Wednesday, October 08, 2008

I'm back and I brought some friends!

And we're gonna start a party over here >>>>

See you there!

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Sunday, May 13, 2007

Get used to one style and you know I might switch

Micky Slim is blowing up a gale this year, and will continue to do so if he keeps putting out remixes like this. This whitelabel release is sure to make it to a full official release at some point, and if it doesn't, I'll eat my hat.

Taking a party classic and giving it a remix is usually an easy way to get a reaction from the dancefloor, but when it's done THIS well, it's even guaranteed a reaction like no other.

House of Pain - "Jump Around" (Micky Slim Remix) [White]

It starts off for the first 1 min 33 secs by giving you the odd recognisable cue along with the "Jump" shouts, giving you a hint as to what is to come, or what you think is to come. 1:54 and the bassline kicks in and raises the roof. Then after 3 mins, you get the breakdown, and you've gotta give props to Micky Slim for basically letting the original play for a whole minute, until the chorus, which is when it gets interesting. 4:40 mins is when the motherload hits. Now if the dancefloor isn't going mad for it by now, they have no soul. I would have the next minute of of the tune on a loop for a good few minutes and I don't think I'd ever get bored :)

In fact, maybe that leaves it open for a bit of editing...bring the track in at the breakdown, so that they think it's just the original, then just loop the rest of the track for a few minutes once the bassline comes in.

Related Links
Mickey Slim on Myspace

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The Hoff and Good Music sometimes do go together

And I don't mean that perm haired American drunk who is a musical superstar in Germany, but Christian Hoff, the up and coming talented producer from Boston, in the UK.

Of the top of my head, there are six producers this year that have been floating my boat with every release, and Hoff is certainly in that Super Six.

This guy has a sound that is ripping up dance floors, with his remix of Don Diablo's "Blow" almost doing what it threatens to do by blowing your speakers, and turning JAKAZiD's "Cillit Bang" advert chart attempt into a more than passable dancefloor smash is no easy feat, but his Vocal Dub Mix is well worth having in your collection, as I've mentioned before.

And now he's got a couple of samples up on his Myspace page that are certainly worth looking out for when/if they make the record shops. The Prodigy one really gets going after the breakdown, in my opinion, and the Chemical Brothers is banging from start to finish.

Prodigy - "Smack My Bitch Up" (Christian Hoff Remix) [Myspace Rip]

Chemical Brothers - "Block Rockin Beats"(Christian Hoff Remix) [Myspace Rip]

Related Links
Christian Hoff Myspace Page


Sunday, April 29, 2007

Men Are So Damn Sexy

At least I think that's what it translates in to!

The Admirals feat. Seraphina - "Männer! (Scheisse Sexy)" (Major Remix) [Superstar Recordings]

This German band is taking the world by storm with it's electro/house/rock fused efforts. I'm making that up as I'd not actually heard of them before this track earlier in the year. It's good though, I like it :)

As Major is actually a member of the Admirals, this is basically just another interpretation of the original rather than a remix by a 3rd party producer. Actually, I think this IS the original, in terms of it being the charted version. That's if it got a chart release, as I'm just going by the video I found on youtube; presumably it's a bit like when Tom Neville remixed "I See Girls" into a proper chart success. I'm not being very helpful today, am I? Sorry.

The vocals are all in German as you'd expect from a German band, but it doesn't really matter that much. The electro bassline and breakdowns are the key ingredients on what makes this track stick in the head. Seriously, one listen and you'll be "hook"ed..

Related Links
The Admirals official site
The Admirals on Myspace

Superstar Recordings on Myspace

Youtube video of the song
Juno link to buy the tune

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Saturday, April 28, 2007

Feeling High, I'm on Top

Swain and Paris - "Come As One" (Si McEvoy Remix) [Spinout Records]
This release is a total label love-in. Swain and Paris do the original, though I think that in itself was a remake of a slower Kevin Swain original. And then you have this peak hours remix from Si McEvoy, the "Events Manager" for Spinout records, who likes his productions seriously dirty.

It's got a great groove going on, courtesy of the vocal cut-up nonsense underpinned by a simple but more than effective electro bassline, and a funky beat that keeps things bouncing nicely.

Related Links
Kevin Swain on Myspace
Si McEvoy official site
Si McEvoy on Myspace
Spinout records on Myspace
Buy this track

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Thursday, April 26, 2007

just a primarily 1970's fad dance, or a kick ass electro tune?

Hook N Sling & Kid Kenobi - "The Bump" [Cr2 Records]
What a massive tune this is, from the Aussie collaborative efforts of Hook n Sling and Kid Kenobi. No fancy vocal edits, just the odd bursts of female "Ahh" sounds, and a standard drum pattern. It's simplicity is the key to this track's success. That, and the bassline that thumps along very nicely, and maybe those little wobbly synths that keep popping up all over it. In fact, there's not much else I really need to say about it as I can't really do it justice with words.

Related Links
Hook n Sling official Site
Kid Kenobi official site
Kid Kenobi on Myspace
Cr2 Records official site
Cr2 Records on Myspace

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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Mary J Blige never sounded so good

Joshua Harvey, also known as Herve, The Count of Monte Cristal, among others, and one half of ILTT favourites Speaker Junk, so you know know that his output going to be one worth checking out, regardless of which alias he's using this time.

This one is a few months old at least, and I'm not sure where I got it from, but I believe it's since been re-released on the excellent Dubsided label, that Switch has set up. All I know is that the moment I heard it, and not realising it was an Alias, my first thought was "This sounds like Speaker Junk".

It samples Mary J Blige to absolute great effect, but it's the bassline that gives it that recogniseable Speaker Junk bounce.

Voodoo Chilli - "Look What You've Done To Me" [Dubsided]

Related Links
Herve on Myspace
Speaker Junk on Myspace
Speaker Junk official site
Dubsided on Myspace

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Monday, April 23, 2007

Face The Music

The Black Ghosts - "Face" (Philipe de Boyar Remix) [Southern Fried Records]
There's been a lot of talk about London-based The Black Ghosts lately, what with "Face" and "Anyway you choose to give it" both being given top quality remix treatment by the likes of Switch, Boy 8 Bit, Kissy Sell Out, The Whip, Playgroup, and more. But without doubt, two of my favourite remixes so far have been the Fake Blood Remix of A.Y.C.T.G.I, which is proper electroclash with some great beats, and the Philipe de Boyar mix of "Face", which I don't think has got enough praise if Hype Machine is anything to by, what with everyone focussing on the Switch and Kissy Sell-Out Mixes of it, so here's my attempt to redress the balance.

This mix of "Face" by PdB, a Swiss Producer, is along similar lines of a lot of the french house sound, after being heavily influenced by Daft Punk in his early DJ career, so if you're into the likes of Teenage Bad Girl, Justice, et al, then this should fit in nicely into your collection.

But don't just get this, get them all. Every single remix of both Face and AYCTGI are worth owning, so get them all.

Related Links
Philipe De Boyar official site
Philipe De Boyar on Myspace
The Black Ghosts on Myspace
Southern Fried Records official site
Southern Fried Records on Myspace

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