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Body Language : Social Studies EP

Thanks to the one and only Asian Dan intern, Sam for showing me that Body Language is offering up their latest EP, “Social Studies” via Bandcamp.com – a 4 track EP that is satisfying all my Synth Pop urges at the moment. The opening track “You Can” is a favorite of mine, a very RnB synth driven song with a lovely lofty male/female duet that floats over an array of synths. The title track “Social Studies” reminds of Flaming Lips circa Yoshimi but with female vocals instead of Mr. Wayne Coyne. Download the EP for free from now.

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Body Language – You Can

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Asian Dan Presents Classic House Tracks According to the Word of Todd: Bette Midler x MK


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Before MK, vocal samples were very straight forward. They were used as hooks, a few words looping. MK opened new doors for vocal use, and I explored the different ways you could use vocals in tracks. The track “The Praise” on my Nervous ep The Sample Choir was highly inspired by MK’s sound. Even my secondary sound known as the Sunshine Brothers was actually born out of emulating MK’s remix of Bet Midler’s “To Deserve You” My music exists because of his influence. Do yourself the favor if you haven’t already, look at his full discog and get all of his work.

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Bette Midler – To Deserver You (MK Remix)

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Music Video: Blank Spaces – Start

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Spank Rock x Todd Edwards

I return from the real world to the blogosphere with this gem from the one and only Todd Edwards. It was al ovely surprise to see Todd this past Friday in the crowd at Jamaica’s show at Webster Hall in NYC especially with such kind words, it was definitely a reverse bizarro world blogosphere/IRL experience. Todd strikes back with an amazing remix of my favorite Spank Rock songs, “What It Look Like”, a tune that is included in the massive Ninja Tune XX Box set. He mixes it up by throwing in a different drum pattern, rather than his signature 2-step garage pattern which really gives an great vibe to the track.

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Download @ RCRDLBL.com: Spank Rock – What It Look like (Todd Edwards Remix)

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Asian Dan Presents Rynecologist Still Thinking Pt. II [The OZ Edition] In Association w/ Boys Noize Records & Future Entertainment


RYNECOLOGIST – Still Thinking Pt. II (The OZ Edition) [2010] by RYNECOLOGIST

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Jamaica : “Music From and For The Van” Mixtape + Toronto Twitter Ticket Contest

The Jamaica 2010 North American tour has kicked off and we shall be hitting up LA tonight at the Echoplex along with French Horn Rebellion, Parallels and Nightwaves. In honor of the 2010 World Tour here is a new mixtape compilation of songs from the tour bus.

Also for all you Jamaica fans in Toronto we will be playing at Wrongbar on October 19. I will be giving away a pair of tickets and all you have to do to win is RT the following:

“RT to win a pair of tix for JAMAICA Live @ Wrongbar in Toronto 10.19.2010 http://bit.ly/avxn40 @JAMAICATWIT @Embracepresents @Jamaican_Dan”

Jamaica Live @ Wrongbar – October 19, 2010

Download: Jamaica : “Music From and For The Van” Mixtape

Tracklist:
1 : I’ll be around / The Spinners
2 : Short & Entertaining / Jamaica GOOSE Rmx
3 : Message in a bottle / The Police
4 : Won’t get fooled again / The Who
5 : The diary of horace wimp ELO
6 : Voyages / Michel Polnareff
7 : Love Endeavor / Alice Smith Maurice Fulton Rmx Tonton Edit
8 : The Runners / The Three Degrees
9 : Untitled / Dj Falcon
10 : Sabotage / Beastie Boys / Alec Metric Redit
11 : Franck Sinatra & BIG Juicy edit
12 : Jupiter / Sebastien Leger
13 : Lettre à France / Michel Polnareff

LIVE CHAT with JAMAICA and Peter Franco (Producer of Jamaica/Daft Punk’s Sound Engineer) from L.A FRI tonight, OCT.15 at 7pm ON YOWIE.COM

Join the chat after the jump.

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Asian Dan Presents Classic House Tracks According to the Word of Todd: Nightcrawlers “Push The Feeling” MK Dub


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This week Todd brings us a classic House track from Marc Kinchen aka MK. It is a dub track of MK’s remix of Nightcrawlers’ “Pushing The Feeling”, a classic track and sample you will all recognize.

It was the catchiest hook I ever heard. What was it saying? Nothing. It was put together by sampling bits of the vocal and constructing a new pattern of cut-up vocals. GENIUS!!! Aside from one of having one of the biggest remixes of the time, MK (Marc Kinchen) went on to do what he does best for artists like Celine Dion, Bet Midler, Masters At Work, The B 52’s, and Jodeci to name a few. Here is another example of an artist with a signature sound. He had cut-up vocal hook runnings, along with some great keyboard playing. MK used piano, organ, and synth sax sounds to create melodic hooks with dark basslines to finish them off.

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Nightcrawlers – Push the Feeling On (The Dub of Doom)

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Music Video : James Blake “Limit To Your Love”

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Stereolab – Sun Demon

Here is a new track from my favorite French popster’s Stereolab off their upcoming album “Not Music”. It is a sunny pop song that starts with a catchy groove in 7/8 then kicks into their usual Stereolab Pop sound care of a driving Steve Reich-esque marimba part. Definitely looking forward to this album which is out on 11.16.2010

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Music Video : Midnight Juggernauts – Lara Vs The Savage Pack

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