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Great video by some great dudes. The Acid Girls have been all over the blogosphere for the past couple of years but it really took me seeing them live at SXSW this year for me to really appreciate there skills. These guys have the good mixing skills and right vibe to really put on a fun show. They are definitely worth seeing if they come to your neck of the woods.

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What a gay title for this post. I know. I just couldn’t resist. Anyways, to tie in with my previous post, the Chemical Brother‘s new album Brotherhood comes on the 1st of September. I have high hopes for it. They never seem to disappoint considering the amount of commercial success they have had. In the meantime, here is a free Mp3 of “Hey Boy, Hey Girl” I received from the Chemical Brothers remixed by the Dewali brothers (aka 2 Many DJs/Soulwax). Still waiting on the official release of MGMT’s “Kids” by Soulwax though. Peace & Beats

The Chemical Brothers – Hey Boy, Hey Girl (Soulwax 2ManyDJ’s Remix)

 

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

Indie dance record label Ed Banger released a mixtape earlier this month. After listening to it I concluded it is absolute shit. Seriously, it is total garbage. Considering the incredible rise of Justice and other acts like DJ Mehdi, Mr. Oizo, and SebastiAn, you would think they could release a better album. Hopefully none of these tracks are fresh because they sound like tracks they could have made back in the day when they were trying to get their foot in the door. There were only two songs I found to be mediocre at best; “Stress” by Justice probably due to I saw that amazing show, “Pocket Piano” by DJ Mehdi, and “Decalcomania” by So Me. Sorry but due to the letdown caused by listening to this album earlier today I am not going to post any songs to download. Hopefully tomorrow will be a better day with new music to share. Peace and Beats.  

 RATING: 1 STAR