Monday, October 30, 2006

Thursday, October 26, 2006


Going back over some of my music from the 80s I am discovering again so much of what led me to dance music in the first place.

I would ideally love to post Every Day is Halloween from the early Ministry singles comp, but I have yet to find it again and my only copy was always on tape. In its place here is another great track from the early days.

Ministry - All Day Remix

Monday, October 16, 2006

Soul Mekanik

I am not one to sing the praises of a former member of Take That, but with Robbie Williams latest 12" he has drafted in some serious talent to rework his track Rudebox. I am really fond of all of the versions, but if forced I prefer the Chicken Lips remix and this particular track by Soul Mekanik.

I have been drifting off electro house styles for a while now, but this really tears it up in a bouncey booty shaking way. Hell it even has my late 50s dad walking around repeating the chorus "Why you so nasty?"

Robbie Williams - Rudebox (Soul Mekanik Extended Dub)

Update: apparently the boys from Soul Mekanik handled half the production on the entire album, so there might be more of interest here.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Deep House

I have recently been drawing some connections between balearic, space disco, and good old fashioned deep house. I went on a small spending spree and picked up some Larry Heard (although certainly not enough!) Manuel Göttsching, more Prins Thomas , and this lovely little track by Kerri Chandler.

Kerri Chandler - Digital Love Affair

Monday, October 09, 2006

Patrick Cowley (Remix)

This track is totally over the top, but still incredible:

"In 1978 Patrick recorded an 16 minute long extended Remix version of the song " I Feel Love" performed by Donna Summer . Later, in 1981 , this Megamix was released by Casablanca Records. The Original 1977 version, which was composed by Giorgio Moroder , lasted 8 minutes ."

Check out this Patrick Cowley page for more info about this disco producer

Donna Summer - I feel love (Patrick Cowley remix)

From this great compilation, of which I will probably be posting much more musi

**Update** I just reposted the remix for the guys over at RVNG
they are putting out a ton of great tunes in the psychedelic/dance/beardo genre. Check em out and blow some of that hard earned cash.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Something I heard yesterday on Jack FM

Starting on my way to work yesterday I heard a station id for Jack FM that went roughtly as follows:

"Hey Jack
I guess that if I harrass little boys and then say I am an alcoholic and was abused as a kid that makes everything ok."

this was quickly followed by

The Cure - Boys Don't Cry

that combination almost made me want to rush out and find that bastard Foley and kick his and his enablers asses right then

Somehow Jon can project levity into any situation

Monday, October 02, 2006

Recent Mix

Here is a recent mix cd I made. It kind of goes all over the place but it works for me. These days if I listen to too much of one style I get bored. I put it down to a unidentified case of ADD but it could have something to do with the random function on the Ipod changing my musical aesthetic.

1)Yesterday's Dream - The Shades of Black Lightning (

2)Low in the city - Low Motion Disco (Someone put this out!)

3)Spleez - Rub-n-Tug

4)Rudebox (Soul Mekanik Extended Dub) - Robbie Williams

5)Welcome To Zion (Sebo K & Metro Remix) - King Roc

6)Addicted - Original Mix - Anja Schneider

7)Gol - Donato Dozzy (This track is stunning dub influenced techno, on a good system it will blow you back. Look for more great stuff on his Dozzy Records imprint)

8)Belfast - Orbital

9)Along the Wire (Superpitcher Remix) - Lawrence

10)Serpentine (album edit) - My My

11)B-Movie 6:AM - Misc.