last year at my first show at transmission i busted out telephoned’s pop champagne. i wasn’t sure about it, but it got a huge response. then the awesome duo of sammy bananas and maggie horn made that awesome mixtape. and now they’re sending out free tracks. so cool. this is one i definitely want to play tomorrow. it’s a remix/cover of kid sister’s daydreaming, featuring elements of dreams by the cranberries. but in a nice, subtle way. it’s also got some delicious marimba-type riddims, so given the lovely weather we’ve been having lately, it’s the perfect herald of summer time.
Kid Sister – Daydreaming (Telephoned Dreams Version)
i fear some of these charts may be getting a bit repetitive – but hey, i’m just repping what i love you know. glass house is slowly working its way up my tunes of the year list, may well be at the top by december. as for that hell track – yeah there’s been some controversy, but the remix package is to die for. radioslave wins for the sheer balls of making a motherf*ckin’ 28 minute version for the two motherf*ckers that understand it. i’m one of them 😉
1 Eli Escobar – Glass House
2 Kid Sister – Right Hand Hi (Kingdom Remix)
3 Erol Alkan & Boys Noize – Death Suite (DJ Mehdi Simple Acid Edit)
4 Jokers of the Scene – Baggy Bottom Boys (Original Mix)
5 The Count & Sinden – Mega (Schizofonics Remix)
6 Hugg & Pepp – Sweet Rosie (Turbo Edit)
7 Hell ft. P. Diddy – The DJ (Radio Slave Remix)
8 Jay-Z Feat. Rihanna – Run This Town (Fake Blood 1 Minute Mash)
9 Yazoo – Situation (US 12” Mix)
10 Model 500 – Night Drive (Time, Space, Transmat)
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Tagged Boys Noize, DJ Mehdi, Eli Escobar, Erol Alkan, Fake Blood, Hell, Hugg & Pepp, Jay-Z, Kid Sister, Kingdom, Model 500, P. Diddy, Radio Slave, Rihanna, Schizofonics, The Count & Sinden, Yazoo
1 Kid Sister – Right Hand Hi
2 Chromeo – I Can’t Tell You Why
3 Ed Hustle – Best Western
4 Boy 8-Bit – Baltic Pine (Original Mix)
5 Consequence – Whatever U Want (ft Kanye West & John Legend)
6 Atlas Sound – Walkabout (ft Noah Lennox)
7 Vitalic – Disco Song (Docipede Remix)
8 Beastie Boys – Too Many MCs (ft Nas)
9 Out Hud – Put It Away, Put It Away, Put It Away, Dad
10 OutKast – SpottieOttieDopaliscious (Carl Mo Remix)
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Tagged Atlas Sound, Beastie Boys, Boy 8-Bit, Carl Mo, Chromeo, Consequence, Docipede, Ed Hustle, John Legend, Kanye West, Kid Sister, Nas, Out Hud, OutKast, Panda Bear, Vitalic
this is my third kid sister post in a week. suffice to say i’m pretty excited about her album, which now, at last, after months and years of expectation, finally has a release date. october 6th ok so that part isn’t cool, but hey, it’s on its way right?! all we need now is some artwork.
from fool’s gold:
The much lauded superstar in the making, Kid Sister, is releasing her long-anticipated debut album, Ultraviolet, on October 6th on Downtown Records. When Kid Sister (aka Melisa Young) turned in her album, originally titled Dream Date, in September of 2008, she pulled a daring move and asked Downtown to hold off on releasing it.
“There were a few things about the album that irked me…the album wasn’t cohesive”, Young told Pitchfork in an interview earlier this year. Downtown allowed her some time to make the album what she wanted, and she went back to work with executive producer A-Trak and the rest of the creative team behind Fool’s Gold. The result is the stunning Ultraviolet. The album is a landmark, merging electronic music and club rap in ways that have never been done before. The album includes production by some of the most sought after, cutting edge producers working today (including A-Trak, Rusko, Steve Angello & Sebastian Ingrosso, Sinden, XXXChange, Brian Kennedy, Herve, Yuksek and DJ Gant-Man) who all seem to have recognized the talent and star power that also motivated Kanye West to collaborate with her on 2007’s “Pro Nails” single, helping in part to create the deafening buzz that surrounds her now. The album is 12 songs deep, with each track being mixed seamlessly into the next, creating a continuous mix of songs that contain an innovative approach to their perfectly honed pop sensibilities. The final result of Kid Sister’s signature effervescent rapping style with these innovative producers will cement her debut release as one of the most talked about this year.
1. Right Hand Hi
2. Life On TV
4. Let Me Bang 2009
5. Big n Bad
6. Pro Nails (feat. Kanye West)
7. Step (feat. Estelle)
8. Switch Board (feat. DJ Gant-Man)
9. Get Fresh
11. You Ain’t Really Down
i thought mondays were supposed to suck? i had an excellent interview (completely non-music related), found an excellent charity compilation with tracks by diplo, lcd, eli and devendra banhart, and when i hit up my google reader i saw some innanet-gems.
buraka som sistema are giving away a new mixtape, and fool’s gold have rounded up ALL the free tracks they’ve given to rcrd lbl in advance of a party the two are putting on tomorrow. shame it’s in nyc. anyway my personal favourites have to be the surkin remix of acid life, a-trak‘s remix of bounce, and pretty much everything involving kid sister. one in particular is her freestyle over green velvet‘s shake and pop, the standout from the otherwise mediocre pillowface mix cd. apparently her album is on the way – see here for an insightful interview.
Sometimes you just gotta let it marinate. I need to make something I’m proud of. So don’t hate! We’re doing it as fast as we can. In the meantime, let’s tell knock-knock jokes on Twitter: Knock knock. Who’s there? Your album. Oh, wait– just kidding. It’ll never end.
EDIT: oh yeah and there’s a oizo remix of n.a.s.a. floating around too 😉
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Tagged A-Trak, Buraka Som Sistema, Devendra Banhart, Diplo, Eli Escobar, Fool's Gold, Green Velvet, Kid Sister, LCD Soundsystem, Mr. Oizo, MSTRKRFT, N.A.S.A., Nacho Lovers, Pitchfork, RCRD LBL, Steve Aoki, Surkin
more white light goodness, this time from old favourite curtis vodka. it features what is undoubtedly my track of the year so far, eli‘s stevie nicks edit. he’s also thrown in part of lcd‘s 45:33, as well as two great remixes of the juan maclean and kid sister. enjoy.
Curtis Vodka – White Light VI
1. Julianna Barwick – Cloudbank
2. Walter Jones – I’ll Keep On Loving You
3. Low Motion Disco – Love Love Love (LSB Remix)
4. Phoenix – Lisztomania (Classixx Remix)
5. Full Moon Fashions – Happy Shades
6. LCD Soundsystem – 45:33 part 1 (Apt One Edit)
7. Stevie Nicks – Stand Back (Eli Escobar Disco Mix)
8. DJ Kaos – Love The Night Away (Tiedye Mix)
9. Downtown Party Network – Days Like These
10. Federico Conti – Suono Piano
11. Jitterbug – Speakers Corner
12. Burial & Four Tet – Wolf Club
13. The Juan MacLean – One Day (Lazaro Casanova Hunted Dub)
14. Kid Sister – Get Fresh (Alex Gopher Dub)
big tings from fool’s gold today. i was just listening to the bake sale for the first time in a while yesterday, and now chuck and mikey are back with a new mixtape, gone fishing. you can catch it at the fool’s gold blog, but props to fader freeload too. also have a look at my interview/show review from last year.
more fool’s gold madness comes in the shape of a kid sister/treasure fingers reworking of the CLASSIC jungle brothers jam i’ll house you. the first time i came across this track was actually the hitmen remix back in ’98. at this stage it’s kind of hard for me to separate the two because the remix is the one i know best, with its massive falling down the stairs break, but i really love the optimo cowbells that perforate the original. and whatever happened to hitmen? according to discogs, nothing…
Jungle Brothers – I’ll House You ’98 (Hitmen Radio Edit)
Kid Sister – I’ll House You (Reebok Classic ’09)
as above. i’m djing at soundcheck on thursday and i’m mulling over what i’m going to play. maybe the bloc party remix of needy girl which i picked up in city discs last week. maybe some liquid liquid.
or else some new mpfrees. like switch’s björk remix. or alex gopher’s kid sis remix (which i meant to play last time, and i only remembered when i passed a fruit’n’veg shop called get fresh on my way home). or the new amanda blank track.
the last three are all available to download, guilt free, at rcrd lbl. it’s awesome. obviously i have no problem sending money in the direction of artists i love, but when you can get tracks for free it’s even better. holla.