Thursday, October 28, 2010

MP3 blog 2010/10/28

blog 2010/10/28 - one quick one before halloween!

Busy weekend coming up.

On Friday I am DJing in Aylmer after the Polaris-nominated band BEAST.

Then on Saturday I'll be headling the crazy jam Certain Sort: Halloween Edition over at Raw Sugar Cafe.
I'll be spinning from midnight until 2am.  And I am bringing along some extra speakers for reinforcement.  And it will be crazy.

November will be a good month too.  On November 9th I'll be playing at TED Talks event in Ottawa.  The event will have 3 talks and it all about introducing kids to parliament:  TEDxKids.
Then I got invited to California for a crazy ambient party, and so they were nice enough to fly me out for it, and of course I'm oh so looking forward to going.

Bat For Lashes - Daniel (Duke Dumont Remix):  And we kick things off with some Bat For Lashes and Duke Dumont!  2 people we haven't heard much of since last year.  I am bouncing to this total rework.  Sometimes I love the grandiose remixes that stick to the essence of the original, but this is a great job of just reworking some fragments in to something new.

Dust Junkys - Beatbox Wash (Joseph Martin Remix):  This is a fresh surprise.  A very new beat that is really bouncing and infectious, without being overbearing and assaulting.

Foals - Miami
Foals - Spanish Sahara:  The new album is "Total Life Forever" and file it amongst the "has some fabulous songs but I can't love it as a whole" aisle.  Recommended for fans of Yeasayer and The Morning Benders.

Gucci Mane - Photoshoot (Flying Lotus Remix):  Another flipped up Gucci joint!  Flying Lotus grinds through the verses here wonderfully.

Jay Haze - Never Gonna Stop:  Future R'n'B has never sounded so fucking good!  At the same time trippy and sexy, while never being gross or skeezy.

oOoOO - Burnout Eyess
oOoOO - Sedsumting:  From the new self titled EP!  I got a full length from them as well, but it just didn't compare to the perfect nugget size of the EP.  Dreamy hazey witch pop downtempo and awkard beats!  Not since DJ Screw has a tape made you want to drink cough syrup more.

Qoso - Jurassic Park:  Deep banging tribal goodness!  What else does it need??  oh I don't know... how about... MOTHER FUCKING DINOSAURS!  YEAH!

Swans - Jim
Swans - My Birth:  I hadn't been a long time fan of The Swans, so I don't quite have all of the perspective here.  But they are back after many many years.  Well, he's back, it's not quite the original lineup.  But who cares!  "My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky" is the new album and it's pretty damn remarkable.
Dark and gothy and swimming in its own brine.  I would think this album would appeal equally to fans of Nick Drake and Tom Waits as it would to fans of Nurse With Wound and Joy Division.
Highly recommended!  Give it a chance.  Or two.

Telephoned - O.N.E. (Yeasayer cover):  And speaking of Yeasayver, it's about time we got a cover of this great song!  A fabulous rendition at that, if only a bit too short!  But so much fun.

The Jezabels - Mace Spray:  There is a majesty and honesty that reminds me of early Arcade Fire, even if the sounds isn't anywhere close.  A touch of Bat For Lashes meets The National, as well.

The Walkmen - Victory:  This song follows the one above effortlessly.  I have to admit, I couldn't get in to all of the new album Lisbon, but this is the 2nd track on it that I do indeed love.  Just astonishingly good.

These Electric Lives - Called It Off:  A tingue of The Cure wrapped in a more contempoary synth pop sheath?   

U.S. Royalty - Equestrian:  With a sound like this, you'd half expect them to be Canadian, but oh the clever name asserts otherwise! 

Xiu Xiu - Sashay Away:  Off the brand new 7" Razor Scooter, this flipside curiousity has all of the melodrama and unrefined angst we've come to expect from Xiu Xiu.  A bit of joyousness to send you off for this Halloween weekend!


Bat For Lashes - Daniel (Duke Dumont Remix)
Dust Junkys - Beatbox Wash (Joseph Martin Remix)
Foals - Miami
Foals - Spanish Sahara
Gucci Mane - Photoshoot (Flying Lotus Remix)
Jay Haze - Never Gonna Stop
oOoOO - Burnout Eyess
oOoOO - Sedsumting
Qoso - Jurassic Park
Swans - Jim
Swans - My Birth
Telephoned - O.N.E. (Yeasayer cover)
The Jezabels - Mace Spray
The Walkmen - Victory
These Electric Lives - Called It Off
U.S. Royalty - Equestrian
Xiu Xiu - Sashay Away

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