This guy Mike Relm is pure awesome – he can take some an random clip, like a scene from a movie, or someone doing standup, and produce some truly amazing stuff from it. On top of that, he can edit video like a boss.
This one is my favorite: Its the Old Spice commercial, but better!
Now, since this blog load so slow already (thank you 6 quadrillion other youtube videos embedded on this page) I’m just going to link you some of his other videos. You should reallly check his Scott Pilgrim Remix here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPvU8FH6oL4
That’s right ladies and gents, Steve Aoki and Datsik are coming to the Boston House of Blues this Thursday, Feb. 17th! This is pretty big news, because Boston, at least in my opinion, sucks majorly for live music of this sort.
If you listen to the top 40-type music, you probably know who Steve Aoki is. If you don’t, please come out from the rock you live under, and watch this youtube video:
This is one of my favs: Steve Aoki and Afrojack- No Beef:
Steve Aoki is the Japanese guy with the cool mustache..
And Datsik is this creepy looking guy right here:
I don’t think he has any music videos yet, but here is a song by him:
If you like this kind of music, consider buying a ticket now, because I’m sure any remaining tickets will be gone by the day of the event!
Yelle makes my life. Unconventionally-named band members Yelle, GrandMarnier, and Tepr make up the popular French band and consistently create incredible pop music that skews dance and electro. It’s virtually impossible to listen to their music without swaying your hips and flailing every single one of your limbs. Their beats are irresistible.
My skills in the French language are considerably lacking, which allows me to ignore the actual lyrical content and focus on how hardcore I’m dancing. Previous online research has led to the discovery that Yelle’s lyrics are RIDICULOUSLY dirty and provocative…I have no issues with that.
After the release of their 2007 debut Pop Up, the band fell off the radar for a bit. Their widespread popularity throughout Europe was accompanied by a notable following in America, but it faded as several years passed with no new music. FINALLY they’ve released their second album, Safari Disco Club, and it lives up to everything I could have hoped for. Here’s the double-music video they released last month for the album’s first two tracks, “Safari Disco Club” and “Que veux-tu.” It’s highly amusing and beautiful and colorful and amazing.
Yelle plays Royale Boston on April 29th, which I’m ridiculously excited for. Can’t wait to dance hardcore to the sounds of Yelle with the rest of Boston!
This week I’ve been listening to some strange music. According to the world’s most trusted source of answers about anything, Wikipedia, experimental music is something that “pushes the boundaries of the genre, or incorporates unorthodox, new, distinctly unique ingredients.” Whatever it is that I’ve been listening to lately, it certainly is unique. This experimental mood of mine has brought me down two very different musical paths: experimental jazz, and experimental electro.
One of my favorite jazz bands “Medeski Martin & Wood” (who is actually coming to the House of Blues tomorrow 11/18) is a great example of experimental jazz fusion. The organ/drum/bass trio love to jam and try new things. Most of the time it works out, but sometimes not so much… Last time they came to Boston, they improvised a few songs that sounded like a woman going through labor and a hippopotamus having a bad acid trip accompanied by a blindfolded gorilla drumming with his eyes closed. But hey, that’s what sound experimentation is for!
Here is a good example of an strange, but enjoyable MMW song: Beeah
And if you don’t like that, give them another chance! This is more Jazz, less experimenting: Last Chance to Dance (Perhaps)
On the other end of things is Mr. Oizo, a French music producer/director/DJ. I’ve fallen in love with the album “Lambs Anger”, which is more mainstream than his earlier albums. I’ll let the music speak for itself here.
Listen to Half a Scissor off his second album “Moustache”:
Weird stuff right? Yah, I know, but I can’t get it out of my head. I love it! The entire album is like this: glitchy, fuzzy sounds over a strange beat. (This is kind of what I would imagine a waterfall would sound like if Tron were real life.)
His later album “Lambs Anger” has more of a dance beat to it, and isn’t so terrifically odd. Still, some of his songs are just so random.
Like, for example Bruce Willis is Dead:
But my favorite song my Mr. Oizo, and definitely my favorite song of the week, is Positif. The only lyrics are some lady or robot (not really sure which) saying crazy things in French like “Stop Reproducing Yourselves” and “You are animals!” It sounds so much better when she says it, trust me.
Well, that’s all I got for this week… Au revoir!
No, he’s not really coming here (at least not any time soon), I just needed to get your attention. Sorry I got you all excited for nothing (but you should have seen the look on your face!). Well, since you’ve already come this far, you might as well keep reading.
Deadmau5 is one of the few who is crossing over to main stream in America (How could he not with that epic mouse head?). He’s been dropping lots of new songs at live shows or via ustream. I’ve collected some of my favorite newer tracks here. If you like the stuff Deadmau5 has produced before, I’m sure you’ll love these too!
- Animal Rights (This one isn’t that new, but still great. Deadmau5 and Wolfgang Gartner team up to produce one of my favorite electronic songs out there
- Raise Your Weapon (This one bends all the rules: deadmau5 plays dubstep! In my opinion, this is one of the sickest songs deadmau5 as released. The first half is really slow, but the second half just goes crazy!)
- Sofi Needs A Ladder (This is a new version of an instrumental song deadmau5 produced last year called ‘You Need A Ladder’. This one features vocals from a singer named Sofi. Here’s the official version with intro and everything)
- Right This Second (Deadmau5 recently played a live show with Pete Tong, radio DJ from BBC Radio 1, and dropped this new track from one of his latest singles. This is probably my favorite song in this blog)
OK, I hope that’s enough to satisfy all your Deadmau5 needs for the day. Crank up the volume, turn up the bass and enjoy!