7 posts categorized "miike snow"

11/16/2010

Mash Up International and Gnucci Banana - Animal (new song and video!)

This song both thrills me and makes me super depressed in the same breath. The former, because well, Gnucci Banana and Mash Up International completely crush their interpretation of Miike Snow's Animal. Yeah it's killing me in all the right ways currently. As for that black cloud it's hanging over my head? Well all I really want to do is buck out and dance and wile and yeah...but seeing as how this Beast has been felled and is currently sporting the season's hottest new accessory (a super sexy walking boot for a broken ankle), I'm restricted to "chancing" at work (chair dancing). C'est la. I'll take what I can get.

 

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mp3: Mash Up International and Gnucci Banana - Animal

 

 

 

09/23/2010

Little Majorette - London

Sa sa sa-weet Swedish songwriting on this gorgeous NYC morning! Little Majorette are a name I'd heard floating around over the past year or so, but had never taken the time to fully ear up on. And sha sha sha shame on me for claiming ignorance, because quirky arrangements like the ones we're about to hear should not go unnoticed. Let's drum up some love!

 

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Zoe Durrant, Petter Winnberg and Nils Tornqvist make up the trio, and each are already well admired within their respective music scenes. Zoe has recorded with Sneaker Pimps. Petter and Nils work side by side in the touring ensemble for Miike Snow, for whom Little Majorette was the opening act on their Swedish tour. Other side projects include Winnberg producing Fibes Oh Fibes and Tornqvist drumming for Lykke Li. Just. Yes. AWESOME.

 

LM's debut single, Bite the Bullet, was a huge hit in Sweden over the summer. You can watch the video for that track here. Or you can grab follow up track, London, which is found on the single EP as well. We've got the Dinamarca Remix of the song to hit you with too.

 

The original is a short and slick slice of fun. When the arrangement switches up at the :22 second mark, hold on to your hats. So much radness!

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mp3: Little Majorette - London (Dinamarca Remix)

mp3: Little Majorette - London

 

 

05/19/2010

Miike Snow - The Rabbit (new single!)

Well, kind of a new song. When Miike Snow re-released their debut album as a deluxe version last month, a few new tunes and remixes popped up, including the above-mentioned, The Rabbit. While the band has been doing a bit of festival-appearing and city-touring, it seems like there's a new single in the works...this being it.

  

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Now, I'd implore you to take this news with a grain of salt, because this hit of info came from a new source, and whilst serviced the song under the umbrella of "For Your Review: Miike Snow's New Single" it seemed to read just legit enough to warrant a post here.

 

I've loved the song since the first time I heard it and here we're given another opportunity to roll around in it's radness. No further details on an official release date et al, but I'll update when that time comes.

 

Or if this all proves to be false, then I'll eat crow and apologize, while you simply enjoy the tune.

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Miike Snow - The Rabbit

 

 

mp3: Miike Snow - Miike Snow - Black and Blue (Savage Skulls Remix)

 

 

03/29/2010

Miike Snow Touches All Our Senses at Music Hall of Williamsburg

I'm almost embarrassed to admit that this past Friday was the first time I had caught Miike Snow in a live setting. Sure there's been many an opportunity as they've passed through NYC countless times, yet it always seemed as if they were playing on a night when I had other obligations. Such again was the case on March 26, however, there was no chance I'd skip this fantastic opportunity.


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The first and most impressive aspect you'll notice about a Miike Snow show is that its's truly a treat for all the senses. Well, maybe not the sense of taste, but every other perception and mentality is pretty well covered. 


Lights, masks and smoke add a dynamic visual quality to your sight. The touch and smell of a crowd, rabid with fandom goes above and beyond anything I've experienced in a closed venue like Music Hall of Williamsburg this year. And the sound, well, c'mon...saying it was anything less than spot-on perfection is doing the band a great injustice.


Championing the crowd through near sing-a-longs of each of their album cuts, Andrew and his mates impressed whether behind keys, wielding a mighty guitar or simply leading a chorus of Black and Blue. Known hits and new tunes rounded out a great night of music, which began with Spanish lads, Delorean, warming up the crowd with their exacting dose of indie pop-rock. (full set of pictures from the show can be found here)


So maybe I lied...because that 5th and final sense was present. You can totally taste the passion and drive that both of these magnificent acts have. Eat it up.


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mp3: Drake vs Miike Snow - Cult Logic Forever (The Hood Internet Mash)

mp3: Delorean - Monsoon

03/01/2010

twack marks #15 - Crookers - Tons of Friends

If the simple release of a track list can make you desire to hear an album, then let Crookers' debut, Tons of Friends, be the barometer for all your pre-yearnings for a good listen. Corralling guests like Kelis, Roisin Murphy, Drop the Lime, Miike Snow and more, the Italian DJ-duo easily eclipsed my highest level of "wanting to hear" way before any tracks were let loose.


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Sure they've got loads of lads and lasses in their corner, but how does this all stack up when given a proper twack marking? Let's listen in!

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Crookers - 01 - We Love Animals (ft Soulwax and Mixhell) [we honestly don't enjoy this until 2.5 minutes in when it gets mega bassier...C-]



Crookers - 02 - 
No Security (ft Kelis) [digging deep drums and kelis is in fine raspy form...gotta say bart b more's mix is superior...B+]



Crookers - 03 - 
Natural Born Hustler (ft Pitbull) [frantic & fiery, pits spits while dudes bend nasty bassline...certified freak-worthy...A]



Crookers - 04 - 
Let's Get Beezy (ft will.i.am) [oh geeze...there is no reason for this to be on album...sounds like an awful BEP reject...D]



Crookers - 05 - 
Park the Truck (ft Spank Rock) [2 minutes of repetitive lyrics & spacey echoes...wish spank would have spit more...meh...C]



Crookers - 06 - 
Hold Up Your Hand (ft Róisín Murphy) [had higher hopes for it but murphy's vocals match the darker arrangement nicely...B+]



Crookers - 07 - 
Hip Hop Changed (ft Rye Rye) [verging between dubstep & d'n'b this deep ditty uses ryes vocals to carry bland 2nd half...B-]



Crookers - 08 - 
Cooler Couleur (ft Yelle) [immediately piqued w/ the french lyrics...softer than we've ever heard them hit and it works...A]



Crookers - 09 - 
Birthday Bash (ft The Very Best, Marina, and Dargen D'Amico) [tropical, fun, and primed for poolside summers...repeats...B+]



Crookers - 10 - 
Put Your Hands on Me (ft Kardinal Offishall and Carla Marie) [could live without, but will always dance when heard out...B]



Crookers - 11 - 
Royal T (ft Róisín Murphy) [beat drop at minute mark is sweat inducing...the "junk feeling" line is ace...best cut yet...A+]



Crookers - 12 - 
Remedy (ft Miike Snow) [piano-driven w/ icy vocals, this is more melodic than anything we've heard thanks to the guest...A-]



Crookers - 13 - 
Arena (ft Poirier and Face-T) [jamaican riddim carries the weight of this cumbersome track...slipped a bit there boys...C]



Crookers - 14 - 
Tee-Pee Theme (ft Drop the Lime) [one minute and 40 seconds of vocal tics and tricks...nice change up from big bangers...B+]



Crookers - 15 - 
Transilvania (ft Steed Lord) [more proof that the boys tend to use female vocals to make a solid cut...i dig this 100%...A+]



Crookers - 16 - 
Have Mercy (ft Carrie) [wet & rubbery beats lay nicely under ms wilds' smooth tone...forgive me father line is way rad...B+]



Crookers - 17 - 
Jump Up (ft Major Lazer, Leftside and Supahype) [youll recognize this from major lazer's album last year...we still dig...B]



Crookers - 18 - 
Lone White Wolf (ft Tim Burgess) [gunslinger beats & ghost town vibe, this smacks us from nowhere & we're not mad at it...A]



Crookers - 19 - 
Day 'n' Nite (Acapella Skit) [this is cudi being cudi and by that, i mean it's him being silly...& totally unnecessary...C]



Crookers - 20 - 
Embrace the Martian (ft Kid Cudi) [still the best work cudi ever did, thanks to crookers...we can't hate on it too much...B]

 

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Let me say, that on first listen in its entirety last week during their official streaming listening party, I was floored with the variety of guests and musical tones pumping forth. Credit it to a virgin hearing experience, because when we threw on the album today, something entirely different happened.


Sure there are tons of friends, but there is also a slow start to really getting into the album. Save for the Pitbull feature 3 tracks deep, the album really doesn't showcase the boys' talents until 8 cuts in, when they rope in Yelle for a French boudoir bumper. The majority of songs we favor are those in which they do enlist the support of the female vocals. Maybe it's the feminine vs masculine disparity that they were able to harness, but regardless, each of the womanly-warbled tracks sit high atop our list of best of the album.


As a full album, it's not one we'll go back to very often, save for those few tracks. Take the Roisin Murphy-voiced Royal T; easily a contender for top dance floor filler of the year so far. Intermittent cheers for the dudes on their debut.

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mp3: Crookers (featuring Roisin Murphy) - Royal T 

01/19/2010

I Blame Coco (featuring Robyn) - Caesar [Miike Snow and Diplo Remixes]

We're just going to burn through this one super quickly like whoa...if there are no complaints, then let's wage and rage.

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Diplo goes militantly minimal while Miike Snow warps sounds through large tubes in either's take on Caesar, a fantastic track by one of our "Beasts to Watch in 2010", I Blame Coco featuring Robyn. Grab 'em now.

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mp3: I Blame Coco (featuring Robyn) - Caesar (Miike Snow Remix)

mp3: I Blame Coco (featuring Robyn) - Caesar (Diplo Remix)

01/12/2010

Crookers (featuring Miike Snow) - Remedy (new video!)

Earlier this morning, NME exclusively premiered the highly-anticipated video from Crookers, featuring Miike Snow. Remedy appears on the DJ duo's full-length debut album, Tons of Friends.

Watch now!

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Crookers' Tons of Friends is out March 8 via Southern Fried Records. 

mp3: Crookers (featuring Soulwax and Mixhell) - We Love Animals


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