UPDATE: Thanks to a very special reader I now have the House Of House track at the bottom of this post for everyone in full 320kbps quality!
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Here are some new tunes while I finish off my Top Albums of 2009 list. The newie from Palermo Disko Machine (AKA Jence from Digitalism) is some pretty cool electro. It sounds similar to Digitalism in that you can tell he’s using the same instruments, but other than that it’s on the darker, more chilled-out, side of what they’re known for, but I think fans will still enjoy this track. The track doesn’t really start until 2:30 so fast forward there if you have a short attention span. Jence also made an EP under this moniker last year which was lighter and poppier than Theme Of Palermo Disko Machine. It included a really catchy track which I loved called Pump, so grab that as well if you don’t have it.
I have been searching for this track for years! I heard it on the infamous As Heard On Radio Soulwax Pt. 2 mix years ago and have wanted the full unmixed song ever since. Now that it has finally become available on iTunes Australia I have it to share with you all. Since there is no band on the internet called ‘Firebirds,’ the name ‘Firebirds’ is a derivative of the lyrics in the original song and the Dewaele brothers use the track in the aforementioned mix – not to mention the production sounds like them and their quality – I’m going to assume this is an actual Soulwax remix hidden under one of their many obscure monikers. Correct me if I’m wrong, but if I’m right, how was that for some detective work!
This next track by House of House, which comprises half of Still Going Liv Spencer and vocalist Saheer Umar, has had some ridiculous hype placed upon it. This vinyl-only release is so sort-after that, legend has it, people paid upwards of €100 on eBay when it sold out in record shops. Also, it’s very well worded press release is anything but modest, “Instantly coveted and championed by cutting edge DJ’s, record collectors and cultural connoisseurs, “Rushing to Paradise” quickly moved up into the upper echelon of “years best” lists, even before the records official release date.” After listening to it a couple of times I recognise the quality of the track, but I don’t really see why it’s been put on such a pedestal. I think it’s probably more to do with the fact that you can’t get it which makes people want it that much more. All in all it is a good house track, I just wish they kept the section from 3:30 – 4:23 going and kept the vocal out of it.
Oh yeah, sorry but I could only get it in 128kbps, damn vinyl elitists!
NOW IN FULL 320 QUALITY!