Archive for May, 2010

Video Wednesday

Posted in Hype, Music, Tips, Video with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 26, 2010 by optpopt

This weeks edition is brought to you by thoughts of renaming this whole blog “Video Wednesday” and just be done with it.

Robyn – Dancing On My Own

This blew up late last week and got featured pretty much everywhere, now it’s my turn. You can’t have enough of Robyn can you? If you’re interested, the german arm of ministry of sound have some behind the scenes footage.

Buraka Som Sistema – Buffalo Stance

Nothing pushes my WOW and WTF-buttons like this piece right here.

Groove Armada – Look Me In The Eye Sister

Rebecca & Fiona – Luminary Ones (Teaser)

This project could turn out to be something interesting, I will be keeping an eye on them for sure.

Andreas Hykade – Love & Theft

7 minutes of drug induced psychosis.

Siriusmo – Wow

The Drums – Forever & Ever Amen

Thunderheist – Drive-In (Drop The Lime’s B-Live Mix)

Tommie Sunshine – 5AM (A Girl Like You) feat Oh Snap!

If you didn’t know how to program that old VCR, you do now.

The Pains of Being Pure At Heart – Higher Than The Stars

J-Wow – O Dedo

Huoratron – Coprporate Occult (NSFW)

DISCLAIMER: Do NOT watch if underage, easily offended, afraid of the dark or have an aversion to tentacles, porn and/or monsters.

ArcAttack performs at maker faire

Fucking man getting grilled by teslas, how does he work!?

Rihanna – Rude Boy (Classical Cover by Aston)

The Glitch Mob – Drink The Sea [album]

Posted in Album, Hype, Music, Tips with tags on May 25, 2010 by optpopt

I first heard of The Glitch Mob when a friend sent me a tip about their remix of Nalepa – Monday and I’ve been hooked on their dark and distorted version of glitch since. The hype has been pushed further by a steady stream of amazing live clips and energetic remixes making their way onto the interblags, as per usual these days.

What’s also usual these days are album leaks of highly awaited albums, it’s more of a rule than an exception. Rather then being the exception that proves the rule, the glitch mob had their album leaked, leading to the decision to stream the whole thing from their site starting last week. Today all the songs popped up on their youtube channel too.

Have a taste of this glitchy little wonder, then get a copy from the mob itself or itunes, also spotify.

The Glitch Mob – Fortune Days

Video Wednesday

Posted in Hype, Music, Tips, Video with tags , , , , , , , , on May 20, 2010 by optpopt

Yeah, so.. It’s technically Thursday here right now but what the hell.. I got a bit tipsy on the free wine so lets just get on with it.

Columbus – Lovemachine

This weeks best video, hands down.

Smack – The nightclub

This isn’t a music video, just a showcase of a LED installation in a bar in Birmingham UK, so so so sweet!

Marcus Price & Carli – Mat Bira Kvinnor Weed

The food network meets jehovas meets drugs.

Florence + The Machine – Cosmic Love

Florence and the machine are here again with a pretty pretty bombastic orgasm of colors and sound. This is actually from last week. But that post being long as it was I post it this week instead.

Monty – Seglaren

This is so sweet, that inexperienced bird boy uncovering the mysteries of life.. But why Monty WHY, those glasses? Pretty much offsets everything doesn’t it?

Mark Ronson – Circuit Breaker

Is this the new Zelda coming out for the Nintendo DSII?

Bert On Beats feat. Anbuley – Suomo

Don’t know what to say about this other than that it struck some kind of nerve. Both musically and video-wise.

Carte Blanche – Gare Du Nord

The 80s was one hell of a drug.

The Upallnights – Obnoxious Girl

I’m only featuring this because it reminds me so much about a song we wrote in high school called “sleeping girl”. The same kind of drive, the same kind of naivety.

Alex Day – Time of your life

Continuing on the high school theme. If this isn’t some high school sweetness 8-bit drama, I don’t know what is.

Video Wednesday

Posted in Hype, Music, Tips, Video with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 12, 2010 by optpopt

Monster post this week, 12 carefully selected videos follow below. Let’s start off with some lighter indie and finish the night with electro fit for the dancefloor (and a gaga-cover of course).

Diane Birch – Valentino

I wouldn’t want to guess how much practice went into timing this one just right.

Darwin Deez – Radar Detector

Wait, what? Totally psychedelic.

The National – Bloodbuzz Ohio

Pogo – Gardyn

Pogo’s back! He skipped the movie samples for this one and instead went out to sample his mother working in the garden. Amazing result perfectly timed for mothers day.

iamamiwhoami – u-2

This is more in my taste than the video from a couple of weeks ago.

Maskinen ft. Promoe – Slut för alltid

This isn’t an actual official video, it’s part of a contest put on by VICE where they selected 6 filmmakers to compete for an internship. Pretty good result, even tho I like the song better than the video in this case.

Primary 1 – Princess

The Chemical Brothers – Swoon

Felix Cartal – Volcano

Designer Drugs feat Kiddy Smile – Zombies (Kiddy Smile Remix)

Schlachthofbronx – Too High feat. Big Space & Spoek Mathambo


Video Wednesday

Posted in Hype, Music, Tips, Video with tags , , , , , , , on May 5, 2010 by optpopt

If last week was all about violence this one is all about the vintage, the retro, the nostalgia and cheap editing tricks.

The Black Keys – Next girl

Cute marketing stunt.

Tom Deluxx – Run

Vintage horror, my thoughts go to the ring somehow, maybe because of the sometimes stuttery distorted editing.

Eli ‘Paperboy’ Reed – Come and get it

Two for one, modern and retro at the same time.

Delorean – Stay close

This is pretty old by blog standards (released in March, gasp!) but it has that timeless feel to it so I don’t care. If you had a vacation in the 70’s this is probably what your memory of it looks like now, about 40 years later.

Monty – Rhythm (P3 Live Session)

Never thought I’d hear that 90’s hook used again, not in this way, and not accompanied by national geographics footage.

Beyoncé – Why don’t you love me

Mainstream alert! But this video is just too 60’s playboy to pass up.

How to destroy angels

Couldn’t really decide if I wanted to feature this or not, but decided to go with it in the end. Trent Reznor, an old hero of mine has teamed up with his wife Mariqueen to bring us How to destroy angels since NiN pretty much is no more. Pitchfork already got their hands on the first song to come out of the project and after having a listen I think it’s just a little to close to the latest things to come out of NiN. I guess Trent wasn’t really done producing that sound.

Norwegian Recycling – Singularity

Ok, so I finally grew tired of the sometimes cute sometimes weird covers and decided to go for a mashup instead. How fitting then that one of the masters of mashups decided to release a video right in time for this update. I bring you the lastest from Norwegian Recycling, there’s 6 songs mashed in there, can you spot which ones?