Music and other modern musings


I truly believed that the wave that was MGMT that permeated every dj set for nearly a year was long over and replaced by the likes of Passion Pit and La Roux. But this weekend I was proven wrong when I witnessed Toronto’s Keys N Krates open with a jam-band version of Kids and Million Dollar Mano incorporate the same tune into the intro of his set, which, if I may take the time to say so, was awesome despite his complete lack of stage presence. Last week, URB mag nominated Kids for Song of the Decade. Now don’t get me wrong, the song is good (okay, great), but this nomination leads me to question if URB has the same perverted fools working for them as Billboard, who recently nominated Nickelback for band of the decade (who were, in contrast, voted worst band in the world by the Uk’s Word magazine), rulling out other competitors like Jay Z and Beyonce. I never thought I would ever be given the chance to utter the name Nickelback on this site. Anyhow, I digress, I awoke this a.m. to find this semi-dubstep take on MGMT’s hit on Audioporn Central. I guess the wave simply retracted to build some strength. Or perhaps its the end of the year and people are feeling particularly nostalgic as they prepare themselves for the holidays. Either way, enjoy.

MGMT – Kids (Bukez Finezt Rmx)


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

Cooler than me.

Despite Mike Posner‘s relatively new break onto the scene, he’s done so with great force, having worked with the likes of Kid Cudi, Wale and Dj Benzi, with whom he worked with on producing A Matter of Time, the first of two mixtapes released in the last year alone.

Cooler Than Me is featured on both mixtapes, but neither mix features Hey Champ‘s edit. The Champ’s mix can, however, be found on their most recent mixtape, Winner’s Circle.

Mike Posner – Cooler Than Me (Hey Champ Rmx)

You can grab Hey Champ’s Winners Circle mix, which, in addition to Posner’s track, includes edits of Passion Pit‘s Little Secrets and 80 KidzGetting You Off, for FREE here

December 8, 2009 Posted by | Jams | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Passion Pit LIVE tonight.

Passion Pithas has really risen above themselves. They band’s first EP, Chunk of Change, certainly did them well but their latest full-length studio album, Manners, which was released in May has shot them in with the rest of the indie big kids. They’ve been remixed by Calvin Harris, Miike Snow, Neon Coyote and Sammy Bananas, and they themselves have remixed the likes of the YYYs and Dan Black. They’ve managed to get themselves onto the roster of nearly every major festival in both NA and Europe and have garnered nearly 2000 blog posts in the last 6 months! And those are just the ones monitored by Elbo.ws.

After two failed attempts, Passion Pit will return to Ottawa tonight to play at Zaphods. Its an early show and a really nice day out in the nation’s capital so there is no reason not to tie this one this on evening as the summer winds to a close in a mere three weeks!

Passion Pit – Sleepyhead
Passion Pit – The Reeling (Calvin Harris Rmx)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Heads will Roll (Passion Pit Rmx)

August 12, 2009 Posted by | Gigs, Jams | , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Reeling

I. Can’t. Stop. Listening. To. This. Song.

More so though, I just can’t stop listening to everything Passion Pit comes up with. Their first EP, Chunk of Change, was a huge success. And their debute album, Manners, which drops May 19, is sure to continue to reel us in and offer ’em up some star status for the duration of the summer at the very least. I am predicting hottest band of the summer.

Passion Pit – The Reeling
Passion Pit – The Reeling (Calvin Harris Rmx)
Passion Pit – The Reeling (Burns Rmx)

May 13, 2009 Posted by | Jams | , , | 3 Comments

Bable Tales and Sleepyheads

Peter Funch is a German photographer who clearly understands how boring our lives can be and how we share this boredom in sync with those around us.

You can see the rest of the series here

Here’s a tune by Passion Pit, who I have been meaning to do a post on for a while now because they are pretty much amazing, which came to mind as I viewed the series,

Passion Pit – Sleepyhead

May 8, 2009 Posted by | F.A.D., Jams | , | Leave a comment