Posts Tagged ‘Danger Mouse’

February 21, 2015
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We’ve all heard and likely loved Gnarls Barkley’s timeless Crazy, a billion times over in past years. It’s Cee-Lo’s best work ever, in my opinion, with the ever brilliant Danger Mouse, to boot. But I bet you’ve never heard it this way. British producer Krafty Kuts drops a cover of the classic, which he calls Going Crazy, and its a killer track, with plenty of funky, glitchy elements and some gratifying break beats and wonky bass. It’s a gloriously dizzying re-imagining.

April 30, 2014
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This one really thrilled me when I encountered it earlier today. I was one of many people who were exuberantly happy when Broken Bells, aka Danger Mouse and James Mercer, returned with their sophomore album After The Disco. Early single Holding On For Life was one of my favorite tunes of the moment for quite some time. Imagine my surprise when I found out that the song has been remixed by none other than Canadian electronic duo Zeds Dead. I hit the play button cautiously, not too sure what to expect… would it be dubstep? Electro house? Something heavy, exhilarating, and hard hitting? I feared that the original would be drowned out with too much EDM, but I’m happy to say that Zeds Dead’s remix of Holding On For Life is a balanced, well constructed, refreshing electro house take that allows the original and Mercer’s falsetto’s to shine through in all its pristine glory.

April 30, 2014
http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/146166450/stream?client_id=3cQaPshpEeLqMsNFAUw1Q?plead=please-dont-download-this-or-our-lawyers-wont-let-us-host-audio

This one really thrilled me when I encountered it earlier today. I was one of many people who were exuberantly happy when Broken Bells, aka Danger Mouse and James Mercer, returned with their sophomore album After The Disco. Early single Holding On For Life was one of my favorite tunes of the moment for quite some time. Imagine my surprise when I found out that the song has been remixed by none other than Canadian electronic duo Zeds Dead. I hit the play button cautiously, not too sure what to expect… would it be dubstep? Electro house? Something heavy, exhilarating, and hard hitting? I feared that the original would be drowned out with too much EDM, but I’m happy to say that Zeds Dead’s remix of Holding On For Life is a balanced, well constructed, refreshing electro house take that allows the original and Mercer’s falsetto’s to shine through in all its pristine glory.

The Black Keys – Fever

March 25, 2014

I can’t believe it’s been nearly 3 years since 2011’s El Camino. I mean, seriously, where did the time go? It doesn’t feel like it was that long ago that The Black Keys floored us with that incredible, Grammy award winning, bluesy rock album. For those aching for some fresh music from the Ohio duo, Dan and Patrick announced a follow up titled Turn Blue, out May 13. Oddly enough, the announcement was made via Mike Tyson’s Twitter account. Is Mike a Black Keys fan? I have no idea, but they sure are getting creative with the album announcements these days. Awesomely enough, Turn Blue will be co-produced by Danger Mouse. The combo worked well before, so why not again? And anything with Danger Mouse’s name attached is usually brilliant. Check out the first taste and single off Turn Blue, the fantastic Fever.

The Black Keys – Fever

March 25, 2014

I can’t believe it’s been nearly 3 years since 2011’s El Camino. I mean, seriously, where did the time go? It doesn’t feel like it was that long ago that The Black Keys floored us with that incredible, Grammy award winning, bluesy rock album. For those aching for some fresh music from the Ohio duo, Dan and Patrick announced a follow up titled Turn Blue, out May 13. Oddly enough, the announcement was made via Mike Tyson’s Twitter account. Is Mike a Black Keys fan? I have no idea, but they sure are getting creative with the album announcements these days. Awesomely enough, Turn Blue will be co-produced by Danger Mouse. The combo worked well before, so why not again? And anything with Danger Mouse’s name attached is usually brilliant. Check out the first taste and single off Turn Blue, the fantastic Fever.

LYRIC VID: Broken Bells – Leave It Alone

February 6, 2014

Yesterday, Broken Bells released their sophomore album After The Disco. It was a release I had been anticipating for some time now, and the moment it arrived at my front door, I couldn’t wait to pop it in for a listen. We’ve been hearing lead single Holding On For Life and its follow up, After The Disco, quite a lot for the past few months already. I just couldn’t wait to blast them off the album and listen to what else it had to offer. Leave It Alone is track number four on the album, and it slows things down delicately with its acoustic, folksier flavor after the preceding tracks. Mercer’s vocals are exquisitely expressive on the bluesy tune, which, like the rest of the album, is produced by the immensely talented Danger Mouse. There’s a very Jack White like quality to the track, and it only adds a splendid versatility to an album that I would easily consider one of the best of the year so far, though it’s really still the beginning of 2014. Broken Bells released a fantastic lyric video for the track today. They really do like their geometric shapes and patterns, as well as the color pink, if you recall what their debut album cover art looked like! It’s their thing, I guess.

LYRIC VID: Broken Bells – Leave It Alone

February 6, 2014

Yesterday, Broken Bells released their sophomore album After The Disco. It was a release I had been anticipating for some time now, and the moment it arrived at my front door, I couldn’t wait to pop it in for a listen. We’ve been hearing lead single Holding On For Life and its follow up, After The Disco, quite a lot for the past few months already. I just couldn’t wait to blast them off the album and listen to what else it had to offer. Leave It Alone is track number four on the album, and it slows things down delicately with its acoustic, folksier flavor after the preceding tracks. Mercer’s vocals are exquisitely expressive on the bluesy tune, which, like the rest of the album, is produced by the immensely talented Danger Mouse. There’s a very Jack White like quality to the track, and it only adds a splendid versatility to an album that I would easily consider one of the best of the year so far, though it’s really still the beginning of 2014. Broken Bells released a fantastic lyric video for the track today. They really do like their geometric shapes and patterns, as well as the color pink, if you recall what their debut album cover art looked like! It’s their thing, I guess.

Broken Bells – Leave It Alone

January 28, 2014

The duo of Danger Mouse and James Mercer have been racking up some mad love and critical acclaim for what we’ve heard so far from soon to be released sophomore album After The Disco. We still have a couple weeks to go before they release After The Disco on February 4, but today, we get to hear another amazing track off the album. Leave It Alone is a slow burning, blues tinted, and melancholic space rock song, unlike the more uptempo, groove inflected tracks we already love off the album, ie. After The Disco and Holding On For Life. This is going to be one stupendous, long awaited return by Broken Bells.

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Broken Bells – Leave It Alone

January 28, 2014

The duo of Danger Mouse and James Mercer have been racking up some mad love and critical acclaim for what we’ve heard so far from soon to be released sophomore album After The Disco. We still have a couple weeks to go before they release After The Disco on February 4, but today, we get to hear another amazing track off the album. Leave It Alone is a slow burning, blues tinted, and melancholic space rock song, unlike the more uptempo, groove inflected tracks we already love off the album, ie. After The Disco and Holding On For Life. This is going to be one stupendous, long awaited return by Broken Bells.

http://newdivisionapps.com/sc/brokenbells

A Take Away Show: Broken Bells – The Changing Lights

January 17, 2014

As I’ve mentioned many a time before, one of my favorite music series on YouTube is La Blogotheque’s A Take Away Show, which features incredibly talented artists and bands performing songs in mundane locales, making viewers feel as if they’re right there with them. It’s been awhile since I’ve shared a La Blogotheque clip on I Heart Moosiq, but it’s time. Not only is this a wonderful A Take Away Show video, but it’s the debut of a brand new Broken Bells song from their long awaited new album After The Disco, out February 4 on Columbia. Danger Mouse and James Mercer already impressed us immensely with what we’ve heard off the sophomore album so far. Holding On For Life is no doubt one of the best songs to grace our ears these past couple months. The Changing Lights is another fantastic tune, though the A Take Away Show version is likely far different from the album cut. I’m guessing this version is far more acoustic and raw. I wish I could’ve been in that piano shop to witness this performance. That’s one lucky little girl in the clip…