Do you need some sunshine? I do.

My mate over at PLANET SHHH gave love to THE GOLDEN FILTER last summer and since then, “Solid Gold” has been running through various playlists of mine. You know already know this tune but here it is again.

MP3: The Golden Filter – Solid Gold

Here’s one maybe you haven’t heard yet however. RUSS CHIMES offer his take on “Solid Gold” and takes it to new robotdisco heights. He strips out most of the original sheen and replaces it with a thicker bassline and a faster tempo.

M4A: The Golden Filter – Solid Gold (Russ Chimes remix)

EMPIRE OF THE SUN appears on these pages a few times, as well as on countless blogs throughout the internets. The Golden Filter add their glimmer and shimmer to yet another track that’s been blogged and remixed nearly to death. The sparkly synth is a bit formulaic, but who cares – it’s so good. Except for the s-u-p-e-r l-o-n-g intro this track is perfect.

MP3: Empire of the Sun – We Are The People (The Golden Filter remix)

One more happy tune for you. Here’s TEPR remixing KAP10KURT. This track’s all over the place in terms of style. There’s a bit of calypso, baltimore club, electro, and of course plenty of sunshine.

MP3: Kap10kurt – Mission Complete (Tepr remix)

Incidentally, if you’re in New York tonight you can catch Dominique from THE GLASS, Kap10kurt, and The Golden filter for free. What a steal. Check the deets on the poster below.


Here’s a live mix used for THE SHAKE which was broadcast on July 11, 2008. This mix is a collection of a few favourites…some old some new. I gunged up in a couple places but for the most part it’ll get you moving. You can find the link ON THE MIXES PAGE at the top or follow the link at the bottom of this post




Incidentally, THE SHAKE is a weekly radio show run by DJ LOTEK and yours truly. You can hear it in Winnipeg every Friday night from 8-9 on 92.9 KICK FM  or stream it online.

01. Daft Punk – Harder Better Faster Stronger (Deadmau5 remix)
02. Hot Chip – Ready For The Floor (LA Riots vs. Villains remix)
03. Justice – D.A.N.C.E. (Stuart Price remix)
04. The Martin Brothers – Stoopit (Original mix)
05. Flo Rida ft. T-Pain – Low (Dance Killed N Moved remix)
06. Usher – Yeah (Miscellaneous Chocolate remix)
07. Rihanna – Umbrella (VNDLSM remix)
08. Surkin – Radio Fireworks (Riot In Belgium 2nd edit)
09. Klaxons – Atlantis to Interzone (Digitalism’s Klix Klax R-R-Remix)
10. M.I.A. – URAQT (Luvtek remix)
11. Gameboy/Gamegirl – Sweaty Wet/Dirty Damp (G.L.O.V.E.S. remix)
12. Muscles – Sweaty (Shazam remix)
13. Michael Jackson – P.Y.T. (Marquis remix)
14. Yelle – A Cause Des Garçons (Tepr rmx)
15. The Touch – Le Night Dominator
16. Yo Majesty – Club Action (Hatchmatik Midnight Juggernauts remix)

MP3: THE SHAKE 08/07/11 – a live mix by Manalogue


Here’s another hot one from last summer. I need it after the effing ice storm we had today.

MP3: Cobra Dukes – Leave the Light On (Fredo & Thang remix)




Also keeping me warm at night is this boom boom flight TEPR remix

MP3: Heads We Dance – Love in the Digital Age (Tepr 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 www.kick.fm

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?)