Sunday, November 19, 2006

Mixtape Ahoy! Part One

It's a two-part mixtape this week, people. Part one today, with part two arriving either tomorrow or Tuesday. It's a good one too, if I do say so myself. N.B.: I ripped this week's mixtape at VBR, as opposed to the usual 192kbps CBR, so the file is bigger than normal. Bigger=better, in this case.

  1. 2020 Soundsystem - Tape (Prins Thomas Disko-Tek Miks) (Lindstrom's best buddy injects some freshness into a tune that's been kicking around for a while now with three new remixes. This is clearly the best, taking a stompy, martial disco route with the source material to create one of his best ever reworks. Loads of cowbell too!)
  2. Michoacan - Sabor (Emerging star, Michoacan conjures up one of the best basslines I've heard all year on this recent Bear Funk 12", decorating it with all manner of shimmering sonics. Closer to the spirit of pure disco than the current trend for all things 'cosmic', but there's definitely something spacey about this one.)
  3. Home Video - Penguin (The Loving Hand Remix) (Some of the best DFA remixes have always had something of a deep house bent to them, so it's no surprise to see Tim Goldsworthy going the whole hog with his latest remix moniker, The Loving Hand. Twinkly, stardust effects cover the track, but there's a definite 'deep' feel to the dubbed-out keys and insidious beat. Nice work, fella.)
  4. Minimal Compact - Nil-Nil (Rub 'N' Tug Remix) (Thomas 'n' Eric get their psych on for this re-rub of an old track by the man now known as DJ Morpheus, Samy Birnbach. Lovely, spagheti western-like guitars abound, with the reverb-heavy drums giving the track a spectral twist. They keep on making them like this, then Rub 'N' Tug will always have a place on my mixtapes.)
  5. Depeche Mode - People Are People (Underground Resistance Remix) (The Mode have put their tracks in the hands of some shit-hot remixers in the past year (Villalobos, Holden, Digitalism etc.), but I don't think anyone saw a hook-up with Mad Mike and crew on the horizon. UR give the classic a dark, techy overhaul that often skirts the boundaries of cheese, if we're being totally honest. Nice to see that famous UR sense of fun in action.)
  6. Martin Buttrich - Full Clip ('Full Clip' is all very Detroit-y and Carl Craig-y, but with nods towards the minimal style so beloved by us Europeans. Buttrich has created a modern techno classic of sheer understatement here. Every home should have one.)
  7. Proxy - Destroy (Forthcoming on Tiga's Turbo imprint, this is seven minutes of rave nastiness. NME are barking up the wrong tree with the likes of Klaxons, Shitdisco and Datarock, this is the real nu-rave. It even goes all 'Charly' towards the end.)
  8. Pizzy Yelliott - Could You Be Loved (Mungolian Jetset 303 Acid Mix) (Indescribably nutty, deranged cover of Bob Marley's classic roots reggae, with seemingly faux-German accented toasting and sprinklings of bowel-bothering 303 courtesy of MJS. Needs to be heard to be believed really.)
  9. Flipper - Ha Ha Ha (A wonderfully, chaotic, cathartic, misanthropic, seething sludgefest that should be in the dictionary under 'nihilism', if only for the line about the couple who "went down to one of those cheap motels and they got all gushy and wet", before Will Shatter pisses himself laughing. Brilliant.)
  10. Malajube - Ton Plat Favori (One of the blogosphere's latest obsessions are these French-Canadians who put their own spin on that well-worn path of indie-rock. What it tells me is that I don't know as much French as I used to. Something about "I am your favourite dish" and "eating my heart", or something like that. I did it at A-level, you know.)
  11. Man Man - Van Helsing Boombox (Bands that I've seen recently always tend to turn up on my mixtapes, so it's no surprise that Man Man make an appearance here, as they were one of the best bands I've seen in a long time. They drop the syphillitic pirate schtick for four minutes here to craft one of the most tender ballads I've heard all year.)
  12. Mark Beer - The Man Man Man (See what I did there? This is taken from the largely excellent new Crippled Dick Hot Wax compilation of obscure British post-punk releases, 7" Up! and it's brilliant. Don't know why this wasn't a hit, to be honest.)

Pop's Yer Uncle Volume Three (Disc One) Zipped and Megauploaded

More soon,



Anonymous said...

"This is taken from the largely excellent new Crippled Dick Hot Wax compilation of obscure British post-punk releases, 7" Up! and it's brilliant. Don't know why this wasn't a hit, to be honest"

hi there! is it possible to upload the '7" Up'-disc?? please?? been looking everywhere for it... thanx in advance. (let me know by e-mail)

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