FluoKids Translation Service: Vol. 3

20 09 2007


There are some real gems in this past Monday’s Fluo-as-translated-by-a-robot.

The post is called “They Is Always The Same Gestures.” Oh, is they?

pic : rita vogt

“I révé too much of the scénari of horror where the headstocks take life, I always wondered what that would have been the monstrous one if one had put a little artificial intelligence Warp in cranium of the TLC. Mondkopf tries the blow and the headstocks of ice become the true comforting sisters of which they gave each other the air.”

Mondkopf – Bath of the Morning

“Disco music tuning which makes tunes, a post scifi in automatic mode for post-human pieces, here one has fun the fun fair under the artificial lights, one goes back from there then under an artificial light, I comfort itself of tone smile of artificière, cheeks pink, gray sweater matched with the carpet, laser green and red boots, patent.”

Vitalic – Anatoles (live)

“With far Rex the dog bark credits disco music désincarné to the extreme, anthem of the world cup of Rugby galactic 2078, cyborgs with the oiled drill plates warm up in slide. If as me you saw Miami Vice in VF you remember inevitably this scene where the truant known as one “I adore the discotheque”, I adhere while thinking of all these pretty girls, surface but generous, who return the light while turning to small steps around their bag to hand.”

Rex the dog – Circulate jbag radio edit

“I neither homosexual nor am bodybuildé, and yet the disco music haunts me like Kraeger the house music. I am not only, it does not have there that to listen to the last mix of Booka Shade, Ewan Pearson, Château Flight which begin their Body Language with the Distant Message of Bogdan Irkük that I posted here a few weeks ago. Our weekends overflow and Mondays have paces of 7eme day, to accompany the slow exit by my cryogenic box ultimate credits disco music, this Homage II which could make me cry lakes over wild planet.”

Roland Sebastian Faber – Homage II on the myspace of Paddle records

I don’t know about you but my favorite line is probably “I neither homosexual nor am bodybuildé, and yet the disco music haunts me.” Methinks the lady doth protest too much, n’est-ce pas?

I kid! I kid because I love. 🙂

And thus concludes this edition of:


Baron von Luxxury


FluoKids Translation Service: Vol. 3

7 06 2007

pic: LastNightsParty

More poetic transliteration from our Parisian friends, as created by the genius robots at Babelfish. For me, this particular episode paints an especially graceful tone poem about Lindsay Lohan flying through the kitchen on a melting glacier with Al Gore. What about you, dear reader? Comment below on the imagery crafted by your tiny little heads.

(NB: Linking directly to tracks is lazy and bad blog etiquette, so just click on the song names to go to the original post and get them. The Fake Blood one is my fave so far).

“It Is Funny At The Time But After That Sticks”

“I rather often see Lindsay Lohan these times, sort of like I re-listen to “Fly Or Die.” It flies it dies Lindsay, I do not believe, it is made lead by a ladybird which speaks in any case, that done of it one doped cool not? Finally I cross it never in ladybird, one speaks not, what good is it if it is for which me tells anecdotes of before its French holidays, of the anecdotes of before me.

MP3: Butter Bullets: “In the Kitchen (Eurotrance remix)”

Ok, Lindsay cook little, but good, one likes, it and me, to cut the fruits in cubes of average sizes and to make dirty tricks on the scheme of work. It remix the remix of my smoothie, ice floes crushed of pieces still a little large. Gift Rimini him remix more and more, hello buddy, Go Go Charlton them leave their EP, hello other buddies.

MP3: Go Go Charlton – “Your Son (Don Rimini remix)”

It says to me that it sets out again soon, I do not know if that returns to me sad, after all its rate/rhythm of life does not follow mine, not which they are not sometimes parallel, but often I look over the barrier when it assoie against, all against.

MP3: Armand Van Helden – “I Want Your Soul (Fake Blood remix)”

And then one wanted less to kiss, and besides its American anecdotes were worth the blow to be heard, at least because it made too much hot to leave, too heat for anything.”

MP3: Pony Pony – “Junior (Bitchee Bitchee Ya Ya Ya remix)”

(Posted by: Baron von Luxxury)

Client Across the USA

2 06 2007


I’m about to get on a plane to go hang out in NYC for the next six weeks, and am looking forward to starting with a trip to Misshapes tonight to see our friends in the fantastic female synthpop trio Client.

MP3: “Down to the Underground” – Client

That track is from their 2004 album “City”, you can stream their new album “Heartland” here. Also check Brooklyn Vegan for tour dates and more MP3s. SF peoples should note they’re playing Popscene next Thursday, should be a blast.

Note to parents: sorry about the nipples. London photo shoots can be cold.

(Posted by: Baron von Luxxury)

Yes, There’s More Out There Than Porn

10 05 2007

Luxxury Dim Mak Cobrasnake Cory
Luxxury at Cinespace, LA. Photo: Le Cobrasnake.

Today’s post is filed under “Other Blogs Need Love Too”:

• Track #10 from Justice’s minutes-away-from-being-released debut album is up over at Put the Needle on the Record as well as Call Me Mickey (among others):

MP3: “Stress” – Justice

Plus La New Shit posted a radio rip of track #9 “D.V.N.O.” earlier this week.

So now you *should* have about 2/3 of the whole album, right? Plus another 500 re-edits, unreleased Britney Spears remixes and unauthorized mashups, and perhaps a ripped video or two? I need an entire iPod just for all my Interwebbedly ill-gotten Justice shit.

• Speaking of La New Shit, they’ve just posted a few awesome tracks from the new Luxxury Remixes album. Graph Giraph has a few as well. Collect ’em all.

• I like Dragonette. I was fairly certain they weren’t cool until Fluo told me not to worry and love The Bomb. And then Kitsune called and said “we’re putting one of their songs on our next comp.” So, we’re all allowed to like it now!

MP3: “I get around” – Dragonette

• An open letter to Van She Tech from me, Baron von Luxxury.

Dear Van She Tech –

I love you and I hate you.

I love you because you are amazing.

I despise you because you are amazing.

Your productions make me envious and full of a jealous rage. But then I shake myself like a wet poodle and that moment of pettiness goes away.

And I am yours again.

I love you.


MP3: “I Love You (Van She Tech Remix)” – I Am Finn
From MFR

MP3: “Sex City (South Central ‘Dark City’ Remix)”
From Headphone Sex

• New Blackstrobe is ready for you. Dark, surprisingly rock…hell, it’s industrial.

MP3: “Girl Next Door” – Blackstrobe
MP3: “Buzz Buzz Buzz” – Blackstrobe
From Boule a Facettes

Bonus remixes:
MP3: “Never Win (Blackstrobe remix)” – Fischerspooner
MP3: “Ghost Trace (Blackstrobe remix)” – Tiefschwarz
Also from Boule a Facettes

• A few cool non-MP3 links. Clicky clicky.

Sampleur/sample. Sometimes you gotta track down the source material and scratch the itch.

Simon Reynolds’ Bliss Out. Erudite musical ramblings from the author of Rip it Up and Start Again, the best postpunk book ever written.

Out of 5 dot com. Record geeks make lists.

Music You Won’t (Possibly) Hear Anywhere Else – Old 78’s. Not Disco at all. But amazing.

Justi…Oh, You Know

4 05 2007

Justice – “D.A.N.C.E.” video
[props to http://www.discobelle.net]

How much love can a blogosphere give a ‘band’ with only 5 songs? Answer: a lot. And we’re not helping solve the problem, as we love these men with their dirty beats, funky basslines and porn sideburns as much as the next bleary eyed laptop jockey.

But as much as mon amour is pure and vrai, it feels a little pointless contributing what feels like yet another (and superfluous) vote for the already-elected. In a Columbia study published last year in Science, people were asked to listen to, rate and, if they chose, download songs by bands they had never heard of. Half the 14,000 participants were shown the prior download figures for the songs, while the other half were simply shown a list of titles.

The result was that in the first, or “social-influence” group, the most popular songs were much more popular (and the least popular songs were less popular) than in the independent condition. In other words, as The New York Times put it, in their piece about the study “the impact of a listener’s own reactions is easily overwhelmed by his or her reactions to others.”

The reason is that when people tend to like what other people like, differences in popularity are subject to what is called “cumulative advantage,” or the “rich get richer” effect. This means that if one object happens to be slightly more popular than another at just the right point, it will tend to become more popular still.

And there’s the rub: are we not subject to this same prejudice with every post we write, and each corresponding click we make selecting songs to download? Are we blogging about a band or downloading a song simply because we keep seeing it show up on so many damn “tastemaker” playlists, thus predisposing us to assume it’s good – or, worse, that we need to like it to be cool?

Are we listening with our eyes?

Ok, that conclusion was tongue-in-cheek-edly pompous. But it’s late and I am procrastinating sending out press packets of our new remix album. I HATE sending out press packets.

For now, my fellow francodiscophones, drop what you’re doing and add http://www.hatesomethingbeautiful.com to your bookmarkblogrollRSSnetvibes, because there are three new Justice-y things there now:

1. A new Uffie + Justice track, possibly an alternate version of a forthcoming track from the forthcoming Justice album, which drops July 10…

2. …and for which the magic geniuses at HSB have procured a tracklist, as such:

1. Genesis
2. Let There Be Light
3. D.A.N.C.E.
4. Newjack
5. Phantom
6. Phantom Pt. II
7. Valentine
8. The Party
10. Stress
11. Waters of Nazareth
12. One Minute To Midnight

3. AND FURTHERMORE a couple o’ Justician remixes I’d never heard before:
MP3: “Skitzo Dancer (Justice Remix)” – Scenario Rock
MP3: “Me Against The Music (Justice Remix)” – Britney Spears

So. Go there.

Also: nothing to do with Justice or HSB, but worthy of mention are a few cool traxx I found whilst trolling the world o’ electro bloggage recently. Enjoy. Back to stuffing envelopes for me. So very glam, this rock stardom thing.

MP3: “Music Sounds Better On A Holiday” -Stardust + Madonna.
MP3: “The Brainwasher (Erol Alkan’s Horrorhouse Dub)” – Daft Punk

FluoKids Translation Service: Vol. 2

25 04 2007

The Workout loves Fluo Kids
Photo: Simon Bordier, Model: Annika Berger, Stolen From/Homage A: FluoKids

From Monday’s episode of our favorite French disco sitcom, again filtered through The Workout’s in-house Robot Transliterator for your comedic enjoyment:

“To Drink Glass”

I was mollement held. The empty glance, I fixed red embers of the barbecue. I did not etais there. I was not there either for Martine. The weather was cold. To tell the truth, I froze them. The guy dimensioned ego, smoked an end of joint very crushed [editors note: as one tends to do in such situations]. Whereas it spoke to me about its future holidays in Ibiza and its loan sofinco of 500 euros, I concentrated on the funny words of ap on the aperispliff. I crossed the door fenestrates which carried out to the living room. Large a renoi hustles me, I lower the eyes. A few seconds later two guys put themselves on the mouth [editors note: WTF]. The foot of the parasol twisted to lie in the medium of the part, but I feel that the situation becomes funky [editors note: I feel the funkiness as well]. I regret Gaston [editors note: I also regret Gaston]. The girls rub “remainder in dog, boloss”. I am out of the action, sitting on stops of a piece of furniture full with eccentric ornaments and especially between two immense defenses with elephants. Too much cold to be a heat rabbit, but I will negotiate it [editors note: ah, yes, good old “heat rabbit negotiation” – how very, very French of you].

Fluokids – we kid, we love. Honestly, one of the few nearly-100% perfect blogs. Hot, often exclusive tracks; engaging commentary; pictures of hot foreign girls; and that certain “je ne sais quoi.”

It is very worth going to the original Fluokids post to download the very excellent Guns n’ Bombs remix of “Fancy Footwork.” But I can’t find a link to the post directly, which would be proper blog-iquette, and it’s sort of buried on the page. So, here’s a direct link to the song. This is definitely a must-download.

MP3: “Chromeo – Travail de Jambes de Fantaisie (Les Pistolets N’Bombs se remélangent).
Buy me some Chromeo on Insound
Chromeo ‘space
Guns n’ Bombs ‘space

Also: I love Ghostland Observatory.
MP3: “Piano Man” – Ghostland Observatory
Buy me some Ghostland Observatory on Amazon
Ghostland ‘Space


P.S. Here is a handy S.F. Events calendar 4 U:

Wednesday – Rickshaw Stop, SF – Take Root Records party w. Pop Noir and DJ BvL
Thursday – The Workout @ Arrow Bar, SF: w. All Teeth and Knuckles, plus resident DJ’s Johnatron, Pozibelle and BvL
Friday – Lights Down Low @ 222 Hyde, SF: w. DJ’s Paparrazzi, Daniel Le Disco, Audrock + Sleazemore

Riton: Right On

8 04 2007


Henry “Riton” (pronounced “reeee-ton”, apparently) Smithson is an East London DJ/remixer/musician kid who’s got some a wicked sense of synthy humor. Like this line from the apparently-not-mislabeled “Swuare Eyes” which I very much wish I’d written:

“Square eyes
It’s no surprise
The love of my life
Is not so bright”

MP3: “Swuare Eyes” – Riton
Buy it on Beatport

I found this minimallesque melodic gem on the Tiefschwarz’ Fabric a few months back, it’s a nice break in between the bangers and the full on pop:

MP3: “Hammer of Thor” – Riton
Buy it on Beatport

He also puts out tracks with Ben Fat Trucker as Gucci Soundsystem:

MP3: “Windy” – Gucci Soundsystem
Gucci Soundsystem’s ‘Space

Take a trip to FluoKids and grab Riton’s latest work, a re-rub of Datarock’s “Fafafa.” There’s also a cool new remix of Simian Mobile Disco’s “It’s The Beat” on his Myspace.

Riton’s Space
Riton’s Webbby

P.S Now there’s an easy way to remember our URL:

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None of the dot wordpress dot blah anymore! http://www.discoworkout.com will get you here now with neither muss nor fuss. Hooray!