Beyoncé - 4
We swear this isn't an ironic listening. We love Beyoncé and 4. OK, we might unironically skip straight to track 5, 'Party', produced by Kanye West and with rap by Andre3000, because we ain't no stay-home-mums that need all those ballads about being broken hearted and finding the right person. But, after that, the album turns into a beautiful compilation of classic r'n'b, soul and a bit of sweat-inducing booty tracks - not too many though - that sound surprisingly courageous considering the actual state of pop music. And for that, we bow down and hail Queen B. P.S. Get the deluxe version, for those extra couple of amazing tracks.
The name of this label has been interpreted in many ways; from 'bass-seekey' to 'base-ike', but the correct way describes exactly what this label is about: BASIC. Bassike delivers easily breezily cut staples with an interesting little twist that keeps them from being your run of the mill. For those that live in climates like that of Australia (where Bassike hails from) or Brazil, you'll know how easy it is to make fashion faux pas when the weather gets hot and the prospect of wearing anything but a bathing suit becomes slightly unappealing; Bassike is all and everything you need.
Game of Thrones
Before watching HBO's Game of Thrones, I assumed the series would tend a bit more towards the blood-dripping Danish movie Valhalla Rising rather than fairy-tale stories a lá 'Lord of the Rings'; and for that I didn't really like the series at the beginning. But slowly, I found myself submitting to tales of bad kings, midget juggernauts, savage warriors and... dragons. And that happened probably because there aren't exactly good guys and bad guys here, like there are in Tolkien stories - and that is, of course, a simplification of his work. Another reason I relented to this series is because of the intriguing political backstage element that leads to the ever-happening dance of thrones. Oh, and did I mention the gratuitous nekkid-ness?
The Norfolk // Sydney, Australia
Of the slew of new spots having opened up in Sydney in the last six months, The Norfolk on Cleveland St in Surry Hills has been one fated with success. Owned by some of the same kids that have brought The Flinders back to life (and currently, it's incredibly quick onset of 'The Norms'), you'll undoubtedly find The Norfolk rammed with all kinds, vying for a bite, a beer and a spot in the garden out back. The aim of the game is to cultivate Aussie pub culture at it's best; and it's doing a pretty decent job so far - if only you could get a table!
Super Sad True Love Story
Super Sad True Love Story is the third book from the writer of the best selling Absurdistan, Gary Shteyngart. Incidentally, I read him name dropped in Flavorpill's Ultimate Hipster Reading list and in the same sentence as James Franco (they're buds, apaprently) just before I finished his latest offering. Don't let any of that put you off, or take away any of the sad scary brilliance of Super Sad True Love Story; written from the perspective of one 39 year old Lenny Abramov, son of Russian immigrants and in love with the impossibly cute and cruel Eunice Park. A satire that cuts to the bone, Super Sad True Love Story is exactly it's title. And it's good.
Posts tagged with mixtape
MIX // Cut Copy: A Tale of Two Journeys

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‘So Cosmic’ is the mixtape Cut Copy released just before giving us the great In Ghost Colours and it was that mixtape that was my favourite thing about this Australian trio. The band has since released a new album, Zonoscope, and then a mix entitled A Tale Of Two Journeys, but it had the same effect on me: I liked the mix better - at the least for now. Unfortunately, no tracklist available so far, but if you like space music, weird disco, a bit of house and are up for mood swings, download it below.




  A Tale of Two Journeys (Mixtape) by cutcopymusic

DIRECT DOWNLOAD LINK: Cut Copy // A Tale of Two Journeys


In case you didn’t watch the documentary that Krozm put together whilst Cut Copy was recording the third LP and preparing the new live show, here's the whole thing, divided into four parts:


Cut Copy - LP3 Chapter I // Radio S.O.S


Cut Copy - LP3 Chapter II // Skies Of The Milk Ape


Cut Copy - LP3 Chapter III // Dark Side Of The Pleasure Dome


Cut Copy - LP3 Chapter IV // Visions of Cloud Neck

Mixtape // (Rye) RYEot powRR!



Rye Rye's long awaited mixtape, RYEot powRR is out! From the opening track, young Rye Rye goes out hard; RYEot powRR is relentlessly bang and pop, exactly like she represents. Whilst the transitions between tracks aren't exactly smooth, RYEot powRR more than makes up for it in something I can only call 'oh snap'. Hitting remixes and cutting raps on chart toppers like Miley Cyrus, Ciara, The Cataracts' 'Like A G6' and Willow Smith, Rye Rye's mixtape is recklessly cheeky and unashamedly fun. Rye Rye's got a kind of abandon and total lack of self consciousness that makes her a real joy. That kind of energy is infectious and thank god, cause that's something we could all use from time to time.


Check the playlist and then cop the mixtape below that:


1. ‘Go! Pop! Bang!’

2. ‘Bang dis Bit$# Out’

3. ‘Hardcore/Art School Girl’ ft. Telli/Ninjasonik

4. ‘Art School Boys’

5. ‘Witchdoctor’

6. ‘Back It Up’

7. ‘Diga Doom’

8. ‘DJ Go’ ft. DJ Say Wut

9. ‘Chase Money’

10. ‘Club Can’t Handle Me’ (Remix)

11. ‘We R Who We R’ (Remix)

12. ‘X-pill’ (Remix)

13. ‘Bang’ ft. M.I.A. (Remix)

14. ‘Party in the USA’ (Remix)

15. ‘Like a G6′ (Remix)

16. ‘Gimme Dat’ (Remix)

17. ‘Whip My Hair’ (Remix)

18. ‘Bring in the Katts’ ft. Porkcho



BONUS VIDEO: I don't pay attention to Miley Cyrus much (aside from the occasional SNL sketch parody and approval over her salvia incident) and this song doesn't really do it for me, guiltily or not, drunky town or elsewhere; but Rye Rye cut a rap and reduced Miley to a tinny chorus. It's fun. And damn, I get breathless just looking at Rye Rye dance:


Party in the USA by Miley Cyrus Rye Rye Edit
Mixtape // HOW TO DRESS WELL for The Wire
HIYA // Tom Krell aka How To Dress Well


I got to know How To Dress Well's ghostly lo-fi R&B whilst wandering the streets of New York last autumn; where his album Love Remains managed to woo me and spook me out a little at the same time. The spooky bit is probably the reason why I didn't manage to catch HTDW (also known as Tom Krell) at CMJ; unconsciously trying to avoid the late, lonely and dark walk home through uncharted Brooklyn territory with that kind of static echoing in my ears. Or something.


Anyway, my mind totally blew when I checked the HTDW mix for The Wire on hearing Britney, Rihanna, Kelis AND Ciara within very quick succession of each other. On that little section alone do I have no choice but to post this. Go get it:


How To Dress Well Mix for The Wire (direct download link)



Bathcrones - "False Teeth"
Soulja Boy - "First Day of School" (How To Dress Well Anthemic Extension Intro)
The Dream - "Yamaha"
Araabmuzik & Cam'ron - "South Beach" (Dipset Trance) and "Spend the Night"
Britney Spears - "Hold It Against Me"
Jimmy Klok- "I Don't Like The Only Girl" (Diplo & Lil Jon Vs. Rihanna Vs. Kelis Vs. Lady Sovereign)
Ciara - "DEUCES" (Nguzunguzu Remix)
Chris Brown feat. Gucci Mane - "DEUCES Rmx"
Sean Garrett feat. Tyga & Guccia Mane - "She Geeked"
R. Kelly feat. OJ Da Juiceman - "Supaman High"
Dope Boy Pretty Boy Swag Transition
Young Jeezy - "Dope Boy Swag"
Wiz Khalifa - "Black and Yellow"
Beyonce - "Halo" (How To Dress Well Intro Version)

MIXes // Hercules and Love Affair & Kim Ann Foxman
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Andy looks so much like Fassbinder's Querelle in here


So you streamed Hercules and Love Affair's second album here and now you wonder which songs are responsible for finding Andy Butler in so deep with house music, right? Wonder no more, as Andy has just made a mix for FACT with some of his favorite house songs.


Besides the classics, you can find his own take on the genre in his own productions, like Hercules and Love Affair’ latest single ‘My House’ and Kim Ann Foxman’s ‘Creature’. While I thought Blue Songs sounded much more multi-dimensional than this mix belies, this is definitely much more fun – for all you divas and Madge fans out there, there's even an acid house remix of Madonna’s ‘Into the Groove’ for you.


  FACT mix 218 - Hercules & Love Affair (Jan '11) by factmag



Jax – No.1
MK – Give It To Me (Dub Mix)
? – Shake Your Booty
Serge Santiago – It’s A War
? – Shake Your Booty
Kim Ann Foxman – Creature
React To Rhythm – Whatever You Dream
Praxis feat. Kathy Brown – Turn Me Out
Orlando Voorn – Paradise 3001
Raven – Forever Together
Humanoid – Cry Baby
Hercules & Love Affair - My House

Madonna – Into the Groove (Andy Butlers acid mix)


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Kim Ann Foxman


Speaking of Kim Ann Foxman, girl also did a mix, but for Mixmag. Coincidentally, it also features the songs ‘Creature’ (in a Faze Action remix) and ‘My House’ besides lots of other house classics, which might explain why she (along with Andy) is the only member of the band that “survived” the second album: they are not only really connected, but also fans of each other's work.



                   Don’T Stay In Mix Of The Week Volume 070 - Kim Ann Foxman (House)




Hercules & Love Affair - My House
Andrew Butler, Jason Kendig - Give It To Me
Mock & Toof – Farewell To Wendel (Kink & Neville Watson remix)
LFO - Leeds Warehouse Mix
Marco Passarani  - Good Split I Like It (original mix)
Maurice Joshua (with Hot Hula Hands) - I Got A Big Dick (instrumental)
Omar S - Solely Supported (original mix)
MK - Somebody New (MI Mix)
Aerea Negrot  - Sing (All I Wanna Do)
Kim Ann Foxman, Andy Butler - Creature (Faze Action remix)
Rodion - Tape Oxide
Sterling Void & Paris Brightledge - It’s Alright

Miami Horror // The Sound of Summer mix

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A delicious mix is being offered at Miami Horror’s Soundcloud Page. Benjamin originally did ‘The Sound of Summer mix’ for some weeks ago, but you can download the whole thing for free now. The mix contains tracks from DFAers like LCD Soundsystem and Shit Robot, Aussie producers like Bag Raiders, Mitzi, Luke Million, Tim Fuchs and G.L.O.V.E.S, and also some Miami Horror tracks like their amazing remix for Gorillaz and Wildlife! rework of ‘I Look To You’. But before you go listen to it, download below the two Miami Horror songs used in the mix (the Gorillaz remix is now in better quality).


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  Miami Horror Dec 2010 - Jan 2011 Mix


  1. Shit Robot feat. Nancy Wang – Take Em Up
  2. Mitzi – Morning Light 
  3. Toro y Moi – Still Sound 
  4. Luke Million – Arnold 
  5. Apiento & Co – She Walks (Pete Herbert remix)
  6. Miami Horror – I Look to You (Wildlife remix) 
  7. Starson45 – Neighbours
  8. LCD Soundsystem – Sound of Silver (Tim Fuchs Rework) 
  9. Codebreaker – The Space Chase 
  10. Bag Raiders – Sunlight (G.L.O.V.E.S remix) 
  11. Gorillaz – Empire Ants (Miami Horror remix
MIX: U-Tern // Best of 2010



U-Tern was just featured in the blog with his new project Olivers and now he is back on the blog with his latest mix. As he described in the intro, it’s a mix that contains his favorite tracks of 2010, including all the ones that were overlooked. I’m still in the middle of the mix and I've found unknown tracks so good that it's made the mix worthwhile already. So if you think that releasing a Best of 2010 in the end of January 2011 is lame, you might want to reconsider.  

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U-Tern - Best Of 2010



  1. L-Vis 1990 - Forever You
  2. Rockets - Running To You
  3. Martin Solveig & Dragonette - Hello
  4. Penguin Prison - The Worse It Gets
  5. Tim Deluxe - Just Won't Do (Part 2)
  6. Robyn - Indestructible (A-Trak Remix)
  7. Gliterium - Why Don't You Dance
  8. Jan Driver - Tellyfoam
  9. The Swiss - Bubble Bath
  10. Phil Weeks - Forever This
  11. Black Van - Moments Of Excellence'
  12. Yeasayer - O.N.E.
  13. The Chemical Brothers - Swoon (Lindstrom & Prins Thomas Remix)
  14. Storm Queen - Look Right Through
  15. Cecile & Venice - Rimmel
  16. Axel Boman - Purple Drank
  17. Mickey - Farfalle
  18. LCD Soundsystem - I Can Change
  19. Discodeine - Singular
  20. Stay Ali - 97 (Datassette Remix)
  21. The Golden Filter - Hide Me (Rory Phillips Dub Mix)
  22. Azari & III - Reckless For Your Love (Tensnake Remix)
  23. Hannulelauri - Super Monkey
  24. Midnight Magic - Beam Me Up
  25. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Round and Round
  26. Cassius - Brotherhood
  27. Aeroplane - We Can't Fly
  28. Chilly Gonzales - Never Stop
  29. Rick Ross - Aston Martin Music
  30. The Dream - Love King
  31. Cults - Go Outside
MIX: The Rapture for Triple J

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In 2008, The Rapture released a mix for !K7 that was just phenomenal. Between old and modern classic, Tapes was a great introduction to house music for a lot of people that liked the band for their infusion of dance beats and punk guitars. Some years have passed, Matthew Safer (singer and bass player) left the band. Now a trio, the band have been locked in the studio since then, producing a new album that was supposed to have come out in late 2010.


Now, in 2011, the band seems to be getting back on track and are re-creating hype for them and their Australian label Throne Of Blood. They've created another impressive mix, this time for Triple J radio. In (nearly) a one hour set, the band goes though some house, disco and funk classics that will make sure you dance, but they also introduce some unexpected genres into the mix like blues and jazz, turning it in something more complex than your normal club set.


  The Rapture "Triple J Radio Mix" by Throne Of Blood


Unfortunately, no tracklist available, but, hey, it’s a free mix, so don’t complain!

Darwin Deez gets Wonky
HIYA // Wonky-Wilder-Wonka



When I opened up this rather conceptually intriguing mixtape from Darwin Deez to have a listen yesterday, I reflected on how strongly I used to feel about Darwin Deez as a notion. Now though, I've forgotten why I was so bothered by it all. In fact I feel rather indifferent about that previous idea I had of Deez. But with this Wonky Beats rap mixtape, I've fallen headlong into a darkly sweet river of chocolate love (tempered with chili - I'm kinda obsessed with that at the moment).


Darwin Deez' use of samples taken entirely from the original (and ONLY) Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (starring the inimitable Gene Wilder - sorry Johnny, I love you but I just didn't dig your interpretation) is absolutely
delightful. With buddies like Dev Hynes, KOOL AD from Das Racist and Chiddy Bang pulling rap duties whilst making an endless amount of current pop and alt culture references that it'll implode your mind to follow them being worked out over the wicked/whimsical re-stylings from the Chocolate Factory.




And you know what? It all suits Darwin Deez to a tee. Exhiliratingly fresh, this is a brilliant but utterly natural feeling move from the dude who I formerly liked to dislike.


You can get the mixtape for FREE buuuuut it's a little confusing when you read the instructions so they made a little video on what to do:


"We are making it available not for money but for LOVE. Boldly proclaim your love for Darwin Deez on Facebook by posting an official DD video, copy-paste a screenshot of the post and email it to and we will then send you a link to an mp3 Zip of the album. Not sure how to do this, then please watch this short video instruction."


How To Get The WONKY BEATS mixtape



I really really really do highly reccomend you do what the video says because it's a great listen. In the meantime though, have a taste with this track featuring Kool AD, entitled 'Where's the Chocolate':


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'Pure Imagination' as sung by Gene Wilder in the original Willy Wonka film is one of my favourite film numbers of all time - and now I'm off to listen to it as sampled by Mariah Carey and Krayzie Bone (!!!).

Gratuitous Burger Post
This is all so amazing and I'm hungry...
The Superions and an Xmas joke
I missed Schneider during 2000...
MTV CK ONE Brazil // ft Sky Ferreira
HELLO... !!! IZ ANYONE HOME... ?!...
HIYA // Chad Valley
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HIYA // Chad Valley
great post! big love for hugo I was...