they call me pasey pase
don’t make me wait
i go from country to country
and state to state
well you’ve kept us waiting. pase rock’s latest has been a long time coming – nights, produced by xxxchange is a bizarre oddity. it’s a bit wobby, moving from the disco-funk styles he’s used in the past. he’s also eschewed the knowing, humourous style (getting head from punk rock chicks, give me bad brains) for an autotuned party-time vocal.
feel so lonely
i’m tired of being alone
an understandable sentiment, but not one you expected from this dude. that said, the production is ace and the remixes don’t disappoint. nadastrom’s is of the electro-banger variety, while dj spider’s has that hazey, smokey vibe you expect from the likes of the solid bump crew. pick up the single here.
PASE ROCK “NIGHTS” from PASE ROCK on Vimeo.
blah blah pon de foley, blah blah chromeo x tiga.
ok now that those two are out of the way, check this out. another track on rcrd lbl that you might have missed is from la-based them jeans. it’s called tips, and there’s something really quite special. the various subgenres of dance music seem to each be following a particular path when it comes to the inherent sonic textures. them jeans is going down a completely different route. i’m hearing things i’ve never heard before. that’s rare. the theme sounds almost like the imperial march, but it’s put together in such a way that i’m finding it difficult to describe it. underneath this darth vader wowee theme there’s a dark, smoky vibe that’s reminiscent of nadastrom, it’s housey, it’s groovy, it’s a winner.
Them Jeans – Tips
another track that’s caught my attention is a remix by a guy called john howes. the original track, by vanstrom, is called smith n wesson and it’s a dark, heavy techy affair, almost in jokers of the scene territory. howes takes it down a notch. it’s a bit slower, it’s got these delightful his and claps, and the taxi driver sample, rather than seeming less appropriate than it does on the angry snarling monster, is lent an air of mournfulness and despair. the slow, simple disco theme, i don’t want to use the term plods, but it bounces along at a leisurely pace without seeming forced. more tortoise than hare if you get me.
Posted in New music
Tagged Chromeo, John Howes, Jokers of The Scene, Mad Decent, Major Lazer, Nadastrom, RCRD LBL, Star Wars, Them Jeans, Tiga, Turbo, Vanstrom
i had actually forgotten it was chart day until i saw nialler9‘s tweet – so i had to quickly gather my thoughts on what was rocking my world this week. i’ve been working on a mix for transmission so some of these tracks may well feature there, while others are just making me smile.
1 Erol Alkan & Boys Noize – Death Suite
2 Kid Cudi f. Kanye West & Common – Make Her Say (Nadastrom 88 Dub)
3 Zombie Nation – Mystery Meat Affair (Shadow Dancer Remix)
4 Dakunt – T’a Surdou
5 Sam Tiba – Weed Barbie
6 Animal Collective – Summertime Clothes
7 Eli Escobar – Glass House
8 Still Going – Untitled Love
9 The Field – Sequenced
10 Kanye West – Through The Wire
Posted in Top 10
Tagged Animal Collective, Boys Noize, Common, Dakunt, Eli Escobar, Erol Alkan, Kanye West, Kid Cudi, Nadastrom, Nialler9, Sam Tiba, Still Going, The Field, Zombie Nation
1 Myd – Train To Bamako
2 Duck Sauce – The Motion
3 White Girl Lust – Blood
4 Laidback Luke & Diplo – Hey! (Nadastrom Hot Latin Dub)
5 Bobby Analog – Touch Me Baby
6 Crazy P – Caught Up (Still Going Vox)
7 Harry Benson – Kudzu
8 Dominatrix – The Dominatrix Sleeps Tonight
9 Pépé Bradock – Deep Burnt
10 Talking Heads – Girlfriend is Better
Posted in Top 10
Tagged Bobby Analog, Crazy P, Diplo, Dominatrix, Duck Sauce, Harry Benson, Laidback Luke, Myd, Nadastrom, Pépé Bradock, Still Going, Talking Heads, White Girl Lust