Friday, October 13, 2017

SHREMIVERSARIES: Róisín Murphy's "OVERPOWERED" 10th

RÓISÍN MURPHY "OVERPOWERED"


RELEASE DATE: 11th October, 2007
LABEL: EMI
PRODUCERS: Dan Carey, Andy Cato, Jimmy Douglass, Ill Factor, Róisín Murphy, Parrot & Dean, Richard X, Seiji, Mike Ward


SINGLES:

1. "OVERPOWERED" (Released: July 2007)




2. "LET ME KNOW" (Released: October 2007)




3. "YOU KNOW ME BETTER" (Released: March 2008)



4. "MOVIE STAR" (Released: October 2008)






FAVOURITE NON-SINGLE TRACKS:

"FOOTPRINTS"



"PRIMITIVE"



[Photo: Brodie/Clash Magazine]

"PARALLEL LIVES"



"PANDORA"



[Photo: You Know Me Better Video]

FAVOURITE B-SIDES:


"FOOLISH" (b-side on "Overpowered")



"UNLOVABLE" (b-side on "Let Me Know")



[Photo: Brodie/Clash Magazine]

"SUNSHINE" (b-side on "Let Me Know")



"SWEET NOTHINGS" (b-side on "Overpowered")




FAVOURITE REMIXES:

"Movie Star (JNRSNCHZ Lax Mix)"



"Overpowered (Hervé and Róisín In the Secret Garden Mix)"



"Let Me Know (Joey Negro's Destination Boogie Vocal Mix)"




LIVE AT FOREST NATIONAL, BRUSSELS



Thursday, October 12, 2017

SHREM'S DOUBLE TROUBLE: "WHAT'S YOUR PROBLEM?" /// "BLUE" [feat. KAYTRANADA & BadBadNotGood] - Shay Lia


I have already been singing the praises of Shay Lia earlier this year but now the impossibly addictive "What's Your Problem?" gets a fresh video treatment and the track has deservedly started circulating around the blogosphere de nouveaux. This urban club stomper, produced by Kaytranada, already stood a solid chance to compete for one of the top stops on our annual "Track of the Year" list but now we are falling in love with it all over again. It's a fitting opportunity to remind ourselves of this French/Djiboutian singer-songwriter's previous single "Blue" which features the aforementioned and bountiful producer Kaytranada as well as the Canadian band BadBadNotGood.





Saturday, October 7, 2017

Crème de la crème: TOP 25 BEST OF SEPTEMBER 2017


Exclusive artwork: Les Cullinan Designs

25 (N) "Dare to Dream" - DUVV (self-released)



24 (4) "Waves" - Chrystal (self-released)



23 (N) "Love Nebula" - Kainalu (self-released)



22 (7) "LMK" - Kelela (Warp)



21 (N) "Propagation" - Com Truise (Ghostly Int)



20 (N) "Let Me" - Rainbow Chan (self-released)



19 (N) "Pretty Baby" - Sassy 009 (Hard Up / LuftRecordings)



18 (N) "Me Voy" - Ibeyi feat. Mala Rodríguez (XL Recordings)



17 (N) "Homeschool Sweethearts" - Sheila and the Kit (Bert / TCBYML)



16 (N) "Rafale" - Alligator (La Souterraine)



15 (1) "Featherlight" - Gus Gus (self-released on Bandcamp)



14 (N) "Nerve (Ross From Friends Remix)" - Jordan Rakei (Ninja Tune)



13 (N) "Pull Me In" - Shaun J. Wright & Alinka (Twirl)



12 (12) "Make It Better" - Blissful (Vitund)



11 (N) "Italove" - Emmanuelle (DEEWEE)



10 (N) "The Gate" - Björk (One Little Indian)



9 (N) "Running" - Hercules & Love Affair feat. Sísý Ey (BMG)



8 (N) "Love Me Please" - Jamie Lidell (self-released)



7 (2) "Last Breath" - Yaeji (GODMODE)



6 (N) "Selfish Love" - Jessie Ware (An Island Records / Universal)



5 (N) "Nostalgia" - NAO (Little Tokyo Recordings)

Spotify

4 (N) "Пули" - ЛУНА (self-released)



3 (N) "Deadly Valentine" - Charlotte Gainsbourg (Because Music)



2 (N) "Are You Certain?" - Hercules & Love Affair feat. مشروع ليلى Mashrou' Leila (BMG)



1 (N) "Reflect" - GL (self-released)



Monday, October 2, 2017

SHREM'S DOUBLE TROUBLE: "DRINK I'M SIPPIN' ON" /// "LAST BREATH" - Yaeji


The unstoppable Yaeji, the GODMODE label's prime ambassador, continues to inspire the musical blogosphere, the underground clubbing community and muso nerds like myself. In an admirably profuse stream of self-produced and self-performed new sounds, the Korean wonder child is offering an urban flavoured single "Drink I'm Sippin' On" and a curiously off-kilter slice of deep house, sampling the diva of the divas herself - Róisín Murphy from her global mega-anthem with Moloko "The Time Is Now". Sticking to her unconventional approach, effortlessly cool attitude, geeky style and clear passion for her mother tongue, Yaeji is once again at the top of her game, shining brightly among the most uniquely talented and versatile artists of the current dance and electronica scene. "Drink I'm Sippin' On" announces the release of Yaeji's 2nd EP scheduled for 3rd November. I want more!









Saturday, September 23, 2017

SHREMIVERSARIES: Björk's "HOMOGENIC" 20th

BJÖRK "HOMOGENIC"


RELEASE DATE: 22nd September, 1997
LABEL: One Little Indian
PRODUCERS: Björk, Mark Bell, Guy Sigsworth, Howie B, Markus Dravs


Photo by Snorri Brothers (http://snorribros.com/)

SINGLES:

1. "JÓGA" (Released: September 1997)





2. "BACHELORETTE" (Released: December 1997)





3. "HUNTER" (Released: October 1998)





4. "ALARM CALL" (Released: November 1998)





5. "ALL IS FULL OF LOVE" (Released: June 1999)






Photo by Phil Poynter (philpoynter.com) for Dazed (http://www.dazeddigital.com/)

FAVOURITE NON-SINGLE TRACKS:

"PLUTO"



"UNRAVEL"






Photo by Miranda Penn Turin (http://www.mirandapennturin.com/)

"ALL NEON LIKE"



"5 YEARS"






Photo by Craig McDean (http://showstudio.com/contributor/craig_mcdean)

FAVOURITE NON-ALBUM TRACKS:

"SO BROKEN" (b-side on "Jóga")





"MY SNARE (NATURE IS ANCIENT)" (b-side on "Bachelorette"



"SOD OFF" (b-side on "Jóga")




Photo by Eitan Lee (http://eitanlee.com/)

FAVOURITE REMIXES:

"HUNTER (Skothùs Mix)" [by Gus Gus]



"ALL IS FULL OF LOVE (Plaid Remix)"



"BACHELORETTE (Mark Bell "Blue" Remix)"



"ALL IS FULL OF LOVE (Secondotted By Funkstörung)"



"ALARM CALL (Potage Du Jour Remix)"



THE SOUTH BANK SHOW (1997)