20 Feral Little Beasties! Last Best of Blogs of ’09!

     O. Children singer Tobias                                                   Lite Brite

I'm sorry baby, I know it's one in the morning and I've had a few drinks and I haven't blogged you in a month or two, but I'm going to make it up to you--especially with my Best of 2009 lists at the end of the year. In the meantime enjoy this massive collection of essential-ness:

1. XX vs. Tupac vs. Biggie - Runnin with the xx 

(It band of August xx is the backdrop for a Biggie and Tupac ballad that fuses East and West coast for eternity.)

2. O. Children - Dead Disco Dancer

(The influence of Ian Curtis and Nick Cave languor over this gothic-rock dancer.)

3. Cougar - Rhinelander

(Gregorian chants over new wave rock--I kid you not. Keep a third eye on this band.)

4. Das Glow - Lite Brite (Strip Steve mix)

(Lite Brite rocked! And so does this Daft Punk-esque melter.)

5. Doves - Brazil (Aeroplane mix)

(Aeroplane have been remixing the stuffing out of everybody lately to good effect, but combine them with Doves and you get liquid nitrogen!)

6. Wendy Carlos - Clockwork Orange Theme (Cougarettes remix)

(Really? It's taken this long for a good remix of these seminal synths?)

7. Basia Bulat - Gold Rush

(If you like: rowsing folk and traditional music with resplendent vocals by a blonde lark)

8. Vitalic - Bluesday Tuesday

(This epic track is a B-side that might be better than most of the tracks on the new Vitalic album.)

9. Fever Ray - Seven (Martyn remix)

(If you like: Burial, downtempo at highspeed, intelligent dubstep w/ The Knife singer)

10. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Down on the Corner (Emynd Edit)

(Yes, that just happened. You just mixed this song at a party and people had the time of their life.)

11. Mirrors - Organ Song

(If you like: The Cure)

12. Gold Panda - Quitters Raga

(Middle-eastern hip-hop psychedelica for fans of Animal Collective.)

13. Foreign Beggars w/Noisia - Contact

(Noisia is messing with the future again, this time with the urban sound. Don't miss the ultra dn'b jump-up remix of Eurthymics' "Sweet Dreams' at the same link.)

14. Blue Foundation - Eyes on Fire (Zeds Dead remix)

(Beautiful song devolves into some heavy doomsday bass. This will make some swoon.)

15. Fan Death - Cannibal

(Disco is alive and well in the hands of these ladies.)

16. Savoy - Rhubarb

(Technicolour electro for fans of Justice.)

17. Radiohead - Reckoner (The Twelves mix/cover)

(The Twelves can seemingly do no wrong.)

18. Bear in Heaven - Lovesick Teenagers

(This track grows on you like slow moss. On the first listen you too will probably dismiss it.)

19. Parov Stelar - Catgroove

(A famous jazz sample is used to hypnotic effect.)

20. Miami Horror - Sometimes

(Everybody has blogged about this electro pop song, so 'if you don't know, know ya ___'.)

Fan Death's Cannibal. Don't miss the creepy ending!!

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