You'll find a cornucopia of tasty tunes to bounce off your eardrums. I update with new tunes, art and photography every week, depending on what I'm doing and listening to at the time, old and new. I'm based in London UK but I love to travel and discovery new music along the way and share my musical journey on neoloop.
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Au Revoir Simone's latest album of remixes (released last month) is a solid quality listen, called Night Light, the compilation is a remix album of Still Night, Still Light LP and features remixes from the likes of Neon Indian, Jensen Sportag, Silver Columns, Aeroplane, cocknbullkid and many others. The iTunes version incudes 20 tracks. I featured the Neon Indian remix of Another Likely Story back in December last year (check it out here). Clock Opera's remix of Tell Me is quite a wild departure from the original version and the pick of the LP for me.
Like this? Try: The XX, Dirty Projectors, Neon Indian, Little Dragon, Ladytron
Swiss jazz guitarist Pierre Cavalli wrote a number of TV themes in France during the 1970s, including this scorching soundtrack to the television show Un soir chez Norris. Uptempo psychedelic guitar funk with echo bass breaks, obscure retro-cool and fairly rare on these shores.
Like this? Try: Jean-Claude Vannier, Piero Umiliani, Armando Trovajoli, David Holmes
Picked up this CD in Earwax record shop in Williamsburg in Brooklyn, although it's got nothing to do with USA. Sarolta Zalatnay (born Charlotte Sacher 1947) is a Hungarian singer from Budapest (better known to her fans as Cini) in her home country Cini is something of the superstar. This track is from a reissue by Finders Keepers Records in 2007. It's full of Kitsch 60's pop music put through a mangle of distorted guitars, heavy percussion and fractured electronics. There are so many breakbeats on here for hip hoppers to pillage from. Like a Serge Gainsbourg penned Eurovision hit with Jimmy Page on guitar together with the Meters as a backing band. Sarolta's vocals soaring above all the Psychodelia.
Like this? Try: Serge Gainsbourg, Maryla Radowics, Marta Kubisova
Originally at hit Men without Hats way back in 1983, this version has been dug up from J Dilla archives, on a new EP Donut Shop, 2 discs with six J Dilla tracks consisting of three previously unreleased instrumentals selected by J.Rocc – Safety Dance, Sycamore, Bars & Twists – and three unreleased instrumental versions of Dilla's production for Mos Def, Q-Tip and Busta Rhymes, each remastered by Elysian Masters who mixed and mastered J Dilla's Donuts, The Shining and Ruff Draft albums. I like this track, sound dated but fresh.
I'm still playing Gonjasufi's hallucinogenic debut album loads since it's release earlier this year, A Sufi And A Killer is highly recommend if your looking something different to listen to. The Gaslamp Killer produced much of Gonjasufi's LP, so I've been digging the crate for more of the producer and global purveyor of cosmic bass. This is a cracking track from his EP - My Troubled Mind from last year, taking in some mad Bollywood spaghetti western soundtrack vibes. Crazy shit, I love it. The Gaslamp Killer (Born William Benjamin Bensussen) based in Los Angeles released My Troubled Mind on Brainfeeder, the record label of Flying Lotus.
Like This? Try: Gonjasufi, Hudson Mohawke, Flying Lotus
South Londoner Roots Manuva and all round greatest rapper from the UK, has teamed up with producer Wrongtom to release 'Duppy Writer', an album of reworks. It includes tracks from the Root's four biggest albums, songs from 'Dub Come Save Me' and 'Alternately Deep', as well as a few new collaborations with Roots Manuva and Ricky Ranking.
Wrongtom approached this project by imagining each song was an original version from a previous decade. This is a great tune!
Matthew Dear follows up 2007's Asa Breed LP with Black City. His new album sets off into a somewhat darker place from where Asa Breed left off. Darker and definitely stranger, but this is a good thing, Dear's vocals have matured and fit in with warped avant-techno beats with a new confidence. The album starts off with the moody and chilling Honey, then kicks in with the infectious synth loops and wonky organs of I Can't Feel [heard here]. Third track, Little People (Black City) is an absolute epic (9:21) and dominates the LP as your ears are taken through multiple key changes with ease, keeping the same captivating vibe. First to be released is the brilliant Soil To Seed, which possesses a magic beat and melodic baseline. You Put a Spell On Me and Monkey both pack in more strange noises and lush arrangements that are an absolute delight. A slow euphoric closer, Gem is a piano led ballad with a glitch-pop heart. Matthew Dear’s Black City can’t be found on any map. It’s a composite, an imaginary metropolis peopled by desperate cases, lovelorn souls, and amoral motives. Powerful stuff and HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Like this? try: Matias Aguayo, Neon Neon, The Juan MacLean, Mux Mool
Banging new dance hall EP from Major Lazer (a.k.a. American producer Diplo and British producer Switch) featuring brand new songs and remixes of tracks from the original 2009 release, Guns Don’t Kill People…Lazers Do. Even Thom Yorke contribute's a remix of Jump up. But I'm really feeling this track, K.L.A.M. remix of Can't Stop Now. Wack the bass up!
New Yorker's Holy Ghost return with new EP Static on a Wire and it sounds good. Plenty of retro funk influence on this as usual but also with a definite nod to the 80's. So far so good then for Holy Ghost the duo of Alex Frankel and Nick Millhiser, signed to (LCD Soundsystem's) James Murphy's independent dance label DFA Records. looking forward to a full LP from these two.