Dystimulation

Music and other modern musings

VIDEO: Chromeo – Night by Night

December 15, 2009 Posted by | Jams | | Leave a comment

Leslie Feist

Yesterday evening I was watching Live at the rehearsal Studio and I was reminded as to why I love Canadian starlet, Leslie Feist. Her soulful voice is a throw-back to lost times, which pays homage to many great voices of the 40s and 50s, like Edith Piaf. While she embraces the past, Feist effortlessly storms into the future as she incorporates electronic sounds into her music for our modern musings, which is why her tunes might have become an instrument of remixery by many masters’ of the art, like Diplo, Boys Noize, LifeLike, Van She Tech and fellow Canadian electro pop duo, Chromeo.

Feist – My Moon, My Man
Feist – 1234 (Vanshe Tech Rmx)
Feist – I Feel it All (Diplo Rmx)

November 25, 2009 Posted by | Jams | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

6 degrees of sibling sensations

This past August I was pumped for seeing A-Trak side by side M.I.A.‘s bestie, Rye-Rye, but the girl had to go and get prego and cancelled her remaining tour dates. As I pondered who would make a great sub for the act I naturally considered Kid Sister, aka Melisa Young, ironically, the elder sister of J2K, aka Josh Young, one half of Chicago based duo, Flosstradamus. Alas, A-Track, little brother of Dave 1, aka David Macklovitch, vocals and guitarist of MTL based electrofunk duo, Chromeo, dawned the stage alone. Anyone who has had the pleasure of seeing the MTL native turned international sensation and exclusive Kanye DJ, can attest to the fact that the night was nevertheless something to bewonder (Aside from the fact that there was no air conditioning in the subterranean hot-box). Still, the whole experience left me wondering when the heck we would see the likes of kid Sis again. Her collabs with Tittsworth (who’s recent mix is a little bit of disappointment, if i may use this opportunity to say so) and Loudmouth West offered the Illinois born lyricist critical acclaim and made her into a near instant star in the minds of hipsters and collar-poppers alike.

Well she’s back. This past Tuesday, too much anticipation, kid Sister released Ultraviolet. The album contains past jams like Pro Nails and Control, and opens with the recent single, Right Hand Hi. I’m not sure Right Hand Hi will live up to the successes of the aforementioned hits but it is sure going to get more that your ear-drums shaking.

Kid Sister – Right Hand Hi

Some bonus tunes!!!!

Chromeo – Night by Night
The Yeah Yeah Yeah’s – Heads will Roll (A-Track Rmx)

November 19, 2009 Posted by | Gigs, Jams | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Silver Medallion

I came by these Scottsdale mates the other day and after fianlly giving them a listen, as they were lost in the week’s downloads, I have been trying my dardest to summarize what this sound could be called. The best I have come up with is, its kind of like Usher meets TI in a bed made by Chromeo….I know random. There is this awkward mix of Hip-pop and electro. And the DTTT contribution to Centerfold only complicates things further. Anyhow, here’s Silver Medallion for ya.

Silver Medallion – Centerfold (DTTT Mix)
Silver Medallion – Slave

March 14, 2009 Posted by | Jams | , , , , | Leave a comment