Monday, March 16, 2009

Hot Promo Action

The Juan MacLean - One Day (James Curd Remix)
The Juan MacLean are set to drop their new album The Future Will Come on DFA Records on April 14th. This week there is a new remix EP (on vinyl and digital) for One Day, featuring remixes by Mark Romboy, The Emperor Machine and Surkin. There is also a digital only remix by Lazaro Casanova. This James Curd Remix is an exclusive that won't be available anywhere else.

Back in the mid to late '90s one of my favorite bands was the Minneapolis duo Sukpatch. They were a kind of twee hip hop act, two white boys cutting and pasting samples over phat beats, a sort of precursor to the kind of thing Hot Chip have mastered. They put out a few records themselves, then got signed to the Beastie Boys' label Grand Royal - just in time for the label to fold. They finally called it quits in 2004.

Ultrachorus are former Sukpatch-er Chris Heidman and fellow Minneapolis studio production whiz Jeff Lorentzen. They make electronic pop with a few analog and organic twists. They have a new 7" single out - Words Kept Talking b/w Planetman. They also did a remix of 1901 by current blogosphere faves Phoenix.
Ultrachorus - Words Kept Talking
Phoenix - 1901 (Ultrachorus Remix))

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