Tuesday, 22 June 2010

In the remix: Hot Chip, Boys Noize, Yeasayer & Crookers all remix N.E.R.D's Hot N Fun

I found this remix post originally over at the 514 Blog and thought it was definitely worthy of re-posting. The latest single from N.E.R.D, Hot N Fun, features Ms Nelly Furtado and is taken from their forthcoming album Nothing due out in September.
What I love about this though is the random selection of remixes for Hot N Fun. You get the signature funky house beats from Hot Chip, the thumping synths from Boys Noize, the peculiar chopped up version from Yeasayer and the proper funky electro injection from Crookers.

All worth a listen below though my favs are Hot Chip & Boys Noize.

Yeasayer Remix

Crookers Remix

Hot Chip Remix

Boys Noize Remix

Monday, 21 June 2010

Video: The Japanese Popstars - Destroy

The Japanese Popstars have been making waves on the dance circuit for about four years now and these Derry boys certainly know how to bring the noise. Having already remixed for the big guns in pop including Beyonce, Groove Armada, Depeche Mode and more recently Gorillaz, The Japanese Popstars are already the new remix favourites.

So now it's their turn to dish out their own tunes and the sublime Destroy is their first official single since signing to Virgin/EMI. The legendary Jon Spencer is on vocal duties for this one and also stars in the wicked video. Destroy is a dark but addictive track and a fantastic introduction to The Japanese Popstars.

The Japanese Popstars - Destroy

Destroy is out on Digital download and 12" in Ireland on July 2nd 2010.

Sunday, 20 June 2010

Sunday remixes: Yeasayer - ONE (Clancy & Build remix) and Crystal Castles - Suffocation (Memory Tapes remix).

Okay a here are a couple of remixes for you before I hit the sunshine for the afternoon.
So first up I have a remix of Yeasayer's O.N.E from London based DJ & music producer Rich Clancy. This is the second remix he has thrown my way in the past couple of months and you can check out his excellent remix of Delphic's Halcyon HERE.

While His Delphic remix was an electro stomper, Clancymusic's Yeasayer remix definitely oozes a summery vibe. The happy synths compliment Anand Wilder's airy vocal while making it nice and suitable for any club set. Check it out HERE.

Memory Tapes regularly posts remixes over on his blog www.weirdtapes.blogspot.com and I love what he has done with the Crystal Castles track Suffocation. Far from keeping it clubby and beat invaded, Memory Tapes gives Suffocation a real ethereal feel, dulling down the static that usually accompanies a C.C track.
You can acquire your free download of Suffocation over on the his blog and also be sure to check out the equally great remix of Boy 8-Bit's Cricket Scores too.

Monday, 14 June 2010

Live Photo's: Halves & The Ambience Affair live @ Airfield House, Dundrum.

A small intimate show with 70 people attended this stunning low light show from Halves. They were supported by excellent local quirky folk duo The Ambience Affair. The main means of lighting throughout the show was from image projection and candles hence the a lot of silhouettes and low light shots!

For a look at the full set go HERE.

Halves life at Airfield House June 12th 2010

Halves life at Airfield House June 12th 2010

Halves life at Airfield House June 12th 2010

The Ambience Affair
The Ambience Affair live @ Airfield House June 12th 2010

Video: The Mystery Jets - Dreaming Of Another World & Gorillaz cover version.

Ahead of the release of their third studio album Serotonin out in a couple of weeks, Mystery Jets have dropped the first official single from the album Dreaming Of Another World.
It's accompanying video was filmed in a French mansion on the outskirts of Paris, embracing a wistful 60's sentiment and directional duties is courtesy of Yoann Lemoine.

William Rees takes on the lead vocal on this shiny, summery pop number and I bet anyone who gives this a listen will be humming/singing along to Dreaming Of Another World in no time.

Serotonin is released on Rough Trade Records on July 2nd (Irl) and 5th (UK).

Also check out the Mystery Jets cover version of Gorillaz' On Melancholy Hill. Apart from being huge fans of the band, it was Blaine Harrison's love of zoo animals, particularly gorillas, that inspired this cover for Pocket TV. At 2.40 is where the cover version begins.