Alright, I know it’s Friday, maybe leaving you with Boards of Canada for now isn’t the ideal mood affector. Let’s fix that. Here’s Belgian producer Aeroplane’s Not-So-Monthly May 2013 mix! Yes, time for nu-disco and electro house again, and a sweet freaking over an hour long mix of tracks at that.
1. Out Cold - All I Want ( Ewan Pearson Remix ) 2. Daniele Baldelli & DJ Rocca - Complotto Geometrico ( Andy Weatherall Remix ) 3. Shelby Grey - The Devil’s Dancer 4. Yuksek feat. Juveniles - Truth 5. Rayko - Enjoy Your Life 6. Escort - Starlight ( RAC Remix ) 7. Helon - Change Ahead 8. Alkalino - Love That Funk 9. The Candy Dealers - Time Machine 10. Surahn - Watching The World ( Prins Thomas Diskomiks ) 11. Rudimental feat. Angel Haze - Hell Could Freeze ( Skream Remix ) 12. Flight Facilities - I Didn’t Believe ( Tiger & Woods Remix ) 13. Majestique - Must Get There ( Dubka Remix )
OFFICIAL VID: Boards of Canada - Reach For The Dead
I know I JUST eagerly shared the very first brand new Boards of Canada song in ages yesterday, but I’m going to have to share it again. Why? Because BoC just uploaded the amazing video for the track on the internetz. BoC. Video. Amazing. Share! Oddly enough, they also made a reverse video available as well, and it actually sounds kinda cool and glitchy. Check it out after you’ve viewed the video in forward fashion. The thing’s already racking up some impressive views by rabbid, hungry fans. Again, the enigmatic Scottish electronic duo’s brand new album Tomorrow’s Harvest will be out on June 10. I’d love to catch these guys on tour. Might be one of those “life changing” shows.
For some more tropical beat laced synthpop, check out this remix of Magic Man’s Paris by Los Angeles band Pacific Air, whom I just had the pleasure of catching live last night! The original track is an excellent Passion Pit evoking synth rock tune. The new approach creates a glistening, gorgeous, electropop vibe. Check out the original edit by Magic Man below. The remix was a swap, as is often the case these days, since Magic Man did a great mix of Pacific Air’s Lose My Mind. Stream that below the original edit of Paris. And hell, I just saw Pacific Air perform their wonderful single Float last night. I’ll throw that on again below too. Oh, by the way, keep an eye on Magic Man! They’ve got a heckuva sound. Screw it, let’s make this a mega post. I’ll also throw on Magic Man’s catchy song Nova Scotia. Enjoy!
Brooklyn band Caveman have released a video for their dreamy, synth heavy, lush tune In The City, which is off their recent self titled sophomore album. It’s a soothing, relaxing, and warm song, but the video is a dark, twisted one starring actress Julia Stiles.
Norwegian indie rock band Kakkmaddafakka has a new video for us titled No Song. It’ll be on their coming third album Six Month Is A Long Time out in June. These guys first fell on my radar back in March with their video for their single Bill Clinton, which features footage from the Michael Cera starring film Youth In Revolt. I’ll reshare it below. They have a light, breezy, and playful alt rock sound.
Earlier this month, I keyed in on Aussie/Swedish twin sisters Say Lou Lou and fell for some of their great tunes, including Julian. Today, I heard this cool electric remix of the track by another duo, this time from New York, The Chainsmokers. It’s a super accessible, pleasant approach sure to garner a lot of love and get people dancing. I’ll reshare the smoky, heavier original edit of Julian again below. Yep. It’s gorgeous.
I put off checking this video out for awhile and was ready to ho hum it off, but I actually found myself digging the new Prince tune a lot. I don’t know, there’s been so much hype and so much drama, it kind of turned me off for a bit. And then there was that thing where Prince charged money for people to view the video a few months ago. But hey man, it’s Prince. In the end, he’s the man. He’s the effing man. Can’t write him off, not even close. He’s too good at what he does. His new song Fixurlifeup features new all girl backing band 3rd Eye Girl, who are obviously very badass. Is he taking a page from Jack White in regards to the all female backing band thing? Seems to be a trend all of a sudden. Hey, no complaining, it’s pretty cool! Fixurlifeup is out as a digital single right now. It’s got some great funk and guitar moments, while the rest of it is super pop and very throwback 90’s.
These days, nu-disco seems to be going stronger than ever. Heck. Daft Punk’s new album is practically a love affair and tribute to the movement that has had such a strong comeback as of late. For more delicious nu-disco, check out electronic funk producer Moon Boots’ shimmering, balearic beat infused original track Love Strong. This one’s perfect for the start of the weekend and a night out on the dance floor.
I’ve shared some of Moon Boots remixes in the past, but I don’t think I got around to sharing his slick remix of Bondax’s Gold a couple months back, so this is a good time to do eeet, cuz it’s gooood. Here ya go:
Stream full QOTSA set including performance of …Like Clockwork!
That’s right, you can stream the FULL set performed by Queens of the Stone Age at the Wiltern in Los Angeles last night. They performed their coming new album “…Like Clockwork” as well as a few oldies. Courtesy of NPR, stream it all! QOTSA shared the setlist for the performance on their twitter. Have you pre-ordered Like Clockwork, yet? I have! It’s out on June 4!
Here’s a brand new video that I was waiting for this week. The Colourist is a Southern California indie pop band that puts forth some great, super catchy songs. Their latest video is for their upbeat, vibrant single Little Games. St. Lucia released a great Balearic, tropical remix of the track awhile back. I’ll share that below too.
And here’s their other single Yes Yes, also fantastic and pretty dreamy.
Buzzing Canadian producer Ryan Hemsworth has made his new EP titled Still Awake available for free streaming and download. Thank you, Ryan! It’s well worth the listen, especially if you like atmospheric, wondrously produced electronic music. We heard EP track Perfectly last week, which a bunch of you seemed to love. Again, if you haven’t checked out some of his previous remixes of awesome tunes and such, please do, particularly his mix of Rhye’s Open! This guy’s talented.
For some great alternative, funky hip hop, check out this unsigned five piece from Britain named Courts. Here’s their new video for their infectious track Refresh. The track is off their coming second EP The Game Is Long. They certainly stand out from a lot of the other popular sound floating around lately, and I’m really liking what I’m hearing. This one’s gonna make me hit the play button a few times on repeat!
I just had to check out more from these guys, so here’s a couple more funky tunes from their debut EP No Knowledge No Heart.