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07
Dec
09

HOW GOOD IS THIS!!!??? – NUMBER 37

THE REMIXES – PART 7 – STARSMITH

Starsmith, (real name Fin Dow-Smith), recently messaged us an update, which we’re pleased to say clarifies his current position.  To date we’ve known him as the producer behind Ellie Goulding‘s album, as well as playing alongside her live.  With her debut album due for a release in early 2010, we knew Fin’s work was virtually complete there, so what was a well connected talent such as Starsmith going to do next?

Well, the 21 year old is putting his music degree to good use, making sure he carves out his own solo career, rather than simply being the big bang behind other future starlets.  Having first arrived with the backing of the independent Neon Gold label, he has now signed his own record deal with Island (!) and we are pleased to confirm that he’s finally setting about producing his own songs.  He hopes that his own debut album should be ready for September 2010 and it will of course include Ellie Goulding as a guest vocalist, with the first single due around April.

Of course signing to a major record label, confirming guest vocalists of that caliber and planning release dates is all rather surprising, considering he hasn’t yet written or recorded any of his own original material!!  Well, when you have Ellie’s extraordinary tunes, as well as his plentiful remix catalogue, the picture becomes a lot clearer.

It’s this remix material that we are focussing on today, and our Remix Specials are fast becoming a set of hallowed halls, having previous listed giants such as:  Soulwax,  Bloc Party,  The TwelvesThe Golden Filter,  The Shoes and DiscoTech on past editions.  Starsmith’s golden touch adds his trademark wealth of electro synths, shameless 80s influences and bouncing beats.  Looks like Ellie’s going to have some stiff competition in 2010 then…

PALOMA FAITH – NEW YORK  (STARSMITH REMIX) ysi
PASSION PIT – SLEEPYHEAD  (STARSMITH REMIX, Ft. ELLIE GOULDING) ysi
LADY GAGA – BAD ROMANCE  (STARSMITH REMIX) ysi
LISA MITCHELL – COIN LAUNDRY  (STARSMITH REMIX) ysi
PRIVATE – MY SECRET LOVER  (STARSMITH REMIX) ysi
FRANKMUSIK – BETTER OFF AS TWO  (STARSMITH HOLIDAYING IN THE HEATH REMIX) ysi
ELLIE GOULDING – STARRY EYED  (STARSMITH PRODUCED) ysi
KATY PERRY – I KISSED A GIRL  (STARSMITH REMIX) ysi
MARINA & THE DIAMONDS  – I AM NOT A ROBOT  (STARSMITH REMIX) ysi

If there’s any others we’ve missed then we’d appreciate you informing us in the comments section.  We know others are out there somewhere.  Also, it’s worth you knowing that we’ve nearly finished our Best Tracks Of 2009 post, so we will upload that in the next few days.  Yet another exciting reason to head back here before the year/decade ends.
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22
Feb
09

HOW GOOD IS THIS!!!??? – NUMBER 22


Photo by Rony Alwin

THE REMIXES – PART 3 – DISCOTECH

The first edition of  ‘The Remixes’ was all about the best Bloc Party remixes, of which there’s been billions to date. It was soon followed up by our remix-packed post all about the kings of the blender, Soulwax. Well now we are turning to post number 3…

We’ve got a bright, young, good-looking bunch for you today. It’s all about the plentiful locker of remixes by none other than DiscoTech. The latest pretenders to Soulwax’s throne. They’ve been super-busy in recent months pumping out some of the purest floor-filling remixes you will ever hear.

Like Soulwax, this American three-piece set of DJ’s have an excellent ear. They source their tunes from any genre and any time and begin twisting it into something fresh and danceable, whilst still keeping a lot of the original intact. It’s like your favourite Hip Hop or Indie tune being electrocuted up the ass!

Below we list a selection of our favourites for your delectable pleasure. Enjoy…

KANYE WEST Ft CHRIS MARTIN – HOMECOMING (DiscoTech Remix)   (ysi)
THE ROLLING STONES – SATISFACTION (DiscoTech Remix)   (ysi)
LYKKE LI – LITTLE BIT (Gigamesh / Discotech Remix)   (ysi)
MICHAEL JACKSON – THRILLER (DiscoTech Remix)   (ysi)
RADIOHEAD – EVERYTHING IN IT’S RIGHT PLACE (Gigamesh / DiscoTech Remix)    (ysi)
THE POLICE – ROXANNE (DiscoTech Remix)   (ysi)
T.I. – WHATEVER YOU LIKE (DiscoTech Remix)   (ysi)
FOO FIGHTERS – EVERLONG (DiscoTech Remix)   (ysi)
THE CLASH – TRAIN IN VAIN (DiscoTech Remix)   (ysi)
M.I.A. – BOYZ (DiscoTech & Strangelove Remix)   (ysi)

Who would you put into the 4th edition of ‘The Remixes’? Aeroplane? LA Riots? As always, comment away, message us, subscribe and spread the love.

We’ll leave you with that thought and see you back here for more slices of lovely tuneage real soon…
Mike

13
Jan
09

HOW GOOD IS THIS!!!??? – NUMBER 19

A real quickie here – just wanted your delectable opinions on these two Rolling Stones remixes that are surfing the blog world…

The first is a new one that’s floated past recently by the remix masters Discotech

THE ROLLING STONESSATISFACTION (Discotech Remix)     ysi

The second is the other that came past a few months back by Soulwax

THE ROLLING STONESYOU CAN’T ALWAYS GET WHAT YOU WANT (Soulwax Remix)     ysi

Both are only a slight twist of the original, but they are undoubtedly good all the same. Perhaps it’s that The Rolling Stones that are so damn great to start with. You decide.

See you back here soon for the next Recommender posting…
Mike




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