30 May 2010

Oh Daaaaaaaaaaaaamn I wish I could go to this!
Seriously,looks like it would be cool.

19 May 2010

I'll be fine once I get it, I'll be good.

Wagwaaaan, I've been revising for a while now but I don't have any exams for a whooooooooooooole week[Okay, now it's 2 days, I got distracted when writing this post] so I'm getting a LOT of music ready for the epic amount of studying I have planned. I'm posting a selection from the last few days now, I'll post more next week before my exams start again.

M.I.A. - Born Free (High Contrast Remix)
I've never heard of a music video getting as much controversy as Born Free got. I really didn't think it was that bad but what do I know, I play video games and take drugs so I must be out to murder the world and their grandmas. Anyway I didn't expect many remixes of this track but High Contrast for some reason decided to make one and it's pretty good actually. Not incredible but still pretty good. He's not done just a flat out 140bpm drum beat throughout the whole track, it's actually been done really really well and kept some of the original bits in to add effect. Nice work you welsh boy.

Diplo - C'mon
ahem, yes it's clearly just a Diplo track. It's definitely not a collaboration with a shit DJ who I hate with a passion. okay fine it is, DON'T JUDGE ME. It's just that Diplo's awesome-ness outweighs Tiestos utter douchebaggery. Moving on quickly, it's a nice electro house number but you can clearly see all the signs of Tiesto, the quiet piano getting louder, the annoying voice that yells before the drop etc. Argh, I wish I didn't like this.

Bloc Party - Version 2.0
Very Very Very happy I found this album. Never knew it existed until about a week ago, it's easily as good as all the other albums they've done. Not quite as good as Silent Alarm though, but not much is really. Another Weekend In The City is a collection of B-sides, Demos and Remixes that have been hidden away, all released on one album. The songs vary in style but this one is my favorite. It sounds just like it should be on Intimacy (Bloc party's 3rd album). Loverly synths and guitar throughout.

Kid Cudi - Pursuit Of Happiness
God this is a good song. Day N Night made me think Cudi was just some bell end rapper who liked crookers a bit too much. I was sososo wrong.He's a fucking AWESOME rapper, this proves it. MGMT and Ratatat worked with him on the track, making it even better. Even if it was just him rapping with no music it would still be awesome. It's quite slow but in a chillout/trippy kind of way, not a sleepy kind of way. If there's one song from this post you listen to, make it this one. yes, it's that good.

Kele - Tenderoni
So another song with this guy, although it's his solo stuff which is VERY different from bloc party. I think it's electro, maybe moving into the techno kind of region. The synth is really good but it's really his voice that makes the track good. I'm not sure I'll get the album but it's a good opening single. And I just found out he's playing in a town near me, but it's over 18. I'm thinking I might get a fake ID just for it.

That will do for now I guess, I should be getting a super new banner at the top of the page soon thanks to the brilliant Mel (As if you didn't already know) so that should be cooooooooooooool. I may post again this week, depends on my motivation to revise. Anywho, goodnight all.

4 May 2010

To Begin, At The Beginning

So thought I had 1000 words to do for tomorrow but a friend told me it doesn't have to be in till next week. THANK FUCK for that because I was already writing a post and here it is.

DJ Cable - Mr Muscles Hype
A lovelylovely mashup between Tempa T and Rusko done by some small DJ. I'm pretty sure this was in the first post I ever did on here but I've just re-discovered it so I'm re-posting it. Tempa T makes any vocals sound so violent it makes you want to go kick a granny. And Rusko has the occasional awesome track, luckily Mr. Muscles Hype (The original) was one of them. The DJ who did this worked out the timings perfectly too, either that or it was the luckiest mashup ever.

Walter Murphy - A Fifth Of Beethoven (Soulwax Remix)
There was massive dispute over whether this song was actually from soulwax or not, turned out it was. Kind of obvious that it is, can't you tell from the drums and bassline? Such a classic, even made me actually like classical music instead of just respecting it.um.not much else to say on that one actually.

Peter Bjorn and John - Young Folks (Diplo Youngest Folks Remix)
Right I know I love Diplo too much but I've only just started listening to his actual albums (Decent Work For Decent Pay and Florida). WOW They're so good! This is definitely one of the highlights on DWFDP, Easily one of the best remixes I've heard from him. He somehow manages to get a drop into one of the most chilled out songs I've ever heard. Also I don't know what instrument he plays over the top of the whistling part but I want one. It may actually be a guitar but he's done some odd things with it. well he is odd so why not ey.

Erol Alkan Feat. Boys Noize - Avalanche
If anyone remembers how much I was adoring Lemonade a few weeks ago then you'll hate me for this one too. This is the other song released on the same vinyl as lemonade. ( Quick note- Bought the vinyl of Avalance/Lemonade the other day IT'S SO GOOD and there's only 250 in the world. ) Unfortunately it is classed as "Techno" which means it should utterly suck, be played in shitty European and chav clubs and possibly be played by Tiesto (Uhhh.) But then again it is Boys noize, who already is a god and erol alkan, who is quickly moving up the ranks to godliness. So enjoy.

More would be added but 30 Rock is on so goodbye.