Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Super Special Double Post: New Crash Overdrive

Double posting today, because Im gonna be out of commission for the next few days. Wanna tide you guys over with some sweet beats.

Crash Overdrive just sent me a sweet new track called 'Hips Lips and Microchips'. Its pretty heavy, with some nasty synths, but the supersweet female vocals bring it from thrashy to just plain awesome dance nastiness.

Crash Overdrive - Hips Lips and Microchips (YSI)
Crash Overdrive - Hips Lips and Microchips (zShare)

PS, if you want more Overdrive, check out this other post.
Rock on

Roy G and the Biv

Just getting out of chem lab, and this group 'Roy G and the Biv' fell into my lap. How perfectly named. However, theyre more than just a cool name (which doesnt automaticaly qualify you to be blogged about, but does help).

Roy G and the Biv are Drew Erikson and Max Townsley, an indie electro duo from Denton. They just released a self titled EP, which can be streamed on their myspace in its entirety.

Ive got one track for ya, called 'Somebody's Watching Me'. Its pretty fantastic, with some sweet synths and dancy bass. Enjoy.

Roy G and the Biv - Somebody's Watching Me (YSI)
Roy G and the Biv - Somebody's Watching Me (zShare)

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Akon ft. Jeezy ft. Wayne

I usually don't fall in love with hip hop. I usually save my unrequited love for super sweet electro beats. But somehow, I have fallen head over heals for this new Akon song ft Jeezy and Wayne, known as "I'm Paid".

Akon used to be just that guy who did that stupid song with the chipmunk thing (ie, Im so Lonely). Now, he puts it down in a very big way. Plus, its got Wayne and Jeezy. Badassery.

Akon ft Jeezy and Wayne - I'm Paid (YSI)
Akon ft Jeezy and Wayne - I'm Paid (zShare) (NEW LINK)

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Ring Trick

Ring Trick just hit me up with a sweet remix of Cut Copy's 'Far Away'. Hes an electro artist by the name of Charlie Rohrer from San Fran, and his synthwork is pretty sweet. Its pretty dreamy, but the percussion keeps the beat moving. Hope ya enjoy

Cut Copy - Far Away (Ring Trick Remix) (YSI)
Cut Copy - Far Away (Ring Trick Remix) (zShare)

Also, if your interested in more, hit up his NYC Mix, free off his myspace. Tracklisting below

1. Dan Deacon - Pink Batman
2. The Chemical Bros (feat Midlake) - The Pills Wont Help You Now
3. White Williams - New Violence
4. LCD Soundsystem - No Love Lost
5. Ring Trick - Silent But Deadly (The Knife vs. Journey)
6. Studio - Out There
7. Hot Chip - Ready For The Floor
8. Revolte - 150 Hertz
9. Gui Boratto - Beautiful Life
10. Cut Copy - So Haunted
11. Booka Shade - Mandarine Girl (album version)
12. Junior Boys - FM (Tensnake Remix)
13. Ring Trick - The Good Man
14. Hot Chip - My Piano
15. Johnny Greenwood - Prospectors Quartet
16. Dan Deacon - Trippy Green Skull
17. Buddy Holly - Everyday

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Psychic Attack of the Psyduck

This is the solo project of Eric August, called Psychic Attack of the Psyduck. Great name? Hell yes. Great sound? Hell yes. He blends in a lot of sample based music to make a mix of triphop, electro, downbeat, and yes, a bit of psychedelia. It all comes together in his new album, 'Secret Hiding Places', which is available for free download here. If your really digging his stuff, his first album is also up for free on his myspace (link above).

I wanna highlight a track for ya, so you dont have to grab the whole album if you just want a sampling. My fav track on the album is 'Wet Zebra'. It pulsates with its odd drum samples and rythmic riffs. Definitely worth checking out.

Psychic Attack of the Psyduck - Wet Zebra (YSI)

Psychic Attack of the Psyduck - Wet Zebra (zShare)

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Chromeo in Montreal

I saw Chromeo/Calvin Harris last weekend, and it was absolutely amazing. I only shuffled up enough photos to review Chromeo, but thats ok cuz they were the stars of the show.

Montreal’s L’Olympia Theater was packed. Several hundred people were milling around after Jamie Lidell’s set and before Chromeo came on. People started cheering as soon as the roadies brought out the famous neon legs. As the lights finally dimmed, a faint ‘Chrom-eo Oooooh’ could be heard. Like a magic signal, everyone rushed the stage, just in time for Dave1 and P-Thugg to saunter out to the adoring looks of their fans.

Dave 1 and P-Thugg (or David Macklovitch and Patrick Gemayel) are the real deal. They are a skinny supercool nerd (Dave1 is after his Columbia PhD in French Lit), and a thug complete with gold chains and the leather cap (who happens to be an accountant). They are self-described as "the only successful Arab/Jewish collaboration since the beginning of time." And successful they are.

They blasted into their set with tons of energy, with their first song “Tenderoni” getting everyone dancing. They managed to keep this happy dancing all the way through their set, complete with callouts to the crowd, asking them to sing along, telling them that they were rocking, and thanking them for their extremely apparent love. The strobe lights backing them made it impossible not to get caught up in the dancing fever that gripped the crowd.

As the set wound down with their first single “So Gangsta,” no one was ready to leave. They came out to the incredibly loud calls of “Oo ee Oh, Chromeo” to play their final song: “100%” After throwing the remainder of their drumsticks off into the crowd, they walked off with hundreds of people still yelling “Oo ee Oh” and dancing to the house DJ who slowly faded in, as if he was scared to try to match the glory of Chromeo’s crowd pleasing show.

It was fantastic, and i hope all of you go and see Chromeo the next time you possibly can.
Rock on

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

New Justice Remix, Intro to Datsu

Its been a while since a decent Justice remix has come out. There have been literally millions of them (especially for D.A.N.C.E), so ive sorta been phasing them out. However, when this came across my lap, i had to put it up for ya.

Datsu is a Lyon based unsigned electro musician. From what ive heard, hes really keen on the heavy thumping basslines, and messes around with the vocals quite a bit. Hes turned quite a few songs into dance monsters, but my fav by far is his mix of 'Genesis'.

Genesis is by itself one of my fav songs ever, its just a beautifully dark creation of genius. However, he takes that dark dance power and somehow makes it upbeat. It turns from a grungy anthem into an upbeat glitchdance phenomenon. Very enjoyable.

Justice - Genesis (Datsu Remix) (YSI)

Justice - Genesis (Datsu Remix) (zShare)

Another fav of his takes Killing in the Name by Rage Against the Machine and morphs it into another dance floor killer. Its pretty heavily chopped up, but it works.

Rage Against the Machine - Killing in the Name (Datsu Remix) (YSI)
Rage Against the Machine - Killing in the Name (Datsu Remix) (zShare)

PS, if any of you are wondering why my posts keep getting deleted, apparantly blogger objects to a couple songs i posted (in two different posts cuz the first one got deleted too) with express permission from the artist. While i try to get an answer out of blogger, you will sadly have to check out somewhere else to find some songs from Clockwork, such as straight from his blog.

Rock on

Monday, October 13, 2008


M.anifest hooked me with this joint about getting Obama into the House. He wrote 'Age of Obama' as an "Ode to the man that made the fist bump (in)famous. We made this joint to remind folks that it would be a scarier America and a scarier world if Obama doesn't get into office… so y'all know what to do."

Right on. Not to make this blog political, but Obama needs to win. Period.

Rock this loud and in public places.

M.anifest - Age of Obama (YSI)
M.anifest - Age of Obama (zShare)

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Database vs Larry Tee

I simply cannot get over Database's remix of Larry Tee's 'Louis Vuitton'. It is just a pulsating monster of a dancefloor slayer. as the bass rips in, i cant stop moving my head. its probably mind control.

I hope you get taken over as well.

Larry Tee - Louis Vuitton (Database Remix) (YSI)
Larry Tee - Louis Vuitton (Database Remix) (zShare)

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Gigamesh vs Estate

Gigamesh just dropped a sweet remix on Estate's 'Write To Make'. Its definitely of the dancefloor killer variety, and i just can't get the chorus out of my head. Play at high volume for max effectiveness

Estate - Write to Make (Gigamesh Remix) (YSI)
Estate - Write to Make (Gigamesh Remix) (zShare)

Monday, October 6, 2008

Urchins Blog Mix

Urchins, a UK based band on Potty Mouth Records, is releasing their debut EP soon, and hit me up with a remix and a blog megamix to spread the love.

Check the tracklisting:

1. Radioclit - Secousse (Crookers Version) (Intro edit)
2. CSS - Music Is... (Switch Remix) vs Daft Punk - Crescendolls
3. Foamo - Everything Cool
4. Urchins - White Boy Fakin'
5. Rico Tubbs - Gangsters
6. Jack Beats vs Dynamite MC - What?
7. Jaymo - On The Grind
8. Santiago & Bushido - Head Trick
9. AC Slater - Jack Got Jacked (Jack Beats Remix)
10. Rusko - Mr. Chips
11. TC - Wheres My Money (Caspa Remix)
12. Lord Skywave - Something (Andy George Remix)
13. Merka - Back Home (Urchins Remix)
14. MBG & SDS - New Jack (Steve Angello Remix)
15. Radioclit - Divine Gosa (Switch Remix)
16. Surkin - White Knight 2 (Laidback Luke Remix)
17. Little Boots - Stuck on Repeat (Fake Blood Remix)
18. AC Slater - Kuku (Urchins Remix)
19 A1 Bassline - Bad Man
20. AC Slater - Dominator
21. Action Man - Alarm Bell
22. Jokers of the Scene - Baggy Bottom Boys

Urchins - Blog Megamix v2 (zShare)

And heres the remix on 'Movin It' by another great UK artist, Foamo.

Foamo - Movin It (Urchins Remix) (YSI)
Foamo - Movin It (Urchins Remix) (zshare)

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Fear and Loathing in HuntsVegas

Mad Decent is releasing the full Fear and Loathing in HuntsVegas Mixtape in a matter of weeks. This is a mixtape compilation of cats off of the Paper Route Recordz label, who i've been really excited about recently.

Anyways, Diplo and Benzi released this sampler with Urb Magazine a while back. However, as we are getting close to the drop date (Nov 18, via Elitaste), thought id stir up a little excitement. Plus, its just a great little 16 min mix. Check it

Benzi and Diplo - Fear and Loathing in HuntsVegas Sampler (YSI)

Benzi and Diplo - Fear and Loathing in HuntsVegas Sampler (zShare)

The final tracklist just popped up too, with a huge showing by Diplo


01. Stuntastic featuring Blaqstarr
02. Rollin’ (Diplo Remix) featuring Jackie Chan
03. Woodgrain (Emynd Remix)
04. Real Good
05. Naturalz Pt. 2
06. Don’t Go (Diplo Remix)
07. Travelin’
08. Shotz
09. Bama Gettin’ Money (Diplo Remix)
10. Streetz
11. Alabama
12. Grind Baby
13. Soul Glo (The Knocks Remix)
14. 100
15. Hood Celebrity (Diplo Remix)
16. Life, Money, Drugs (Diplo Remix)

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Ratatat vs The Knife

Two amazing artists, one amazing track. Ratatat takes on The Knife's 'We Share Our Mother's Health'. It features Ratatat's typical distorted guitar work, in their newer style (LP3 as opposed to their Mixtapes). It fits really well with the The Knife's vocals, and is just basically a good listen. Check it.

The Knife - We Share Our Mother's Health (Ratatat Remix) (YSI)
The Knife - We Share Our Mother's Health (Ratatat Remix) (zShare)