Thursday 20 December 2007

Upfront Electro

It's been a while. It's been a bit hard to get back into the swing of things. But hopefully you'll appreciate the songs i'm about to post because I consider most of them to be the best stuff I have heard of late. They aren't the funkiest and freshest tunes, but they're all admirable. I just haven't been that impressed with most of the new stuff on blogs. It all seems to be taking a turn for the worse, which is weird because I used to be so enthusiastic about blog music. It just means utilizing all the music sources available, and not just relying on 'blog music' which is something that I should be/am doing.

I got this Loud Pipes remix sent to me ages ago and i've been obsessed with it ever since and I try to slip it into an early or really late set when I can. It's just a nice song. With some housey sounding vocals/lyrics and an amazing progression.

Purple Crush - Vacation (Loud Pipes Remix)

Seemingly chilled out, but really a moveable track. Not really a fan of Deadmau5, but definitely a fan of Chris Lake.

Deadmau5 - Faxing Berlin (Chris Lake Remix)

I had heard 'Tristesse Joie' (the Rolf Honey remix) before but I didn't know it was a Yelle song. Again, it seems quite airy but without fail, it packs a punch. I feel a bit duped when a song has been around for ages and either I haven't heard it or haven't paid enough attention to it. Anyway, this is one of those songs. Amazing, but I surely didn't pay enough attention to it at first so make sure you don't make the same mistake.

Yelle - Tristesse Joie (Rolf Honey remix)

Fool for Love is beyond doubt, up high on my list of current favorites. It extracts the exceptional lyrics and vocal sounds of Das Pop and combines them with traditional SebastiAn sounds while allowing the vocals to shine through unlike some of the other remixes of this song. I've been a bit scared to play it out but I think it could be amazing if you just played it from start to finish. If you haven't already heard this, I urge you to listen to it.

Das Pop - Fool for Love (SebastiAn Remix)

A track that you may have heard but a track that I don't think has received enough attention. I consider the original more catchy than any of the other remixes. Upfront electro at it's best.

Why Not!? - Alter Ego

I just love the drastic pitch shift from the original of this remix. It makes for an interesting take on an already loved song and sets it out from the other 1000 of Hustler remixes.

Simian Mobile Disco - Hustler (A-Trak Remix)

Destroy Disco are a DJ/Producer outfit from Sydney who has been remixing some major artists lately. They are all great guys and they seem to be doing quite well for themselves. International recognition of Sydney producers is always welcomed, and they have been receiving it. Not only from blogs, but from SebastiAn as well when he played one of their remixes at his Sydney show. Their style is pretty hard but still maintains important elements of the originals. For more of their remixes check their myspace. Cool name too.

Klaxons - Atlantis to Interzone (Destroy Disco Remix)

ZZZ from Melbourne put on an impressive live show with synths, vocals and samples and this Soma Soundsystem remix of Lion is definitely worth crediting. I don't know anything about Soma Soundsystem (apart from that they come fro California), but I am interested in hearing/knowing more about them. Have a listen.

ZZZ - Lion (Soma Soundsystem's Robot Lion Remix)

I never ever though I would get to see Daft Punk, but I will this Saturday. I don't know if I have been this excited ... ever. My outfit will be amazing too. So here is a 'banging' Thomas Bangalter track to celebrate.

Thomas Bangalter - Spinal Scratch

If you haven't seen Party Monster, you must. If you haven't heard the soundtrack to Party Monster, you'll be very impressed. I love all the tracks on the soundtrack but Overdose is obviously a standout. So download it and writhe in it's deeply droned and draggy synth lines.

DJ Tomcraft - Overdose

So it's a given that not everyone likes mash ups. But check this one out. It sends people crazy.

Mr. Disorder - Zombie of the Night (Kernkraft 4000 vs. Corona)

So it was a long one. Let me know what you think. Hopefully we're back on top.

Wednesday 21 November 2007

Another Spirited Comeback

Finally organised some new hosting, so you'll see things popping back up over the next week. So let's just power on and pretend nothing happened.

OK, so basically, Hey Now are kicking the shit out of Sydney weekends. On the DJ side, they dominate parties and turn clubs into mental asylums full of kids going completely insane. On the producing side, their remixes are fresh, summery and oozing with the light hearted yet intense party vibe that their live shows are known for. They've got a couple of new remixes of Lost Valentinos and Grafton Primary - both killer Sydney bands who you should definitely check out - as well as an extended version of their Gaywatch Megamix which was posted here a while ago. Here's the tracklisting. Seriously, if you're in Sydney, come along to their gigs and roll on the floor in pleasure. Also check out their first remix posted here.

Grafton Primary - I Can Cook (Hey Now Remix)

Lost Valentinos - 17 Deaths (Hey Now Remix)

Hey Now - Gaywatch Megamix (Extended)

Also, check out this recent tune from MESH. It's taken me forever to post it.. but I wanted to share it as soon as I heard it. The thing that grabs me is the blanket of distortion that's so close to being unmusical, yet it's not. Although I've been slowly leaning away from the whole Justice crunch-the-shit-out-of-everything trend, this is a bit of a different and really pleasing approach.

MESH - New York City


Monday 22 October 2007


The inevitable has finally happened.. It seems my hosting company deleted everything on the webspace without telling me or giving one word of warning over the last few months. So, everything will be down until either I sort something out with them (unlikely) or I find somewhere else to hang out my files.

If anyone has any suggestions for some good blog hosting (unlimited bandwidth, are understanding and will warn about any copyright issues, cheap!) please let me know. I'm keen to get everything back up and running as quickly as possible.


Monday 15 October 2007

Something Else

Been revisiting The Avalanches a lot in the last few weeks and I think it's no coincidence the last few weeks have been very happy times! In particular I've had the Gimix promo mix from 2000 on permanent repeat in my car, on my ipod, on my pc... Such a smooth melodic blend of singalong pop, classic rock and grooving electronic, with splashes of the album all the way through - the perfect soundtrack to a classy but casual party. Check out the blazing track listing here. Something a bit different to what I usually post, but it's seriously quality stuff!

The Avalanches - Gimix

I picked up a copy of the Road to Recovery Remixes 12" a few days ago and realised the Curses! mix must have slipped by me. It's a really intriguing crazy choppy track and the chaotic party vibe makes it perfect for the climax of a night out. Alongside the D.I.M and Miami Horror remixes (Miami's is sadly not on the record) you've got just about every base covered with this track.

Midnight Juggernauts - Road to Recovery (Curses! Remix)

Bloody Beetroots this weekend, I'm excited!

Monday 8 October 2007


A belated welcome to Trentertainment! Finally I've got someone to pick up the slack.. No doubt his posts are subtly improving your life 4 minutes at a time.

I was considering just copying and pasting all the shit about how busy I've been from one of the last posts, but by the time I'd really thought about it I'd finished writing this sentence, so I suppose it doesn't matter much now. Anyway, been hearing some nice music about the place, starting with Mathematikal's latest edit of DVNO which they kindly sent along. I've been told it's been posted elsewhere, but hopefully most people will agree it's worth doubling up in case anyone missed it. For just an edit, they've really freshened up the track and added heaps of punch for the club. Rock out!

Justice - DVNO (Mathematikal Re-edit)

The Hey Now boys have spent a bit of time in the studio over the past month or so and have come up with a nice remix for Lost Valentinos which I'll post very soon as well as a funky minimegamix. They've got a heap of hot gigs lined up all around Sydney for the next while so if you're in the area go check out their awesome light hearted yet bangin' fun party vibe. Tracklisting for the megamix is here.

Hey Now - Gaywatch Megamix

Delete are a couple of hot young French producers who only came together a month ago and have already come up with some spicy tracks. Quite Justice-esque stuff - sounds like bubble wrap and a synth being attacked with a chainsaw.

Delete - Believe

Delete - Sunk

And just because I've spent a lot of time listening to not-so-current stuff, like inthemix.05 which still reigns as my favourite electro mix album, here's a hot pick from Tiga's disc - a vinyl rip of his Martini Bros remix. Sorry, I didn't bother searching for it..

Martini Bros - Big N Dirty (Tiga Remix)

Happy listening!

Mr. Ice Cream

I'm always pretty excited to see new stuff coming from Australia. What we have going on here is pretty amazing. Miami Horror's latest remix of Soft Tigers' Mr. Ice Cream also excites me. Its allot poppier than his previous remixes and I like that. A really light hearted, fun track that sounds amazing in a club. It's taken all the interesting parts of the original and added Miami Horrors signature synth sounds, and we would expect no less.

Soft Tigers - Mr. Ice Cream (Miami Horror 'Kids Out On the Street')

Saturday 6 October 2007

Stadium Electro

This is one of those songs that belong to my epic 'stadium' play list. I'm guessing the crowd went wild to Erol Alkan playing this track at Oxygen in 2006. Wish I was there. kiD Alexis the best bits of Boys Noize and D.I.M in one. Heaps of minimal sounds made maximal. From what I can gather, Telex is a 70s electronic pop band. They seem kind of cool.

Do Worry (kiD Alex remix) - Telex

I (and the rest of Sydney) saw Digitalism at the Oxford Art Factory last Thursday and yes, they were amazing. Well, they sounded amazing. Their performance was lacking something that the Presets and Soulwax have. I don't really like comparing artists but if you've seen all three acts you'll know what I mean. We all compare anyway. The crowd was pushing it a bit - the vibe didn't live up to the music. Maybe because it was an earlier show. However, their hold of the crowd at Parklife the following Sunday definitely lived up to everyone’s prior expectations. With heaps of stadium electro. So not all is bad.

Digitalism's 2005 remix of A New Cage by Sono, has that slight rock feel which Digitalism handles so well. The distracted vocals are cool. The song is a bit repetitive but I think we've all learned to live with that. If you haven't heard it, check it out.

A New Cage (Digitalism remix) - Sono

So Sunday School are back with another mix - Eat More Disco Biscuits (not stadium electro at all). It's a smooth mix of cool tracks that has been thought out and mixed well - qualities in posted mixes that are sometimes hard to find. The quality of their mix is somewhat similar to their behind-deck performance, which doesn't lack anything. See them at STARFUCKERS. See the tracklist here. You must listen to this one, or at least the hilarious intro.

Eat More Disco Biscuits - Sunday School

Tuesday 2 October 2007

Just Art

I couldn't think of a more appropriate mix for my first post than Bang Gang's Art Killers from 2004. I'm a bit startled by the fact that it's never been posted before. It's an insane mix of rock, electro, hip-hop, pop and crazy samples. But not like the rest. A careful song selection and the exceptional mixing differs it from anything else anyone has ever done. A must listen.

Art Killers - Ajax and Gus Da Hoodrat

So the biggest weekend for the electrolytes of Sydney has just passed. Justice certainly stood out as the favourite at Parklife - definitely a major step up from their Sydney shows earlier this year at Big Day Out and The Metro, where the mixing was average and the songs weren't their own. This time round, the songs were their own and they proved their ability to put on a show, excite the crowd and exhibit their skills.

Another highlight of Parklife was the exceptional live set from Goose - the sound quality and performance excited me so much, even though I expected a lot from their live at Rock Werchter set posted on DD earlier this year.

So here are two tracks. The airy and 'not-so-Justice' collaboration between Justice and Gambit. And the Surkin remix of Low Mode by Goose.

Steamulation - Justice vs Gambit

Low Mode - Goose (Surkin remix)

Monday 3 September 2007

Spring Has Sprung!

Only a quicky today, still busy times. I just noticed the new D.I.M. remix of Road to Recovery has popped up on Beatport, and I reckon it's pretty nice. Unlike the Miami Horror remix, it's a complete change from the original with some nice heavy thumping bass. It's at least worth taking a look at. Can't say I know what the deal is as far as a remix 12" for the tune goes, but I'm certainly keeping my hopes up. Here's the 192 mp3 until then.

Midnight Juggernauts - Road to Recovery (D.I.M. Remix)

And I'll throw in another couple of treats from my GhettoRuckus pals. Exciting things are happening for them at the moment, with Hervé showing interest in their producing (the One Inch remix is a response to a request by him) and the HBFS remix featuring on Kissy Sell Out's current chart up at number 11. I can see how it would appeal to Kissy - it's quite his style. Mmmmm, yum.

Daft Punk - Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger (GhettoRuckus Remix)

Muscles - One Inch Badge Pin (GhettoRuckus Remix)

Don't lose faith - DD will pick up again shortly.

Wednesday 15 August 2007

A Light Snack

Man it's been a busy few weeks. Splendour was fantastic, Dystopia is magnificent, winter ending is wonderful and my first DJ gig on Friday was fucking sensational! Sorry to those who emailed me that I haven't replied to, but I've listened to everything I've been sent, and THANKS! Things don't look like letting up any time soon either, so I'll be hard pressed to find the time to post - but rest assured, the very best shit I hear will still be stockpiled and shared to all. For now, I'll at least post a few things to prove I still love you precious readers.

Simian Mobile Disco... They used to leave me a bit confused with their remix work, but I've revisited a bunch in recent weeks as well as heard a couple in a club atmosphere and once again my mind has changed. In particular, I've done a big 180 on their Presets (does anyone else think this song would be perfect on a pirate ship?) and Muse mixes. I've come to the conclusion that with just about every SMD remix, one rule applies: the louder, the better. Hearing both at my average 'chill at the computer, sip a beer, enjoy some tunes' volume, they struck me as being pretty bland and empty. Then, hearing both at clubs a couple of weekends ago at your average 'eyes, lungs, stomach and heart are mere fractions of a decibel away from melting' volume, they turned me into a complete maniac on the dance floor. Take it from me - crank these at illegally loud levels and you will be rewarded!

Muse - Knights of Cydonia (Simian Mobile Disco Remix)

The Presets - Are You The One? (Simian Mobile Disco Remix)

OK, it's been a while (I think/hope) since I've posted something completely blog-cliche: one of those 'any idiot can post that' kind of tunes.. But I'm quite partial to Justice's mix of 'Lower State' by ZZT aka Tiga & Zombie Nation. Perhaps because it sounds like they just got SebastiAn to do it instead, but just like the SMD mixes it works its ass off in a club! If you don't have it already, quietly download it and pretend you had it weeks ago if anybody asks.

ZZT - Lower State of Consciousness (Justice Remix)

And monthly Starfuckers residents Sunday School have finished up a tasty 45ish minute mix with some really cool selections. Again more material to persuade you to come get loose at Club 77 if you're a Sydneysider, or to make the move to Sydney if you're living anywhere else in the world. Check out the track listing here, and make sure you come along to one of their hot hot gigs.

Sunday School - The Gospel According to Sunday School

More to follow once 7 or 8 perfect tunes magically fall in my lap*

*may not happen according to plan

Friday 3 August 2007

All Aussie Adventures!

Yay! I've got an all Aussie post to flaunt some homegrown talent and brag about how cool our country is. First up, Sydney electro machine Whitenoise is secretly taking over the world with music so crunchy it sounds like a symphony of apples being eaten. Check out his ridiculously good remix of Bag Raiders' 'Fun Punch' which adds some delicious beef to the already fantastic roast vegetables of the original song. What the fuck are these metaphors? I'm hungry.. Anyway, play it in a club and you will be a true hero. Also, enjoy his own banger 'It's What We Do', which will end up on his record coming out on Bang Gang 12 Inches later this year. Exxxxxcellent!

Bag Raiders - Fun Punch (Whitenoise Remix) [removed]

Whitenoise - It's What We Do

Next up, Candy's Apartment regular chums Hey Now have been darling enough to hook me up with their remix of The Paper Scissors' track 'We Don't Walk'. Disco Delicious certified good-times-for-all tune! It's well worth swinging by whenever they hit the decks to see the strangely attractive boys bring down the walls with hot beats.

Paper Scissors - We Don't Walk (Hey Now Remix)

I'll take a step back from the club realm for a moment for something a bit more laid back. Another fine Damn Arms remix has swooped into my inbox, this time by Cut Copy/Riot in Belgium. To me it sounds like a nice blend of Cut Copy and Alan Braxe with those gentle warming synths. While I'm at it, it can't hurt to post another old Juggers' remix of the band, so here's their take on 'The Cormorant' which has the classic super punchy bass drum and driving feel that I really love about their sound. And if that can't hurt, then this won't hurt either: the lovely Presets mix of 'Devil Within' from the Juggernauts' debut EP, 'Secrets of the Universe' which is definitely worth having. A great dark mix which has always made me wish the Presets would do more remix work.

Damn Arms - Test Pattern (Cut Copy/Riot in Belgium Remix)

Damn Arms - The Cormorant (Midnight Juggernauts Remix)

Midnight Juggernauts - Devil Within (The Presets Remix)

Finally - how could I post an Aussie showcase without throwing some GhettoRuckus in? Have a jive to their latest mix installment, 'Battered in Baltimore' with steamy tracks by Herve, Goose, Sinden and other cheeky characters. Track listing is here.

GhettoRuckus DJ's - Battered in Baltimore

Oh, and if you haven't already, make very sure you check out Hookie's mix in the previous post. It's been permanently on in my car for the last week, and doesn't look like losing that privilege any time soon.

And now I'm off to Splendour for the weekend. I can taste your jealousy! Be good, kids.

Tuesday 24 July 2007

Ohh My Head..

Fuck, after that hectic week I feel like I've been hit by a car. And I would know. Anyway, I'll kick things off with a repost of one of my favourite tunes at the moment at a listenable bitrate plus another nice new mix: the Oizo and Kissy remixes of Calvin Harris' 'Merrymaking At My Place'. It may take me months to get over the awesome grooviness, especially if a 12" release is around the corner that i can jive to in my room. The Kissy remix is more vanilla than I expected, but a more club-friendly tempo than the Oizo mix and it's still an ace song. Drug taking! Drug taking!

Calvin Harris - Merrymaking At My Place (Mr. Oizo Remix)

Calvin Harris - Merrymaking At My Place (Kissy Sell Out Remix)

I was lucky enough to get my hands on the gritty new Passions remix of 'Home Wrecker' by Melbourne indie kids Damn Arms, hopefully with some more goodies to follow. They're supporting the Klaxons while they're over here as well as the Midnight Juggernauts on their Dystopia tour in August, which you really can't afford to miss if you live in Aus.

Damn Arms - Home Wrecker (Passions Remix)

Been getting some great music in the mail, so I guess I'd better post some. My two faves this week have been from Janedge and MESH, from France and America respectively. 'You Sampled That' by Janedge is a powerful driving dirty electro piece, and 'I Want To Start' by MESH is a trippy up-and-down boomer. Both should be played very loud and danced to overly enthusiastically.

Janedge - You Sampled That

MESH - I Want To Start

And finally, a short and sweet mix by Hookie - Starfuckers resident DJ/celebrity/mover and shaker - should motivate you to come visit Sydney's best club night hosted at Club 77. Get the track listing here. Seriously, if you want great music which you clearly do if you're reading this blog *chortle* then fucking go there and don't look back. Unless you value your sundays..

Hookie - LESS HANDS, MORE RAVE!!! Chapter 1


Friday 13 July 2007

Hoodies Ahoy!

Going to the snow for a week on sunday, I'm terrified about leaving the blogosphere behind for so long! But I'm sure if I add in some lame phrases like "here's a real winter warmer tune to keep you toasty on those chilly nights" I'm sure I won't be missed.

But seriously, I've had this Kissy Sell Out set on repeat for a few weeks to keep my fingers and toes sizzling (ok, I won't start) which shows off some pretty amazing DJ skills and fantastic song selection. Still haven't found a complete tracklisting for it, and I think anyone who attempts to do one is pretty brave since there are a few points where the mash ups get a bit ridiculous. Somehow Kissy manages to pull almost all of them off with little to no cheese, with some surprisingly good little gems like Hollaback Girl vs Phantom. It's a blazer!

Kissy Sell Out - Live @ Kollektiva Nights 14/03/07

Good friends GhettoRuckus DJ's have popped out a new edit of 'NYC Beat' to add to the collection, and again prove it's a great song to mix up. The title gives the Bag Raiders a run for their money too. Sydney kids beware: it won't be too long before they've taken over the back room in your favourite club.

Armand Van Helden - NYC Beat (GhettoRuckus Gets Lost in LA and Meets 3 Sexy Hookers Who Like KFC Edit)

This is nothing particularly new, but since picking up a 12" copy I've been playing it a lot, and there's a chance it may have slipped by some people. Bag Raiders just keep getting better and better and if the Fun Punch EP ever comes out it should shoot them further into stardom. Muscles is getting some pretty hot gigs too - I'll be seeing him at Splendour in the Grass and Parklife, which are both going to be amazing festivals.

Muscles - One Inch Badge Pin (Bag Raiders Remix)

See you in a week(ish), be good!

Monday 9 July 2007

Too Slow..

Well bummer, got beaten to the punch by BigStereo, Kidz by Colette and Discobelle, but Plus Move rock my socks so I'll post a couple of the tunes they sent anyway. Actually, I was too slow on a lot of things this week, so if you're not happy that these songies aren't the freshest of the fresh.. I don't care, because I had a massive weekend instead. So worth it.

Mendetz - The Boola (Plus Move Remix)

NSM PSP - Clap Your Brains Off! (Plus Move Remix)

Some more great Bloody Beetroots remixes have been popping up, and my excitement level for their Austrlian tour has multi-multiplied. Here are two massive mixes of tracks by Captain Phoenix and Les Petits Pilous. Ohhhhh the electro crunch!

Les Petits Pilous - Jolie Fille (The Bloody Beetroots Remix)

Captain Phoenix - Pistols and Hearts (The Bloody Beetroots Remix)

Feeling very lazy today, writing shit is a bit of a drag. This song is pretty groovy, just take my word for it. Cicada pulls out nice work on Sydneysiders Pomomofo, yum yum.

Pomomofo - Back At The Club (Cicada Remix)

Finally, make sure you check out this fortnight's ArePeopleReal podcast with special guests Crookers! How I love those Italian sexbags. The show was due on the 5th, so should be up today/tomorrow with any luck.

iTunes Link to APR Podcast


Thursday 5 July 2007

Lucy In The Sky With Disco

Hopefully all of you are aware of the Bang Gang's upcoming mix album 'Light Sound Dance', which is just days away from its release on Modular, and you are all as excited as I am about it. No tracklisting yet, but music by Switch, Justice, Crystal Castles, DJ Funk, SMD, Midnight Juggernauts, Thomas Bangalter and SebastiAn to name a select few surely gets the juices flowing. If you haven't already sampled their MiniMegaMix, it's strong confirmation that this is going to be a massive CD which certainly no blog reader can live without. Enjoy their many wonderful mixes on Bang Gang Podcast. Can't wait for Saturday!

Bang Gang DJ's - Light Sound Dance MiniMegaMix

And speaking of SebastiAn - you may have heard Blaze Tee's remix of 'D.A.N.C.E.' drifting about the blogosphere, and the very same kind young man has put together a ReRub of Seb's 'UFO' remix (ripped from his Pig Radio set) that is 100% standalone and playable! Oh joyous day! As he's well known and loved for, SebastiAn has ripped the song apart and stitched it up into a huuuge club bomb. Until some kind of official release, this will certainly tide you over. Thanks Blaze!

Sneaky Sound System - UFO (SebastiAn vs. Blaze Tee ReRub)

I really can't seem to find anything else super spicy fresh that's blog worthy, so here's a tune that's been left in the cellar to age for a while... A nice mix of a top Acid Jacks song. It's bit more fucked up than most MSTRKRFT mixes, and there's nothing wrong with that.

Acid Jacks - Awake Since 78 (MSTRKRFT Remix)

Thanks to all those who've sent their music, and sorry if I haven't replied - I've been busy busy. Keep it coming!

Friday 29 June 2007

Plenty To See Here!

Got some great tunes to share today! First up, Pirate Robot Midget - 3 talented musicians/producers from Italy, The Netherlands and France - were kind enough to send along some goodies, including their remix of 'B-Attack' by Jumi which was love at first sight. Expect more great in-your-face dirty dance tunes on their debut album due in a few months time.

Jumi - B-Attack (Pirate Robot Midget Remix)

Mathematikal - BLKMGK (Pirate Robot Midget Remix)

Now perhaps I've just finally snapped, but after years of feeling nothing but disappointment and hatred for Daft Punk's extremely... similar remix of 'Take Me Out', I've done a complete 180 and quite often see it jumping onto my record player. Something about the way that funky syncopated strutting guitar seems to stick out and drive the song a bit more and the (deafeningly obvious yet somehow subtle?) build from that trademark Daft Punk 'noise' just draws me in. Is the nuthouse the next step for me? Either way, I've always felt passionate about the song, whether negatively or positively, so at very least it should evoke some kind of emotion for you. Bashings welcome.

Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out (Daft Punk Remix)

The long awaited EP from The Toxic Avenger looks like it should be coming out shortly, which is very exciting news. His sour apple flavoured crunchy electro synths are a treat on the dance floor, and the new tunes definitely still fit that vibe. He'll hit Australian shores in September for two Sydney shows which should be insane! Have a listen to the new tracks on his MySpace, but he has sent a special little present - some sexy remixes and another new track I've not seen elsewhere. Thanks Toxie!

The Toxic Avenger - Stage Diving

Dragonette - Take It Like A Man (The Toxic Avenger Remix)

And finally, The Freelance Hellraiser from the UK has been pumping out some very hot music, and sent by some to sample which I'm sure you'll enjoy. I'm a total sucker for cut up vocals, so his remix of 'Vista Countdown' gets an instant thumbs up, whilst 'Can't Hide' is an electro funk jam that makes for a great soundtrack to a mean strut down the main street in the city, hair brushed back doing a Fonzie style point at the impressed-looking foxes.

Dolby Anol - Vista Countdown (The Freelance Hellraiser Remix)

The Freelance Hellraiser - Can't Hide (feat. Jan Hammer)

Have a great weekend!

Nothing To See Here...

This post is just to have all my old tunes listed on the Hype Machine - yes, it's a weak move to get some more traffic. But who can blame me for wanting to spread the love far and wide? Perpahs you can, but I don't want to hear it. Who knows, maybe you'll spot something you've been looking for? Anyway, instead of writing anything about these tracks, I'll just link to their original posts.
Note: I've removed the direct links from this post, so you'll have to wade through words about the artists if you want to grab their songs in their original posts. That's only fair, right?

Chromeo - Fancy Footwork (D.I.M Remix) [post]
Neon Plastix - On Fire [post]
Neon Plastix - Dream [post]
Speaker Junk - Foxxy (Switch Remix) [post]
Freeform Five - No More Conversations (Switch Remix) [post]
Bugge Wesseltoft - Oh Ye [post]
Bugge Wesseltoft - Live in Amiens [post]
The Black Ghosts - Face [post]
The Black Ghosts - Any Way You Choose To Give It (Fake Blood Remix) [post]
!!! (Chk Chk Chk) - Yadnus [post]
!!! (Chk Chk Chk) - Sweet Life [post]
Goose - Bring It On [post]
Goose - 3T4 [post]
The Presets - Cookie [post]
Bag Raiders - EP Medley [post]
The Teenagers - Homecoming (Guns'N'Bombs Remix) [post]
Punks Jump Up - Dance To Our Disco (Baseball Furies Remix) [post]
Digitalism - Magnets [post]
Justice - D.A.N.C.E. (Plus Move Pirate Remix) [post]
Kavinsky - Wayfarer (Plus Move Remix) [post]
MBG & SDS - New Jack (Steve Angello Remix) [post]
SebastiAn - Walkman (Insane Edit) [post]
Mika - Love Today (Switch Remix) [post]
Shesus - Debbie's Shoes (SebastiAn Remix) [post]
SebastiAn - Head/Off (Faex Rework) [post]
Daft Punk - Burnin' (Ian Pooley Cut Up Mix) [post]
Justice feat. Uffie - The Party [post]
Dragonette - I Get Around (Midnight Juggernauts Remix) [post]
Midnight Juggernauts - Road To Recovery (Miami Horror Remix) [post]
The Presets - Down Down Down (Midnight Juggernauts Remix) [post]
Sexual Earthquake In Kobe - Dance Music (The Toxic Avenger Remix) [post]
The Toxic Avenger - Superheroes [post]
Justice - Stress [post]
Simian Mobile Disco - Love [post]
Simian Mobile Disco - Wooden [post]
The Rapture - WAYUH (Simian Mobile Disco Remix) [post]
DJ Mehdi - Signature (ZZZ Remix) [post]
Klaxons - Gravity's Rainbow (Kavinsky Remix) [post]
Klaxons - Gravity's Rainbow (Guns'N'Bombs Freakout Remix) [post]
The Chemical Brothers - Do It Again (feat. Ali Love) [post]
The Chemical Brothers - The Salmon Dance (feat. Fatlip) [post]
Fields - If You Fail We All Fail (SebastiAn Remix) [post]
Mika - Love Today (Spoon Remix) [post]
Justice - Waters of Nazareth (The Underwater Adventures of Ghettoruckus Rerub) [post]
Armand Van Helden - I Want Your Soul (Fake Blood Remix) [post]
Cassius - Rock No. 1 (K I M Remix) [post]
SOx - Can I Speak To (Plus Move Remix) [post]
Ghettoruckus DJ's - Alphabet [post]
Headland - Dogging Sisters (Blamma! Blamma! Remix) [post]
Death From Above 1979 - Blood On Our Hands (Justice Remix) [post]
New Young Pony Club - Ice Cream (Herve Goes Bananas Remix) [post]
Goose - Bring It On (MSTRKRFT JFK Remix) [post]
Goose - Bring It On (Acid Jacks Remix) [post]
Midnight Juggernauts - Into The Galaxy [post]
Benjamin Theves - Texas (SebastiAn Remix) [post]
Mark Ronson feat. Lily Allen - Oh My God (Chris Lake Remix) [post]

Hate mail is welcome. Damn haters..

Monday 25 June 2007

The Best Of What You May Have Missed

A trip down short term memory lane here as I repost some tracks from way back when (a month or two?) in case they were missed. On display we have an addictive mash-up of Madonna's 'Hung Up' and The Presets' 'Down Down Down' that was released on a limited Modular 3"CD free with t-shirts; another cool mash by The Avalanches of Digitalism and Wham!; a sensational Blamma! Blamma! remix of Maximo Park featuring some violent vocal editing; sterling reworking of a Daft Punk classic by Casino Inc.; and the filthy Justice remix of their own 'Waters of Nazareth'.

The Presets/Madonna - Hung Down

The Avalanches - Ray of Zdarlight

Maximo Park - Our Velocity (Blamma! Blamma! Terminal Velocity Remix)

Daft Punk - Da Funk (Casino Inc. Amazing Disco Remix)

Justice - Waters of Nazareth (Justice Remix)

Boy that certainly was a poorly formatted paragraph.. but after all the apologies in the last post you're not getting shit from me. Now while we're on the topic of not-so-new stuff, how about a mega classic Switch mix that's still swirling around my iTunes regularly. Why oh why won't this come out on vinyl already?

Jacknife Lee - Making Me Money (Switch Remix)

"Something new" I hear you cry? Well, Does It Offend You, Yeah? have done a lovely remix for Muse, which is a refreshing change since I've not been that impressed with most of the attempts made on their songs. Although there's a bit of vocal wankery, the pumping mid-section makes up for it.

Muse - Map Of The Proplematique (Does It Offend You, Yeah? Remix)

And finally, if you're a Sydneysider, Ghettoruckus DJ's will be tearing up Ruby Rabbit on Friday night so make sure you come along and support! Here's a short teaser to wet your whistle.

Ghettoruckus DJ's - Minimix (Demo)

Party on, dudes!

Saturday 23 June 2007

Daft Bonanza!

Sorry guys, rather than reupload this stack of files every time a hosting company decides they don't like me, i'll just link you to Kiyoshi's more comprehensive collection of DP live sets. I know when i'm beat :p

Check it out here

The following text is now a lovely waste of space:

And now, for your listening pleasure, I present (almost) every Daft Punk live/radio set I could find between 1996 and 2002. It includes two appearances on Radio 1, an early live set from March '96 (which is very poor quality I'm sorry, but it's a great insight into pre-Homework DP) and a fantastic set with DJ Sneak in Ibiza, 2000. I'll take this time to apologise if any of the info or dates of the sets are incorrect, as it was quite tough to get a hold of any details, so please feel free to correct me on anything. Also, I didn't add in the Alive 1997 album or Live @ The Rex Club '97, since they're both relatively easy to find. In fact, if you don't already own a copy of Alive 1997, then get it here before your life gets any lonelier! Here they are in chronological order:

Daft Punk - Live @ Even Further, 1996
Daft Punk - Radio 1 Essential Mix, 1997 - Part 1
Daft Punk - Radio 1 Essential Mix, 1997 - Part 2
Daft Punk - Fun Radio, 1997
Daft Punk - Live @ Twilo, 1998
Daft Punk - Live @ Cameo Theatre Miami, 1999
Daft Punk - Radio 1 Essential Selection, NYE 1999
Daft Punk & DJ Sneak - Live @ El Divinio Ibiza, 2000
Daft Punk - Live @ Radio Siglo 21, 2002

Phew! Nearly 9 hours of Frenchy goodness. Go get 'em, tiger!

And... sorry sorry sorry sorry sorry and a million sorries for posting a MySpace rip, but I find this song ridiculously irresistable and MUST share it, whatever the quality! Just surfacing in the last couple of days is Mr. Oizo's remix of 'Merrymaking At My House' by Calvin Harris and as far as I'm concerned it is the shit! It's certainly one of Oizo's grooviest works. See for yourself!

Calvin Harris - Merrymaking At My Place (Mr. Oizo Remix) [MySpace Rip]

Again... sorry for the rip :\

Thursday 21 June 2007

Don't Be Alarmed

Just checking out some new hosting, and seeing if the Hype Machine is happy to talk to it. Besides, it's a great track, so I'm not wasting anybody's time :)

Para One - Club Hoppin (Small Saul Re-Edit)

Oh, and shit, this tune makes me want to dance!! It's a bit cheesy, but I feel the proper application of cheese can be tres cool - great work by Chris Lake.

Mark Ronson feat. Lily Allen - Oh My God (Chris Lake Remix)

Keep your e-eyes peeled for a Daft Punk live set frenzy, covering 1996 to 2002, which should be happening some time in the next few days once I get everything uploaded.

Wednesday 20 June 2007

Sexy After All

I don't mean to be a thief, but how could I not post this? Daft Punk's Bercy set has arrived on the internet, which is big big news. All you need is a 10,000 Watt PA system, a light show so bright it blinds people in neighbouring countries, a couple of well dressed illuminated robots, thousands of gawking kids and a million tonnes of crazy hyped up atmosphere and you may be able to put together a semi-accurate representation of the show. Or just take some acid or something.. Either way, this comes courtesy of blog friends Kidz By Colette who you must bookmark - thank you!

Daft Punk - Alive 2007, Bercy

Give it 6 months and us Aussies will have tasted the fruit.

Monday 11 June 2007

Loosey Goosey

This just in! Two Goose remixes so fresh your head just might pop. From the latest release single 'Bring It On' (which you can pick up here) here are the MSTRKRFT and Acid Jacks' remixes. Both don't do anything overly major to change the original track, but they do a great job of adding a different flavour to the mix. JFK's mix features some syncopated disco drums giving the song a nice upbeat fun feel that begs for some fancy footwork on the d-floor. The Acid Jacks mix is a bit darker and dirtier, with some nice cut up vocals and synths with added booming bass. Also check out the Boris Dluglosh and Teenage Badgirl remixes of this track. Good stuff!

Goose - Bring It On (MSTRKRFT JFK Remix) [alt link]

Goose - Bring It On (Acid Jacks Remix) [alt link]

Counting the days until their appearance at Parklife.

Post-Mega-Weekend Mega-Post!

Sorry for taking so long to post, it's been a very busy week and mammoth weekend, including seeing Groove Terminator (GT) bust out some bangers. I've got some super fresh tracks though so the wait should be worth it :)

Firstly, a new remix by those 'i could have sworn they were french' americans, Plus Move. It's for a French group, SOx, and has a great bitey electro surging bass line and dancing synths. Well suited to clubs!

SOx - Can I Speak To (Plus Move Remix) [alt link]

Next, Woodie from Sydney buddies the Ghettoruckus DJ's was kind enough to send along their latest work, an original track 'Alphabet'. Crunchy filthy distortion blanketing everything sounds so refreshing to my munt-ruined ears. Also, sampling from 'Sandwiches', a past favourite of mine, and some Waters' beats in there are very smile worthy. While you're at it, head over to their blog and check out the 'Tortured In Vietnam' mix. Hotty hot hot!

Ghettoruckus DJ's - Alphabet [alt link]

Now just quickly, the Justice BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix is out!@&$%@ Wowsers. Millions of thanks to discobelle for this one! You can see the tracklisting there. FUUUUUUUUCK GET IT NOW

Justice - BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix

How about a bit more Blamma! Blamma! to fire up the discooo? This mix of Headland's 'Dogging Sisters' is an intense affair of ascending synth lines and tight muffled drums. Fun fun stuff!

Headland - Dogging Sisters (Blamma! Blamma! Remix) [alt link]

Now, it also occurred to me that maybe not many people had heard Justice's remix of 'Blood On Our Hands' by one of my favourite bands, the late Death From Above 1979. This would be a crying shame indeed, so I thought I should up this classic mix for you people. Everyone loves that old signature Justice bassline!

Death From Above 1979 - Blood On Our Hands (Justice Remix) [alt link]

Even though it's been posted everywhere, I can't help but share the Herve Goes Bananas remix of NYPC's 'Ice Cream', which has that Crookers/Switch kind of roller-coaster-ride deep bass groove going on that I'm so incredibly attracted to. It's the most irresistably groovy thing! Tell me you agree. By the way, Herve is from Speaker Junk who are also well worth listening to. A Switch mix of their track Foxxy Lady is here on DD.

New Young Pony Club - Ice Cream (Herve Goes Bananas Remix) [alt link]

In other news: mark my words, Daft Punk will be coming to Australia in December. I've been saying it since December last year and still say it, and now it's publicly on display to either humiliate me or confirm my legendary status :) haha

Also, there are a bunch of seriously killer tracks on their way to keep checking up for the massive choonz.

Friday 1 June 2007

Vegetables Aren't That Bad, Dude..

Enjoy the best tunes i've found in the last week. They're dripping with sexy!

First up, a killer new reworking of 'Waters' by the Ghettoruckus DJ's, who I'll need to look out for on the Sydney scene. It's always nice to hear a fresh approach on a classic song. Plus, sneaky Oizo samples always make me smile.

Justice - Waters of Nazareth (The Underwater Adventures of Ghettoruckus ReRub) [alt link]

DJ Drastik has put together a stunning 45-minute MSTRKRFT Mini Mix, featuring 15 tracks of MSTRKRFT remixes and original tunes. Nothing particularly new, but who doesn't love their sounds? The mix comes courtesy of Discobelle - thanks!

DJ Drastik - MSTRKRFT Mini Mix

Now, some new Fake Blood stuff which I don't even need to hear to know i love it. But hearing it anyway confirmed this. Since hearing their remix of Black Ghosts' tune 'Any Way You Choose To Give It' (hiding somewhere on this blog) they won my heart with his super cool vocal editing and dirty bouncy bass lines. Here's his take on the Armand Van Helden track 'I Want Your Soul'. Oh that vocal is irresistable.

Armand Van Helden - I Want Your Soul (Fake Blood Remix) [alt link]

And I think I mentioned this a few weeks ago but never put the track up.. So here is K I M's lovely mix of Cassius' 'Rock No. 1' which picks the pace up a bit.

Cassius - Rock No. 1 (K I M Remix) [alt link]

Monday 28 May 2007

Good Love Today!

Hello gang. I'm capped until friday so probably nothing til then, with the exception of the Road To Recovery mix that's keeping me up at night, if it appears.

Another fun remix of Mika's 'Love Today', by Spoon, is high on my charts. It's easy to listen to, fairly simple, and something about those vocals just makes me feel great. It's like the Scissor Sisters, without the annoying-factor. Lovely!

Mika - Love Today (Spoon Remix) [alt link]

Now instead of uploading anything else, I command everyone to check out some of the fortnightly ArePeopleReal podcasts/radio shows, put together by the Broken Hooker Deejays, featuring a special guest each week. So far the guest artists have been sensational picks - Duke Dumont, ZZZ, Ajax, Plus Move, Kissy Sell Out, Yusek... Awesome!

ArePeopleReal MySpace
Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes

Tuesday 22 May 2007


Nothing has blown me away in the last week, and i'm still desperately waiting for the SebastiAn remix of 'Road To Recovery' to surface, so perhaps it's time for some obligitary tunes - for a start, the new Chemical Brothers material from the upcoming album We Are The Night is great. 'Do It Again' and the rather cheeky 'Salmon Dance' are my two faves for the moment, both featuring guest appearances. 'All Rights Reserved', the track featuring Klaxons, was not as impressive as I had hoped, or maybe that's just because it isn't the song I expected when putting the two artists together in my head. Anyways.. it's all good stuff.

The Chemical Brothers - Do It Again (feat. Ali Love) [alt link]
The Chemical Brothers - The Salmon Dance (feat. Fatlip) [alt link]

In anticipation of the Juggernauts release, here's one of SebastiAn's latest works, this time done for Fields.

Fields - If You Fail We All Fail (SebastiAn Remix) [alt link]

Look out for a non-ripped version of the MSTRKRFT remix of D.A.N.C.E. floating about too, which Virgin France appear to be trying hard to keep under wraps. It's on their MySpace anyway.. Tomorrow I'll post something from The Bravery's new album, assuming there's something worth sharing.

Wednesday 16 May 2007


There's no denying that Melbourne's ZZZ has very quickly achieved quite a bit of e-ttention, and for good reason. I love his 'Signature' remix especially, and I'm looking forward to an official release of his work on Beats For Beginners' track 'Laser Beams' which you can listen to on his MySpace. ZZZ is one to look out for in the coming months, and keep an eye on his side project Onira too.

DJ Mehdi - Signature (ZZZ Remix) [alt link]

And what would a blog be without some Klaxons? I felt sure I had posted Kavinsky's remix of Gravity's Rainbow (a close call for the "way too many remixes" award, against it's rival D.A.N.C.E.) a week ago, but apparently not so here it is. It's more vanilla than most of the other remixes, but that's not a bad thing - K has kept it simple with his trademark high-flying synths. At least it shows he has potential in the remix game. Also, wet your whistle to the Guns'N'Bombs remix of the same number, a great heavy club banger.

Klaxons - Gravity's Rainbow (Kavinsky Remix) [alt link]
Klaxons - Gravity's Rainbow (Guns'N'Bombs Freakout Remix) [alt link]

Monday 14 May 2007

Do Me On It!

I'll do my best to think about and listen to something other than Justice for a bit, so here we are: Simian Mobile Disco.

I've always found SMD to be a bit hit and miss with me. Some of their tracks and remixes are simply brilliant and beg to be put on time after time, whilst others just leave me confused and disappointed - and some I can't decide between the two (I either love or hate their remix of 'Are You The One', but never get any closer to a conclusion). The new album, however, is proof that they are very cluey producers and really do make some great music.

Out of the newer tracks on the record, 'Wooden' and 'Love' are personal favourites, while older classics like Hotdog and I Believe fit in perfectly. I've also added in one of my top SMD remixes, which was also in the love-it-or-hate-it? basket for a while.

Simian Mobile Disco - Love [alt link]
Simian Mobile Disco - Wooden [alt link]
The Rapture - WAYUH (Simian Mobile Disco Remix) [alt link]

Now.. back to New Jack :)

Friday 11 May 2007

Stressful Situation

OK, so posting new Justice tracks is pretty much pointless now - the moment one pops up somewhere it's duplicated squillions of times and everybody has it within minutes. It's a very difficult moral situation - to wait and wait for the album to be officially released (which might arrive by christmas time here in Australia if we're lucky) or to gobble up every new track until there's nothing left to hear.

Anyway, I'll let this be my last post of new Justice material, at least for a while. 'Stress' is the best leaked track I've heard yet, and sounds more like the mix of twisted darkness and fun banging dance that drew me to the duo in the first place. The song has a great build up, and I can't wait to hear it in its place on the album, right before Waters. This track is thanks to Put The Needle On The Record, a really top blog. Thanks guys!

Justice - Stress [alt link]

Also, go check out Knightlife's new remix of Cobra Dukes track 'Leave The Light On', on Knightlife's MySpace - he's some hot Aussie tallent that should become more well known with music like that.

Wednesday 9 May 2007


The Toxic Avenger, another of our French buddies, has today introduced an EP trailer onto his MySpace which has caused my loins to quiver violently in anticipation. Think Ed Banger meets Van She/Bag Raiders. It's only a small taste of what's to come, but well worth checking out. I wasn't able to get a hold of an mp3 from Toxie, so I'll just post a couple of tried and tested songies up instead.

Sexual Earthquake In Kobe - Dance Music (The Toxic Avenger Remix) [alt link]
The Toxic Avenger - Superheroes [alt link]

Tuesday 8 May 2007

In Case You Couldn't Get Enough SebastiAn

For fucks sake people, do yourself a massive favour and listen to his latest live mix courtesy of Pig Radio and Discobelle. DO IT DO IT DO IT DO IT DO IT NOW.

SebastiAn @ Pig Mag party - Milano 18/04/07

Watch This Space [-------]

I'm very excited to hear that SebastiAn will be whipping out a remix of Midnight Juggernauts' latest tune 'Road To Recovery', to be released on the 12" in "late May". Needless to say, sailvation levels are through the roof. The Juggers are coming up with some great remixes at the moment too, in particular their Kitsune-bound mix of Dragonette's 'I Get Around' (already a great tune to start off with) which has been blogged to death for good reason. Personally, I think anything off the Juggernauts' first EP 'Secrets of the Universe' is more solid than 'Road..', however Melbourne mate Miami Horror has proven it can be transformed into a masterpiece. Just because I love the idea of Aussie music incest so much, there's also a classic mix of 'Down Down Down' to feast on. Check out some more goodies on the Midnight Juggernauts Remixes MySpace. Anyway, to celebrate the joyous news, let's disco!

Dragonette - I Get Around (Midnight Juggernauts Remix) [alt link]
Midnight Juggernauts - Road To Recovery (Miami Horror Remix) [alt link]
The Presets - Down Down Down (Midnight Juggernauts Remix) [alt link]

Saturday 5 May 2007

News From The Grapevine

A little birdy told me that French electronic music might soon become rather popular with the kids in the clubs. Now I can't say where I got this blisteringly hot tip, but what I can do is urge you to check out some really cool underground acts soon to blossum like Justice and Daft Punk.

..OK, but can we please be serious for a second people? For fucks sake. Check out these crunchy baguettes:

Daft Punk - Da Funk (Casino Inc. Amazing Disco Remix) [alt link]
Daft Punk - Burnin' (Ian Pooley Cut Up Mix) [alt link]

Great fresh funky house remix of a Homework classic by Casino Inc, three colourful French dudes. A nice happy summer tune. And to go with it, a classic mix of Burnin' by Ian Pooley (who is German but I think we can let that one slide) which expands on the super groovy percussion samples in the original.

Justice - The Party (feat. Uffie) [alt link]
Justice - Waters Of Nazareth (Justice Remix) [alt link]

Some new and old here. The Party is a track to be featured on the upcoming album, "", with Uffie helping out on vocals. It's more off an Uffie-style track, without any Justice trademark super distorted hats and electro crispiness, and although all of that is fantastic it's a breath of fresh air to hear them producing something a bit more laid back. Their remix of their own 'Waters', with the help of Feadz, is at the other end of the spectrum - stacks of overdriven effects, crazy rhythms, a song for hardcore Justice fans.