Monday, December 28, 2009

That's All There Is ...






That's all there is for 2009.

Stipe is an obscure man at the best of times, but the ubiquitous wikipedia entry on the interpretation of the lyrics has not really captured what I always understood the song to be about. A picture tells a 1000 words. It seems oddly fitting to pit it against the Depeche Mode song in question. You can follow the Chilcot Enquiry here. Wishing you a peaceful 2010.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Shooting Stars





I do hope Lord Weatherall doesn't get too annoyed if he ever hears this - he is after all one of my all time heroes. I strongly recommend his 2009 album A Pox On The Pioneers. The track here in use however is "Feathers" from The Bullet Catcher's Apprentice EP,

This track was previously featured as an exclusive track on the Ramdom Thoughts podcast - if you have a passing interest in either mashups or remixes I suggest you check it out.

Apparently the track was used in a Volkswagen advert a few years ago but I'm having diffiulty tracking down the advert in question. Here's one of Weatherall's finest ever tracks as compensation .....

Friday, December 11, 2009

Houston Calling





Houston holds a very peculiar sentiment for me. Let's get the song out of the way first - this is the seemingly never ageing Houston bluesmen ZZ Top gone breakbeat courtesy of a 4Kuba remix of Miss Napalm. To be honest, the brothers and the amusingly named one could and should remix this themselves and re-release as I've got no hesitation in saying it would be a hit all over again. Big thanks to Simon over at APC for the artwork and initial first play exclusive.

Houston held long fascination for me in my younger years. Almost certainly because I knew that ZZ Top were from Houston (therefore, it must be a cool place), and definitely because of Jean-Michel Jarre. His 1986 Rendezvous Houston concert convinced me that Houston must be a cool place if it had concerts like this. Approximately 1.5 million spectators saw this live by tuning in on their radios on the gridlocked highway. He uses skyscrapers as projector screens. He uses the Children Of The Damned as a choir. He plays a frickin' laser harp. Had the Challenger disaster not happened, he would have had a live saxophone solo from space. This man eats Daft Punk for breakfast. And it's pompous, over the top, almost certainly played from a CD thanks, but marvellous.

I've been to Houston many times now. Part of me hopes that one day I'll be lucky enough to see something as stupidly great at this.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

CabaRayMartinVoltaire

Been a good year. There's been a lot of profile building remixes, some good feedback on some bootlegs, and the game thing also. 2010 looks set to be just as good - with thanks to my friends over at APC, I'm very happy to announce forthcoming remixes of Billie Ray Martin's takes on Cabaret Voltaire's "The Crackdown" and "Just Fascination" - current ETA March 2010 but you need to check out Billie Ray Martin's official blog for more details, then join her mailing list.
And yeah .. .this is the first post I've done with no downloads .. but if you look to the "right clickers" on the right hand side of this blog, you'll see there's a heap of back catalog now being made available. Knock yourselves out.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Yes But No But Yes But No But





Sometimes you want to dirty up a pop song, but despite your best intentions the pop just shines through

Big shout out to Instamatic for putting together the video below for Pjanoo Dance. Nice one Tim - very impressive.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Little Fat Man Who Sold His Soul





Bowie. 1983. My summer was dominated completely by this song. Just a little dance floor update here ....

Never one to take himself too seriously though ... there's possibly more entertainment in the video below than in the song above ....

Friday, August 14, 2009

You're The Other One For Me

Just a small update ... the very talented Thriftshop XL did a video for Groove Is In The Girls.


And That was it.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Thursday, July 09, 2009

You're The One For Me

Just getting ready for this year's annual mudfest at T-In-The-Park. Weather does not look promising. Anyway ... will be listening to this on the drive there.

I always wondered where that sample came from originally, so a quick google later and it turns out to be Broken Glass apparently. New one on me - good stuff though.



OK .. .time now for a bit of a rant. I reckon Orbital are possibly one of the most important electronic acts of the last twenty years. So why do they keep ripping off fans by re-issuing best of compilations. True, their latest Orbital20 does have two (or three if you go iTunes) new remixes, but in these download friendly days, is it worth getting a whole album for a couple of new, to be honest not much cop, remixes ? I'm not convinced either that this is still a definitive "best of" but if you're really interested, I've put my personal choice in the comments below. Rant over.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Voodoo, Magic

I'm pleased to announce yet another free remix for y'all. This time London's Voodoo Trombone Quartet get the treatment - I'd like to think I've turned the original laid back ska into something a bit, erm, orbitalesque in places. Those of you who know Madonna will know exactly which remix I'm talking about, but it was completely unintentional. Honest. Anyway ... go and buy their new album ".... again". It is ace.

Working on some more remixes just now ... but please contact me know if you are in a band or an artist that would possibly be interested in a remix!

Here's some explanation from Paul VTQ himself about the band ...



Sunday, May 24, 2009

Why So Serious ?

And here's the next remix for y'all. This is a more breaks / old skool influenced version of the original mix up that has the Beastie Boys meeting Franz Ferdinand somewhere in a festival field. Their official website is here.

  • Download The Anomalies - Margarita (Dunproofin's Mojito Remix)
  • The single proper is on sale on June 1st - as soon as I have more details I'll post them up but you can get a good idea of the single from this review courtesy of Culturedeluxe.com or the live video down below. Meantime, I'd urge you to go buy their marvellous album, Free Social Soup, from either Amazon, Play.com or HMV. Seriously - it's really very good indeed.

    Tuesday, May 12, 2009

    I Want To Be A Part Of It

    Well, this is something I've been waiting to post about for sometime. Glad to tell y'all can now go to many places to purchase the Streetlab - NY Sound (Dunproofin's UK Sound Remix). You can also listen to previews of all the track's remixes on i-tunes, napster, amazon.com, rhapsody or e-music. Or you can download the extended remix (not on the EP) for free, gratis, nowt, below.
    Hopefully I'll have some more news shortly, but I'm always looking for interesting additional commissions ... just contact me know if you are interested !

    Monday, February 09, 2009

    Sunday Morning 3AM

    'Ave you got that choon that goes ner ner ner ner ne ne ne ne ne ne

    Wednesday, February 04, 2009

    Feel The Bass Come Down On Me

    This is not one of my productions, but sometimes something's so good it's really worthy of bringing to as many people as possible.