Monkey Clap Education

Nerd Bois
November 9, 2008, 8:49 pm
Filed under: Electro, Electro Rock, French Electro, Hip Hop | Tags: , , ,

Grooved to an awesome tune as I was going through my almost unmanageble music collection. N.E.R.D. really knows what’s good. First up is their remix of Daft Punk’s played to death track, and they just put their *bling blings* onto it.

Daft Punk – Harder Better Faster Stronger (Neptunes Remix) (YSI)

There’s also their theme song for the Converse spot, in collabo with the 2 most awesome artistes of recent times. We have Santogold and that guy from The Strokes together with Pharell on this one, so addictive, so damn sexy.

N.E.R.D. – My Drive Thru (feat. Santogold, Julian Casablanca) (YSI)


They Break the Beat

Breakbeat had died, just like many popular electronic subgenres in the late 90s and early 2000s. Remember Stanton Warriors, Dylan Rhymes, Adam Freeland, Evil Nine, Meat Katie and Plump DJs? Were a few of my favourite names then, many of them had moved towards a more generic electro sound or had taken a break. However, there were a few notable breaks track of late, that seems to thrive in the current scene.

First up is Breakbot, have heard of him since 06, pretty no-namer then but he’s been steadily progressing and recently, had been hot hot hot by dishing out lots of quality remixes. His music is a total fuse of the French Electro sounds with his rather signature drum beats, that is very different with many other electro musicians. Story has it that back in art school, he had a short lived collab with Justice‘s Xavier de Rosnay, failed because he wanted to do smokin trippy music while Xavier’s into handbag house.

Then there’s UK Fidgeteer Trevor Loveys, dubbing Machines Don’t Care‘s Beat Bang by hyping it up with very very funky and addictive drums, take a listen!

Sebastien Tellier – Roche (Breakbot Remix) (YSI)
Machines Don’t Care – Beat Bang (Trevor Loveys Dub) (YSI)

Poni Poni
October 31, 2008, 6:21 pm
Filed under: Club, Electro, French Electro, Italo, Techno | Tags: , ,

Poni Hoax makes like authentic Italo sounds that goes back to the 80s. Their kinda inconsistent when I first heard them, but lately, they’ve been nothing short of awesome. That’s what happen after getting signed onto Tigersushi. Now for this one, is just massive! Alter Ego are made up of old timers techno Gods, Roman Flügel and Jörn Elling Wuttke. They have not been very consistent either after 2004’s dance anthem of the year, the very rocking “Rocker.” But with this latest epic remix of Hypercommunication, both Hoax and Ego set things right.

Poni Hoax – Hypercommunication (Alter Ego Remix) (YSI)

We Need Teachers For Our Education
October 27, 2008, 5:42 pm
Filed under: Electro, French Electro, Random Thoughts, Tech House, Techno | Tags: , ,

I was bored so I went to try and figure out the lyrics of Laidback Luke‘s “Teachers.” So this is what I got, help me out with the (???) ones.

Steve Angello, Seb Ingrosso, Axwell, Eric Prydz, <—a.k.a Swedish House Mafia
John Dahlback, Dada Life, Seb Leger, Roger Sanchez,
Dave Spoon, Mark Knight,Dave Armstrong, Shlomi Aber
Dizee Rascal, Audio Bullys, Chemical Brothers, Dirty South

??? is in the house <— someone help out with this one?
Rene Amez is in the house yea
Bart Bmore is in the house
Eric Morillo’s in the house yea

Chocolate Puma, 2001, Carson ???, David Guetta <—who’s 2001? or is it 2000 Watt? No idea. Help out.
Joachim Garraud, Bob Sinclar, Alter Ego, Robbie Riviera
Tocadisco, DJ ???, Timbaland, Dennis Ferrer, Kerri Chandler
<— this one too
Booka Shade, Trentemoller,Dubfire

Ed Banger is in the house
Justice is in the house yea
Boys Noize in the house
2 Many DJs is in the house yea

Deadmau5, Paul Woolford, ???, ???,
Tiga Felix (?), Sir Santiago (?), Erol Alkan, Julio Sanchez
<—bassline gets really distorted for this verse

Switch and Sinden’s in the house
Herve and Diplo’s in the house yea
Pete Tong is in the house
Daft Punk is in the house
Daft Punk is in the house
Daft Punk is in the house yea

OK, next time we’d be doing the Soulwax version 🙂

Daft Punk – Teachers (Laidback Luke 2008 Re-Work) (YSI)
Soulwax – Teachers (Nite Versions at Fabric and 120 Other Places Version) (YSI)

Justice in Wu Tang
October 21, 2008, 12:02 am
Filed under: French Electro, Hip Hop, Mash-Ups | Tags: , ,

How rad would it be if we were to pop this mashup towards the end of our set. Maybe Justice themselves should do it, it’s gona sound absofuckinglute awesome. Thanks to Sundtrack for this one and go say hi to the Starters Djs.

Justice Vs. Wu Tang Clan – C.R.E.A.M. Your Friends (Starters Mashup) (YSI)

October 12, 2008, 10:38 pm
Filed under: Electro, French Electro | Tags: ,

Been months since there’s a new Ed Banger. Quentin Dupleux has always been good, music’s the kitschy French stuffs with lotsa horns, trumpets. However, the big brother of the Ed Banger crew seems to stepped up his game with this new release, sounds a little more banging, and a little more fidget. Kinda like Feadz mashed with Surkin‘s style. So many disco samples on “Gay Dentist” and Uffie‘s there again to calafare on another label mate’s track.

Mr Oizo – Gay Dentist

Mr Oizo – Steroids (ft. Uffie)

A Cross The Universe
October 5, 2008, 2:15 am
Filed under: French Electro, Video | Tags:

Pretty fucking mind blowing. The DVD better be releasing in Singapore.