I’ve been rocking the CRYPTONITES remix of COLDPLAY‘s latest single for the past two weeks. The original tune had a tangental arena rock vibe but thankfully the Swiss remixers ramp it up and smash their rework into a monster anthem.
Growing in a small town before the internet was tough. Some mates and I used to rave in the early to mid 90s and for such a long time I was totally naive to the drug culture that was so prevelent. It was all about the music for me; that and dancing for hours in a sweaty mess when my parents thought I was sleeping over somewhere else. WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
These parties were rare though so from time to time we would try to get our groove on at one of the bars – the prairie version of a nightclub. They’re sort of like a low budget rip off of Vegas clubs with a bit of steroid injected western beef-headed-ness. I hated it, but grew to tolerate it with unsafe amounts of alcohol. I don’t know how, but the music never changed.
So when one of my raving counterparts started pounding the Cadilac’s club hits, I knew it was time to leave before I started doing the same. It’s funny though, now I’m wrapped in nostalgia hearing many of them remixed. These tunes make me crave thunderous bassbin towers in dirty warehouses and the youthful energy needed to bounce with every beat until the sun comes out the next morning.
Turn this one up!
BRYCE has a number of tight remixes on his myspace. Check them out.
TRICERATRON say they’re not a real band. They make humourous songs to dance to about dinosaurs. Brontolicious electro to eat up. Dig it.
Influential Australian labe MODULAR have dropped a couple of promos this week. You probably already saw them somewhere else but if you passed over them, shame.
In anticipation of VAN SHE‘s forthcoming full length V , here are two remixes by the band’s dancefloor moniker VAN SHE TECH. The first piece of noodling rockets their own track with some 4-4 sonics and elevates it to throbbing stomper. The debut long player from the Sydney, Australia four-piece is out in August.
There’s a reason for the massive Manalogue absence. Without going into too much detail it involves getting a house ready to sell which required me to take down my turntables and laptop. When my wife initially asked me to do it I agreed because the setup was in our living room and would only appeal to DJs potentially buying the house. There are a tonne of jocks in Winnipeg, but I the chances that one of them wanted to buy our house was pretty slm. It’s funny though, when my wife and I got home last night, one of the Nutty Klub officers came for a viewing. Weird. Anyway, a couple weeks ago when I finally disassembled everything I acted like a child with a full-on sulk-fest as if all my favourite toys were taken away. Well, all my favourite toys were taken away and they’re still covered up in the basement.
So, here’s a quick post…
SAINT PAULI has cranked out a number of remixes lately and here’s their latest. It’s a cutup off of the new B-52s record with grinding basslines and bursting rainbows of glossy synth work. This track is perfect for bringing me out of this brief hybernation.