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here's one more. It's not really the same as any of the other ones. If Danny Elfman were spanish and made ska it would sound like Sekta Core
More Swedes... Beautiful electronica
You might be familiar with Akufen - he's the guy who samples random radio broadcasts then chops them up in to tiny fragments to create glistening little jewels of microhouse goodness (sorry, always wanted to write something silly like that). But a search on Gabba for him turned up no hits, so I figure some may not have heard any of his work yet. Three mintes of lush strings and echoey sounds lead in to quite a funky bassline and a 4/4 beat, and it all drifts along nicely with a few snatches of a vocal thrown in for good measure. The album ("My Way") is highly recommended - check out "Deck the House" and "Jeep s3x" for some chopped up micro-sample fun.
I see a Booka Shade track was posted back in the days of post 711, so I thought another track of theirs might go down well. Taken from their new album, "Movements", an altogether lighter and more emotional work than the slightly chlostrophobic (but great) "Memento", and released on Get Physical
(who are on f*!@ing fire at the minute), this is for me one of the most lovely house tracks I've heard in a long while. As with a lot of their productions, it's quite a simple, stripped back affair, but the beauty is in the juxtaposition of the minor key-ish beat and bassline with the euphoric, almost cheesy melody. You can almost see the hands in the air over in Ibiza :)
The Cat Empire is an six-piece alternative band from Melbourne, Australia. Their sound is often described as a fusion of jazz, funk and rock with heavy Latin influences. As of 2006, they have released four albums. This song is from the 2005 release Two Shoes
I found this band while streaming a Sydney community radio station over the web. Turns out the band is in Florida (sorry JK). I know next to nothing about them, but like the song.
Treva began his musical career behind the counters of the fine record shops in the north of England where he helped compile albums for the likes of the Manchester based Fat City label. He was also spotted behind the decks alongside a young Andy Carthy, now known as the cheeky Mr Scruff, a partnership that still holds strong to this day.Treva made the natural foray into his own music productions soon enough, some being picked up by DJ Morpheus for his Freezone series, London club Off Centre for their comp of the same name and the Brighton based Tru Thoughts label. Treva also had dealings with the Skint label, but things didn't work out as planned. Skint's loss was Ninja Tune's gain and so a new home was found for the travelling northerner.I picked this song even though there are some others that would be better received here because out of all of the tracks (most of which are good) I find this the most interesting because the vocal shit he's got going on. whateva, man…
Fragile but not fey. It also has a genuinely affecting final lyrical payoff. Find a quiet moment to listen to this one… I've just been told this is Jackson Browne cover (!) but don't let that put you off. Thanks to resonator magazine.
Described as sounding like a ‘Nik Kershaw chart botherer’, which is probably why I like it. This is a nice entry point into the frankly ace album ‘Orchestra of Bubbles’.
With this song I wave Gabba good-bye as a poster, not as a visitor. There's been some tension lately on the site due to the lack of quality on some of the songs, but it's meant to be a free-for-all site after all. I'd suggest adding some "ban forever" rule to the person whose tracks get banned more than 3 times or something like that... anyway I'll keep on posting on my mp3 blog with some nice fellows if you care to look: Motel de Moka
yes yes, and the song you ask? well it has lots of synths and it sounds new-wavish, that's all you need to know to get curious about it. I simply don't like objectivity in music.
Godspeed to all of you.
Sometimes I just can't stay indoors, I just need to get out. It's in my gut my legs and everywhere. There's simply no air indoors.
long long time no see. Disco circus 82, but don't ask me more ('cos I don't know more), you can buy the record on gemm. I'd like to say goodbye to moka.
about this I have even less information, I found it on a mixtape (and you can hear it). I found no infos about them anywere so far.
A while ago I posted a Dirty South remix of a TV Rock track... it got panned on Gabba largely because it didn't sound Dirty South. I've subsequently found out that Dirty South is the name of a Melbourne-based producer (confusing eh?) and not a reference to a hip hop subgenre. He's a current fave of Pete Tong.
Anyway, this time around it's TV Rock remixing Dirty South. Like the TV Rock joint, this is probably too "I like the way you move-ish" for many here, but play this to a liquored up crowd of teens and twenty somethings, and it goes down a storm.
Low-tech like small town pirate radio, a different kind of electro, urgent low frequency sub lo wobbles and kicks, this probably needs an MC but the sheer agressive bounce is almost enough without.
through circuitry, Dwayne is not your typical tigerbeat6 artist
, but then tigerbeat seem to mellow
with each new release. His new album jettisons his previous electronic/cut up sound for something far subtler, and it sounds kinda how I wished radiohead
would sound.. Dwayne is from Sweden (of course) and his new album is called Cut Open
French jazz violinist plays new age space rock.Sit back and enjoy, this is first class all the way.
From Fink's recent album on Ninja Tune, a very mellow, bluesy number that I've been enjoying a lot lately.
I saw Dave Chappelle's amazing Block Party film the other day and was inspired to go through some soul tracks I hadn't heard in a while. This is one of my favourite Jill Scott songs given a hypnotic remix treatment by Theo Parrish. I'm not sure if it will suit everyone's tastes - it's a rather sprawling and somewhat directionless remix - but I really enjoy its lazy, hazy beauty.
Michael Mayer remakes the Pet Shop Boys in his own image, pulling this petulant pop song from last year into his brooding techno-church where it becomes an end-of-the-night hymn. I like how the horn line initially seems dissonant and then fits right in. From a new 12'' with remixes by Trentemøller, Alter Ego, and Richard X; this one's the best of the lot. Take this down if it's not obscure enough - but it's more Mayer's track than the Pet Shop Boys, and I doubt this will ever get a non-vinyl release.
Berlin electro with little kids singing about ice cream and computers. and mispronouncing future in much the same way that phantom ghost sang the word failures in the end that andre posted. honestly, take my advice and DON'T learn more about this Adam Sky guy if you take electronic music too seriously because it will bl0w your mind. just listen to the song and stop reading now. I will say that he dresses like a professional wrestler and blends vitalic into gogol bordello in his free online mixtape. and he's got this insane dragqueen anthem about world peace that sounds like it's off the labyrinth soundtrack. "Dont Go Draggin Me Down".
This guy is nutz, that's why i like him. Dan uses a crazy home made synth set up that is more sci-fi than hi-fi. While I love the set up i really can't deal with everything that he makes, but i really like some of it. This track is almost longwinded but i think it works. Dan also does more than make music his website is filled with stuff to consume, Skip though this as you please it speaks fo itself www.dandeacon.com/video/skull.movI was recently made aware of Dan becuase he did some collabos on a new podcsat project my friends are doing which I think people may also like. They previously created sifl and olly, a sock puppet show, which was popular in the UK and UShttp://liamlynch.sjc.cachefly.net/podcasts/LynchlandEps01. m4vhttp://liamlynch.sjc.cachefly.net/podcasts/Lynchlan dEps05.m4v
Seemingly one of the most hyped dance remixes in a long time, this was a track I was pretty keen to hear. But now having tracked down a copy I'm not exactly sure why people were getting so excited. Still, it's a new Carl Craig track and that's often enough.
Is anybody out there? Here's something totally dependable to keep us going. This is unbelievably from 1982. Surely professor Dami must have had a secret time machine. Or maybe Morgan Geist does and he's using a pseudonym in the 80's...
If in doubt, post some swedish electro disco.. In honour of this weekends shamefull euro pap heres some erratic synth-pop fun, I wonder what Sweden's real entry is like (boots up soulseek..)
gained a little bit of a buzz in the uk press, purely for the fact that he is a jewish reggae/rap artist and you don't tend to find too many of those around. ignore the potential novelty value and you'll find a top reggae tune, i first heard this when it was topping a crossover chart XFM in london do with KROCK in new york, sitting there at number 1 in the new york chart and was dragged in by it without knowing a thing about the artist. this song was recently released and received a little airplay but this is the version i fell in love with, taken from the album 'live at stubbs'.
another song in honour of this year eurovision song contest, if only thirty-something daz sampson could have shown them this side to teenage life. part of me suspects Plan B is going in for shock value with his material and similarities have already been made with eminem, i guess it feels a little closer to home, less hollywood, when you realise this is representing UK life. this track is taken from the covermount mixtape on this months Hip Hop Connection and is a sometimes entertaining, sometimes shocking, sometimes overbl0wn account of the paranoid, ultra-violent, happy-slapping times we're living in.
a fascinating oddity, this track. i was inspired to post this because it is the basis for the saxophone sample in the michael mayer remix posted below. from the b-side of the 'dominion' single circa '87, definitely not your normal sisters of mercy track, maybe even something you'd expect over at bumrocks. ah variety! i hope you like it (my first post!)
Great song by Maximum Joy! If you like the early 80s WaveJazz, this is for you! If you like more of this, especially the more experimental Glaxo Babies go to http://not-rock-on.blogspot.com/
for their FULL LP. You will also find the grandiose LP by Die Zimmermänner. This is fantastic pure Pop music!
this is my first post, so don't hate. not that this is a very hateable track. jorge ben, coolest brazilian dude ever, 70s, it lilts. and he sings in english! about jesus n shit! seriously, if you dont know the wonder that is Jorge Ben, you must learn. this is so lovely.
The Rollercoaster Project has previously appeared on gabba as the remixer of The Cribs's haircut indie single "Another Number", but here it's all his own original, sample-free work. "Drone 1" is a ludicrous, loud, obnoxious, and strangely beautiful synth-driven epic. I want it played at my funeral. It's expected to get a proper release in the Autumn.
Cansei de ser s3xy means 'tired of being s3xy' in portugese, but well I just don't believe it. Very hot and s3xy electropop from Sao Paolo.
Cheers to the remodel, i was fearing an end to gabba as i knew it, but things really came off well. This being my first post, etc. etc...love or hate my track major props to gabba and all involved, i've discovered/glommed many a track over the past years. Anyway I always knew this would be the track i would like to post if i got the chance. Rene & Angela consists of Angela Winbush on vocals and Rene Moore; songwriter. No particular thanks to either rene or angela on this particular track (though angela gets some big-picture love for her involvement in stevie wonder's backing band wonderlove). This edit is orchestrated by the pre-eminent editor himself: Mr. K. If you don't know the name: this is the internet, utilize your searching functions folks...yes this was recently posted on bumrocks, but for those that aren't up on that treasure trove this is likely a new sound. enjoy.
This fantastically quirky sounding progressive (or minimal? I get confused these days) house track comes from James Holden's ace Border Community label, who consistently release high quality, dancefloor friendly but at the same time slightly leftfield tunes. If you aren't a fan of this kind of sound, it probably won't win you over, but I can't get enough of the warped little melody. Loving the redesign by the way :)
Moderat is a combo of Modeselektor & Apparat, both of whom have released a number of [Censored Genre]y records on BPitchControl that I can't keep straight. Here they're joined by the artist formerly known as Tikiman and the result is dub-flavored pop goodness that wouldn't have been out of place on one of the recent See Me Yah remixes. This is from a compilation put together by the German magazine De:Bug; not sure if this will ever get a proper release.
I suspect these guys know how to have a good time.. It might be stupid but it's seriously funky. From the album 'How To Dance'. Go on, throw some shapes, you know you want to...
English emotive and sombre for when we dont win the world cup.
not new, off topic. this is classic, in the classical sense.
With a big soundsystem this track will bl0w your mind. Taken from their namnam ep on pokerflat.Raw, groovy, peaktime, dancemusic at its best!Not as 4/4 as their previous releases.
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Based in Gothenburg, Sweden, Zeigeist plays pop electro with arty performances.
I think I'm getting it... So I saw these guys Feb before last in Spain. I had the worst flu of my entire life and the place was essentially a basement full of thick cigarette smoke. But the show was great and these guys tore it up.
Don't blame me, I know this is a quite famous acid house track, I was yesterday compiling a best ten songs of the nineties, D-H-S with this track is my first choice. So it deserves to be celebrated.
When I started doing the projection at the movie theatre I worked, they had a CD player. I didn't have any CDs so I popped the lid and inside was the CD this song is on (it was the first one). Throughout the evening, I noticed how well the music fit the atmosphere. I don't know if I am particularily partial to the first song on the CD because it was the first one I ever heard and it wasn't exactly like anything I had heard in the past. I don't know much (anything) about the band, but upon looking something up, it's a side project of Joel Peterson of the Faint. I don't really like the Faint, but I like Broken Spindles.
There's more mp3s on the website. You can even stream their newest album in its intirety
A nice reminder that electronica can be interesting and experimental without being all glitchy and hardwork for the brain. Picked up by chance simply because I liked the cover artwork, all I know is that this guy's from South Africa. The sound reminds me a lot of Matmos or Boards of Canada, maybe even early 'Ambient Works' Aphex Twin (on one of his happier upbeat days!). In fact this particular track's probably more soothing and up-tempo than some of the others on 'Dark Days Exit' - an album well worth checking out.
...a track from a demo cd that was never sent out...
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This is one of the MOST rare songs of the New German underground.
This song was only issued as a flexidisc with the "Guter Abzug" multimedia package, combining 100 photos by ArGeeGleim (firstname.lastname@example.org ) (you can get a digital version there), Song lyrics edited by Peter Glaser, copies of fanzines, posters and a copy of ths flexidisc by austrian "artist" and just-be-er Xao Seffcheque. In 1981 he made a record called "Sehr gut kommt sehr gut" on Atatak Records. On this he recorded songs that sounded like then famous Underground bands of the time (Kraftwerk also among them!), but he recorded them all on his own, and they sounded like the originals! I almost believed him too, unfortunately (now) I did not buy the record back then, now I am dependant on anyone offering mp3s...
That was a nice media scam back then!
For "Guter Abzug" Xao recorded a New German Underground on 45 like the Stars on 45 of the time : Sterne on 45