I’ve been hammering the bleeptastic XXXChange remix of this for so long that I’d forgotten how lovely and spacey the original is. A slower burn than the remix, for sure, but a beauty nonetheless.
FRIDAY FIVE! 3RD MARCH
1. WOLFRAM feat Hercules & Love Affair – Fireworks (04:16)
2. Win Win – Interleave (XXXChange’s 1993 Mix) f/ Alexis Hot Chip (05:02)
3. Rainbow Arabia – Hai (03:10)
4. Wolf Gang – Dancing With The Devil (The Shoes Remix ft. Cocknbullkid and Mz Bratt) (04:16)
5. Jupiter – Saké (04:52)
This week, the Friday Five speaks for itself, for I am lazy.
Anyway, the theme this week is largely “featuring”, with various folks cropping up on tracks by lesser-known folks.
Other than that, the Jupiter track is the best thing on the Kitsune Parisien compilation, and Hai is one of my favourites on the Rainbow Arabia (who I posted about earlier in the week) album.
And with that: WEEKEND.
I’m loving the fact that each and every batch of tracks I run through this year is making me thing “um, shouldn’t this be further up the list?” What a great year for tunes.
If you’re enjoying this as much as I am, here’s a Spotify playlist containing the tracks so far (from 75-31) – it will of course be updated with the rest in due course. Reverse order, naturally.
Click below for more, or just scroll down the page for parts 1 and 2.
Comfortably the video of the year so far from loveable odd-popsters Hot Chip.
It plays on the ever-present thought with Hot Chip that they’re one step away from writing world-dominating boyband pop songs, perhaps only inhibited by their insistence on singing them themselves, rather than farming them out to pretty young things (no offence Hot Chipsters!). It also gets very, very disturbing. But in an utterly great way.
No embedding of Myspace vids allowed unforts, so click that link up there and ENJOY.
(Kudos of course to the director of this majestic clip – the one and only P. Serafinowicz)
The Hot Chipsters are back! Always good news. One Life Stand sees them on relatively subdued form, and for my money taking a step away from the pop and towards the weird. It’s still gorgeous, though. And lends itself nicely to slightly more boshed up remixes. I’ll dig one out at some point. Yes.
Anyway, the video can be found behind the click…