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Archive for July, 2010

2 Highly Anticipated Releases

Kollektiv Turmstrasse – Rebellion Der Traeumer

My favorite duo when it comes to emotional techno – I cannot wait! “Rebellion of the Dreamers” (translation) will be released on Connaisseur this November. For more info, including tracklisting, check RAs post. To get you pumped, listen to:
Federleicht – On The Streets (Kollektiv Turmstrasse’s Let Freedom Ring Remix)
Kollektiv Turmstrasse – Tristesse

Royksopp – Senior

While Junior was good, it was all about their upbeat pop oriented stuff. My real love for Royksopp lies in their more subtle sophisticated downtempo tracks, which Senior is going to be full of. Due for release September 13th, I can hardly wait. I’m hoping it will be able to compare to the genius of Melody AM, but that’s a pretty big wish. To cure your nerves, check out:
Royksopp – So Easy
Royksopp – A Higher Place

Download RA’s Latest Podcast: Jef K

Just listened to RA’s latest podcast from Jef K and I’m really impressed. Words from RA: “the veteran Parisian DJ lays down and hour-long session of sumptuous bassline-led house music.”  Very smooth and flowing deep tracks. Download and listen here (scroll down).

Music Video Of The Year: Caribou’s “Sun”

Quite a coincidence for a repeat post on Caribou, but I just watched the music video: it’s absolutely brilliant! Haven’t seen anything quite like it – it speaks for itself.

After watching it a few times: Sun was the first song I heard off of Swim, and remains one of my favorites today. I’m usually pretty hesitant about music videos, especially for electronic music, but this is perfect. It adds a whole new dimension of unsaid emotion to the tune without overdoing it or trying to outdo the song. I’ve never actually gotten goosebumps to a music video until now: the way the male dancers come in after the drop is incredible.

Caribou Remixes Oh No Ono

Since Swim, I’ve fallen madly in love with Caribou. That said, I’ve just heard his remix of Oh No Ono’s “Eleanor Speaks”. I’m not familiar with the original artist, but this is a top tune, remix or not. The dirty-synthy-bass drop after the melodious intro is pure awesomeness.

Oh No Ono – Eleanor Speaks (Caribou Remix)

New EP From Max Cooper: Sleazebox

Max Cooper has just released an EP off of Veryverywrongindeed records. Don’t expect any melodies here though, this is stuff made for the dance floor. His melodic stuff is by far my favorite, but these tracks are still really solid. Check them out, the remixes are sweet.

Silicon Sleaze
Tinderbox (Veryverywrongindeed 2010 Update)
Tinderbox (Hans Bouffmyhre Remix)
Tinderbox (Jill Bellac Remix)

Michael Mayer Live At Sunday Best

If you live around NYC and haven’t yet been to a Sunday Best party this summer, you’re a fool. And need to get out more. During the summer, DJs Justin Carter, Eamon Harkin and Doug Singer host an outdoor day party every Sunday during the summer from 3 to 9pm. It’s by far the most fun I’ve had at any party all year. It’s laid back, no hype, all about the music and crowd, the DJ is there on the floor with you. Everybody is stoked on partying outdoors in beautiful weather to great music. And if that’s not enough to get you out there, then maybe a listen to Michael Mayer’s vinyl set this summer will (it’s really that good).

Michael Mayer – Live At Sunday Best (May 30, 2010) by Sunday Best NYC

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