Daft Punk – Remix After All

28 06 2010

Daft Punk’s phenomenal album, Homework was one of the seminal techno albums that really pushed me into all things electronic back in the day. Every single track is a burner. I have so many memories when we used to rock out to these jams

They since have slowly developed their sound and morphed into a live force to be reckoned with whether DJing or putting together a full Live PA show for big festivals. I have a few remixes for all you mixheads out there to check out.

Daft Punk – Emotion (Werewolf By Night Remix).mp3

Daft Punk – On Off (The Noizy Kidz Daft Zapping Remix).mp3

Daft Punk – Technologic (Kids At The Bar Remix).mp3

Daft Punk – Television Rules The Nation (Dirty Disco Youth Remix).mp3

Daft Punk – The Brainwasher (Melee Beats Remix).mp3

Daft Punk – Remixes After All rar.



DEMF (aka Movement 2010): Detroit Electronic Music Festival

7 06 2010

Last weekend (Memorial Day Weekend), two of us bloggers here went to all three days of DEMF, and had a blast. It was crazy sweet, seeing some sick acts from classic techno to dubstep and downtempo. A couple highlights:

First and foremost, Pretty Lights brought down the house. Monday evening in general was just out of control amazing on the Red Bull stage, but my favorite by far was Pretty Lights. They did a live set with a guy mixing and a live drummer. They put together music at a little slower of bpm, but with huge downbeats, sweet samples, and great rises and falls. Within seconds of arriving on stage, the place was packed to the gills, superhot, and heaving. Arms went in the air, rocking the beat. This group does a sensational live show. Do not miss. One song they played was:

Pretty Lights – Total Fascination

Another favorite was A-trak, who played a dj set on Saturday. He’s got a real hip-hop vibe, and actually toured with Kanye West as his dj. The whole show had some sweet energy, and he was clearly having a blast doing it. The best piece of the show was a remix of Daft Punk’s Robot Rock, with an inserted sample saying “Barbra Streisand”. I wish I could that recording. And my favorite track by him (and how I heard of him in the first place) was his remix of Heads Will Roll by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. It is awesome. Unfortunately I only heard from over by the porta-potties.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Heads Will Roll (A-trak remix)

Great shows!!!

My 5 star list (from iTunes)

8 12 2009

Below is a list of the songs in my current iTunes library that I have given 5 stars. The star system isn’t the best indication of being my favorites, but it works well enough. It basically means I liked it enough to bother making the note. I might feel a little differently about some of them now, but in general there are some great songs in there. I’ll probably talk about a few of those in more detail in days to come.

Aerodynamic Daft Punk Discovery
Ageing Had Never Been His Friend Love Is All Nine Times That Same Song
Anthems For A Seventeen-Year-Old Girl Broken Social Scene You Forgot It In People
Autumn Sweater Yo La Tengo I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One
The Bleeding Heart Show The New Pornographers Twin Cinema
Blue Balloon Robby Benson Jeremy
Blue Ridge Mountains Fleet Foxes Fleet Foxes
The Book of Right-On Joanna Newsom
boy from school Hot Chip The Warning
Boyscout’n Menomena Friend And Foe
Dance The Way I Feel Ou Est Le Swimming Pool
El Pico Ratatat Ratatat
The End Of You Too Metronomy Nights Out
Faxing Berlin (Piano Version) Deadmau5 Faxing Berlin
Femme et Enfant (feat. Sebastien Tellier) Rob Dodecalogue Vol. IV : Jude Thadée – Get Free Music at RCRD LBL.com
Fingers of Steel (Hypnolove Remix) Sebastien Tellier
First Day Of My Life Bright Eyes I’m Wide Awake It’s Morning
Float On Modest Mouse Good News For People Who Love Bad News
Flume Bon Iver For Emma, Forever Ago
Frontier Psychiatrist The Avalanches Since I Left You
fumble Architecture In Helsinki Fingers Crossed
Fun Girl (Worldwarwalter Remix) Jessica 6 Fun Girl Remixes – Get Free Music at RCRD LBL.com
General Motors, Detroit, America (Black Strobe Remix) Acid Washed General Motors, Detroit, America – Get Free Music at RCRD LBL.com
Ghost Dancer Mille http://www.trashbagskids.com
Happy Up Here Royksopp Junior
Kids MGMT Oracular Spectacular
Knife Grizzly Bear Yellow House
L’amour et la violence (Boys Noize Remix) Sébastien Tellier L’amour et la violence
L’amour et la Violence [Boys Noize Euro mix] Sebastien Tellier toomanysebastians.blogspot.com
La Valse D’Amélie (Version Piano) Yann Tiersen Amelie From Montmartre
Little Girl [ft. Julian Casablancas] Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse Dark Night of the Soul
Lump Sum Bon Iver For Emma, Forever Ago
The Mariner’s Revenge Song The Decemberists Picaresque
Mi Basta Chiudere Gli Occhi E Nino Rota Juliet Of The Spirits OST
My Little Corner Of The World Yo La Tengo I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One
Needle in the Hay Elliott Smith Elliott Smith
A Nervous Tic Motion Of The Head To The Left Andrew Bird Andrew Bird & The Mysterious Production Of Eggs
New Slang The Shins oh, inverted world
Opposite Day Andrew Bird Andrew Bird & The Mysterious Production Of Eggs
Pom Pom Matthew Dear Asa Breed
Pon de floor (Chewy Chocolate Cookies Remix) Major Lazer THERATCATCHERS.COM
Pursuit of Happiness (Benny Benassi Remix) Kid Cudi, MGMT & Ratatat http://www.whitefolksgetcrunk.com
Re Stacks Bon Iver
Remind Me – Geico Version
Saint Mary Sparklehorse Good Morning Spider
Satan Said Dance Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Some Loud Thunder
Secret Pint Mogwai Rock Action
Shadows (Claes Rosen Bootleg) Pryda
Skinny Love Bon Iver For Emma, Forever Ago
souvenirs Architecture In Helsinki Fingers Crossed
Stockholm Syndrome Yo La Tengo I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One
Symphony No. 3, Movement IV Philip Glass/Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra Symphony No. 3
Tables And Chairs Andrew Bird Andrew Bird & The Mysterious Production Of Eggs
TEPR – Minuit Jacuzzi (Data Remix) TEPR Ever Better – EmptNYC.com
This Could Be Beautiful (It Is) Metronomy Pip Paine (Pay Back The £5000 You Owe)
Tourist Julian Casablancas Phrazes For The Young
Track 18
Waves (Chilly Gonzales Piano Remake) Erol Alkan & Boys Noize Waves (Rework)
What Do I Do Now? Metronomy Not Made for Love EP
When You Talk The Twelves
You Can’t Hurry Love The Concretes The Concretes
1 Sonata:  Allegro Non Troppo – Con Moto N. Medtner Medtner: Complete Piano Sonatas & Forgotten Melodies (Disk 1)
2 Rights Make 1 Wrong Mogwai Rock Action
02-White Tooth Man Iron & Wine
09-Boy With A Coin Iron & Wine

Daft Punk – Aerodynamic

6 12 2009

This song is awesome, one of my favorites by daft punk. Here are three different versions, the original and two interpretations. One remix is by The Twelves, probably the most amazing remix duo I have come across. They do some amazing stuff; a particular favorite of mine is a remix of an MIA song. I can post if there’s interest, it’s from the 30 minutes of Twelves track. The other version is a classical style version, with awesome orchestral instrumentation. The strings really make it come alive, and then the arpeggios in the piano have a feel of Philip Glass, and then the percussion (snare and timpani I think) give it some energy! I’m really impressed at this cross genre reinterpretation. I like to talk about how modern artists reinterpret classical themes, but this is a great example of how classical instrumentation can flesh out and enrich an already awesome electronic song. The sum is greater than the parts!


The Twelves Remix: