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Archive for May, 2006

The Chemical Brothers confront their demons

Posted by keepitcoming on May 24, 2006

Since my live Hot Chip promo and Chemical Brothers remixes posts were so successful, and since I won’t be back until next Tuesday, here’s another treat, one you can buy on eBay if you want (not my auction) or get for free here, a promotional DJ mix by The Chemical Brothers. I threw in a few of my favourite B-sides for good measure. Bye!

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Subtle’s woe be gone

Posted by keepitcoming on May 23, 2006

There's no way to be Subtle about this: "F.K.O." (mp3) stands for "Fuck Kelly Osbourne" (img). Now, since this is out of the way, let's focus on the latest offering from the Lex Records supergroup, Wishingbone. Although it's meant to tide us over until proper full-length For Hero, For Fool in the fall, it's much more than a stop-gap release, since it's mostly made up of remixes and alternate versions involving the likes of Mike Patton, Beck, Fog, Hrvatski or Ms. John Soda (plus three videos by mavericks SSSR). Most of all, it features contributions from keyboardist Dax Pierson. Dax was very badly injured in January 2005 when their tour van hit a patch of black ice and overturned on the highway. He's been paralysed ever since, making a slow but encouraging recovery. However, his medical bills are ginormous. That means you have at least two reasons to pick up this CD/DVD package once you've downloaded these tracks: a) because the music is good b) to help Dax pay for his healthcare.

Bonus repost:

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Niobe speaks in tongues

Posted by keepitcoming on May 22, 2006

Niobe‘s fourth LP was commissionned by Tomlab to contain songs. This may sound obvious, but given her previous output on both Tomlab and Sonig, it’s in fact rather interesting, as she chose to collaborate with various producers to fulfill the order. The result places somewhere between Dani Siciliano and Roisin Murphy, and ranks quite high on my 2006 list.

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Never trust a guy who’s never been a punk

Posted by keepitcoming on May 19, 2006

Frenchman Nicolas Kantorowicz is the link between two melting-pot projects, Williams Traffic and Sporto Kantès. Obviously very much influenced by “black music”, both rely heavily on a fusion of genres and eras for an often stunning result. Williams Traffic, which he formed with Frank Williams, is a more laidback affair, leaning towards reggae sounds. Sporto Kantès, where he fights with Benjamin Sportès (geddit?), is rather inspired by soul and funk, to devastating effects: try not to groove to “Lee”!

  • Williams Traffic “7th BaseBrian Dreams, 2006
  • Williams Traffic “Brian DreamsBrian Dreams, 2006
  • Williams Traffic “To Leave YouBrian Dreams, 2006
  • Sporto Kantès “Lee2nd Round, 2004
  • Sporto Kantès “Makaïn Muskil2nd Round, 2004
  • Sporto Kantès “Heart2nd Round, 2004

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Relax it’s only a phantom ghost

Posted by keepitcoming on May 18, 2006

Thies Mynther and Dirk von Lowtzow are Phantom/Ghost. Have no fear my friends, they are gentle spectres, nicer than Casper. No ball and chain for them, just exquisite delightful pain. Their third album will be out soon on Ladomat 2000, and it caught me by surprise. The theatrical antics are still there, but gone are the danceable rhythms of earlier records. Instead we get what sounds like a demented radio play, and Dirk’s dramatic vocals are perfect for this.

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The Complete Carl Craig

Posted by keepitcoming on May 17, 2006

OK, so the title is totally misleading, but I'm sure you'll forgive me after you've heard these. I wouldn't even call it a quick guide to Carl Craig, because he has released so much music under so many names… Today there are no exclusives, just music so good that it renders genre limitations void.

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Doing Morr, saying even less

Posted by keepitcoming on May 16, 2006

My third post was about two Morr Music releases, and it somehow seems appropriate to 'celebrate' Keep It Coming's four-month anniversary with even more Morr. Up next on their June release schedule are new recruits Couch and usual suspects Isan. Both deliver the standard Morr (who said MOR?) fare, with the Kitty-Yo expats leaning towards shoegazing while the veterans draw their gentle rhythmaps…

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Hot Chip’s live shit is on fire

Posted by keepitcoming on May 15, 2006

While we're impatiently waiting for The Warning to be released (it seems to have leaked so long ago…), here's a treat I found at the bottom of a bin: a Kitsuné promo live recording from Hot Chip's set at the 2004 Transmusicales in Rennes, France. While it's obviously not SBD (that's taper lingo for 'soundboard' I guess), it's still nice to hear and a good start for a week that holds its share of promises…

(© F. Villemin)

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Para One for all and all for Para One

Posted by keepitcoming on May 12, 2006

Para One is a brilliant young French producer from the Institubes posse (TTC, Tacteel, Surkin…) who is about to release his debut album Epiphanie. I really want him to break through with this record, and I don’t want to spoil it, so I thought I’d only post the short opening track, which should be enough to raise your anticipation, along with a quick overview of his work. His Japan-only Daft Punk remix is unbelievably great, and check the “Turtle Trouble” acid trip, a whirlwind of a track that caught my ear back in 2003 and also appears on Epiphanie. 6/6/6 can’t come soon enough!

If you liked this, and you should, I think the Frootylootybootymoviegooniezoonie blog has something extra for you… namely the killer first single off Epiphanie, the storming “Dudun-dun”!

Para One live @ We Love Ellen (© W.Beaucardet)

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Paradise in a garage

Posted by keepitcoming on May 11, 2006

To put it bluntly, Rhino‘s brand new Larry Levan / Paradise Garage 2-disc compilation is even better than A Tom Moulton Mix, which I posted about earlier. That should inform you about its level of greatness, but if you don’t trust me, give a spin to any of the four tracks below, all of which the late LL had a hand in mixing and/or remixing around 1980 before he eventually played them at the club. This is disco in the widest, wildest meaning of the word, the right one imho.

P.S. 30,000 visits in under 4 months is so much more than I ever expected, thanks!

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