, chillwave-y sound (witch house?) with some haunting vocals is an awesome blending of genres, and this duo hit the mark with their debut album. They’re kind of like Salem, but good. I highly recommend that you download this album and give it a play from start to finish, and get trapped in the hazy, blissed out beats with haunting vocals while you’re at it. Enjoy. Props to Alan for introducing me to this duo.
Purity Ring - Shrines (2012) [download]
Junior Boys - In The Morning (Hot Chip Remix) [download]
What happens when you put a dancey Hot Chip vibe on a psychedelic, indie electronic Junior Boys single? You get a heady, super experimental remix punctuated by heavenly noises. Raindrops of sound pour down from the heavens on this track. Hot Chip does a magical job of keeping the entire idea of the track intact, while doing something wonderful to the vocals and throwing the rest of the track into an experimental haze. Also, the buildup and break by [6:39] is stuff of legends.
RAC feat. Penguin Prison - Hollywood [download]
There’s too much going on that you need to belong to
It’s the only thing you know how to do
The wonderful RAC, or Remix Artist Collective teams up with Penguin Prison to produce a summer-ready, indie dance party hit. Right now it’s being offered for free on Green Label Sound’s Soundcloud, along with two awesome remixes by Belgium’s The Magician (Aeroplane!) and Chicago’s Felix Da Housecat.
Grab them all (free!) right now while it is up on Green Label’s soundcloud! Keep killing it RAC.
RAC feat Penguin Prison - Hollywood (Felix Da Housecat Remix) [download]
RAC feat Penguin Prison - Hollywood (The Magician Remix) [download]
when you wake me in the morning / that is my favorite thing
Hot Chip - How Do You Do It? [download]
Track numero dos off Hot Chip's latest album, In Our Heads (2012). Absolutely love these guys, and this song does a great job at capturing their evolved sound. Steady and danceable beat, with a catchy and funky hook = awesome. More to come.