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Wednesday, 10 December 2008

The Bucketheads: The Bomb (These Sounds Fall into my mind) (CSY remix)

I recently did a post on a CSY remix. Some dude from Australia I believe. So he sent me some more and I quite like this one. The speed/breakbeat sound that Switch, Kingdom, etc., and others are doing, but it works well with this track I think. You'll recognize the track.

The Bucketheads: The Bomb (These Sounds Fall into my mind) (CSY remix) (zshare)

Bjork and Antony and the Johnsons - Modeselektor mixes

Somehow I missed this when it came out earlier this year. Modeselektor did a great job with the very atmospheric beauty of Bjork and Antony (from Antony & the Johnsons) in Dull Flame of Desire. You can get both mixes here. I discovered this through my friend Matthew's mix you can find here.

Bjork - Dull Flame of Desire - the Modeselektor boys and girls mixes on Elektrorash blog

And while you're listening to big banging club sounds, I am also loving this right now.

Ce Ce Peniston - Finally 2008 (The Kam Denny & Paul Zala Remix) on Datasapiens blog

Thursday, 27 November 2008

Golden Bug - Bisco on Hot Biscuits blog

I think the new music sound that I'm hot on is something that sounds like disco, or has disco elements in it (including 80s-ish disco) but which is somehow newer/cleaner/harder sounding. I know nothing about this artist, but sounds pretty good.

Golden Bug - Bisco on Hot Biscuits blog

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Sci Fi Pogo - amazing disco edits

When I first discovered Sci Fi Pogo blog, I was blown away. But then I realized that most of the zshare links weren't working. Now that they are working again, I have to draw your attention to it. Don't know where this blogger gets their edits from, but lots of good ones. In particular check out the Caroline Loeb - Narcissique (Kommand Disco Edit) the Nina Hagen Band - Auf'm Bahnhof Zoo (Allez-Allez Edit) and the Rational Youth - Le Meilleur Des Mondes (Love Supreme Edit).

Sci Fi Pogo it!

Sunday, 23 November 2008

friendly fires "Paris" remixed by Aeroplane on 8106 blog

I can't help it. I just keep banging on about Aeroplane. I've already posted about them earlier. This is very unusual for me cause usually I'm off on some new tangent. But these guys just keep doing stuff I have on repeat. When you start this track and the reverb synth stabs start it's like . . . . well it's better than butter and marmite.

friendly fires "Paris" remixed by Aeroplane on 8106 blog

Thursday, 13 November 2008

independant music from Hackney during Thatcher years.

early Hackney based independant music from 1984. Some really decent stuff here. Check out the Reverb and Barbed and A Popular History of Signs.

Melodia's Red Tape.

Monday, 10 November 2008

Jamiroquai - Alright (Fred Falke and Alan Breaks Remix) on Tuftsmania blog

Cause I'm willing to admit that I loved Jamiroquai back in the day.
And cause I just can't help loving everything Falke does these days. Maybe it won't last, but for now.

Jamiroquai - Alright (Fred Falke and Alan Breaks Remix) on Tuftsmania blog

Saturday, 1 November 2008

Slick Master Rick - Halloween House on What I Like blog

If you're looking for a last minute hit for your Halloween Party and you have a good sound system, ain't nothing like some early jackin house with a Halloween theme. Slick Master Rick.!! Sick.

Halloween House - Slick Master Rick on What I Lilke (House Of Fun) blog

Friday, 10 October 2008

Stuck on Repeat vs. It's a Fine Day (Richard X Blend) n Palms Out Sounds

Played this last night at Catch and it was prob the biggest hit of the night :) Just a great idea executed well.

Stuck on Repeat vs. It's a Fine Day (Richard X Blend) on Palms Out sounds

Monday, 6 October 2008

Moon Martin - Mixed Emotions (1985)

Don't know much about this dude but I was searching for other stuff and found this Italians Do It Better linked mix which has the track "Writing on the Wall" and then I managed to navigate some russian forums to find the full album. Lots of relatively good tracks on here, highlights being Writing on the Wall and Kiss of Fire.


Saturday, 4 October 2008

Champange Campagne by Enur

This is a bit of a cheat cause I found the new Raggatronic album by Enur not on a blog but on this japanese site of some sort. But if you find the megaupload link on there and download the album, the track Champagne Campagne is so wicked. I heard it played by Radioclit on their diesel u music radio show yesterday with Hackney Empire. You can listen here.


Wednesday, 1 October 2008

HI-Energy article from The Face 1984

I have been buying old The Face magazines lately and saw this article on Hi-Energy so thought I would share it. I didn't realize that the scene was pretty much started by Ian Levine and that it was centered at Heaven club (yes the same one). This article has pictures of Evelyn Thomas and talks about some other Hi-Energy stars, but most of the tracks that are mentioned which are not well known are not super great. Click on the images to read full size.

Monday, 29 September 2008

Ghostface Killah - Charlie Brown (CSK OK Remix) on Hyperbole blog

Don't know anything about Aussies CSK OK but they turned this Ghostface Killah track back into the disco hip hop madness sounds I wuv from back in the day. You got to be stone faced killer to not boogie on to this.

Ghostface Killah - Charlie Brown (CSK OK Remix) on Hyperbole blog

Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Bad Skinned - Jaccques Renault on the Beat blog

Matthew Stone played this last night when we played disco at Durrr and it was soooo good. I guess it came out on the Italians Do it Better thing which has to also do with Glass Candy. New retro sounding excellent stuff.

Bad Skinned - Jacques Renaut on The Beat blog

Thursday, 11 September 2008

Barry Mason "Body (Faze Action Edit)" on the Mosquito Chimney

Once again, I filtered though a whole bunch of apparently interesting (but not really) posts of rare disco that people are trying to get excited about to find the one that had the building instrumentals, the spacey vocals, the whole she-disco-bang. Enjoy. And once you go to this Mosquito Chimney blog, have a look around. Those Chimneys are all crazy rare collectors.

Barry Mason - Body (Faze Action Edit) on the Mosquito Chimney

Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Computer Music - Central Unit & Circuit - David Rubato

I've been excited about the Aeroplane remix of David Robato's Circuit for some weeks now but then I found this Steve Moore remix on 20 Jazz Funk Greats blog and it's really beautiful (though not quite as dancey as the Aeroplane mix). At the same time I found this great blog which lists fantastic lesser known 80s dance mixes and discovered the Computer Music - Central Unit track and noted how similar it was to the Rubato.

Funky Green Tab blog for list (but no downloads) of great 80s stuff.

David Rubato - Circuit (Steve Moore mix) on 20 Jazz Funk Greats blog

Central Unit - Computer Music (1987) on Def Momentum blog (includes the Hardware and Software mix)

Thursday, 21 August 2008

Zeigeist - Humanitarianism (The Twelves Remix) on Le Touch blog

The Zeigeist stuff on its own sounds a bit like a slightly shallower less inventive version of their fellow countrymen The Knife. But this remix is almost in the same league as the amazing Aeroplane stuff floating around. I still can't believe the Aeroplane remix of Rubato's Circuit is not blogged yet. Most djs have it (cause it's in a million mix sets on the net) and it's amazing. It's going to be in a disco podcast I did on the Durrr website as soon as they post it.

Zeigeist - Humanitarianism (The Twelves Remix) on Le Touch blog

Tuesday, 19 August 2008

Vampire Weekend covers Everywhere (Fleetwood Mac) on Pretty Much Amazing blog

I'm sorry I just pretty much like everything these guys do. It just has the sound of musicians who know what they're doing. This is maybe not quite dancefloor friendly, but lovely version.

Vampire Weekend cover Everywhere by Fleetwood Mac on Pretty Much Amazing blog

Also special mention to this L.A. Riots remix of Ting Tings That's Not My Name on Penned Madness blog.

Saturday, 2 August 2008

Let's Pretend (Pornscar mix) - Alan Hostage on Palmsout blog

A little saturday sweet for you. I was at a friend's house last night and he played this track which I somehow missed on the huge collection of Palmsout remixes every week. Drop this sort of jackin house number with Le Le - Breakfast and you're on it. As always, just a little Der Fresh Creamy and you're ready to dj :)

Let's Pretend (PornScar Remix) - Alan Hostage on Palmsout blog

Friday, 1 August 2008

Punkin' Machine - I Need You Tonight on La Decadanse blog

I have been a long time sucker for the super funky disco track Suzy Q - Get on Up and Do It Again but didn't know that the producer Jerry Cucuzella also did this track by Punkin' Machine. It's super hypnotic after a while. Bonus - the K.I.D. track on here is also excellent.

Wednesday, 30 July 2008

Change - The End on Beat Electric

Dan Beaumont who is the jewel in the 2008 London disco wave (he just played Ponystep party last weekend and has his Disco Bloodbath party) pointed me in the direction of this fantastic live disco mix made in the Trocadero club in San Francisco in 1980 by Bobby Viteritti. A couple of tracks are standout but especially the first one kind of spacey and more like the new stuff being done by Aeroplane. Apparently "Change - The End" was huge but I for some reason never heard it before, so it's my selection today. FYI - the Aeroplane remix of Circuits by David Rubato is the HOTTEST thing right now - amazing disco sound. But I can't post it cause I only link to other blogs and no one has put it up yet.

Monday, 28 July 2008

Hot Chip remixes Pharcyde on Yermam blog

Ok so the cycles march on and the Yerman blog is showing it. Here is what I noticed.

In 1996 we had a big 60's swing and fancy dress scene in New York. in 2004 it hits back big time in London with the whole burlesque, etc. scene. in 1997/98 there was a huge disco wave in New York that lasted (which was followed by about a year by an accompanying disco house scene) through to about 2001 before electroclash hit big time. There were disco parties all over Shoreditch, at Mother bar, Plastic People, etc. Spring/summer 2008 disco is everywhere again. I predict by the fall, maybe early next year, the late 90s house and disco house will be swinging back. French touch stuff is already getting love.

And now there are some whispers of 90s hip hop/rnb parties coming out. I thought that stuff would not come back for a while, but check out these great rnb-ish remixes by Hot Chip. I love the Pharcyde track as well as the Brand New Heavies, but I'm not sure how they sound to someone who doesn't know the original track. Check out also the Firefly disco-funk track. Excellent.

Hot Chip/Pharcyde/Firefly/Brand New Heavies on Yermam blog

Wednesday, 23 July 2008

MGMT vs. Daft Punk on Pretty Much Amazing blog

I was unsure if MGMT were too much cheese pop or really worth playing out but recently I have begun to love them more. I think they are starting to have that effect that Scissor Sisters had in the summer of '04 where all of a sudden their tracks were like magic. Anyway, this is a well done fun mashup of MGMT Time to Pretend with Daft Punk's One More Time (yes that one) that works.

One More Time to Pretend (Immuzikation Remix) on Pretty Much Amazing blog

Tuesday, 22 July 2008

NEW MUSIC - The Vinny Club - Hello (cover of Lionel Ritchie)

I first heard about The Vinny Club over at the Nialler9 blog post talkin 8-bit magic. I heard he had a cover of Hello by Lionel Ritchie and asked him to send it to me. So here you go a unique original tune for the blog. It's so good about half way through - sort of a cross between Kraftwerk/Flying Lizards/8-bit . . . and Lionel Ritchie ;)

Hello - The Vinny Club

Read all about him here.

Wednesday, 16 July 2008

D Train – You’re The One For Me [Ulysses82 Ultramagnetic re-cut] on Dilate Choonz

My friends at Dilate Choonz are always on the educated side of music blogs (i.e., they have real knowledge from back in the day) but as of late they are really posting magic. D-Train is one of my all time electro funk favorites, but this re-edit with a rap is tops. Also check out the Piano rave posted the day before.

D Train – You’re The One For Me [Ulysses82 Ultramagnetic re-cut] on Dilate Choonz

Tuesday, 15 July 2008

PNAU- Embrace feat. Ladyhawke (Fred Falke and Miami Horror Remix) on TRashbags KIds

The idea behind this blog is that if you have to dj for the first time, or just can't seem to be the dj you want to be. You can just download the last 15 tracks I've posted and they make you stellar :) This track is already posted all over the web, but it's too awesome to ignore. It's like being on a sunny field about 3 pm where it's warm (but not too hot) and you're looking over the Italian sea and eating brie and chilled peach liquer. It's just sooooooo goood. And it's almost DISCO. And right now DISCO is all!!!

PNAU- Embrace feat. Ladyhawke (Fred Falke and Miami Horror Remix) on TRashbags KIds blog

Thursday, 10 July 2008

On the Motorway by Metronomy on The Passion of Indie Music

I am sure it is probably not appropriate to post the complete Metronomy album on the web but I am not the one who did it. I just point out what is going on. And whether you buy the album or find it elsewhere, you should definitely check out On the Motorway, a super fast catchy track on the new Metronomy album. Radio Ladio is also awesome, and so is the rest of the album, but On the Motorway has been overlooked I believe.

Radio Ladio is the other track I love and it's been very nicely remixed by Mac 3000 here.

Also, in the whole new disco vein, here is a very special track that Gomma sent me, it's the Christopher Just remix of the new Diskokaine track. It's kind of a driving 80s disco number, but in the middle it's got some sort of 90s house piano bits. Very nice.



Monday, 30 June 2008

I get sent a lot of stuff from record labels but a lot of it is not good enough to get special mention. I got sent this lovely little remix and though I had put a Pacific track in my dj set a few times I never really paid it enough attention. Now listening to the original and some of the remixes I realize this is really beautiful great music. As the record label describes them "They're kinda like a French disco Beach Boys or ELO. A little like Phoenix."

Simon Lord from Simian and Black Ghosts remixed this song, under his Lord Skywave name. The album, 'Reveries', is out on Half Machine Records on 11th August, with the 12" and download of 'Sunset Blvd' out a week before. Lord Skywave's debut album is out now on This Is Music. myspace.com/lordskywave for more details.

Pacific - Sunset Boulevard (Lord Skywave mix) (megaupload)

I would also HIGHLY recommend this Touch remix of Sunset Boulevard on the Largehearted Boy blog.

Monday, 16 June 2008

Queen Samantha - Take A Chance on Boum Boum Tchi blog

I had not listened to this track for maybe 5 years. I just happened to remember I had loved it back in the NY disco days and so I popped it in my bag on Friday night for our new secret disco party. I played it at the very end and it was sooooo good!

Tuesday, 10 June 2008

Starski & Clutch jit on Happy Birthday Berlin blog

I just don't post if I'm not excited about anything and I haven't heard anything in the last few days that gets me. But this Jit is excellent. Sometimes I find jit/booty a bit boring but this mix is excellent and it is split out into tracks you can dj. I like track 4 best, so I let you sample here. The Happy Birthday Blog is generally excellent. You should also cop the bounce track from Bryan Cox.

Starski & Clutch jit mix on Happy Birthday Berlin blog

Tuesday, 3 June 2008

Duke Dumont - Hoy and Fake Blood - Mars on Find Voltorb blog

Been waiting with drippy jaws for this Hoy track by Duke Dumont. It's very good but now that I listen to the other tracks on this post, I think I prefer the Fake Blood -Mars track. But so us the Proxy track good. Check em out.

Fake Blood - Mars on Find Voltorb Catch Voltorb blog

Thursday, 29 May 2008

El Botellón (Uproot Andy Bass Remix) on Edilmatoro blog

The Edilmatoro blog is done by a friend of mine, ISA GT who also operates with Girlcore. She is an excellent dj. This track has catchy beats and is originally from Columbia, so gets extra points for exotica.

Wednesday, 28 May 2008

Gary Low - You Are Danger (Romeo Erotic mix) on Missingtoof

These 80s remixes are quite good, but the Gary Low is particularly excellent. The Treasure Fingers remix of I'm Freaky is also good, but a bit repetitive.

Gary Low - You Are Danger (Romeo Erotic mix) on Missingtoof blog

Wednesday, 21 May 2008

Beastie Boys - Girls on Nerd Network

I am often guilty of suddenly deciding a track is hot that lots of other people have known about for a long time. This may be the case here but for some reason of all the Beastie Boys tracks I know I have never heard this one. And it exemplifies everything I would do if I did party tunes, catchy simple loops, casio type synths, fun lyrics/raps. This will totally drop great in the middle of a set of newer stuff. There is a D-Lake Bmore remix floating around but I don't like it as much.

Beastie Boys - Girls on Nerd Network

Monday, 19 May 2008

Mi Ami - African Rhythms on Music Slut blog

A friend from Rough Trade pointed out this Mi Ami band to me and I hunted them down on The Music Slut blog. A lot of their other stuff (check myspace) is not african at all, but it's all good.

Mi Ami - African Rhythms track on The Music slut blog

Also, FYI, I am doing a slot with Matthew Wowow on the Diesel New Music radio broadcasting on 87.7 FM in London from 6-8 PM on Tuesday the 20th of May. More info here.

Thursday, 15 May 2008

So Me - Decalcomania on Le Touch blog

This track is hot. It's extracted the synth/rave bits that are being used in a lot of US hip hop tracks now and made it into a rave only tune. This is an example of the point of this blog - you know Ed Records has all kind of good stuff, but also a lot of stuff that gets boring and you get tired of sifting through it. That's where I come in and find the tracks that stand out!

Monday, 12 May 2008

Q-Feel - Dancing in Heaven on Red Room blog

This is a great track, but most of all I want to draw your attention to the Red Room blog because almost every track is amazing. I spend a lot of time trawling the old rare disco/italo blogs and there are a lot of them, but rarely does someone surprise me with a whole bunch of great tracks that I really like and don't know. This Q-Feel track featured in a fairly cheesy movie but the other tracks on this blog are also fantastic, an italo remix of Freddie Mercury's "Love Kills" and a track from Bamboo that was done with Supermax. WARNING: HI-NRG alert though (I love it).

Wednesday, 7 May 2008

Ilija Rudman - After Midnight (L.S.B. Remix) on Keytars blog

I always think that I'm too much of a disco lover, but it seems that everyone else is loving it too right now with the fashion illuminati at Disco Bloodbath last weekend and Nathan doing new parties all over the place. Anyway, Keytars & Violins blog has got all kinds of good stuff going on these days. This After Midnight track is soooo good, but I'm also loving the Giorgio Morodor type track by Elitechnique.

Ilija Rudman - After Midnight (L.S.B. Remix) on Keytars & Violins blog

And while you're on the excellent rare disco tip - check this out too. Bavarian Affair by Empire.

Saturday, 3 May 2008

Late of the Pier Fock on Waves at Night blog

Such a fantastic driving song. Late of the Pier are the hot thing in the UK this year and this is the new one produced by Erol Alkan. You can download from this blog below in good quality. Time to dance. And check their new video for it on the Durrr site here.

Late of the Pier's Focker on Waves at Night blog

Thursday, 1 May 2008

Teki Latex on Discobelle

The Lovely Lovely Jonjo pointed this out to me (I can't manage to check EVERY single post on Discobelle) and I think it wins today's prize for most likely to hit the dance floor.

I've discovered this great website Garagepunk.com and I love the first track on this Killed by Porn 37 podcast. It's a track called Surf Muscle by The Wigs apparently from this super hard to find ep from 1980. Podcast listing here.

Wednesday, 30 April 2008

Boy 8-Bit Fogbank on Data Sapiens

This is sort of a pretext to direct you to the Data Sapiens blog in general because there is so much amazing new stuff on there. But specifically Boy 8-Bit can do very little wrong these days and this has almost an old Hardcore sound to it, which I'm a huge fan of (as you can see here).

Boy 8-Bit track Fogbank on Data Sapiens blog

Thursday, 24 April 2008

Louis La Roche - Peach EP on Your Only Friends blog

Ok, I do have a bit of a soft spot for disco-ish sounds. Louis La Roche is a new artist doing some very fresh 80's/disco type house work - very in the vein of late 90s french house. On the Floor and Do You Remember are excellent.

Louis La Roche - Peach EP on Your Only Friends blog

I also got sent this today by Rough Trade and it's not all over the net yet. I LOOOOVE the Long Blondes and Guilt is a great track. This mix is very beautiful but more on the mellow sound.

Long Blondes - Guilt (Pantha Du Prince remix)

Wednesday, 23 April 2008

18 volumes of rare Disconet remixes on Russian forum!

I don't make the sins, I just point them out. I've paid serious money over the years to collect Disconet remixes, which were made by original disco stars such as Tom Savarese back in the day for djs only and never released commercially.  I was looking this evening for Magnifique-Magnifique, which is a fantastic italo disco classic and found 18 volumes of Disconet remixes all of a sudden available for all.  The Magnifique track is on volume 13 but I will also let you download it here.

download: Magnifique - Magnifique (disconet remix)

Wednesday, 16 April 2008

New Bands: PDF Format/Fan Death/DVAR

I don't generally find much relatively good music out of the blue without it being blogged by others first. But increasingly a lot of bands are sending me their music. And today I happened to find three really good ones all in one day.

PDf Format looks like it's out of Toronto and it's 8-bit computer songs that are really good. I love this sound, but sometimes the music is busy and soul-less. These songs are really well done covers, though I'm not sure if the guy's original work is as good.

Download some tracks on Said the Gramophone.

Fan Death is probably the most well done/commercially likable of the 3 bands on this post. They sound like they are in the vein of older Metro Area and some of the new stuff being put out by Glass Candy. Very nice, particularly on Veronica's Veil, though I think the quite good technical skills need to include a few more slightly more original, maybe even wonky, songwriting ideas, maybe on the vocal side. You can download tracks on their myspace.

DVAR is probably the oddest and most interesting of the three. Some band out of Russia and I so I can't read much about them, their songs sound sort of like goth synths/vocals mixed with dancehall sort of beats and supposedly they sing in their own made up language. I quite like it and fresh to see someone doing something new of sorts. I've put up one track for you.

Download their latest cd below. For those who are more technically inclined on extracting files, the first part has all the songs but a little tiny bit of the last one.

Part 1

Part 2


01 - Vah Raii Uvah
02 - Zag'zagah
03 - Miaahu Piaahu
04 - Naa
05 - Greih
06 - Yo-Or
07 - Zhaka Taka
08 - Habi Tabi
09 - Yoffi!
10 - Maaqwai
11 - Ko Ki Ki
12 - Taana Havaynah

Armand Van Helden "Je T’aime (Switch Remix)" on Radio Sidekick blog

I can't believe I missed this when it first started appearing late last year. Full anthem with a little tiny bit of a breakbeat. Lots of Switch mixes out there and a lot are good but I don't always get a chance to go through them all. This one will definitely be dropping into my sets.

Monday, 7 April 2008

Tek Box - Move Your Hips on One Day Later blog

Sort of in the same vein as Chromeo, I somehow missed this when it came out last summer. This is excellent 80s synth funk redone by current (Uk?) residents Tek Box. You can also find more tracks to listen on Bibabidi here. The One Day Later blogger must have an ear similar to mine because he's also posted more recently a bunch of early 80s electro funk that is amazing. Check out the Jerome Prister.
I am also djing at Durrr tonight where I will be recording a podcast. You should come down to see it happen :)

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