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The famous Carl Craig does a slow bass driven remix of Hot Chip’s “One Life Stand.”

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Great video by some great dudes. The Acid Girls have been all over the blogosphere for the past couple of years but it really took me seeing them live at SXSW this year for me to really appreciate there skills. These guys have the good mixing skills and right vibe to really put on a fun show. They are definitely worth seeing if they come to your neck of the woods.

Possibly. I say unlikely. Fuck the radio regardless

You know them by now. You love them already

Going through a rough break up at the moment. Only means I’ll be stronger in the longer run. I have been listening to a bunch of classic rock etc with lyrics about love getting fucked up. I’ve never really appreciated it until now. You will too once you end up going through the same thing. We all do.

Warren Zevon has some words to live by. Bet ya only knew of “Werewolves of London.” Bad ass too. Both are live versions. RIP Zevon. I’ll be smoking blunts with you and Johnny C. soon enough.

The 80’s will rise again!

London based producer Fake Blood has been one of my favorite remixers of the past year. He has done some ice cold remixes of Underworld, UNKLE, and the Count and Sinden. All worth your two bucks. Player Player mashed the original electro house track with Mobb Deep’s “Got it Twisted” forming the playful party track “Player Player’s 95 Jump Mix.” Download it below. Peace & Beats

On an interesting side note, you may have noticed, that on Fake Blood’s remixes their will normally be a voice saying “Fake Blood.” Some believe that he says it or has the artist he is remixing to add them in for him. But, that isn’t how he actually does it. “In every remix I have done, the words “Fake Blood” are created by me chopping up the ORIGINAL acapella, and assembling the words with individual vowel and consonant sounds…No new vocals are used, only the same one heard in the original song.” 

Fake Blood – Mars (Player Player’s 95 Jum Mix) Zshare

 

Kompakt, the label for electronic big whigs like SuperMayer, SuperPitcher, and my personal favorite, Gui Boratto, has just released their 9th mix compilation titled Total 9. The tracks on this album seem to bit slower than some of their past compilations. Too slow for the big dance floors. Why expect that in the first place? Kompakt always give off a darker vibe than other popular labels. But, isn’t that what separates them from the more dance floor friendly labels, such as, Ed Banger and Kitsune. Whether  Kompakt is better than the other two? That depends on what you are judging them on. If it is by the quality of their most recent mix compilations, then, Kompakt is clearly the winner. So, if you’re looking for an album to chill out to, this is it. Everyone needs some good night music to crash to every now and then. Peace & Beats

For  a better review of the album check out RA’s HERE

TRACK LISTING:

01. Justus Koehncke – No Thanks For The Add 
02. DJ Koze – Zou Zou 
03. Superpitcher vs The Congosound – Say I’m Your Number One (Album Version Superpitcher Remix) 
04. Juergen Paape – Come Into My Life (Feat. Alison Degbe) 
05. Matias Aguayo – Minimal 
06. Supermayer – Hey Hotties! 
07. Joerg Burger – Modernism Begins At Home 
08. Superpitcher – Disko! (You Don’t Care) 
09. Partial Arts – Telescope (KOM CD 67 Version) 
10. Thomas Fehlmann – With Wings 
11. Burger & Voigt – Wand Aus Klang 
12. Dubshape – Droplets (Early Night Mix) 
13. Jonas Bering – Can’t Stop Loving You 
14. Robert Babicz – Don’t Look Back 
15. Nightguy – Pretty Face 
16. Gui Boratto – Anunciacion 
17. The Rice Twins – The Signifier 
18. Nicolas Stefan – Time Is Over 
19. Kaito – Everlasting Dub 
20. SCSI 9 – Another Day Acid 
21. Maxime Dangles – Tulipa 
22. Freiland – Geduld

 

Maxime Dangles – Tulipa [Kompakt] Zshare

Great song. I used to listen to it when his EP was released earlier this year. Along with his other song “Firewire.”

 RATING: 4 STARS

 

Matias Aguayo – Minimal (DJ Koze Remix) [Kompakt] Zshare

The DJ Koze version of “Minimal” isn’t on Kompakt’s Total 9 but it is a stellar remix and I could easily see it becoming huge on the Indie dancefloors across the globe. Check it out. If you don’t like it I will be amazed. The vocals are insanely catchy.

 RATING: 5 STARS


Why is it that so many local DJs suck? Maybe it is just because I go to school in Tucson, but there should be good music everywhere damnit. Last night I asked the DJ at the local hipster/indie club, Club Congress, what style he is into and planning on playing tonight. The ignorant prick responded “why don’t you just wait and see,” and “I don’t take request.” Well he should. Of course he went on later and played dead jam after dead jam. Everyone was outside smoking cigarettes instead of inside dancing. The dj before him sucked too. The guys couldn’t mix or beatmatch if their life depended on it. Being really into Crystal Castles at the moment, I asked him if he could play any of their stuff. I’m pretty sure he was lying when he told me that he couldn’t because it wasn’t his laptop. My roommate asked the next dj if he had any Mr. Oizo. Of course not. If only we had someone with talent playing here every weekend. Like an Adam Freeland spinning a set like he did for Global Underground: Mexico City? Now those are two sets that would fit the ‘indie’ and ‘rave’ crowd.

The Mix CollectionSasha and John Digweed are legendary DJs with decades of experience behind the turntables. They have played at everywhere warehouse and club known to man, and are one of the few DJs to stand the test of time and not fade out of the scene like so many artists from their time. They are booked to play a set at Coachella this year before an even more legendary group, and the pioneers of the electronic genre, Kraftwerk. The reason they have remained in the game for so long is because of their ability to pick timeless tracks for their mixes. There most renown mix/album being Renaissance: The Mix Collection which dates all the way back to 1994. Yes that’s right, the year OJ Simpson lead police on that infamous chase in his white Ford Bronco. Also the year when kids tried to embrace “2 more days of peace and music” by slinging mud, at the now corporate megastars Green Day, at the 1994 Woodstock music festival. However, Sasha and Digweed’s Renaissance is aimed at a more peaceful audience more in tune to the ideals of the old Woodstock. The 3 disc Mix Collection is jam packed with old school, but ageless, Trance and House tracks. Disc one is heavy on trance and disc two more house. My favorite mix is probably disc 3. It has more of club/rave feel to it. Unity 3’s “Age of Love” (which must have influenced the Field) transitioned into EMF’s “They’re Here” is just fucking amazing! The crowd must have been in heaven when they heard it. For one of the first mixes ever put to CD, you can’t help but be impressed by their track list and mixing skills. No wonder they decided to put out a 10th anniversary reissue with better audio quality thanks to new technology that was not at their use back in the 90’s.