image: oceanside via flickr
It’s nowhere near November but I’m thankful for so many things. Internet, cell phone with internet, web browser to access internet, macintosh to enrich internet experience. etc.
Now that I’ve gotten that out of the way, on to the part where I post really good music. (this is long…) (that’s what she said)
Miami Horror seems to be a permanent fixture on this website and it is no coincidence. It’s all so good! Whether it’s an original production or a commissioned remix, the curatorship is always top notch.
First up is a remix for Miami Horror’s single release of “Sometimes”. My boy Yama of GLOVES fame gives this a heavy coat of vintage summer pearl and finishes it off with a butter-smooth 2000 grit wetsand of some of the best ‘big-lady’ vocals + 90’s big room piano stabs I’ve ever heard in my LIFE. TRUTH. (apologies for the car-nerdism -ed.) …but damn, not to be overlooked is THAT INTRO which complements the conclusion so well.
In no way, shape, or form of bringing you down from your high of that last track comes a Miami Horror remix of The Presets “Talk Like That”. This one’s from the blog-vintage rosetta stone. Had to hop in my blog-delorean to dig this one up, but it proves one thing: If it’s good, it’s good forever. None of this fast-fashion bullshit. fuck your fleeting taste in music. I played this out recently and fear not, it still makes the kids get crunk @ 2:58. soooo much vibe!! If you need a musical analysis of this track, no. just no.
Now that we’ve gotten sweaty let’s hop a bridge to the disco side of things to get a steady pace going. Human Life. I posted a video (so good) of this single on the TUMBLMANIA not too long ago, but if you don’t follow it’s quite easy to miss such a thing. A lovely bassline and earnest vocals bring this together. The chorus verse first dropping @1:01 has some of the best vocal / instrumental interaction I’ve heard in a while!
Lastly, but surely not least, the man, the freshest in Brooklyn, ALAN WILKIS. He remixed RJD2’s “The Shining Path” which features vocals lent by the only Phonte Coleman (part of Foreign Exchange, phontigallo etc). Alan Wilkis’ style complements this style of vocal PERFECTLY. When I first heard this track I thought it was an original AW track –that’s how natural it feels. Take this cool-down lap and have a listen.
I hope you enjoyed today’s journey as much as I did. As usual, check the tags if you want to hear more from the posted artists. Chances are, I’ve blogged about it before.
image: via flickr
GLOVES OF COURSE. Also known as Yama Indra of Damn Arms (RIP) + being a Bang Gang 12″ artist it’s obvious he’s good. Now is GLOVES starting to sound familiar? Of course, because you’ve heard his material here and here.
He’s blessed us this morning with his latest work remixing The Scare’s upcoming single. If any of you follow my tweets, you may recognize this track from the funky little ‘Body Torque’ minimix that GLOVES whipped up a few months ago.
Yama forgoes most of the original melody samples and leverages some choice lyrical cuts creating this poppin’ disco masterpiece. Yes, my friends…. 2010 is going to be great. Watch out for upcoming GLOVES remixes for Miami Horror in the near future!
For all you superstar DJs, here’s the extended version
ALSO! If you didn’t catch it the first time, here’s the ‘Body Torque’ Minimix that originally featured the aforementioned remix. (get it, it’s totally awesome)
GLOVES – Body Torque July Minimix
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Anyway, none of this could have been possible without our special friend, the young Jordan Elliot of The Kids Are RADIOACTIVE [TKAR]. He’s part of the always lovely Binary crew in Los Angeles and one thing is for sure when it comes to Binary- nicest bunch of kids around!
TKAR has a ways to go as far as developing his own niche sound, but what we’ve all heard so far, is very promising. He tiptoes between the lines of electro/techno/dreamwave and we’re dying to find out what comes of all this exploration! The fact that he’s so young and putting out stuff that sounds like this, only leaves the future to be excited about. So while we wait for massive things to happen, sit back and enjoy what he’s doing right now.
First up is the feature track that started the reply to all magic… TKAR’s remix of Ra Ra Riot’s – Can You Tell. Cannot get enough cathedral organ in my life!!
Here’s something I’m really excited about. An original production from TKAR with vocals lent by another LA local, LexiconDon. Be stoked for this one, it’s out on Binary’s compilation album “LA Lights” out October 13!!
The percussion and hand claps…. #ilovehandclaps
Just because I’m in the best mood possible today, this is my latest favorite from Team Australia. It’s the Strip Steve remix of GLOVES – PYX. SO good. Paradise. You may recognize it if you tuned into #radiotuftsmania (scroll thru if you want to get the lowdown on what happened last night). It was the opening track! that modulated key synth solo…and I seem to love anything with acoustic piano?….. love.
Hi I’m Chris_N and I’m living the good life. Nothing makes me happier than a nice and healthy, good-vibe REPLY TO ALL mailing list with some quality blog folk. How’s the weather babies?? xoxo
more hype and the story on reply to all 2009: http://www.sheenabeaston.com/2009/08/ra-ra-riot-can-you-tell-kids-are.html
more: so you curios what all this reply to all looks like? thanks to the music ninja, here it is (click to blow it up):
…something was stirring amidst all the php, ssl, css, spam comments and silence.