Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Peppy's Top 15 Electro Songs of 2008

Asa Tyler's Top 15:

1. As Above, So Below (Justice Remix)
Oh Justice. First “We Are Your Friends”. Then Cross. Now this? When do you not hook it up? The answer is never. This song has something that none of the other songs on this list have: that fucking underwater effect, and the best ending to any electro song that I have ever heard. This reminds me of wrapping up an amazing night, driving fast down the highway at 1 AM, windows down, and a shit-eating grin on my face. Happiness lies everywhere in this world. All you have to do is find it.
2. Lights & Music (Boys Noize Remix)
I’ll never forget the first time I heard this on Starfox’s megamix. Oh it was too legit to stop listening to. This shit reminds me of a happy, upbeat electro party, a utopia with a side of bright lights and cute girls. Some dopeness that I have yet to find…
3. Nobody Lost, Nobody Found - Cut Copy
The hidden track on “In Ghost Colours”. Just when you thought they hooked shit up, there’s more. This shit will drive you up the wall, and all I can think of when listening to this are trips riding into the city on 76 as the sun sets. Burn in the face of love…
4. Fool For Love (SebastiAn Remix)
Epic. Possibly my favorite SebastiAn remix. The piano in the beginning gives off a sense of seriousness to the song. But no. The beat comes in, and SebastiAn goes the fuck to work with this shit, adding distortion, cutting up the vocal part, and putting in some sick effects that’ll keep you listening. All I can say is: This is epic.
5. Voyager (Revolte Remix)
Revolte hooks shit up with this step-up-from-Daft-Punk track. They take it, add a vocal piece, put in a new beat, and essentially tear the original version a new one. And you thought the unedited version was good…
6. Momy - SebastiAn
Rave shit. SebastiAn lets you in for a treat with this amazing beat. I swear he needs to start making more beats for the sake of not only electro fans, but also fucking hip-hop artists. These beats are so fucking amazing.
7. American Boy (LAZR TAG Remix)
“Oh yeah that new Kanye West song with that chick is pretty cool”. Sure, but if you know what’s really fucking good, you’ll take a look at this mind-blowing, LAZRTAG remix that has been banged WAY more than once in my whip. Give it a try. You won’t stop listening.
8. We Dance Together (SebastiAn Remix)
This shit can be found on Peppy’s “Intim4ate Culination5” make out mix that has only been shown to Starfox and Falco. This song is perfect for that build-up, I’m getting with a dope girl, electro style. This song also tends to have hints of a modern disco, which I am always fucking down with.
9. Hearts On Fire (Knightlife Remix)
Starfox and Falco once agreed that “Saturdays” By Cut Copy was the quintessential, “driving to your girl’s house to get ass” electro song. Well if that is so, this is the quintessential, “driving back home from just getting ass” electro song. This is the one to bang after you got yours, friends. Trust me.
10. I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance With You (Twelves Remix)
Some teenage days, longing for romance electro that reminds me of all the girls I’ve met who had dicks for boyfriends in my years as an adolescent. This Twelves remix will fuck you up, and make you listen again just to make sure you get the message that the Twelves are the most underrated electro group out there.
11. Strangers In the Wind - Cut Copy
A nostalgic melody with a saddening keyboard, tacked on with a slue of ever lasting, broad lyrics that bring back memories of school winding down. The beat that kicks in makes the song a definite on the list.
12. Cheap and Cheerful (SebastiAn Remix)
This is the definition of evil. Self-serving, I-hate-being-humble-and-happy, let’s fuck shit up, get belligerent, not give a fuck about cranking it at an intersection, I’m ready to be apathetic as shit, music that is more than mildly addictive.
13. Neo Violence (Shazam Remix)
Some Thanksgiving break, chilling in the range on cold nights with T-time, waiting for KJ to come back, disco shit. The only thing that comes to mind when I hear this.
14. I want I want (LAZRTAG Remix)
Some midnight electro rave madness that blows the fuck up right in your face. The beats and backdrop sounds are so fucking catchy that I can’t help but put this shit on repeat when I’m looking to go fucking ballistic (in the best, friendliest way possible.)
15. Works For Me - The Twelves
This is some happy beginning electro that tends to get stuck in my head all the time. Goddamn you, Twelves. This one is very reminiscent of my days of going to parties and being the shy voyeur in the middle of a scene.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Starfox's Top Ten!

Tony Weiss's Top Ten Electro Songs of the Year

13. Primary 1 - Hold Me Down (Foamo Remix)
This isn't even that electro. It is just really really really dope. The bass line just murders me everytime. Plus Foamo is up there with Grum in terms of chopping up vocals.

12. Felix Da Housecat - Radio (Shinichi Osawa Remix)
Shinichi had a great year. He released a popular album with some truly hard hitting tracks on them. His remix of Radio is my favorite thing he has done this year, his remake of Star Guitar being a very close second. This is just really catchy and overall excellent.

11. Midnight Juggernauts - Road to Recovery
Technically not 2008. I don't really care. This song is fucking great. If you haven't heard it then go pick up the album.

10. PNAU - Embrace (Miami Horror & Fred Falke Remix)
So smooth. So good. So over-blogged. So top ten.

9. SymbolOne - Love Juice (Danger Remix)
SymbolOne is great. Their remixes of Ambient Room and more recently Mission Complete have been on point, filled with great synth sounds that sound really fresh. Danger is also known for some great sounds. In this remix he destroys it with some heavy synths that hammer out a really memorable line and even progress to an an amazing solo. Definetly a top track of the year. This is my favorite Danger track, but that doesn't mean his others are weak in comparison. In fact, I could probably fill half of this list with some of the remixes and original tracks he put out this year.

8. Surkin - White Knights Two
What hasn't been said about this song? It is one of the most blogged about tracks this year, and is certified epic. If you haven't heard it yet then you don't listen to electro.

7. Tronik Youth - Laugh Cry Live Die (Grum Remix)
Honestly, I don't know why I like this remix SO MUCH. It just makes me wanna go nuts. I love the way Grum uses vocal samples in his songs and his melodies are always super triumphant. The production is also amazing.

6. Bag Raiders - Turbo Love
Turbo Love, recently dropped by the Bag Raiders is the definition of adrenaline in electro. It just moves you. Every time this song comes on I remember why I like to get drunk and dance around to cheesy music like this. It doesn't get any sweeter than that main synth line. Vocoder on top of it...another classic.

5. Asobi Seksu - Thursday (The Twelves Remix)
I know a lot of people will probably disagree with m on this one. I can't help it. This song is so sweet and gooey it makes me throw up lollipops. I will never get enough of this song.

4. New Order - Bizarre Love Triangle (Computer Club Remix)
So what if this is the only Computer Club song I'm obsessed with. It's that fucking good. It makes you realize how great New Order was and how easily their stuff translates into pure banger territory.

3. Mr. Oizo - Gay Dentists
Makes me dance. Makes me dance. Makes me dance. Makes me dance.

2. Cut Copy - Strangers In The Wind
Oh man. The most emotional banger of all time? The way this explodes makes my heart hurt. Falco and I have spent many a night blasting this in the whip and crying tears of electricity.

1. SebastiAn - Momy

Devra's Top Ten Electro Songs of 2008

10. La Mer (Hot Pink Delorean Remix) – The Victorian English Gentleman’s Club
I am walking into the party. I am on amphetamines. It’s like that Epic Adidas Party commercial, and I’m fucking David Beckham.

9. When We Were Young (Shazam Remix) – Sneaky Sound System
If I were alive in the 80s, this song would probably give me nostalgia. But I wasn’t, so it just gives me orgasms.

8. Runway to Elsewhere (Breakbot Remix) – Pacific
The only thing that could make Pacific better is Breakbot. Two of my favorite bros combine to create something that sounds like a bunch of lesbians under a waterfall, in white t-shirts, on xanxex. Giggling.

7. Sapphire – p e a c e FIRE
Twelve-ish minutes of musical adderall. Put this on and write your paper. Put this on and clean your room. Put this on with the intention of throwing down, because the synth will give you a semi.

6. Fascination – La Roux
When Abercrombie & Fitch becomes electro in 2k12, they will play this song in every store, and they will be handing out Sparxx with every neon v neck/moose logo they sell. And it will be fucking great.

5. Valve – Redial
120 miles an hour on the Garden State Parkway. Lines on your dashboard. Fistpumping. Word.

4. La Mano Mia (Cecile and Bloody Beetroots Remix) – Bugo
This is the song that will play when you beat the video game that is life. Sephiroth is dead. You rescued Princess Peach. You’re tittyfucking Zelda, and it is perfect.

3. Sweaty (Shazam Remix) – Muscles
Anyone within a forty mile radius of me knows this song makes me want to fuck kittens. I love this song. It is cotton candy, it is cocaine, it is an absolutely boss.

2. Lion (Breakbot Remix) – ZZZ
When Mozart turns neon, this will be the first thing he bangs out on a midi keyboard. It is epic. It is driving. It’s not really a banger, but I can definitely still get down to it.

1. Shooting Stars – Bag Raiders
This is. The Best Song. Of 2k8. The louder you play it, the better it gets. The breakdown is absolute bliss. It’s like a shooting star. Do yourself a favor and play it.

Okay, now play it again.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Into A Dream

(Hey Falco, kinda looks like that one house in your neighborhood right? one day everything is gonna be like that. i promise.)

Into A Dream
1. The Microphones - Phil Elvrum's Will
2. Silver Jews - Like Like The The The Death
3. Angels Of Light - One for Hope
4. Bonnie "Prince" Billy - Lie Down in the Light
5. Sam Amidon - Saro
6. Mount Eerie - Grave Robbers
7. Bonnie "Prince" Billy - Wolf Among Wolves
8. Akron/Family - I'll Be On the Water
9. Giant Skyflower Band - All Of Us (You and Me)
10. Linda Perhacs - Hey, Who Really Cares?
11. Mariee Sioux - Wizard Flurry Home
12. Phosphorescent - Wolves

I Am Ready For A Fall.

Ready For The Floor - Hot Chip

Happy Birthday - Royksopp

Womanizer - Lily Allen

Hold Me (Breakbot Remix) - Pacific!

Blind - Hercules And Love Affair