Tuesday, June 30, 2009


Shadowdancer are two brothers, Al & Paul Farrier from Manchester. They have released 4 brilliant electronica tracks on one of the biggest electro wizards’ label i.e. Boysnoize Records and gained a fair respect and support by the likes of Mr. Oizo, Erol Alkan, Feadz and 2ManyDJs. Shadow Dancer wil be starting an Australian Tour on 29th of August.

Download: Shadow Dancer-Great Snakes Original Mix.mp3

Download: Trackademicks-Enjoy What You Do (Shadow Dancer Remix).mp3

Interesting Man!

Siriusmo is from Berlin, and is signed to Boysnoize records. Strangely enough he Siriusmo has said he will not DJ or perform live, due to conflicting interests. At the same time he is a prolific graffiti artist. Just these facts portray him a inique individual. Siriusmo has many talents, he is partially involved somehow with sugarbytes, a company which makes vsts. Siriusmo is partly credited for the Wow filter vst. Their products (especially the wow filter and the unique synthesizer) is what you need if you want to make some siriusmo style tracks with that vowel sound. I would love this guy to work with A trak.

Download: Siriusmo-Let Me In Original Mix.mp3

Finally its not everyones cup of tea. But for those looking for some sample pieces there is a couple in here that can be used. It was in the crookers top ten this month. Who the hell is dorian concept you ask? He is an Austria, Bruno's long lost cousin, not really. He is a keyboard wizard and has been dubbed as being the new Flying Lotus. He has technical and a wide creative scope.

Download: Dorian Concept-The Fucking Formula Original Mix.mp3

Monday, June 29, 2009

Mix Monday 17

Djedjotronic is yet another french cat to emerge onto the electro scene. Since signed to Boys Noise Records the Parisian is getting around and next month is coming to the land down under for his first OZ Tour. This weeks mix is one that Djedjotronic did this month titled the Mixolater Mixtape. The reason it stood out is the range of songs his decided to include ranging from old stuff (like early 90's old!) to stuff so fresh it's not even ripe yet. For example the opening track is a golden oldy, "It's time for the percolator!" which then drops quickly into the brand new Afrojack, Polkadots. He continues to jump back and forth along the electro timeline but does it smoothly. This clearly a dancefloor mix and has some pretty big tracks in there. So now... It's time for the percolator!

Mixolater Mixtape - Djedjotronic


1. Cajmere - Percolator
2. Afrojack - Polkadots
3. Tiga - Shoes (Djedjotronic rmx)
4. Renaissance Man - Spraycan
5. L-vis 1990 - Come Together
6. Burns - Turbo (Jokers of the scene rmx)
7. Fortune - Bully (Dj Sega rmx)
8. Plastikman - Spastik
9. Felix da Housecat - Kickdrum
10. Major Lazer - Mi Pon da Floor
11. Silvio Ecomo & Chuckie - Moombah (Afrojack rmx)
12. Zombie Nation - Mystery Meat Affair (Shadow Dancer rmx)
13. Harvard Bass - Caked
14. Osborne - The Count
15. D.I.M - Lyposuct
16. Len Faki - My Black Sheep
17. Noob & Brodinski - Peanuts Club
18. Speedy J - Pullover (Djedjotronic rework)
19. Major Lazer - Hold the line (Djedjotronic rmx)

Friday, June 26, 2009

Whats Hot!

Since summer is well underway in the northern hemisphere, music production goes up 10fold. Everyone wants to have their music ready for the summer as summer in Europe is party time. So I have been noticing a few tracks getting about and thought I would give you a preview.

First one is a relatively new one by Larry Tee that was released at the start of May, remixed by afrojack. Its got the vocal and a de-constructed feel about it. Being played by LBL and the likes.

Download:Larry Tee ft Roxy Cottontail-Make Nasty (Afrojack Remix)PREVIEW.mp3

This next one is a simple edit done be the Nadastrom boys. Getting some good play with this party tune.
Download:Bart B More - Make Some Noise (Nadastrom Edit)PREVIEW.mp3


Alex Gopher has just released Hang guns. Above is the man himself on the right with another sick cunt. Below is Gopher s studio. It looks like its full of old school hardware.

So here's the remix Beni has put together recently. You may have heard it out and about. Created by Alex Gopher and remixed by Beni, now thats a formula.
Download:Alex Gopher-Handguns(Beni's Pow Pow Pow Remix).mp3

Michael Jackson

Trying to celebrate Michael Jackson's catalogue of music through an eclectic assortment of remixes I pulled up on my iTunes really demonstrates the impact of his music. The complexity, forward-thinking, production and the innate charisma he is able to impart into his music simply cannot be rivaled, certainly not by these remixes. Despite my lack of salesmanship, here is an ad hoc collection of remixes that are, at least, a bit of fun. What a talented and creepy, creepy man.

Thriller (Louis La Roche Remix) - Michael Jackson

I Can't Help It (Todd Terje Rekutt) - Michael Jackson
-Give it a couple listens. Far and away best of the bunch.

Bad (Mowgli Remix) - Michael Jackson

P.Y.T. (Marquis Remix) - Michael Jackson

Don't Stop (T&T Version) - Michael Jackson

Thriller (Villains' Remix) - Michael Jackson

A-trak Top 10!

A-trak Top 10

1. Name:
Alain Macklovitch

2. Maddest Scenario
May 2004 when he was performing in a London record store where Kanye West happened to witness his crafty handiwork. Then be picked to travel and DJ for Kanye's North American tour, which eventually extended into Europe and Asia

3. Siblings?
Yes. Has an older brother named David "Dave 1" Macklovitch - 1/2 of the Electro-funk duo Chromeo

4.==Titles and Awards==

*1997 Canadian DMC Champion
*1997 Technics / DMC World Champion (15 years old - youngest ever)
*1998 Technics DMC World finals (3rd place)
*1999 ITF Western Hemisphere Scratch Champion
*1999 ITF Advancement World Champion
*1999 Vestax Extravaganza World Champion
*2000 West Coast Technics / DMC Team Champion
*2000 Technics / DMC Team World Champion
*2000 ITF Advancement World Champion

5. Tools
Serato Scratch LIVE

6. Birth date
February 17 1972

7. Other achievements
Founder of Fools Gold Recordings

8. Recent Releases
Infinity + 1 and Fabriclive.45

9. Myspace top friends
KID SISTER , DJ MEHDI, KanYe West, Tiga, Laidback Luke, SURKIN, diplo, Jack beats, heaps more sick cunts

10. Where is he playing soon

The above event would be sick, but its quite far away.
So Parklife would be a better option for viewing.

Actual top 10:

1.Whos there - Who’s There? (preview)
2.SonicC - Stickin
3. Perempay & Dee - Buss It
4. Major Lazer - Pon Di Floor
5. Lil Wayne vs. DJ Gant-Man - Filet Mignon (Gant-Man’s Juke It Up mix)
6. DJ Zinc - Blunt Edge(preview)
7. Treasure Fingers - What Am I Supposed To Do (Demo)
8. Deal Wit It - What Cho Name Is
9.In The Club - Turn You On (Mowgli Remix)
10.Joakim - Watermelon Bubbalicious

The missing tracks are not signed yet. So will just leave them out.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Mix Monday 16

This weeks mix is another live set, this time however it's from some local Sydney talent. Marky Mark is part of a cult taking over. This entourage call themselves the 'Troublemakers'. They're well worth taking a look at. This bunch of DJs and producers have teamed up to make music, play music and throw pretty mad parties. I'd suggest checking them out as this is where the Sydney scene is headed, i.e. away from commercial shite (sorry 18yr old gurners). This is a set he did on the weekend which popped into my inbox. It's a very well played 55 minute tribal style tech set with a diverse and unconventional tracklist. Go cause some trouble.

Tecnología Tecnología - Marky Mark.

1. Shark In The Water (Zombie Disco Squad Rmx) - VV Brown
2. Sa Punta (Duckbeats Dub) - Jet Project
3. Mas Que Nada (Funkin Matt Rmx) - Gregor Salto
4. Concumbia - Worthy & Yankee Zulu
5. 81 (Rnnaissanceman Rmx) - Havard Bass
6. Bounce It Up - Robaco Bossa
7. Suseleker - Sync & Arg95
8. Caliente - Mastiksoul & Nick&Danny Chatelain
9. Riverside (Afrojack Rmx) - Sidney Samson
10. Gansta Gangsta (Zug Zug Rmx) - $penda C
11. What Is Guru (Riva Starr Rmx) - Renaissance Man
12. Big Stef - Solo
13. Gehts Trippin - Kevstar
14. Voodoo - Franky Rizardo % Daniel Beasley
15. Elephant Fight (Worthy Rmx) - Christian Martin
16. Work The Walls - Worthy
17. Dirty Maluku Style - Hoodie ft. Chico

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Dirty Darren

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It's been a while since I said something gospel on StayingSick, and it will be a longer while til then. However, this week I'll be dedicating my post to the Hamburger, İsmail "Isi" Tüfekç (aka Derdiedas). Derdiedas is one half of the German electronic duo, Digitalism. The man who enjoys sitting up in trees eating mango yoghurt (iDJ 2008) has also enriched our lives with some very pleasant remixes of artists such as Phoenix, Beni and even his own stuff, Digitalism. Here are a few that you may want to check out.

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(I'm Derdiedas, and I'm on the right in this photo)

Phoenix - Liztomania (Derdiedas Remix)

Beni - My Love Sees You (Derdiedas Remix)

Digitalism - The Pulse (Derdiedas Remix)

Friday, June 19, 2009

Boys Noize (sic)

Let's kick off a fine post with a couple of tracks from Boys Noize. First up is an original off their most recent EP, and it's one fine tune: named Jeffer, it's very nicely developed, and look out for the cool unexpected chord change at 1:00. Sure, the whole chopped up sample thing is getting very worked out at the moment, but Jeffer does it abso-bloody-exactly right. Also from Mr. Noize (can I call him Boys?) is an edit of a Siriusmo track from a few months back. It ticks all the boxes: DJ friendly, big snare, filter sweeps leading up to a nice drop. Très cool. (P.S. That è took me 40 minutes to figure out).

Jeffer - Boys Noize

Mein Menu Fahrrad (Boys Noize Edit) - Siriusmo

And sure enough, because I'm not clever enough to construct a logical, cohesive blog post, here are a few unrelated tracks. Firstly, everyone's favourite polite Japanese musician with a name that extends stereotypes, Shinichi Osawa, gives the Bag Raiders a go. Then, on a completely different note, Kurtis Blow provides us with an old classic. Enjoy.

Turbo Love (Shinichi Osawa Remix) - Bag Raiders

The Breaks - Kurtis Blow

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Busy P Top 10


1.His Name:
Pedro Winter

2.His Music:

3.His Job:
11 years as Daft Punks manager, created Ed banger records

4.How did he create ed banger:
“I had no plan when I created Ed Banger records”

5.Where can you see/read about his adventures:
Coolcats Blog

6.Two Originals:
BUSY P-Chop suey and BUSY P feat MURS-To Protect and Entertain

7.Two Remixes: KRAFTWERK-It's more fun to compute(BUSY P remix) and DJ HELL-Let no man jack(BUSY P remix)

8.Top Myspace Friend:

9.Facebook fans:
17,773 fans

10.Where Will he be on Sunday October 4, 2009:
Parklife Sydney

Now Busy P Top 10:
1.Busy P – Chop suey
2.Bullion – Get Familiar
3.Dam-Funk – Latrifying
4.DJ Hell – The Disaster
5.Hudson Mohawke – Overnight
6.House Syndicate–Jam The Mace (Kenny Dope Tripped Out Mix)
7.Krazy Baldhead – 3rd Movement – PART 3 (feat. Outlines)
8.Matthew Dear – Dog Days (Original Mix)
9.Bodzin & Huntemann – Rubin
10.Tiga – Shoes (Mr. Oizo Remix)

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Autotune. Love it or hate it?

The latest craze in hip hop music, Autotune. This musical tool is playing a bigger in bigger role in the commercial music, especially hip and R&B that we hear. One of the biggest pioneers for this 'robot thingy' sound is the extraordinarily talented T-Pain. This amazing musical tool can make even the tone-deaf everyday dude sound exactly like all the other crap sell-out artists of the moment. In fact, literally anyone who possesses an iPhone can be the next T-Pain with his new Autotune Application. All you need now is some stupid top-hats, Oakley sunnies and dreads. Have a look.

One of the heavyweights in Hip Hop for a decade now, Jay-Z, has stayed true to a lot of his morals. Something which seems to have bypassed the integrity of a large proportion in the same game. Jay-Z rapped on his last studio album Never been on myspace... Don't think Lil Wayne can say that. "Death Of Autotune (D.O.A.)" makes references to not only the complete lack of talent which autotune represents but also how so much of the hip hop out there isn't even hip hop at all.

Death Of Autotune (D.O.A.) - Jay-Z

At the other end of the spectrum is Calvin Harris' new remix of a Mr Hudson track featuring the recent convertee to the Autotune movement Kanye West, good on ya son. Sold out, sell out.

Supernova (Calvin Harris Remix) - Mr Hudson feat Kanye West

Wednesday, June 17, 2009



This is abit of a random post, but this streetlife djs remix jumped in my inbox and it has samples of Justice s phantom through it. I did not know of it until a couple of days ago. Anyway it got me thinking and I looked more at streetlife djs, they have a unique style and sound, a Streetlife DJ set can take you from Altern8 into Depeche Mode, Gangstarr into Daft Punk, Adonis into The Who, all of which will have the special re-edit treatment to give it that unique Streetlife touch. The re-edits are kept down to an intense blast of only a few minutes, which creates a quickfire effect to their DJ sets. They add samples, accapellas and sound fx to the mix. Compliment that with the most cutting edge electronic dance and alternative, along with some of the slickest mixing and programming you're likely to hear and the result is something really quite exciting and definitely very refreshing.

This remix would of been sick like a year ago.
Groove Armada - Get Down (Streetlife DJs Remix).mp3

Monday, June 15, 2009


The Bag Raiders played last Friday at Moulin Rouge in Sydney and were partying pretty hard. When they rocked up (15 minutes late), they were straight up in the DJ booth grinding the supporting DJ and dancing on tables. These pricks were loose and it was mad. With their energy rubbing off on the crowd the boys played a killer set, nicely putting some hard elecrto and fidget with some more disco type tunes. Here's what it looked like...

So everyone's coped the most recent EP from the Bag Radiers with 'Turbo Love' and 'Shooting Star'. Now the remixes, re-edits, bootlegs etc have started to roll out. I've decided to provide you with a few or the rarer and in my opinion better pieces of work to pop up.
First, Turbo Love. The orginal of this kills it. Big party tune and quite versatile aswell fitting into a range of mixes and sets. The first remix is a re-edit done by the Baggies themselves and is just a more DJ friendly version with an extended intro. The second is actually a cover. A random one too. It's a jazz song, even with a bit of jazz flute! It's called the Business Class Lounge Version which I think somes it up well, groovy. The third and final remix is largely a dancefloor tune, with a slight nu-disco feel but still maintains it's hardness with heavy bass and kicks.

Turbo Love (Raiders Slamball Revision) - Bag Radiers

Turbo Love (Business Class Lounge Cover Version) - Flight Facilities feat. Louie Austen

Turbo Love (Light Year Remix) - Bag Radiers

Next up we have a couple versions of the dreamy anthem 'Shooting Star'. The first is an edit which adds a few drum machines and synths to increase the intensity, even if it's only slightly, on the original. The second is bootleg. I found labelled as a 'Call Me Up' (Bag Raiders Remix). However, it's actually a bootleg of Call Me Up and Shooting Star. Not quite as smooth as the original but something a little different and definately worth a listen.

Shooting Star (Flashmen Edit) - Bag Radiers

Shooting Star (Call Me Up Bootleg) - Bag Radiers

You have to check out this clip.
This guy thinks he's the shit. That's cos he is. Bit of Snoop Dogg (word has it, it's his second cousin)

Last but not least. From the vault. A sneaky bootleg of Fun Punch with SebastiAn's 'Greel'.

Fun Greel (NAD Bootleg) - Bag Radiers vs. SebastiAn

Mix Monday 15


Ok, it's Monday and time for a mix. For the frequent readers the "We Love Sounds" post got taken down. But now all of you can re-live Laidback Luke @ We Love Sounds, as he has picked the Sydney Set to be the best and enter it as his fortnightly FG radio show set. And for those who did not go, I would suggest checking it out as the crowd can be heard and in some parts they go pretty mad, also his edit of 'I'm in Sydney Bitch'

Laidback Luke @ We Love Sounds Sydney 2009

The tracklist was everything he played but the set below only lasts till Tiesto.

1. Break the house down acapella
2. I got a feeling - Black eyed Peas(David guetta Remix)
3. Fao vs Chuckie - I am in Miami(LBL 'I am Sydney' edit)
4. Nari & Milani, Dek 32 - Gnor (Original Mix)
5. Diplo & Laidback Luke - Hey! (Original Mix)
6. LBL and Steve Angello Feat. Robin S - Show me love (Afrojack remix)
7. Sidney Sampson - Riverside (Revelo Secret's Alle Eendjes Zwemmen Aan De Riverside Edit)
8. D-Jastic-Funky Music (Quintin Remix)
9. id
10. TV Rock Feat. Rudy - Been A Long Time (Laidback Luke Remix)
12. Bingo Players, Daft Punk - Get Aerodynamic Up (Caramel & Vanilla Bootleg) w/ TV Rock - Feel it in the air(LBL remix) (Acapella)
13. Dance Area - 24/7 (Diplo remix)
14. Freddo Fuori - Master At Work (id Remix)
15. Meet You At The Love Parade - Da Hool(Dj Punish Remix)
16. This Is Be (Bassjackers Edit)- LBL vs Solid Groove
17. Laidback Luke, Steve Angello, Faithless - Be Insomnia (Ignazzio & diMaro Bootleg)
18. David Guetta feat. Kelly Rowland - When Love Takes Over (Laidback Luke Remix)
19. Robin S. - Show Me Love (DJ Tool) w/ Robin S. - Show Me Love (Acapella)
20. Axwell, Ingrosso, Angello, LBL - Leave The World Behind
21. Sebastien Drums & Avicii - Big Colossus (Original Mix) w/ Laidback Luke - Break Down The House (DJ Tool)
22.Tiesto - Flight 643 (Laidback Luke Remix????)
23. id
24. Zombie Nation - Kernfraft 400 (Laidback Luke Bootleg)
25. Laidback luke and A-trak - Shake It Down
26. Sidney Sampson - Riverside
27. Steve Angello & Laidback Luke - Be vs Satisfaction (Swedish House mafia bootleg)
28. Laidback Luke - Break the house down
29. Patrice Baumel - Roar

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Louis Vuitton what?

A collab with LV was a natural move for the self professed 'Louis Vuitton Don' and I must say there is a fair improvement from his last collab with Nike. Although from using all the power of deduction that I can muster I would have to say that Mr. West had less of a hand in this collaboration than the over hyped mess that was the ' Air Yeezy'.  It would appear that Louis Vuitton has harnessed the selling power of Kanye whilst keeping some design integrity.

There is a movement towards luxury sneakers by the 'new-school' sneaker head. Exclusivity is the name of the sneaker game although it seems the 'where did you get those' factor could be loosing out to 'I know where you got those but I still can't have them'. 

If you walk down the street with a pair of these you will turn heads including mine. So you now have to ask yourself  if they are worth US$800+...

Friday, June 12, 2009



I know your looking at diplo and thinking 2008 remix of radiohead. Nope, just dropping in a James Zabiela remix of Radioheads-Reckoner. Its driving bass lines and tech sounding thuds create an emotive piece of electronica. He also played this at We Love Sounds the other week.
Radiohead - Reckoner (James Zabiela's Tweezers on a Towel Rail Remix.mp3

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Twelves Minimix

We have posted a few of the minimix highlights on stayingsick. And after the weekend this fell in my hands. Recently on mix Monday the twelves got a mix up.

This minimix is a strict five minutes, put your metronome next to this!

1. Zoot Woman - Information First
2. Glass Candy - Miss Broadway
3. Mr Oizo - It Takes Two
4. M.I.A. - Boyz
5. Alan Braxe - Penthouse Serenade
6. Daft Punk - Da Funk
7. Tiga - Love Don't Dance Here Anymore
8. Groove Armada - Drop it Tough (The Twelves Remix)
9. The Glimmers - Esta Si Esta No
10. Metronomy - Radio Ladio
11. Holy Ghost - Hold On
12. !!! - Must be the Moon
13. Chemical Brothers - Chemical Beats
14. Fleetwood Mac - You Make Lovin' Fun (Trailmix)
15. Chromeo - Call Me Up
16. Patrick Alavi - Power
17. Franz Ferdinand - Ulysses
18. Siriusmo - Discoding
19. Snoop Doggy Dogg - Sensual Seduction
20. Coldcut - Timber
21. Pacific! - Hot Lips
22. Cerrone - Look For Love

Twelves Minimix.mp3

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


Who needs drugs..?

Monday, June 8, 2009

Mix Monday 14

The Bang Gang boys are back. Well at least a couple of them. Gus Da Hoodrat and Jamie Doom have put heads together and come up with a new mix. It's Techno!
One Million Volts of Techno is an 82 minute mix which comprises of six parts. With a very interesting and not necessarily usual Bang Gang style track list. This un-commercial mix is relatively different to what we're used to from these dudes with less party tunes and more straight up techno. I think it’s been done very well. You can tell that time and effort has gone into this. Listen to it a few times, it grows on you.

One Million Volts of Techno - Bang Gang DeeJays


1. Para One - Passion
2. Hey Today! - Kicktro
3. Samantha Fu - Theme to Discotheque
4. Mr Oizo - Error Jeun (Arvenee and Misk Remix)
5. Lowbrows - Dream In The Desert (Hystereo Revision)
6. Autodidakt - Shit Your Rack (Proxy Remix)
7. Dance Area - AA24/7
8. Kevin Saunderson - Bassline
9. Roberta Flack - Steve Silk Hurley Remix (dubbed by Us)
10. Shadow Dancer - Landline
11. Doom & Hoodrat - Join In (A Version)
12. Mr Oizo - Hun
13. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Erol Alkan Rework
14. Alex Gopher - Bingo
15. Solo - Congaloid
16. Jessie Rose - Touch My Horn
17. Teenagers - Scarlet Johannsen (Rory Phillips Dub)
18. Zombie Nation - Worth It
19. Sonny J - Enfant (Riton Remix)
20. Phonique - Where's The Party At?
21. DJ Tonka - Freeze
22. Circle Children - Zulu
23. Modeselektor - Suckerpin (Feadz Remix)
24. Plaid - Kiddie Castle (Para One Remix)
25. Tiga - Shoes (A Bang Gang Hot Shoe Re Shuffle)
26. Woolfy - Oh Missy (In Flagranti Xenon Remix)
27. Shazam - Luckier (Hey Today! Remix)
28. His Majesty Andre - NRG 555
29. Douster - For Weirdos (Das Glow's Doustin Hoffman Remix)
30. Feadz - Flashin
31. Noze - You Have to Dance (Mathias Kaden's Mouthacapellapolka Remix)
32. Daniel Haaksmen - Kid Conga
33. Juan Maclean - One Day (Surkin Remix)
34. Smith n Hack - Rodeo
35. Hey Today! - If I Was Wonderman (Van She Tech Remix)
36. Beni - Maximus (Black Version)
37. Masters at Work - Sensational Beats
38. Bag Raiders - Turbo Love (Spruce Lee Remix)
39. Metronomy - Radio Ladio (Radioclit Swedish Remix)
40. The Mole - Gracias
41. Rodion - Franziskanner
42. Les Petit Pilous - Joile Fille
43. CLP - Hoemcourt (CLP's Double Dutch Remix)
44. Mike Mind - Acid Machine
45. Van She - Sex City (Vemixed)
46. Boys Noize - Gezahit
47. David Rubato - Institubes Express 999 (Bobmo Remix)
48. Creative Use - Are You Jeff Vader?
49. Higamos Hogamos - Major Blitzkrieg (Mickey Moonlight Remix)
50. Knightlife - Crusader
51. Bag Raiders - Shooting Stars (Shazam Dub)
52. Williams Fairy Brass Band - Cubik

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Get Out

Here's a couple for the long weekend...
Don't just stay indoors looking at yourself in the mirror.
Get dressed up. Go out. Dance.

Well Now - Jesse Rose

Amore (Full) - Mowgli

Thursday, June 4, 2009

The iPhone


Phone, iPod, Internet and more.The iPhone 3G is truley amazing. With fast 3G wireless technology, GPS mapping, support for enterprise features like Microsoft Exchange and the new App Store, iPhone 3G puts even more features at your fingertips. And like the original iPhone, it combines three products in one — a revolutionary phone, a widescreen iPod and a breakthrough Internet device with rich HTML email and a desktop-class web browser.

First thing I think of when someone shows me an iphone is 'fuckin hell get over it' stop following everyone else.

However it has been around for a while now, and recently I actually sat down and had a play. The one thing that turned my perception was the applications that you can get. Anything from road cameras in the city, spirit meters if your bricklaying, a simple shake of the phone will trigger the 'spoon' application to find a resturant.

I am slowly bringing myself towards it. Currently I have a blackberry bold that syncs with my work PC. At home I have an imac, which can sync with my blackberry. The only thing I am hating is the touch screen on the iphone, very very fiddley. Keep in mind I have only played with it for an hour. But I need that touch feeling when I type. Why dont computer s have touch screen keyboards, I know they do, but it s rare.

Couple of days ago I was reading up Computer Music and they had a piece on iPhone applications. One very cool thing was an application the iPhone and iPod Touch have With their fair share of cool audio apps (including the unfinished but amazing Jasuto) and there are more on the way including FiRe from Audio Engineering, the brains behind Wave Editor. This hard disk recording app includes accurate real-time waveform information and the ability to upload audio to SoundCloud automatically.

Jasuto is the first truly modular synthesizer for the iPhone and is basically the 2nd coming of my previous modular synth experiment known as Mode. Its a fun application where you can simply just play around with the synth or actually try and be constructive. Check out this site.

Jasuto homepage

Not to be out done, legendary trance-meister Paul van Dyk is going to release his own app which acts as a frequency analyser, level meter and a glowstick amongst other functions. Check out the evidence in this incredible video....

Check it out below:

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Anders Trentemøller

We often rave about how good the DJ's and producers are that appear on Staying Sick which is expected, were not gonna post crap we hate. Yes?
That said, this post is in homage to a truly talented creature, Anders Trentemøller. Being an extraordinary DJ (refer to Mix Monday 6) and an equally skilled producer, a mate and I discussed other day and what takes this individual to the next level of being an undeniably skilled musician (which is a status that sadly the majority of DJ/producers fail to obtain these days).

I guess the debate begins with the right questions... What makes a true musician? There are a few factors undoubtably but a good starting point is someone who makes music that is long lasting and I believe this is the greatest credit to Trentemøller's success. The music he makes/remixes is not the songs you here one year on the MOS Clubber's Anthems along with every other mix compilation but rather songs that are used in more unique mixes and you will continue to hear for years.

Secondly, the way his music is made. Trentemøller has an insane knowledge of music. Being a big fan of many genre's outside the electronic realm. It's this man's ability to break down boundaries and create music unlike any other. The fact that he doesn't try to appeal to one particular audience and follow one style enables him to make music that is what HE feels, unlike producers who are known for their style or 'sound' and then limited to it. This leaves you with an art form rich with creativity and uniqueness and is that not what true art is???

So now you want to cop some of this guys insight. Well you can. A brand new compilation has been put together that explores some of the Danish maverick's favourite songs for those special, intimate moments that exist purely between sound and listener.
Launched along with a brand new label platform, HFN, Harbour Boat Trips - 01: Copenhagen by Trentemøller is a very special, life-affirming CD that speaks to us in volumes, sharing Anders' absolute favourites from four decades of music history. You'll see the tracklist and probably not know much, I certainly didn't. This reiterates the point that this mix (being his first mix CD) is not out to please, the extent of unfamiliar names on show, a promise that the compiler will introduce us to something new. I've got my copy and I strongly suggest you go get yours.

Now I wouldn't want to leave you empty handed after all that hype so I've got a few tracks for you. These first three are the big fella's newer stuff with three remixes he's banged out in the last couple of months. All three are quite different from one another; my pick of the bunch is the 'No You Girls' remix.

All Nite (Trentemøller Remix) - Visti & Meyland

Give A Little (Trentemøller Re-Adjustment) - Andy Caldwell

No You Girls(Trentemøller Remix) - Franz Ferdinand

And to just push/prove my point even further I've decided to put up a couple of older tracks taken from Trentemøller's first studio album called 'The Last Resort'. The album, if you haven’t heard it, is quite a piece of work. Not a dancefloor album by any means, this demonstrates the musicality I keep blabbing on about. The first track is a vocal remix Trentemøller did of his own song Moan and the second is an ambient track called Miss You. I've included both the video's for these tracks too as they only add the mastery.

Moan (Trentemøller Vocal Remix) - Trentemøller

Try watching this 5 down...

Miss You - Trentemøller

Monday, June 1, 2009

Mix Monday 13

This weeks' mix comes from the party machine UK Kissy Sellout. The mix is not brand spanking new. Its actually from the tail end of last year. I decided to post it though as its a well put together unconventional mix and is a good example of what some of us Aussies may be hearing on his current tour for the We Love Sounds festival which we keep going on about.

What I really like about this mix is that it plays the harder banging electro style tunes but then breaks it up well by playing disco, fidget and bmore which gives you a nice flowing mix which isn't just straight bangers. Metterhead in Shooting Stars displays what I'm talking about perfectly.

Episode 9: Shopping - Kissy Sellout


1. Tilly And The Wall - Beat Control
2. Black Ghosts - Repetition Kills You (Diplo Instrumental)
3. Vampire Weekend - Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa (The Teenagers Remix)
4. Meterhead - Newness
5. Bag Raiders - Shooting Stars (Instrumental)
6. Fan Death - Veronica's Veil (Erol Alkan Mix)
7. Don Armando's 2nd Ave. Rhumba Band - I'm An Indian Too
8. M.I.A. - Paper Planes (Alan Astor Remix)
9. Filthy Dukes - Tupac Robot Club Rock (L-Vis 1990 Remix)
10. Count & Sinden - Hardcore Girls (Acapella)
11. Robbie Pardoel - Orologio
12. Late Of The Pier - Bathroom Gurgle (Duke Dumont Mix)
13. Herve & Kissy Sell Out - Rikkalicious (12" Version)
14. Mr Elstik - Justice
15. Esser - Headlock
16. Dizzee Rascal - Fix Up Look Sharp (Mick Matias Remix)
17. Matt Helders - Dreamer
18. Oh Snap! - High Top Fade (DJ Barletta Remix)
19. AutoErotique - Gladiator
20. Gary Numan - Music For Chameleons (Kissy Sell Out Re-Edit)
21. DJ Mujava - Township Funk (Sinden Remix)
22. Math Head - Get Hype
22. Proxy - Raven (Marseille Remix)
23. Shiny Toy Guns - Ricochet (Kissy Sell Out In New York) [Preview]

Hook N Sling


Thought I might just kick off June with a local post. Hook n Sling entered the spotlight in a big way back in 2007 with his trip to Ibiza and Aria chart hit The Bump. Currently looking forward into 2009 with his latest single "The Best Thing" (which spent 9 weeks at the top of the Australian club charts and peaked at No 26 on the national charts) about to land internationally.

Watch for his lastest work Calvin Harris - Im Not Alone (Hook N Sling mix) which he recorded in Richard Dinsdales studio while he was in London recently.

Below is a recent track that also featured on the lastest Progression series. Ministry of Sound have taken a step forward with the sophomore release by signing on Hook N Sling and fast rising Canadian star Adam K to mix the double disc.

Style Of Eye Feat. Stephen Simmonds-Galore (Hook N Sling Remix).mp3