With Labor Day behind us, Summer is officially disappearing in the review mirror. But the best thing about fall isn’t the colors, it’s the great new music that the season brings to get us through the shorter days and colder nights until Christmas. Here’s the albums you should be certain to check every week. …MORE
Few things have saturated the blogosphere as much as The XX remixes over the last few months. But when Canadian techno-deity Tiga lays his remixing paws on something, you best give it a listen. The result is highly subdued (we kept waiting for his trademark “1-2-3-4″ that never came), although the remixers explanation of the track almost as poetic as the original material.
“There’s just something special about making out in London, your mouth bursting with toffee and emotion, that ugly ferris wheel thing looming in the distance…This remix is a love letter to British Romance, from the heart of a Canadian Revolutionary.”
The XX – Shelter (Tiga remix) by …
What do the creme de la creme of European techno do when they want a break from beats and bass? Apparently many decide to plug into the comical euro-pop of Chilly Gonzalez, the Fiest-producing, Daft Punk-paling, Peaches-partnering piano performer whose first video off his Boyz Noize-produced album, Ivory Towers, features a guest appearance by his fellow Montreal native Tiga as the two compete in the ultimate sports challenge.
It’s obvious that Breakestra is inspired by the great soul and funk records of the ’60s and ’70s. But Breakestra main man Miles Tackett delivered us a selection of more modern soul/funk classics in this exclusive podcast, celebrating the group’s second album, From Dusk ‘Til Dawn.
Poets of Rhythm “strokin’ the grits”-Practice what you preach -soulciety lp
Sharon Jones & the Daptones-”genuine”-Daptone 7 inch
Daktaris-”super afro beat”-Desco-Soul Explosion lp
Quantic Soul Orchestra-”pushin’ on” Tru thoughts 7 inch
Cookin’ on 3 burners- “Gravel Rash”-Bamboo 7 inch
The Lions-”think” -ubiquity 12 inch
New Mastersounds-”Hot Dog”-Deep Funk 7 inch
Soul Investigators ft. Herb Johnson “Make me wanna Holler” timmion 7 inch
Sugarman 3-”Funkee Moon”-Soul Fire 7 inch
Speedometer ft.Robert Moore “Do Right Man”-Freestyle 7 …