Music and other modern musings

tgif: Apr 23.10

The Aston Shuffle – I Wanna See You (DCUP Rmx)

Young Empires – Rain of Gold (Demo)

Sia – Clap Your Hands

Adam Kesher – Hour of the Wolf

In light of tonight’s show at Babylon, it seems fit that I post at least one song by MTL band, Plants and Animals

Plants and Animals – Tom Cruz


April 23, 2010 Posted by | Gigs, Jams | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Off to Aussie

A friend of mine is off to Australia tomorrow so I figured I’d put together a shortlist of my fave Aussie artists. In no particular order, here you go:

Bertie Blackman – Black Cats (Shazam Rmx)
New Young Pony Club – Ice Cream (Van She Tech Rmx)
Empire of the Sun – Walking on a Dream
Cut Copy – Lights and Music
Sia – Buttons
Bag Raiders – Shooting Stars
Ladyhawke – Paris is Burning

And yes, i am fully aware that Ladyhawke is from New Zealand. I ignorantly couple her with the Aussie kids out of mere proximity to the rest of the gang. I’m sorry if I’ve offended anyone by this.

February 4, 2010 Posted by | Jams | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

you’ve changed

Sia, who performed the vocals on Lauren Flax‘s, You’ve Changed, is back with her own take on the tune that was so well-loved about 2 years back now. She adds her quirky coolness and a little bit of a disco clap. I love it.

Sia – You’ve Changed

Here’s the original,

Lauren Flax – You’ve Changed (feat. Sia)

November 20, 2009 Posted by | Jams | , | Leave a comment


This Sia tune has been running through my head all day.

And here’s a remix by British house producer and dj Chris Lake,

Sia – Buttons (Chris Lake Rmx)

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