Tuesday, 12 May 2009
Today, a post about a brilliant duo that were great fun while they lasted, but unfortunately are now defunct. Death From Above 1979, who, despite their name, first became active in 2001, were a duo made up of Sebastien Grainger and Jesse F Keeler (who later went on to form MSTRKRFT). They released one EP "Heads Up", one studio album "You're A Woman, I'm A Machine", and one remix/b-side collection "Romance Bloody Romance", which had some beastly remixes from the likes of Justice, Alan Braxe & Fred Falke, Josh Homme from Queens Of The Stone Age, and Jesse's own MSTRKRFT. Their setup was incredibly simple, but very effective, consisting of nothing but drums, heavily distorted bass and the occasional synth line.
Because their original stuff was very rock oriented, I'll be posting two of the dance remixes from "Romance Bloody Romance", both of their track "Romantic Rights". The first is a simple edit made by reknowned reworker and serial knob-tweaker Erol Alkan, with an insane buildup which then dives head first into absolute dance-punk hysteria. The second is a really funky remix by Marczech Makuziak, which shrouds the vocals with an electrofunk talkbox effect and adds in some nice disco guitars and synths.
Death From Above 1979 - Romantic Rights (Erol Alkan's Love From Below Re-Edit) [Right Click To Download]
Death From Above 1979 - Romantic Rights (Marczech Makuziak Remix) [Right Click To Download]
Keep it funky,