Tuesday, February 24, 2009
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Monday, February 23, 2009
You can listen and buy "Hothouse" HERE
The forthcoming EP "Character Assassination" will be released on March 3
Thursday, February 19, 2009
1. The Bird and the Bee - Love Letter to Japan
2. Sam Sparro - Pocket (The Presets Radio Mix)
3. Pet Shop Boys - Love etc
4. Christian Folk feat Robyn - Dream On
5. Y.A.S - Get It Right (Felix Da Housecat's ATL Sia Mix)
Sunday, February 15, 2009
The Cinematic Orchestra - To Build A Home
Mobius Band - Love Hurts
Abbie Gale - Lovesong
Soy Un Caballo - Robin (Halloween Tunng)
Dubstar - St. Swithin's Day
Low - Breaker
NightWaves - In The Air Tonight
John Lennon - Beautiful Boy
Duffy - Live And Let Die
Bella Morte - Earth Angel
Petty Booka - Down Town
The Submarines - Waiting for a War
Jonatha Brooke - God Only Knows
Amy Winehouse - Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow
Engelbert Humperdinck - A Man Without Love
Metric - Grow Up And Blow Away
Journey - Any Way You Want It (Telemitry vs. Journey Remix)
Chairlift - Evident Utensil
Pet Shop Boys - Love etc.
Now, Now Every Children - Cars
Asobi Seksu - Thursday (The Twelves Remix)
Bikini - Oh Girl Get On The Floor
School Of Seven Bells - Connjur
Telefon Tel Aviv - Helen of Troy
White Lies - Love Lockdown
TV On The Radio - Heroes
Muse - Can't take my eyes off you
V.V. Brown - Leave (feat. Little Boots)
Lily Allen - Straight To Hell (feat. Mick Jones)
Nine Inch Nails - A Warm Place (Drum & Bass mix)
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
- The Raveonettes - Twilight
- Spinnerette - Ghetto Love
- Bloc Party - One Month Off
- The Prodigy - World's On Fire
- Mindless Self Indulgence - What Do They Know? (MSI vs. Julien-K & Chester Bennington)
- Gary Numan - Listen To My Voice
- VNV Nation - Nemesis (Divine Command Version)
- Apoptygma Berzerk - Shadow
- IAMX - The ALternative (BitRayker Remix)
- Sisters Of Mixing - New Cretia
- Julien-K - Kick The Bass
- Shiny Toy Guns - You Are The One
- White Lies - Taxidermy
- Stellastarr* - Warchild
- Imperial Leisure - In A Letter
- Parts & Labor - Nowhere's Nigh
- Red Light Company - With Lights Out
- Alkaline Trio - I Found Away (Radio Edit)
- Okkervil River - Our Life Is Not A Movie Or Maybe
- James - She's A Star
- N-Trance - Set You Free
- J Majik & Wickaman - Crazy World (Radio Edit)
- Lady Sovereign - So Human
- The Human League - All I Ever Wanted
- Hubert Kah - Psycho Radio (Warp Acht Club Remix)
- Exkurs - Warten
- Alice Cooper - Clones (We Are All)
- The Cure - Do The Hansa
- Depeche Mode - New Life
- a-ha - Take On Me
Fusing the elements of dark electronic club music with styles of modern rock and pop, this debut provides a sweeping landscape of musical influences and themes that pull the listener into their world on first listen - a world where technology is fused with artistic expression in a way that hasn't been attempted before. So, if you're looking for some trancing dark pop inspired by Orgy, The Prodigy, Nine Inch Nails and Static-X, look no further. Julien-K won't let you down. Visit Playboy.com to watch the hot and steamy video for Kick The Bass ;-)
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
George - Vocals,Guitar
Pantelis - Guitar,whistling
Ilias - Bass
Dimitris - Piano,Keyboards
Giannis - Drums,Percussion
They just finished recording their debut album.
Visit their myspace profile to listen to their very nice sounds.
"Moving Fingers" is my favorite.
GOOD LUCK GUYS!
Sunday, February 8, 2009
The Cinematic Orchestra - To Build A Home
Soy Un Caballo - Robin
Editors - Acceptable In The 80s
Elliot Smith - Waltz #2
Elbow - Grounds of Divorce (w BBC Concert Orchestra)
The Morning Benders - Dreams
Kleerup - Until We Bleed (Mikael's Cello Version)
The Kooks - Young Folks
David Byrne and Brian Eno - Strange Overtones
The Submarines - The Thorny Thicket
Shout Out Louds - Impossible
Asobi Seksu - Familiar Light
The Real Tuesday Weld - Last Words
Metric - Help I'm Alive
Klaxons - It's Not Over Yet
Freezepop - Only You
Lily Allen - Fag Hag
Munchausen by Proxy - Uh Huh
Saint Etienne - Method Of Modern Love
Coldplay - Viva La Vida (Telemitry Remix)
Ladytron - Runaway
Bikini - 1 2 3 4
Imogen Heap - Glittering Cloud
Armin Van Burren - In and Out of Love (feat. Sharon den Adel)
I Monster - Heaven
Fulton Lights - Fire in the Palm of My Hand
Wakey! Wakey! - LGA
Bloc Party - Signs
We Fell To Earth - The Double
Mum - Dancing Behind My Eyelids
No picture tonight. Only drinking without regret.
Thursday, February 5, 2009
The original band members were formerly known only anonymously as Client A and Client B, to the extent that their faces were not shown on any publicity photos. It has since been publicized that they are Kate Holmes, the wife of Creation Records founder, Alan McGee, also formerly of Frazier Chorus and Technique, and Sarah Blackwood, the former lead singer of Dubstar. In November 2007 ex-Ash Charlotte Hatherley joined the Band as Client C, to fill the vacant role of bassist on their European and Scandinavian tours.
Client was the first act signed to Depeche Mode keyboardist Andy Fletcher's record label, Toast Hawaii/(Mute). They have toured with the likes of Depeche Mode and Erasure and have been described as a combination of "The Pet Shop Boys at their most commercial and The Human League at their most obscure".
Client have collaborated with several high profile musicians such as ex-Libertines Carl Barât and Pete Doherty, Martin L. Gore (you all know who this guy is), Tim Burgess (The Charlatans) and Douglas McCarthy (Nitzer Ebb). They have released 3 albums so far, with a fourth one, Command, ready to hit the stores on the 6th of March. If you are fans of Ladytron, Sohodolls or Marsheaux you'll absolutely fall in love with these gals. Watch the video for their anthemic new single Can you Feel and visit them on Myspace for forthcoming tour dates.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Charlie Cooper from Telefon Tel Aviv, passed away, at the age of 31, on January 22nd, just two days after Telefon Tel Aviv new LP release.
Joshua Eustis the second-half of Telefon Tel Aviv, writes:
"It breaks my heart to inform you all that Charlie Cooper, my better half in Telefon Tel Aviv, passed away on January 22.
We have been friends since high school, and began making records together a decade ago. We have been so fortunate to tour the world together, while at the same time having a massive amount of laughs at one another's expense.
Aside from Charlie's singular genius and musical gifts, I can tell you that he was a total sweetheart of a guy, and a loving friend and confidant to people everywhere. His musicianship was surpassed only by his greater gift to the world—his warmth, his generosity, his unquenchable humor, and his undying loyalty to those he loved. In the spirit of honorable mention, however, I should mention that he had a shoe collection that was marvelous, knowledge of hip-hop that was profound, and knowledge of wine that was subtle.
He is survived by a sister, a neice, a nephew, his mother, his stepfather, me, and more adoring friends than the Universe has dark matter. As such, his family and I ask for your discretion and consideration of our privacy during these extremely turbulent waters."
1 B Beat Girls - For The Same Man
2 Da Skunk - Hot Box (Antoine Clamaran Remix)
3 Boys Noize - Shine Shine (Shadow Dancer Remix)
4 Rod Lee-Let Me See What U Workin With (Loudparty Remix)
5 Madox - Le Plaisir Analogique
6 Faxe - Time For Changes
7 Malente / Bootleg - Axel Fireflies
8 Scorpio - In Yourself
9 Stardust - Music Sounds Better With You (Poj Masta Womp Mix)
10 Spencer Parker - Chiho (Jerome Sydenham Remix)
11 Datostrom - All That I Ever Needed (Diamond Cut Remix)
12 The Prime Time Of Your Life (Phantom Of The Disko Remix)
13 Tits & Clits - House Music (Lebatman Remix)
14 Mysteryjets - Elizabeth(Joeandwillask Rmx)
15 Magnifique Cosmic Discotech - Mighty Real Edit
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
She's a divisive figure at the very least. Some like the music but hate the attitude, some find her candor in interviews refreshing but shy away from her brand of breathy pseudo-sweet pop. Some just don't like her face. I, am in love.
Lily Allen had been trying to succeed in the music business since 2002, before she gained stellar popularity by posting her demos on MySpace. The story continues: blah-blah-blah Mockney, blah-blah drunk, blah-blah doesn't know when to shut up. Blah. Couldn't care less! Whether she's faking the accent or pretending to be lower middle-class than she actually is, I have fallen for her.
Her debut album 'Alright, Still' (2006) passed considerably under my radar. I knew she existed but could take 'er or leave 'er. It may have been the reggae influences it has or the abundance of ska bass lines - both features to which I am indifferent. Then her collaboration with, admitted superproducer and alleged tool, Mark Ronson gave us this fabulously funky piece of work.
But it wasn't until her cover of Britney Spears' Womanizer that the Lily Allen thing completely clicked for me. That song, the original, was everywhere. It's an infectious piece of trash electropop and I have to admit I always succumb to dancing to it like a formerly dethroned pop princess finding herself back on top...
Lily Allen took Womanizer and made it good.
Retroactively, I started looking her stuff up and listening to it. Now here's what struck me: Lily Allen makes really good choices. Maybe not in her personal life and arguably not at all in how she handles herself in public. But musically she's spot on. Womanizer was the right cover to do at the exact right time to start the hype on her sophomore album.
Speaking of which, 'It's Not Me, It's You' drops February 9. And if the lead single is anything to go by, it seems my love for Lily Allen might find more fertile ground in which to grow. The song itself is Allen at her finest. Light but layered melody, courtesy of one Mr. Greg Kurstin, with an especially good showing of Allen's signature lyrical style. Simple, straightforward, tinged with odd everyday poetry. I won't go into presenting the entirety of the song's lyrics here, but check this bit out:
And I'll take my clothes off /And it will be shameless / 'Cause everyone knows that's how you get famous / I'll look at the sun and I'll look in the mirror / I'm on the right track, yeah, I'm onto a winner
Hm... You can't deny she's got something there. Same goes for the single's B-Sides; the platonically homoromantic Fag Hag and the politically profane Kabul Shit... The girl has a clear voice. Both literally and metaphorically. She picks good collaborators: Ronson, Kurstin, the Kaiser Chiefs, Keane. She may pull out her third nipple on national television, frolic naked at the beaches of Cannes or speak to the press with no boundaries or forethought but in her music her thoughts are well-prepped, well-expressed and well-scored.
It goes without saying that the latter three links are Not Safe For Work.
I think I'm loving Lily Allen because she's an embodiment of now. Not in a fancy way, not in a special way. She's a regular 23 year-old girl. A bit of an arsehole and a bit of a good kid and just being honest. Yeah, she may be putting on airs at times and fame may be getting to her head and many, many other unimportant things.
But even if she weren't supporting children's charities or speaking favourably on gay rights, while being a hot mess herself, I think I still would be enamored.
It's the music that does it. I like the electro turn this upcoming album is taking. It's still distinctly hers but it's also whoever's in a good way. And it allows me to say:
In 2009, mainstream pop can be good. This is good pop.
Sunday, February 1, 2009
The Cinematic Orchestra - To Build A Home
The Submarines - Fern Beard
Ingrid Michaelson - Keep Breathing
Lykke Li - Tonight
The Bird and The Bee - Ray Gun
Christina Aguilera - Falling In Love Again
Athlete - Wires
Klaxons - Magick
Soft Toy Emergency - I Kno U Want It
Asobi Seksu - Me & Mary
TV on the Radio - Halfway Home
White Lies - Unfinished Business
Doves - There Goes the Fear
Loney, Dear - Airport Surroundings
Lily Allen - Kabul Shit
Ian Brown - Thriller
Von Iva - Birds of Prey
Freezepop - Frontload
Of Montreal - First Time High
/(Reconstructionist Remix of An Eluardian Instance)
Alias & Tarsier - Dr C.
Son Lux - Break
Sara Hickman - Mad World
Au Revoir Simone - The Lucky One
Beirut - My Wife, Lost In the Wild
Jimi Hendrix - All Along the Watchtower
Aether - Makeshift Sanctuary
Hot Chip - Transmission
Roger O'Donnell - Tiny Pieces Of You
The Eels - I Need Some Sleep
She & Him - Lotta Love
Heard the one about the three men in the tub?