Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Song Of The Day: Niki & The Dove - Mother Protect (Goldroom Remix)

Niki & The Dove is the project of a Swedish duo featuring vocalist and songwriter Malin Dahlström. The group released their first single in August, 2010, and have had several releases since including their most popular, "Mother Protect." This particular remix, comes from Josh Legg, the Los Angeles based producer and DJ, also known as Goldroom. Formerly of the synthpop trio NightWaves, Legg has ventured out, exploring dance music from a different angle, and drawing more influence from a wider range of artists. I first heard Goldroom's remix of Gigamesh's track "Red Light," as the opening of The Magician's monthly Magic Tape Sixteen, and the remix of Mother Protect was featured in this month's Magic Tape as well (maybe we'll see a collaboration between these two artists somewhere down the line), though Goldroom has many great original tracks, in addition to the many remixes he's already done. Enjoy!

Niki & The Dove - Mother Protect (Goldroom Remix)
Niki & The Dove - Mother Protect (Goldroom Remix) by Goldroom

*Image Courtesy of Sub Pop / Mercury Records

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Dubstep Beatbox Street Performer

Song Of The Day: M83 - Midnight City

Several weeks ago, while watching HBO's "How to Make it in America," I heard this song playing during the end credits, reaffirming my belief that this show really knew what it was doing when it came to music selection. After quickly learning the song's name, I discovered the French artist Alexander Gonzalez, whose project, M83, recently released it's sixth full length album since 2001, Hurry Up, We're Dreaming.  While 'Midnight City' is easily the best known song off this release, with it's trippy music video, it's just one of many amazing tracks. The rolling 'Intro' is one of the most inspirational sounding tunes I've heard in a while, and tracks like "Raconte-Moi Une Histoire" and "OK Pal" are simultaneously twisted and playful, all while alluding to the playful innocence of youth. The album as a whole is varied and dynamic, all the while touching on themes of playfulness and imagination. I'm definitely going to check out some of their earlier works, but only after giving all of these songs a few more play-throughs.


M83 - Midnight City

M83 - Intro

M83 - Raconte-Moi Une Histoire

M83 - OK Pal

*Image Courtesy of Virgin Records

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Upcoming Event: Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival 11/11-11/12

Calling all hipsters, music snobs, and IDM afficionados: this coming Friday and Saturday (11/11 & 11/12) , 37 artists will performs in 6 different venues (all conveniently located in Williamsburg) for the 4th annual Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival aka BEMF. The event will feature a wide range of artists, musicians, producers and DJs from hipster ultra minimalist techno, to the more lighthearted, and everything in between and will be a great opportunity to experience a large spectrum of electronic music. For $45, you get a pass that will get you into each of the six venues, for all of the performances, and $30 single day passes are available as well. The event schedule should be announced shortly, and tickets are available here.

Here are some of the artists that will be featured at BEMF 2011.

Four Tet - Hands

Daedelus - Sundown

Matthew Dear - Little People (Black City)

Hudson Mohawke - Fuse

Thugfucker-Disco Gnome (Tale Of Us Remix)

Tittsworth - EZ

Michna - Triple Chrome Dipped

Diamon Rings - All Yr Songs

*SPECIAL* Reggie Watts - What About Blowjobs?

*Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival