Trials + Tribulations

Hold On
February 18, 2010, 3:40 pm
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Friendly Fires – Hold On (Holy Ghost! Cover)

Loving this!

Kiss of Life
September 18, 2009, 10:02 am
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I got sent this remix of Friendly Fires‘ newest single “Kiss of Life” by Toronot-based producer Spiral Into the Storm. It’s a lengthy remix, but I could easily see it fitting into any monthly mix by Aeroplane or another other of those guys. It’s got some interesting effects in it, and keeps you reeled in the whole time. Check it out!

Friendly Fires – Kiss of Life (Spiral Into the Storm Remix)

Speaking of Friendly Fires, their album has been re-released and now contains “Kiss of Life,” two other new tunes and the Air France remix of “Skeleton Boy,” so you can buy that at iTunes.

I’ll House You

Photo by Mark Weaver

Brand new week, here’s some new house-type remix tracks. Along with a lil description/opinion of each.

Friendly Fires – Jump in the Pool (Wild Geese Remix)

I actually like this remix better than the Thin White Duke one. It definitely has more of an 80’s house feel that feels more epic.

Junior Boys – Hazel (Ewan Pearson’s House Mix)

The name says it all. If the original is too soft to really dance too, this remix beefs the song up a lot.

Simian Mobile Disco – Audacity of Huge (Chicken Lips Malfunction)

We debuted the original webrip of the first single from SMD’s guest-heavy album, and here’s a remix. I like how they change up the vocals on it, also making the undertrack feel a lot meatier. I don’t know why meat/beef is attractive on a song but it is to me. Okay. I must just be fat.

Fever Ray – Triangle Walks (James Rutledge Remix)

This is the best of the three “Triangle Walks” remixes I’ve heard. It almost sounds like something Charilift would make. I love the handclaps and it fits well with her voice, which is pretty hard to do.

Skeleton Boy
January 25, 2009, 9:07 pm
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Friendly Fires-Photobooth (Mock & Toof Remix)

This video reminds me of this one…


Well a post similar to this was taken down earlier so I wonder if it happens again.

Hercules & Love Affair-You Belong (Hercules Club Mix)
Friendly Fires-Photobooth (Mock & Toof Remix)
Foals-Astronauts And All (Barringtone Remix)
Long Blondes-Giddy Stratospheres (Findo Gask Remix)
Hey Willpower-Uh Uh Uh (Strategy Remix)

Top of 2008 #7: Friendly Fires-S/T
December 9, 2008, 2:25 pm
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Sometimes I get worried about finding new artists to love. When I got home the first CDs I went hunting for were bands I already knew before I left. I didn’t really know where to turn for new bands to look out for. But, luckily enough, Friendly Fires have received a decent amount of attention from the blogs for various awesome singles, remixes and a cover of another new-comer,Lykke Li. Friendly Fires’ debut is a well-crafted album full of catchy hooks, guitars, and everything else that should make you weak at the knees.

Friendly Fires-In the Hospital
Buy Friendly Fires from Insound.

Getting Down

So I thought I’d share this little mix I made this morning with you. It’s a good little dance mix, great for dancing in your car, cubicle, club, or comfort zone. The editing’s not too hot (my first) but the songs fit well together I think. Hope you enjoy!

Dreams of Horses-Getting Down Mix (66.05 MB)

Here’s the tracklist:
The Kills-Getting Down
Fujiya & Miyagi-Uh
Hot Chip-Wrestlers (Sticky Dirty Pop Mix)
Cansei de Ser Sexy-Let’s Reggae All Night
Ratatat-Shempi (Zongamin Remix)
Ladyhawke-My Delerium
Friendly Fires-In the Hospital
Calvin Harris-The Girls
Lo-Fi Fnk-Wake Up
Digitalism-Pogo (Radio Edit)
Cut Copy-Nobody Lost, Nobody Found