rex dog synthpop depeche mode neworder yazoo moroder moda sparks dahlback kim wilde human league kompakt kitsune hundehaus alexmetric bronski ghostbusters kraftwerk electro
Special Synth Pop set recorded live at Musicalia, The Old Blue Last, London, May 14th 2010.
Rex The Dog – Synthpop set recorded live at Musicalia May 2010 by rexthedog1980
i’ve really been feeling an older sort of sound lately. there’s only so far electro can take you right now, so along with new albums from unkle, lcd soundsystem and holy f*ck, i’ve really been digging this compilation put together by dimitri from paris. it brings together some great disco-before-disco tracks, a load of gorgeous teddy pendergrass (rip) songs, both solo and with harold melvin and the blue notes, and then, on disc two, dimitri goes one better and puts his own stamp on them all. my own personal favourite is his rework of the trammps’ the night the lights went out. see more snippets on his soundclouds, and check out the wicked videos on the album’s site.
The Trammps- The Night The Lights Went Out A Dimitri From Paris Re-Edit (snippet) by dfp
along similar lines then, i was delighted to find this boot in my inbox from the good people of solid bump. white girl lust went and put together an edit of prince’s wanna be your lover for sxsw, and now they’ve shared it with the rest of the world. go forth and multiply.
Wanna Be Your Lover (White Girl Lust’s Bump Mix) by White Girl Lust
i’m not sure why, but this track has been in my head a lot the past while. i think at the right moment it could work on some balmy night this summer – watch this space. i first came across it on a free cd with muzik back in 01, back when everything roger sanchez touched seemed to turn to gold, but it was on yoshiesque 2 later that year that it really made sense to me. i think i’ll be digging out that mix pretty soon actually. for now, enjoy it in the sunshine, while it lasts. oh and disregard the e, it’s just called samba…
it’d be rude not to. anyway i just saw this last night and, even though it’s, like, so last year, i felt i had to post it.
self plug here. the good folks at squeaky bleeps asked me to put together a mix, so i duly obliged. check it out here.
it’s great when artists you like give away stuff for free. one such artist is a-trak. a few years ago he impressed us all with dirty south dance, that peculiar combination of electro and rap, and now he’s done it again with dirty south dance 2. i’m not quite sure how impressed i am second time round, but it’s definitely worth a listen, and will most likely bring a smile to your face at least once. hearing diddy rapping again is also a trip! just bear one thing in mind: “if you choose to download the audio in Ogg Vorbis format you’re a weirdo”.
another great act, haido/transmission favourite shadow dancer, has put together a couple of exclusive mixes of late. one was for the aforementioned transmission blog, and the latest is to herald the southwest four weekend in this coming august. you have to register to the sw4 site to get the mix, but that’s certainly a trial worth enduring. i mean, check out this tracklist! oh and if you haven’t already, check out the lads’ sound and mixclouds, one full of demos and the other full of mixes new and old. a veritable treasure trove.
BANBARRA // Shack Up
GRANDMASTER FLASH // Adventures On The Wheels Of Steel
SUBMERSIBLE MACHINES // Cold Seep
IRON CURTIS // Großreuth
RESET // Robodisco
LINKWOOD // What’s Up With The Drums?
COMTRON // C64 (TOM TRAGO Remix)
THE ORB // Oxbow Lakes (CARL CRAIG Remix)
BASIC SOUL UNIT // Dank
GLOBAL COMMUNICATION // The Way (SECRET INGREDIENTS Mix)
ARCHIE BRONSON OUTFIT // Hoola (MCDE Remix)
KiNK // Rachel
ZDAR // Don’t U Want (CASSIUS Remix)
THE HUMAN LEAGUE // The Things That Dreams Are Made Of
STRIP STEVE // Dancin’ (IAN POOLEY Remix)
WAX // Wax 30003 (A)
M/A/R/R/S // Pump Up The Volume
EROL ALKAN & BOYS NOIZE // Lemonade (JUSTIN ROBERTSON’s DEADSTOCK 33’S Remix)
SIR DREW // Fat Foot
ALDEN TYRELL // Love Explosion
MODEL 500 // Future
LES RHYTHMES DIGITALES // Hypnotize
MIRWAIS // Miss You (THIN WHITE DUKE Remix)
MADDKATT COURTSHIP III // Where Is Your Past?
my weekend (and some) in oslo was a bizarre experience. i don’t know where to begin really. well, i’ll start here. whatever else happened over the weekend, that lent it a nice glossy sheen. it wasn’t that it wasn’t a great weekend, it was just a weird one. oslo is weird, man.
friday, we kind of got to grips with things. like the cost of everything. damn! two drinks for €20, ok. wow. well, it was never going to be a boozy holiday, we don’t really do that together for some reason. ah well. saturday, we checked out the small but charming film museum, as well as the astrup fearnley museum of modern art. one of the most striking pieces of work here was michael jackson and bubbles, a striking sculpture by jeff koons. it really has to be seen to be believed. we also took a wander on, over and around the relatively newly built opera house. it’s a beautiful building, and, despite some fears of slipping, probably my favourite thing in the city.
so i’m going away for the weekend, hitting up the norwegian capital for the first time. the closest i’ve been to scandinavia before was when i spent a few fleeting moments on a beach in tallinn, so i’m pretty excited. ahead of my journey, i’m going to post a few videos vaguely related to that part of the world.
ok, so eli isn’t norwegian, but if oslo is half as beautiful as this slow and dreamy homage, i think i’ll enjoy my few days spent there.
don’t miss me too much.