Got a few oddballs this week. First up is a track from the very busy, up-and-coming Australian producer, Flume. He’s the most recent in a long line of acts that come through about two weeks before I figure out who they are, how awesome their music is and what I missed. The last band to share that honor was Alt-J. If you like this Flume song with Chet Faker (download ) or want to hear more first, check out this mixtape he just released. Really good stuff and features a lot of prominent people, namely Ghostface of Wu-Tang Clan:
Next up is mash-up from Umphrey’s McGee (download) mixing The Temptations, Robin Thicke, Marvin Gaye and LCD Soundsystem into a single, oddly-coherent song. If you don’t know anything about Umphrey’s, this is an odd starting point, but somehow also fitting. They’re more jam band than I typically like to listen to, but I commend anybody with the balls to mix Motown with James Murphy. Here’s a sampling they put together. Not the self-appointed, truly appropriate genre tag: “improg.”
Pretty Lights has a new release coming out December 10th, featuring a song-by-song remix of his recent album, ‘Color Map of the Sun’ by his label mates and friends from Pretty Lights Music. Among these is the remix from Datsik, which he’s released ahead of the album. (download) You can download ‘Color Map of the Sun’ from the same site, which just got a significant OpenGL upgrade last week, for free. Donations are always welcome, especially if you’re like me and keep coming back to this record every week or so just to soak in the analog splendor. Read up on the record from my July review here and listen below.