Saturday, 30 June 2012

Stop Listen Think V2.0

I complain about the label 'IDM' a whole lot. Probably more than I should but come on, seriously? "Intelligent Dance Music"? and the thing that annoys me most is how casually it gets thrown around: I don't consider the stuff made by Boards Of Canada to be the same genre as AFX's trademark beat butchery but apparently they're the same under 'IDM'. Anyway enough, moaning from me, the important thing is I've had to throw it around a couple times since it seems to be standard internet lingo for it, and I post a lot of things that fall under it. And I'm about to do it again.



As you all know, I've been working on condensing my posts into single tracks, which means I don't have to say as much, you don't have to read much, and I can crank them out much faster than normally, and it's a bit of spice compared to the usual words-track-words-tracks format I usually adopt. Win-Win situation right? The drum & Bass one was a little out of leftfield I admit, so here's somethin more akin to my usual selections; this time it's a return to my experimental electronic section as we take a trip through over half an hour of my select cuts from my catalogue, in which we'll explore the full range of different tempos and sounds. Once again, enjoy.

35 Minutes Of Experimental Electronic [click to download] |HTML5|


Tracklist:
µ-Ziq - Catkin And Teasel (Lunatic Harness, 1997)
Chris Clark - Lord Of The Dance (Clarence Park, 2001)
Plaid - Squance (Double Figure, 2001)
Locust Toybox - Breach Lightly (Noon, 2012)
Bibio - Sugarette (Ambivalence Avenue, 2009)
Aphex Twin - On (µ-Ziq Remix) (On Remixes, 1993)
Autechre - Slip (Amber, 1994)

Friday, 29 June 2012

Magic Tape 24

Hey there



It's becoming a habbit, here's The Magician's new Magic Tape!



Would you mind help us find the missing track in the playlist?

01. Isaac Tichauer - Doing What I Got
02. Monsoon Season Feat. Miss Bee - Green On Blue (Moon Boots Remix)
03. Panama - Magic (Midnight Magic Remix)
04. Peter & The Magician - Memory
05. Scandal - Just Let Me Dance (Maxxi Soundsystem Remix)
06. Rogue Vogue - When I Looked At You
07. ??? - ???
08. Waze & Odyssey - I Can't Hear You (Dance)
09. Country Club - In The Air
10. Santigold - The Keepers (Duke Dumont Remix)

Enjoy!
-Here

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

An Experiment

You know, us bloggers are always marred by copyright issues, I'm sure you all know about it so I won't bore you with the specifics. Anyway I got to thinking of ways I could still post my usual eclectic mix and have it be a little more legitimate. I toyed with the idea of making a podcast, and even made a prototype but that idea soon fizzled out.



Anyway, I got to making some mixtape type dealies. They're not anything special, they're pretty much a post, just without the input from me inbetween. I thought it'd be a nice change for all you out there and for me as well! let me know what you think and maybe this will become a regular thing. I'm not 100% happy with this, it is a bit rough around the edges (though I'm very happy with the Omni Trio / Goldie transition) but it is a prototype after all, and even then it's not meant to be a proper 'mix' but... well what else do you call a continuous string of tracks? :)

Drum And Bass Showcase [click to download] |HTML5|


Tracklist:
Squarepusher - I Wish You Could Talk (Go Plastic, 2001)
Omni Trio - First Contact (Even Angels Cast Shadows, 2001)
Goldie - Timeless (Timeless, 1995)
Commix - Strictly (Call To Mind, 2007)
Netsky - Mellow (Netsky, 2010)

Sunday, 24 June 2012

[Review] Para One - Passion

Hey.

So, on tuesday I received this...



First thing first, Marble does not mess with people who buy their stuff. That translucid vinyl is simply gorgeous, they also include a CD edition of the album in the package which is a very nice touch. Hats off.

1. Ice Cold

A very gloomy, dark and smart way to open because this has absolutely nothing in common with what will follow.

2. Para One - Wake Me Up


Wake Me Up is, as stated, an awakening. It gives us the tone the album will have.

3. Para One - Every Little Thing (feat. Irfane and Teki Latex)


Alright so let's say the things as they are : Irfane + Teki Latex = WIN. A pretty
imple instrumental part but para one knows that there's no need to overdo things as long as you do them right, and it fits the vocals perfecly.

4. Para One - Vibrations followed by Poisoned Apples (Interlude)


Para explained that he wanted to do a track like he used to listen to in the 90's, some good hip hop and then an interlude with an awesome beat that makes you think "why the hell didn't they use it in the song ?!", he also stated that the said interlude at the end is in fact something he made quite a long time ago.
The whole thing works pretty well because the interlude is definitely great, perfect balance of smooth bass, piano and hip hop influence, makes you wish it would have lasted longer.

5. Para One - When The Night (feat. Jaw)


The song's begining is probably not the best thing on the album, but after that rather boring intro, you'll discovere a savant mix of funk and electro. For some reason I feel like there's a strong SebastiAn influence in here, maybe not, but at least it has a few similarities to me. Little fact I remember from an interview, this song samples Frankie Smith - Double Dutch Bus also sampled by Missy Elliott - Gossip Folks so if something sounds similar, it's because it is actually.



6. Para One - Sigmund


Animal Style (Mr Oizo remix)? That's the first thing that came to my mind, so I checked the track's name, turns out it obviously isn't. So, what about the track, except that it sounds as crazy as a good Mr Oizo song ? Well that's already a pretty good compliment I guess.

7. Love Ave

Already posted about this one, I can barely describe how much I find this song great, it has every little aspect of Para One I like, this is just ridiculous.

8. Para One - You


This track has a lot in common with the tracks he released alongside Bobmo and Surkin (aka Marble Players). It feels kind of like what Marble Players would be without Bobmo nor Surkin while not being Para One. I don't make sense? Yeah I know.

9. Albatros

The track that was missing on the album, something that will let your mind fly away for a few minutes


10. Lean On Me



That is the song that will define Passion for a lot of people I think. It captures the essence of Para One, precise beat, cheerful melody, smart vocal tweaking. One of, if not the, "feel good song" of the year. Oh and he also directed the music video.

11. Para One - The Talking Drums


No matter how hard you try, you can't put every bad memory in a closet, a few will eventually escape. That's what this song is, a few dark sounds that fled from their Ice Cold prison, only to give us a pretty melancholic song filled with oppressing pieces of noise.

12. Empire

What a great way to end this album, I don't know why, but I can only picture this song as the ending scene of a movie where you're not sure what's going to happen to the characters once the screen turns black.

==

So, what IS Passion ? Passion is the perfect mix of old and new, regular and weird, dark and joyful, silence and loudness. Every track is here for a reason, every little beat has been refined to make each sound on the album as meaningful as possible.

For those of you who want to know more.





Enjoy!
-Here

Saturday, 23 June 2012

Madeon's minimix for Annie Mac

Hey guys



You probably remember His Majesty Andre's minimix for Annie Mac a while ago, well it's Madeon's turn now.

He decided to wrap up 93 tracks in 5 minutes for us and it is pure genius.

Madeon - Madeon's Minimix for Annie Mac [click to download] |HTML5|


You maybe want the tracklist right ? There it is!

Madeon — Shuriken
The Beatles — A Day In The Life
M83 — Intro
Woodkid — Iron
Groove Armada — Look Me In The Eye Sister
Madeon — Icarus (Minimix Edit)
Röyksopp — Happy Up Here
The M Machine — Immigrants
Daft Punk — Outlands
Julian Perretta — Wonder Why (DatA Remix)
Ellie Goulding — Starry Eyed (Russ Chimes Remix)
Phonat — Set Me Free
Justice — New Lands (A-Trak Remix)
Skrillex ft. The Doors — Breaking A Sweat (Zedd Remix)
Yuksek — Extraball
Foster the People — Pumped Up Kicks (Gigamesh Remix)
Oliver — Dirty Talk
SebastiAn — Greel
Anoraak — Nightdrive With You (Grum Remix)
Martin Solveig — C'est La Vie
Bodies Without Organs — Sunshine In The Rain
Knife Party — Tourniquet
Para One — Wake Me Up
Feed Me ft. Gemini — Whiskers
Michael Gray — The Weekend
ABC — The Look Of Love
Gorillaz — Feel Good Inc.
Pendulum — Hold Your Colour
Chic — Stage Fright
Dirtyloud — Needle
Black Kids — Boyfriend (The Twelves Remix)
Kanye West — All Of The Lights ft. Rihanna, Kid Cudi
Justice — Let There Be Light
Sub Focus — Rock It
Kill The Noise — Talk To Me
capsule — More More More
Justice — Helix
Kavinsky — Nightcall
Madeon — For You
Porter Robinson — Say My Name
Muse — Hysteria
Sebastian Ingrosso & Unless — Calling (R3hab & Swanky Tunes Mix)
Daft Punk — Da Funk
Zedd — Slam The Door
Volta Bureau — Alley Cat
Alan Braxe & Fred Falke — Intro
Wolfgang Gartner — Flexx
The Ting Tings — Shut Up And Let Me Go
Justice & Simian — Never Be Alone
Michael Jackson — Beat It
Rihanna — Russian Roulette
Clock Opera — Once And For All
The Paradise — In Love With You
Clock Opera — Belongings
Madeon - Finale
Lifelike & Kris Menace — Discopolis
Deadmau5 — Raise Your Weapon (Madeon Remix)
Queen — We Will Rock You
Michael Jackson — Billie Jean
Miike Snow — The Wave (Thomas Gold Remix)
Martin Solveig — The Night Out (A-Trak Remix)
Lady Gaga — Bad Romance
Yelle — La Musique
Metronomy — The Look (Camo & Krooked Remix)
Danger — 3h11
Nari & Milani — Atom
Unicorn Kid — Lion Hat
Daft Punk — Short Circuit
Yuksek — On A Train
Kylie Minogue — Get Outta My Way (Penguin Prison Remix)
Surkin — Ultra Light
Martin Solveig — The Night Out (Madeon Remix)
Stardust — Music Sounds Better With You
The Killers — Bones
Russ Chimes — Back 2 You
Madeon — Icarus (Original Mix)
Chic — You Are Beautiful
Perfume — Tak Off
Earth, Wind & Fire — Let's Groove
Deadmau5 & Wolfgang Gartner — Animal Rights
Frankmusik — Confusion Girl (Russ Chimes Remix)
Wolfgang Gartner — Illmerica
Calvin Harris — The Rain
Mylo — In My Arms
Kanye West — Power
The Killers — This Is Your Life
Kanye West ft. Jay Z — H.A.M
Green Day — Are We The Waiting
The Killers — A Dustland Fairytale
Green Day — 21 Guns
The Clash — London Calling
Alphabeat — What Is Happening
Disclosure — Control (Joe Goddard Remix)
Burns — Lies (Tiga Remix)
Benga — Icon (Breakage Remix)
Toddla T — Alive (feat. Shola Ama)
Delilah — Inside (Redlight Remix)
Maverick Sabre — These Days (Friction Remix)
Mz Bratt — Rocket Launcher
Dismantle — More Funk
Buraka Som Sistema — Hypnotized
High Powered Boys — Streetwise
Para One — When The Night
Magnetic Man — Mad
Nas — The Don (Massive Attack Remix)
Emeli Sandé — My Kind Of Love (Gemini Mix)
Chase & Status — Blind Faith
Rudimental — Feel The Love (feat. John Newman)
Rihanna — We Found Love (feat. Calvin Harris)

Enjoy!
-Here

Monday, 18 June 2012

Friday, 15 June 2012

Waiting for Monday

Hey there

Busy weekend ahead but I had to find time to share these.

I feel like I NEED to start with this track from Para One's new album, coming out on Monday.

Para One - Love Ave [click to download] |HTML5|








Next one is simply mesmerizing... Frank Ocean!

Frank Ocean - Pyramids [click to download] |HTML5|










From Club Cheval's first EP on Bromance, Now U Realize, far from the kind of track they are used to produce, they went for a song that's meant to be played in clubs, and they did it incredibly well, one of the best song of the month.

Club Cheval - Now U Realize [click to download] |HTML5|








It's been a while since we last heard of Dupatronic, their new song just came out yesterday on soundcloud, if you did not hear it, you're maybe now following our facebook page, and that's not really cool of you ! In the meantime, here is J Paul Getto's remix.



And let me finish with a great music video for Azealia Bank's Liquorice...



Bonus: Azealia Bank produced by Hudson Mohawke & Nick Hook in case you did not hear it yet.

Azealia Banks - Jumanji [click to download] |HTML5|








Off to mu busy weekend, seeya!
-Here

Share, Remix, Reuse

Lemme tell you a lil' anecdote. As you may know I'm prepping to go to art university,now my favourite medium is the digital one which brings a whole bunch of copyright trouble with it. That's where you get creative and look for images and video or whatever that has either been given out as public domain by the author, or things that simply didn't get copyright renewed. That's where the title comes in, see there's a whole community dedicated to making art more accessible to people by compiling massive archives of material that is free from copyright. And I admire that because creativity shouldn't be limited by what materials you have access to, and also because it's a very similar principle I'd like to see applied to blogs, we're not filthy pirates, we just wanna share some tunes.



And this got me thinking. See, there's a recent trend in art for remixing work through stuff like art jams and whatever, and that's a lot like how remixing (in the musical sense) got started. So with that in mind I cobbled together a list of remixes to share with you lot! Daedelus' revamp of 1983 starts off fairly plain, following the original version quite closely until about 1:40 where it gets chopped and spliced in all sorts of ways

Flying Lotus - 1983 (Daedelus's Odd-Dance Party Remix) [click to download] |HTML5|


Let me take you back to 2008, when dubstep wasn't a dirty word and it wasn't all about who can put the most bass on a track. I'd just gotten my mits on FabricLive 37 and this track was on it, but being a compilation it was about a minute long, I stumbled across it again earlier this year and it's still as good as ever. There's something about old school dubstep remixes of reggae and dub that is just really special, something this remix hits perfectly.

Uncle Sam - Round The World Girls (Tes La Rok Remix) [click to download] |HTML5|




There's a couple of official hip hop remixes of the classic that is Clint Eastwood out of the two I have, this one's the best. The backing is actually well reworked, instead of just being a loop from the original track and Phi Life's lyrics are great throughout, they're clever and while it may take a while for them to come in, once he's off he hardly ever stops laying them down until the last minute or so.

Gorillaz - Clint Eastwood (Phi-Life Cypher Version) [click to download] |HTML5|


Back to more conventional electronic remixes, I posted one from The Thin White Duke not too long ago and mentioned that they're all fairly similar structure wise and here's another example. Röyksopp's What Else Is There? was a pretty big hit at the time but it wasn't suited well to the dancefloor, and that's where the Duke comes in. Unlike the Felix remix I posted earlier this one stays pretty consistently quality throughout, no doubt helped by Karin Dreijer's sublime vocals.

Röyksopp - What Else Is There? (Thin White Duke Mix) [click to download] |HTML5|


Here's one that comes a little out of leftfield, slotted on the end of Ladytron's 604 is this remix. Now after an album full of retro synths and homages to the synthpop scene, the last thing you expect to hear is an instrumental reworking in the vein of tracks like The Knife's Vegetarian Restaurant. But that's exactly what this is, and it's pretty swell. I actually didn't realise how long it is, I could've sworn it was only about 3 minutes but nope, it's actually 6:13. It's kept fairly fresh throughout despite only being variants on the same 4 elements or so within the mix.

Ladytron - Playgirl (Snap Ant Remix) [click to download] |HTML5|


Gonna leave ya again now, next I'm probably gonna find where I left off with the Warped posts and hopefully get them finished up. It'll only have taken me nearly two years to get through it all then! consider it me making it up to you for not doing an anniversary post this year on the 9th :)

Logging Off,
-Claude Van Foxbat

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

You Can Trip On My Synthesizer

I like my electronic noises as much as the next guy, but you always gotta have those sounds that make you just say YES. And that's what I'll be detailing today, picking apart the best of the best to show you just what pads, stabs and other such words describing electronic sounds fill my ears with pure delight. Hop on our genre exploring wagon and join me on this quest won't you?



I'll admit not I have a weakness for swooping, smooth synths, so I'll apologise in advance if they make up the majority of my choices. Up first is a cut from Squarepusher's sublime debut Feed Me Weird Things. The track itself starts off fairly light, and stays that way for a couple of minutes before the beats come tumbling in. But the beats are not why we're here though, oh no, because the real highlight for me is the breakdown at around 2:40 that give you a respite from the beat assault, at least for a while until they come crashing back into the mix. The same lovely sounds also play the track out till the final fade out starting at around 6:50. Brilliant stuff.

Squarepusher - Tundra [click to download] |HTML5|


To be honest I could fill this post with just Squarepusher, but I won't (and also cos I covered some of my favourite synth hits of his in my post on Hello Everything) But, I reckon I'll be staying in familiar territory as we pay old Richard D. James a visit, once again I have a lot of Aphex/AFX and whatever other pseudonyms he feels like donning that day tracks with sounds I love in them but this one byfar takes the cake. The Twin can make those analogue machines sing like no other, and his revisits to them on the Analord series of vinyls just cement that reputation for me. This right here is 4 Minutes of sequenced heaven.

AFX - I'm Self Employed [click to download] |HTML5|


You get two for the price of one here as not only do I love the lead in this tune, but also the backing drone too. Especially so towards the end where the track slowly gets stripped to just that drone. This was shortly after The Knife's first effort, which featured a lot of rough and indie sounding synth lines (or as my friend described it "Like the Napoleon Dynamite soundtrack") but here the sounds have matured a little, they're not quite as harsh on the ear but aren't quite silky smooth either. It may not be a long track but it is very, very sweet.

The Knife - Real Life Television [click to download] |HTML5|




More soundtrack work coming up, this time from New York noise-rock group HEALTH. Now I know what you're thinking, but trust me this is still electronic, HEALTH often have a electronic-esque structures in their music anyway but this right here is Synth central. Pretty much everyone I've shown it to so far says it reminds them of something from the Drive OST, and I must admit sometimes it does have that Kavinsky-esque sound to it, so be sure to check it out if you're a fan of either the movie or the 'vinsky

HEALTH - Max: Panama [click to download] |HTML5|


Mr. Oizo's Nazis EP is famous for the Justice remix of the title track on it's B side. Saying that, the more I listen to the original, the more I prefer it over the remix, it crams the most listenable parts of Moustache (Half A Scissor) and condenses them into one track with that unique Oizo 'rough around the edges' vibe that I just love. It's a shame he decided to not put it on the finished album.

Mr. Oizo - Nazis [click to download] |HTML5|


Shnichi Osawa's The One was quality through and through. There are too many sweet sounds to name on here, from the brilliant cover of The Chemical Brothers' Star Guitar to the delightfully Japanese Maximum Joy. I picked one of the more obscure ones that grabbed me from the opening bars. Shinichi layers on brilliant sounds throughout the track so I can't pick a specific timestamp for you all to fast forward to, so just give the whole thing a listen will you?

Shinichi Osawa - Dreamhunt [click to download] |HTML5|


I better draw this one to a close before I get too carried away, maybe I'll do a sequel a some point, but until then you'll just have to make do with these six.

Smoke Me A Kipper, I'll Be Back For Breakfast,
- Claude Van Foxbat

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Night Night

Good News! I finally sorted my dire PC situation and now can post from places that aren't my phone! this means I'll actually be more active and actually have access to all my music in one place instead of carting around my SD card and hoping that the tracks are there. It's taken all day to sort this sitch out mind, and with it being dark outside I felt a little inspired. That's right, it's the return of my trademark suffle playlist posts, hold on to your hats!



As you may have guessed, today's theme is night time. For me night is special, I've always liked urban spaces, even more so at night when everything is deserted and there's nothing but the glow of street lights. So this here playlist I'm cooking up is made of tracks I associate with that image. First up is the E-Z Rollers with Walk This Land, most versions of this track are Drum & Bass, and it's probably the Roller's most famous song discounting Short Change (no pun intended) however for their album they remixed it. And not in the way you'd expect, this time it's a slow hip-hop esque number that creates a whole new deeper feel that just isn't there on the D&B versions

E-Z Rollers - Walk This Land (Remix) [click to download] |HTML5|


Continuing the theme we have Commix, now they're also mostly known for their D&B but again like the E-Z boys they chose to branch out on their album, usually in a more house style direction. This track stands out though, once again following a Hip Hop style beat, but with Commix's famous bass warbles never too far away. When I first heard this track through laptop speakers I was disappointed, I thought it was all too repetitive but nope I was wrong. This track absolutely demands a decent speaker setup or some headphones, trust me.

Commix - Burn Out (Fade Away) [click to download] |HTML5|


You all remember Omni Trio right? I've mentioned him a couple of times as one of my favourite D&B prducers. Well anyways I finally got around to picking up Even Angels Cast Shadows and it is a bloody stonking good album I tell you. As always I fell in love with the Trio's trademark dancing piano keys & beats combo, he was one of the first producers to do such a combo it, and I'll give him a pass for using it because he does it really, really well. Picture a Nightmares On Wax album opener. Now take that image and increase the BPM by a fair amount and you have an idea of the absolute quality of this track.

Omni Trio - Higher Ground [click to download] |HTML5|




Massive Attack's third effort 100th Window gets a bit of a bad rap among fans, but that's to be expected after their absolutely stellar sophomore album Mezzanine. Personally I don't think it's that bad, the sounds are a lot sparser, colder and a bit more sterile than those on Mezzanine, but to me that just seemed like the natural progression from where that album left off. But enough about opinions, I chose this track because I was locked out of my house one night, and instead of waiting around decided to go for a little walk. Walking the streets at disk with this track in your ears makes for a pretty powerful experience.

Massive Attack - Everywhen [click to download] |HTML5|


Back when I was first getting into dubstep, the big EPs on the scene were Caspa's 'Ave It Vol. 1 & 2 and Rusko's Babylon Volume 1. Caspa has always explored some mellow territory on his releases, and I found this gem I had long since forgotten while backing up all my music. I kept coming back to this track when it was new, and listening to it again I rediscovered why. It scratches my chilled itch like Pangaea's Router does. If dubstep hadn't blown up so quickly maybe we'd have a few more tracks like this. Though on the other hand, maybe that's what makes the few I do have even more special.

Caspa - Scared Of The Unknown [click to download] |HTML5|


And that about does it for this, my first of hopefully many more reliable posts as I have nothing else to really do and well, now I have a means to do it that doesn't take the piss so I have no excuse. Hold me to that.

I'll Leave The Light On For Ya,
- Claude Van Foxbat

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

From The Vault III

Another vault outing, another album I absolutely love from that scene dubbed Electroclash. This time it's Felix Da Housecat's Kittenz & Thee Glitz often regarded as the man's best album. It is at least his most consistent, and the beginning of Felix's movement away from his Chicago House roots. While Electroclash as a whole has a pretty bad rap in the music world, Kittenz & Thee Glitz has enough variety and genre blending that it's a solid album regardless.





One of the things I really love about the album is its running theme throughout which is basically "Fame is skeezy and not all what it's cracked up to be" which is really just an evolution of Miss Kittin's monotone musings about pop culture on her The Hacker's First Album. Though saying that I feel that this album's a bit more accessible than that because of it's House-y nature. Check this out!

Felix Da Housecat - Harlot [click to download] |HTML5|


Much like Daft Punk's legendary Discovery, Kittenz has a bunch of quality tracks right off the bat. Contender for both my favourite synth sounds of all time and one of my favourite tracks of all time: Madame Hollywood is the entire album in a nutshell, from the structure right down to Miss Kittin's appearance on the track, delivering her trademark brand of vocals once again. It's been covered/remixed by Tiga but for me, Kittin just nails it, and brings a contrast that I feel is missing on Tiga's cover.

Felix Da Housecat - Madame Hollywood [click to download] |HTML5|


Continuing the theme, probably the most famous track on here Silver Screen Shower Scene is a fantastic track all the way through, the beats crash down from the get go and just do not let up and prove a nice contrast to Kittin's contributions on the vocal side of things. Also Silver Screen Shower Scene has the honor of featuring one of the best breakdowns ever in my collection. And the part immediately afterwards (3:00 and on) is pretty boss as well.

Felix Da Housecat - Silver Screen Shower Scene [click to download] |HTML5|




What album is complete without it's very own downtempo interlude? Kittenz's is very short but is just as sweet, and reminds me just a little of Daft Punk's Nightvision from Discovery. It fits with the albums established atmosphere and theme and opens the door to some more genres for Felix to explore, more on that after this

Felix Da Housecat - Analog City [click to download] |HTML5|


Taking a bit of a break from the usual techno/house vibes that typically make up that electroclash sound, Felix branches out into a weird combo of house, trip hop and regular old hip hop. That may be a bad description in my part but deffo check it out, it's a nice break from the usual house and techno combo that makes up most of the album

Felix Da Housecat - Pray For A Star [click to download] |HTML5|


There's still plenty of house to be had though, and Sequel 2 Sub is one of the best house tracks in my collection. The piano dances over the classic house beat as the bass rumbles in the background, and the breaks throughout are beautifully done. It may sound a bit dated, but what old house tracks don't? I mean it is 11 years old after all. Despite that pretty much everything about this screams quality.

Felix Da Housecat - Sequel 2 Sub [click to download] |HTML5|


Speaking of genre clashes, since electroclash itself is pretty much synthpop with newer equipment what happens when someone covers a synthpop song in the the electroclash style? Well, you get one of two results, one being Ladytron's He Took Her To A Movie which lifts its main riff from Kraftwerk's The Model and the other is this: Felix's very own housed up version of Space's Magic Fly

Felix Da Housecat - Magic Fly [click to download] |HTML5|


And finally the token remix, I've heard a few of The Thin White Duke's remixes from around this era and they all have a similar structure: a bloody brilliant intro leading into a track that takes a while to go anywhere. These are clearly intended for the dancefloor, if that wasn't obvious already from the length. The track itself is great but the intro and outro absolutely steal the show here.

Felix Da Housecat - Silver Screen Shower Scene (Thin White Duke Remix) [click to download] |HTML5|


And that rounds off our latest venture into my old collection, and it'll probably be the last for a while. On the plus side I promise you that next time I post it won't be about electroclash. Or feature Miss Kittin on vocals. Maybe. We'll see. No Gurantees.

Everybody Wants To Be Hollywood,
- Claude Van Foxbat