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I don’t know if this is too weird to blog, but I really like the song and I think the video is quite interesting too.
First of all sorry for the bad joke, I just had to… But this may be the most underrated guys of 2008 for me. I’ve been in love with their blend of aussie sounds and the french-inspired house sounds. I’ve been massively in love with their remix of Disco Sirens, and thanks to Redthreat I’ve now been hooked up with some new sounds from Calling In Sick. I guess new is a bit of an overstatement since the track has been around since early 2008, but hey, that doesn’t really change anything does it? There’s slap bass Justice-style, and there’s plenty of distorted synths and more melodic ones too for the rest of us. Check it out below, it’s ace stuff! Declare your love on Myspace
Calling In Sick – Cali Games
I really wanted to give Shazam’s remix of Dizzee Rascal, Calvin Harris and Chrome’s Dance Wiv Me but I don’t really have the guts to do it. It doesn’t mean it’s not good, I just don’t want to flirt too much with the DMCA right now. If you haven’t checked it out yet, be sure to do it, and if you want another Shazam fix check out the video to his Munk remix. The track is absolutely brilliant and the underwater-video is really nice. Shazam’s on Myspace and so is Munk, so be sure to stop by!
I can’t stress this enough, Russ Chimes is just magic when it comes to remixes. I’ve been listening to his Chromeo remix so many times it’s ridiculous, and naturally I was excited when I heard his remix of The Outrunners’ These Girls Are Dressed To Kill. And I love it. It’s incredible how he manages to include fast paced elements and still maintain an overall relaxed vibe. I don’t know how Russ Chimes keeps on amazing me with his remixes, but this one certainly is an absolute must. Big thanks to Get Weird for making this available!
The Outrunners – THese Girls are Dressed To Kill (Russ Chimes Remix)
now go high five Russ on Myspace
The Friendly Fires debut album released earlier this year, has got to be one of my absolute faves of the year. Though they aren’t reinventing anything really, their music is still so instantly loveable that it’s crazy. I mean, who needs to reinvent anything when you’ve already got a pretty good idea on how to make catchy dance-rock? I have also grown increasingly fond of Lykke Li’s work over the last couple of weeks, and the remixes of her tracks are particularly great. Actually there isn’t a single bad one out there in my humble opinion.
So I was a bit curious on how this would turn out, when I saw that Friendly Fires had covered Lykke Li. This could be an insanely forced cover just trying to grab the attention of two different crowds, or it could, as it really is, be an extremely catchy rework of a great track, that goes from a relaxed piano vibe to a more clubby vibe and then merges the two in the end. Nice!
Friendly Fires – I’m Good I’m Gone (Lykke Li Cover)
The guy behind the much loved Italians Do It Better label, Mike Simonetti, has got to be one of the most prominent tastemakers in “modern” disco. Not only does he release some of the freshest disco around, he also has a superior taste when it comes to older disco sounds. In early 2008 Mike and Johnny decided to whip out a mix that combines newer and older disco sounds along with some more regular elements from hiphop and rock, and the result is the Albuterol mix. I really dig this mix, and though the older disco sounds don’t tend to grab me as much as the newer ones, there truly are some gems hidden in this mix. If you like this, be sure to high five Mike on the Viva Italians blog.
Mike Simonetti – Albuterol