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powwell:

On Reflection 2

powwell:

On Reflection 2

I’m preparing for duelling UK-centric parties this weekend and I came upon this one and thought of you. Not so much that I didn’t hold you all those lonely lonely times, but that you are always on my mind.

I’ve been making Spotify mixes for my other Tumblr for a few weeks now, and this one is a doozy. The theme is falling in love with technology. Enjoy!

amixtapeaday:

#20 - Programmed for Love

May 30, 2013

Today’s mix is something I’ve been working on for a very long time, and in honor of my gig tomorrow representing the machines at Head On, I thought it was time to unleash it. I’m not sure what inspired me to look for music that matched this theme, but I started noticing a lot of songs about falling in love with computers or robots. It’s such a kitschy thing, but while the late 70’s were probably the most fertile period, every decade up to today had been represented to some extent in the theme. Sadly, a lot of the material I’ve collected isn’t on Spotify, so one of these days I’ll have to put together a proper DJ mix, but til then I found the tracks that were on Spotify, embellished them with a few slinky synthpop songs about love, and voila, “Programmed for Love” was born (note that the Roy Ayers song that this mix is named after is oddly not on Spotify with the rest of his catalog, though it’s highly recommended.)

// Brian Blackout

1. Kraftwerk – Computer Love
2. Mirage – Lady Operator
3. The Metronomes – Saturday Night
4. Soviet – Circuit Love
5. Phil Oakey – Together in Electric Dreams - 2003 - Remaster
6. Datarock – Computer Camp Love
7. Heads We Dance – You Are Never Alone With Model 21
8. ELO – Yours Truly, 2095
9. Casco – Cybernetic Love (Vocal Original)
10. Daft Punk – Digital Love
11. Zapp – Computer Love
12. Madi Diaz – Trust Fall - Down We Go Remix by Jensen Sportag
13. Tennishero – Midnight Love
14. Kate Bush – Deeper Understanding
15. Sylvia – Automatic Lover
16. Röyksopp – The Girl And The Robot
17. Goldfrapp – Strict Machine
18. Supersempfft – I See Stars
19. The Egyptian Lover – Computer Love (Sweet Dreams)
20. Chrome Canyon – Computers of Love
21. Neurotic Drum Band – Neurotic Erotic Adventure
22. Glass Candy – Computer Love

Just scored the first two Orange Juice LPs and some Chickfactor tix at #RSD13 (at Other Music)

Just scored the first two Orange Juice LPs and some Chickfactor tix at #RSD13 (at Other Music)

Wow these Head On flyers for tomorrow I had made look awesome!

Wow these Head On flyers for tomorrow I had made look awesome!

(Source: patakk)

Yes, I’m a week behind schedule as usual, but here’s my favorite songs of 2012, in Spotify mix form. I tried to load up the front with pop and the end with dance music, so if you have a strong preference for either, use accordingly. More faves below…

(link to the whole mix on Spotify)

1. Chromatics – Kill For Love
2. Bear In Heaven – The Reflection Of You
3. Moullinex – Take My Pain Away
4. Tanlines – All Of Me
5. Poolside – Slow Down 
6. Van She – Jamaica
7. Jens Lekman – Erica America
8. Hot Chip – Look At Where We Are
9. Twin Shadow – Run My Heart
10. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – Tapes & Money
11. World’s End Press – Second Day Uptown (Slow Hands Remix)
12. The Magnetic Fields – Andrew in Drag
13. Matthew Dear – Her Fantasy
14. Stars – Hold On When You Get Love and Let Go When You Give It
15. Holy Ghost! – It Gets Dark
16. Saint Etienne – Tonight
17. Scissor Sisters – Let’s Have A Kiki
18. Little Boots – Headphones - Dimitri From Paris Remix
19. Icona Pop – I Love It - feat. Charli XCX
20. The 2 Bears – Bear Hug*
21. I:Cube – Transpiration
22. Bicep – You - Steffi Remix
23. Emotion II Emotion – Night & Day - Feat. Ryann
24. Peaches – You Can’t Run From My Love
25. Only Children – Down Fever - Original Mix
26. Todd Terje – Inspector Norse
27. Birdy Nam Nam – Cadillac Dreams - Original Mix
28. Airbird – Goodnight

My favorite songs not on Spotify:

Gammy Leg" - Scott & Charlene’s Wedding
Little Steps" - Computers Want Me Dead
Slip Away" - Fashions
Sugar" - Moon Boots
Better Love" (Robotaki remix) - Ben Ivory
1 out of 2" (Oliver remix) - Breakbot
Guide Me" (Gigamesh remix) - James Curd

Favorite albums:

Hot Chip - In Our Heads
Moullinex - Flora
the Magnetic Fields - Love at the Bottom of the Sea
the 2 Bears - Be Strong
Twin Shadow - Confess
Chromatics - Kill for Love
Jens Lekman - I Know What Love Isn’t
the Van She - Idea of Happiness
Stars - The North
Poolside - Pacific Standard Time

All in all, a cavalcade of hits. Thank you, 2012!

-Brian Pennington / Brian Blackout

* - Yeah I know an EP with “Bear Hug” came out in 2011, but the album came out in 2012. If you don’t approve, substitute it for “Work.”

musichistoryingifs:

1980.  The Cure releases their US Debut, Boys Don’t Cry, as they begin to explore offshoots of Punk and Post-Punk.  Through this exploration they help define Gothic Rock and it becomes a thriving subculture, and Robert Smith is sad.
Also, hair.

musichistoryingifs:

1980.  The Cure releases their US Debut, Boys Don’t Cry, as they begin to explore offshoots of Punk and Post-Punk.  Through this exploration they help define Gothic Rock and it becomes a thriving subculture, and Robert Smith is sad.

Also, hair.

I’m psyched that youdonthavetosettle gets to premiere the new single by our friends Fashions. You need to hear this, immediately.

Fashions - “Slip Away”

I’m excited to be unveiling a brand new track today on the blog. Fashions are a new band based here in Brooklyn, and their debut single is catchy as hell. I got to help add to the huge chorus at the end of the song, which includes a children’s choir, so I’m very excited to get to tell folks about this tune.

“Slip Away,” is a bouncy slice of tropical electropop. We tested it out on a dancefloor a couple weeks ago and people started going nuts during the full chorus parts, I think you will too. The song is a free download on Fashions’ Bandcamp, so go grab a copy and start listening now. I warn you, it’ll be stuck in your head all day.

/// Brian Blackout

For my weekly stint as a music blogger for youdonthavetosettle, I had to gush a little about the newest from Chris Malinchak and French Express’ conveyor belt of stellar Balearic house.

Love Like This - the Establishment

French Express has been releasing great Balearic-influenced house all Summer, mostly via freely downloadable singles by artists like Isaac Tichauer and Jonas Rathsman. Late last night they dropped this new tune under ace producer Chris Malinchak’s new moniker the Establishment. Malinchak has been killing it all Summer, and this one has Ibiza 1988 written all over it. He starts with a feel good gallop, adds jaunty pianos and a beautifully chosen sample from the chorus to Exposé’s freestyle anthem Exposed to Love. Took me a little while to place it, but yet it felt so familiar, and so perfectly picked. It’s a nice change of pace from the mid-90s R&B samples that have been done to death recently. Follow the link in the song title for a free download from French Express, you can’t beat that for promotion.

While we’re at it, here’s the track the sample originated from, off of Exposé’s actual official Soundcloud, where you can stream most of their backcatalog. I hope more artists go this route. Plus you can pick up this and a bunch of their other 12” mixes on iTunes.