Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Marvin's Room - Drake (Official Video)

Drake dropped the official video for the single Marvin's Room from his upcoming delayed album Take Care, currently slated for release on October 24th (Drake's birthday). Check out the hazy lo-fi video for this somber and sparse ballad...

Also, check out the previously leaked track, Dreams Money Can Buy, which at the moment is set to be the opening song on the album. Below you can also listen to the song BTSTU by Jai Paul which Drake has sampled.

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Serpentine Summer Party 2012 and Big Boi live at the Box

At the Serpentine Summer party 2012 sponsored by Burberry and photos of Big Boi performing live at The Box later that night...

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Monday, 27 June 2011

Christian Lacroix Homme SS12, Soundtrack by Erol Sabadosh

Last week Christian Lacroix showed their debut menswear collection for SS12, under its new creative director Sacha Walckhoff, at the location of their brand new store under construction in Paris. Check out a video of the show below. I did the official soundtrack for the catwalk, including an original remix of Psycho Killer by Talking Heads and you can stream the soundtrack below the YouTube video and there's also a photo of me wearing my favorite leather jacket from the collection!

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Saturday, 25 June 2011

Album Review: Handsome Furs - Sound Kapital

Montreal-based husband and wife duo Dan Boeckner and Alexei Perry return with a third album as Handsome Furs, and just like their two previous LPs it's another winner. It seems to me that these two can do no wrong, why they aren't the biggest indie-rock band in the world is beyond me because everything they've put out so far is pure gold. This album marks a further move away from the more typical indie sound of their debut Plague Park and the sleazy garage-rock influences of their sophomore effort Face Control, mixing more 80s Eastern European industrial sounds with elements of contemporary electro and club music while still maintaining a strong and anthemic rock sensibility. Boeckner, his raspy growl cutting through shimmering synths and clattering drum machines, proves yet again his knack for melody and song-writing. Songs like Repatriated reel you in, build gradually and then unfurl with interesting twists, catchy hooks and strong lyrics that will have you coming back again and again. I just can't get enough!

Sound Kapital is out June 28th through Sub Pop. Check out the third track from the album, Bury Me Standing:

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Edge of Glory Remix on Youtube

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Friday, 17 June 2011

The Edge of Glory - Video + Remix

Check out my remix below:

Edge of Glory - Lady Gaga (Erol Sabadosh Remix) by erolsabadosh

From many accounts behind-the-scenes, the filming of “The Edge of Glory” was a disaster that wound up in a complete set shutdown. Apparently there was a whole concept with dancers and extra sets that got scrapped by Gaga. I wonder what could have been...

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Tuesday, 14 June 2011

The Body Artist

"You don't know how to love the ones you love until they disappear abruptly. Then you understand how thinly distanced from their suffering, how sparing of self you often were, only rarely unguarded of heart, working your networks of give-and-take."

I've just finished reading Don DeLillo's The Body Artist, a haunting novella about the grieving of a lone widow who encounters a mysterious stranger living in the house that she shared with her late husband. It's a bizarre and unexpected story that came after DeLillo's magnus opus, the critically acclaimed Underworld. As with a number of his other novels, the story unravels almost as a psychoanalytical portrait, with yet another middle class character dealing with an unexpected turn of events featuring elements of mystery and science fiction that DeLillo fans will no doubt expect to be left unexplained. What really attracts me to his work is his deft grasp of human behavior and motive, the opening scene here between the husband and wife having breakfast and the dry description of mundane interaction is a shining example, and his continued interest in weaving psychology, sociology and philosophy into his writing.

With this novella DeLillo meditates on the themes of identity, loneliness, loss and desire, and more so than any of his other works it questions the unknown and the state of the human consciousness in solitude and our relation to time and space as we perceive it. The Body Artist may not seem quite as ambitious as his other works upon cursory glance but dig a little deeper and you may agree that it's perhaps even more ambitious than DeLillo's grasp and his own intellectual limitations, but either way it's certainly a captivating and disturbing read, and one that will stay with you long after you turn the last page. I highly recommend it.

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Monday, 13 June 2011

Not Getting Any Better

Innerpartysystem - Not Getting Any Better (Erol Sabadosh Remix) by erolsabadosh

"This newly received Innerpartysystem remix, courtesy of the man himself, is up there with the best.. twisted in its most original context and terrifyingly uplifting to say the least." - Aeriel Noise

"It would seem that all Erol’s have a knack for great dance music production (namely Erol Alkan) and today we’d like to introduce all of you dance fiends to another one, Mr. Erol Sabadosh." - The Get Downnn

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