I had so many songs I wanted to put up. First I wanted this then I realized that I always post melancholy music, so I considered posting a more upbeat hip-hop type song, but I haven’t heard any great new hip-hop songs lately. Then I considered posting a song off my friend’s band’s new cd (Sing Me Insomnia), but then I realized that cd was in the top 100 on iTunes so they’re not really a band that needs press, plus they’re an almost powerpop band. Then I considered posting a song that my friend and I recorded but that song was really pop-ish and I am not a huge fan of bloggers who post only their original material (despite the fact that my next post may be one of my originals). So here is the great William Fitzsimmons singing his song Passion Play, incidentally, Mr. Fitzsimmons just released an amazing new cd entitled Gold In The Shadow, and I would strongly encourage all of you to go about purchasing it if you enjoy this song, or at least listen to his new cd.
Great acoustic version of The Knocks’ Dancing With The DJ.[audio:http://www.chromemusic.de/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Dancing-With-The-Dj-Campfire-Acoustic-Version.mp3]
Also check out the Chiddy Bang remix which I posted some time ago in case you missed it (also linking to the original version). Aaaaaaaaaaand…. watch out for some further intel on the Motown cover EP previously announced here.
For me, “Heartbeats” was one of the most influential tracks of the last years. The original by the Knife is perfect, but there’s hardly a song which has been re-interprated and remixed in so different ways. Here’s a bunch of versions. I really can’t and honestly even don’t want to decide which one is the best, so it’s your turn.
[audio:http://www.chromemusic.de/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/01-Heartbeats.mp3|titles=The Knife – Heartbeats]The Knife – Heartbeats
[audio:http://www.chromemusic.de/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/04-Heartbeats.mp3|titles=José Gonzáles – Heartbeats]José Gonzáles – Heartbeats
[audio:http://www.chromemusic.de/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/High-Heartbeats-A-TRAK-Mash-Up.mp3|titles=Kanye West Vs. The Knife – High Heartbeats (A-TRAK Mash Up)]Kanye West Vs. The Knife – High Heartbeats (A-TRAK Mash Up)
[audio:http://www.chromemusic.de/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/02-Heartbeats-Rex-The-Dog-Remix.mp3|titles=The Knife – Heartbeats (Rex The Dog Remix)]The Knife – Heartbeats (Rex The Dog Remix)
I decided to do a little rework of Soko’s ‘Ill kill her’ which was one of my favourite tunes in the past four months and my iTunes play counter proves me right. Women with a french accent always sound cute and sexy (german not so… sprechen sie dick?) and no matter what she’d say you couldn’t be mad at her. Soko found a solution to get rid of her rival and this edit makes it even more obvious: Kill the bitch![audio:http://www.chromemusic.de/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/ill-kill-her-not_fx-kill-the-bitch-remix.mp3]
Btw nice acoustic video version here.