Sunday, June 22, 2008

And We're back!!!

Wow, it's been awhile since I've last updated this thing. I've been kinda busy, with school ehhh yeah, sure. There has been a lot of great new music released and I really don't want to waste anytime so let's get right to it, with a track from 2003.

Cut Copy - Stars

Here's a b-side from Cut Copy's first album Bright Like Neon Love. I'm still in love with In Ghost Colours but also have been listening to this song recently and wanted to share it with you. Cut Copy are an amazing band and will definitely make it on to many album of the year lists.

The Presets - Anywhere

Continuing with the Modular People's releases is the finale from The Preset's new album! This is by far one of the most epically constructed tracks on the album. It begins with a basic electronic beat, culminating with bombastic synths and suggestive lyrics. A more perfect track could not have been picked to close the album, after listening to this the album feels complete. It's as if there was nothing more that could be done to album.

autoKratz - Last Show

Here's an older tune from English electro-rockers autoKratz who are known for their creative song make up. However, this is one of their more formulaic songs with standard arrangements, lyrics and proper song structure. This song may be basic in comparison to their other releases but it suffices as any dance song should. You'll surely enjoy listening to this song.

Broke One - The New Wave

I love Italio Disco so much, so naturally I'd enjoy an electronic artist from Italy with a song called The New Wave. While not exactly, Italio Disco, Broke One's new EP We're Crossing The Same Road utilizes many techniques and tricks from classic Italio Disco to create some mind blowing electro music. And The New Wave is far from the best track on the release. I can't wait to hear more from Broke One, and after hearing this track you won't be able to either.

The Phonograph - Erasmus (Broke One Remix)

...and you don't have to. Broke One's remixing abilities seem to be on par with his song crafting skill. This remix is even more reminiscent of classic Italio Disco, which is always good.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Too Much New Stuff

It's time again for another post chalked full of new songs form a slew of established electro bands and one new disco band. Yes, the new music keeps leaking on the net and I for one cannot get enough of it. Here are some of my favorite songs from the past week.

While this single may not be as heavy as My People it packs just as much of a punch. It is way more relaxed yet fast paced enough to keep the dancing going. I love the music video and feel that this is a much better single than My People. Although I suspect many others would feel differently. Whatever, its all good.

The Presets brand new album, Apocalypso, has just leaked. Which is no surprise considering it has been on their MySpace for quite some time now. The album is an epically produced and written set of songs that see the band explore a wide range of electronic and pop influences. From what I gather this will be much bigger and more well received than Beams. I have no doubt about it, 2008 will see The Presets reach new heights, both here in the states and worldwide! (I don't know how big they are outside of Australia.)

As for the song, it's a slow builder, it clocks in at just over six minutes and reaches the most eventful in the last two minutes. It's worth the wait, I'd like to hear some remixes of this song.

If you're wondering what the picture I chose for this post has to do anything, wonder no longer for I am going to explain the unexplained. Both Sebastian and the Presets are apart of this post, and both Sebastian and The Presets opened for Daft Punk on the Australian leg of the Alive tour. That's all. Momy is one of Sebastian's finest tracks from his new Motor EP. It sees him explore the use of melody, yet still retaining the dirty, distorted Ed Banger trademark sound. I feel that it is better than any Justice song, and yes I will always compare the two with each other, and is only a taste of the greatness to come which is Sebastian's full length. I can't wait for more!

So now that I've been listening to this album for a good month and a half I can now safely pass judgement on what my favorite track is. Raise Me Up is a laid back disco track, one of the five songs featuring Antony on vocals. I remember reading an interview in which Antony said his voice was really pushed in the recording of this album. And with this track you can really hear it being tested to new limits. Towards the end what is done with his voice is fucking crazy! I love this track JUST for that! Without that technique of the layering of the voices this track is great but with that its out of this world unbelievably mind blowing!!!

And I'll leave you with another cut from the Ladytron album. I like it alot more than Witching Hour already, but still need more time to delve into the tracks and see which ones are the best. This one stood out to me, though.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008


Woah, what a a month April is turning out to be for Electro music! A bunch of new releases have come out so far and even more are slated for the following weeks. I've been listening to nothing but new stuff for the past few weeks and I've not had time to make it through everything I've acquired. Let's start with the best of the best...

MSTRKRFT - Bounce (ft. NORE)

This is by far one of the best releases of the month! At first I skeptical of it's authenticity, two unlikely artists are working together here and it was released on April Fool's Day. I thought it was gonna be some Muzak song or something that they put out as a joke, but it turned out it was the real deal and I couldn't be happier. It's a killer track, expect to hear this on the dance floors for the next few months!

datA - Aerius Light (Breakbot's Rework)

Aerius Light leaked late last year as part of Kitsune's Compilation. It was one of the stand out tracks from that comp and now finally released as a proper single is accompanied by this slowed down more chilled out rework by Breakbot. This is unlike most of Breakbot's other remixes and reworks, I've known him to add more noise and speed to songs he remixes. He can make a banger with little effort, and it always sounds amazing! But this interpretation of Aerius Light is sufficient, I really enjoy listening to it.

Does It Offend You Yeah - We Are Rockstars

The album just leaked, same great song but with better production! This version really sounds more fine tuned and ready for the floor. The instruments are all mastered better and the sound levels compliment each other in a much more organized and logical fashion. They fine tuned this song to perfection!

The Black Ghosts vs. Lindstrom - Something New (Galactic Version)

Now, I'm not one for mash ups, I mean they are totally legit and I can listen to them, but I never go out of my way to hunt one down. I'd rather two songs mashed up live, with an instrumental track and a vocal track, or what have you. But Mash ups can be really good, and this is one of those occasions. This mash up is fuckin epic, there is no other way to describe it. I just missed out on a Black Ghosts performance here in the bay (21 and up:() and probably will be missing out on a Lindstrom set in the near future. Woe is me.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

New Ladytron

So about a month ago I dedicated an entire post to Ladytron, they had just announced their new album, Velocifero. Last week they unleashed their lead single from the album entitled Black Cat and it is amazing! I can tell I am going to like this album alot more than Witching Hour. Take a listen to it, if you haven't downloaded it somewhere else already...

Ladytron - Black Cat

How erie is the elongated intro? I love it! The synth and guitar work well together, bouncing off each other until the vocals come in. The entire song is entrenched with that uncertain type of fear one gets on a cold dark night, the type of night you'd expect to encounter a black cat. Now that I've heard this, I just want more.

The Juan MacLean - Happy House

And now for an epic house jam, courtesy of DFA's Juan MacLean. This thirteen minute track sees the inclusion of piano chords, pulsating synths, housey drums and Nancey Whang's cheerful vocals. Seriously, she always sounds so happy when she's singing, listen to Dance With Me or Munk's Kick out the Chairs, always happy! This song is a bouncy tune filled with enough musical variety to keep your interest throughout the entire 13 minutes. I love Juan's longer songs and can't wait to hear the new album and maybe see him live again this year!

Klein and MBO - Dirty Talk (A Touch of Class Re-Edit)

Here's a remix of an Italo Disco heavy weight. I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Italo Disco, it's my dark dirty secret, I'd take a good Italo song over any other type of music any day of the week. I can't say I like this remix as much as the original, but it is done well and gets the job done.

Booka Shade - Planetary (Club Mix)

And finally, the newest release from electronic superstar Booka Shade. Again, I can't say I like this as much as his earlier work. (Mandarin Girl is epic!) But this is something you shouldn't pass up. Check it out for yourself. I actually like the B-Side to this release, City Tales (Neon Dub) alot more, but don't feel the need to post it just yet.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

What A Show!

The above picture clearly displays how I feel at this very moment. It's Saturday night and I'm at home not doing anything because quite frankly I lack the energy and motivation to even begin to top the excitement my life has had the past few days. Justice was fucking awesome! It was the best concert I've been to since the mighty Daft Punk! I've done some other things since, and just now have gotten around to updating my blog. Sorry, but no Justice tracks today. Don't be sad though, there are plenty of other great songs to hear, so let's get started.

Franz and Shape - Eyes Like Knives

Here's a fuckin beast of an electro tune courtesy of Franz and Shape. I have no idea what they are saying in the song, however it doesn't matter. The song is a non stop assault of heavy hitting electro beats. This will keep you dancing way into the night. A must have!

Kissy Sell Out - Let There Be Blazing Light

Okay, since I'm not posting any Justice tracks today, I thought I'd post this. It's sort of a play off Justice's Let There Be Light. This track, as with most Kissy Sell out Tracks is phenomenal, enjoy!

Burial - Exit Wounds

This is the latest single from last year's critically acclaimed dubstop album. Not electro, but still ace.

Daft Punk - Da Funk (Live @ The Rex Club)

Here's a cut from a high quality Daft Punk set done in 1997. I got this from this dude's blog, where he's chronicled and posted various live sets from the French Touch masters! It's and awesome post with many great posts, do check it out!

As you can tell, I'm not really in the mood to write much. I just wanted to check in and do a quick post. My head is pounding I need some sleep, later!

Note: Also, be sure to check out my new muxtape located here!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Longest 2 Days, EVER!

With Justice in only TWO days, it's going to be very hard in remaining occupied. What am I going to do to pass the time? The next two days are going to be very hard to cope with. I know, I'll listen to some Justice and get fuckin psyched for the show!

Justice - DVNO (LA Riots Remix)

Wow, LA Riots know how to make an already hard hitting dance song even more hard. This remix packs more punch into the danceable DVNO, yet unlike other remixes manages to posses enough funk. The vocal edits are done really well, and add to the formulaic build up of the song. This is by far my favorite DVNO remix.

Just A Band - We Are

Here's some fresh Electro for you guys, all the way from France. We Are is a 4 and a half minute jam layered with smoothly flowing synths and elaborate pasted vocals. A few tempo shifts throughout the song allow for maximum interest to remain. This song is amazing.

Massive Attack - Mezzanine

This song is quite old, going on ten years! Why am I posting it? Because it's so good! If you don't have it, or have never heard it, please download this. Massive Attack are a vital link to the electro scene, I know the music is totally different but these guys have been making music for a long time and respect has been deserved. This is one of my favorite Massive Attack songs.

Massive Attack - Live With Me

This is off their best of CD entitled Collected, if you want to get into Massive Attack, start with that. It's a round up of all their hits and best work, plus two new songs you wouldn't be able to find anywhere else(except here). Today was cloudy and dim out, this song fit the mood perfectly. I was listening to it and felt the need to share it, I hope you enjoy.

Cut Copy - Lights And Music

Now, I know this is the third time I'm posting this song, BUT there is a valid reason. The first time this song was posted on here, it was a shady version with very poor bit rate. I wasn't proud of it and needed to post it as soon as I was able to obtain a higher quality version. The single came out and I was able to post a respectable quality version. But upon listening to the album I can tell that a much more layered and overall better version is available. I want to share it because it's so great! Download this for a new take on the already monster of a hit, Lights and Music.

Monday, March 24, 2008

2 Leaks 1 Week

What a great week for music this has been, two great artists albums have leaked and they both sound phenomenal. Cut Copy's In Ghost Ghost Colours and M83's Saturdays = Youth are two excellent releases which have jump started what has been a lackluster (when compared to 2007) first two months of music. Both revel in electronic goodness, and are better than their respective band's previous releases. You can be the judge of that as well, listen to these cuts from the albums...

Cut Copy - Nobody Lost, Nobody Found

I am in love, Cut Copy never fail to deliver danceable synth and guitar driven songs. I'm seriously in love with every track on the album! Even the at first awful So Haunted, yes even that song has grown on me. This record is bigger, louder and more bombastic than Bright Like Neon Love. Expect their songs to be everywhere, on the radio, (unless you live in America) at the store when you shop and on TV. Nobody Lost, Nobody Found is the second to last track on the album and gives the listener a last chance to dance to a fast paced up tempo song before the, as expected, slow and somber closing commences. Keep checking for more cuts from this great record.

You can't preorder In Ghost Colours just yet, but in the mean time pick up the Light and Music EP off iTunes.

M83 - Kim and Jessie

This song is pretty funny, it starts off sounding like a modern 80's pop-rock song, if that makes any sense. The vocals only add to this assertion as a very 80's bass and dated synth accompany such faux delivery. Even the riff reminds me of something 80's, like Jessie's Girl or Dancing With Myself. This is by no means a knock on the track, its killer, and I think M83 pulled it off well. It's just a tick funny when you listen to this and think about this being the same guy who wrote Car Chase Terror. A testament to his skill, I suppose? This album is far more diverse than all of M83's other work, here we see him trying an array of new things and most of them work well. As with Cut Copy, stick around for more cuts form the album.

Make sure you buy the Couleurs EP off iTunes!

Curses! - Hungry 4 Love

Now for a little electro-house, courtesy of Curses. I've been a fan of Curses for awhile now, but I haven't really listened any tracks by the dude for quite some time. I just got this ep and it is amazing! The track I have posted is a monster, clocking in at 8 minutes long. And it's definitely worth it, it will keep your interest!

Buy it for a very low price here.

Crystal Castles - Air War

And finally, another track from Canadian based Crystal Castles. Random CC fact for the day: Did you know their name is derived from an old Atari video game? I bet you didn't know that, well now you do and don't you feel so much better? I don't have much to say about this song other than it's amazing, you should listen to it and that Crystal Castles are pretty fuckin awesome. Check out this interview and see for your self how fucking amazing they are...

(Make sue you buy the album off iTunes!)

I can tell you that, if I were in a band that would be exactly how I would act. Later.