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Francis and the Lights : Friends ft. Bon Iver and Kanye West

Glad Francis is back. This time he outsourced quite a lot relevance to get some eyeballs on the earnest and amazing talent that he has.

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Kanye West – Power

Spent all day letting the new Kanye song simmer and sit with me and I came to the verdict that it is blogworthy and quite good. It is Kanye doing what Kanye does and this time sampling King Crimson?! Sure! Why not?

Kanye West – Power (feat. Dwele)

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The Death of Cornelius

Bob Rifo proves to everyone that he is a musical genius with this tune. He channels Vangelis, Giorgio Moroder, Tangerine Dream, Ennio Morricone, along with his raw punk rock emotion and crafts an overture that pays tribute to the mysterious CORNELIUS.

The Bloody Beetroots – The Death of Cornelius Part I x Cornelius

Side note:
I called this a year ago.
Kanye x Cazals

Asian Dan: 12.12.2007 – Cazals

The:Hours News Blog

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Kanye West – Love Lockdown (Live @ VMA 2008)

A new direction for Mr. West that I definitely enjoy. He seems to be embracing his dark pop side including Auto Tune/Vocoder vocals and minimalist production. I gotta say he has a pretty decent voice.

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Justice – Planisphère

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Planisphère, Justice’s magnus opus that they created for the Dior Homme Spring/Summer 2009 fashion show. They polished this track up, added their signature reverbs, effects, chopped up edits etc. They even added a proggy wanking guitar solo. You can tell their love for The Fucking Champs is really making an impact on their music. There seems to be a return to their epic church disco sound circa Waters of Nazareth. Maybe Justice is on the way of becoming a full fledged electronic prog band? I wonder what is in store next.
Cheers, Buzz End Direkt

Justice – Planisphère – Part 1

Justice – Planisphère – Part 2

Justice – Planisphère – Part 3

Justice – Planisphère – Final

Download Zip File: Justice – Planisphère (zshare)

Kanye x Busy P x Xavier x Dior Homme Tokyo
Deadstock Don

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Rehearsal Space: A-Trak

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A-Trak x Nike+

A-Trak’s statement about Running Man:

“I don’t really run. Yet when Nike asked me to do this track I was smitten. There was a musical challenge there, and I got excited. I’ve been producing mostly uptempo electro tracks as of late, but my background is hip-hop and I think you can hear it in my choice of sounds. I wanted this record to showcase my current style, but I also didn’t want to stray away from hip-hop completely. That’s why you find guest rap verses in the mix, plenty of chopped & screwed vocals, and a hefty dose of drums breaks that are surely more Bomb Squad than Ibiza.”

Out June 24 on iTunes. I guess Kanye’s connection with Nike got A-Trak this deal.

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Kanye West vs. Ninja Cam Glenjamn

So Glenjamn snuck his camera into Kanye’s LA show and was able to capture some vids and photos from the show. What an epic looking show. I need to see Kanye this summer.

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Asian Dan Interview: Fred Falke

Photo by Derrick Wildstar

1. What made you want to start making music? Did your upbringing and family have a big influence on why you decided to make music? Has music always been your main job and only way to make money?

My father was a pianist, and we had a piano, so I spent a lot of times listening to him and playing. Also I’ve always enjoyed listen to records since I was a kid.
I screwed up my studies, so my only job has been music, always.

2. Brian Eno once said “Play more things that make me dance around and less things that make me sit and look miserable in a plastic chair”. I definitely see that this mindset has infiltrated mainstream music in the past few years. What are your thoughts on this?

When I record a track, I always think: “Would I like to listen to it and dance?” This is the way I like music, I want it to make me feel good.
Also I like to listen to the music that suits my mood, sometimes when I feel like sitting down and relaxing and it’s raining outside and I listen to Satelite of Love by Lou Reed and I feel so good, not sad at all. That’s the magic of the music.

3. Who are your favorite producers? Who are your favorite bassists?

The Neptunes are brilliant, simple and massive production, i like them!
I also like Snoop Dog, for the same reason, simple ideas, and big sound, it goes straight into your mind! And of course Kanye West, he’s legend.
As for bass players, I’ve listened to a lot of them while studying bass guitar, but only a few keep driving me crazy, the best of all is the late GARY KING, just awesome, brilliant musician and bass player, I love his sound and every bassline he recorded is just magic to my hears, he is the best. Also John Entwistle from The Who was a big influence to me, he always plays the right note @ the right time, and makes the songs so big.

4. What are your top 3 songs that make you dance? What are your top 3 albums/tracks that make you want to rock?

Soul Bells from Le Knight Club
Unplugged from DJ Falcon
Deep Snside from Hardrive

The Who “Who are You?” – I can listen to it endlessly.
Ozzy Osbourne, “Live@Budokan”
Incubus “Light Grenades”

5. What have you been listening to lately? What music today excites you and see going places in 2008?

Latest album from Katalyst, so good, I dig that 60’s vibe, and the band Sparkadia, they are really great.I like many kind of music, hip-hop, pop, dance, rock whatever makes me grind and dance is cool! I think the mix of the genres is what makes music go further, to the next step.

6. What is your favorite piece of musical gear? What is your favorite envelope filter for bass?

My E-MU SP1200, this is the best music gear ever, so simple to use the sound is banging, you can make an album with it!
For bass I have my old Mutron 3 and a Meatball Filter, they sound so cool.

7. Any plans of starting an all-star electronic “band” like Steve Aoki, The Faint & Boys Noize? It would be impressive to see all of you DJ’s and producers “rock out”. Maybe a big collaboration with Alan Braxe, Kris Menace and some your other dance colleagues is in the works? Any big releases or exciting news you would like to share? When are you coming to the states?

Alan & I are not working together anymore.
I’ve met so many talented people I wish to make music with, Knightlife, Miami Horror, Kris Menace…we just need to catch up in studio.
I’ve just finished a remix for Lykke Li a singer, great voice, and also I’ve finished my next release, need to get it signed now , hahah!
I’ll be working on my own solo album in the next few months.
I Definitely want to play in the USA!!!
The sooner the better, need to get gigs, any promoters reading? 🙂

Fred Falke Myspace

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Midnight Juggernauts x Interview

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Apparently Kanye plays Midnight Juggernauts before he goes on.

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