Thursday, March 22, 2007

Mixtape, sir? II: This time, it's personal!


Time for more of the same. Still not installed Photoshop, so you'll have to make do with my favourite Achewood.


  1. Studio - Out There (The dictionary definition of epic. This lasts fifteen minutes, starting out like a hyperactive dance-pop instrumental before swerving off the road into Lindstrom-esque cosmic disco territory and taking a turn down reggae-lite lane on the way to its blissed-out climax. That the energy levels never drop for the whole duration is a feat that demands you take your hat off to them. Go on! At least tip it, then!)
  2. Kraak & Smaak - No Sun In The Sky (Henrik Schwarz Remix) (The Dutch trio with one of the worst names in dance music history get royally done over by the venerable Mr Schwarz. He takes the track on a deep, acid-y trip that'll make your brain turn itself inside out and cave your chest in. For reals!)
  3. Josh One - Contemplation (King Britt Funke Remix) (Hypnotic old groover that used to be an Electric Chair standard back in the day. You don't hear enough from King Britt these days. Maybe he's trying to get Digable Planets back together?)
  4. Gabriel Ananda - Egge (So Ananda finally gets around to releasing a proper artist album and it's as lush as you'd expect it to be, but with just as much an ear for the dancefloor as some of his remix work. Think Ananda's remix of Marco Bailey's 'Bollocks' and you're on the right track with this tasty little builder.)
  5. Paperclip People - Throw (In honour of LCD Soundsystem's blistering set at the Manchester Academy 1 the other week and also of Carl Craig's services to techno music. We salute you both!)
  6. The Field - The Little Heart Beats So Fast (One of the more driving, danceable tracks from From Here We Go Sublime, 'The Little Heart Beats So Fast' is a thrilling, insistent rush of a tune. Fun, fun stuff.)
  7. David Bowie - Fascination (Didn't see this one coming did you? The reissue of Young Americans gives us a chance to reassess this much-overlooked Bowie mid-period classic for the blue-eyed soul blinder that it is. 'Fascination' is pure sex-funk, dripping in sweat and guaranteed to make you feel more suggestible.)
  8. Chaka Khan - Fate (Tynneterje Edit) (A.K.A. the song that Bangalter ripped for 'Music Sounds Better With You', here stretched and bent into shape for optimum dancefloor efficiency by the man named Todd.)
  9. Justus Kohncke - Elan (Prins Thomas Version) (Those strings! OH MY GOD, THOSE STRINGS!!!)
Yer Mam!'s 10p Mix-Up Volume Three (Disc Two) Ripped, Zipped and Sent Into Space

More over the weekend, chaps and chapettes,


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Anonymous Matt Cox said...

Thank you sir. Loving the supply of free music... yet to listen to any of it though - been a busy boy as of late.

Will get on it soon, though, no doubt.

9:38 pm  

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