Friday, April 30, 2010

SHREM'S INSTITUTE OF LOST CLASSICS PRESENTS...


THEY KEEP DANCING (NUVO MIX) - The Perspects




Such haunting melody, fierce vocals and generally intriguing atmosphere around this one. Not 2 get hooked by this track is a mission impossible ;-) Have heaps of fun this weekend everybody!!!



CHOON OF THE DAY: YOU BELONG - Hercules & Love Affair





While waiting for their brand new album...



Tuesday, April 27, 2010

CHOON OF THE DAY: MIRACLE - Sally Shapiro



Beautiful cinematography in this clip. One of my most adored music acts out there Sally Shapiro reinventing Italo Disco in... Norway... ♥♥♥



SHREM'S ACADEMY OF ALL TIME BEST SINGLES

HOLD ON by En Vogue




RELEASE DATE: 1990
POSITION ON MY TOP 200 ALL TIME FAVOURITE CHART: 171
UK SINGLES CHART'S PEAK POSITION: 5
KEY LYRICS: "Don't waste your time
Fighting blind minded thoughts of despair
Hold on to your love"




Monday, April 26, 2010

CHOON OF THE DAY: HOT LIPS - Pacific!



Some cool ultra-melodic vibes all the way from Göteborg, Sweden. I discovered it last year flying from Delhi 2 Singapore on my around the world trip starving 4 some fresh euro-sounds. I still like it quite a lot.



Sunday, April 25, 2010

SHREM'S FUTURE ANTHEMS: 不自然なガール (FUSHIZEN NA GIRL) - Perfume



Irresistible, shamelessly catchy, uplifiting and visually stunning. Japan's number one girl band and their brand new single. 2 b filed under PURE POP PERFECTION.

UPDATE: The video has been made private on youtube just about an hour ago so here's just a snippet of it instead. Will replace it with the full video as soon as it's available again...



SHREM'S INSTITUTE OF LOST CLASSICS PRESENTS...

UKNOWHOWWEDU by Bahamadia



She was born 2 rap. Female Q-Tip. Ideal 4 this sunny sunday chill-out zone.



Saturday, April 24, 2010

CHOON OF THE DAY: SQUEEZE ME - Kraak & Smaak Feat. Ben Westbeech



How did I miss this video? Fantastic clip 2 accompany this great tune by The Netherlands' prime producers.



Friday, April 23, 2010

CHOON OF THE DAY: TIP TOE WALK (Siriusmo Remix) - Bodi Bill



Yet another genius rendition by Siriusmo. Very very very haunting... My morning walk-2-work soundtrack this week...




The ever so brilliant RCRDLBL offers free download of it HERE

Thursday, April 22, 2010

SHREM'S WORLDLY DELIGHTS

Getting ready 4 some serious Balkan & Gypsy grooviness @ Shebeen Chic 2morrow. Here's a little something by Fanfare Ciocărlia - the incredible twelve-piece Roma brass band. One of the most spectacular musicians of the genre.



ARTIST: Fanfare Ciocărlia
TITLE: "Manea Cu Voca"
RELEASE DATE: 2009
COUNTRY: ROMANIA



SHREM'S VINTAGE CORNER PRESENTS...

L'APPUNTAMENTO by Ornella Vanoni



Milano diva and her melody from heaven, released as a 7" single back in 1970... hasn't lost any of its charm all through the years.



Wednesday, April 21, 2010

KEEP DA FLAVA OF DA OLDSKOOL: AIN'T NOBODY BETTER - Inner City



I'm not ashamed 2 say Inner City's debut album "PARADISE" firmly stands among my favourite albums of all times. It shaped my taste of music 4 the following two decades... Kevin Saunderson's slick, back then highly innovative and ever so recognisable production plus irresistible vocals of miss Shanna Jackson... Detroit techno or simply in my case the first house music act I have ever come across, still very high in my rankings after all these years... Always wanted Róisín Murphy 2 cover this particular tune.



CHOON OF THE DAY: WONDERFUL LIFE (ANTHONY BAKER REMIX) - Hurts



1980's Nu Romantic revisited for the new decade (= Nu Nu romantic?). A handsome song indeed, Anthony Baker's remix is a winner.



Tuesday, April 20, 2010

GURU 17th July 1966 – 19th April 2010 r.i.p.







SHREM'S GUILTIEST OF PLEASURES... VOL.6

WHEN THE RAIN BEGINS TO FALL by Jermaine Jackson and Pia Zadora



Remember my dad had it on one of his real-2-reel tapes... I am still quite of fond of this song as well as very fond of Pia Zadora's sunglasses obviously... What a fashion statement... I miss the 80's...



Monday, April 19, 2010

SHREM'S LATE MONDAY NIGHT SESSIONS...

BELONG by Washed Out



Video of the month by far! I was extremely fond of Washed Out's debut single "FEEL IT ALL AROUND" but this new addition 2 the vibrant Kitsuné Maison catalogue is just pure luscious. Life in mono can be so stereo sometimes...



CHOON OF THE DAY: MADE FOR LOVE - José James



Liquid sounds produced by the mighty Flying Lotus. How fresh does this sound? BEAUTY :-)



Sunday, April 18, 2010

SHREM'S FUTURE ANTHEMS: MAKE MY HEART - Toni Braxton



Who would have thought... Yes Toni Braxton herself and her brand new super-catchy gem of a single. I LOVE IT!



SHREM'S ACADEMY OF ALL TIME BEST SINGLES

ON THE RADIO by Jay Jay Johanson



RELEASE DATE: 2002
POSITION ON MY TOP 200 ALL TIME FAVOURITE CHART: 49
UK SINGLES CHART'S PEAK POSITION: n/a
KEY LYRICS: "Everytime I hear my song
On the radio
I keep moving closer
And closer to you
Everytime the DJ is playing my song
I can feel you here by my side"




Saturday, April 17, 2010

SHREM'S WORLDLY DELIGHTS

With that weather outside there could have been only one artist I mention on my blog 2day... Cabo Verde's very own national treasure Miss Cesaria Evora... It's never too late 4 a bit of carnival:-)



ARTIST: Cesária Évora
TITLE:"Carnaval De Sao Vicente"
RELEASE DATE: 1999
COUNTRY: CAPE VERDE



Friday, April 16, 2010

KEEP DA FLAVA OF DA OLDSKOOL: GET A LIFE - Soul II Soul



Jazzie B has always been a pure genius. The inventor of UK's vibrant urban scene. This was the first single taken off Soul II Soul's excellent second album back in 1989. Amazingness.



Thursday, April 15, 2010

CHOON OF THE DAY: VITAL SIGNS - Midnight Juggernauts



Well it's nowhere near the utter brilliance of SHADOWS still a fine comeback single from the Melbourne boys.



Wednesday, April 14, 2010

GET IN2 THE RARE GROOVES: OPERATOR - Midnight Star



Sooooo want those jumpsuits... 1984 the year of choons!!!



CHOON OF THE DAY: DISCO MONSTER - Le Le



Un petit peu de disco noir... Fierce, dark and twisted. Danse macabre of the new decade...



Monday, April 12, 2010

SHREM'S LATE MONDAY NIGHT SESSIONS...

BROKEN SPELL by The Timewriter feat. Theresa Baltimore



Deep house deliciousness, perfect 4 next weekend dancefloor sessions...



THE DECADE IN SONGS: 2

2 - PURE PLEASURE SEEKER - MOLOKO



ALBUM: "THINGS TO MAKE AND DO" - Moloko
MY I-CHOONS COUNT: 26
BEST REMIX: Todd Edward
KEY LYRICS: "Gimme new kicks
I wanna go deeper
Never been too keen a timekeeper
Show me new tricks
You can get me on the beeper
I'm a pure new pleasure seeker."

RELEASE DATE: 2000
MYSPACE





HERE is the official fantabulous video traditionally disabled 4 blogging by EMI (GRRRRRRRR!!!) what I can present u with instead is Moloko's electrifying live performance of it at Pinkpop festival in 2004. This multi-layered, melodically advanced & flamboyant composition could serve 3 very decent pop songs instead it stands out as one of the decade's strongest tracks both lyrically and musically. Fierce, sexy & absolutely fabulous.



Saturday, April 10, 2010

SHREM'S INSTITUTE OF LOST CLASSICS PRESENTS...

ROCKIN' BACK INSIDE MY HEART by Julee Cruise



David Lynch's number one musical muse and her most haunting of all singles that accompanied one of most memorable scenes from Twin Peaks... Mesmerising vocal performance...



MALCOLM MCLAREN 22 January 1946 – 8 April 2010 R.I.P.





Thursday, April 8, 2010

CHOON OF THE DAY: NIGHTCALL (BREAKBOT REMIX) - Kavinsky



Yummy and very chromeoesque... Parisian grooviness, the first sounds of the upcoming weekend... Bring it on...



Wednesday, April 7, 2010

SHREM'S ACADEMY OF ALL TIME BEST SINGLES

PEEK A BOO by Siouxsie & The Banshees



RELEASE DATE: 1988
POSITION ON MY TOP 200 ALL TIME FAVOURITE CHART: 4
UK SINGLES CHART'S PEAK POSITION: 14
KEY LYRICS: "Golly jeepers
Where'd you get those peepers?
Peepshow, creepshow
Where did you get those eyes?"




SHREM'S WORLDLY DELIGHTS

Always a pure pleasure 2 receive a fresh latin flavoured mix cd from u Miss Mac Gowan. Here's one of my favourites of all the Brazilian and Colombian delights I got from u this time. Enjoy a bit of samba guys:



ARTIST: MARCELO D2
TITLE:"A Procura da Batida Perfeita"
RELEASE DATE: 2003
COUNTRY: Brazil



Tuesday, April 6, 2010

SHREM'S INSTITUTE OF LOST CLASSICS PRESENTS...

G.B.I. (GERMAN BOLD ITALIC) by Towa Tei Feat. Kylie Minogue





The japanese motive continues in my virtual catalogue of lost classics. Here's an absolutely mesmerising joint effort single released back in 1997 by Japan's prime dj Towa Tei and Miss Minogue herself... Give it a go even if u're not too keen on Kylie as it simply is a jewel of a tune as well as a visually stunning experience courtesy of monsieur Stéphane Sednaoui directing.



Monday, April 5, 2010

SHREM'S LATE MONDAY NIGHT SESSIONS...

LOST WHERE I BELONG - Andreya Triana



And yet again I have fallen in love... Single of the week guys! Flying Lotus remix below the original video is just UN-BE-LIE-VA-BLE!!! I dare 2 say it's even better than both of Bonobo's singles with Miss Triana on vocals put 2gether!





Enjoy...



KEEP DA FLAVA OF DA OLDSKOOL: PROMISED LAND - Joe Smooth Feat. Anthony Thomas



1987 Chicago house classic still sounding fresh and groovy.



Sunday, April 4, 2010

SHREM'S INSTITUTE OF LOST CLASSICS PRESENTS...

HAPPY SAD by Pizzicato 5
ハッピー・サッド ピチカート・ファイヴ



Joyful little number, 1950's reinvented in 1994 by one of this planet's most colourful ensembles. This retro chic gem is perfect not only 4 sipping your first cocktails this springtime! Marvellous:-)



Saturday, April 3, 2010

THE DECADE IN SONGS: 3

3 - PASS THIS ON - THE KNIFE



ALBUM: "DEEP CUTS" - The Knife
MY I-CHOONS COUNT: 72
BEST REMIX: Dahlbäck And Dahlbäck Mix
KEY LYRICS: "I'm in love with your brother
What's his name?
I thought I'd come by
To see him again
When you two danced
Oh what a dance
When you two laughed
Oh what a laugh
Has he mentioned my age love?
Or is he more into young girls with dyed black hair?"

RELEASE DATE: 2003
MYSPACE





I don't there's anything else I could add on The Knife's PASS THIS ON which I have been praising 4 so many years now. It simply is one of the greatest songs and additionally one of the most stunning music videos of all times... Cult status among my friends as well as all Dreijer siblings devotees. Magnificent sonic experience.



Friday, April 2, 2010

CHOON OF THE DAY: I FEEL BETTER - Hot Chip



OH... MY... GOD... It's the single of the year lads!!! I mean it!!! And the video of the year too!!! And most importantly the HOT CHIP boys finally managed 2 top or even surpass the brilliance of their cult OVER & OVER single. I am absolutely amazed, stunned and in awe... One big f***ing W-----O-----W-----!!!



GET IN2 THE RARE GROOVES: GIRLFRIEND - Pebbles



1980's R'N'B @ its finest. I love me some Pebbles sometimes...



Thursday, April 1, 2010

SHREM'S INSTITUTE OF LOST CLASSICS PRESENTS...

NIGHT LIFE by AMON TOBIN



Brazil's prime electronic magician. His 1998 album "PERMUTATION" caused an unprecedented stir in the way I perceive sounds of music up 2 now. Here's his breathtakingly beautiful collage of sounds called NIGHT LIFE. When music becomes visual in our ears...



Just realised that the sound isn't the best in this clip above but couldn't resist the amazing visuals so here's the trick how about listening 2 it form the clip below and watching the one above... Sorry 4 the awkwardness... It does work though:-)