Music and other modern musings

The rumour mill’s a running…

So apparently the amazing voice but not always so brilliantly dressed Christina Aguilera is releasing a new album this coming April. The album is to be titled ‘Bionic’ and is reported to be a complete departure from her past work, though we can expect the recently subdued diva to deliver the R&B and pop vocals she was bread to deliver. The best part is, sources tell me that producers for the album include Sia, Ladytron, Goldfrapp, M.I.A., and Santogold! Ask yourself this: How much would you give to see all of these fine femmes grace the stage together?

The videos below are rumoured to be leaks of what’s to expect off the album, but some think they might actually be promos for Goldfrapp’s upcoming album.

Here’s a old Aguilera fave of mine,

Christina Aguilera – Dirrty (feat Redman)

And of course, as everyone should know, its nothing without the video:

And while we are talking about the rumour mill, what the F happened with this reported Justice fake?

Justice FAKE – Beginning of the End

Everytime a new wild electro tune is released its as if it sparks electro-nostalgia in all of us and the game of telephone around the school yard begins. We sit there with the song on repeat, praying for validation that this is it, this return of good production and neon-laced afterparties in France with Thomas Bangalter (ok that was a dream I had recently, but anyway). We react as if there was something we missed amidst the Jutice-balloo of a couple summers back or the Daft Punk-mania of the 90’s. Let us rest assured, those moments are ephemeral at best. Patience is sure to bring us something good. Sadly, Daft Punk’s recently released, Crash, isn’t going to be it.

Daft Punk – The Crash


January 28, 2010 Posted by | Jams | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Let Love Rule

Pretty much precisely what you might expect from a Justice take on Kravitz; Soulful, little bit jazzy, great riffs throughout, and of course, a good dose of electro.

Lenny Kravitz – Let Love Rule 2009 (Justice Rmx)

May 6, 2009 Posted by | Jams | , | Leave a comment

Justice rips off Daft Punk. The Game.

So here’s the deal, Justice has robbed Daft Punk of their samples. Daft Punk, who you play, now has to get them back while battling obnoxious and annoying fans and collecting points. Sound way too cool to be true? Click the the start button above to try it for yourself!

Why couldn’t they just be friends, one more time,
Daft Punk vs. Justice – We are your friends one more time (Jamieson Rmx)

…or at least pretend to be one more time,
Daft Punk vs. MGMT – One more time to pretend (Immuzikation Rmx)

April 23, 2009 Posted by | F.A.D. | , , | Leave a comment

U2 is always looking for Justice…

Well Justice found them!

I often hear radio hits that I think would make perfect subjects for a Justice remake. This edit of U2‘s Get On Your Boots is one I have been hoping for. While its not quite as good (or as epic) as we have come to expect of the parisian electro duo, its a solid listen worth putting in to this week’s playlist.

U2 – Get On Your Boots (Justice Rmx)

April 7, 2009 Posted by | Jams | , | Leave a comment

Dear Australia, I Love you.

I would really like to know what it is about Australia that inspires so many great acts, Cut Copy, PNAU, Empire of the Sun, Kylie Minogue, The Galvatrons, Ladyhawke(though she is from New Zealand but I am sure she shares similar ‘down under’ influences) and today’s post, Bag Raiders. Perhaps its the mega amounts of sun they receive, their proximity to Asia, or maybe their isolation (geographically) from the rest of the world – I am note sure. What I do know is that somehow the world down under keeps producing some pretty novel sounds.

Bag Raiders have a pretty solid sound – somewhere between Justice and Miami Horror, but its their remixing abilities that I give them the most praise for.

The originals:
Bag Raiders – Shooting Stars

And their best remixes:
Cut Copy – Far Away (Bag Raiders Rmx)
The Galvatrons – When we were kids (Bag Raiders Rmx)

March 29, 2009 Posted by | Jams | , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Hipster Lullaby

February 17, 2009 Posted by | Jams | | Leave a comment

What the?…

Daft Punk and Justice take the Grammys

Daft Punk and Justice take home a Grammy?...or two?

Let me preface this rant by saying that I love Daft Punk and Justice. I nearly cried and certainly considered much worse measures when I was unable to see DP play in both Toronto and Montreal; and Justice, aside from Scream, though it was accompanied by quite the provoking video, what young chap doesn’t or didn’t have an initial love for them and everything that they produced over their MEGA success throughout 2006 and 2007? But this is precisely my point. What the hell year are we in? To my knowledge, neither Justice or Daft Punk produced anything new over the course of music that was 2008. Daft Punk grabbed 2 of the gilded gramophones; the first for Best Electronic/Dance Album for Alive 2007, released in the fall of 2007; the second, Best Dance Rerecording for ‘Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger’, a tune that was released nearly a decade ago (2001 to be exact)!!! Justice grabbed Best Remix for their take on MGMT’s ‘Electric Feel’ (Originally released in January 2008).

Either way, the Grammy’s suck, and France’s Daft Punk and Justice rock. I am happy that their success has been recognized on the mainstream level but will be displeased if i am to hear of them referencing that as a measure of their success.

Daft Punk – Touch it/technologic (zshare)
MGMT – Electric Feel (Justice RMX) (zshare)

February 10, 2009 Posted by | Jams | , , | Leave a comment