Sunday, 25 November 2007

somethin' for ze train

oh no, I didn't
It's becoming a habit to do posts immediately before I leave for my hometown. Today, I'm going back to my town, where I do my studies or better: Where I live most of the time and from time to time, enter the university for some classes.
Anyways, so I have something to listen to, while I'm sitting on the train, I selected something from The Whip, a bit of CSS's self-titled debut record. The Hives obviously, because the concert's due next Friday, another awesome track of Hadouken!'s recently released Not Here To Please You mixtape and Soulwax's Any Minute Now can do no wrong. Then we got Dartz!, whom I lately took a great interest in, LCD Soundsystem's 2005 self-titled record, which I've dug out again just to listen to it constantly. A bit Teenage Bad Girl, a bit Mr. Oizo, a Presets track, because I'm so excited about the upcoming record and at last: Le Tigre.
Have Fun

MP3: The Whip - Frustration
MP3: Beck - Sexx Laws
MP3: Cansei de Ser Sexy - Computer Heat
MP3: The Hives - Square One, Here I Come
MP3: Hadouken ! - Love, Sweat & Beer
MP3: Soulwax- Accidents & Compliments
MP3: Dartz! - Once, Twice, Again
MP3: Mr. Oizo - Monophonic Shit
MP3: Teenage Bad Girl - Tales From Pigs
MP3: The Presets - Girl( YOU Chew My Mind Up)
MP3: Le Tigre - My My Metro Card

next stop:
train station

Thursday, 22 November 2007

I don't like celine dion

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this is a fact.
Celine Dion is just awful, her music is disturbing and she probably is also a very disturbing person. The world would be so much better of without her. I mean, in the music scene, of course, I don't want her to die, I'm not a hateful person.
But there are so many things, that I hate in this world, like: cyclists, parking tickets, cyclists who take in the whole street while I'm driving a car, people who make a fuss about parking tickets, spiders, daft politicians(uhh), plastic spoons, joghurt that has small pieces of fruit in it and most of all, people who talk very slowly and gesturing pretty wildly.
No thanks, I can perfectly understand you, there's no need to hit my face with your smelly fingers or to imitate a horse galloping, if you're trying to explain the meaning of a race. Not for me, no, no and if you could speed up your language a bit, that'd be excellent, because I don't have time for you to analyse, why the weather is so crappy or your politicians are so daft and incompetent, for I know that pretty well, just tell me the danmn time in three seconds or faster, sir. Thank you, even though I could have said everything you expressed like ten times faster.
These things drive me nuts, even more than the simple being of Celine Dion - oh wait, no, Celine Dion is unbearable.
Anyways, there are also a lot of things that I love.
For example:

MP3: Belle & Sebastian - I Love My Car

Nevermind, coming to the actual purpose of this post. The Presets have a new song!
And a new single, which means a new record coming up soon! This is really great news. I can't stop listening to My People, after someone gave me a little hint, that one of the most awesome Australian dance band has a new record waiting to be released. You know, the amazing two piece band, whose Down Down Down was also remixed by my latest favourite Midnight Juggernauts
Well, first, there's the single My People, which will be released on December, the 18th via Modular People. You can sign up here to the MP mailing list, to get the exact date to preorder the single. Also check out The Presets' website and, of course, this:

MP3: The Presets - My People
someone deleted the z-share link
-buy the single!!!!!

and just for the awesomeness of this remix:

MP3: The Presets - Down Down Down (Midnight Juggernauts Remix)

well, what else is there? Dntel has posted a new remix of the band People Press Play on his homepage and I can say, that I like it very much. So should you:

MP3: People Press Play - These days (Dntel Instrumental

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so, I've been listening to a lot of Mgmt, Midnight Juggernauts, basically everyone, that the Midnight Juggernauts did a remix for, lately a lot of The Cribs again, some random Muse b-sides, The Black Ghosts and lot of other stuff. Here's a small part of it:

MP3: Midnight Juggernauts - Ending Of An Era
MP3: Mmgt - Kids
MP3: The Cribs - Tri'elle
MP3: Shitdisco - Ok (Yuksek remix)
MP3: Refuge Kru - Letting Go
MP3: The Black Ghosts - Am I Too Late
MP3: Muse - The Groove

I'm gonna go packing, because I'm going home tomorrow morning.

Tuesday, 20 November 2007

tuesday night is a mix night

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as could be every other night, but I don't have class today and tomorrow not until 6pm, which makes it kinda reasonable to do an evening post. Atleast it does in my mind.
I wish I could promise to have Tuesday nights as constant mix nights, but there's a huge possibility of failure, so I don't promise... before I disappoint my non-existing readers -haha.
Anyway, this is simply a random 9 song collection of what I've been listening to lately. No stylistic limits today, I'm tired.
Have fun!

MP3: Dartz! - Latin & Greek
MP3: Dub Pistols - Peaches
MP3: Neon Plastix - Prick Tease
MP3: Teki Latex (feat. Lio) - Les Matins de Paris
MP3: Matrix & Futurebound - Coast To Coast
MP3: 22-20s - Devil In Me<
MP3: Mgmt - Weekend Wars
MP3: Black Wire - No One Loves You
MP3: Kubichek! - Nightjoy

get the tracks @ beatport or iTunes.

- oh yeah, for artist information check my sidebar.
that's it.

Saturday, 17 November 2007

So, I kept my promise

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for the past two or three weeks, I've received lots and lots of music, all send to me by some bands or DJs, and I'm really, really sorry that I couldn't get earlier to it. I can't discuss all the bands today, so I'll do a part 2 in the next couple of days.
Let's start with the Buffet Libre DJs, who send me their own set called Verbena Selected, which was not only put together by them, but also by the artists, the mix is featuring. An' these are only the finest, such as Dragonette, Simian Mobile Disco, The Bloody Beetroots or my latest favourite Midnight Juggernauts.
So, here's the tracklist, have fun:

MP3: Buffet Libre DJs - Verbena Selected

1.Pomomofo- Back At The Club (Boy 8-bit Remix) -> Selected by Loose Cannons
2.M.I.A. - Boyz (The Twelves Remix) -> Selected by Bag Raiders
3.Project Jenny, Project Jan – 320 -> Selected by Amable
4.Friendly Fires – On Board -> Selected by Bilbadino
5.Ocelot – Our Time (Demo) -> Selected by Dragonette
6.LCD Soundsystem - Get Innocuous (Soulwax Remix) -> Selected by Simian Mobile Disco
7.Daft Punk – Technologic (Digitalismj Remix) -> Selected by Shitdisco
8.Klaxons – Atlantis To Interzone (Crystal Castles Remix) -> Selected by Pomomofo
9.Bag Raiders – Fun Punch -> Selected by Yelle
10.Chemical Brothers - Salmon Dance (Crookers Wow Mix 2) -> selected by The Bloody Beetroots
11.Rainer Weichhold vs. Dandi & Ugo - Infinite Template (Kissy Sell out remix) -> Selected By Alex Gopher
12.Dj Dlg And Laidback Luke - Ambition (Laidback Luke Remix) -> Selected by Ocelot
13.Boys Noize - & Down -> Selected by D.I.M
14.Justice – D.A.N.C.E. (live version)
15.Dusty Kid - Tsunamy on Systematic -> Selected by Play Paul
16.D.I.M. - Airbus Baby. -> Selected By Hostage
17.Lionel Richie – Dancing On the Ceiling -> Selected By Midnight Juggernauts

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Let's go on with Fever Marlene who sent me (along their other 'favourite' bloggers - seems like we're the elite?) their newest record Civil War, which the band has produced and released independently. It took a bit to get into the record, because at first it seemed a bit tautoligic and repetitive at some places, but after listening a few times, some tracks do stick out, escpecially Red Fire, my favourite track of the record. Get Civial War on iTunes.
Next we got a really cool remix by Fisher Preyes DJs of Maudite Dance's Underground. Fisher Preyes also have their own self-titled blog, which you should check out here. It's surely worth one or more reads.
Then Ponderosa sent me some demo tracks of their forthcoming album, on they claim to be working on in the coming months. They're music is a throwback, lots of accoustic guitars, kinda like The Checks (whom I told you about last week) or a bit similar to The Films - sounding in the range of the 60's. Nothing really new, but they don't claim to do so.
It's cool, so I'm gonna post two songs.
Then we probably got the danciest and craziest song from Operahouse (on the pic above) - I mean danciest indie song, of course. Please have a look at their myspace for tours, upcoming releases, etc.
I'd like to post more songs and discuss more bands today, but, unfortunately, I'm running out of time.
So, have a listen to these songs, check out their myspace, homepages etc and then try to purchase some of the music if available.

MP3: Fever Marlene - Red Fire
MP3: Maudite Dance - Underground (Fisher Preyes Remix)
MP3: Ponderosa - Moonlight Revival
MP3: Ponderosa - I Wanna Lay You Down
MP3: Operahouse - Jarvis


Friday, 16 November 2007

now you're speechless

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atleast you should be, because last night, I saw the Klaxons!
Live, as in: not on notebook screen or via the stereo.
The whole f'ing world probably already had this pleasure, but I lacked this one for the last two years, so bow to me! need to feel special about this.
Anyway, it was f'ing awesome, f'ing hot, f'ing crowded, as an ordinary, but fantastic Klaxons concert is supposed to be!
So, in honour of this amazing experience:

MP3: Klaxons - Hall Of Records
MP3: Klaxons - It's Not Over Yet (Brodinski Remix)

now, I'm tired, I've been in my car most of the two days,
I'm going TO BED.

More to post tomorrow.
or maybe not, I don't promise.


Monday, 12 November 2007

fast fast fast fast

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I don't have time, as usual, because I'm departing for my hometown in like, five minutes and thought about informing you quickly about the new Hadouken! mixtape, of which you probably already have heard, but now you can actually own it, legally, because it's released today!
If you didn't know, the mixtape's called Not Here To Please You, it's NOT the album(which should be due early 2008), along known remixes like the Bloc Party/Plan B remixes or popular tunes like That Boy That Girl/You Can't Be That, it has new songs like Girls or Love, Sweat & Beer, you can purchase it on USB and that right here.
I think the USB thingy is cool - as long as they'll release their record on cd/vinyl.
So, if you're just getting up, and ideally residing in the UK, get yourself a coffee and then straight to the next record store!
All the others(me included) click here.

MP3: Hadouken! - Girls
MP3: Hadouken! - You Can't Be That
MP3: Plan B - No More Eatin' (Hadouken! Remix)

-gotta go

Sunday, 11 November 2007

actually I should sleep now

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because it's late, because I'm tired, because I've got lot's of stuff to do tomorrow, but I just don't, because I can't.
But contrary to doing long posts to bypass the nasty phase between sleeping and being awake, I just can't be bothered at 1 am in the night.
So, when I'm deprived of sleep, I often listen to The Kinks and even more often to my favourite song (Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman, which was released on 1979's Low Budget, aswell as on 2002's The Ultimate Collection, which you should own, if you don't have any original Kinks records.
So, on exactly 1.25 am, I'm not only listenin' to The Kinks, but also to The Sun, who do cover the former quite passable. The cover was featured on 2006's Sound of Superman, the soundtrack for the Superman Returns movie.
Get The Kinks and the soundtrack @ amazon

MP3: The Kinks - (Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman

MP3: The Sun - (Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman (The Kinks Cover)

-now, sleep

Thursday, 8 November 2007

I have time for indie

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Well, at least at the very moment now, because I finished my class an hour ago and am now sitting in the library with time to upload mp3s.
So, I decided for some indie music, classic, new and 'old' ones, compiling in another indie mix - I should do indie mixes more often... I can't promise that I'll do it, but it's worth a thought.
The Cribs, Albert Hammond Jr, Kings Of Convenience, The Elephants, The Go-Betweens can be considered as 'old', because I think I've (or the rest of blogger world) posted them all sometime ago...but I can't quite remember, except for The Cribs - haven't posted a Cribs track for atleast a month, it's about time - I should start tagging correctly. Well, the tracks are good anyway, otherwise I wouldn't repost the bands7tracks, pfsh.
The Who and The Kinks are classic, obviously. Then we got Museum and The Inconsolables, to whom I got via, and Elle Milano and The Video Nasties whom I found via myspace, but who've been around in bloggerland for some time.
Then my favourite bit(of the new ones of course, who could beat The Kinks, pffsh) The Checks (on the picture) who have a new record out/or coming out, depends which country you're residing in, called Hunting Whales, which sofar I've heard it, think it's pretty good. Check their myspace for further information.
Otherwise, enjoy the rest of the indie mix:

MP3: The Cribs - Be Safe
MP3: The Checks - What You Heard
MP3: Albert Hammond Jr - Hard To Live In The City
MP3: The Elephants - Obvious
MP3: Elle Milano - Swearing's For Art Students
MP3: Bombay Bicycle Club - How Are You
MP3: Cajun Dance Party - Amylase
MP3: The Go-Betweens - Finding You
MP3: The Kinks - A House In The Country
MP3: The Inconsolables - Lover's Rock
MP3: Kings Of Convenience - Failure
MP3: The Video Nasties - Accesory
MP3: The Who - Pinball Wizard
MP3: Museum - To Have Or To Be
MP3: Los Campesinos! - Sweet Dreams Sweet Cheeks


- I'm going to see the Klaxons next week!

Saturday, 3 November 2007

i am definitely running out of post titles

I hate Saturday afternoons, because mostly I'm utterly bored, but too tired to do anything 'productive' or/and 'significant', but instead of just sleeping half the day, I'm currently facing sleep deprivation. So, in a manner to entertain myself, I do posts, ridiculously long posts with lots of mp3s, before I go out tonight, starting with an electro/dance mix. Midnight Juggernauts are pretty awesome, aswell as Dystopia and I seriously considering buying it, when it's finally released in Europe. Klaxons and Apparat are self-explanatory, The Glimmers/Princess Superstar track is from Kitsuné's latest goodness BOOMBOX (see pic above), which everyone should own nowawadays. Destroy0r are unsigned and very niiice and the Crystal Castles' track was obligatory, because it's brilliant.

MP3: Midnight Juggernauts - Shadows (Ajax Remix)
MP3: Klaxons - Gravity's Rainbow (Todd Edwards Dub)
MP3: The Glimmers Feat. Princess Superstar - Wanna Make Out
MP3: Destroy0r - Autuhm
MP3: Apparat Feat. Raz Ohara - Holdon (Modeselektor Remix
MP3: Crystal Castles - Air War (Pictureplane. Remix)

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Going on with things I love, for example Soulwax and everything that Soulwax do. Especially their newest baby called Most Of The Remixes, which features, well, most of the remixes that Soulwax have done over the past years. It's a double-disc edition and obligatory for everyone to be purchased. I'm waiting for Digitalism to be remixed by Soulwax - or vice-versa. That'd be interesting. Anyway, if you're collecting remixes by Soulwax and lost track of them during the years, here's your chance to complete your collection. Take it!
I'd have put up the Muse track, regarding them being my all-time favourite band and Soulwax being awesome in almost everything, but unfortunately, I don't like the Muscle Museum remix as much as I adore all the others. Nevermind. The rest is still f'ing good.

MP3: Daft Punk - Robot Rock (Soulwax Remix)
MP3: Arthur Agent - Hold Your Head Up (Soulwhacked Mix)

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The Black Ghosts will also probably make it on my fictional top ten of 'utter awesomeness in 2007' list. I've already posted their Olivia Newton cover for WESC half a year ago, and forgot to post but not to listen to them since then. I have to admit, I have difficulties to give a stylistic description, which underlines their goodness of being multifarious. Lately, I'm a huge sucker for remixes, half of them are problably from The Black Ghosts remixing or getting remixed another amazing band. Like The Whip:

MP3: The Black Ghosts - Any Way You Choose To Give It (The Whip Remix)
MP3: The Black Ghosts - Any Way You Choose To Give It (Extended Mix)
MP3: The Black Ghosts - The Consequence

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I forgot to mention my latest visit to the Maximo Park concert, which is now almost two weeks ago. Well, it was crowded, hot and fantastic. I've also been to see The Films on Thursday; te band played quite alright and I'm going to see them tomorrow again, but this time supporting The Rakes!
The Rakes !!
This is so cool.
In honour of that:

MP3: The Rakes - We Are All Animals
MP3: The Rakes - Suspicious Eyes

and in honour of The Films:

MP3: The Films - Thank Heaven For Little Girls (Maurice ChevalierCover)
MP3: The Films - Holliewould Getaway

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................and the list goes on.
My earlier restistance against the new Babyshambles record Shotters Nation is crumbling now. I have to admit, the record is good.
I wouldn't have expected it after the desastrous outburst which was Down In Albion two years ago. The songs are catchy, the tunes are fine, you don't get bored after three songs and you can actually hear and understand Pete Doherty, which was almost impossible since The Libertines' self-titled record.
So, because I'm 'late' on this, I assume, that most of you already have the record.
To all the other doubter's, who like me, refused to listen to it until now, I advise to have a look at the two tracks below and then change your mind. It is really so so much better than Down In Albion.
Then order it @ Juno or Amazon.

MP3: Babyshambles - Unbilotitled
MP3: Babyshambles - Baddies's Boogie

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I've finally listened to The Black and White Album, the new Hives record and contrary to others, 'that the new album doesn't live up to expectations, escpecially after Tyrannosaurus Hives', I disagree.
I like The Black and White Album. I like that it is different, stylistic, there are more songs in the range of Little More For Little You and Diabolic Scheme, songs which stood out between the typical songs like Walk, Idiot Walk or now, Tick Tick Boom. I prefer Well Alright, the instrumental A Stroll Through Hive Manor Corridors, T.H.E.H.I.V.E.S. or Giddy Up:

MP3: The Hives - Giddy Up
MP3: The Hives - T.H.E.H.I.V.E.S.

get The Black & White Album here.

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Alright, now coming to the end of my post, but before I let you go, I have another couple of songs for you. I wanted to do two mixes today, 'the electro/dance etc' one is at the beginning of the post and the 'everything else' mix is here. The John Neilson tracks were sent to me by his management and the remix is highly recommended! Poney Poney are simply French goodness, Tiga's You Gonna Want Me is also awe- you know. Numbers have a new record called Now You Are This, which can be bought via Southern/Kill Rock Stars and The Hoosiers' track is just for fun.

MP3: Poney Poney - AM Music
MP3: Tiga - You Gonna Want Me
MP3: John Neilson - Hollywood Hills (Cryptonites Remix) 320 Version
MP3: John Neilson - Hollywood Hills (Original Version)
MP3: The Hoosiers - Goodbye Mr. A
MP3: Numbers - Mindhole

get the tracks @ beatport.

- now,
off to reality