With the World Cup kicking off in South Africa tomorrow, lots of people are in convulsive anticipation so if you read this blog, then you may be interested in pitting your football knowledge against others through the World Cup Fantasy Football site. I’ve set up a Nialler9 league and you can use this code to join it: 431141-100315. We’ve got 36 teams already. Should be fun. I may even be able to sort put a prize for it.
In the meantime, enjoy this edit of ‘Put Em Under Pressure’ – the finest World Cup song Ireland ever produced mixed with Justice’s ‘Water of Nazareth’ by SEBP’s Gavin Elsted.
Formerly known as Poney Poney, this French duo’s first album was produced by Xavier de Rosnay (of Justice) and Peter Franco so it basically sounds like a tight rock band put through a Justice filter. The video for the first single “I Think I Like U2” was directed by Ed Banger artist So Me and Machine Molle and charts the fictional rise and fall of the band. Sort of like ‘Time To Pretend’ in music video form.
Earlier last week, it was reported that Justice had a mix rejected from the Fabric series. The reason seems to be because of its short length. The mix has been made available at Urb and is quite an eclectic one all-round. Recommended.
01 Sparks – Tryouts For The Human Race – Virgin 02 Rondo Veneziano – La Serenissima – Universal 03 Goblin – Tenebrae – Cinevox 04 Daft Punk – Ouverture – Virgin 05 Surkin – Next Of Kin – Institubes 06 Symbolone – Love Juice – SymbolOne 07 Korgis – Everybodys Gotta Learn Sometimes – Angel Air 08 Midnight Juggernauts – Ending Of An Era – Mindight Juggernauts 09 The Paradise Ft Romauld – In Love With You – Vulture 10 Justice – TTHHEE PPAARRTTYY (Acapella) – Ed Banger 11 Chic – Everybody Dance – Atlantic 12 Frankie Valli – Who Loves You – Warners 13 Das Pop – Underground – Das Pop 14 Julien Clerc – Quand Je Joue – EMI 15 Daniel Balavoine – Vivre Ou Survivre – Barclay 16 Richard Sanderson – Reality – Barclay 17 Zoot Woman – Grey Day – Wall Of Sound 18 Fucking Champs – Thor Is Like Immortal – Drag City 19 The Rave – Mother – The Rave 20 Fancy – You Never Know – Fancy 21 Frank Stallone – Far From Over – Universal 22 Sheila – Misery – Warners 23 Todd Rundgren – International Feel – Warners
I relish compiling lists. So much so that I ended up with a list of 75 songs from this year on a longlist. So for the sake of your attention-span and as recommendation reminders here are my top 25 songs of 2007. I’ll talk about the track when it warrants it or if I’ve talked about it before, I’ll be lazy and quote myself. Link to the MP3, stream or video can be found on the title of the song.
25. Modeselektor – Dark Side of the Sun My favourite track from Happy Birthday although it took a few months for me to settle on it, like a lottery ball in front of a hapless individual on Winning Streak.
24. Zach Condon – Venice “The downtempo electronic tones may surprise you if you’ve been enjoying his Balkan ways..”. (June)
23. Caribou – Melody Day (Four Tet remix) “It strips back the instrumentation completely and adds extra vocals from Adem, Luke LaLonde, and One Little Plane to produce a delectably sparse, acoustic-led track.”. (July 07 – Featured in July Podcast)
22. Justice – Stress If Bernard Herrman was alive to make Blog House, it would sound like this. (Featured in May Podcast)