Sometimes it's nice just to check in on buddy boy Yuksek, because every time we do, we somehow stumble across a piece of his pretty little pie that eventually, nay, almost immediately goes straight to the top of our currently most played tracks. And so goes the case today, with not one, but two, fine fixes; the first comes from an outfit we already hold dear, and the second bonus bumper, well, we're all gonna start learning about this lass...real hard.
The tight troupe of lads from Kings Cliffe, Fenech-Soler, have been hovering on tongues' tips for a solid set of time now, and since early 2009, they've released all of 3 official singles. 2011, however, sees them grab album cut, Demons, from their debut and toss it into the "on it's own output" arena. Well, with subsequent remixes, including one from the man we're heralding: Yuksek.
You can stream that after I ramble on wee bit more.
As your bonus beast-approved cut, gobble up the dude's fix of Anything Maria's Cook Him Up, which is a whole lot of words thrown together to form an artist name / song title that I have never heard of prior to earlier this week. Apparently AM is the next "it" one in France, or so sayeth these verbs and nouns: "Eclectique, polymorphe, la musique d'Anything MARIA s'oriente vers un songwriting POP, mutant et moderne, sans complexe ni frontière."
Admission: I cannot read or translate that, but I can spin this song and love it. Which I've already done a ton, including on this past week's Belly of the Beast on East Village Radio. Proof! Stick it through to the 2:52 mark when the soaring really starts to, well, soar.
Last night, I welcomed the Brooklyn-via-Denmark singer, Oh Land, into the East Village Radio studio. Not only did we chat about her music and her former career as a dancer in the Danish Royal Ballet, but we were given the exclusive oportunity to have the first official play and debut of the Savage Skulls remix of her current single, Sun of a Gun.
Now, we all know that I love my Scandinavian territory based tunes, so when you slap the Swedish skills of the Skulls over the Danish delights of Oh Land's original, well damn it, that's just about the perfect recipe to make me melt.
Treats for all this morning...you can download that very mix over at East Village Radio here. And as a bonus, you can grab both the Yuksek remix and the original of Sun of a Gun below.
Additionally, give a listen to the interview from last night's Belly of the Beast here. Adorably wonderful.