I thought the show went pretty well tonight. Started out quite mellow really, and I’m still not sure what to think of the opening track. The setlist went a little something like this:
01. Guns N’ Roses – November Rain (DJ Kue remix)
**by request** 02. Reel 2 Real – I Like to Move it (Smalltown DJs Moving Makes Me Sick Remix)
03. Black Holes – War Drums
**I couldn’t wait for this relase, not this track in particular mind you, but the re-issue of Sunglasses at Night. The original will always ride near the top – and this remix bounces moody cut up electro into a hypnotic dancefloor playpen** 04. Tiga & Zyntherius – Sunglasses at Night (Popof remix 2)
08. The Presets – Talk Like That (Dave Spoon’s Televised mix) 09. The Fashion – Like Knives (Daniel Dexter remix) 10. Harris Robotis – Beat on the Street (The Bag Raiders Row Harder Re-boot) 11. Larry Tee – I Love You (Bart B More Secured dub)
**I know I played this track a couple weeks ago, but it’s so effing good! Rave piano and thunder makes me all jumpy like a teenager. 12. Barletta & Van Helder Arrest – STAB
Seriously one of the greatest, or most fun at least, PR moves from a label ever.
Have you read The Intergalactic Enquirer yet? How about The Son? The Neu York Thymes? Modular is making headlines everywhere. Check out the up to date news from tomorrow’s yesterday including the revelation that The Presets aren’t gay, the shocking story that Cut Copy are quitting the music biz to grow coffee in Ethiopia and find out why a woman married a shark plus much, much, much, more.
Also, check out the latest video from The Presets!
It’s not a secret that I’ve been waiting for this release since the announcement of the re-issue way back when. I’ve been a fan of Tiga since the first time I heard is stripped down electro version of “Hot in Herre.” His mix on !K7 played over and over and over on various listening devices throughout the years. In short, I’m a fan of this Montrealer and yet I’ve still never seen him play. Boo.
The remixes for the re-issue of “Sunglasses at Night” are all over the place in terms of stylings. ALTER EGO cuts up a super glitzy bass heavy stomper that barely leaves any of the original melody while KONRAD BLACK keeps things minimal with a dubbed techno version. POPOF gets two takes – the first of which delivers a bleepy thunderous pounding ideal for dark rooms big and small. The second keeps more of Corey Hart’s iconic synth line providing a perfect electro hook with the combination of pogo beats. D.I.M. brews ominous dark moods and pours more electro-flavoured stabs over modulated bass. Oh, the original version Tiga and ZYNTHERIUS (the self-declaired God of Synth) is still deluxe. You can pick them all up at BEATPORT.
Just got the latest from the roXor camp in the form of another PATRICK ALAVI remix. Before you start getting all sweaty, the newest AlavireroX is nothing like either the maximalist Nirvana or Justin Timberlake grindfests.
This fine piece of production follows a different path which still takes a number of postmodern twists. Alavi edits SHINICHI OSAWA‘s track “Star Guitar” keeping the grooves locked into the realms of house music somethings. For those who’ve been around for a minute will recognize the title of the track. In fact, this is actually a remix of Osawa’s cover version of THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS‘ second single from their 2002 album Come With Us.
As the final days of summer approach Alavi’s reroX brings lasting warmth. It’s perfect for a sunny Sunday afternoon in a park somewhere full of people dancing, sitting, and smiling. Likewise, this would fit well with any open highway soundtrackembracing any changes that lie ahead.
Some 8-bit stylings from RAMBRANDT. This piece doesn’t sound that bad. The thing though, 8-bit shenanigans are fun and all, but I don’t know why people try so hard to make something sound terrible. Back in the day, when I didn’t acutely focus entirely on dance floor rhythms I liked lo-fi, well some of it anyway. Remember ERIC’S TRIP anyone? I admit then, there are occasions when shitty production can still be quite aesthetic. By definition however, 8-Bit soundz limit the maximal goodness of the auditory sepctrum. If you’re going to make the effort to produce something, why not produce something where all the parts sound good?
Gearing down here in another post, this next one is from the former drummer of THE EPOCHS. Hailing from Brookly, KOTCHY left the band to pursue his own musical insterests and will release his first album, 89, this fall. Bruce Fleetwood is released exclusively as the B side to Kotchy’s forth coming single “She Made It Easy” – a sexy dancefloor number with hints of the dark side of disco.
Using some simple loops and vocal samples Kotchy fuses two American musical icons into a solid, uplifting groove. The track builds off of an infectious bassline; the kind of bassline that doesn’t normally appear on these pages. It’s a natural but electric bassline your uncle may have smoked some reefer to enhance his listening pleasure; the kind of bassline that feels like the soft skin of a loved one’s shoulder during a long embrace; the kind of bassline that sounds like sunshine after a gloomy day.
I don’t know much about this producer other than this is his first attempt at remixing. YONSON was able to take a song from a band that I can’t stand and turn it into a slow moving floor burner. I’m looking forward to hearing more…