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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.

Kudos to Kudu

1 Dec

Although they are one of my all time favourite bands, it has occurred to me that I haven’t yet done a post about Brooklyn based outfit Kudu. This is probably because they haven’t done much in the last couple of years, much to my dismay. obviously they’ve been touring, but sadly nowhere near Australia.

Allow me to introduce them; they are a duo comprised of Sylvia the Ill (vocalist) and Dirty D (drummer; also enjoyed a brief stint drumming for the Mars Volta at some their live shows) and in live performances, Sick Nick (keyboard). KUDU stands for Kids Under Demonic Influence or, if you like, it’s an African Antelope that’s known for it’s speed and it’s large curly horns used as instruments.

It’s very hard to try and categorize KUDU. They’re glam and grit, dark and dirty. They own up to being jazz, pop and dance all in the same bundle, and they’ve been referred to as “tropical goth”, that is, music that brings goth to the beach. They’ve even been compared to Basement Jaxx, so you know they’re good!

They have residency at an American live act club called Nublu which apparently features a lot of whites that try black style music…the club also has a record label through which KUDU released their first album Death of the Party in 2006. Half of the full-length was recorded and mixed in their neighbourhood on a vintage MCI JH-636, a 36 channel console that had been previously used and owned by Eric B. and Rakim, Salt-n-Pepa and Public Enemy to name a few. But the outcome was a masterpiece and closely followed up by a remix album Back For More, featuring tracks that got a work over by Armand Van Helden, Sinden, Tommie Sunshine, Drop the Lime and more.

Here’s some stuff to entice you, also, with Sylvia under the alias of Black Betty, used for her solo career.

Kudu – Let’s Finish (Sinden Remix)**Highly Recommended

Kudu – Boom Boom (DDPresh Remix)**Highly Recommended

Kudu – Suite Life (Carli Remix)

Kudu – Playing House (Kudu Remix)**Highly Recommended

Kudu – King Kong**Highly Recommended

Kudu – Back For More (Hess is More Remix)

Spank Rock ft. Black Betty & Santogold – B-O-O-T-A-Y

Download Back For More: A Remix Collection**Highly Recommended

BONUS

Chromeo – Fancy Footwork (CSS Remix)

Chromeo – Fancy Footwork (Disko Bums Remix)

Festival Season

22 Oct

crowd

It’s getting into summer and we are being hit hard with music festivals! Looking ahead to summer, here are the highlights for this coming festival season;

BDO: probably the biggest music festival in the country, sells out in most states before the second lineup is released, Jan 17-Jan31st. It was a bit tragic that they didn’t end up pulling through with David Bowie, but they did get Muse, Lilly Allen, Groove Armada, Mars Volta, Ladyhawke, Kasabian, Midnight Juggernauts, and one of the best live acts I’ve ever seen, Peaches!

Peaches- Billionaire

Field Day: In Syndey on New years day, even after a huge night out, Fuzzy never fail to give people to get right back up and get their party on again. This year highlights include 2 Many DJs, Fake Blood, Datarock, Proxy, Sinden, Fred Falke, Amanda Blank, Treasure Fingers and Juan Maclean for the first time Australia.

Fake Blood – Fix Your Accent

Future Music Festival: (Feb 27-Mar 8) The lineup was ony recently released, with prodigy returning to our shores to headline, along with  Franz Ferdinand, Booka Shade, Eric Morillo, Sven Vath, Does it Offend You Yeah and Boys Noize on the list so far.

Boys Nozie – Starter

Good Vibrations Festival: Line up announced tomorrow morning!!!

Mid Summer Circus: Held in Adelaide for the first time, Jan 10th, with 2 Many DJs, Fake Blood, Sinden, The Proxy, Treasure Fingers, Harris Robotis, Jack Beats and Riton.

Little Boots – Every Little Earthquake (Treasure Fingers Remix)

Stereosonic:(Nov 28- Dec 6)  Back with a lineup that out does last year, the best to see are Deadmau5, Axwell, John Dahlback, The Crookers, Surkin, Bloody Beetroots, Chicane, Drop The Lime, Alter Ego, Zombie Nation, Grafton Primary, Acid Jacks, Juan Kidd and Kidda (random live act).

Alter Ego – Why Not?! (Artskool Dropout Remix)

Summadayze/Nights: The three part festival begins with Summanights on NYE in Sydney,with Sharam (Deep Dish), Tom Novy, Josh Wink and Don Diablo, whilst the Summadayze tour will include Carl Cox, 2 Many DJs, Sharam, Infected Mushroom, Don Diablo, Roger Sanchez, Streetlife DJs, Klaas and Lowrider.

Don Diablo vs De La Soul – Stand Up For Me

unfortunately Santi won’t be returning to us this year, but this is a bit of festival song as well:

N.E.R.D. feat. Santigold – Soldier

Foamo Taking Off

2 Oct

foamo

London fidget house-dub step extrodinare, Foamo, will finally begin his Australia tour tomorrow night in Sydney and we thoroughly recommend that you don’t miss this guy. Foamo already made waves his last Australian tour over NYE, but he’s back again to rock clubs down under! In celebration, he’s created a mix for Australia that you can download below.

Foamo Mix For Australia

Tracklist:

1. Crookers – Put Your Hands On Me (Solo Remix)

2.  Fake Blood – Fix Your Accent

3. Brodinski & Noob – Peanut Club

4. Matt Cant & Scatterbish – Hornbo (Sticky k Remix)

5. DJ Gregory & Gregor Salto – Con Alegria (Solo More Cowbell Remix)

6. Bassnectar- Yo (Speakerjunk Remix)

7. Diplo & Laidback Luke – Hey! (Foamo Remix)

8. Major Lazer – Pon Di Floor (Faomo Edit)

9. Dub Pistols – I’m In Love (Foamo Remix)

10. Jack Beats – What (Foamo Remix)

11. Buraka Som Sistema feat. Kano – Skank (Foamo Remix)

12. Primary 1 & Riton – Who’s There (L-Vis 1990 Remix)

13. Future Prophecies – Dreadlock (Foamo Remix)

14. Lazy Rich – Funk Jet (Jay Robinson & Superbeatz Remix)

15. Jack Beats – UFO

16. Buraka Som Sistema – Lisboa Luanda

17. Hadouken – MAD (Detboi Remix)

18. Udachi & Jubilee – Smokerrings Edit

19. Count & Sinden – Mega

20. Caged Baby – Forced ( Foamo Remix)

21. Blake – What I Need (Knuckles Remix)

22. Foamo – Wardance (Disco Of War Remix)

23. Digital Manges – Manges (Sharkslayer Remix)

24. Man Like Me – London Town (Foamo Remix)

25. Calvin Harris – Ready For The Weekend (Fake Blood Remix)

26. La Roux – Bulletproof (Foamo Remix)

27. Tune Brothers – Girlfriend (Blaze Tripp Remix)

28. Miike Snow – Black & Blue (Jaymo and Andy George Remix)

29. Mr. Hudson – White Lies (Rusko Remix)

But he didn’t put on his best remix so I’ve got it here for you guys

Mystery Jets – Half In Love With Elizabeth (Foamo Remix)

Shows:

Oct 3rd @ Scattermish, Epsy, Melbourne

Oct 4th @ Sounds Like…, Soho, Sydney

Oct 6th @ RADIO, Sydney

Oct 8th @ George FM Radio, Auckland

Oct 8th @ Ink & Coherent, Auckland

Oct 9th @ Brand Spank’d, Empire, Brisbane

Oct 10 @ Cameo Disco, Garage, Adelaide

Oct 16th @ Ambar, Perth