Monthly Archives: August 2008

Sinden remixes Crystal Castles!

You like Sinden? Yup, me too. You like Crystal Castles? Same here. Would you like to see them create something together? Sure thing. Well today’s your lucky day, because Sinden just released his remix of Crystal Castles’ Crimewave on his Myspace. Is it good, you ask? It’s great. In my opinion it’s the best Crimewave remix by far and opposed to many of the other remixes it actually works with the track instead of just tearing things apart. There’s no doubt about the fact that Sinden is very talented, and this remix really shows why the guy’s a well respected dj. But check it out yourself and share your opinion in the comments section

Crystal Castles – Crimewave (Sinden Remix)

Crystal Castles – Crimewave (Sinden Remix) (New link with better sound quality)

Sinden & Crystal Castles on Myspace

Waiting for that Soulwax remix of MGMT

This has been driving me nuts lately. Will the world ever hear the real version of Soulwax’s MGMT remix? Can they really make us wait any longer? Their Chemical Brothers remix was great, and judging from the rips of the Kids remix from a 2manydjs set, this will be a true beauty too. But when will it drop? Until that question is answered, here is a another MGMT remix to fill your ears with. Aeroplane remixed Electric Feel, and while it by no means is as much of a banger as the Justice remix, it provides some great moments and a nice groove.

MGMT – Electric Feel (Aeroplane Remix)

MGMT, Aeroplane and Soulwax are on Myspace though

Crookers add some edge to Wiley

Crookers have been in heavy rotation recently, and the more I listen to them, the more I like them. They always deliver great mixes and remixes, and their Radio 1 Essential Mix is still one of my favourite mixes of the year so far. Lately I’ve been checking out some of their remixes, and their fidget house sounds seem to add a nice amount of edge to a lot of tracks. The most recent one I’ve heard is a new remix of Wiley’s Summertime, and while it still doesn’t beat To Protect and Entertain, it’s still a nice remix by normal standards.

Wiley – Summertime (Crookers Remix)

Also, the Crookers album should be ready soon, I can’t really tell you how excited I am about that! Am I the only one?

If you love it, show it!

of Montreal gives us more Skeletal Lamping

Rolling Stone have just posted a new of Montreal track from the forthcoming album Skeletal Lamping due this October. The track, called Nonpareil Of Favor, continues where Hissing Fauna.. left us wanting more, but there’s a bit more edge to the new songs. The guitars are a lot heavier and dominate the sound a bit more, but the vocals are still trademark Kevin Barnes and you wouldn’t want them to be anymore hysterical or desperate. Check it out for youself:

of Montreal – Nonpareil Of Favor

of Myspace

Modeselektor finds the cure for jetlag

The phenomenon of jetlag always seems to ruin the perfect opportunities and moments. You’re travelling far far away and want to see something new, when all your head wants to see is pillows. Well, Modeselektor have lined up a cure for that. The perfect jetlag mix made especially for XLR8R to help you forget about the jetlag. The sound is classic Modeselektor’ish with some slow burning rhythms and a deep deep bass. I don’t know if this would help my jetlag, there is always the risk of simply falling a sleep, listening to something this pleasing for the ears, but I think Modeselektor keeps this mix fresh and interesting throughout and you might consider staying up for another couple of hours after listening to this. Also, many thanks to one of my favourite blogs around, Hot Biscuits for spreading the word on this.

Modeselektor’s Jetlag Mix (through XLR8R)

Modeselektor are also available for your listening pleasure on Myspace

You Love Her Coz She’s Dead kill 8-bit

The 8-bit genre seems to be in bloom after Crystal Castles breathed life into the gameboys and atari-keyboards all around the world. Now, several other bands seem to achieve succes with their 8-bit sounds, and while I’m not very impressed with most of them, You Love Her Coz She’s Dead managed to win me over. The style is a little more horror’ish than Crystal Castles and everything is a bit more crazy and messy, but that doesn’t make the music less amazing. There’s no looking back just a pursuit of musical kicks and You Love Her Coz She’s Dead will definately be one of the shinings stars on the 8-bit sky not far from now. Their track Superheroes will be part of the Kitsuné Maison 6 compilation and they’re releasing an EP in late November including some of their gems. Thanks to Hyperbole for spreading the word about this 8-bit madness.

You Love Her Coz She’s Dead – Superheroes

You Love Her Coz She’s Dead are on Myspace too

The Cool Kids release Mountain Dew sponsored track

I don’t really know how to feel about these sponsored tracks. On one hand it’s great; we get new tracks, the artists get some of the money they would have lost otherwise with people downloading through p2p’s and that should be great. But I don’t really like the aspect of having a track that is equally Cool Kids and Mountain Dew. I like music and I like the Cool Kids, but I don’t like the thought of supporting Mountain Dew when all I want to do is support the Cool Kids. Am I completely wrong here? Feel free to contribute in the comments section. That being said, this is a sweet track. The chopped-up organ may sound a little weird at first, but it all makes much more sense, when the drums kick in.

The Cool Kids – Delivery Man (through Green Label Sound)

100% pure The Cool Kids on Myspace

Flosstradamus whips up some Chicago house

This is quite a nice Saturday mix from Flosstradamus for the people at Mad Decent. The mix is matches various kinds of Chicago house and the result is hard hitting and well mixed. I don’t really have much else to say about this mix other than it rocked my socks off and keeps a high level of quality throughout.

Flosstradamus Mix for Mad Decent

Flosstradamus rocks Myspace, and the tracklis is on Mad Decent

Crystal Castles remix again

Although not everyone around are amazed by the Crystal Castles album released earlier this year, it is still one of my faves of the year so far. But to be honest, I’ve always thought that their remixes were far better than their original track. I’ve spent many hours on the internet trying to dig them all up, and trust me, they’re worth it. Everything they’ve done has been of superior quality and always with a nice mix of the rave sounds and the more cold electrosounds. Therefore I am proud to help you to a brand new Crystal Castles remix of the White Lies track titled Death. The remix sounds very different than most of the other remixes by Ethan Kath, the sound’s a little more distorted and a bit darker than the usual CC tunes, but it’s still a kickass remix.

White Lies – Death (Crystal Castles Remix

Crystal Castles and White Lies like Myspace too

Hervé creates magic with A-trak co-lab

I must admit that the name Hervé was new to me until very recently, when I started digging through some of his remixes. They were alright, no remarks there, but they didn’t give me that special something that I usually get from the ultra-amazing ones gives me. Don’t get me wrong, they were good, but they weren’t mind-blowing. This track is though. When you’re in need of something special, a nice collaboration might make your way to the top a little faster. Especially if you choose to work with artists of exceptional quality, and that seems to be the strategy of Hervé on this fantastic track. A-trak turned some knobs and Cadence Weapon dropped some lines and made the whole thing somewhat of a party starter. Thanks Discobelle for making my day better!

Hervé & A-trak Feat. Cadence Weapon – Roll With Winners

Be sure to support Hervé, A-trak & Cadence Weapon through Myspace.