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Monday Mixtape #12.. Resurrection, Glorious Ascension

We’re back with a killer mix this week! On a technical side, I decided to ditch Spotify for the more browser friendly Soundcloud, just as when I originally started this. I’m pretty excited to be starting this again, and these have been some of my favourite songs from the past week or the last four months of my absence from mixtaping.

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I caught [.gif] play last week, and this is the song that originally got me all excited about this electronica duo from Singapore.

Amateur Takes Control – 4207 (F ∆ U X E Bootleg Remix)

I’m remembering a conversation I was having with F ∆ U X E about where he’s at musically and he was telling me about his new EP (& I Love You More With Every Word). Instead of sharing some of the new material (which we’ll get to in due time), instead I’m sharing the last thing I heard from him before reconnecting, and that’s a remix he did of a bootleg taking from Amateur Takes Control’s swansong gig.

Chromeo – Over Your Shoulder

I can’t get enough of Chromeo, and if we thought Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories was a great funk offering this year, let’s not forget that Chromeo have been doing it since they first started. And damn, this bassline is killing it along with the syncopations.

Maurice Massiah – We Can Go to Your House (Breixo Edit)

You can’t have too much of a good thing. This 70′s inspired funk number will have you teetering on the edge of an afro-rapture.

Probot – Shake Your Blood

I was in Motorhead fever last month, so I decided to throw in some of the balls-out brashness of this Probot classic to surge up the testosterone.

Japandroids – Jack The Ripper (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds)

What can I say? Classic Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds delivered as classic Japandroids. Both versions stand on their own, and all I want is to get struck down with a fist of lead. Gets me every time.

Teen Daze – Wet Hair (Japandroids)

Festival dance-along. The instrumentation reminds me a little of Deastro.

Jonwayne – Numbers on the Hoard

That bass got me. The flow is flawless. And that BEAT! Wait for the two second break too. SPAZ.

KILN – Star.field

Time to chill the fxxk out.

LMBR-JCK T… – Judgement

Still chillin’.

Aebeloe – Guide

Okay, I’m there because this is glitch heaven. Expect to hear more from Aebeloe in the upcoming mixtapes!

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Dog Twinkie and the infinite galaxy.

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Monday Mixtapes #2 // 18 March 2013 – The endless shall reap the world

Bastille & Gabrielle Aplin – Dreams (Fleetwood Mac Cover)

My first thought was, “Did the Xx cover Fleetwood Mac?” – While I was wrong, two other people did, and to great effect. While I love the original, seeing as I think it’s one of the greatest pop songs ever written, this is a great version. It’s pretty current and gets the synth-wave vibe. So props to Bastille and Grabrielle Aplin for attempting one of the untouchable songs.

Japandroids – Younger Us

I haven’t been paying much attention to Japandroids, but I think it’s about time I did. Got this as I was streaming off Fuzzy Logic, and the melody hooks you immediately. It’s everything I love about rock music, the manic-ness, the attitude and the frenzy. It reminds me a little of Feeder, and that’s always a good thing.

Band of Skulls – The Devil Takes Care of His Own

I’ll always love guitar rock, though it has been very boring lately. Sometimes though, certain riffs get filtered through, not just through pure technical brilliance, but through a precarious balance of musicality and songwriting. Somehow everything just works on this song. From the balls-out garage rock riff to the way they almost sing, “The devil takes care of his own.” – almost as a punctuation.

DJ Koze – My Plans (Feat. Matthew Dear)

My fascination with Matthew Dear has been slow burning. In him, I see a conscientious and meticulous producer, and in his voice, I hear the strange garbles of an android learning what it means to be alive for the first time. So here we are, with some essential listening where it’s his voice that’s the highlight and some else (DJ Koze) gets the honour of providing backup.

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Laneway (SG) 2013 Survival Pack

Tomorrow (26 January 2013) marks the third year running of the Laneway festival in Singapore. I had massive fun the past two years, and have now considered sharing some survival tips to make it through a music festival.

1. Schedules (I recommend taking a screenshot of this link on your phone.)

2. Dress light (While maintaining your personality)

3. Wear comfortable footwear you can trash (Or just go barefoot.)

4. Stay hydrated (H20)

5. Bring a mat (Or sitting device. Standing is hard work.)

6. Smuggle sammiches (Festival food is expensive.)

7. WATERPROOF EVERYTHING – Including yourself (All electronic devices in ziplock bags)

8. Alcohol (Hip flasks come in handy)

9. If you’re not enjoying yourself, drink more. (Can’t stress this enough.)

10. Capture your memories:

From 2011

Laneway 2013 Singapore Poster

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