13
Jul
08

THE RECOMMENDER – NUMBER 5

H to the ELLO

Posts are coming thick and fast now! Hold on tight, coz there’s a couple of sweet listings making up NUMBER 5 today. Nice.

Hope you enjoyed the Q & A and GIG LIST 4. Now back to the big daddy, recommending new acts for your tastebuds to wallow in.

First up this week, THE SHOES. (mentioned in GIG LIST 4 below) coz they’re playing my home town this summer), this lot totally deserve the blog treatment in full. They are yet another French duo, this time from Reims. A mix up of electro, (or ‘Blog house’ as it’s now coined), with rock rythms akin to 1980’s ‘hair rock’ Survivor or Van Halen. Melody heavy and with chops of LCD Soundsystem and CSS thrown in. It can’t do any wrong as far as I’m concerned. Randomly, they continue to raid the celebrity world for photographs of their shoes, mixing art into their notorious live sets and fantastic remixes, this lot provide us with a well rounded box of delights. I list one magic moment from them below. There’s a whole world of others out there so go hunt them out…like NOW!

Find them here: www.myspace.com/theshoesmusik

Here them here: http://www.zshare.net/audio/152366451d247d80/

OK, next up today relates to the above act because of a beautiful remix they’ve compiled of The Shoes dancefloor heavyweight tune ‘The Knockout’, which I include below. Welcome to the heavy and totally mental world of 80KIDZ. A 3-piece DJ act all the way from Japan. Cool as fuck, having supported the likes of Justice, Hot Chip, Busy P and Boys Noize. Their sound is hard-hitting Blog House guaranteed to move any floor. Their remixes are a whole new world of delectable greatness too. Look out for a tour anytime soon…

Find them here: www.myspace.com/80kidz

Hear them here: http://www.zshare.net/audio/15236939ae8ba0bb/

We are going to slow it right down now to check out this next lot. THE CUTLER are a two-piece collaboration from Hull, Yorkshire and bring with them a tune so sweet and gorgeous I simply cannot resist listing it below. Think of Grinny Grandad (circa Recommender 2 below) snogging with Portishead whilst secretly copping a feel of The Gorrilaz and you won’t be far from their sound. Find yourself a vista, kick back and slip this on for size.

Find them here: www.myspace.com/iamthecutler

Hear them here: http://www.zshare.net/audio/15237091ef481149/

Already got more highlights for Recommender 6 so I’m gonna have to leave this post at this junction in preparation of that. Keep coming back, subscribe, comment as always.

Keep spreading the love, just make sure you mop up the mess afterwards eh. Nice…
Mike

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