Posts Tagged ‘Gotye’

So many great interviews and performances this week on the Zone Afternoon Show.

Soundcloud: The Pack A.D. perform “Sirens” and “Haunt You”

Soundcloud: Vince Vaccaro performs “Coming Home”

Soundcloud: Miami Nights 1984 talking about his remix of Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know”

Happy Friday!

Go with yourself.

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Yesterday it was Robbie Burns Day.  A day to celebrate the life of the great Scottish 18th century poet.  Today is Australia Day… like Canada Day but backwards and upside down… less snow, more Vegemite. (is there anywhere to buy Vegemite in Victoria?  huh.)

I have been listening to a few bands form both Australia and Scotland lately and thought… if ever there was time to merge a playlist of these two geographically opposite Nations… its today.

Mixcloud: Mixtape >> North Sea // Coral Sea

01) Frightened Rabbit – “Scottish Winds” Selkirk, Scotland
02) Altas Genius – “Trojans” Adelaide, Australia
03) Biffy Clyro – “Many of Horror (live)” Kilmarnock, Scotland
04) Gotye – “Eyes Wide Open” Melbourne, Australia
05) Twin Atlantic – “Free” Glasgow, Scotland
06) Twin Atlantic – “Crash Land” Glasgow, Scotland
07) Angus Stone – “Broken Brights”  Sydney, Australia
08) Angus & Julia Stone – “Big Jet Plane” Sydney, Australia

I hope you enjoy!

Thank you for listening and go with yourself.

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Gotye is quickly becoming one of the biggest things on the radio in Western Canada right now.

The Melbourninian one has a bit of history.  I got an email from my man Michael in Edmonton imploring me to check out the Supermayer Super Mess remix of an early 2008 single… “Hearts a Mess.”

Gotya – “Hearts a Mess (Supermayer Super Mess Remix)”

Download MP3 >> Gotye – Hearts A Mess (Supermayer Supermess Remix)

Oh this song sounds sensual.  Locks into a nice groove that ever so delicately builds.  I can already tell that this will be  a big part of my lounge sets.  Hearing this interesting remix got me wondering if there are any remixes of the hot jammer “Somebody That I Used to Know” on Soundcloud.  Yup… a whole bunch.  Here are a few faves from my audio adventures this evening.

Downloads MP3:
Somebody That I Used to Know (Rishi’s REMIX)
Somebody That I Used To Know (Starfuckers Remix) – Gotye
Somebody That You Used To Know (Arcade Riot Remix) 18-22-01

If you have the song earwormed in your head like I do…then maybe these remixes will be useful to you.  I know they’ll be pulling stud duty in my DJ sets for the next little while.

Go with yourself.

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Checked out Melbournian indie star Gotye finally today. Wow.  His song “Somebody I Used to Know” is a little quirky and insanely catchy.  This song is DEMANDING my attention right now.

I remember a couple weeks back James Sutton over at the Peak in Vancouver posted the music video. He said something about it being the greatest song he heard that day… and the video has been viewed 20 million times! Isn’t that like the population of all Australia?  Amazing.

I punched up the video and at the time I didn’t get it.  I didn’t pay much attention and it sounded a lot like, just another indie rock jam. Cute, quality, but it didn’t emotional grab on yet yet.

Today, trolling my twitter and Brandy Taylor (by-the-by, I don’t think that’s her real last name) on Sonic in Edmonton was talking the song up.  Saying the phone at the radio station explodes in joy every time she hits play.  What’s interesting about that is it takes a special record to garner that kind of energy.

Now I had to check it out again.  So I downloaded the song and read about the man.

Gotye – “Somebody That I Used to Know

It sounds like Gotye is a fairly popular indie rockstar in Australia.  He has a number 1 record and shows up on the Triple J “best of” charts.  I can respect that.

The song might be a little off putting the first time you hit play, but stay with it.  Its a grower, not a shower.

“Somebody I Used to Know” is a crushing breakup song.  Wally De Backer lays down the cold reality of a breakup so completely that even though I am married, I got sad thinking about break ups past!

He sings his sad sack tale of woe.  He pleads, he is confused, he questions and he’s sad.

Then the second act has the female perspective detailing what a weirdo he was and that the break up is … for the best.

Whaaaaat tha fuck.

This song is so powerful that if you are currently going through a break up, I don’t think you should listen to it.  Fer realz. Like Surgeon General Warning seriousness.

When you’re in a relationship… right in the meaty thick of it… it seems so important, but after it ends… its just a foot note in your long personal history. This song captures that story wholly and completely.  Amazing.

Go with yourself.

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