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    DiscoBelle: [Premiere] Melleefresh (ft. Alixander III) – My Life (Without You)

    Canadian singer/songwriter/performer Melleefresh announce her new grinding, techy single “My Life (Without You)”, the single is a collaboration with Alixander III (of Azari & III) and will be released by Play Records on May 5th.

    We present you with this exclusive premiere of the warm, techhouse sounding remix from Parisian prodigy producer/dj Bobmo which is set to devastate dancefloors.

    DiscoBelle: Isis Salam feat. Kruse & Nuernberg – Let Go (Exploited Records)

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    Download a FREE remix of ‘Let Go’ from Alixander III (formerly of Azari & III) HERE!

    DiscoBelle: [Premiere] Min Stora Sorg – Jag Står Kvar (Panik Disco remix)

    Stockholm outfit Panik Disco with a beautiful, slo-mo tropical bass, shuffling beat remix of the track “Jag Står Kvar” from Swedish songstress Min Stora Sorg.

    DiscoBelle: Lorde – Tennis Court (Flume Remix)

    Boom!

    DiscoBelle: Say Lou Lou – Everything We Touch (video)

    DiscoBelle: [Premiere] Xander Milne – Judgement (Truly Effective Cut)

    We got a new, free DL from our main man at Vulture Music, Xander Milne. ‘Judgement’ is a chuggy, hypnotic stomper that feature’s Xander’s signature, breathy keyboard work and some revival type, call-and-response vocal samples.

    DiscoBelle: [Premiere] Brillstein – Ode 2 Da Nude

    The best kept secret in L.A is Thee Mike B who recently introduced his alter ego Brillstein and with that treats us to his full blown pumping house banger of a track “Ode 2 Da Nude” (taken from his forthcoming six-track mini-album “Back To Bed” which will be released on Play It Down May 6th).

    DiscoBelle: Duck Sauce – NRG (video)

    DiscoBelle: ITZSOWEEZEE Spotlight Series: Illo

    Monthly mix series from ITZSOWEEZEE, this month our friend Illo flaunts his stuff.

    “This is the “get ready for warmer nights” mix. An eclectic combination of futuristic RNB sounds and vocals of all kinds, it will be perfect for cruising round with your girl(s) this summer.”

    DiscoBelle: Brillstein – It Is Sew

    The best kept secret in L.A is Thee Mike B who recently introduced his alter ego Brillstein and with that treats us to his full blown pumping house banger of a track “It Is Sew” (taken from his forthcoming six-track mini-album “Back To Bed” which will be released on Play It Down May 6th).

    DiscoBelle: Rebecca & Fiona (ft. Duvchi) – Cold Heart

    Swedish electro/dance queens Rebecca & Fiona collaborates with our favorite Swedish crooner Duvchi on new break-up track “Cold Heart”. The track is taken from their sophomore album “Beauty Is Pain” that drops April 29th. (Via Vibe)

    DiscoBelle: Neneh Cherry & Jean-Baptiste Mondino – Everything (video)

    DiscoBelle: SchoolBoy Q (ft. BJ The Chicago Kid) – Studio (video)

    DiscoBelle: Lily Allen – Sheezus (video)

    20 Jazz Funk Greats: Sonick Tarot Deck

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    (image is Depression by Victoria Lincoln)

    Four sides of vinyl, each containing one track. Yet this Father Murphy EP has 10 tracks in total… how so? Because each side has been intended to be played back simultaneously with another side of vinyl, or standalone, opening up a variety of aural combinations.

    This is doubtless regarded as a gimmick by some.

    But why be so cynical as to alienate yourself from magick? It’s a simple process, but one which engages the listener in a more involved capacity than just passively listening to music.

    As bloggers, as DJs, promoters, and half-assed label owners that is all WE ever wanted to do.

    If there’s any criticism of Father Murphy’s concept at all it’s simply that their collage work is so accomplished that any intervention is redundant at improving their sound. But ‘improving’ probably isn’t the point here – instead it’s like shuffling a sonic tarot deck, flinging out new and improbable pairings that prompt you to gaze hard into the juxtapositions for meaning.

    Here is a sliver from that Pain is on Our Side Now EP:

    Father Murphy – They Will All Fail You

    It’s got to be worth buying that extravagant second turntable for!

    While you’re at it, why not get a third turntable, and throw Diamanda Galás’ 1996 LP Schrei X into the mix as well?

    Diamanda Galás - Cunt

    Yeah. Now you’re talking.

    What do you mean Schrei X was only ever issued on CD? That tiny little mirrored vinyl sounds just right grinding into the stylus…

    Buy Pain is on Our Side Now via Bandcamp

    DiscoBelle: ZHU – THE NIGHTDAY EP

    LA based producer ZHU lives up to the hype with his debut EP “Nightday”. The impressive 6 tracks showcase the artist’s wide vocal range while slinking in and out between various genres including hip hop, soul and house. “Nightday” is now available for your full listening pleasure below, you can also purchase the entire EP on iTunes here, which we highly recommend doing.






    DiscoBelle: Jamie XX – Girl

    DiscoBelle: Katy B – Still (video)

    DiscoBelle: Georgi Barrel – Late Night Foray

    Recently released on German house label, sinnmusik, Georgi Barrel‘s ‘Late Night Foray’ is a jazzy, loopy number that harkens back to simpler times when all the world was not one massive drop after the other. With support from the likes of Laurent Garnier, MANIK and Tensnake it would appear that I’m not the only one that has taken notice.

    Buy the 12″ here.

    DiscoBelle: Lykke Li (ft. A$AP Rocky) – No Rest For The Wicked (remix)

    Lykke Li enlists NYC rapper A$AP Rocky for the remix of single “No Rest For The Wicked”.

    20 Jazz Funk Greats: Church of One

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    We have spent the last few weeks transfixed, looking over the shoulder of the True Detectives as, in a tracking shot, they traverse a pantheon of vaguely glimpsed myths, many of which they growl into existence or proto-existence, either through allusion (the monster, the shoot-out, the break-in, that moment when things went bad), declaration or action (as if they were proselytes, preachers and crusaders of churches of one).

    At the end of the journey, they themselves end up being the biggest myth of all, and that is the revelation, and that is the unexpectedly hopeful conclusion, which one could consider a ‘cop out’ or a way of confounding expectations re-set in the course of all that came before, the sacrifice of their own over-arching myth. Perhaps we are letting them off too easy.

    We were satisfied, we weren’t satisfied. To be satisfied, we would have had to see the face of evil, which is always an anticlimax… except when you are looking into the mirror.

    Places of evil are another matter, and of those we saw plenty. Even a dancefloor.

    Auscultation – Rope 

    The apocalypse happened, but no one noticed. They were too busy losing and finding themselves across the fractured iceberg-like landscapes of a banging techno party, drowning in the swampland of the collective super-being they summoned with their dancing.

    If they had stopped to consider the situation for a moment, they would have realized that those electronic body beats were the echoes of the boots of armies and guerrillas marching right outside, as things went bad. The synthetic wailing, a blueprint for the language of an army of Bosch-like chimera bleeding into reality from a psychic world torn asunder, manifestations of a dream full of monsters.

    Rope is included in  Auscultation’s CMXI. Go and get the rest here.

     

    DiscoBelle: S-Type – Billboard (Lido Remix)

    Slept on this but it’s a banger.

    DiscoBelle: Future (ft. Kanye West) – I Won (video)

    DiscoBelle: Lykke Li – Gunshot (Acoustic, video)

    DiscoBelle: Future (ft. André 3000) – Benz Friends (Watchoula)

    Future asks Andre 3000 to join in on the latest track to emerge from his upcoming album “Honest” (due to drop on April 22nd), “Benz Friends (Watchoula)” is a booming and infectious hit track where both rappers shine.

    DiscoBelle: Future (ft. André 3000) – Benz Friends (Watchoula)

    Future asks Andre 3000 to join in on the latest track to emerge from his upcoming album “Honest” (due to drop on April 22nd), “Benz Friends (Watchoula)” is a booming and infectious hit track where both rappers shine.

    DiscoBelle: Spoek Mathambo – Mama Kollar Oprah (Swedish rap mix)

    Spoek Mathambo celebrates that spring has arrived in Malmö with a fabulous mix of Swedish rap.

    DiscoBelle: Falkman – Ågren (video)

    DiscoBelle: Chet Faker – 1998 (video)

    DiscoBelle: Lykke Li – No Rest For The Wicked (Klangkarussell remix)

    Wishing all you readers a happy Easter with this dance pop gem of a remix from Austrian duo Klangkarussell of the newest Lykke Li single “No Rest For The Weekend”.

    DiscoBelle: Major Lazer (ft. Pharrell Williams) – Aerosol Can (video)

    DiscoBelle: Trappmusik – Tribut (video)

    Call Me Mickey: Fitur dan Harga Samsung Galaxy S5 Indonesia
    Samsung Galaxy S5 hadir sebagai perbaikan atas seri sebelumnya Galaxy S4. Bagaimana dengan fitur-fiturnya? Apakah memang terdapat peningkatan dari sebelumnya. Berikut adalah fitur-fitur dan perkiraan Harga Galaxy S5:

    Samsung Galaxy S5

    S-Health (Fitur kesehatan)

    Salah satu fitur Samsung Galaxy S5 adalah monitor denyut jantung yang terletak di bagian belakang bawah kamera. fitur ini dirancang untuk menjadikan kesehatan anda termonitor secara harian. Fitur S Health 3.0 secara umum mendapat perbaikan yang cukup dibanding aplikasi lain yang sejenis. Akan tetapi anda bisa mendapatkan aplikasi yang lebih baik untuk setiap elemen yang menawarkan S Health - misalnya , My Calorie Counter melakukan pekerjaan yang lebih baik mengelola asupan kalori Anda.

    Fitur utama S health pada Galaxy S5 adalah monitor denyut jantung yang terletak di bagian belakang ponsel, tepat di bawah kamera dan memberi Anda akses mudah ke denyut nadi Anda setiap kali Anda ingin mengeceknya.

    Download Booster

    Fitur ini berfungsi untuk mempercepat download aplikasi maupun data dari internet. Anda memiliki 4G tetapi terhubung ke Wi-Fi dan Anda ingin men-download file dari ajaib berbasis cloud dunia internet. Alih-alih hanya menggunakan kecepatan satu, kekuatan mereka digabungkan untuk menciptakan kecepatan yang super. Salah satu kelemahan fitur ini tidak dapat menggunakan Download Booster ketika tidak terhubung ke LTE / 4G.

    Layar

    Layar pada Samsung Galaxy S5 adalah salah satu yang terbaik di pasar dengan fitur terbaik dari ponsel. Layar Full HD Super AMOLED memberikan kecerahan 22 persen lebih tinggi dari Galaxy S4. Samsung memberikan kebebasan pengaturan pada layar Galaxy S5 yang membiarkan anda menemukan keseimbangan yang tepat yang Anda inginkan, dan fitur seperti Beradaptasi Tampilan sangat baik di memastikan bahwa bahkan dalam cahaya terang, layar jelas.

    Kecerahan tinggi, ketajaman indah dan reproduksi warna yang lebih baik (katering untuk kebanyakan selera) akan terkesan semua tapi yang paling menuntut standar, dan jika Anda seseorang yang akan menghabiskan sebagian besar waktu melihat layar ponsel Anda untuk film, browsing internet atau hanya membolak-balik foto, opsi 1920x1080 5.1-inch ini adalah yang terbaik di luar sana sekarang.

    Harga samsung Galaxy S5 di Indonesia adalah di kisaran 8 jutaan. Termasuk mahal namun sesuai dengan teknologi dan fiturnya yang canggih.
    DiscoBelle: Solomun – Samson EP

    Diynamic boss man, Solomun recently offered up his latest, artist EP in the form of ‘Samson.’ This release see’s a departure for the Hamburg based producer stylistically with a decidedly darker, richer and more ‘techno-based’ sound palette on tap.

    Available on Beatport now.

    DiscoBelle: Discobelle Mix 035: Rush Midnight

    The lovely and talented Rush Midnight is on duty this week for our latest mix, and believe us when we say you’re about to get a little emotional. The Brooklyn based producer brings us a sweet and sultry mix filled to the brim with groovy r&b influences and synthy house music. Make sure to preorder his new album coming out May 27th over on iTunes, he’ll also be playing April 30th in NYC at Webster Hall which you can snag tickets to here.

     

    Tracklist:
    Jessy Lanza – Keep Moving
    Rush Midnight – Closer // Azari & III – Manic
    Jessie Ware – Sweet Talk // Blood Orange – Time Will Tell
    Gorgon City – Ready For Your Love (MNEK)
    Doctor Dru – Foolish
    Touch Sensitive – Body Shop // Rush Midnight – In Your Room
    Storm Queen – Look Right Through
    Little Dragon – Paris
    Aaliyah – Are Your That Somebody (Rush Midnight Remix)
    Azari & III – Hungry For The Power
    Jessy Lanza – Against The Wall

    DiscoBelle: Disclosure – Latch (Lido remix)

    This is stunning!

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    20 Jazz Funk Greats: Not even on drugs!!

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    (art is Glitched Soup by Evgeny Kiselev.)

    Aha! Yes, now this is the stuff. Dance music that has risen from the very sod of the earth!

    Some people are getting very excited about Ninos du Brasil having a 12″ out on DFA later this year. Why? Why concern yourself with things that don’t exist yet, when, any second now, a frankly superb slab of pagan cyber-samba – influenced by, among other things, Sepultura – is about to be dropped by Hospital Productions, crushing everything in its path?

    Novos Mistérios deserves to kickstart an armada of new scenes. From that album:

    Ninos du Brasil - Legioes Des Cupins

    We’re not all about roadworks-strength industrial and trepanning techno! It’s OK to dance and feel happy!

    Not even on drugs!!

    Konono no. 1 – Paradiso

    Listen to Legioes Des Cupins back to back with Konono no. 1′s 2004 banger Paradiso, on repeat, until you get so dizzy that you puke.

    Ninos du Brasil’s excellent Novos Mistérios LP is forthcoming on Hospital Productions

    DiscoBelle: Lana Del Rey – West Coast (Official Audio) (video)

    DiscoBelle: Interview: Grum + Human Touch LP

    Scottish electronic musician, Graeme Shepherd, better known by his stage name Grum, burst on to the then burgeoning ‘Blog House Electro’ scene in 2007 and injected a heavy dose of Disco and vintage sounds while the likes of Justice, MSTRKRFT and Crookers where dominating the fresh-faced movement. With a debut album that earned comparisons to Daft Punk’s Discovery and Mylo’s Destroy Rock & Roll plus being named iTunes ‘Best Electronic Artist of the Year,’ Grum is no stranger to illustrious accolades.

    His sophomore LP, Human Touch is forthcoming (on his own, Heartbeats imprint) and thankfully, I was able to catch up with the man to ask a few questions about the project:

    RiCHARD.GEAR: Where are you currently based and where was this album produced?

    GRUM: I’m currently based in Glasgow, but I produced most of the album when I was living in Leeds in 2012.

    RG: What was the inspiration for this album, could this LP be considered a ‘concept album’? There seems to be heavy parallel’s amongst the track titles (water: ‘Raindrop’ and ‘Tears’, love: ‘Lotta Love’, “Serotonin’ and ‘In Love’, nature: ‘Autumn’, ‘Sunrise’ and “Raindrop’) which would allude to a shared theme.

    G: I wouldn’t say there was specifically an idea of a concept but these themes have been inspiring me quite a lot. In a time when dance music was all about the technical side of things (heavy drops, ridiculous bass sounds), I was trying to bring some more spiritual influences back into it. I guess that comes across through these references. That’s really cool you picked up on that!

    RG: There is a pronounced, ‘vintage’ sound to the tracks on this LP, was a lot of classic gear used in the studio? If so, what pieces?

    G: Honestly there wasn’t that much vintage gear involved apart from some old Roland analogue synths. I was however messing about with multi samples quite a lot from old Yamaha FM gear and the Roland D50, both of which have quite a unique sound which really appealed to me.

    RG: The first single from Human Touch, ‘Tears’ has had a pretty successful run, earning spins from Annie Mac and Pete Tong… What’s your reaction been to this? Did you know from the moment you wrote the tune that the reception would be positive?

    G: I think it’s very rare to know that your tune will be a success or have a good reaction. Generally I finish most music, think it’s “good enough” or “ok” and then send it to my manager and label and see what everyone’s thinking. Sometimes you can get lost in the moment and think your tune is great while no-one else agrees, although I try to keep these moments as rare as possible.

     

    RG: And is that a nod to Godley & Creme we hear in there?

    G: Well spotted. I loved the sample, so happy we managed to clear it.

    RG: You’re from Scotland, and in looking at the personnel involved with the forthcoming singles and remixes, there appears to be a host of Scottish talent (Mia Dora, Barrientos, etc). Did you personally select each remixer or was it a fluke to have so many countrymen on-board?

    G:Well Kevin Mckay, who runs the label is very hands-on with procuring remixes and has some good contacts with these guys, hailing from Glasgow himself. There’s some really amazing talent up there so I’m happy to be involved with showcasing it to the world. I think Scotland has always had a great dance music scene and some top producers have come from here.

    RG: Human Touch is forthcoming on your very own, Heartbeats Recordings. Is there anymore we can expect from this imprint? New signings or is this purely an outlet for your personal work?

    G: It was originally started up to release my music but as ever, if any great unsigned tunes get sent in then we’d love to put them out there.

    20 Jazz Funk Greats: (oh god if there is a hangover)

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    (art is Lucifer by Francesco Scaramuzza.)

    Your birthday has come and gone, and all you’re left with is an ever-accumulating pile of brainshit. Hording every conceivable piece of crap rock trivia in that messy bedroom of a head until your brain threatens to squeeze out through the cracks in your skull like chewing gum.

    We are getting old.

    “IT’S THOSE PILLS!!!” says Henry Blacker, he could be right. They certainly didn’t help.

    “IT’S THOSE FUCKEN PILLS!!” You sing it, Hank.

    “<somethingsomething> NINETEEN NINETY-TWO!!”

    Ah yes, that was a good year. Young boys. Sega Megadrives for goalposts. Not 1993, though. From then on it was all downhill.

    It was all… shit!

    I think Sonic 3 was where the rot set in. By Sonic & Knuckles we were on to some serious Poochie/Scrappy Doo committee-designed characters, flogging the dead shark bullshit.

    “FOR I DON’T FUCK-ING KNOW!!!”

    Everybody needs to sing the blues, at some point. Even white men nurturing a mid-30s sub-Fight Club crisis that their life has never turned out like a Use Your Illusion-era GNR video.

    Yeah. Where are OUR guitar solos on the cliff top.

    Where are our lovingly circling helicopters and aerial tracking shots.

    The all-singing, all-dancing crap of The Guardian comments threads…

    Henry Blacker – Your Birthday Has Come and Gone

    Your birthday has come and gone, friends have long departed, and all you’re left with is guitar strings so slack your knuckles drag along the floor when you hit a chord and a fuzzbox that makes you want to puke.

    BLEEURGHH!!!

    It is somebody special’s 10th birthday this year. The prickliest, nerdiest, weirdest fucken 10 year old you ever met. 10 in internet years is 100.

    Henry Blacker – a superb new West Country noise rock trio (whose debut – Hungry Dogs Will Eat Dirty Puddings – is on tape and LP) comprised of various limbs of Hey Colossus and produced by Tim Cedar of Part Chimp, Penthouse etc and not just a strange, crotchety old man yelling at us in the street at all – have provided the ultimate birthday blues soundtrack, and if there is a hangover – oh god if there is a hangover – then this will make an appropriate noise for slamming one’s head repeatedly against the bathroom tiles to.

    Look here they are:

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    Buy Hungry Dogs Will Eat Dirty Puddings from Riot Season

    DiscoBelle: [Premiere] Kylie – I Was Gonna Cancel (The Presets remix)

    “I Was Gonna Cancel” (written and produced by Pharrell) is the 2nd single to be taken from Kylie’s brand new album “Kiss Me Once” and the single will be released on May 12th.

    Australian duo The Presets flips the original into dance pop heaven aided by spaced out synth sounds and a steady beat.

    “We have always had the utmost respect for Kylie as a pop star and an Australian Icon. After we DJed for her recently in Sydney she asked us to remix “I Was Gonna a Cancel”. Saying yes was a no brainer.”

    DiscoBelle: Childish Gambino (ft. Problem) – Sweatpants (video)

    DiscoBelle: Benjamin Francis Leftwich – Shine (Kygo remix)

    Proper summer vibes with this remix by Kygo of the Benjamin Francis Leftwich track “Shine”.

    DiscoBelle: MSCLS ft. Knox – Make It Hot

    Our bwoy MSCLS has done it again, this time teaming up with fellow Texan, Knox to produce this creepy little house joint, ‘Make It Hot.’ Spooky strings and a percussive bass-line, chord stabs and pitched down vocal snips that would make DJ Screw proud… durty south fer lyfe, ya’ll!

    Free DL as per usual!

    DiscoBelle: Röyksopp & Robyn – Monument (snippet, video)

    DiscoBelle: Young Chop (ft. Chief Keef) – All I Care About

    All Chief Keef cares about is hundreds, fiftys, and twenties.

    DiscoBelle: Funk Hunk – Serious EP

    Out today on Nude_isco, Denver based edit fiend, Funk Hunk drops a tasty four-tracker of slinky edits destined to inspire tail-feather shaken’ across the land. With a deft scalpel and a dance-floor sensibility, Funk Hunk reworks these forgotten 80′s jams into a collection of serious heaters your DJ crates can’t do without. My pick of the bunch is the version of Junior’s ‘Not Tonight’ with is synth-percussion intro and gangster-lean stomp. Buy it HERE and drop the sun-roof top, this is pure summertime gold, ladies and gents.




    DiscoBelle: Dummy Mix 205: Mumdance’s Mahraganat Mixtape

    UK producer/dj Mumdance went on a journey to Egypt recently where he worked with local musicians from the Mahraganat movement. This mixtape done for Dummy Magazine contains brand new original music from that journey.

    “Mahraganat is a contemporary youth style which combines elements of traditional Egyptian folk music with breakneck tempos and basic electronic production tools.”

    DiscoBelle: Dummy Mix 205: Mumdance’s Mahraganat Mixtape

    UK producer/dj Mumdance went on a journey to Egypt recently where he worked with local musicians from the Mahraganat movement. This mixtape done for Dummy Magazine contains brand new original music from that journey.

    “Mahraganat is a contemporary youth style which combines elements of traditional Egyptian folk music with breakneck tempos and basic electronic production tools.”

    DiscoBelle: French Montana (ft. Diddy, Rick Ross, Chinx, Lil Durk & Jadakiss) – Paranoid (remix) (video)
    DiscoBelle: Lil Reese (ft. Johnny May Cash) – Irrelevant (video)

    DiscoBelle: Modcast #178: Neneh Cherry

    Neneh Cherry with ten tracks that have influenced her in this mix/playlist done for Modular’s Modcast series.

    DiscoBelle: Outkast – Coachella 2014 Full Set (video)

    DiscoBelle: Young Thug – Stoner (Evian Christ remix)

    UK producer and Kanye West collaborator Evian Christ with his take on the Young Thug track “Stoner”.

    20 Jazz Funk Greats: Quantum 4-track

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    The Lewis album is one of those enduring limited press mysteries whose information vacuum begs 20JFG to fill it.  What is known is that Lewis isn’t the artists real name; he may/may not have been a stockbroker in the 80s; the album came out in 1983.  That’s about it.  The stockbroker pouring his cocaine soul into a an ethereal LP of love songs sounds like something we’d make up, therefore I’m buying it.

    The wine bar at the edge of the universe vibe is in full effect throughout thanks to the minimal genius of placing synths over either a torch-song piano or folksy guitar.  It’s Nebraska if Nebraska existed at the loving intersection of human and machine consciousness.

    I Thought the World is a love song hiding in plain sight.  Its piano and synth are plaintive in the way music for a lover can be but the lyrics, though right up front, are muttered in just such a way as to be mostly unintelligible. You wonder whether the yearning expressed is for a lover or simply the idea of love, just out of reach to the dislocated Lewis.

    If Dean Stockwell had somehow managed to get David Lynch to direct the episode of Quantum Leap where Sam spends the whole time on a beach glimpsing all the lovers from all the leaps — this’d fit right in.

    Lewis – I Thought The World of You

    The mp3 above was taken from a rip of the original press of Lewis’s album L’Amour.  Light in the Attic are re-releasing this on vinyl on June 24th and you can pre-order it here.

    20 Jazz Funk Greats: Wall of Mutilation

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    Pop music, even at its most pedestrian, is an escape from reality and mortality through the super-natural and the super-heroic, like 3-4 minute long capsules of the mythical and the psychedelic. The question is, escape where? Elizabeth opens the wormhole, what lies beyond?

    Mainstream pop often provides a stylized and simplified version of reality, where episodes of the day-to-day, in particular romance and our struggle against the tyranny of time are hyper-saturated and magnified, providing an icon for nostalgia and community. No problem with that.

    This blog prefers the uncanny, the macabre and the extreme – darker versions of our reality where the bad things that people do are embodied into evil agencies, creatures and conspiracies, which I guess makes us optimists about the nature of mankind, as if evil was something that could be extricated from us, and placed, say in that naughty corner at the centre of infinity (impossible geometries, natch) where Azathoth gnaws in his post-angled chambers to the tune of an invisible piper.

    Shadow Shadow weave these two warps together. When we wrote about their Fleetwood Mac vs. Lucio Fulci hit ‘Riviera’ , which also provides the title track for their debut album, we described them as pop icons in a gothic version of our world where people live,  go to the launderette, fall in love, and die (in droves, and very stylishly) as if they were characters in the setting of a Dario Argento film.

    Shadow Shadow – Riviera

    The rest of the album sees them exploring other aspects of this other reality and the emotions of its people – including politics (Skull Drums), memory (Treasure Island), holidays (Sunset Bending) physics (A Thousand Lost Golf Balls) or memory (1000001). Their approach is a wall of sound where the exact position of each melody, beat and sigh cannot be determined exactly, their lyrics hermetic but hinting at a wider lore (say, unlike the gazing into the fathomless abyss of a weird id which is The Knife’s music), their structure and crescendos those of an Eurovision contest candidate in a world better suited to our inclinations.

    As we look for meaning, we fall down the rabbit-hole.

    Shadow Shadow – 1000001

    Get the album here.

    DiscoBelle: SONNS – On My Mind (video)

    DiscoBelle: Discobelle Mix 034: Nightwave

    Glasgow producer/dj Nightwave is the latest in line with an exclusive mix for us in Discobelle, celebrating her booming new single “Hit It” (that features DJ Deeon) she takes us on a thrilling bassfilled ride of bootyshaking, partyinducing and general debauchery with a mix that features some serious tracks from the likes of Rod Lee, DJ Funk, Machinedrum, Ruff Sqwad, DJ Paypal, Danny Brown etc. Get ready!

    DiscoBelle: Kyle Woods – Window (video)

    Kyle Woods – Window (Official Video) from Edward Robles on Vimeo.

    DiscoBelle: Simion – U+I (Club Mix) [forthcoming on Hedonism Music]

    Hang on to yer dancing shoes, ladies and mental-men… we got a scorcher on our hands! Up-start imprint, Hedonism Music have a fine slab of house music coming your way, May 9th from a man that is poised to have a stellar year.

    Simion has been on my radar for a short while due to a pair of neck-breaking releases for OFF Recordings plus an amazing remix done for one Ben Pearce. His latest offering, ‘U+I’ is a chunky stepper with some beautiful vox and a slinky, melodic bassline. Wrap it up with some delightful remixes from Betoko, Darius Syrossian and Paul C & Paolo Martini and you have yourself one serious package.

    Keep your eyes peeled to Beatport for the release.


    DiscoBelle: Young Thug (ft. Zuse) – Treasure (Kazey edit)

    We’ve been waiting on more Kazey edits, the Parisian producer/dj doesn’t disappoint with his booming edit of Atlanta rapper Young Thug and the track “Treasure”. Thug goes in like a mad man and the grand yet ominous beat is the perfect background.

    DiscoBelle: Näääk & Nimo (ft. Chapee) – Den går bam! (video)

    DiscoBelle: Todd Terje – Leisure Suit Preben (sort of official video)

    DiscoBelle: Old Money – Mothership (video)

    DiscoBelle: DJ Slow – Live at Gaîté Lyrique, Paris

    Weekend soundtrack from the always stellar DJ Slow.

    DiscoBelle: Pinduca – Vamos Farrear (Daniel Haaksman Edit)

    Berliner Daniel Haaksman updates a great Brazilian carimbó (a hybrid of carimba, forró merengue, calypso, cumbia and pop music formed in the late 70′s) anthem known as “Vamos Farrear” originally performed by artist Pinduca.

    “Vamos Farrear” (basically translates to “Let´s roam”) and the track is essentially an ode to the joy of drinking cachaça – this Daniel Haaksman edit is a club friendly, shuffling beat based smasher.

    DiscoBelle: Paft Dunk – Got Lucky (Dimitri From Paris Re – Edit)

    “To celebrate and thank my now 100.000 followers I feel lucky I have, here’s something that’s been a fixture of mys sets. A proper re-edit of my favorite bits from both the LP and DP’s official remix versions. While I’d love you to have it, it is unofficial, so I can only have it streaming here as a showcase of my editing work. Original remix is linked It still great music so hope you’ll enjoy it nonetheless :)”

    DiscoBelle: Blood Orange – Uncle ACE (Kindness remix ft. Robert Owens) (video)

    20 Jazz Funk Greats: A beginning is a very delicate time

    Dune (Lynch 1984) [1080p ITA].mkv_snapshot_01.38.55_[2012.03.18_07.10.57] I’ve seen Lynch’s Dune more times than I can remember.  On VHS (standard and widescreen).  As clips embedded in the CD-Rom version of Cryo Interactive’s classic (at least it was to me when I was a kid) videogame.  On innumerable DVDs (TV cuts included but not that Japanese DVD edition I held in my hands then saw the £100 price tag in the Cinema Store circa 1999) and finally on one of the three different Blu-Rays I’ve imported from all over the world.

    It’s an obsession.

    I once tried to win some of these at a hospital fete I went to with my Nan.  I tried and failed.

    I once tried to win some of these at a hospital fund-raising fete I went to with my Nan. I tried and failed.

    That it’s a complete disaster of a film is pretty much accepted by this point (a perception egged on by Lynch).  The second and third acts are truncated to the point of parody, doubly so if you luxuriated in the Freeman sequences from the novels, here reduced to a few brief scenes.  And then there was a massive, planet-wide uprising that stopped all Spice production…in a montage…for five minutes.

    But it’s worth every oblique glimpse into the film it could have been.  If you place the screen in your peripheral vision you can sometimes catch the true film underneath.  So scarred by the experience was Lynch that he barely speaks of it, only rejecting that there was a 4 hour cut and talking extensively about the Mexican wood used in the sets.  It’s a folly then, a gigantic $50m folly and it’s so glorious and transcendent and perfect at being just that.  It manages to be both a fantastic evocation of the novel and completely apart from it.

    And then there was Toto.

    Dune-6

    Given Lynch’s hatred of the 70s and pretty much everything Toto represent I’ve never been able to understand their involvement.  What’s even more baffling is that what came out is this weird, operatic, digital new age music that’s not anything like the plains down in Africa.  Not universally, of course, there’s still some questionable stuff on there.

    There’s a simple theme that runs throughout that Lynch seems to have locked onto as it acts as a bed to the vast majority of the film, no doubt pushing out some of the other pieces Toto wrote.  The best of several realisation of this being ‘Paul Meets Chani’.  Full on digital pan pipes from the off the Vienna Symphony Orchestra soon gets in on the act, creating this rolling, multifaceted look at the same simple theme over and over again.  Perfectly grandiose and mystical and operatic in all the ways the film tried (and eventually failed*) to be.

    Toto – Paul Meets Chani

    What seemed to make vastly more sense was getting early 80s Eno involved.  Straight off the back of the Apollo documentary Soundtrack (later re-edited and released as For All Mankind) Eno was deep in the planetary scale Ambient.  His Dune is the Dune of the desert night.  Of spiritual forces flooding up from beneath  the sand and into the stars.  Of a God’s eye view of the dunes and a psychic sense of the worms that move below them.  It’s called the Prophecy Theme and it perfectly compliments Lynch’s symbolic interpretation of Pauls precognition.  Apparently Lynch shot far more of these symbolic montages than made the film.  It’s also rumoured that Eno had produced an entire Dune score and that this was just an excerpt.  That I’ll never experience either of these things is deep and unremitting sadness.

    Brian Eno – Prophecy Theme

    There are several versions of the soundtrack out there.  One from 1984, then a different version from 1997 with all sorts of technical problem, then finally a 2001 version with the technical issues fixed but which only got a tiny release.  Filmtracks has loads of good info here.

    Lynch’s Dune is 30 this year and I love it more than ever.  And that, not its anniversary, is why I wrote this post.

    Bonus Lynch interview from back when he seemed quite optimistic about the film.

    *it “tried and died”.

     

     

    DiscoBelle: Night Drive – After Dark Remixes

    The secret agents of Texas based duo, Night Drive, are back on another mission with their latest remix package for ‘After Dark.’ Accompanied by some wicked remixes from The Penelopes, Orthy, Bagheera and a super creepy video (view that HERE), it’s safe to say that these futuristic beat maker’s have been rather successful at their task.




    DiscoBelle: Night Drive – After Dark Remixes

    The secret agents of Texas based duo, Night Drive, are back on another mission with their latest remix package for ‘After Dark.’ Accompanied by some wicked remixes from The Penelopes, Orthy, Bagheera and a super creepy video (view that HERE), it’s safe to say that these futuristic beat maker’s have been rather successful at their task.