Following Andre's lead, I opened up Itunes and this is what has been at the top of my play count for quite some time; Mr Flagio's Italo stormer, and the truth be told it's one of my all time favourite tracks, and single-handedly turned me onto Italo Disco. It may not be particularly cool, but it rocks!
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Continuing the electro feel of my last post, here’s a remix of Zongamin’s recent release on the ever-consistent Ed Bangers label
, by Jacko (anybody know if this is a pseudonym for somebody??) This particular mix relegates the majority of the bongos from the original, to the background and in the process changes the feel of the track entirely.
Here’s an unreleased remix of Wakefield’s indie darlings. Rollercoaster Project ditches the guitars in favour of atmospherics for the opening, building into an electro track by the close. As an aside, I can’t recommend the label that this remixer records for, Dreamboat Records
, enough. Lots of free tracks to peruse on their site, should this track be to your taste. Enjoy!!
Been listening to a lot of mixtapes recently, and this track just gets me every time. Subtle, it isn't, but during an era of cartoon-ish tracks this track just rose above everything. Or maybe that's a load of old nonsense. Whatever the case this is a nosebleed classic!!
French overhaul of my favourite Canadian noise merchants' Death From Above 1979.
latest release. In the same vain as 'Rubicon (previously posted on Gabba), so chances are you know what to expect?
Thought I'd follow up my recent Diefenbach post with another Simian Mobile Disco gem, this time a recent release on Cassette Records outta East London. They continue to defy folk who attempt to define their sound, but I suppose if you wanted to label it, punk-funk should just about do it. Hope you enjoy!!
The latest release from The MFA on Bpitch Control sees them taking a slightly different path from the previous tech-house releases, this time including breakbeats and rave-ish synths, and equipped with a bassline sure to shake the speakers.
Quirky remix here from Simian Mobile Disco of the Danish odd-jobs, Diefenbach. Completely alters the flow of the original, with an obscene amount of bass, and an assortment of squelches and bleeps thrown in for good measure. This particular remix wasn't made available on the single's release, but surfaced as a limited 1-sided 7" a couple of months ago. A new album is reportedly dropping sometime late August.
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!!
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 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!!
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.
For those of you who are familiar with Radio Slave's strictly unreleased re-edits and remixes, you'll probably know what to expect. For those of you who are not, you get sparse beats, heavy-heavy bass, and crunchy sound-effects galore. Oh, and hardly any of the original vocal, which in this case is not a bad thing!! On this re-edit, Radio Slave crank everything up to 11, and let the various elements battle it out for supremacy.
During an era of bland, wine-bar pop music from the likes of Duran Duran & Spandau Ballet, this little beauty was released. Quirky, funky and the complete opposite of everything else released around the same time!!
The first time I heard this song was on a mix David Holmes did for Radio 1's 'Essential Mix', several years ago, before jetting off to LA to do film scores for Steve Soderbergh and the likes. I like many people had tuned in expecting to hear 2 hours of hard, crunching techno, but instead he started his mix with this, before playing 2 hours of rare soul & funk classics. Then as now, I can't fail but be moved by the huge sense of occasion that the production on this song creates. Annoyingly, though I sure its recently been used in a KFC advert. But please don't hold that against it, because this is a stone-cold classic of the highest order!!
to remember this the first time around, and I came across it on a soundtrack to a film whose name escapes me at the moment!! Anyway, it made me track down other material by this 80s group. Spot the obvious sample used by Moby on his early 90s cod-rave, chart-bothering track of the same name.
Mu's hubbie proves he is equally bonkers. When not producing her consistantly unhinged abandonment, he occasionally puts out tasty wee acid-house monsters like this. I can't really explain to you what to expect, if you haven't already heard it, but you'll be unable to deny that at the very least it's 'unique'.
Don't know too much about this track, although it is one of the quieter bits from these Chilean noiseniks, now signed to Tigersushi. Punk-funk (dare I say use that term?) with added crunch. Joakim & Christian Vogel have both added their considerable production talents to some of the band's output of late. Anyway, hope you like!!
The title gives it away a bit! Perfect, faithfull and chilled reworking of the orginal.
Not much to say about this track. Absolute classic in its own right, but tweaked and re-arranged by Twitch. It's all about that piano! Sublime!!
Don't think this has ever been properly released, but it's a killer glitch reworking of the Streets track. Can't work out if I prefer it to the original, but it's definately different!!! Enjoy!