in respone to Natural 20 - Similar Parallel posted by nosordo. i'm off my head right now. forgive I.
New Zealand has had an amazing music scene for 20+ years now and shows no signs of stopping. Here's a track from a NZ based drum&bass act called Agent Alvin who really blew me away the last time I was in Auckland. (Vocals on the track provided by Ruth Minuit of Minuit who are also very much worth checking out as is their record label - Capital Recordings)
swedish grime? eurocrunk? pretty dope if you ask me!
1980 - Sydney - some slightly more vague music from the southern hemisphere, a song that feels more like a theory than something you could record, 1...53 - chorus - 54...104...
Given the post below from Sydney circa 1980, here is a remix of a Rose Tattoo
song - a hard rocking band from Sydney in the 70s and 80s. It's more 'Hoxton Whores'
than 'Gabba', but if you grew up with the original song, then hopefully you'll get a smile out of it (and hopefully if you didn't, too). And turn it up... it's not 'brick wall' mastered...
Robag Wruhme & the Wighnomy Brothers get all the credit for Musik Krause, but there are a couple of buried gems in their catalogue, like this slept-on track by Metaboman. Starts off with seesawing strings, follows it up with a Philip-Glass-on-nitrous recitation of numbers, then some weird samples about motorcycle terror. But all this would be for nought without the Vitalic-worthy bassline that eventually kicks in.
As close to Germanic Blip Blop
as I could find, Brothers Andi and Hannes Teichmann run the festplatten
label, usually associated with Harder music than this acoustic synth ballad, lovely..
This is one of my absolute favourite tracks. I was released as a pre-album EP on Immigrant (Industries) Recordings. The original EPp featured a very powerful remix by Paul Mac. However the original is still the best. The tracks appears on the album "The toiling of Idle hands", if yopu can get your hands on the vinyl version of the album, do not hesitate, buy it straight away!
Wow first post in a while.....I know this is pretty old now because it was a b-side on the single, but I got the remix album "Romance Bloody Romance" recently and this just stayed in my head for ages. Just a pretty simple, catchy house remix with a great bass / guitar riff.
Delightful opener from a sample ep by unknown and unsigned Ungodly Hours. Laid back and infectious, and impossible to locate any infomation to accompany it.. Will gladly share the other tracks but no direct link yet.
Ok, there's a remix, and there's a Remix!
Fresh from rock star isolation in an LA neighbourhood, Sparks are probably the only people who should be permitted remix Morrissey.
I saw the bubonic plague play this song live with a massive wall projection of this video behind them. It's been on constant rotation ever since...until I saw the Pony post on gabba the other day. (can't get enough of those birds)
Mutant disco 80's gem from Italy. Vocoder vocals included. I read somewhere that the track is supposed to be a tribute to Moroder.
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Along with the Environ Classics
series, the automan
releases 1 - 16 feature some of the best and hardest to find lost disco, including Laid Back's Whit ehorse
, Spac er Woman
, and countless other cybernetic
hits. This track comes very close to being a bad 80's bandwagon jumping experiment, but with the raw synth sounds, over excited production and Junior Byron's slightly disorientated vocal somehow it just works, for me at least.
An experiment in honesty: Rather than choosing the newest or most obscure track, at the potential expense of quality, simply choose the track from your itunes that is at the top of your play count thus ensuring that you at least can truthfully say you think its great. This track isn't particularly old or new and isn't especially hip, but I can honestly say I think its wonderful.
This post is in anticipation of this Vancouver based group's new album "Destroyer's Rubies" out feb 21st 2006, and because we are all music lovers. This track is off thier last LP "Your Blues" 2004. Hope You Like
Following Andre's lead, I opened up Itunes and this is what has been at the top of my play count for quite some time; Mr Flagio's Italo stormer, and the truth be told it's one of my all time favourite tracks, and single-handedly turned me onto Italo Disco. It may not be particularly cool, but it rocks!
1984 - UK. Here is mine. I cannot say it is my very favourite song, but the "play count" says so, therefore I add.
... I'd better try something I think is cool then. (It's still a gem though). There's been a few Pet Shop Boys mentions lately so this seems apt.
. I could have over thought what to put up as its been a year since Nick died, but rather than go for something defining, this is just the latest in a huge list of music that I'd want to tell Nick about where he here..
A joyous anthem of hate - shout-along indie disco that doesn't overstay its welcome. No idea who the remixer is. From the new Stereo Total remix album (which also includes 15 minutes of Mad Professor dubs).
I love Sweden! 60% of all internet traffic in Sweden is file sharing
, so its a bit weird that I didn't come across this track from 2004 till now. Anyway first time it came up on shuffle I though it might be some Girls Aloud B-side that I'd downloaded from fluxblog
, but its not, schaffel pop made on laptops in airport lounges.
From 2005, probably about computer games or Akihabara
Judging by previous SPARKS posts, I'm risking a lot of negative votes. But I don't give a shit because I love them and this track from their new album is great.
This is a old demo of a friend of a friend of a friend. It's sat on my hard drive for years, and iTunes stumbled over it the other day. You can hear it's a demo, but it strikes me as a gay bar classic in the making. (I updated the tag info.)
You can easily describe this tune with one word "killer!". This pure detroit techno coming from the one and only Joris Voorn. I´ve heard some rumours that he has moved from his home on the Netherland, to the city where it all started - Detroit. Never the less, this tune is awesome, and a must have for every technoish people out there.
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An incredible electrohouse remix from the prolific Danish artist Anders Trentemøller. His production work is so intricately composed it's almost as rewarding in headphones as on a dancefloor.
This is Williams debut EP on "Get Physical Music". This tune differ quite a lot from the usual tech house sound of DJ T´s label.
Gogi.ge.org (or George Dzodzuashvili) is an artist from the Goslab collective in Georgia. Post-industrial boys is one of my favorite tracks from his debut album. I think it sounds a bit like Damon Albarn collaborating with Plaid... maybe it's just me.
Also check out the work from his wife Tusia Beridze, aka TBA, highly recommended.
El Chavo is a beat producer from Barcelona. Always looking for fresh Mc's to collaborate with his projects. He's about to release his first 12" on Break Bread Projects from New Jersey. Don't miss if you like funky drums and fresh rhythms. He's also half of the duo Debilorithmicos. This track is featured in the February edition of Famous for 15mb.
Guido has released numerous of 12" inches on labels like Pokerflat, Onitor and Tuning Spork - to name a few. But somehow he has always somehow, been kind of a background man. Not many people have heard any of this wizkid´s work. This track is taken from one of his best EP´s yet - "Unterwegs mit Guido Schneider". Enjoy the stripped down drums, the inspiring lead melodie, and the chords of this man. Then, go straight to you r local vinyl-dealer and buy the record. Pronto!
I've had this album, Stella, on my wish list for a while and just found it in New York the day after the blizzard. Then, when I got ready to post it, I found that WalMart had it in their online store! Still, it's pretty fun
A screwed-up remix/mashup by the originator (RIP). I have no idea where this came from, but this is one of the first screw tracks I ever got my hands on, and still one of my favorites. Analog, live mixing, and an ear for weirdness bl0ws away those chopped-by-the-numbers remixes churning out of Houston these days. I've included a link to my favorite Screw mix album, which is practically perfect (although this track isn't on it).
Dave Gahan's gravelly vocals contrast with the most uplifting, glorious trancey melody you've ever heard for a rather perfect moment in electronic music. Once the melody starts to fade in after about ten seconds, you'll see why (I hope).
If I were to select a soundtrack for my life this tune would probably be the lead-song.
A short sweet track from a strange rock band from Atlanta GA
Bongoflava is Tanzanian hip-hop, and Dully Sykes might be the best MC in Dar-es-Salaam right now. His dancehall-inspired tunes hit all the right buttons for me. Put a little Swahili into your life.
I'll probably get crucified for this post... but for me this is Timbaland at his finest, and I don't know why this whole album wasn't bigger. An Iron Maiden sample wrapped around Virginia thumps... a mournful melody... Hammond outro. I hate 98% of modern R&B but not this. (Just pity the mastering squashed it to the point of nearly distorting.)
lost track from the forthcoming coel album.
best heard thru loudspeakers.
Perfect pop from Takeshi Yamaguchi's band サンボマスタ－(Sambo Master). This track is taken from the lovely Densha Otoko. More details as required.
From their upcoming record "Idol Tryouts Two", due in March.
1981 - NY I don't know how many of you now this track. It is my newest discovery, who would have think yoko ono had done such a track.
Dub vs Dub. Two schools of Bass combine, Vladislav Delay's
organic processor bass = the perfect compliment to Rhythm & Sound's Germanic echo chamber.
Diplo is without doubt one of the most interesting, prolific, and enviable producers/djs/promoters/documentary makers out there. I love pretty much everything he releases, and this remix of the the bloc party, which balances the melancholic tone of the original with an upbeat electro crunk rhythm, is no exception.
Signed to Warp, Jimmy Edgar makes pretty fractured music with some strong Detroit techno influences. The original of this track is taken from the Color Strip LP, and this version strips it of Jimmy's vocals and adds cut-up extracts from the Wild Style hip hop documentary.
A month ago "son of beast" asked for songs by "white noise. Here you go, I snatched this from the stypod a week ago and now I offer it to you.
The group did a lot of tape loop and slicing in the late 60's, their most well known song was the theme for Doctor Who.
"Love without sound" was their first completed song. The strings on the song are in fact, double bass parts sped up and manipulated to sound like cellos and violins.
A greying, pudgy middle aged cellist records a 37 part cello song, then makes a 'bohemian rhapsody' style video for it.
Dorky, hilarious, heart warming all at the same time.
May I live to be this kooky, too.
(But the cello playing kicks ass... if you're into cellos.)
I first heard this track at a record store called "fade" in stockholm, sweden. However, the track was on a promo disc, received by the store owner a month before the release date. I was very frustrated that I had to wait another 30 days for this amazing release.Anyways, it´s the Minus sound from good old Canada. Crisp as usual, and with great stripped down yet somewhat funky beats. The wobbling bass sounds great in a PA. Enjoy!
From their forthcoming album, I don't really know what I can say except that it's IMMENSE