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October Playlist

Wednesday, October 24, 2007
After falling asleep under the apple tree for a bit - the Little Engine is back and running. This month is a great one. Headed to NY to see some great friends and getting into the swing of things amidst large amounts of change and even - strife!! Enjoy the mix!

The Tings Tings ://: Great DJ

My BAND OF THE YEAR. I have been loving these guys for a long time now - and it's time to share. They are amazing. Catchy, amazing pop. If they don't break thru in the states, I'm leaving. They have 7" out abroad at the moment, with more to come from their current studio sessions.

Timbaland ://: Way I Are (Cousin Cole Rework)

Cousin Cole is back on LE playlist. We're happy to have you back.

Black Ghosts ://: It's Your Touch (Ashley Beadle's Heavy Disco Edit)

Tasty remix - very disco. Very hot.

New Young Pony Club ://: Get Lucky (MSTRKRFT Remix)

Not sure if this is new or old - seems new - or I just missed it - but fair to say if it's new - the boys are back in town.

Caribou ://: Melody Day (Four Tet Remix)

Lots of remixes already this month I know - this is from the single. Top 10 records of the year me thinks - don't sleep on it.

The Beach Boys ://: I Just Wasn't Made For These Times (Bullion Remix)

Noneother than DJ Good Foot hooked me into this track - has his sound. Tasty and rare Beach Boys Remix!

Alan Braxe & Fred Falke ://: You'll Stay In My Heart

Slow jam! Slow jam! Slow jam! Slow jam! Slow jam! Slow jam! Slow jam! Slow jam! Slow jam! Slow jam! Slow jam! Slow jam! Slow jam! Slow jam!

Spoon ://: You Got Yr Cherry Bomb (Get Nice! Version)

Taken from the Get Nice! EP

Club 8 ://: Leave the North

6 albums! 6 albums in and I just get wind of this Sweedish group?? Excited and shocked.

The Minor Cannon ://: It Never Was....

Great track. Local LA gents.

James Iha & Kazu Makino - The Ballad of Bonnie & Clyde

Engineers ://: Hang Your Head

Jimmy Eat World ://: Big Casino

I'm a New Jersey success story!! Yeah!

Black Kids ://: I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance With You

More local LA flavor.

The Airborne Toxic Event ://: Does This Mean You're Moving On?

And just a bit more.


Moving Units ://: Nail It To The Cross

New. Good.

We Are Wolves ://: Fight & Kiss

Ringo Deathstarr ://: Sweet Girl

****Great! Met this kid in Austin - love this track! Enjoy!

Sébastien Tellier ://: Sexual Sportswear (Sebastien Remix)

Liza played this the other night. It was scattered amongst a bunch of other little "gems" as well as jazz, worldbeat, classical and heavey italian house. I mean, come on.

will.i.am ://: impatient

Radiohead ://: Videotape (Mojib Remix)

First remix I have found from the new album, and it's great.


LE October Playlist 07

October Bonus EP

Overheard on CNN by Little Engine team:

"Some people think California is all chardonney sippers and quiche eaters but they are really pulling together."

First off, way to go CNN. Secondly, lots of things in life have been solved by simple means - not always the case - but in some cases: dancing. So I had a few extra tracks to get to you kids this month - here it is the October Dance EP.

Strip Steve ://: Ready Steady

Young, French electronic producer Strip Steve is keeping busy. Few remixes, few originals. Enjoy.

TEPR ://: minuit jacuzzi (data remix)

Grafton Primary ://: Relativity

A few months ago, I wrote about Muscles who has since signed to Modular and is doing very well from what I hear. Muscles is from down under and so are these dudes - Grafton Primary. Different sound - but still pretty alright.

Dave Gahan ://: Kingdom (Booka Shade Mix)

Dave's new album is out. This is a remix that I really like, but I mean comeon. Comeon!

Cut Copy ://: So Haunted

Interesting new single by one of my favs, Cut Copy. Check it out. Enjoy.

LE We're On Fire Bonus EP


September Playlist (Limited Edition)

So this is the last of the 3 month limited edition - I promise. :) These mixes are available by request only - I hope those of you that have listened have enjoyed. Hearts and what not.

Let's do this:

Justin Timberlake ://: Love Stoned (Justice Remix)

Lots of these remixes were done -but this shit is hot. I don't even care. It's hot. 2nd favorite remix of the month. Right here. Right now.

Operator Please ://: Just A Song About Ping Pong

Wacky UK kids. They love their ping pong.

Benzos ://: Sell This Thing

Darker, a bit. But still has a nice tone and production quality to it.

Simian Mobile Disco ://: Sleep Deprivation


Yeasayer ://: Sunrise

I like this song - has an optimistic quality to it. Enjoy. Be sure to check out "2080" by these Brooklyn guys as well. Excellent.

The Pigeon Detectives ://: I Found Out

Matthew Dear ://: Dom and Sherri (Hot Chip Remix)

Can't miss.

Calvin Harris ://: Merrymaking at My Place (Kissy Sell Out Remix)

Favorite remix of the month. Can't really get enough of the original but the new version done here by Kissy Sell Out (picured above) fucking blows my mind. It really does.

The Aliens ://: I Am the Unknown

Ex-Beta Band, yada yada.

Gaudi ://: Jab Teri Dhun Main Raha Karte They

Nusrat remixed, basically. Tight album, you need this.

Chromeo ://: My Girl Is Calling Me a Liar

I don't know why I keep giving these guys love.......but I do.

Bart Simpson ://: Do the Bartman (Diplo Remix)

I know it's a bit strange, but sometimes strange is good. Whether or not that is the case here is kinda up for grabs. Thought I would put it to you guys.

M.I.A. ://: Paper Planes (Remix ft. Bun B and Rich Boy)

I just want to take your money!!! Give it to me! Yeah Rich Boy! Who the hell is Bun B? (tragic)

Le Loup ://: We Are Gods! We Are Wolves!

Most pretentious indie rock title of the year? Have to be a front runner.

Film School ://: Go Down Together

Better song writing on this album. Worth it.

Celebration ://: Evergreen

I like this track. Didn't like these guys before - but this new album is mad decent.

Broken Social Scene Presents: Kevin Drew ://: Aging Faces / Losing Faces

Odd for the crew out of Canada - but ok. I'll go with it.

Japancakes ://: Heaven Or Las Vegas (Cocteau Twins Cover)

Great track - a cover - but still great.

LE September 07 (Available By Request Only)

August Playlist (Limited Edition)

August mix is here. Enjoy.

Earlimart ://: Fakey Fake

The latest installment of Earlimart is here. Pull on a tight sweater, roll a smoke and be thoughtful!

The Attorneys ://: On A Whim

Shit. Was turned onto these Brooklyn fellahs by a friend of a friend and I just love this track. Straight up rock, some quirky production and a great story. What more could you ask for? How about a moment of glimmering rock and roll at about the 3:15 mark of the song. Ah, joy.

Silver City ://: Shiver (Ewan Pearson Bari Girl Remix)

I don't know Silver City.

I do now.

Thank you Ewan.

The Tough Alliance ://: Something Special

Sweedish pop - these kids have been busy - doing remixes for the most part - but I'm going to keep my ear to the ground and see what they do next. I like this track - it's got a catchiness to it. And they are clearly bringing back the post-trucker, trucker hat. And stonewash jeans. Who wins? We all do.

Jose Gonzalez ://: Down the Line


Rooney ://: I Should Have Been After You

Ah pop gems by Rooney. Over under on the number of tours they will cancel over the next 2 years? I'll take the over on 3.

Common ://: Drivin Me Wild (Ft Lilly Allen)

Kano ://: Fightin' The Nation

Great track and a new rising star over in the UK. Keep tabs on this grimey chap.

Bappi Lahiri, Chorus, Kishore Kumar, Nandu Bhende, Parvati K ://: Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy Aaja

MIA used this on her new track. It's kinda fun.

Taken by Trees ://: Open Field

Lovely. Really.

Magnet ://: The Gospel Song

Kate Nash ://: Pumpkin Soup

Biffy Clyro ://: Folding Stars

Belongs on Grey's or something......but that's ok.

Emerson Hart ://: Friend to a Stranger

Alaska In Winter Feat. Beirut ://: Close Your Eyes - We Are Blind

Sounds like Beirut - but guess what - it's not! It's Alaska In Winter (featured above). Enjoy.

Mewzic Monsterz ://: Champ

The Daniel Johnson jam of the month. Props.

Robbers on High Street ://: Married Young (Glass Remix)

Tasty remix!

Interpol ://: Heinrich Maneuver (Phones Remix)

Bonkers, but kinda cool.

Edit: KCRW is not fully rotating this one. Meh.

LE August 07 (Available by Request Only)

July Playlist (Limited Edition)

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Tangoterje ://: Diamonds Dub

A little rework of the Paul Simon classic. Enjoy.

Madlib ://: Movie Finale (taken from the new Beat Conducta in India)

Bon Iver ://: Skinny Love

One of my favorite songs this year, vocals remind me of TV on the Radio. Not to be missed.

Shy Child ://: Summer

Shout Out Louds ://: You Are Dreaming

Another great track with a big new wave sound, happy track for sure.

UNKLE ://: Restless (Ft Josh Homme)

Great vocals, great beat, great production. Enjoy this one.

Kickball ://: Stop (Infinity)

I didn't just put them on here because of their name. Really. It stands up.

Sea Wolf ://: Middle Distance Runner

Everyone <3s Sea Wolf. Everyone.

Studio ://: Self Service

Devin the Dude ://: Broccoli & Cheese

Thoughtful lyrics, thoughtful production.

Digitalism ://: Pogo

Featured now on Pontiac and KCRW.

The Sheds ://: Drunk For Lunch

Awesome little known group - great lyrics. Get into it.

The Kinks ://: This Time Tomorrow

Featured in the new Wes Anderson flick. Wes loves The Kinks.

The Donkeys ://: 7th Heaven

A rash of "the" bands in the July playlist....oh dear.

Spoon ://: Jonathan Fisk (demo)

Always fun to hear the pre-cursor to the full on production. More on this ahead.....

Vampire Weekend ://: Oxford Comma

Nothing like these guys, who have seen much success since the July post - signing onto Beggars Group. Congrats.

LE July (available by request only)