Friday MixTape #90

“I know you want to do it, you know I want to do it too. Out there on the dance floor, we can make sandwiches.”


1. Ben Browning – I Can’t Stay
2. Kasper Bjørke – Hummingbirds (w/Jacob Bellens)   
YACHT – Le Goudron  [Brigitte Fontaine Cover] 
JD Samson & MEN – I Don’t Care  [TSOMM Remix]   
Jupiter – One O Six 
 Punks Jump Up – Mister Overtime  (ft. Dave 1) [Gigamesh Remix]   
Chromatics – Birds of Paradise  [Amtrac Remix]      
Gossip – Perfect World  [Kreaps Synth Attack Mix]     
 DJ Falcon – Honeymoon  [Louis La Roche Modernized Edit]      
Zimmer – Bay Bridge  [Moon Boots Remix]  
LoverboY – Dreamworks   
The 2 Bears – Take A Look Around  [The 2 Bears Vs House of House]
Rebeka – Stars  [Punks Jump Up Remix]
14. Futurecop! – Transformers  [Sammy Bananas Strobelight Remix]
15. Fischerspooner – Door Train Home  [Tommie Sunshine twelve inch remix]
16. Sam Sparro – I Wish I Never Met You  [Stereogamous Remix]
17. Deadmau5 – The Veldt  (ft. Chris James)
18. Adrian Lux – Weekend Heroes
19. AlunaGeorge – You Know You Like It  [Riton Rerub remix]
20. Detroit Grand Pubahs – Sandwiches  [Alkalino remix]

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Kasper Bjørke: Interview

We caught up with Danish producer Kasper Bjørke the other day to talk about new album Fool. At the time of phone-call, he was chilling in his jocks.

Are you ready?
Well, I’m almost ready – I’m only wearing my underpants [laughs] but we can start! This is going to be a great interview.

Who is Jenny?
Jenny is just a character that Jacob Bellens thought up when he wrote the lyrics for the song. She is basically that one girl that every guy comes across in life that is just always out of grasp. She’s the one that will always just slip through your fingers.

How does it feel having new record Fool out on the record store shelves?
It feels amazing. It’s been really great to get something out when you have been working on it for so long. But in saying that, the new record only took about a year to make where Standing On Top of Utopia took nearly two years. I am really happy with the album’s artwork too. It was done by Trevor Jackson – I’ve always been a fan of his designs and his music. For me, this record has come together as it should – visually and musically and it all makes sense. Well, to me anyway [laughs].

How is the music scene is Copenhagen at the moment?
It’s going pretty well. You know WhoMadeWho and Trentemøller of course but there are actually quite a lot of acts that are making it outside of Denmark. Back in the day, it was just Aqua who managed to get an international following. Did you just say Aqua?  Yeah! They were just in Australia, weren’t they? They’re friends, actually. I know them well.

When did you decide that you were going to make a living out of music making?
It was around year 2000 and I was making music with the drummer for WhoMadeWho, Tomas Barfod. We were working on a duo project called Filur which was a poppy, housey, disco sound. It was quite cheesy, meeting up once a week in our bedrooms and working on our Ataris. We scored a record deal based on this one song we did called ‘I Want You’. It actually turned out to be a big hit all over Europe and even Japan. I quit my job at this advertising agency and have basically lived off music ever since. Now I’m doing artist management for Trentemøller and another Danish band called Reptile Youth who will be bringing out an album in September. We’re all signed to the German label Hfn.

Who are your key influences?
I would say from Giorgio Moroder to James Murphy [laughs] and also Depeche Mode to Daft Punk.

What’s on the cards for the rest of 2012?
I’m going to be touring quite a lot, playing gigs in Istanbul, Paris, Berlin and maybe New York in July. I’ll also be on tour with Trentemøller as his manager.

Can we expect to see you in Australia soon?
I really hope so. The schedule is so tight – it would have to be planned around some sort of vacation. So maybe for your Summer. That would be perfect for me because it will be freezing here.

Grab a copy of Kasper Bjørke’s latest record Fool here.

Here’s the video for Fool‘s first single, ‘Lose Yourself to Jenny’ (ft. Jacob Bellens):

We’ll leave you with ‘Efficient Machine’ – taken from 2010’s debut release, Standing On Top of Utopia:


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Sigur Rós: Kvistur [New Music]

In between the preparation of Valtari, Sigur Rós have managed to put together a Record Store Day release. ‘Kvistur’ is the B-side to Valtari‘s first single, ‘Ekki Mukk’.

The non-album track takes you back to Sigur Rós‘ core (aka Von) with its hauntingly beautiful, atmospheric droning. Get lost in its aural abyss:

Follow it up with above mentioned single ‘Ekki Mukk’:

The Valtari LP is slated for a May 28 release.


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Fiona Apple: Every Single Night [New Music]

The wait is finally over for Fiona Apple fans – the first single has surfaced from her over-hyped and over-titled new album, The Idler Wheel is wiser than the Driver of the Screw, and Whipping Cords will serve you more than Ropes will ever do.

Here’s ‘Every Single Night, Apple’s first offering in over seven years:

Was is worth the wait?

She will be hitting the road for a bunch of shows across the USA in June/July. Grab all those deets here.

The Idler Wheel is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw, and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do is out June 19.

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Music + Video =

Liars – ‘No. 1 Against The Rush’:  

The Dandy Warhols – ‘Sad Vacation’:   [vimeo 40505339 w=540&h=300]

tUnE yArDs – ‘My Country’:  

OPOSSOM – ‘Blue Meanies’:  

JD Samson & MEN – ‘Make Him Pay’:  

iamamiwhoami – ‘In Due Order’:  

RÜFÜS – ‘This Summer’:  

Back Back Forward Punch – ‘Always’:  

Scissor Sisters – ‘Only The Horses’:  

Simian Mobile Disco – ‘Seraphim’:  

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Ben Browning (Cut Copy): Lover Motion [EP Stream]

Off the back of 2011’s Zonoscope release, Cut Copy‘s bassist Ben Browning busied himself with the production of his own material, resulting in the Lover Motion EP. The debut solo EP sports the usual Cut Copy electro-pop vibe and is available via Cutters Records (the band’s own label), right now.

Here’s the music video for ‘I Can’t Stay’:

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The Walkmen: Heaven [New Music]

The Walkmen have a brand-spanking new indie-pop record on the way called Heaven and below is its first single/title-track:

Reach Heaven on June 5 via Fat Possum Records.

We leave you with its visual/audio album trailer:

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