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Daft Punk & Chic update

“Nile Rodgers has said the new material he has worked on with Daft Punk is as good as anything he’s ever done.”

So goes the opening quote on the news article from Mixmag. Full video interview below.

Wow, just wow.

Josh Clarke Mix

Found this mix on the popgoestheradio blog from Josh Clarke, rough and ready mix of house, hip-hip, some party classics and a bit more. There’s James Brown, Caribou, MJ Cole, Tribe Called Quest and oodles more.

Peep the full tracklisting here.

Parklife announce new line-up

Monster vibes from the Manchester weekender here, with Flaming Lips, Ghostpoet, Azaelia Banks, Nero and Dizzee Rascal among the live superstars playing, with a dj line-up that reads like an entire programme of events from the maestros behind it the Warehouse Project. Obviously this is still a festival in Manchester so there’s every chance in the world it’ll piss it down, but this is neverthless a ridiculously impressive bill of talent, and with early bird tickets going for less than £65 right now, eastern European in terms of pricing if not whether.

Chic also play, which could be even more interesting if their recent hook-up with Daft Punk is anything to go by, considering they invited Johnny Marr live on stage with them during their last Manchester show for the same promoters. Go here for further details.

Alpines & Maya Jane Coles cover Carly SImon

Alpines prod. Maya Jane Coles – Why by Alpines

The Alpines have been knocking out some lush pop over the past year or so, their glacial approach tying in rather nicely with their name and probably best surmised by their track ‘Cocoon’. Here they team up with one of the success stories of 2011, Maya Jane Coles, for a cover of the Chic produced and Paradise Garage and Balearic anthem ‘Why’ by Carly Simon. I’ve always loved the original (I even have a bit of a soft spot for the Glamma Kid and Shola Ama track that used it as a centrepiece) and this is a faithful effort, similair in scope to the Tensnake remix Maya contributed earlier this year which I blogged about here.

It’s not the first time Maya’s got to grips with the band, she also reworked ‘Cocoon’ under her Nocturnal Sunshine guise. Also check another cover from the group; this time stripping back Nirvana’s ‘Something in the Way’ with gorgeous reverential melancholy here.

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