If you had any doubt left in you that 2012 broke fringe electronic instrumentation through to the mainstream then all you had to do was be present at last night’s Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs show at LA’s Fonda Theater last night. Marked, in no small amount, by the fact that he was preceded by DJ’s as opening acts, the TEED one man effort chugged through a set that had all eyes on the stage and all ears at involuntary auditory surrender. The light show was brilliant, and his stage outfit inexplicably quizzical, but its Orlando Higginbottom‘s natural talent for understanding drums and percussion that made it so irresistible to dance, jump, and lose your inhibitions enough to notice you might be falling in love with that cute person next to …
Check out the video above for the Soulwax remix of “Gabriel” by Joe Goddard feat. Valentina. Animator Laurie Hill contributed one of the live animations used for the 2manydjs live show, and the track is also part of the ‘Under the Covers 3’ hour on Radio Soulwax. The ‘Gabriel Remixes II’ EP is out now on Greco-Roman, on iTunes and 12”, featuring remixes also from Calibre and Aston Shuffle, you can order it here. You can check out the Radio Soulwax app for iOS of Android, or see it on radiosoulwax.com or their Vimeo channel.
You have to hand it to Converse, they succeed in the viral content game where much larger brands fall flat. This custom collaboration between Joe and Alexis from Hot Chip, UK producer duo Hot City and dance-pop legend Bernard Sumner of New Order wins because it’s done for the latter what he hasn’t been able to do on his own for a decade—create a great New Order sounding track. …MORE
When URB interviewed Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard last winter about the band’s latest album, One Life Stand, the “bearded one” in the band promised some thumping remixes to come from the album. This is NOT that remix. Ghostly International’s best kept secret, Todd “Osborne” Osborn, divvies up Hot Chip’s already breezy vocal harmonies into a house groove so delicate you’re almost afraid to touch it. Add in a string melody reminiscent of The Cure’s “Just Like Heaven” and you’ve got pure seven minutes in heaven.
[audio:http://www.urb.com/files/2010/08/Take-It-In-Osborne-Remix.mp3|titles=Take It In - Osborne Remix]Hot Chip “Take It In” (Osborne Remix) …MORE
London’s geekiest cool kids are on the verge of releasing their fourth studio album, One Life Stand, and are poised to show the world Alexis Taylor’s amped-up songwriting and the introduction of new sounds like Al Doyle’s flugelhorn. Previous records like The Warning and Made in the Dark produced hit after hit, and Joe Goddard says he is proud of this new addition to the repertoire and the quintet couldn’t be more excited to start performing. It’s been ten years of making addictive dance floor tunes and winning videos, and it sounds like these guys still have their priorities right. Before the holidays, URB spoke with Goddard to hear the good word.