Sunday, January 31, 2010

Soul Clap re-heat the Baker Mans Bread

In 1989 Danish duo Laid Back , ( of cocaine equestrienne disco pop fame) penned 'Baker Man'.
With saxophones that sound like fireworks, sunset guitar plucking, and a smooth doughy bassline it's one damn fine piece of easy listening.

I could gush on,

But I think I'd never do the song justice the same way Lars Von Trier's music video did:

I won't attempt to sit here and posture to be some Danish pop archivist. (BTW: A UK 'dance' remix of 'Bakerman' hit number one on the Greenland charts in 1996, just so you know)

Because if it weren't for Boston's exceedingly brilliant Soul Clap digging this track up , cutting, filtering, pasting, and adding some club ready kick to it, my knowledge of laidback would have started and ended with 'Whitehorse'.

This 12" came out on Airdrop last week, and will most likely never leave our sets.

Soul Clap did it again.

you can listen below, on repeat

Baker Man Edit  by  Soul Clap

Friday, January 29, 2010

Going 30mph in a warp 7 zone

Kris Menace & KoweSix (moonbootica) have joined together as
Black Van.

Black Van has their debut track out on DFA in two weeks,
'Yearning' has an incredible cinematic feel that puts your right there on that elevated chrome highway. Steady cruising at a fictional speed amongst neon billboards warning you against trusting androids..........which you ignore as you look deep into your android GF's eyes and rip on out of town.

Its hard to listen and not think about victories at sunset, getaways into multicolored night skies, and kisses in outer space.

The Emperor Machine mix on the flip has the churning acid and synths of the action that took place before, complete with lazer effects, and 'password confirmed' noises.

take multiple listens on their Myspace

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

'And the cat made a nest out of the wires coiled beneath the Roland''.......

Its seems to be a fine start to 2010 for anyone with a passing interest in synthesizers turned to 'strut', and vocals turned to 'stun' as Tensnake's 'Coma Cat' EP has dug up some a pristine Anthony and the Camp production and reshaped it perfectly for now, ditching the unnerving 'hot tub' vibes of the original and prepping it for 5 months from now when it's actually warm out, and people are ready to enjoy themselves again.

Tensnake-Coma Cat
limited to 15 downloads.

Along similar fe-lines (count it), Tiger & Woods have had their second release on EDITAINMENT , which has them rework an Imagination track into a smooth burning disco dub , that finally roars out with the vocals of the chorus.

Specifically it's a re working of 'Music and Lights' and has been brilliantly titled 'Gin Nation'

here it is, at 192kbps
Tiger & Woods - Gin Nation
limited to 15 downloads.