With all the excitement surrounding Daft Punk's new album RAM which was just released yesterday there is bound to be a million remixes coming out this summer and beyond. One of OTR's favorite remixers Theater of Delays took a stab at one of my fave tracks from the album, the Panda Bear collab "Doin' it Right" and he did a phenomenal job. Played it out this past weekend and some of my friends that don't even like Daft Punk were asking me "this is Daft Punk?" Yes it is...
Check out the remix below and if you like what you hear he's offering it as a free download in exchange for liking his Facebook page. Best grab that sucker.
Another great album that dropped yesterday is The Universe Made of Darkness, the sophomore album from Russian dream wave act Tesla Boy. We covered their excellent single "Fantasy" last year here. Universe continues with Tesla's 80's new wave inspired synthpop sound with a bit of an r&b twist on a few of the tracks. Digging the record! Some of my early favorites include :: "Stars", "Broken Doll" ft Tyson, "Dream Machine", "M.C.H.T.E." and "Fantasy", but really they're all pretty sweet.
Check out a few of those tracks below, if you need further convincing you can preview the entire album on their soundcloud.
Today one of my favorite bands The National release their new album Trouble Will Find Me. Been listening to it the last few days and I can safely say it is another master stroke from these amazing musicians. Gonna take a little time to see if it can topple 2010's stellar High Violet, which was my favorite album of that year, but if you are a fan of theirs you will not be disappointed. Ever since 2005's Alligator I have been a fan of this band and have been continually been impressed with each new release seemingly topping the last.
Check out their track "Don't Swallow the Cap" below, plus their video for first single "Demons" and second single "Sea of Love".
I don't know how my friend Lex does it, but he's always sending me amazing remixes, many from artists that I've never heard before. Like this beaut he sent my way today for "Last Day" by Tomharu remixed by Tokyo producer Bazz that is pretty fabulous. Light and fresh like a warm summer day. Definitely got my day started on the right track. Thought I'd share the goods with you lovely folks. Maybe it will do the same for you. Check out more greatness from him on his soundcloud.
Just to show you how much Bazz changed the track from the original, here's the original version.
Don't know much about Toranto trio Villa Kang, except that they are some talented folks! Loving the track they sent our way "Touch of Evil". Great groovy loop filled jam. Best part is they are offering the track as a free download. Can't beat that, check it out below. Video in the works.
New Holy Ghost? Yes please! Having been released the day Daft Punk put their new album as a free stream on iTunes means "Dumb Disco Ideas" may have gotten lost in the shuffle, but it's a pretty sweet track. Their first new single from their upcoming album Dynamics which does not have a release date yet. Not too fond of the video (find it rather boring), but hey can't win them all. They will be on tour this year with the legendary New Order. Can't wait for the new album. For now check out this first one...
I've been a fan of LA duo Classixx for many years now. Ever since their amazing summer jam of 2009 "I'll Get You" which was all the rage that summer. Since then I have had the privilege of hearing them DJ on more than a few occasions here in Miami and they always play great tunes that get the party going. Well today they are officially releasing their debut album Hanging Gardens which is available on iTunes.
Check out a couple of tunes from the album "Holding On" and "All You're Waiting For" feat DFA's Nancy Whang below. If you like these I'd look into the rest of that album. Congrats fellas!
Just for kicks here's their super fun summer time video for "I'll Get You" which is also featured in the album. Seems like this just came out the other day. Boy does time fly...
Talk about a duo that have accomplished a lot in a short amount of time. LA's Hunter Hunted would definitely fit the bill. Having just formed in January of this year they have already been named as a band to look out for in Nylon, Billboard and MTV, as well as performing Live on Conan. All while being unsigned. After listening to their music, I can see why they've done so well. Great indie pop/rock, especially from an act so early in their career.
Check out a couple of tracks below from their self titled debut EP "Keep Together" and "Operating", plus an excellent remix of "Keep Together" by Spacebrother that ups the ante, as well as their performance on Conan. You can hear the rest of their EP on their soundcloud.