Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Quick hits.

Just a few bits and bobs. There's been a plethora of new music around at the moment to entertain ears, so here's a few that have piqued my interest recently.

This track by We Are The Horsemen has been doing the rounds on Radio One recently, and for good reason. Simply re-edits are often the best way to go with remixes, they keep the vibe of the original, whilst sprucing it up in a new manner that's fresh to here, though sometimes widely different remixes are just as effective, as our next track will show. Expecting some big things from these guys.

Good old Fantastic Mr. Fox has been at it again, this time with a remix of Hyetal's "Phoenix". The original was amazing as it was, so it would take something special to improve on that. As such Mr. Gomberg has taken a widely different route with the track, and the results are spectacular. The track is also available for FREE!

Finally, this is old news, but it's worthwhile I assure you. This fanmade video of Boards of Canada's "Everything You Do Is Balloon" shows what can be done with very little expenses using archive footage. It's take from an old American bicycle safety short-film, and goes perfectly with the music. Does make you wonder though, what were people on back in those days!?

Coming up soon: review of Bon Iver's self-titled second LP, Mixcakes volume 2 and festival previews 2011. See you soon!

Monday, 6 June 2011

Mixcakes Volume #1.

So here's the new feature, Mixcakes!.

The general idea is every week or so I'll get someone new to make a mix for the blog, then I'll upload it here. Any genre of music is encouraged (except Donk), to get a good variety of music, and hopefully to introduce people to a style they are not familiar with! To get the ball rolling, I've done the first Mixcake. So, without further ado, here it is:

Mixcakes Volume 1
A light and bouncey cake filled with futuristic rythms, synths, and snares, topped off with a light smattering of techno and 90's grime.

Tracklist (track/artist):
1) Joe - Twice
2) Joy Orbison - BB
3) Unknown - Sicko Cell
4) Another Girl - Jacques Greene
5) Glut - Ramadanman
6) Getting Me Down - Blawan
7) Here 4 U - Deadboy
8) Neighbourhood - Zed Bias (Roska remix)
9) A Milli - Lil' Wayne (James Blake refix)
10) Let Me See What You're Working With - Rod Lee
11) You Tell Me - Boddika
12) Rotpot - Bad Autopsy
13) Battle For Middle You - Julio Bashmore
14) Manderine Girl - Booka Shade

The Mixcake logo was made by Hi, I'm Ralph. Make sure to check him out. The next mix will be made by Martial, should be top!

Twittering madness.

Lordy, I've taken the ultimate step and created a Twitter account for the blog (and me). Means I can post quick links quickly that aren't worthy of individual blog posts, and then later merge those links into a blog post.


Follow me here!

PS: There is probably a snazzy way to make that link bigger and better on the blog's sidebar, I'll work that out soon...

Quick vids.

Just a couple new and very interesting vids. The new feature, Mixcakes, should be up later today as well. Keep your eyes peeled!

First a new track from the infamous Tyler the Creator, featuring fellow Odd Future member Frank Ocean (with a sweet hat):

Next is the finished video for Kanye West's 'Monster'. The leaked and unfinished version of this video has been criticised widely for its portrayal of eroticising violence against women, and now comes with this disclaimer: "The following content is in no way to be interpreted as misogynistic or negative towards any groups of people. It is an art piece and it shall be taken as such." There is no Youtube link for the video yet, but you can watch on Kanye's official website here.

Thursday, 2 June 2011


Maybe the best thing ever.

Click for some rings, then relax.