For those songs that make you feel better, get you excited or keep you on "the cutting edge" no matter the genre, taste or artist.
So, it’s been a little while.
I haven’t posted much at all due to a mixture of laziness, lack of time, lack of patience and there being a great lack of exciting new music coming out.
The last few months have been nigh on DREADFUL for great new music in my personal opinion.
But now, the sun is on the cusp of shining. All of my office working friends take back their flexi time and go sit in beer gardens and I spend my days working far too many hours inside a charming little music, film & games entertainment shop.
I’m not bitter. No. Really. I swear I’m not.
Anyway, I digress, that’s not why we’re here, we’re here because I wanted to spend the next few days talking a little bit about some of the stuff I’ve been enjoying at the moment…
But maybe we don’t do hits.
I do however, do mixes.
Here is a new one.
Milkydisco - You Wanted A Mix (Right click, Save As)
Set list after the jump…
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross - In Motion
Drums of Death - Science & Reason
Stardust - Music Sounds Better With You (Eat More Cake Remix)
DJ Hell & Bryan Ferry - You Can Dance (Tim Goldsworthy Remix)
Fukkk Offf - I Give You Bass
Von Sudenfed - Fledermaus Can’t Get It
Underworld - Between Stars
Tiga - What You Need (Zombie Nation Remix)
Deadmau5 - Double Rainbow (Modular Mayhem Remix)
Fred Falke & BURNS - YSLM (You Stopped Loving Me)
The Phenomenal Handclap Band - You Disappear (Horse Meat Disco Remix)
Alphabeat - Till I Get Round
Mighty Mouse - Difficult Love (Chicken Lips Malfunction Mix)
Superpitcher - Rabbits In A Hurry
LCD Soundsystem - You Wanted A Hit (Dave Dresden Remix)
Crystal Castles - Baptism (Punks Jump Up Remix)
Duck Sauce - Barbara Streisand
Nicki Minaj - Itty Bitty Piggy
Big Boi - Shutterbugg
Rye Rye - Sunshine
Boney M - Silly Bones (Horse Meat Disco Remix)
Gorillaz - Stylo (Alex Metric Remix)
Discodeine & Jarvis Cocker - Synchronize
Gorillaz & Daley - Doncamatic (All Played Out)
Glasser - Glad (Delorean Remix)
Gold Panda - You
Flight Facilities - Crave You (Version 2)
Janelle Monae - Dance Or Die/Faster
Bit of an abrupt end but there we go…one hour, fourty one minutes and fifty seven seconds of audio pleasure.
Ask the twelve year old me what he remembers about music and he’d probably say not very much. What he will tell you about is which music videos he remembers.
Four videos in particular.
One involved a dog with a boombox and a broken leg wandering around a city with a girl. Another involved dancing skeletons and other oddities. One featured men in coloured ball suits jumping up and down. The other was four ladies in a hotel suite dressed in black skin hugging costumes.
They were the following…
The one thing that started everything, the one thing that set me on a path that would lead to an (as yet) undying love for dance music were two French robots.
I am, of course, talking about French house/electronic duo Daft Punk.
And what do I have to thank for starting this obsession?
Being tanked up on too many sugary alco-pops (hey, I was like 17 and had no love for cheap lager), a pushy friend and £10 of stolen money.
From my own mother.
Welcome to Sunday service folks.
I promised somebody that I was going to try and do one post a week but life just sort of got in the way of that so here is a few things that I wanted to try and post through the week but never got the chance to because I was too busy wrestling with my love of Westons cider (and the cruel hangovers that is often the result of my love making with it).
Ok, new blog. And I’ve never done this before, so give me some time to get used to it.
Right, well, one of my most anticipated albums of recent times is about to land this month (on the 23rd August, no less) - Maximum Balloon.
A project by TV On The Radio/indie production genius Dave Sitek (he’s produced all three Yeah Yeah Yeah albums, had a hand in Foals’ debut “Antidotes”, the wonderful Telepathe and even Scarlett Johansen).
Fact is, Sitek has amassed a real treasure trove of talent for the album taking in vocalists from people who he’s produced for in the past (Karen O and fellow TotR bandmate Tunde Adebimpe) and some new ones too.
This track is probably going to be a stalwart of my favourite songs of the year list, there’s just something about it that grabs me, holds me and makes me want to sway. It is in my opinion, a subtle little summer ditty.
This is “If You Return” featuring the wonderful Little Dragon (who you may have heard warbling on the latest Gorillaz album).