I've never been to Watford. Mind you there's more chance of me going to Watford than there is Arizona.
Monday, 12 October 2009
Friday, 25 September 2009
God love 'em they've had their ups and downs. Regardless of the naysayers, I reckon this year's "Invaders Must Die" has been a definite return to form. No coincidence perhaps that the rave samples have started to creep back in. Rewind back to 1995 however, and it's a mystery to me why today's remix didn't seem to get a major UK release other than on this compilation.
Tuesday, 22 September 2009
Now this is an unusual one - I did a little research for a change! Turns out that Tom Smith, lead singer of Editors, guests on Cicada's new album "Roulette" which came out earlier this year (and you can buy here via iTunes). I actually bought Cicada's debut album on the strength of the two Editors remixes and a Depeche Mode remix they produced, but was bitterly disappointed with the second rate album I received. My opinion is reserved on their difficult second album at the moment but from the promotional videos kicking around, it looks like they are now travelling down the euro-pop in a cool kind of Annie / Royksopp / Robyn kind of way.
Friday, 28 August 2009
First in an occasional series where I prefer the cover version. Posting about Jam & Spoon the other day reminded me of their remix of The Age Of Love's "Age Of Love". Their "Watch Out For Stella" remix is possibly still the definitive (of many) remixes that are infrequently issued.
Wednesday, 26 August 2009
Truth be told, I never bought this single for the A-Side. This remix was always the attraction - a veritable acid dub monster that renders the original somewhat obsolete.
Back to 1991 on this track. Altern8 were let loose on what was a relatively pedestrian gospel-house track and turned it into a classic rave track that still sounds up today.
Tuesday, 25 August 2009
Metaphorically digging the crates on this one for a DMC only release from 1997. Back before trance was shit. Blue Amazon turn Indie Rock on its head with a long long remix - it's 14+ minutes so you have been warned. Again, apologies for the relatively low bitrate but back then that's how I ripped 'em from the vinyl.