mixtapes, meloy, music, matthews
Dah! A sincere lack of originality seems to have set in. So, what to do? Since Insound & the Ultragrrrl crowd seemed to enjoy the Bloc Party/M83 remix posted recently, I figure rehashing the remix thing for songs you have probably already heard (alot) wouldn't be such a bad course of action.
Here's a mashed-up version of the (somewhat) over-played MTV favorite, mixed live by Wes Pentz, who you may know as Diplo. This track comes from Diplo's Live in Montreal 2004 mixtape (also available via Juno & Boomkat for the brits), which contains an hour-long DJ set from a Canadian gig late last year. While most of the mix dwells in grime-ish territory, Diplo drops in this Yeah Yeah Yeahs song (originally from the Fever To Tell LP, of course) early on, tossing in some odd beats & sound fx to switch things up. For a good laugh, check out the Diplo "interview" over at Riff Central, as well as one for my former classmate & YYY frontwoman Karen O. Hey, I got through that whole thing without mentioning Wes' girlfriend! Aw, crap.
ETA: Said girlfriend is on Kimmel tonite. Heads up via DJ MonsterMo. She & Diplo also appeared yesterday on Morning Becomes Eclectic, which has streamable audio & video of the fairly laid back session. Much thanks GvB.
This remix/mash-up (discussed previously at the original soundtrack) was part of Belgian duo Soulwax's Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1 that aired on 1/2/05, and has since resurfaced as a 2CD set entitled 50,000,000 Soulwax Fans Can't Be Wrong (which I can't seem to find a link to online). Soulwax takes their Shibuya remix of LCD Soundsystem recent single (off LCD's self-titled LP) and procedes to mash it into Franz & Shape's "Countach" (from the Italian EP 12"), leading to a pulsing dancefloor anthem groove under James Murphy's vocals before winding down into the mix's next track. It's an entertaining & more layered take on the LCD original & I likey.
Thanks to Stereogum for the (barely) prior notice re: Colin Meloy's appearance on Air America last nite. He chatted with the Majority Report regulars about his politically-charged (and Rushmore-aping) video for "16 Military Wives", performed "The Engine Driver" & a truncated (due to commercial break) "Eli, The Barrowboy" from Picaresque & did his best to follow along as Janeane pseudo-psychoanalyzed the right wingnuts. Check out the show's podcast - Colin comes in around the 56 minute mark.
There's a bunch of good records dropping today, including The Hold Steady's sophomore effort Separation Sunday. But, as the essential Largehearted Boy points out, there are also new discs from The Russian Futurists, Caribou (formerly Manitoba), The Raveonettes, The Ponys, Oneida & Howard Hello (the solid EP I wrote about just over a month ago). Stop by your local Other Music or Electric Fetus or what have you this week & see what they got.
BTW: Those Jersey kids are still fillibustering & are scheduled to appear on Hardball later today. Don't take any guff from Matthews, you guys.
Just installed Tiger, which I'll futz with when I have some more time.
ETA: I like Frank's recap of last nite's 24. Jack Bauer knows what's up - China is the next superpower. He also knows how to ruin a woman's life for the sake of national security. I agree, Kiefer was great in that final scene.