Tuesday, September 20, 2011
A new fresh approach to the remix genre is always welcomed here at Scotch and Murder. Perfect Lines (aka Ryan Nelson) does just that in his re-work of James Blake's I Never Learnt To Share. Mr. Lines chops the hell out of Blake's vocals, giving the track a completely new vibe. That is a good thing. Trust us. He also adds about three cups funk and a splash of synth greatness to the track. Dreamy as a dream gets. Dig it.
James Blake – I Never Learnt To Share (Perfect Lines Remix)
It is sometimes in our deepest moments of sadness and grief we find our true genius. As much is apparent in Aeroplane's tribute to the late DJ Mehdi, Big Boys Dont Cry. A robust track that that booms with creativity and thought. We only wish it came under better circumstance.
Aeroplane - Big Boys Don't Cry by Aeroplane (Official)
When trying to describe the sound that is Plastic Plates the other day the only person we could liken him to was the one and only, The Magician. So we got pretty amped to see this little remix of the magic man's new single I Don't Know What To Do by one of our latest favorites, Plastic Plates. Personally we cant think of a better pairing. Now if we could only get these two to do a show together.
The Magician Feat. Jeppe "I Don't Know What To Do" (Plastic Plates Remix) by TheMagician
A little French on French remix to wake you up this morning. Para One adds a little kick in the face to Justice's Auido, Video, Disco. We're guessing this wont be the last remix we get of the new Justice anthem, but its a good place to start. AVD-4-Life.
Justice - Audio, Video, Disco (Para One Remix)
Accompanying Ryan Gosling's heroic story as a stunt and heist driver through the mean streets of L.A. is an appropriate Risky Business-esque original score by Cliff Martinez, the pre Chad Smith drummer of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. This is not some dumb ass Fast and Furious car chase action thriller but a character type movie that really keeps you glued to your seat. Cliff's eerie backdrop played over Gosling's serene, distant, and psychotic character interaction along with the 80's pop tunes blasting in scene transition fantastically supports the sequence of events throughout the movie. There are some additional tracks to the OST that you may be familiar with as we were and that fit the genre perfectly. No surprise College's and and Kavinsky's super 80's synth track were included as well. So appropriate.
College - A Real Hero (feat. Electric Youth)
Kavinsky & Lovefoxxx - Nightcall
Monday, September 19, 2011
!PAUS3 takes a glitchier approach to in his Broken Cassette remix of PICTUREPLANE's The Art Of Feeling. There is also a solid set of bongos in there too. The remix is the second of a three part remix compilation by !PAUS3. You can check out Part I of the series here. Definitely a new sound to our ears, we can wait to see what !PAUS3 has in store for us in Part III. Special thanks to Projecting Nothing Productions for giving SMM the jump on the track. Free download in the player. Grab it.
PICTUREPLANE - The Art of Feeling, Part II (Broken Cassette Remix by !PAUS3) by !PAUS3
Mustang shares a nice little remix of Crystal Fighters' Champion Song. The tracks features a riveting bass line and some finally timed church bells. The remix is part of the upcoming Champion Song single release that will feature additional remixes by Mr Nô, AKS, Homework, and Clubfeet. The single is set for release on October 10th 2011 via Different Recordings.
Crystal Fighters : Champion Sound (Mustang Remix) by Mustang (Official)
Monarchy re-invents You Don't Want To Dance With Me in the power songs release as a single. The duo decided to take the song a different direction adding in the beautiful vocal of Britt Love of Mini Viva fame to make it a duet. There is something to be said of a song about love ignored sung as a duet. It certainly adds a some additional thought to the track. Pick up the original version of You Don't Want To Dance With Me off Monarchy's full length Around The Sun from iTunes.You Don't Want To Dance With Me (feat. Britt Love) by Monarchy
Whats better then a new Daft Punk track? An old Daft Punk track that is new. Drive, a previously unreleased demo from the french duo is out today as part of Soma Records 20 Years, a three-disc compilation album. The track definitely reminds of a younger raw Daft Punk, but it still super glorious. It took over 15 years but, stream Daft Punk's Drive in all of its glory below.
Always a pleasure when discovering new Thom Yorke material. Of course it will be a little out there. Of course it will be more on the electronic side. But we can always expect exceptional production from an eclectic musician who never ceases to amaze. He just recently released the Money Back Remix for the Mary Ann Hobbs XFM show which you should listen to now.
Friday, September 16, 2011
Here at Scotch and Murder we have a soft spot for the dark stuff. That dark disco-noir if you will. Hence, when we got the e-mail below from Boulder native Dillon Morton, aka LUST, about his new EP Dark Water we got pretty pumped to listen to his work. He did not disappoint. A dark synth ride through the streets with some perfectly placed stabs to keep you focused. For a full foray into the mind of LUST check out heres the the EP in his own words:
When I began writing the Dark Water EP, I wanted to create a dark
disco-noir sound that came off as an erotic horror movie soundtrack.
Each song, with the help of interludes, moves the EP through several
different settings I had envisioned as scenes, although the story is
not important just yet... Enjoy the coaxingly sensuous mystery that is
Each song, with the help of interludes, moves the EP through several
different settings I had envisioned as scenes, although the story is
not important just yet... Enjoy the coaxingly sensuous mystery that is
You can download each track individually for free off the player below, or download the Dark Water EP right from LUST himself (also free). Consider yourself sensuously coaxed.
Dark Water EP by LUST
Get wet with ANR (Awesome New Republic) in their video for It's Around You. The track is the fourth off the Stay Kids album to get a video, and deservedly so. So far we've seen ANR go serial killer on us, take on a beauty pageant, and play with some kids. Now the Miami based duo whips out the the slip and side and body paint in the thoroughly wet video for It's Around You.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Andre Allen Anjos of RAC (aka The Remix Artist Collective) takes Gigamesh's When You're Dancing in a new direction. That direction of course is the great beyond, outer-space. The RAC mix totally takes on the self-described "space-disco" vibe with what sounds like some heavy alien-esque organs and laser synthetics. Space Disco 4 Life.
Gigamesh - When You're Dancing (RAC Mix) by RAC
Mr. Boulder dropout aka Pretty Lights has officially officially established himself as a master in the electronic realm. His insane new track I Know the Truth has exceeded expectations, yet remaining faithful to his sampling methods and huge bass sound. If you attended Bonnaroo '11 or Governor's Ball you may recognize this excellent tune as he did play it for you. Come join us at Binghamton University to check his live show out. Random, yes, but our paths cross in the glory of upstate New York. Don't miss it!
Pretty Lights - I Know the Truth
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Zimmer is kind enough share the exclusive mixtape he did for Brain Magazine. No better way to end the day with a perfectly crafted mixtape oozing with love and dedication by the Nu-Disco king himself. This one is chalk full of SMM favorites including: Kamp!, Lou Teti, Oliver, RÜFÜS, and CFCF, just to name a few. We'll be sipping to this one for a minuet. We promise.
Zimmer x Brain Magazine - Exclusive Mixtape | September by Zimmer
Kamp! - Cairo
Siriusmo & Jan Driver - Golden Super
Cherokee - Take Care Of You
Nicholas - Without You
Mustang - Nebula
Munga / Frank & Jamo - On Fire
Lou Teti - I Know The Way (Toomy Disco Vocal Mix)
Coupons & Show Your Shoe - Sara (Bxentric Remix)
Suzanne Kraft - Turning
Chromeo - When The Night Falls (Breakbot Remix)
Housse De Racket - Roman (Oliver Remix)
RÜFÜS - We Left (Ride The Universe Remix)
Teengirl Fantasy - Cheaters (John Talabot's Classic Vocal Mix)
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs - Garden
CFCF - Come Closer (Azari & III Remix)
Inner City - Big Fun (The Classic Magic Juan Mix)
Galaxy 2 Galaxy - Hi-Tech Jazz
Lovebirds feat Stee Downes - Want In My Soul
Jonas Rathsman - Love Is My Middle Name
James Welsh - Air Valley
Tricksi - Wilderness (Genius Of Time Remix)
William DeVaughn - Be Thankful For What You've Got
Fellow Brooklynite and Nu-Disco connoisseur Lou Teti stops by with a new release. Love It is a little something the mysterious Mr. Teti has been working on for Mullet Records, who we seem to keep bumping into on the intrawebs. We like the pairing.
Why would Teti release a track on Mullet as opposed to his own Tigers on Leash imprint, you ask. The answer is simple, the man is simply making too much good music to handle and needed some help from the finely groomed label.
The track follows suit from what we've heard from Lou (a good thing), featuring some stellar synthetic stabs. The Love It EP is set for release next Monday (September 19th for those of you playing at home) and includes some choice remixes by new favorites Dublin Aunts and Tad Wily. Love it.
"Love It" --- Available Mon Sept 19th on Junodownload --- by LouTeti/Tigers on a Leash
On an otherwise slow day we turn to our fashion sense, and bring you short film directed by 1/2 of Daft Punk. In collaboration with Co Collections, Thomas Bangalter grabs our attention with stunning beauty, fine fashion, and exotic landscapes. The mystifying video features Bangalter's wife, actress Élodie Bouchez, who plays the lover of an deathly ill man. Of course, everyone is in perfect fashion. Even in the desert. Even the Bedouins.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Work Drugs puts some smooth in Little Scream's The Heron and the Fox. That smooth comes in the form of some perfectly shaken maracas (we think), lightly plucked synths, and sounds from the smoothest of all instruments the saxophone (of course). The perfect end of summer song, listen to this one on a slow drive with windows down and sun glasses up. Free download of the exclusive remix of the track available in the player. Make a wish and it'll come true.
Little Scream - The Heron and the Fox (Work Drugs Smooth Mix) by Work Drugs
Last time we checked in with The Pains of Being Pure at Heart they were remixed by Twin Shadow. Now, Violens add some dark synths to The Pains of Being Pure At Heart's The Body. Definitely an added dose of darkness in there. Watch the original self-casted video The Body below to fully feel the effects of the remix. Grab the track for free in exchange for your e-mail address below. Tell me again what the body's for cause I cant feel it any more. I want it to hurt like it did before.
The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart – The Body (Violens Remix)
In conjunction with today's release of Era Extraña, Neon Indian drops this heart throbbing video for Polish Girl. The video takes a new spin on "lonely robot finds love" featuring a futuristic man-machine and a polish girl. Oh, the things robots will do for love. The video keeps with Alan Palomo's retro futuristic vibe that we've grown accustom to. Pretty gnarly.
Those Cut Copy guys are some creative mother effers. Their latest video for Blink and You'll Miss a Revolution, off their most recent album Zonoscope, features a band of rouge evolving apes who use the band's disembodied parts to jam / rock out to the track. The immaculate video was directed by Emile Sornin and Produced by Jules de Chateleux at Division. Floating Kiwi heads and apes breaking shit, doesn't get much better than this.
The Magician drops with the fifteenth installment in his Magic Tape series. As we have come to expect from the magic man, there is no accompanying track list (the man has to keep his secrets). However, this one chalk full of exclusives, which is always a good thing. The Magician keeps on keeping it magical.
Magic Tape Fifteen by TheMagician
Monday, September 12, 2011
The Golden Filter passes along a little teaser of their upcoming short film S Y N D R O M E S. We are thoroughly teased to say the least. The band band will be working with Norwegian Director Kristoffer Borgil to tell the story of a young girl with mysterious talents who finds herself forced into the world of the elite underworld, which only the ailing wealthy are aware of. The S Y N D R O M E S soundtrack will feature six new tracks from The Golden Filter, including the monster of a track in the clip, Mother.
S Y N D R O M E S is out October 10th on Perfectly Isolated on CD/DVD, digital soundtrack, and a limited vinyl that is accompanied with autographs' of the band members. Pre-Order S Y N D R O M E S here, and purchase the soundtrack from iTunes.
Our friends over at Projecting Nothing send over a !PAUS3 remix of SMM favorite Pictureplane. The re-work is certainly sordid, featuring some deep bass, nasty guitar riffs, and classical piano. You can grab the remix for free off !PAUS3 facebook page. Real has never felt more real.
PICTUREPLANE - The Art of Feeling (!PAUS3 Mix Part One) by !PAUS3
Friday, September 9, 2011
Raized By Wolves, the latest addition to Deadmou5' Mau5trap family, hits the ground running with The Call. RBW strive to bring they're audiences a blend of quality electronic music and captivating vocals, sung by none other than guest vocalist and The Editors front man, Tom Smith. The Call features some mind boggling bass lines and epic drops that will send you into a free fall of grinding synth riffs. Eyes, who you may remember from his dirty remix of Ellie Goulding's Lights, work on the track only amplifies the mentioned effects. Track is free to download right off the player. Now give me something to love.
Raized By Wolves - The Call (Eyes Remix) by mau5trap records
The Oliver craze continues with his new remix of Sneaky Sound System's Big. Another perfectly 80s deep synth track from the LA based duo. Oliver adds Sneaky to the impressive list of artists they've remixed which includes: Don Diablo, Chromeo, Juan Atkins, Penguin Prison, Housse de Racket. Think Big. We could do anything.
Sneaky Sound System - Big (Oliver Remix) by weareoliver
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Local Brooklynite's Chairlift released a new video for their single Amanaemonesia. The video features front-women Caroline Polacheck dancing around in a green-man bodysuit (sans head covering) on what appears to be the local access television channel of a distant universe (which is awesome). We wish we could dance like that. Amanaemonesia will be on Chairlifts upcoming third project Number Seven (Terrible Records). Chasing The Rabbit. Mistaken for Magic.
New Division front man John Kunkel shows off his dancey side with solo release, The One Thing I Cant Have. A departure from what were used to from the man whose booming vocals we've come to love. But that's not a bad thing. Mr. Kunkel displays immense talent taking on a genre and excelling all the while with some grinding synths. Perfect build ups, bridges, and breakdowns make this one that well be blasting throughout the weekend and beyond. Theres a little Deadmau5 vibe in there if you ask us.
Download John Knunke's The One Thing I Can't Have for free right off the player.
The One Thing I Can't Have by John Glenn
Melbourne native Wintercoats fills us with wonder and enchantment with Working on a Dream off his debut EP Sketches. A Supremely dreamy track that will put you in a total trance. Perhaps the most impressive thing about Wintercoats is that it is a solo-act, something that took us a while to comprehend. The video, by Feel Good Lost, is just as spell binding as the track, if not more so. In it we follow a young explorer who reminds of life in a simpler time where we enjoyed simpler things. Stunning stuff.
Sketches is set for release September 27th on Cascine. For now you can download Wintercoats' Working on A Dream for free off the player.
Wintercoats - 02 Working On A Dream by CASCINE
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
What a good day for good music. First, Trentemoller remixes M83. Next, Paper Plates re-works The Wombats. We get fresh anthem (and video) from Tyson. Then a new side of an up and coming phenom, Hackman, is revealed. Now our current favorite indie post-rock band, The New Division, drops in with a new track off their upcoming Shadows EP. The perfect proverbial cherry on top.
Shallow Play provides us with the deep synthetics we love to hear so much from the Califronia based band, and keeps with their cryptic lyrics, which is always a good thing. Shadows is set to drop on September 27th, so save up those singles. The New Division is so fucking cool that you can download the track for free right off the player. In the alternative, you can be really fucking cool (like us) and drop your new favorite band a dollar (just one) for bringing you some blissed out sounds.
Shallow Play by The New Division
Hackman shows off his lighter side in his remix to Birdy's People Help People. Dont be fooled though, there is still some deep dark synth to be heard on the track. So long as the Leeds scholar keeps on pumping out anthems, we'll keep posting them. Gifted to say the least.
Birdy - People help the people (remix clip 96 kbps) by Hackman
Trickski passes along, Members of the Clap, a little collaboration they did with Soul Clap (on permanent vacation). The track, dubbed under Slow House, features a nasty base line that just wont go away. Good nasty, of course. The beat will keep your head banging. A perfect track for any Gandhi march, group or solo.
Trickski & Soul Clap - Members of the clap by trickski
Tyson continues to belt out 80s synth ballads with After You're Gone. Each song we've heard from London based artist sounds as if it was ripped right off the soundtrack to an 80s movie. We say that with no negative connotation what-so-ever. The man has just focused his talents and energy on a particular genre/sound and is killing it in that genre/sound. The video features a creative plethora of masks and glasses, while Tyson's booming vocals and a collection of hard-bodies keeping you entranced.
Pick up Tyson - After You're Gone from iTunes
Plastic Plates gets back to work with a supremely disco remix of The Wombats' Our Perfect Disease. A very synthed out 80s beat that will have you dancing at that desk of yours. PP continues to impress by creating a unique classic/retro vibe to everything he touches. The mans got the midas touch. Free download in the player. We all need someone to drive us mad.
Oh yeh, for all of our New Yorkers and Brooklynites, Mr. Plates will be putting his talents on display tomorrow (Thursday September 8th) at Pianos in the LES. For free. See you there.
The Wombats - Our Perfect Disease (Plastic Plates Remix) by PLASTiC PLATES
Nothing better than waking up to find that a favorite artists has been remixed by another favorite. Hence, we start this grey day on the right foot after waking up to see Trentemøller apply his out-worldly talent on a remix to M83's latest single, Midnight City. The Dane slows down and extends the track, transforming its 4 minute 80s disco vibe into a 7 minuet ballad. To our dismay, there are no saxophones to be heard here, however, it makes perfect sense if you think about Trentemøller's unique sound. Instead, an awesomely eerie guitar riff that lingers throughout song's soul.
Trentemøller's remix will be on the Midnight City Remix EP, set for release on September 27. The Remix EP will also feature the Big Black Delta re-work we mentioned last week. M83's North American tour start October 28th in Washington DC, and ends with shows at Webster Hall and the Music Hall of Williamsburg.
Midnight City (Trentemøller Remix) by M83
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
We've often wondered what a Chad Valley and The Drums collaboration would sound like. Both artist have etched out their own distinct corners of the music word, yet carry a similar "lull of summer" vibe to them. The overlap can be heard on Mr. Valley's remix to The Drums sky rocketing Money. An added dose of ambient and ocean waves, but still surfable. While its still not original collaboration, its will keep us musing of one. Free download in the player. Grab it.
The Drums - Money (Chad Valley Remix) by WorkItMedia
Our dear friends over at Cascine turn the big one today, and wanted us to share this very special track with you. On this day one year ago Cascine launched its first release Associates by Shine 2009. Since, the budding yet accomplished label have released another 11 projects, much to our enjoyment. If for some reason you are not familiar with the Cascine bunch, please do your self a favor and check out their site for some of our favorite bands to date (Southern Shores, Selebrities, Chad Valley to name a few).
To celebrate this momentus occasion the fine people at Cascine pass along a Jensen Sportag remix of So Free by Shine 2009, featuring Ms. Paula Abdul. The perfect exhale indeed.
Shine 2009 - So Free feat. Paula Abdul (Jensen Sportag Mix) by CASCINE