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French Express Freebies (Issac Tichauer, Moon Boots Malinchak, Claes Rosen and Rogue Vogue)

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

If you haven’t noticed, I’ve developed a serious fascination with indie dance label French Express. They’re definitely the front runners in the recent Topical Disco movement and they’ve been on a role over the past year dishing out sun kissed releases (mostly for free) from some of the best up and coming producers on the scene via their Soundcloud page. Below you will find all of their most recent releases in one happy place for your listening and downloading pleasure.

Isaac Tichauer is one of the newest additions to their roster and his album Devotion marks the first long player released on the label. He’s yet another very talented producer from Australia. Click on the link at the bottom of the widget to go to Soundcloud and download each track individually.

Claes Rosen is a producer from Sweden. This tropical heater is his first contribution to the label’s catalogue.

Rogue Vogue hails from Chicago and they keep their focus on the golden age of house. All of their tracks thus far have been extremely solid and I expect them to gain momentum as the 2nd half of the year progresses. This is their latest and it saw the light of day on The Magician’s most recent Magic Tape 24.

Moon Boots is pretty much a household name these days and one of the most notable members of the French Express roster. I’m deeply saddened by the fact that I missed him when he played TheHundred this past weekend. Anyhew….he dropped a new track last week and it’s amazing as expected.

Chris Malinchak resides in NYC and he’s slowly but surely becoming a very notable producer in the House Realm. On this track he takes a Brandy vocal and turns it into a sexy summer anthem. The other is a slightly more chilled out, but still funky number that is guaranteed to make those panties drop. Well played Mr. Malinchak.

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Monday, July 30th, 2012

Below you will find the 2nd and final installment (for this year) of SummerSustenance. It’s yet another blended smoothie of some of my favorite beats carefully selected and pieced together to keep the summer vibes going as we hit the home stretch. Make sure you click the link to the right and give us a like!


Track List:
Flight Facilities – With You (David August Remix)
Isaac Tichauer – Doing What I got
Perseus – Cool Runnings
B.B. & Q. Band – Dreamer (Kartell Rework)
Only Children – Down Fever
ColeCo – Rickey Smiley
Gigamesh – Don’t Stop
Radio Ink – Who We Are Tonight (Rogue Vogue Remix)
Little Boots – Headphones (Moon Boots Remix)
White Shadow – If You Like It (Rick Rude Remix)
Jonas Rathsman – Feeling You
Scandal – Just Let Me Dance (Maxxi Soundsystem Remix)
Country Club – In The Air
Moonlight Matters – Come For Me (Mighty Mouse Remix)
Cassian – Reach For Love

7 miles deep

Thursday, July 26th, 2012



I etched the rhythm of a song in a cloudy raindrop. I listened to it from up high and down low. It sounded like id never know you again once that raindrop splashed into the ocean. I closed my eyes and held my breath.

She gets the feeling that she’s always awake and she wants to dream but theres no way to sleep. Saying, she doesn’t give a damn about the scene or who’s DJing, not the after party, not interested in the girls in the bathroom stall, the hook ups and gossip because its all drama.


Her forehead reflected the longest wave length and words were humming off her breath and I was the fool who laid down on her roof to talk about the stars with. Now that she’s not kissing me, she’s turning it into a somebody that I used to know scene; not the GOTYE version, the Elliot Smith version, and I got that shit on repeat, looking into a whiskey glass, staring up on a mountain. Listening, over and over again, until his voice is an LED tattoo beating on my heart. X/O. X/O. I root for her even as I dust the cold off my shoulder.



…and the wine drenched French girl, with the filthy mouth, thinks she can relate to a poetic man from a mountain state. She says, I know you. I’ve seen you around. I want to be your friend. I want to party with you. I want to dance and clap. I want to ask your advice on the weekdays. I want to plan magic for the weekends. I want you to come to my house.

Maybe the reason she’s so inspired, is the hour is late, and we still have the moon.Theres lines on her ass. Theres some sweat on my brow, and some scrapes on her knees, and some dirt on my nails, and some grass in her hair.

We walk slow, in slight repose, campfire mellow, shadows circling one another, on the edge of a purple meadow. Its scary, to know the profound risk of losing ourselves, in this highly concentrated lighting bug dream sway, that flickers rapidly between magic and nothing. Its atavistic. With every glance that happens to get caught, we become wild and transparent and sometimes we lose the beauty in the moment and everything becomes so fragile I dare not grasp it. Other times, we plug in to the source, and gain something so soulful it leaves me reeling for days.

Even so, tonight I’m cynical. I’m ready to burn this bridge down, before that rain drop hits the ocean and I know I’ll never really be able to distinguish her again. She says, I’m giving you my time and my love and those are the two most valuable currencies I have, if you cant see that, you’re foolish. I know you. I know you! I know you more than I know God or Radiohead or wine or sex. I’ll see you when the sun sets east.

(editors note: If you think the above post is about you, its not. Download these songs and be happy)

Friends – Home

Twin Shadow – Patient

Grimes – Oblivion

The XX – Angels

Passion Pit – Carried Away

Alt – Breezeblocks