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I just got my hands on Todd Edwards’ Odyssey and am listening to it and really digging it and I think to myself, wow Daft Punk really rips him off, especially his vocal style. I then do some research and find out that Todd Edwards co-produced “Face to Face” and is the guy singing on it. Ha! Oh and he is mentioned in “Teachers” off Homework. Daft Punk Discovery
Todd Edwards is apparently the godfather of the Garage scene in the UK, a producer from Bloomfield, New Jersey. I love what he does with vocals, he has this cut up sound that reminds me of Prefuse 73, just listen to what he does to the the vocals in the Klaxons remix. I love his synth bass sounds, they are so slick and the way he uses Fender Rhodes in his tracks. I’m so glad I finally discovered him.

Todd Edwards – Far Away
Todd Edwards – All That Matters
Klaxons – Gravity’s Rainbow (Todd Edwards Dub)

Todd Edwards Myspace
Buy Todd Edwards Odyssey on Amazon

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Asian Dan’s Best of 2007


Top 10 Albums of 2007
1. Daft Punk – Alive 2007
2. Midnight Juggernauts – Dystopia
3. Radiohead – In Rainbows
4. Justice – †
5. Menomena – Friend and Foe
6. Klaxons – Myths of The Near Future
7. Battles – Mirrored
8. Minus the Bear – Planet of Ice
9. Explosions in the Sky – All of the Sudden I Miss Everyone
10. Kanye West – Graduation

Honorable Mentions:
– Blonde Redhead – 23
– Ratatat – Remixes Vol. 2
– Wilco – Sky Blue Sky
– Chromeo – Fancy Footwork

Best Tracks of 2007:
1. Justice – D.A.N.C.E
2. Klaxons – Golden Skans
3. Radiohead – Reckoner
4. Midnight Juggernauts – Nine Lives
5. Battles – Atlas
6. Danger – 11h30
7. Menomena – Wet and Rusting
8. David Rubato – Circuit
9. Blonde Redhead – Silently
10. The Tuss – Shiz Ko E

Best Remixes of 2007
1. Klaxons – Golden Skans (SebastiAn Remix)
2. Justice – D.A.N.C.E (MSTRKRFT Remix)
3. The Rakes – We Danced Together (SebastiAn Remix)
4. Timbaland – Miscommunication (The Bloody Beetroots Remix)
5. Fancy – What’s Your Name Again? (Busy P Remix)
6. TEPR – Minuit Jacuzzi (DatA Remix)
7. Midnight Juggernauts – Road To Recovery (D.I.M. Remix)
8. Space Cowboy – Running Away (MSTRKRFT Remix)
9. Feist – 1 2 3 4 (Van She Technologic Remix)
10. LA Priest – Engine (Erol Alkan Remix)

Best Shows of 2007

1. Justice @ Ed Banger Records 4th Year Anniversary @ Pierre Cardin- Paris, France – 2.11.2007

2. MSTRKRFT – Studio B – Brooklyn, NYC – 10.19.2007

3. Daft Punk – Coney Island – Brooklyn, NYC – 8.9.2007

4. Menomena – Paradise – Boston, MA – 11.9.2007

5. Midnight Juggernauts – Terminal 5 – NYC – 10.20.2007

6. Battles – Paradise – Boston, MA – 7.17.2007

7. Klaxons – Paradise – Boston, MA – 9.23.2007

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Myth? Klaxons & Dr. Dre Collaboration in the Near Future

Dr. Dre & Klaxons

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“I want him to try to make black music with white boys from London.”
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Klaxons – As Above, So Below (French Version)

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Klaxons – As Above, So Below (French Version)
As Above, So Below French EP (Because Records)

New Order – Sooner Than You Think (Live on BBC)

This track reminds me of their darker Joy Division days.
New Order – Sunrise (Off Low-Life)

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Klaxons go Prog

Klaxons on NME
Klaxons on Drowned in Sound

“We’ve been listening to a lot of European prog music and dubstep and dance and folk. A huge broad variety of things really. There’s one track we’ve been playing in soundcheck, it’s this massive prog opus.”

“We are already working on the next ‘prog doom’ album, we get bored very easily, I think our management wants us to make Thriller meets Dark Side of the Moon for album two.”

MASSIVE PROG OPUS!! PROG DOOM!
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Klaxons – Golden Skans (SebastiAn Version 1.2.0 Remix)

Klaxons – Gravity’s Rainbow & Golden Skans

For all of you who need a classic Prog rock fix.
The Soft Machine – Hibou, Anemone and Bear

Peter Gabriel x Phil Collins = Old school Genesis, epic prog

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Klaxons – As Above, So Below (Justice Remix)

Klaxons – As Above, So Below (Justice Remix)

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Justice has gone even more 80s disco on this track with the Reading Rainbow sounding synth and heavy slap bass. Soooo good. Rhythmically they are sticking to their usual heavy 1, 2, Kick, Snare beats. There is some great filtering during the bridge, a nod to the early French Touch producers.

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"And the heat goes on…."

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David Byrne digs Vampire Weekend
Oh, and I totally enjoy David Byrne’s subtle dissing of Animal Collective.
“Playing” mainly consisted of pushing faders up and down. To be fair, two of the three guys took turns singing, though I couldn’t make out any of the words; so yes, there was more to focus on than just faders moving.”
Now that is how a gentlemen drinks his haterade.

Vampire Weekend – Mansard Roof
Vampire Weekend has often been compared to the Talking Heads so no wonder why he likes their sound.

Talking Heads – Born Under the Punches (The Heat Goes On)
Adrian Belew from King Crimson plays lead guitar on this track.

Talking Heads – This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)
This Talking Heads track is one of my top 10 fav songs of all time.

Klaxons – No Diggity (Blackstreet Cover)

ELO – Here is the News

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