The next couple of tunes were created for weekend GYBO challenges - only have 48 hrs to work on them, so of variable quality, but that's the challenge. Bonus points if you can work out what music has been mixed up in these ones.
Last time I was here I was hoping that Mr Price would leak those Kylie acapellas. Turns out he now has. I would go and revisit the Visage / Kylie mashup below but it turns out that DJ George M already has ... and a mighty fine job he's done on it tweaking it for maximum dancefloor devastation. Thoroughly recommend a visit to his website actually - there's lots of good things on there.
Ever so slightly obsessed with Kylie's lead single, All The Lovers, from her rather good Aphrodite album. It did click pretty much immediately that this followed a similar structure to the Visage classic Fade To Grey also ... et voila. Those audio-kleptomaniacs over at APC had a drop on this also but it's now time to put on here also.
Now if only that lovely Mr Price would leak those Kylie acapellas. Speaking of lovely people, Thriftshop XL has come up trumps again creating some visual delights. Both tracks are still available for download also if you look for the right clickers, erm, on the right. Hope you enjoy as much as I did !
Another in the occassional series started in 2005.Seems difficult to believe Friday was in December 2007 .... Here's the tracklisting:
01 - Phuture - Acid Trax (Plum DJ's Edit)
02 - Maurice Joshua - This Is Acid (Boys Noize Rework) (Drop)
03 - Hatiras - Digital Doom 2010 (Drop)
04 - Indo - R U Sleeping (Lee Mortimer's Warehouse Music Rerub) (Drop)
05 - TC - Where's My Money (Caspa Mix) (Elite Force Refix) (DJ Version)
06 - Double 99 - RIP Groove (Pirate Soundsystem Remix)
07 - Uberzone - I No You
08 - Big Deal - 99 In The House
09 - The Gossip - Love Long Distance (Fake Blood Remix)
10 - Hostage - Skin Out
11 - Calvertron & Rico Tubbs - Stamina
12 - A Guy Called Gerald - Voodoo Ray (Stanton Warriors Remix)
13 - The Prodigy - Take Me To The Hospital (Adam F & Horx Remix)
14 - Slyde - MGMT Booty (Drop)
15 - Paul Harris - I Want U (Club Mix)
16 - Rye Rye & M.I.A. - Bang (Stanton Warriors Remix)
17 - Big Bang Breaks - Miami Bitch
18 - Slyde - MGMT Booty
19 - Baymont Bross Feral - Hold Tight (Miles Dyson Remix)
20 - Natural Born Chillers - Rock The Funky Beat (Remix)
21 - Wardian - Clandestine Chinese (Original Mix)
22 - Indo - R U Sleeping (Lee Mortimer's Wearhouse Music Rerub)
23 - Maurice Joshua - This Is Acid (Boys Noize Rework)
You can download from the Soundcloud option in the player above, or from the direct link below.
Another bit of Young Punx news for you also - IP kindly created a video for SugarCandySuperChic (which is below) - you can download the track here - or you can download the whole album here. Cheers IP.
Very proud and humbled to be a part of APC's latest project. London Bridge's finest, The Young Punx, released their album "Mashpop And Punkstep" at the start of March this year - and mighty fine it is too - I suggest you all go buy it.
SVC Records are very wonderful people. Keen viewers will have noticed Ringo Deathstarr popping up in the Dun Radio charts opposite with alarming regularity. You can blame SVC Records for bringing them to my attention. And it's the same case for the exquisite Lord Numb, albeit crashing in from a completely different orbit around planet SVC.
I'll fully admit it's lazy journalism to just copy and paste their musical influences to from the Lord Numb Myspace page. However, as I'm no journalist I'm going to do it anyway - We're talking Suicide, Prince, New Order, Human League, Ram Records, Metalheadz, Death In Vegas, David Cronenberg, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Orbital, The Clash, George A Romero, Squarepusher, LCD Soundsytem and Bjork amongst others. And a fair bit of Bowie. Don't take my word for it though - go and grab Lord Numb's latest album ("Numbskull") for free, or download my remixes of album track "Little One".
P.S. Don't forget either - Billie Ray Martin's Crackdown Remix Project Part 2 is out on Monday 15th March featuring a plethora of remixes - you can buy it on iTunes UK, Beatport, Amazon UK or Juno for starters at various prices depending on your preference.
In other news ... there's a new Dunproofin' track (Gimmie More Pay TV) floating around just now which can be found on Sugamotor's "Sex Mashine" compilation. It's exclusive to that compilation so if you want to download it you need to download the whole album. And you should. It's very good and features the likes of Ben Double M, DJ Fac, DJ Giac, LeeDM101, Marc Johnce, Mighty Mike, RoM1RoM, ToToM, ZoOm and Sugamotor himself.
The Specials hold a very, erm, special place in my heart. Their 1979 cover version of Dandy Livingstone's "A Message To You Rudy" is the definitive version as far as I am concerned, and nothing has come remotely close to it yet. Consider yourself warned - this is not remotely ska.
X-Press 2 covered the track back in 2007 also - and they did a damn fine job. Faithful enough to not ruin the vibe, but careful enough to update it to make it relevant. In fact, those of you with iTunes can actually download an interview with the trio, including their version, free of charge. And this is where my remix comes in - using the X-Press 2 vocals.
It's hopefully not where the story ends however.
Some people who had the misfortune of meeting me personally will know after a few shandies I've been known to provide my own masterful rendition of the classic. However, I would love to turn this remix into a cover version - so if you think you can sing this give me a shout.
Small update on the Just Fascination / Crackdown remixes now available for pre-order over at Play (Part One / Part Two) and Juno (Part One / Part Two) - there will be more to follow, and you'll get an update as soon as I know. Juno currently has previews of all of the remixes online. Meantime however, courtesy of mixcloud there's a minimix (mixed by Celebrity Murder Party) of some of the remixes. You can either download it ...
The press release says .... When Billie Ray Martin told Stephen Mallinder she had just finished the job of selling out Cabaret Voltaire to disco, he burst out laughing. The legendary head of famed electronic band Cabaret Voltaire saw no reason to stop her. Instead, he agreed to deliver his first vocal performance in years on Billie’s cover of the Cabs’ song ‘The Crackdown’. Produced by top Berlin tech-house act Maertini Broes, this production brings Billie Ray Martin back to her cutting-edge house music roots.
Second in line to be out-discoed was the song 'Just Fascination'. This time, the UK's finest Nu-Disco producer Lusty Zanzibar delivered the production. The result is a no holds barred epic groove fest with a Balearic touch.
Remixes were delivered not only by Billie's 'Your Loving Arms' co-writer David Harrow (under his Oicho moniker), but also by super-blog Audio Porn Central's top remix team:
Celebrity Murder Party, Copycat, Divide and Create, Dunproofin', Flying White Dots, Phil RetroSpector, Year Zero have all delivered something that goes beyond mere remixing but they have created stunning artistic reworks of these classic songs.
Released on Billie's Disco Activisto label, which she has re-launched for this and all future releases. In an 'industry-first' Billie is collaborating with torrent-site Mininova.org and will be releasing free exclusive mixes on January 25, leading up to the official release of the first EP. Further 'exclusives' will be released in collaboration with blogs and magazines leading up to the second part of the release.
Stephen Mallinder: "Billie and I had been planning to work together for a number of years and now we finally did it."
BRM: "I could never do justice to the original songs but can have a damn good time trying."
Volume 1 - Sold Out To Disco - 15 February 2010: Cat.no.DAREC1001
The Crackdown (Original / Original Dub / Original Instrumental / Original Radio Edit)
Just Fascination (Original Version / Original Dub / Original Instrumental / Original Radio Edit / Copycat Remix / Copycat Dub / Celebrity Murder Party Remix / Celebrity Murder Party Dub / Celebrity Murder Party Instrumental / Divide & Kreate Remix / Divide & Kreate Dub / Divide & Kreate Instrumental / Flying White Dots Remix / Flying White Dots Dub / Flying White Dots Instrumental)
Volume 2 - Darkness Restored - 15 March 2010: Cat.no.DAREC1002
The Crackdown (Oicho Remix / Phil RetroSpector Remix / Phil RetroSpector Dub / Phil RetroSpector Instrumental / Light Programme Remix / Year Zero Remix / Dunproofin' Remix / Dunproofin' Dub / Dunproofin' Instrumental / Celebrity Murder Party Remix)
Just Fascination (Dunproofin' Remix / Dunproofin' Instrumental)
The Mixes will be available through all good digital retailers, and no doubt some bad ones also. Over the next few weeks mixes will be popping up on blogs no doubt also so keep yer eyes peeled.