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Todd Terje – ‘Maskindans’ (Feat. Det Gylne Triangel)

As the Norwegian electronic buzzer prepares album number two, he decided to cover a icy electro-punk song from Det Gylne Triangel who released his ‘Maskindans’ in 1982. Nearly 35 years later, Terje got Triangel, the original vocalist to appear on his version and in the process, he put some oily disco funk bass into the original while keeping its metallic sheen intact. Terje plays Dublin on Friday night in District 8.


2.

GL – Destiny

The under-rated Melbourne electro-pop duo of Ella Thompson and Graeme Pogson return with a new single. The duo’s abilities to weave classic disco, funk and boogie textures into a modern track is evident.


3.

Toro y Moi – ‘Girl Like You’

Chaz Bundick is now calling himself Chaz Bear and he’s returned to his Toro Y Moi project with a fifth album Boo Boo inspired by from Travis Scott and Frank Ocean to Oneohtrix Point Never (see below) and Daft Punk. ‘Girl Like You’ is an understated R&B inspired by those aforementioned artists use of space.


4.

Oneohtrix Point Never – ‘The Pure And The Damned’ feat. Iggy Pop

Iggy Pop and Oneohtrix Point Never team up for this beautiful and brittle track from the film Good Time, which was received well at Cannes and stars Robert Pattinson and Jennifer Jason Leigh.

Pop really channels his softer side here and it lifts the song like few others could.


5.

Dioscó na mbó – ‘Are You Busy Enough?’

The Sligo band pop up to deliver a slanted and enchanted song built of analogue synth-funk grooves and vocal callback of the title.


6.

Gordi – ‘Heaven I Know’

A young Australian artist with an album Reservoir on the way on Jagjaguwar (August 25th). Sophie Payten’s music for short-hand has some of the atmospheric epicness of the recent Bon Iver album who she supported in Dublin last Monday.


7.

EMBRZ – ‘Higher’

A new single from the young Irish producer EMBRZ further demonstrates his EDM-leaning starry-eyed electronic sound.


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Posted on June 12th, 2017

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If you’ve a spare hour and you’ve not listened to it yet, I would suggest spending the next 60 minutes listening to Iggy Pop give his recent BBC Music John Peel Lecture.

The old punk and BBC 6 music presenter’s speech from the UK Radio Festival is entitled Free Music in a Capitalist Society, takes in talk about record labels, selling out and much more.

This is the fourth year of the John Peel lecture, named in commemoration of the late-great radio DJ John Peel who passed away 10 years ago this week.

Some quotes

“I only ever wanted the money because it was symbolic of love and the best thing I ever did was to make a lifetime commitment to continue playing music no matter what, which is what I resolved to do at the age of 18.”

“There are just so many ways to screw an artist that it’s unbelievable. In the old vinyl days they would deduct 10% “breakage fees” for records supposedly broken in shipping, whether that happened or not, and now they have unattributed digital revenue, whatever the fuck that means. It means money for some guy’s triple bypass.”

“If I wanna make music, at this point in my life I’d rather do what I want, and do it for free, which I do, or cheap, if I can afford to. I can. And fund through alternative means, like a film budget, or a fashion website, both of which I’ve done. Those seem to be turning out better for me than the official rock n roll company albums I struggle through. Sorry. If I wanna make money, well how about selling car insurance? At least I’m honest. It’s an ad and that’s all it is.”

Posted on October 20th, 2014

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