Treats for your mouth and ears!
THIS IS PRETTY MUCH THE BEST NEWS WE’VE HEARD IN 2012 !!!!!
Can’t wait to see Perseus spinning tropical-disco-Balearic-funky-future-housey goodness at Ivy Pool on April Fools Day… nice one Archery Club! And if you haven’t already, wrap your ears around his ridonk-u-lous mix for Dazed Digital… yeewwwww!!!!
With such an influx of brilliant glitchy/baleric/disco/summer-vibe songs and remixes in the last week we’ve compiled our favourites for your listening pleasure!
Thanks to Classixx, Nico Jaar, Perseus, Clams Casino, T.E.E.D. and the crowning jewel.. A 70s Hawaiian Disco rework of David Guetta’s “Sexy Bitch” (no, really)
When people look back on 2011, they will undoubtedly realize that this was when the French Express label started making its move. American based, French Express are masters of tropical disco and future house, and home to the likes of rising stars Chris Malinchak, Jonas Rathsman, Moon Boots and Ponty Mython, good mates of ours Rainbows of Death, and of course, their leader, the man who started it all, the man who feeds The Magician all those amazing tracks for his Magic Tapes, the one and only Perseus.
Everything about Perseus’ tune-age is sexy. Big contender for our Remix of 2011 is his amazingly sublime take of Jeremy Glenn’s “New Life.” It’s a song you love instantly, and yet upon further listening, you find yourself drawn into the Summer of 1983… As infectious as it is mesmerizing, it found it’s way on to every mid-2011 mixtape. And with good reason!
Next came a delicious reworking of the Mark Ronson smash ‘Record Collection’ - We’ll let Mark tell you what he thought of it…
This week, in the spirit of giving and all things festive, Perseus kindly offered his latest “Russian Girlfriends EP” for F R E E… seriously, what a top fella. We’re torn between whether the Caribbean-influenced Cool Runnings or Ashanti-sampled Running Back To You is our favourite - I guess we can let you decide that one.
We recently caught up with one this years true taste-makers and asked him the really tough questions
THE BASIC INGREDIENTS:
1. What meal do you crave from home when you’re on the road?
Pizza, Chinese food and a glass of Tropicana. Call me simple - but that’s all i need for the rest of my life.
2. The best gig/show/party I’ve been to lately was…
Fred Falke… Absolutely bananas
3. What was the best meal you’ve eaten in Australia or overseas?
An authentic Shawarma in pita bread, turkey strips, french fries and vegetables doused in Tahini and Hummus, purchased for 10 shekels ($2.50) from a man in a hut
4. Who are you listening to at the moment?
5. What does the next 6-12 months hold for Perseus?
Nice amount of tunes (originals, remixes, collaborations) and a string of many unique, enjoyable shows.
**Thanks so much Leon… what a great way to end 2011!!! Fear not F&T fans, we will be back in 2012 with plenty more Artist interviews… stay tuned, be merry and eats lots of great food over Xmas and of course, have a happy New Year!**