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For the last couple of days I have been obsessively listening all three version’s(Original, Cecile Remix & Cerronza Remix) of Amari’s Tiger. There is some ineffable feeling of the chord progression of this electro indie track that makes it so appealing. Both the original and the Cerronza remix are no match for Cecile’s version, yet this doesn’t change the fact that both are brilliant. While the original has more of an indie rock feel (they have even managed to squeeze in a short guitar solo), Cerronza has transformed the experimental indie track into a more dance-floor friendly electro groove. Tiger’s retro Sci-Fi music video is also worth watching.
Electro Adolescence Bonus:
Mickey Gang – I was born in the 90′s (Right Click to Download)
You’re only as young as the last time you changed your mind.
Listening Cecile Remix of Tiger feels like staring into a fractal. The more you gaze into it, the more you see yet the less you know. It is too irregular to be easily described in traditional music jargon. Therefore I’m not even going to try. In my own language I want to call this newly emerging genre Kaleidoscope dance. This song uses the same formula as Caribou’s Odessa, a deep steady melody echoing with nonchalant vocals.
Van Hai remix from one of our favorite deep house producers, Ripperton. Lyrics are a bit morbid though. Remember the Skilift?
Norwegian producer Prins Thomas’ music has been called “space disco”. This is not true about Your Sweet Love. This one is more of a folk-sy indie rock rhapsody.
James Yuill – This Sweet Love (Prins Thomas Sneaky Edit) (Right Click to Download) (iTunes)
3 years after Out of the Woods, Everything but the Girl’s Tracey Thorn is back with her 3rd solo album. Why Does the Wind is the first single to come out of her new Love and Its Opposite.
Tracey Thorn – Why Does The Wind (Ewan Pearson Radio Edit) (Right Click to Download) (iTunes)
What do you think? Am I completely bonkers? Similar Songs? Suggestions?
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Boy 8-Bit Special
Boy 8-bit’s debut Essential Mix is too massive to ignore. It’s one of the most brilliantly executed sets I’ve heard in a while and Boy 8-Bit definitely deserves the spotlight for his consistent light-hearted electro house that keeps kids dancin’. To honor his Essential Mix debut, we’ve decided to share our favorite Boy 8-Bit tracks alongside with the 2 hour long Essential Mix.
Boy 8-Bit – A City Under Siege (Stopmakingme Remix) (Right Click to Download)
You may find Boy 8-Bit- The Keep here.
Essential Mix Tracklist
01. Boy 8-Bit — The Blood Tide [White]
02. Aleem — Get Loose Dub [NIA]
03. Eli Escobar — Glass House [Plant Music]
04. Patrick Turner — Planets Align [Inversus Records]
05. DJ Sprinkles — Grandcentral Pt 1 (MCDE Remix Dub) [Endless Flight]
06. Ali Love — Love Harder (Jokers of The scene Unreleased Remix) [White]
07. Gui Boratto — The Glam [Kompakt]
08. Kolombo — Acai [Boxer Recordings]
09. Liz Cirelli — Ultraviolet [LouLou]
10. Kaiser Souzai — Altocumulus Floccus (Piemont Remix) [Yellow Tail]
11. Visti & Meyland — All Night Long (Trentemoller Remix) [Eskimo]
12. Justin Martin — Get Low [Dirty Bird]
13. Diamond K — Damn Track [White]
14. Boy 8-Bit — Tropical Heat [White]
15. Mele — Bombay (Nadastrom Remix) [Mixpak]
16. DJ Will Roc — Twilight Zone [Unruly]
17. Zombie Disco Squad — The Duke Sound [Made To Play]
18. Footsteps — Worker [White]
19. Detroit Grand Pubahs — Sandwedges (Unknown Mix) [White]
20. Ron Hardy — Sensation (Obi Blanche Remix) [White]
21. Carte Blanche — Black Billionaires [Ed Banger]
22. Alan Fitzpatrick — Green Light [Tokio]
23. Boy 8-Bit — Yard Birds [Turbo]
24. Boy 8-Bit — The Keep [This is Music]
25. Boy 8-Bit — Baltic Pine (Roy Apron Dub) [White]
26. Ink & Needle — Thirteen [Tattoo]
27. Bookashade Vs Mandy — Donut (Boy 8-Bit Remix) [Living the Dream]
28. Boy 8-Bit — An Impending Sense Of Doom [White]
29. MMM — Nous Sommes [MMM]
30. Pig & Dan — Terminate [Cocoon]
31. Leftfield — Phat Planet (Dave Clarke Remix) [Hard Hands]
32. Thomas Schumacher — Red Purple [Spiel-zeug Schallplatten]
33. Joe and Will Ask? — The Rusty Pig [Gulp]
34. Florence and The Machine — Drumming Song (Boy 8-Bit remix) [White]
35. Yousef — Come Home [Cocoon]
36. Josh One — Contemplation (King Britt Remix — Mat Playford Edit) [Social Problem]
37. Rodriguez Jr. — Pandora [Leena Music]
Boy 8-Bit – Essential_Mix-SAT-05-14-2010 (Right Click to Download)
Leading off Caribou’s impressive new full-length, the swirling, infectious “Odessa” neatly reflects bandleader Dan Snaith’s goal of making “dance music out of water.” If you want to call “Odessa” indie-dance or something, go ahead, but truth be told something this original won’t be easily subsumed under any sort of genre-mashup nomenclature. The ghost of Arthur Russell is in party mode, everywhere from the sweetly naive melody to the track’s dense, kitchen-sink production aesthetic that mixes multiple live-drum loops with electronic samples.
Old-school space disco with nonchalant vocals. If you like indie-dance with an acoustic feel, check out Joakim’s mix for Collette #8.
Electric Jones Aka Jamie Jones – Set You Free (Right Click to Download)
Space Dimension Controller is the alter ego of 19-year-old Belfast-dweller Jack Hamill. His music can be described as a delusional stream of consciousness of an astronaut floating freely in space. Kudos to him for calling is EP “Unidentified Flying Oscillator ” and distributing it for free here.
Space Dimension Controller – Space Dimension Controller (Right Click to Download)
Deep and dark tech house from Pleasurekraft served with a funky robotic sauce.
At the moment while all of Ed Banger’s big guns are dormant, its underdogs, Breakbot and Mickey Moonlight, are on fire. Baby I’m yours is a fabulous blend of disco and electro. It’s very Ed Banger and very retro. Love Pattern is very similar to Moonlight’s previous EP Interplanetary Music. A remix of Interplanetary Music can be found here. Also we have featured Breakbot’s Kavinsky release here.
These Swedish kids are synthesizers on steroids. It’s really hard to believe Stay Ali’s all 3 members , Bård, Johan and Elias, were born in 1991. Their music sounds like “…they are the
younger siblings of people who had great taste in electronic dance music,
and while they were enjoying an evening filled with the joy of Kraftwerk
and the likes, they let their kids play 8bit computer games. And now, the
kids are doing seriously messed up things with the ensuing sound trauma.”
Stay Ali – Emotional Day (Right Click to Download)
Italo-disco topped with gently heartfelt vocals.
Artwork by Brazilian Bicicleta Sem Freio.
Moguai feels like Oliver Huntemann for the masses. Imperial is perfect example of how small details can turn 3 notes into into a fantastic song. Listen to the song and try to image it without the releases and stresses of the melodic rhythm; What you have left is simply nothing.
Avicii is a Swedish progressive producer. Big names keep dropping his tracks and he keeps getting more famous. He has even been called one of most talented uplifting DJs on world scene today. Keep an eye out for his future releases.
Exotic tech-house from forgotten worlds. Hypnotic groove with an organic feel.
Massi Gee – Forgotten Worlds (Eric Brandy’s LBH Remix) (Right Click to Download) (beatport)
Melodica is the soundtrack for dreams. Catchy, deep and rather subliminal melody yet there is a sinister childish feeling to it.
6 minutes and 25 seconds of jaw clenching bonus:
Daniele Papini – Church Of Nonsense (Original Mix) (Right Click to Download) (beatport)
Paintings by René Magritte. Reckless Sleeper is one of my personal favorites.
If you are wondering about the lack of updates lately, I was in Philly/NYC for the weekend. I got back today and I have 50+ banging new songs that I want to share thanks to my new neighbor and everybody else that’s sending me songs.
Old time classic with a disco twist. Watch out for Norwegian producer DiskJokke. I’m sure we will be hearing more of him in the future.
Tim Deluxe- Just Won’t Do feat. Sam Obernik – DiskJokke Handy Dandy Remix (Right Click to Download) (beatport)
This is such a lazy song. Steady bass line with heavy samples. Best if listened while lying on a hammock, lazily dancing at a happy hour or enjoying the beach.
Another old time classic with a disco twist. Funky, Fresh & Groovy.
Catchy chorus + Miike Snow + Ed Banger = WIN .
Miike Snow Bonus:
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