The Krays

Posted in Brodinski, Dj Medhi, Yuksek on 18 maj 2010 by surikaten


Seems like a ”super duo” of is the new black in the electronic dance music scene. We have Duck Sauce, we have Carte Blanche and here we have The Krays. The duo behind the gangster influenced name is french electro producers Yuksek and Brodinski. With them on vocals for their funky floor filler track We Are Ready When You Are is brittish singer Ebony Bones. Ebony has given her great voice to their track and in return the duo has made a remix on her track The Muzik. Great stuff! The track featured below is the Dj Medhi remix on the Krays track which we think has another dimension. If you want the original. Buy it off Beatport!

The Krays – We Are Ready When You Are (Dj Medhi Remix)

Ebony Bones – The Muzik (The Krays Remix)

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Interview: Grum

Posted in Grum, Interview on 17 maj 2010 by surikaten


Heartbeats
! It’s here, the brand new album from the one and only Grum. We’ve been waiting for it since what seems like forever. Since Runaway was released we’ve been caught in the dreamy yet jumpy disco house of Grum. And many more with us. Earlier this when Grum was about to release the single Can’t Shake This Feeling and finishing the album we made an interview which haven’t been published until now. Check it out and then click your way to the nearest digital store and buy the album! It’s on iTunes, amazon.co.uk, hmv.com and play.com.

TAjT: In Sweden there’s a small town called Grums, we guess you didn’t chose your name with that in mind. So, why Grum?
Grum: Haha!  Well, my real name is Graeme…and Grum started out as some sort of nickname.  I foolishly decided to use it as my artist name and now I’m stuck with it.  People seem to like it though so its not too bad.  I need to come and visit Grums one day and have my picture taken next to the sign ;)

You’ve named a track Hearbeat and your lable is called Hearbeats. What does the beating of a heart mean to you?
The beating of a heart is very important to me.  If it didn’t beat I’d be dead. Then I couldn’t make music. Disaster.

You’re from Linlithgow in Scotland. What from Scotland do you bring into your music?
I’m not sure geographical location has such a big impact on music now because of the internet.  The music my parents listened to has definitely had a strong effect though.  I obviously tried to bring the bagpipes sound to my work but it didn’t really work out.

During 2009 you were one of the most blogged artists on Hypem. How do you think the mp3-blogs have affected the electronic music industry? Will it affect your future work in any way?
Well, for better or worse they are here to stay.  From my point of view they have been an amazing help in getting my music out.  It seems that labels are starting to embrace them too, rather than just shutting them down, so hopefully we can all reach a kind of happy medium.

Are there any exchange between you and the mp3-blogs that make you create better music?
Well I sometimes like to check some blogs which post obscure old disco and stuff like that, so that music has probably had an influence on me.  So yes, I think they have helped me create better music.

Italo-disco and french house tracks has really been booming the past year and it doesn’t seem to stop. Do you think we’re in desperate need of something more funky after some years with a lot of dirty hard electro?
I think this is exactly it.  Tracks with more musicality and feeling seem to be coming back into popularity, which I really like.  Hard electro was fun for a little while but things always go round in circles.

You remix a lot and a lot of people does remixes on your tracks. What track would you like to remix and who would you like did a remix on you? You can chose anyone, living or dead. Why where these your choices?
I’m a bit obsessed with Stevie Nicks stuff justnow so I’d have to say I’d love to remix ’Stand Back’.  This is probably an obscure choice but it would be really cool to hear an Arthur Baker remix of one of my more poppy tracks, digging his remix of Fleetwood Mac’s ”Big Love” right now!

You’re extremely productive. How do you do it? Are you always inspired?
I think I have reached a point where I can find inspiration quite easily.  I’m on a roll right now with my music and it seems to be getting easier and easier to come up with ideas.  I work on original music and remixes every day so I like to just keep going!  I’ll burn out soon and end up in rehab with a massive coke addiction.

Okey, then what gives you the inspiration to produce a new track?
It can be various things…sometimes the way I’m feeling about something can jsut inspire me to right.  OR maybe I want to create a feeling with the listener.  Or sometimes I just find a really cool sample that inspires.  But usually I like it to sound cool and sexy.

Could you describe that feeling when a track is complete.
Oh that’s a great feeling.  I usually listen back to it over and over until I’m totally happy with it.  And like to play it to other people to see their reactions!

Your single Can’t Shake This Feeling got great response. Tell us about the Grum-sound of the new decade.
Yes indeed.  Its quite a disco house style track but radio friendly at the same time.  It started out as a bit of a nod towards old Crydamoure house, such as Le Knight Club.  Really excited about it – we’ve got some amazing remixes.

My sound is moving in a more pop direction but it will always retain the dance element, I think.  I like to draw on older influences and make that stuff work today.

Last question, TAjT is an electronic dance music blog with the purpose to promote music that makes us want to dance. Then of course we want to know what makes you dance.
Good question.  I usually dance to anything if I’ve consumed enough alcohol.  We dont really have so many cool electro and disco nights outside of London, but I love seeing people like Aeroplane play.  I’ll dance to that!

Thanks a lot for your time Grum. Hope to see you in Sweden soon!


Analog Leonardus Disco Action

Posted in Bobby Analog, Leonardus on 16 maj 2010 by surikaten

I love the Brittish Islands at the moment, and it’s all because of what they bring to the disco house / french house scene. We’ve been dancing our feet of to sweet groove of Grum, the funky greatness of Louis La Roche and the smashing remixes by Russ Chimes. Here’s another rising star in the genre. His name is Bobby Analog and he’s hailing from Portstewart in Ireland. He’s been performing since 2002 but it was only now that he got our attention. With his EP Bare Back Jack, dropping on May 28th*, he’s done some great stuff. The EP was supposed to drop in March but after listening to the tracks I must say that it might been worth the wait.

From the seven track EP I like the promotional track Boppin’ a lot. It really represents the whole EP with it’s energy filled up tempo disco feeling. We also dig the remix by Leonardus on I Want You which blends togheter the greatness of the Dutch and the Brittish disco house scene. Lovely!

Bobby Analog – Boppin’

Bobby Analog – I Want You (Leonardus Remix)

*If you like disco house then May 28th also is a date when you should hang out here on TAjT.

Some Gare du Nord dancin’

Posted in Carte Blanche, Dj Medhi, Riton on 13 maj 2010 by surikaten

Carte Blanche is, as you might know by now, the lovechild of Riton and Dj Medhi. On May 31st they’ll drop their first EP Black Billionaires on Ed Banger Records. The EP is mixed by Alex Gopher and contains among other fine tunes the heavy dancing track called Gare du Nord. Here’s a teaser on that one. Video directed by Marco Dos Santos & edited by Julien Demond.

…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!

Robyn and Fred

Posted in Fred Falke, Robyn on 11 maj 2010 by surikaten


What happends when one of our favorite vocalists gets edited by one our favorite producers? Well you might’ve guessed it, it’ll be totally awsome! The vocalist, Robyn, has with her recent album made it clear that she’s one of the most briliant artists ever. The producer, Fred Falke, has one time after the other made already great tracks even greater with his remixing skills.

In this track Robyn isn’t dancing on her own. In this one she’s dancing with Fred. And it’s one hell of a dance. Dancing on my own is one fabulous track and with some magic from Fred it’s even more danceable! I love it!

Robyn – Dancing On My Own (Fred Falke Edit)

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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)