Friday, 22 May 2009

cool shit

Friday, 22 May 2009


I’m not one to peddle highly publicised events on the blogosphere, milking the extra traffic it can generate, because that would make me a twat.

But I do believe in free and deregulated discussion about cool shit. One piece of cool shit I heard about recently was the Remix After All compilation. This fantastic concept involved 10 big blogs taking the 10 tracks from Daft Punk’s Human After All and selecting 10 remixers to do the album.

It was officially released on May 20 as a free download for all and sundry. I haven't had a chance to listen to it yet. I'm stuck at work, before you ask. But i promise a follow-up review asap.

Now, without getting everyone's dickies in a hitch, i want to say this is a great event for anyone that loves music. It shows music blogs are coming-of-age. They're a place to get nu info (like you do here), where bands find new avenues of exposure and where a bunch of scenesters (us) can share (whine) how good/bad a new release is in a way the press will never provide.

We're in the snowballing (n.b. not the porn kind) stages of web-based consumerism. Clued-up and tech-savvy, people like those that ran the "blogs of the round table" to create this album are the kind of independent and progressive thinkers i'd like to take my hat off to.

Now, i'll head home and sync this album to my iPod. Who knows. It might be a real piece of shit, in which case this post will become a memory to you.

It's Friday...have a rad one tonight guys. Heart Blouse.

Tracklist and full album download:

1. Human After All (The Disco Villains Remix) // Disco Demons

2. The Prime Time Of Your Life (Tits & Clits Remix) // Data Sapiens

3. Robot Rock (Immuzikation Remix) // The Cold Cut

4. Steam Machine (The Company Kang Remix) // Cream Team

5. Make Love (Chew Fu and Substantial Small Room Sax Fix) // Sheena Beaston

6. The Brainwasher (Melee Beats Remix) // Danger! Danger!

7. On/Off (The Noizy Kidz Daft Zapping Remix) // The Lemur Blog

8. Television Rules The Nation (Dirty Disco Youth Remix) // Noise Porn

9. Technologic (Kids At The Bar Remix) // Pretty Much Amazing

10. Emotion (Werewolf By Night Remix) // Binary



2 comments:

Steve said...

so did you like it omar? it looked very blog housey.. im trying to think of a funny daft punk album title/blog pun but its just not coming to me

Omar said...

Review half done. Just need to get drunk again to finish it off. Watch this space.