Toronto techno/noise pioneering duo Jokers Of The Scene serves up a dark and ominous dj mix for the Dust La Rock and Cody Hudsonâ€™s â€œA Lovely Sort Of Deathâ€ exhibition in Los Angeles that opened Friday November 16th and we also get a free download of two new tracks thanks to Scion A/V.
“Canadian electronic duo Jokers of the Scene produce surreal, ambient soundscapes behind spaced out quivering guitar notes that could serve as a soundtrack on an actual trip to the gates of hell.”
Tracklist for the mix after the jump.
Parisian tag team Teki Latex and DJ Orgasmic are the masterminds of and run the current dance music scene with their label Sound Pellegrino and its innovative releases, they also form the dj outfit Sound Pellegrino Thermal Team who are currently tearing it up in the US.
Check them out at the grand Future Perfect party at the Electric Pickle in Miami tomorrow night March 24th where they’ll be playing together with an all-star line-up consisting of Brenmar, Christian Martin, Curses (Drop The Lime), Destructo, DJ Dodger Stadium, Dubbel Dutch, Harvard Bass, Hot Mouth, Jokers of the Scene, Kastle, Lazer Sword, Myd, Nguzunguzu, Salva, Sam Tiba, Sound Pellegrino Thermal Team, Sinden, Surkin, Todd Edwards, Yolanda Be Cool & Worthy.
To get you hyped, here’s a mix they did for their appearance at Fabric last month.
Tracklist after the jump.
“The video came about during a dark and rainy night in L.A. as the dystopian side of Los Angeles played the perfect backdrop to the search for our lost cat. The dream-like state pays homage to the old Canadian late-night television series ‘Night Drive’ and the grindhouse road films of the ’70s.”
Jason Forrest’s new video for “Raunchy” is first and foremost a warning to everyone that they should not make eye contact or try to engage that guy at the mall who’s wearing a sweater with horses on it and rocking a mane of shoulder length hair while browsing for muskets. It’ll just end badly.
But more than that, it’s a stompingly good return from Forrest, who curates North American dance music juggernaut label Nightshifters. The track begins as a laid back clap-along affair, things slowly descend into a dimension of thrashing guitar solos and screaming horns that gradually becomes hotter and hotter until you notice that your shoes have melted onto the floor in a sticky multicolor mess.
Accompanying it is a rework from Canadian contingent Jokers of The Scene, who hone their tact of distilling their remixes to one gigantic eight minute “just-as-the-sun’s-coming-up” moment of ecstatic joy, before veering back off into the darkness. It’s a well paced track that would sound perfect being played somewhere where you can see the stars above you.
Grab “Raunchy” on iTunes now and get some extra goodies, and simultaneously be on the look out for Jason’s new album “The Everything” – Coming April 15th, 2011 on Staatsakt records.
Download the JOTS remix below from Soundcloud:
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Don’t let the gingerbread version of Jokers of The Scene above fool you, this track is channeling some weird magick vibes from Columbus, Ohio FUNERALS. This dub takes things underground deep enough to be burrowed into the earth’s core, and then slowly starts to rise to the surface again for a blindingly big finish.
Download the dub from Soundcloud below:
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Kele Okereke is the frontman of Bloc Party and he just released his first solo album “The Boxer” (production duties coming from Hudson Mohawke and XXXChange) last week which was preceeded by the single “Tenderoni” in early June.
We have the remix from Canadian power duo Jokers Of The Scene (btw, happy belated Canada day you guys!) which doesn’t go as hard as their previous tracks but keeps the focus on a more minimal and melodic sound with fistpumping breaks – although they still keep it dark and moody – showing that they’ve spent alot of time in Berlin.