Who says the french touch is dead?
Who says the french touch is dead?
I’ve been sitting on these tracks for a minute. It’s been three months since the last installment of Music is What Feelings Sound Like, having deprived you of vibes for long enough, let’s get straight to the music.
Benjamin Francis Leftwich – Pictures (KJ Remix)
Marie Madeleine – No Love La Muerte (feat. Pauline Ohanna)
Bonobo – The Keeper (Banks Remix)
The Weeknd – The Party The After Party (Sango Remix)
ESG – UFO
Superman Lovers ft. Herr Styler & Cristine – C’est Bon (Punks Jump Up Remix)
Schoolboy Q – Blessed (Obey City Edit)
Bondax – Just Us
Dems – House (Evil Nine Remix)
Lianne La Havas – Forget (Shlohmo Remix)
Rokhsan – 1000 Years
Blawan – What You Do With What You Have (Original Mix)
You may have noticed a decrease in the frequency of our posts as of late. I want to briefly explain what’s going on with WGOF and our team’s forward looking plans for 2012.
Since we started in October of last year, we’ve been constantly surprised by the overwhelmingly positive reaction we’ve received from our readers. Your general outpouring of appreciation has been most unexpected. On behalf of everyone on the WGOF team, I want to sincerely thank you, the readers, for visiting our site, expressing your excitement about the music we spread here, and sharing some of your most treasured tracks with us.
Today, We’ll Go On Forever has thousands of visitors from around the world in places as far away as India, the U.K., France, Poland, Russia, South Korea, Italy,…. the list goes on and on. In all of you we see the promise of the internet as a place not just for interconnection, but also genuine communities. As a result, the blog model we’re currently adhering to feels a bit constraining, underwhelming, and unambitious. We believe that the future of music sharing will transcend the longstanding music blog trend, and we want to be a driving force behind this impending shift. While we will still be posting, photographing events, and taking video, our efforts will be oriented towards the creation of a new music discovery platform with content aggregation and sharing features as key priorities. We hope this new tool will offer more of the music you love as well as new ways to share your thoughts, experiences, and media content in unprecedented ways.
Thank you for your continual support and readership, and most importantly for your love of the music.
LISTEN. TO. THIS.
For those of you who don’t know who Downlink is, hopefully a glance at the giant “R” above is a good enough clue. Downlink, or Sean Casavant, is one of Rottun Recording’s (label of Excision) original three musketeers, making Datsik, Excision and Downlink among the first to produce the modern dubstep we know today. Casavant exploded onto the scene with songs like “Factory” and “Ignition” (linked below), and has continued to produce similar hard-hitting songs while managing to remain untainted by the inexplicable appeal of talent-less and worthless brostep.
I got an amazing opportunity to interview Downlink for a term paper I wrote about dubstep, and thought it’d be interesting to share some of what goes on behind the purported ex-lumberjack’s (Downlink’s career previous to music production, as told to me by NumberNin6) creative process, background, and just miscellaneous tid-bits. Some questions were, of course, more academically relevant, but I hope you enjoy the rare chance to see a side of music beyond the partying, drugs, sweating, etc.!
Some tunes while you read:
How did you come up with your DJ name? What does it mean (if anything)?
I was just trying to come up with a spacey name while working on a track. I was working on a slower computer and was bouncing stuff down a lot so I was constantly going back to my nintendo while waiting for the computer to bounce stuff. I was playing the Legend Of Zelda: A Link to the Past. The main character in the series is named Link. I went back to my computer and started looking up a glossary of outer space terms on the internet. When I read Downlink it jumped right out at me. I read the meaning of the word and was sold.