Four Tet – Sing

Four Tet's Kieran Hebden is quite the eclectic sound mixbag. He has had all sorts of amazing collaborations,  a nice roster of albums and a genre reach that makes him a guy you would've touched on at least once in your musical experiences. This track is from his latest album, which brings a whole new meaning to 8 bit sounds.

Four Tet - Sing

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This entry was written by Jackson Chew, posted on May 27, 2010 at 1:20 pm, filed under Food for your ears and tagged , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



Fatboy Slim – Sunset (Bird of Prey)

This song really flew under the radar. Forget Praise You, Right Here Right Now & Weapon of Choice. Actually, maybe not, but this one is quite the gem by Fat Boy Slim. The video starts off a little bit slowly, so if you're feeling a bit impatient, skip ahead a minute.

I like muttering this song in my sleep.

This entry was written by Jackson Chew, posted on May 25, 2010 at 5:37 pm, filed under Food for your ears and tagged , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



The Doctor Who Tom Baker Intro

Had a massive nostalgia trip. Even though the 'Tom Baker' years technically occurred outside of my existence, they were the only ones I watched during my upbringing. The intro is so iconic and synonymous with the science fiction genre. Doctor Who > Star Trek. When developing the Tom Baker Doctor character, he was described as a 'cosmic hobo'.

I wonder who really planted the seeds to eventually give birth to the whole rave scene in the UK back in the 80s? Club owners, the drug culture, or quite simply, everyone's fascination with Doctor Who?

This entry was written by Jackson Chew, posted on May 23, 2010 at 6:09 pm, filed under Food for your ears and tagged , , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



LCD Soundsystem – I can change

So James Murphy, aka LCD Soundsystem, said that he will be stopping at their current album 'Sound of Silver'. They were showing a lot of promise; pulling the plug a bit too early?

James Murphy's studio, from his twitter

Something old, and something new.

Someone Great

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I Can Change

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This entry was written by Jackson Chew, posted on May 22, 2010 at 3:20 pm, filed under Food for your ears and tagged , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



Pendulum’s ABC News Remix vs Bill Bailey’s BBC News Rave

My admiration for Perth drum and bass boys Pendulum shot through the roof. This was played as a bit of a gag and promo for Pendulum on Triple J radio: a dance remix of our beloved ABC News opening theme music. I knew something good had to come out of listening to the radio whilst driving out of my way to pick up some paperwork; I literally froze in my car.

Would it be anything like Bill Bailey's BBC News Rave spot?

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This entry was written by Jackson Chew, posted on May 21, 2010 at 10:50 am, filed under Food for your ears and tagged , , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



Board of Canada’s ‘Mickey’ hidden track

Boards of Canada sampled the beginning chorus of the famous 'Oh Mickey' song by Toni Basil and distorted it into their own electro version.

It came as a hidden track after the actual 60-90 seconds of 'Iraq says':

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Boards of Canada - Iraq Says

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Quick three things on negotiating

People need to drop this connotation that negotiations are battles, but rather a meeting where two parties have a huge interest in whatever the outcome may be. Each party wants a piece of the pie, it just depends what part of the pie they want.

 

 

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This entry was written by Jackson Chew, posted on May 17, 2010 at 11:10 am, filed under Blueprints and tagged , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



Bill Murray be chill y’all

A few weeks ago I tweeted about a chillwave band (I'm still uncomfortable with using this term, but since it's the only term most people can relate to to describe the genre of music...) under the alias, Chill Murray. I heard about them on triple j when they were talking about their SXSW experience, but hipsterrunnoff has it covered pretty well.

One thing I'm pretty confused about is this: if they are so chill, how come their music is not available? I want to purchase/download it onto my mp3 player and share it with my friends and all, but alas, it's not publicly available other than through a stream through the myspace or muxtape. It is not chill to load a page everytime I want to listen to cool stuff.

And it is pretty clever of them to ride off Bill Murray's awesome branding, because he is the godfather of hipsters. ESPECIALLY with all the little flowers on his beard. Maybe we can expect guys to start wearing flowers in their beards.

The movie which revived Bill Murray's movie career, made Scarlett Johanssen's and gave shoegazer music a new brand and visual representation.

Bill 'Groundhog day, Ghostbusting ass' Murray!

Anyway, irregardless, because "I'm so chill", I'm going to send them some love their way. Also because I have a man-crush on Bill Murray.

Myspace
Muxtape

N.B. Talking  like altbroz and all is a serious craft. I can't keep up.

This entry was written by Jackson Chew, posted on May 15, 2010 at 1:40 pm, filed under Food for your ears, plasmo and tagged , , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



Chemical Brothers – Swoon

Latest offering from the Chemical Brothers; following from the Escape Velocity public release,  put yourself at ease with another dose of what's to come in their up-and-coming album.

This entry was written by Jackson Chew, posted on May 7, 2010 at 10:35 am, filed under Food for your ears and tagged , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



Gold Panda You

Heard this on the radio and couldn't resist doing a quick write-up. Hailing from Chelmsford, UK and currently hanging around London. Has done remixes for a few big names and is now releasing some of his own stuff.

There is something particularly hypnotic yet simple about 'You'.

Soundcloud
Official Website (in good 'ol fashion HTML)
Myspace

This entry was written by Jackson Chew, posted on May 5, 2010 at 8:11 pm, filed under Food for your ears and tagged , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



Ewok Karaoke Video

I shared this on my twitter the other day, but I'm still not over it. There is something fundamentally right about EVERYTHING in the video; the lyrics, the ridiculously cheesy background images/ video, the complete disregard to how uninterpretable it is. Oh and there is a wookie on a guitar halfway through the video.

Celebrate the love!

Yeah, they actually say that. Tear-jerking stuff, eh?


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