Monday, June 23, 2008

Casa del Mirto

Stop D Bangers. Make deep house.

Thank you, Italy.

Casa Del Mirto "Nothing Hold Us Back"

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Summer Knights

Deejay Pumpkin Patch sent over a new summertime party mix that would sound great blasted on rooftops from New York to Chicago. I was hoping he would mix in his new track "Blueberry Jam" but last I heard he was still finalizing the mix (the vocals are his own!). I am going to look out for that jam, kind of a funky, filtered swingin' number, but until then, enjoy Pumpkin's summer fun mix.


1. Daft Punk - Short Circuit (Pumpkin Patch’s “Last Night Daft Punk Saved My Life” Remix)
2. Janet Jackson - So Much Betta
3. Ago - Let’s Fun
4. Daft Punk - Da Funk
5. DJ Pumpkin Patch - Grooveberry Jam
6. Old Gold - How Can I Be Down?
7. Voyage - I Love You Dancer
8. Snoop Dogg - Cool
9. The S.O.S. Band - Take Your Time
10. The Mitchell Brothers - Michael Jackson (Calvin Harris Remix)
11. Midway - Set It Out
12. Midnight Juggernauts - Road To Recovery (Miami Horror Remix)
13. Louis La Roche - Do You Remember?
14. U-Turn - Give It Up
15. Cut Copy - Far Away
16. Midnight Star - No Parking
17. Kylie Minogue - Wow (Mstrkrft Remix)
18. Hot Chip - Ready For The Floor (LA Riots vs Villains Remix)
19. Cut Copy - Lights and Music (Moulinex Remix)
20. Freestylers - Push Up

DJ Pumpkin Patch "Summer Knights"

3600 downloads strong, shazam!

Friday, June 13, 2008

Hail Social

Former grocery store employees Dayve Hawk and Matt Maraldo came together to record their first 7 inch in 2005, and have since released an album titled "Modern Love & Death" in 2007. For me, Dayve's singing really steals the show - sincerity is a word that comes to mind. The second Weird Tapes edit is new to me so that's what I decided to post. It's not perfect, but that is part of the charm for me. Again it goes back to how it makes me feel...their music kind of puts me in a dream-like state with a side of melancholy. I expect big things.

Hail Social "Heaven" (video)

Hail Social "No Paradise" (Weird Tapes Remix 2)

Hail Social "Heaven"

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Justin Martin

I am a big fan of Buzzin' Fly - the label, and the CD series purveyed by Ben Watt. I bet the club night was pretty cool too but I never made it over there. One standout producer from that mix series was Justin Martin. Nobody's ever going to remember how complicated the song was, or how many chord progressions it used, or how trendy it was when it was released - all they are gonna remember is how it made them feel, and this song makes me feel like smiling.

Justin Martin "Bottoms Up"

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Monday, June 9, 2008

Mr Suitcase

Thanks a lot for ruining my musical palate, Mr Suitcase. I was gonna jam to a few Lifelike remixes, that new track by Jupiter, "Starlight" but after listening to 'Frauds' all that stuff sounds like doggy doo. All I wanna hear is mo' Suitcase.

I don't know how to describe it besides that it's about the prettiest, warmest sound I have ever heard. It reminds me a little of Ben Watt's Buzzin' Fly series and of the Avalanches, but much less rigid than Buzzin' Fly and a much tighter, warmer sound than the Avalanches. In an effortless mastery of form, design, and warm synthetic sounds, Mr Suitcase weaves together a sensual tale of house love. As Mr Suitcase says, "It's totally unhip", and I happily concur - as Lovage title goes, it's music to make love to your old lady by ; c )

Bravo, bravo, bravo.