It's a d.a.n.c.e. Revolution!

Thursday, March 06, 2008

It's a D.a.n.c.e. Revolution!


Everyone loves a cocky Frenchman. How about two? Two cocky Frenchmen who make synthetic, sappy, tangly wires of beats and wandering, lurching basslines? With robot voices ranting about their sexual prowess? You know you want it. Providing ample foot-jiggling madness in Truckers Delight as well as the aforementioned song that got bloggers' tongues wagging, Better Than Prince, Flairs are like sooo hot right now. I'm sure I've heard Truckers... on student radio before, but either way you ought to check it out. That elastic rhythm and spicey beat, peppered with crazy computer freakouts, it wont make your headspin, it'll just make you smile and nod your head and go "yeahhhhhhhhh".

Flairs – Truckers Delight: MP3

Flairs – Myspace


Revolt against generic mainstream dance culture! Observe the crazy Europeans' dance sensibility in employing "bone-crunching" riffs and disco-happy tones! Freak out with the glorious alien-vocals and robo-references! It's in no way passé, call it 2008!

Revolte – Unit 1 Lesson 2: MP3

Revolte – Myspace


Super smooth disco driving retro synth tones in Ghosthustler's recent track Only Me To Trust were enjoyable enough; then they had to go throw something like Someone Else's Ride in our faces! Bringing a whole new level of sappy happy noise, Ghosthustler's new track is probably best enjoyed either cruising down a Cali freeway in a Cadillac, or sipping cruisers in a sleazy bar – but all the while laughing at yourself and the absurdity of the fun and carefree nature of it all. Allllllllright!

Ghosthustler – Only Me To Trust (demo): MP3

Ghosthustler – Someone Else's Ride: MP3

Ghosthustler – Myspace


These guys have been a buzz band on bloggers' lips for a while now, but with each listen they retain a super fresh and appealing sound. Much like how you feel if you eat some fruit in the afternoon after a rather dreary, druggy morning.

Chromeo – Bonafied Lovin': MP3

Chromeo – Fancy Footwork: MP3

Chromeo – Myspace


Okay, so not entirely "dance" per se, but totally fun and catchy and I tend to think that qualifies as dance music anyway, so, whatever. I don't know. All I do know is that it's fast, topical and abrasive, but wrapped up in Lupe's understated, King of Cool facade. It's everything you could've wanted. Garnering five-star reviews around the world, Lupe needs no justifying, just enjoy it. He even makes Snoop Dogg sound cool!

Lupe Fiasco – Go Go Gadget Flow: MP3

Lupe Fiasco – The Coolest: MP3

Lupe Fiasco feat. Snoop Dogg & Pooh Bear – Hi-Definition: MP3

Lupe Fiasco – Myspace


When Gregg Gillis toured here (Auckland, New Zealand, for those unaware of Einstein's origins), it was the sweatiest, funnest dance party we'd had since 2004, or the last D-Rad party. Or the last Pig Out party. But I digress. Bringing it back to dance, Girl Talk know how to rock the party right. With his saran-wrapped industrial design laptop and 80s throwback knowledge, flingin' his hands in the air like he just don't care and dropping beats faster than hipsters dropped drinks in awe at his show, Gregg Gillis is the coolest kid of all. Observe!

Girl Talk – Knife remix: MP3

Girl Talk – Myspace


What better way to end a dance post than with a remix? The Ting Tings has been making waves on student radio and is a band I have been meaning to look into for a while now, upon one much-respected person's recommendation. Their breakout single Great DJ seems to work even better as a remix, which is done brilliantly (even if it's a little on the long side) by Calvin Harris. Expect more from Einstein on The Tings Tings in the near future, but for now check out this odd – but extremely promising – introduction to one band with a very bright future.


At 3:27 AM, March 10, 2008, Anonymous Charlie said...


Is the greatest post



At 3:59 AM, March 10, 2008, Anonymous Charlie said...

awwwwwwwwww you've run out of bandwidth :-(
DARN! just as i was getting my D-load on!

At 5:45 AM, March 10, 2008, Blogger Divinyl said...

Hey Sarah :o)

Yup, no bandwidth...but I headed over to Flairs' MySpace page and I love it! Nice one.

At 8:40 PM, March 10, 2008, Blogger So So Sarah said...

Awh, WOW! Thanks sooooooo much guys! You rule really hard :)

Oh noes! Sucky about the bandwidth! I'll try and sort something out soon :)

Thanks again for the comments! Awh you guys are awes :)


At 4:31 PM, March 16, 2008, Anonymous Sara said...

Holy crap The Ting Tings are pretty amazing


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