Saturday, April 07, 2007

London etcetera?...

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'Stupid people think it's cool, smart people think it's a joke; also cool.'

LDN is a Victim

I got this musical tidbit straight from todays Guardian (ahead of the curve) but the satire on the track is so spot-on i had to post it. Taking a pop at everyone on the London scene from Lily Allen to Just Jack by way of the Audio Bullies and Kate Nash, the song rips on those people who have started to make their careers out of singing in affected southern accents to fit in with the scene. It's a novelty record but i hope the guys behind it are working on some other stuff because this track shows much promise. 'None of that Staars in their Eeeeyyes'. Myspace.

Ratatat - Seventeen Years

The problem I have is that my mp3s are split up into 7 or 8 different folders and as such tracks will get downloaded and then forgotten about. I-tunes could well prove to be the solution but until then i shall enjoy looking through old folders and finding tracks like this one by Ratatat, which i got months ago and filed away in an obscure part of my C drive. Good job i did find it though because it's a bit of a corker.

This tune represents the essence of what Eclectic Hermit started out to provide. Filled with cut-up beats and loping synths, electro-claps and samples, I couldn't want much more from a tune.

AFX - Windowlicker (Run Jeremy's X-rated Lick)

Nicked from the Electric Collective, this track has become part of the staple diet my car radio enjoys. A very original take on the original (?), when the beat switches gears around the two minute mark and a French lady starts mumbling something about '...j'aime faime les croquettes au chique' some serious head-noddage goes down.

Always interesting, this track takes me on a musical journey from Cornwall to the south of France via a Belgian farmhouse producing only the finest Moloko.

Keep it foolish...

1 comment:

aidan said...

oooh a bit behind there T, keep up. Heard that LDN is a victim on Rob Da Bank a few weeks back and as for 17 years - bit of an oldie! As for the other, I shall download. Might do a summer playlist on mine.