Friday, October 31, 2008



I also thought this one might be appropriate, it´s Jerry Goldsmith´s wonderful score to Gremlins from 1984.

MP3 Jerry Goldsmith - Gremlins Theme

MP3 Jerry Goldsmith - Gremlins End Credits



Discobelle just posted this promo mix for Mike The 2600 King and King Otto´s 2nd annual Monster Mash party. It looks and sounds like a party I´d enjoy, but shit happens when you part naked and I live in Norway.

MP3 Mike The 2600 King & King Otto - Monster Mash Mix


Gene Chandler “Duke of Earl”
Eddie Floyd “Knock On Wood”
The Animals “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood”
Freda Payne “Band of Gold”
Tommy Roe “Dizzy”
Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders “The Game of Love”
The Doors “Hello I Love You”
Jr. Walker and The Allstars “Shotgun”
The Kingsmen “Louie Louie”
? and The Mysterians “96 Tears”
Tommy James and the Shondells “Hanky Panky”
Lou Christie “Lightning Strikes”
Music Explosion “Little Bit of Soul”
The Rolling Stones “Get Off of My Cloud”
The Box Tops “Cry Like a Baby”
The Monkees “Stepping Stone”
Paul Revere and the Raiders “Kicks”
The Kinks “You Really Got Me”
Joe Tex “Show Me”
Len Barry “Lip Sync”
Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels “Sock it to Me”

Franki Valli & The Four Seasons “Beggin”
Grassroots “Temptation Eyes”
The Velvettes “He Was Really Sayin’ Something”
Smokey Robinson and The Miracles “Going To a Go-Go”
The Beatles “Think For Yourself”
The Newbeats “Run Baby Run”
Smokey Robinson and The Miracles “Ooh Baby Baby”
The Dave Clarke Five “Because”
The Zombies “You Make Me Feel Good”
Dion & The Belmonts “Drip Drop”
Stevie Wonder “I Want My Baby Back”
Len Barry “1-2-3″
The Supremes “I Can’t Help Myself”
Little Eva “The Loco-Motion”
Boris Pickett “Monster Mash Party”



The day is finally here and I got some treats for you. I´ll set us off with Breaks outfit Evil Nine and a mix they did inspired by the scariest day of the year.

MP3 Evil Nine - Halloween Mix


1. Chariots Of Pumpkins - John Carpenter & Alan Howarth (Halloween III)
2. Theme From Friday The 13th Pt.3 - Hot Ice
3. Incubo 4 - Stelvio Cipriani (Incubo Sulla Citta Contaminata)
4. The Naked & The Dead - Andi Sexgang (Phenomena)
5. Trash’s Theme - SSQ (The Return Of The Living Dead)
6. Welcome to Morningside/Hand In A Box - Fred Myrow & Malcolm Seagrave (Phantasm)
7. Dream Attack - Charles Bernstein (A Nightmare On Elm Street)
8. Surfin’ Dead - The Cramps (The Return Of The Living Dead)
9. Profondo Rosso Main Theme - Goblin
10. Demon - Claudio Simonetti (Demoni)
11. Amityville (House On The Hill) - Lovebug Starski
12. The Dead Walk - Modern Man (Day Of The Dead)
13. Them From The Video Dead - Rabinowitsh, Marcel & McMahon
14. Dawn Of The Mummy End Credits - Shuki Levy
15. Nancy Tries To Leave - Jonathon Newton (Unhinged)
16. Excerpt From Chiller - Dana Kaproff
17. Hell Of The Living Dead Opening Titles - Goblin & G. Dell’Orso
18. Body Count Opening Titles - Claudio Simonetti
19. Delirium Opening Titles - Simon Boswell
20. Beyond The Door/Children Of The Corn Interlude
21. Apteosi Del Mistero - Fabio Frizzi (City Of The Living Dead)
22. Beyond The Door/Halloween III Montage
23. Kiss The Devil - Eagles Of Death Metal

And now to the classic score from Mike Oldfield to a great movie entitled The Exorcist, maybe you´ve seen it?

MP3 Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells

MP3 Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells (long version, 25.29 min)

Now we hop in our time machine and head to 1981 to hook up with The Misfits for a rocking Halloween.

MP3 The Misfits - Halloween

We stay in 1981 to pay a visit to The Specials in Ghost Town.

MP3 The Specials - Ghost Town

We hop back in the time machine and go back to 1977 to see a psycho killer in action.

MP3 Talking Heads - Psycho Killer

Happy Halloween Ya´ll!!

Thursday, October 30, 2008



Mos Def dropped the first single off his upcoming album "The Ecstatic", and wouldn´t you know it it´s produced by Mr. Flash. Maybe Ed Banger´s future lies in Hip-Hop?

MP3 Mos Def - Life In Marvelous Times



Yann Tiersen is probably best known for his work on "Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain" (Amelie From Montmartre) and Goodbye Lenin. He is sometimes described as a minimalist composer, but to me there is nothing minimalistic about his compositions because they are so full and melodic. His weapons of choice are piano, accordion and strings which help give him a distinct sound that is unmistakably French (Parisian).

A true minimalist composer however is Jay Haze, who has taken it upon himself to give the nursery rhyme of another summer a clubby reconstruction. In my opinion it works because it doesn´t take subtract from the original, it rather adds to it (even though it isn´t much).

MP3 Yann Tiersen - Comptine d´un Autre été

Get the Jay Haze remix over at Streetkiss.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008



And today the most obvious choice of all Halloween related music. And it is ofcourse Bobby "Borris" Pickett´s 1962 smash hit "Monser Mash".

MP3 Bobbie "Borris" Pickett - The Monster Mash



Mr. Flash of the famous or infamous Ed Banger fam dropped this mix in 2005, and then it dropped off the radar... until now.

MP3´s Mr. Flash - Monsieur Sexe (zip)



Karin Dreijer of Sweden´s electronica duo The Knife has a solo album in the works, due for release in early 2009, under the pseudonym Fever Ray. And if you can believe it her solo stuff promises to be even darker and moody than Silent Shout was. Not particularly my cup of tea, but it´s got a certain Lynchian vibe to it, and also Laurie Anderson (who Karin has mentioned as an inspiration) springs to mind. Judge thy self.

MP3 Fever Ray - If I Had A Heart (Instrumental)



Who doesn´t have loving memories of the Crypt Keeper and his tales of death and horror? I do, and my memories of Danny Elfman´s score are even more loving.

MP3 Danny Elfman - Tales From The Crypt Theme

MP3 Chuckii Booker - The Crypt Jam

Tuesday, October 28, 2008



Today synth turned metal band Ministry with this diddy from 1985.

MP3 Ministry - Everyday Is Halloween

Monday, October 27, 2008



Today we focus on the genius that is Dario Argento´s score makers Goblin.

MP3 Goblin - Susperia (click to download)

MP3 Goblin - Tenebre

MP3 Goblin - Zombe

Sunday, October 26, 2008



Belgium´s Daan is somewhat of a curiosity. He makes jazz, pop, trance, electro pop ala Fischerspooner and has a big band on stage. It work s once in a while, his vocals are mostly awful, but the melodies sometimes make up for it. In any case "Housewife" is a trancy gem and thankfully stripped of vocals, "Swedish Designer Drugs" on the other hand has some vocals going on that are horrible, but kind of infectious anyway. Go figure.

MP3 Daan - Housewife

MP3 Daan - Swedish Designer Drugs



Today´s contribution is a year old and mixed with love by Billion Dollar Dj´s.

MP3 Billion Dollar Dj´s - Nite Of The Disco Dead (zshare)


Chuckii Booker feat John ‘Crypt Keeper’ Kassir - The Crypt Jam
Goblin - Tenebre (Main Title)
John Carpenter - The End (Disco Version)
Ministry - Everyday Is Halloween
SSQ - Tonight (We’ll Make Love Until We Die)
The Bollock Brothers - Horror Movies
Arch Oboler - Drop Dead Interlude
Mark Ayres - Nightmare On Elm Street Theme
Rockwell - Somebody’s Watching
Marketts - Out Of Limits
Hashim - Al Naafyish (The Soul)
Pulsailama - Devil Lives In My Husbands Body
Honeymoon Killers - Wait And See
Flirts - Teenage Werewolf
Metronomy - Trick Or Treats
The Immortals - Ultimate Warlord (Remix) The J Geils Band - Fright Night
Bush Tetras - Too Many Creeps
Severed Heads - Dead Eyes Opened
France Gall - Frankenstein


Saturday, October 25, 2008



Pitchfork is now hosting for one week only a documentary entitled Love Story about the highly influential band Love & Arthur Lee. The man himself Arthur Taylor Lee passed away from leukemia in 2006.

Watch it here!!

MP3 Love & Arthur Lee - Always See Your Face



The Splash Band made a short lived career by covering John Carpenter scores from his early and most enjoyable movies. The did an album with treats like "Assault On Precinct 13 (Disco Version)" and "Das Ding", and of course:

Download The Splash Band - Halloween 1


Download The Splash Band - The Fog

Friday, October 24, 2008



The Halloween countdown starts with a tribute to Wes Craven´s 1984 masterpiece A Nightmare On Elm Street.

Download A Nightmare On Elm Street - Freddy´s Coming For You

Download MC A.D.E. - A Nightmare On A.D.E. Street

The Fat Boys - Are You Ready For Freddy?

Wednesday, October 22, 2008



If you have three hours and 15 minutes to kill, why not kill them with some disco? Provided by Kelly B, originally aired on the Noise From The Void radio show.

Download Elecric Juice - Kelly B - Noise From The Void



Osibisa Beautiful 7 (LP) MCA Records 1971

Sergio Mendes & Promise of a Fisherman (LP) A&M Records 1972
The Brazil '77

Lee Oskar Haunted House (LP) Elektra 1978

Smith & Mudd Vegetable Square (12”) Claremont 56 2008
(Version Idjut-Pabs Got
a Big One Mix)

The Pointer Sisters Yes We Can (LP) Blue Thumb 1973

Sylvester Body Strong (LP) Fantasy 1979

Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators Theme (LP)Timmion 2007
Soul Investigators

Amadeo Memories (LP) Elver 1978

Fern Kinney Baby Let Me Kiss You (LP) Malaco 1979

ORS Body to Body Boogie (LP) Salsoul 1978

Minnie Riperton Young, Willing and Able (12”) Epic 1977

Herbie Hancock Stars In your Eyes (12) Columbia 1980

Padlock Seventh Heaven (12”) Garage 1982

You Should Have Known T.C. Curtis (12”) Sire Records 1985

Edgar Winter Above and Beyond (12”) Blue Sky 1979

Letta Mbulu Kilimanjaro (12”) MJS 1979

Taj Mahal Why DId You Have (LP) Columbia 1974
To Desert Me?

Brian Briggs AEO I & II (LP) Bearsville 1980

Ashra Oasis (LP) Spalax Music 1979

Vangelis O. Let It Happen (LP) Vertigo 1973

Jim Morrison Ghost Song (LP) Elektra 1978

Area Code 615 Stone Fox Chase (LP) Polydor 1970

Crosby, Stills, Nash Dark Star (LP) Atlantic 1977

Barrabas Mellow Blow (LP) ATCO 1975

Pat Matheny Group This Is Not America (12”) EMI America 1985

Linda DiFranco My Boss (Extended Mix) (12”)WEA 1986

Linda DiFranco TV Scene (12”) WEA 1985
(Sensurround Mix)

Tina Turner I Can't Stand The Rain (12”) Capital 1984
(Extended Remix)

Eurythmics Aqua (12”) RCA 1983

Conor Living Dead (12”) Rong 2007

Jerry Harrison Worlds In Collision (LP) Sire 1981

Colourbox Looks Like We're Shy (12”) 4AD 1986
One Horse

Bobby Marie Stay Away (7”) Whatever We Want 2005

Simple Minds Seeing Out The Angel (12”) Virgin 1981

Richard Wahnfried Time Actor (LP) Innovative 1979

Colosseum II All Skin and Bone (LP) MCA 1977

Monday, October 20, 2008



I just bought my first 12" in maybe a year. And instead of some rarity from 1962 I opted for this relatively new EP from New York band Escort. For some reason these guys have passed me totally by even though they are part of that whole New York disco revival that has gotten so much attention this past year.

They make disco that sounds fresh and pop by today´s standards, and I´m blown away.

If you don´t wanna go out and buy the physical record you can get all their EP´s right here.

Download Escort - A Bright New Life

Download Escort - A Bright New Life (Morgan Geist Re-Edit)

Sunday, October 19, 2008



I would like to share with you some truly wonderful music from the greatest sex scene ever set to film (photographically at least). It´s from one of the greatest films ever made David Lynch´s Lost Highway. The song is by British dream pop group This Mortal Coil with haunting lyric by the voice of Cocteau Twins Elisabeth Fraser. The song fits perfectly with the dreamy climate of a Lynch film, and a heartfelt love scene (it´s the one where Balthazar Getty turns into Bill Pullman at the end). Lynch originally planned to use it in another perfect movie Blue Velvet, but he had to wait eleven years to finally get to use it.


Download This Mortal Coil feat. Elisabeth Fraser - Song To The Siren (mediafire file)

The video for the song.

ICE "T" CIRCA 1983


Just discovered this gem from one of Ice-T´s first efforts. It´s a funky electro disco track with The OG Ice-T´s characteristic voice over it.

Download Ice-T - The Coldest Rap (mediafire file)



It´s noon here, but I think this qualifies as morning on a Sunday. Anyways today MUD will serenade you with the beautiful song "Mr. Bagatelle" from the 1973 EP Tigerfeet.

Download MUD - Mr. Bagatelle (mediafire file)

Thursday, October 16, 2008



Recloose was discovered by Detroit techno god Carl Craig when he handed him a demo with the classic track "Cardiology" on it which spawned an album of the same name in 2002. Since then he has moved to New Zealand and released two more albums, Hiatus On The Horizon and Perfect Timing, the latter of which was released just a month ago.

Recloose´s blend of funk, soul and techno/house is one of a kind, or was one of a kind until Jamie Lidell came along.

Download Recloose feat. Tyna - Emotional Funk (from Perfect Timing)

Download Recloose feat. Justin Chapman & Genevieve Marentette - Red Road (from Perfect Timing)

Download Recloose feat. Joe Dukie - Dust (from Hiatus On The Horizon)

Download Recloose - Ain´t Cahngin´ (from Cardiology)

DownloadRecloose - Cardiology (Isolee Remix)

Wednesday, October 15, 2008



This week it´s Chicago house hero Paul Johnson´s time to shine with this sample track from 1996 (released on Peacefrog Records)

Paul Johnson - Hear The Music



Slovenia´s techno king Umek did a wild horror tech track that is one of the best schranz tracks of this decade (it was released in 2001). The synth stabs are quite infectious.

Umek - Gatex



Just a little something I threw together for myself to listen to during my short but boring ride to work/school. It´s loads of jazzy and jacky house music, Chicago style. The sound that got me into house in the first place.

Chevy Chaser - Gyrl You Know Me Mix


Sound Stream - Rainmaker
Paul Johnson - I´m Alone Until You Show Me
Freaks - Love/Hate (Induceve Mix)
Izit - Heavy What? (Honkey Version)
Dirty Sole feat. Mike Dixon - Back In The Day
Stacey Kidd - Jazzy Midnight
Superfunk - Come Back (Supa Mix)
UHM - House Ya
Dirty Sole - Let It Hang Out
Jordan Fields - Get Up
Tony, Dano & Onionz - Harvest Moon
Lil´ Bo Tweak - K-Rizzle
Voodoo Chilli - Get On Down
High Caliber & Grant Gerrard - Get Up
Alan Braxe & Fred Falke - Intro

Tuesday, October 14, 2008




As most of us young adults nowadays, Stanley Steel was made in the 80´s, and he has now made a track to celebrate the decade of his conception and birth. And it´s very catchy indeed, so let´s thank god his parents didn´t practice safe sex.

Stanley Steel - Made In The 80´s

Monday, October 13, 2008



King of bump Derrick Carter is the latest addition in the weekly podcast from RA.

Here is what he had to say about the mix:

"Well, I've been working on loads of stuff but it seems as if it takes forever to get released and I have people coming up to me all of the time asking what I've been up to "studio-wise." I thought that I could take this opportunity to let a few cats out of the bag and create a B.H.Q. Showcase."

Download Derrick Carter - RA Podcast 124 (Direct Link)


01. So Called - These Are The Good Old Days (D's BHQ Vocal) - Unreleased
02. Home And Garden feat. Chez Damier - In & Out (D's Nü-Vo Vox) - OM
03. Ian Pooley feat. Tim Fuller - What I Got Is Love (D's BHQ Vocal) - Unreleased
04. DJ Bang - St. James Infirmary Blues (Mix 2) - GKM
05. Adele - My Same (D's BHQ Vocal edition) - XL Recordings
06. Hercules & Love Affair - You Belong (D's Rhythm Bounce) - DFA Records
07. Nate Manic - It's Never Easy (BHQ Malfunction) - Bad Advice
08. 3rd Face - Canto Della Liberta (a la Boompty Dub) - Classic
09. Easily Influenced - Rockit (BHQ Favorite Mix) - HAWT
10. Trade Marq - Broken Wagon (Brknwgnbhq Dub) - Bananza
11. The Microphone Band - U Step (D's Chicago Rub) - Dust Traxx
12. Greens Keepers - Buffalo Girlz (D's Club Vocal) - GKM
13. Almost September feat. MC Lyte - Beautiful (D's BHQ Vocal) - Unreleased
14. Roisin Murphy - Ruby Bleü (D's Private Stock) - Unreleased
15. Amos Lee - Sweet Pea (a la Boompty) - Unreleased



There was a time when around the start of NWA´s odyssey when Dr. Dre was an actual DJ and apparently did DJ Mixes, and it´s sounds exactly like what you would expect from the former World Class Wreckin´Crew member in 1986.

Dr. Dre - ´86 In The Mix Side 1

Go to WFMU for the other part of the mix as well as other mixes from mr. Young from ´85 and ´87.

Saturday, October 11, 2008



Canadian son of all that is funk U-Tern recently launched his ownonline store where you can buy all his wonderful tracks for a reasonable price. Do your duty and support this wonderful man.

BUY and visit his blog!

U-Tern - Give It Up

U-Tern feat. Kutcorners - Disco Sizzirup

Stevie Wonder - All I Do (U-tern Edit)



Norwegian techno (and kinda disco it seems nowadays) producer and DJ Skatebård has got an album coming out soon, and the 12" of the track "Kosmos" is available now on Juno. The track featured in todays Dog post is from the forthcoming album and is something as weired as a club banger that really doesn´t bang. Banger or no it´s really enjoyable, and it makes me proud to call Norway home.

Skatebård - Skatebård Loves You

I´m also tossing in a podcast he did for Sid Loves Turbo.

Skatebård - Sid Loves Turbo Podcast nr. 24

Buy his 2006 album "Midnight Magic" here



Tiedye is New Jersey label Italians Do It Better´s latest signing. The duo consists of Swede Anton Qling and Edvin Edvinson. Anyways, Qlint seems to be the face of the group. Their production is very much in the vain of other IDIB acts like Glass Candy and Chromatics.

Featured here is a cover version of Metallica´s "Nothing Else Matters" and a remix of Rubies´ track "I Feel Electric", as well as a mix Anton did for one of the best blogs in the world Alainfinkielkrautrock.

Tiedye - Nothing Else Matters

Rubies - I Feel Electric (Tiedye Remix)

Anton Qlint - Ge Och Ta Mix


01 - Rasa - The greatest one
02 - Graham Nash - Earth & Sky
03 - Renée - Can't live my life
04 - Alan Tarney - On TV
05 - Eloy - Mirador
06 - Moon Martin - Writing on the wall
07 - The Earons - Land of hunger (Dub version)
08 - Cos/mes - Fanfare Maniac
09 - MUD - Mr Bagatelle
10 - Torkel Rasmusson - Resan

Thursday, October 9, 2008



For those of you that don´t read Discobelle here is a great mix I´m just repoasting from them. It´s by Mike The 2600 King and it´s DISCO!

In the man´s words:

"I recorded this mix of disco and related music in commemoration of the premier of Street Sounds Swirlin Through My Mind - a new dance night in Minneapolis focusing on classic dance music from the 1970s through early 1990s, focusing heavily on real disco and early Chicago house.”

He´s a great DJ and simply a joy to listen to.

Mike The 2600 King - Street Sounds Swirlin Through My Mind


Lamont Dozier “Going Back to My Roots”
Voyage “I Love You Dancer”
Lace “Can’t Play Around”
Pleasure “Ghettos of the Mind”
Arnie Love & The Lovettes “Breakout”
MFSB “Love is the Message (Danny Krivit re-edit)”
First Choice “Love Thang”
Loleatta Holloway “Love Sensation”
Vincent Montana Orchestra “Heavy Vibes (club mix)”
Eastbound Expressway “Never Let Go”
Erotic Drum Band “Everybody Get Dancin’”
Manu Dibango “Big Blow”
George Duke “I Want You For Myself”
Eddie Kendricks “Date With the Rain”
Spencer Davis Group “I’m a Man”
Chicago “Street Player”
Steve Silk Hurley “Jack Your Body (Frankie Knuckles Chicago House mix)”
2 Puerto Ricans A Blackman and a Dominican “Do it Properly (The Original)”
Lakim Shabazz “Adding On (Club Track)”
House Gang “Burnin Up”
Sagat “Fuk Dat”
A Taste of Honey “Boogie Oogie Oogie

Wednesday, October 8, 2008



Today disco music from the 1972 motion picture Deep Throat, to celebrate the release of Deep Throat Anthology, parts 1&2. A taste from this album you get here, then you buy it here.

Deep Throat - She´s Got To Have It



LA Dj DJ Z-Trip really wants democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama to win, as we all do. But we all haven´t made a mix to campaign this, as Mr. Trip has. His Obama mix is a something as rare as a fully political mix tape, snipped together of songs (hip hop, funk mostly) and Obama speeches.


DJ Z-Trip - Obama Mix (Zip)

Monday, October 6, 2008



I just bought (!) Morgan Geist´s (of the previous posts Metro Area fam)latest longplayer Double Night Time, as should you. Here is why:

Morgan Geist - City of Smoke and Flame

Morgan Geist - Ruthless City

So head over to Beatport or your local record store to get the rest of this wonder.



It just caught my attention that Brooklyn disco boys Metro Area (or Morgan Geist and Darshan Jesrani as they are know to their mothers) are doing the next installment in the Fabric mix series. So to celebrate I thought I´d donate this b-live mix from the fellas as well as a great track from last year to nibble on while we wait.

You can buy their wonderful 2002 album here, and read more about the fabric thing over at RA.

Metro Area - B-Live Mix

Metro Area - RMM Special Dub

Sunday, October 5, 2008



Tim Sweeney brought back The Glimmers on Sep. 23d to do another great show for his Beats In Space show in New York. It´s a two parter with some great tracks delivered by the Belgian Disco Drunkards.

The Glimmers - Beats In Space 09.23.08 Pt. 1


1. Beat-A-Max - Caravan
2. Disco Drunkards - Reggae
3. The Normal - Warm Leatherette
4. Shock Tactics - This Is Not
5. Severed Heads - Dead Eyes Opened
6. Pete Shelley - Witness The Change (Glimmers Edit)
7. Nitzer Ebb - Let Your Body Learn
8. - Fish Slow -
9. Otterman Empire - Texas Radio - Whatever We Want
10. - Fish Fast -
11. Extended Family - Ullyses (Harvey Mix)
12. Propaganda - Frozen (Edit)
13. Lil Louis - Ahh
14. Turntable Terror Tracks - In The Bass
15. Snow Boy - Casa Forte (Joe Claussel Mix)

The Glimmers - Beats In Space 09.23.08 Pt. 2


16. Section 25 - Looking From A Hilltop
17. Flash In The Pan - Waiting For The Train
18. Pre House Sample -
19. Nico Gomez - Caballo Negro
20. Unman - -
21. - Util EP
22. Master C&J - Face It
23. Front 242 - U-Man
24. Model 500 - What's The Game
25. Snowy Red - Euroshima
26. Pleasure Zone - Fantasy
27. Crash Course In Science - Flying Turns
28. Steve Poindexter - Computer Madness
29. Fidel Fatti - - Urban
30. Seduction - Groove Me
31. 3rd Face - Canto Del Libertad
32. Booker T & The MG's - Melting Pot

Saturday, October 4, 2008



It´s official, Italo is back in a big way, and who do we have to thank for this? Ali Renault and Sebastian Muravchix of Heartbreak have to take much of the blame. Their album is out now, but I can´t get it here in Norway unfortunately. But if you´re somewhere else in the world you should definitely get a copy here.
Or just enjoy the first single "We´re Back".

Heartbreak - We´re Back



Cousin Cole & Pocketknife - Party Allez Time

Cousin Cole and his partner in crime Pocketknife (together they are Flagrant Fowl) put together this mix for blog colleague Allez-Alle. Very nice listening for a Saturday morning.


(from Mr. Cole)

My section has a bunch of weird stuff I like, and Pocketknife's has the same, but also with some new 'sclusives.

(Work-friendly btw)

Cousin Cole's set
Apocalyptica - Sad But True
Apocalyptica did a record of string covers of Metallica songs that was also the soundtrack for Your Friends & Neighbors -- which was a particularly awkward first date movie for me a couple years ago.

Frank Hebly - De Tuinslangboogie
A fantastically weird record from a couple years ago that I know absolutely nothing about.

Rolling Stones - Can't always get what you want (Soulwax Remix)

Graveleaf - The Crusade
Graveleaf is Mike B & Omar Doom's joint project and "The Crusade" is a hell of a debut!

George Kranz - Bass Drum Ma Bass Drum
I hadn't heard "Cosmic Disco? Cosmic Rock!" yet when I started working on this mix, but Baldelli was definitely an inspiration, especially in this section.

Axel Bauer - Cargo

Vastkustska Ryggdunkarsallskapet - Town Out of Order
An edit of "Stockholm" by Pugh Rogefeldt.

Sly Mongoose - Bad Pulse

Dude n Nem - Feet on Fire
Just the chorus but I had to throw some rap in. Love this song.

Gang - KKK (dub)
I only used the drums but this is a really great song.

Divine Edits - Sermon (Seratonin Edit)
No idea what the story is on this one, but it somehow makes cut up vocals seem totally 80s.

Matthew Dear - Sound and Vision
This version blew me away when I first heard it and I knew I had to figure out how to fit it in here.

Arbeid Adelt - Death Disco (Todd Terje edit)
Back to the dancefloor (somewhat). I'm a huge fan of Terje, and I was super psyched when he used my Bruce Springsteen remix in his mix for Resident Advisor.

Slab! - Mars on Ice

Photonz - Trembler (Discodeine remix)
Discodeine is Pilooski and Benjamin Morando. This track is just beautiful.

Pocketknife's Portion
Glissandro 70 "End West"
I like how open this song is at the beginning with the loose animal sounds and polyrhythmic percussion. I love when that hard drum drops in over the tapestry and the afrobeat horns come in just after. I can't help but think that the title is a play on West End Records given that the album artwork is an interpretation of the famed label's cityscape logo. My loose joints are getting looser!

Yeasayer "Sunrise (Pocketknife's Rise and Shine Remix)" White Label
Promo alert! All of the Pocketknife remixes that appear in my section of the mix will be on an upcoming EP entitled "Canyon Dancing." This remix keeps the structure of the original, but just adds the right elements to get the beardos & hippie-sters prancing around. I'm a big fan of what this band is doing.

Soft Circle "Earthed (Pocketknife's Terra Cotta Remix)" White Label
Hisham Baroocha is that dude. When I heard the bassline of this track it immediately reminded of old Chicago house. I decided to really push those tendencies, but keep the tribal nature of the original. My favourite part is the drum workout in the middle.

Gang Gang Dance "House Jam (xxxchange Remix)"
Gang Gang Dance has got a great set of diverse influences and they add up nicely. It's my kind of "world music." When I saw that xxxchange had remixed them I about fell out of my chair. I love his work with Spank Rock and as usual he turns in another great remix.

Twilight Circus Dub Sound System "Kik"
It took me awhile to figure out how to get a Twilight track into a mix, but at last here it is. I like the dub update that Twilight has produced and you can still hear some of the industrial music influences the dude was involved with before. Gang Gang has riddim influences, so it seemed great to create that little connection between the two. The transition into this song is my favourite one of the mix.

Liars "A Visit From Drum (Pocketknife's großer Kessel Remix)" White Label
These dudes I would sacrifice a lamb or Williamsburg virgin for. They've managed to keep their sound evolving and Drums Not Dead is one of my favourite concept albums. I've wanted to remix a Liars song for a while now and this one had a nice pagan symmetry (with incredibly mic'ed drums!) that allowed for a great reworking.

Jandek "Your Other Man (Secret Frequency Crew Remix)"
My man Adrian aka Michna, hooked me up with his crew's Jandek remix. Adrian normally drops classic electro heat, but here he takes the original and adds the right elements to give the song an additional haunting character. The 7" actually comes with a facsimile of the correspondence they had with Jandek who gave the official thumbs up for the remix.

Gameplayers "Henri Texier" White Label
I stumbled upon these Belgian dudes while looking for other peeps who had remixed Beirut. Their remix of the Henri Texier song, "Le Piroguier," is minimal, but so effective. The metronomic percussion/claps adds to the overall hypnotic quality of the original and I dig the added sound effects as well.

Patti Smith "Ghost Dance (Pocketknife's Arms Out Remix)" White Label
There are a handful of Patti Smith songs that I think are incredible. I don't listen to her music on a regular basis, but she's a pioneer and I respect that. I dug through her catalogue in hopes of finding something with remix potential and this song's ceremonial chants jumped at me. I'd like to think that the Bowery has a lot of ghosts dancing past CBGBs late at night.

Bat For Lashes "Trophy"
Natasha Khan is the girl you wanted to roll with in art school. Her entire concept for the band is great (videos, visual identity, and most importantly the music). When I heard her album, it sounded like something that I would have liked to produce. I love handclaps, marching rhythms, harpsichords and tambourines – it's all there in her world. This werewolf would love to steal her gold coins!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008



Check out Merkley??? if you want something nice to look at while you listen to this:

MC Fresh C - My Brougham