Saturday, January 9, 2010

See You on the Dancefloor

Its Friday night back in NY & Saturday night here in Tokyo, so put on your dancing shoes & go shake your money maker! The play list below will get your pre-gaming rolling, or hell, maybe just bring the party to your house! I'm heading out to La Fabrique tonight where Mademoiselle Yulia will be spinning! Have a fantastic weekend and enjoy!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

The XX: a band I wish would be kept a secret

The XX:
It's been awhile since I've listened to a band and their album consistently. This all changed when I came across The XX this past summer. The south west London band made NME's (the British equivalent to Rolling Stones magazine, if not better) The Future 50 List. The band has already toured with Florence+The Machine (another great act to check out) as well as the U.S leg of the Friendly Fires tour. Their songs are dark, moody and brilliant, featuring both male and female vocals. The original state of their songs are already amazing enough, but the remixes that have surfaced the net just add more of an edge. Their music is already spreading like wildfire across the globe and I can't wait to hear more from them.

This isn't the original video or version of the song but this remix is one of my faves at the moment and it's also accompanied by a sweet Godard clip.

Basic Space (Pariah Remix).mp3"The XX- "Basic Space (Pariah Rmx)"

The XX-"You Got The Love"

The XX-"Shelter(Death to the Throne Rmx"

The XX-"Islands(Nosaj Thing Rmx)"

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Brooklyn We Go Hard

Even though I love being back home & don't really want to leave, I do miss NY, specifically Brooklyn! I miss the flea markets on Sundays, having drinks w/friends at the bars and chilling out at the waterfront park down the street from my apartment that has an amazing view of Manhattan. I live in Williamsburg, a melting pot for aspiring musicians and artists. Some bands that hail from Williamsburg are the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, TV on The Radio and MGMT. Notorious B.I.G 'and Jay-Z' childhood neighborhood are a couple of stops away too. So this post is dedicated to my favorite borough: BROOKLYN! & songs that remind me of it!

The Swedes Have Done It Again

The Swedes have always provided good music- The Cardigans, Peter Bjorn & John and The Sounds just to name a few. I listened to a lot of music this past year, but the Swedes dominated my playlists. There were three that stood out the most:

Lykke Li:
She just has the sweetest voice and fashion to kill. She's the protege of Peter, Bjorn & John & I love her entire album. Loads of her songs were popular amongst DJs this past year to remix. Here's my favorite remix: She recorded her own version of the Kings of Leons, "Knocked Up" and this remix by Death to the Throne always gets to me!

Lykke Li- Knocked Up (Death to the Thrones rmx)

El Perro Del Mar:
El Perro Del Mar is a band from Gothenburg, Sweden and the front woman, Sarah Assbring voice resembles that of Lykke Li. Her song, "Change of Heart" is gaining interest in the U.S right now and this remix by Robyn (yep that Swedish singer) is probably one of my faves right now.
El Perro Del Mar-"Change of Heart (Rakamonie rmx)

Miike Snow:
Music critics are calling Miike Snow the new Peter, Bjorn & John. Their album Miike Snow gained critical success amongst the music industry and their songs were also popular amongst DJs to remix. Here are two of their successful remixed singles by Mark Ronson and Tiga.

Miike Snow- "Animal (Mark Ronson rmx)

Miike Snow- "Black & Blue (Tiga rmx)


Saturday, January 2, 2010

kaleidosope tunes

If you could consume glitter & it had the effects of an acid trip, you would get Neon Indians' Deadbeat Summer. This indie-electro rock band hails from Texas and gives us music that is like a kaleidoscope to our ears.

Neon Indian-Deadbeat Summer