Air Fance is no more. But there is some solace to be had in Memory Tapes‘ remix of “It Feels Good To Be Around You.” I believe in some ways this is Memory Tapes’ eulogy for Air France, and it’s quite good.
Air France – It Feels Good To Be Around You (Memory Tapes Version) | Mediafire[mp3]
@slamstorky for this find. Dirty Projectors have a new song, “Gun Has No Trigger.” It’s off their forthcoming LP which will be out soon I hear. Haven’t really formed an opinion yet but it is interesting. I guess the question that comes to mind is who’s doing the next James Bond soundtrack?
For those of you who think you’re unfamiliar with Dntel’s work, I’d just like to remind you that he also comprises the entirety of the better half of Postal Service (Jimmy Tamborello/ not Ben Gibbard). You might think me hyperbolic when I say this is the direction all electronic music should be moving in but I’m not. Just listen and hear what I mean.
Dntel – Bright Night | Mediafire[mp3]
I’ve heard murmurs of mixed reviews concerning Tanlines‘ new album Mixed Emotions, so that’s all I really knew about the album. But after watching the music video for “All of Me” my opinion is anything but mixed, this song and video are absolutely excellent. So much so that I’m going to go download their new album. This is the second video/single off of off Mixed Emotions the first being “Brothers” which I’m currently enjoying as I type this.
Get ready for Diplo related bangers to become even more prevalent. He already dropped the dankest Usher track in history. Major Lazer, his half brain child with DJ Switch, is getting ready to release their sophomore LP to much anticipation, at least from this blogger. Along with all that there’s this relentless title track from his upcoming album Express Yourself. There’s a lot of Diplo on the horizon.
Skip to 3:50 on Havana. Now tell me that beat isn’t infectious and just about all you really want to hear. The Swedes have a knack for knowing what I like before I know it and Comodo, who I’m assuming is Swedish since I came across ‘em on a Swedish blog (NO MODEST BEAR: their blog names not making any sense post translation is a point national pride), is no exception. So, what I have to say about these songs in the most abridged terms possible: beat driven ambient or post-dub indebted to Burial’s ubiquitous influence on the genre as well as possessing an ineffable quality of euphony.
Burial and Four Tet have a new song. If you’re unfamiliar with their work they did this song, a personal favorite of mine. They also collaborated with Thom York sometime last year producing interesting result. They are excellent artists on their own and “Nova” is further evidence of their potential in tandem.
The perfunctory Bon Iver Music Video post: ”Towers” is one of my favorites. That said, I’m not sure if anyone else has this problem, some of the songs on the record tend to blend together for me. But with this video beautifully contextualizing the entirety of “Towers” there is now no way of forgetting where this gem begins and ends.
Dross Glop 2 is the second in a 4-part 12″ remix series, featuring the work of Shabazz Palaces, Kode 9 & The Alchemist. The songs have been taken from Gloss Drop Battles’ 2011 LP. Dross Glop 2 will be released in physical form on February 21st. Gloss Drop makes for a very good foundation for a remix/mashup album because Battles lacked a steady lead singer throughout the recording process so the each song had to stand on its own without vocals.