Monday, July 28, 2008
Tonights show featuring Hard On, The Thompson Twins, Birthday Party, Trash Yourself, DeadMau5, Syntonics, Dave Gahan et al...
1st hour of show
Depeche Mode – Its No Good (Megamodes ETS Remix)
Taken from the Agent Orange Remix album, nicely reworked
Alien Sex Fiend – Hurricane Fighter Plane
Nik Fiend and his bunch of nutters with this dancefloor classic. Originally released in 1987.
Thompson Twins – The Gap
This is from the Alex Sadkin produced 1984 album Into the Gap. At this point The Thompson Twins were one of the most popular bands in the world. They sold over 20 million albums and now no-one seems to remember them, a real shame as this band was a gem of a band in the 80's,
The Knife – Like a Pen (Thomas Schumacher Remix)
From the album Silent Shout, remixed to a housey stomper by Mr Schumacher.
Hard On – Dance with no legs
Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
T!t - The Bitch, Dick - The Brain, Ass - The Heart, Gingahead - Special Guest
Hard On are children of the 90’s, witnesses of the electronic age and free access to pornography. Sex is salacious!
We, ‘T!T, Dick & Ass’ from Cologne, have finally detached ourselves from any deadlocked music styles to create our own sound influenced by Rap, Techno and Punk. Since half a year Hard On has taken much pleasure in producing songs. We enjoy our shared love for music and beer in the homelike living room, and to perform at our practice room.
The White Stripes vs Disco Trash Music – Seven RAVE Nation Army
A classic remixed and reworked Disco Trash style. Be a part of the Rave Nation (or don't, it's up to you)
The Birthday Party – Say a Spell
Rowland S. Howard penned track from 1983 shortly before this genius band imploded
Mick Harvey – I Don’t Want you on my mind
Nick Cave's multi-instrumentalist right hand man from Birthday Party days and main Bad Seed from his solo album Two of Diamonds
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – I Let Love In
The man himself with Mr Harvey and Bad Sees in tow from the album Let Love In. He keeps reminding us how brilliant he is.
M83 – Kim & Jessie (DaTa Remix)
Shoegazers from Antibes in France. This is from their latest album Saterdays = Youth remixed DaTa style
Trash Yourself & The Toxic Avenger – Song 2 (Trashed)
This has to be the most radical and groundbreaking cover I have heard in years, it completely reinvents and reconstructs the Blur classic (which was allready an amazing song). Almost completely unrecognizable from the original, completely original and awe inspiring
2nd Hour of Show
Chemical Brothers vs Kasabian – Block Rocking Club Foot
One of the coolest mash ups ever, who knew they would work so well together? The Chems get Club Footed. Block Rocking Beats indeed
LCD Soundsystem – Get Innocuous (Soulwax Remix)
Soulwax doing what they do best, taking the Sound Of Silver track and making it even more dancey and catchy, its hard to improve on an original but Soulwax do this effortlesly time and time again
Play Paul – 9am (Disco Trash Music Remix)
This slice of heaven has been thumping out of my car speakers this past week keeping me happy in crappy traffic
Thompson Twins – Doctor Doctor
The Thompson twins again from their 1984 classic album Into The Gap "Doctor Doctor, Can't you see I'm Burning Burning, Oh, Doctor Doctor, Is this love I'm feeling..." Classic
Simian Mobile Disco – Hotdog (Chewy Chocolate Cookies Remix)
From the Attack Decay Sustain Release album give the Chewy Cocolate treatment, HOTDOG
Alien Sex Fiend – Inferno (Oscar Madness Mix by Youth)
This ASF track is remixed into a circa 1995 trance tour de force by The Killing Joke's Youth
Dave Gahan – Kingdom (Digitalism Mix)
From Dave Gahans recent album, our German heroes have done what they do with anything they do, made it into a monster of a dancefloor classic
Syntonics vs Medley – Don’t Stop Pop (Medley on Video Remix)
Electronic duo SYNTONICS is Barbi Castelvi (vocals/production) and Mitchell Anthony Gomes (vocals,production/turntables). From Miami Bass beats and 80's Freestyle hooks, to New Wave synths and Electro-pop sensibilities, their retro-futurist productions capture elements of both past and present soundscapes . Mitchell Anthony Gomes a.k.a. Cryogenetic (Dj Cryo) , producer of many styles of electronic/electro music, began producing in the early 90's and has produced over 20 full length albulms under numerous guises. In 2002 Dj Godfather's Detroit label "Twilight 76" released the e.p. "Complex Cities" bringing Cryo's underground status to a more internatonal level. Barbi Castelvi, a multi-instrumentalist, dj and vocalist has a history in the recording arts also dating back to the early 90's. By singing on internationally released house and techno singles, as well as playing in new wave/rock bands for years, Castelvi finds a way to bridge her unique vocal stylings together with the signature electronic productions of Gomes. With the hopes of originating new sounds, the pair continue to produce well written pop songs in the paradigm of new wave electro/booty
Bjork vs LFO – Hyperballad (The Freak Mashup)
Bjorks classic track from the Post album mashed up with LFO
Muse – Map of the Problematique (Does it Offend You, Yeah? Remix)
Does it Offend You, Yeah? reworking Muse. Normally remixes of Muse are a bit on the dodgy side but this is an exception, tres cool
House of Pain – Jump Around (DeadMau5 Remix)
DeadMau5 staying true to himself and the House of Pain classic, Jump Around, Jump Jump Jump Jump Jump..........
Check out my friend Dardane Bacaj's recent performance of her song Askush in Kosovo
Dardane Bacaj - Askush
She works for the United Nations but Acts and Sings as well, very talented and cool
Check it. Alternative Kosovan Music, yeah