Botnek Klassroom Mix on BBC Radio 1

Here's a great interview and mix that Botnek, the Canadian duo currently residing in Montreal, recently did for Kissy Sell Out's show on BBC Radio 1. Kissy Sell Out has been championing their tunes for a while now, so this was bound to happen.

Botnek make supremely awesome party music, so you have no reason not to give this a listen. I guarantee you'll love it. Plus, they're nice dudes, so show them some support by buying their debut EP Plonk, released on the mighty Discobelle Records.

Botnek Interview + Klassroom Mix on BBC Radio 1 by BOTNEK

Chemical Brothers - "Music:Response" [Virgin]
Munchi - "Esta Noche" [CDR]
Botnek - "Lay Low" [CDR]
Botnek - "Cairo" [Discobelle Records]
French Fries - "Laquisha" (J-Wow Remix) [Youngunz]
Daft Punk - "Burnin'" [Virgin]
Botnek - "Panama Bass" [Southern Fried Records]
Botnek - "Jerpa" [Discobelle Records]
Jack Beats - "Revolution" [Cheap Thrills Records]
The Prodigy - "No Good" (Da Fresh Boot) [XL Recordings]
AC Slater & Xaphoon Jones - "Believe Me" (Botnek Remix) [Party Like Us Records]
Botnek - "Owls" [Dirty Dutch]
Kissy Sell Out (ft. Oh Snap!) - "Homesick" (Botnek Remix) [San City High Records]
Ram Jam - "Black Betty" (Botnek Remix) [Epic]
Botnek - "The Sound" [CDR]
Enur (ft. Natasha) - "Calabria" [Scorpio Music]
Botnek - "Plonk" [Discobelle Records]



Guess who's back?

Everything's supposed to be back to normal now. We've just had to remove the most insanely random songs from our server, because of our host's demands. There doesn't seem to be much rhyme or reason behind the songs they forced us to remove, as most are available on several other blogs, but if it means we can continue to feed the masses, then so be it, I'll take 'em down.

To celebrate the fact that we won't imminently perish, I've posted a few smooth tunes and one oldie thrown in for good measure.

The Morning (Prince Club Edit) - The Weeknd by Prince Club

This is a fantastic edit by local house heroes Prince Club. The original version of The Morning, a somewhat upbeat hangover anthem by The Weeknd, isn't too altered by the Montreal duo (hence the title of edit and not remix), but they make it slighly more groovy and smooth. Whereas most of The Weeknd's songs are pretty much the soundtrack to a drug-fueled hotel suite party, this take on The Morning would definitely fit in an early evening club set. Actually, it'd probably work great in an after-hours set too, as the sun starts to rise. Sexy, emotional and effective. Montreal is kicking ass at music these days, as I'm sure you've noticed.

Juvenile- Get Ya Hustle On

I found an old CD of mine a little while back, and had to take a trip down memory lane. While this classic tune is very period-specific, its message still resonates. I'm pretty sure that they still have not finished rebuilding the poor, disaffected areas of New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina hit, and it's been 6 years.

The Dream - Fancy (Sinjin Hawke Club Fix) by Sinjin Hawke

Sinjin Hawke, a former Montrealer, has now relocated to Barcelona, but he's still releasing phenomenal material. We've profiled him before, and posted quite a few of his tunes, so you should be familiar with his brand of deep, soulful dance music. Last time I talked to him, he mentioned that his plan was to lock himself in a room and produce as much music as he could for a solid year. The original tune, Fancy, is one of my favorite songs (and I've even posted the original a few months ago), so it was a VERY welcome surprise to stumble across this gem.

I realize that I've posted two The Dream songs in 2 days, but that's because I think he is one of the tightest producers/artists in music. His creativity knows no bounds, and he's made some of the greatest lovemaking music since Prince was in his prime. That's a heavy statement, but I stand by it. Trust me, put on any of his CDs when you're with your missus or man, and you'll see what I mean.

La Patère Rose- Duet Tacet

This final tune is incredibly sappy, but I'm totally unabashed about my taste for sweet love songs, as I'm sure you've noticed. I also post gangster rap and dirty house music on the regular, so I figure that posting this stuff once in a while gets a pass, ha. This tune, from the now defunct Québec-based electro-indie trio La Patère Rose, is a recent obsession. The lead singer, Fanny Bloom, is pursuing a solo career, and the two other members are focusing on their main project, the electro-jazz group called Misteur Valaire.

You know, I might have a serious weakness for cute girls who play piano and sing sad romantic pop songs. They are my Achilles heel, I swear to god.



On Hiatus

Hey everyone.

As I'm sure you've noticed, we haven't posted in quite some time. This is due to a litle internal struggle with our hosting. We're trying to sort out the issue as soon as possible, and we appreciate the fact that some of you are still checking out the site daily.

For the next little while, I'll only be posting soundcloud links, and our banner+images will not show. Ugly, fuck yeah.

In the meantime, here's a great little bootleg from AtV regulars, the Montreal duo known as Grown Folk.

Motivation (Grown Folk Bootleg) - The-Dream, Kelly Rowland, Lil Wayne by Grown Folk

The original tune has been a favorite for a while now, and I was pretty ecstatic when The Dream decided to jump on it. Grown Folk's solid bootleg of it adds a lot of flavor to the great 3am baby-making grindathon that it is.

Also, here's a little reminder: Grown Folk released their debut EP on Templar Sound about a month ago, and it has been getting rave reviews. If you haven't had the chance to check it out, you can grab it on Boomkat or Juno.

Sorry about the severe slowdown on AtV, but we're trying to get everything back in order. Please bear with us for a little while.