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Podcast 163: Teengirl Fantasy

2010 has been one of those years where the press likes to revive the notion that bands have made electronic music and dancing cool again... as though electronic music and dancing ever stopped being cool on some grand scale. We're just guessing here, but it's a safe bet that Logan Takahashi and Nick Weiss of Oberlin duo Teengirl Fantasy were never confused about these matters. The pair has just released its debut full-length, 7AM, on the True Panther label, and although the album offers much more than just four-on-the-floor dancefloor cuts, it does sport an abundance of vintage synth sounds, drum-machine beats, and nods to classic '80s and '90s dance music. If that's not enough proof that the boys have a keen ear for the club, then this exclusive mix they assembled for the XLR8R podcast should eliminate any lingering doubts. The guys may not be professional DJs, but they sure can pick quality tunes, as they adeptly pair vintage rave and Chicago house with new-school cuts from UK post-dubstep luminaries (Actress, Mount Kimbie) and US contemporaries (Nguzunguzu, Blondes, Magick Mountain).

01 Teengirl Fantasy "Make the Move (Version)"
02 Inner City "Inner City Theme" (Virgin)
03 Demdike Stare "Conjoined" (Modern Love)
04 Actress "Maze" (Honest Jon's)
05 Armando "Don't Stop" (Trax)
06 Hieroglyphic Being "Machines For Lovers" (Ghostly)
07 Blondes "Moondance (Oneohtrix Point Never Sundial Mix)" (Merok)
08 Patrice Scott "Excursions" (Sistrum)
09 Mount Kimbie "Field" (Hotflush)
10 Nguzunguzu "Strut" (Silverback)
11 Magick Mountain "One For My Ego (June Mix)" (Pop Manifesto)
12 Ryuichi Sakamoto vs. Guido "Forbidden Sax (TGF Edit)"
13 Rockers Hi-Fi "Push Push" (Great Stuff)
14 Rhythim is Rhythim "Kaotic Harmony" (Transmat)

12 comments Teengirl Fantasy

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 10:47

matthewdavid (not verified) Wrote

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 22:27

jesse and I lovin' this 1

Jerry (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 10/06/2010 - 07:27

c'mon guys, learn to use ableton at least or something. I love this qualifier as to why these blends suck: "The guys may not be professional DJs.." Haha, c'mon, you coulda had the group just write up a playlist in text and post that rather than embarrass the shit out of a group who are candidates for 'album of the year' in certain circles. There are a slew of fantastic tracks here, too bad they aren't mixed proper. amateur style!

Brian Wenner (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 10/06/2010 - 09:00

Saw these guys last night at the Brooklyn Bowl for free and it was fucking amazing. I wasn't expecting much but their set was so sick. These guys are on the up and up

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 10/06/2010 - 19:59

i don't think the blends are that bad....

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Thu, 10/07/2010 - 08:29

Jesus..... calm down Jerry. Just enjoy the music hey..... dont take it all so seriously!!

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Fri, 10/08/2010 - 07:22

Support Jerry, but some sounds real good

Newton (not verified) Wrote

Mon, 10/11/2010 - 01:09

sounds amazing!

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Mon, 10/11/2010 - 17:58

Yeah I don't know Jerry..some of these blends sound really good to me

zackman (not verified) Wrote

Sun, 11/14/2010 - 01:44

this mix works just fine. it gets the job done. love these guys,

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Tue, 11/30/2010 - 05:50

yeh Jerry, the mix between Maze and Dont Stop was great! Dont hate - appreciate

Tom (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 12/01/2010 - 02:53

What the hell does producing a good album have to do with mixing? Also, way to discredit actual djs like it's something any kid can pick up and perfect in a day.

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