The new remix from NITE CELLS gets a tonne of play here at Manalogue. It starts off a bit mellow, keeping slight hints from TRUE PSEUDO‘s original, but after the first breakdown, the Hollywood duo layer some of their grindy backbone over top. It creates a palatable dichotomy that’s super subtle and works like a pair of aces.

MP3: True Pseudo – Eletone (Nite Cell’s Let Go remix)


To be clear, this is not an advertisement for Soundcloud, although the tool/site is pretty slick. Since joining a number producers have shared their work and here are a few of my favourites.

NITE CELLS keeps on top of their game with an arsenal of releases. The number of productions coming from these Hollywood boys is incredible. Their latest is another chopped up maximal grinder.

MP3: Nite Cells – Aut Aut

If you’re in L.A. these boys have a number of shows coming up so make sure to check them out if you can.

29 Oct 2008 22:00
Braille Teeth Wednesdays w/ Hot Pink Delorean & True Pseudo! Los Angeles, California
30 Oct 2008 22:00
Halloween Edition – Replica @ Medusa Lounge w/ Neil In The Coffin! Los Angeles, California
5 Nov 2008 22:00
6 Nov 2008 22:00
Replica @ Medusa Lounge Los Angeles, California
12 Nov 2008 22:00
Braille Teeth Wednesdays w/ Public & Special Guests! Los Angeles, California

More maximal sounds coming from a remix by THE NOSE, this time in the form of shiny, robotdisco glam. GRUM is one of my favourite producers of the year and this remix keeps the original vibe alive.

MP3: GRUM – Whoa (Goldsmith’s (aka TheNose) Solid Gold Re-Edit)

This political tune from IAN TILBURYreminds me of a time long ago. Built on a slow delivery and choice vocal sample, the track is a bit jazzy house, a bit dub, and a bit spacey electronica. Check this out if you want to hear what 1995 sounded like.

MP3: Ian Tilbury – Freedom

Next is a super smooth house track from WOWremixed by everyone’s favourite party rockers THE BUMBLEBEEZ.

MP3: WOW – Icy Cold (Bumblebeez remix)

FAT & UGLY describes the heart of the sound,” says the German producer. More maximal grinding synthwork. Check it.

MP3: Fat & Ugly – Smalltalkin

Another German remixer/producer – this redo from POLA-RIOT is built on a BMore break with a hint of grinding synth that’s totally effective.

MP3: Bunny Lake – Into the Future (Pola-Riot remix)

And finally, another maximal tune. Don’t let the title fool you – this original by PEDRO ANGELI is more robot than disco and it’s not nearly as evil as the accompanying image either.

MP3: Pedro Angeli – Hard Disco Attack


Here’s a piece I’ve been sitting on for far too long. Back in June I had some severe hosting issues that basically prevented me from posting. During that time NITE CELLS sent their first original and well – here it is. Better late than never although if this were a project for school it would be an automatic fail. Thankfully I’m done that program and the technical issues have been resolved.

“Try It Feel It” is a grinding monster with a jagged bassline and racing keyboards meant for peak hour excitement. It’s the kind of track you’d expect dancefloor patrons to lose control of their limbs where feet hover above the ground and arms take flight. Hold on this one’s a sonic adventure.

MP3: Nite Cells – Try It Feel It removed by request

Sheffield’s COIN OPERATED BOY took a stab at remixing the track. He slows it down slightly but keeps the sharpness of the original using an arsenal of laser-guided chainsaws and heavy thumpery.

MP3: Nite Cells – Try It Feel It (Coin Operated Boy remix) removed by request

UPDATE: Congratulations to Nite Cells. They’ve been signed to TASTY BYTES RECORDS. Please support them and grab the single from somewhere like beatport.

Nite Cells

It’s difficult to find any commonality between the reconstruction and the original which makes me curious to know how the Hollywood thunder addicts went about creating this remix. Regardless NITE CELLS crunch a pleasant indie tune into a grinding monster so thick and heavy, low-end frequencies ooze from throbbing speakers whenever the track is played.

MP3: The Victorian English Gentleman’s Club – La Mer (Nite Cells Remix)

THE SHAKE Fridays: March 21

Sorry no pretty pictures just yet. I wanted to get this post done more than anything…been a bit quiet round these here parts. This is the playlist from tonight’s radio show. THE SHAKE runs every Friday on 92.9 KICK FM in Winnipeg. You can stream the show at

Jason was visiting family so once again I was the soul beat captain. The journey starts slowly, moving into grime, garage, and hip hop. Loads of French house and some ace remixes. I can’t escape the big wave stompers so in the end, that’s what you’re left with. Straight to the digs then.

01. Lil Mama – Lip Gloss (Ghislain Poirier remix)
Montreal’s king of dub hammers the rnb swinger into a minimal bass monster.

02. OH SNAP! – High Top Fade
Kid n Play throwback fun rap with oh so wobbly basslines. Eat it up.

03. Cadence Weapon – House Music (A1 Bassline remix)
From Edmonton Alberta, the latest Canadian rap rage revved-up in the garage customized by London garage renegades. A1 Bassline are killin it!

04. The Whitest Boy Alive – Golden Cage (Fred Falke remix)
Changed direction here. Beautiful French house remix by one of the French Touch. Played best when welcoming the sunrise.

05. Justice – D.A.N.C.E. (Les Rhythms Digitales remix)
No, not another D.A.N.C.E. remix. It’s been hacked over and over but this is Stuart Price. OMG. I’m callin it too: best remix of 2008. Get ready to ignite!

06. Decalicious – La Faviere 76 (Larsz Chaptier)
Wonkey German techno and filtered house. Crazy good.

07. CSS – Music is My Hot Hot Sex (KILL THE NOISE remix)
Cansei de Ser Sexy at a robotdisco run by the electro mafia.

08. Death From Above 1979 – Sexy Results (MSTRKRFT edition)
This song seems ancient. If yer unfamiliar, scoop this up.

09. Michael Jackson – P.Y.T. (Marquis remix)
Not much left of the original tune in this remix but it’s sweetness makes up for it. As with most things this sugary, it’s best to serve this occasionally.

10. Armand Van Helden – You Don’t Know Me (GRUM remix)
Don’t be put off by the beatless strobed intro. Once this drops it’s all forgiven.

11. DJ Missil – Glitch (Tepr remix)
Simultaneous bomber and laser assult.

12. The Teenagers – No Love (Delorean remix)
French and Spanish indie love affair.

13. The Whip – Trash (South Central remix)
Bass and chainsaw reworking. Plus, it’s Manchester meets Brighton. It’s an older righteousness. Heavy.

14. The Kills – Cheap and Cheerful (Nite Cells bored robot remix)
You’re left with a bit of monster here. It starts slowly but then the bassline gets ground up into long meaty sausages. (Really, did I just write that?)