Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Isaac Jordan



Many in Philly and Barcelona know Isaac Jordan as one of the hardest working and best progressive house and pop DJs around. He makes tons of edits for his working gigs and he just sent one over my way.

Get to know Isaac better (and grab some tunes) over at his blog, 2000 Down.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Dancin'


The Synth Tigers teamed up with Steve Fabus of Go Bang! for this funky Grey & Hanks edit. As always, it's mixable and club ready. I'm actually heading out to SF to guest at Go Bang! in March. More on that soon!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Somebody That I Used To Know

Peter Dragontail reinvented Gotye's melodramatic indie chart-topper as, well, a melodramatic four on the floor hipster panty-dropper. It's about time too - this track was begging for a good remix.


Fly


Here's an edit of Fly, Robin, Fly courtesy of Philly's DJ Bruce. No "Love Boat" breaks on this version!



DJ Bruce - Fly
Direct Link • 2012

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Here's A Funky Groove

Here's an edit of a Tenaglia classic from DC's Chris Burns. Consider it a sneak preview of upcoming MIKE 004 bootleg 12".

Rvng Prsnts Mx4

Ahh, the days when there was always a new RVNG mix cd to anticipate. Simonetti & Selzer's contribution to the legendary series rivals Tim Sweeney's as the best of the lot. It introduced me to Slang Teacher and a few other fucking awesome jams. Anyway, get in on Soundcloud while you can...                           1. Giorgio Moroder - Night Drive (Reprise)
2. Klein & MBO - The Big Apple
3. Wide Boy Awake - Slang Teacher
4. Massimo Barsotti - Whole Lotta Love
5. Amin-Peck - Girls On Me
6. Vortex - Black Box Disco
7. Man Friday - Love Heartache (A "Tom Moulton" Mix)
8. War - Galaxy
9. Macho - I'm a Man
10. Gazebo - Masterpiece
11. Musicology - Obsessed
12. Tyree - Acid Crash
13. Belle Epoque - Bamalama
14. Ram Jam - Black Betty (Ben Liebrand Mix)
15. Delta 5 - Try
16. The Salsoul Orchestra - Magic Bird of Fire (Walter Gibbons Mix)
17. Dinosaur - Kiss Me Again
18. The Feelies - Crazy Rhythms

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Hollywood Seven Revisited


Fuck a Soundcloud takedown notice. Simonetti re-upped aiff files of the whole 12" for a free download.

Mike Simonetti & Johnny Jewel - Hollywood Seven LP
Direct Download from Sendspace
 


And here's the story behind the 12", just in case the Perseo link disappears too:
"Hollywood Seven" has been a dance floor weapon of Mike Simonetti's DJ sets for almost six years. It's one of those tracks people come up to the booth & ask about the most. "What's that song about Omaha and the hotel?" We are happy to finally answer that question with this essential release. Rescued from the depths of dollar bin obscurity.

The A-Side here was the closing track on Mike & Johnny's December 2007 cult mix "Albuterol." Titled "Disconet Dilemma" alluding to Mike scoring the Disconet promo 12 inch while digging in Jersey on one sunny afternoon. After going viral for three years & over 40,000 downloads...we released the mix on hard copy last year due to popular demand. A few underground collectors had known about the song prior to the mix, but when Albuterol was released, fans & DJ's kept fiending for a 12" version. We decided it was time to showcase the track in true Perseo style. This version of the song features Mike & Johnny's unreleased extended extended edit. Clocking in at 6:51 & mastered with extremely heavy drums designed to set club speakers on fire.

Though "Hollywood Seven" remained an outsider track in America, for years it's legacy was kept alive by various cover versions which went on to become hits in Australia & Europe. On the flip side of this 12," we compiled some of the more hard to find versions found around the globe.

In 2008 Mike & Johnny were in a record store in Perth, Australia killing time on tour when they found another version of the song while looking through crates of discount records. It was definitely fate! To find this song in the most random record store in the most remote city on the planet had to mean something. Mike spun it that night at an after party deep in the belly of a basement. The song had the classic feel of the original, but was more like a version performed by Neil Diamond's long lost Australian brother. Nine months later, Glass Candy had the night off in San Diego. Outside of a record store in an alley behind a pharmacy, Johnny stumbled across an even more bizarre interpretation of "Hollywood Seven." A strangely Hi-NRG inspired version mixed with shredding psych guitar riffs & sung completely in German! We were completely floored! & in 2010 Nat Walker (Chromatics / Desire) found yet another version of "Hollywood Seven" at a North Portland church rummage sale while looking for Hip Hop samples. This piano driven version was a glammy early 80's gospel private press record & is the only version known to contain the fourth verse.

Four years later, after intensive editing & mixing by the folks at Perseo headquarters in Rome, the ultimate "Hollywood Seven" record finally sees it's release. Don't look at this as simply an "edit record." Consider it a slice of unknown music history, an unlikely cover song that has become a dancefloor classic! Perseo records is proud to share it with you.
"Rooms For Rent Until Your Name Goes Up In Lights"
 
Side One
Disconet Dilemma (6:51)

Side Two
German Verison (4:33)
Piano Version (5:57)
Ballad Version (4:52)

I'm A Dreamer

Robotique's Ryan T (aka Tom Guycot aka Darklord) is no stranger to eclectic yet cohesive mixes.  From the recent Robotique mixtapes to the Il Suono Scuro soundtrack series, he's known for creating dark, cosmic & sometimes humorous narratives with his records. His contribution to the VODERcast series continues that tradition, although with a healthy nod to more recent electronic sounds.

01. Steve Moore - Vaalbara, Part 1 (Outer Bounds Of Sound, 2009)
02. Syncom Data - Beyond The Stars (Speedy J Remix) (SD, 2007)
03. Imagination - Instinctual (Dave Morales' Stink Mix) (RCA, 1987)
04. Olivier Gr├ęgoire - Emp├Ęchement (Systematic, 2007)
05. Alexis Le-Tan - Marathon Man (Future Times, 2011)
06. Mark Broom - Riddim (2020Vision, 2008)
07. Runaway - Indoor Pool (Beautiful Swimmers Move Mix)
      (Let's Play House, 2011)
08. Vanilla Mix - Easier Said Than Done
      (Done Properly Dub) (Atlantic, 1987)
09. Quest - Mind Games (Underground Mix) (Sound Pak, 1985)
10. 4-Play - Feel The Music (Vox Sub Dub) (Bigshot, 1988)
11. DJ T - Outbreak (True School Mix) (Get Physical, 2008)
12. Starpoint - I Want You, You Want Me (Red Zone Mix) (Elektra, 1990)
13. Andy Meecham - Morning Beats Dub (Valley Sound, 2011)

Monday, February 13, 2012

Houston For Dummies

Whitney Houston - Million Dollar Bill (Frankie Knuckles Director's Club Cut) | Mediafire | 320 kbps

Love Never

Here's a quality house treatment of Michael, courtesy of NY's DJ mOma:

Friday, February 10, 2012

I Can't Get Along Without You

Brooklyn's Monk-One made a dub of this smooth classic. For a couple more  of Monk's touch ups, check out my previous post.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Bastard

Aw snap, Leo Zero is sharing a wav of his previously vinyl only Ian Hunter edit. Thanks Leo!

Equip


 Back in 2007 or 2008, Dave Tat gave me a copy of this reissue for my birthday & lately I've been considering posting it. I'm glad I waited, because Greg Wilson just posted a fresh wav file! Equip consisted of Wilson, Magazine's Martin Jackson & A Certain Ratio's Andy Connell. Get the scoop from the 12"s liner notes below:
In 1984 Street Sounds released the experimental ‘UK Electro’ album as part of their now legendary Electro series. All but one of the tracks on this ‘compilation’ were written and produced by the same nucleus of people, although the labels owner, Morgan Khan, came up with an array of fictitious names for the album credits, giving the impression of a thriving British Electro movement.

The trio behind the lion’s share of ‘UK Electro’ were Greg Wilson, a pioneering DJ who’d championed Electro via his cutting-edge nights at venues including Wigan Pier and Manchester clubs, Legend and The Hacienda, Martin Jackson, formerly a drummer with the band Magazine, and Andy Connell, the keyboard player with A Certain Ratio (Connell and Jackson would later go on to chart success, having formed Swing Out Sister).

‘UK Electro’ would reach the highly creditable position of number 60 on the album chart and is nowadays regarded as a cult-classic, having been an inspiration for the oncoming generation of homegrown dance producers, who’d make such an impact later in the decade. Much was made at the time about a British DJ being involved in making, rather than playing records, although this would become the norm a few years down the line.

One track from the sessions the ‘UK Electro’ collaborators worked on that never made the LP was ‘XXXO’ by Equip, which Morgan Khan didn’t deem strong enough for inclusion, perhaps due to its straighter 4/4 beat. It was recorded as a demo at Manchester’s Drone Studio in December 1983, along with another track that did appear on the album, ‘Real Time (Retrospective Dub)’ by Zer-o.

Issued for the first time, as a limited edition 12”,‘XXXO’ is a slice of British dance history, which has been described, in hindsight, as ‘Proto Acid House’. By complete accident, Wilson, Jackson and Connell had anticipated the direction that dance music was destined to take, but the track would never see the light of day, with only record company and DJ contacts, along with friends and family, getting to hear the demo back then.

When, in the early 90’s, Greg Wilson featured it on a promo cassette compilation of his work, a number of people expressed surprise that it actually pre-dated the early Chicago House releases, having assumed that this was the source of the tracks inspiration. More recently, Wilson included it on a CD he put together, originally for members of the Electro Empire website, which included an alternative version of ‘UK Electro’. It’s from these CD’s that the interest in ‘XXXO’ has built, resulting in the decision to finally make it available all these years on.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Vitamin C



Here's an extended edit of one of Can's crown jewels, complete with an intro, outro and some extended breaks. Only the intro & outro are quantized. Download it from the Soundcloud player or the Mediafire links below:
 

MP3: http://www.mediafire.com/?9n5uwzzck9iy2f4
WAV: http://www.mediafire.com/?lphjnllotrs5kjv

Hit On You


Here's a mostly instrumental edit of Roundtree the Idjut Boys spliced together way back in 2003:

Roundtree - Hit On You (Version Idjut) | Mediafire | YSI | 320 kbps

Friday, February 3, 2012

The Sleaze Track


$1 well spent. Pardon the cracks n pops.

Ashley Beedle - The Sleaze Track | Mediafire | YSI | 320 kbps