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: welcome home D
ALLO. The summer weather in LA is uncharacteristic, for the lack of a better word. June is here and thunderstorms, lightning bolts, and rain loom in the skies.
To continue with my series of summer music, Miami Horror will be the first in line for this post. (These) Guys aren’t strangers in blogdom, nor are they strangers here. I don’t remember ever posting any of their original productions, but let me preface this and say, it’s ALL GOOD HOMIE. All you need to do is close your eyes and pick any track he’s ever made and it will be gold.
Summer sounds its best with Miami Horror’s ‘Make You Mine’ off of the Bravado EP. Hand claps, bongos, SUPER FLUTE, summer, summer, summer. I hear some ‘Music Sounds Better with You’ filtered guitar riffs in there too. A healthy addition to any throwback. Can you hear it?
On the topic of gloomy skies in LA, remember back to the last post in which I mentioned Breakbot being signed to Ed Banger. There was a remix I completely forgot about and it would have been quite fitting for the situation. Unholy matrimony at its best.
Breakbot remixed Ed Banger poster boys, Justice ‘Let There Be Light’. It is SO Breakbot, SO good. Have your drink in hand by the pool and let this ride.
image: tuftsmania flickr
My trusty steed of 4+ years has finally failed me. The backlight or inverter on my 17″ Powerbook finally gave out and I’m left with a gimpy computer through which I cannot see the cyber world. I have finally gotten around to hooking up an external monitor and getting back to my normal daily grind.
This happened just after vacation which would explain the insane delay in content between now and my last post.
Hello everyone, I’m still here.
Lately I’ve been getting down to fat and funky basslines and Lovelock from NY has been kicking out the jams. Word up to Aleks from the discodust for uncovering this gem. (ps: let’s start more mailing lists please)
listen for the awesome synth keyboarding:
Lovelock – Maybe Tonight
Speaking of funky bass lines, Fred Falke has been making his rounds in the blog world lately. This balding, stiff looking french man may be awkward in real life, but he brings the funk. The collaboration of Fred Falke’s fret burning bass skills and Miami Horror’s nostalgic synth stabs is heaven when added to Pnau’s “Embrace”.
Finally what post on this website would be complete without a track by Midnight Juggernauts? Arguably one of my favorite bands in Australia (possibly the world) right now.
Gearing up for their new single release, come a slew of remixes for “Into the Galaxy”. Also a really dope dope dope dope (more dope) video:
It has been established that the “big gay australian circle jerk” phenomenon exists, however, Paris is destined to break the trend. Chateau Marmont (not to be confused with Chateau Marmont –my new residence) added a much needed parisian twist to this track (next next level blog music inbreeding). Anyway, fuck typing all this, just listen.
I just finished sifting through a shit ton of emails, and I’m pleased to say that quite a few things made my ears and eyes happy. Stay tuned.
ps: does anyone out there at Apple want to gift me a macbook pro? I’d really like that.
pps: i heard you can get free and steezy sunglasses that will instantly increase your street cred at glahsez.
So I’m over here in the United States, totally not having an awesome time, because the Australians are hogging all the good artists and hoarding them!!
It’s like those old fucking vietnamese ladies at the super market hoarding all the 50 pound bags of rice because of the ‘rice shortage‘
But whatever, thank GOD Al Gore invented the internet, because without it, I wouldn’t be able to feast my ears on this sinfully delicious audio porno as soon as I would like to.
Harking back to my (unnoticed) return to blogville where I outlined why I love australia; I mentioned only a fraction of what completes the awesomeness that is Australia. The other parts to that pie are still waiting to be blogged, but here’s another tiny slice.
For some reason, I’ve never mentioned Miami Horror. Probably cause everyone else blew their wads over them for the last 5 months….non stop. Quite unnecessary to add to the sludge fest… so I’ll just go ahead and assume that you know the know.
And here they are, once again, adding to the ‘big gay circle jerk‘, remixing Midnight Juggernauts – Road To Recovery.
Miami Horror knows what’s good. Don’t fuck with a masterpiece. So they didn’t. They threw some clean synths, some tasty bridge edits, some cuts here, some cuts there, added a sample or two, and DESTROYED THE FUCK out of it.
thank you, may I have another?
…why YES YOU CERTAINLY MAY
This time, Miami Horror’s victim is Datarock who strangely isn’t from australia??? WTF>>> Nope. Norway. Fuckin norway..
thanks, Miami Horror, for breaking the incestuous australian circle jerk and branching out to Norway. The future of the world is probably safe now.
PPS: Does anyone know Lang Lang personally? Does anyone know what makes him so bad ass? Does anyone know why he can levitate? Does anyone know why Lang Lang has a name, then another name?