Here are all of daftmonk's jams.

It's Alright

It's Alright

by Sterling Void

"Generations will come and go/But there's one thing for sure/Music is our life's foundation/And shall succeed all the nations" Sterling Void's house classic, perhaps better known as covered by Pet Shop Boys, is my final jam. I've had a lovely time sharing and discovering music with everyone here over the past 2 & 3/4 years. I will miss TIMJ, but it's going to be alright.

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Jammed: 29th Aug 2015

20 plays

15 likes

3 comments

Dead Fox

Dead Fox

by Courtney Barnett

It will be sad to see TIMJ go because all of you have been my primary way of discovering music for the past couple of years. I've found great tracks like this one from Courtney Barnett that have been outside of what I normally pay attention to, but still completely amazing. Thanks everyone.

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Jammed: 25th Aug 2015

24 plays

21 likes

3 comments

After Dawn

After Dawn

by Letherette

Perhaps the most amazing piece of ambient techno in years.

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Jammed: 15th Aug 2015

24 plays

10 likes

1 comments

Go

Go

by The Chemical Brothers

Similar to Jacques Cousteau, the Chemical Brothers are exploring the depths of the sea with Q-Tip on their latest single. The video is highly recommended (https://youtu.be/LO2RPDZkY88) but doesn't seem to be able to be posted here now.

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Jammed: 10th Aug 2015

26 plays

26 likes

No comments

Restless

Restless

by New Order

The first shot out of the cannon from the Nu Order. Album is due this fall.

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Jammed: 29th Jul 2015

28 plays

24 likes

2 comments

Leave A Trace

Leave A Trace

by CHVRCHES

I know I need to feel relief

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Jammed: 20th Jul 2015

24 plays

18 likes

2 comments

Don´t Tear Yourself Apart

Don´t Tear Yourself Apart

by Zoot Woman

I recently discovered that Stuart Price's long running band released an album last year. It's discotastic.

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Jammed: 14th Jul 2015

32 plays

21 likes

2 comments

Pray To God (Mike Pickering vs Calvin Harris Hacienda Remix)

Pray To God (Mike Pickering vs Calvin Harris Hacienda Remix)

by Calvin Harris f/Haim

While I love the original, I've really wanted to jam this because it sounds like exactly like remixes did in the first half of the 90s. Given that @Olimite has declared this #remixweek I really just had to do it.

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Jammed: 6th Jul 2015

23 plays

7 likes

1 comments

Pray To God

Pray To God

by Calvin Harris f/Haim

I was living in the heat of the moment.

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Jammed: 1st Jul 2015

24 plays

8 likes

No comments

Hyperballad

Hyperballad

by Björk

Bjork's masterpiece "Post" was released 20 years ago this week. It's amazing from top to bottom. This is track 2.

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Jammed: 18th Jun 2015

35 plays

37 likes

No comments

Better In The Morning

Better In The Morning

by Little Boots

Haven't been sleeping much recently. Maybe it will get better in the morning...

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Jammed: 11th Jun 2015

24 plays

15 likes

1 comments

Lonely Town

Lonely Town

by Brandon Flowers

Brandon always thought that things would change, but they never did...  Flowers excellent new album is out this week.

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Jammed: 23rd May 2015

27 plays

21 likes

No comments

Games for Girls

Games for Girls

by Say Lou Lou featuring Lindstrøm

My daughters always sing along when this comes on in the car. The sure sign of a hit.

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Jammed: 16th May 2015

34 plays

11 likes

3 comments

Sometimes I Feel So Deserted

Jammed: 24th Apr 2015

35 plays

21 likes

No comments

Utopia

Utopia

by Chicks on Speed

You is for utopia!

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Jammed: 19th Apr 2015

17 plays

12 likes

No comments

Can't Deny My Love

Can't Deny My Love

by Brandon Flowers

Don't try to deny Brandon Flower's love. It's driving him crazy.#flyingsolo

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Jammed: 31st Mar 2015

27 plays

16 likes

No comments

Ziggarats of Cinnamon

Ziggarats of Cinnamon

by Anne Dudley & Jaz Coleman

#ABCsOfMe Z: Anne Dudley of Art of Noise and Jaz Coleman of Killing Joke made an album of world music together back at the start of the 90s. It's one of my favorite gems that is undiscovered by nearly everyone else.

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Jammed: 26th Mar 2015

21 plays

7 likes

1 comments

You Look So Fine

You Look So Fine

by Garbage

#ABCsOfMe Y: Garbage's first two albums are among my favorite albums and one of the most concrete examples that I enjoy rock. Well, rock with synths, samples and drum machines...

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Jammed: 22nd Mar 2015

19 plays

11 likes

4 comments

X-Static (Adult Mix)

X-Static (Adult Mix)

by Bizarre Inc.

#ABCsOfMe X: Bizarre Inc. were one of the few rave acts to release an album on a major label in the US in the pre-electronica phase (aka before 1997). While I was familiar with their excellent track "Playing With Knives" I only picked up their album "Energique" in the last couple of years after finding it in a 50 cent bin. I've probably listened to the album twice. It's that hard to find songs that start with an "x".

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Jammed: 21st Mar 2015

8 plays

5 likes

No comments

Where's Your Head At?

Where's Your Head At?

by Basement Jaxx

#ABCsOfMe W: It seemed an unlikely candidate at the time, but "Where's Your Head At?" has been a great shouting line in my house for well over a decade now.

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Jammed: 17th Mar 2015

19 plays

23 likes

2 comments

Voyager

Voyager

by Daft Punk

#ABCsOfMe V: I first heard Daft Punk by way of their remix of The Chemical Brother's "Life Is Sweet" in a friend's dorm room and I was hooked. My hipster street cred was assured when I bought "Homework" the day it was released on import, but "Discovery" is my favorite album of theirs.

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Jammed: 15th Mar 2015

19 plays

16 likes

1 comments

Under The Influence

Under The Influence

by The Chemical Brothers

#ABCsOfMe U: I came fully on board with The Chemical Brothers right about when their "Loops Of Fury" EP was released, but "Surrender" is my favorite album from them. I do love that this song is often listed on the internet as "bass test".

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Jammed: 13th Mar 2015

19 plays

15 likes

1 comments

Times Change

Times Change

by New Order

#ABCsOfMe T: The oft-maligned "Republic" was the first New Order album they released since I had become a fan, the last one they would release with their classic line-up and one with an eight year silence from the band following it's release. It's been one of my favorites and it's the deeper cuts I enjoy the most.

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Jammed: 10th Mar 2015

38 plays

16 likes

1 comments

Suspicious Love

Suspicious Love

by Camouflage

#ABCsOfMe S: Often dismissed as a Depeche Mode clone, Camouflage made a dedicated move into techno pop at the time that DM became the electronic grunge band that they still are today. This album was never released in the US, but it got some airplay on Live 105 in the Bay Area and I'm still somewhat obsessed with it.

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Jammed: 8th Mar 2015

11 plays

4 likes

No comments

Rising Sun

Rising Sun

by The Farm

#ABCsOfMe R: Am I the only person I've ever met that thinks this should have been a major hit? Perhaps. While I own plenty of CD singles, this was one of my first and it may have colored my perceptions.

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Jammed: 5th Mar 2015

16 plays

8 likes

No comments

Quicksand

Quicksand

by La Roux

#ABCsOfMe Q: One of the absolute gems of the electropop revival of the 2000s, I adore La Roux's debut album. It's solid front top to bottom and it's hard to find a stronger single than "Quickstand" on any album.  Also, my hair tends to look a bit La Roux when I wake up.

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Jammed: 2nd Mar 2015

23 plays

16 likes

No comments

Popdorian

Popdorian

by Dubstar

#ABCsOfMe P: Dubstar's "Disgraceful" (which never was released in the US) is one of my all time favorite albums. Their music fell somewhere between the (Brit)rock world Cocteau Twins & The Smiths and the synthpop of Pet Shop Boys with strong songwriting with plenty of hooks to back them up. It's hard to fall more in the center of my musical taste and they also had some great rave-y remixes to sweeten the deal. I was convinced that everyone would love them if they gave them the chance, so I ended up buying this album for a couple of other people and I'm not sure they loved it as much as I did. Shame on them.

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Jammed: 28th Feb 2015

29 plays

12 likes

7 comments

Ode To Boy

Ode To Boy

by Yaz

#ABCsOfMe O: My personal discovery of Yaz, I'm an American so they aren't Yazoo to me, came by way of searching out Vince Clarke's music after becoming a fan of Erasure and Depeche Mode in my high school years. "Upstairs At Eric's" is one of my all time favorite albums, and it has songs like "Situation" and "Only You" which I immediately recognized from my childhood. Their follow-up album "You and Me Both" isn't as immediate, but contains this gem which brings together the strengths of Alison Moyet's voice and songwriting with Clarke's arrangement that sounds a bit experimental. I keep holding out hope for a third album...

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Jammed: 24th Feb 2015

20 plays

16 likes

No comments

Next Is The E (Long Arms Mix)

Next Is The E (Long Arms Mix)

by Moby

#ABCsOfMe N: The terrible movie "Cool World" has an impressive soundtrack that bridged different periods in my musical taste. It's got David Bowie, Electronic, the last track the Thompson Twins released and it formally introduced me to Moby. Two of his singles, including his long time show opener "Ah-Ah", were included and helped convince me that I actually enjoyed "techno". Later, I would realize that thanks to Steve Masters Modern Mixes on Live 105 I was familiar with several of his remixes and his early work as UHF and Voodoo Child, but my road to Moby fandom began with these two tracks.

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Jammed: 21st Feb 2015

22 plays

8 likes

No comments

Musique Non Stop

Musique Non Stop

by Kraftwerk

#ABCsOfMe M: There is a theory that I subscribe to that Kraftwerk are the backbone of all modern electronic music. There are strands of their DNA in electropop, electronica and hip hop, so it may not come as a surprise that I went through a serious phase of obsessing over their musique.

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Jammed: 15th Feb 2015

29 plays

27 likes

3 comments

Little Fluffy Clouds

Little Fluffy Clouds

by The Orb

#ABCsOfMe L: One of the greatest songs of all time.

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Jammed: 13th Feb 2015

24 plays

28 likes

4 comments

Keep Movin' (Bassbin Twins Remix)

Keep Movin' (Bassbin Twins Remix)

by Dub Pistols

#ABCsOfMe K: Dub Pistols "Point Blank" is one of these albums that I've listened to a great deal. However, this is something different: the remix that got away. I regret not picking up the 12" the one time I saw it because it may have the best use of a Beastie Boys sample ever.

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Jammed: 11th Feb 2015

13 plays

5 likes

No comments

Just Another Day

Just Another Day

by Oingo Boingo

#ABCsOfMe J: I first heard this song on cassette at a friend's house as the opening track to Oingo Boingo's biggest album "Dead Man's Party", but soon after I fell in love with it when "Best O'Boingo" was one of the first 10 albums I owned. Their music is really wired into my DNA and their fan club is the only one I joined because they were the only American band I loved (I just couldn't work out the postage situation as a teenager).

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Jammed: 10th Feb 2015

14 plays

9 likes

1 comments

I Want You

I Want You

by Utah Saints

#ABCsOfMe I: I don't know that I can make a case for this being an objectively great track, but Utah Saints first album was the first techno album I bought. They had a habit of basing their tracks around samples of the biggest hook of a track, sort of like they were the original Swedish House Mafia, but this is a little bit different since they took some guitar from a Slayer track.

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Jammed: 9th Feb 2015

14 plays

8 likes

1 comments

Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick

Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick

by Ian Dury & The Blockheads

#ABCsOfMe H: I have a soft spot for bonkers tracks. I must have heard this on Live 105 at some point, but I really fell in love with "Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick" when it was one of the Just Can't Get Enough compilations.

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Jammed: 8th Feb 2015

15 plays

11 likes

2 comments

Golddigger

Golddigger

by Supreme Beings Of Leisure

#ABCsOfMe G: On the Venn diagram of my musical taste, this features the intersection of solid songs, James Bond guitar and trip hop beats. I was really taken with Supreme Beings Of Leisure self-titled album and ended up listening to it more than anything else released during that year. Well, maybe a there was a Daft Punk album that caught my ear...

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Jammed: 6th Feb 2015

17 plays

10 likes

3 comments

Firestarter

Firestarter

by Prodigy

#ABCsOfMe F: I was one of the first people to play "Firestarter" on the radio in the US. Months before I had rediscovered Prodigy by way of "Voodoo People" and had realized that I already knew "Charly" and "Everybody In The Place" from them. When the Mute 12" came in to my local Tower Records I picked it up blind and was floored by it because it was so different than everything else out there. I was doing a college radio show at the time so I gave it a spin that week. It took about a year before it was re-released on Madonna's Maverick records as a cd single and eventually on the number one album in the US, but it was interesting seeing the song come out of nowhere and become the game changing hit it is.

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Jammed: 3rd Feb 2015

18 plays

20 likes

3 comments

Edge To Life

Edge To Life

by Recoil

#ABCsOfMe E: Recoil's "Bloodline" is one of those albums that is so much more important to me than anyone else. It was the first Depeche Mode related release since I had become a fan (which involved me discovering "Violator" last, but that's a different story) and I was sort of obsessed with it for a very long time. Maybe it's because my record collection was much smaller, but I know this album from back to front even though I don't love the whole thing. "Edge To Life" introduced me to Toni Halliday, has a great beat, backwards sounds, and has spoken samples in a language I don't understand. A winning combination.

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Jammed: 1st Feb 2015

20 plays

9 likes

1 comments

Digital Love Thing

Digital Love Thing

by Happyhead

#ABCsOfMe D: I was introduced to this early 90s ugly, post-rave synthpop gem during my college radio days.

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Jammed: 30th Jan 2015

12 plays

6 likes

No comments

Close to Me

Close to Me

by The Cure

#ABCsOfMe C: I first heard this song on the my mom's favorite radio station ("playing the best of the 60's, 70's and today") while being driven to elementary school. Some years later, I had to reconcile hearing it in that context with The Cure's goth image. It's still a bit odd to me.

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Get Close to Me at Amazon

Jammed: 28th Jan 2015

16 plays

25 likes

No comments

Being Boring

Being Boring

by Pet Shop Boys

#ABCsOfMe B: "Being Boring" opens my favorite album "Behavior" in a blur of synthetic wind and wah guitars providing an appropriate melancholy backdrop for a song that laments lost friends.

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Jammed: 24th Jan 2015

16 plays

24 likes

4 comments

Army Of Me

Army Of Me

by Bjork

I'm so late to the party that it's over, but I thought I'd offer my take on #ABCsOfMe by going by song title. "Post" is one of my all time favorite albums, and this subtle tune got me into it.

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Jammed: 23rd Jan 2015

26 plays

33 likes

1 comments

Right Here, Right Now

Right Here, Right Now

by Giorgio Moroder ft. Kylie Minogue

Sound the Giorgio Moroder alarm! His first album in 30 years is out soon.

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Jammed: 20th Jan 2015

32 plays

15 likes

3 comments

Digital Witness

Digital Witness

by St. Vincent

This has been stuck in my head recently. What a song!

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Jammed: 16th Jan 2015

23 plays

15 likes

2 comments

Not So Manic Now (Way Out West Remix)

Not So Manic Now (Way Out West Remix)

by Dubstar

Way Out West did a couple of amazing remixes of tunes from Dubstar's spectacular "Disgraceful" album. Perhaps, this is my favorite remix of a cover.

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Jammed: 6th Jan 2015

24 plays

17 likes

3 comments

Shelter Song

Shelter Song

by Temples

My song of the year which I discovered on timj. http://daftmonk.blogspot.com/ has my top 10 for 2014.

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Jammed: 31st Dec 2014

14 plays

14 likes

2 comments

Honest Town

Honest Town

by Simple Minds

There's still something between you and me...

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Jammed: 16th Dec 2014

15 plays

12 likes

3 comments

Get Away

Get Away

by CHVRCHES

The good folks managing CHVRCHES decided to release what appears to be the first single from their second album maybe a week after their track featured on the new Hunger Games soundtrack was released. It seems to have gotten a bit lost which is a shame since it is as solid as expected.

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Jammed: 9th Dec 2014

31 plays

12 likes

No comments

Uptown Funk (feat. Bruno Mars)

Uptown Funk (feat. Bruno Mars)

by Mark Ronson

Mark Ronson plays Quincy Jones to Bruno Mars' Michael Jackson ahead of the new album. Love the song but really love the video.

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Jammed: 3rd Dec 2014

23 plays

10 likes

1 comments

Skulls

Skulls

by Röyksopp

Here is the opener from Röyksopp's "final" album "The Inevitable End" which is out this week.

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Jammed: 14th Nov 2014

41 plays

21 likes

3 comments

Second Chance

Second Chance

by DIGITALISM

I should have been honest.

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Jammed: 3rd Nov 2014

26 plays

17 likes

No comments

My October Symphony

My October Symphony

by Pet Shop Boys

As autumn settles in a jam from my favorite album.

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Jammed: 27th Oct 2014

26 plays

22 likes

No comments

Baby Don't Lie

Jammed: 23rd Oct 2014

19 plays

11 likes

No comments

Blue Savannah

Blue Savannah

by Erasure

Erasure's excellent "Wild!" album was released 25 years ago today. One of their masterpiece albums.

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Jammed: 16th Oct 2014

27 plays

22 likes

1 comments

Easy Money

Easy Money

by Johnny Marr

Witnessed a woman drop several hundred dollars on scratchers last night. She didn't walk away with any easy money.

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Jammed: 9th Oct 2014

36 plays

24 likes

3 comments

Fiona Coyne

Fiona Coyne

by Saint Pepsi

"Love you till the record stops..."

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Jammed: 2nd Oct 2014

29 plays

14 likes

No comments

Let Me In (feat. Susanne Sundfør)

Jammed: 10th Sep 2014

37 plays

18 likes

No comments

The Kids Don't Care

Jammed: 9th Sep 2014

15 plays

3 likes

No comments

Glory Box

Glory Box

by Portishead

Portishead's "Dummy", one of the greatest albums of all time, was released 20 years ago today.

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Jammed: 22nd Aug 2014

41 plays

52 likes

5 comments

Audacity of Huge

Audacity of Huge

by Simian Mobile Disco

Half of Simian left the indie rock band to create SMD. One of the greatest decisions in history. #spinoffbandjams

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Jammed: 16th Aug 2014

40 plays

21 likes

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