Marvelous use of juxtaposition by Gardens & Villa in their video for Black Hills.
Friday, May 20, 2011
You know when you find a remix of an artist you love by an artist you love and you know the song is bad ass before you even listen to it? Innerpartysystem released a remix album doing just that. The album features remixes of Not Getting Any Better by some personal favorites including, Designer Drugs and Treasure Fingers. INSTANT BANGER status on these folks. You can download them directly off the player.
If you dig the tracks (as we did) then pick up the whole album from Beatport (as we did).
Not Getting Any Better (Designer Drugs Remix) by Innerpartysystem
Not Getting Any Better (Treasure Fingers Epicwave Remix) by Innerpartysystem
If you find yourself at a rager this weekend put these tracks on, then you will be at a fucking rager.
Frances vs. Cyberpunkers - Pompo Nelle Cabale (12 Inch Plastic Toys Edit)
The Zombie Kids - Blow Money Fast
Deadmau5 - Raise Your Weapons (Lee Osborne Remix)
The Miracles Club released a video for the recent Cut Copy re-vision of Light of Love. Again the group demonstrates a unique ability to emphasize the talent of those they select to be a part of their production. A true set of artistry, keep an eye out for the Miracles Club.
New Order has unleashed a previously unreleased track, Hellbent. The track is off the forthcoming New Order and Joy Division album, TOTAL, available on June 6th (Rhino). We were a bit worried that this was some half hearted promotion, but the track really takes you back and stays true to the bands sound. Very pleasurable.
New Order - Hellbent (Previously Unreleased) by Rhino UK
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Monday, May 16, 2011
We wanted to share another music festival that we are super excited for. Camp Bisco is an outdoor music festival to be held at the beautiful Indian Lookout Country Club, located near Albany, NY from July 7th to 9th. The festival will feature 3 days and 3 nights of music on 5 stages, including two MAIN STAGES, two afternoon and late night DANCE TENTS featuring top international acts, a SILENT DISCO, and an UP & COMING stage.
In addition the line up is spot on. Just to mention a few artists that caught our eye: Skrillex, Disco Biscuits, MSTRKRFT, Wiz Khalifa, Death From Above 1979, Yeasayer, and Rusko will all be performing. Thats just skimming the surface. Check out the full line up.
Gent your tickets today kids, this event is not to be missed!
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Walter Sobcek is a duo based out of France and Germany, portrayed as concept, a story that needs to be heard. The rest is a mystery. The group seems to share our penchant for music influenced by the sounds the 80s, and this remix is dripping with such greatness. Matched with Karen Ann's piercing crisp voice, the track makes for an instant classic in our book. Keep an eye out for Walter Sobcek as they continue to lurk through the shadows.
We love this song, and so will you
Karen Ann - My Name is Trouble (Walter Sobcek Remix)
Queen of Hearts released a little rework of Daft Punk's End of the the Line (Tron Soundtrack). Very impressive.
Queen of Hearts vs. Daft Punk - The End of Nothing
The New Division's epic remix of Keep Shelly in Athens' Hauntin' Me, will be doing just that to you.
Keep Shelly in Athens - Hauntin' Me (The New Division Remix)
London's Labyrinth Ear has completed a splendid cover of Arthur Russell's very chill, This is How We Walk on the Moon. Also, check out Labyrinth Ear's latest EP Oak, which you can download free on their website. A super talented duo, thoughts of a chilled out Crystal Castles on Xanax come to mind.
Labyrinth Ear - This is How We Walk on the Moon (Arthur Russell Cover)
Neon and psychedelic enriched surfing and dolphins, yes please. The surf obsessed duo from Seattle, Beat Connection, released a video for In the Water. We've been big fans for quite some time, so we are particularly excited for this one. Download the In The Water Here.
Friday, May 13, 2011
We cant help but be amazed by the ethereal and vivid tracks produced under the name Jesse Ruins, who remains as mysterious one can (we still cant figure out if its band, duo, soloist, let alone if its a he or she), We hope more light will be shed on Jesse Ruins after its upcoming cassette/vinyl release on Cuz Me Pain. Interior Ambient is the latest track we've come across, we find it a fine follow up to their last musical endeavor, Dream Analysis.
Jesse Ruins - Interior Ambient
Cut Copy did a little revision on he Miracles Club's Light of Love. In fact Cut Copy is releasing the group's remixes EP on their new imprint, Cutters. Check out the Cut Copy revision below.
Listen to the Full EP on the Cutter website.
The Miracles Club - Lights of Love (Cut Copy Re-vision)
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
The BANG GANG released the new BUMBLEBEEZ EP, IM A COWBOI, last weak and we wanted to pass along the good word. In short we love the EP, probably the first time we've heard pure electronic vocals work so well with an entire EP (no not auto-tune, but an actual computer talking). Our favorites are 'I dont Dance the Robot' and 'Fatt Sheriff'.' As described by the BANG GANG, the EP is about:
"A cowboi called Charlie, who ran the Wild Wild Web (A place between Mongolia and India) who rode horses and had the best paddocks in the shire. It tells us of his babe Betty Jane who ran a internet whiskey shop and liked to post pictures of her self around the Wild Wild Web. Then one day Bad Sheriff came to town he had a virus and tied everyones horses to a train and ate everybodys steak and shot all the ravers."
Makes perfect sense. We love it....Listen to the entire EP below, and pick up a copy here. Stay off his Internet.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Teen Daze provides us with yet another new song from the from the growing collection he has been working on, The Bluest Water I'd Ever Seen. As we've come to expect from the talented Mr. Daze, the track maintains a lovely chill wave sound to it. A perfect beach track, providing that much needed escape from your concrete jungle. Daze was very particular when it came to making the video that accompanies the the new track, and we'd say the two compliment each other quite well. Also, Daze passes along word to keep your ears open for a new album announcement coming very soon.Download Teen Daze - The Bluest Water I'd Ever Seen.
PICTUREPLANE (aka Travis Egedy) made a name for himself in the Colorado wharhouse electro scene and he has come along way since. His latest release, Thee Physical, caught our eye. You can hear the influences of the early 90s late 80 electronic synthish sound. Try out a sample track, Real is a Feeling, below. Love the title on that one.
After a brief hiatus TWR72 is set to release a new EP, 1991. TWR72 which stands for The Walk & Rogers Seventy Two , had huge success on their previous release, Future Tool, which was used by DJs the likes of Diplo and A-Trak. We expect the success to continue. Here is a little preview of the EP, which we intend to be blasting at our parties this weekend, you should be doing the same.
TWR72 - Summer of 91 (Acid Version)
Have you noticed that we love epic 80s sounds with excellent accompanying vocals? Starfucker nails the perfect blend of the two in Julius, which they just released a new video for. The video truly captures the essence of our boundless imaginations as children. Love the song, love the video. Rock on Starfucker.
We usually are not the biggest fans of posting entire mixtapes, but we do make the occasional exception when were are simply blown away. This is one of those occasional exceptions. Zimmer's Half Moon Bay mixtape is just too good to resist. Although made for the month of May, this one may make it through the entire summer.
Zimmer - Half Moon Bay | May Mixtape by Zimmer
Siobhan Wilson - Getting Me Down (Anoraak Rework)
Tronik Youth - A-Freeka
Disco Deviance - You Know How I Feel (Social Disco Club Edit)
The Canyons - My Recue (Stallions Festival Version)
Lamont Dozier - Back To His Roots (Kiwi Edit)
Sharon Brown - I Specialize In Love
Alexander Holland - The Best Of Me
Golden Bug - Sex Beat (Mustang Instru Remix)
Kolombo - Passin' Me By
Casio Social Club - The Running Man
Tyson - Die On The Dancefloor (Mickey Remix)
Yuksek - On A Train (The Magician Remix)
The Swiss - Bubble Bath
The Beatrabauken - Puppet Disco
Young Digerati - The Dauphin (Ride The Universe Remix)
Jacques Renault - Look At You (GRVRBBRS Remix)
ODahl - Out Of Control (Justin Faust Remix)
Homeboi & Ohyeah - Côte d'Azur
Broke One - Go Go Go
Digitalfoxglove - Someone Else
Drop The Lime - Devil's Eyes (Classixx's B-Live Mix)
Lou Teti - Get Away (Drop Out Orchestra Rework)
Andres Trentemøller is a true unique talent, you cant find another like him in the progressive movement (or any other movement). He recently put such talent to work on Giana Factory's Dirty Snow. An amazing track, Trentemøller takes you one way and then another, keeping your ears ever guessing. You can pick up a copy here, or listen for free below.
Dirty snow (Trentemøller Remake) by Giana Factory
Monday, May 9, 2011
We previously posted that Blak Nite will be releasing a new LP, Versionen, on June 6th (on download and 250 limited press 12" vinyls) , and gave you a little preview of his unique sound. Recently our good friends at Tangled Talk slipped us a sneak peak of the LP, and lets just say we are still very much impressed with the East London producer. What sticks out about Blak Nite is a commitment to sticking to his own sound. A sordid, dark, and soulless sound that we love. You may just feel like your in the Valley of Hell. Join us.
Blak Nite - Versionen
Blak Nite - Gutter (Thunderskank Remix)
First off, we would like to apologize for slacking the last couple of days. Its been Four Wedding and a Funeral here at Scotch and Murder Music, no but literally there have been four wedding and a funeral between the lot of us. But anyway, we are back and happy to bring you some fine tracks we've been sitting on. First up is DJ-8BiT's tribute to Deadmau5 vocalist SOFI, featuring a mash of some of the fine ladies work. We particularly love the retro intro, and you will to.
SOFI needs a Tribute by DJ-8BiT
Friday, May 6, 2011
With its 100th post Scotch and Murder is pleased to announce, in honor of the FIRST EVER Governors Ball (NYC, June 18th 2011), we will be doing a series of features on the festival and its artists. Think of this first installment as an introduction to a festival we believe will be thoroughly kick ass and hope becomes a part of New York City for years to come.
The line up is simply killer, featuring some Scotch and Murder favorites including: Neon Indian, Miami Horror, Pretty Lights, Girl Talk, Empire of the Sun, and the festival recently added Das Racist to the show. This collection, and the fact that there are no overlapping sets, is evidence that whoever put this Ball together had you, the music fan, in mind. Each artist is known for the their epic and awe inspiring performances. Which is why we believe the Governors Ball will be one of the most intimate concert experiences to date. Beside that you will be in New York, on an island, in the perfect summer weather, whats not to love.
Are goal you ask? To make the Governors Ball the New York summer festival for generations to come. NYC currently lacks its staple music festival and that pains us here at Scotch and Murder. Chicago has Lollapalooza, Miami has Ultra, Los Angeles its Coachella, and even Tennessee has Bannaroo, but the best city in the world lacks an epic music festival. Its time to make music history in New York, we've got our tickets, do you?
Join us in making New York Music History and pick up your ticket here. (Tickets are only 95 bucks, No Joke).
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
NEW THIEVES LIKE US!!! Sorry we are just too excited to hear some new music from one of our favorites, we can barely contain ourselves. Thieves Like Us is set to release their latest EP on May 10th on Captured Tracks. We've been anxiously waiting for some news from the nomadic duo, and now are plenty glad to give you one of the new tracks to be released, as well as its official video (below). Dont ask us how we got it, just be happy we did.
Download Your Love Runs Still Here.
Planningtorock (Janine Rostron) released a new video (a self edited and directed video that is) for the new single 'The Breaks.' We are a little lost about its visual component, but we love the song, it is absolutely fantastic. Mark your calendars The Breaks will be available on a limited 9" single May 9.The song will also appear on Planningtorock's new full-length album, W (pictured above), out May 24 on DFA / Rostron. For now download The Breaks here. Time to Break
Tuesday, May 3, 2011