Archive | February, 2012

Lana Del Rey – Video Games (Club Clique For The Bad Girls Remix)

27 Feb

Here’s a nice track to chill to that I got from S. to end my posting spree. The, already, infamous song Video Games by Lana Del Rey in the Club Clique For The Bad Girls Remix. A nice uplifting, relaxing track.

Solomun – Talk To The Hand

27 Feb

For my study I have to read a lot of texts and personally I like to listen to some tracks whilst studying. Currently I am listening to a DJ set by Wankelmut and the following track just came by and blew me away: Solomun – Talk To The Hand. What a killer track! A real banger and I just had to stop for a moment to listen and bang my head to the track. The track has just such a brilliant groove to it, sitting still is never an option whilst listening to Talk To The Hand.

Wankelmut – Monuments

27 Feb

After I found about his great track One Day I searched for some more stuff by Wankelmut and holy shit this track is good: Wankelmut – Monuments. The track is monumental (stupid pun intended)! The track breaks musical boundaries and the result is just beautiful. Wankelmut has gained a fan.

 

Momo Dobrev & Didko – Shift And Ctrl (Original Mix)

27 Feb

Momo Dobrev and Didko are quite unfamiliar DJ’s for me, but they do make some nice music. This track is called Shift And Ctrl. Looking at his SoundCloud I found out that Momo Dobrev is from Plovdiv in Bulgaria, check it out if you liked Shift And Ctrl.

 

SCSI-9 – The Rime

27 Feb

YouTube thank you once again. Searching on YouTube sometime feels like using a metal detector on a beach and once in a while you’ll find that little treasure. Today I found a little treasure called The Rime by SCSI-9, a Russian musical duo. Unlike treasures that are worth a lot of money, this is one I will share with you guys;). But maybe this is even worth more since it produces happy feelings, countless times.

Dapayk & Padberg Ft. Caro – Island (Nôze Remix)

27 Feb

This track begins great, but halfway it becomes amazing. It really doesn’t need an introduction. It needs to be listened to. It deserves it! Dapayk & Padberg Ft. Caro – Island (Nôze Remix).

 

“Time won’t let us stop!”

Pillowtalk – Soft (Life & Death Remix)

25 Feb

This track is really deep. Once again a track with great, great vocals and a great bass. Thanks go out to R who sent me this (along literally 99 other great tracks that must be posted when I have the time). Listen to this track with headphones on, or on high volume. And pay special attention to the vocals. They really catch that great melody with the vocals. Still humming to this track right now…

“We can stay all night listening to the sound…”
Oh yes we can!

Wankelmut – One Day

23 Feb

Just received this in my e-mail box (special thanks to Pleinvrees). Great track:  Wankelmut – One Day.

“….One day baby, we’ll be old 
Oh baby, we’ll be old
And think of all the stories that we could have told”

Austra – Beat And The Pulse (Still Going Remix)

20 Feb

Here’s a nice track I just heard in the trailer of the British remake of the film Pusher by Nicolas Winding Refn (Bronson, Valhalla Rising, Drive). Somehow, and i don’t know why, a lot of female high pitched vocals remind me of the female vocalist of The Knife. In this track I have the same feeling. The sound that starts around 4:50 I like the best. The trailer shows just how audio and video are a great combination and how feelings are enhanced by this combination.

New Vinyls

19 Feb

Last week I bought a couple of new vinyls for to get back into that old school listening to music. Me and a friend went to Rotterdam, which is a great place to look for records and going through all the boxes full of vinyl. Especially the Nieuwe Binnenweg is the place to be, with stores as the Plaatboef and Demonfuzz Records. Plaatboef has a lot of records, cd and vinyl, ranging from new releases to a lot of second hand vinyl. Demonfuzz is the store for the real vinyl fans. It is a bit more expensive, but the quality of all the records is very good. Plus it has a lot of music that I like, a lot of jazz, soul, hip-hop and world music.

So these are the records that I bought:

Steely Dan – Greatest Hits. This is a band that I did not really know that well, but I heard some quite interesting stuff of them. Reason enough to check more of them. It is hard to say which genre this is, but I can best explain it as complex pop music with a lot of jazz influences. Listen: Reelin’ In The Years

A Tribe Called Quest – Low End Theory. One of the most inspiring and groundbreaking hip-hop records. Released in 1991, this was one of the records that showed hip-hop was not only about gangsters and ghettos. The Tribe rapped about everyday stuff, like love, their interest in rap music and the racism they had to go through in normal life. All this was done in a quite optimistic way with smooth, jazzy beats. Records like these show the wide variety of subgenres in hip-hop and are perfect for sunny summer days. Listen: Buggin’ Out 

Charlie Parker – Immortal Sessions: Volume 6 Bongo Bop. Of course, Charlie Parker is one of the most influential saxophone players ever. I didn’t have any records with his music, so here I go. Probably more to follow. Listen: Cool Blues

Eric Gale – Ginseng Woman. Eric Gale is a guitar player, who did most of his work as a session musician. I got to know him by a friend of mine who let me hear a band called Stuff (check this out). I didn’t know he released solo records, but Wikipedia tells me he has twelve solo records and many, many more albums as session guitarist. I really like this album, it has a very relaxing vibe to it. And it sounds like Gale is really doing his own thing, instead of playing on others’ records. Listen: East End, West End

Nigeria 70 Sweet Times. This record is a collection of ‘Afro-Funk, Highlife & Juju from 1970’s Lagos’. I really like this Afro-Funk and Highlife stuff, because it shows a weird development in history. We all know that Afro-American soul and jazz music was highly influenced by original African music. What happened in the 1960’s and 70’s is that this music came back to Africa and had a big influence over there. The result are funky soulful grooves with typical African sounding vocals. Listen: Unity In Africa by Eji Oyewole.

Sergio Mendes & Brazil ’66. Of course we all know Sergio Mendes from the massive hit Mas Que Nada. But this guy has been active for a much longer time, since the 50’s! He was one of the first persons who played bossa nova, together with other legends as Antiono Carlos Jobim. This record is perfect for beautiful summer days. Listen: Upa, Neguinho

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