Live long and KNIFE IT, 1 M0Re T1ME

28 02 2010

Yeah, I can’t stop listening and searching for more remixes, sorry.  So,  in my midst of being enamoured as Joseph put it so eloquently, I found this fine piece of  live action cut of from their Gothenburg show which, if you have the chance to get DEEP CUTS, please do. One of the very first Knife albums, it transcends time and puts you in the drivers seat of otherworldly synths, tom-tom beats and of course Karin’s voice either pitch-bent or on it’s own, it’s still lovely.

Here’s a tasty morsel

for your salivationals

The Knife – Heartbeats (Live in Gothenburg)


Take On Me (The Twelves Remix)

23 02 2010

This song has supplied a great way to start my writing. It’s so energetic and positive. And it is alphabetically first. Jon had this track in his set on New Year’s Eve at the Heidelberg (before they converted to full-time poker palace) and the whole place erupted, with every single person jumping up and dancing. It was amazing.

The original was good too, but I think this remix is awesome.

Trentemoller; chill, melodic, electronic

6 02 2010

I’m currently enjoying these two tracks by the Danish electronic artist Trentemoller (the guy who remixed a Royksopp song). They’re part of a playlist I’m making that i call ChillFaves. I’ve posted a few of my favorites, e.g. Telepopmusik, Mylo. Add these to the mix. I just love the melodic sound that starts them mixed with the different kinds of beats layered over it. In that sense, it is kind of like The Flashbulb, mixing simple beautiful melody with interesting rhythm.

Trentemoller – Always Something Better

Trentemoller – Miss You

Karin Dreijer Andersson

2 02 2010

Karin Dreijer Andersson is the Swedish singer from The Knife, who not too long ago came out with a solo project album under the name Fever Ray. It’s spectacular. Jon is enamored. She actually shows up on some songs by Royksopp (albums: Junior, The Understanding).

She’s also a character, as visible in the clip below of her accepting a music award for best dance act in Sweden. She and her brother of The Knife have a habit of not showing their faces in public, in response to the media hyperfocus on fashion and looks over musical content. They believe the appearance of an artist can change a consumer’s relationship with the music; they’re seeking a connection based on music and art, unmediated by appearance.

By the way, she’s hot.

Also, if you want mp3s of just about anything, e.g. Fever Ray remixes, Jon beseeches thee to undertake an exploration of the technological amenities available via the site of web at

It’s a website that automatically converts youtube videos’ audio to mp3 for download.

And lastly, before posting the links, it’s worth noting there are 8,183,100,231,102 remixes of Fever Ray out there. These are three we like. But there’s plenty more to explore.

Fever Ray – When I Grow Up (Bassnectar Remix)

Fever Ray – Seven (Martyns Seventh Mix)

Fever Ray – Seven (The Twelves Remix)