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13-08-2011 // : [mixtape] Sunbath 2011



With all that rain falling this week a mixtape with a title like Sunbath 2011 is a little out of place, but it's all about the music anywayz, isn't it?
Fresh Company & Gossé de Skater are responsible for this great Summer mixtape, which they describe themselves in just 1 line: Expect some 60s and 70s rock, some smoothness, even some bossa nova, but mainly some summer vibes.

Couldn't find a tracklist, but most tracks are easy to reckonize, and the ones i didn't know fit in perfect with this sweet party collection. In 2 days it's time for the biggest party of my city, good Summer weather would be very welcome, but with this mixtape the vibe is certified! Have a good weekend, dance to 65mins of great tunes!


12-08-2011 // Album: Trotting Bear - Morning


Trotting Bear is a folk-band from St. Louis. They play soft, silent tunes with whispering vocals, acoustic guitars and they ooze relaxation. Imagine a warm, slow day of doing absolutely nothing. All you might need is a cold bottle of water, a pack of cigarettes and the perfect soundtrack played to you by this band. You can download this 9-track EP for free from their bandcamp and the next hot Summer day you should give this idea a try. I'm sure it'll be nothing less than perfect, as it's one of the finest albums i have heard in a while. This is definately the next addition to the 2011-Favourites list!


10-08-2011 // EP: Dolfish - Your Love Is Bummin' Me Out


A great EP of just a little over 8 minutes in which 5 songs are presented by one-man band Max Sollisch aka Dolfish. He has a very specific voice (i have to admit, i thought i was listening to a female's voice at first) and tells great personal stories. The garage-rock sound is perfectly raw and it's 8 minutes gone before you know it. But it's also 8 minutes very well spend and 8 minutes you must enjoy again and again. Great record!


08-08-2011 // EP: Generationals - Medium Rarities EP









Generationals have recently released a free EP with 4 tracks on it or as they say it themselves: 2 new remixes. 1 summer jam. 1 new song. Their album "Actor-Caster" has been out for some time now, but it's still one of the best things i've heard this year & these 4 'new' tracks are very much worth it. it's more of the same great thing they've done on the album and there's only one thing to do with this: enjoy the fuck out of it!


08-08-2011 // Monday Morning Kick-Off: [MM-KO] Tribes - Sappho


Another Monday, another Monday Morning Kick-Off. Tribes is a British rockband that is about to release a new record and this track is the 1st single. The song is nice and the video pretty disturbing for a Monday morning so it'll work very nice for waking up.. Only annoying thing is the useless 30-seconds of silence at the beginning of the video, but it makes up for that once the music sets in.. Have a good week!


07-08-2011 // : [mixtape] Viceroy The "Boardwalk" Mixtape


So last weekend i announced the new weekend-mixtap idea meaning you'd get a great party-mixtape to start off the Saturday-evening with and the 2nd weekend i already fail at it. i have a good excuse, but won't bother, instead i will try and make your sunday a little better with this great remix by Viceroy, presented by Vitalic Noise. It's 30 minutes of great dance-tracks with some great classics in there. Check out the tracklist below & listen/download above.

Edition Two: Viceroy The "Boardwalk" Mixtape
Homeboi & OHYEAH – CoteD’Azur (Original Mix)
Sunfire – Step Into Light (Geisha Twins California Filter House Mix)
DJ Falcon & Thomas Bangalter – Together (Le Castle Vania + Computer Club’s Summer Bootleg Mix)
Duck Sauce – Goody Two Shoes (Viceroy Edit)
Avicii & Sebastien Drums – My Feelings For You (Treasure Fingers Remix)
Ellie Goulding – Lights (Geisha Twins Remix)
Stardust – Music Sounds Better With You (Kartell Instrumental Re-Write)
Bit Funk – She’s Got Two Hearts (Ghosts of Venice Remix)
The Phantom’s Revenge – Mr. Fahrenheit (Justin Faust Remix)
Viceroy – Green Light (Original Mix)
Michael Jackson – Rock With You (Potions Edit)


05-08-2011 // : The Moth & The Mirror - Lights In The Sky


Dramatic, compelling, orgasmic even (i dare say it..). This is day 5 of listening to Lights In The Sky by The Moth & The Mirror. An epic rock-ballad (which sounds worse than i mean it) that reminds me of some of the best records in my collection. Ayreon, Florence and the Machine are the 1st and most powerfull acts that come to mind, but don't think for a second this is just a copy, combining the best things of others. The Moth & The Mirror have released this 1st track on August 1st with their record label, and although info is scarce i'm gonna go ahead and assume this is just the 1st of a huge collection of great songs, to be combined on their debut album.


05-08-2011 // : Scroobius Pip - Introdiction


Last Wednesday Scroobius Pip celebrated his 30th birthday and gave his fans a nice present with this video: a preview of his album "Distraction Pieces", to be released September 19th. I've been a big fan of Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip since their debut album "Angles" which i still listen to on a regular bases and i'm really looking forward to this debut album by Pip. So far, so good. Because this is a nice track with a cool vid by a talented rapper.


03-08-2011 // : SoKo - No More Home, No More Love


Now this is waking up to something beautiful. SoKo released an EP back in 2007 as a duo, but went on solo not long after that. In 2009 she was supposed to release her full debut album, but she decided otherwise and now, 2 years later, it seems to be released later this year. No More Home, No More Love is the 1st track from this upcoming album and it's simply beautiful. Sometimes all you need is an acoustic guitar and a sweet voice. SoKo knows it and works with it very well!


02-08-2011 // Album: Bryan John Appleby - Fire on the Vine


Not feeling to great these days, don't know what it is, but it's been hard for a few days now to relax. The days are long and uneasy, the nights even longer as i can't seem to get a decent sleep for a few nights in a row now.. Even harder does it get when there's no suitable soundtrack for the long and lonely moments in the darkness of my bedroom. With the 100s of albums stored on my laptop and other machines one should think that it's not hard to find a good tune for these times of the night. But the last 2 nights have convinced me of the opposite (although there was one album that worked for a little while last night) and i'm in desperate need of musical attention.

Today i may have discovered the cure. Not because this album is so boring it will put me out for sure, but because it's such a beautiful and relaxing album. Not "Jack Johnson"-relaxing, cuz what Bryan John Appleby has made is far more beautiful. This is music especially made for those intimate moments in the deep dark night, not specifically for the bedroom, but it'll work just fine. With just a few candles lit in the bedroom (not too close to the curtains off course) and this soothing album playing softly i can easily stare into nothing and wonder off in my own thoughts, untill my mind goes blank and the sweet violins of endtrack The Road gently put me to sleep. Oh what a fine night this will be, goodnight my friends!


02-08-2011 // : Muscles - I'll Follow You



Great track by Muscles. I've been listening to it for a few days now & i'm getting more addicted everytime i hear it.


01-08-2011 // Monday Morning Kick-Off: [MM-KO] Two Wounded Birds - Guns At Dawn










Another weekend has passed, another Monday has emerged. The vacation is at it's peak moments now & even the sun is trying it's best to co-operate. To start off the week properly there's a new [Monday Morning Kick-Off] and this week it's a short instrumental track by Two Wounded Birds (who can celebrate their 2nd [MM-KO] now). They are releasing 3 Summer Surf Instrumentals and Guns At Dawn is the 1st track. It's a great Summer-track with a little bit of Tarantino in it, perfect on a Monday morning. Have a good week!


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