30 December 2013

Correspondant FM #15: David Shaw

Was looking for something a little heavier beat-wise today and was listening to this deadly remix by the amazing Red Axes. Then I came across this mix by David Shaw for Correspondant fm. Full of very slick beats. Some absolute whopper tracks in there including a few that will be released on HMS Records in 2014. Check it out. And Happy New Year!


28 December 2013

The Vibe Guide podcast 15: Air Zaïre


Lots of melodic house tunes and sweet edits in this mix Air Zaïre did for The Vibe Guide. Lovely! First track is his new single out recently and there is an amazing edit of Sade's 'Give It Up' - VIBES!

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Air Zaïre feat. Patrick Baker - Sanibel (Water Runs Dry Outro)
Crayon feat. KLP - Give You Up (Darius Remix)
Edit Murphy - Love Again
William De Vaughn - Be Thankful For What You Got (FKJ Remix)
Gero - Turn Around (feat. Kullai Timi) (Satin Jackets Remix)
Sade - Give It Up (Vin Sol & Matrixxman Edit)
George Benson - Love X Love (Koko Southport Edit)
Jay West & Manuel Sahagun - Got Me Insane (Monte Remix)
Gwen Guthrie - Hopscotch (Pat Lok & Labarge Remix)
Escort - Barbarians (Tiger & Woods Remix)
Venice Beach - Move To The Groove
MAM - Can't Live Without Music

(I've posted a few free Edit Murphy DLs before, check 'em out here, they are deadly.)


2 sweet free DLs: Isaac Tichauer and Sébastien Léger

Here are 2 sweet free downloads to help you through that awkward post-Christmas pre-New Year's phase. (It happens to everyone, don't worry.) The first is Isaac Tichauer's remix of Angie Stone's 'I Wish I Didn't Miss You':

And the second is Sébastien Léger's track 'Eyeblusher' (available to DL for 2 weeks)

Both gorgeous. Sweet spirit of giving vibes from the lads. NICE!


24 December 2013

Swooner Exclusive Mix no.8: Kelly-Anne Byrne's 'Do It To The Music' Mix

A slightly early Christmas present in the form of a new exclusive Swooner mix from the lovely Kelly-Anne Byrne! Soul, funk and some sweet disco vibes, gorgeous tunes. Thanks Kelly-Anne! 

Catch her quality Phantom FM's weekender show on Saturdays (6 - 10pm, 105.2fm /www.phantom.ie) and she is also playing Dublin's Bar Tengu on New Year's Eve with 6th Borough Project, Mark E, Keep Schtum and loads of other heads! (facebook.com/events/232490796917532/)

Check out all the other sweet Swooner mixes here. And have a Cool Yule!

22 December 2013

Young Turks: Label Focus on BBC Radio

Check out this BBC Radio show about london based Young Turks Record Label. Really interesting listening to Caius talk abou how they went from holding club nights to releasing records, how they work with artists and where the name came from etc, and Pional talks about how he got involved with them and the gear he uses for the live performance (no computers!), Jamie XX plays 3 of his favourite tracks for 2014 and Sampha is amazing.

Live performances  from Koreless, Pional, Sampha and Jamie XX. A lovely 2 hours, very cool. GO TO: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03l2twd


Photos from here

(I've posted a sweet Pional mix before, listen to it here.)

18 December 2013

Moshigogo's Daytime Disco 3

Image from this deadly place

Some quality disco edits here, and some great mixing. Particularly when 'Ain't Nothin' Goin' On But The Rent' by Gwen Guthrie heads into an amazing edit of 'Pull Up To The Bumper' by Grace Jones. Slick disco and vibes from Moshigogo. What else!

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Right about here is where I usually link to all the different Moshigogo stuff but I had my Christmas work party last night so you're on your own. Ok fine, click here.

16 December 2013

Jon Hopkins' RBMA Headphone Highlights show

Jon Hopkins on Headphone Highlights - he plays a load of tunes that he likes and talks about them. Dreamboat. Also, that King Creosote track is extremely beautiful and addictive. A gorgeous collection of tunes.

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Get Familiar - Bullion
Connjur - School Of Seven Bells
Insides - Jon Hopkins
The Fallen - Franz Ferdinand
No One Had It Better - King Creosote
Colour Eye - Jon Hopkins
Power Tools - Voltek
Growls Garden - Clark
I Am Daylights - Song Of Green Pheasant
Running The Loping - Smog

I've posted a live video of him playing at Skif Festival from a few years ago. It's SO good, check it out here if you haven't already.


I've posted other similarly sweet Red Bull radio shows  -  where artists talk about their influences and careers or tracks they dig. Check out these awesome shows with ChromeoMayer HawthorneHoly Ghost!Kim Ann FoxmanBreakbotThe RaptureJamie LidellNile Rodgers and Talib Kweli and also Jackson (And His Computer Band).

13 December 2013

The Tropication's Aspen / Winter Tape

Don't know much about The Tropication but whoever they are, they make a mean winter mixtape. This one is from last year, but they just reposted it recently. Tunes from Limousine, Poolside, Tycho and even some Gorillaz (with Little Dragon) in there. Nice.
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10 December 2013

Pleasure Machines 1213 mix

Pleasure Machines are Sam and Mag Jr from Belgium. They make deadly mixes. And in amazing Swooner news, they are going to do an exclusive Swooner mix in the new year! This makes me VERY happy. Here is their latest one. It's very sweet and a little bouncy. Some nice mid-week air punching going on right now.

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01.Bostro Pesopeo - Cheer up
02.Sharam Jey - I'll be there
03.Behling & Simpson - Linctus
04.Max Graef & Andy Hart - Jungle
05.Jamie lidell - big love (Jimmy Edgar edit)
06.Justin Jay - Static
07.Mickey - Walk away
08.Weiss - Blue Harvest
09.Phil & Dan - Everybody loves (Monte remix)
10.Sage the gemini - Gas Pedal (Motez edit)
11.Leave - Work
12. Jazzanova - I can See (Konstantin Sibold remix)
13.Todd Edwards - Shall go
14.Lil Silva - Gobble that

I've posted a bunch of their mixes previously, check 'em out here and follow soundcloud.com/pleasuremachines and facebook.com/PleausreMachines for more.

They also have a new remix (of Chris Hingher's 'The Thigh Gap') - check it out. It has laser noises so you know it's good:

And watch this space for their Swooner mix next year! Can't wait.

06 December 2013

Moshigogo's Best of 2013 mix

Huzzah, it's Moshigogo's year round up mix. Sweet! A whopper 2 hour mix! "Always hard to narrow it down, but this selection features some big summer anthems and some lesser known artists and remixes, all of which reflect a great year of music. Artists include Finnebassen, Goldroom, Rihanna, Daft Punk, Hot Natured, Disclosure, Basement Jaxx, Bloc Party, London Grammar and many more." It also includes Moshigogo's own edit of Daft Punk and Justin Timberlake, which is SO good. What a year for tunes. Happy Friday!

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1) I Need (Luis Leon Blue Sky Edit) - Maverick Sabre
2) Bella - Finnebassen
3) Slow (Anton Ishutin Edit) - Kylie Minogue
4) Stay (Marius Horsturz Edit) - Rihanna
5) Always (Classixx Remix) - Panama
6) Somebody Loves Lou Lou (Lou Lou Players Edit) - George Michael
7) Get Lucky - Daft Punk
8) Suit and Tie (Acapella) - Justin Timberlake
9) Only You Can Show Me (Mereki Beach Remix) - Goldroom
10) Night Drive in Moscow (Satin Jackets Remix) - 5 Reasons
11) Gun Shy (Lindstrom Remix) - Grizzly Bear
12) This Charming Man (Luis Leon Botleg) - The Smiths
13) Look Around You - Boris Dlugosch ft Roisin Murphy
14) Someday - Montero
15) Isis - Hot Natured ft Egyptian Lover
16) So Good To Me - Chris Malinchak
17) Julian - (Lancelot Remix) - Say Lou Lou
18) Help Me Lose My Mind (Paul Woolford Remix) - Disclosure ft London Grammar
19) Rosario - Ejeca
20) Coconuts - Bronx
21) Montreal (Ejeca Remix) Bloc Party
22) Crazy (Bixel Brothers Remix) - Seal
23) What a Difference Your Love Makes - Basement Jaxx
24) I Want Your Love - (Dimitri From Paris Remix) - Chic

What a year of great mixes from Moshigogo. If you aren't familiar with him, (you must be new here, hi!) check 'em out here. And follow soundcloud.com/moshigogo for more!

05 December 2013

Tropicool's Long Drags and Winter Shags 2 mix

"Just dropped my most nostalgic, slow-burning, moody, tape ever. 
This one is for under the covers & late night drives. 
I promise it will make you glow inside. Happy Holidaze."

Tropicool's latest mix is nice and sultry - I definitely get the late night drive vibe from the tracks. Slow, warm beats to counterbalance the horrible weather outside today.  Amazing artwork as per usual. Wrap up and enjoy!
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No official tracklist yet but I think these are in it:
Space Me Out (Mario Basanov remix) Downtown Party Network feat Eglė Sirvydytė
Everything We Never Had (Joe Goddard remix) - Breach / Andreya Triana
Awake - Tycho
See Right Through - Tensnake / Fiora
So Many Details - Toro y Moi
Spanish Sahara - Foals
Fly Away - Laid Back

I've posted a Tropicool mix before, check it out here and go to soundcloud.com/tropicool-official for more.


03 December 2013

Jackson (and his computer band) on Red Bull Music Radio

How's your french? Jackson Fourgeaud of Jackson And His Computer Band fame talks to Red Bull Music Radio's French channel 'Crème Brulée' and plays a load of his tunes. I know some people in France look at Swooner, (bonjour!) but even if your french is as bad as mine, it's well worth a listen. I am pretty confident that 'techno' means 'techno':

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G.I Jane
Pumpking Jack Flash
Radio Caca
Tropical Metal
Dance by Justice, Jackson remix
Arp no.1

Get his amazing album 'Glow' here.


I've posted other similarly sweet Red Bull radio shows where artists talk about their influences and careers, check out these awesome shows (these ones are all in English!) by Chromeo, Mayer Hawthorne, Holy Ghost!, Kim Ann Foxman, Breakbot, The Rapture, Jamie LidellNile Rodgers and Talib Kweli.

I've also posted a couple of non-musical podcasts that are really good radio, check 'em out here.

01 December 2013

Mitzi: Triple J Mix Up Exclusives Week 4

The last Mitzi Triple J Mix Up Exclusives mix is up! Lots of sweet tunes, nothing too heavy. That Great Weekend tune is pretty addictive!

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Tracklist on the soundcloud pages is incorrect, but the following are on there:
Yes You – Half of It (Mitzi Remix)
Matthew Kyle – Toni
Suzanne Kraft – Morning Come
Woolfy vs Projections – Set Me Loose (Lexx Remix)
Great Weekend – That’s The Thing (To Do)
Storm Queen – Let’s Make Mistakes
Toro Y Moi – Say That
Bonar Bradberry – Loose Grip
Frank B – Chain of Fools
Bo Saris – She’s On Fire (Maya Jane Coles Remix)
Lauryn Hill – That Thing (Golden Boy Bootleg)

I've posted the previous 3 mixes, check out 1 and 2 here and 3 here. They are all great. Love their vibe. They also do their own mixes, I've posted a few here.

Check out hellomitzi.tumblr.com and soundcloud.com/mitzi_band for more.

Also, check out the Flight Facilities' Triple J Mix Up Exclusive Mixes if you haven't already.