Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty is a great hip-hop album that came out in ‘10. Man oh man I should have posted this when I first heard “Shutterbugg” back then, but I’m sticking to my motto that it’s never too late to share great music! I have no clue how this one slipped through the cracks. It has remained in my top 150 most played of all time over these past years and for good reason. This is a hip-hop song like no other with a brilliant video to match. A great blend of electronic music and hip-hop by Big Boi.
Antwan André Patton (born February 1, 1975 in Savannah, Georgia), better known by his stage name Big Boi, is an American Grammy Award winning rapper, producer, actor and half of the critically and commercially successful hip hop duo OutKast.
A lil more o’ The Proxy remixed by, in my opinion, one of the most versatile, unpredictable DJs working today: Diplo, of course! This is one of the hottest remixes I’ve ever heard. I love it. There is a massive, long build from the get go and it’s wholly terrific. If you enjoy moving your body, you will not be disappointed by the drop.
And the best part is that it is available to download for free just below!! (RCRD LBL is great for that and many other music related give-it-to-me-ness)
Also featured at Dance Hut, this prime nu disco track started my set off and for good reason! The juicy, warbling main synth line is cause for an enthusiastic “Ohhh yeah!” as it immediately enters after the intro, just see for yourself. A lot of fun, recommended anytime you need to get yourself and/or others dancing. This is the best of nu disco I’ve encountered so far and I can’t wait to find more!
The Emperor Machine (aka Emperor Machine), is an italo disco / downtempo pseudonym of Staffordshire, UK musician / producer / remixer Andy Meecham (aka Sir Drew).
Black Van is the coming together of two respected electronic producers: Kris Menace & kowesix. The Black Van project takes their shared love of early electronica and disco to the next level by exploring the possibilities of analogue perfection and introducing classic songwriting from some of the best indie vocalists from USA and Europe.
Here is a song I featured at the Dance Hut party thrown back in early October. This is incredibly raw techno that I personally enjoy it for its darkness and over all sexiness. I am looking forward to the end of the week when Gesaffelstein will be performing at Webster Hall! More about the event here. See you there!
Gesaffelstein (real name Mike Levy) is a French electronic producer from Paris, France.
A dear friend of mine made me a beautiful mix CD this fall that included this fantastic song by Ronald Jenkees. This guy is capable of some incredible synth work and I like it because it’s both strong and beautiful in composition.
Ronald Jenkees first gained fame on the site YouTube when he posted a series of videos of himself playing his Korg Triton LE and/or Yamaha Motif XS8 keyboards, often accompanied by beats he composed using FL Studio. The performances were often improvised and are influenced primarily by hip-hop and jazz.
Aside from the music itself, Jenkees’ Youtube videos are notable for his laid-back demeanor and always-friendly introduction, “Hello, YouTubes!” Jenkees typically explains the piece in the video either at the beginning or end of the video. Jenkees also provides motivational text and tips to others who make music. Sounds like a super rad guy!
“Bamboo” is a wild electronic romp released on Grizzly this past June. Not much is known about the song’s mysterious creator, Jon Giovanni, but if you’re also a fan of Basement Jaxx, you’ll soon be adding him to your list of artists to keep an eye on!Check out Grizzly here!
Not only is this the sexiest song I have ever heard in my life, it is also a surprisingly awesome musical collaboration within the realm of electronic music. Róisín Murphy’s voice is completely unique and when she belts in her higher range, it’s like my favorite picture of female sexuality. In addition to Róisín’s amazing vocals, a great combination of a stark trip-hop beat met with the synth stylings of Crookers has instantly made this song one of my favorites. Check out the drop at 0:30 in; they really kill it on this track. ”Royal T” is off of Tons of Friends, the debut album of electro Italian duo, Crookers. I cannot wait to see what the rest of the album is like.
Róisín Murphy is an Irish singer and producer who gained fame as the lead singer of the notoriously brilliant and bizarre trip-hop group, Moloko.
Who’s Afraid Of Detroit (Stanton Warriors Remix) / Claude VonStroke
Here’s a great remix that contains all the dark sexiness of minimal techno with a dense and deep beat. The best part, though, is the synth that comes in around 2:11. It is the song, essentially and if you take listen you’ll see why. If you also like super catchy music (and catchy never ever ever means bad), then give this remix a try. The original and the remix are really similar, but I prefer the remix because of the structure, sound choices, etc. Sorry it’s finals week. If you need to skip ahead to know for sure that this tune is worth it, check out the drop at 6:09.
Claude VonStroke is a techno/house producer from Detroit and label owner of Dirtybird Records.
Stanton Warriors are the breakbeat duo Dominic Butler and Mark Yardley.
Chances are if you have hung out with me when I’m DJing an after party, this has come on so hopefully it sounds familiar! This song by Glass Candy is my definition of cool. I first heard it on a setlist that Annie put online a few years ago. One of the reasons I especially like “Miss Broadway” is that it sounds pretty much timeless, afterall, it is a dreamy cover of the equally incredible disco song by Belle Epoque from ‘78. If you love Annie, The Chromatics, and similarly timeless sounding electronic acts, check this out as soon as you have time to relax and enjoy it.
Glass Candy are Ida No and Johnny Jewel, an American indie-electronic band from Portland, OR that formed back in ‘96.
Now check out the original! It’s rare to find a cover and original that are so equally amazing!
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