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(this is the 3rd attempt to write this post, my browser crashed twice. excuse the pissed off tone please:) Partial Arts - Trauermusik Well, there are two surprises about this track: first, it's on the Kompakt empire. Techno's Starbucks. Now, I know Mayer does a great job and everything -- but there's almost no quality control. It's just too hard to pinpoint the good stuff. Luckily, some kind bloggers and record shops do it for us! Secondly, it's from Britain. No offence guys, but you're more of a cultural center than a domain of creation. Great reproducers than originators. It was a nice surprise to hear such aesthetically genius and originality. All Saints - Chick Fit (Kissy Sell Out's Excellent Adventure) I've always known Kissy Sell Out had style, but never wholeheartedly liked his productions, to be honest. This is the first time he really pulls it off quite well, maybe it's the right song choice; maybe it's the confidence with doing something for a major label the first time, either way, it's a banger. Cajuan - Raven (Joakim's Antwerp Rework) A genius is a genius is a genius (referring to Joakim here!) - those of us who missed 'I Wish You Were Gone' get their does here. Riton - Hammer of Thor (Roman Flugel Remix) I'm always suspicious of "ambitious" producers, but this time Flugel managed to add extra ruckus potential to the already-perfect original. LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver (Geek Chic's Emotional Teenager Dub)* This is an unofficial remix, which makes it even hotter, done by Fake ID. I've always liked Fake ID - he's been around for a long time, silently releasing his great monthly hotmixes and remixes. I'm very fond of the old Franz Ferdinand remix he did, which was my favourite remix of that song. He's always had that underground vibe to him, and made primitive electro actually sound good - which is a big achievement. He was MySpace before MySpace was even invented! It's a great remix, although I don't really know what's going on there: electro swirls, James Murphy vocals and some candy effects among other weird things. Check out his new blog, where he'll post remixes and edits like this one. Eyerer and Chopstick - Haunting (Christopher Just Remix) Christopher Just, with his brother Raphael, put the 'pop' in electropop with their POPPER hit on KITSUNE, which sampled LIPPS INC's FUNKYTOWN (ok the caps will stop now) - can't get any poppier than that. Here he brings another dancefloor destroyer. Bonde Do Role - Gasolina (Radioclit Remix) Radioclit add an important lo-fi electro twist to the sometimes monotonous fidget house phenomena. Here they mix baile with awfully familiar rave samples to great effect. Peter Visti - Bad Weather Eskimo Records can't go wrong; The B-side to 'Balearic Love' is a real cosmic disco treasure. Ricardo Villalobos & Luciano - Something Bad Take Luciano's sense of FUN, Ricardo Villalobos' genius musicality and Michael Jackson, and you get a fantastic minimal re-edit. If people like Tittsworth can take 70s classics and give them the Baltimore treatment; Terje and his horde of followers can take classic disco songs and customize them for here-and-now; Breakout and others can do funk cover of electro classics - why can't the next thing be minimal re-edits? Like, think of Yazoo's 'Don't Go' as conceived by Loco Dice. The Clash's 'Guns of Brixton' by Audion? Believe it and it'll happen. Breakout - Planet Rock Writing this post I realized again how good this cover is, I just had to post it. Perfect wedding music.

* link removed due to request from the label.

4 comments:

hot chip's sister said...

firefox?

Steve said...

Even though I don't agree with you about "Hammer of Thor" I thoroughly enjoyed your review of it on RA (we are secretly/unknowingly co-workers). I have trouble being as... casual and confident as you are in reviews. Keep up the excellent work.

Tal said...

I tap my cap to you, sir. I read on your blog you're a fellow writer, and I wish you the best of luck. Thank you for the kind comments.

monitwo said...

Ricardo Villalobos & Luciano - Something Bad
good edit but i think its from 2005.
but hey theres a new edits by our dear luciano
on FOR DISCO ONLY. 430 U - first track is a remake for one of his latin divas (dont know who she is, sorry) whe the other track its a funky minimal edit to PHARRELL!
while looking for it i found another fresh edit by him, and its a trully disco edit. check it...
http://www.juno.co.uk/ppps/products/253660-01.htm&highlight=for%20disco%20only