Sunday, 31 August 2008
How exciting: everyone's favourite totally-misleadingly-named-until-now blog is welcoming a new member to the band. I do mean Disco Delicious, in case that was ambiguous. Expect a new level of professionalism and a steep decline in reader disappointment.
In the meantime, I've once again had an Avalanches fanboi relapse, so prepare for some classic excellence. Actually, I'll post a couple of remixed Avs tunes, because they're both killer. The Cornelius mix of Since I Left You is pretty much what you might expect if you're familiar with their stuff. A bouquet of pretty bright sounds floating around and somehow coming together to make a really uplifting spring edition of an already lurvly song. The Ernest St. Laurent remix is a loungey house number which I wouldn't feel self-conscious blasting out the car windows on a toasty day. Convertable recommended.
The Avalanches - Since I Left You (Cornelius Remix)
The Avalanches - A Different Feeling (Ernest St. Laurent Remix)
I find this song quite adorable - a tune by Disco Rockets, a dude from Portugal who now seems to be in amongst the D.I.S.C.O.TEXAS crew. It might have something to do with the picture that accompanies the tune on his MySpace player, which i find strangely cute in a totally heterosexual masculine way. And the vocal sample just makes me happy. Simple but effective. Anyways, I'm really looking forward to more!
Disco Rockets - Running to You
By strange coincidence, I've been reminded of this track in several unrelated ways recently, which is perfect timing with spring merely a matter of hours away for us southern-hemispherians. The Ones, in my eyes, had some shockers but were well and truly saved by Flawless. What I only found out (i think) recently though is that the song that blitzed the radio was the A Touch of Class remix (a duo who also run a label of the same name, to which The Ones are signed), not the original track. Anyway, it's still a fab tune. Fun bonus round includes another, more disco-ish remix by Harry's Afro Hut, and another tune reworked by The Rapture which is at least interesting.
The Ones - Flawless (A Touch of Class Re-Remix)
The Ones - Flawless (Harry's Afro Hut Remix)
The Ones - Picture Perfect (The Rapture Hushhush Remix)
If you aren't aware of Nikola Gala, you should certainly do some investigating. He's an extremely versatile producer, covering progressive, deep, electro and a range of other things you can tack 'house' onto the end of. I've always been especially fond of Night Walk, having heard it an unhealthy number of times as the first song on Ivan Gough's InTheMix.06 disc. A gorgeous bassline, and synths that may very well have the power to make large objects levitate. If you're a fan of good music, there's a good chance he's produced something you'll love!
Nikola Gala - Night Walk
And since this post has been a little neglectful to the club corner, I'll throw in an old Switch thang which I've always enjoyed but have never heard played out. Makes me feel strangely sedated/drugged whenever I hear it. In any case, it's a really mesmerising groove. Take it or leave it.
Switch - Just Bounce 2 This
Now watch and see how good Kiyoshi makes me look! :) Tehe
Friday, 22 August 2008
Hi Friends! Sorry for the weeks of silence, been kind of busy with different things, and been kind of lazy with music exploration. But anyway, I've got a bit of a disjointed but tasty post to bestow upon you fab kids.
If I could I'd post 25 tracks from the Us Two Music label, but I'm limited to 2 so go attack Juno Download with your credit card to bathe in more FrenchHouseFunkyDiscoJams. A glorious label with glorious uplifting artists who all seem to have some kind of psycho-erotic connection with the bass guitar. The two lucky selections are by Geyster (from France) and Matt Turner (from the UK) respectively. The first is typical Lifelike soaring space synth delight, and the Turner tune is a sort of cruisy but sneakily energetic groover. You can scope out the original of the Geyster tune in Kiyoshi's magnificent compilation.
Geyster - Under the Fuse of Love (Lifelike Remix)
Matt Turner - Live & Direct
Ohkay, I'll just post these because I still squeeze plenty of listens and clubplays out of both after some time of enjoyment. I am, in case you hadn't picked up on it (!!!!), talking about Sam La More's lovely mixes of Pnau tracks. I'm particularly surprised his remix of Baby didn't blow up; it seems to really dominate when unleashed in a club, but it never got a glance on the blogs. Since the link has been down for yonks, I'll give it another whirl. Also surprised his Samabanova mix seems to be kept quiet too. More laid back but a really quality tune all the same. He's definitely still a producer to look out for. And of course Pnau fucking rock too.
Pnau - Baby (Sam La More Remix)
Pnau - Samabanova (Sam La More Remix)
Loved this little remix instantly - it's cute and cuddly and really just pleasantly enjoyable. It's the first I've heard of Gomez van Gomez, but I'm hoping slash expecting it's just the beginning of a string of delights to come from their corner of LA. Killer name too! And I really can't resist Simian Mobile Disco in any shape or form. Definitely check out their new Fabriclive disc, it's just what I expected in terms of unexpectedness: sounds verrry SMD but I could never have predicted the tracklisting. Probably because I don't know most of it. Whatever. Enjoy this.
Simian Mobile Disco - I Got This Down (Gomez van Gomez Remix)
A couple more inbox goodies. Not what I normally post, but both were surprises for me. The first is a dark and droning take by Remote, of an MTO track. I almost feel guilty for liking it. Maybe. I dunno... It works for me anyway. Just have a listen and take it or leave it. The second is by a couple of fresh Sydney lads, White Dorks, who are making an impact on the live scene, and are doing nice fidget things. I see potential here. Expect more.
MTO - Bring It On Now (Remote Remix)
White Dorks - Do the Wobble
OK, one more for self-indulgence. Just quietly. I love the idea of mashups. Why listen to one song when you could listen to two or three? Just tell me if you like this or if you don't. That'll do me.
Otto's Golden Journey - The Whitest Boy Alive / Mylo / Fred Falke / Cut Copy
In other news, Disco Delicious is aimed for a sweaty, euphoric blog comeback. Clench your teeth! And GET INTO USTWO!