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 aeroplane
Aeroplane gives Faith a revival



This remix has been floating around since this time last year, but for some reason has resurfaced. Thank god. It breathed some life into my afternoon. After having just finished reading an article about the current inability of men in pop music on the Guardian, it brought me back to my analysis of my great white hope for man pop, Penguin Prison, who in my opinion, has yet failed to deliver upon the promise we saw earlier on. I hopefully compared PP to a young George Michael; but let's face it. There ain't nothing like a young George Michael.


To the point of this post: Aeroplane's Vito De Luca remixed George Michael's classic 'Faith' and gave it Aeroplane's trademark expansive gravitas. Thoroughly refreshing and yes, faith renewing as something can be on a Wednesday afternoon.


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IM//A\\PARTY Vol.02 - Summer mix

    Brilliant artwork by Raul Luna. Check the profile we did on him a while ago!


It’s been too long since we did our last mix! We heard some of your critiques from last time round. We've allowed the songs to play almost their whole cycle; which means there are less tracks, but since we've only selected winners, that ain't no thang. The number of remixes also went down, as opposed to the 'features' on the mix; maybe it says something about music (it probably doesn’t). Anyway, we do hope you enjoy our IM//A\\PARTY  Vol.02 – Summer Mix...we have plans to make it something more of a regular up in here.


For those who've actually had the pleasure to be up at one of our parties, the future holds good news. Meanwhile, check out our personal Twitter feeds @caffarena and @christel_escosa to keep up to date with our DJ sets and random - no, REALLY random - tweets about life, the universe, our daily sins and everything else.


By the way, as I live in Brazil and Christel is currently in Australia, we decided to make this a summer mix. If you are reading this as snow is falling outside maybe you should listen to this in a couple of months.


Kidding, please listen to it now.


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  1. Gorillaz – Doncamatic feat. Daley
  2. Flight Facilities – Crave You feat. Giselle
  3. Rye Rye – Sunshine feat. M.I.A.
  4. Tanlines – Real Life
  5. Bag Raiders – Sunlight feat. Dan Black
  6. Maximum Balloon – Groove me feat. Theophilus London
  7. The Temper Trap - Resurrection (Penguin Prison Remix)
  8. Yeasayer - O.N.E.
  9. Man Like Me - Lovestruck
  10. The Count & Sinden - After Dark. feat. Mystery Jets
  11. Azari & III - Into the Night
  12. Mark Ronson & The Business INTL – Bang Bang (U-Tern remix)
  13. Chemical Brothers – Swoon (Lindstrom and Prins Thomas Remix)
  14. N.E.R.D. – Hypnotize U (Boss in Drama remix)
  15. Aeroplane - Superstar (The Krays Remix)
  16. Discodeine – Synchronize feat. Jarvis Cocker
  17. Hercules and Love Affair – My House (Leo Zero remix)
  18. Bebe Zahara Benet - I'm the Sh*t (Mark Picchiotti Funkadelic Dub)
  19. Big Boi – Shutterbugg
  20. CREEP - Days feat. Romy Madley Croft (Deadboy Remix)
Aeroplane vs the World (aka Chromeo, Yuksek & Brodinski and Lady Gaga)



Aeroplane’s debut album can be easily represented by ‘Superstar’, the new single - it's danceable, but it's not the normal disco track that you might expect. In fact, disco is probably in the minority of the several influences on this track. ‘Superstar’ mixes a psychedelic blues with a Daft Punk-like vocoder resulting in something both fresh and comfortable. But in case you can’t stand vocoders, there is a version made just for you.


What if the vocoder is swapped in with Chromeo’s Dave 1 and P-Thugg killing it via the talk box? Is that something you'd prefer? So this must be your lucky day, because Chromeo finally returned the favor of receiving two great remixes from Aeroplane by joining in on ‘Superstar’ with a new version that sounds a lot more like a camp 80s hairy metal song.


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And it doesn’t stop there. The Krays (Yuksek and Brodinski) deliver an electronic disco interpretation of the track that's probably going to get played to death – and we can’t wait for it. Using all the hooks available in the dance floor world (from sirens to piano breaks), this is probably their best remix so far.


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And have we talked about the video? We urge you not to feel extra smart just because you get it, cause the message is quite simple. Everybody in the world also realises who this message was sent for. Although knowing it is what makes the ‘Superstar’ video so much fun. Watch it below and help us decide how many meat dresses it takes to make a popstar.


Aeroplane - Superstar


Aeroplane goes solo and releases the June Chart Mix



In case you didn’t know, Belgian duo Aeroplane are no longer a duo. As Vito De Luca wrote on Aeroplane’s Facebook page, Stephen Fasano is leaving the highly rated project. They cited the seven years they’ve been working together, but the classic excuse of artistic differences took most of the blame.


Although their debut album, We Can't Fly, is still going to be out in September most likely featuring the same music, this month’s chart mix is the last thing Aeroplane will do as a duo. So enjoy it!



Check the tracklist after the jump!

Aeroplane // Chart Mix May 2010



This week, I went to a terrible party and the only way for me to bear the pain of staying there was by getting completely wasted. So I drank a whole bottle of champagne (how fancy of me), went to an after party and ended up with a face full make up on and poking random people on Facebook. Needless to say that I swore to myself and my unborn child that I was never going to drink again. Then, a day later, I listened to Aeroplane's May Chart Mix and all I can think of is going out. Take Aeroplane (and alcohol) away from me, for my own health!



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Aeroplane // Chart Mix: March



Aeroplane, I'm sorry for asking you to make a monthly mix and then stopped listening to them until months later. I swear this won't happen again! To prove I'm a changed man, I will post your Chart Mix for March even though April is almost over and you'll probably release a new mix in a couple of days...



Check the tracklist after the jump

Aeroplane's Best of November



I've been working like a slave lately and it made me miss the last two monthly mixes from Aeroplane - but not this month. Because this month I'm finally learning how to be more organized and, of course, (here it goes, my most commonly used line in this blog) this month's is the best one so far. Seriously, I don't know if it's because I didn't know most of the good tracks on there and couldn't think of ways to combine them or something; but they all go really well with each other in a way only Aeroplane could edit.


Well, I suppose there isn't anybody better to pick, mix and release new songs every month than these two Belgians. Check the amazing tracklist after the break, play the mix and go to SoundCloud to download it!


Aeroplane "Chart Mix" November 2009 by Aeroplane

Aeroplane's August mix



After a late mix in July, Aeroplane already made up their mind about the best songs in August. There is the new Metronomy single remixed by Wild Cheese, LCD Soundsystem's Nike single remixed by Prins Thomas, IM//UR's favorite remix of the month Riton & Primary 1 remixed by In Flagranti and the bloggers much loved song by Boys Noize and Erol Alkan. Why have you not downloaded it yet?


Check the whole tracklist below and become a happier person with this delicious sounding mix.


Aeroplane 'Mix Chart' August 09 by Aeroplane



01.Canyons - Dancing On Silk
02.Metronomy - Do The Right Thing (Wild Cheese Remix)
03.The Units - High Pressure Days (Rory Phillips Remix)
04.LCD Soundsystem - 45:33 (Prins Thomas Remix)
05.Wax Stag - And How (Bottin's Discoursive Diversion)
06.John Rocca - I Want It To Be Real (Farley's Hot House Piano Mix)
07.Atsushi Yano - Organ Grinder
08.Still Going - Spaghetti Circus
09.Riton & Primary 1 - Who's There (In Flagranti Remix)
10.Erol Alkan & Boys Noize - Waves 

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