Sunday, 5 October 2008
Just heard the very sad news that house king Frankie Knuckles is recovering after having his leg amputated due to diabetes. Here's hoping he quickly returns to good health, and that he'll continue his DJing and producing. I've been listening to his dub (not the remix) of Blind a lot lately and loving the extra-laid back vibe and cruisiness of it. That word apparently doesn't exist but that's how I'm labelling this track. Superb producing! Get well soon Frankie!
Hercules & Love Affair - Blind (Frankie Knuckles Dub)
In Flagranti's first release on Kitsune has been killing it. Of course. And naturally it's attracted a stack of big names to lay their remixing powah upon it with fab results. Thanks to Climaxxx Blog and Penned Madness for Arveene & Misk's amazing rendition. The bass sound alone is gold medal worthy. Holy Ghost's cover is pretty much what you'd expect from the DFA juggernaut: fucking hot. Both of these are big winners!
In Flagranti - Business Acumen (Arveene & Misk's Business Acid Remix)
In Flagranti - Business Acumen (Holy Ghost! Cover Version)
This stuff is a bit heavier than I'd usually post, but Northie has some serious talent at the ripe (and tender (and supple)) young age of 19 so I think it's well worth sharing. If you're in Sydney go scout him out and hear one of his monster sets. These are all priiime tracks to play out at 3am! Expect to hear more of Northie in times coming.
Northie - Ladies Love It (Lady - Modjo Bootleg)
Northie - Wowsers! (Inspector Gadget Bootleg)
Daft Punk - Aerodynamic (Northie Remix)
Divine Mother Zebrass is a high ranking contender for coolest MySpace background. Cool gimmicky graphics that excite me way too much aside, DMZ is pumping out some slick slick slick muzak. I'll get around to posting more soon - I'm really thirsty but I want to finish this post before I go get a drink, so it's a bit half assed. Just listen to this tune, it's excellent.
Rockland - Californi-yee (Divine Mother Zebrass Mix)
And for some good measure in the house department, check out this fantastic remix by Galactik Knights - mentioned a couple of posts ago. Sensational bassline, omigod! Like I've already said, you must go check them out. I'll start making threats otherwise.
Faroud Jackson - Walking In Space (Galactik Knights)