Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Friday, January 27, 2012


Kosta Ellis aka Superbreak has released a sweet batch of funky edits...

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


Friendly Fires released their second album Pala last year on XL Recordings. The latest single from the album is Hurting, here given the Tensnake remix treatment...

Monday, January 23, 2012


Mix from Matthew Kyle...

Track list

M.K. - Just Shake It (Intro)
The Commodores - Sail On (Brendon P Dub)
Heion - Under The Covers
Calvin Flame & Joseph Terruel - Love Will Make It Ride
Heion - Golden
B-Jam - Down Baby
MannMadeMusic - Easy Lover
DJ Steef - Simply Beautiful
OOFT! - Mazin'
Deadly Sins - I Cant' Forget
Jona Saucedo - Love & Controversy
Simply Red - Love Has Said Goodbye Again (Rae & Christian Mix)


RIP Etta James (January 25, 1938 – January 20, 2012)

Sunday, January 22, 2012


Get Down Edits return with a digital only release containing four fresh edits of classic tunes. Here's a rework of Curtis Mayfield's Give Me Your Love taken from his 1972 Superfly album.

Here's the full release...

Friday, January 20, 2012

Thursday, January 19, 2012

2 AM

Sheffield band Hiem has teamed up with Phillip Oakey of The Human League for the track 2 AM, scheduled for release on February 6 on Nang records. The tune will come in six different versions, including a remix by Toomy Disco and Fernando.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


Here are some favorite disco edits from 2011, sorted roughly by tempo. You can listen to them by clicking on the player below or by clicking here. (More upbeat edits will be included in a later post.)

01.  Matthew Kyle - Off My Mind
02.  Late Nite Tuff Guy - You Abandoned Me
03.  Heion - Come Here
04.  Cosmic Boogie - Space Machine
05.  Jerome Derradji - Track 2
06.  Kastil - Baltimore Thunder
07.  78 Edits - Let Me Down Easy
08.  Rayko - Broadway
09.  Toomy Disco - Outstanding
10.  DJ Steef - That Loving Feeling
11.  DJ Butcher - Shake Your Body
12.  Gazeebo - Dimestore Hooker
13.  Let's Get Lost - Bender
14.  Ramboiage - Ready for Your Love
15.  Tiger & Woods - Gin Nation
16.  Superbreak - Spaced Out
17.  Sister S - Living Ecstacy
18.  Eva Gina - U Gonna
19.  Amine Edge - All Night Loop
20.  Rayko - Foreign Affair
21.  Coco Vegas - Heartbeat
22.  Get Down Edits - Inside My Love
23.  Eva Gina - Without You
24.  The Groovers - The Spirit
25.  Get Down Edits - Greatest Dancer
26.  The Owl - You Got the Stuff
27.  Leftside Wobble - Grapevine Boogie
28.  Tiger & Woods - Love in Cambodgia
29.  Munga - Quickie
30.  Deadly Sins - Feels So Good


Cool diskomiks from Bjørn Torske. (For more Torske sounds, click here.)

Torskes discomiks


Area Code 615 - Devil Weed And Me
Electric Bird - Stoned Out
Pat Metheny & Steve Reich - Electric Counterpount
Herb Alpert - Rotation
S-Express - Funky Killer
Tshala Muana - Tsibolia Mulumba
Demis Roussos - Let it Happen
JJ Cale - Let Me Do It To You
Elph - Static Electrician
Durutti Column - Sketch For Summer
Arthur Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Oscalypso
Santana - Samba De Sausalito
Anarchic System - Generation
Ellen McIllwaine - Jimmy Jean
Chicago Transit Authority - I'm A Man (Break)
Peek - Rhumba My Sensations (Break)
Rinder & Lewis - Anger
African Head Charge - Pacesetter
Simple Minds - Theme For Great Cities
Andrea True Connection - Call Me

Sunday, January 15, 2012


British compilation label Harmless has put together a collection of soulful sounds in celebration of the 40th anniversary of Philadelphia International Records. First batch is due next week, which sees the release of Philadelphia International: The Re-Edits, a double CD featuring edits by artists such as Todd Terje, Keep Schtum, Touchsoul, Henry Greenwood, Scratchandsniff and Deep&Disco...

The first CD features new versions of more uptempo Philly songs...
01. Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes - Satisfaction Guaranteed (Morning Star Edit)
02. Billy Paul - Only The Strong Survive (J*Ski Re-Edit)
03. The Trammps - Save A Place (J*Ski Re-Edit)
04. Jean Carn - Free Love (Victor Rosado Re-Edit)
05. People's Choice - Do It Anyway You Wanna (Keep Schtum Re-Edit)
06. Dexter Wansel - Life On Mars (DJ Milla Re-Edit)
07. MSFB - Mysteries Of The World (J*Ski Re-Edit)
08. McFadden & Whitehead - Ain't No Stopping Us Now (Noodleman)
09. The Jones Girls - Dance Turned Into Romance (DJ Friction Re-Edit)
10. Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes - Be For Real (Tim McAllister Re-Edit)
11. The O'Jays - Message In Our Music (Jimmy The Twin Re-Edit)

The second CD contains more mellow stuff...
01. Jean Carn - If You Wanna Go Back (Morning Star Re-Edit)
02. The O'Jays - Darlin' Darlin' Baby (Deep Disco Rework)
03. The Jones Girls - You're Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else (Greenwood Edit)
04. Archie Bell & The Drells - Strategy (Touchsoul Re-Edit)
05. Billy Paul - Let The Dollar Circulate (Scratchandsniff Re-Edit)
06. Dee Dee Sharp Gamble - Easy Money (Todd Terje Re-Edit)
07. Jean Carn - Was That All It Was (Morning Star Re-Edit)
08. The Jones Girls - Nights Over Egypt (Womack & TOT Re-Edit)
09. Archie Bell & The Drells - Don't Let Love Get You Down (Ed Zone Re-Edit)
10. Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes - Wake Up Everybody (Apt One Re-Edit)

The compilation Philadelphia International: The Re-Edits will be followed by a four CD pack of edits and remixes by legendary Tom Moulton, out sometime this spring.

Saturday, January 14, 2012


Norwegian DJ and producer Bjørn Torske gets the remix treatment by Todd Terje, Harvey and Crimea X. The three track EP Oppkok is out on Smalltown Supersound. Here's the track Nitten Nitti retouched by the hands of DJ Harvey. 

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Tuesday, January 10, 2012


Norwegian producer and DJ Todd Terje has started his own Olsen imprint in collaboration with Smalltown Supersound. First release is the EP It's the Arps featuring four fine tracks made with the help of his ARP 2600 synthesizer. Out on January 16 on vinyl and digital download.

Monday, January 9, 2012


Leftside Wobble brings back that sunday afternoon feeling at Dingwalls - hosted by Patrick Forge and Giles Peterson - with this cool edit Billy Hawks - Oh Baby.

Billy Hawks - Oh Baby (Leftside Wobble Edit)

Saturday, January 7, 2012


Disko Selectors aka Alberto Gomez, Deeman and Roi Canda celebrate their first anniversary by giving away a full batch of disco edits. Here are the snippets to the fourth installment including an edit by yours truly.

Disko! Anniversary Gift (Snippet 4)


1. Alkalino
2. Iván Smoka
3. Disko! Selectors
4. Irregular Disco Workers
5. Felipe Sá
6. Marius Gustavson
7. Jarle Brathen

Thursday, January 5, 2012

BEST OF 2011 - TOP 30

Here are some favorite tracks from 2011, sorted roughly by tempo. You can listen to them by clicking on the player below or by clicking here.

01.  Body Language - Social Studies (Plastic Plates remix)
02.  Holy Ghost - Do It Again
03.  Crystal Fighters - At Home (Fusty Delight remix)
04.  Tiger & Woods - Gin Nation
05.  JKriv feat. Adeline Michele - Another Night (Greg Wilson version)
06.  Poolside - Do You Believe
07.  Jeremy Glenn - New Life
08.  Peter & The Magician - La Fiorentina
09.  Native Underground - Night Vision
10.  Mitzi - Morning Light (Revenge remix)
11.  Chemistry - Curious
12.  Alkalino & Blacklodge - Breaking Bad (JKriv & Lou Teti remix)
13.  Roberto Rodriguez - I Got
14.  Max Essa feat. DC Mathias - How Do You Feel?
15.  Kim Ann Foxman & Andy Butler - What You Need (James Curd remix)
16.  Only Children - Don't Stop (Crazy P remix)
17.  Natalie Walker - Cool Kids (RAC remix)
18.  Todd Terje - Ragysh
19.  Locussolus - I Want It (Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas remix)
20.  Weekend Express - Going to Chicago
21.  Miroir - Night Sky
22.  Kolombo feat. Michael Parker - Daylight
23.  Linntronix - Cool Out (Refresh)
24.  The Magician feat. Jeppe - I Don't Know What to Do
25.  The Miracles Club - So Hot (Club mix)
26.  Ichisan - House Dance Conference (Pete Herbert remix)
27.  Human League - Never Let Me Go (Aeroplane remix)
28.  The Rapture - How Deep Is Your Love?
29.  Tensnake - Something About You
30.  Yuksek - On a Train (Magician remix)

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

BEST OF 2011 - REMIKS (PT. 2)

More remix goodies from last year (continued from part 1)... a big favorite comes from Belgian producer duo Fusty Delights and their amazing rework of the Crystal Fighters track At Home.

Compatriots Lindstrøm and Prins Thomas made perhaps the most fun remix of 2011 with their reworked version of Locussolus' I Want It.

RAC has made plenty of remixes, including reworked versions of tunes by artists such as Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Two Door Cinema Club and Holy Ghost. Favorite Rac track is the remix of Natalie Walker's Cool Kids.

Another favorite is the Crazy P remix of Don't Stop by Only Children.

The Paris-based electro pop duo Jupiter released Sake on Kitsune in March of last year. The track was given a mighty makeover by Anoraak.

Italian nu disco producer Gregorio Assandri aka Cloned in Vatican reworked The Units track Passions of Patterns.

KDMS is a duo consisting of British electro pop singer Kathy Diamond and Polish producer Max Skima. Their song Tonight was given a retouch by Morgan Geist. (Click here for a pretty cool video featuring female gladiators behind bars.)

The mysterious duo Tiger & Woods (aka Larry Tiger and David Woods) produced one of last year's most acclaimed nu disco albums. They also took the time to make some remixes - here a reworked version of the Tensnake track Need Your Lovin.

Classixx aka the LA-based producer duo Michael David & Tyler Blake were responsible for the outstanding remix of Psychic City by Yacht, released in 2010. Last Year's fave Classixx remix is the duo's version of the Cosmic Kids track Reginald's Groove.

Yacht returned last year with the album Shangri-La, which includes the track I Walked Alone. Here's the Jacques Renault remix.

A final fave remix (listed here, though there are several others that could be included) comes from Glasgow-based DJ and producer Graeme Clark aka The Revenge and his version of the Mitzi track Morning Light.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

BEST OF 2011 - REMIKS (PT. 1)

2011 saw plenty of amazing remixes. Favorite names include The Magician, Plastic Plates, Fusty Delights, Aeroplane and Perseus...

The Magician aka Stephen Fasano is a Belgian producer who used to be the other half of electro pop outfit Aeroplane. His old mate Vito De Luca still produces and releases tracks under the Aeroplane banner and have churned out some pretty good remixes himself (listed further below).

Fasano released his first EP as the Magician with the track I Don't Know What To Do featuring Jeppe. It was later followed by the three track Twist EP on which he collaborated with French electro pop artist Yuksek (under the artist name Peter and the Magician).

Their combined artistic talents resulted in two additional tracks. First of all, Fasano added his magic touch to Yuksek's Always on a Train, one of last year's fave remixes...

The Yuksek track is taken from the album Living on the Edge of Time. It also features the song Always on the Run, which the two of them remixed together, once again under the artist name Peter and the Magician.

Another memorable album from 2011 came from the amazing Swedish singer Lykke Li. Luckily, the track I Follow Rivers was given the magic touch by none other than Mr. Fasano in this outstanding remix...

One more remix from The Magician, this one of Beni - It's a Bubble.

Another favorite remixer is Plastic Plates aka Felix Bloxsom. Originally from Sydney (Austrialia), he currently resides in California, from where he has churned out an impressing series of high quality remixes of artists such as Adele, The Human League, Sia and Body Language.

I had the pleasure to experience a club night featuring Felix Blossom and Stephen Fasano at U Street Music Hall last year. Both dropped a sweet batch of electro pop and nu disco stuff including several of their own remixes. Felix has even retouched Stephen's track I Don't Know What To Do.

Body Language is Angelica Bess, Ian Chang, Grant Wheeler, and Matthew Young. The Plastic Plates remix of the song Social Studies is one of last year's favorite tracks. 

Another big favorite is the Plastic Plates remix of British singer-songwriter Adele and her song Set Fire to the Rain.

80s synth pop band The Human League made a comeback last year with the album Credo, released by British indie label Wall of Sound. Plastic Plates remixed the track Sky.

Another amazing retouch of tracks from the Credo album comes from Vito Deluca - Stephen Fasano's former musical partner, better known as Aeroplane. Here's his remix of Never Let Me Go.

Processory aka Jori Hulkkonen & Jerry Valuri released the EP Recovery Measures last year. It features the track Nightfall which was given a mighty makeover by Aeroplane. (Click here for a pretty cool video featuring some vintage movie clips.)

Another favorite remixer is Perseus. Here's his Summer of 83 mix of the Jeremy Glenn tune New Life - out on Future Classic last summer.

Another cool Perseus remix - this one of Mark Ronson's Record Collection.

For more fave 2011 remixes, check out part 2...