James Curd Man + Machine EP by Kish
January 5, 2012, 5:33 PM
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Let me start by apologizing for being so late on realizing the existence of this magnificent EP. James Curd has always been a favorite of mine and I don’t even know where to begin to explain why, but if I must let’s do it with just random words (it’s more fun this way): uh Greenskeepers, Defected, awesome, Chi Town, has cool glasses, that remix of Juan Maclean, ridiculously awesome.  That isn’t all of it, but I’m sure you get the jist.

So I’m on Beatport going through Bang Gang’s latest releases and I see a James Curd one I haven’t heard before. I pause, share some self deprecating comments with myself for not having heard it before, press play, check the month, omgomg it was released in October?! Surely it can’t be good if it slipped through my fingers like this, nope, pretty sure it’s fucking excellent, I just suck. After doing a quick search, turns out this EP hasn’t gotten as much love as I thought it would? Not to worry, Futuristic de Silencio is on it!

James Curd – Man vs Machine

This is a funky track that will undoubtedly leave everyone bopping up and down at least one part of their body (lol seksual innuendo). It has a real discotheque vibe to it, leaving me imagining hot vintage ladies in gold jumpsuits and rollerblades cutely seducing men just by mouthing the “ooh oooohs”.

James Curd – Moon

So this is the track that had me sold. Surely the first 5 seconds will do the same for you. It is a deep drivey track which is really catchy and has a great hook.

James Curd – Decadence

This has a bit of a different vibe to the other two tracks. Lots of piano and the bells give it a slight midnight tropical vibe.  For some reason, this track leaves me a little poignant… delicious nonetheless.

James Curd – Moon (Luke Solomon’s Mega Mix)

While the other remix in this EP doesn’t really do much different to the track, the Luke Solomon Mega Mix is bangin. It adds an extra dimension, drums, bells and whistles which make it a great summer track – timely considering it is sa hot here right now.

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Take a gamble and have a listen to: CASINO by Kish

You may or may not have heard of Casino – no, not the kind which leaves you going home ashamed, broke and betting Lisa’s saxophone away, this is the Casino that is smooth, delectable and doesn’t have that ‘old people smell’. There isn’t much information available on the interwebs at this point in time, but they state their genre as being ‘2012 Balearic Italo Synth Pop‘ which I would say is not only accurate, but an amazing self imposed genre.

They are from Melbourne, Australia, (where most awesome things are from, i.e. me….) and are made up of Riccardo and Harris. You may know them as Harris Robotis, We:Are:Fans but they are in absolute amazing form as Casino, and are back with a different sound – a way in which you may not have heard them before.

Harris Robotis – Up All Night

While their musical treats are scarce, they have a remix of James Curd pres. Ziggy Franklin’s So Far Away which is, safe to say a smooth blend of Belearic Italo-Disco Synth Pop… uncanny.

♫ James Curd presents Ziggy Franklin – So Far Away (Casino Remix)

And if that isn’t enough for you, feed yourself on this delectably mixed.. well mix from the boys. If you go onto their Soundcloud they have the full tracklist (I die) and a bunch of Casino edits, remixes and soon to be releases in the mix for those of you who are intrigued.

♫ Casino – Ace of Spades Mixtape I (Free Download)


♫ James Curd Presents Ziggy Franklin – In Your Eyes (We Are Fans Remake)

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– Kish