Sunday, 29 September 2013

TRACKS OF THE WEEK - 29/09/2013 - KHUSHI, Krangkarussell, MGMT, Larry Gus, The Deep Dark Woods

Five tracks that were like a Brucie Bonus......

Shell Hunter:-
Krangkarussell - 'Sonnentanz (Sun Don't Shine ft. will Heard)' (2013)

It's starting to get greyer, wetter and darker for longer. I am desperately wringing out every last drop of the summer like a wet hanky. The other morning at work, it was 5am and it was a colleague's birthday. In her time she used to frequent clubs working as a holiday rep in Greece so we collectively decided to put on something upbeat on the radio. We stopped on Gaydio. I was impressed with the choices of remixes and although not quite appropriate for the quiet time that should be before dawn, we managed to turn the office into something out of Manumission from Ibiza. This song instantly stood out for me but where was it months ago during the heatwave?! Klangkarussell (Sound Carousel) are an Austrian electronic dance duo and have firmly put themselves on the map with this single released in August. It reminds me a little of Toni Di Bart's 'The Real Thing' in it's mood. I can just see it now, clubbers dancing on the beach during sunset for the closing of the summer season in Ibiza....a perfect end to a great dance collection for 2013.

K H U S H I - Magpie (2013)

London based singer/songwriter KHUSHI just released this video for his upcoming single Magpie. This track was self-produced in his (bedroom) studio and has is available through his Soundcloud page.  It's catchy indie pop and the video is great - anyone who has ever had a drink in a working mens club will smile!

Larry Gus - 'Night Patrols (A Man Asleep) (2013)

Weee-ird, I love it....! This track wouldn't go a miss in the spice scented souk of Marrakech or maybe I'm hallucinating I'm so tired. Larry Gus is the moniker of Milan based Greek producer, specialising in splicing up different samples and beats, creating some pretty psychedelic sounds. Night Patrols is taken from his new album, Years Not Living, out on DFA records last month. As for the video, finally a club where you can 'dad dance' in confidence, I feel liberated, I'm in! Opa!

Larry Gus's Tumblr site

Old Pa's Corner:-
The Deep Dark Woods - Charlie's (is coming down) (2012)

I was please to find that Canadian Group  The Deep Dark Woods  which I featured last year, have a new album  Jubilee  released next week. I thought I would try and find some tracks from that album, but sadly I could not. However I came across this little gem and I can't stop playing it. It has got that sort of melody that creeps up on you and when all theses guys voices are together, well it is just a joy!

I will be checking out the new album on Monday.

London Scouser:-
MGMT - 'Your Life Is A Lie' (2013)

When MGMT first came to my attention in 2008 I was all over them. Their album Oracular Spectacular was one of my albums of the year. Unfortunately after hearing 'Kids' for about the 7000th time on the radio I started to go off them a bit. Their follow up album didn't set off any fireworks for me and I half expected to never hear from them again, apart from the still almost daily radio play of 'Kids'. That's why I'm probably a bit late in finding this track, it was released in August and is 2 minutes of upbeat pleasure. It's from their self titled 3rd studio album which came out a couple of weeks ago. I don't think it's as commercial as the singles off of their 1st album but I'm happy with that otherwise I'd probably end up disliking this as well. I'll give this album more time than I allowed their sophomore release and maybe I'll even give that another try.

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30 September 2013 at 10:19

Having just fixed the sound on my new computer and got some great little speakers at long last, I treated myself to this lot and I'm glad I did. Really like Klangkarussell and KHUSHI in particular - had never heard of before - many thanks!

3 October 2013 at 21:14

Bit of a dancing theme this week. The Khushi tune is nice and the video is really moving. Larry Gus appear to have acquired footage of me the last time I was drunk enough to attempt a little rug-cutting.

Single of the week though? MGMT.

4 October 2013 at 15:46

Shell Hunter, I hear what you're saying, nice track too. You get some good stuff on Gaydio, we put it on some time for some house tunes! Nice use of an Oleander and a Cycas in the video, girls were alright too.

Sfw, SEVEN! Dude, what's his problem. Sweet vid and the track is really good, I have a feeling we'll be hearing more from this lot.

Old Pa, another great track and I'm looking fwd to hearing the album. There's a touch of The Band about them.

LS, I'm all over this, love the video too. Like you I really enjoyed their first album and was put off by Kids, I actually never really liked the song in the first place so it completely grated on me.

7 October 2013 at 09:56

SH - i like this a lot there is overtones of the Real thing....MF
SFW - absoluteley brilliant, loved it....and I smiled
FC - the is really good too, I love the undercurrent hum it reminds me of Breath by Pink Floyd
LS - bit of a grower this one...was better second time round