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Best Remixes Ever Part 3

29 May

This is the first and final installment of our favourite remixes, yep, these are the big boys, our absolute favourites amongst favourites. Enjoy.

The Kills – Cheap and Cheerful (Fake Blood Remix) It was the remix that started many but none could come close to Fake Blood’s perfectly constructed remix of Cheap and Cheerful.

Little Boots – Love Kills (Sidechains vs Buffetlibre Remix) Little Boots has been the target of many remixes and most of them are quite decent; this one though, is more than decent. A powerful electro transformation wins this a place amongst the best.

Frankmusik – Three Little Words (Louises Lovers Remix) Couldn’t find a link for this, but it still deserves to be here. Very and catchy and quite cute.

Mystyery Jets – Half In Love With Elizabeth (Foamo Remix) One of his first works, this has one of the meanest basslines drops I’ve heard.

Pixie Lott – Mama Do (Linus Loves Remix) Beware; this song has a tendency to grow on you. A slightly different taste to the usual on JeDanse, more of a house-tech sound but very addictive and great for drunken dancing (and singing along).

DIOYY – Dawn Of The Dead (Station X) The original is great, but Station X give it that extra kick to make it one of your favourites, one of our most listened to.

Loose Canons – La La La (I’m Not Listening) (Arabain Barmitzvah) Another one we couldn’t find a link for but well worth the listen. It’s been one of our favourite electro works for a while.

Sia – Girl You Lost To Cocaine (Stonebridge Vocal Edit) This has got more of a trance sound but it’s amazing. Every build up and verse it built perfectly.

Justice – Pantom II (Boys Noize Unreleased Turbine) One of the most effective constructed remixes we’ve ever heard, it builds up anticipation so well before it drops the bass.

Annie – Anthonio (Designer Drugs Remix) This isn’t one of Designers Drugs usual electro remixes, it’s much more tech driven but it features crafty vocal distortion and a powerful bass beat in the back. Probably their best remix

Fiest – 1,2,3,4 (Van She Technologic Remix) One of the boys’ first remixes and definitely the one made us fall in love with them. Already such a feel good track, Van She make it a club track that puts you in a great mood everytime you listen without fail.

Fever Ray – Seven (Crookers Remix) Their best remix by far, this is so cleverly constructed that the Crookers give this track a whole new life with their techy-electro sound.

Chromeo – Fancy Footwork (Death To The Throne Rerendered) Such an amazing remix, with an intense electro bass backing.

Little Boots – Stuck On Repeat (Fake Blood Remix) We mentioned that Little Boots was the target of many good remixes, and Fake Blood are amazing remixes so it makes sense that our last remix is a combination of the two. This is the song that launched Little Boots; one of the most effective indie-pop songs ever, Fake Blood are careful to do this justice with their electro re-edit.

2009! #10 – #6

29 Dec

We’re finally into the top 10!

10 Royksopp & Robyn – The Girl and the Robot

Swedish vocalist Robyn was one of my favourite new artists of 2008 and Norwegian electronic duo Royksopp are well, one of my favourite bands of always, os this was one of many great collaborations from their Junior release. The Girl and the Robot has Royksopp’s usual electronica club sound with a little bit of techno and smidge of dark undertones to add to it, as well as Robyn’s passionate vocals. The second release of this album, I think it’s the greatest track, working perfectly on a pop, club and quality song level and guaranteed it will grow on you.

Royksopp & Robyn – The Girl and the Robot

9 Miami Horror – Make You Mine

The Melbourne producer, Benjamin Plant, gets his second entry to the countdown with this super addictive and uber funky hit off their Brovado EP. Groovy, mid-tempo and disco-style, this track will have you all over it for pre-drinks, dance floor boogies or while you’re chilling and drinking cocktails. His last release before he went onto creating Sometimes with the band,  this retro style disco masterpiece is littered with pan pipes and congos and all things nice that work so well for it. And just in case the original isn’t funky enough for you, fellow Australian DJ, Cassian (formerly CSK OK) does a nice little remix.

Miami Horror – Make You Mine (Cassian Remix)

Miami Horror – Make You Mine

8 My Gold Mask – Bitches

Leave your bitches at the door“, what a great opening line. Gretta begins the song by employing high patch shrill-like vocals whilst Jack owns the guitar, creating a sound that somehow makes me think of Mexican cowboys. This indie duo from Chicago have a somewhat eerie sound to separate them from the crowd of usuals and it works very well for them, getting them into the spotlight this year. The Hood internet mashup (I know, a mash up) is also a pretty good transformation into an 80s sound disco track.

My Gold Mask vs Roxy Music – Bitches (Hood Internet Remix)

My Gold Mask – Bitches

7 Calvin Harris – I’m Not Alone

The Scottish DJ’s brief stint with trance music was extremely well. Often under fire by “less commercial” DJs, we’re used to Calvin Harris bringing us more of a vocal house-pop sound, so I was extremely impressed when he sprung this progressive, passionate trance anthem on us, and I’m not even a fan of trance. It’s just great to listen to a song that builds so well that everyone knows, because every time you here it at a music festival, there is a certain point where you know that absolutely everyone in the crowd will go off. Harris also uses his own vocals as usual, which is great to see.

Calvin Harris – I’m Not Alone

6 Acid Girls feat. Frankmusik – Wake Up

This track makes you want sing, bounce and groove at the same time. Like most of Frankmusik’s stuff, Wake Up has a little bit of synth, but is more focused on the electronic club side of things, built up by LA duo Acid Girls. And wow, the results is just so catchy and addictive it’s incredible; the more you listen to it, the more you want to listen to it.

Acid Girls feat. Frankmusik – Wake Up

2009! #25-#21

26 Dec

25 Frankmusik – When You’re Around

It’s  no secret that Vincent Frank is a musical genius. Here he covers the Strangler’s hit from Fight Club, “Golden Brown“, and yes I know it’s a cover of an already great song, but Frank gives it extra flair with high paced synth, deep vocals and catchy riffs. Produced by Stuart Price (the man behind Les Rhythmes Digitales) , this is one of the many masterpieces of Frank Vincent’s hit debut album, Complete Me, the whole album being well worth a listen. Don’t forget to check out the Boys Noize remix.

Frankmusik – When You’re Around (Boys Noize Remix)

Frankmusik – When You’re Around

24 Miami Horror – Don’t Be On With Her

Such a deceiving name for a producer from Melbourne, but we love that such a talent is from Australia! Don’t Be On With Her is the first single from his debut EP and it is extremely catchy, saturated with a heavy 80s style synth and upbeat vocals, making it impossible to resist tapping your feet and dancing along to. One amazing thing about this track, is that despite grabbing heavy influence in vocals, synth and guitar from the 80s, it still feels current, a great dance track by today’s standards. I’m so glad they’re finally releasing a full length album, Sometimes, and hopefully you managed catch their tour earlier this year.

Miami Horror – Don’t Be On With Her

23 The Juan Maclean – One Day

Their first single off The Future Will Come, but their second entry in the countdown, One Day is a simple but catchy synth-indie-pop tune that features upbeat synth progression and gentle, sweet vocals. Slightly reminiscent of the 80s synth style, this song also provides for a nostalgic ride into a happier place. Also, at only 4:15, unlike their other much longer tracks, it is impossible to get bored during this one. Don’t miss them at Field Day on New Years day.

The Juan Maclean – One Day

22 Duck Sauce – aNYway

When Armand Van Helden and A-Trak team up, you know you’re in for something special. Both legendary veterans of the New York house scene, these guys have collaborated to create one of the funkiest house hits of our time. This strong element of funk is continued in the video clip featuring a groovy 70s dance act, perfect emulating the sound of the track. The track cleverly takes a sample of the 1979 Final Edition track I Can Do It (Anyway That You Want It), but they have added their New York cool to turn this cheesy disco feveresque song into an irresistably funky dance floor explosion.

Duck Sauce – aNYway

21 Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Heads Will Roll

In terms of popularity, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs clearly have a head start, but this song just so much more…epic than their other songs, making it well deserving of all the popularity it has generated. Beginning with a dark synth intro, the song quickly progresses into a fiery rock anthem, whilst carrying the dark undertone the whole way through, the prefect recipe for a hit mainstream rock track. Dancefloors worldwide have also been littered with remixes of this song, making it possibly the most remixed song of the year, but luckily, most that I’ve heard have been pretty good. I recommend the Ryan Nexus remix.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Heads Will Roll (Ryan Nexus Remix)

Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Heads Will Roll

Soundtrack to The Weekend II

2 Dec

As the Stereosonic weekend continues, make sure you have a good one, and let this soundtrack accompany you on all your pre-drink sessions!

The Subs – Fuck That Shit

Daft Punk – Robot Rock (DJ B Stee Remix)

Le Le – Backstage (Original Mix)**Highly Recommended

Edwin van Cleef – Overtaken (Neo Tokyo Remix)

Cassius – Youth, Speed, Trouble, Cigarettes (Don Diablo Remix)

CSS – Move (Frankmusik Club Bingo Remix)

SohoDolls – Stripper**Highly Recommended (Oldie but a goodie)

Sohodolls – Trash The Rental (Crystal Castles Remix)**Highly Recommended

Duck Sauce – The Motion**Highly Recommended

Pixie Lott – Mama Do (Linus Loves Radio Edit)

Calvin Harris – I’m Not Alone (Tiesto Remix)

To Be Frank!

1 Dec

To his Granny (with whom he lives) he is known as Vincent Frank, but to us he is known as Frankmusik, 80s inspired, synth inspired, style inspired (and inspirer), live act and DJ, Frankmusik! The sharp and striking 23-year-old, born in Thornton Heath, London, released his debut album, Complete Me, earlier this year through Island Records. But music was not always in the card for Vincent, or at least not this style of music.

Vincent was originally into beat-boxing, which did not go down well at his posh upper-class boarding school, although he made it pretty far in some notable British talent competitions. He went on to become a fashion school dropout also, at the London College of Fashion. Whilst we don’t doubt his fashion abilities, we are mighty pleased that he instead chose to focus on his music career, with his debut album reaching the top 10 in UK music charts and his debut tour with Ladyhawke and Ida Maria, two of our favourite women!

As a young lad, Vincent was heavily influenced by 70s and 80s music, like Human League and Billy Ocean. He still loves songs like Billy Ocean’s “Get In My Car”, because whilst they’re corny, everyone knows the lyrics because “they’re such great songs…”none of this boom boom pow crap” (so far officially the worst song of the year and I can’t see anyone else outdoing it!)

Frankmusik & Acid Girls – Wake Up ** Highly Recommended

Frankmusik – 3 Little Words (Outside Inside Boy Remix)

Frankmusik – When You’re Around (Boys Noize Remix) ** Highly Recommended

Frankmusik – 3 Little Words (Louises Lovers Remix) **Highly Recommended

Frankmusik – Better Off As Two (Math Head Remix)

Frankmusik – Better Off As Two

Ella Goulding feat. Frankmusik – Wish I Stayed

The Click Click – Did You Wrong (Frankmusik Remix)**Highly Recommended

Bonus

Human League – Don’t You Want Me

Billy Ocean – Get Out of my Dreams and into my Car

Ladyhawke – Paris Is Burning (Alex Metric Remix)

Ida Maria – Oh My God**Highly Recommended

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