Some find, Who'd have thought Jodie Foster had a pop career, here's an out-there song from what sounds like terrible B movie
, cheap synths and cheaper lyrics, thanks jd
Faster, Faster, Faster.. an 'ardcore classic from the 90's, pitched up breakbeats, drum rolls, piano breaks, all at 140bpm+, one of my all time favorites (thanks to john e)
First available in the early Nineties this Renegade Sound Wave version of Gary Newman's Are Freinds Electric predated the bootleg craze by almost a decade. It still stands as one of the best. An Improvement on the original, with a brutal but slow, rolling beat and a fatter, warmer synth.
Great track. Brilliant album. Full of interesting, warm synth sounds and emotive melodies.
hard-edged cover version of Prince's 'Kiss', from Leeds' finest industrial-punk-noise outfit Age Of Chance (released in 1986): “Prince’s version is just the sound of c0cktail glasses tinkling & wine bar small talk. We wanted to make a dance sound that represented iron foundries, civil unrest & motorway fatalities.”
Like a minor key neptunes
track, Sa-Ra are the kind of act that gilles peterson
likes, usually the kiss of death, but this is great, no concious jazz noodling, just a gothic harpsichord and tight drum programming.
Electrelane have just released their new album Axes
but I haven't stopped playing this track from their last long player. A brushy snare rhythm, a simple bassline, a lick or two of guitar and a sweet bit of hammond all gather round a triumphant choir. Sound weird? Well it is a bit. Even in the context of the album it feels a little out of place, but give it a few listens and you can't help but succumb to it's unusual charm.
Classic electro that gets the job done right. This was reissued last year, though i'm unsure if that release is still available.
Pioneering NY grafiti artist Futura 2000, with The Clash providing the backing track.
Prog hop. A epic electro track, it has all the prerequisite old school sounds, scratching, lasers, mc's, crowd noise, but its the big chunks of mike oldfield
that get me.
One of the best grime tracks I've heard in a while, brooding soundtrack backing, and there's something about the uncompromising ambition of the MC's.
Some good synth-rock from the Japanese equivalent of Devo. There are actually two versions of this song, this one and the shorter version which appears on "Polysics or Die"
Producer Mike Lindsay and singer Sam Genders, aka Tunng
are another band making music that has been lumbered with the tag Folktronica. The "A Tale From Black" 7" released last year and Tunng's first long player This is... Tunng ( Mother's Daughter and Other Songs )
both manage to transcend the dialectic set up by the clumsy Folktronica moniker. A Tale From Black is as eerily foreboding as it is enchantingly beautiful. For once the Folktronica recipe of electronic crackles and pops combined with acoustic guitar and vocal harmonies from Simon and Garfunkel's evil love child results in something that should please both beards and boffins.
This is what hip-hop and rap would sound like if it was produced by Autechre instead of Timbaland; if the "4-beat rhythm" idea was scrapped; if the rappers made bizarre rhymes. Wobbly edits out various hip-hop and rap hits to the nano-second, resulting in countless yo's and lyrics like "come buy, yo play radishes part (bola bo) judgement day".
This was sampled to death by the gorillaz but they failed to come up with anything with anywhere near as much charm. It's a glorious sunny day here and this seems like the perfect soundtrack. Barking dub reggae straight out of the assylum.
Catchy indie-pop with appropiately placed horn sections, electrifying guitar, and there's a wonderful female vocal to top it off.
dirty disco stomping anger fuelled electro rocker track that had me dancing around my living room. intended for a mayday release, it's a month late but was worth the wait.
A willfully simple electro track that at first isn't that remarkable until midway through comes the most moreishly joyfull and satisfying bassline I've ever heard. Garanteed to enhance your day...
There's not much I don't love about the or iginal version
of this track, but with a couple of tweeks and loops and a slightly beefier bottom end this edit makes it just a little bit more perfect for yer 2005 dancefloor.
it's not Tim wright who's the star of this show, but Vector Lovers (who did the remix).
check out the filthy bassline on this pounding,
Caribou is the name Dan Snaith chose after legal action by Handsome Dick Manitoba of the New York Punk band The Dictators forced him to stop using the name Manitoba. Having to start again after two successful albums Snaith could have been forgiven for being a little discouraged, and yet Milk Of Human Kindless, Caribou's first long player, shows Snaith resolute and in good form. Distinctly reminiscent of the best moments of DJ Shadow, the stand out track, Pelican Narrow builds and fades like the soundtrack to a beautifully shot, slightly tense art house movie. A crackly, rolling break beat with baggy hand claps and an eerie music box piano loop (sampled from the Hulk movie?) arranged into multiple climaxes only to be repeatedly swept off toward the horizon.
Forgive me if this has been posted before but this cover needs to be shared. It's off the scale in its hysteria but I'm a great beliver in all or nothing, so I'm in no doubt it'll get its fair share of negative votes but even if you only play it once, you'll have at least have an opinion.
It's 1982 - who's that going on about soldiers, leather raincoats and winter time in France? Why it's only L.A's Berlin rocking a paranoid cold war electro pop love song skank through western europe!
And yes it is the same Berlin that sang about Tom Cruise's asthma....
This is a Ruff Sqwad track from back in the day when Tinchy Stryder's voice was still emitting its pre-pubescent charm.
An inspired remix. Propulsive and proud. Born from a world far away from s-express's 1988 pop house remit, but just as inclusive and imediate. It stabs and struts with delicious synthetic strings and horns to its abrupt climax. (quite an eye opener to the child i was)
I've always wondered why filesharers don't seem to have any interest whatsoever in freely available music on netlabels. In a better world this track would be a hit. Frivolous also records for Background and Karloff.
Over produced, over dramatic southern hiphop. (Thanks jermaine
Don't think this has ever been properly released, but it's a killer glitch reworking of the Streets track. Can't work out if I prefer it to the original, but it's definately different!!! Enjoy!
The Epochs are a sort of electronic-indie-pop from brooklyn. This song begins with a hypnotic xylaphone beat, and at 1:23 when the chorus hits, you'll see why I am obsessed with this song.
This John Vanderslice song is taken from his upcoming album, Pixel Revolt, due out in August. This mp3 is linked directly to the record-label website, so no copywrite issues here.The track itself is very mellow, a nice song to just chill out to, and the lyrics aren't so bad.
Funky, Villalobos-esque cut from Isolee's brilliant 2000 album, Rest. How a French Kraftwerk might sound. Isolee is German. Ah, ze irony.
sounds like sun in your eyes.this website influenced this song quite a lot. im sure i will never be able to post another song, but i am happy with this. i hope it does something for someone. thanks.
An exquisitly satisfying rework as the sinuous and energetic syths boil and scream to a constantly shifting overload.Quite addictive..
A prime baile funk mix, the best thing i've heard for a while, crazy lo-fi beats, badly used samples and brazilian shouting, my favourite bit is pavarotti at 5.50, favela-polka (This is a 43meg 35min mix), thanks boomselection
... This was the first peice of music I heard as a child that made me realise that music could be more than just a pop song. So for that at least it retains a very special place in my heart.It's essentially a parred back reworking of Everybody Wants To Rule The World, with the vocals replaced by the shipping forecast and was on the b side of the single (I've worn out 3 in the last 20 years..)They may have been a pompous pair, but this inspirational slice of aural escapism redeems them their pretention
This is a kind of straight forward pop track and that´s what I like about it. It all makes me think about swedish band in the 80´s. Nice vocals, nice echos and mastered with way too much compressor.
Not much to say about this track. Absolute classic in its own right, but tweaked and re-arranged by Twitch. It's all about that piano! Sublime!!
Hey! Ebonettes, stay jumping!start again, start again...
Kraut rock that sounds more like italo disco, Kraftwerk contemporaries, Roboterwerke where apparently one of the first bands to use electronic drum machines, this sounds a like a spooky electro BeeGee's record..
at last i have enough points...i've already plugged this; and left the info there..
Kraftwerk at their most charming and organic-sounding. Lovelier than a basketful of kittens
The chorus on Double Dutch put me in mind for something uplifting and I think this fits the bill... Its from Mara Carlyle's magnificently magical 'The Lovely' album of last year and is a simple song about love, fear, and relief, expressed through the telling of a nightmare. It's so tender and truthfull, but it's also made celebratory by Plaid's joyfull racket. For the record Plaid are genius and I'll 'ave' anyone who does'nt agree with me ;).
The title gives it away a bit! Perfect, faithfull and chilled reworking of the orginal.
according to the sleeve notes, this is dedicated to Ian Curtis.
It's the middle of the day, it's too hot, the sun is crashing through my window and slapping me in the face for procrastinating as I stare out at the sea, listening to music when I should be working, but this track persuades me it's no time for work as it's the middle of the night and I'm in the sleazy side of town - then, 30 seconds before the end, a simple vocal and some acoustic guitar and I'm back staring out to sea again.
Crunchy glitch funk. Sonically interesting and moody, I could have equally posted "Happy Man" or "Give It Up" from the same album.
jason forrest aka donnasummer does pop. a playful, jaunty and frenetic track with the italian sing songer margaret kamerer. over before you even realise its joy.
30 points earned, time to give something back. As my first post I've selected this classic by The Dice Man (Richard D. James) from 1992. To me it represents a time when I started to discover electronic/ambient music. Hope you'll enjoy it...
Just a damn good song. Every bit of it from the bassline to the instantly morish chorus is unpretentiously brilliant. Perfect for the summer. They don't make them like this any more, but i wish they did.