Archive for Songs For The Week


We’re back! After a long hiatus, Radio Eclectica is back on its feet! The past almost-a-year has been eventful, what with Broken Social Scene popping by the Esplanade to perform (and they’re awesome, even without Feist!), Zoukout 2007 was a blast, The Rakes at Zouk (shame I couldn’t go), Sean Tyas at MOS recently, and many more! Anyway without further ado, here’re the 10 songs that we can’t seem to get out of our heads the past week!

In no particular order:

The Delays – Long Time Coming
The Brunettes – If You Were An Alien
Maximo Park – Our Velocity
Maximo Park – Books From Boxes
Pizzicato Five – Baby Love Child (PICK OF THE WEEK)
Sally Crewe & The Sudden Moves – Drive It Like You Stole It
White Rose Movement – London’s Mine
Butch Walker And The Let’s Go Out Tonites – Bethamphetamine (Pretty Pretty)
Lustral – Solace (Vorontov & Dorohov Remix)
Activa – Remember (Original Mix)

The Delays and The Brunettes come in with perfect, lush evening rock songs. If You Were An Alien just begs for the listener to join in the chorus and sha-la-la-la along with them. A definite must listen.
Maximo Park’s Our Velocity fuses an electronica synthy riff with traditional rock guitars to rock you off your feet! I find myself screaming out “OUR VELOCITY!” in sync with the song whenever it plays, while Books From Boxes complements it by providing a slightly softer touch.
White Rose Movement’s London’s Mine just screams New Order through and through, but hey, we all love New Order don’t we? Blue Monday anyone?
Lustral and Activa represent the electronic segment for the week. Solace is of course, a song from back in 2005, but this breakbeats style never fails to get us feeling all introspective, setting our minds free and conjuring up various figments of imagination where we confront all the what-ifs that we’ve always shoved to the back of our head. Remember is, well, as what it says, a song for reminiscence. Generic sounding perhaps, but that doesn’t matter if it makes you feel a certain way that sticks with you, don’t you think?

Pick Of The Week:

Our pick goes to Pizzicato Five this week! They come in highly recommended by us, and check this, this band started off in 1985! Baby Love Child comes from their album This Year’s Girl back in 1991, which means this song is almost 2 decades old. Which makes it even more amazing, as it still sounds relevant and fresh today. Combining elements of jazz, hiphop minimally, and pop, this japanese electronica indie-pop group has got everything right in this song. They’ve since disbanded in 2001. Shame.

Pizzicato Five – Baby Love Child


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If Juno is bidding for his modules and Mika’s preparing for the freshman camp, it must surely mean something. School’s starting!!.. again. Here at radioeclectica the seasons move in time with the school timetable. The radioeclectica year starts with Pensive Autumn, and thats when we first trudge back to school and think, ‘Hmm. This may not be as bad as it seems. Though the leaves are withering, they’re still beautiful.’ Then Blustery Winter begins as the assignments and exams pile up, and we get covered under the drift. Stupid Spring follows and we’re still swimming around in the meltwater of winter. Then its Wonderlaladilly Summer and its the VACAAATION!! which is, alas, coming to an end.

But the Top 10 winners never end. Here are this week’s:

Peter Gelderblom – Waiting For
Three6 Mafiam – ‘Stay Fly’
Gossip – Standing In The Way Of Control [Nu-Sense Mix]
Discoboys Feat. Manfreed Mann – ‘For You’ (Freemasons mix)
Unknown – ‘Promises’ (Summer Guitar Mix)
Fabio Stein – Tran 4
Mandy vs Booka Shade – Elektro Language [DJ Luk Mix]
DJ Dero – Dero’s Balearic
Kill Hannah – I Wanna Be A Kennedy [Kue Mix]
Alex Gaudino – Destination Calabria

Mika confesses that her new love is now Judge Jules. Nothing like music from BBC Radio One’s Saturday Warmup to go home to, regardless of the day of the week. We’re polygamists, not hypocrites.

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Ah, the seduction of Trance.. Haunting breakdowns & driving beats make it so difficult for you to even focus on something else, such as typing this entry.
Mika can barely think, she’s getting entrapped, she’s getting pulled in..

Aly & Fila pres. A&F Project – Uraeus (Frase Remix)
Amadeus vs. Aly & Fila – A Dream Of Peace (John Askew Remix)
Stoneface & Terminal – Super Nature (Giuseppe Ottaviani Remix)
Chicane – Saltwater (The Thrillseekers House Mix)
Thomas Datt – 2v2 Rework (Sean Tyas Remix)
Aly & Fila – Eye Of Horus (Ronski Speed Remix)
Mike Foyle vs. Estuera – Beautiful Skies
Kimito Lopez – Sub Runner
The Blizzard – Kalopsia (Original Intro Edit)
Carl B feat. Breaking Benjamin – Diary Of Jane (Sean Tyas Remix)

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There’s something about the riffs at the start of Monster that gets me. What is it? Its a subdued techy gravelly pulsate-y sound that just grabs my ears’ attention. It interrupts my ho-hum journey on the bus and makes me go, ‘Hey what’s this?’ Wish I could reproduce the sounds at home too.

And so our top 10 for the week will start with..

Monster by You Say Party! We Say Die!
You Can’t Have It All by Ash
No Answers by Aeon Spoke
Get Up And Get Out by The Rosebuds
Cold Hearted Business by Polytechnic
23 by Blonde Redhead
Why Won’t You? by The Roger Sisters
Robin Hood by The Rifles

and how could we not add…

ASOT 300 (Aly & Fila + Sean Tyas’ sets)

Can’t wait to get them into my ipod. We’re hunters, not gatherers.

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This week we dig indie big time! We’ve got lonesome Fat Cat, twinkly Safe As Houses & Cheer Me Up Thank You’s contemplating in the fields of corn.. Blonde Redhead’s Silently’s been so run-ragged over the week, it shivers when I scroll onto it in my ipod.

Presenting the final 10…

Silently by Blonde Redhead
Fat Cat by The Rifles (Bonus Track from Narrow Minded Social Club)
George Romero by Sprites
Shivers (Rising Star Mix) by Armin Van Buuren
Cheer Me Up Thank You by New Buffalo
Hallam Foe Dandelion Blow by Franz Ferdinand
Juliet by Royal Wood
Orphans by Wooden Stars
Safe As Houses by Mew
Silver Dollar by Less Pain Forever

Even the humidity’s kewl when you’ve got great music. We’re the never-fail weathermen that the news station’s missing out on.

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Weekly-OMG-We’re-So-Digging-This-Shit Songs

A mix of genres will do you right. Ever wondered why indie bands always have such strange names/ song titles? Take Modest Mouse for example. Is a mouse ever modest? I doubt it, seriously. Mice squeak with pride.

Presenting our 10 fave songs of the week:

Proper Education by Eric Prydz Vs Pink Floyd
McFearless by Kings of Leon
Box by Tokyo Police Club
Video Killed The Radio Star by The Feeling
Love You More by The Hours
Ankh (Original Mix) by Aly & Fila
People As Places As People by Modest Mouse
La Ti Da by The Icicles
Fake Empire by The National
Lips Are Unhappy by Lucky Soul

Trust us, they’re good. We’re the classic imperialists, not wannabe democrats.

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Weekly OMG-We’re-So-Digging-This-Shit Songs

Aloha! This is Mika, the better half of the Juno and Mika Show. Juno’s currently doing an impromptu house mix live (yeah!!) , sure hope you’re listening in.. Lots of great new tracks straight from the shopping cart.

Anyhow here’re THE 10 tracks that we’re so in love with this week, from a colourful mix of Indie, House, Funk and other genres, we present..

White Headphones by The Mother Hips
Bliss by Defender
Happy Alone by Kings of Leon
And I Found This Boy by Maia Hirasawa
Your Love Alone Is not Enough by Manic Street Preachers
Void by The Mary Onettes
Signal Fire by Snow Patrol
9 Crimes by Damien Rice
Beautiful Life by Gui Boratto
Glow remixed by Spirit Catcher
Angelica by Lamb

If we like it, you’ll like it. We’ve litmus paper ears, we’re the acid test for good music. Enjoy!

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