Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Songs of Brilliance #7

Pulp - Disco 2000

An oldie but a goodie, with an intro that is guaranteed to bring back memories from the good old 90s. Jarvis cocker has always been on of my heroes, and this song represents some of his finest and most partylicious work. We may have a concept involving an element of 90s theme coming up, so watch this space...

Friday, August 22, 2008

Songs of Brilliance #6

Lykke Li - Little Bit

Another pop gem from Sweden, in the vein of the brilliant and frankly criminally overlooked songstress, Annie. Li is a recent darling of one of my daily fixes, DrownedinSound, and her brand of minimal, electronic pop is absolutely brilliant - perfect for wandering around in the greyness of August. We've yet to drop this on the ClubRees crowd, but I reckon it could be firm favourite over the next few weeks - it's definitely got potential...

Songs of Brilliance #5

While Erol Alkan may like to finish many a night with There Is a Light That Never Goes Out, us here at ClubRees HQ like to do things slightly different. Slightly more modern, if you will.

That is why 'Vuitton Blues' by the Laurel Collective frequently concludes our night. It is a song that allows people to stand on beer crates and wave their arms about. Surely, surely, there is no better way for a club night to finish.

It is a song. It is brilliant. It is a song of brilliance.

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Monday, August 11, 2008

Songs of Brilliance #4

Jamie Lidell - Another Day
Sometimes you just need a song that brings instant happiness. This is it. Opening with birdsong and a beautiful set of melodic chords, whiteboy Soul supremo Lidell is guaranteed to brighten up your day, even if you spent the entire last day in a field in East London wearing a cagoule and listening to minimal techno and nu-folk.