Knobsticker – Upside Down by Chris
January 19, 2012, 7:32 PM
Filed under: Dance, Electronica, Upbeat, Vocals | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

:O Another amazing group from the Netherlands! What do they put in the water there?! < Insert compulsory Netherlands marijuana joke here>.

Simply put, Knobsticker‘s Upside Down is deliciously funky- the drums are set in perfect balance between ‘cheesy 80s drum machine’ and ‘sexy  disco music’ while the synths are filtered to perfection, guaranteed to make your eardrums feel all groovy. Honestly, I feel like my ears are having the best party- complete with disco ball, multi-coloured light up floor and spiked punchbowl. Also, something about talk-box vocals makes me want to grow an afro and have sex… I was going to backspace that last sentence but I think I’ll leave it.

Comfortably fitting in a neat musical area between Daft Punk and synth-pop groups such as Rat vs Possum– treat your ears with a special free download of one of the tracks off their new album:

Knobsticker – Upside Down

Check out the rest of the album here:



Daft Punk – Crecendolls by Chris
August 5, 2011, 12:39 PM
Filed under: Dance, Upbeat | Tags: , , ,

Time to dance! A bit of Daft Punk french house always does nicely 😀

Daft Punk – Crecendolls

Daft Punk – TRON Legacy (End Titles) by Chris
December 20, 2010, 3:14 PM
Filed under: Electronica, Movie Music | Tags: , , , , , , ,

So I’m in the US of A right now! I haven’t quite got a chance to see Tron Legacy yet, but I have had a chance to get the OST. Music is so cheap here It’s great! I found a store flogging albums by Fatboy Slim and The Avalanches among many others for $2 a pop! I’m going to have trouble fitting it all in my bag on the way home.

Anyway, back to Tron. The soundtrack of-course, is by electronic gods Daft Punk. I haven’t had the chance to listen to it properly yet, so I may have to eat my own words later. But from during my skim through it, it’s a little disappointing. Before you start flailing wildly in your chair and shout how DARE you insult DAFT PUNK let me explain.

I expected something different. I wanted a soundtrack that broke the barriers of ‘movie music’. I expected Tron to work as something like Interstella 5555. But it seems that Daft Punk have gone the way of Vangelis. The Tron soundtrack could be likened to the music from Blade Runner. Infact, Track #7 entitled Rinzler sounds as if the french electro duo have sampled Vangelis’ famous Blade Runner bass synth sequence.

Don’t me wrong, the album is not at all bad. It’s really quite great. But the fans expecting another Homework or Discovery style album to accompany the filmwill be disappointed. It should be warned that they worked closely with film music composer Joseph Trapanese (who did the score for seasons 3+4 of Dexter) and a-lot of the music is dominated by large orchestral strings and brass doing the typical DUNN DUNNN DUNNNNNNNNNN DRAMATIC EPIC DRAMATIC.

The Daft Punk fans will appreciate tracks like Derezzed, which was widely promoted (and you can see why). But don’t expect the rest of the album to be the same.

Since every boy, girl and their respective pets already has a copy of Derezzed (probably scammed off some low quality youtube downloader), I’m going to hit you up with another one of the more Daft Punk-y tracks from the album- the End Credits.

Daft Punk – TRON Legacy (End Titles)

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