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THE RECOMMENDER – NUMBER 12

Like a boxer with his opponent on the ropes, the RECOMMENDER just keeps getting stronger and stronger. With this edition I’m moving in with a couple of well-placed rabbit punches to your musical ribs. Can you take it? Of course you can…

HI-DEAF
I’ve been fervently getting right into my remixes lately. In fact, does anyone write new songs anymore? Soon we’ll be remixing remixes! Anyways, its not going to be a problem so long as the tunes are as kick-ass as these guys make them. Hi-Deaf are a couple of proper LA scenester DJ’s that give that magic touch to any tune they grace, from thier brilliant mash up of Daft Punks ‘Da Funk’ blended with Maddonna’s ‘4 Minutes’ , to plying their hands to Radiohead’s ‘Reckoner’. They chop it all up masterfully – like Gordon Ramsey with a new knife set. The two guys, Ryan Wilson and Ken Floyd, are DJ’ing sets that launch straight off of the fantastic LA Riots rocket pad. That’s definitely no bad thing at all…

Find them here:    Myspace   

Hear them here:    SNEAKY SOUND SYSTEMUFO IN HD (Hi Deaf Remix)

THE BEENS
Sometimes you hear a tune and it happens to slot very neatly into your brain. I heard a remix by these guys and simply had to share it. This German 4-piece have created a remix from the Aussie band Amy Meredith with the usual fuzzy electro hooks on repeat, which at first hearing I thought I was going to get bored of, but then approx 1min 45secs into the track, the lyrics kick in and the tune snares you. A proper club banger and dancefloor filler. Enjoy… 

Find them here:   Myspace  

Hear them here:   AMY MEREDITHRUNNING (Beens Remix)

PIN ME DOWN
Ever wandered what Bloc Party would sound like if fronted by kim Wilde? Well that’s enough said about Pin Me Down…OK, so I’ll elaborate a little…If you thought Kele and Matt were the designers of Bloc Party’s sound you could well be made to think again. Pin Me Down are a creation of Bloc Party’s Russel Lissack with sexy vocals provided by Milena Mepris. He provides the swinging, choppy guitaring over a dance back drop and Milena’s tidy songwriting. With this project getting releases through the Kitsune label, I cannot imagine a set up with a more fashionable backing. Whether it develops into something more or simply stays as a side project is yet to be determined, but the vital signs are very strong.

 

Find them here:    Myspace

Hear them here:    PIN ME DOWNCRYPTIC

So you’ve survived another Recommender ear bashing. Thanks for going the distance with me once again as I trawl the world of contemporary tunes. More rich pickings next time, so pop back soon…

Mike

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2 Responses to “THE RECOMMENDER – NUMBER 12”


  1. October 8, 2008 at 6:28 pm

    Appreciate your return fella. Welcome back. Glad you like.
    Mike


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