Kids in Melbourne may know of Dorothy. It’s a night down at Tramp on Thursday nights. They got some super saweet dudes playing…and they’re launching their first mix cd THIS Thursday (27/5/2010). RSVP on the much hated facebook or just rock up. It’s free entry 9-10 and you get your FREE mix 2disc set if you rock up before 12.
But yeah yeah, Melbourne has plenty of cool nights. What makes this one better? Well, I did mention it was FREE (something a bit unheard of – i’m looking at you New Guernica). I believe I also mentioned that you get the CD for FREE on entry. One thing I didn’t mention though is that Cassian, the ‘zulu-synth prodigy’ off Bang Gang 12″ is playing. He’s also mixed disc one of the Dorothy Imaginarium #1 Disc that YOU GET FOR FREE if you pop along Thursday night.
Check out the mix here…and if you dig it, grab it on Thursday night.
Imaginarium # 1 – Disc 1. Mixed by Cassian (Syd)
1. Bodi Lee – Go Chic Lightning
2. Cerrone – Not Too Shabby (Jamie Lewis Main Mix)
3. Average White Band -Your Love Is A Miracle
4. Waves Machine – Keep The Lights On
5. Claudia Barry – Love For The Sake of Love
6. Waves Machine – Keep The Lights On
7. Claudia Barry – Love For The Sake of Love
8. Mindless Boogie – Kings Of Paris (Rove Dogs Edit)
9. A1 Usher – Lullaby For Robert (Bogdan Iruk Remix)
10. Marcos Cabral & Shux – Lifetime Groove
11. Tiger & Woods – Gin Nation
12. Grand Popo Footbal Club – Les Hommes Cest Pas Des Mecs Biens
13. T.S Monk – Bon Bon Vie
14. The Whispers – Keep On Lovin Me
15. Chaka Khan – Fate (Todd Terje Edit)
16. Edward Sharp & The Magnetic Zeros – Home (RAC Remix)
17. MC Miker G & DJ Sven – Holiday Rap
18. LCD Soundsystem – I Can Change
19. Tanlines – Z
20. Downtown Party Network – Days Like These
21. Mickey Moonlight – Pelu Tolo
22. Friendly Fires – Skeleton Boy
23. Royksopp – This Must Be It (Pete Herbert Remix)
24. The Delicate Genius – Mz Honda Bassline
25. Hot Chip – One Life Stand
26. Groove Armada – Paper Romance (Classixx Version)
27. Jeff Buckley – Everybody Here Wants You
Melbourne kid Pop A Cap has mixed disc two, and whilst he’s not playing this Thursday…the mix is still stella.
Imaginarium # 1 – Disc 2. Mixed by Pop A Cap
1. Howard Moon & Vince Noir – Bouncy Bouncy
2. (Sample: Ali Love – Love Harder)
3. Dr.Alban – Sing Hallelujah
4. Sebastion Ingrosso & John Dahlback – We Got The Music
5. Daft Punk – Robot Rock (The Glamours Remix)
6. Louis La Roche – Distant Lovers
7. Alden Tyrell & David Vunk – Lord Of The Cockrings
8. The Juan Maclean – Happy House (Cut Copy ‘Space is the Place’ Remix)
9. Scott Grooves – Mothership Reconnection (Daft Punk Remix)
10. Shazam – Pool Party
11. DJ DLG – In Your Eyes
12. Muscles – One Inch Badge Pin (Bag Raiders ‘Protein Shake’ Remix)
13. Midnight Juggernauts – Road To Recovery (Miami Horror Remix)
14. Dragonette – Pick Up The Phone (Arithmatix Remix)
15. Cut Copy – So Haunted (Knightlife ‘Sun Soaked’ Remix)
16. Crystal Castles – Celestica
17. The Ones – Flawless (ATFC Re-Remix)
18. Headman – Gimmie
19. (Sample: Utku S – LNADJSML)
20. Kill Me – Harder
21. Grafton Primary – Relativity (Wall Of Rushent Remix)
“They stare at me, while I stare at you”
Sounds creepy out of context right? Yeah, sure does. Within context though, it makes a heap of sense. Especially if that context is Flight Facilities debut single Crave You. The track is featuring the v cool Giselle, a local singer – check out her MySpace actually for some pretty funky tracks.
The Crave You single just came out on Bang Gang 12″s a few days ago. You can check it out on iTunes and Beatport, complete with about a gazillion remixes…one of those remixes is the C90’s remix…and you can check that one out just below.
Light Year are two dudes – Fly Mike and Air Jordan – from Sydney. They’re on Bang Gang 12″. They’ve got a new track out called Night Vision, and as you would expect, it’s a bit of alright. They’ve put out some pretty decent stuff already, with their originals and remixes hitting the blog world pretty massively last year. The remix of Bag Raiders’ Turbo Love is a killer, and some of the earlier originals (most of which appear on the Night Vision EP) are really nice.
You may have already heard Night Vision…either live or on The Bang Gang 12″ Disc: A Radiocool Compilation. But now, you can get your hands on the full version just below and remember to check out the EP on iTunes and Beatport. Thanks to the Bang Gang 12″ blog for this one.
moment in a streetcar
ok. This dropped in the inbox the other day with the words “Here’s a track for you that’s not on Modular or Bang Gang”. Bloody relieved too! Don’t get me wrong, even though i did say that i’m going to (try) and do less posts on bands/acts that aren’t on Modular or Bang Gang, it was just a relief to see that there is some good indie electro disco (whatever other genre you want to include) that isn’t on the two aforementioned labels.
Get Stellar are from Radelaide. And you know what? I’m ok with that. The Swiss are from Adelaide too so I’m starting to come around to it. Albeit a little tiny bit slowly. Anyway, these guys put this really funky bass line into their track The Moment. It get’s a little slap (think Seinfeld theme) at parts too which just ups the funky to 11 or whatever the disco/funk equivalent is. The other thing I really like about this track is the vocals. They’re not amazing, but they just work. It seems as though a lot of this disco electro stuff shies away from vocals. These dudes do it well.
Anyway, check em out. There’s also some pretty great remixes that come along with the track. My fave would have to be the Def Starr Remix. GLOVES also does one too…but I think the Def Starr remix just tips it at the post. Big call I know…and I’m sorry GLOVES.
Get Stellar – The Moment (Extended Edit)
Get Stellar – The Moment (Def Starr Remix)
K. That’ll do the ramble for now
ok. I think one of my New Year Resolutions will be to find another record label other than Modular and Bang Gang 12″s that I think are the beezneezzz. So, without further ado, I promise you my last ever Mod/Bang specific post! (NB. Promises are made to be broken right? oh wait…that’s rules. anyway…i’m not good at keeping promises…wow…not really painting a very good picture of myself am i??!!)
Let’s get on with it. Two bands/acts have been put on high rotation of late. And they’re both Aussie. The Swiss and Cassian.
First off, The Swiss. What’s perhaps the best thing about these dudes is that they don’t hail from your typical electro scene of Melbourne or Sydney. The Swiss are from Adelaide, proving it doesn’t matter where you came from, it’s how you do it that counts. Ohh…how sweet. I posted their track Movement 1 a while ago, and they do some bloody great disco. As I said in my earlier post, these dudes are a definite indication that disco may well be sticking around for a while yet. This is a newy from the recently signed Modular boys. It’s called Bubble Bath. It’s due out on Jan 29th, and the EP is going to feature some remixes from Tensnake and Knightlife. BAM!
Second for the day is a dude out of Melbourne/Sydney. He’s called Cassian. He is pretty bloody good also. He kinda has that disco feel too, like the Swiss, but far more electro. The fella is signed to Bang Gang 12″s and has already featured pretty heavily on their compilations. I definitely recommend checking out the Bang Gang 12″s MySpace for some of the acts on their list. I’m not sure if a better crew of electro goodness could ever be assembled. Anyway, this is a new one from Cassian. It’s called The Fuck Song. And it features on his new release, the Friday Night EP.
K. That’ll do the ramble for now
remix that #6
It’s been a while since i’ve posted some decent remixes. it’s also been a while since i’ve even done a post at all! the last week has been a bit of crazyness with an essay. basically i didn’t realise how time consuming it would be and yeah, it took me forever to finish. it’s done now though!!
Anyway, onto the remix’s. They’ve all been floating around for a while.
First up is BURNS. I’ve posted about this dude a few times now. The song is great. The remix kills it!
BURNS – In My Eyes (His Majesty Andre Remix)
(Beatport, Burns MySpace, His Majesty Andre MySpace)
Next up is a remix of Sweet Disposition…a track that many many many people love. I was hesitant at first, but this one is a grower. Different to the original!
The Temper Trap – Sweet Disposition (Alan Wilkis Remix)
(The Temper Trap MySpace, Alan Wilkis MySpace)
Next up is a great track…and an even better remix of it. Local dude Beni has been doing his thing for a while. His solo stuff is sounding pretty fine! Props to some of the Bang Gang fellas for getting their grubby hands on this one.
Beni – Maximus (Andee & Ooh Ee’s Blue Version)
(Beatport, Beni MySpace, Bang Gang MySpace)
Finally, it’s Like Woah! from Sydney. Don’t really know much about these guys other than they’re featured on the new Bang Gang 12″ comp. More local fellas Ted & Francis (same guys/different name) take on remix duties on this one. Check it!
Like Woah! – I’m Looking At You (Ted and Francis Remix)
(Beatport, Like Woah! MySpace, Ted and Francis MySpace)
K. That’ll do the ramble for now.
Leave Them All Behind III
ok. so this is a pretty decent compilation. It’s from the Aussie label, Modular. The release has two discs, one mixed and one unmixed. I’ve crapped on about this release before…you can check that out here.
The mix cd is done by Andee Frost, a member of the Bang Gang Deejays. It’s good good good and has a really nice track selection. Canyons, Van She, Knightlife, The Golden Filter, Bag Raiders etc etc etc. All pretty darn sweet. The disc crams 23 tracks into an hour and 20 mins though, so there’s only a bit of some tracks…but yeah, i guess that’s the same for any mix. Only having 2:02 mins of the 7:27 min epic Blue Snakes was a bit of a let down though. And, whilst i’m on the not so amazingly great points, the mix does seem to end kinda abruptly.
But yeah, all in all, it’s a gooooooooooooooooooooood, nice, hey, it’s even a little dope, mix.
That’s only half of it though. The second disc, the unmixed one, has opened me up. Not in a medical surgical way…oh, and not in a sexual way either (just to clarify there ok?). It’s opened me up to new tracks, new artists. Being a music blogger, you realise how much shit is out there and you are constantly realising that you’re never going to be at the forefront of what’s happening…purely because what’s new changes every second. But then you get a good compilation…such as this one, and you begin to explore the work of artists you may only know the name of because you read it on a blog somewhere.
Anyway, I degress. Some of the stuff on disc 2 i love are the opener, What You Need by Tiga (never thought i’d get into this dude), Skeleton Boy by Friendly Fires (this has been a fave for a while), One More Chance (Alex Metric Remix) by Bloc Party (niiiiiiiiiiicccccccccceeeee), Tonight’s Today by Jack Penate (know nothing about this dude except that i like like like this track), Counterpoint by Delphic (soarer), and 15 to 20 by The Phenomenal Handclap Band (fuuuuuunnnnnn!!!!!).
Anyway, there’s some good tracks here, all compiled from Modular’s extensive catalogue.
To leave you with, the one i knew nothing about, but now wish i knew everything about.
(Check out Mr Penate on MySpace, and buy the compilation here at JB)
K. That’ll do the ramble for now.