12/22/11

Rebel Yelle

It's been a while readers. But I promise it's been worth the wait. Not only are we bringing the blazing beats, but it's a very special foreign edition. And we all know all things foreign are much hotter. This especially applies to the language of love, French. And also to Yelle.

Yelle - Comme Un Enfant (Viceroy Remix) by VICEROY

10/14/11

Mix in the House

Yo New York in the house
Is Brooklyn in the house
Uptown in the house
Dallas are you in the house
Boogie down are you in the house
Sacramento in the house
Atlanta, Georgia are you in the house
West Coast are you in the house
Japan are you in the house
Everybody are you in the house


That's the intro to Mariah Carey's "Fantasy" remix with ODB (RIP son). That is how I imagined the above title of this post.

Yo Isa's in the house
her mix is in the house
it's all about the house


Check it.

Isa GT - Housey in the House mix Oct 2011 by etoro


Tracklisting
Doctor Dru&Adana Twins - Juicy Fruit
Jamie XX - Far Nearer (Nadastrom & Sabo Moombahton Edit)
Joe Goddard - Gabriel Dub
Lula Circus - Fake Blood (InFlagranti remix)
Oneauff - Knits (Nick Chacona Remix)
HeavyFeet - I Will
Mom & Dad - This Joint
Dj Nibc - The Doorman (The Touch Remix)
Justin Martin And Ardalan - Lezgo Original Mix

10/7/11

We're Basically a CSS blog

OK, so you know we like CSS. A Lot. But who cares! They are great. Lovefoxxx was recently featured on a song from the Drive soundtrack called "night call." Listen to it...NOW!



This song is so classically contemporary- its got that synth styling of the 80s, but all the darkness and foreboding of a time where the world feels like it is falling apart (basically since 2008 to now).

I love it.

10/4/11

We stay up all night

Is it just me or is everybody in this video above average attractiveness?



Suffice it to say, I enjoyed it. Mucho eye candy.

9/30/11

videobitches

I guess this blog should no longer be called electrobitches, but videobitches, since that's all I seem to be posting. Whatever. You enjoy it. You know you do.

Enjoy this, bitches!

9/28/11

More adorable videos

CSS is my one true love. You know this already if you read this blog enough. They are adorable. They made their newest video for "Hits Me Like A Rock" to prove it. And prove it they have.

9/27/11

Holy Smokes, Holy Ghost

Holy Ghost! lets us glimpse into their teenage years with their newest music video for "Hold My Breath." It's simple but fun. And, of course, a musically-enjoyable time.

Hold My Breath - Holy Ghost! from DFA Records on Vimeo.

9/21/11

The return of the prodigal DJ

Hi folks, it's been a slow month. We know. But we've come back with a treat: the return of our favorite DJ, Gil D Beat. He sent us a blazing disco mix, oh, more than a month ago and we've been delinquent on loading it up. But here it is in its full glory for your enjoyment:

Disco under rain-mini mix by GIL D BEAT by gil d beat set page  

Tracklisting
Adele - Rolling in the Deep (Eros Hunter Remix)
Gil D Beat - Congolal G&S - Portable Control
Chilly - For Your Love (Todd Terje Re-Edit)
The xx - Crystalised (Rory Phillips Remix)
Midnight Magic - Beam Me Up (Jacques Renault Remix)
Annie - Songs Remind Me Of You (The Swiss & Donnie Sloan Remix)

#dancedancedance

9/1/11

Learn so much with Astro

Astro, a tropical electronic-inspired five-some, released the video for their single "Ciervos." It's a fun, upbeat soundscape in the vein of MGMT. "Ciervos" means deers in Spanish, hence why they're decked out as deers in the video.

However, this got me thinking. Chile isn't known for deers. In fact, most deers are native to North America and Europe. Hmm I said hmm.

Time for a biology/history lesson, boys and girls.

Biology
There are two types deers native to Chile -- the South Andean deer and the Pudu.

The South Andean deer is mid-sized.


While the Pudu is the smallest deer in the world.

Adorbs.

The kind featured in the video "Ciervos" is neither. What the what??

History
The deer in the video is a fallow deer. This kind of deer is European in origin, only being introduced into South America for ornamental and hunting purposes. STUPID.

Whatever. This was a lot of information.

Just listen/look at the video.

CIERVOS from ASTRO on Vimeo.


8/29/11

Start your week off right

Listen to Jamie xx's BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix:

Jamie xx Essential Mix by Young Turks

Whoa.

Tracklisting
Orbital - Belfast
Phanes - Lucky Woman
Ifan Dafydd - No Good
Harvey Mandel - Christo Redentor
Koreless - Lost in Tokyo
Floating Points - Sais
Wiley - Colder (Instrumental)
Fantastic Mr. Fox - Untitled
Pärson Sound - Untitled
DJ Deeon - Fine Hoes
Luke Vibert - Analord
New Look - Janet
John Tejada - Unstable Condition
Univac - Untitled (Track 1)
Aardvarck - Nosestep (Original Mix)
Jean Jacques Smoothie - 2 People
Instra:mental - Pyramid
Grimm Limbo - Fortune Favours the Brave
R A G - Rage (Spaventi &Aroy Raw Mix)
Ronnie Dyson - All Over Your Face
Jamie xx - Far Nearer (Bootleg)
Axel Boman - Purple Drank
Loosse - About You (feat. Yolanda)
Anette Party - Moreno (feat. Anita Coke)
Gino Soccio - Dancer
Mr Beatnick - Synthetes
Funke, Sacha vs Nina Kraviz - Moses (Stimming Remix)
Jamie xx &Gil Scott Heron - I'll Take Care of U (Special DJ Version)
Genius of Time - Houston We Have a Problem
Austin Eterno/The xx - I Remember Shelter
James Blake - Libra (Edit)
Pangaea - Bear Witness
Holly Miranda - Slow Burn Treason
Peter Horrevorts - Siren
Chuck Roberts - My House (Acappella)
Virgo Four - Do You Know Who You Are?
Morning Factory - Diane's Love
Karen Pollack - You Can't Touch Me (Roc &Kato Vocal Beat Trip Mix)
War - The World Is A Ghetto (Special Disco Mix)
Marshall Jefferson - Mushrooms (Justin Martin Mix)
Radiohead - Bloom (Jamie xx Rework)

8/12/11

Retro (Non) Wednesday

It's been a while since we've had a proper Retro Wednesday (like 8 days...) and I couldn't wait any longer y'all. Wednesday is just too far away and the weekend is just too damn close. This is all about fun.

Remember this? I do. I used to think this song was called "Show Me Love." Silly me.



Little Dragon covered it with much aplomb. I also recommend listening to some of Little Dragon's newest album, particularly "Union Ritual." (Click here to listen + remixes!)

Little Dragon - Gypsy Woman (Crystal Waters cover) by NONACIENMANCHESTER

8/8/11

Am I Guilty?

Yes. I am guilty of playing this song way too much. But I can not get enough, the chorus is too much fun. Its not new, but the whole album Moment Bends is wicked good, incredibly 80's and poppy, and perfect your summer days.

Contact High - Architecture in Helsinki



8/3/11

Retro Wednesday Sample

You might recognize the sample. Or maybe you don't. It's one of those songs you've heard all your life but have no idea the name of. It's "Be My Baby" by the Ronettes. Doesn't ring a bell? Well, that doesn't matter. Feel the early-60s vibe of it in Hunx and His Punx's newest video "Lover's Lane."

7/29/11

Holy Mothereffing Ghost!

I saw Holy Ghost! last March when they opened for Cut Copy at 9:30 Club. At the time, Cut Copy's frontman Dan Whitford said this would be the last show that Holy Ghost! would ever be an opener for. They were destined to be headliners.

I couldn't agree more.

Holy Ghost! churns out electronic funk-inspired songs fit for even the pickiest of listeners. In their newest video, they collaborate with Michael McDonald (what the what??) and still make a beautiful (although short) go of it. Here's "Some Children" directed by lilfuchs and made for Adult Swim.

Holy Ghost! / Some Children By lilfuchs from DFA Records on Vimeo.

7/28/11

Down.

This is a bit of a turn for EB - the Dum Dum Girls song is more of a Simmerdown Sunday post but I'm pretty miserable working full time unpaid, so this song fits my mood.

Dum Dum Girls - Coming Down.












And then I watch this video and I feel better. About everything.

Tim and Eric Awesome Show - Cleaning Up After Your Cat Part 2 from Aaron Kelly on Vimeo.

7/21/11

Is this like the poor man's Robyn?



Nice try, UK. Nice try. Sweden/Robyn win this round.

7/6/11

Bad on the Bottle


Bago AKA Lauren Severson is little known outside her LA streetwear circle. With a big voice and a psychedelic space rock beat, she brings electronics back to basics with this single. I dig it.
Photo Credit: Alexander Spit

Bad On The Bottle by AlexanderSpit

6/29/11

Retro Wednesday: 90s Cover Edition

I had an idea for a theme party. Everyone bring 3 songs from the 90s on a USB drive. Upload everyone's choices to one computer. Press play.

My choices would be:
1) Soul Decision - Faded
2) TLC - Waterfalls
3) Marcy Playground - Sex and Candy

I'm weird.

If I was the host of the party, I would cheat and add two more songs: Next - Too Close and Aaliyah - Are You That Somebody?

I think Beth Ditto would choose Aaliyah too. She's paid homage to her with a cover.

The Gossip - Are You That Somebody? (Aaliyah Cover)

There's nothing I like more than Beth Ditto's vocals and the lyrics of Aaliyah. Hot.

6/23/11

NSFW?

Not safe for work? Or not safe for workdays? I've watched this video approximately 4 times now. It's a cinematic masterpiece that features a beautiful Florrie, an alluring Paris, and an electronic beat. Experience it yourself.

6/14/11

Unexpected Mash Ups

We at EB are a big fan of mash ups. We supported the unlikely pairing of the Black Keys and Big Boi. Lauded Brazilian DJ Joao Brasil's 365 days of Mash Ups. Even suggested that someone try to mash up Jay-Z's "Girls Girls Girls" and Pharrell's "Beautiful."

Time to make another suggestion.

Someone please mash up

DFA White Out Sessions - How Deep Is Your Love? by The Rapture from DFA Records on Vimeo.



and



I can see the whole blend of "let me hear that song" and "let me see that thong." Just sayin.

6/10/11

I'm doing better than anybody else

Dear reader, you are in for a treat today. Considering that it is Friday, I suppose that is entirely appropriate. Today's video is from a band called TEEN from Brooklyn New York. They've managed to create the perfect montage for their haunting track "better" by using clips from some 80's bicycle dancing flick staring Kevin Bacon. Take a look, become obsessed, and then watch again.


Teen BETTER from FAR EYE on Vimeo.


I think this video/song is the perfect way to encapsulate today's 20 something culture. It takes something from the past, and by super imposing a compensatory lens (in this case, music), somehow makes it more suitable now than in the time it was originally created. A bunch of guys dancing on bicycles could only be cool in 1986 and 2011, and no time in between.


Also, who knew Kevin Bacon was so... hot.?


(via)

6/9/11

Also, cop this.

Penguin Prison - Multi-Millionaire (Club Version) by Penguin Prison

Kid Tested, Mom Approved

Hey y'all. It's been too long. A whole week without electronic melodies. Jigga what? Lucky for you, I'm bringing us back to fun fun fun in a strong way. Meet Poolside Music's day mix. We can now enjoy virtually untouched old school beats that go with the summer sun. All day long.

Plus, my mom likes. And she's a classy lady.

Poolside - Day mixtape by Poolside Music

6/2/11

Do This

Listen to something really sad. I suggest Beach House and the xx. Feel terrible.

Then listen to Robyn. I suggest "Dancing On My Own." Feel awesome. That shit is powerful.

Also, check out Robyn's newest video.

5/26/11

CS-Yes!

My obsession with CSS continues. Do you want to know why?

1) They are awesome.

2) They make good music.

3) They give custom made tattoos! Te amo, Lovefoxxx!


And apparently

4) They make good remixes.

Listen/love:
Dangerous (CSS Remix) by Faker Radio

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5/18/11

I got the swag and it's pumpin' out my OVARIES

"One Big Room Full of Bad Bicthes"... The White Girl Mob motto. And they bring it.... with a brand new swag.
I love Kreayshawn. I was lucky enough to see her perform this song on the fly at 330 Ritch back when I thought all she was was a Hundreds groupie with a canon camera slung around her neck. She totally blew me away. The hook on this song is fucking ridiculous. She rolls with a group of hilarious white girls from Oakland. Most of their songs are weird and catchy and make you think "What the fuck? Who does she think she is?" which is pretty fucking great.

I gotta hold down the west for EB so this is my listen up and fucking recognize that we do shit a little different out here in the bay.
With that said, you love her or you don't get her; doesn't matter. Here is her website http://cargocollective.com/kreayshawn and if you really want to get raw, follow this bitch on twitter: @Kreayshawn. Here is the link to the FADER article: http://www.thefader.com/2011/05/18/kreayshawn-is-good-and-weird-odd-future-guys-agree/

Reviews

Due to the fact that the only person ever to post on EB is me, and occasionally the Rog, Glade (a delinquent EB poster) has decided that:

Electrobitches is like a gay spanish language electronic blog with a nod to white people every once and a while. haha. and a super nod to oddities in pop all the time.

Thanks, Glade.

In homage to this, I'm posting this music video:


Disfrutan, perras.

5/16/11

Is Grimes Gay?

I went to the Lykke Li show yesterday at 9:30 Club. And, boy, was it a production. Before the bizarre silk-drape-haunted-forest act that was Lykke Li, there was a one woman band named Grimes.

She was adorable. She admitted that this show was the biggest yet she's played and she was nervous. But she pulled it off admirably. If you're into lush, psychedelic trip pop laced with electronic beats and a baby voice, Grimes is for you.

Grimes - Vanessa by Arbutus Records

Also, after listening to this song and its lyrics I just have one question to ask: is Grimes gay?

I hope so.

5/15/11

Introducing: Mamacita

Someone once told me I should start my own Latino indie music blog. This would be all well and good, except it already exists -- Club Fonograma. It was thanks to them that I discovered this little gem of a starlette -- Mamacita.

She utilizes simple beats with a sultry voice. And she comes highly endorsed by fellow Chilean (and my personal fave and future wifey) Javiera Mena.

Check her out "en la terraza" (on the terrace). Side note: En La Terreza is a project started by some enterprising Argentines to record artists playing on terraces. All very cool.

5/13/11

Ladies, watch out

Why waste your time? You know you gonna be mine.

This is my ode to today. To Fridays, in general.

Yo, DJ, pump this party!

5/11/11

Retro Wednesday Remix (Again)


I heard from one esteemed reader (Young Alex) that Retro Wednesday is his favorite day. That's nice. I guess you like music that's classic, none of this electro bullshit we're pushing on you. I get it.

You'll really love this one then. It features the sweet vocals of Annie Lennox AND Adele.

Adele Vs Eurythmics - Rolling in Sweet Dreams (DAFT BEATLES MIX) by Daft Beatles

Did you just have a gay man orgasm? I think you did.

Sometimes EB contributor (and always douche bag) Daniel J. Hopkins thinks this remix is alright. He prefers this one:

Adele – “Rolling In The Deep” (Jamie XX Remix)

He doesn't like the original. Shame on him.

5/9/11

Foster The Dancing

I have to get this off my chest. Too Many Sebastians doesn't like Foster The People. I'm like, "what?!" Because as you may remember we, in fact, don't hate Foster The People.

You shouldn't hate them either. You should love them. You can also buy tickets to their tour. Do that.

Also, listen to some remixes of their songs and dance. You could do that with their non-remixed songs too. Promise.

Foster The People - Houdini (RAC Mix) by RAC

Foster The People - Pumped Up Kicks (Gigamesh Remix) by GIGAMESH

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5/5/11

Thug Thursday

I had no idea what to title this post, but thanks to the lyricism of one Freddie Gibbs, I decided to dub this "Thug Thursday." Because as he says, he's straight thuggin' on this track.

The Hood Internet has covered the xx's "VCR." The xx normally conjures up pensive/depressing thoughts, but throughout the Hood's cover I feel hopeful. Funny how that works.

The Hood Internet – “VCR” featuring Freddie Gibbs, Class Actress & Ninjasonik

"Watch things on VCRs with me and talk about big love.
I think we're superstars,
you say you think we are the best thing,
but you, you just know.
You just do"

4/30/11

Trajectory of an Affair

This is a mixtape public service announcement.




This isn't about drugs. It's about emotions.

This is what an affair is like:
You're so hot. Let's get down and dirty. Oh what? You're married? Snap, girl. Let's still get down and dirty. Isn't this amazing? Illicit, hot sex. Oh what? This is wrong. Yeah, yeah it is. But we should keep wanting/hurting each other. Now we should stop. Damn that sucks. I miss you? No, I miss the sex. Well, I miss you. Now I miss you some more. Now I'm feeling better. Now I'm over it. Let's dance.

This is what it's like in song format:


You see? Affairs are all fun and games. Until they're not. So, yeah. Don't have an affair.

Tracklisting
Count Sinden - After Dark (Ft. The Mystery Jets)
Chromeo - Tenderoni (Renaud Remix)
New Young Pony Club - The Bomb
Ellie Goulding - Starry Eyed
Cut Copy - Need You Now
Caribou - Odessa
MSTRKRFT - Heartbreaker (Ft. John Legend)
Crystal Castles - Not In Love (Ft. Robert Smith)
Beach House - Lover Of Mine
Peter Bjorn and John - Objects Of My Affection
Robyn - Dancing On My Own

4/28/11

Begging Me, Begging You

We have a thing for Florrie. I've said it before, but I'll say it again: there's just something so hot about a girl who plays drums guitars. They are good with their hands or something.

Also, Florrie makes fun music. It's like a girlier/less sassier version of Robyn. And who doesn't love Robyn.

4/27/11

Look. The Look. And More.

There was one day last week where I listened to Metronomy's "The Look" approximately 20 times. I may be over exaggerating. But, I am not exaggerating when I say that the song is good. It. will. get. stuck. in. your. head.

So do that.



I also suggest you do this.

Metronomy - The Bay (Erol Alkan's Extended Rework)

4/25/11

Life Jam

Yes, right now. It's all about:

I just don’t have the patience,
Where did it go?
I just don’t have the patience,
Where did it go?

You know I like how you make me feel
You know I like how you make me feel
Don’t wanna end up on my own,
No, no!


Shit Robot - Losing My Patience from DFA Records on Vimeo.

4/21/11

Hit me with that Big Gold Belt


Do you know how many kinky post titles I just tried? At least three. They all dealt with some mention of a Big Gold Belt on my bum. I promise I'm not into that. Usually.

I am, however, into this.

Commando by BigGoldBelt

It reminds me of a grittier, sexier version of Sleigh Bells. Basically the only qualm I have with it is that I wish it were longer.

If you want to know more about Big Gold Belt, check out their awesome bio:

Songs like “Wait” and “Ice Cream” sound like early Madonna – not in the lame way that lazy rock critics mistakenly think Lady Gaga sounds like early Madonna, but in the fucked-up way that Sonic Youth’s forgotten “Ciccone Youth” masterpiece sounds like early Madonna. Only Xstina’s got better legs.
And also check out their awesome songs.

4/19/11

Going Bananas for Lovefoxxx

It's official. I post anything related to Lovefoxxx. Can you blame me?

Though this song mostly just reminds me of:




João Brasil - L.O.V.E. Banana (Feat. Lovefoxxx)

4/16/11

Another New Mixtape.



Track List:

YACHT - Psychic City
The National - Bloodbuzz Ohio
Cults - The Curse
The Arcade Fire - Haiti
The Black Keys - Have Love Will Travel
Best Coast - Happy
Kanye West and Co. - Monster
Kings of Leon - Fans
The Tallest Man on Earth - Troubles Will Be Gone
Warpaint - Undertow

4/15/11

Out of the Loop

Well, I had no idea.

According to HarderBloggerFaster, "after accumulating 18,000 facebook likes and 2 million views, the mega mystery band secret comes to an end today, with the man behind the whirlwind song ‘On A Train’ finally unveiled as French super producer Yuksek."

Apparently I'm not hip enough to know of this so-called Mega Mystery Band. What I do know is that Yuksek made a pretty dope track. And I want to hear more.

Que viene el verano!

According to some lovely Spanish-language music, summer is around the corner.

Exhibit A.



Exhibit B.

JOHN TALABOT / Families (Ft Glasser) by Young Turks

Look/listen/feel. Come to me, sunshine.

4/14/11

West Coast Boast

Being the lone western dweller, I have to keep it real with shit coming out of CA. I do love me some Alexander Spit and you should seriously consider his, Until Next Summer, an anthem for long, drawn out summer days, spent in the sun and with friends causing a little trouble and raising even more hell.

Tracks you should wear on your sleeve all summer long: Our Time, Hella, Ashes, and We On. Beautiful or Bust and Frisco What Up are also great. Oh Hell, the whole thing is straight swag.

THE HUNDREDS PRESENTS ALEXANDER SPIT "UNTIL NEXT SUMMER" by AlexanderSpit

4/6/11

Retro Wednesday Remix


Let's call it a HEATWAVE! We definitely would welcome one here on the East Coast. Let's make spring happen, people.

Chiddy Bang - Heatwave (ft. Mac Miller)

(Note: Dude on right looks like EB contributor DaveG. Holler.)

4/2/11

Mixtape.




Another awkward mixtape for a specific purpose. Given the worst picture ever taken.

Mixtape Title: (My kind of) Songs to turn a breezy Saturday afternoon into a boozy Saturday night.



Track List.

Marathon - Tennis
Bloodbuzz Ohio - The National
D.A.N.C.E. (Justice Cover) - Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly.
Love out of Lust - Lykke Li
There's Nothing In The Water We Can't Fight - Cloud Control
Shove It - Santogold
Pursuit of Happyness - Kid Cudi
Gifted - N.A.S.A featuring Kanye West, Santogold and Lykke Li
Yes, I'm Stalking You - Dante vs Zombies
You Make My Dreams - Hall and Oates

And no, I'm not embarrassed that my ultimate boozy Saturday night song is You Make My Dreams come true by Hall and Oates. That song is gold.

3/31/11

Cult(ish)

I find this song attractive.

Cults - You Know What I Mean

3/24/11

Libro de caras

Thanks to facebook, I'm kept up to date with all my "favorite music." Cut Copy is one of those "favorites." They posted this cover by Architecture in Helsinki. And talked about themselves in third person. Like this:

Cut Copy are excited to share the first of a number of quality reinterpretations of “Need You Now” about to be unleashed. Fellow Melbourne residents Architecture in Helsinki thought it would be a good idea to imagine the tune as a classic Roy Orbison record. Well, it turns out that it was a genius move. You can STREAM the track below or DOWNLOAD it for free here: http://bit.ly/hlyc6h


Need You Now (Architecture in Helsinki Version) by cutcopymusic

3/23/11

Diamond Rings



UGH. Wednesday. It has to be the least fun day of the week. Naturally, you'll need something to get through the day. Hmmmmmm, if your friendly eletrobitch writer remembers correctly, the cure for hum-drum days is one part rainbow, one part dance, and one part young blond man (also known as "all parts totally gay-bones"). "Something Else" by Canada's own Diamond rings ought to do the trick.



Gotta love the lyrics to the main chorus:

I know you know just what you like
and I am really not your thing.
but just in case you change your mind
I wrote this song for you to sing.

So true. Good luck today folks!

3/21/11

I want

to do more than just make out while watching this video. Creepy? Maybe. But it happened.



Also, I will say what is on everyone's mind: boob!

3/20/11

Simmer Down Sundays: Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr

Happy Sunday. Lean back, relax, and try to forget that tomorrow is going to be awful. Hope this song helps with all three.

3/16/11

Mormon themed pop.

Alex Winston - Sister Wife

Very poppy and catchy, but very motivating for me to start writing an assignment before the weekend. (Who am I kidding).



In other news, the new National song stream at Some Kind of Awesome

And make sure you listen to this, cause its better than the first song in this post. Its amazing.

Purity Ring - Ungirthed




(Sorry the videos I post are so shit, but I'm too lazy to stream songs, embedding youtube clips are so much easier).

Also get the post title? Sister Wife and Purity Ring? Totes Mormon.

3/14/11

For some reason

This satisfies me for today.

Ellie Goulding - Lights (Shook Remix) by Shook (Official)

Also this.

Life seems like such a flitting thing sometimes. I'm being so emo right now. Perdoname.

3/10/11

It's raining and I'm sad

Someone call the wah-mbulance. Or just listen to this song with me.

9.6 (Cover La bien querida) by losdenver

3/7/11

Makeout Mondays

We have so many themed days on the blog. It's like some sort of tacky college town bar up in here. I apologize. But I think you might like this one, readers. I think you might like this one a lot.

You thought you liked Simmerdown Sundays. You thought you loved Retro Wednesdays. But you haven't met Makeout Mondays yet.

And hopefully, it will make your whole week a lot more sexy.

The EBs have come together to offer you some advice on what music to make out to. Let's start with Katie alice Greer's suggestions. This is word for word, people.

i got this heavy metal compilation recently http://www.discogs.com/Various-Satan-Is-Real/release/2259300

i think it is real gr8 music for make-outs cause it takes yr tongue victim by pleasant surprise. like, if you put on al green or the song "sexual healing", the other person is gonna be like "fuck she's trying to make out with me" but if you put on this album it takes everyone's mind off the potentially thick humidity of sexual tension in the air. maybe yall can even have a convo about heavy metal or (what is likely) your lack of knowledge regarding this musical genre. then, when you're bored of talking, boom



i'd also recommend nina simone or "world music" compilations ("would you like to listen to this bolivian mountain music record with me while we sit on my bed & talk about current films")


**Editor's note: Bold parts were totally my choice. Those are the points I busted out laughing.

Hope you like the advice, readers.

3/3/11

Kisses - A Weekend In Brooklyn (:Kinema: Remix)

I have a few things to say. 1) Who puts colons around a band name? :Kinema:, apparently; 2) They can get away with this because they made a good remix; 3) Check it out below.

Kisses - A Weekend In Brooklyn (:Kinema: remix) by :kinema:

3/2/11

Lykke Li - I Follow Rivers (Acoustic Version)

This is beautiful and haunting and so like everything Lykke Li represents. But I am going to make one comment that ruins all of the ambiance.

Um, make out with me instead. GOSH.

3/1/11

I want to go to there

Why can't I buy this right now? Why??

Shelter (XX Cover) by moshi moshi music

2/28/11

Introducing: Plastic Plates


Normally I'd be against plastic plates. You know, the kind you use for outdoor barbecues or tacky work parties. ('Cause I'm all environmental and shit.) In this case, I am for Plastic Plates. So for them. When it comes to music.

Plastic Plates is the pseudonym of an LA-based Aussie that makes incredible remixes and mixtapes. The tune that caught my ear initially was Body Language - Social Studies (Plastic Plates Remix), but after scouring Plates' SoundCloud I am thoroughly hooked on all his goodies.

Check it.

Body Language - Social Studies (Plastic Plates Remix) by PLASTiC PLATES

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2/23/11

I need this.

To get over this hump day.

2/18/11

LYKKE LI - LOVE OUT OF LUST


This is what my missus says:

"Hello fellow Indigo. Someone said it is always better to give than to receive so since it's Friday (I'm in love dududududuruuuu)....... here you go. Love Out Of Lust" - one of my personal favourites from the album. We're running out of time so have some wine and be proud of who you are! xx LL"

If it's your favorite, it's my favorite too. You see how much we have in common? It's so funny, this thing called love.

Lykke Li - Love Out Of Lust by LykkeLi

Mathematics


I love Yeasayer. I love Villa.

Yeasayer + Villa = Double Love

Yeasayer - I Remember (VILLA remix) by VILLA Soundcloud

2/16/11

Voulez Vous Danser Avec Toro y Moi?

The answer is definitively "oui." Even more so now that Toro y Moi is coming to Rock N Roll Hotel in DC on April 14. Get dem tickets while dey still hot (and only $12). Let's chill out together, kids.

Also, remember this? You should. I'm making you remember it again.



Also also, check out Toro y Moi's newest singles.

Toro y Moi - Still Sound

Toro Y Moi "New Beat" by carparkrecords

2/14/11

You're My Cosmic DJ

Our boy Gil-D-Beat has unveiled his newest set of skillz: dope ass remixes. He's throwing it back this time with Jamiroquai.

You can't believe how many good pictures there are of Jamiroquai on the intertubes, but I had to choose one from the infamous "Virtual Insanity" video. However, Gil's remix is of "Cosmic Girl." I'm really digging on the keyboard interlude. You should too.


COSMIC GIRL! GIL D BEAT REMIX! by GIL-D-BEAT

2/11/11

Hungover.


There are just some days when you prefer to listen to something that will not make your head explode. Those are the days when you are hungover. Really hungover.

Panda Bear – Last Night At The Jetty

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2/9/11

Retro Wednesday Remix


James Brown is sampled on this track. So this makes it retro, right? Right? He's the godfather of soul. And also, incidentally, perhaps, the father of Janelle Monae. You tell 'em, La Roux.

Pretty Lights – Finally Moving (James Brown Remix)

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2/5/11

Fuck off, earworm

Welcome to my head. Over the past 2 weeks I have had music. stuck. in. my. head. Some of it good, some of it bad. But it's there. And now you can experience it with me.



Tracklisting
The Knocks - Dancing With The DJ ('96 Bulls Remix)
Ali Love - Love Harder (Tronik Youth Remix)
Lykke Li - I Follow Rivers (The Magician Remix)
Cut Copy - Take Me Over
Sebastien Tellier - Look
Stacey Q - Two of Hearts
Kleerup - Until We Bleed (Feat. Lykke Li)
Chromeo - Tenderoni (Renaud Remix)
Erlend Oye - Sudden Rush (The Twelves Remix)
Crystal Castles - Untrust Us
Javiera Mena - Hasta La Verdad (Dapuntobeat Remix)
Eddie Murphy - Party All The Time

2/3/11

Discokaine's Fireworks are Bigger than Katy Perry's


Hiya, Discokaine. Can you tell us a bit about yourself?

My mother says that my haircut looks like shit and i should not drink coca cola after 5pm because than i cant sleep.....i'm 25years old though!!

Oh yeah? What else?

my "MS Word"programm just tells me with those underlined red words that my english sucks big time and furthermore my german in interviews is even worse.

OK, well thank god your mixes are better than your interviews.*

Discokaine - Fireworks (feat. Hercules & Love Affair)

*This interview is excerpted from Discokaine's myspace. We in no way talked to him and in no way own his eloquent, eloquent words.

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2/2/11

Mixtape Explosion!

From our favorite, The Magician. You'll be pleasantly surprised by its 80s vibe. Definitely got me through a long, dreary day at the office.

oki-ni presents BEANS by The Magician by TheMagician

Tracklisting
Games - Strawberry Skies
Beautiful Swimmers - Big Coast
Sheer Taft - Cascade
HEALTH - In Heat (Javelin Mix)
Larry Paul Emmet - Evita
Junior Byron - Dance To The Music
The Duke Of Burlington - Flash 83 (Dub)
Heaven 17 - Let Me Go
Videovison - Anybody (Another Version)
Out Of Control - What Cha' Gonna Do
Celophane - Music Colours
The Aikiu - The Red Kiss (The Magician's Precious 80s Dub)
Loui$ - Pink Footpath
Expensives - Life Without You
It's Immaterial - Driving Away From Home

And, all the way from the Chilean blog, No Naci en Manchester (Translation: I wasn't born in Manchester). This is more in line with the eb attitude. Very electric and ecelctic. And, whoa, Stevie Wonder remix. Blammo!

Pileta Mix Febrero 2011 by nicocastrog

Tracklisting
Toro y Moi - Still Sound
Francis Inferno Orchestra - Me and You
Hot Chocolate - Heaven's in the Backseat of My Cadillac (Revenge Rework)
Stevie Wonder - Do I Do (U-Tern Disco Edit)
Oliver - All Night
Gorillaz - Empire Ants (feat. Little Dragon) (Miami Horror Remix)
Darabi - Truckin' (Original Mix)
Cortex - The Freaks (Drop Out Orchestra Rework)
Golden Bug & Rodion - Do the Washing Machine (Toomy Disco Rub Dub Mix)
Kisses - Midnight Lover (Ultracity Vocal Dub)
Cut Copy - Take Me Over (Flight Facilities Remix)
Vin Sol & Charles McCloud - G-Lite
Round Tables Knight - Cat Power
Hercules & Love Affair - Painted Eyes (Moonlight Matters Remix)
Severino Horse Meat Disco - Bounce
Kim Ann Foxman - Creature (Faze Action Remix)
Azari & III - Into the Night (CFCF Remix)
Fleetwood Mac - Dreams (Flight Facilities in the Edit)

Gone.

I, as a blogger on eb, and pretty much in general productive life, have been absent recently.

That's all.

Except here are some things I like:

Mickey Cupid - 1994



Death and Vanilla - Ghosts In The Machine

2/1/11

One Day Early

I just couldn't resist putting this song up for "Retro Wednesday" one day early. How about "Take It Back Tuesdays"? No? Too long? Too bad. It's happening.

1/31/11

Uh, I'll hang with you, Robyn


Robyn - Hang With Me (DROP OUT ORCHESTRA REMIX) by Dr.Kable

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7 Letters, Across

What makes this mix so good?

Lykke Li.

Also

Holy Ghost, Cut Copy, Beth Ditto. But 32 letters is a little long for a proper crossword.

FEB 2011 MIX by tronikyouth

Tracklisting
1. Max Essa - Midnight And A New Direction (Visti + Meyland Mix)
2. Holy Ghost - Do It Again
3. Chicken Lips Presents The Rhythm oddessy - Move Groove (Dr Dunks Mix)
4. Golden Bug - Do The Washing Machine (Midnight Mike Mix)
5. The Drums - Me And The Moon (Clock Opera Mix)
6. Munk - Keep My Secret (Rory Phillips Club Mix)
7. Dmx Crew - Disco Theme
8. Lykke Li - I Follow Rivers (The Magician Mix)
9. ELO - Evil Woman (Edit)
10. Cut Copy - Take Me Over (Mylo Mix)
11. Beth Ditto - I Wrote The Book
12. Retriever - Murder (Headman Remix)
13. Moullinex - Love It Is Then
14. Domonic Peirce - Vibrations
15. Chilly Gonzales - You Can Dance (Fare Soldi Mix)
16. Sénor Stereo - Unintentional Feat.Danny Daze (U-Tern Remix)
17. Giorgio Moroder & Martin Brodin - The Chase 2011 (Martin Brodin Dubbed Out Mix)
18. White Sea - Ladykiller (Gigamesh Remix)
19. The Dirtboms - Shari Vari

1/28/11

Physical Fridays


Alert the presses. Breakbot is now on SoundCloud. And he wants you to get physical. Listen and dance, please.

yuksek - extraball (bbot remix) by breakbot ed banger

1/25/11

I Just Can't Get Enough


Swedish siren Lykke Li is pulling out all the stops for her upcoming album Wounded Rhymes. She's released two singles. One was the teaser "Get Some." To be honest, it didn't make me want to run to the store to get some, yaknowwhatimean. But recently released "I Follow Rivers" had me mesmerized from the first note. My infatuation deepened with The Magician's stellar remix. Here's a reminder.

Lykke Li "I Follow Rivers" The Magician Remix by TheMagician

And now, my girl has done it again. "I Follow Rivers" can stand on its own, but god does it brighten with each remix. This time, Dave Sitek takes a turn.

Lykke Li - I Follow Rivers (Dave Sitek Remix) by LykkeLi

Keep it up, kids.

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1/24/11

Introducing: Sammy Bananas


Hot Brooklyn-based DJ Sammy Bananas is gracing the DC Metro area with his presence this Friday at DC9. I expected big things when I heard resident wonder boy Gavin Holland would be introducing him, but some things are bigger than others. And I'm not talking about his bananas. I'm talking about his beats. My current favorite:

Sammy Bananas - Ladies by Sammybananas

You know I can't say no to the ladies. Or a really smooth production of old school jams meeting modern electronics.

I also always thought this approach should be taken to Jay-Z's "Girls Girls Girls" and Snoop Dogg and Pharell's "Beautiful". Just imagine it "girls, girls, girls, girls, girls I do adore/Beautifuuuuuul/girls, girls, girls, girls I do adore." OK, that's my piece.

Hope to see you kids at DC9 sooner than later.

1/21/11

Going Gaga for Gaga


Lady Gaga has introduced us to a remix of her new single "Scheiße." My, my Lady Gaga, are you ever multi-lingual. First it was "J'veux ton amour/et j'veux ton revenge" in "Bad Romance." Now it's "Ich bin mir absolut klar/Ich trag den Namen Monster."

One makes sense: "I want your love/I want your revenge." The other, not so much: "I am absolutely clear/I carry the name Monster." Yeah, Gaga, we get it. Little monsters etc. You're just lucky that you have a good ass beat in the background. Get it girl.


Lady Gaga - Scheiße (Remix) by gagadaily

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1/20/11

Guess what?


Beth Ditto. On the blog. Again.

Mostly because she's released the 4 songs from her debut EP. Let's listen to my favorite.

Beth Ditto - Do You Need Someone

Yes, Beth, you can be the one. My one.

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One Day Late

I am one day late for a Retro Wednesday post. But that doesn't mean the 80s are out of my head. In fact, they are stuck. Forever. Particularly this song:

1/14/11

She's Baaaaack


Hello boys and girls, if you've been following EB over the year(s) closely, you will know we are obsessed with a few choice individuals. And, well, we're at it again. We will have to gush over the lovely miss Beth Ditto once more because she's released a new single called "Open Heart Surgery." It's a catchy little ditty made in collaboration with Simian Mobile Disco. Take a peek below.



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1/13/11

Mas y Mas

More and more of super DJ Barretso. Here he is again with some originals instead of mixes this time. I have to say, it really reminds me of his Futurecop! remix. I guess that's a good thing.

Barretso - Midnight Walk by BARRETSO

Barretso - We Won't Stop by BARRETSO

Barretso - Bright City Lights by BARRETSO

I also put in a request for "more disembodied voice" instead of "more cowbell." kthx.

1/12/11

Undefeated in the Competition of Band Names


The '96 Bulls calls to mind the glory seasons of the trifecta of Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, and Dennis Rodman. It also calls to mind the best band name ever -- used by two lads from Melbourne who create sick electronic remixes. Here are a few of them to enjoy:

The Wombats - Tokyo (Vampires & Wolves) ('96 Bulls Remix) by '96 Bulls

The Knocks - Dancing With The DJ ('96 Bulls Remix) by '96 Bulls

Miami Horror - I Look To You ('96 Bulls Remix) by '96 Bulls

1/11/11

Hot Off The Tweet: Barretso Minimix


Chilean super DJ Barretso has compiled his two minimixes into one and dubbed it, fittingly, "Mixes.". It's a thumping, wild mess of electronic goodness. Check it:


Mixes by BARRETSO