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Sunday, 29 November 2009

aaaaand rest.

It's Sunday yeah, let's all just chill out a bit. I try to simmer it down a bit on this day of rest; nothing too hectic; strictly nothing that'll leave my speakers feeling woozy.
A bit like Friday, especially as it's been raining all day once again, I've had a song stuck in my head for most of the day. Thankfully that song was a very fine one and it was this classic beauty.


Modest Mouse - Float On [Mediafire]

You know what, I'm not that ashamed to admit that I watch X Factor (mostly for Dermot O'Leary's suits and Holly Willoughby's tits) even though all the contestants this year are very average. Good riddance to Lloyd. One of this weeks themes was Elton John. Perhaps worryingly, this tune gets me really revved up!

Elton John - I'm Still Standing [Mediafire]

I lied earlier. I did listen to something bassy so I'm off for a smack botty from Sir Elton.

Marco Demark - Tiny Dancers (Deadmau5 Remix) [Mediafire]

Friday, 27 November 2009

drone.

While Denzi's been off doing photoshoots and God knows what else, some of us have been sitting through monotonous lectures on flooding in Exeter and other exciting hydrological fun. Obviously after about 10 minutes I lost interest and the remaining 170 minutes were spent attempting to remove Pon De Floor (with no avail) from the inside of my nodding head. My dissertation title now reads: "An investigation assessing the importance of eeeeeerrr iiiii iiii iiii-ii-ii eeeeeeeeerrrrr"

Major Lazer - Pon De Floor (Ex Carter Remix) [Mediafire]

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Quicksand

I'm fully aware that I recently suggested that The Red One a.k.a. La Roux is the spitting image of the Ghost of Christmas Past from Robert Zemekis' new version of the classic A Christmas Carol. I also suggested that, perhaps, she has drifted off the pop radar for the time being. I think I might be able to speak for everyone here: In For The Kill, it's Skream remix and Bulletproof have all been played to death. However, are we forgetting Quicksand? Yes, apparently we are as Elly has decided to re-release her debut single, which last year only peaked at 153 in the UK charts. How naive we were.

Alex Metric, the chap who just about saved Bloc Party in my books, has transformed Quicksand into a punchy, modern and moderately euphoric remix that will surely be favoured by the hippest DJs and, thus, prove tricky not to dance to.

La Roux - Quicksand (Alex Metric Remix) [Mediafire]

Oh and keep your ears open for these big ones tonight at Flirt.


DJ Fresh - Hypercaine (Nero Remix) [Mediafire]

Calvin Harris - Flashback (Goldie Remix) [Mediafire]

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

GAGA

Surprisingly, it's been a while since I last spoke about Gaga. In fact, I can't even remember what 'summer' is exactly? Something to do with 'Pimms' and 'cricket'? Winter is bleak, let's be honest. Thankfully, in a more optimistic turn of events, old Poker Face herself is back (complete with deck chair and parasol) with what is either a separate follow-up album to big debut The Fame or a bonus disk to a re-release of it - no one really knows which. Nevertheless, the record, should you wish to purchase it, has intimidatingly been dubbed The Fame Mons†er (no it wasn't produced by Justice before you ask).

Stick the tele on, bash 350 into your Sky remote and what are you going to see? Ok, apart from Black Eyed Peas and Ke$ha you're probably hearing a lot of Gaga's first single from the Monster, "Bad Romance". I've actually heard it so many times I want to give Gaga my ugly, my love and even my disease. It is free after all.

If you're secretly becoming slightly bored with the stompy original and fancy dancing to a couple of jolly nice remixes then let me point you in the direction of our mate Grum and soon-to-be-everyone's-favourite-producer Starmith for re-hydration. I will definitely be dropping the Starsmith tomorrow night.


Lady Gaga - Bad Romance (Starsmith Remix)
[click to download from Yousendit] or [Mediafire]

Lady Gaga - Bad Romance (Grum Remix)
[click to download from Yousendit] or [Mediafire]

If you can't wait for the postmen to stop moaning or, like me, you're too lazy/poor to pop down to your local HMV then quickly wing yourself over to the generous people at Boom Boom Chik, who seem to appear as ghosts on CCTV and thus have the entire album for us to have a preview of.

Dirtee Focus.


Sub Focus has been on top form of late with his self titled debut album. Managing to keep things not too comercial, unlike DJs Pendulum and probably Chase and Status, he flexes his DnB wings and goes into the world of Electro also. Brilliant. Juicy.

Taking the sample Dizzee Rascal's latest hit, 'Dirtee Cash', Sub Focus sinks his teeth into a remix of a remix....ahh the glories of a postmodernistic era. Putting a quality DnB spin on it, cutting bass, and lovely use of the sample - get on this monster now.

Dirtee Cash - Dizzy Rascal (Sub Focus Remix) - LINK REMOVED.


Peas!

Burial: The Remixes


From the man that bought you the legendary 'Untrue' album, Burial, I stumbled across a cracking remixes he has made. Let's have a listen shall we? We shall. Remixing the acoustic boy Jamie Woon the tune sounds like a 'Bonus' track to the album. It's been out a long while, but I havn't come across it till the other day....and you may have not either.

Jamie Woon - Wayfaring stranger (Burial Remix)
[Alt]
[Click Link to Download]

Also, a remix of.....oh wait fuck it. All of these are cracking remixes, just download them all and do yourself a favour.

Bloc Party - Where is home (Burial Remix)
[Alt]
[Click Link to Download]


Thom Yorke - And it Rained All Night (Burial Remix)
[Alt]
[Click Link to Download]


Blackdown - Crackle Blues (Burial remix) [Alt]
[Click Link to Downloadv]


Burial - Archangel (Phaseone Remix)
-----> Siiiick. [Alt]
[Click Link to Download]


Play safe, kids.

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Where's my.....Monkey?

Two posts in one day?! Christ. I must have nothing to do. SO, I popped over to Welsh boys 'Chrome Kids' over at their blog and found some gold. Feels right for a sunday? Where's my money gets remixed by Welsh boy Parker. Bannanas.

Fucking Brilliant.

Where's My Monkey - Parker

[click to download from Mediafire]


Saturday, 21 November 2009

It's Saturday. And It's big.


Big up to Mcmess for finally posting something on this blog. That Jakwob tune is hench, I'm sure you all agree.

Well, between prancing about and trying to get some sleep I've been finding some extra special tracks for all you cunts. I've downloaded some shit, but also some crackers.

Noisia are masssive, the deep Dutch DnB guys who delve into electro quite abit also. Their bass also melts your face off. If you aint heard of them, check this shit out riiiight now.



Contact - Foreign Beggers and Noisia (Dirty Rapping version)

[click to download from Mediafire]

Contact - Foreign Beggers and Noisia (Pumping DnB version)
[click to download from Mediafire]

Sweet Dreams - Eurythmics (Noisia Remix)
[click to download from Mediafire]



Next up is a sweet little Dub Remix of a track we have all raved to at one point. Big stuff. About time a decent remix was made of this. Vegas Boys HavocNdeeD bring us this.

ReRewind - Artful Dodger feat. Craig David(HavocNdeeD Remix)
[click to download from Mediafire]


More to come later today...Peass!

Monday, 16 November 2009

You Go Giiirlfrieeeend!


Hello again. I'll skip past the small talk and rhetorical questions for now and crack straight on with what you might be here for.

It's no hidden secret that the girls in the industry have been (attempting some up-to-date music blog terminology here) killing it recently. It's true, Bath & North East Somerset council have, for the past month, refused to collect the bins outside Club XL as they are too full (with "Cheryl Cole pleeeeeeeeease!!!!" request slips, most of which were probably written by yours truely). Who remembers Lily Allen? Kate Nash? La Roux? Little Boots even? Even the flamingo-esque Florence and her, somewhat, absent machine is gathering dust on the top shelf of Fearne Cotton's bureau.

We all know the Recycling strapline: "Reduce. Reuse. Recycle." I can see it now; Lily and a giant rat that looks suspiciously like Kate Nash fighting over a rotten piano, with The Red One and Florence in the foreground, desperately clawing through the landfill rubble for hair dye. From the ashes sprouts two gems of blonde and brunette respectively.

Probably the coolest girl you'll ever meet, golden haired Ellie Goulding has an irresistible and almost Scandinavian style of singing, lying somewhere beautifully between Bjork and Lykke Li. That would mean she's from the Faroe Islands. No she's not, she's a country mouse turned city mouse, who hangs out and goes to the pub with very cool producers in the east end. I find her debut single 'Under The Sheets' distressing only for the reason that I can't understand why any blokes would want to kill her under her sheets. Mate, you're in her bed.


Ellie Goulding - Under The Sheets
[click to download from Mediafire]

As if to make matters worse for poor little Ellie, dubstep rookie Jakwob has come along AGAIN and thrown a load of mud in her face. Rich, fertile mud.

Ellie Goulding - Under The Sheets (Jakwob Remix)
[click to download from Mediafire]

I'm a brunette man, me. Marina & The Diamonds is right up my street, she's lovely she is. She also happens to be mates with Ellie as they've both signed on the dotted line of Neon Gold, a label to look out for over the next 12 months. Marina's style veers away from the twisty path of Regina Spektor, drives through the cobbled street of Florence & The Machine and beyond. This song proves that she does not need any machines (only diamonds) to produce incredible sounds.

Marina & The Diamonds - I Am Not A Robot (Acoustic Version)
[click to download from Mediafire]

Look, so we've got gorgeous girls like Ellie and Marina hanging round town at the moment, but as tempting as it may seem I only have eyes for one. I have and always will be madly in love with Russ Chimes. Once again he has made feel like a giddy school girl with this (I don't care I'm going to swear now it's so good) fucking ridiculously addictive remix of Marina's newer track. I'm off for a Tommy.

Marina & The Diamonds - Mowgli's Road (Russ Chimes Remix)
[click to download from Mediafire]

Monday, 2 November 2009

Minimal Monday.

Afternoon chums!




Today, I be mostly posting some minimal stuff with a slightly progressive feel. I enjoy it. Some big things here, if you fancy just rocking round your room and getting caught up in some beats, I recommend you download these songs....now.

I'll start off with the Subs. A few weeks back, I was at Fabric's 10th Birthday Party on the friday. I discovered I had no I.D. with me. This was a problem, so I had to blag myself in to the club. Thankfully it worked, because I had one of the most amazing music fueled nights of my life. Terrific lineup....of which I saw DJ Zinc playing a very interesing Electro set, SMD, DJ Craze, Rusko (See pictured at the event above, courtesy of Piggot photography), and a live set from The Subs full of instrumental goodies - which was amazing - great impact, energy and crazyness. Check this video out of them live. And a great tune of theirs, Mitsubitchi.

Denzi's Top Choice for November
Mitsubitchi - The Subs -------- (Brilliant.)




Next up we have 3 minimal electro tracks which have really tickled my earbuds. All three of them are crackers, and I suggest you download them.


Denzi's Monday top 3 tracks he has listened to in the last day.

1) Mowgli - London to Paris
2) Fake Blood - Mars (Style of the Eye Tool For School Remix)
3) Temper Trap - Sweet Disposition ( Morgan Page Remix)

You can buy all the artists tracks over at this brilliant site....beatport

Ta-Ra!