Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Thank God For Alex Metric

I thought I never wanted to hear another Ellie Goulding remix when I stumbled across this. I usually give anything by Alex Metric at least one listen and I must say I was surprised by the complete and utter HUGENESS of this track. Listen on a pair of quality headphones and you will understand.


I am really into the Berlin meets UK tech influenced dubstep lately. Sigha hails from Berlin and produces that deep dark stuff.

George FitzGerald is the London-based protege of Joy Orbison and provides a slightly more house-y take on this sound.

Pan/Tone aka Sid LeRock is another Berliner, although he is a Canadian expat. This track is housier still, but with a nice deepness to it.

This next one is pretty old but it hasn't had nearly the exposure it deserves. Fantastic Mr. Fox takes a classic UK sound with skittering, punchy percussion and turns it upside down with 8-bit synths and distorted guitar.

Of course I couldn't leave you without delivering something absolutely vile, disgusting, and tasteless. Hostage never fails in that department. You are in for it.

Sunday, August 15, 2010


Royksopp is set to release a new album this fall and many of us are waiting eagerly for it. Well here is a little preview of what is to come. Although it isn't going to be released with the album it gives a taste of things to come; dark, spacy...even a bit funky. Highly recommended.

Thursday, August 12, 2010


Automelodi of Montreal, QC have a pretty wonderful way of merging French Pop sensibility with 80s influenced darkness. They happen to be labelmates with the feature of my last post, The Soft Moon, with both artists on Captured Tracks. Check it out. They sing in French. I can make out one word, and that is "jazz."

Automelodi - Buanderi Jazz

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Soft Moon

I stumbled across this earlier today. There is a goth club in downtown Newark, NJ that plays stuff like this in their grimy basement. Do I need to say more?

The Soft Moon - Parallels
(via Cannibal Cheerleader)


I sort of slept on Lo-Fi-Fnk's return until tonight...I mean I heard Marchin' In, didn't really care, and then moved on.

I don't know what I was thinking. After a second, third, fourth, etc. listen I still can't get enough. It is infectiously catchy in a really non-contrived almost naive way. Basically it is really fun good-vibes music. So here is the latest single, and it doesn't disappoint either. Synth sax? Yea they went there. It sort of reminds me of the strange use of sax in Marie Moor's "Pretty Day," except I am pretty certain that was a real saxophone. This is the sort of thing that will have any dancefloor composed of half-decent human beings grinning ear to ear.

Lo-Fi-Fnk - Sleepless by Freeman PR

And for you downloading pleasure:
Lo-Fi-Fnk - Marchin In (via bigstereo)

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


This is a fairly old one from Scuba, but it's my favorite track of his that I have heard. It is minimalist, and I can't really tell if it is techno-influenced dubstep or dubstep-influenced techno...but that doesn't really matter. What does matter is the fact that it is excellent, and you should listen, download, and then purchase subsequent releases from mr. Scuba.

Scuba - Minerals
(direct link; right click and hit save file as)
via la detente generale