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Cyril Sneer
Aug 8, 2004

Life would be simple in the forest except for Cyril Sneer. And his life would be simple except for The Raccoons.

Why was there a new thread created? Electro-pop and house/techno/synth are sufficiently differentiated to warrant seperate threads. We all know this is just going to turn into a house re-re-re-re-mix thread. As a fan of electro-pop, I'm really not interested in looking through page after page of MSTRKRFT and Chromeo mixes...

The whole reason for the electro-pop thread was that its a genre that tends to get completely overlooked in threads such as these.


But anyway,

Rex the Dog - I Can See You Can You See Me
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5jH0MHZTDE

The Tough Alliance - Neo Violence
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55zoTCK6cEo

Bloc Party - One More Chance
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOm5z2KIDJg

Midnight Juggernauts - 20,000 Leagues
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCE2SUZAEE

The Presets - This Boy's in Love
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WO45oUdRqTs

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Cyril Sneer
Aug 8, 2004

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TheForgotton posted:

A friend of mine plays in Miami under the name Panic Bomber. To me, it sounds like a funky, experimental Daft Punk. He sometimes plays with a horn section, like in this video.

This is really cool.

Cyril Sneer
Aug 8, 2004

Life would be simple in the forest except for Cyril Sneer. And his life would be simple except for The Raccoons.

Swedish electro-pop!

I dare you to listen to this and not feel immediately released from the stresses of your day...

The Sound of Arrows - M.A.G.I.C:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v65mLiAYE_k

The Sound of Arrows - Into the Clouds:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yZlXe8mn_Q


Iwate posted:

I have been addicted to this track recently. My friends description describes it perfectly: "This is my addiction and the cure."
Digitalism - Pogo (shinichi osawa remix)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UQhGM2pc88

This is a great song. Too bad the rest of their stuff doesn't hold up.

Cyril Sneer
Aug 8, 2004

Life would be simple in the forest except for Cyril Sneer. And his life would be simple except for The Raccoons.

Man vs Child posted:

I hope he means Digitalism because there is no way that could apply to Shinichi!

I definitely meant Digitalism. Pogo is a real standout; all the rest of their stuff falls pretty flat IMO.

Cyril Sneer
Aug 8, 2004

Life would be simple in the forest except for Cyril Sneer. And his life would be simple except for The Raccoons.

Danger - Octopus! posted:

Went to see the Pet Shop Boys in Glasgow last night.

First band was Unicorn Kid, a local hipster-nerd-looking teenager doing dancey retro commodore 64 music. Didn't seem to appeal to much of the audience but he was good fun, just not what most people were there for.

Second band was Bad Lieutenant, the group Bernard Sumner formed out of the ashes of New Order. Their own music was a bit far from my taste, guitary rock stuff, but luckily they only played a couple of tracks of that (which only really went down well with That Guy At A Gig Who Really Really Digs The Support). People went pretty wild as th ey played a few New Order tracks (Bizarre Love Triangle, Temptation and another one) as well as Love Will Tear Us Apart and Out Of Control. I was pretty happy, since I never got the chance to see New Order before they broke up and they were really good versions of their tracks.

The Pet Shop Boys themselves were incredible - Neil Tennant was charismatic and great, choreography for the backing dancers was really clever in a few places, Chris Lowe busted out some funky dance and the stage set design was really neat, since it was all big boxes be moved around between and even during songs. The audience was a mix of gay couples reminiscing about back in the day, 30something women going crazy for the big popular tracks and a sprinkling of younger hipsters with ironic haircuts.

Unlike Erasure, who I saw in 2007, the Pet Shop Boys have actual good recent albums - the Erasure crowd pretty much went silent every time a newer track was played, but the songs from the last two PSB albums went down a treat last night.

I'm jealous. I'd love to see PSB live. One thing thats great about them, as you mentioned, is that their new stuff is quite good. This is in contrast to many other acts from that era who are still producing music that pretty much sucks now.
(Duran Duran, A-Ha, Depeche Mode: I'm looking at all of you)

On the other hand, I have seen New Order live. Temptation is probably one of my all-time favourite songs.

Cyril Sneer
Aug 8, 2004

Life would be simple in the forest except for Cyril Sneer. And his life would be simple except for The Raccoons.


Uggh. This is so far from a remix it doesn't deserve the title. It IS a great song, in and of itself, but aside from that one charging laser sound, there's barely any resemblance to the original song.

Original (which is fantastic):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cznha2YTTh0


Canadians in this thread might recognize this song from a current McDonald's ad:

Bot'Ox - Blue Steel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMEUpF7mNb0

A great bit of synth chillout.

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Cyril Sneer
Aug 8, 2004

Life would be simple in the forest except for Cyril Sneer. And his life would be simple except for The Raccoons.

Threatis posted:

I think you actually mean the Eric Wareheim directed video for Major Lazer - Keep It Going Louder is the best video of the year http://vimeo.com/7652564

also it is basically my favorite single of the year and got slept on by nearly everyone because they were too busy stanning over "Pon De Floor"

The video is pretty drat cool, and I really dig the female vocals but the hip hop autotune bits completely ruin this song for me. It really could've represented a fresh sound, but no, it had to fall back to top-40 mediocrity.

Cyril Sneer
Aug 8, 2004

Life would be simple in the forest except for Cyril Sneer. And his life would be simple except for The Raccoons.

I still say Sirkka is the best song in this thread

Flashing Twelve posted:

So what's coming in 2010? MGMT have a new album coming in Spring

I absolutely loved their debut album, but I'm not getting my hopes up for this. I read somewhere they consider themselves a rock band, not an electro act, with Kids/Electric Feel/Time to Pretend being more or less flukes.

Flashing Twelve posted:

We've also seen a teaser for Midnight Juggernauts which sort of sucked.

I thought their last album was pretty poo poo. This sounds good to me.

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Cyril Sneer
Aug 8, 2004

Life would be simple in the forest except for Cyril Sneer. And his life would be simple except for The Raccoons.

Firaga posted:

Awwww shiiitt. Calvin Harris, Laidback Luke, and FAKE BLOOD march 20th.
Oh man I'm probably not going to survive that night. There are other awesome djs there too like boy 8-bit and nero but those 3 are the reason I'm there.
Anyone in Toronto or around that doesn't know about the show its Digital Future at the sound academy.
It's going to be a wicked night
The weekend after I'm going to a DnB party with Andy C and Ed Rush, then the week after that Armin Van Buuren comes for the 10th anniversary of A State Of Trance. I have no idea how I'm going to survive march.

Thanks for the heads up.

Lots of good stuff going on in March, especially with Canadian Music Week (for those who like indie stuff). Electric Six is gonna be crazy fun too.


On that note, there seem to be quite a few Toronto people in this thread...where do all yall go for shows? Do any of you guys actually play here?

Cyril Sneer
Aug 8, 2004

Life would be simple in the forest except for Cyril Sneer. And his life would be simple except for The Raccoons.

Firaga posted:

The Guvernment usually plays big names. Footwork as well. I'm seeing Sydney Blu at footwork this Friday. Cosmic gate was at the guv last night (I was sick). Jelo is going to be playing at footwork at some point in April. Deadmau5 and Infected Mushroom were here recently. Both played at the guv. Dubfire played last weekend.
The Social has electro nights on Mondays. There have been some bigger djs there like MSTRKRFT but usually its just a night of a local dj spinning electro (which is awesome).
I think Justice played at circa last year.
Really your big go-to clubs for electronic music are The Guvernment and Footwork. Both play big names usually every weekend and are pretty awesome. The guv can be annoying sometimes because they pack people in and I'm a dancer so its hard to find space in the main room. Footwork is usually a great time. Good go-to for electro. The Social is awesome but its monday nights so I almost never go :\
There is also a place called This Is London but its like 23+ so I can't go yet.
Oh and comfort zone which spins house. I haven't been but I hear its alright. Just reaaaallllly sketchy.
I'm usually out every weekend, you just need to get "into the scene" and you're gonna be wondering how you can afford all of these shows.
Toronto has a wiiiicked electronic music and party scene.

Oh, I'm well aware of the Guvernment and Circa...been to both many times. I was more looking for places that play good current stuff, but aren't necessarily part of the big tours circuit.

I've seen lots of posters for Footwork but I've never been.

Cyril Sneer
Aug 8, 2004

Life would be simple in the forest except for Cyril Sneer. And his life would be simple except for The Raccoons.

I still say this is the best song posted in this entire thread:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yg7m9Ui3afw

Please electro-wizards, find me more like this!

Cyril Sneer
Aug 8, 2004

Life would be simple in the forest except for Cyril Sneer. And his life would be simple except for The Raccoons.

Man vs Child posted:

tons of Fear of Tigers and more!

There other stuff's not as good


(IMO)

Cyril Sneer
Aug 8, 2004

Life would be simple in the forest except for Cyril Sneer. And his life would be simple except for The Raccoons.

This thread needs more SYNTHPOP!


Joy Electric recently released a covers CD featuring a bunch of recent pop songs including Feist and Coldplay:


http://www.myspace.com/joyelectric

As with most JE, there's some hits and misses, but his Viva La Vida cover is amazing. He does a wicked cover of The All American Rejects "It Ends Tonight" as well.

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Cyril Sneer
Aug 8, 2004

Life would be simple in the forest except for Cyril Sneer. And his life would be simple except for The Raccoons.

mezzir posted:

As per real content, god drat I forgot how much I love Friendly Fires
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGEY...feature=related

Great song. Good to see there's at least a little bit of synthpop left in this thread.


I've never been much of a Chem.Bros fan but that Escape Velocity track is sick.

Cyril Sneer fucked around with this message at Apr 11, 2010 around 16:28

Cyril Sneer
Aug 8, 2004

Life would be simple in the forest except for Cyril Sneer. And his life would be simple except for The Raccoons.

Hey, Man vs Child, Really digging that Monarchy track from a few days ago...

http://www.youtube.com/user/curbcheck#p/u/7/2cweXCJeSO4

Actually, this one is even better:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKBb...feature=related

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Cyril Sneer
Aug 8, 2004

Life would be simple in the forest except for Cyril Sneer. And his life would be simple except for The Raccoons.

incoherent posted:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVEFIJNWmls

For those looking for Bloc party unhinged on the sythns (and sounding a bit like early 90s electronica) Kele Okereke new solo efforts sound exceptionally dance floor friendly.

Now I hope bloc party can get back to writing a follow up to silent alarm.

This is great. I don't think there's a single song by these guys I don't like.

Cyril Sneer
Aug 8, 2004

Life would be simple in the forest except for Cyril Sneer. And his life would be simple except for The Raccoons.

vossi posted:

basement jaxx remixed white sky by vampire weekend
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JeJGN3mABvQ

i like

omg yes. This is amazing. Can't wait for the actual release.

incoherent posted:

Well, then. Moving forward.

Felix da housecat just dropped a new one a week or two ago

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofnA2XZrygg


Felix da Housecat frustrates me. Ready 2 Wear was such a fantastic song, but nothing else he's done sounds remotely like it

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Cyril Sneer
Aug 8, 2004

Life would be simple in the forest except for Cyril Sneer. And his life would be simple except for The Raccoons.

Another fantastic remix from Fear of Tigers

Mille - Crysteena

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4qyZcwwZw0

Cyril Sneer
Aug 8, 2004

Life would be simple in the forest except for Cyril Sneer. And his life would be simple except for The Raccoons.

echinopsis posted:

I'm a massive fan of the synth work of pink floyd, especially the first few parts of "Shine in you Crazy Diamond", and the beginning of "Sheep" is amazing

Is there much other stuff out there like this? Or when the thread title says "synth" doesn't it not mean what I think.

It doesn't mean much beyond the "house/electro" part, unfortunately.

Cyril Sneer
Aug 8, 2004

Life would be simple in the forest except for Cyril Sneer. And his life would be simple except for The Raccoons.

Needs more synthpop!

Hurts - Better Than Love (LightsOverLA) remix:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLD4uptTlTk

Cyril Sneer
Aug 8, 2004

Life would be simple in the forest except for Cyril Sneer. And his life would be simple except for The Raccoons.

MzKzM posted:

god i love siriusmo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeKgwRKYMTE

I'm not really a big fan of the glitchy sound, but this is fantastic.

Cyril Sneer
Aug 8, 2004

Life would be simple in the forest except for Cyril Sneer. And his life would be simple except for The Raccoons.

ssssssyyyyyyynnntttttttthhhhhpoooooppppppp!

Marina and the Diamonds - Shampain (Fred Falke remix) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9TI0m-ODps

(her whole Family Jewels album is fantastic. A sort of British Lady Gaga)

Cyril Sneer
Aug 8, 2004

Life would be simple in the forest except for Cyril Sneer. And his life would be simple except for The Raccoons.

Dropping in to maintain some semblance of synthpop recognition. This is an absolutely siiiiiick tune by Crystal Castles & Robert Smith.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32udqal_lyQ

(its actually a cover by obscure Canadian new romantic act Platinum Blond)

Cyril Sneer
Aug 8, 2004

Life would be simple in the forest except for Cyril Sneer. And his life would be simple except for The Raccoons.

incoherent posted:

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooooooooooooohhhhhhhh yes.

Proper Cut Copy.

http://soundcloud.com/modularpeople...over-radio-edit

Dammit! Was just about to post this.

...yeah, its pretty nice though. Goddamn, CC's live show two years ago still stands out head and shoulders above as my awesomest night out.

Cyril Sneer
Aug 8, 2004

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Frederick Carlsson - House (KKAZZ remix)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_IT8pslpb4

Fantastic bit of chill synthpop

Cyril Sneer
Aug 8, 2004

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I'm stealing this from tracasseur, but this remix is fantastic so I'm pimping it here:

http://soundcloud.com/sparkadia/tal...d-radio-edit-v2


edit: Has a real Pet Shop Boys vibe to it.

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Cyril Sneer
Aug 8, 2004

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Flashing Twelve posted:

Can't believe this slipped past me, but PNAU's new album is apparently called 'Soft Universe'. Here's a preview of 'The Truth':

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYOX0wza_qk

And the Sam La More remix preview, which has a bit more substance: http://soundcloud.com/samlamore/pna...e-remix-preview

They've got a spot booked for BDO 2011, so I'm willing to bet the album comes out between now and then.

Yeah, waiting for this and Cut Copy's new album to drop sooooo bad.

Cyril Sneer
Aug 8, 2004

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This just in: PNAU - The Truth Sam La More Remix- full length!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TwGDSmdEG4

edit: better quality on soundcloud...

http://soundcloud.com/samlamore/pna...m-la-more-remix

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Cyril Sneer
Aug 8, 2004

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phractured posted:

I really don't know what it is, but despite hearing "Like a G6" for over a year, I still adore this song.

The first time I heard this song I thought they were singing "Mac & Cheese sticks", and figured it was some stupid internet thing.

Its an awful song.

Cyril Sneer
Aug 8, 2004

Life would be simple in the forest except for Cyril Sneer. And his life would be simple except for The Raccoons.

Someone posted this Italo-disco mix in that Italian stereotypes thread in GBS. There are some amazing tunes in here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3LJDpbPaXo

Goddamn I wish I grew up in the 80s

Cyril Sneer
Aug 8, 2004

Life would be simple in the forest except for Cyril Sneer. And his life would be simple except for The Raccoons.

O M G

Cut Copy. Toronto. Sound Academy, April 7th. Ticket presale on now, I just grabbed 3.

Saw these guys at Circa two(?) years ago and it was easily the best show I've ever been to.

Cyril Sneer
Aug 8, 2004

Life would be simple in the forest except for Cyril Sneer. And his life would be simple except for The Raccoons.

Lysis posted:

Have you heard their new album? It's a big departure from their last two.

Yeah, its no Ghost Colours, thats for sure

Cyril Sneer
Aug 8, 2004

Life would be simple in the forest except for Cyril Sneer. And his life would be simple except for The Raccoons.

Has anyone here seen Royksopp before? They're playing in Toronto in April. Junior was amazing but Senior was completely blah to me.

Vernacular posted:

Am I crazy for thinking the new Cut Copy is leagues better than their prior stuff? I'm really enjoying this album alot, pleasantly surprised to say the least.

They totally pulled an MGMT

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Cyril Sneer
Aug 8, 2004

Life would be simple in the forest except for Cyril Sneer. And his life would be simple except for The Raccoons.

Awesome bit of chill synthpop from Wolfram ft. Haddaway (!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ad2jFS214dA

Mmmmmwwuaaa beautiful.

Cyril Sneer
Aug 8, 2004

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infinity2005 posted:

Hold My Breath from Wolfram's album is very good too, suggest anyone should check the album out if they are into discoish stuff. I actually thought the Haddaway track was one of the weakest.

Where have you been able to hear the album? It's not supposed to be out until the 11th and there's nothing on youtube or the blogs.

Cyril Sneer
Aug 8, 2004

Life would be simple in the forest except for Cyril Sneer. And his life would be simple except for The Raccoons.

More sexy synthpop

Beat Connection - Silver Screen http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrYmDbB1q94

infinity2005 posted:

Hold My Breath from Wolfram's album is very good too, suggest anyone should check the album out if they are into discoish stuff. I actually thought the Haddaway track was one of the weakest.

Managed to dig up some links - most fantastic. Really pumped to hear the whole thing now.

Cyril Sneer
Aug 8, 2004

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AKP posted:

Now you got the hang of it, son!

What blogs does everyone here primarily use? Unless they only go on Beatport/Soundcloud. Daftwho.com are definitely worth checking out.

http://www.tracasseur.com

Cyril Sneer
Aug 8, 2004

Life would be simple in the forest except for Cyril Sneer. And his life would be simple except for The Raccoons.

How sick is this. So sick.

Wolfram - Breathless

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mv7TmRWlxUI

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Cyril Sneer
Aug 8, 2004

Life would be simple in the forest except for Cyril Sneer. And his life would be simple except for The Raccoons.

PatrickDomino posted:

OMG, new Computers Want Me Dead! I <3 their New Zealand-ish electropop style.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29bZHfMvjvw (In your Blood, so melodic and depressingly good)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65Qi4nckSwg (their new track, a little bit poppier, but still electropoppingly catchy and delicious)

Ehhhhh. I'm a huge electropop fan but these guys sound way too suburban-mall-my-14-year-old-sister-likes-them for me.

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Cyril Sneer
Aug 8, 2004

Life would be simple in the forest except for Cyril Sneer. And his life would be simple except for The Raccoons.

Saw Cut Copy and Holy Ghost in Toronto last night. Another sick show. Really really wish they could've played a club on a friday or saturday night though. Last time they were here they played at Circa and did a dj set after.

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