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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!

twinkie-dog

Dog Twinkie and the infinite galaxy.

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Monday Mixtapes #4 // 15 April 2013 // The Flame of Forever

Alex Metric & Charli XCX – End of the World
We open with a mish mash of synth wave and then clashes into a brutal alchemy of electro house. For everything this song is, I want to stare straight into artificial lights and pretend the sun’s not going to rise tomorrow.

Alex Metric – Scandalism
Get in your car, drive down a long empty road and feel every deep breeze that cuts through as start dust sparkle through your lacerations.

Matthew Dear – Earthforms
This is what an evil bass sounds like. Running across the water as if a flame that tickles over the oil it slicks on. Matthew Dear pairs his vocals flawlessly as well.

Mux Mool – Palace Chalice
A montage of every day night life intersped with streetlights. Mux Mool creates mood boards as if they were chemistry on silver nitrate.

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Mermaids
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds write and perform absolutely perfect music. I dare you to stare straight into the abyss of this song and come out unscathed.

Gorillaz – Stylo (Alex Metric Remix)
These visuals absolutely trip me out.

HP Lovecraft

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I just want to play bass for Nick Cave

Schrodinger's Cat
“If I had a dime for every chemistry joke.”

The tweet that started the title.

Maybe I can do these curated days every alternate day, seeing as how it’s quite taxing to do them everyday. I would like to feature more news and content on the blog, but it takes time to write articles like a news site when you have a hundred other things to do in a day. I’ll say it again as a reminder, doing the curated day lets me pick out interesting things on the web, and present them to my readership.. of a family of gerbils.

I’m secretly hoping that for those of you who read, that there’s some value in what I’m bringing you, because I’ve no intention of writing what I wouldn’t feel like reading.

Maybe that’s why I do this, and it’s the one thread that makes me want to keep doing this and also get better in doing it. That just sounds like I’m trying to look for people like me though. Maybe that’s what it’s all about.

Well, I did spend some time writing an imaginary conversation in iA Writer and I’m still deciding which blog to post it on. If you read it here, you’ll know where I decided in the end.

On the the curated day!

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Exclusive! On The Road With Grinderman

I’m always fascinated by Nick Cave, how he works, how he performs, how he gets inspired, what he eats, what he does in his spare time. Basically, I think I could be a better human being if I were Nick Cave. Read the article for an off-the-cuff tour diary by Larry “ratso” Sloman, author of “On The Road with Bob Dylan” and “Scar Tissue” with Anthony Kiedis.

At that very moment, Shilpa is waiting on a particularly obnoxious customer at the high-end jeans store she works at in Soho. She’s spent the last hour with this jerk, bringing out jean after jean, only to hear him loudly complain each time, “These jeans are no good. My cock is too big to fit into them.” She’s about to slit her wrists when I call her. “Can you go to Brooklyn right now, grab your harmonium, and meet me in two hours at Penn Station? Nick Cave wants you to open for Grinderman tonight in D.C.” On the dot, Shilpa is at Penn Station, harmonium in tow.

LISTEN

Lies (Zeds Dead Remix) – Marina and the Diamonds

Uptempo synth-gaze. Sort of reminds me of Niki and the Dove, though a tad more upbeat.

0181 – Four Tet

Four Tet has a album available for download at Soundcloud. It clocks in at 38:08 and I can’t say much more because I’ve only just started listening to it. (But it should be good.)

WATCH

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – We Know Who U R

A beat of a preview from the upcoming Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds album. I cannot wait, it’ll be February when it happens.

Atoms For Peace – Judge Jury and Executioner

Someone on YouTube said that if you closed your eyes, you could pretend this was Radiohead. It’s a nice angle, but I think they’re two different bands. Can’t fully explain it, but I think Atoms For Peace is trying to be a bit more minimal, and dance-y while Radiohead is doing something more abstract and progressive. I probably sound facetitiously smarter after typing all that.

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