Jul 252014

The not-so-mysterious-but-figure-it-out-yourself Golden Guitar has returned from his two year slumber with a delightful take on a track we recently posted, Phoenix’s “Heatwave“. Applying the most delicate of touches in all the right places and putting a touch of magic into this Summer themed track.

謎に包まれている様で包まれていないGolden Guitarが2年間の沈黙を破ってPhoenixの”Heatwave“のミックスと共に戻ってきました。とってもデリケートに出来上がっていて夏に持ってこいですよ。

Jul 252014


A couple weeks ago we did a post on Tatsuro Yamashita, a Japanese musician who most certainly knows his way around a funky bassline. And after finding a rather nice extended disco remix of his track “Merry Go Round“, we stumbled across a DJ in Japan by the name of Ceita054 who has re-worked some of Yamashita’s material into a more ‘DJ Friendly’ format. Really impressive work and hopefully he’ll make a few more of these in the future.

ちょっと前に山下達郎をポストしましたが、”Merry Go Round“のファンキーなディスコミックスを発見した後Ceita054という名の日本人DJにたどり着きました。彼は山下達郎のトラックをDJ向けにリワークしていて、それがいい出来なんです。今後も続けてくれる事を願ってます。

Download: Tatsuro Yamashita – LOVE TALKIN’ (CEITA054 Luv-Dub Disco Edit)

Download: Tatsuro Yamashita – BOMBER (CEITA054 Boogie Disco Edit)

Jul 242014

This is a live performance video of the track “Bommel” by the German trio, Brandt Brauer Frick. It was made exclusively for RA as part of a sessions feature. We’ve always been interested in their live performances, so this gives you a taste of what to expect from that. Would be really nice to see other tracks done in this style, it would be especially pleasing if some more of these, using material from their album ”Mr.Machinewere to materialise

こちら、ドイツ人トリオBrandt Brauer FrickRAの為に作った彼らのトラック”Bommel のパフォーマンスビデオ。彼らのライブには常に興味がありましたが臨場感があってなかなかカッコいいです。この手のビデオ、特に”Mr.Machineのトラックも是非見てみたいですね。

If you are in Berlin on Friday, you can catch them playing (DJ), the details are  here!

Download: Brandt Brauer Frick – Bommel (Live Session)

Jul 242014


Canadian producer Hemingway launches a devastatingly amazing funk-attack on First Touch‘s “D.C“, he’s gone and remixed this so damn good, even by his standards, this is something special.

カナダ人プロデューサーHemingwayFirst Touchの”D.C“をとっても素敵なファンクに大変身。彼のリミックスは基本的にクオリティが良いんですが、その中でもこれはかなりおススメ。

It’s part of the release “Dream Island Remixes” from Velvet Crush Records and is out now.

Dream Island Remixes“に収録されていて、Velvet Crush Recordsから発売中。

He also did a mix for Velvet Crush Records so get listening to that too! (Tracklist in the comments!)

彼のVelvet Crush Records用に作ったミックスも一緒にどうぞ。(トラックリストはないです、ごめんなさい。)


Jul 242014


Trust Go Go Bizkitt! to only go and do a really awesome remix of a track that I almost loathe. Very fun and extremely energetic filter-house goodness awaits you all. It’s highly recommended to follow his soundcloud as it’s updated a fair bit and he manages to keep the quality at a high-standard too.

あんまり好きなトラックじゃなくてもGo Go Bizkitt!がリミックス、となれば話は別。とっても楽しくてエネルギーに溢れるフィルターハウスになってます。それと彼のsoundcloudはフォローする価値ありなので要チェックですよ。

Jul 232014


The supremely talented and somewhat underrated Ben Macklin is giving away his latest single, “Let You Down“. It’s described as being a disco/summer/house/jam track and those are all words I really have begun to hate over the last year or so. So, for me to think it’s very good must mean it transcends genre, buzzwords and is just a good track that you really shouldn’t ignore.

才能があるのに何故だか知名度が無いBen Macklinですが、彼が最新シングル”Let You Down“を配信中。コチラ、ディスコ/サマー/ハウス/ジャム、なトラックと説明されていますが、これらの言葉正直聞き飽きました。良い音楽に無理矢理説明を付ける必要は無いはず。とにかく良いトラックなんでチェックしてみて下さい。

Jul 232014


Believers” is one of the bonus tracks featured on the deluxe edition of Cut Copy‘s album. “Free Your Mind“. The deluxe edition includes the original 14 tracks and 5 bonuses. Two of those bonuses are “In These Arms of Love” and “Like Any Other Day”, which were only available in America on Record Store Day. So, if you are one of those people who likes having everything, I’m guessing this release is for you*. You can purchase it here.

Believers“はCut Copyのアルバム、”Free Your Mind“のデラックスエディションに収録されているボーナストラックの一つで、デラッックスバージョンにはオリジナル14トラックとボーナストラックが5つ入っています。その内のの2つは“In These Arms of Love”と“Like Any Other Day”で、どちらもアメリカのレコードストアデイの為だけのトラックでした。もしも全部集めなきゃ気が済まない!という人がいたらココでゲットしてみたらどうでしょう。

*I am one of these people and can admit the album was only ‘alright’.


And whilst we are doing this type of post….

Cut Copy – B.A.B.Y
Apparently this a demo that managed to sneak out, recorded before the “Bright Like Neon Love” era. Still think it holds up rather and the whole D.I.Y pop thing it has going on adds to it’s charm.

どうやらこのデモは”Bright Like Neon Love“のリリース前のトラックで、彼ららしいD.I.Yなポップさがいい感じのトラックになってます。

Download: Cut Copy –  B.A.B.Y

Cut Copy – Stars
Again, think this came out before “Bright Like Neon Love” but isn’t a demo. It was included on a compilation called “Star Time International Presents: Supercuts” which seemed to be a compilation with artists that Star Time thought would be popular in the future. Whoever made that decision on Cut Copy can be awfully proud of themselves! Good call!

こちらもまた”Bright Like Neon Love“以前のもので、デモではありません。”Star Time International Presents: Supercuts“というコンピレーションに入っていたトラックで、近いうちにスターになると予想されたアーティスト達が沢山参加していたコンピです。Cut Copyをチョイスした人はいい耳を持っていたに違いないですね!

Download: Cut Copy – Stars

Cut Copy – Kidz At The Disco
Really short b-side on one of the releases of the single, “Future” and weirdly one of my favourite Cut Copy songs. I just like how cute and daft it is.


Download: Cut Copy – Kidz At The Disco

Cut Copy – Radio 1 Dj Mix from 2005
Perhaps the most unknown of their mixes, pretty sure this was broadcast on Radio 1 really early in the morning. Luckily, it was included as a bonus for the release of their “I Thought Of Numbers” EP in America (partial tracklist in the comments).

もしかしたら一番知られていないミックスかもしれません。確かRadio 1 にて早朝にプレイされてたはず。幸運にも”I Thought Of Numbers” EPのアメリカリリースに収録されています。(部分的ではありますがコメント欄にトラックリスト載せてます。)

Download: Cut Copy – Cut Copy Radio 1 DJ Mix


Jul 222014

We are still coming across quite good things we missed during out time of in-activity in the music blog universe. Falco Benz is one of those things, an artist who is part of the Magentron Music family, a very nice family that has also given us the likes of Rimer London and LeLe.

ちょっとブログをお休みしていた時期に見逃していた良い音楽に今になって気づく事もよくあります。その良い例が今日紹介するFalco Benz。彼はMagentron Musicファミリーの一員で、Rimer LondonやLeLeなんかも属しています。

This Gaspard ‘Rework’ of his track “Clap Machines” is particularly nice. It does tread a line of being slightly Todd Terje-esque but has more than enough of it’s own imagination and free-spiritedness (takes some nice twists and turn) to not be considered a copy cat. Like quite a few things these days, it is a free download.

Gaspardによる彼のトラック、”Clap Machines“のリワークは特におススメ。Todd Terjeチックな感じもあって、でもそれ以上に彼のイマジネーションが良い感じに効いた出来上がり。決してコピーキャットじゃないのが聞いてみればわかるはず。フリーダウンロードなんで是非ともチェックを!