Archive for September, 2009

HEAVY

September 26, 2009

This track here, by UK four piece The Heavy, is pretty awesome. It sounds like something James Brown could have put his hees and haas on back in ´67, only with added indie flair.

The Heavy – How You Like Me Now?

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BROWN EYES

September 25, 2009

As far as Fleetwood Mac songs go, this has to be my second favorite (after “Everywhere”). From the 1979 album Tusk, “Brown Eyes” is a mellow, atmospheric slow burner with out of this world beautiful vocals by Christine McVie.

Fleetwood Mac – Brown Eyes

Seems that I´m not the only one who digs this song. Sweden´s Mau did a wonderful, dj friendly edit of it (featured in the mix below).

Fleetwood Mac – Brown Eyes (Maulongated Version)

FALL

September 18, 2009

The sun is shining, but we feel winter around the corner. Get warm with some tunes, that also get you ready for the weekend (as they say).

Richard Danger – Autumn Or North American Fall Mix

Tracks
Washed Out – Get Up
Mac Jr. – Elephant Song (Instrumental)
Slight Delay – Can You Feel It!!???!
Rayko – Brownie
Fleetwood Mac – Brown Eyes (Maulongated Version)
Hannulelauri – Sorcery
Enzo Ponzio – Italian Boy
Bent – Always (Mighty Mouse Remix)
Yacht – Psychic City (Classixx Remix)
Phoenix – Lisztomania (Classixx Version)
Daniel Wang – Warped
Mike T – T´s On The Mic (edit)
Layo & Bushwacka! – The Raw Road
Syntheme – Red
Roxy Music – Same Ol´ Scene (The Glimmers Remix)
Bing Ji Ling – Home (The Phenomenal Handclap Band Remix)
101 – Rock to the Beat (European Techno Mix)
Jürgen Paape – Ofterschwang
Reggie Dokes – Chicago Pimp
Moondog – Bird´s Lament (Richard Danger Edit)

PHENOMENAL

September 17, 2009

Psychedelic, hip-hop, disco weirdness is the best way I can describe New York´s Phenomenal Handclap Band. However, they´re not weird enough not to fit into the sound that defines the Big Apple. When asked to describe their sound, the band themselves say simply “it´s dance music. It´s psychedelic”. Indeed it is, it´s pretty darn good also.

The Phenomenal Handclap Band – 15 To 20

The Phenomenal Handclap Band – Give It A Rest

The Phenomenal Handclap Band – You´ll Disappear

The band is eight members strong, so the royalties have to be divided between a lot of people, so to help them eat you should buy the album HERE.

WARPED

September 16, 2009

In 1993 legendary disco dj and producer Daniel Wang released a monumental EP called The Look Ma No Drum Machine EP which featured 5 disco bangers. One of them has been a hit for a while now (ever since the release of James Murphy and Pat Mahoney´s Fabriclive mix a couple of years ago).

Now Daniel Wang has taken it upon himself to release the greatest hits (1993 – 2008) of his label Balihu. Most tracks featured on the two-disc compilation is by Mr. Wang himself, but there are also contributions from other artists such as Ilya Santana and Brennan Greene. Most exciting however, is the chance to get many of these tracks on download and cd which have up until now been impossible (except maybe in a vinyl rip). This probably means that loads more dj´s will start spinning them, and a track that probably will be a one many a playlist these coming months is 1993´s “Warped”.

Daniel Wang – Warped

WHITNEY

September 16, 2009

Well, Whitney Houston is back out of the gutter. And fittingly her newest single sounds like something she could have hammered out 30 years ago. This is a good thing. Mike Simonetti (head honcho of Italians Do It Better) has done an edit:

“hello. here is an edit of the new Whitney Houston single for
the kids out there. Originally done for Australia, its been
getting requests so here it is for everyone to share…” – MS

Whitney Houston – Million Dollar Bill (Mike Simonetti Edit)

GREG

September 15, 2009

I just read over at RA that British dj legend Greg Wilson is preparing to drop vol. 2 in the Credit 2 The Edit series. Exciting news, so to celebrate I´m dropping a highlight from the first volume from 2005. A funky jazz number by Mike T.

Mike T – T´s On The Mike (edit)

ELEPHANT

September 15, 2009

Some good ol´ italo for yous guys. Conjured up in the golden age (1984) and probably as relevant today as it was back then, if not more. The artist is italian and called them or himself Mac Jr.

Mac Jr. – Elephant Song (Instrumental)

STRATOSPHERE

September 12, 2009

A little mix a made for me, myself and my ipod. Spacy pop disco is the name of the game. Enjoy.

Richard Danger – Stratosphere Boogie Mix

Tracks
The Police – How Stupid Mr. Bates
Jonathan Jeremiah – Happiness (Morgan Geist Remix)
Arbraham – Magpie
Smith & Mud – Shulme (Lexx Remix)
Dolly Parton – Jolene Jolene (Ilya Santana Version)
Pat Les Stache – Much More Love
Roxy Music – To Turn You On (The Disco Pusher Remix)
Floating Points – Love Me Like This (ftps Remix)
Faze Action – Venus & Mars
Grandadbob – Hide Me (Al Usher Remix)
Holy Ghost! – I Will Come Back (Classixx Acapulco Nights Version)
Phil Davies & Ch. Ried – Muscle and Heat
Jürgen Paape – Mit Dir
Alides Hidding – Hollywood Seven
The Lovin´ Spoonful – Summer In The City (Peter Visti Edit)
Solli Diskoklubb – Nye Tider
Watch Tv & The Lovemonk All Stars Feat Gene Garcia – Wild Safari (Darshan Jesrani Monkey Mix)
Lovelock – Maybe Tonight
Snoop Dogg – Sexual Eruption (Instrumental)
Vitreous – Guise (T.A.W.C. Remix)
Miike Snow – Burial (Dj Mhedi Remix)
Unknown Artist – Sermon (Serotonin Edit)
George Harrison – Ballad Of Sir Frankie Crisp (Let It Roll)

SOUP

September 9, 2009

A few days ago, quite by chance, I saw a fantastic film called Soup For One. I sat up straight when I heard a track that has become a mild club hit after the Lindstrøm Let It Happen Mix that came out a few years ago. The track is Carly Simon´s “Why”. And to my surprise the soundtrack was produced by disco legends Chic. Being from a decade when putting pop music in movies was a good thing (and not only acoustic Tori Amos shit like today), the music in the film works great. Today music like this would only be put ironically in period pieces, and I don´t know why because it´s some of the best music out there.

Anyway, a few highlights from the soundtrack:

Chic – Soup For One

Carly Simon – Why