Monthly Archives: January 2011

Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues

MP3: Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues


Why Can’t We Live Together

Been listening quite a bit to the Jamie xx mix he did for Radio 1 right at the beginning of the year and had to hunt down that tropical, soulful track it opens with.

As the title suggests it’s got a conscious vibe to it, but never too saccharine. Even the congos have a drum machine monotony to them, rather than a jazzy, pseudy poet’s corner feel.

Also, make sure you check out Flying Lotus’ mix and live set on the same show from a couple of nights back. It’s over at Passion of the Weiss.

Good work, Radio 1.

MP3: Timmy Thomas – Why Can’t We Live Together

MP3: Jamie xx – In The Mix for Benji B (on BBC Radio 1, 5th Jan ’11)

Ghostface Killah – 2getha Baby

MP3: Ghostface Killah – 2getha Baby

Sleigh Bells – Tell ‘Em (Diplo Remix)

Diplo takes the swagadelic cheerleader stomp of Sleigh Bells’ Tell ‘Em and turns it into a guttural, stampeding, menacing thing. Not bad.

MP3: Sleigh Bells – Tell ‘Em (Diplo Remix)

Braids – Lemonade

Otherworldly vocals set over a sprawling, reverberant post-rock background – soothing stuff. Dirty Projectors on Valium/ a talented Foals. Standell-Preston sounds a bit like a young Bjork here and has a few vocal eccentricities elsewhere that reminds me of Kate Bush or a tolerable Joanna Newsom (no, really).

The album, Native Speaker, Slipped under the BNM radar a couple of days ago. Cokemachineglow give it fairer treatment. Check it out.

MP3: Braids – Lemonade

Lady Gaga – Scheiße

‘I’m the musical director for the MUGLER fashion show. I’m remixing/previewing a record on Born This Way, tailored for the show + garments. X’
via. Twitter.

Not sure if that unremixed version will sound as Teutonic and industrial, but a more Mensch-Machine-y Gaga would be interesting. There’s not anything that improves a pop song more than spoken parts in German. I approve.

MP3: Lady Gaga – Scheiße Link 2 (right click)

Keep Shelly in Athens – Hauntin’ Me

MP3: Keep Shelly in Athens – Hauntin’ Me