Monkey Clap Education

The Knife’s Fever
May 4, 2009, 1:30 am
Filed under: Goth, Indie Folk, Rave, Synth Pop, Techno, Tribal | Tags: , ,

I need to talk abit about Fever Ray. Her vocals is so amazing it gives me endless goosebumps whenever i listen to the Tiga remix of triangle walks. And Tiga…dammit, he made the song so epic, the kinda rave-induced tribal experience, the first time I heard it over at Zouk…I just stood still and listen to every beat attentively cause its those songs you can tell from the start that it’s made to drive people delirious.

Went home and did the geeky stuffs, found out that Fever Ray is actually the vocalist for an old favourite Royksopp track, you know the one with the Stuart Price remix that is every self respecting dance music enthusiast’s holy grail back in 2005 🙂

So here’s an NT89 edit of Tiga’s remix, he just sped it up and added the ravey kickdrums and flangers, trying to make it more 2nd summer of love. Works effectively in my opinion but nowhere near how Tiga killed it, do have a listen to the remix I’m talking about from the mixtape of my previous post. It’s the closing track.

Fever Ray – Triangle Walks (Tiga’s 1-2-3-4 Remix, NT89 Rave Mix)
Fever Ray – If I Had a Heart

buy Fever Ray here

Keeps Kids Dancing
October 24, 2008, 11:45 pm
Filed under: Electro, Indie Folk, New Wave, Synth Pop | Tags: , ,

Erol does it so perfectly. Live sets are always critically acclaimed, filled with epic bangers that leave the dancefloor nothing short of breathless. His remixes are stoking your insides with dreamy basslines and building up to that climax towards the end. Both songs have been around for quite some time, but do yourself a favour and go take a listen if you haven’t already done that.

Fan Death – Veronica’s Veil (Erol Alkan Extended Rework) (YSI)

Scissors Sisters – I Don’t Feel Like Dancing (Erol Alkan’s Carnival of Lights Rework) (YSI)

You will find me there during Erol’s slot this Zoukout. That’s for sure.

Glow in the Dark
October 18, 2008, 6:35 pm
Filed under: Electro Rock, Indie Folk, RnB, Synth Pop | Tags: ,

Kanye would be here in Singapore, first time ever, don’t miss it for the world. In other news, 808s and Heartbreak is just hot hot hot! Many people would think that using Auto-Tuned vocals is just plain childish and not very tasteful, but my stand is that if the music is written and produced with a vision behind it, with the purpose of communication the artist’s ideals to their listeners, it is still a great work of art no matter how Auto-Tuned it is.

Interestingly, Kanye recorde the album in Hawaii with the area code of “808” and that is also a play on the Roland TR-808, one of the earliest mainstream drum machines that is widely used by musicians throughout the ages.

After listening to both leaked songs from the new album, it really reminded me of a particular Ladytron song. They are not exactly similar, but it’s just the feelings you have after listening to them. Check it out.

Kanye West – Heartless (full version) (YSI)

Ladytron – Beauty (YSI)

Golden Journey
October 18, 2008, 4:42 pm
Filed under: Electro Rock, Indie Folk, Synth Pop | Tags: , , ,

Andy from Disco Delicious posted this incredible blend of Cut Copy, the Fred Falke remix of Whitest Boy Alive and Mylo‘s Otto’s Journey. It can never get better than this, all the songs just seem to blend together so damn well, highly recommended!

On top of that, I’ve upped the Fred Falke‘s remix. Fred’s awesome together with Alan Braxe, but he’s not too shabby either when going solo. One of the old timers that never stop churning out easy listening cheerful good tunes.

The Whitest Boy Alive & Fred Falke VS Cut Copy VS Mylo – Otto’s Golden Journey (Andy Webb’s Dreamy Blend) (YSI)

The Whitest Boy Alive – Golden Cage (Fred Falke Remix) (YSI)