Los Angeles via Portland dance band YACHT are always staying busy, but the attention they're receiving is next-level as of late. This compound post samples the music video for their newest offering, "Le Goudron" -- a cover of a song by French singer Brigitte Fontaine -- and their current front-page-of-Hulu fame.

 

FROM YACHT'S PRESS RELEASE: "Le Goudron" is a surrealist revolutionary song originally recorded in 1969 with The Art Ensemble of Chicago; YACHT has reinvented its naive-apocalyptic candor for a neon-soaked dance floor, their preferred autonomous zone."... Of the song, YACHT says, "we can only hope that our frantic, starry-eyed cribbing of Brigitte Fontaine makes us better people. In the meantime, we wanted to pay homage."

YACHT - "Le Goudron" (Briggite Fontaine Cover)

YACHT have transformed Briggite Fontaine's acoustic track into a dancefloor single, in the name of reviving a revolutionary dance anthem. See the French lyrics, with a rough English translation, below; this is not a revolutionary song in the political sense, but in the sensually-aware sense.

 

Download YACHT - "Le Goudron" MP3 Briggite Fontaine - "Le Goudron" (Original)

 

Bleep is a weekly collection focusing on varying degrees of electronic music news, videos and MP3s. This week we feature a new track from Squarepusher, a Prins Thomas remix, some Joy Orbison news and more.

 

Squarepusher

It's been a long while since English producer Thomas Jenkinson, aka Squarepusher, has put out a record that reminded us all why we fell in love with him so many years ago. On Ufabulum, his fourteenth studio album since starting in 1994, Squarepusher seems hellbent on releasing one of the most powerful and startling records of the year. Returning to his more drum-and-bass meets acid house styling, Jenkinson has captured all of our attention in 2012 with both "Dark Steering" and the brand new "Drax 2." Ufabulum is out May 15th via Warp.

 

SPECTRAL HYPNOSIS A recurring series, featuring mesmerizing songs for one to lose sense of time and space, mind and body.

Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs - "Tapes & Money" (John Talabot Remix)

In this remix of Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs "Tapes & Money," snippets of vocals are repeated almost to the point of ad nauseum. Many remixes of this song are available, including those by MJ Cole, Eats Everything, and Casino Times, but John Talabot is one with a singularly impressive ability to make such repetition not even the least bit boring. His "Ritual Deconstruction" mix seems to live up to its own name as it slowly and methodically chisels into one's brain with every click, tap, and refrain. The remix bundle came out on April 10th. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs - "Tapes & Money" (John Talabot Remix) Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs will release his long-awaited debut album, Trouble, June 12th in the US via Casablanca Records. As far as I'm concerned, the original can be skipped in light of this vastly superior remix. But if you'd like to decide for yourself, you can stream it at YouTube.

 

In this compound post for Danish band Sleep Party People, we review the music videos for "Chin and "A Dark God Heart," and continue with an album review and full album stream for their latest, We Were Drifting On A Sad Song.

Sleep Party People are really trying their best to present their music as the kind for the moments between wake and sleep, and journalists lifting straight off the press release are certainly spreading this message along for no particular reason -- until now. This sleek and spacey video for "Chin" is certainly the best indicator of Sleep Party People's intentions yet, reaching true ballerina-meets-outerspace take-off about halfway through, when a succession of (irregular) hexagonal shapes remind you that you should watch Carl Sagan's Cosmos. (I've taken the liberty of posting a clip of that at the bottom of this post, because... why not?) This video, directed by Obscura and featuring dancer Caroline Baldwin, is just an all-around a delicious view, with its rainbow projections of space.

 

Remix City Sifting through mountains of remix trash so you don't have to, in an attempt to find the ones that contribute to their originals. Hitting the mega dance tip today, with some funkiness and animated .gif action.

Theophilus London

Theophilus London is breathing new life into his debut album, Timez Are Weird These Days. On April 24th, Theophilus hits the dance floor. He'll be releasing the Bing sponsored Timez Are Weird These Nights, The Remixes. His songs have been remixed by some of the best DJ's in the game, from Brodinski and Crookers to Fred Falke and Skream. Last week, Theophilus London offered fans the first taste of what they can expect a lot more of on Timez Are Weird These Nights, including a stream of the Jeffrey Jerusalem remix of "Lighthouse." For the visual pleasure of the internet, accompanying the stream of the track is an animated gif. Theophilus has teamed up with his friends at Mr-Gif.com to make animated gifs for each of the remixes featured on Timez Are Weird These Nights which will live on their own website, timezareweirdthesenights.tumblr.com

 

 

 

 

Theophilus London - "Lighthouse" (Jeffrey Jerusalem Remix) Theophilus London - "Lighthouse" (Original)

 

 

"Pop music shouldn't always get a bad rap," says Top Pops!, a recurring selection of pop music highlights across a selection of styles.

 

Gardens & Villa

We've covered these Santa Barbara groovesters quite a bit, but their trajectory this year is upwards-bound at an intense and exponentially-terrifying rate! If you haven't seen them yet, now is the time; constant touring and being on the road have catapulted them to new heights of live performance expertise, just in time for showing off to Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre at Coachella. We've just posted a series of live tour videos on YouTube, with more to come. Scope out unreleased track "Avalanche" below, from their show last year at Holocene in Portland. They will be returning again to Holocene after Sasquatch, on May 30th -- to play with another band we support: Swahili. Stream a demo of a new Swahili track, below.

 

Read our interview with Gardens & Villa Watch "Spacetime" Music Video Stream more Gardens & Villa Live Videos On REDEFINE'S YouTube Channel GARDENS & VILLA TOUR DATES 4/26 - Oakland, CA - The New Parish 5/11 - Monterey, CA - Cal State/Black Box Cabaret 5/24 - Davis, CA - Sofia Thai Kitchen 5/25 - Eugene, OR - Sam Bonds Garage 5/25 - George, WA - Sasquatch Festival 5/30 - Portland, OR - Holocene 6/1 - Santa Barbara, CA - Santa Barbara Bowl ^ 6/23 - St. Paul, MN - River's Edge Music Festival 7/7 - Quincy, CA - High Sierra Music Fest 7/8 - Quincy, CA - High Sierra Music Fest

Swahili

Playing with Gardens & Villa in Portland on May 30th, for a MusicfestNW kick-off party, as mentioned above. Here is a rough demo of Swahili's latest track, "Mokomokai."

 

The nine-person Brooklyn disco band Midnight Magic have released a suite of materials in the past week, in celebration of their new EP, What The Eyes Can't See, out today on Midnight Sun Sound! Included in this post are their new video for "Drop Me A Line," a Holy Ghost! remix of the same track, and a catchy B-side single called "Psycho For Your Love." RAWR.

What The Eyes Can’t See EP Tracklist 1. What The Eyes Can't See 2. Heat 3. Julio 4. Calling Out 5. Psycho For Your Love (Bonus) 6. Magic Midnight (Bonus) Listen to Holy Ghost!'s remix for Midnight Magic's "Drop Me A Line"DOWNLOAD MP3
Listen to Midnight Magic's "Psycho For Your Love"DOWNLOAD MP3

 

Download Midnight Magic Remix for Panama's "Magic"

 

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