This track starts out innocently enough with a cavernous kickdrum and thick handclaps but even so, from the first beat ZODIAC CARTEL‘s remix of “L.E.S. Artistes” might blast away those with a low tolerance for thunder and boom. What was once a club track is mutated with deep sonic radiation that change the face of SANTIGOLD‘s original even the tweaked sirens are melted.
Two different numbers here courtesy of 21:12 (aka LINUS LOVES). He sent more work from BURNS who has to have some of the highest output of any producer / remixer / dj in 2009.
The first is a track you probably already know – definitive robotdisco in the likes of Burns’ latest single, extended for your long lasting dancing pleasure. (Or something for the jocks (that’s disc-jockees, mofo) to put on while they grab a drink.) The influences of this tune are more rooted in the big hair glam of 80s rock than 70s knee socks and rollerskates but it’ll make the ladies dance all the same.
A few years ago in a chat I had with an iconic local jock, I asked him why he keeps playing the same music over and over. His reply was honest and he stated that he really likes the music from his teenage years. It brings a certain nostalgia and perhaps youthfulness he can’t find anywhere else. Well, the music from my teenage years was submerged in bass and sirens, which likely explains why I’ve had Burns’ remix of WHITE LIES on repeat. Now if only I could find a warehouse party.
Mixes don’t normally appear on these pages simply because there are too many individual tunes and remixes to post. That and everyone and their dog has a mix to flog. Seriously. Here’s one exception, only because PRETTY GIRLS & LASERS have some bootleg of “Heat It Up” by WEE PAPA GIRL RAPPERS that I’ve never heard before. Every day I find myself quoting this tune to describe a spectrum of situations – its relevance goes way beyond anything imaginable.
Mikey and Beans comprise the Las Vegas based AFGHAN RAIDERS. Their latest offerings deliver haunting vocal harmonies over driving basslines and solid synth hooks. Check them out on tour this July if you’re on the west coast.
ALGERONICS have done right with his “Windowlicker” bootleg. The 18-year-old Californian keeps enough of the original for the purists but filters, tweaks and stutters the house-inspired reconstruction, making the the tune a bit more dancefloor friendly.
LOGAN delivers a stylishly ultraviolent video, incorporating characters and artwork from THE DATE FARMERS. It’s a double-cross gone wrong in an isometric barrio, complete with guns and bombs, knives and helicopters, cocaine and mouse-ears.
Music has lost some flavour since the passing of Michael Jackson. Listening to Thriller makes me smile, but everything else just seems so bland. Not comparing the two, but LOUD PARTY sent us this remix of Teenage Blitz by A GIRL AND A GUN. The remix is sugary enough to catch my attention, which says quite a bit. Enjoy it along side LAZRTAG‘s fun rework of Smooth Criminal. I wish I had the spirit to do a more in depth post, I’ll leave that up to other who can do it in better words.
[audio:http://manalogue.com/manalogue/Teenage%20Blitz%20_Loud%20Party%20Remix_.mp3] A Girl and A Gun – Teenage Blitz (Loud Party Remix)
[audio:http://manalogue.com/manalogue/Smooth%20Criminal%20(LAZRtag%20remix).mp3] Michael Jackson – Smooth Criminal (LAZRtag Remix)