We had high hopes for this tribute, but we have to say we weren’t a fan. It seemed like a bit much. Gaga;s tribute to David was paired with promo for a product like Intel, with a performance that felt like you were watching an overzealous drunk chick in a red Halloween store wig at a karaoke night. It would have been much better to see her just do Space Oddity at a grand piano while promoting Activia. But that’s just our opinion.
David Bowie’s son threw some shade at the ‘tribute’ by tweeting:
Thoughts? Were u feeling it?
Hercules & Love Affair producer Andy Butler comes correct and quality-conscious with a veritable belter of a mix featuring tracks by Matrixxman, Legowelt, Young Marco and noirish, 90s legends Jam & Spoon. Check out the mix below, and the tracklisting after the jump!
The long-awaited tribute album to Arthur Russell titled Master Mix: Red Hot + Arthur Russell has finally arrived and includes covers by Robyn, Scissor Sisters, Hot Chip, Blood Orange, Cults & more.
If you are unfamiliar with the discography of Russell or his influence on music today, this is a great place to start. You can also check out FACT’s essential guide to Arthur Russell.
Stream the brand new covers in their entirety over at NPRadio today HERE and find the full track listing after the jump!
“What is it when you realize that someone isn’t right for you? Or when you find that you do not and can not posses someone entirely? You want someone so bad and it feels like hell. It’s not like the first time, once loved love evolves, and you no longer have as much control, and it frustrates you. I think because of this feeling we find ourselves constantly wanting to reset, like new years resolutions, like dreaming up moments from the past where the ending flips on its head, like true forgiveness…We just want to say “wait wait wait, this went too far in the wrong direction, can we try that again.”
“The project was born out of the shared belief that lovers never die, relationships do.”
Their new Valentine’s Day mix, SILENTLOVERS is a sensual mix of after-hours electronica and features an exclusive and unreleased Lovers Never Die track called ‘Sequela’.
“This mix is for those that need, want, have or wish to remain silent while falling in love…”
“Lovers Never Die are making music and videos inspired by forbidden encounters, automatic nostalgia, late night calls, propositions, red lights, hypnotic desire, heartbeats and hangovers in bed”
Check out the mix below, and find the track listing after the jump! You can find more from Lovers Never Die via their Soundcloud here.