Monsieur Seb’s Daily Music Suggestion: Happy Birthday to Moi!

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For my birthday, I’m the one giving y’all a gift!

Again, here’s a mix born out of an intense bout of inspiration.

From the initial idea to the completion of the recording session, this mix took me about 12 hours, which really isn’t long compared to the usual gestation time I need for a new mix, and it was just in time for my birthday party, last Saturday!

I really like this one, I hope you will too!

Thanks to Karim for the pic.

Cheers!

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TRACKLISTING

Monsieur Seb’s Cosmix, volume IV: Welcome to Planet Khizmyazz

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Yes, boys and girls, bipeds, quadrupeds and dodecapeds!

The new installment of the Cosmix series has landed!

It has been gestating since… well, since I released the previous installment of the Cosmix series!

Get your space helmets on, cadets, because I pulled all the stops on this one: it doesn’t attempt to please anyone or anything but the most weirdly disco neuron hiding in your brain — hence the title, and if you don’t get it right away, just repeat the name of the planet out loud a few times :p

At just under two hours, it’s the shortest mix in the Cosmix series, so far.

Lots of psychedelic fun is included, I strongly suggest… Heck no! I strongly RECOMMEND, that you don’t listen to this while straight.

I sincerely hope you enjoy, and if you don’t, try again: it’ll grow on you!

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TRACKLISTING

  1. Buzz In (Optimo Remix) – Boris
  2. Double Fisted (Prins Thomas Disko Miks) – Scotty Coats & Wes the Mes
  3. Neeve – Projections & Woolfy
  4. Is Sorrow (Black Machine’s Lucifer Rising Dub) – Black Devil Disco Club
  5. Sparkling Stars – Petar Dundov
  6. Vuelo – Skatebard
  7. The Simple Life – The Juan MacLean
  8. Goin’ Underground (Extended version) – Partners in Crime
  9. Don’t Sleep – Zepp001
  10. They Prefer The Disco – The Bionics
  11. Dancing In Outer Space (The Revenge Rework 2) – Atmosfear
  12. The Deep End (Holy Ghost! Day School Dub Mix) – Curses!
  13. Spaghetti Circus – Still Going
  14. Love Don’t Dance Here Anymore – Tiga
  15. Space People – S. Mallia
  16. Red Heart (Vlad Nayward Edit) – Tele Music
  17. exp3 (aka Two Sequencers Are Better Than One) – John Daly
  18. Mancry (Justus Kohncke’s Epic Diskokraut Club Mix) – Freeland

Monsieur Seb’s Daily Music Suggestion: I See the Way

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Pure and simple, one of my all time favourite tracks.

One of the rarest of times where you’ll catch me being nostalgic.

Reminds me of a Rave in Quebec City that we had entitled Sweet (I also designed that flyer).

It was held on the 10th floor of an abandonned bank building. The first memorable thing about this Rave was that, as you rode the elevator up to the floor where the party was, you could hear the music grow louder and louder, until the moment you reached the floor and the doors openend, and then…

BOOOM!!

The full force of the music — and the humidity from those hundreds, if not thousands, of bodies, dancing and sweating — hit you, full force…

That night, I was one of the DJs, and one of the promoters, too, and I had popped some pills before entering that venue, and when those elevator doors openend, I was so blown away… Dem pills hit me full force. I did a 360 around an axis that was perpendicular to my body at my waist (it’s hard to explain, but it was amazing to experience!)

sweetIn any case, it was probably one of the nicest Raves I’ve attended, and I’ve been told (as well as remember) that it was one of my best DJ sets of all time.

Now, I remember maybe 5 or 6 of the tracks I played during that set, but one moment I will NEVER forget is that last track of that set, the people going crazy, and the sun rising through the clouds while a very light snow was falling outside (it was Easter Sunday in 1995 and in these latitudes, a light snow on Easter Sunday is almost mandatory).

Just imagine the scene: still high on your drug of choice, this track comes on the PA while you just realize that the room is getting brighter, and not because of the lighting system, but because you’ve made it through the night, dancing your ass off in pure ecstasy (the pun is only half intended)

Rozzo – See the Way

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Monsieur Seb’s Daily Music Suggestion: As the Phoenix…

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Legendary 80’s band Handful of Snowdrops make a surprise comeback!

It’s true! It’s confirmed! To mark its 20th anniversary, Handful of Snowdrops have launched the expanded and remastered reissue of their legendary first album Land of the Damned, just over 16 years after their eloquent final release, Mort en Direct.

In addition to its superior sound quality, the album has been expanded with the track Gabrielle MMIX, a totally new version of their seminal smash hit, Gabrielle.

This reissue will be available in a deluxe package that will see the CD arrive to your door accompanied by a T-Shirt and 11″x17″ poster.

But furthermore, each CD copy — deluxe or regular — of this very limited reissue will allow collectors to download a compilation of 12 early demos titled Groundwork for Fundamentals Vol. 1, literally a sonic history of the band’s formative years, from 1984 to 1986.

“For years, I thought that Land of the Damned went practically unheard of, especially outside Canada and the U.S.

“And then, along came the Internet: I began getting tons of emails from people around the world — especially Mexico and South America — telling me how much they loved that record.

“Still, it took me many, many years to be able to accept such praise and to finally come to terms with the fact that a 20th anniversary re-edition would not be such a bad idea, after all.”

That’s how Jean-Pierre Mercier, founder and leader of the band, recalls the genesis of this project — which most fans had given up on.

Yet, the band’s MySpace player has garnered over 26 000 plays in just over a year, digits that have no doubt helped convinced Jean-Pierre that this project was well worthwhile!

Land of the Damned (Expanded & Remastered) will only available online from HOS’ website (handfulofsnowdrops.com) and on their MySpace profile (myspace.com/handfulofsnowdrops) but exceptionally and for a very limited time, it will be availble from these two retailers:

Platine
155, chemin Ste-Foy
Québec, QC, Canada
G1R 1T1
Tél.: 418.529.4222

and

Mecanica
Av. Insurgentes Sur # 277 – 2
Col. Roma, Mexico DF
Tel. 91499967
mecanica.com.mx

Click here for the complete press kit (French and English press release and album cover art)

Download Radiohead’s new song

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Jonny Greenwood wrote on the band’s blog, “We’ve been recording for a while, and this was one of the first [songs] we finished. We’re pretty proud of it. There’s other stuff in various states of completion, but this is one we’ve been practicing, and which we’ll probably play at this summer’s concerts. Hope you like it.”

via FACT magazine: music & art news, upfront videos, free downloads, classic vinyl, competitions, gigs, clubs, festivals & exhibitions – Download: Radiohead’s new song.

Monsieur Seb’s Cosmix 3.5: Picnik Cosmix, Aug. 16th 2K9

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Well, not really live…

It was hot as hell that Sunday and I was afraid my laptop might overheat from the requirements of running Torq AND recording the set, so I forgot about the idea of recording it live on the spot.

So, I re-recorded the set today in the cool of my basement studio, and here it is for your listening enjoyment.

It is kinda live because I recorded it in one take… 😉

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TRACKLIST
1. Natural Lifespan – Cos/Mes
2. Dayglow – Sorcerer
3. Walk on Ice – Downtown Party Network
4. Leave your Earth Behind – The Soft Rock
5. Don’t Turn It Off feat. Qzen (Brennan Green Mix) – 40 Thieves
6. Awright? – Ray Mang
7. I Care – The Bionics
8. Re-Writable Smile (Crazy P Solar Disco Affair) – Tafubar
9. The Magnificent – Lindstrøm
10. Days Like These – Downtown Party Network
11. Italian Stallion – Todd Terje
12. Another Station (Todd Terje Mix) – Lindstrøm
13. Pay TV (Emperor Machine Mix) – Laurent Garnier
14. Hot Beef (No Ears Red Beard Rosbif Remix) – Worst Case Scenario
15. Code 7429 – Lullabies in the Dark
16. The Journey to Serra Da Estrela – The Phenomenal Handclap Band
17. Battlehymn For Children (Tensnake Remix) – The Faint
18. Galapagos – Julian Sanza
19. Mariacha – Nick Chacona
20. Light Bulb – Soft Rocks
21. Brighter Than 1000 Suns – Monsieur Seb & Sir Greg





Monsieur Seb’s Daily Music Suggestion: a Picnik in the Park

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Yup, the time has come!

Sunday is the day I spin two cool hours of Cosmic Disco at Picnik Electronik, from 14h to 16h!

Trust me, this set is SO going to fit with the weather and the venue! 😉

BUT REMEMBER!

Sunday’s edition is at JARDIN DES FLORALIES, not at the Calder stabile, as usual!

ATTENTION!

The reason Sunday’s edition is at Jardin des Floralies is because of the Fête des enfants, so it’s likely the parking spaces will be sparse unless you get there really early.

I strongly suggest parking near a metro station and using the tube to get to Parc Jean-Drapeau and then the shuttle to make it to the Jardin.

See you there!

Monsieur Seb’s Daily Music Suggestion: Stix’em Up!

First, thanks to my friend Steve for making me discover this.

“This” being all at once this version of Bring the Noise and the label it’s been released on.

This version of Public Enemy’s Bring the Noise is reinterpreted/remixed/mashed up by Mato.

The flipside of that release, the Beastie Boys’ Intergalactic ground through the same grinder, is just as good!

The label it’s been released on is French label Stix, seemingly quite elusive with barely any information on Discogs and apparently no website.

Plus they release everything they output on 7″ vinyl!

Monsieur Seb’s Daily Music Suggestion: Lips Smacking!

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Pitchfork today offers a stream of a new Flaming Lips track from their upcoming album, as well as the actual cover art (which you see here —>).

You might not know I have a huge sweet spot for Wayne Coyne et al.‘s body of work, but that’s besides the point.

What matters here is that judging by the sound of this one, Embryonic (as it will be titled) won’t disappoint.

Not I, that is for sure!

They have yet to do so, in fact, and that’s no small feat, considering how long they’ve been at it.

I truly believe the Lips are one, if not THE most interesting bands in rock of the past 25 years.

And please, restrain yourself from replying “What about Radiohead?”

It’s pointless.

A moot argument, if ever there was one.

Listen here

Monsieur Seb’s Daily Music Suggestion: an Absolute Delight

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Although it came out in late May, I’ve only just discovered Damian Lazarus’ album Smoke the Monster Out yesterday.

I confess I did so mainly because I wanted to know a bit more about the man who was opening for Underworld, Wednesday night, beyond the fact he runs the excellent label Crosstown Rebels.

The whole album is absolutely delightful, and I strongly recommend it, but after one listen, I immediately singled out one track that won me over instantly.

I won’t say exactly why, but check out the track he cites at the -1:22 marker on the player’s timer!


Damian Lazarus – After Rave Delight

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