Massive Attack + Burial announce the release of Inhale Gold, a new limited edition 12" vinyl. Our first look on the project comes in the form of the super trippy nearly twelve minuet track, Four Walls. The vinyl comes with gold glitter screenprinted sleeve designed by Massive Attack's Robert Del Naja. The 12" is available to stream (below) and order exclusively from Massive Attack and www.vfeditions.com.
Monday, October 10, 2011
Holy Other keeps with the dark cryptic sounds in his latest work, a remix to This Will Destroy You's Black Dunes. The remix is part of the Black Dunes 7" set for release December 6, 2011on Suicide Squeeze Records. Pre-order your copy of This Will Destroy You's Black Dunes 7".
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Perfect Lines lays it down with another spot on remix. This time the CT native chips away at Youth Lagoon's Daydream. Mr. Lines re-works the track into a 80s pop ballad with some subtle synths and drum kicks. Take a minuet to check out the also very dreamy original version of Daydream. Grab Perfect Lines' remix of Day Dream for free right off the player.
Youth Lagoon - "Daydream" (PERFECT LINES REMIX) by Perfect Lines
Jamie Woon puts in some serious work on the strikingly beautiful Lana del Rey's Video Games. Woon gives the song a very dark vibe, keying on some choice lyrics and pushing a dark synthetic vibe hard. The sudden and random voice modifications are a guilty pleasure to your ears. A perfectly hypnotizing remix.
Lana del Rey - Video Games (Jamie Woon Remix)
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
The Fool is a nice little new single from COOLRUNNINGS. Its a different sound than we are used to hearing from the indie band, but we commend them for taking on a new sound. More importantly, the post-rock 80s sound works well. We dig it. The video features clips of Andy Warhol's The Exploding Plastic Inevitable. Download The Fool directly from the COOLRUNNINGS bandcamp page.
Fabian jumps in on The Magician remix scene with this pumped up nu-disco remix of I Don't Know What To Do. The magic man's latest remix EP is shaping up nicely with solid remixes by both Plastic Plates and now Fabian. I keep on keep on.
The Magician Feat. Jeppe "I Don't Know What To Do" (Fabian Remix) by TheMagician
Alright so do to some unforeseen circumstances we have to revise our Deadmau5 ticket give away for this upcoming Thursday (October 6th). Now to be entered to win all you have to do is like the Scotch and Murder facebook page and send us your favorite music video. Videos can be from past, present, or future. Please e-mail your submissions to info@ScotchandMurder.com. Our apologies to those of you who e-mailed us in the contest, we are working on a free gift for you all to make up for it. We will be accepting submission until 2pm tomorrow (Wednesday October 5th). Get on it.
Monday, October 3, 2011
Skai Nine jumps back on the scene with two new singles, Indigo and Pulse. The DC native keeps with the up-beat ambient synths, but shows some progress on the track. Mr. Nine also passes along word of a full length album due out early next year. You can download both tracks off their respective players or head over to Skai Nine's bandcamp page (all for free).
Pulse by Skai Nine
Indigo by Skai Nine
Selebrities turn up post-rock on Total Slacker's Secret VHS Collection. The Brooklyn based band seems to have firmly entrenched their placed in the post-rock / new wave genre. Pretty great to see a band keying on a sound that we love so much.
Total Slacker - Secret VHS Collection (Selebrities Remix)
Nice little remix of Monarchy's recently re-invented You Don't Want To Dance With Me by Moonlight Matters. The remix is part of the latest Monarchy track to get its own EP, due out October 31st. Moonlight adds a heavy 80s feel to the track with some very nice piano riffs. Be sure to give it a listen and grab the free download in the player. Hold all the crazy inside.
You Don't Want To Dance With Me (Feat. Britt Love) [Moonlight Matters Remix] by Monarchy
ALVARO hooks it up with a free remix of the Crystal Fighters Plage. The tracks starts off quite mellow with a nice little drum beat, soft vocals, and some minuter guitar. Lets not be fooled though, ALVARO kicks it up adding some dirty dub to the track and grinding synth to the track.
Crystal Fighters - Plage (ALVARO REMIX) *FREE DOWNLOAD* by Crystal Fighters
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Local Bermuda Bonnie drops in with their next new single Say Something off their Drama album. Bonnie keeps with the dark vocals and rich sounds that we've grown used to. Always a good combination in our book. Drama is set for release this October via Chill Mega Chill. Download Say Something in the player. Don't you want to try.
Say Something by Bermudabonnie
Are you kidding me with this remix Justice? This seriously came out of left field. Here we have the French duo contributing their classic clean bass sound over the super poppy and funky The Golden Age by the The Asteroids Galaxy Tour. The track must be dominating the French House club scene/air waves currently and we guarantee will hit the U.S. very soon. Definitely one of the better remixes coming out lately. What a surprise.
The Golden Age (Justice Remix)
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
We already heard (and loved) RAC's re-work of Alex Winston's Velvet Elvis, now the Crystal Fighters get their hands on those delicate piercing vocals. They do no disappoint.
Alex Winston - Velvet Elvis (Crystal Fighters Remix) by Crystal Fighters
The New Division's highly anticipated debut album, Shadows, is finally here. We've been telling you for a minute how much we love the So-Cal new-wave act, so we won't gush our hearts out much more here. What we will do is give you a free remix of Shallow Play by none other than New Division front man John Kunkel's alter ego John Glenn. Go over to bandcamp and pick up the full album because it is fantastic. Once you you've got your paws on that, here are the album's killer lyrics. Simply put, simply fantastic.
Shallow Play (John Glenn Remix) by The New Division
One of Berlin's electronic perfectionists, Apparat, just released his fourth album The Devil's Walk, a blend of melancholic and grandiose tracks remaining in the sphere of the German's unique sound. You may be familiar with the single Black Water, a fantastic 5:00 minute ballad infused with an eerie atmospheric sound and fitting soft vocals. However, the track that stands out the most to us is Candil de la Calle. Completely reminiscent of the 2007 hit You Don't Me.
Apparat - Candil de la Calle
Apparat - Black Water
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Champagne Toast is the new single from local favorite Blood Orange, who also happens to be embarking on a US tour with CANT (Chris Taylor from Grizzly Bear). We had the pleasure of witnessing Mr. Orange's performance of this song live at the MoMA PS1's Warm Up Sessions and it was probably one of the most intimate we've seen to date. This guy can rock the hell out of a guitar. Just go into his bedroom.
Blood Orange - Champagne Coast
So today we've learned two things about IS TROPICAL: 1) they make genius music 2) they make genius music videos. The Kitsune band's second single music video takes a different approach from The Greeks. There we saw little boys bringing their creativity to life with nerf guns and cartoon blood. With Lies the band pairs their deep synth and on point vocals with some glitched out retro vulture shots and modern hot sex romp. They don't love you. True colors shine through.
Pick up IS TROPICAL's Native To album from iTunes.
Pick up IS TROPICAL's Native To album from iTunes.
Just a friendly reminder that the M83's Midnight City Remix EP drops today. We've already told you how much we love both Big Black Delta and Trentemøller versions of the track. We round our the EP with the two final re-works of the track by Man Without a Country and Team Ghost. You can stream the entire EP below. Pick up your copy of M83's Midnight City Remix EP directly from M83.
Midnight City Remixes EP by M83
Monday, September 26, 2011
GAMES, the alter ego of Ford & Lopatin, aka Joel Ford and Daniel Lopatin, drop in with a new track New Disguise. The firs track released by the duo since switching names takes on more of groove sound than we are used to under the old moniker. They do however keep with the retro feel from past works. More GAMES please.
GAMES - No Disguise by Ford & Lopatin
So we've been listening to the Radiohead TKOL RMX series for a hot minuet now, and we think we've settled on a favorite. SBTRKT adds a little kick, actually make that quite a few kicks, to our latest Radiohead favorite Lotus Flower. SBTRKT sets up the track with about as perfect as an intro as we've heard. We left you two other underplayed high quality tracks from TKOL series as well, remixes by Jamie XX and Caribou. Long live the King of Limbs.
Radiohead - Lotus Flower (SBTRKT Remix)
Radiohead - Little By Little (Caribou Remix)
Radiohead - Bloom (Jamie XX Remix)
Com Turise drops this short film for one of our favorites off his debut full length Galactic Melt. Brokendate (directed by 10lb Productions) takes on everything 80s detective-noir and sci-fi and delivers it in a finely wrapped five minuet bundle of joy. If you've been following us for a minuet now you have definitely heard of the Brooklyn synth wizard that is Com Truise. If not, then check out a little bio about him here. Also, check out Com Trusie' tour dates. See you at the beach.
Friday, September 23, 2011
We're kind of suckers for classical music, especially when the orchestra is bumping that Basement Jaxx. Apparently so is Sundeep Toor who, after hearing the Metropole Orkest's rendition of Mr. Jaxx's HEY U, was compelled to animate this stellar video fro the rest of us. In his words:
While going through spotify one day 8 weeks ago, I came across the new Basement Jaxx album. I've always been a fan of their dance music, but hearing their tracks being composed by the metropole orkest just blew my mind.While listening to the album, the 'Hey U' track in particular caught my attention and ideas came flooding in of a parade of exotic animals performing the track. I felt compelled to animate something and here is the finished project.
The track itself is part of Basement Jaxx's collaboration with the Netherlands' Metropole Orkest and renowned London conductor, Jules Buckley. The project features a full sixty piece orchestra along with twenty voice choir and sees the Metropole Orkest perform classical and contemporary orchestral versions of the legendary Basement Jaxx catalogue. Pick up a copy of Basement Jaxx vs Metropole Orkest from Juno.
Deadmau5 like Mord Fustang remixes Sexy and I know It by LMFAO. He unleashes a heavier spin on the LA based duos single and makes you want to unleash the fury on the dance floor. The Estonian has been gaining notoriety and momentum in the electronic scene and his shows are supposed to be incredible. Join us at Webster Hall NYC tonight for this monster's dj set.
LMFAO - Sexy and I Know It (Mord Fustang Remix)
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Brooklyn duo Warm Ghost release this much deserved video for G.T.W.S. Off the bands upcoming Narrows EP due out next tuesday (September 27th) on Partisan Records. We also left you the bands earlier release of a live in-studio performance of the track. So evil.
Download Warm Ghost - G.T.W.S
Nothing like a little unofficial music video to start your day. Today the fine folks at nautico bless CANT (aka Grizzly Bear's Chris Taylor) with this stellar video for the band's She Found A Way Out. The video takes a candid look into the lives of a lesbian couple. She Found A Way Out, an instant SMM favorite, was surprisingly left off CANT's Dreams Come True album, so we are quite please its getting some video love.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
A finely timed mash-up by Reborn Identity, both in sound and sight. To say the pairing of Björk's crisp and clean vocals from Hyperballed with the supreme eeriness that is Clint Mansell's Lux Aeterna is a success would be an understatement. This mash rocks you to the core. On top of all that we get some absolutely epic visuals of some serene mountains ranges. Played well Reborn Identity, played well.
Download Reborn Identity - Hyperlux (Björk vs Clint Mansell Mashup)
Shooting Love will be the next Mustang hit to get its own EP. The release will feature remixes by Black Strobe, Fat Club, and Jeremy Glenn. The Shooting Love EP is set for release on October 17th via Different Recordings. We left you the Jeremy Glenn ReOrder, our personal favorite on the release, for a little taste. This one definitely has that 80s / New Order feel to it. If you want more Mustang, you can stream the entire EP directly from Different Recording.
Mustang - Shooting Love (Jeremy Glenn ReOrder) by Mustang (Official)
Dubstep maestro Skream made a promise that if 15,000 people liked Dubstep Cures Cancer that he would then release a new free track. Boy did he keep his promise. Demented serves its name properly with some select sordid sounds. Certainly something we haven't heard before.
As for Dubstep Cures Cancer, its a non-profit organization that donates all profits to cancer research. Pretty worthwhile stuff, and they've got some pretty sweet gear too. Check them out.
Demented - FREE DOWNLOAD by SKREAMIZM
It seems that Justin Faust has taken a liking to fine American cuisine. Fresh off his USA tour Mr. Faust graces us with the aptly named Brisket Biscuit Mixtape. Plenty of love to go around on this one. More Brisket. More Biscuit.
The Brisket Biscuit Mixtape by Justin Faust
Trickski - Beginning
Letherette - In & Out
Irish Steph - Crush (feat. Eleven) [Eumig & Chinon Remix]
Moon Boots - Gopherit
Space Life - Flashforward
Mix Chopin - Bonne Nuit (Robotaki Remix)
Kamp! - Cairo (Moullinex Remix)
Prince - Head (Ghosts Of Venice Edit)
Alec Carlsson - Paris Fried Chicken
All The Lights - Chasing Colours (Moonchild Remix)
Bit Funk - Rap Music
Poka - '99 Style
Breakbot & Jacuqes Renault - Fantasy (Colour Vision's Club Edit)
Fare Soldi - Vittorino
The CroNYs - Supa Extra Sexy
Vincent Fries & Justin Faust - Choppy Slick
Rambla Boys - Valderrambla
Viceroy - No Ending (Justin Faust Remix)
Steed Lord - I'm Coming Over
Moonchild - You And Nothing Else (Justin Faust Remix)
Wolfgang Gartner - Welcome Back
CA based Tashaki Miyaki drop in with a stunning video (and sound) for Somethin' Better Than Nothin'. Its refreshing to see band notorious for their uncanny ability to cover just about anyone to come out with a track with such an original sound. Tashaki Miyaki keeps it simple but executes, and there is nothing wrong with that my friend. Pick up Tashaki Miyaki's Somethin' Better Than Nothin' plus a bonus track off bandcamp for 50¢ (you read that correctly). Tashaki Miyaki's debut 12-inch album is due out October 31st on The Sounds of Sweet Nothing, pre-order a copy now.
Following up with our teaser we bring you Owl Vision's new music video for Moloch. The single itself is much more impressive than the actual video. However, director Kommak does do the track justice. High energy, fast pace, and gritty bass packed into 4 minutes of club mayhem. A special thank you to our Swedish friend Johannes Arnesson for continually updating us on his awesome material. He knocks it out of the park with this one. You will be able to buy the track on Beatport, iTunes, or Spotify on September 27.
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