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Best Ever Remixes Part 2

27 May

^^Sweden’s famous Ice Hotel.

Now for our second edition of JeDanse’s favourite remixes, the electro edition. Turning some of your favourite songs and perhaps not so favourite songs into instant (and sometimes trashy) club hits.

Public Enemy – Bring The Noise (Benny Benassi Re-edit) it won the French electro wizard a Grammy and with good reason. The disgustingly talented Benny Benassi always wows us with his fool proof remix style.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Heads Will Roll (Ryan Nexus Remix) it was A-Trak’s remix that received most of the acclaim out of the many remixes of this track that circulated, however this is the one that we find far more enjoyable to listen to, the clear winner hands down.

The xx – Infinity (Christian TV Bootleg) this remix is amazing. It keeps to the song’s chilled out nature whilst building an underlying anticipation for a electro beat, but is still predominantly an indie-tech hit.

Metronomy – Heartbreaker (Kris Menace Remix) A completely lovable song to begin with, Kris employs his fine tuned remixing skills to give it that something extra and make it a club classic.

Bloc Party – Two More Years ( MSTRKRFT Remix) Before the tragedy that was Fist Of God, MSTRKRFT did some remixes of more indie tracks and did them well. They followed a safe structure, take a good song and make it better. This is one that they did very well.

Lil’ Wayne – One Milli (Nadastrom Remix) Even for those of us who don’t enjoy the occasional corny American R&B dance floor hit whilst horribly drunk (and in a dancing mood), this makes this typical Billboard top 40 track into good quality electro masterpiece, that’s also a lot of fun.

The Ting Tings – Great DJ (Calvin Harris) When they first emerged, The Tings Tings became an instant remix target with DJs flinging around their versions in mass production (and sounding like mass production also), but as usual , the cream rose to the top, and (also as usual) the cream was Calvin Harris.

Of Montreal – Gallery Piece (Mintel Rose Remix) This is one of those remixes that’s just very unique. It’s hard to pick a point of comparison with any other remixes and it’s hard to attribute to it any particular genre. But whatever you want to say about it, it works very effectively.

Guns N Bombs – Riddle Of Steel (Classixx Version) One of our favourite acts to emerge out of the past twelve months, Classixx introduce a powerful and dirty bassline into this track to compliment the already alluring vocals, making the end result quite tantalizing.

Marina and the Diamonds – I Am Not A Robot (The Shoes Remix) We are absolutely obsessed with marina at the moment, and the Shoes give it all they’ve got to turn this into an electro dance anthem without doing any discredit to the song.

The Virgins – Teen Lovers (The Shoes Remix) Okay, so we forgot to mention that we’re also obsessed with the Shoes. Their electro transformations are just addictive…what more is there to say?

Milke – Love Get Out Of My Way (Designer Drugs Remix) Designer Drugs put their electro talent to this track and do what they do best, give a standard pop or indie song an electrifying electro back beat that is impossible to stand still to.

Crystal Castles – Crimewave (LA Riots) This is just a beautifully constructed electro remix of an already awesome indie synth track using every trick in the book.

Shitdisco! – 72 Virgins (Bloody Beetroots Remix) This is the first thing we heard by the Beetroots and what got us so hooked on them. And now, even after their aggressive in-your-face electro sound has become really quite annoying, this remix still stands as one of our favourites.

Kudu – Let’s Finish (Sinden Remix) Kudu tracks, whilst amazing in their original form, always seem to be quite remix friendly, easy to adapt to a new genre through the power of editing. Here, Sinden does it beautifully. Perfect for the dancefloor.

Harlem Shakes – Strictly Game (Kids At The Bar Remix) The remix of this song is practically unrecognizable from the original. The boys from Kids At The Bar give this song a completely different life, at first leading into a indie/dirty electro song, in the chorus it changes it’s tune and become quite uplifting and to great effect.

Snobscrilla – Heartbreak Scorsese (’96 Bulls Remix) Last but not least,the ’96 Bulls give this track a filthy dirty bassline, whilst keeping and emphasizing the synth to give it some awesome club energy.

Wow, that was an intense list, but stay tuned for the next edition; the best of the best.

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2009! #20-#16

27 Dec

Getting closer…

20 Bombay Bicycle Club – Dust on The Ground

This indie four piece from North London have really grabbed our attention with Dust On The Ground. Featuring serene guitar riffs, calmed vocals and the occasional harmony, this song instantly transports you to a more relaxed place. After coming into the scene in 2006 via V Festival, they finally released their debut album, I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose, in July. But before this, at just 15, they toured under the name The Canals. Now they are really starting to establish themselves as a high level indie band, producing quality synth-rock music. Also, listen to Tanlines remix.

Bombay Bicycle Club – Dust On The Ground (Tanlines Remix)

Bombay Bicycle Club – Dust On The Ground

19 Chew Lips – Salt Air

To Begin with, the video clip for this track is really cool, fully embossed in sketch outline with whack scribble drawings popping up all over the place. Bit it’s a great video clip for a great song. Like most tracks released through the Kitsune Label, this song is super charged with disco synth in an ultra cool fashion, which is perfectly complimented by the strong vocals of lead singer Tigs. Formed in 2008, this has been the year that Chew Lips have really started to spread their music around and make an impression, releasing Salt Air and Solo, and watch for Unicorn, to be released in January 2010.

Chew Lips – Salt Air Video Clip

Chew Lips – Salt Air

18 Fischerspooner – Money Can’t Dance

Over a decade old, Fischerspooner are still as good as ever. Money Can’t Dance is a bit slower and less in your face electronic-rock  than classics like Emerge but still has the addictive electro bassline backed up by delicious synth numbers and wavering vocals. Warren Fischer and Casey Spooner put a lot of time into their recordings, several years per album, and it shows through the quality of the recording. This one is no exception, even sampling Astronaut, Major Tom from NOVA at the beginning. An absolutely synthie-discoey-electronica delight.

Fischerspooner – Money Can’t Dance

17 Classixx feat. Jeppe- I’ll Get You

Another Kitsune Label release, the Classixx have managed to evolve from making kick arse remixes to making a kick-arse, catchy as track from scratch. The LA based synth-electro duo teamed up with Dutch vocalist Jeppe to release I’ll Get You, an instant summer anthem with a lot of influence from the 80s and a lot of cool. And did I mention that Jeppe is actually from Junior Senior? Thought he sounded familiar right, and those kind of vocals are used to emitting a summer vibe.

Classixx feat. Jeppe – I’ll Get You

16 Tanlines – Bejan

Just a really tranquil, melodic synth-focused track. Tanlines is an amazing nu-disco act from New York, and on this track they really deliver a cool, calm, relaxing and completely feel-good anthem for the cocktail bar dance floor. It’s not hard to recognise that this one is also a Kitsune release as they seem to pray on these synthie disco hits and know exactly which ones are really worthy. Get ready to instantly be transported to a remote beach in Ibiza as you listen to this one.

Tanlines – Bejan

Soundtrack To The Weekend

26 Nov

And your soundtrack for the weekend…

Frankmusik ft. Acid Girls – Wake Up **Highly Reccommended

Classixx ft. Jeppe – I’ll Get You

Acid Girls – Lightworks (Harvard Bass Remix)

Modeselektor – Cash

Lazy Ants – Choke Me Spank Me

Metric – Sick Muse (Adam Freeland Remix)

The Kills – Cheap and Cheerful (Bloodybeetroots Miami Bass Remix)

The Proxy – Who Are You (Redial Remix)

Fan Death – Cannibal **Highly Reccommended