Thursday, May 28, 2009

New Remix

So after swearing off remixes we just took on another remix in the middle of tour on the condition that the label would pay for a studio for us to work in during our week off in Paris. On very short notice we found a great place thanks to frantic emails to the many wonderful people we know in this wonderful city. So we've been waking up at 9:00, getting our coffee, recording, eating some delicious baguette sandwiches, recording some more, then going to bed. But the studio is full of fun stuff we've never used before. So, if this remix sounds different, you know why.

Mmmmm, Jupiter 6.

Alex plays a cowbell on loan from ParaOne who was also kind enough to lend us a MIDI/CV converter. That's nerd-speak for "important."

Korg MS10, UA-6176, Roland Space Echo RE201. Just below it and out of the picture is an old Roland Flanger that Alex liked so much that he promptly bought one for himself on eBay.

Old Slingerland kit with fancy microphones. The remix has a drum solo. For real.

String synths. Arp Solina (totally out of tune) and an ARP OMNI MKII which, if I'm not mistaken, is what was used on "Love Will Tear Us Apart." Tomorrow we mix. Then we DJ at the Social. If you live in Paris, you should come...Nick

Homemade DFA Merch

So I forgot to include this picture from Bergen. some dude made his own DFA tote bag. He didn't want me to take a picture because he was worried James would sue him. Seriously. I told him James wouldn't sue him if he would be kind enough to give me the bag. He wasn't. Cute just the same...Nick

Monday, May 25, 2009

House De House (Again)

So, we did another two gigs with Liv and Saheer and they still rule. Here are some pictures from Bergen.

And, here's Alex and our buddy Wolfram. That's his real name. Wolf. Ram. We made a song with him. Hopefully it'll be out pretty soon.

I don't have any picture from Fabric but if you were there, or have a cyber friend who was, you know House of House fucking destroyed and that "Holy Ghost! was just, um, okay." Word...Nick

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

So, we recently took on a new remix and have been having a difficult time with the original vocals. Nice melodies and stuff, just sonically didn't fit with the new backing track we made. But today we stumbled upon apple's "text to speech" program. Using the voice of "Fred," we redid all the vocals, then doubled them with a vocoder. Here's Nick doubling "Fred" with a vocoder...Alex

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Saturday, May 9, 2009

Trophy Bar

We're going to play records at Trophy Bar tonight because we love it there and the drinks are cheap. I've been kind of sick all week so it's probably not the smartest thing to do but whatevs...Nick

Monday, May 4, 2009

European Weekend

We just got back from the UK/Europe and the highlight of the long weekend by far was watching Liv and Saheer play "Rushing To Paradise." Sorry the pictures are shit, but I was busy shaking a tambourine like an asshole. I'm sure you've heard it, but if not, enjoy. It was generally one of the highlights of our sets from the weekend too.

Buy it. Oh, wait. You can't. It sold out everywhere before anywhere actually had the records to sell. We don't even have a copy. Other highlights from our sets this weekend included the Joakim mix of Pocket Piano...

And, much to my surprise, the Levan edit of Inner Life's version of "Aint No Mountain High Enough" which I couldn't find a proper video of...

...but you should find it because it's beautiful. It didn't quite go off like Body & Soul, but people dug it...Nick