So most of you probably know the track Living In America by US kid Dom. It’s a fun track getting massive rotation on Triple J down here. Poindexter has had his way with the original making it into some funky electro jam full of percussion. Poindexter is out of Portland, again in the states. We featured his remix of Fences by some small unknown band called Venus…oh no, wait, i got that wrong. Think they’re called Phoenix? Ha. Maybe. (Oh man, did you see what I did there?? Am I just not the most hilarious/stupidest person ever?)
well actually, it’s Delphic. Anyone that doesn’t get that heading obviously isn’t from Australia…or maybe they just don’t take as much notice of annoying housing adds. argh.
The word though…it actually is Delphic and they’re kinda a band ‘n stuff. These guys are from Manchester…and yeah, they’ve heard the whole “oh, so you must have a heap of New Order influences in your music right?” questions. You can listen in (right click/save as to listen) on an interview they did with one Mr Richard Kingsmill, the dude that has a say in all the music that gets played on Triple J as well as being a presenter on one of my fave radio shows of the week, 2010. It’s actually a great interview. Kinda dispells the whole New Order myth.
Australia has gone a little crazy for Delphic over the last few weeks. Number one – they’re signed to Modular. (enough said). Second, Triple J featured their debut album last week (they always choose some alright albums…this week is Hot Chip’s newy). Thirdly, their debut album ‘Acolyte‘ came out on Friday here…and I’m still yet to get my hands on it. BUT!
This arrived in the inbox this morning. You know that band Phoenix? They’re kinda small…you know…you probably wouldn’t know them…especially if you follow music blogs…
Anyway, there’s not nearly enough remixes of Phoenix tracks. But Delphic have done a pretty good job with Fences. Kinda brings it down a little in tempo…sounds a little mysterious…and not as happy as nearly all of Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix sounds. But it kills. Check it just down below.
Getting back to all things Delphic though. They also recorded a modcast for those Modular Kids. See what they’ve done there?? They’ve replaced the pod with…oh, you got it already? ok. just making sure. was funny though right?. Hmmm. Anyway, the modcast features a few remixes of tracks from Acolyte as well as a few remixes they’ve done of others. Check that down below too.
All this promo is all part of the release of a special US only EP Delphic are releasing on March2. Kinda sucks that it’s US only…whilst they don’t get the album yet, they do get 3 tracks off the album as well as some exclusive remixes by Nightmoves, Renaissance Man and Everything Everything. You can check out the full tracklisting on their website.
Anyway, one of those originals appearing on the EP is Counterpoint. The first track that kinda made them. And you can check it down below.
K. That’ll do the ramble for now
Friendly Fires produced a pretty good album last year. There were some great great tracks on there – stuff like Jump In The Pool, Skeleton Boy and Paris were massif.
They’ve had some stuff remixed and they’ve done some pretty decent remixes themselves. One that’s going a little balistic lately is a remix of Phoenix‘s Fences. Fences is awesome already. In fact, that whole bloody album is awesome. But yeah, this changes it, makes it 90′s house with a killer piano line, and just makes it funk.y.
Another track I’ve come across lately is a cover of Lykke Li‘s I’m Good I’m Gone done by the Friendly Fires boys. Great great cover. Makes it just that little bit clubbier and kills it.
K. That’ll do the ramble for now.