DJ Hell continues on his quest to re-release and update forgotten 80s classics, this time taking Grace Jones' quirky 'I've Seen That Face Before' and adding his own take on the track, but keeping the vocal in tact. Far subtler than most of his labels other output, with this release on a more electro-house tip.
I'm a bit Late onto this one, from the Lucien-N-L uciano
album released in Febuary, Chilean via Swedish glitch-house-pop(!), lots of rhythmic complexity and i'm loving the broken english lyrics..
I hate the Bee-Gees. And this sounds kind of like a 21st century Bee Gees. But I love it. You may have read that Royksopp's 2nd album, The Understanding, isn't as good as Melody AM. Forget that media 'difficult 2nd album' bullshit… it's bettter. Check out '49 percent' off the same album too - it's a belter.
To go with the other Grace Jones remix, deep proto-house from the legendary Larry Levan
Loved the Lucien-N-Luciano track and it's electronic zithers, and it put me in mind of Smell Memory by Müm from 3 years back. It could almost be a complex coda to the bright directness of Madre, Mother & Mere. try playing them back to back with a long cross fade, its almost as if they were ment to be..
The original Madvillain album is classic. The Four Tet remix EP is very good.Only released on vinyl in Europe, and only available on iTunes in the US.
Hot Chip are amazing, and this track even has a saxophone on it.
Crunk from 2004, inspired by the Madvillain/Four Tet track, heres a very different track with bells, beats and MC's.
Foul-mouthed Frenchman goes to Jamaica and makes a reggae album with the best producrers around.
Brazil's answer to Depeche Mode!
Brazil's answer to Joy Division!
This is an old classic I felt like rehashing. The Underground Kings got suburban white america to feel like they were hard, which is apparently what they needed. From around Houston ofcourse, this track is "tighter than a sheep's dick"!
The track title is German and translates as "The 15th way of describing the rain" which is kind of appropriate, I guess. The perfect soundtrack for a rainy weekend. Enjoy.
Bloody splendid track (the more you listen, the more you like) from Juan Maclean's (mate of James Murphy, DFA stalwart) stunning new album, Less Than Human. Feel the Kraftwerk influence, althought the sound is warmer, like that feeling when you piss in your pants… oh, is that just me? (nervous cough). Anyway, buy the album, it's an electronic peach (not literally).
From one of the best bands ever, a crazy instrumental electronic track from their 2nd album ('Duty Now for the Future') that clocks in at just over a minute.
California summer jam about heartbreak and disapointment
This track is on the B-side of Sebastian's recent 12" 'Smoking Kills (?) on Ed Banger
records outta France. Coming on like a cross between Vitalic
and Justice, may not be such a strange coincedence, as I believe Sebastian is one half of Justice. Perhaps someone will correct me if I'm barking up the wrong tree?? Anyway, this track is the tamest of the 3 on the 12", so you can get a feel for what the other 2 might be like!!
The bassline sounds like from "the humpty dance" by digital underground.
collaborating on a cover of the brian eno classic...
i was listening to the original
of this the other day on the way home from work and i had to get home and listen to this version again...
it seems to have a strange hypnotic quality and a certain sizzle to it that always puts me in a great mood...
perfect for a summer's afternoon...
Indian Jewelery (AKA NTX+Electrics, Nikki Texas/Erika Thrasher, Swarm of Angels) is an amazing live act out of Texas by way of Silverlake. Nikki Texas and his female counterpart Erika Thrasher (plus a rotating line that ranges from 1 to 6 other artists) do a Suicide meets Throbbing Gristle kind of thing but with a Sonic Youth nowave pop sensibility.
This is my first post, didn't know what to choose, so... this is a few years old but a nice lo-fi summer tune, as the title says.
Annie from Norway is so cool. here's a remix of the Richard X produced "Chewing Gum". Pure pop.
A minor miracle ,a remix/bootleg of some distinction. To actually try and take on a track of such celestial beauty and get away with it takes some skill (who ever they are. Freeform Five?) I'm not suggesting its better than the original but it does have real class.
13 & god
= the notwist
...this has been out for a wee while now but this track has just rooted itself inside my brain for the last few weeks...
definitely my favourite track on the album but the whole thing is brilliant and well worth getting hold of...
i find a lot of this anticon stuff oddly compelling... a lot of it is lost on me but when it clicks, i just can't get enough of it...
Inspired by the recent Serge Gainsbourg post, here is a track from Gainsbourg's early '70s musical director/orchestral arranger, Jean-Claude Vannier. The album on which it appears, L'enfant Assassin Des Mouches, was recorded at the same time as Serge's masterpiece, Histoire de Melody Nelson. This track features Vannier's soaring strings and some terrific boogie-woogie piano.
Bare with me, this is unashamed electro pop, very tinny, very clichéd, but it makes me smile. From 1980, Autumn ( formerly Twilight Ritual
) where one of the first bands to start using the 808
More early 808
, this is apparently the first track to use the 808 and the 303
together, basic, beautiful, Ecstasy
could almost have been invented for listening to it.
Well, I guess this is my favourite Techno/[Censored Genre] track ever. Spooky were way ahead of their time when they put out their revolutionary "Found Sound" album in 1996. This track however is from the "Bamboo" 12''. And as one guy on discogs.com puts it: "The real reason to buy this single though, is for the absolutely superb live version of "Little Bullet" included." Nothing to add. Enjoy.
Yesterdays / Days are new as happy sweet / Sequestered days / Olden days / Golden days / Days of mad romance and love / Them gay youth was mine / Truth was mine / Join us be in flame and live / Then sooth was mine / Sad and mired / Glad and mired / For today I'm dreamin' of / Yesterdays
This is somewhere in the jazz vein of the Junior Boys remix-a choppedandscrewed classical waltz that really starts to swing about halfway in when an old r&b song bleeds through telling everyone not to worry. I wish more hiphop sounded like this.
this is a bit of a gamble: if you know & like the frogs, you will love this tune; if not... well.
had this for years - downloaded from a fan site that has long since been defunct, so dunno how youd go about getting it now...
Following that "get yourself a man" upload, not a great track but it did make me laugh, here's a better (?) example of a daft sub 2 minute pop track
, possibly offensive, pretty stupid, and about all I can manage to upload from the dial up connection I'm on today.
1991 PHAT. this sort of music really isn't in vogue, i know. but if you never knew why kenny gonzales inserted "dope" in-betweeen his birth and given then this, with the help of Vega, surely demonstrates. takes me back.new york club vibes from the early nineties. LOUDER!
Mr. Wolfers leads us through the dangerous deep jungles of the 1960ies Congo via thumping dreamy electrodisco microfiche.
I've loved this classic electro track for years (not sure how well known it is?). Released in 1999 on D M Pire records, Mc T-Rock spits his rap through a vocoder acompanied by classic electro beats and strings. I was completely split between posting this and the flip side : Freeze La Rock. This one just nipped it.
Post-Bauhaus, pre-Love & Rockets, David J collaborated on a song, This Vicious Cabaret, with Alan Moore to accompany Moore's comic book, V For Vendetta. A few weeks ago, I learned that Natalie Portman and Hugo Weaving are starring in a film adaptation of the graphic novel. For the first time in years, I played David J's On Glass compilation only to find This Vicious Cabaret to be almost unlistenable. Here, instead, is my favorite track, 1984's I Can't Shake This Shadow of Fear.
Following on from my Sebastian post, this track was originally released on the french Head Banger label. After a lengthy period it's now been picked up by Skint Records
, and includes a spanking new remix by Dave Clarke, however, this Justice mix is the best of the bunch, with swirling guitars and punchy beats. As a side note the track was also included on Erol Alkan's excellent Bugged Out
This is a great piece of gabba inspired Gore Grind. Sick sounding vocals over speedcore-esque drums, ravey stabs and hoovers!
Brilliant! ! !
Inspired by the recent MC T-Rock track, this posting features an electro offering from the notorious 2 Live Crew dating back to their West Coast days (before Luke relocated them to Miami). This version was taken from a Dre compilation put out in early 2003 entitled "The Early Years of the West Side", which has a ton of old school gems on it ranging from X-Men and The Arabian Prince to The Unkown DJ and World Class Wreckin' Crew.
Unreleased music, fresh out of New Zealand... my take on new jungle music.
Ok, so I thought seeing as how most people seemed to enjoy the last Justice remix I posted, here's one final more for you. This is a remix of a french guitar band, by all accounts, I can't seem to find any info on them at all. What I do know is that Justice have done away with the guitars and replaced them with razor synths. Anyway, hope you enjoy!!
DJ Red is Ryan McKay, writer / producer, He originally got his start as a scratch DJ in New Jersey. The track is an energetic compostion with influences of Fatboy Slim apparent.
Last dances, piano-key ties, social embarrassment, Thunderbird Blue, staring out of your bedroom window… this most New Romantic of tracks (from a band with a suitably terrible name) plays over the end credits of Napoleon Dynamite and works perfectly. I'm a total sucker for this - would've liked to have heard it on the 80s radio station in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.