Saturday, April 3, 2010

Jared K - fish.tanque

The kids at le.tanque asked me to do a guest mix of bumpin' underground house for the springtime. After playing strictly vinyl for the past 10 years, this is the first mix I've ever made with CDs. I feel like a bit of a whore...but a giggly one. Freak it!

Jared K - fish.tanque

Da Basspushers – Keep ‘Em Dancing
Joshua Heath & Inland Knights – I Refuse (Inland Knights Mix)
Wattie Green – Moe
Clockwork – Scott’s Dark Tools
Metro Housing Authority – Infamous
Domspiral – Culture Bubble
Manuel Sahagun – Let the Beat
Pete Le Freq – Indecisive
Gillaume & The Coutu Dumonts – I Was on My Way to Hell
The Candy Dealers – Stepping Out
Peckos – Sensual Strawberry Soda (Tommy Largo Remix)
Magors – Do I Move You (Chris Robson Remix)
Tom Drummond – Groove with Me (Zare Remix)
Dj Assassin – A Face in the Crowd (Chris Simmonds Intellidred Mix)
Johnny Karton – Workbody (Pete Le Freq Workin’ That Dub)
Michael Bop – Yes We Is

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Pretty Lights

Derek Vincent Smith aka Pretty Lights landed in Calgary last night for Snowblower, a free outdoor music festival made ice-hot by PK Events as part of High Performance Rodeo. Armed with a sack of samples and a Monome 128, the Colorado-based producer served 2,000 toqued-up souldiers a sonic sushi roll of soulful glitch-hop and grimey wobbles dripping with horns, funk and dubwise sublines. We'll be talking about this one for a while.

You can download Pretty Lights' latest album, Passing By Behind Your Eyes, along with a shovelfull of other free stuff at

In the meantime, here's the man dropping Let Em Know It's Time to Go with drummer Cory Eberhard at Red Rocks last summer.

Pretty Lights - If I Could Feel Again

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Holy shit

Brooklyn duo Holy Ghost! have been crafting some pretty awesome rubs and riddims since their 2007 rocket, Hold On. They just put out a special edition tape of their remixes for DFA Records, and it's the best thing I've heard this year.

Holy Ghost! Remixes Mixtape Vol. 1 A

Holy Ghost! Remixes Mixtape Vol. 1 B

Side A
-greetings from ghostface
1. prince language's hot 97 intro
2. phoenix "listzonamia" HG! loves paris remixomania
-dj medhi's everythng sounds better in french shoutout
3. only fools and horses "spectacle wins" HG! remix
-a-trak "!" drop
4. jazzanova "i can see" HG! remix
5. they came from stars. i saw them "moon song" HG! remix
-dj am's holy poop shoutout
6. in flagranti "business acumen" HG! remix
-jack renault's sirens
7. data rock "the pretender" HG! remix
-stretch armstrong's upper west connect shoutout

Side B
1. james "jigga" murphy's "phone tap" intro
2. panthers "goblin city" HG! remix
-jay green/panthers' shoutout to d-bone and terrier
3. moby "i like to move in here" HG! remix
-moby's disarmingly genuine hello
4. curses! "the deep end" HG!'s "the day school dub" remix
-drop the limes' holy ghost! is wack! drop
5. cut copy "hearts on fire" HG! remix
-dan's radio promo
6. mgmt "of moons, birds and monsters" HG! remix
7. van she "(don't fear) the reaper" HG! remix

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The Twelves Essential Mix

The Twelves threw down on Radio 1 this past Saturday. 'Nuff said.

The Twelves Essential Mix

Fever Ray — Seven (The Twelves Remix)
The Rapture — Sister Saviour (DFA Dub)
Phoenix — Fences (Accapella)
Cerrone — Look For Love
Kraftwerk — Music Non Stop (Vocoder)
Daft Punk — Da Funk
Glass Candy — Last Night I Met A Costume
LCD Soundsystem — Nike Run (Excerpt)
Yelle — Ce Jeu (The Twelves Remix)
The Chemical Brothers — Music-Response
Mr. Oizo — Two Takes It
D-Train — You’re The One For Me
Metric — Help I’m Alive (The Twelves Remix)
Roger Sanchez — Computabank
Chilly — For Your Love
Dynasty — I Don’t Wanna Be A Freak
Radiohead — Reckoner (The Twelves Remix)
Siriusmo — Last Dear
Empire of the Sun — Walking On A Dream (Accapella)
Zeigeist — Humanitarianism (The Twelves Remix)
Eddie Tour — Up The Glitter
Gaznevada — I.C. Love Affair
Phoenix — Lisztomania (Accapella)
Groove Armada — Drop The Tough (The Twelves Remix)
Methusalem — Robotism
Gossip — Standing In The Way Of Control (Accapella)
Chromatics — I Want Your Love (The Twelves Remix)
Laid Back — White Horse
Metronomy — Radio Ladio
Sparks — Tryouts For The Human Race
M.I.A. — Boyz (The Twelves Remix)
Daft Punk Daft Punk — Voyager
Indeep — Last Night A DJ Saved My Life (Accapella)
The Virgins — Rich Girls (The Twelves Remix)
Fleetwood Mac — Dreams (The Twelves Remix)
In Flagranti — Just Gazing
The Alan Parsons Project — Be Like You (The Twelves Remix)
B.W.H. — Stop
The Chemical Brothers — Block Rockin’ Beats
Karen O and the Kids — All Is Love (The Twelves Remix)
Fleet Foxes — Mykonos (The Twelves Remix)
Patrick Alavi — Power
Michael Jackson — Thriller (Instrumental)
Justice — Stress (Siren)
Kano — Ahjia
Mr. Oizo — Gay Dentists
Donna Summer — I Feel Love
Cerrone — Give Me Love
Mr. Oizo — Hun
Chic — Everybody Dance
Coldcut — Timber
Basement Jaxx — Rendez-Vous
Les Rythmes Digitales — From Disco To Disco
Alex Gopher — Motorcycle
Nirvana — All Apologies (The Twelves Remix)
Kraftwerk — Trans Europe Express
Black Kids — I’m Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance With You (The Twelves Remix)
The Rapture — House Of Jealous Lovers
Scenario Rock — Skitzo Dancer (Justice Remix)
Daft Punk — Aerodynamic
Boys Noize — Arcade Robot
Basement Jaxx — Good Luck (Accapella)
The Beatles — Eleanor Rigby (The Twelves Remix)
The Twelves — Nightvision (Daft Punk)
La Roux — In For The Kill (Twelves Remix)

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Dām funky keytars

Eddie C's Facebook page tuned us into this first video from booty funk soldier Dām-Funk's 5 LP release, Toeachizown, which dropped on Stones Throw last month. As West Coast coast as it gets.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Out of the Woods

Toronto fixture DJ Tasc has served a hilariously tight thump to one of golf's loosest playaz, complete with 911 audio and a deliciously greasy low-end wobble. Golf clap to the ballers at Space Ballin'.

Tasc - Tiger's Transgressions

Monday, November 30, 2009

Berlin breaks

Strip Steve's new Delta Disco EP just landed on Boysnoize along with a slick video for the A1 track Breakin', directed by Crystal So-and-so of Institubes Records. Juno has the 12".

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Hot wings

Sydney duo Flight Facilities got airborne with a sack full of remixes for the likes of Bag Raiders, Sneaky Sound System and The Lowbrows before turning out a hip-whipping edit of Toecutter's Best Party Ever. Now they're pulling back on the stick with a rippin' mini-mix for the Banggang, which recently dropped its 2-CD 12s compilation to mark four years of, well, banging.

Flight Facilities Banggang Mini-Mix

Tough Alliance – Something Special
Tiga – Love Don’t Dance Here Anymore
Daft Punk – Voyager
Simian Mobile Disco – Hustler (Joakim Remix)
Cari Lakebush – Shaded (Compuphonic & Kolumbo Dub)
The Knife – You Take My Breath Away (Mylo Remix)
Brodinski & Mumdance – Eurostarr (Zombie Disco Squad Remix)
Cut Copy – Out There On The Ice
Beni – Maximus (White Acapella)
The Lowbrows – Dream In The Desert (Flight Facilities Remix)
Daft Punk – Too Long
Curses! – The Deep End (Holy Ghost! Remix)
Tiga – Good As Gold
James Curd – We Just Won’t Stop
Toecutter – Best Party Ever (Flight Facilities Edit)
Damn Arms – Destination (Bang Gang Happy Acid Reshuffle)
Justice – DVNO (Todd Edwards Sunshine Brothers Remix)
DJ T – Funk On You
Radiators – Gimme Head (Knife Machine Remix)
Golden Silvers – True Romance
The Glimmers – Physical
The Lost Valentinos – Midnights (Remix)
Sneaky Sound System – 16 (Flight Facilities Remix)
Das Glow – I Wanna Wake Up With You

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Pop victim

Canadian nu-disco art project Fan Death are back on the scene with a follow-up to their earlier singles, Veronica's Veil and Cannibal. This time with a creepy-cool visual immersion to remind us that, as my friend Michael so sagely remarked, our youth is a goldmine of nightmares. Thanks to Matthew for the find.

Fan Death - Reunited

Watch for Fan Death's full-length EP, A Coin for the Well, out early 2010.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

How many boys there?

As if Rio de Janeiro could get any hotter.... Enter The Twelves with an arsenal of original productions and deadly remixes like their colossal 2007 breakout rework of M.I.A.'s Boyz.

Twelfth Hour Mixtape

Methusalem - Robotism
Groove Armada - Drop The Tough (The Twelves Remix)
Glass Candy - Miss Broadway
Daft Punk - Da Funk
DJ Agent 86 - Wavestate
Gossip - Standing in the Way of Control
Gaz Nevada - I-C Love Affair
Phoenix - Lisztomania
Arpadys - Mystery Rock (Vlad Maywad edit)
The Do - On My Shoulders
Zoot Woman - Information First
The Jacksons - Shake your Body
Mr Oizo - Two Takes It
Bushy - Sqezy Soul
Zeigeist - Humanitarianism (The Twelves Remix)
Snoop Doggy Dogg - Sensual Seduction
Juan Maclean - No Time
DJ Agent 86 - Magic
K.I.D. - Hupendi Musiki
Franz Ferdinand - Ulysses
Siriusmo - Discoding
Dan Hartman - Vertigo / Relight my Fire
Air - Sexy Boy
Fever Ray - Seven (The Twelves Remix)
Pacific - Hot Lips (The Twelves Remix)
Patrick Alavi - Power
Dynasty - I Dont Wanna be a Freak
Metronomy - Radio Ladio
Siriusmo - Last Dear
Empire of the Sun - Walking on a Dream
Elitechnique - Spectral Escape
The Virgins - Rich Girls
Black Kids - ...Dance With You (The Twelves Remake)
The Juan Maclean - Happy House
M.I.A. - Boyz
Cut Copy - So Haunted
Space - Magic Fly
PNAU - With You Forever
Eddie Tour - Up The Glitter
Mr. Oizo - Hun
Cerrone - Give Me Love
Mr. Oizo - Steroids (ft. Uffie)
Tiga - Shoes
Kano - It's a War
Daft Punk - Revolution 909
Radiohead - Scatterbrain (The Twelves Remix)
Terry Poison - Comme Ci Comme Ça (The Twelves Remix)
Sebastien Tellier - Sexual Sportswear
Chemical Brothers - It Doesn't
Database vs. French Horn Rebellion - Beaches and Friends (The Twelves Remix)