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remix that #2

ok. So here’s the next installment in the ‘remix that’ series. (Is a series when it’s two or more?…oh geez…)

Anyway, enough of the useless crap at the beginning that’s helps to get me back into the swing of things. I haven’t written a post in just over a week and i feel as though i’ve lost the knack!

So, back on track. I’ve managed to find a few decent remixes of late. A few have been around for a while, some are brand new.

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  • Empire Of The Sun – We Are The People (The Golden Filter Remix) – great track. Has been around for a little bit and, from what I’ve read, is considered one of the best Golden Filter remixes (I tend to agree. Golden Filter are shaping up to be one of the best go to dj’s for remixes)

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  • Ladyhawke – Back Of The Van (Fred Falke Valvestate Mix) – this is pretty darn sweet. It’s also pretty new. Back Of The Van was re-released a few weeks ago and I think this came with it. I like Fred Falke. He does some pretty good remixes…good enough to feature again…

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  • Grizzly Bear – Two Weeks (Fred Falke Extended Mix) – I spoke about these guys a while ago. They’re a bit of a hype band. And, I’m never too sure about hype bands. But, this is still a great remix…well…it does have Fred Falke’s touch.

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  • Lenka – Trouble Is A Friend (Paul Mac Remix) – Lenka use to head up a great band called Decoder Ring. They use to do kind of lofi electro indie kinda stuff (that’s a pretty inacurate way to categorise them actually. Check them out here to get a better idea. argh. stupid genres. why can’t we just say that they’re good??!!). Anyway, this remix is by Paul Mac, probably, almost, the godfather of Australian dance music. And, it’s also a pretty decent track.

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  • Bat For Lashes – Daniel (Edwin Van Cleef Remix) – Just getting into this girl’s stuff as I write (gotta love youtube and fast internet at uni!). Is a great remix. Simple.

we are rockstars...well actually...

  • Cut Copy – Hearts On Fire (Aeroplane Pop Remix) – It’s Cutters. I love Cutters. This track has been around for quite a while, but I just got my hands of the Far Away EP. Anyway, is great, again. Geez…i need a better vocabulary.

So, yeah, that’s about it. Pretty with pictures and all! If you like the tracks, download them. Or, even better, if you like the stuff, find it on iTunes or go to your record store and actually physically buy it. Most of them are available and buying music can be pretty cheap if you look around.

K. That’ll do the ramble for now.


Peter Combe and The Bellyflop in a Pizza Band. Corner Hotel, 7th May 2009

Peter Combe

Hey, Alikitti again đŸ™‚

It was a sea of newspaper hats as a crowded richmond bar full of twenty-somethings rocked onto songs about a disgruntled tadpole concerned about the changes happening to him “Tadpole Blues” and “Juicy Juicy Green Grass” And the classic we wore those hats for, “Newspaper Mama”.

Combe created an atmosphere of fun and general gag value hilarity. Smiles were all round, supporting their favourite childhood ‘one-man-wiggle’. Of course, I have to admit…there was something a little strange about generation Y still dancing to kids songs- but drinking beer at an city Melbourne pub! Yet the crowd were still shaking their booties like they did in 1989…

Other highlights inlcluded the madness of “Mr Clicketty Cane (Wash Your Face in Orange Juice)” and “Spaghetti Bolognaise”. I am still pissed he didn’t play “Chopsticks”. Oh well- guess we’ll have to road trip it to for his next gig- Manning Bar, Sydney!

Although it’s not from the gig we saw, here’s a bit of him live in action, taken from his DVD:

We’ve posted up an old song of his too. It’s just a rip off YouTube complete with an intro sounding a little creepy.

Peter Combe – Newspaper Mama (youtube rip)


4 New Albums

so. I went on an album buying spree the other day and bought a fair few albums. I love all of them I must add. They’re all really really good. ok. And because i’m a really good writer of words and phrases, I’ve forgotten to actually mention what they are. Uni work is getting the better of me. This is one of my only outlets!

Anyway, the stuff I bought were as follows:

Death Cab For Cutie - The Open Door EP

Death Cab For Cutie – The Open Door EP.

Really nice stuff. I been a fan of these guys ever since I was overexposed to The O.C. And, like, OMG!!! …oh crap…it’s that Gossip Girl talk coming back. sorry about that. Anyway, Unlike Gossip Girl or The O.C., this EP is great and has little mention of whether some girl is going to sleep with some bloke. Well actually, it probably does, but it does it in a nice way (just heard the line “what get’s paid for behind hotel doors…” This is going well so far eh?!). Little Bribes is the lead track and Single. Is a great rollicking track and is a bit different to their last LP Narrow Stairs. My favourite Death Cab album is Plans…and the iTunes release of this had a few extra bonus tracks. A Diamond And A Tether remind me of this a lot. And something tells me I’ve heard I Was Once A Loyal Lover before. In a good way.

ok. Next up.

Josh Pyke - Chimney's Afire

Josh Pyke – Chimney’s Afire.

The title track starts off like an orchestra tuning up but launches into a really simple sounding ‘mini’ song about Whale Hunting. It’s also a really great intro to an album. There are lots of other standouts on the album. The Summer has some of the nicest lyrics I’ve heard in a while – “If I could bottle up the sea breeze I would take it over to your house and pour it loose through your garden”. And of course, my favourite, The Lighthouse Song is great.

Third on the list is:

Sia - Some People Have Real Problems

Sia – Some People Have Real Problems.

Oh. Great voice. Blows any great singer out of the water. It’s not great because it’s ‘unique sounding’. It’s great because it has so much behind it and, wanker moment coming up, has so much soul. It’s so deep etc etc wanky adjective, etc. I would go as far as to say that every song on here is great. Anyway, songs like Little Black Sandles and The Girl You Lost To Cocaine are simply, wanker comment, beautiful. Other’s are actually funny. Academia is a song you must listen to. Lyrics are killer. The disc also came with a bonus remix CD. You may have heard the CSS remix of Buttons floating about.

Last but not least:

Kitsune Maison Compilation 6

Kitsune Maison Compilation 6.

This one is a little old. But there’s still some great tracks on here. Kitsune Maison are a French label, with a bit of a focus on electro, indie/dance kinda stuff. A fellow blogger, Real Horror Show Tunes spoke about their new Compilation which is coming out in May a few weeks ago, so I thought i’d check them out. You can check out the Real Horror Show Tunes post here. Anyway, the opener, Want U, by LO-FI-FNK is killer. Thumping indie/dance. There are some other great tracks on here too, but dare I say, like many other compilations, it’s very focussed on the current scene. And given that the disc was released last year, it is already a little dated. I digress though. Some of the other killer tracks are, I Wish I Was A Polar Bear (Arctic Urgency Edit) by Ted & Francis, and Hear It In The Cans (DIY Version) by We Have Band.

Anyway, here is some free stuff. Let me know if the links don’t work. K? yeah, cool.

I Wish I Was A Polar Bear (Arctic Urgency Edit) by Ted & Francis

Little Bribes by Death Cab For Cutie

Day Too Soon (Mock & Toof Remix) by Sia

The Lighthouse Song by Josh Pyke

K. That’ll do the ramble for now.


The Little Stevies – Love Your Band

The Little Stevies - Love Your Band

 

“…And the planet’s getting hotter. So let’s jump on bikes and cycle round the entire world. With the wind in our hair, we can take off any time anywhere…and I’ll dink you, if you get too tired!”

This band totally rocked my world for a week. They’re kind of funk, with an eclectic soul feel. I think I listened to this whole album back to back for 3 days. They’re a funky melbourne group who sing about life, and people, relationships and all that cheesy shit that sounds awesome when blitzed into an entire record. If you were born in Australia and grew up on trams in Melbourne, music festivals in the bush and trips along the coast- then this is the album for you!

The Tram Song is so far my favourite.

Check them out on myspace, there is a fan club on facebook and they have recently scored residency at the empress hotel on Thursday’s.

You can also check out their video clip for Sunshower just below.

To The Little Stevies- I Love your band!


New Music First #3

ok. So I have been listening to a few pretty cool tracks lately. A lot of them are thanks to Launchpad Uplate on Nova here in Melbourne (I think this show is national too though. Something like 10-1130 Monday to Thursday nights). Others are thanks to HypeMachine. Gotta love it. Anyway, here’s my list.

  • Coin Laundry – Lisa Mitchell (This is fresh – downloaded this morning. I’m not sure about it yet. I like it, but I think it’s gonna have to get a few more listens till I make up my mind)
  • Your Call – Hermitude Feat. Urthboy and Alana Stone (I know I put this up last time, but it is still on high rotation. The beginning of the track is damn sweet and the little “I get confused making my mind up. Are you the fuse that could light me up” line in the middle is too darn catchy.)
  • The Lighthouse Song – Josh Pyke (Finally decided I needed this album and I’ll finish downloading it when I get home tonight. This track is pretty good too!!)
  • Pool Party 2009 – Shazam (New up and comer DJ/Remixer guy from Perth. Pretty disposable but still, is a sweet tune.)
  • You’ve Got A Lot Of Nerve – Red Riders (Heard this on Launchpad last night. Great track.)
  • I’m Not Alone – Calvin Harris (Sounds different to his other stuff which I like. Somebody said it had more of an underground/indie disco sound. I think parts of it do, but the rest is just his trademark commercial dance/trance kinda stuff._
  • Always Like This – Bombay Bicycle Club (Heard this on Hype Machine Radio this morning (you can check out Hype Machine Radio here – they do a weekly podcast and basically just put together the most popular tracks of the week.)
  • Shooting Stars – Bag Raiders (my mention of bag raiders in the Bonnie Prince post, was because it was about the only other thing I was listening to at the time. And, they haven’t left the iPod)
  • Lion (Bag Raiders Remix) – ZZZ (ZZZ did a remix of Bag Raiders’ track Fun Punch a while ago and made it into a crazy psychotic piano driven track. Listen to it. It will make you nuts! This track is really good though – Bag Raiders returning the favour.)

Short list this time around. Still, there is some good stuff there. Any suggestion about tracks I should check out? Post a comment and let me know!

K. That’ll do the ramble for now.