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Orbital has been around ages. K only a couple of decades, but I am sure some of their select tunes will be timeless. “Halcyon + On + On” is one of the first electronic tracks I listened to as a kid. I remember hearing it while watching the movie Hackers. I am not sure that movie will stand the test of time, but I promise the track will.

Another great track of Orbital’s  I recommend is “Belfast.”

There is even a track Pitchfork acknowledges. “Chime” was listed in their Pitchfork 500 list.

If you want to find out more info on Orbital then check out this write up on last.fm

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Kompakt, the label for electronic big whigs like SuperMayer, SuperPitcher, and my personal favorite, Gui Boratto, has just released their 9th mix compilation titled Total 9. The tracks on this album seem to bit slower than some of their past compilations. Too slow for the big dance floors. Why expect that in the first place? Kompakt always give off a darker vibe than other popular labels. But, isn’t that what separates them from the more dance floor friendly labels, such as, Ed Banger and Kitsune. Whether  Kompakt is better than the other two? That depends on what you are judging them on. If it is by the quality of their most recent mix compilations, then, Kompakt is clearly the winner. So, if you’re looking for an album to chill out to, this is it. Everyone needs some good night music to crash to every now and then. Peace & Beats

For  a better review of the album check out RA’s HERE

TRACK LISTING:

01. Justus Koehncke – No Thanks For The Add 
02. DJ Koze – Zou Zou 
03. Superpitcher vs The Congosound – Say I’m Your Number One (Album Version Superpitcher Remix) 
04. Juergen Paape – Come Into My Life (Feat. Alison Degbe) 
05. Matias Aguayo – Minimal 
06. Supermayer – Hey Hotties! 
07. Joerg Burger – Modernism Begins At Home 
08. Superpitcher – Disko! (You Don’t Care) 
09. Partial Arts – Telescope (KOM CD 67 Version) 
10. Thomas Fehlmann – With Wings 
11. Burger & Voigt – Wand Aus Klang 
12. Dubshape – Droplets (Early Night Mix) 
13. Jonas Bering – Can’t Stop Loving You 
14. Robert Babicz – Don’t Look Back 
15. Nightguy – Pretty Face 
16. Gui Boratto – Anunciacion 
17. The Rice Twins – The Signifier 
18. Nicolas Stefan – Time Is Over 
19. Kaito – Everlasting Dub 
20. SCSI 9 – Another Day Acid 
21. Maxime Dangles – Tulipa 
22. Freiland – Geduld

 

Maxime Dangles – Tulipa [Kompakt] Zshare

Great song. I used to listen to it when his EP was released earlier this year. Along with his other song “Firewire.”

 RATING: 4 STARS

 

Matias Aguayo – Minimal (DJ Koze Remix) [Kompakt] Zshare

The DJ Koze version of “Minimal” isn’t on Kompakt’s Total 9 but it is a stellar remix and I could easily see it becoming huge on the Indie dancefloors across the globe. Check it out. If you don’t like it I will be amazed. The vocals are insanely catchy.

 RATING: 5 STARS

Dave 1 and P-Thugg are two cool cats. Too bad Chromeo’s set sucked at Coachella compared to the one they put on at SXSW. Soon they are going to be kicking off their West Coast Tour. In the meantime, heres a good “Needy Girl” remix to hold you over. 

Chromeo – Needy Girl (DatA In Beverly Hills Remix)

Booka Shade is one of my favorite groups of all time. I was so exited to finally see them live at Coachella. Its too bad they had to play so damn early. Especially when guys like Danny Tenaglia get two hour long sets right afterwards! I am sorry Tenaglia fans, but I just don’t think he is anything great. Booka Shade’s new song “Charlotte” is great however. I challenge everyone to name a song coming out this month that can beat it. Just like Movements and their DJ Kicks album, I am sure their upcoming album The Sun & The Neon Light (Get Physical) is going to be an instant classic as well. I think it is. You must check out this song! Peace & Beats

Jam out to “Charlotte” Here

Sadly I am just now getting into the whole psychedelic rock/electronic music genre thanks to Erol Alkan’s other half, Beyond the Wizard’s Sleeve (BTWS), and one of the main guys from Thievery Corporation other side gig Dust Galaxy. I just downloaded both of their albums so I am hoping they are good. If they are anything like BTWS remixes I am totally going to be sold on the music genre. Or at least go through a phase of listening to it to be honest. Peace & Beats

 NOTE: YOU’RE GOING TO HAVE TO GO TO MY BLOGGER SITE TO SAMPLE THE SONGS SINCE WORDPRESS IS GAY AND DOESN’T ALLOW YOU TO USE IMEEM.COM

Hot Chip – Ready for the Floor

My Favorite track from the #1 blogged about artists

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Teenagers – Homecoming (Gentelmen Drive Rave Remix)
Smooth track from Kitsune to play during Spring Break.

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Midlake – Roscoe (Beyond the Wizard’s Sleeve Remix)
My boy Brandon mentioned Midlake on his last post and it just so happens Erol Alkan’s more relaxed side (aka Beyond the Wizard’s Sleeve) has a nice remix of their track “Roscoe.”

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DJ Apt One – Mickey Dreidels ‘92
Man this track is fresh, but way too hard to find so I recommend you dl it quick!

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Pantha Du Prince – Saturn Strobe
Not to be a snob or anything, but I am not sure if Pantha Du Prince’s The Bliss is worth all the ass kissing it got last year but “Satellite Strobe” is for sure. It is just plain beautiful.
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The album I suggest you to buy or download today is Primal Scream’s Screamadelica. This album is golden for anyone who is coming down from an E trip. The concept of the album seems to be describing the whole ‘rollin’ experience. Taking ecstasy is an experience, to the people who have tried the drug, unforgettable, and the people who haven’t tried it, a mysterious a scary one probably never to be attempted due to the myths surrounding its use. Bob Gillispie tries to take you through the whole E experience with this remarkable album. The album starts out with “Movin’ On Up,” basically describing how he was once blind to the idea of trying , but now he can see, “You Made a Believer Out of Me.” My favorite song of the album is “Higher Than The Sun.” I think the track’s name speaks for itself. The second best track is “Loaded.” It starts off with the famous speech from the movie Animal House about wanting “to be free, to do what we want to do, and get loaded” before it breaks into an awesome old school house track. You might of heard it before if you have seen the great Peter Jennings special Ecstasy Rising. Then of course how could you describe your first experience on ecstasy without talking about the come down. That is just what the last track does in a nice a relaxed way. Peace & Beats

The Mix CollectionSasha and John Digweed are legendary DJs with decades of experience behind the turntables. They have played at everywhere warehouse and club known to man, and are one of the few DJs to stand the test of time and not fade out of the scene like so many artists from their time. They are booked to play a set at Coachella this year before an even more legendary group, and the pioneers of the electronic genre, Kraftwerk. The reason they have remained in the game for so long is because of their ability to pick timeless tracks for their mixes. There most renown mix/album being Renaissance: The Mix Collection which dates all the way back to 1994. Yes that’s right, the year OJ Simpson lead police on that infamous chase in his white Ford Bronco. Also the year when kids tried to embrace “2 more days of peace and music” by slinging mud, at the now corporate megastars Green Day, at the 1994 Woodstock music festival. However, Sasha and Digweed’s Renaissance is aimed at a more peaceful audience more in tune to the ideals of the old Woodstock. The 3 disc Mix Collection is jam packed with old school, but ageless, Trance and House tracks. Disc one is heavy on trance and disc two more house. My favorite mix is probably disc 3. It has more of club/rave feel to it. Unity 3’s “Age of Love” (which must have influenced the Field) transitioned into EMF’s “They’re Here” is just fucking amazing! The crowd must have been in heaven when they heard it. For one of the first mixes ever put to CD, you can’t help but be impressed by their track list and mixing skills. No wonder they decided to put out a 10th anniversary reissue with better audio quality thanks to new technology that was not at their use back in the 90’s.

Aphex Twin - Richard D. James

I’ve always thought Aphex Twin’s Richard D. James and Windowlicker album covers were some of the creepiest ones out there. Like they were made using whatever program there was out there before Photoshop, or whatever everykid uses now days besides me because I can’t afford a Mac. Anyways, it turns out that the only thing weird about Apex Twin is not just his album covers, but als his music videos. The guy is actually the electronic equvilalent of metal music fans’ Rob Zombie, and by no means is that a diss on Aphex Twin at all. So, when I was first started watching the “Window Licker” video I was like what the fuck, is this really the video to one of Aphex Twin’s best tracks? I mean, I find it hilarious and all to listen to ghetto ass people talk, but after four minutes into the video I was getting really sick of it. That’s when the song and video finally started to get going. The visuals and cinematography in the video are great. It actually made me wish they still made cool music videos today, but then again MTV and VH1 don’t even show music videos anymore. Peace & Beats