Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Death to Supersoul

The lil' music stork just dropped the newest DFA effort at the cabin today. The tiny label that could continues to dominate 2008 by dropping a compilation on it's newest sub-label Death From Abroad. According to James Murphy and crew, the label was "born from the frustration of not being able to obtain certain records from overseas, non US-based artists...the focus is squarely on new talent from outside the US and across the world". 
Death From Above Presents Supersoul Recordings: Nobody Knows Anything was compiled by Supersoul Recordings head honcho Xaver Naudascher and is a collection of 12" only releases from his German label. Featuring artists like Plastique De Reve, Skatebard and Xaver himself; the nineteen track compilation ranges from deep to minimal to left field. I've chosen to post one of the more dance floor friendly jams from New Orleans based (wha?) disco house producer Walter M. Jones. The track is actually an edit by none other than Supersoul's Xaver Naudascher and it's a stormer. Super deep and super funky - but with a real nice retro feel. Download and dance peoples!

A.I.P. (XLN's Maison Vumbi edit) / Walter Jones - EXPIRED

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Balearic Dreams with Cheese

Whoa. Last night was super magical. 

I went to an Obama fundraiser. Really good stuff. The "Obama Wheel" raised $790 by midnight. Our host Jim made the dontation online as all us party people watched and raised our glasses to the future. It was awesome. And it made me feel good about being an American. Magical moment #1.

After the party, I hit White Castle and began my ride home. Magical moment #2.

Magical moment #3 came when I dropped in the soundtrack to the ride home, Lindstrom's latest Where You Go I Go Too. This album is amazing. Kids, take $20 from your mom's purse and buy this record. I found it at Bent Crayon. Pretty nice little record store on the near Westside. 

Where You Go I Go Too stretches three tracks over fifty-five minutes. The title track runs just under thirty minutes. The excessive length kinda put me off at first. I mean, who does this guy think he is anyways? 

Who is Lindstom you ask?

I'll tell you who he is. Pure balearic bliss.

I've posted the Prins Thomas edit of the album's second and more classicist disco work Grand Ideas. Lindstrom gave the MP3 away for free earlier this month to those in select countries via Myspace. Turns out I know somebody who knows somebody who lives in Poland. Dziekuja dziewczyna.

Grand Ideas (Prins Thomas edit) / Lindstrom - EXPIRED

Monday, September 22, 2008

Listening To Studio In My Studio

Today's a Monday. Today's also the first day of Fall. This song is almost too perfect.

Impossible (Possible Version by Studio) / Shout Out Louds - EXPIRED

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Sweet Lies Don't Gimme No Rise

The wonderful world wide web introduced me to Cole Medina. And oddly enough, it was that same digital abyss that led me back to him. I dug up Cole's myspzzz page and hit him up. I am seriously obsessed with his refix of the Bee Gees track Love You Inside Out. And I told him just that. I also shamelessly plugged this blog and asked if I could post a track from his label House Arrest. Cole was kind enough to forward me said track I had been obsessing over - and in 320bit glory no less. Release is scheduled soon - and I'll be sure to announce when it drops - but for respect of the label releasing the jam, Cole asked me to post the 128bit version. Hope you enjoy this track as much as I do. Cop the release! Support artists. Vote. For Obama. Ok, that's enough. I'm done. 
Thank you Cole Medina!

Love You Inside Out (The Pinches Remix) / Cole Medina - EXPIRED

Saturday, September 13, 2008

It's Boogie Time

Just got my hands on another amazing edit from an equally amazing dude. Fans of the Eskimo Recordings label may know him as Reverso 68. He also goes by L.S.B. when producing and re-editing. The whole "multiple aliases" schtick soooo many artists have these days leaves me with mixed emotions. But when you've got it you've got it - no matter what your damn name is.

Don't Let Go (P.H. edit) / Tony Orlando - EXPIRED

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Open Sesame

Looking though my music tonite, I found a record(s) that I played the hell out of in 2004 - and kinda forgot about it - until now. It's an Eskimo Recordings comp with all sorts of movers. You could seriously just show up to a gig and play both records front/back and have the club going bonkers. All kinds of hits from the likes of Tiga, Mylo, Tomboy and Chromeo. As mentioned above, I pretty much played this compilation into the ground about four years ago; and its become one of those "forgotten about albums that had its day in the sun but now resides at the back of the bin" kinda thing. 

But man am I glad I decided to look through some older records tonite! I uncovered two ridiculous tracks. One ridiculously good. The other ridiculously bad. Both amazing.

Fast & Delirious (Spencer Filipsson edit) / Hans Peter Lindstrom - EXPIRED

Jungle Jezebel / Divine* - EXPIRED

*yep, it's that Divine. I have no clue as to why this track appears on the comp - but I do know that it was part of a 6 track LP that was produced by Bobby Orlando. Instant gold.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Oh Cosmo!!

Cosmo Vitelli. Wow. Great name*. This french go-getter has been grinding out productions, remixes and edits for the past 12 years. He is constantly teaming up with equally amazing artists and labels to bring the hits year after year. And dude even finds time to run his own label I'm a Cliche. His latest effort is Cliche Breaks - a 3 track ep of some seriously amazing edits. The original tracks were released in the late70's/early80's, and to be honest with you, I haven't heard a single uno. But that's probably what makes these signature Cosmo Vitelli edits soo damn good.

My Time, Your Time (Cosmo Vitelli edit) / Straight Shooter - EXPIRED

Groove Me (Cosmo Vitelli edit) / Fern Kinney - EXPIRED

That Thing (Cosmo Vitelli edit) / That Thing - EXPIRED

*The mighty Discogs tells me that Cosmo Vitelli is the name of the character played by Ben Gazzara in John Cassavetes' Killing of a Chinese Bookie.