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SIT WOLF: The Top 30 Music Videos of 2010 (Part 2)

Tonight continues the countdown to Number 1 in the Best Music Videos of 2010. So let’s carry on where we left off…

15.  The Vandelles – Lovely Weather

14. Blackbird Blackbird – Pure

13. Mitchell Museum – Warning Bells

12. Warpaint -Elephants

11. Groove Armada – Paper Romance

10. O.Children – Ruins

9. Gil Scott-Heron – Me And The Devil

8. Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster – So Long, Goodnight

7. Chromeo – Don’t Turn The Lights On

6. Arcade Fire – We Used To Wait

5. Breakbot feat Irfane – Baby, I’m Yours

4. Wu Lyf – Split It Concrete Like The Golden Sun God

3. HEALTH – We Are Water

2. Flying Lotus – Kill Your Co Workers

AND THE WINNER IS…………….

1. Gayngs – Cry

S.I.T WOLF X

ps. one notable exclusion is the Huoratron video for “Corporate Occult”. Most video sites have taken down the embeddable link for it due to the “violence and sex” in the video. Otherwise it would have comfortably made the Top 10 at least. You can however watch it over at Take Your Pills. Enjoy.

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SIT WOLF: The 5 Best EPs of 2009

As the year comes to a close it’s time to start compiling the end of year “2009 Best Of” lists. Over the next 10 days there will be a list of the best EPs of 2009, the best music videos, a countdown of the top 30 tracks. Finally there’ll be a top 30 album countdown. As a bit of fun there might be a Top 5 Worst albums of 2009 and a Top 5 “Let Downs” of the year which will consist of albums that promised so much more than they delivered…..are you listening Andrew Weatherall?

So the first List we have is the Top 5 EPs of 2009.

1. THE TUPOLEV GHOST – SELF TITLED EP


Released on the 30th March 2009

1. A Hymn For
2. Zeroes And Noughts
3. Diagrams
4. Giant Fucking Haystacks
5. The Night
6.  Our Greatest Destroyer *(downloadable MP3)*

I only just discovered last week that the Tupolev Ghost broke up on the 13th December and must say i’m more than a bit gutted. I’d been keeping tabs on them since 2006 and told anyone that would listen that i thought they were destined to be the new At The Drive In. If anything they were a bit more melodious than the famous ATDI, they’re certainly louder anyway thats for sure. Their live shows have left many an ear bleeding and their politically charged lyrics on certain songs acted as the perfect vehicle for their blend of edgy post-hardcore punk. They mixed elements of thrash with spiky drumming, thunderous bass playing and had the ability to pen a tune or two along the way. They’re a sad loss to the independent music industry.

2. HUORATRON – CORPORATE OCCULT EP


Released on the 17th November 2009

1. Corporate Occult (Original Version)
2. Gbay *(downloadable MP3)*
3. Prevenge
4. Corporate Occult (Mixhell Remix)
5. Corporate Occult (Passion Splatter House Remix)
6. Prevenge (SPA Remix)

This is the mighty electro Fin’s second EP release on New Judas. Following up “$$ Troopers” was going to be hard but the bearded nutter has somehow managed to do it and possibly eclipsed his previous effort. All the usual ingredients are there from the one man wrecking machine. His pounding rhythms, his chopped up glitchtronica noises, his electro loops. He seems to know the exact perfect time to drop his noises. The title track shows this more than others with its slow build up and vocal samples, it waits till it knows the listener can’t wait any longer then just goes all out assualt. This EP is perfect for getting you up for a night out or when you get back in from a big night out….depending on your state of mind obviously…. 

3. EX LOVERS – YOU FORGET SO EASILY EP


Released on the 22nd September 2009

1. You Forget So Easily
2. New Years Day
3.  Just A Silhouette *(downloadable MP3)*
4. Incomplete
5. The Moon Has Spoken

This wonderful EP shot onto the scene in September and hasn’t been off my iPod since. With more than a tinge of Elliott Smith influence and a few leanings towards The Cure, the Exlovers have managed to make the perfect alternative pop EP. Every tune is accessible. Wistful lyrics, intricate guitar lines and delicate tones are the backbone of the acoustic driven songs. The title track is the standout and will be included in the Top Tracks of the year without a doubt but “New Years Day” is a thoughtful song that bares the Elliott Smith influence at its soul and the other tracks that follow fall into place perfectly.

4. TIGERS THAT TALKED – BLACK HEART BLUE EYES EP


Released on the 8th June 2009

1. Black Heart, Blue Eyes *(downloadable MP3)*
2. Smokescreen
3.  The Electric Press
4. Duet

Described in some circles as “anti-folk” this Leeds group managed to separate themselves from the pigeonhole they were put in and produced an EP full of pop gems. The songwriting ability is clear on all four tracks and the element of catchy melodies are evident through the sombre guitar picking and the mood lifting violins. The fact that their best song (in my opinion) “Artificial Clouds” wasn’t included on this EP and was released as a separate single later in the year proves that we can expect so much more from this band in the future.

5. THE RADIO DEPT – DAVID EP


Released on the 28th July 2009

1. David *(downloadable MP3)*
2. Messy Enough
3. David (The Rice Twins Remix)
4. The Idle Urban Contemporaries

The Radio Dept already had an impressive discography before releasing “David” this summer. With a back catalogue that contains cult classics “Lesser Matters” and “Pet Grief” the Swedish shoegazers are in a world of their own when it comes to writing the perfect Dream Pop songs. “David” is set to be included on the upcoming 2010 album “Clinging To A Scheme”. It can’t come quick enough. Here on this EP the group stay true to their style and never stray from their usual songwriting structure. It’s the old saying “if it isn’t broke don’t fix it” and thats exactly the way i like The Radio Dept. Don’t ever change.

Some other EPs worthy of a mention are Blood Bank EP by Bon Iver, the self titled and online only EP by Union Of Knives, Unicorn Kids Lion Hat EP/Single, Up and Down EP by She Wants Revenge and The Rock N Roll EP from Dirt Road Logic.

S.I.T Wolf  XX

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You Can’t Teach Rhythm

This is the last mixtape of 2009 and is largely made up of songs that i played at the Halloween show in D.U.S.K back in October. It doesn’t really need an explaining, its just a straight ahead club/dancefloor type mix. It starts off slowly with a number (pardon the pun) that was aimed to get girls and boys on the dancefloor. It worked at the club that night so put it on at a New Years or Christmas party this year and see if it has the same effect. I decided to splice and cut the whole mix with some radio segments and audio samples i found kicking about online, i was contemplating using them during the gig but thought best not to incase i interrupted the flow of the music. I liked the idea of using segments and speach samples cos it reminded of my favourite album of all time, Songs For The Deaf by Queens of the Stone Age. The rest of the mix is just some glitchy, techno, electro songs that i enjoy. I put a few beats and bleeps into certain songs to try and maintain that live feel that i got during the gig.

If you download this mix i’d definitely recommend playing it at full volume for full effect.

MP3: Someones In The Wolf – You Can’t Teach Rhythm Mixtape
or
http://www.mediafire.com/?townymzgtti

You Can’t Teach Rhythm Mixtape
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1. Girls On Top – I Wanna Dance With Numbers (Kraftwerk vs Whitney Houston)
2. Digitalism – HomeZone (Proxy Remix)
3. Glass Candy – Intro
4. Mix Hell – Highly Explicit (Huoratron Remix)
5. ZZT – The Worm (NT89 Remix)
6. Lovely Chords – How To Clean Your Boyfriends Teeth (Douster Remix)
7. Erol Alkan & Boys Noize – Death Suite (Bobermann Remix)
8. Bob Rifo – Kinky Malinki (Bloody Beetroots Remix)
9. Huoratron – $$ Troopers
10. Huoratron – The New Shit
11. Art Whiplash – Party, Sex and Bullshit (Toxic Avenger Remix)
12. Black Holes – War Drums
13. Mix Hell – Boom Da (Crookers Remix)
14. JFK – Baby Techno
15. Mikix The Cat – Wuz
16. Mikix The Cat – Zuluking
17. D.I.M – Frogger
18. Fake Blood – Mars
19. Bloody Beetroots – Warping Is Awesome (ToMy Edit)

S.I.T Wolf  X

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Your Monthly Video Dose: September 2009

The Tupolev Ghost – Diagrams

Kraak and Smaak – Money In The Bag

DatA feat Sebastien Grainger – Rapture

Huoratron – $$ Troopers

Deftones – Bored

S.I.T Wolf X

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2009: A Robot Odyssey

2009: A Robot Odyssey is my second mixtape. Yet again, recorded all in the one go and yet again under 1 hour and 2o minutes in duration (fits on a cd no problem).  On the first mixtape (VCPE) i went for an almost kinda rock vibe, electronic as well but mostly rock. So on Robots i’ve decided to go not quite as guitar orientated and tried my best to stick to a dancier side, although there are a few more rockier types in amongst the mix and they do work quite well alongside the rest of the tracks.

Once more i’ve decided to add bits and loop, cut and sample again over most of the songs to make them “edits” as such i suppose and not really remixes, there are a few that i’ve properly remixed, the rest are just edits though.

Just as VCPE had outtakes from some films, Robots does too. There’s also a small introduction and end speech by Microsoft Anna so listen closely. The mix starts off slowly then builds up. About 3 or 4 songs in i decided to use some more “commercial/poppier” material (AVH, Daft Punk, Soulwax etc) but then go back to more beat driven music. I had to do a slight edit on the last track by Black Strobe. Just shortened it down a bit to allow the mix to be under 80 minutes long. You might notice the jump in that track too. I can only apologise for that.

I;m gonna put this mix up on Mediafire soon so it will be available for unlimited download but for the moment just left click once on the mp3 below and it’ll open in a different page then simply right click and save target as.

MP3: 2009: A Robot Odyssey

2009: A Robot Odyssey Tracklist

1. Dusty Kid – The Cat (Someone’s In The Wolf Edit)
2. The Japanese Popstars – Electronic Poet (Someone’s In The Wolf Short Edit)
3. Little Boots vs BuffetLibre vs Sidechains – Love Kills (Someone’s In The Wolf Edit)
4. Armand Van Helden – I Want Your Soul (Extended Version)
5. Daft Punk – Robot Rock (Someone’s In The Wolf Remix)
6. Bloc Party – Banquet (Phones and Someone’s In The Wolf Edit)
7. Justin Timberlake – Sexy Back/Alavi (Someone’s In The Wolf Remix)
8. Muse vs Klaxons vs Soulwax – Supermassive Rainbow
9. Triobelisk – Shield Your Eyes (Someone’s In The Wolf Re-Edit)
10. Huoratron – $$ Troopers (Someone’s In The Wolf Edit)
11. Huoratron – The New Shit (Someone’s In The Wolf Edit)
12. Art Whiplash – Party, Sex and Bullshit (Someone’s In The Wolf Version)
13. White Noise – It’s What We Do (Someone’s In The Wolf Remix)
14. Black Strobe – The Last Club On Earth (Someone’s In The Wolf Shortened Edit)

alternative download here:
http://www.mediafire.com/file/bwzxdmoyoym/2009 A Robot Odyssey.mp3

2009: A Robot Odyssey

There are a few more mixtapes in progress. There’s an ambient one, an industrial one and a very polished techno one on the way before the summer.

Stay posted.

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