Archive for the ‘Electro’ Category

Straight Out Of Stockholm

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

Maybe it is because I’m 1/4 Swedish, but from Snus to Espen, I love all things Scandinavian. It’s like there is something in the water over there that just makes stuff perfect and clean and beautiful.

It’s like I knew Lykke Li was Swedish the first time I heard her. Mostly, I can’t get enough of her song Little Bit (in all its remixed glory) but her other stuff is also pretty sweet.

Toronto Life says she’ll be at the moddy on October 24 and that tickets are $15. All the cool kids are going.

Lykke Li - Little Bit (CSS Remix)

Lykke Li - Little Bit (Klumpfisk Remix)

Lykke Li - Little Bit (Loving Hand Remix)

Lykke Li - I’m Good, I’m Gone (Black Kids Remix)

Lykke Li - Dance Dance Dance (Chaise Marcel Remix)

Check out Lykke Li’s MySpace account or buy some of her songs on iTunes. Amazon even has her sweet little album “Youth Novels.” The Hype Machine has some more tracks from her.

If you still aren’t convinced, check out how gorgeous the video for Little Bit is and see if you don’t fall a little bit in love with her, too:

Little Bit

Capital City Goofballs

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

Capital City GoofballI was in Ottawa this week and was able to spend some quality time with the Persian Prince.

Inspired by having watched a couple of episodes of America’s Best Dance Crew, I told some people that he had moved to the city to pursue a professional break dancing career and was going by the name Farid B. Real. They thought that was really cool and didn’t even really question the opportunities for professional break dancing in Canada’s capital city.

At the end of the night, the Persian Prince batmanned and I had to walk home by myself.

At least he hooked me up with some nice tracks.

Good times.

Tocotronic - Hi Freaks (Superpitcher’s Beautiful Freaks Mix)

Hot Chip - One Pure Thought (Supermayer Remix)

Guilty Pleasures

Saturday, September 13th, 2008

I’ve totally been digging these two tracks that I got from Dancefloor Mayhem. Pure pop candy.

Boombox Clip (LA Riots remix) - Kylie Minogue

I Kissed a Girl (Vanderbilt remix) - Katy Perry

World War Z

Monday, August 25th, 2008

Yonkers, World War Z

“It goes by many names: “The Crisis,” “The Dark Years,” “The Walking Plague,” as well as newer and more “hip” titles such as “World War Z” or “Z War One.” I personally dislike this last moniker as it implies an inevitable “Z War Two.” For me, it will always be “The Zombie War,” and while many may protest the scientific inaccuracy of the word zombie, they will be hard-pressed to discover a more globally accepted term for the creatures that almost caused our extinction. Zombie remains a devestating word, unrivaled in its power to conjure up so many memories or emotions, and it is these memories, and emotions, that are the subject of this book.”

So begins World War Z by Max Brooks, the best book I’ve read all year and probably the best book about zombies ever written.

Inspired, I’ve put collected a couple of zombie-related tracks to celebrate humanity’s victory over the undead hordes.

“Zombie Panic” - Oddioblender

“When Zombies Attack” - NC-MCs feat. Sizzle Stixx

“Zombie Killa” - ZeaLous1

“Zombies Ate My Neighbours” - Chozo_Ninpo and MC Inadequate

All tracks courtesy of the geekily fantastic RhymeTorrents.

Image of Yonkers courtesy of John Petersen, who created it for the book.

Stressed out in France

Sunday, August 17th, 2008

The video for Stress by Justice is absolutely insane.

Thanks to Winnie Cooper for hooking us up with the remix.

Justice - Stress (EPsilon Remix)

Check out Justice on iTunes or have a look at their MySpace profile.

Photo Booth

Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

Photo Booth at the Drake

The Drake Hotel reminds me of bars in Australia, and that reminds me of Sneaky Sound System. In the photo booth before us was a guy with his shirt off and a hot chick. Afterward, the guy bought us a round of beer, then drank Micker’s.

Check out this wicked remix of UFO by 18 year-old Melbourne prodigy RDCTBR.

Also make sure you check out RDCTBR’s Myspace page - it’s got an amazing background, the kind that is only designed by innate talent.

Sneaky Sound System - UFO (RDCTBR remix) (via Bass Riot).

More Sneaky here

More RDCTBR here and here


Monday, August 4th, 2008

Beautiful girl in a captain's hat

“Arousal for Chloe: Sinead O’Connor CD, beeswax candles, my cologne, a lie. Beneath the scent of cocnut her hair smells like juniper, even willow. Chloe sleeps across from me, dreaming of photographers flashing light meters inches from her face, of running naked down a freezing beach pretending it’s summer, of sitting under a palm tree full of spiders in Borneo, of getting off an overnight flight, gliding across another red carpet, paparazzi waiting. Miramax keeps calling, a dream within the dream of six hundred interview sessions melding into nightmares involving white-sand beaches in the South Pacific, a sunset over the Mediterranean, the French Alps, Milan, Paris, Tokyo, the icy waves, the pink newspapers from foreign countries, stacks of magazines with her unblemished face airbrushed to death adn cropped close ont he covers, and it’s hard to sleep when a sentence fro a Vanity Fair profile of Chloe by Kevin Sessums refuses to leave me: “Even though we’ve never met she looks eerily familiar, as if we’ve known her forever.”

-Bret Easton Ellis, Glamorama

On My Mind - Ferry Corsten


Buy Glamorama here

Buy Ferry Corsten here

D-Troit City

Saturday, July 26th, 2008

Cameron in Detroit Jersey, Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Despite the fact that my entire knowledge of Detroit comes from my roommate who told me that there are no franchise grocery stores in the city and that they’ve got a pretty good hockey team, I’d still put my hands up for the city after hearing this song.

Fedde Le Grande - Put Your Hands Up For Detroit


More Fedde here and here.

More Detroit here.

Red Hot T-Dot

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

This weekend is going to be huge for Toronto.

On Friday, those Curb Crawlers bitches are going to be hosting a party at Levack Block with the UK’s Scott Cooper. If their promises and multiple Facebook messages about the event are anything to go by, this is going to be the party of the century.

If it’s not, there is always the free Crystal Castles (we posted about them here) and Thunderheist show on Saturday night at the Harbourfront Center.

Here’s some tracks to get you going:

Crystal Castles - Untrust Us


Thunderheist - Jerk It (Jokers of the Scene Remix)


South Rakkas Crew - Mad Again (Scott Coop Boot)


Everyone Loves Tronik Youth

Sunday, June 1st, 2008

I can’t remember when I first heard Tronik Youth but these days I can’t get enough of their track Laugh Cry Live Die.

Tronik Youth - Laugh Cry Live Die (Eater Remix)

Tronik Youth - Laugh Cry Live Die (Grum Remix)

If you feel like supporting them, buy some Tronik Youth on iTunes or check out their MySpace page.

(Props to TRASH MENAGERIE for the image and the tracks.)