Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Gotta love the Wiggaz
Cue the dramatic voice of every movie trailer ever made:

They met in 1988 during break dancing!
They were influenced by every genre on earth!
In 1997 they formed a band!
Oh yes, look at them, they formed a band!
They are still set to take over the world
Robag Wruhme & Monkey Maffia are the Wighnomy-Brothers!

First tune is Hankofloppe, from the Okkasion EP released on their own Freude am Tanzen. Click-techno galore. Beautifully atmospheric, a nice use of a sample - this is just pure quality.

Wighnomy Bros. - Hankofloppe
buy it at Beatport

Second track is the mighty Wurz+Blosse released on Kompakt. This is one of those tracks released on Kompakt that have turned to instant classics. Sounds like rolling thunder or the apocalypse, in the best possible way. I still remember the first time I heard this at Berghain... The simple bassline is hypnotic, the breaks immaculate.

Wighnomy Bros. - Wurz+Blosse (From Superpitchers Today mix album)
buy it here on Speicher 19


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Sunday, February 25, 2007

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Wednesday, February 21, 2007
It came from the Downundervers
I wonder whats up (or is that down?) with Australia. Cut Copy, The Presets and hype bonanza Van She. It's the place to be on the other hemisphere.
Latest blossom to emerge is Muscles. Sounding like a Lo Fi FNK coverband gone techno. Catchy tunes galore and lots of humor - Hurra!

He has a single out on Bang Gang 12" sometime April - Be sure to pick that up. Distortion Disco is placing a handsome amount on this guy being big this year.

First tune is Ice Cream - candidate for best chorus this year: "Ice Cream is going to save the day - again!" - Hmmm maybe we should start bombarding select areas of the world with ice cream? This tune is what being 12 years old is all about. Dancy, funny and unavoidable. Oh yeah and infectious synths!

Muscles - Ice Cream
Bang Gang 12" Records

Second tune is Chocolate Raspberry Lemon and Lime. Twee UK-garage anyone? Rhyming Lemon and Lime with You're mine is nothing short of pure genious. This is what a 2007 love song should sound like. Filled with falic imagery what more can we want?

Muscles - Chocolate Raspberry Lemon and Lime
Bang Gang 12" Records

Be sure to drop by Big Stereo for new Van She vs Utah Saints also on Bang Gang 12"


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Saturday, February 17, 2007
Weekend tracks
Sometimes weekends really are the best. During the week you almost forget the pleasure that it is waking up in your bed (or someone elses?) without having a days worth of work and labour ahead of you. To celebrate this momentous occasion here are some tracks making my weekend even better. I won't do a big writeup on the them. Suffice to say that you should really own everyone of them.

New Young Pony Club - The Bomb (Teenagers Remix)

Softlightes - Girl Kills Bear (Lo Fi FNK Remix)

Uffie - Dismissed

M.I.A. - Bird Flu

Great video for this one:

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Thursday, February 15, 2007
Tell The Good Word!
Nothing is more easy than getting the rules delivered in a piece of music. This post is dedicated to the rant! We respect them because they tell us how it is.

I was the first guy to play Daft Punk to the rock kids.

Thou shall not shake it like a polaroid picture.

Lindsay Lohan - Destroy!

I was there in 1997 when Gary Glitter downloaded his first kiddy picture.

Girls Aloud - Destroy.

I'm loosing edge to the internet seekers.

I was there when history cracked.

The kids are coming up from behind.

I'm coming up behind the kids.

Sit back and enjoy...

A better version of Mylo's destroy Rock'n'Roll.
The Young Punx - Destroy Celebrity Crap

A funny cover done through the eyes of one of Gary Glitters henchmen - apperantly it's Richard X.
Shame 69 - No Business

The new kid on the blog, thx to Good weather for Airstrikes for this.
Dans Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip - Thou Shalt Always Kill

And of course the king of them all:

LCD Soundsystem - Losing My Edge

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Sunday, February 11, 2007
And Jus†ice Pour Toi
Guess what I saw/heard/danced to Friday night? Following a rather bass drum heavy upfront warm-up set by Djuna Barnes, Vega witnessed what was the most hyped ticket in town. I have been to Vega a zillion times by now, and I have NEVER seen a line formed that quickly or that long for anything. Winning that MTV award sure did the trick huh?
At Roskilde Festival I was rather disappointet by Jus†ice (I remember there only being one of them) playing a rather ordinary unfocused set which quickly fell in the category of boring.
That was not the case at Vega! I was trying to think up a way to describe what I really like about Jus†ice - The only thing I could come up with was Urgent and Vital. It just seems so must more necessary than anything else, so bloody aggressive without falling into cliché or being metal. For me the highlight was the old skool disco song that started the set. The crowd was taken completely by surprise. Disorientated dancing ensued... was this what Jus†ice sounded like? Then it hit like a cat with sharp claws being dragged over your skin: The snare drums of the Erol Alkan remix of Waters of Nazareth! Huge flashing cross on the stage and a deafening roar! I'll let you guess at the rest.

Here is a couple of things from the Jus†ice department for you:

Mr Oizo - Nazis (Jus†ice Remix)

Daft Punk - Human After All (Guy Man After All Jus†ice Remix)

Jus†ice - Phan†om
Find a bit of Jus†ice here

(... and yes I enjoyed using the † and yeah I actually went home before SebastiAn did his set - that's getting older for you)

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Friday, February 09, 2007
I'm getting to old for the scene

What the hell is this? Apparently Jake Shears is about to beat up a small child in some weird sit-com?


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Wednesday, February 07, 2007
Tickling my fancy
This little gem has been tellin me what i like about electronic music for the last two days. Simian Mobile Disco are going to take over the good parts of the world someday!

Simian Mobile Disco - It's the Beat (REMOVED) - Preorder this gem here!!
Get some more Simian here


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Saturday, February 03, 2007
Strike one!
Aksel Schaufer is a bonafide Distortion Disco hero. You of course know him under his moniker Superpitcher - one of the kings of Cologne kings Kompakt. Master of the growing tune, evolving from synth strings or micro clicks into mighty dancetunes perfectly encapsulating the feeling of the heavy metropol of the post millenium years. This is the stuff that minimal techno thrives on.

First song is the legendary remix of The MFA's The Difference it Makes. If you don't like this remix, this blog doesn't like you. Sorry to be so pedantic - this is one of my all time top ten tunes. This remix is so immaculate, it should appeal to just about everyone. It still sends shivers down my spine when the bassline enters. Every home should have this record!

The MFA - The Difference it Makes (Superpitcher Remix)
get the single here

Second song is of the latest installement of the Speicher series - Lick the Pipe. Featuring an actual flute playing some melody a bit of tune, it is remicent of that Balkan horn section song by Villalobos which is soo hot right now. I'd rather take this Superpitcher song any day. It displays the great flair for a pop melody that always seems to lurk just under the surface in production of his.

Superpitcher - Lick the Pipe
Get the Speicher here

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Friday, February 02, 2007
Multiple appeals
Kitsune signed Guns'n'Bombs are ready with their second mixtape after the massive succes of the first one! These guys are probably going to own this year, so now point trying to fight it:

The 2. mixtape

datA - aerius light
does it offend you, yeah? - we are rockstars
guns'n'bombs - crossover appeal
mstrkrft - street justice (mstrkrft 07 remix)
felix cartal - moss vs tree
boys noize - feel good (tv = off) (shinichi osawa edit)
yelle - short dick cuiz (tepr remix)
christopher + raphael just - disco 128
surkin feat. vyle - toxicoman
the futureheads - worry about it later (al dare half done refix)
the teenagers - homecoming (guns'n'bombs 1996 xtc remix)


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One Big Happy Family
Sadly I won't be able to attend the following, but if you don't know what to do tommorow (Saturday) and if you live in Copenhagen or thereabouts, please go chechout Distortion Disco favorites Lo Fi FNK and DJ-sets by hip The Teenagers and impeccable Djuna Barnes at Rust hosted by Kernefamilien.

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Thursday, February 01, 2007
Going Undercover
Just heard a cover version of Blue Monday on radio today. It was done by once destined to be great band Swan Lee. The song sounded good by all means, and it is always interesting to hear different takes on the same song - I, like probably every other person in the blogosphere, was amazed at the new level kool that Jose Gonzales brought to Heartbeats, but for some reason I generally get a bit annoyed by cover versions. All though depends on context I guess. Either it can come of as the obligatory "tak" pronounced in broken Danish by artists claiming cross cultural awareness at the Roskilde Festival - painful and as lousy showmanship like filler - OR it can come of as the absolute highlight of a concert (Travis doing Back in Black or The Rapture doing Gery Glitters Rock'n Roll Part 1 is seriously nothing to be messed with!).
I think the trick is that you already have some sort of cultural reference point for both the original song and the artist doing the cover - if those things do not match up in some way it's more excruciating than having your appendix removed with a spoon.

Every now and then though it does happen than everything just clicks:

Here are some covers of or by some Distortion Disco favorites:

Klaxons - My Love (Originally by Mr. Timberlake) - Live at Jo Whileys Live Lounge

Scala Choir - Hungriges Herz (Originally by Mia.)

Lily Allen - Everybody's Changing - Live (Originally by Keane)

I don't know if these songs do the trick for you, but I do find them to add or offer something interesting - not necessarily genious. The Lily Allen track is actually a small bite of heaven... Amazing singer surprisingly.

Oh yeah, head over to Bigstereo - There you'll find a remix by New Young Pony Club of The Gossip!

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