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Noze – Remember Love


Tune of the week? Month? Year?

I know, it was released last year, and the hook is lifted off Technotronic. But i still can’t help but get excited about it every time I hear it.

The reason I’m posting about this track now, is that Noze have a new album on the way. It just landed on my desk this morning. Songs On The Rocks will be released on Get Physical, April 25th. I’ll post more about the album once I can actually settle down and listen to it in full, rather than putting this on constant repeat.


February 27, 2008 Posted by | Get Physical, Noze, Remember Love | 2 Comments

Junior Boys – Body Language


Another one of IPTOR’s favourites, Canadian indie/electro/pop duo Junior Boys are set to release their first mix album, for the Get Physical label Body Language series. It’s been on the stereo most of the day, and it’s a real corker! The tracklisting reads as follows –

  1. Sorcerer – Surfing At Midnight (Prins Thomas Miks)
  2. Supermayer – Saturndays
  3. Chelonis R. Jones – Deer In The Headlights (DJ Hell Remix)
  4. Love Nine – Feedback
  5. Kreon & Lemos Feat. Feeboy – Fola
  6. Kelley Polar – Rosenband (Magic Tim’s Instrumental Version)
  7. Steadycam – In The Moog For Love
  8. Radio Slave – Screaming Hands (Cosmo Vitelli Radioaktivitat Remix)
  9. Studio – Life’s A Beach! (Todd Terje Beach House Mix)
  10. Gui.tar – Love Started To Shine
  11. Stereo Image – Dark Chapter
  12. Matthew Dear – You Know What I Would Do
  13. Pushé – Don’t Take Your Love Away
  14. Visage – I’m Still Searching
  15. Junior Boys – No Kinda Man
  16. Rework – Love Love Love Yeah (Chloé Remix)
  17. f0st3r – bl3w r0d30 d3m0
  18. Chloé – Be Kind To Me
  19. Bill Nelson – When Your Dream Of Perfect Beauty Comes True

The release date is February 29th, and there should be a tour to back it up in the next few months. Watch this space. To play us out, here’s the video of the first single from their excellent album So This Is Goodbye on Domino Records, called In The Morning. I linked to the Alex Smoke remix a few weeks ago, as it is one of my favourite remixes of the last few years. The original track is a deliciously funky piece of electro pop, and also rather fine.

February 19, 2008 Posted by | Body Language, Get Physical, Junior Boys | 4 Comments

These are a few of my favourite things


I know I’ve been singing the praises of the Pampelmoose blog recently, but it really is worth checking out at the moment. Dave Allen has been posting some very interesting mp3’s of late, and one definitely worth listening to is the Modeselektor remix of the new Apparat single, Holdon. Apparat, aka Sascha Ring released the excellent album Walls in 2007, though it seemed to elude most end of year polls and plaudits. Released on his own label Shitkatapult (co-owned by T.Raumschmiere), Walls was one of the finest electronic records of the last few years. The previous year Apparat released Orchestra of Bubbles with his partner Ellen Allien, head of the influential Berlin label bpitch Control. Ring is rapidly becoming one of the most exciting electronic music producers working today, so it’s no surprise that he chose another bunch of mavericks Modeselektor to remix Holdon. The original single featured vocals by Raz oHara, who will be releasing his own album, Raz oHara and the Odd Orchestra on the fabulous Get Physical label sometime soon. I’ve been listening to it for a few weeks now and it’s great, a real departure for the label.

There. I’m not known for being concise, but I reckon that’s about as many links as I can possibly fit into a one paragraph post.

And if you check out Apparat’s myspace from the link above, make sure to listen to Fractales Pt 1, it was the standout track from the album. The Modeselektor remix can be found by clicking the Pampelmoose link and searching along the right hand side column.

January 4, 2008 Posted by | Apparat, bpitch Control, Ellen Allien, Get Physical, Modeselektor, Pampelmoose, Raz O'Hara, Shitkatapult, T.Raumschmiere | 2 Comments