Tuesday, September 30, 2008

FIRE WALKS WITH ME

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I´m not one to pass on something Lynch inspired, so...

Tommyboy - Fire Walks With Me

Monday, September 29, 2008

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A little more then a year ago my compadre Stanley Steel and myself did a fun mix full of rave, 80´s, disco, rock, ghetto tech and (at that time) current blog bangers. I posted it before, but here it is again with a track list.

Chase-N-Steel are The Dynamic Duo



TRACK LIST:

Newcleus - Jam On It (Claude Von Stroke Remix)
Air Jared - Never Ending Club
Basement Jaxx feat. Roxanne Sahntè - Make Me Sweat
Holy Hail - Born Of A Star
Chromeo - Fancy Footwork (D.I.M. Remix)
Squeeze - Take Me, I´m Yours
Cassius - Toop Toop
Bappi Lihari - Jimmy Jimmy Aja
The Peech Boys - Don´t Make Me Wait (Larry Levan Remix)
Carniful Trio - Song For Guido (Crookers Remix)
Samim - Heater
April March - Chick Habit (Osymyso Relapse)
Zombie Nation vs. Three 6 Mafia - Kernkraft 3000 (Flosstradamus Remix)
Whitney Houston - How Will I Know
North End - Happy Days
Dj Deeon - Suck It
The Pack - Candy (Remix)
Dj Nasty - Hypnotiq
Clipse - Wamp Wamp (Pistol Pete Remix)
Starski & Clutch - East To West
Trick Daddy feat. Khia & Tampa Tony - Jump On It (remix)
DJ Nasty - Sperm Donor
David Friede - Partners In Crime
LA Style - James Brown Is Dead
The Prodigy - Charley
Bizarre, Inc. - Playing With Knives
Kicks Like A Mule - The Bouncer
Hithouse - Move Your Feet To The Rhythm Of The Beat
Culture Beat - Mr. Vaine
Carl Taylor - Space Disco
Milli Vanilli - Girl You Know It´s True

CONDOMS

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Me Are The World is on the prowl again with more infectious melodies.

When you have them you don´t need them, and when you need them you don´t have them.

Me Are The World - Condoms

STAN THE MAN

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Time to push my friends again, and again it´s Stanley Steel (pictured above with Redman) coming at us with some sample heavy hip-hop-ish ish. The first track is a rework of James Horner´s beautiful and haunting theme for Oscar-winner A Beautiful Mind. And the second I don´t know, but DJ Mhedi used the same sample for his massive 2007 hit "Signatune".

Stanley Steel - A Kaleidoscope Of Mathematics


Stanley Steel - One Crazy Ass Beat

Saturday, September 27, 2008

OCTOBER SKY

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It´s the October addition you all. Psych fueled and trippy.

Chevy Chaser - October Sky



TRACKLIST

The Beatles - Because
Black Keys - No Trust
The Dutchess and The Duke - Reservoir Park
Eric Burdon & The Animals - Sky Pilot
The Call - The Walls Came Down
Mo-Dettes - White Mice
The Knickerbockers - Can´t You See I´m Tryin´
The Pretty Things - Rosalyn
Don Armando - I´m An Indian, Too
The Zombies - Time Of The Season
The Sonics - Have Love Will Travel
Edison Lighthouse - Love Grows Where My Rosemary Goes
The Hollies - Bus Stop
The Liverpool Echo - Gone Gone Gone
Jaques Renault - Sweet Rollin´ On
Greenskeepers - The Color Pink
1910 Fruitgum Co. - 1,2,3, Red Light
Outro

SOMETHING FOR A SATURDAY MORNING

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The object of todays post is Glasgow's boy/girl 4 piece Sons & Daughters. They got a couple of albums out, the freshest one from January of this year. Get them here.

The track featured in this post is an acoustic version of the song "Chains" which is featured in a non acoustic version on the album The Gift. The featured version was recorded live for Vic Galloway´s show on BBC Radio 1 in January.

Sons & Daughters - Chains (Vic Galloway session 24. Jan 08)

PELIFICS

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Finally something worth while out of my home town. Norway is generally not a haven for good producers and dj´s, but this guy´s got it right. He´s mixing up funk, soul and that ol´ time electropop like a man on a mission, his name is Pelifics, so check him out on this mix he did for supeblog Valerie.

You can get some of his tunes over at Smuglesning

Pelifics - Mix For Valerie


TRACKLIST:

01. Alexander Robotnick – Intro For Live Performances
02. Ready For The World – Oh Sheila
03. Diana Ross – Telephone
04. DMX Krew – DMX Bass
05. Golden Boy with Miss Kittin – Autopilot (Nachtfahrt remix)
06. Malcolm McLaren – Buffalo Gals
07. Wham! – Nothing Looks The Same In The Light
08. The System – You Are in My System
09. Computor Rockers – Level Select
10. Grace Jones – The Frog and The Princess
11. Alexander Robotnick – Celle Vache De Ma Mere
12. Peter Richard – Walking In The Neon (Club version)
13. Mr Velcro Fastener – Electric Appliances
14. Sandy Marton – People From Ibiza
15. Future Loop Foundation – The Sea And The Sky (Pelifics Unofficial Remix)
16. Metro Area – Strut
17. Raiders of the Lost Arp – Polydemo
18. Break Machine – Break Dance Party
19. 安田成美 – 風の谷のナウシカ
20. Kelley Polar – A Dream In Three Parts (On Themes By Enesco)

Friday, September 26, 2008

SOMETHING FOR A FRIDAY MORNING

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This morning it´s Belgian chanson maestro Max Berlin´s turn.

Download Max Berlin - Elle Et Moi (m4a)

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

OPTIMO ON THE ESSENTIAL TIP

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I just discovered that my favorite dj team in the world did a Radio 1 Essential Mix back in 2006. The team in question is of course the two Scotsmen JG Twitch and JG Wilks who make up the super musical/art empire Optimo Espacio. They mix up the old and the new like few else do. So if you don´t already have their How To Kill The Dj vol 2 CD you should definitely do something about that.

Pete Tong gives all relevant information about the duo at the start of the set, if you´re a history buff.

Optimo (Espacio) - Essential Mix 2006.11.12


Tracklist:

Jesse Jackson: "Intro"
The Jellies: "Jive Baby on a Saturday Night" (Marathon)
Prinzhorn Dance School: "You Are the Space Invader" (DFA)
The Bar Kays: "Holy Ghost" (Stax)
The Staple Singers: "Slippery People" (Epic)
Chic: "Good Times" (Atlantic Records)
Troublefunk: "Drop the Bomb" (Sugarhill Records)
Prince: "Sign 'O' the Times" (WEA/Paisley Park)
LCD Soundsytem: "45.33 part 1" (DFA)
Altz: "Max Motion" (Zi-Koo)
UnknownmiX: "The Siren (Lo Soul's Hot Edit)" (Playhouse)
Dondolo: "Dragon (Shit Robot Firebreathing Remix)" (Tiny Sticks Records)
The Gossip: "Standing In The Way of Control (Playgroup Dub)" (Back Yard)
Depeche Mode: "The Sinner in Me (Ricardo Villalobos Conclace Remix)" (Mute)
Ricardo Villalobos: "Fizheuer Zieheuer" (Playhouse)
Hansepferd: "BismarkE" (Nobistor)
Saint Ibot: "White Night" (Tendenzen Freier Entfaltung)
Marc Houle: "Bay of Figs" (M-nus)
Paul Johnson: "Rubber Band" (Dust Traxx)
Sparks: "Beat the Clock" (12 Inch Stars)
Kenlou: "Sensational Beats" (MAW)
Bumblebee Unlimited: "Lady Bug" (Red Greg/Unidisc)
Lindstrom: "The Contemporary Fix" (Feedelity)
Hot Chip: "No Fit State" (DFA/EMI)
The Rapture: "Get Myself Into It" (Vertigo)
X Vectors: "Your Love"
Love Is All: "Busy Doing Nothing (An Optimo (Espacio) Remix)" (Parlophone)
Divine: "Shake It Up" (Break Records)
Bobby O: "She Has a Way (Glimmers Edit)" (O Records)
Yello: "Bostich (Reese Uptempo Mix)" (Mercury)
Mala: "Left Leg Out" (DMZ)
Neu!: "Hallogallo (Mary Hill Rework)" (Brain)
Grauzone: "Eisbar" (Welt-Rekord)
Crass: "Bloody Revolutions" (Crass Records)
The Celestial Choir: "Stand on the Word" (Larry)

Monday, September 22, 2008

SOMETHING FOR A MONDAY MORNING

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This morning it´s Dion´s (Dion DiMucci) time to shine with his beautiful song "Abraham, Martin & John" of 1968.

Dion - Abraham, Martin & John

Sunday, September 21, 2008

SOMETHING FOR A SUNNY SUNDAY AFTERNOON

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From The Seeds´ 1966 self titled album, perfect for this sunny day in Oslo.

The Seeds - Can´t Seem To Make You Mine

Saturday, September 20, 2008

WHITE GIRL LUST

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Bay Area bass hounds White Girl Lust have done a mix for the great music mag XLR8R promoting their label Solid Bump and their new release with label mates Dreday called "Chat Noir". Get the EP here.

White Girl Lust - Solid Bump Podcast for Xlr8r



TRACKLISTING

01 First Choice "Love Thing (White Girl Lust Edit)" (Salsoul)
02 P-Funk All Stars "Hydraulic Pump (White Girl Lust Edit)" (CBS)
03 Snax "Get Live, Snax" (Def Drive)
04 Gary Davis "The Professor's Here (40 Thieves Remix)" (Smash Hit Music)
05 In Flagranti "Business Acumen" (Kitsune)
06 Sharkslayer "I'll Be Around (White Girl Lust Remix)" (Top Billin’)
07 Yacht "Summer Song" (DFA)
08 White Girl Lust "Light Went Out (Demo)" (Solid Bump)
09 Friend "Secret" (Unreleased)
10 White Girl Lust "Come On My Love (Krames Remix)" (Solid Bump)
11 DreDay "Chat Noir" (Solid Bump)
12 Bassic Instinct "ThunderCats" (Unreleased)
13 The Deele "Body Talk (White Girl Lust Remix)" (Unreleased)
14 Lidell Townsell "Nu Nu (Ben Tactic Preacher Edit)" (Mercury)
15 DJ Anonymous "U Fine" (Top Billin’)
16 King Tutt "Evolution" (Unruly)
17 Wallpaper "Everytime (DreDay Remix)" (Unreleased)
18 DreDay "Hey Boy" (Solid Bump)

Thursday, September 18, 2008

O SUPERMAN

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Laurie Anderson is an American experimental artist, initially trained as a sculptor she dabbled in a variety of different performance art activities in the 60´s and 70´s. Her claim to her 15 minutes came in 1981 when her single "O Superman" hit number 2 in UK charts. She is still active as a musician and artist.

In 2005 German minimal duo M.A.N.D.Y. did an unofficial remix that was released on white label (or actually with a cartoon on it that shows superman saving Mandy).

M.A.N.D.Y.´s version is a clubification of the original that focuses more on rhythm than the original.

Laurie Anderson - O Superman


Laurie Anderson - O Superman (M.A.N.D.Y. Remix Version 1)

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

KITSUNE TABLOID COURTECY OF DIGITALISM

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I can´t say I´m a big fan of Germany´s Digitalism, but they have a good taste in music, even though the music they make is kind of noisy and a little passé. But the mix they did for French hipster label Kitsuné entitled "Tabloid" is a great funk-electro-rock oriented gem. And here it is free as a bird.

DownloadKitsuné Tabloid; Compiled and Mixed by Digitalism (Megaupload)

TRACKLIST:

1. Mawkish - Baba
2. Muscles - Sweaty (Shazam Rmx )
3. Zongamin - Tunnel Music
4. Hercules & Love Affair - Raise Me Up
5. Holy Ghost - Hold On
6. Zombie Nation - Filter Jerks
7. The Human League - The Things That Dreams Are Made Of (Original dub)
8. Shadowdancer - Cowbois / with Spank Rock - Put That Pussy On Me (A Capella)
9. Digitalism - The Pulse (Der Die Das Rmx )
10. Midnight Juggernauts - Ending Of An Era
11. The Jonzon Crew - Space Cow Boy
12. I Sream Ice Ccream - Closing Time Closing In
13. Siriusmo - Diskoding
14. Calvin Harris - Colours
15. The Presets - Yippiyo Ya
16. Hey Today ! - If I Was Wonder
17. Hot Chip - Shake A Fist
18. The Kills - Cheap And Cheerful
19. The B 52 - Funplex (CSS Extended remix)
20. Proxy - Dance in Dark
21. Decalicious - La Faviere 76 ( Larz Chapter remix)
22. In Flagranti - Business Acumen
23. Late Of The Pier - The Bears Are Coming (Metronomy remix)
24. WhoMadeWho - The Plot
25. Digitalism - Echoes ( Digitalism's Underwater Sonar Club mix)

SUMMER RIDE

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So, summer is over her is Oslo, probably in France too. But Anoraak doesn´t quite accept this, so he has made a compilation to bring those of us who want and need it back to that summer feeling. He does it with a collection of late 70´s disco funk, and he does it well.

Anoraak - Summer Ride Mix



TRACKLIST:

Minnie Riperton - Adventures in paradise (1975)
Ohio Players - Skin tight (1974)
Sound Experience - JP walk (1974)
Chakachas - Jungle fever (1972)
Commodores - Rapid fire (1974)
The Brothers Johnson - Get the funk out ma face (1976)
Isaac Hayes - Pursuit of the pimpmobile (1974)
Mac Fadden & Whitehead - Ain't no stoppin' us now (1978)
Chic - Strike up the band (1977)
Cameo - Rigor mortis (1977)
Rick James - Sexy lady (1977)
KC & the Sunshine Band - Shake your booty (1976)

SOMETHING FOR A WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON

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A beautiful and haunting track from New Your five piece TV On The Radio, who also have a new album out 9/23 or 23/9.

TV On The Radio - Staring At The Sun

SOMETHING FOR A WEDNESDAY MORNING

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This week Arthur Lee & Love with an acoustic godsend.

Arthur Lee & Love - Everybody´s Gotta Live

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

ELECTRIC YOUTH VS. CLIO

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Out of Toronto, Canada comes another boy/girl electro pop duo under the descriptive name Electric Youth. The songs they have made are throwbacks to the 80´s with a cover of Italo Disco mistress Clio´s 1985 track "Faces". And the other track also lifts it´s melody from another 80´s track I can´t quite put my finger on. Anyways they are pretty wonderful and upbeat.

Electric Youth - Faces (demo)


Clio - Faces


Electric Youth - Replay (demo)


Clio - Eyes

KRAUT ROCK

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Previously I posted a track by Riton under his new Eine Kleine Nacht Musik guise. I have now found some new goodies related to that release. A promotional mix full of kraut rock and another track too.

Riton - Eine Kleine Nactht Musik Kraut Mix


Eine Kleine Nacht Musik - Finster

Saturday, September 13, 2008

BEYOND THE WIZARD´S SLEEVE

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Another debonair mix from DJ celebrity and producer Erol Alkan. The mix was recorded during a live set at what I assume is a club somewhere in the world called "The Zodiac". The mix is reminiscent of the CD he did for Bugged Out a few years ago. Full of melodic rock from today and yesteryear. Please enjoy.

Erol Alkan - Beyond The Wizard´s Sleeve Live @ The Zodiac, March 08


TRACK LIST

1. Electric Banana (BTWS Edit) - Electric Prunes
2. Battlescars (BTWS Re-Animation) - The Chemical Brothers
3. Be There (A BTWS Announcement)
4. Million Grains Of Sand - Freak Scene
5. Granny Takes A Trip - The Purple Gang
6. Mr Pleasant - The Kinks
7. She’s About A Mover - Sir Douglas Quartet
8. Kickabout - Teenage Fanclub
9. Beyond Space - Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve
10. Time Of The Season - The Zombies
11. Losing The Will To Survive (BTWS Re-Animation) - Findlay Brown
12. Happiness (BTWS Re-Animation) - Goldfrapp
13. Slip Inside This House - Primal Scream
14. The Bears Are Coming (BTWS Re-Animation) - Late Of The Pier
15. Hey Bulldog (BTWS Edit) - The Beatles
16. Paint It Black - The Love Sitars
17. Number 1 High (A BTWS Annoncement)
18. I’m A Man - Wynder K. Frog
19. Gemini - (A BTWS Annoncement)
20. Talk Talk - The Music Machine
21. Colour My Love - Petula Clark
22. Sunshine Superman - Wynder K. Frog
23. Aquarius - The Fifth Dimension

Mr. Alkan also has a very interesting production project going with Richard Norris under the Beyond the Wizard´s Sleeve moniker. The sound is in the same vain as the mix above, and they have an EP called "Ark. 1" out on Rough Trade.

Beyond The Wizard´s Sleeve - Don´t Cry Girl


Beyond The Wizards Sleeve - Path Through


Go here to listen to more podcasts from the man, including the before mentioned Bugged Out Mix.

MIRAGE

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Out of the Italians Do It Better camp comes Mirage who sounds more 80´s than TFF did in the actual 80´s (read: not the pretend 80´s of today).

Mirage - Get Down


Mirage - I Won´t Stop Loving You

Monday, September 8, 2008

SOMETHING FOR A MONDAY MORNING

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This week Steve Miller Band, the boys behind "Abracadabra".

Steve Miller Band - Serenade

DAVID GILMOUR GIRLS

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David Gilmour Girls is a German electro/rock duo with an album on the horizon. The album "Vultures" will be released on October 8th on Relish Records. The song "Young Rats" is taken from the album.

David Gilmour Girls - Young Rats



More interesting than this track is the mix they did for Cosmic Disco, which is a collection of disco, rock and psychedelic acid rock.

David Gilmour Girls - Cosmic Disco Mixxx


TRACK LIST

* Mort Garson ‘I’ve Been Over the Rainbow’
From Garson’s ‘The Wozard of Iz’ LP - It’s rumoured Nancy Sinatra is the one singing on this track, but I’m not too sure that’s entirely true.
* Baldelli & TBC ‘Cosmic Sprint’
No need to explain this one on a blog with a name like this right?
* Warren Zevon ‘Nighttime in the Switching Yard’
One of the most underrated (in Europe at least…) US singer/songwriters I think. From his 1978 ‘Excitable Boy’ album.
* David Gilmour Girls ‘Tune in Your Aura (Michoacan Remix)’
I guess this is an exclusive for you guys :) - should be out in the future somewhere on a Relish compilation.
* Chrome ‘Eyes in the Centre’
I’m in no way an expert on Chrome - but I like the tracks I know of them, and this one is great.
* Black Randy ‘Marlon Brando’
From the ‘Pass the Dust, I Think I’m Bowie’ album, which might just be the best name for a record ever. Originally released on Dangerhouse Records who released a whole lot of amazing late seventies LA punk singles (The Dils, Weirdos, X, The Eyes). Not extremely influential on our sound I guess, but boy do I love that stuff.
* Jobriath ‘World Without End’
Jobriath was set out to be the American answer to Bowie in the mid seventies… He only made two records of which only the first one actually is really good. His life and carreer is a pretty sad story if you get into it - there’s some stuff to be found on the internets I guess. Morrissey had a hand in a CD reissue a few years back.
* The Ghost ‘The Storm’
Amazing late sixties/early seventies UK psychedelic band - Wah Wah from Barcelona reissued their (only?) album last year… Definately one to look for.
* Gomorrha ‘Tittisch Child’
I hardly know anything about this band - I guess they’re German and made only one record in ‘72. This track is sick though…
* Grand Funk Railroad ‘Going For the Pastor’
I mentioned this track as the main inspiration for the break in ‘Heavy Metal Music Magazines’. The vocals are a little bit too much at times, but musically it’s great. Frank Zappa produced this.
* Left Banke ‘Men Are Building Sand’
Some higly Zombies inspired stuff here I guess… There’s a compilation album with all of their recordings between ‘66 and ‘69. Highly Recommended… Oh yes, Spinal Tap’s Michael McKean played with them at some point, haha.
* Astral Navigations ‘Someday’
Some more 70s British psychedelica.
* Chris Squire ‘You By My Side’
So many horrible Rick Wakeman records, and just one amazing Chris Squire solo album… It’s just unfair.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

PASE ROCK DO OVER

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A live dj mix from Fully Fitted´s Pase Rock.

In his words:

"For those of you that don't know the Do-Over is the best party in Los Angeles and has been running for about 3 years. It's hosted by Chris Haycock, Jaime Strong from Stones Throw and the man the myth the legend Aloe Blacc. Aloe is the MC and they have a various who's who of DJ's unexpectedly stopping thru. This year alone Stretch Armstrong, Peanut Butter Wolf, DJ Eleven, Thee Mike B, Will.I.Am, Lloydski, Blu Jemz, DJ Spinna, 9th Wonder, DJ namedrop namedrop namedrop have all showed up and rocked. They never announce the line up, you just have to come and get down and jam. It's a real music loving crowd on some sweaty backyard barbeque and sangria steez. BEAUTIFUL. My plan was to play some soulful disco and house but when I arrived Damon Bell was kinda destroying the game on that tip and Chris asked me to "get it loose" around 7 pm. Arabian Prince from NWA (yeah that NWA) was playing after me, so I was kinda in "holy shit" mode and really geeking out on some nerdy hip hop shit (bu-bu-but wait it gets worse!) so I check out the scene to see what was mean and feel it out a little bit on what I should do. I think I made the right decision. ANYWAY if you're ever in LA in the summertime on a sunday afternoon make sure you stop by Crane's Tavern in Hollywood for the Do Over. go for the music, get drunk off the sangria and stay for the BBQ."

Pase Rock - Do Over 17. August 2008

Monday, September 1, 2008

WEIRD TAPES

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Weird Tapes hails from Philly and is somehow affiliated with indie pop rock band Hail Social.

The music is a pop/rock/house/disco hybrid that is very soothing and emotional, maybe not the club bangers (but who needs them?). Here for your listening and downloading pleasure I got the whole five track EP called "Get Religion" from last year.

The track "Party Trash" also samples which ever track Ice Cube sampled on "Today Was A Good Day". Nicely Done.

Download Weird Tapes - Get Religion EP (5 tracks, zip file)

Weird Tapes - The Heavens


Weird Tapes - Glorious


Weird Tapes - Home


Weird Tapes - Nikki


Weird Tapes - Party Trash


And as a bonus a mix Mr. Tapes did for a friend for a road trip.

Weird Tapes - Blue Skies Captain Mix


TRACK LIST

"Love Has Come Around" -Donald Byrd
"Optimistic" -Sounds Of Blackness
"Love Love Love (Aeroplane Mix)" -Low Motion Disco
"Highwayman" -The Highwaymen
"Shakedown Street" -Grateful Dead
"Bad Weather" -Supremes
"Suspicious Minds" -Elvis
"Seven Year Ache" -Rosanne Cash
"Little Girl In Bloom" -Thin Lizzy
"Rainy Night In Soho" -The Pogues

RA PODCAST 118 BY HEARTBREAK

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Like much of the music that appears on their RA podcast, though, Hearbreak's album is unrelentingly sincere, full of the same sorts of emotions that any pop music tries to get across: Love, regret, why robots have feelings too. However you feel about the perceived cheesiness is your problem: These guys certainly don't have time for your issues with synthetic horns and less-than-perfect vocalists. Instead, they're moving on to showcase tracks from their solo projects on Dissident ("Lacrimal," "Tropical Warrior") or old school techno and house. As Muravchik writes in the answers below, this is one group that thinks "music has a strong impact on our society, and if we manage to encourage people to go deeper and try to understand the true power of music, then a lot of other positive things will ensue." Amen.

What have you been working on recently?

We've been working on our debut album, Lies, which is out on Lex Records on September 22. We've also been doing quite a few remixes and production for other acts, such as Neon Neon and Little Boots (and others which we can't talk about yet). We've also produced a cover version of David Bowie's "Loving the Alien," for the compilation Life Beyond Mars, released by !K7's sub-label Rapster Records.

Where and how was the mix recorded?

It was recorded at Fantasy Studios, our own production space. We mixed all tracks on vinyl, except for the movie soundtrack excerpts and the a cappellas from our upcoming album, which we edited in on Ableton.

Can you tell us a little about the idea behind the mix?

We wanted to show the different styles and genres that have influenced Heartbreak's sound, so we structured the mix in different sections, from classic Italo disco and hi-NRG, to a quick section on Detroit techno and old school Chicago house. We also aimed to take the listener on a journey through our world, of which late '70s and early '80s Italian horror films and John Carpenter's classic work are an important part. This reinforces the feeling of a narrative that is crucial to our understanding of music production and DJing.

You've said that the political significance of awakening the ignored voices of disco in the UK in 2008 is huge. Can you expand on that?

Well, from the political point of view, 2008 in the UK could hardly be more disappointing. We think music has a strong impact on our society, and if we manage to encourage people to go deeper and try to understand the true power of music, then a lot of other positive things will ensue. We believe disco has always suffered from prejudice, which is the consequence of it being the one music genre that was truly aiming to push a stronger sense of an integrated community.

The ethnic origin of the performers, the singer's accent, all of these things are what the critics of this music have always feared and rejected, in 1979 as much as 2008 (a recent review of our single described my Argentinean accent as "a fake French accent"—and barely mentioned anything about the MUSIC itself!) . To call disco music "cheesy" or "empty of meaning," is a tired fallacy that hides prejudice and a weak attempt to stop the best cultural developments in our world. Disco is the only music genre at this point in time that can effectively confront and remind people that to see a dead "foreign" body is as bad as seeing a "national" one.

How do you get from Sabbath to Moroder?

Think riff, think emotion, think energy. Think about the core of what makes music powerful, and you'll find what unites them: the shameless strive to reach this musical essence. Both Moroder and Sabbath are focusing on the very specificity of music that makes it a unique form of art. This is not the case many times, when artists need to justify their lack of musicality with, either rationalisation gone astray, or worse, a certain feel of "cool" which, really, only hides the hierarchical power structures that underlie what's worst in our world.

What are you up to next?

We're on the last phase before the release of our album, so we're doing all the promotional work for it and the touring. Hopefully we'll have very interesting news about this soon!

Heartbreak - Resident Advisor Podcast 118





Tracklist
Heartbreak - We're Back - Lex Records
(Extract from Dario Argento's Tenebre overlayed)
The Why Not - Comet 059 - Max Music
X-Ray Connection - Get Ready - Break Records
Blind Date - Your Heart Keeps Burning - Ariola
Harold Faltermeyer - Shoot Out - MCA Records
Bochum Welt - Saint (Heinrich Mueller - Z Version) - Rephlex
(Extract from John Carpenter's The Fog)
Ali Renault - Lacrimal - Dissident
Xenon - Xenon Galaxy - Radius
Muravchix - Tropical Warrior - Dissident
Junior Rafael Presents Darkroom Trax - Drug Me - Mighty Robot
Steve Pointdexter - Whiplash - Muzique Records
Farley "Jackmaster" Funk - Jack the Bass - Trax / Heartbreak - Give Me Action - Lex
Japanese Telecom - Kubi - Intuit-Solar
Drexciya - Aquatic Beta Particles - Rephlex / Heartbreak - Robot's Got the Feeling - Lex
Rude 66 - As (Nicolas Courtin Remix) - Crème Organization
Queen Samantha - Take a Chance - T.K. Disco / Heartbreak - Akin to Dancing - Lex
Alex Valentini - Beautiful Life (Flemming Dalum Edit) - Moustache
Vicio Latino - Que Me Pasa, Que Me Pasa? - Epic
(Extract from John Carpenter's Dark Star)