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