25 Mar 2010

Bastard child of guilt and hate

This post is partly because I'm bored, partly because I want to save a friends ears and partly because I want to forget I have 1000 words and a presentation to be handed in in about 8 hours.
So music yes?

Bloc Party - Helicopter (Diplo Remix)
In case you missed my last post about diplo, let me tell you the main points about it. He. Is. GOD.
OK? good. And, what with him being god and all that, he does do some fucking good remixes. Such as this epicly good one. When someone remixes an already brilliant song it takes some skill to make it actually sound better. But gollygosh I think he's done it. A lovely bleepy bassline and a shweeeet sounding drum machine make the Keles vocals even better than normal. no, I didn't think it was possible either.

High Powered Boys - Hoes Get Down
Right this song is aaaaaaaaaancient but I still love it for it's simplicity. Uses three words, the same drum beat and only about 10 notes in the whole song. But somehow those boys managed to make something this addictive. srsly, before I got rid of iTunes about 2 years ago I had listened to it 300+ times. It must be nearly 1000 times now. and I still love it!

Pirate Soundsystem - Rave Issues
Going a bit old school with this one. No it isn't dubstep as people have been saying on youtube, it's bassline. And fucking good bassline at that! seeing as the whole world went very quickly from bassline to dubstep, all the one hit wonders were forgotten. Which, seeing as most of them were pretty shite, is probably a good thing. Luckily the genre survived and kept making wobbly bass. Screw you dubsteppers, I wanna go back to the days when this was popular!

Les Petits Pilous - Russian Forest
I can't decide which song is the best on LPP's new EP. I want them all of course and probably will get them all. but I think the beat on this just makes it beat the others. No where near as hyped up as 'Wake Up', sounds sort of like a old boys noize track. which it probably should as they're signed to Boys Noize records. Still, a fucking good song.

Right, next post I do, I promise not to mention boys noize. pinky promise.
now let me sleep.

16 Mar 2010

The bass keeps coming and coming and coming

OHai, it's been a while since a nice proper post hasn't it?
so I'll do a goodn' for you lot tonight. Lots of electro, some fidget and a bit of dubstep. sound good?
good.

Strip Steve - Dancin

Right for starters we have a nice song I heard on a loooooong mix. The guy is signed onto boys noize records so it should just be a plain electro tune yes? no. sounds it at the start but wait until 1.30. That's when the bass slaps you in the face. can't WAIT to play this through some good headphones or at a party. [Link not available, I'll upload soon as I can.]

Boys Noize - Starter
Okay now it's some good old fashioned heavyheavy electronica. from the King of electro himself. THANK YOU Jace for lending me the album this is on, made my week. and apologies for cracking the case. anyway, it's classic boys noize, all blips and bleeps and high speed loops and painfully good cuts and jumps. As soon as the first drop comes in it melted my ear holes slightly. In a veryvery good way. It may be my favorite boys noize song, at least until lemonade is released.
Link

Laidback Luke & Diplo - Hey! (Foamo Remix)
Laidback Luke is a ridiculously good house music producer. and Diplo is just, well, god. No joke, he is the best producer and mashup DJ I've ever heard. But unfortunately he went a bit mental with the original of this song, it just doesn't sound right. Luckily Foamo went and shoved some lovely fidgety wobbles over the top. Definitely made it better. I think even Diplo accepts that in his godly-ness, he put this remix on an album instead of his original. So he's a good loser atleast?
Link

All Leather - I Don't Hate Fags, God Does (His Majesty Andre Screams Louder Now Remix)
I don't know why I'm loving fidget house so much at the moment. Maybe because it's fucking AWESOME? This is another example although it is straining into the dubstepy area. But fuckmesideways it's a tune, no matter what genre you class it as. Stupid name but whatever. Thank you Dim Mak for such a banger.




Erol Alkan & Boys Noize - Lemonade
Wasn't planning on putting this song in but I heard the full version about 5 minutes ago and ohmygodit'ssogood. And I know this means I've posted 2 boys noize songs in one post but It is so worth it. It sounds just like a redone and more tuneful version on 'Waters of Nazareth' by Justice (awesome song, check it out). Can't fucking WAIT for this to start being sold, I'm buying the vinyl asap. I know it's kinda pointless as vinyl player is currently broken but it's worth having the vinyl just incase. I just listened to the song about 5 times on repeat, I don't think it can ever get old. Apologies for the poor radio rip but it's the only full length version on youtube.




Right that'll do then, goodbye and good luck.

not sure what you need luck with but I hope you get it.

7 Mar 2010

Not a real post

As the title suggests, there won't be much music here. Haven't got time or energy to put up links or write song reviews. Just some random things I want to say.
Firstly, a request. If ANYONE has any of the following songs please send them to me, they're fucking impossible to find.

-Natty - If I
-Wiley - Cash In My Pocket (Chew Fu BIG Room Remix)
-Erol Alken & Boys Noize - Lemonade
-Cake on Cake's second album

Cheers if anyone sends them.
Secondly, a thank you. To anyone and everyone who actually reads my blog, cheers. I've had a ridiculous amount of compliments about it and have actually made some friends because of it. So yay for that.

and thirdly, as a little treat, a few songs. Sorry for having on short descriptions but I have to get up at 6.30 tomorrow morn.
Shout out Louds - Fall Hard (Passion Pit's summertime Radio Remix)
I've tried to make this my summer song but it was released too damn early. So it's my spring song. Yes it's that good. But anything remixed by passion pit would be. actually sounds just like a passion pit song but without the very high pitched singing and heavy drums. has a fuckton of synth though.

Foals - Spanish Sahara (Mount Kimbie Remix)
OH COME ON, it was slightly too obvious I was going to post this wasn't it? Ah well, for the rather uneducated out there, this is a remix of the new song that foals released last monday. And strangely I think it might actually be better than the original. Which is a shame, but fuck it, it's still a tuuuuune and a half. Calming smokeable herbs + this song = mmmmmmm.

and that'll do me for now, sorry for not posting much atm, coursework and life is really catching up with me.
But while I'm gone, if you want something to do, check up on totallifeforever.co.uk
It's the new foals album site, has clips of all their new songs, one being released every day. also has a quote which L.Bliss says regularly on it "The future is not what it used to be".
true dat.