Tuesday, July 31, 2007

The Other Usher

Look another remix!

From what I gather Al Usher is sort of a super Robin to Ewan Pearson's techno Batman. Pearson of course is the don of the smarty pants tech house remix. The kind of music educated graphic designers loose their expensive t-shirts over. He also co-produced the last Rapture album which was a mighty fine effort. About a year back Usher and Pearson paired together as 'Partial Arts' and released an album of quiet electronic goodness on Kompakt (they do no wrong- try them)
Over the last couple of months I've come across these remixes from Usher. The Camille remix is just some pretty stuff. The Winehouse mix gets an official release as a UK B-Side this month and would probably blow your mind if you'd never heard the original and had no interest in hand claps and horn sections.

Al Usher's new EP is just out on Misericordings (Ewan Pearson's label- full circle kids!) and it's very summery and Euro in a driving late at night when you shouldn't be way. Buy it from my third favorite record store in London, If

Camille-Ta Douleur (Al Usher Vocal)

Amy Winhouse-Tears Dry on Their Own (Al Usher Remix)

Partial Arts-Trauermusik

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Qui Est Rene Goulet?*

I don't know! But thanks be to the always on it Palms Out I've been obsessed with a couple of his remixes. Smooth and techy, dancy and bubbly. And I want more.
He actually does have a blog
... but it's not been updated since March. From what I can tell he's a clever NYC Anglophile who subscribes to the NME and DJ's a lot of fashion shows. Sounds good.

Bloc Party-The Prayer (Rene Goulet's Pantyline Shuffle)

Justin Timberlake-My Love (Rene Goulet's D-Cup Send Up

Friday, July 13, 2007

Way Wale

Keeping it on the Ronson tip...
I first heard Wale last year on the aforementioned East Village Radio show of Ronson's. Think it was a demo remix of Smile he rapped over the top of. Now he's on tour with Ronson's band as the defacto MC. I mean he's no match for ODB's part on Toxic, but who would be really? Much better with his own stuff... He's from D.C so it's a bit boom bappy, some slooow shit, him rapping over D.A.N.C.E ... All mixed by another favorite of mine Nick Catchdubs
Big 'tings in store for him I'm sure.. catch the mix straight from his site now. Have a listen and a Pimms-Happy Friday

Wale- 100 Miles and Running -Mixed by Nick Catchdubs

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Mark Ronson V 1.0

I've always had a lot of love for Mark Ronson. For someone that was basically born with a pretentious free pass he's relatively low key. I didn't give him much credit 'til I saw him DJ at Spa in like... oh shit 1998 and thought 'damn.. he's actually a GOOD DJ' - He continues to hold it down in New York every week on his East Village Radio show which is pretty impeccable.
I was living in London when his first album came out and bought the 'Oooh Wee' 12" to play at a Carnival party. I loved it loads and thought it was Top 40 heaven. Guess the US radio gods didn't agree since it went just about nowhere here. Check the video..Now that he's all bedhead and Fred Perry pretty funny to see him in his mid-20's down with the Shaolin phase.
Versions is out this week.. finally someone that likes Brit Pop and Hip Hop in as equal measure as myself... buyitbuyitbuyitbuyit.

Saturday, July 07, 2007

I've moved

Friends, my humble little blog has moved. I've changed the URL from pinkplastik.com to http://www.musichifi.blogspot.com.

I've been posting a wee more so check it out.

All input always appreciated.

Over and out,