Friday, January 23, 2015

Thursday, January 22, 2015

SHREM'S DOUBLE TROUBLE: "FILTHY BELIEVER" /// "WE'RE LIKE THE HARD BORN" - BEA


"Filthy Believer" and "We're Like The Hard Born", two songs taken from BEA's exquisite "Good Thinking" EP, both echo trip-hop reminiscences of the late 90's. Mono's elegant "Formica Blues", Vanessa Daou's "Zipless" and Crustation's "Bloom" all came to my mind while listening to this truly exceptional set of songs. BEA comes from The Netherlands and likes to keep things cool and low-key in the virtual reality of internet, remaining admirably independent, unpredictable and inconspicuous. A rare talent.







Saturday, January 17, 2015

SHREM'S FUTURE ANTHEMS: "OÙ TU VEUX" - Jolie Chérie


How did I survive a whole long year without at least one single by favourite French act Jolie Chérie remains a mystery... The last time we heard from the Parisian electro pop trio was December 2012 when the band was kind enough to premiere their "One, Two, Three" single here on my Carousel. Now Jolie Chérie are back with "Où Tu Veux" a surprising collaboration featuring Valli, a French singer popular back in the 1980's with her band Chagrin D'Amour. The single is what Jolie Chérie does best, a delicious crossover between perfect pop moment and oldskool flavoured club anthem with a pinch of mandatory "French Touch". "Où Tu Veux" is accompanied by a delectably old-fashioned and stylish black & white video directed by Jean Paul Routier. Voilà!



Plaisir De France serves the first official remix of the song, taken from his Remix collection "État des Lieux":



Friday, January 16, 2015

SHREM'S CLUB BIZARRE INTRODUCING: "APOCALIPSI" - Jansky feat. Defled


Jansky is an electronic duo from Palma, Mallorca whom I discovered in 2013 with their mysterious debut EP "Un Big Bang A La Gibrella". Jaume Reus and Laia MaLo are serving another intriguing slice of bizarre techno POP with "Apocalipsi", half whispered and half sung in Catalan just like their previous recordings. The track is announcing the arrival of their new LP "éSSER ElèCTRIC". It's throbbing, it's hypnotic, it's unsettling in an eerily seducing way. Electronic poetry made in Spain. It was bound to end up in my Club Bizarre.

The video was directed by Joan Guasch.

JANSKY 'APOCALIPSI' from Joan Guasch on Vimeo.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

SHREM'S LIST OBSESSION: Top 20 Best Remixes in 2014

#20 "Klapp Klapp (Swindle Mix)" - Little Dragon



#19 "Sing It (Ricardo Baez Remix)" - Hard Ton



#18 "Tough Love (Cyril Hahn Remix)" - Jessie Ware



#17 "Thea (Twin Shadow Remix)" - Goldfrapp



#16 "Runnin' (Machinedrum Remix" - Kelis



#15 "Aller Vers Le Soleil (Hercules & Love Affair Remix)" - Sébastien Tellier



#14 "A Monument To Everything (Kindness Mix feat. Busiswa)" - Röyksopp & Robyn



#13 "Trouble (Skream Remix)" - Curses & DKDS feat. S.Y.F.



#12 "You and I (Hard Ton Remix)" - Miss Plug In



#11 "Inside My Head (Aeroplane Remix)" - Riton feat. Meleka



#10 "In Sintesi (Psychemagik Remix)" - Róisín Murphy



#9 "Swedish Kiss (Johan Agebjörn Remix of Russian Kiss)" - Annie



#8 "Hypnotic Dance (Nicholas Remix)" - Kim Ann Foxman



#7 "Vicious Love (Dimitri from Paris Loungin' at the Disco)" - Midnight Magic



#6 "Pleasure Principle (Eli Escobar Remix) - Lauren Flax feat. Kim Ann Foxman



#5 "Indecision (Jungle Remix)" - Shura



#4 "Wait For Love (Newbody Remix)" - Shaun J. Wright & Alinka



#3 "Uncle ACE (Kindness Remix)" - Blood Orange feat. Robert Owens



#2 "Journey Into The Deep (Kim Ann Foxman Remix)" - Shaun J. Wright & Alinka



#1 "Ancora Ancora Ancora (Severino & Nico De Ceglia Remix)" - Róisín Murphy



Wednesday, January 14, 2015

CHOON OF THE DAY: "COLOR DECAY" - Júníus Meyvant


First of all apologies for quite a long break from me caused by both lay-out changing malarkey and some technical glitches (hope you enjoy the new colours by the way) and the rather poor first two weeks of almost no interesting new sounds around. January blues? How about January folk? Straight from the genre I almost never explore on my carousel but this new Icelandic vocalist is pretty irresistible. Júníus Meyvant's lush "Color Decay" is as perfect as one can imagine a perfect song. Beautifully crafted melody, impeccable production and that wonderfully cosy old-fashioned vibe. Once again some captivating music from the land with the most talent per capita.