Dystimulation

Music and other modern musings

TGIF

MSTRKRFT – Heartbreaker feat. John Legend (Brackles Rmx)
Yeasayer – Ambling Alp (Memory Tapes Rmx)
Major Lazer – Keep it going louder (L.A. Diamond Rmx)

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November 27, 2009 Posted by | Jams | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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So as I am prepping my departure from Thunderheist‘s remarkable show at the MTL’s Club Soda on Saturday night I receive a text from another friend of mine offering me and my mate VIP entrance to MSTRKRFT‘s album release party at the Metropolis so long as I could get there quick. Conveniently for me and my long-time mate, we were right across the street. Imagine that – Thunderheist and MSTRKRFT in one night. Whoa!

Neither show was better than the other, I mean the two acts are hardly comparable. That said, each show was a bass pounding, hands in the air frenzy! Fist of God is an understated metaphore to express the hold MSTRKRFT had over its crowd; and need I say something similar about Greg and Isis? – I think not. It goes without saying they thier performace stole the hearts and asses of all in attendance from the initial drop.

Here’s a tune off MSTRKRFT’s new album, Fist of God;

MSTRKRFT – Heartbreaker feat. John Legend

And here’s a bonus rmx thats been making its float about the blogs recently,

Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Zero (MSTRKRFT Rmx)

p.s. I really wanted to post MSTRKRFT’s Bounce Feat. N.O.R.E. and Thunderheist’s, Isis but am at work and don’t have access to my database so I am required to exploite the links of others. You can grab the Bounce and see pics from the MSTRKRFT show here.

April 14, 2009 Posted by | Gigs, Jams | , , , | Leave a comment

DFA 1979

I must admit, I never really recognized the high-level cool factor of Toronto’s dance-punk duo, Death from Above 1979, until relatively recently. In fact, it wasn’t until I heard the myriad of remixes pumped out in the last 3 years following Jesse and Sebastien’s blog-announced break-up that I recognized the versatility and scope of their sound. And, while I am riding the honesty bus, I should admit that it wasn’t until Jesse formed MSTRKFT with DFA 1979 producer, Alex Puodziukas or Al-P, that I really took a liking to them and the novel influence they held. Still, I am not a huge DFA fan. I do love Black History Month and Romantic Rights. And I especially love what French electro duo, Alan Braxe and Fred Falke have done to BHM.

What can I say? I am a sucker for remixes.

Death from Above 1979 – Black History Month (Alan Braxe and Fred Falke Rmx)
Romantic Rights (Girls are Short Rmx)

March 12, 2009 Posted by | Jams | , , , , , | Leave a comment