Saturday, March 29, 2008
Hercules: Still banging on the side
I've been enjoying the Hercules & Love Affair album lately. Quality NY post punky disco. It sounds like a sweaty mirrorballed dream of the perfect night out. It's got amazing melancholy especially the number 'You Belong' - It's almost horrifying to hear Antony repeat "You belong with him tonight" over and over. Guess what, it's gonna get a single release, and Ryan Maher has set me up with a quality Riton remix of this number:

Hercules & Love Affair - You Belong (Riton Remix)
Single out on DFA May 19th

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Saturday, March 22, 2008
Easter Chicken Special
Ghostface Killah has undergone the blogosphere heroes remix treatment. He's brought in just about anybody who's anybody to remix single 'Charlie Brown'. Normally, you'd be forgiven for being a bit sceptic about a venture like this, but bare in mind this is Ghostface! It's not like he is trying to reach out to the new kids - It's them begging a king, and a king who nods and says: "Yes, you-whom-i'm-not familiar-with, you may remix my single - Now go before I change my mind!"

It's a pretty nice lineup of remixers: DJ Mehdi, Yuksek, Orgasmic and Guns'n'Bombs. Not bad, but seriously the king isn't really taking any big chances either. The track for you to preview, is the bit generic, but hyper effective Guns mix. It's what you'd expect in a good way. I bet first time you hear this in a club, you'll be going: "OMG WUT!" - in other words, highly recommendable.

Ghostface Killah - Charlie Brown (Guns'n'Bombs Remix)
get his album here

This last year has been a Hot Chip year for this blog. It's not that I'm stuck in the same groove, but seriously, just when you think it's going to be quit on the 'Chip front there's a new remix. This time by other blog favorites Supermayer.... What's a boy to do.

Enjoy this quality remix which for some reason reminds me of the classic Erol Alkan remix of Boy from School. This mix is what would epitomise that feeling of "We should be going home now - right after this tracks is done"-feeling. It's infused with just a dab of techno, I can't ask for more. Enjoy:

Hot Chip - One Pure Thought (Supermayer Remix)
Get more thoughts here

A reoccuring theme on this blog is getting disapointed with the line up at Roskilde Festival. I'm not sure whats going on in the bookers' minds - It's gotta be something along the lines of: "Ok, they've proven themselves in the 90's or been playing live for the last 5 years on various festivals - Now we can book them". It's not impressive what they've got on the poster by now. The Chemical Brothers are as relevant as me at a car show. Or so I thought, lo and behold, I actually like their latest collaboration with Spank Rock. It's back into familiar drone techno territory, chunky beats and the Spank riding them like surfers on the perfect wave:

Chemical Brothers feat. Spank Rock - Keep My Composure
Get it here

Finally there's a couple of really good Todd Terje mixes floating round the good ol' interweb these days. Firstly there's a really good remix of Chaz Jankel part of post punk kings the Blockheads. It's from a career retrospective worth checking out! The piano loop in the second part of the song is stellar:

Chaz Jankel - Glad to Know You (Todd Terje Remix)
get it here

Second track is from Jose Gonzales and is just a perfect example of scandinavian branded space disco. It sounds like a Studio release, long echo effects, roomy and with just a bit of ice crystals:

Jose Gonzales - Killing for Love (Todd Terje Remix)
Kill for love here

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Sunday, March 16, 2008
Neon Clash Extravanza
Just a little diddly today. It's a Van She Tech remix of Ladyhawke's Back of the Van. I admit that the whole clash thing is sounding pretty dated already, BUT seriously, when you have the feeling of audial rape, then you have to give it a few minutes, right? oh, and casting yourself in a lolcat picture is a fine selling point to!

Ladyhawke - Back of the Van (Van She Tech Turbo Fire Engine Remix)

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Thursday, March 13, 2008
It's another sorry post
It's time for yet another post saying I'm sorry, I don't do enough posts. Same excusses as always, I work too much, hope you'll bare with me. I still love my blog and I still love blogging. Keep staying tuned to this bat channel.

The new The Kills album is great! I quit enjoyed their earlier outings, but new album Midnight Boom is just great. The tracks are even more brooding and dark than you would expect and they just cry out for remixes. Heres a couple of those, expect a hell of a lot more:

the Kills - Cheap and Cheerful (Nite Cells Bored Robot Remix)
the Kills - U.R.A. Fever (IMA Fever Nite Cells Remix)
Get album here

There is a new Juan Maclean in the pipes by the way, it's called Happy House and it has this great old skool house sound - piano loop and all. For some reason they ended up being the forgotten band on DFA, which was a total shame. It's clearly the sound of the label that rings the least dated. It's quite enjoyable that the old house sounds keeps showing it's ugly head, it makes you feel safe and secure.

Muscles - Sweaty (The Juan Maclean Remix)
The Juan Maclean - Happy House (From some unidentified mix)
Get Happy here

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Sunday, March 02, 2008
Das ist Musik!
I went to se Justus Köhncke at Culture Box the other night. I've always been a great a fan of his, but I must admit the set was pretty boring. 'Timecode' kicks ass, but how selfreferential can you get? The trick with Justus, and what actually makes him funny, is his two folded approach to techno - on one side it's just killer tunes Justus - on the other side is Eurovision Song Contest future winner / schlager techno king Justus.
Therefore, I was rather sad to learn that it was only the killer tunes (That sounds completely wrong, I know) Justus on his new album 'Safe & Sound', but guess what? He has a second identity - doing pastiche covers! Yes, that's right. Kinky Justice is the name, covers the game. Let's all basque in glorious 80's sounding covers:

Kinky Justice - Nightclubbing
Kinky Justice - Candy Says
Kinky Justice - New Day
Kinky Justice - A Dream Goes on Forever
Get EP here

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