Sunday, 27 January 2008

Steve Aoki - Pillowface And His Airplane Chronicles

Title : Pillowface And His Airplane Chronicles
Genre : Electronic
Style : Electro
Format : 1xCD
Label : Thrive
Catalog# : 907732
Release Date : 23/01/2008
Tracks : 17
Play Time : 56.53

It is difficult to deny how instrumental Steve Aoki has been in helping define
the emerging music and nightlife culture in the US today. From his humble beginnings throwing shows in the living room of his UCSB apartment, Aoki has gone on to start the influential indie label Dim Mak as well as the now legendary club night Cinespace Tuesdays in LA (which has hosted the debut L.A. performances from everyone from Bloc Party to The Kaiser Chiefs to Uffie). As a DJ, Aoki has helped define the budding indie/electro movement which in spirit and attitude has bridged the gap between the punk and electronic worlds. Aoki puts this sound on record with his debut mix album, Pillowface & His Airplane Chronicles. All the big players in the indie/electro movement are represented on album: from the heavily distorted disco of France's recent heroes Justice, to the raved up Soulwax remix of the Klaxons, to the first ever US appearance of Does It Offend You, Yeah?'s UK phenom (and appropriately titled), "We Are Rockstars." Aoki contributes with the Weird Science remixes of Peaches and Bloc Party, and hidden gems from Goose and Yelle also make the cut. And just when you thought this was going to be just another mix CD, the vocals kick in... With help from some of his buddies, Aoki was able to assemble an impressive list of guest vocals which are layered expertly over the mix. Todd Fink from the Faint, Steve Bays from Hot Hot Heat, Mickey Avalon, Spank Rock, Kid Sister, Santogold, Har Mar Superstar, Pase Rock, Uffie and Amanda Blank all contribute, making this album a true family affair.

01. Refused - New Noise
02. Justice - Waters Of Nazereth (Erol Alkan's Durrr Durrr Durrrrrr Re-Edit) w/Pase Rock
03. Does It Offend You, Yeah? - We Are Rockstars w/Spank Rock & Amanda Blank
04. Services - Element Of Danger (MSTRKRFT Remix) w/Har Mar Superstar
05. Goose - Bring it On w/Todd Fink
06. Larry Tee & Princess Superstar - Licky (Work it Out) [Herve Goes Low Remix] w/Santogold
07. Green Velvet - Shake and Pop w/Kid Sister
08. Klaxons - Gravity’s Rainbow (Soulwax Remix)
09. The Mystery Jets - The Boy Who Ran Away (Riton Re-Dub)
10. Peaches - Boys Wanna Be Her (Weird Science Remix)
11. Datarock - Fa-Fa-Fa w/Steve Bays
12. Yelle - Je Veux Te Voir
13. Franz Ferdinand - Do You Want To (Erol Alkan’s Glam Racket Remix)
14. KIM - Wet ‘N Wild w/Mickey Avalon
15. Bloc Party - Helicopter (Weird Science Remix feat. Peaches)
16. Justice - D.A.N.C.E. (MSTRKRFT Remix)
17. Scanners - Low Life (L.A. Riots’ Remix) w/Uffie

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