A few posts back we introduced Monarchy’s Disintegration. One of the musicians Monarchy have worked with is DJ/Producer Kris Menace. He started out as a producer and writer in the mid ’90s. Menace’s debut single Discopolis was released in 2005. Over the years Menace has remixed tracks for Depeche Mode, Robbie Williams, Moby, Róisín Murphy and Röyksopp, ao. In November KM released his third album Features. The new set features guest vocals by Julian Hamilton from The Presets, Daft Punk Collaborator Romanthony, Robert Ownes, German soul singer Xavier Naidoo, Simon Lord and Dodgy, ao. French DJ Miss Kittin appears on the lead single Hide. Remember, “Mommy, Can I Go Out & Kill Tonight?”, Rippin Kittin quoting the Misfits on her 2002 collaboration with Golden Boy. The animated video for Hide is directed by Mathieu Bétard. One we couldn’t keep from you.
Among the many excellent releases for Record Store Day, one in particular caught our attention: a limited edition one sided 12″ vinyl of Noah’s Ark in a Moby Remix by David Lynch. The 6 min dance track is the ideal way to get you in the mood for a night on the town. If you didn’t get your copy, seek and find.
Crazy Clown Time, the American film director’s debut solo album, was released in 2011 on the Play It Again Sam record label. Two songs, Good Day Today and I Know, already got a release in 2010. The album contains music that evolved from “home-studio jam sessions and sporadic experiments”, according to Lynch, and features the voice of Lynch himself and guest vocals by Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Karen O.
The 5th edition of the iTunes Festival is well underway. The annual free music festival, held at London’s prime venue The Roundhouse for the 3rd consecutive year, already welcomed Manic Street Preachers, Glasvegas and Adele. The latter got green light to sing again just moments before her performance on Thursday night.
The first part of the concert was a little shaky still, was it due to the singer’s illness or her nerves. Have eg seen better live versions of Set Fire To The Rain. From the half hour mark on however, Adele’s voice reached perfection status. Every song was brought flawlessly. The ballads Take It All and a stripped down piano version of One And Only were nothing less but mesmerizing and breathtaking. Covers included Lovesong, If It Hadn’t Been For Love and an immaculate rendition of Bonnie Raitt’s I Can’t Make You Love Me. Scroll down to watch.
In a finale consisting of Rolling In The Deep and Someone Like You, in that particular order, Adele called in a little help from the crowd. Perfect ending to a magical night.
Most of this year’s performances can be watched entirely through the iTunes Store. Don’t miss out, if you can. Still to come, the lineup also includes White Lies, Noah and the Whale, Raphael Saadiq, Coldplay and Moby ao.