Archive | September, 2009

MIXED BUNCH

29 Sep

smokey

A bit of a mixed bunch of tracks worthy of a ‘dump and run’ post & to get you through hump day!!

BESTRACK – WITH YOU (JUSTIN FAUST REMIX)

GRUM – HEARTBEATS (WEIRD TAPES)

AMY MEREDITH – PORNSTAR (DIAMOND CUT DUB)

PATRICK WOLF – WHO WILL (BUFFETLIBRE REMIX)

SEVERIN – THE EDGE OF A SUNDAY (BREAKBOT REMIX)

BREAKBOT – SHINY METAL DUDE

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NOTCOOLYET – INTO THE BELLY

28 Sep

simon

… that is all.

NOTCOOLYET – INTO THE BELLY

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JOHN ST JOHN SWITCH

24 Sep

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A Mixtape by John st John that featured on Switch 1197 in August, Lovely!

JOHN ST JOHN – Switch August Mixtape [Mediafire]

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DON DIABLO / CASSIUS

23 Sep

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Don Diablo continues his decimation of the cool world by taking on the future classic, “Youth, Speed, Trouble, Cigaretts” by French House legends Cassius. The resulting funky-ass synth bass line and whaling synths are the perfect combination for instant dance-floor madness …. and the continued love-affair with Mr Diablo over the past few months continues.

The single will be released 5 November on Cassius Records with additional remixes by Radioslave, The Subs and Reset. Also, be on the lookout for Don Diablo’s forthcoming new single “Where I belong”.  It’s anyone’s guess as to what genre that will be …

CASSIUS – YOUTH, SPEED, TROUBLE, CIGARETTES (DON DIABLO REMIX)

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NOTCOOLYET – SUMMER CLOUDS

22 Sep

simon

Summer is here (although it never really left I guess)!! I’ve been experimenting with some side-chaining French House. Here’s the first draft – let me know what you think. It might need a bit more “brightness” …

p.s. mind the 10 second gap at the front.

NOTCOOLYET – SUMMER CLOUDS

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LIFELIKE – SUNSET

17 Sep

simon

Lifelike (real name Laurent Heinrich) aka “Ferris Bueller” aka “Laurent Ash” is a French God and a Not Cool Yet favourite!   Armed with an arsenal of analogue synthesizers, a robot legion of vocoders and a thumping bass guitar, he takes us on a journey to the edge of Jupiter and back again.  There’s no doubt that Lifelike churns out the remixes and clearly many of them will never have commercial success but to the hipsters of all things French House & Synth Pop, he has already gained cult-like status.

Every year, only a limited number of underground dance track rise to the ranks of main-room “Anthem” status – the last time that Lifelike tasted that type of commercial success was arguably with the co-produced track “Discopolis” (with Kris Menace) in 2005-2006.   Could his latest offering – Sunset (feat Yoda) – be the next big thing? Only the closing sets of Ibiza will tell …

LIFELIKE – SUNSET (ORIGINAL)

BONUS TRACKS

DEMON – DON’T MAKE ME CRY (LIFELIKE REMIX)

ROSSELL (FEAT. EMMA) – DANCING WITH STRANGERS (LIFELIKE REMIX) (ORIGINAL)

BEN MACKLIN (FEAT. TIGER LILY) – FEEL TOGETHER (LIFELIKE REMIX)

BAXTER – PROOF (LIFELIKE REMIX)

LIFELIKE – RADIO 84 (ORIGINAL)

LIFELIKE – WHEN YOU LOVE SOMEONE (LIFELIKE REMIX)

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CINNAMON CHASERS

13 Sep


Cinnamon Chasers are working hard at the moment and the results are starting to show!  Firstly, there’s a new EP called, The Elements and then gigs from San Francisco to the UK playing alongside Russ Chimes, Faze Action and James Yuill.  Rumor has it that they’re also looking to hit the shores of Australia early next year (so stay tuned for tour dates)!

Given the coolness of Cinnamon Chasers, it comes as no surprise that some young & ambitious filmmakers from California sought out their approval to do a short film / music video for the track ‘Luv Deluxe’.   The result  is a beautiful but somewhat kooky & twisted requiem for a dream – certainly worth a watch from start to finish (especially if you’re looking to launch an anti-drug campaign sometime in the near future).  I’m told the collaboration came out of the blue from an enthusiastic message on facebook … so kids, never hurts to ask!

For the aspiring producers out there, Russ uses Cubase sx3 and his favourite synths come from the Arturia collection.  Simply in his own words, “Retro style synths only … they are the best”.   Couldn’t agree more.

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