Music and other modern musings

TGIF – Janaury 8, 2010

Acid Girls – Lightworks (Harvard Bass Rmx)
Major Lazer – Keep it goin louder (Diplo Rmx)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Heads Will Roll (My!Gay!Husband! Rmx)
The XX – Crystalized (Grandtheft Rmx)
Amanda Blank – Make It Take It
Erol Alkan and Boys Noize – Death Suite (Grandtheft Rmx)
Kings of Convenience – Fee Falling (Tom Petty Cover)


January 8, 2010 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

There’s a lot that’s New In Town.

Little Boots album, Hands, will be released globally on June 9th. When Fred Falke dropped his mix of LB’s New In Town a couple of month back I knew we had another remix hit. I have to admit that I was expecting something from Van She Tech or maybe even Diplo. Despite their absence on this round of remixery, the Emil and Friends is one pleasent surprise. A1 Bassline is certianly no surprise. The guy is the best kind of whore the scene’s got right now.

Little Boots – New In Town
Little Boots – New In Town (Fred Falke Vocal Rmx)
Little Boots – New In Town (Emil Friends Rmx)
Little Boots – New In Town (Golden Filter Rmx)
Little Boots – New In Town (A1 Bassline Rmx)
Little Boots – New In Town (A1 Bassline Attack Rmx)

May 2, 2009 Posted by | Jams | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Amanda Blank!

Philly’s female misogynist, Amanda Blank, is nothing short of amazing. Her solo tracks, which have been produced by the likes of Spank Rock and Pace Rock are urban but playful, her collabs with queens of all things cool, M.I.A. and Santogold redefine the role of women in the hipster-hop and her style, well look at her. I’ve not yet seen her live but hope to grab the chance when she hits either the MTL or TO stage with Santogold in early June. Blank’s debut album I Love Youdrops July 14th and is produced by the sensational Diplo, Switch and XXXChange!

Amanda Blank – Might like you better
Britney Spears – Gimme More (Eli/Grayson Mix feat Amanda Blank)
Santogold – I’m a lady (Diplo Rmx feat. Amanda Blank)
Paul Simon – 50 Ways feat. Amanda Blank (Chipset & Devlin Rmx)

For all you Ottawa folk, rumours are flying that Paul Simonis slated to play this year’s Cisco Bluesfest!!!!

April 18, 2009 Posted by | Gigs, Jams | , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

A whole lot 2 step 2!

Here’s the brand new video from Greg and Isis, aka Thunderheist, for their forthcoming single Nothing 2 Step 2 which is to be released April 20th on Big Dada – the American extension of Britain’s Ninjatune and host of great acts like the famed French hip-hop artists TTC, Roots Manuva, Two Fingers, Spank Rock, and Diplo. Diplo (Wesley Pentz) recently released a new album on Dada as well. Decent work for decent play is reported to be an overview of what Diplo’s been up to for the past 4 years since the release of Florida and is certainly worth the listen. If you’ve missed either you can more than likely download them for free but I would recommend hopping over to the Ninjatune Ninjashop where you can buy either the CD or the Mp3 pac.

This vid is truly amazing. A simply edited production which provides a pretty profound impact.

Greg and Isis will be taking the stage at Montreal’s Club Soda on April 11. If you’ve not seen them before and are in the area be sure to check this show! Its worth making the trip for. The two never disappoint the crowd.


Here’s an oldie to step to as well.

March 30, 2009 Posted by | Gigs, Jams | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Diplo learns circus acts.



Philly based Diplo, or Wesley Pentz, has layed out some pretty wild performances in the past couple of years but I must admit that his production skills have become somewhat stagnant over the last. However, this remix of Spears’ Circus is a clear example of the mastery he holds in remixery…No clowning around here.

Britney Spears – Circus (Diplo Rmx) (zshare)

February 11, 2009 Posted by | Jams | , | Leave a comment