Ok, so my guilty pleasure of the year is the tv show, “So You Think You Can Dance”.
For those of you that missed this gem of reality tv, it’s a dance show and competition similar to the premise of American Idol. Anyway, aside from being a fun and addicting show every once in a while I’ll hear a track they use for a dance routine that just blows me away. The Presets – Are You The One is such a track. This electro/rock tune by the Australian Presets has a very sleazy feel (think soft cell esque meets LCD Soundsystems) and hand claps… I just love me some Hand Claps…
so here it is: The Presets – Are You The One
Nitin Sawhney remix of Sting’s – A Thousand Years
This remix of Sting’s A Thousand Years has a light splattering of electronic elements, a dope dub bassline, and world sounding elements throughout. Nice, chilled, and relaxing.
taken from: Still Be Love In The World (2001)
Ulrich Schnauss – Stars
This track is a massive wall of sound similar to shoegazing acts like Lush, Slowdive, and Cocteau Twins. Give this track a minute or two to be drawn in and drowned in a beautiful mix of electronic bliss and dreamy vocals.
Ulrich Schnauss – Medusa
Meduse has swelling vocals that ebb and flow to a soothing wall of sound and a climactic wash, that has a little harder hitting action to it compaired to “Stars”
Both tracks can be found on the Goodbye album by Ulrich Schnauss
Don’t you just love it when you listen to a great album, wonder when the next album will be released, and then find out in just a matter of minutes online that a new album is just around the corner? That happed today when I did a search on She Wants Revenge. Their freshmen outing was a great album from start to finish. Their sophomore outing title, “This is Forever” is due in stores October 9th, 2007!
She Wants Revenge – Written In Blood
Friggin’ Iggy Pop & Peggy Lee
Nice Mash-up of Iggy Pop passenger with Peggy Lee vocals