drwex (drwex) wrote,
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Great, yet brain-breaking

It's been a while since I had this big a WTF reaction so let me just hit you with it right off...

http://www.last.fm/music/ZE:A/_/Mazeltov
Korean boy-band electro-pop Mazel Tov. No, really. In case you want the lyrics: http://artists.letssingit.com/ze-a-lyrics-mazeltov-rccrvz2

I have no idea what spawned this. So far as I can discern, ZE:A have never done anything like this before and there's no antecedent that the Web can tell me about. It's a bizarre combination of Korean, English (which mostly doesn't make sense either) and then there's "mazel tov" which is pronounced with a unique twist on the zed sound that I don't think any actual Hebrew speaker would make. I can't stop listening to this, and not just because it's catchy pop. It's like the national anthem of WTFistan or something.
(h/t to rednikki for finding this in the first place)

http://www.kleptones.com/blog/
Also in the awesome fun category the Kleptones have posted two more entries in their "video violence" series, with fan vids for mashups off the Uptime/Downtime compilation. Good tracks, nice vids.

http://djsteveboy.com/groovelectric.html
DJ Steveboy's latest, "Swimming in the Ruins" is beautiful and engaging electro-house. Steve claims it's dark and moody but I don't think of it that way. It's less funky, true, but he's got some really nice selections in here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaxyQF0jegQ
I lost track of who pointed me at this upload of an old electro-funky classic from Fern Kinney. She's someone who never really broke through on her own, mostly doing backing vocals - you can hear a fair bit of her on various blacksploitation flick soundtracks and she's mostly known for trying to be disco after the disco fad had passed. Which is really a shame, I think, since she's got a really classic Motown voice.

http://audioporncentral.com/2010/02/dj-moule-good-love-good-rock.html
This is another one of those mixes I think people will love or hate based on whether they like the underlying tracks. For me, Joan Jett was a breath of fresh air, a punk in-your-face counter to the sappy Pat Benatar and her ilk whose popularity irked me. Jett never got that level of acclaim but she was sure more fun to listen to/dance to. At least, if you were me.

Here we have DJ Moule (http://www.djmoule.com/) assembling a brilliant scratch-dance mix with Jett mixed against Led Zeppelin, Peaches (who, amusingly, has collaborated with Jett), and the electronic "Does it Offend You Yeah? - Battle Royale."
Tags: dj moule, dj steveboy, fern kinney, mazel tov, music, the kleptones, ze:a
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