Trials + Tribulations


Blondes – Blondes
January 19, 2012, 5:21 pm
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I’m really excited about the debut album from NYC duo Blondes. They’ve released a few singles (including the amazing “You Mean So Much to Me“) and now February 7th RVNG Intl. will release their self-titled album. It’s a 2xCD affair, with disc one comprising their original tracks and disc 2 seeing those tracks reinterpreted by the likes of JD Twitch, Laurel Halo, Teengirl Fantasy and more. Here’s a track I really love:


Blondes – Wine

And here’s the Teengirl Fantasy remix:

And here’s another, an “ICEY COLD TECHNO REMIX” from Bicep (super “icey”)



Work
January 5, 2012, 11:17 am
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Hello! Back in the new year. Sorry for my absence but BACK TO BUSINESS.

The 2 Bears are continuing their worldwide domination plan by releasing a new single, “Work” this last Tuesday. The track features remixes from Oliver $, Supabeatz and more. The video’s below, in addition to an alternate remix from Frogs in Socks. You can download this alternate below, and grab their other remix on the remix package at Beatport. Their album Be Strong is out January 30 on DFA Records.

(DOWNLOAD)

p.s. the pair are appearing soon on the BBC for a two-hour long “essential mix” so be on the lookout



dreams
October 28, 2011, 10:06 am
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Love this new EP from the group Cadillac. They’ve signed to the hip Australian label Future Classic and this EP is pure gold. The 2×12″ and digital release include a set of remixes by Ray mang, Marcus Cabral and, oh my, Miracles Club. Here’s that one right here. Mmmmhmmm.

Here’s the original for comparison. They reworked the lyrics into a deep house vibe that really works, I think. Though the original is lots of fun too.


Cadillac – Dreams

You can hear the rest of the EP and preorder it here.



CSS/MEN/EMA
October 27, 2011, 10:59 am
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This weekend a cloud of good times will descend on Dallas! Brazileños CSS return in support of their fantastic new album La Liberacion bringing along with them MEN and EMA (it’s also a great day for caps lock). They’re playing at the House of Blues tomorrow night (Oct. 28th) and having seen CSS and MEN before it’s something you won’t want to miss. It’s also the one of the last nights of their joint tour so let’s send them home after a great show!

Tickets are $18, $20 the day of the show (so get ‘em today!). Doors at 7 show starts at 8. On other shows this tour they’ve done a drag queen show at the beginning of the night so make sure to be there early to see a local queen lip sync for her life!

Also CSS and MEN have an exlusive 7″ wherein each band remixes the other. Here’s a preview of that!


CSS – City Grrrl (MEN Meets Grrrl Remix)



Hold My Breath
October 25, 2011, 1:04 pm
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Here’s a remix of Holy Ghost!’s “Hold My Breath by the excellent Tiger & Woods

The “Hold My Breath” single is out today, including more remixes Falty DL and Cosmic Kids. You can download the latter for free right here for the price of an e-mail address.

The boys are hitting the road this fall with Jessica 6 and Eli Escobar. In case you missed it, here’s the nostalgic video for the song.

 



sweat dream #1

For the past month or so my computer was out of commission, hence the lack of blogging. It’s back now so to celebrate here’s a mix I made dedicated to late nights alone on the internet.

Sweat Dream #1 mix (zip)

How to Dress Well – Suicide Dream 2 (Elite Gymnastics Baptism)
Deadboy – Wish U Were Here
Joe Goddard – Gabriel (Peach Melba Remix)
Buraka Som Sistema – Voodoo Love
Purple & Green – Right Here (Zac Eno Remix)
Ghost Town DJs – My Boo (Balam Acab Remix)
Slow Hands – Kreuzberg Blues
Trentemøller – Shades of Marble (Trentemøller Remix)



Let the Motherfucker Burn
October 12, 2011, 11:22 am
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YACHT are releasing a new 12″ featuring two remixes of their barn/world-burner “Dystopia” by producers Emperor Machine and Whatever Whatever. Check out the Emperor Machine remix below, and preorder the 12″ at DFA.

The digital release includes a dub version of the Emperor Machine remix which is very classy. Get it now!



What the Eyes Can’t See
August 31, 2011, 11:36 am
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Midnight Magic and Scion A/V are giving away a FREE five-track EP called What the Eyes Can’t See. You can download that right here, if you will.


Midnight Magic – What the Eyes Can’t See

In additional MM news, they will  be releasing a new single, “Drop Me a Line” September 30th. Featuring remixes by Holy Ghost!, Steffi, and Juan Maclean. And this little number right here.


Midnight Magic – Drop Me a Line (Mano Le Tough Remix)



Looping State of Mind
August 18, 2011, 3:24 pm
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Been waiting for the new release from Axel Willner, aka The Field for some time now. His last album, Yesterday & Today was a definite favorite of mine. His new album Looping State of Mind is out October 25th on Kompakt. Here’s the title track for your listening pleasure.


The Field – Looping State of Mind

Bonus:

Junior Boys – Banana Ripple (The Field Remix)

 



In This Shirt
August 17, 2011, 1:01 pm
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The Irrepresibles are a ten-piece British performance art/music group whose music video for “In This Shirt” has been described as a mix between Antony & the Johnsons and Patrick Wolf. It’s maybe a little NSFW but here it is:

They’ve released a remix single for the song, featuring edits from Royksopp, Hercules & Love Affair and Zero 7. Here’s the H&LA remix below. You can buy the single on iTunes.

 




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