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02
Aug
09

HOW GOOD IS THIS!!!??? – NUMBER 33

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THE REMIXES – PART 5 – THE TWELVES

It’s been a little while since we did a ‘remix special’ here on The Recommender. Previous editions, including the likes of Soulwax, DiscoTech, Bloc Party and The Golden Filter, proved to be amongst some of the most popular posts we’ve ever had on this blog. This only goes to prove the popularity and power of a good remix.

These days, checking the Hype Machine backs this up, as it’s famous ‘Top 100’ blogged tracks usually has tons of them. It’s something that we think is a little over-cooked here on The Recommender, so we make sure we reserve our ‘remix posts’ for only the finest, most outstanding efforts. This is a category that THE TWELVES slot into very neatly.

A very busy duo from the Brazillian shores of Rio De Janeiro, they bring an excellent sunny side to everything they remix. Often adding more Pop to an already Popped tune, their blends are undoubtedly still for the club floor. They have a positive bassline to all their selections, whilst allowing the magic of the original track to still remain, (often keeping most of the vocals), whilst they stir in some Funked tweaks for good measure.

Selected highlights are attached below for you to judge for yourselves. They regularly tour the world’s club scenes so you will undoubtedly be able to catch them live soon. The question is, are they true pretenders to Soulwax and DiscoTech‘s mighty remix authority?

LA ROUXIN FOR THE KILL (The Twelves Remix)        (ysi)
NOAH AND THE WHALEBLUE SKIES (The Twelves Remix)       (ysi)
ASOBI SEKSUTHURSDAY (The Twelves Remix)        (ysi)
A-HATAKE ON ME (The Twelves Remix)        (ysi)
THE FLAMING LIPSTHE YEAH YEAH YEAH SONG (The Twelves Remix)       (ysi)
FLEET FOXESWHITE WINTER HYMNAL (The Twelves Remix)        (ysi)
THE VIRGINSRICH GIRLS (The Twelves Remix)      (ysi)
RADIOHEADTHERE THERE (The Twelves Remix)       (ysi)
ZEIGEISTHUMANITARIANISM (The Twelves Remix)       (ysi)
DATABASE vs FRENCH HORN REBELLIONBEACHES & FRIENDS (The Twelves Remix) (ysi)

Please take a second to leave a comment, either letting us know which track is your favourite, or if you know of any other decent Twelves remixes that we’ve perhaps missed, as this sort of information lets us know what people are enjoying currently. Thanks, as always…

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03
May
09

HOW GOOD IS THIS!!!??? – NUMBER 25

THE REMIXES – PART 4 – THE GOLDEN FILTER

As we look fondly back to the previous three editions of The Recommender’s Remix specials, which included Bloc Party, Soulwax and Discotech,we realise that it takes a box rammed full of quality chop-ups to attend this party. This time is no different and so we welcome you to The Golden Filter edition.

This Disco-Electro pair are a very mysterious group that have arrived on the blog’s scene with as much of a thump as Mohammed Ali with a run up. Although they’ve toured parts of the world, including supporting The Presets on their American tour, showcasing their magic throughout the last year or so, Golden Filter keep their identity well and truly out of the spotlight.

We caught up with them after a performance in our local city of Brighton a few months back and the passion for their music was what they wanted to stand proud. And boy did it tower. They have a distinctive and addictive beat and a love of all things Synth. Having produced a couple of instant self-penned disco classics, they started to put their hands to other peoples tunes.

The remix work that they produced only proved to further show up their true musical ability. They not only pick a wide range of tunes to put in the blender, but also bring a freshness to them, whilst still allowing the listener to pick out that it’s Golden Filter from a mile off. Cue the thumping, the pounding 4-beat and a twinkle of their gorgeously infectious, styled keys.

They recently informed us that following this batch of remixes they are now finally taking time away from them to re-focus on their own material, so here is their full remix selection in all its glory. It looks like this may be it for a while now so enjoy…

EMPIRE OF THE SUN –  WE ARE THE PEOPLE (The Golden Filter Remix)        (ysi)

LITTLE BOOTS
–  NEW IN TOWN (The Golden Filter Dub Mix)       (ysi)

CUT COPY
–  FAR AWAY (The Golden Filter Remix)         (ysi)

POLLY SCATTERGOOD
–  PLEASE DON’T TOUCH (The Golden Filter Vocal Remix)        (ysi)

PETER BJORN & JOHN
–  LAY IT DOWN (The Golden Filter Remix)        (ysi)

The 5th edition of ‘The Remixes’ has already been decided, so it will be posted up in due course. We’ve heard they are currently writing yet another one, so we think it best that we await that addition before we post about them. In true Golden Filter style we will keep it secret for now. Consider it yet another reason for you to keep one eye (or should that be ear?) on The Recommender…
Mike

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22
Feb
09

HOW GOOD IS THIS!!!??? – NUMBER 22


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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

29
Mar
08

THE GIG LIST – Number 1

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Hi Everyone

OK here is the first ever edition of ‘THE GIG LIST’ on my blog. The aim of this is to simply point out a couple of upcoming gigs, local to Brighton, that I believe will be well worth your investigation.

The rest is over to you – Check out the bands, locate the tickets, get to the venue, etc. My aim is only to make you better informed. Nice.

This week I’m pointing out two gigs that should prove to be outstanding.
 

The first is a pair of giants in the dance industry and kings of the remix –SOULWAX, or as some of you may also know them – 2 MANY DJs. The Belgium duo have been experimenting and chopping up dance floors like nobody else across the world for years now. Thank your lucky stars you have a new opportunity to see them once again in Brighton…

ACT:                        SOULWAX / 2 MANY DJs
VENUE:                   Concorde 2
COST:                      £ 17.00
DATE:                      Wednesday 23rd April 2008
WEBSITE LINK:       www.myspace.com/soulwax

The second gig is an NME promotion coming to our town. It is part of their ‘New Noise Tour’. This Brighton leg involves four upcoming bands, one of which is the Toronto two-piece, CRYSTAL CASTLES, a fantastically brilliant electro-punk outfit. Another on the bill I am particularly fond of is new indie band, FRIENDLY FIRES. Well worth a few pounds of your money.

ACT:                   CRYSTAL CASTLES, FRIENDLY FIRES, TEAM WATERPOLO, WHITE LIES
EVENT:                    NME New Noise Tour
VENUE:                   Concorde 2
COST:                      £ 9.00
DATE:                      Monday 5th May 2008
WEBSITE LINK:      www.nme.com

I hope this helps fill at least one night out for you, (if not two!). Remember, I’m always interested to hear if you are joining us.

If you’re really keen on finding out more about my musical tastes and recommendations, then please go to : www.myspace.com/miguelos

Until the next time,
Mike




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