Monday, April 1, 2013
The term "mashup" is such a relic of the last two decades or so, but I totally jumped on the bandwagon in the middle of the '00s. This edit of Uffie's "Ready To Uff" x Justin Timberlake's "SexyBack" I made back in 2006 as Andytron was only posted to MySpace and my old blog. I finally got around to dusting the track off and posting the audio up on YouTube, so here it is, a snapshot of the music of Blog House past:
Monday, December 31, 2012
It's that time again! The world didn't end, so here's my Top 16 Albums of 2012. So much good music over the last 12 months, so little space to include it all. Frank Ocean & Tame Impala seemed to absolutely kill it this year on everyone's Best Of lists, and for good reason too. Check out my song pick for each record next to the respective entry. Cheers!
1. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs - Trouble listen
2. Tame Impala - Lonerism listen
3. Frank Orange - Channel Orange listen
4. Beach House - Bloom listen
5. Grizzly Bear - Shields listen
6. John Talabot - Fin listen
7. DIIV - Oshin listen
8. El-P - Cancer 4 Cure listen
9. Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls listen
10. Jessie Ware - Devotion listen
11. Santigold - Master of My Make-Believe listen
12. Flying Lotus - Until the Quiet Comes listen
13. Kindness - World, You Need a Change of Mind listen
14. The Walkmen - Heaven listen
15. Lianne La Havas - Is Your Love Big Enough? listen
16. XXYYXX - XXYYXX listen
Niki and The Dove - Instinct listen
Dan Deacon - America listen
Poolside - Pacific Standard Time listen
Allah-Las - Allah-Las listen
Previous 'Best Of' lists:
Monday, October 29, 2012
The purpose of this mixtape is to embody the Heavy Accents' interpretation of house music. I've unfortunately taken out the usual disco flare this time around, but packed the mix in deep / tech / indie house, with some UK garage vibes, and rounded it out with an indie electro number from Digitalism's DJ-Kicks Exclusives EP that came out over the summer.
If the title sounds familiar, Burning Down The House is taken from the name of a Talking Heads song, which is not even remotely relevant to house music. But nonetheless, house music is the subject of the day, and here is my personalized serving for those willing to listen. And just a little secret, that house icon on the cover was hijacked from a Webding :-).
1. Nicolas Jaar - And I Say (Xinobi Edit)
2. Justin Jay - Femme Fatale
3. Marvin Gaye - Sunny (Mercury Edit II)
4. Dusky - Flo Jam
5. Simian Mobile Disco - Everyday
6. Zombie Disco Squad - Be Down
7. Jessie Ware - Running (Disclosure Remix)
8. Groove Armada - Don't Take Your Love Away (92 Mix)
9. Jacques Greene - Ready
10. Julio Bashmore - Au Seve
11. Audiojack - Kicks For Kicks
12. Sneaky Sound System - Really Want To See You Again (Kink Remix)
13. Riva Starr - OPA! (Dub Mix)
14. Digitalism - Silenz
Burning Down The House
(51 min | 71 mb)
Monday, July 2, 2012
Here's my second Heavy Accents remix! It's of Delta Spirit, an indie rock band from San Diego, CA, and their song "California" (how fitting) off of their self-titled 2012 album. The stems were provided for a Lollapalooza remix contest, but I figured I liked the song enough (I heard it played on KCRW many times and the lyrics always stuck in my head) that I'd steal the stems and put together this bootleg remix just for fun.
Instead of going for a more traditional dance pace, I kept the track at its original tempo and kept the vocals and most of the guitar work in place (with a few tweaks). Below are links to stream and download the remix. Cheers!
Sunday, June 17, 2012
S.P.F. is my latest mixtape bringing it back to basics on the disco tip + classic house vibes. It is in part inspired by the persistently awesome weather in California, as well as by everyone's need for a little SPF when summer rolls around. Though in my world, SPF means "Super Pacific Frequencies" :-).
The mix opens with a tropical toe-tapper from Count Jackula (aka Moullinex) and leads into sunblockers like a b-side from Todd Terje's superb It's The Arps EP, a Bottin edit of Lio's "Sage Comme Une Image", a cut from Session Victim's excellent debut full-length The Haunted House Of House, my current Kraak & Smaak song obsession, and Turbotito's fantastic twist on a new Bonde de Role single.
Protect yourself this summer, grab some S.P.F. below!
1. Count Jackula - Slowburner
2. U-Tern - You Don't Know Me
3. Perseus - Russian Girlfriends
4. Moon Boots - Got Somebody
5. Joakim - Nothing Gold (Todd Terje Remix)
6. Mario Basanov - Lonely Days
7. Chris Malinchak - Tango In Paris
8. Todd Terje - Swing Star (Part 2)
9. Bottin - Sage Oil
10. Session Victim - Good Intentions (Album Mix)
11. Jonas Rathsman - Feeling You
12. Gigamesh - Your Body
13. Kraak & Smaak - This Feeling
14. Bonde Do Role - Kilo (Turbotito Reggae Party Remix)
15. Mercury - Running Back To You (feat. Christopher McCray)
S.P.F (Super Pacific Frequencies)
(40 min | 56 mb)
Saturday, April 7, 2012
It's been a little quiet on the blog this year, but time for my first mixtape & blog entry for 2012, The Well Said Mix! Created for Los Angeles' own music & fashion curators at Well Connected, this mix embodies 15 deep- & tech-house cuts that were permeating my sound scope crossing from 2011 into 2012.
If you couldn't tell, I'm a huge sucker for TWR72 (the R72 half = Rogerseventytwo, the man behind this smanger). The mix is closed with a track taking a fun sample from Phil Collin's "I'm Not Moving" from 1981. What?! Anyways, stream the mix and/or download it all at Well Connected's Soundcloud link below.
1. Thomas Bangalter - Club Soda
2. Lovebirds - Keep Coming
3. Azari & III - Tunnel Vision
4. DJ T - City Life Feat. Cari Golden (Maceo Plex Remix)
5. John Lord Fonda - What's Going On? (TWR72 Remix)
6. Mercury - You Lift Me Up
7. Hot Natured - Forward Motion feat. Ali Love
8. Adam Port - Weekend
9. Underworld - Always Loved A Film (Christian Martin Remix)
10. ZZT - Vulkan Alarm!
11. Chromeo - Hot Mess (Djedjotronic Remix 2)
12. NOOB - Spell (Maelstrom Remix)
13. TWR72 - Paradox
14. Mosca - Bax
15. Pitto - Feelin'
Listen / Download:
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Here's my personal Top 16 albums of 2011 list (+ my Top 10 dance tune picks here), accompanied by a song pick. I figured instead of bloating my post with commentary, you can listen for yourself. Check 'em out! I'm sure there were a handful of artists that came out this year that I won't discover until next year. Who did I forget this year?
1. Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie xx - We're New Here listen
2. SBTRKT - SBTRKT listen
3. Azari & III - Azari & III listen
4. Bombay Bicycle Club - A Different Kind of Fix listen
5. My Morning Jacket - Circuital listen
6. James Blake - James Blake listen
7. Nicolas Jaar - Space Is Only Noise listen
8. Tiger & Woods - Through the Green listen
9. Metronomy - The English Riviera listen
10. Cults - Cults listen
11. Jessica Lea Mayfield - Tell Me listen
12. The Weeknd - House of Balloon listen
13. Radiohead - King of Limbs listen
14. The Drums - Portamento listen
15. Walls - Coracle listen
16. Chapel Club - Palace listen
Craft Spells - Idle Labor listen
Gardens & Villa - Gardens & Villa listen
Siruismo - Mosaik listen
Monday, December 5, 2011
Before everyone gets caught up in holiday fervor this year and forgets to read my blog :-( but then again, not like people are checking this often / posts are made on the regular--I'd like to gift you one last golden audio nugget of indie/rock & disco chillness for 2011. I've slowed things down a bit, brought in some classic rock favorites (ELO is a given, the other two covers are up to you to figure out), and wrapped things up with a classic soul must.
Until 2012, cheers!
1. The Drums - Money (Craft Spells Remix)
2. Arthur Russell - How We Walk On The Moon (Youth Return to Base Edit)
3. Para One & Tacteel - A1
4. Friendly Fires - Hurting (Tensnake Remix)
5. ELO - Last Train to London (Blackjoy Re-Edit)
6. Kelley Polar - I'm Not What You Want
7. Metronomy - Everything Goes My Way (Ewan Pearson Remix)
8. Motor City Drum Ensemble - L.O.V.E.
9. Tribute - We Love Dreams
10. Kasper Bjorke - Heaven (Prins Thomas Diskomiks)
12. Bombɐy Bıcycle Club - Shufflǝ (Lǝo Zero Rǝmıx)
13. Dɐlǝ Eɐrnhɐrdt Jr. Jr. - Sımple Gırl (Tıgǝr & Woods Rǝmıx)
14. Poolside - Harvest Moon