We just discovered Le Matos, the trio from Montreal that may have produced some of the hardest, tasteful tracks to be released on an LP in a while. Coming Soon is filled with dark 80's electro that will leave you dumbfounded and wanting more. This is not your ordinary "hey let's take some 80's jingles and rewrite them to a harder, faster beat." These guys are seriously musically talented. From Retired opening to Sister closing this awesome collaboration, you will not be disappointed with one song.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Under the guise of Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo The Bloody Beetroots continue to evolve and in turn to blow our minds. Their latest work, Church of Noise, seems to be the bands anthem, if not its mantra. The track urges us to band together and revolt. Against what we are not particularly sure, but who gives a fuck the track rocks. We're gonna go out on a limb and christen this bad boy the anthem for 2011, and why the hell not 2012. It Only takes five fingers to form a fist. Rock On.
Apparently Deadmau5 is able to take on all forms of music, electronic or otherwise. This time Mr. Mau5 takes on the art of The Cover. That is performing the music of another band. The Mau5 jumps right in covering none other than the world-class elite band of musicians that is Radiohead. An interesting paring that is sure to grab the eyes of both the new and old school. No vocals on the cover, but Deadmau5 certainly captures the emotions of a very emotional song. Drink it in.
Radiohead - Codex (deadmau5 cover) by fuckmylife
Urban Cone celebrates its first single release with a video for that single, Freak. A smashing video at that (directed by Niclas Larsson and Olof Lindh + D.O.P credits to Erik Nordlund). The Stockholm natives give off a certain European indie vibe, if that makes any sense. The quintet sends a reminder that perhaps we're all freaks, and perhaps there is nothing wrong with that. Pick up Urban Cone's debut single Freak. We dig it. Can you dig it?
Monday, November 14, 2011
Over the weekend we had the privilege of locking ourselves in the studio with Leger De Main, the Italian representative of the Scotch and Murder DJs. After hours of painstaking music listening and mixing we proudly present the second installment of the Scotch and Murder Mixtapes, ¿Already?. This one is full of deep dark bangers that you are sure to enjoy. So sit back grab some popcorn and let your ears muse over Leger’s roller coaster of a masterpiece.
Scotch and Murder Mixtape #2: ¿Already? by Scotch and Murder
Goose - Can't Stop Me Now (Bloody Beetroots Remix)
Numero# - Star Model (Le Matos Remix)
Mustard Pimp - Money Shot
The M Machine - Trafalgar
Autoerotique - Bubonic
Benoit and Sergio - Everybody
Simian Mobile Disco - Sleep Deprivation
Digitalism - Blitz
Deadmau5 - Aural Psynapse
Blondes - Business
Die Vögel – Fratzengulasch
Max Cooper - feat Grt People - Careless (Original Mix)
We Have Band jumps in with a nice little cover of The Horrors' Still Life. Definitely a new sound to the track. Opposed to front-man Faris Badwan's booming vocals we get a medley of soft vocals played over organ keys and a series of intermittent synthetic sounds. We also decided to include the video of The Horrors' recent cover of David Bowie's Sufferagette City. Covers all around.
We Have Band - Still Life (The Horrors Cover) by We Have Band
Great to see some new remix work from Bag Raiders. Their latest re-work is a little splice up The Ting Tings' Silence. A bit of a progressive vibe coming from this one. The track features front-women Katie White's soft vocals layered over some synth and interesting percussion. The original version Silence of silence will be released on The Ting Tings' sophomore effort Kunst. Scoop it out.
Silence - Bag Raiders Remix by bagraiders
Mexican Summer reaches the 100 mark. Their 100ths release that is. The indie label will be releasing a split single featuring Ford & Lopatin collaborating with fellow Scotch and Murder favorites Light Asylum's Shannon Funchess and Tamaryn. You can grab a sneak peak to the split below with a stream of both tracks, Snakes (Funchess) and Flying Dream (Tamaryn).
MEX100 - Ford & Lopatin + Shannon Funchess + Tamaryn by Mexican Summer
Thursday, November 10, 2011
With a little love from Nancy Whang, of LCD Soundsystem fame, and Juan MacLean, Holy Ghost! covers Ministry's 80 classic ballad, I Wanted To Tell Her. The group of synth-heads get together and kill the track creating a fantastic 80s dance-vibe. In the alternative, this bad boy could probably play in any post-modern love story montage involving dark sunglasses and white blouses. So yeh blast this track for a minuet.
Holy Ghost! - I Wanted to Tell Her (feat. Nancy Whang & Juan MacLean)
The Friendly Fires release this little music video for their latest single Hurting. We love these guys, they just give off such great energy. If you've seen them live you understand where we're coming from (plus you'll love front man Ed Macfarlane's signature dance moves (and Hawaiian prints)). We also left you the Tensnake remix of the track we've been jamming out to for a hot minuet. Your touch keeps on hurting.
Friendly Fires - Hurting Tensnake Remix
The new song by Summer Camp has its own video. That song of course is You Might Get Stuck on Me. A track warning those at the budding stages of love of just that, love. The duo keeps impressing us with Jeremy Warmsley's excellent production perfectly paired to the picturesque vocals of Elizabeth Sankey. Be careful, you might get stuck on them. A quick special thanks to 17 Cosmetics for recognizing special talent that deserves support. Dont forget to pickup Summer Camp's debut album Welcome to Condale, out now.
At long last, the NYC loud ass shoegazers will be releasing their next EP, Onwards to the Wall, in February of 2012. A Place to Bury Strangers gave us Exploding Heads in 2009, a true hard rock album with singer/guitarist Oliver Ackermann leveraging his pedal creations in full force, destroying your ears with tracks like Deadbeat or In Your Heart. Here is a little taste of what's to come.
A Place to Bury Strangers - So Far Away
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Itching for a new favorite post-80s 80's band? Check out Electric Youth. We first fell in love with the Canadian duo on their collaboration with College for the title track, A Real Hero, off the Drive Soundtrack (which needs be listened to). Electric Youth follows that successful effort with Right Back To You, a nine track EP featuring remixes by DVAS and Sarah Sarah. Our personal favorite ironically enough is the EP's B-side, Fade Away, but the whole EP is smoking. Pick up the entire Right Back To You EP from iTunes. Dig this sound.
Electric Youth - Right Back To You EP by Electric Youth (Official)
We wanted to take a minute and share some videos we got of The Drums performance at Bowery Ballroom this past Monday. Check out the videos for Money and Down By The Water below. Overall, a pretty impressive performance from a band that keeps on growing us no matter how much we already enjoy their sound. It was quite the sight to see a sold out crowd of urban New Yorkers dancing they're hearts out to some beached out rock. Totally conflicting worlds perfectly jiving with one another. Stellar.
FOE shares a little sneak peak of things to expect from their upcoming album, Bad Dream Hotline. Cold Hard Rock is dark and twisted in a way that only FOE can be. We noticed a "bigger" sound coming from the band than we are used, but the track still rocks, particularly Hannah Louise Clark's superbly crisp vocals. We love the track and cant wait for Bad Dream Hotline to drop worldwide on 01. 16. 2012.
A quick little ballad for you. Oslo based diskJokke takes you on a epic journey in his re-work of fellow Norwegians 120 Days' Osaka. The track is part of Modular's Club Mod program, a series in which the label will be releasing exclusive and select dance tracks monthly in an effort to get you to shake that ass. The first installment does not disappoint with some perfectly played keys over a hot bed of lovely deep synth. Free download in the player, plus we left you the super tripped out video for Osaka's original mix (equally as fantastic). You can purchase the entire 120 days Club Mod Release directly from Modular. Listen to those keys.
120 Days - Osaka (diskJokke Remix) | Club Mod 001 by modularpeople
Clams Casino sends a little more Amore Fati love your way with his take on the latest Washed Out single. Mr. Casino's remix is featured on the Amor Fati 12", which you can pick up directly from The Domino Record Company. Also check out the single's b-side Call It Off.
Washed Out - Amor Fati (Clams Casino Remix)
The San Francisco based blogger and designer Scott Hansen, aka Tycho, will be releasing his first full length album Dive via Ghostly International on November 16. Recently the radio version of the single Dive hit airwaves. No surprise here Scott has maintained his ambient electro pop sound and we are excited to get our hands on this piece of work. Go to Spin to preview the album first.
Tycho - Dive
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Balam Acab gets his hands on of Twin Sister's Kimmi in a Rice Field. The combination of Mr. Acab's majestic sounds and Twin Sister front women Andrea Estella is quite stellar and perfectly chill. We would also like to take this opportunity to remind our fellow New Yorks and Brooklynites to check out Balam Acab next week, November 17th, at Le Poisson Rouge (tickets for $13 bucks). Grab it.
Twin Sister - Kimmi in a Rice Field (Balam Acab Remix)
imageoptional, the first come-as-you-are monthly event starts on Jan 27, 2012 at the legendary Brighton Bar in Long Branch, NJ. To celebrate, our dear friends at Projecting Nothing Productions are giving away exclusive limited edition cassette mixtapes and 12" vinyl featuring djs: !PAUS3, Lost Shadow & nYnK. These stellar recordings are exclusively available through Scotch and Murder to you the Scotch and Murder reader. The catch? We've only got a select hand full of these bad boys.
In addition, three lucky winners also will get that VIP treatment with exclusive access to the event and their very own bottle of some choice Scotch (No murder, sorry). (Must be at least 21 years of age). Interested in the awsomeness? Fill out the Free Swag from Scotch Murder / Projecting Nothing Form and you are in it to win it, a spot on the VIP list, a limited cassette mixtape, and even more limited vinyl.
In the mean time we wanted to put you on to some of Projecting Nothing's artist. First, check out !PAUS3's latest remix of Lost Shadow's Next Step. Then get over to the imageoptional to scoop their latest mixtape. For more samples of what you will experience at imageoptional, visit !PAUS3 for downloads, how to RSVP and set times. Jump on it.
Lost Shadow-Next Step (!PAUS3 #ows RMX) free download by !PAUS3
image optional - mixtape - inaugural event jan 27 2012 by !PAUS3
Sunday, November 6, 2011
We give you the first of many to come Scotch and Murder Mix Tape brought to you by our friend Leger De Main. We're hitting you from all angles, covering a wide spectrum of bad ass tracks mixed into one eartastic tape. We open up with Gesaffelstein's Viol and close in similar taste with Alex Di Stefano's remix of Puerto Rico. Throw this compilation on if you're in for some serious partying.
Gesaffelstein - Viol
Lifelike - Discopolis
Kavinsky - Nightcall (Deux Helix Remix)
Moby - Go
Eric Prydz - 2night (Original Mix)
Justin Faust - High Hopes
Owl Vision - Moloch
Deadmau5 - Where are my Keys?
Bingo Players - Rattle (Original Mix)
Digitalism - Circles (Digitalism Remix)
Duck Sauce - Big Bad Wolf (Gesaffelstein Remix)
Barretso - Ultimo
Lkid - 50,000 Watts
Bonsai Kat - Bla Bla
Save the Robot - Party People
David Guetta- Glasgow
Mike Candys and Jack Holiday - Insomnia (Mike Candys & Christopher S. Massive Mix)
Balthazar & Jackrock - Puerto Rico (Alex Di Stefano Remix)
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
The Drop Out Orchestra has been killing it lately with some stellar remixes. They keep the trend going with a remix of Duran Duran's classic Girls On Film. Get your 80s on.
Girls On Film (Drop Out Orchestra Rework) EDIT by Drop Out Orchestra
Not sure how The Magician's latest Magic Tape (Sixteen) slipped passed us, but its better late than never right. The benefit of the wait? We get the track list. The mixtape features some Scotch and Murder favorites including: Gigamesh, Tesla Boy, Fallulah, Shook, Justice, Yuksek, Holy Ghost, and Hackman. Jam out with the magic man.
Magic Tape Sixteen by TheMagician
Gigamesh - Red Light (Goldroom remix)
Cadillac - Make you feel (feat. Tesla Boy)
Kastil - Back To Philadelphia
Fallulah - I Lay My Head (Shook remix)
Fonzi Thornton feat. Chic - I work for a livin'
The Magician - I don't know what to do (Erkka remix)
Coleco - Can't Stop
Justice - Helix
Yuksek - Always on the run (Peter & The Magician remix)
Mirror People - Feel the Need (feat. Rowetta) (Social Disco Club Dub)
Moon Boots - Off My Mind (Rogue Vogue remix)
Ante Perry - Hit the Floor (Tagteam Terror remix)
Holy Ghost - Hold My Breath (Cosmic Kids remix)
Hackman - Close
D/R/U/G/S hits us with soulful jazzy re-work of David' Lyre Hidden Ground. The Manchester native has a distinct ability to isolate vocals and blend in some perfect beats to the track. An awesomely erie track that has us falling in love with D/R/U/G/S. You will to just give it a minuet. Free download in the player. We'll claim this hidden ground is our home.
David's Lyre - Hidden Ground (D/R/U/G/S Remix) by David's Lyre
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
David Lynch's debut album Crazy Clown Time is streaming in its entirety over at NPR's First Listen and we figured we'd pass along the good news to you. We also left you a free little taste of Pinky's Dream, which feature the Yeah Yeah Yeahs front-women Karen O. Stream David Lynch's Crazy Clown Time.
David Lynch - Pinky's Dream (feat. Karen O)
Com Trusie drops in with a new synthed out track She Melts. The man just doesn't disappoint, each track continues to out do the last. Either Mr. Truise has been storing this one in the vault for us or he created the track while touring with Purity Ring and Neon Indian. Which ever it turns out to be is pretty wild. Keep pumping em out Com.
Com Truise - She Melts
The latest Drums' single, How It Ended, gets a little remix by Summer Camp. As we anticipate the release of Welcome to Condale, Jeremy Warmsley and Elizabeth Sankey, collectively Summer Camp, have outdone themselves on this re-work. The duo captures the tracks core of "80s-teen-dream-love" with hymns of synth and buzzing riffs, while adding a second layer of vocals to the chorus to enhance the experience. Grab the track for free below and pre-order your copy of Welcome to Condale today.
The Drums - How It Ended (Jeremy Summer Camp Remix)
Monday, October 31, 2011
RAC's remix of Death Cab For Cutie's Some Boys has been out for a minuet now but we've been blasting this one and felt obligated to share. The remix collective's very own Andrew Maury lays down a deep baseline over Death Cab front man Ben Gibbard. Some boys down know how to love.
Death Cab For Cutie - Some Boys (RAC Maury Mix) by RAC
Remember a while back when we said how someone needed to get The Magician and Plastic Plates at the same venue at the same time? We'll it seems like some one was listening as both will take the stage at Brooklyn's Public Assembly this evening. For more info on show check out RVNG Intl. We left you the magic man's latest remix to Yuksek's Always On The Run as a warm up for this evenings festivities. You can grab your tickets directly from ticket fly for $10 or grab them at the door for $15.
Yuksek "Always On The Run" (Peter & The Magician Remix) by TheMagician
Just in case you missed the new video for Duck Sauce's Big Bad Wold. Well worth the laugh. We also left you our favorite remix of the track by none-other than the grim reaper of synth, Gesaffelstein.
Call it Off is the fresh new synthetic B-side from Washed Out's upcoming Amor Fati 12". The single is due out November 14th and includes remixes of the title track by Clams Casino and Au Revoir Simone. The single comes with your very own exclusive Washed Out tote bag. Anything to sell a record, right? You can download Call It Off for free in the player, and pre-order the Amor Fati 12" directly from Domino. Scoop it out.
Washed Out - Call It Off by WeirdWorldRecordCo
Friday, October 28, 2011
Our deepest apologies for stepping away for from the blog-o-sphere for a minuet. We've been busy behind the scenes working to bring you a better Scotch and Murder. We hope to get the revamped site up by next month or so. To make up for the lost time we bring this slayer mixtape for Halloween music needs. This one might be the best one yet. Tracklist below. Happy Helloween.
Keep an eye out next week for your chance to free giveaways of !PAUSE's part 4 remix of Pictureplane's The Art of Feeling.
The Drums - Me & The Moon (Moonlight Matters Remix)
Purity Ring - Lofticries
André Obin - The Arsonist
FOE - A Handsome Stranger Called Death (Com Truise Remix)
Dark Allies - Light Asylum
HOLY OTHER - YR LOVE
Something A La Mode - Versailles No Bara (The Bloody Beetroots Remix)
Blak Nite - Rhapsody
Justice - Stress
Hussle Club - Night Society (Designer Drugs Remix)
Games - Strawberry Skies (Gatekeeper Remix)
Weekend Wolves - Karma
Teeel - Black Diamonds
Com Turise - Cyanide Sisters
CFCF - Come Closer
Lykke Li - Sadness Is A Blessing - D/R/U/G/S Remix
Romantic Streams - SLEEP ∞ OVER
OutKast - E.T. (Extraterrestrial)
Johnny Cash - I See A Darkness (Acid Pauli Remix)
Is Tropical - 03 LIES (Leopard Of Honour RMX)
Work Drugs - Third Wave (Paola Remix)
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
20 years ago on November 19 1991, U2 released Achtung Baby. This year Q Magazine is releasing an epic 20th anniversary tribute album featuring covers by Nine Inch Nail, Depeche Mode, The Killers, Jack White, Snow Patrol, and more. You can now purchase the compilation today but we would like to give you a little taste from our favorite artists' covers.
Do you remember Photojournalist, the relaxing pop dance tune Small Black released a little more than a year ago? Well, we've been waiting patiently for these guys to release something of equal musical allure and they've done it with Moon Killer. You can find the single on the same titled mix tape due out on 11-11-11. Make sure you grab this one.
Moon Killer by Small Black
Monday, October 24, 2011
All remixes of The XX have been consistently great. The most recent one to surface by the Manchester producer Synkro has a bit of a house edge and definitely that Northwest UK ambient sound. The original Night Time is a moving piece by itself. Throwing some electronic drums over the track, yet maintaining The XX's reverb guitar and Romy's soft and smooth vocals, Synkro delivers a a solid piece of work.
The XX - Night Time (Synkro Remix)
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Ever mysterious French duo Walter Sobeck drop another hot throbbing track on us Miami, a tribute to the sunny city. The second single to be released by the Frenchmen will feature remixes by Allen Walker, Muffin, Pharao Black Magic, and Kido Yoji, plus a bonus track from Hollywood Cries. Stream a little sample of the single below, then pick up your copy of Walter Sobeck's Miami directly from juno.
Walter Sobcek - Miami. by Walter Sobcek
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
BALAM ACAB is the latest artist to get his hands on Lana Del Rey's Video Games. Mr. Acab plays off Ms. Del Rey's picturesque vocals with airy builds and soft landings. A perfectly built spaceship ride through where ever you want to be floating through. Just play a video game.
Lana Del Rey - Video Game (BALAM ACAB Remix)
Just in case you missed M83's video for their latest single Midnight City. This one is a far out mind bender featuring some young telepathic bad-asses. Directed by Fleur & Manu of Division (who also did Cut Copy's latest video for Blink and You'll Miss a Revolution), the video is a tribute to Village of the Damned, Close Encounters of the Third Kind and other Akiras.