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…and more from Twelves

Posted in TAjT, The Twelves on 12 maj 2010 by Olov

Well, as you might have noticed, I’m pretty into the Twelves and their remixes. This post will be a short one. Stumbled across this remix just a couple of minutes ago and its good, as usual :)

The BPA – He’s frank ft. Iggy Pop (The Twelves remix)

Ps. For you Swedes, make sure that you don’t miss the Twelves gig at Debaser May 29:th and at the Arvika Festival July 16:th. It will be, wait for it…..LEGENDARY!

Annonser

Holy cra…eh Ghost!

Posted in DFA, Holy Ghost, lcd soundsystem, TAjT on 11 maj 2010 by Olov


Well, we’ve had our eyes on Holy Ghost! for a while now. The fact that they’re a part of DFA records certainly doesn’t make them any less interesting and the fact that soon will be touring with LCD Soundsystem, well yeah, you get the picture. The track Hold On has been out there for some years now, so the news that Holy Ghost are about to release a brand new EP didn’t get here an hour to early

So, listen to it a couple of tracks, pre-order it, you will not regret it people!

The EP is due 18 may on DFA Records

Holy Ghost – Say My Name

LCD Soundsystem – Drunk Girls (Holy Ghost remix)


The Membrane

Posted in TAjT on 10 maj 2010 by surikaten


Tepr
‘s been busy in the studio lately. Not only is he producing the new Yelle album, he also made some own stuff. The Membrane is the result of the latter.

Tepr – The Membrane

The Golden Filter!

Posted in Daft Punk, Phoenix, TAjT, The Knife on 14 februari 2010 by Olov


This is not only interesting. It’s very interesting. The Golden Filter has been out there for a while, but its more recently that the duo (if we got it right) has announced a more detailed schedule for their future career.
Bur first things first, what are we dealing with here? Well it’s not the ordinary, “We here at Tajt predict a very bright future for this act”. No sir. These guys are aiming for the sky, and much indicate that they will reach it. For one thing they share label with The Knife (among others) in the UK. For another thing, they share agent with such middle class bands as Daft Punk and Phoenix.
This is it people. Take a listen to the oldie Solid Gold, or take a bite of the future, with the new single, Hide Me. The full length album Voluspa is due April 26th. Until then…

The Golden Filter – Solid Gold

The Golden Filter – Hide Me

SURIKATEN: Best of 2009

Posted in Annie, Deadmau5, Duck Sauce, Ellen Allien, Fred Falke, Grum, Jesper Dahlbäck, Justin Faust, Kris Menace, Rory Phillips, Steve Angello, TAjT, What we danced to 2009 on 30 december 2009 by surikaten


The third day of TAjTs year best-lists and we’ve reached the best original mixes of 2009. It’s been a great year and here are my,
Surikatens, best tracks from it. Listen to them, dance to them and buy them. And of course, feature them in your playlist for the new year!

10. Annie – I Don’t Like Your Band

A dear friend tipped me of on Norweigan electro-pop artist Annie and her album Don’t Stop (released on 19 October in Europe). Since then the album has been played a lot of times. Especially this song, I Don’t Like Your Band, with its catchy melody and lyrics has stuck it self on my mind.

9. Justin Faust – Capri Spinoff

With his EP Revenge Justin Faust really kicked this year off. Faust has been recording music on a variety of labels since 1992 but it’s been with Revenge and a couple of great remixes (among them the remix on Heads We Dance which was featured on my Best Of Remixes-list) he has proven himself for real. Capri Spinoff has got all of Justin Fausts earmarks disco, synth and house blended nicely togheter.

8. Rory Phillips – Solar Breakfast

With this track British producer Rory Phillips showed that he’s more than a great remix artist (with remixes on Chromeo, The XX and Gossip) and brilliant party organizer. Solar Breakfast is a great nu disco track that builds up and won’t let go of you. The only thing you can do is dance. Keep an eye on this guy, that’s my advice.

7. Grum – Hearbeats

Scotlands finest, Grum has had a brilliant year. With releases of tracks Runaway and Hearbeats he’s gained a lot of well earned success. On music blogs all over the world bloggers have singed his prayer. Heartbeats really got my heart beating the first time I heard it and it won’t stop. This is an amazing track, no doubt about it.

6. Ellen Allien – Lover

The first techno track on this list and one might not be surprised that it’s a track from totally extraordinary German producer Ellen Allien. Released in the end of August on legendary Bpitch Control this track set a standard for the autumn. It’s beautiful and on the same time dark and scary.

5. Kris Menace (feat. Fred Falke) – Fairlight Pt. 1 and Pt. 2

To chose one track from Kris Menace 26 tracks on critic loved debut album Idiosyncrasies is extremely hard. Fairlight, featuring producer friend Fred Falke, was initially released in 2006. The follow-up Fairlight Pt. 1 and Pt. 2 is a true house killer. You have to love it, dance to it, ride a bike to it, have a drink in a park to it…

4. Jesper Dahlbäck – Super Connector

I almost forgot about this song when Hajen (my colleague at TAjT) reminded me. This track was easily one of the most important tracks of the late winter and early spring of 2009. It held me company on long train rides and made me happy every time I heard it. And who can blame me? From the first tune this track is sheer happiness. The intro tickles your good mood and then you’re stuck.

3. Steve Angello – Tivoli

Are we happy that Steve Angello made a promise on New Years Eve one year ago to stop partying and start producing? Yes we are! His album The Year Book is a fantastic house journey. Being one third of the Swedish House Mafia Steve Angello is one of the superstars on the club scene. Here he shows why. Tivoli is truly fantastic dance track that we for sure will hear on clubs all over the world for quite a while.

2. Duck Sauce – aNYway

How can a collab between Armand Van Helden and A-Trak possibly be anything else than magical? Well it can’t! This is magic, dancefloor magic. aNyway brings disco back to life, blends it with perfect house beats and all the talent of two briliant artists. If you don’t dance to this one, well then you can’t feel very good. My advice is to listen to it again, and again, and again. Eventually you will dance. I promise you.

1. Deadmau5 – Strobe

I don’t know how to describe this track. It’s just a perfect, magic, beautiful track. Deadmau5 has a unique ability to produce tracks that could be described with these words. Strobe is a track that you just don’t want end. The original mix is ten minutes long and has it all. If you’re a more restless soul you could go for the club edit but then you miss out on a four minute long intro-euphoria. If you need a soundtrack to your life for a while, this is it!

Upcoming ”What We Danced To”-lists:
31 December: Best Of 2009 – by hajen

Read again:
28 December: Best Of Remixes – by surikaten
29 December: Best Of Remixes – by hajen

SURIKATEN: Best of remixes 2009

Posted in A-trak, Bag Raiders, Burns, Calvin Harris, Chromeo, David Guetta, Felix Da Housecat, Fever Ray, Fred Falke, Heads We Dance, Justin Faust, Kris Menace, Mercury, Munk, Siriusmo, TAjT, The Twelves, Uffie, What we danced to 2009, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Yuksek on 28 december 2009 by surikaten


Day one of TAjTs odyssey thru the music we danced to during 2009. And we are so exicted! During four days we will bring you our best remixes and best original tracks from the year that has passed. Picking out only ten tracks from such a great music year as 2009 proved to be more dificult than we thought. There were moments when we couldn’t decied and there were moments when memories, both good and bad, filled us up and wouldn’t let us move on. But here it is. The first out of four lists. The best remixes of 2009 according to me, Surikaten.

10. Uffie – Pop The Glock (Felix Da Housecats Pink Enemy Remix)

A late arrival on this list you can call it. Ed Banger queen Uffies track Pop The Glock was originally released in 2006 and has been heard on many dancefloors ever since. Actually I never really liked it, until now. Felix Da Housecat has turned this track into what I wanted it to be from the beginning. More house, less electro. And therefore it made it into my list.

9. Burns – First Move (Fred Falke Remix)

To not feature Fred Falke on this list would be a mistake. Some said that there has been to many remixes from Fred this year. Well, doesn’t matter really when he does things like this remix on Burns First Move. Fred Falke remains a brilliant remix artist.

8. Heads We Dance – Take My Picture (Justin Faust Remix)

German Justin Faust released his EP Revenge in February and showed that his house music in the border land between disco, house and synth is something for the big clubs. With this remix of happy pop song Take My Picture he caught my appriciation as remix artist. This is a track which will make indiepop kids and club kids dance togheter in harmony (or more likely in a more sinful way).

7. Yuksek – Tonight (Kris Menace Remix)

Yuksek-track Tonight is of course a really good song from the start so one might say that Kris Menace had an easy job. Or one can say that he added another dimension to a good song and made it great. If we were to single out one artist that has managed to be productive and still releasing quality stuff, that artist would be Kris Menace. With his 3CD (!)  debut album Idiosyncrasies he got me totally hooked.

6. Munk – No Milk (Mercury Remix)

Munk is one of the artists recording with German nudisco label Gomma. No Milk is a rather slow disco track produced by Milk featuring vocalist Asia Argento. The Mercury remix makes this list because of the beautiful way the Swiss producer has turned this slow nice track into a more dance floor friendly house track.

5. Fever Ray – Seven (The Twelves Remix)

Swedish Fever Ray a k a Karin Dreijer (The Knife) released her debut album 18 March on Rabid Records. The album featured among many great tracks, this song called Seven. Seven months later the track was remixed by a lot of great producers and released as a single. Remixes from CSS and Crookers made it onto the release but this remix by Brazilian duo The Twelves didn’t. But that doesn’t really matter, this is a great track with a lovely funky guitar that tickles our dance nerv.

4. Chromeo – Night By Night (Siriusmo Remix)

Chromeo has ever since their release of Bonafied Lovin’ back in 2007 been two artists to rely on when it comes to funky electro. Coming year they are about to release new own material and we can’t really wait. So we weren’t exactly sorry when the sneek peak Night By Night was released. When a Chromeo track is released you can almost be sure there will be a lot of great remixes to follow. No disapointment there either. This remix by Siriusmo is just banging its way into fourth place. Put on those dancing shoes everybody!

3. Bag Raiders – Shooting Stars (Kris Menace Remix)

This is a track to die for! Not only is the original track by Bag Raiders one of the most beatifully composed tracks of 2009, this Kris Menace remix makes it perfect. Australian duo Bag Raiders has amazed me since their release of Turbo Love in October 2008. With killing remixes on Cut Copys Far Away and Sneaky Sound Systems I Love It they’ve also gained a lot of succes as remix artists. This is definitely a duo that I hope to hear a lot from over the years to come. Regarding the remixer Kris Menace, well what is there to say, he is just great (and the only artist with two songs on this list). Also check out the Siriusmo remix of this song.

2. David Guetta feat. Estelle – One Love (Calvin Harris Remix)

Calvin Harris makes it to second place on my best of remixes list with this remix on David Guetta track One Love. First of all he’s a fantastic producer. I mean just look at the people he worked with. His greatness as producer and remix artist, I think, he really shows of in this remix. When I heard One Love for the first time I thought it was kind of boring. This remix is NOT boring! It’s everything else but boring actually. I just simply love it!

1. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Heads Will Roll (A-Trak Remix)

We have reached the top of my list with the best remixes of 2009. This is it! A-Trak‘s done it. Again. Yeah Yeah Yeahs made a song that even I can’t help to like. This song went thru the magic mind of A-Trak and out came such a beatiful house track that I just can’t belive it. The song took a huge step from being a song I might’ve played a few times to becoming a song that I don’t stop listening to. I think that makes it a great remix. And therefore it makes the top of my list.

Upcoming ”What we danced to 2009”-lists:
29 december: Best of remixes – by hajen
30 december: Best of 2009 –
by surikaten
31 december: Best of 2009 –
by hajen

The 28th to 31st of December, TAjT bring you…

Posted in TAjT on 26 december 2009 by surikaten


What we danced to 2009! Four days of dance music, four lists, twenty original tracks, twenty remixes, four hours of the music we danced to during 2009. Join us in four mad days when we try to do a closure of the past year and all the great music from it.

28 december: The Best of Remixes – by surikaten
29 december: The Best of Remixes – by hajen
30 december: The Best of – by surikaten
31 december: The Best of – by hajen

8:00 pm every day there’s a party here at the TAjT blog, and you’re invited!

All the best,
The TAjT Crew

Ps. Read once again what we wrote about 2009. Click on Surikaten for its entries and on Hajen for its entries.