Monday, April 26, 2010

MP3 blog 2010/04/26

blog 2010/04/26 - You brought this on yourself.

Just a little something something to kick the week off right.  Shout outs to everyone who showed up to party on Friday.

Being - Jupiter:  Now this is a happy development.  I found this Gas Giants EP, featuring planet-sized minimal dubstep with stellar production and fleshed out textures.

Brendan Benson - A Whole Lot Better:  This is one of those songs where the writer just thought he was being earnest, but really he shows us he is full of some MAJOR EMOTONAL ISSUES and really needs therapy.  Dude, stay out of relationships until you get yr shit together.  Writing a catchy little pop song doesn't forgive you for being creepy.

Chew Lips - Eight
Chew Lips - Slick:  From the new album Unicorn!  2010's answer to 2009's Little Boots and La Roux?  Only the remixes will decide!  But the originals are sexy sexy sexy.

Eluvium - Cease To Know:  The new album Similes brings together the many disparate strands of Eluvium in a very cohesive way.  I'm not in to the whole thing, but the fusion of buried folk vocals with the ambient instrumentation and confident piano congeals for some truly striking moments.  You should definitely check it out.

RD - Cricket (MartyParty Remix)
RD - Space Radio (Deru Remix):  We dropped R/D's remix of Fever Ray last time, but here are two more hot tracks touched by other producers.  Fabulous IDM breakbeaty action!

Röyksopp - De Ushuaia a La Quiaca (Version RYXP Remix):  Ooooo!  This one is a bit of a surprise.  Royksopp get reworked in to a touching atmospheric blissout track that would fit perfectly between Ulrich Schnauss and Hint.

Rusko - Da Cali Anthem (NONEWYORK Funky Refix):  The raucous dubstep original gets a bouncey dancefloor makeover.  Classic synth pads and talkbox vox.

Sadie Hell - The Wolf Can:  Woah.  What?  Huh?  This is from Ottawa?  No way, I'm from Ottawa.  That's so weird.  This guy sounds like Steven Page, formerly of the Barenaked Ladies.  It's not?  Who is it?  Ben Welland.  Ben Welland?  The photographer from Ottawa?  The guy that did the photo shoot for Dharma Arts?   Man, this guy is either godly talented, or their are 2 Ben Wellands in the city that will one day have to fight to the death.  Melodramatic fun.

Saukrates - Hot Like Summer ft Andreena Mill:  I haven't heard much from Saukrates in a while, but I'm feeling this track.  It gets back to the old trick of densely layered chopped vocal loops, and I love that stuff.

Stairs To Korea - All Of Your Friends (Live Dreamtrak Session):  The new UK electropop sound?  I'm ok with that.

Steve Starks - Lydia (Nadastrom's Moombahton Remix):  Some remixes are getting really interesting.  The jaded side of you expects another shitty electrohouse rework, but the deep grooves and fantastic restraint shown here are one of the examples that have been delighting me as of late.  Pretty fabulous.

Telepopmusik - Breathe (Peo De Pitte Remix):  Like the track above, this one has a few surprises that just delight.  Sure, more typically structure and it has the tried-and-true grind bass, but the track itself is more concerned with atmospheric effect than it is rocking the crowd, and for that it gets my thumbs-up.

The Dirty Diamonds - The Right Direction:   Time traveller goes back to 1959 and gives drum machine to Motown pop group. 

Yellow Ostrich - Whale:  My favourite side of the brand new Whalemary 7" release, which I'd highly reccomend snapping up.


Being - Jupiter
Brendan Benson - A Whole Lot Better
Chew Lips - Eight
Chew Lips - Slick
Eluvium - Cease To Know
RD - Cricket (MartyParty Remix)
RD - Space Radio (Deru Remix)
Röyksopp - De Ushuaia a La Quiaca (Version RYXP Remix)
Rusko - Da Cali Anthem (NONEWYORK Funky Refix)
Sadie Hell - The Wolf Can
Saukrates - Hot Like Summer ft Andreena Mill
Stairs To Korea - All Of Your Friends (Live Dreamtrak Session)
Steve Starks - Lydia (Nadastrom's Moombahton Remix)
Telepopmusik - Breathe (Peo De Pitte Remix)
The Dirty Diamonds - The Right Direction
Yellow Ostrich - Whale

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1 comment:

  1. Sounds like Steven Page eh? Neat.

    And... Serendipitous as well. I just noticed yesterday that the compilation CD that the first Sadie Hell song was on (a comp that featured a song by Steven Page as well) was posted as being FREE for the weekend (as part of Earth Day). I think you can still grab it here.
    The redeem code = solar

    And... If you want to hear the rest of the new Sadie Hell record, head to

    Until we meet again Caitlyn... (Either in person, or via Google News Alerts)