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BODI BILL – TIP TOE WALK (SIRIUSMO REMIX) (Indie/Electronica – Germany)

Berlin-based trio Bodi Bill make music that really breaks boundaries. Electrofolk? Experimental electronica? Indie pop? Well, let’s forget about genre definitions and focus on the music. Alex Amoon, Fabian Fenk (aka Pantasz) and Anton K. Feisthave have already released two albums and are currently working on their third LP. Their acclaimed debut, No More Wars, was followed by their equally amazing sophomore album Next Time, released in May 2008 (both albums on Sinnbus).

Bodi Bill - Tip Toe Walk (Siriusmo Remix)     

“Tip Toe Walk” was given the remix treatment by Siriusmo, who is fast becoming one of our favourites here at umstrum||music. This mix is a completely different take on the original and its slow grinding vibe is so implacable it’s almost unnatural. Hypnotic loops, overpowering bass and jazzy keyboards wrap around compelling vocals and leave a penetrating impression of melancholy.

Check out Bodi Bill’s albums on MySpace and buy them on Bodi Bill

saturday nite with… BOYS NOIZE

Boys Noize is the moniker of Alexander Ridha, a German electro tech producer and DJ. Under the name Boys Noize, he has released records on French label Kitsuné, on Tiga’s Turbo Records label, and on DJ Hell’s International DeeJay Gigolo Records. Ridha has also released EPs under the names 909d1sco and Kid Alex.

Boys Noize’s self-released debut album Oi Oi Oi hit the stores back in September 2007 and received mostly positive reviews. Almost two full years later, his sophomore LP Power was finally released last October, exceding fans’ expectations.

Feist - My Moon My Man (Boys Noize Remix)     

The name Boys Noize also brings to mind a number of very well crafted remixes that have been played on danceflorrs all over the world. Alex Ridha has remixed tracks for Royksöpp, Cut Copy, Sebastien Tellier and Feist amongst others.

Sebastien Tellier - L'Amour et la Violence (Boys Noize Euro Mix)     

You can find Boys Noize on MySpace, check out the label Boys Noize Records and buy all the music on Boys Noize


Moderat is an electronic music project that started in the early 2000s in Berlin as a collaboration between Sascha Ring (aka Apparat), Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary (aka Modeselektor). Their first full-length album took a long time to complete, due to some creative disagreements and different opinions on how they should work, but it was finally released last April via BPitch Control – 7 years after their debut EP!

Show Moderat some love on MySpace and buy their album on Moderat

LALI PUNA – ALIENATION (Electronica/Indie – Germany)

Lali Puna

Experimental electronica outfit Lali Puna team up with Portland-based beat maker Alias and the result of this collaboration is an entrancing remix of “Alienation”, taken off Lali Puna’s fantastic new album Faking The Books (Morr Music, 2004).

Lali Puna - Alienation (Alias Remix)     

A fine remix by all standards, “Alienation” sublimates the original and perfectly encapsulates the essence of Lali Puna’s music: sobriety and minimalism mixed with intense emotions. The song slowly builds up, one beat at a time, and gently leads you to its breathtaking climax (2’20”).

Find out more about Lali Puna on MySpace and buy their music on Lali Puna