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Today’s organic track can be considered an oldie in the fast paced electronic music microcosm. It’s from legendary groove-maker Theo Parrish’s Sound Sculptures Volume 1 LP which turned out to be an instant classic. Soul Control, with its dark & hypnotic Detroit-house groove, is one of the most passionate pieces of electronic music I’ve ever heard.
Theo Parrish – Soul Control (Right Click to Download)
I’ve been experimenting with glitch, electronica and sample-based instrumental hip-hop for sometime now. Here’s a brief roundup of all the tracks I’ve come to adore.
DJ Shadow is on a league on its own and is the only reason I have any respect for hip-hop.
South Californian edIT’s featured tracks are from his close-to-perfect debut album Crying Over Pros for No Reason released back in ’04.
Also keep in mind that Gerhard Behles of Monolake went on to found Ableton, so no wonder Ping is an intricate audial delight.
Dj Shadow – Midnight In A Perfect World (Right Click to Download)
Dj Shadow – Building Steam With a Grain of Salt (Right Click to Download)
Dj Shadow – Organ Donor (Right Click to Download)
edIT – Ants (Right Click to Download)
edIT – Ltlp(Right Click to Download)
The Avalanches – Frontier Psychiatrist (Right Click to Download)
Monolake – Ping (Right Click to Download)
Today’s track is an emotional deep house groove by Berlin’s Chopstick & Johnjon. Over 9 minutes long, the piece gradually builds up to what I like to call heartbreak house. The impeccable execution demonstrates what can be achieved with a simple heartsore chord progression layered on top of a sampled loop (from Ashanti’s Foolish echoing “I’m hurtin while I’m with you”).
A perfect choice to accompany the end of summer.
Obviously, we adore.
Chopstick & Johnjon – Obviously She Is A Whore (Right Click to Download)
3 guys, 44 days, 11 countries, 18 flights, 38 thousand miles, an exploding volcano, 2 cameras and almost a terabyte of footage… all to turn 3 ambitious linear concepts based on movement, learning and food ….into 3 beautiful and hopefully compelling short films…..
= a trip of a lifetime.
Friendly Fires – Live Those Days Tonight (Tim Green remix) (Right Click to Download)
Let’s swim to the moon
Let’s climb through the tide
Penetrate the evenin’ that the
City sleeps to hide
DJ T. Feat. James Teej – Sense (Tale Of Us Remix) (Right Click to Download)
Audiofly – 6 Degrees (Feat. Fiora Cutler) (Tale Of Us Remix) (Right Click to Download)
Noir & Haze – Around (Solomun Vox Remix) (Right Click to Download)
Dag for dag – Hands and Knees (Coma mix) (Right Click to Download)
Scottish producer Myles MacInnes hasn’t been very active since his breakthrough in 2004 with the Destroy Rock & Roll LP. Destroy Rock & Roll was the album that convinced me instrumental electronic music can be as emotional and intimate as any other production and anybody with a computer/midi-controller can produce astonishing music. Here are some of his later remixes, demonstrating he hasn’t lost the childish warmth and unstoppable optimism that made Destroy Rock & Roll a huge success.
Villa – Beats Of Love (Mylo Remix) (Right Click to Download)
Cut Copy – Take Me Over (Mylo Remix)(Right Click to Download)
Sia – Breathe me (Mylo remix) (Right Click to Download)
Danish experimental pop singer/producer Oh Land’s gloomy Wolf & I along with Monkey Safari’s laid-back rework of Angie Stone’s ‘Wish I Didn’t Miss You’.
Oh Land – Wolf & I (Right Click to Download)
Monkey Safari – Stoned (Right Click to Download)
We are going to die, and that makes us the lucky ones. Most people are never going to die because they are never going to be born. The potential people who could have been here in my place but who will in fact never see the light of day outnumber the sand grains of Arabia. Certainly those unborn ghosts include greater poets than Keats, scientists greater than Newton. We know this because the set of possible people allowed by our DNA so massively exceeds the set of actual people. In the teeth of these stupefying odds it is you and I, in our ordinariness, that are here.
Consonant vibes served with a hint of summer gratitude.
Tale of Us – Dark Song (Original Mix) (Right Click to Download)
Till Von Sein & Aera – Dynamite (Right Click to Download)
Drake – Fireworks (Deadboy slo-mo house edit) (Right Click to Download)
Today’s tracks are simple, catchy and groovy; An ideal combination for the summer. Ed Banger’s Mickey Moonlight sprinkles cowbells on top of Hypnolove’s Midnight Cruising, while Trickski presents a fine demonstration of how you can turn a 5 second sample into a slow-mo dancefloor killer.
Hypnolove – Midnight Cruising (Mickey Moonlight’s Dub). (Right Click to Download)
Trickski – Pill Collins (Right Click to Download)
Space-age Italo disco remix of Austrian producer Wolfram’s Fireworks has a childlike tenderness and fragility contained deep within its layers. Agebjörn’s enchanted remix dances along the edges of euro-pop and italo-disco. Pianopella + Breathless is a simple and sincere tune prone to anoint the listener’s heart with joy and energy. Check out Wolfram’s brilliant set at Beats in Space.
Wolfram – Fireworks (feat. Hercules & Love Affair) (Johan Agebjörn Remix) (Right Click to Download)
Wolfram – Pianopella + Breathless (Hidden Track) (Right Click to Download)
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