Alpha Neil kindly passed this over to me the other day. Slow-motion disco edits and beatdown house is the order of the day on this excellent mix from The Revenge (Instruments of Rapture), courtesy of Skinny Mag.
The Revenge - Skinny Slo Mo Mix - link fixed!
1. Ron Basejam - No Jose (Part 1) - CDR
2. Will Powers - Adventures In Success (Dub) - Island
3. 6th Borough Project - Do It To The Max - Instruments Of Rapture
4. Bob A Rela - Money (The Revenge Edit) - CDR
5. Alex Wilson - Ain't Nobody (The Revenge Edit) - CDR
6. Theo Parrish - The Rink - Sound Signature
7. Pete Herbert - Wally Dub - Redux
8. Michael Wycoff - Looking Up To You (The Revenge Rework) - L.E.S.S.
9. Kenneth Bager - Fragment One (The Revenge Remix) - Music For Dreams
10. Body 2 Body - Let's Get Intimate (DJ Harri Edit) - CDR
11. Rainer Trueby & Danilo Pesslow - Ayers Rock - CDR
12. Capracara - King Of The Witches (Rub N' Tug Remix) - DFA
13. The Revenge - Forever In Their Debt (Pitched Down House Mix) - Home Taping Is Killing Music
14. Franz Ferdinand - Ulysses (Beyond The Wizard's Sleeve Re-Animation) - Domino
15. Carol Williams - Can't Get Away - Vanguard
The Revenge on Discogs
The Revenge on MySpace
I've just finished a remix for Brazilian label Rainbow Socks, based in São Paulo, for an upcoming EP from 3am (label owner and producer Pejota) which will be seeing a digital release in the near future. The EP will include two 3am originals with remixes, one remix from me and the other from Rio based producer Pedro Zopelar, who was kind enough to send me a bunch of tracks this morning. I've already been dropping his massive 3am remix for several weeks now (be sure to check it when the EP drops) and his other edits and productions do not disappoint. Here he flips a Jorje Ben record into a percussive house workout with an old shcool feel. Also check his original productions on Mister Mistery.
Zopelar - Umbabaraumba
Zopelar on MySpace
Rainbow Socks Records on MySpace
'Cruisin' from the 1983 album 'Mach 1' by obscure French space disco/Italo outfit Grand Prix, released on Savoir Faire/Carrere.
Grand Prix - Cruisin
Grand Prix on Discogs
Image is a still from the 1966 film 'Grand Prix' directed by John Frankenheimer.
I was especially pleased to find this video earlier. The Analog Session aka Alexander Robotnick and Ludus Pinsky are back with their second all-out vintage synth jam. If you missed their last video outing with 'Fun Fare', you can check it out here. Apparently both tracks will see a release later this month on This Is Music LTD. I for one will be keeping an eye out for that.
Alexander Robotnick on Discogs
Ludus Pinsky on Discogs
Here's a treat... a few selections from the back catalogue of American electro-disco producer Patrick Cowley. After being scouted for his band by disco legend and gay icon Sylvester in the late 70s, Cowley produced a string of disco and hi-nrg classics. Sadly his career was cut short by his untimely death in 1982, caused by AIDS, aged only 32. He released 3 albums throughout '81 and '82, 'Menergy', 'Megatron Man' and 'Mind Warp', whilst also finding the time to engineer some killer remixes of the highest order, including his massive edit of Tantra's 'Hills of Katmandu', a personal favourite. He is perhaps most widely known for his transformation of Donna Summer's 'I Feel Love', turning Moroder's anthemic disco classic into a drugged-up, progressive 15 minute arpeggiathon, which I've posted below. I'm also including the awesome 'Sea Hunt' from the 'Megatron Man' LP and two pieces from the 'Mind Warp' album, the driving title cut and cosmic slow-burner 'Mutant Man'. Listening through tracks like these, its no surprise Cowley is considered an integral pioneer of electronic dance music.
Donna Summer - I Feel Love (Patrick Cowley Remix)
Patrick Cowley - Sea Hunt
Patrick Cowley - Mind Warp
Patrick Cowley - Mutant Man
Be sure to look out for my exclusive Halloween-themed (!) Cowley edit at the end of the month.
Patrick Cowley on Discogs
'Over and Over' from the Leeds-based label Lunar Jam's second release. Absolutely killer psychy midtempo edit business. Word on the grapevine is they've got another 12" in the works, so keep an eye out for that...
Lunar Jam - Over and Over
Lunar Jam on MySpace
Madrid based producer Nelue was kind enough to send me a whole bunch of his own exclusive edits the other day. You may have heard his awesome 'No Strings Attached' on Eskimo's Cosmic Balearic Beats vol. 2 (vinyl/digital). His edits are seriously good: no simple loops or extended intros here, its all about layers and effects, totally reworking the source track. He's allowed me to post one up here, and although the choice was tough I had to go for this one. It's massive. Spaghetti Western guitars, big piano chords and a huge arpeggiated bassline. What more do you need?
Laser Cowboys - Ultra Warp (Nelue edit) (192kbps)
Laser Cowboys on Discogs
Nelue on MySpace
Photograph by tonystl
High energy cosmic Italo on an epic scale from The Immortals, first released on RCA in 1979. I first heard this at 4am in Fabric earlier this year played by none other than Full Pupp/Internasjonal head honcho Prins Thomas, and believe me, it works a treat on a big system. Yes, it's ridiculously over-the-top and perhaps more comic than cosmic, but you can't deny the certain 70s sci-fi charm of this monster of a tune. Turn it up loud and wait for the soaring vocal hook to launch you into outer space before being obliterated by the immense pipe organ chords.
The Immortals - The Ultimate Warlord
The Immortals on Discogs