The Chemical Brothers - Swoon (Lindstrom & Prins Thomas Remix)
I’ve been on quite the disco kick lately, and this late-2010 remix of The Chemical Brothers epic track “Swoon” has me on a psychedelic disco adventure. The Norwegian Lindstrom and Prins Thomas take this heady track on a ride on the Scandinavian space-age-disco train, a la Todd Terje, with synths that are pretty much out of this world. I would love to hear this jam with my feet in the sand somewhere. Can’t wait for summer.
Andre Crom - Hypnotizing (Homework NYC ‘82 Mix)
Amsterdam’s up and coming duo, Homework takes this track by Andre Crom back to NYC 90s house with warm vibes and classic samples. [4:04] is probably my favorite build, and when the beat comes back in I’m put into a hypnotic trance where my feet and head move with no direction from my brain. On repeat. Warm and fuzzy.
Four Tet - 0181 (album) [download]
Kieran Hebdan, better known as Four Tet just released a free album today, “0181” that is a mix of trippy, dreamy, and jazzy electronic beats. This album was compiled in 2012 but includes sounds created between 1997-2001. The jazzy little bit at [19:30] is currently tickling my eardrums, and reminds me a lot of Bonobo’s Black Sands. Enjoy!
The Bamboos - The Wilhelm Scream (feat. Megan Washington)
James Blake’s post-dubstep ballad reinvented by The Bamboos and Megan Washington. This is a beautiful, mellow, and jazzy take on the already fabulous original. For some reason I can picture this song going to the credits of a bomb movie. Maybe someone should do it. This strikes me as an evening song.
Cities of Foam - Girls in Bars [download]
I wrote about Cities of Foam a few weeks ago, and I wanted to share another one of my favorites tracks off their album, A Great Day for the Race. “Girls in Bars” is an upbeat and jazzy electronic track with a heady groove. Mildly psychedelic and very catchy.
More Cities of Foam here.
Pretty Lights - We Must Go On [download]
We must go on. Some fresh beats by Pretty Lights… brings me right back to Identity Festival where we were raging in the stairwell the entire time! Glad my friend Randy showed me this gem. I love that PL releases almost all his music free on his site… check it out!
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)
Urulu - Untitled 02 [download the 3-song EP here]
A free EP, entitled “The Untitleds EP” by Los Angeles based DJ Urulu. I saw this dude spin at Central once and this guy knows how to drop some solid deep house. “Untitled 2” has a great build and some sick jazzy cuts. Peep it.
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- Thomas Paine
Bonobo - Dinosaurs [download]
I was browsing through my collection of Bonobo tunes yesterday, and I happened upon the “One Off Remixes and B-Sides” album from 2002. I gotta say, I absolutely love Bonobo and all of Simon Green’s works, and after giving this album a thorough listen, I’m absolutely stunned that many of these tracks never made it to his actual albums, instead set aside for a “remixes and B-sides album.” Don’t be fooled, though. These songs are far from B-grade…In fact, some of his remixes and B-sides impressed me even more than the songs that actually made it onto his albums! If you enjoy this subtle, jazzier edit of “Dinosaurs” as much as I did, be sure to give this a good listen. Also, remind me to always check my record’s b-sides for hidden gems.
Bonobo - One Off Remixes and B-sides (2002) [download]
Solid Steel Radio Show- 23/9/2011 Part 3 + 4: Nightmares on Wax + Interview w/Kid Koala
I’m feeling kind of jazzy this morning, especially with that swanky, lounged-out feel of Nicolas Jaar’s music. (If you didn’t give the last track a listen, you may get an idea of where I found it ;-)
Nightmares on Wax throw down a really jazzy, upbeat set on my favorite label, Ninja Tune (Bonobo, Amon Tobin…etc). Part 4 includes an interview with Kid Koala. Do it live.
RA 246 - Caribou [download]
eclectic electronica: Caribou’s Resident Advisor podcast is absolutely amazing, exhibiting a diverse range of electronic styles. I found it on one of my favorite podcast websites, Electronic Battle Weapons. From Chicago juke/footwork, to funk, jazz, ambient and everything else in between, Caribou’s RA podcast will surely impress. get ready for this one.
1. Barnt - What Is A Number, That A Man May Know It?
2. Daphni - Yes, I Know
3. The Jellies - Jive Baby On A Saturday Night
4. Hounds of Hate - Purple Stuff
5. Daphni - Deep Blue
6. Colored Mushroom & The Medicine Rocks - The Route To The Medicine Rocks
7. Daphni - Buck Dance
8. Harmonious Thelonious - Verwobene Muziek
9. Harmonious Thelonious - Mokambo
10. Bakey Ustl - A Tender Place
11. Daphni - Scratch
12. DJ Elmoe - Whea Yo Ghost At, Whea Yo Dead Man
13. Daphni - Ye Ye
14. Kingdom - Fogs
15. [Voyager overdubs]
16. Lone - Angel Brain (Original Mix)
17. Ricardo Villalobos - Peculiar
18. Charanjit Singh - Raga Malkauns
19. DJ Clap Pina - Unakunukulpan
20. Thomas Mapfumo - Shumba (Daphni Edit)
21. Edward Larry Gordon - All Pervading