Another week, another batch of tunes. Sorry about the lateness on this post, you know with xmas and stuff wrapping up at work. Hope you all had a merry xmas by the way with hopefully some quality chill time and tons of rad pressies. To my relos in the US, if you happen to stumble over this blog, a merry xmas to all of ya! So onto the tunes…
Cinnamon Chasers – I Like Watching You (Diamond Cut Remix)
Wow. Where have you been hiding all year?! Only discovered this gem after hearing it on one of Don Diablo’s mini-mixes. Anyway, apart from disco house, I’m a huge fan of, I guess you could call it space disco. Big on synths, pads, keys etc. Dreamy but dancable at the same time. This track definitely ticks all the boxes.
Cold War Kids – Audience
Another heartbreaker from these guys. Off the ‘Behave Yourself EP’ which you can get now on iTunes. Sadly there’s no news of any other new material coming out at the moment as the tracks off this EP were leftovers from the ‘Loyalty’ recordings.
Empire Of The Sun – Without You (New Version)
Been waiting a while for this version to become available and yes, you too can own it as it comes on the special edition that’s out at the moment. In case you’re wondering this is the same version that appears in the music video and it’s a little more upbeat than the album version.
k-os – I Wish I Knew Natalie Portman (Featuring Saukrates & Nelly Furtado)
Geez, it hasn’t taken long for Phantom Planet to get sampled… But it’s so damn catchy!
Memory Tapes – Bicycle
Some more dream-like nu-disco-indie electronica for your ears. Love the various bits of percussion used throughout the track. Oh and that little guitar solo towards the end, bliss!
Uffie – Mcs Can Kiss (Starkey Redid)
First single off Uffie’s long awaited album ‘Sex Dreams & Denim Jeans’. Well not this track since it’s been remixed by Starkey but you get the idea… I’ll have to admit I’m not a huge fan of her “rapping” so this track does a good job of keeping that to a minimum.
Vampire Weekend – Cousins
No doubt one of the hardest bands to see live at the moment as any show that is announced quickly sells out. Anyway, this track puts aside the Soweto sounds we’ve all become used to and replaced them with frenetic guitars and insane drumming, creating a real sense of urgency. Hope to hear more of these kind of tracks on their new album ‘Contra’.
Whew! Done! Merry xmas again folks and of course a very happy new year coming up too! As always, if you dig the artist/music the go buy it whether physical/digital and go see them live. Your conscience and the artists will love you more for it!