Archive | May, 2009

KNIGHTLIFE – CRUSADER

28 May

It’s been a long time coming but finally it’s here – Knightlife’s second EP released under the insanely cool Cutters Records.  Retro Disco + French Synth but so so so much more … Crusader is the first track released for blogland coolness … I love that production effect when he drags the last millisecond of the organ synth sample – sort of like suddenly pressing your finger down on the record (can you hear it or is it just me)?!  This will be on high rotation for days to come …

KNIGHTLIFE – CRUSADER (RADIO EDIT)

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THE PENELOPES

27 May

I’ve got to admit that The Penelopes have only recently arrived on my music radar although obviously they’re on the way to being massive with the release of their 2nd album. They’re French – of course – (based in Paris) and have that Joy Division type of indie dance rock thing happening. The 80Kidz remix slaps a beautiful chuck of sidechaining distortion base in the chorus line for the dance floor …. I’ve included two other random tracks that I’m listening to at the movement including a relatively new Fred Falke remix!

THE PENELOPES – STUCK IN LALALAND

THE PENELOPES – STUCK IN LALALAND (80 KIDZ REMIX)

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BONUS TRACKS:

ROYKSOPP – THE GIRL AND THE ROBOT (JOAKIM REMIX)

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GRIZZLY BEAR – TWO WEEKS (FRED FALKE REMIX)

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MOULINEX

27 May

Absolutely in love with Moulinex these days!

TELONIUS – LIRE (MOULINEX REMIX)

MOULINEX – LOVE (INSTRUMENTAL)

COLLEGE – FANTASY PARK (MOULINEX REMIX)

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BEAUMONT

27 May

I just had a quick myspace banter with a Sydney producer by the name of Beaumont who’s starting to make waves in my playlist. Recent works include a remix of Ladyhawke and Empire of the Sun which sit somewhere near a Valerie / Dream Wave / French Synth genre. I love that his production is smooth yet not overproduced – retaining some of that rough analogue feel with glitchy synth stabs and high end hiss.

His own original tracks are well done – warm saturated synths with simple yet effective and catchy melodies … although I would (selfishly) love him to have a crack at something with a bit more darkness to build more tension up and down the track. It’s pretty tough competition out there with the whole Valerie / Binary movement but I think Beaumont certainly has the talent and if he tackled the commission of some vocals he will surely be one to watch in the genre in time to come.

I was going to post a reproduction of our Q&A interview but it’s turned into a massive post so I think we’ll leak it later (like when he’s famous).  Make sure you give him a bit of myspace love and if you’re a promoter in Sydney – get in contact, he’s available to play and currently unsigned!  Let us know what you think – we need comments to make Hypem people!!

LADYHAWKE – BACK OF THE VAN (BEAUMONT’S ZIRCONIUM THRONE REMIX)

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EMPIRE OF THE SUN – WE ARE THE PEOPLE (BEAUMONT REMIX)

Buy Empire of the Sun from Walkingonadream.

BEAUMONT – MEMOIR (BEAUMONT’S GOLDEN INVERSE REMIX)

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1517

27 May

Probably my favorite track off The Whitest Boy Alive second album, 1517. An amazing, subtle journey that is an absolute monster with a play count of like 10 minutes, very impressive!


WHITEST BOY ALIVE – 1517 (MORGAN GEIST REMIX)

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Something I never expected especially not from Don Diablo, slowing it down and showcasing his softer side. Don’t try and tell me you don’t like this track, you know you do, who doesn’t love a passionate slow dance with a smooth bass line and wonderful vocals?

FRANKMUSIK – CONFUSION GIRL (DON DIABLO LOVES TO SLOW DANCE REMIX)

Last up is a track that wouldn’t go astray on the dance floor. Don’t have much else to say really, just a damn good tune…

LMFAO – LA LA LA (DEATH TO THE THRONE REMIX)

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MIDNIGHT

25 May

I have been meaning to post this track for sometime… Every time I listen to it, it manages to leave me breathless. A collage of melodramatic, synthesized, goodness! I know a mouthful, just listen you wont be let down!

M83 – RUN INTO THE FLOWERS (MIDNIGHT FUCK REMIX BY JACKSON)

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M83 – LOWER YOUR EYELIDS TO DIE WITH THE SUN

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SHE DANCED

25 May

Two artists together hailing from Paris, France,”we make music to make the girls dance”. Soon to release a 6 track EP including remixes of their hit track Baby Baby Baby by We Are Terrorists and No Kiss with Gloss. This electro/rock could be mistaken for a Yelle single but with a mixture of bass guitar and some sliding synths they could be bigger and better. Baby Baby Baby will be out June 5 but we may have to wait a bit longer in Australia. Also check out the filmclip similar to that of Matt & Kim’s “Lesson’s Learned”. Enjoy.

MAKE THE GIRL DANCE – BABY BABY BABY (RADIO EDIT)

MAKE THE GIRL DANCE – SOUTH


MAKE THE GIRL DANCE – MY NAME’S BREEZY


CLASSIXX – I’LL GET YOU FT. JEPPE

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