The king of electroswing is back! Well, he’ll be in about ten days (22/03/2012 according to the internet), but you can listen to the teaser to Parov Stelar‘s new album below. I usually feel frustrated by teasers (which I guess is kind of the point), but this one lasts almost 15 minutes so we’ll make due:
You might have noticed that the name of the band is now Parov Stelar Trio (it used to be just Parov Stelar), which is an interesting addition; it shows how much the collaboration with his live artists (Jerry di Monza and Max the Sax) has become important over the years. Good on Marcus Füreder (Parov‘s real name), because his supporting band is really dynamite live and they deserve our looove.
Who’s Hugo Vincent ? According to his Soundcloud, it could be the pseudonym of Theo Fernandez, half of Keadz, two French producers. Their soundcloud is filled with weird music that doesn’t have the same effect as this next song has on my ears though, so let’s just stick to that for now:
If you can’t understand French, the samples are some dude explaining things about philosophy, biology, maths, all that at what appears to be high school level. Part of the appeal of the song if you ask me!
So Daft Punk released 15 seconds of what one might guess is a new song on Saturday Night Live the other day, and of course someone had to go and loop it for ten hours. Some even smarter human used a famous gif of a drunk Ron Swanson (the awesome character from the brilliant tv show Parks and Recreation) on top of that, intitled Daft Swanson:
If you’re feeling frustrated by the obviously too short fifteen seconds, might I suggest you listen to this Röyksopp song, which they released under the pseudonym of Emmanuel Splice (on their Back to Mine compilation) and sounds sort of similar to the new Daft Punk in its repetitive grooveness:
Listen to those brilliant lyrics. The Back To Mine compilation concept is awesome by the way, since the tracks are chosen by artists you like, the songs on them tend to be in your range of interest. Quite sneaky from Röyksopp to include one of their own tracks under a pseudonym, but hey, since it’s so good, we forgive them.
Buy the Back To Mine compilation by Röyksopp on Amazon and feel like a nice person !
Pseudonyms can be confusing. Boys Noize is just one dude, Bonaparte are a whole band that has nothing to do with Napoleon, and Lemâitre (themaster in French) is not just one guy, but two dudes. Crazy. What’s crazier (slightly) is that the word master is spelled maître in French and not mâitre as you might see it on their Facebook for instance.
Nevermind all that though, because the music Ketil & Ulrik, the two Norwegians producers make is just brilliant. They call themselves an indie-electronic duo, which is fair enough, since they appear to be singing on some of their tracks. The rest of the time, you might confuse them for Daft Punk or one of those artists kids rave about these days, like MGMT or Phoenix. But better, because they’re not super famous (yet).
Their new EP, Relativity 3, which follows Relativity 2 and Relativity 1 (all these years studying math finally paid off!) came out some hours ago and it’s as good as the last two. It’s available for streaming on Soundcloud over here. After listening to it a few times though, here’s my favorite song from the EP, Iron Pyrite (the chorus at 1:30 is just so delicious it’s crazy):
And if that got you interested, I strongly suggest you go and listen to Relativity 2, because it’s still awesome and available on Soundcloud:
Also take a minute to listen to the Uppermost remix of the song Appreciate at the end of the Relativity 2 EP, especially if you’re into slightly more powerful house music. And it’s on free download! As a friend of mine used to say, who doesn’t love free stuff?
If I talked to you about Knightlife, you might be confused, thinking I meant something else, presumably the word nightlife. When it’s written down however, you might mistake it for an Arthurian fantasy novel by Peter David from 1987, perhaps. But no, I would definitely be talking about Knightlife (in one word), the Australian producer from Melbourne. I’ve listened to as much of his material as I could find, but the greatest track by far (or at least my favorite) remains Crusader. It’s just awesome, and definitly deserves the the space music tag on noisnoise.
Find more of Knightlife‘s music on his Soundcloud, if you dare.
Hey, here’s a good song: Black Road by Pyramid, aka Etienne Copin, a French producer coming from Lyon who shows promise. You can definitely feel the influence of bands like Boards of Canada – for the dark yet uplifting sound – or Justice, for the groovy bassline.
The synth that comes on at around 0:55 followed by the bass (twenty seconds later) are when things really get heavy, so stick around until then before going back to watching porn – or whatever it is that you were doing before listening to this.
Find an interview of Pyramid on Rolling Tuff, along with a link to download the song – you can also get it from the French blog Stop the Noise.
It must be weird, to put out an EP with remixes of your song from other artists, and one of them is just better than yours. That doesn’t mean that your original track is necessarily bad, of course, but still, it problaby stings a little. In this case, we’re talking about the Bit Funk‘s remix of an Adulture & OCD Automatic collaboration, the song Paper Cat. It’s one of the grooviest remixes that I’ve heard in a while, and that bassline that comes in at around 0:19… well, you’ll know what I’m talking about it when you listen to the track below. Some brilliant human being has chosen their cat as the star of a homemade clip for the song on Youtube, and it’s so groundbreaking I just had to put it here.
The whole EP features remixes by The Phantom’s Revenge, Sammy Bananas and Free Magic and it’s worth a listen, if only to see what they’ve done to the original track.