Friday, December 22, 2006
2006 End of Year Dogma Special 2
Back in black. Distortion Disco's end of year special continues with this 4 number techno/minimal mix! In the same vein as last post, I have decided to let not only the first, but both dogma specials be dedicated to Lars!

These 4 tracks have been firm favorites on the DD playlist:

Distortion Disco - End of Year Dogma mix Part 2

Theo Parrish - Falling Up (Carl Craig Remix)
Kontrast - Grey Skies to Blue
Gui Barrato - Like You (Supermayer Remix)
Lawrence - Along the Wire (Superpitcher Remix)

Just to recap:
  • Only 2 songs per mix.
  • Max length 8 minuttes.
  • 1 song must not be a remix.
  • 3 songs must be remixes.
  • The two micro mixes must fall in the following 2 catagorys: Bangin', minimal

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Monday, December 18, 2006
Lost in Ladytron
Today is guest-feature day! Having brought my attention to alot of other really kool bands, Bjorn (Birthday boy of yesterday) has for a long time preached the blessings of Ladytron, so I decided to have him do a guest post:

Slow, dark and heavy synthesizers coupled with enigmatic and beautiful tunes always makes me imagine myself travelling fast and alone at night through dark, but pleasant urbane settlements.
This is Ladytron. Not that they are pure melancholy, but the music seems to carry this dark and bulky quality. I love that. It is like winter combined with that bar-scene from Lost in Translation.

Now my love has gone through three albums - the latest being 'Witching hour' from 2005 which has put me on that magical, nightly, inner city train over and over again. I guess the four piece from Liverpool have found a new rail to fulfilment that does not require light or heaven. Very modern, very human, very persuassive.

So wrap a blanket around you and let the seductive darkness surround you.
(I imagine this being the way Darth Vader was seduced in the first place.)

Ladytron - Soft Power
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Ladytron - Flicking Your Switch
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Thursday, December 14, 2006
2006 End of year dogma special 1
So another year is soon ripe to be torn from the calender - ready to be forgotten like a christmas album from Girls Aloud or the retirement of Jay-Z.

Since just about every blog is posting some sort of "these are the really good songs of the year" mp3's, I'm going to indulge myself with 2 micro mixes of some of the songs which made the year for distortion disco.

Being Danish this cannot be done without dogmas:
  • Only 4 songs per mix.
  • Max length 8 minuttes.
  • 1 song must not be a remix.
  • 3 songs must be remixes.
  • The two micro mixes must fall in the following 2 catagorys: Bangin', minimal
These Dogmas are of course (as always) total shite, but Lars Von Trier made Björk cry, something for which he has never recieved proper credit and therefore: Lars, Distortion Disco salutes you!

Distortion Disco - End of Year Dogma mix Part 1 (6:04 minuttes)


The Presets - Are You The One (Van She Remix)
Simian Mobile Disco - Disco Animal
The Rapture - Get Myself Into It (sebastiAn Remix)
Justice - Waters of Nazerath (Erol Alkans Dur Dur Durrr Re-edit)

Bonus Von Trier Qoute:
The last year has been more full of fear than ever before... but on the personal level, each of my films is a little monument. (You gotta love this man - seriously, look at the picture!)

Next mix coming this weekend!

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Saturday, December 09, 2006
Double Hot Dog

Double dog 9. December madness! Ruff Ruff:

First hound dog is Distortion Disco favorite Rex The Dog who wilds his magic over Swedish Blondie lovers The Sounds. Interestingly Rex isn't that far from the pop punk of his subjects, rather big chorus actually works quite well

The Sounds - Tony The Beat (Rex The Dog Remix)
get sounds here

Second track is Jamelia warning us to be afraid of the dog! Clearly she is not refering to Rex. The remix is done by Alavi Rerox, and is actually quit good. Pounding, aggressive and wanting to touch you.

Jamelia - Beware of The Dog (Alavi Rerox Remix)
get it here

Bonus: If you haven't heard, go hear the Rex interview!

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Friday, December 08, 2006
Paws Sharp as a Knife
Stockholm, Sweden duo - Fox'n Wolf, have been around for some time now. Never really taking the 'Knife endorced' train to the stars, they've managed to live a life in relative obscurity, which of course isn't totally true.
Anyway, with the release of their upcomming album, I think the good money is on Fox'n Wolf being the next Swedish hype of next year (At least judging by the picture, they should take the H&M part of the world by storm).

The music:

First track is of the 2. Kitsune Maison collection (If you haven't got number 3, it's too late - you're never going to be one of the cool kids). A long disco'ish version of Claws against Knives (Hmm maybe a bit of what the future will hold) typical of remixer Todd Terje - The great quality of the tracks is definetly the pace - nothing is forced, but on the other hand, you never end up bored.

Fox'N Wolf - Claws Against Knives (Todd Terje Remix)

Get Maison 2 here

Second track is a remix by Jesper Dahlback, which ends up in his Tiga loving sound as usual - Not complaining of course. The track is reminiscent of some leftover track by Fannypack, getting repacked as a new Kid Rock track. Interesting stuff, and from a completly different void than that of Terje's disco.

Fox'n Wolf - In Yr Underwear (Jesper Dahlback Mix)
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Tuesday, December 05, 2006
December Heatwave
So, heatwave in December? (OK, not really, but it should be around zero degrees) Well, things ain't what they used to be thats for sure! So a subtle dislocation of the weather norm isn't the end of the world, but I would like to see a bit of snow - It seriously isn't funny riding a bike to Diamanten, worried that you will drown somewhere along the way.

Also in the music sphere things aren't what they used to be! Back in August, Nick from Franz Ferdinand apparently released a slowburning electro funk gem which didn't get any attention? Actually it's not half bad, weird, rather far left of the left, a bit of Gainsbourg, not riding a white horse, postfunk and alot more.

Box Codax - Naked Body
get it here

Also at Beatport: Boys Noize doing a cover of what sounds like the soundtrack of Ghost'n Goblins. This really has been the year of Boys Noize, wonder if they are getting tired of all of these mentions all around the net? Anyways, this track is taken from 3 numbers single release on Tiga's Turbo recordings called Erole Attakk, but you already have that one right?

Boys Noize - I go Raven

get it here

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Sunday, December 03, 2006
Dancing Barefeet
Todays post is dedicated to one of the few men of the moment right now: Tomas Barfod aka Tomboy aka 1/2 Filur aka 1/3 Whomadewho - Yep a busy man! He has, is and was releasing tracks on Gomma, Kitsune, Get Physical and Turbo Records... Take that who-ever is trying to get music released. I though will not do more writing on this soon-to-be legend of Danish dancefloors - Instead let's let Tiga do the talking:

"For most of my life, the only two Danes I knew were: GREAT Danes, those big dogs...and that big Danish goalkeeper. Then I started Djing all over and meeting lots of Danes. One of them was Tomas Barfod, a genius, who makes so much good music I have trouble keeping track. He's involved in WHOMADEWHO, he is TOMBOY, and he does more solo stuff as well. When I got a demo CD I freaked out and tried to sign all the tracks.....and this first 12inch on Turbo is the fruit of my labour (or I guess HIS labour).
4 tracks of magic, groovy house music. Moody, building trance-house. Chopped up funk-disco.
I could try, like an idiot, to write more things like : funk-filled-groove-injected-modern-post-disco-house-bombs.... Or things like "aphex-twin shares a drum machine with etienne de crecy in a 70'd era duplex in chicago"
Or I could just tell you a story about how I was at a hotel gym in LA, minding my own business, playing these tracks on the "ghetto blaster", trying to decide which ones I liked best...when in walks......MICHAEL DOUGLAS!!!!! ....and after "grooving" for a few minutes tells me "this music is great, man"
Don't trust Michael Douglas: movie-star, oscar winner and SEX addict.....he LOVES Tomas Barfod.

Seriously, a writeup including Michael Douglas?! Can't get better than that! Instead let's skip to the music, in order for you to skip down to your local 12" pusher and stock up on the Barfod projects.

First one is from Tomboy 4 on Gomma, a precourser to his new album, which apperantly is great? It reminds me of Wighnomy or some other German-sounding-a-bit-minimal-electronic -workout, but damn effective. Lookout for the complete chance of mood halfway during the track, it is really unexpected and works like a charm. Looking forward to the album.

Tomboy - I Kill Guitar
Get it here

Second track is a "normal" Barfod track track from the great Noughts and Crosses compilation released on the hip Tic Tac Toe Records way back in the start of this year. A nice calm piece of cello orientated dance music, very laidback and perfect for an early evening moodsetter.

Tomas Barfod - Karran
Get it here


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