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)