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A very selective history of my introduction to dance music

Electronic music. Dance music. Electronic dance music.

2005:

Soulwax – “E-Talking”

LCD Soundsystem – “Daft Punk is Playing at My House”

Cut Copy – “Future”

2006:

Hot Chip – “Over and Over”

Metronomy – “You Could Easily Have Me”

Justice vs. Simian – “We Are Your Friends”

The Rapture – “Whoo! Alright — Yeah… Uh Huh”

2007:

Calvin Harris – “Acceptable In The 80s”

Yelle – “Je Veux Te Voir”

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Music Diary Project Day 3

I started the morning off right with Cut Copy’s Zonoscope, which is surely one of the finest albums of the year. That led into You & I by Cut Off Your Hands in my music library, which I never got super into, though “In The Name Of Jesus Christ” is raw and delicate in all the right ways.

A classmate and I drove approximately two blocks to see whether or not we had to meet. We did not, and celebrated the opportunity to be even lazier. “S&M” by Rihanna came on the radio in her car.

I listened to the upcoming Architecture In Helsinki album Moment Bends while eating lunch, befitting the pleasant weather. Afterward, I drove to Grimey’s (I don’t live there) and then Frothy Monkey and had the Strokes’ Is This It playing in my car. More specifically, it was the international version that I bought when I was in Ireland last year, which has the above cover art and the track “New York City Cops,” which I immediately skipped to. I know it’s extra pretentious that my favorite Strokes song is one that doesn’t come standard in the country I live in, but it’s just such a great tune.

At Frothy Monkey, I listened to the new Beastie Boys song, “Make Some Noise,” and watched the trailer for Crazy, Stupid, Love, which includes “Two Weeks” by Grizzly Bear and “Black Holes and Revelations” by Muse. I put on Hype Machine’s mix of Destroyer songs, as I was asked to cover their show this weekend, and then listened to the Hood Internet’s Mixtape Vol. 5 while sorting my pictures from the Warpaint show last night.

In the evening, I was in a carpool to go have dinner for a friend’s birthday party, and the girl who was driving was going for some middle school church camp steez* with Plus One. Afterward, I was part of the contingent that ended up at Sweet CeCe’s, which had a GAC special on Sugarland playing on the TV. I attempted to foster a healthy debate on why Lady Antebellum is a politically incorrect band name.

When I got back to my place, Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig’s Paul Simon cover was one of the first things I saw on Twitter. Now, I am listening to Das Racist’s Shut Up, Dude.

*I never went to church camp when I was in middle school (or ever), but that’s what I imagine it’s like.

Music Diary Project Day 1

Every day this week, I’ll be chronicling what music I listen to for the Music Diary Project.

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Oberhofer 2/12/2011

I checked Twitter first thing this morning and Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino had posted a new song, so I listened to that. Soon after that, I felt compelled to make a slightly delayed playlist for the first quarter of 2011, which ended up looking like this:

1. Cut Copy – Need You Now
2. Theophilus London – Why Even Try? (ft. Sara Quin)
3. Oberhofer – Away FRM U
4. The Kills – Satellite
5. Die Antwoord – Rich Bitch
6. Arveene & Misk – Love & Lust
7. MSTRKRFT – Beards Again
8. Childish Gambino – Freaks & Geeks
9. Chromeo – Hot Mess
10. Das Racist – Swate
11. Kid Sister – Gucci Rag Top (ft. Gucci Mane)
12. Architecture in Helsinki – Contact High
13. Peter Bjorn and John – Breaker Breaker
14. Anna Calvi – Blackout
15. James Blake – The Wilhelm Scream

These tracks aren’t in the order of how much I like them, I just hastily threw together what I thought would sound the best. I know some of these are on albums that came out last year, but I’m going with single/song releases. A twelve track mix probably would have been better, but oh well. You can listen to all of the songs here.

For the rest of the day, I’ve been working on my review of the Kills’ new album Blood Pressures, which drops tomorrow. I’ll be sharing my full thoughts on it soon enough, but it’s definitely very different from their previous material. I did take a break at 6 to go see the Apache Relay perform at Grimey’s. They’re a great alt-country band from Nashville, and I highly recommend their new album that’s dropping next week.

Bonus picture of what I ate for lunch. Multigrain toast with cream cheese/pesto spread, smoked salmon, and poached egg.

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Top Eight Thursday: 27 January 2011

1. Chromeo – Fancy Footwork (Live from Montreal)
2. Bag Raiders – Sunlight
3. Kid Sister – Gucci Rag Top (ft. Gucci Mane)
4. Cut Copy – Take Me Over
5. Theophilus London – Why Even Try (ft. Sara Quin) [FREE DOWNLOAD]
6. Kanye West – Get Em High (A-Trak remix)
7. Toro y Moi – Still Sound [VIDEO]
8. Yelle – Safari Disco Club

Listen here

Can’t stop the dance! I’m really looking forward to hearing more from Theophilus London now that he has a record deal. This collaboration with half of Tegan and Sara is an interesting preview. Also, I don’t know where Yelle has been hiding, but the full album had better be out soon.

Watch/Listen/Read + what I’ve been up to lately

Things I’ve done that I have neglected to talk about:
Saw Ra Ra Riot, Villagers, and Givers

Saw Mumford & Sons

Saw Die Antwoord

Saw MGMT

Saw Sufjan Stevens/had a religious experience

Saw the Black Angels and Black Mountain

Interviewed Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance

Regarding that last one, I would like to say that I do really respect My Chemical Romance for their integrity and intelligence, even though their music isn’t really my thing. I’ve matured immensely in seriously considering the way I approach different artists, and I hold Gerard Way in the same esteem that I have for any other creative person who is serious about a variety of different pursuits.

Onward…

WATCH
The Go! Team return with “T.O.R.N.A.D.O.”

Theophilus London – “Flying Overseas”

LISTEN
Nitsuh Abebe, Jason Fine, and Ann Powers talk the year’s Best Music Writing

Cut Copy – “Take Me Over”
Cut Copy – “Take Me Over” (Radio Edit) Premiere by modularpeople

Robyn – “Indestructible (A-Trak remix)”
Indestructible (A-Trak radio edit) by robyn

Chromeo – “Hot Mess (featuring La Roux)”
Chromeo – Hot Mess Featuring Elly Jackson by Chromeo

READ
Intelligence: A Turn-off in Pop Music?