Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Fantastic Mr. Fox - Sketches

Fantastic Mr. Fox (aka Stephen Gomberg) supported the xx on their North American tour last year and has produced a number of fantastically dark and moody tracks over the past few years. Enjoy.


Saturday, August 27, 2011

Friday, August 26, 2011

Thursday, August 25, 2011

The Drums - Money (Craft Spells Remix) (Hype 095R)

How hyped can we be about the new Drums album Portamento out in early September. Obviously not as hyped as this smokin Craft Spells remix of one of the album tracks. Nice!!


If you want to download the remix you can get it through soundcloud (just click on the down arrow on the player below):

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Rebel Bingo in Toronto September 1, 2011 (Hype 094E)

What is Rebel Bingo you ask? Hell if we know. All we have been told is that it is underground, rebellious and hardcore. And its coming to Toronto on Thursday September 1, 2011 and Montreal on Friday September 2, 2011. I asked Bobby (the guy setting up the Toronto version) if the party was some sorta promotional gimmick. He replied "It's not a promotion of any sort, it's just a bunch of kids losing their shit." (IKDK: Funny though, the main site has Red Stag promoting their events)
Kids losing their shit indeed. So what is Rebel Bingo? We're not quite sure ourselves which is why we decided to write about it. They seem like one off events with DJ taking place all around the world.
This is what Bobby said:

"We've made up our own rules, because we don't know how to play ACTUAL bingo. This is Rebel Bingo. This is Hardcore. It's not nice and it's not fair. We play music way too loud, dance way too hard, and draw all over each other. You wouldn't want to bring your grandma. Since Rebel Bingo is so addictive and shameful, the meetings take place under the cover of darkness, with cover stories to hide their existence, just in case you don’t want people to know what you’re up to."

We went to their website and here are the rules of the club:

No old people.
No boring people.
No office parties.
No hen parties.
No stag parties.
No work suits.
No cameras or photography. (IKDK: Interesting enough their website has tons of pictures of the events)
No customer service.
Dress Code: Undercover on your way there, dangerous once you're inside

Looking at some of the pictures there seems to be some sort of game that takes place at the event and there are prizes to be won. Also people seem to be writing words all over their bodies. If this sounds like fun you need to get yourself there next Thursday.

So where is it taking place and how do you get in? We don't know. It's so hardcore that the events location is a mystery until closer to the date. To get involved you need to go to the Facebook Page and confirm you are attending to get any more details. There must be some hype on this one as 390 people are confirmed for "Losing your shit" that night.

We were invited to attend this night but unfortunately other than Dunstan, we may not fit the demographic for Rebel Bingo (See Club Rules above).

For more information on the club in general check out their website at and if you can figure it out or actually attend please hit us up with a response below. Because at this point us "old and boring people" don't have a clue on what this is about.

I'll leave you with the classic By Basement Jaxx - Rebel Bingo Bango

Monday, August 22, 2011

Thomas Dolby - Oceanea (Hype 092)

Thomas Dolby is back to blind us with not science but his new album A Map Of The Floating City. This is the first single from the new album. I dedicate the track to Jack Layton.

"My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we'll change the world." Jack Layton 2011


Sunday, August 21, 2011

Friday, August 19, 2011

Erika Spring - 6 More Weeks (Chrome Canyon Remix) (Hype 090)

Nice pop single from Au Revoir Simone singer. This is a side project and nice first track with a funky remix from Chrome Canyon.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

CSS - Hit's Me Like A Rock (Hype 089)

Can't find the original version of this new CSS track anywhere but this Dillon Francis Remix is definately a killer.


Monday, August 15, 2011

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Marina and the Diamonds - Fear and Loathing (Hype 083)

Brand new track from Marina taken from the forthcoming full length Fear and Loathing. A very nice downtempo opera piece. Definately a warm up piece for the new album


Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Monday, August 8, 2011

My Tiger My Timing - Endless Summer (Hype 036R)

Here we try something alittle different and revisit and rehype a track. Since we last spotlighted this track their has been two ultra hip remixes released of the track which are available for free on their facebook page. The Kinema is the one that does it for me but the Just Say Joe one is pretty good too.

Facebook page:

Hear them below:

Endless Summer (Just Say Joe Remix)

Endless Summer (Kinema Remix):

Original Video:

The Album Shortlist - August

The Album Shortlist - August (Although not that short)

Brilliant Colors - Again And Again (Slumberland Records)
Cut Off Your Hands - Hollow (Frenchkiss)
Eleanor Friedberger - Last Summer (Merge Records)
Horrors - Skying (XL Recordings)
Inc - 3 EP (4AD)
Joakim - Forever Young 12 Inch (Tigersushi)
Letting Up Despite Great Faults - Paper Crush EP(Old Flame)
Pnau - Soft Universe (etcetc)
Puro Instinct - Headbangers In Ecstacy (Mexican Summer)
Queen - Hot Space 2CD Reissue (Island)
REM - Lifes Rich Pageant 2 CD Reissue (I.R.S.)
Shindu - Happy House EP (Kitsune)
Southern Shores - Atlantic EP (Cascine)
To Destroy A City - To Destroy A City (N5MD)
Washed Out - Eyes Be Closed 12 Inch (Weird World)
Zomby - Dedication (4AD)

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Friday, August 5, 2011

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Craft Spells and Pains Of Being Pure At Heart Paint Movement Opera House Toronto August 2, 2011

Great triple bill at the Opera House last night with Canadian act Paint Movement opening the show for Craft Spells and Pains of Being Pure At Heart. Have to say Craft Spells stole the show for me. But Paint Movement surprised me with a great show and POBPAH were a okay.

Here is what they said (I think there is something wrong with Twitter Search as hardly anyone said anything about this show):

Paint Movement:

@IKvsDK: Paint Movement put on a decent show (IKDK: okay, only me with the comment on an entertaining opening show

Craft Spells:

@IKvsDK: Captured tracks shirt at opera house #craftspells

@paulinedong Opening band Craftspells is new to me but I'm really liking them. Wanted to buy CD but merchandise staff couldn't find them!? #promotionfail (IKDK: trust me they don't need of the top albums of the year)

@IKvsDK: One more @craft_spells #toronto #operahouse

@lau_ally For the 3 songs I saw, Craft Spell out-shone Pains of Being Pure at Heart live.

@lau_ally @IKvsDK Craft Spells was mighty impressive, considering the band's average combined age is probably still younger than Dick Clarke

Pains Of Being Pure At Heart:

@imacgill At The Opera House to see The Pains of Being Pure at more Foursquare for me. Too easy to cheat. (IKDK: Only one comment on POBPAH? Definately must be something wrong with Twitter Search)

Mogwai - Get To France (Hype 077)

Mogwai get all piano and melodic. Taken from their new Earth Division EP out soon.


Monday, August 1, 2011

I Break Horses - Hearts (Hype 075)

Washed out buzzdrone track from I Break Horses out of Sweden taken from the album of the same name on Bella Union


Upcoming Toronto Concerts as of August 1st, 2011

02 August The Pains of Being Pure at Heart / Craft Spells /The Paint Movement(Opera House)
05 August Hooded Fang (Summerworks)
06 August Bonjay (Summerworks)
08 August Doughboys (Bovine)
09 August Doughboys (Air Canada Centre)
12 August Miracle Fortress / Ruby Coast (Summerworks)
02 Sept Peter Bjorn And John Show 1 (Lee's Palace)
03 Sept Peter Bjorn And John Show 2 (Lee's Palace)
11 Sept Erasure (Sound Academy)
13 Sept Empire Of The Sun / Miami Horror (Echo Beach)
22 Sept Tahiti 80 (Horseshoe Tavern)
22 Sept Shins (Phoenix Concert Theatre)
23 Sept Marling Laura (The Great Hall)
24 Sept Peter Hook / Dirty Beaches / Frankie Rose & The Outs (Phoenix Concert Theatre)
24 Sept Kid Sister (Wrongbar)
25 Sept Yuck (Horseshoe Tavern)
26 Sept Tune-Yards (Lee's Palace)
27 Sept Horrors (Lee's Palace)
29 Sept Wild Beasts (Mod Club)
30 Sept James Blake (Phoenix Concert Theatre)
01 Oct Drums (Mod Club)
01 Oct Foster The People (Sound Academy)
03 Oct Twin Shadow (Mod Club)
05 Oct Ladytron / Sonoio (Phoenix Concert Theatre)
14 Oct Braids (Horseshoe)
16 Oct Dum Dum Girls / Crocodiles (Lee's Palace)
23 Oct Friendly Fires ((Phoenix Concert Theatre)
25 Oct Still Corners (Drake Hotel)
15 Nov Lykke Li (Sound Academy)
18 Nov M83 (Lee's Palace)
01 Dec Austra (Phoenix Concert Theatre)