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Asian Dan Presents Magistrates 20 Min Mixtape Part II + Interview

Artwork by EIKNARF

After hearing the Magistrates 20 Min Mixtape – a what I would call a “scanning through the radio/channel surfing” mix/mashup, I wanted to hear more. I asked the Magistrates boys if they would craft another similar mix that would give us all another peak into their pop music minds and they graciously agreed. Get ready for 20 mins of schizophrenic pop madness. They mix Can’s “Vitamin C” into Radiohead’s “Idioteque” into Yellow Magic Orchestra’s “Rydeen” – three of my favorite tunes of all time so I cannot argue with the insanity and awesomness that is this mix. Try to guess all the tunes. Also checkout how they let Damon Albarn win in ping pong.

Asian Dan Presents Magistrates 20 Min Mixtape Part II

Asian Dan Interview: MAGISTRATES

1. Who is Magistrates? How would you describe your sound?

We are a collective of scientists, mathmeticians, chefs and philanthropists. The music we play alters the chemicals in your brain and makes your feet and hips groove uncontrollably.

2. What was your first musical memory?

Michael Jackson and The Beatles dominate most of our childhood. I [Galbally] have a weird memory of having Sunday Roast when I was about 4 or 5 and my Dad was playing Chris De Burgh, I think it was the whole album, and I remember at the time feeling physically sick… I’ve never been able to enjoy a Sunday Roast again.

3. How did the band form? What is the band’s vision and goal?

Our paths crossed, we all enjoyed the same things, we had the same type of mindset and we all played music; so we just put our heads together and eventually formed Magistrates. We aim to keep on making good music for as long as humanly possible, to express ourselves through it, and to send it rippling around the globe.
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The Scare x GLOVES

What an amazing bassline GLOVES added to this remix of The Scare. It is very Chic sounding, Bernard Edwards would be proud. The vox remind me of the Presets.

The Scare – Could Be Bad (GLOVES Remix)

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Matt Van Schie “Saturday Night”

Matt Van Schie of Van She has released a track of his own for free on the interwebs. It reminds me of The Buggles especially during the chorus. It has a very nerdy 80s rock vibe, I feel it.

Matt Van Schie – Saturday Night

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Passion Pit x Hey Champ

Hey Champ takes on the synth-pop blog kings Passion Pit’s “Little Secrets”. Pete sent me the unmastered version of this remix a month ago and I knew that it would be a blogosphere hit. I love the slick bassline and what they do to the chorus and the bridge. If you are lucky enough to be in Brazil make sure to check out Hey Champ as they play a few shows and DJ down south.

Passion Pit – Little Secrets (Hey Champ Remix) (192 kbps)

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A-Trak + Surkin: Live @ I Love Techno 2009

A-Trak, DJ of the Year.

Download: A-Trak Live @ I Love Techno 2009 *Removed by Request*


Surkin is my fav Ableton DJ, hands down – Now when is his album coming out?!

Download: Surkin Live @ I Love Techno 2009

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Plasticines x Lifelike

The first time I heard the Plasticines was their lovely screams on Cazals’ “A Big Mistake” This remix by the one and only Lifelike is a classic French disco sounding tune that just washes over you. Dance hipster girls, dance.

Plasticines – Barcelona (Lifelike Remix)

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Drop The Lime x Classixx

This is Classixx entering a dark and minimal side to their productions – very different but I like.

Drop The Lime – Devil’s Eyes [CLASSIXX’S B-LIVE MIX]

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Chromeo x Siriusmo

Wow. The first half of this tune is super slick and Hall & Oates’ pop then it slips into this dark 8-bit arpeggiated bridge that sounds amazing LOUD. I love the bassline during the chorus. Siriusmo is too amazing.

Chromeo – Night by Night (Siriusmo Remix)

Cheers, Green Label Sound

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Midnight Juggernauts “This New Technology” Remixes: Memory Tapes + The Juan MacLean

Midnight Juggernauts are venturing to the promiseland, Uhmerica to bless us with their psycehedlic-synth sounds that they have been crafting and honing for the past few years. I feel like their latest track “This New Technology” is a conscious effort to say stray away from the to the whole electro/bloghaus/synth-rock genre they were trailblazing. They are now embracing their Prog Rock roots and the rock side of ELO instead of ELO circa “Time” in the 80s with a touch of Fleetwood Mac and a heavy dose of Mellotron.

Memory Tapes and The Juan MacLean bring Midnight Juggernauts back to their electro-rock roots with these remixes of “This New Technology”. Memory Tapes’ remix is very different from his usual chilled out lo-fi productions – showcasing his bangertastic side. Check them both out below as well as the B-side to the “This New Technology” Single.

Midnight Juggernauts – This New Technology (Memory Tapes Remix)

Midnight Juggernauts – This New Technology (The Juan MacLean Remix)

Midnight Juggernauts – Fantastic Valleys

And as you all know it is CMJ Music Week here in NYC so come check out The Juggernauts new live set:

October 21 – NY – Hype Machine CMJ Event @ Santos – 5PM
October 21 – NY – Bowery Ballroom – MIDNIGHT
October 23 – NY – High Rise/The:Hours @ Norwood DJ Set 10PM
October 24 – NY – The Windish Agency CMJ Event @ Santos – 1AM
October 26 – The Roxy – Los Angeles, CA

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Phoenix: Live at The Wireless 2009

Photo by The Cobra Snake

Phoenix live is a totally different animal – raw and rocking. It all comes to life when Thomas Hedlund steps behind that drum kit. Here is a little souvenir for all of you who witnessed them live 🙂

Download: Phoenix: Live at The Wireless 2009 – Sydney, Australia

Tracklist :
01. Intro
02. Lisztomania
03. Long Distance Call
04. Consolation Prizes
05. Rally
06. Sometimes in the Fall
07. Love Like A Sunset Part 1
08. Love Like A Sunset Part 2
09. Too Young
10. Rome
11. 1901
12. Back Announce

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