OUT015 Tuesday Born - Outlook Festival 2013 Mix //
Wake (Two Inch Punch Remix) - Tuesday Born Long Night - Jaw Jam Here Comes the Sun - Phaeleh Dealing (Moodprint Remix) - Up High Collective Taste of Honey (From the City) - Romare Mirror Maru - Cashmere Cat Come Home - Maya Jane Coles Hoyle Road - Pedestrian Eyesdontlie - Machinedrum Your Love (You Give Me Fever) - Romare Everybody Loves the Sunshine - Roy Ayers
Moones - Better Energy [Drunk In Session] // Alright, so this isn’t your usual HTBY fare but I felt an urgent need to bring this video to your attention. Moones take audience involvement to a new level with this interactive video for Better Energy. Viewers can click on the arrows along the side to view the video from different angles, and the beer amounts along the top to see what happens to their respectable indie-rock at various levels of drunkenness… ranging from 20 to 80 beers. I’m not entirely sure, but it looks like those amounts might not be cumulative…
Monitor 66 - Vitae EP [preview] // Monitor 66’s debut EP is due for release on my favourite label, House of Disco, next week. I love it. Summery house for party people and picnic fans. The swedish duo have kindly released a preview of the whole thing on soundcloud, and are offering free pre-release vinyls to those who like and repost their favourite track. Serve with cold bubbly, sun and strawberries.
My dear and loyal followers- news! Lyfstyl music blog have kindly taken me on as a contributing writer. I’ll try to keep posting the odd tune on HTBY, but you can find longer material - perhaps including a review of the full release of Vitae - on there. I would highly suggest that you all follow them on tumblr, twitter and facebook and add the full blog to your RSS readers.
Disclosure - You & Me ft. Eliza Doolittle [Flume remix] // I don’t really rate Disclosure that much. I quite like their earlier stuff and their remix of Running by Jessie Ware found its way into quite a few of my houseparties. However, I think these guys still have a long way to go. They’re certainly not as accomplished as Flume, the similarly aged Australian producer who gives us this remix and achieves the 90s feel and 2013 reinterpretation of garage which the original track was aiming for.
Finnebassen - Baby [Ron Basejam Remix] // And now for more jaunty disco house from House of Disco. I’ve made no secret of my love for the reliability in standard and quality of this label’s output. Ron Basejam, who you might remember from that amazing remix of It’s You by The White Lamp smacks us all with a bit of funk in this decently inventive remix. All of the remixes for this tune are pretty good and it was hard to just pick one. If you’re interested here’s the more straightforwardly house-y Monitor 66 remix too.
Haraket - Taint [King Krule + Jamie Isaac Remix] // Ooft. What with all this disco-house-nu-electro-edm-whatever making the rounds at the moment, it’s nice to get back to a bit of proper dub. King Krule and Jamie Isaac have done a great job on this, stripping out the dark yet jaunty beat and melody of the original and turning it into a relaxed and almost otherworldly old school dubstep/futuregarage/postdubstep track. If you’re tired of Disclosure and despair of Swedish House Mafia definitely give this a listen.
Boards of Canada - Reach for the Dead // BoC introduce their new album, Tomorrow’s Harvest, with a track rich in thought and intensity. It didn’t blow me away- but it is great. There’s a perfect balance of beat and ambient sound which, combined with good headphones, provide the listener with an almost escapist experience. It’s a good first release from the album, building just enough expectation without letting anyone down or giving too much away. If you ask me it does right for Boards of Canada everything that Get Lucky did wrong for Daft Punk.