Friday, 28 August 2009

I Prefer The Cover #1 / Ed Solo

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.

  • Sendspace Ed Solo - Age Of Dub
  • Ed Solo however, usually better known for his breaks tracks, serves up a corker here. Half way between a remix and a cover version as there's so many original elements in this version that I'm going to just call it a cover version. The live version however, as shown in the video below is really rather impressive and perhaps even better than the version on offer for today's download.

    Wednesday, 26 August 2009

    Transglobal Underround / Dreadzone

    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.

  • Sendspace Transglobal Underground - Lookee Here (Dreadzone Remix)
  • A certain Heitham Al-Sayed was featured as the guest vocalist in this track - Around the same time however, he was better known as the male lead singer from Senser ... which brings me to the second video. Senser have reformed, have a new single out shortly, and I reckon it's mighty fine ....

    Inner City / Altern8

    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.

  • Sendspace Inner City - Let It Reign (Altern8 Know The Score Remix)
  • First video today - well I'm not sure if anybody, and I mean anybody has ever come close to topping this as the best techno pop song ever. Get yer suggestions in the comments in now...

    Tuesday, 25 August 2009

    Skunk Anansie / Blue Amazon

    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.

  • Sendspace Skunk Anansie - Twisted (Blue Amazon DMC Remix)
  • And from one DMC to another. Great great hip-hop track from 1990 that samples ... welll that would spoil it.

    Grooverider / Tipper

    None so heavy as this - it takes about two minutes for the bassline to kick in, but what a bassline. Hard to believe this is now 10 years old, but this mix still stands today. At the time, this was classified as Nu-Skool Breaks - I guess it's now Old-Nu-Skool Breaks then ? This is a vinyl rip (gotta love those one sided promos) from years ago but despite the relatively low bitrate encoding it stil sounds pretty crisp, even if truth be told it sounds nothing like the original.

  • Sendspace Grooverider - Jack The Ripper (Tipper Remix)
  • Spurious link for the video below ... Jack The ripper's a Gothic tale. The Raveonettes are a great Goth group. That's the way I roll.

    Monday, 24 August 2009

    Orbital / Rolf Harris

    This one's for Chris. And possibly by Chris also. Somewhere, I'm sure there is a version made by P & P that has Rolf Harris on it - in the meantime this is the next best thing. And this is the version that should have been on Middle Of Nowhere, and any number of compilations since. Do it yourself - stick this in yer ipod.

  • Sendspace Orbital - Style (With Rolf)
  • One of these days I'll post the 808 State remix of Rolf Harris also. Don't care what anyone says ... this is a great song

    FGTH / Jam & Spoon

    Mark Spoon. Legend.

  • Sendspace FGTH - Relax (Jam & Spoon Trip-O-Matic Fairytale Mix)
  • Blame this blog. Time to bring I Prefer The Remix back to life. Time To Burn.

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