måndag 31 oktober 2011

>> Something About Us

Got to love the simplicity and the genius of this Daft Punk song. Both musically and lyrically. From the album Discovery (2001)

torsdag 27 oktober 2011

>>Youth Lagoon - live



Again, Trevor Powers, 22-years-old records under "Youth Lagoon". Charles Bergquist and Sezio capture Youth Lagoon's studio session of their Best New Track "July". Please be patient for short adv. and intro.

http://pitchfork.com/tv/tunnelvision/1823-youth-lagoon/2975-july/

tisdag 25 oktober 2011

>> Robyn & KESO

Some Swedish students doing more important stuff than studying...



The original

>> Eddie Hazel

No room for thoughts like "I dont like guitar solos" when it comes to Eddie Hazels magic performance on the title track "Maggot Brain" [1971] by Funkadelic.

According to legend, George Clinton, under the influence of LSD, told Hazel during the recording session to imagine he had been told his mother was dead, but then learned that it was not true.The result was the 10-minute guitar solo. Though several other musicians began the track playing, Clinton soon realized the power of Hazels solo and faded them out so that the focus would be on Hazel's guitar. The entire track was recorded in one take

lördag 22 oktober 2011

>> Youth Lagoon

Trevor Powers, 22-years-old from Boise, Idaho records under Youth Lagoon.

fredag 21 oktober 2011

>>Phantogram

I guess you like Blonde Redhead? Then you also like this New York psychpop band Phantogram.

From their debut album Eyelid Movies (2010)


And why not a Blonde Redhead classic as well...
"23"


/Urban K.

torsdag 20 oktober 2011

>>The Field















Swedish producer Axel Willner did it again! And I have a feeling its better than ever.


First time I heard The Field was after the release of his second album Yesterday & Today [2009]. I read about it, ran to the closest record shop to get my piece and it truly knocked me over. I have many times played the title track of this epos album to an curious audience getting into to the groove.

Now he released "Looping State Of Mind", again on Kompakt.

Axel Willner uses the software Jeskola Buzz and live instrumentation, mixing and recording tracks live for each album, although he uses a live band for live performances. After all, at its simplest, techno is music that can be built with just a few loops. And Willner's first few records certainly made effective use of the form, layering shimmering loops of voice and synth and guitar on each track until he'd built a fluffy and infinitely soothing wall of sound.

Here is the title track of his latest album, a track which so far is my favourite.

Here is the title track of the album "Yesterday & Today". Live drums and bass which you will hear very clear in the end.

And finally a sample from his "From Here We Go Sublime" from 2007


/Urban

onsdag 19 oktober 2011

>> M83

Since 2003 breakthrough Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts, M83 mastermind Anthony Gonzalez has created increasingly colossal records. His latest, a double album, could be his best record, its 74-minute runtime hardly daunting. It's actually the easiest M83 album to consume in one sitting, a reverse accumulation of past strengths for Gonzalez's most compact and combustive music to date. Also an immersive universe, Hurry Up, We're Dreaming serves as a framework to realize the marvelous capability of our dreams and daily lives. Read more...
I want to give you two clips, first one from the album Saturday = Youth (2008) with the official winning video.


And the song Claudia Lewis from the new album "Hurry Up, We're Dreaming"


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lördag 15 oktober 2011

>> Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. "Nothing but our love" - first track from the Horse Power EP (2011)













fredag 14 oktober 2011

>> Bring it on home to me

Percy Sledges amazing version of Sam Cookes "Bring it on home to me", originally recorded by Cooke in 1962.

onsdag 12 oktober 2011

>> Håkan speaks Svenglish

Please Håkan Hellström, never do like Kent and try to write lyrics in English...Thank you..

tisdag 11 oktober 2011

>> José Gonzalez

This is just so damned good. Loooong tuning but its all worth waiting for. Junip with José Gonzalez, the Swedish/Argentinian Singer-songwriter.

Junip will perform in Sala Razzmatazz, Barcelona the 21 October


Here is another live clip from Junip playing at The Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, NYC.