Saturday, April 30, 2016
Monday, September 3, 2012
Friday, May 25, 2012
It once again shows how The 2 Bears are more DJ's than a music band, because when it comes to returning the service of remixing (like with L.A. band Kisses), The 2 Bears are far better in it. Furthermore, it's like Saint Etienne had a foreseeing vision of Robin Gibb and Donna Summer's death.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Monday, March 12, 2012
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
As if Hot Chip and LCD Soundsystem haven't dominated the world enough, some of its members wanna be absolutely sure that people have music to groove to. So many formations, so many names, but just one sound? There are lots of traces to be found that reminisce of that one band or that one song, but when all sounds are shuffled there is a new track to be heard. Does it get boring? Not yet.
Friday, February 17, 2012
This is not an image of the band Big Sir, but the coastal region the Big Sur in California. A landscape with breathtaking views during the entire year especially when fog is around. When in Los Angeles be sure to drive up north and see for yourself. This ought to be a nice place to stay. And while you're driving you can listen to the Big Sir.
Monday, February 6, 2012
Monday, January 9, 2012
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
I would like to start the year with a post on The 2 Bears, a duo consisting of Joe Goddard and Raf Rundell. Of course Joe Goddard doesn't need any promotion after working on much his much loved solo album, playing fabulous sets and albums with his buddies from Hot Chip. So let's do a little promotion for Raf Rundell by writing this post.
After the hilarious video for 'Bear hug' and the awesome remix to Metronomy's 'The bay' we all knew that this wasn't just another side project (think of Booji Boy High) and that The 2 Bears are here to stay. Their single 'Work' is out now and proclaims we need to work to achieve something. A good motto for the new year, I'd say.
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Most loved tracks of 2011 ranked by duration:
01 Wolf Gang // Breaks in Paris
02 James Blake // A case of you
03 Summer Camp // Last American virgin
04 Julien Doré // Kiss me forever
05 Chilly Gonzales // Knight moves (DJ Koze remix)
06 Amy Winehouse featuring Tony Bennett // Body and soul
07 Charlotte Gainsbourg // Got to let go
08 Little Dragon // Please turn
09 St. Vincent // Cruel
10 Renaissance Man // Trance central
11 Beth Ditto // I wrote the book
12 Tame Impala // Why won't you make up your mind (Erol Alkan Rework Edit)
13 Planningtorock // Living it out
14 New Look // Nap on the bow
15 Twin Sister // Bad street
16 Lulu Gainsbourg // Black trombone
17 Kitty, Daisy & Lewis // Messing with my life
18 Laura Marling // Sophia
19 Feist // Cicadas and gulls
20 John Talabot featuring Glasser // Families
21 Nite Jewel // It goes through your head (Dam-Funk Clubdub)
22 Aérea Negrot // Deutsche Werden
23 PNAU // Solid ground (Cassian remix)
24 Adele // Rolling in the deep (Jamie xx remix/Prince Club House Edit)
25 Stopmakingme // Smint
26 The Rapture // It takes time to be a man
27 Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs // Trouble (Jamie Jones remix)
28 Cut Copy // Blink and you'll miss a revolution (Toro y Moi remix)
29 Metronomy // The bay (2 Bears remix)
30 Azari & III // Change of heart
31 Tom Middleton // Sea of glass (John Digweed & Nick Muir remix)
32 Hercules & Love Affair // My house (Tensnake remix)
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
The extraordinary talented French singer Émilie Simon is best known for her soundtrack to the 'La Marche de L'Empereur' and the track 'Never fall in love' in which she signs boys never receive a nice bouquet of flowers, since they aren't girls. Her latest album 'Franky Night' is a diverse mix of easy-listening, up-beat and orchestral songs in both English and French. Jetaimejetaimejetaime automatically attracted my attention by its unusual name and happens to be the most beautiful track on the album to my opinion.
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Since I'm about to embark in an upcoming trip to Tokyo, I thought I'd be interesting to look into some Japanese record labels. It's no secret, artists are bound they be signed by a label from their home country but there are still some internationally successful musicians who work with such a label. Japanese singer Yuki Suzuki, signed by Jansen Jardin, collaborated with Max Essa (very active in Japan) on multiple recordings amongst which 'Need your love'.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Apparently it doesn't rain too much in Paris and Los Angeles, if we believe Charlotte. There's a Charlotte Gainsbourg-hysteria about to take place as a new double LP with B-sides and live recordings is coming out somewhere around the beginning of the new year. I am particularly excited about 'Out of touch', a song (co)written by Connan Mockasin. You can hear it on the AirFrance facebook page, where a couple of tracks are being premiered. For now enjoy Charlotte's collab with alternative favorite Beck.
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Friday, October 28, 2011
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Monday, August 1, 2011
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Just got this remix in the mail of a Agnes Ober song called "Riverside", I never heard of her which is a quite surprising fact because her music is really beautiful. It sounds like the soundtrack of a wonderful drama with subtle joys. The photo is of a girl who took a long bath, but I imagined that your hands must look somewhat like this after playing too much piano. It joys me to see an artist not only playing instruments and singing along but also daring to take it apart.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Prawn cocktail is something my mother often made and was being taught to her how to make by my grandmother. I have the recipe somewhere, yet I never make it. I tend to float in a comfort zone where my mother makes it and I enjoy the comfort of eating it and not making it myself.
Saturday, March 12, 2011
I just love this photo. It seems to capture a feeling that has been around since the 00's. It remembers us of a new beginning, a new way of capturing beauty. It has a modern feel, yet it remains classic. Still we can almost be sure it was captured in the last decade.
Halls is a fairly new electronic artist which I just discovered. He seems to be following the footsteps of a few others colleagues that have stepped out with their music in the last years and especially this year. I also adore his "Solace" EP cover which seems to be beautifully drawn with charcoal.
Thursday, March 3, 2011
When remixing a song it is always tricky to stay true to the true feeling of the original song. Shadow Dancer has done nothing but and starts off with a beautiful piano rhythm, which is a very familiar Chilly feeling. After that he creates this dance feel that only Shadow Dancer creates, the vocals remain and in the end he builds up the tension with more vocals and a sharp beat.
Friday, February 25, 2011
Paul Callan: "I wonder..."
Greta Garbo: "Why wonder?!"
End of interview
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
The long-awaited release by pop group MEN is out now, and it succeeds to entertain. The Brooklyn-based band knows exactly what to play to create a large fanbase and take off where other indie bands have stopped to spend their earned cash. You hear this back in their music, the feeling that they have to prove themselves. It's a tad boring, but it does deliver. I just hope that on their next album they don't overdo it, because this album is hard enough already. Popular with DJ's, I bet it doesn't take long before MEN is touring down to every city and village and making sure that everybody knows the MEN sound. 'Who am I to feel so free' is their new single and the video will soon be released. 'Rip off' is more intricate however and contains inspirational lyrics.
Thursday, February 3, 2011
When everybody is still buzzing over Gil Scott-Heron's latest release with Jamie XX since thirteen years, it's a bit disappointing that most people seem to forget about all the other great releases from the Chicagoan. It reminds me a lot of Guru, who in that respect is to be named a follower. To me "The train from Washington" is his best song and all its diversity can easily make you shiver.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Louis La Roche is back, and back with Patrick Alavi. The two are going strong making dancy tunes with a sort of gimmicky feel which probably makes Asia the first fans in the line. Tunes like these are played in Asia all the time and they don't really care as much about lyrics as they do about the music. It has to be fun, loud and danceable. And that is what Louis and Patrick do best.