01

Aug

May/June/July

So back in the day I used to do a monthly round up of what was posted up to catch you guys up, then that moved to a bi-monthly thing because I kept forgetting and now we’ve achieved a world record (olympic fever y’all) and we’re going for the big three month round up, it just got real. 

Here are the highlights of the last three months…

Check out the ITYLTS Best of 2012…so far - 30 of the best of 2012

Work Drugs dropped their latest album Absolute Bearing, with “Boogie Lights”, “License to Drive” and I chatted to them about important worldly issues

Childish Gambino dropped a new mixtape Royalty (first new material since last year’s Camp). Highlights were his collaboration with Beck on “Silk Pillows

The Neighbourhood released their debut EP, I’m Sorry and got everyone very excited for what was going to come next, definitely check out “Sweater Weather

Frank Ocean surprised the internet by releasing his hotly anticipated debut album Channel Orange a week before originally scheduled, before all this “Pyramids" gave us a taster of what we were to expect from the album. 

Hit-Boy stepped from behind the boards in the studio to say hey I can rap, here’s “Old School Caddy" with Kid Cudi. 

Passion Pit gave us the first taste of their new album Gossamer with “Take A Walk" "Constant Conversations" and "I’ll Be Alright

Moby re-recorded “Extreme Ways" for the new Bourne film. 

Tame Impala have new material out, “Elephant" and "Apocalypse Dreams

The Olympics are upon us and Underworld were in charge of the music for the opening ceremony, check out “Caliban’s Dream" featuring Alex Trimble from Two Door Cinema Club- who also have new track out "Sleep Alone

Fiona Apple came out of a hiatus to deliver her first album in 7 years, The Idler Wheel… and did not disappoint- check out “Every Single Night

Yeasayer teased their new album with “Henrietta” and “Longevity

The Griswolds followed up “Mississippi” with the amazing “Heart of a Lion" while chatting with me about even more important global issues

The Helio Sequence broke their silence with “October" from their forthcoming album.

Nas came back to a career high with new album Life is Good, check out “Bye Baby" and "Cherry Wine ft. Amy Winehouse

Theophilus London dropped his new mixtape Rose Island, Vol. 1 with the amazing cover of Wang Chung’s “Dance Hall Days

The xx leaked the first track “Angels" from Coexist, the follow up to their massive debut. 

The Antlers released a game changing EP Undersea, “Drift Drive

Hoodie Allen kept on giving with “Hey Now" that didn’t quite make it to All American

Freelance Whales has a new album coming out, here’s “Locked Out

Slow Club had a video starring Daniel Radcliffe for “Beginners

Carly Rae Jepson took over the whole world with “Call Me Maybe”, so check out these live performances with Jimmy Fallon and covers by Ben Howard. 

Remix, Baby: Some amazing remixes of AlunaGeorge, Fiona Apple, Theophilus London, The Weeknd, Lana Del Rey and Imagine Dragons and of course remix artist LEANN GRIMES.

disCOVER: Here are some flipped covers of Lana Del Rey, Robyn, Twin Peaks by She’s So Rad, Foster The People by Usher, Coldplay, SpoonFrankie goes to Hollywood by Fossil Collective, Body Language by Emil & Friends, Gotye by fun. and Active Child by Ellie Goulding.  

New Discoveries (new to me at least): the amazing of Verona, Kick Up The Fire, Splash, Friends, JMSN, Rhye, UMA, Alex Evans, Big K.R.I.T., Wild Combination and Youth Lagoon

Summer Playlist 2012 with Poolside, Trails and Ways, RAC, The Knocks, Blackbird Blackbird and Tyler the Creator & Toro Y Moi

Biggest Videos: If you haven’t seen these, well go and see brand new videos from Lana Del Rey, Delta Heavy, Watch The Throne, Coldplay & Rihanna, San Cisco and Charli XCX

Enjoy party people.  


30

Jul

Moby: “Extreme Ways”

In some ways I think Moby is slightly underrated in the sense that people know he’s good but don’t really voice it too much because it feels like he’s always been there. 18 and Play are two of my favourite albums and his mastery of his craft has few contemporaries. 

"Extreme Ways" has become synonymous with the Bourne films (the way they always come at the end is so perfect) and for the latest in the franchise, starring Jeremy Renner this time, Moby has gone back to "Extreme Ways" and recorded a new version this time with a live 110 piece orchestra and it just sounds fantastic with a depth and gravitas that the previous versions didn’t lack per se, but have been enhanced in this version. 

11

Oct

25 Albums That Changed My Life: Part 2

Here’s Part 2 of the 25 Albums That Changed My Life

(Part 1 included Eminem, Blink 182, 2pac, Nas, The Verve, Fatboy Slim, Aimee Mann, Placebo…)

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28

Apr

Yeasayer remixes ‘Day’ from Moby’s forthcoming ‘Destroyed’

Moby (@thelittleidiot) just posted up this brand new remix of Day from his upcoming album Destroyed (out May 16th). Remixed expertly and beautifully by the Yeasayers, it now makes me excited for an album that ITYLTS hadn’t really bothered to look too much into. 

Moby - The Day (Yeasayer Remix) by thelittleidiot

Go to Moby’s official site for more info on Destroyed.

Follow Moby on twitter @thelittleidiot