Tuesday, April 18, 2017

CHOON OF THE DAY: "LET'S RIDE" - AIDA


Aida's latest single is exactly what you're looking for if you have an appetite for a hedonistic dose of positive vibrations, an unpretentious mixture of synth pop, house, disco and funk and some oldskool flavoured beats. The irresistibly melodic chorus of "Let's Ride" will leave you humming away the song pretty much instantly! Think Evelyn "Champagne" King, Gwen Guthrie, 80's roller disco, summer cocktails and daytime partying. Follow this Canada based French born singer/songwriter on her Soundcloud for more of these funky grooves. It's exactly what I needed today, pure fun!

The fittingly VHS-styled video was directed by Xavier Cantin-Lemieux for "La Maison Bald Man".

Photo by Paisley Spence Photography.





Wednesday, April 12, 2017

SHREM'S LIST OBSESSION: Shrem's Carousel of 21 Über-Anthems


To celebrate my Facebook Page reaching the 21000 fans landmark, I decided to prepare this very special list recognising 21 artists I have blogged about on SHREM'S CAROUSEL OF ÜBER NERDINESS the most in its +7 year history so far... 21 of the most blogged artists and their tracks which I worshipped the most...

Thank you to the awe-inspiring Les Cullinan Designs for this exquisite collage.

21 Sally Shapiro
# OF BLOG POSTS/MENTIONS: 29
2010-2017 MOST CHERISHED TRACK: "If It Doesn't Rain" [2013 Track Of The Year]



20 FKA Twigs
# OF BLOG POSTS/MENTIONS: 30
2010-2017 MOST CHERISHED TRACK: "Papi Pacify" [#2 on Top 100 Best of 2013]



19 The Knife
# OF BLOG POSTS/MENTIONS: 31
2010-2017 MOST CHERISHED TRACK: "A Tooth For An Eye" [#19 on Top 100 Best of 2013]



18 Goldfrapp
# OF BLOG POSTS/MENTIONS: 31
2010-2017 MOST CHERISHED TRACK: "Anymore" [3 months in a row on the Crème de la crème chart in 2017]



17 Azari & III
# OF BLOG POSTS/MENTIONS: 32
2010-2017 MOST CHERISHED TRACKS: "Reckless (With Your Love)" [2010 Track Of The Year] + "Manic" [2011 Track Of The Year]







16 Little Dragon
# OF BLOG POSTS/MENTIONS: 32
2010-2017 MOST CHERISHED TRACK: "Klapp Klapp" [#20 on Top 100 Best of 2014]



15 Röyksopp
# OF BLOG POSTS/MENTIONS: 39
2010-2017 MOST CHERISHED TRACK: "Monument" (with Robyn) [#4 on Top 100 Best of 2014]



14 M.I.A.
# OF BLOG POSTS/MENTIONS: 39
2010-2017 MOST CHERISHED TRACK: "Bad Girls" [#7 on Top 100 Best of 2013]



13 Annie
# OF BLOG POSTS/MENTIONS: 39
2010-2017 MOST CHERISHED TRACK: "Invisible" [#4 on Top 100 Best of 2013]



12 Janet Jackson
# OF BLOG POSTS/MENTIONS: 42
2010-2017 MOST CHERISHED TRACK: "No Sleeep" [#6 on Top 100 Best of 2015]



11 Shaun J Wright
# OF BLOG POSTS/MENTIONS: 44
2010-2017 MOST CHERISHED TRACK: "Face Love Anew" (with The Stereogamous) [#13 on Top 100 Best of 2012]



10 Hard Ton
# OF BLOG POSTS/MENTIONS: 45
2010-2017 MOST CHERISHED TRACK: "Chocolate Black Leather" (with Ajello) [#5 on Top 100 Best of 2011]



9 Björk
# OF BLOG POSTS/MENTIONS: 47
2010-2017 MOST CHERISHED TRACK: "Stonemilker" [#14 on Top 100 Best of 2015]



8 Jessie Ware
# OF BLOG POSTS/MENTIONS: 50
2010-2017 MOST CHERISHED TRACK: "Running (Disclosure Remix)" [#4 on Top 100 Best of 2012]



7 Hercules & Love Affair
# OF BLOG POSTS/MENTIONS: 56
2010-2017 MOST CHERISHED TRACK: "I Try To Talk To You" (with John Grant) [#6 on Top 100 Best of 2014]



6 Steed Lord
# OF BLOG POSTS/MENTIONS: 62
2010-2017 MOST CHERISHED TRACK: "Curtain Call" [#2 on Top 100 Best of 2014]



5 Madonna
# OF BLOG POSTS/MENTIONS: 63
2010-2017 MOST CHERISHED TRACK: "Girl Gone Wild" [#9 on Top 100 Best of 2012]



4 Midnight Magic
# OF BLOG POSTS/MENTIONS: 64
2010-2017 MOST CHERISHED TRACK: "Trouble T" [2014 Track Of The Year]



3 Robyn
# OF BLOG POSTS/MENTIONS: 65
2010-2017 MOST CHERISHED TRACK: "Stars 4-Ever" [#3 on Top 100 Best of 2010]



2 Gus Gus
# OF BLOG POSTS/MENTIONS: 65
2010-2017 MOST CHERISHED TRACK: "Over" [#3 on Top 100 Best of 2011]



1 Róisín Murphy
# OF BLOG POSTS/MENTIONS: 119
2010-2017 MOST CHERISHED TRACKS: "Simulation" [2012 Track Of The Year] + "Exploitation" [2015 Track Of The Year]





Monday, April 10, 2017

CHOON OF THE DAY: "FEEL IT OUT" - Yaeji


Following a stream of superb singles, our favourite underground House re-inventor - Yaeji is back with a full debut EP, GODMODE's most excellent release since Shamir's "Northtown" back in 2014. In "Feel It Out", the New York-based Korean artist tweaks, twists and turns all the house music rules in her own signature quirky way. The mix of Korean and English, the adorably geeky production, the irresistible beats, the layers of echoey vocals and electronic bleeps make "Feel It Out" Yaeji's most accomplished song to date, her self-titled EP effortlessly winning in the Best EP of the Year category so far in 2017. The future shines bright for this gifted young producer. 





Saturday, April 8, 2017

SHREMIVERSARIES: Gus Gus' "POLYDISTORTION" 20th

GUS GUS "POLYDISTORTION"


RELEASE DATE: 7th April, 1997
LABEL: 4AD
PRODUCERS: Gus Gus and Páll Borg


SINGLES:

1. "BELIEVE"





2. "POLYESTERDAY"





3. "BARRY"



4. "PURPLE"




FAVOURITE NON-SINGLE TRACK:


"REMEMBRANCE"





"COLD BREATH '79"




FAVOURITE NON-ALBUM TRACK:

"CHOCOLATE"






FAVOURITE REMIXES:

"BELIEVE (16B Remix)"



"BELIEVE (LFO Remix)"



"POLYESTERDAY (Bix & Óttar Mix)"



"BARRY (Gigi Galaxy Endurgerð Remix)"



"COLD BREATH '79 (Crystallised)"





Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Crème de la crème: TOP 25 BEST OF MARCH 2017


Exclusive artwork: Les Cullinan Designs

25 (N) "Home" - Joe Goddard (Domino)



24 (N) "1975" - Tensnake (True Romance)



23 (N) "Binary" - K Á R Y Y N (ANTEVASIN)



22 (N) "Brother" - GENTS (The Big Oil Recording Company)



21 (N) "Dynamite! (Disco Mix)" - Cody Currie (Better Listen Records)



20 (N) "I Feel It Coming" - The Weeknd feat. Daft Punk (The Weeknd XO)



19 (N) "Piayes Beach Bar and Grill" - Fatima Yamaha (Magnetron Music)



18 (N) "L'Indien" - Juliette Armanet (Barclay)




17 (N) "Beautiful Little Fools" - Jorja Smith (FAMM)



16 (N) "Paradise" - ANOHNI (Rough Trade)



15 (N) "Salvation" - Molina (No3)



14 (N) "Love On Hold" - Aeroplane feat. Tawatha Agee (Glitterbox)



13 (1) "Anymore" - Goldfrapp (Mute)



12 (N) "292" - Joni (Feel Good Lost)



11 (N) "Right Now" - Hard Ton feat. Spiller + Dimitri From Paris & Dj Rocca Remix (Luv Shack)





10 (2) "Give Me a Reason" - Ibibio Sound Machine (Merge)



9 (N) "Diamantes" - Mula (Pulcra)



8 (N) "Black Cherry" - Midnight Magic (Soul Clap)



7 (N) "2 Good 2 Be True" - Nite Jewel (Gloriette)



6 (N) "Paralyzed" - Alo Wala (self-released)



5 (N) "Crush Mood" - Lone (R&S)



4 (N) "Sweet" - Little Dragon (Because Music)



3 (N) "Moon in Your Mouth" - Goldfrapp (Mute)



2 (N) "Pluie fine (Polo & Pan Remix)" - Corine (Kwaidan)



1 (N) "Ocean" - Goldfrapp (Mute)