August 23, 2010

Fool’s Gold do a number on Free Energy’s “Bang Pop”, transforming the stand-out track into a highly accessible bass-driven jam. The remix is slated to appear on a Free Energy/Local Natives 7″ split, which is due out this September on White Iris Records.

MP3: Free Energy  – “Bang Pop (Fool’s Gold Remix)”


What Planet Are We On?

May 27, 2010

Most of you already know about Darwin Deez by now, but I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention the man here after catching him at Great Escape in Brighton a couple of weeks ago.  Some say his music falls victim to repetition, but Deez pulled off his set of quirky indie-pop jams with enough charm and flair (see: ridiculous 80’s music dance interludes) to make that a non-issue.  Get hooked on the Deez by checking out “Bad Day” and the Xaphoon Jones remix of “Radar Detector” (listen to the original on our last Valentine’s Day Mixtape).

MP3: Darwin Deez – “Radar Detector (Xaphoon Jones Remix)”


And on the Seventh Day, Justice Remixed MGMT, and it was Glorious

June 28, 2008

Just listen to Justice’s take on MGMT’s “Electric Feel”, off of the 7″ single, and bask in the wonder that is Justice. Seriously, I wont even bother with a write-up. Listen.

MP3: MGMT – “Electric Feel (Justice Remix)”


PS: Sorry about the lack of posting. I just started my summer job and have been working 10 hour days, with no energy or time to listen to jams. I did, however, get my campers to listen to Bob Sinclar and Rune’s “Calabria”, which is pretty awesome.

Weekend Update

May 11, 2008

Sorry for the delay in posting, I’m just finishing up my exams here in Madison. I have one tomorrow and one Thursday, and I’ll be heading back to the Chocolate City next Friday. Until then, here is a remix of MGMT’s “Time to Pretend” by Jorge Elbrecht (of Violens) which has been making the rounds recently. I’ll be checking them out in August for Lollapalooza, and you should catch them on tour when they come around.

MP3: MGMT – “Time To Pretend (Jorge Elbrecht of Violens Remix)” [zshare]

Expect more frequency in the near future when I finally finish up here.


No Need to Ask My Name to Figure Out How Cool I Am

March 27, 2008


“In every suburb of the world, in every city, there’s always a nightclub called El Divino… clubs where you have to wear like a white shirt to get in.” – Xavier de Rosnay

After multiple listens, I still had no idea what “DVNO” meant, but it didn’t matter, because the song is enjoyable regardless. My curiousity eventually got the best of me, and I did some scouring of the internets to find the real meaning, which comes straight from the horse’s mouth above. Those of you that haven’t heard of DVNO, or of Justice, have to have been living under a rock for the past few months, as the talented French duo of de Rosnay and Gaspard Augé have effectively taken the world by storm, first with “D.A.N.C.E.” and then, most recently, with “DVNO”.

Recently, the group released the single for “DVNO”, which features a plethora of remixes; some from more well known acts as LA Riots and Surkin, and even a remix by the Justice boys themselves. One remix, however, stands out as completely unique and infectious, and that is the Sunshine Brothers remix. Pitchfork nails the description perfectly, saying the Australia-based band do well by “trading fist-pumping aggression for smooved-out r&b synths, a more conventional house bounce, and what sounds like a Junior Boys- or Hot Chip-like attention to sonic detail after Justice’s brain-squashing compression/distortion.” Basically all that is kept from the original are the lines “no need to ask my name/DVNO” and “does anyone real/anyone feel”. The result is one of the most interesting and danceable remixes in recent memory.

MP3: Justice – “DVNO”
MP3: Justice – “DVNO (Sunshine Brothers Remix)”

If that wasn’t enough, check out the incredible video done by (surprise) So-Me. Fuck it, download it in high resolution if you want.

MP4: Justice – “DVNO” [Directed by So-Me]

No need to ask my name to figure out how cool I am,

Love Stoned

March 7, 2008


So I guess I never really listened to “LoveStoned / I Think She Knows Interlude”, despite it being played all the time on the radio. Maybe I was sick of Justin Timberlake’s domination of the pop charts. Maybe I wasn’t ready for another synth-driven pop epic. Or maybe I was bored with the first four minutes and fifty-five seconds of the song, and neglected to listen to the last 2:29. Boy, what a mistake that was. Honestly, this may be one of the better crafted bridges/interludes in a pop song in the past few years. Check the song, which I’m sure you already have, along with Justice’s quirky string-synth A.D.D. remix.

MP3: Justin Timberlake – “LoveStoned / I Think She Knows Interlude”
MP3: Justin Timberlake – “Love Stoned (Justice Remix)”

Oh, and while you’re at it, check out John Mayer’s absolutely awesome take on the interlude, which he posted onto his youtube blog, and was introduced to me by Claire. As much as I hate the man (dated Jessica Simpson, most of his music is lame), he surprised me big time with this.


The Cool Kids – Action Figures

February 27, 2008


Hipster-hop heavyweights The Cool Kids are back on the blogs, this time with “Action Figures”, which will be on their newest effort, The Bake Sale, and they’ve made available over at their myspace. The beat is as hot and catchy “I (Mikey) Rock”, and Mikey Rock’s flow might be even better. Mike and Chuck Inglish have blown up faster than any talented hip-hop act in recent memory, and for good reason. I cannot put down Totally Flossed Out, and I’m sure The Bake Sale will be even better. While you’re at it, check their video for “Black Magz” on youtube.

MP3: The Cool Kids – “Action Figures”

Also, check out The Hood Internet‘s AWESOME mash-up of “I (Mikey) Rock” and Le Loup’s “We Are Gods! We Are Wolves!”. The little bleeps add a whole new dimension.

MP3: The Hood Internet (ABX) – “We Are Mikey! We are Rock! (The Cool Kids vs. Le Loup)”


Free Radiohead In Rainbows Amplive Remixes

February 13, 2008


After some legal disputes between producer/DJ Amplive and camp Radiohead, the Rainydayz Remixes have finally been released on the internet, and just like In Rainbows… it’s FREE! The eight-track collection of tunes remixes clips of In Rainbows with vocal tracks from Too $hort, MC Zumbi of Zion I, Chali 2na of Jurassic 5, Codany Holiday, and Del tha Funky Homosapien. The first few times I heard “Videotape,” i knew the piano part would make a great sample for a hip-hop song. Amplive’s experimentation with that sample and Del tha Funky Homosapien’s vocals on “Video Tapez” is the highlight track. Take a listen, you’ll be happy that you did.

Check out “Video Tapez”, and pick up the whole remix album [here] or below.

MP3: Radiohead – “Video Tapez (Amplive Remix ft. Del tha Funky Homosapien)” [zshare]

DOWNLOAD: Radiohead – Rainydayz Remixes by Amplive [follow link]

Barack and Roll,