Monday, January 19, 2009

Cut Copy - So Cosmic

So back in the day, or at least it seems that way now, Cut Copy, Melbourne, Australia's golden boys, representing Modular recordings (so hot right now), dropped their infamous mix named so cosmic. The mix was released well before their chart and dance floor smashing new album, In Ghost Colours and on it were some truly inspiring and refreshing beats, I won't get into all of them with you, you can just visit their blog or their my space page and show some love.

First off is Mr. Lifelike and if you don't already now the name, their is no time like the present. Hailing from the Strasbourg, Alsace, France, Laurent Heinrich has been droppin' the goods for a little while now, and cut copy love and so should we. This track is an instant classic, it has that vibe of a song that has been alive in your ears for what seems like since forever, if that makes any sense, and it invokes, upon listening very nostalgic feelings of daft punk, Thomas Bangalter, Stardust, Dj Falcon, Kris Menace and Alan Braxe, among others, in short: a musical journey, french style.

Lifelike - So Electric

Next up is a true disco funk classic from the lovely land of new york electro and indie, DFA. Holy Ghost! has to be one of the most talked about-least known groups of the last two years. The fact that they have a plethora of quality remixes floating around the net is testament to that, and their few known singles, of which I have only one, and it is coincidentally found on the same cut copy mix tape. If my sources are correct this track could have been dropped as early as 2007, in which case its hype only truly emerged throughout the next year, and now the people want more from Holy Ghost! Their upcoming album (fingers crossed) may be one of the most anticipated albums in this music genre of 2009, no lie. so enough is enough and here is the dopeness:


Number three this eve, is an awesome remix by fellow aussies and label mates Knightlife. The track "So Haunted", by Cut Copy, truly has two distinct and unique styles and sections that are blended together, the first is a darker, more post-punkish type of indie electro, where the vocals are bright and somewhat uplifting and the beats are very drab and melancholy. In the second part the mood switches: the vocals turn almost nostalgic and reminiscent in a distant way, but they are overtaken by an amazing synth breakdown that totally entrances you and is so uplifting its contagious. This remix, which I believe is not the same as the one featured on the so cosmic mix, is equally as enjoyable and achieves the same goal, an extension of the second part of the original "So Haunted" track. The wow factor on this one is pretty high, be careful...

So Haunted (Knightlife Sun-Soaked Reprise Remix) - Cut Copy

Lucky number four... Sticking to the theme of the mix, we have a collabo remix with cut copy and lifelike, and the best part is that the track they remix is "Never Forget" by mother fuckin' Fleetwood Mac. Know if your unfamiliar with the gorgeous Stevie Nicks and the boys of Fleetwood Mac, do yourself a favour and get educated. This song has been giving me shivers since the day I first heard it two years ago, mad thanks to Cut Copy, Lifelike and Fleetwood Mac. True Love.

Fleetwood Mac - Never Forget (Cut Copy and Lifelike Remix)

Cinque (Five): Now I must apologize because I know very little about the group who did the original to this track Like Whoa! except that they are fellow Sydney 'siders with Knightlife and this track was originally released as 12" on Bang Gang Records, who are geniuses by the way, check them out as well. So this remix is also not on the So Cosmic mix, but let me just say that inside sources tell me that Cut Copy has faith in Knightlife, 'nough said. Here we are:

Oh I Like (Knightlife Remix) - Like Whoa!

Last but surely not least is fellow Sydney 'siders the Bag Raiders. These guys are killin' it right now with there new single that just dropped in the new year. This track featured on the So Cosmic mix as the post suggests, and it is pure goodness, a little harder and dirtier but definite disco dance floor action ( i love alliterations), that will have you shakin' your hips and feelin' the vibe of liquid courage like never before.

As a side note, for those that grew up watching City Tv (local greater Toronto Area basic cable channel) they had a fashion news show, appropriately called Fashion Television, which I don't know much about other than it has an amazing theme song, but I have no idea who its by. Anyways, this next track sounds a little like the theme song from that show. So yeah, strange, but its all good. Here is the dope shit:

Nil By Mouth (Knightlife Remix) - Bag Raiders

Thanks goes out to cut copy of course, as mentioned before hit the myspace, give love, and for those in the area, they're comin' to Circa in Toronto on March 20th, if your around, come on down, cuz its gunna be a guaranteed phenomenal night. And for those haters, those who think that I may be on Cut Copy's balls, or perhaps just the whole aussie electro scene, well what do you want me to say, all i got is love to give, and yeah, I am guilty as charged. For those that share the love, my heart goes out to you.
Peace and love.


  1. The Fashion Television theme song is called Obession by Animotion.

  2. thank you amelia, you are amazing, i fucking love that song