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Compromise Music Presents: The Remixtape, Vol. I

2 Apr

I’m pleased to eventually be able to introduce you to a project we at Compromise Music have been working on recently. Basically what happened was, we gathered a few of our favourite producers, and got together for a bit of a mixtape. What we did is got them to remix one song of our choice, and one of theirs. Here’s the final project, which I think it’s fair to say all involved are very pleased with! I’m honestly proud to be introducing these artists to you and also to be at least partially responsible for the existence of some of these tracks! You can grab the tape here, but most of the tracks are available individually on the artists Soundcloud pages, listed below.

Tracklisting:

1) Yelle – Safari Disco Club (HLM Remix)
2) Trophy Wife – Microlite (Randy Lauren Allien Remix)
3) The Streets – Soldiers (Danny T Remix)
4) Camo & Krooked – Climax (Ollie Macfarlane Edit)
5) French Films – Take You With Me (HLM Remix)
6) Foals – Miami (Randy Lauren Allien Remix)
7) Jamie Woon – Missing Person (Danny T Remix)
8) Skream – Midnight Request Line (Ollie Macfarlane Edit)

Enjoy these exclusive tracks!

HLM on Soundcloud
Randy Lauren Allien on Soundcloud
Danny T on Soundcloud
Ollie Macfarlane on Soundcloud
Compromise Music on Soundcloud

More music will be coming very shortly!

Forgotten Songs

9 Feb

Yep, that’s right I actually do have a playlist on my iPod full of songs that I feel I should listen to more. Basically, it’s full of tracks I like but neglected to listen to.. They’ve all only got a play or two. So I listened to it today! Here are some of my favourites from it.

Dominant Legs – Young At Love and Life

It feels like the wrong time of year to be posting this, it’s a September song to me. It has that kind of worn-out-summer vibe, a hazy melancholy is present throughout.

French Films – Take You With Me

Talking about the influences of a band feels awfully clich├ęd, but French Films are literally oozing them. In this, and also in Golden Sea, which I posted previously, I can hear everything from The Killers to New Order, The Drums to Lipps Inc. Anyway, this track is further evidence why I picked them as one of my acts to watch in 2011.

James Blake – CMYK

Many people would tell you this is one of the best tracks of 2010, and I’d agree that this is what sets James Blake apart from all the pretenders to the post-dubstep throne. I wouldn’t have particularly labelled him as a favourite of mine, but looking back over the recent posts,

Diamond Rings – Wait & See

Diamond Rings is a Canadian, and fortunately, his music doesn’t sound like what promo shots like this would suggest! Far from glam rock, this is pop with all sorts of influences, sounding almost like a toned down Nirvana…

5 of the Best: Indie Artists to Watch in 2011

20 Dec

So I’ve just done the electronic list, here’s the indie one.

1) French Films – Golden Sea

The best thing to come out Finland since Jari Litmanen, or quite possibly ever, are French Films, a band who resemble The Drums and other such West-Coast acts. They also have a really nice cover to their CD.

2) Gypsy & The Cat – Jona Vark

These Australians first came to my attention after they were insulted by Scrobius Pip at a gig of his. He was wrong, they aren’t ‘Gypsy & The Shit’ they are in fact one of the most exciting new bands of the day, producing music that reminds the listener of 70s LA pop, all lush and layered.

3) The Sans Pareil – Morning Wine

They have a French name and make ‘folk-punk’ need I say more? Okay, I will. It’s not too folky, nor is it too punky, it’s at a nice medium in the middle, which is pretty good.

4) Crystal Fighters – Plage

The Barcelona band have just released their first album, with (to me) a surprising lack of critical acclaim. Clever tunes and sing-along words make Crystal Fighters one of the most enjoyable bands of the moment, and one you should keep an eye out for in the future. Also watch out for a number of good remixes which their music has given way to.

5) Gloria Cycles – Religious

I originally intended to include moody Londoners The Vaccines here, they are after all pretty much guaranteed to be successful, especially with the amount of free lovin’ NME are giving them. However, Gloria Cycles, from just down the road in Brighton produce something that is, in my eyes far better. Happier and more upbeat, this is what good indie sounds like.