Wednesday, February 8, 2012

From The Woods

I was lost once, but now I'm found. It's been far too long since my last post here, but lucky for you that just means I've accumulated a crazy amount of good music to bestow upon the Bright & Shiny nation. Starting things off I have this Tiger Stripes remix which I literally haven't been able to stop blasting over the past week. Beatport randomly suggested it to me and it happens to be one of the bombest tracks I've come across in forever. A song that's equally appropriate for chilling at your house or in the middle of a deep, techy set late at night... I especially love the ultra-reverbed hook that comes in after the 2 minute mark.
download: Lee Jones - Aria (Tiger Stripes Remix)

Storm Queen's recent EP has received a ton of attention for the Aeroplane remix of it, but more on that later... The original is itself actually super bomb; an irresistible mix of soulful vocals with analog soaked synths.
download: Storm Queen - Look Right Through (Vocal Mix)

A classic from the Norwegian melody maker Todd Terje. Resident Advisor once perfectly described his sound as "that elusive feeling of having a supremely, impossibly good time." After listening to this track, I'd have to agree. (be sure to go back and check our post on "Inspector Norse" if you're not convinced)
download: Todd Terje - Eurodans (Original Mix)

Simple, cut-up filter house. Gotta love it.
download: Miike Snow - Paddling Out (Le Crayon Rework)

Now back to that Storm Queen EP again. The Aeroplane remix is, predictably, straight dope. Typical Aeroplane, which means classy production and a groove that'll stick in your head from now till the end of time. In case you missed it, be sure to check out our interview with him for a look into the mind behind the plane.
downlaod: Storm Queen - Look Right Through (Aeroplane Remix)

Recently I stumbled upon the enigma that is Low Steppa and immediately had my mind blown. I can find all of zero information about him anywhere, he has basically no followings on facebook or soundcloud, and yet he makes the most unbelievably fresh music ever. A mixture of garage, electro, and all things dance-inducing, his sound is both completely unique and undeniably huge. Check some of his remixes and originals below.
download: Jack Beats - Drop The Pressure (Low Steppa Remix)

So I posted the video for this track a week or two back, and at the time I was undecided on how I felt about it. I've since changed my mind and come to the conclusion that this song is awesome, in particular because the rap sections with the little electro twerk behind them are insanely catchy. If you're wondering why the beat is so nice, it's because this little number was co-written by the one and only Boys Noize. Also featuring one of our latest obsessions, Azealia Banks.
download: Scissor Sisters  - Shady Love (Featuring Azealia Banks)

We got this slice of amazingness in the mail a couple days ago. Good times electro from the Australian boys All The Lights.
download: Kele - What Did I Do (All The Lights Remix)

My roomate has been throwing all sorts of good tunes my way recently. Which is great, and also makes me feel a little like a proud parent because I can remember introducing him to his first music blog over a year ago. This next monster of a track comes from him, and while we don't normally post moombahton, this beast is an exception to the rule. This song is mega in every sort of way, so big that I'm finding it hard coming up with words to describe it. I'll put it this way: play it loud when you're tryna get stupid.
download: Ear Jerker - Dirty Darla (Manics Remix)

This redub of a Depeche Mode classic has found its way into sets by Adrian Lux recently and I think with one listen you'll understand why. It builds nicely and then maintains a really high level of energy all the way through. For some reason it has a really retro feel to it for me, almost like it's from a racing movie in the 80's or something..
download: Depeche Mode - It's No Good (Jeremy Olander Edit)

And finally, in case you missed it, we're trying to give you FREE TICKETS to go see the one and only A-Trak this weekend. I know, I know, just when you thought things couldn't possibly get any better. All you have to do is tweet us or tag us on facebook before 9PM Thursday and you'll have a chance at winning a free pair of tickets to friday's show at the legendary Mid in Chicago. For all information about the show CLICK HERE.

Stay Classy,