Saturday, January 16, 2010

What's This, A Party?:: Tor - Final Fantasy & Q-Tip Remix

If the Ack thought I would stand idly by while he launched a new section earlier this week (our new hot singles section Matt Dillon's Soul Patch), he was mistaken. We've been thinking of creating a new section for a while to post the remixes we're sent, which are often quite good, but they don't often fit into what we normally do on a daily basis. So, we've created this section, that we'll run occasionally on Saturdays when we've go something good, so you can kick your weekend up a few notches.

The name? Well it comes courtesy of Jeanette Lapaix, mother of hill co-founder Shawn Lapaix, who would utter the phrase any time she'd roll into Shawn's bedroom/dance studio/kung fu movie theatre and there were any more than 2 people present. It became the stuff of legend amongst the HH extended posse, and so what better way to pay tribute than to immortalize it on our moderately successful Canadian music blog? Exactly, there is no better way. As we've mentioned before, Shawn loved Kid N' Play, so a stylin' pic of them also seems like a good idea.

So what are we debuting the section with? Well, it's a good one: a remix of Final Fantasy's The CN Tower Belongs to The Dead that mixes in the vocals from Q-Tip's Work It Out (and yes, I know it's Owen Pallet now, but this song is from his Final Fantasy days). It's done by Montreal producer Tor, who garnered a nice bit of buzz for his Sufjan Stevens/hip hop remix project Illinoize, and he's got another good one on his hands here. Enjoy!

MP3:: Tor - The CN Tower can work it out (Final Fantasy f. Q-Tip)

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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Contest:: Win 2tix to see Final Fantasy & Basia Bulat

Talk about a show folks. Seeing Basia Bulat and Final Fantasy perform new material from the charming, cozy sonic confines of St. Matthew's Church will be something magical. If you haven't got your tickets yet, you should hurry because I'm sure they will sell out soon... or maybe you could win a pair of tix from your friends at herohill and the good people that run HPX.

Final Fantasy - aka Owen Pallett - won the first Polaris Prize, and Basia's debut LP made the short list in 2008. The fact that both are releasing new records - Owen on Domino (Heartland) and Basia on Secret City (Heart of My Own) - means that more than likely they could be in the hunt for the title next year as well and definitely means this show will be littered with new material.

Here are the details:
When: Feb 10th/2010
Where: St. Matthew's Church, Halifax
Tix: $20 adv/$25 door

So all you have to do is enter your email in the comments section below, or drop us an email (herohill AT gmail DOT COM). We will pick the winner on Dec 24th, as our little holiday treat to you the readers. As another treat, here's a sneak preview from each artist; a b-side from FF and the lead single from Basia.

MP3:: Final Fantasy - Lewis Take Action

MP3:: Basia Bulat - Gold Rush

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