Friday, December 26, 2008
New York City, here I come! Its been 2 months since I've been home, and boy oh boy am I excited to get back and taste the taxi cab punch and subway soup. So yeah, here's some party tracks - just for you New York!
The first track is made for the peak of your drunk sweaty ass dance floor. The second track is for the sloppy after-party living room dance sessions. Alright Alright to both!
Sugababes - Girls (Fred Falke Mix)
Priors - What You Need
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
Here's a pair of remixes of Sebastien Teller's track 'Kilometer.' Both are very good! And so is he. The guy is taking over. From Paris to GLOBAL in 1, 2, 3...
Sebastien Teller - Kilometer (Donovan Remix)
Sebastien Teller - Kilometer (A-Trak Dub)
Yessir, its the key's in this remix of T-Pain's "Can't Believe It" that get my goose bumps bumping. The original is a bit slower, and this nicely picks up the pace a bit.
T-Pain - Can't Believe It (Hey Champ Remix)
And here's an original track from the dudes doing the remixing, Hey Champ from Chicago. Its a synthy pop jam that I also like quite a bit. Reminds me a bit of Vega (formerly Ghosthustler) and The Faint. You'll see. Yep Yep. Shake baby shake.
Hey Champ - Cold Dust Girl
Monday, November 24, 2008
Boy oh boy, this track right here reminds me why, for one long stretch of my life a few years back, Erlend Oye was the guy who made me dance, dance and dance some more. Something about his pop music really brought a pop to my step.
This Fred Falke remix of 'The Golden Cage' is just super, and brings a smile to my face. Anyone feel like bopping around with me?
Erlend Oye - Golden Cage (Fred Falke Rmx)
PS - Erlend Oye is one half of Kings of Convenience and also The Whitest Boy Alive.
Friday, November 21, 2008
While DJ'ing this past year in NYC, I must have played every single track at least once from Calvin Harris' very good and very dancey 'I Created Disco' album. From there, I got into the remixes and all that good stuff.
Here's a remix Calvin did of 'See the Light' by The Hours. I admit I had never given The Hours a listen until I heard this Calvin Harris remix. But the few tracks I have heard sound damn good to me. Below, take a peek at Calvin Harris' remix of 'See the Light' as well as an original track from The Hours, 'Ali in the Jungle.'
The Hours - See the Light (Calvin Harris Remix)
The Hours - Ali in the Jungle (album version)
Thursday, November 20, 2008
According to the terms of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, apparently I copyrighted myself by posting a link to my own mix. They swooped in and pulled the link off the blog. Well, I am assuming they mistook me for JT or Madonna...an easy mistake to make I'd imagine. So here is the link to that very same set. Signed, sealed and delivered by Pierre Paulin (aka NOT of the Billboard Top 100 Club, so please don't punish me Mr. Copyright)
Add this to your ipod and start dancing or smiling or loving or all of the above.
Pierre Paulin - November Fifteen Two Thousand and Eight
Perhaps it's because I posted the tracklist the first time around that Mr. Copyright found me, so I'll leave it blank this time. If you wanna know the set list, shoot me a note and I go looking for that lil piece of paper I wrote it down on the first time. It could be lost forever...
Monday, November 17, 2008
In the post below, I said my favorite track off the Kitsune Maison Compilation vol. 6 was 'Quicksand' by La Roux. Well, I take that back. It's now a tie with this Lo-Fi-Fnk track, 'Want U.' I guess it depends on if you feel like listening to two dudes or one chick.
Take a listen to both and decide for yourself. They both are very decent indie pop music gone mad, in a good way.
Lo-Fi-Fnk - Want U
Friday, November 7, 2008
So I like both of these musical talents quite a bit on their own. But when you take one and remix the other...break out the maple syrup and let's sit down for pancakes!
Here's a Friendly Fires remix of Lykke Li's track "I'm Good, I'm Gone." I included the original for you as well. If you have not had a listen to either the Friendly Fires or Ms. Lykke Li, then get on it!
Lykke Li - I'm Good, I'm Gone (Friendly Fires Rmx)
Lykke Li - I'm Good, I'm Gone (Album Version)
Malmo has introduced a new brand of R&B, thanks to these weird looking dudes who go by the name Prominent. It's a very nice blend of dancey beats & sexy urges. Dancing and sexing are now one in the same. Enjoy kiddos!
Prominent - She's My Religion
Monday, November 3, 2008
So, the past 2 weeks have been the most transformative, difficult and self-aware of my life. On October 18, 2008, my father passed away suddenly of a heart attack. He was 62.
Since then, I have grown from a boy to a man - sounds cliche, but the transition cannot feel more real. Self-absorbtion fades to white. Ego fades to grey. Youth fades to black. I can no longer call myself a New Yorker, having now moved home to San Francisco to take care of my mom, sisters and the family moving business. Dramatic and abrubt, but life continues...
Though not EVERYTHING has to change. I admit, I have been listening to Bon Iver's album For Emma, Forever Ago on repeat since my dad passed (it's amazing), there is still a place in my heart these days for catchy pop electro jams. Here's one I just grabbed from Disco Dust that I hope you'll like as much as I do. And it's personally relevant, b/c as I mentioned above, I feel as if I have crossed the threshold from boy to man, from young to old - and of course I am a bit nostalgic...of when we were young.
Sneaky Sound System - When We Were Young (G.L.O.V.E.S Rmx)
Sunday, October 5, 2008
What to make of a band with a name as odd, silly and well, unique, as Natalie Portman's Shaved Head? If you don't believe me that that is their name, check out their myspace page. So, in all fairness, disregard the band name for one second and give their song 'Me +Yr Daughter' a listen. I happen to like it quite a bit.
Natalie Portman's Shaved Head - Me + Yr Daughter
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Another track I just grabbed from American Athlete (see post below). This track by Paul Parker was produced in San Francisco in the early 1980's just like me. I was born in July '82 at Kaiser Hospital on Geary & Divisadero, just a few blocks away from where this track was being played in the disco's off Castro. Apparently 'Right On Target' became an instant hit amongst the gay community in SF. I hope to make it a hit once again for downtown Manhattan and Brooklyn party kids, who one way or another, always seem to follow in the footsteps of early 80's San Francisco gays.
Paul Parker - Right On Target
Tommy Seebach who? I had never heard of Mr. Seebach either until I stumbled across his 1979 disco track Bubble Sex on American Athelete's site (a gem for sleazy disco jams from the late 70's and early 80's). I am not really sure how to best describe Bubble Sex, except by saying it makes for a sexy, bubbly time! I mean, c'mon, look at the guy!
Check it out and put it on your ipod. Your morning commute just got better.
Tommy Seebach - Bubble Sex
Saturday, September 27, 2008
A few renderings of a desk I designed and am now constructing for Peep Show, a London based Post-Production House with an office in New York (that's where I come in). Peep Show just moved to a new space in Chelsea and needed a couple editing desks, with surface room for 3 large monitors and a rack mount system set to the side (in the cube) and sized to hold a number of complicated and expensive machines. I do not know their exact purpose, however, I DO know their width, height and depth, and the rack dimensions needed to suspend each one on top of the next - anyways, enough carpenter's details. Here's the final computer renderings - signed, sealed & delivered.
Saturday, September 13, 2008
I just plucked this track off of Misingtoof's tree of goodies. Wow, what a good song for, lets see... driving, smoking, drinking, late night drunk dancing, late night drunk drinking, late night drunk smoking, making out, rounding 2nd base & brunch!
Empire Of The Sun is a collaborative project between PNAU’s Nick Littlemore and Luke Steele of The Sleepy Jackson. Steele’s vocals were recently featured on PNAU’s self titled album. Empire of the Sun’s debut which will be released this October is produced by Jonathan Sloan of Sneaky Sound System. Walking On A Dream is the first single.
I say just take a listen, to the original, and the Van She remix...not sure which I like more, but why choose?! They are both great.
Empire of the Sun - Walking on a Dream (Album Version)
Empire of the Sun - Walking on a Dream (Van She Rmx)