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Any old excuse for a re-posting as far as I'm concerned. A question was recently posed - what is your own favourite bootleg / remix to date. It's actually a question that I can readily answer for once as I really had a lot of fun putting this one together a few years ago. I still think it stands up today. It also manages to combine my love for The Future Sound Of London and, erm, well I'm not going to tell you where the guitars are from. I'm especially happy that the chorus doesn't appear until around 5 minutes into the track. Not the most familiar of tracks perhaps (I don't think it got a single release in the UK), but the fact it sounds significantly different from the original matters not one jot to me. (I hadn't listened to the original when I made the remix ...) This is also the first time it's been available in super loverly juberly quality 320kps download.
It also manages to combine my love for The Future Sound Of London and, erm, well I'm not going to tell you where the guitars are from. I'm especially happy that the chorus doesn't appear until around 5 minutes into the track. Not the most familiar of tracks perhaps (I don't think it got a single release in the UK), but the fact it sounds significantly different from the original matters not one jot to me. (I hadn't listened to the original when I made the remix ...) This is also the first time it's been available in super loverly juberly quality 320kps download.
The Klaxons are probably equally adored and abhored in the UK just now. Although described as being the vanguard of Nu Rave, there's more substance to them than the genre label implies. Go track down and listen to the words on their current single, Magik. The video's quite memorable also. Can You Feel Majik is a mix of a two remixes however - the Philipe B remix of Todd Terry's Can You Party (Can You Feel It), and the Simian Mobile Disco mix of the Klaxon's Magik. I guess it could be descibed as old rave meets nu rave. It's also in the nearly completed Black Thursday mix I'm working on, so a taster if you like.
Can You Feel Majik is a mix of a two remixes however - the Philipe B remix of Todd Terry's Can You Party (Can You Feel It), and the Simian Mobile Disco mix of the Klaxon's Magik. I guess it could be descibed as old rave meets nu rave. It's also in the nearly completed Black Thursday mix I'm working on, so a taster if you like.
The Automatic have without doubt made one of this years big indie crossover tracks in the UK - the aptly titled Monster. It could well proove to be their albatross, but meantime as club demand is still there for the track, Ascii Disko's under valued "Black Metal" gives it a bit more kick.
The E-Jitz are currently working (however you define work) on some new material. A repost of a mix completed about two years ago, but now newly remastered and re-encoded at 192kps (previously only available at 112kps): the most fun you can have in seventeen and a half minutes.
01 SL2 - DJ's Take Control (DJ Seduction Mix) 02 Chic - Good Times (Acapella) 03 Kicks Like A Mule - The Bouncer (Housequake Mix) 04 Lisa Stansfield - No Good (Acapella) 05 The Tenth Planet - Strings Of Life (Ashley Beedle Mix) 06 Candi Staton - You Got The Love (Acapella) 07 Human Resourse - Dominator (Joey Beltram Mix) 08 Unknown - Rave Beats 09 Afrika Bambaata - Get Up And Dance (Acapella) 10 Altern8 - Activ8 11 Opus III - It's A Fine Day (Acapella) 12 Unknown - Rave Beats 13 Praga Khan - Injected With A Poison (Digitial Orgasm Mix) 14 Sonz Of A Loop Da Loop Era - Far Out 15 E Z Posse - Everything Starts With An E (Acapella) 16 Liquid - Sweet Harmony 17 Loletta Holloway - Love Sensation (Acapella)
A couple of DJ flavoured tracks this time in anticipation of the next Kitsch Bitch (tomorrow, 9pm, you know the address by now ....). Bob Marley and Nelly Furtado go electro. Should also mention big thanks to Ian Fondue for his help on the Nelly track, and the quite wonderful I Like These Tunes blog.
Should also say many thanks to the good people over at Get Your Bootleg On for making the last track (FU2) a recommendation. To quote the Sov herself, "If you love me then Thankyou". Some rather large news on the Black front coming soon ... regular visitors will know what I mean.
No special flyer, but part of a very special weekend as Snafu celebrates it's 2nd Birthday. Sunday 24th September is going to be a bit large... Richard Deluxe and Andy Dunproofin' are your Kitsch Bitches this month: expect the usual indie bootleg electro booty brick shithouse from them .... but we're extremely pleased to also have the company of:
DJ Mehdi (Ed Banger Records)
Signed to Ed Banger Records, DJ Mehdi is about to drop album Lucky Boy in October 2006. His new single 'I Am Somebody' features vocals from Canada's finest Chromeo and remixes by Kenny Dope from the mighty Masters At Work. The album is described as '21st century Breakdancing music', exploring the widest meanings of Hip-Hop, and featuring Feadz (of Uffies fame) and graffiti artist Fafi. His sets are often hailed as "Everything black party music", "Sex, Drums and Beats & Blues", or "Kraftwerk were African".
Cagedbaby (Southern Fried Records)
Tom Gandey, alias Cagedbaby, broke the mould and set his goals for dance music domination. His debut album 'Will See You Now' has unsurprisingly prompted some to bracket him with the likes of Mylo, Cut Copy and LCD Soundsystem. Clearly influenced by 1980s acts like Toto and Prince, Cagedbaby's sound is both funky and pleasing, and has had Gandey tipped to be the next big thing in poppy electronica since Mylo and Norwegian duo Royksopp.
Snafu, 1 Union Street, Aberdeen: 24/09/2006: Doors from 10pm.
Still more fun than you can shake a wet fish at.
So there's an opportunity, so you have to take it. Listening back to the Fun Lovin' Criminals' extensive back catalogue has reminded me how much I used to love this band. I hope they don't mind too much I have mangled their work .... mind you I hope Kanye, Lily and Missy don't mind too much either ....
So that would be me as one of the DJ's then ! Very excited about this actually - SNAFU is probably the best club venue in Aberdeen, and I feel that this could be one of the best nights in Aberdeen. Regulars on this site will know what kind of music to expect by now, but just be warned it's not going to be 100% bootlegs. It's going to be a bit of everything, but most of all a bit of everything good ! I have free tickets to give away also to the first ten people that e-mail me.
So another day and another repost by request: Elton John and Spektrum collide in, erm, Spektrum John. So, from when two songs collide to when two worlds collide, perhaps ... another remix from an aborted remix album project: let us know what you think ! Some exciting news later this week ....
Another in an occassional series of cd length breaks style dj mixes - ideal for driving around to and an essential measure to prevent myself from being swallowed by the sofa where I've been enjoying the football for the last two weeks or so from. It's a large file so don't forget to use a download manager !
01 DJ Icey & Marlon One - One Foot Skank (Autobots Remix) 02 Ed Solo & Skool Of Thought - When I Was A Yout (Break Remix) 03 Crtl Z vs Ken Mac - Shotgun Riddim 04 Aquasky - Red Out (JDS Remix) 05 Fatboy Slim - Everybody Needs A 303 (Plump DJ's Remix) 06 Swain & Paris - What Is This (Metric Mix) 07 Groove Diggaz - Big Bad Bruiser (Original Mix) 08 30Hz & Baobinga - Rip Shit Up (Vertical Sound) / Tiga - Move My Body (Boys Noize Remix) 09 Crtl Z vs Screwface - Kung Fu Funk 10 Simon Paul - Are You Ready 11 Splitloop - KFC (FFS Remix) 12 Sneaky Pimps - Sugar Mommy
A quickie. MSTRKRFT, or however you spell them, are on fire just now. Really looking forward to their album. Strictly one for the dancefloors, as the pella I've used to be honest isn't the highest quality.
I must admit - I have been sitting on this one for a while. I'm about 90% happy with it - the vocals don't quite sit far out enough - I would kill for a clean acapella. As it is, it's the best I can extract from my shiny Arct*c M*nk*y's cd. Don't expect any radical departures - just bring out the 303's ......
So apparently this week is the UK Music Week. Must admit, this had passed me by completely, but in recompense here is a selection of 100% UK content from the archives. And one last thing ... go and visit Banksy's website - the best thing in the UK if not the world just now.
And get those download managers at the ready !
I was flicking through the music channels on TV when both the tracks used in here were played side by side (albeit on different stations). Good as excuse as any .... A little 303 later and I think I'm kinda prefering this without vocals now it's made, but you can still grab both versions. Enjoy !
So, just to proove a point: I'm sure the Staines Boys recently said they wrote "Hard To Beat" as a dance track. Well, I must admit it did sound a bit Daft Punk but as if to hammer the point home .... well have a listen for yourself. Now if only I could get a bit of "The King Of Rock & Roll" in there also ....
It felt like summer was approaching today. And then it snowed. Anyway, it felt like summer in my head. Which is how this came about. Plus which it had been bugging me for a while who Corinne's track had sounded like. None other than the Grandmaster himself as it turns out ...
... of the disappearing blog entry! Not sure how I managed it, but the entry previous to "Going Nowhere" below vanished into the ether. No great problem. You can still grab I think my favourite mash of the year so far, Dada Life's "Big Time (Linus Loves Mix)" vs Gwen Stefani's "Luxurious"....
These are the hip-hop beats of Eric B & Rakim's meeting the Motown sound of Martha & The Vandella's. Now, if only this had happened in real life. In other news, I've followed the herd .... you can now find me on myspace. You might even find a little exclusive remix there.
In other news, I've followed the herd .... you can now find me on myspace. You might even find a little exclusive remix there.
Nothing special this time - just a very quick dj tool: Jolly Roger's classic "Acid Man" goes head to head with what sounds like an early rave track but almost certainly isn't - it's the amusingly named "Big Fat Creamer" by Polyanna Frank. I'd love to know if anyone knows any more about that track.
So there's two classic dance tracks being worked on currently as well as a remix of an indie group which may now bite the dust. Meantime - the long form mini mix I was working on now has a better title: McSleazy (again!) is to blame - I'm honoured to be the first of the Crush mixes.
01 Bonde Do Rolo - Funk Da Esfina 02 Deelite - Groove Is In The Heart (Tocadisco Remix) 03 Kanye West - Gold Digger (Diplo Mix) 04 Digitalism - Zdarlight (Discodrome Remix) 05 Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Y Control (Tomiee Sunshine Radio Edit)
I'm really really sorry. Blame McSleazy, again. Some better stuff coming soon, I promise. Currently I'm working on a new long mini-mix (if that makes sense) and a rather tasty remix / mash of an old early 1990's dance favourite. There's a few tracks in the wings also, near completion - watch this space !
XFM Scotland's mash up challenge last week was influenced by Celebrity Big Brother - either Goldie Lookin' Chain or The Ordinary Boys was to be used. Sadly I couldn't cram GLC in, but the Freestylers and Ordinary Boys stuck together. That was quite popular also - it won the text vote :)
So I was listening to the new McSleazy show on XFM Scotland last Friday when he announced he was launching a Beastie Boys bootleg mix challenge. Who am I to argue ? One part Prodigy, one part Beastie Boys and a little virtual sticky tape later and there we are.