Monkey Clap Education

January 6, 2009, 9:04 pm
Filed under: Ed Banger, Electro, Techno | Tags: , , , , ,

Our favourite musical genius has been very quiet lately but thankfully Erol Alkan reminded us how kickass he is with his ‘simple yet effective edit.’ I can’t wait for new tracks from SebastiAn so here’s a few for you guys to remember his awesomeness when he almost blowed Zouk’s soundsystem last may.

SebastiAn – Momy (Erol Alkan’s Simple, Yet Effective Edit) *****
Sebastien Tellier – Sexual Sportswear (SebastiAn Remix) ****
SebastiAn – Motor ****
Das Pop – Fool For Love (SebastiAn Remix)
Bloc Party – I Still Remember (SebastiAn Remix)

Now it feels so good that so many Sebastians are awesome musicians. (Sebastien Tellier, Sebo K, Seb Fontaine, Sebastian Leger)

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)

Believe the Hype
October 10, 2008, 10:05 am
Filed under: Electro, Techno | Tags: ,

The wunderkid of everything’s good in Germany would be rocking the decks at tomorrow night’s ReadySetGlo, from what I know from his schedule, he would jet straight after his set in HK tonite, however, he won’t have another gig till the 17th that is at Shanghai. Who knows, maybe we can catch him in town ogling at babes.

Hot stuffs from Ridha recently includes his remixes for Tellier (theres another one for Snoop Dogg but it isn’t of my liking). We can see that he’s toning down his hard hitting basslines to make a more build-up track in his recent work.

Sébastien Tellier – L’Amour et la Violence (Boys Noize Remix)

Okay, apparently Boys Noize did not tone down so much afterall from his I Love Techno 2008 mixtape. Stream it from the Fairtilizer.