DJ Simon – The Mix and Mash Radio Show – 7th May 2006

Written by on May 7, 2006

Soulwax – Slowdance
A fabulous opener from my favourite Belgian brothers Soulwax (AKA 2manydjs). This track is taken from a recent ‘This is Radio Soulwax’ CD available with last months Mixmag – Electro Techno, bombastic rock to disco and chunky swirling gutars and saxophones – Blindin’

For more info on Soulwax/2manydjs go to http://www.soulwax.com/

TRACK OF THE WEEK

Arthur Baker ft Tim Wheeler – Glow the Freelance Hellraiser Guitarmageddon remix
I’ve been playing the original version of this for a couple of weeks and stumbled on this Freelance Hellraiser remix when I was looking for his first (official) release ‘Pound for Pound’ (which I still haven’t found yet). Glad I did too! There’s a great Hooky bassline, slashing guitars and the Ash singer’s imperfect vocals. This could almost be a mid-’80s New Order single and the Freelance Hellraiser works his electro flair.

Lindstrom – Another station
Another Station is a balearic disco-number with cheesy early-house-piano, 8bit bontempi-drums and lush flanger-strings, perfect for those really late nights/early mornings. There’s a great Todd Terje remix of ths kicking around aswell that picks up the speed and incorporates harmony-vocals and a new totally irresistible bass-line.

Scissor Sisters v Fischerspooner v Pet Shop Boys – We need a war (DJ Earworm Bootleg)
A quite brilliant mash-up from DJ Earworm incorporating the Scissor sistors ‘Filthy Gorgeous’ and Fischerspooner’s ‘We Need A War’ with a smattering of the Petshop Boys ‘It’s a sin’ – A brilliant piece of Bedroom Bootleging!

Go to http://www.djearworm.com/ to download this and other DJ Earworm Mash-ups

Velvet Underground vs Chemical Brothers – Dont hold back Sweet Jane (GHP)
Oh I’ve gone bootleg crazy this week! This is class from the most prolific and commercially succesful bootlegger Mark Vidler the man behind Go Home Productions.

This mash-up fuses .."The Chemical Brothers ‘Galvanise’ vocals with Velvet Undergrounds ‘Sweet Jane’ for the main part, held together with all manner of elements that made up MARRS ‘Pump Up The Volume’. Adina Howard pops in for some overused acapella duties, whilst U2 and a ‘blink and you’ll miss it’ Blur sample surface for some air towards the end."

Go to http://www.gohomeproductions.co.uk/ to download this and other Go Home Productions tracks.

Cat Power and Karen Elson – I love you (me either)
Fifteen years after his death, Serge Gainsbourg lives again with the release of ‘Serge Gainsbourg Revisited’ bringing together original muses and younger fans to rework his best songs. This is the first time that Gainsbourg’s lyrics have been officially translated into English.

Gainsbourg is revered in France as the nation’s greatest popular musician, but in Britain he is perhaps best remembered for the 1969 seduction classic, Je t’aime moi non plus and this Cat Power and Karen Elson track, ‘I Love you – me either’ is translated directly. Excellent it is too!

Daft Punk v Hard-Fi – Hard To Boot (Dunproofin)
Yet another mash-up ths time from Dunproffin’. Daft Punk’s Digital love has always been a Saturday morning favourite for me and it mixes perfectly here with vocal’s from Hard-Fi’s Hard to beat!

Headman – Moisture (feat Anton Spivac)
Swiss born, Berlin-based Robi Insinna, a.k.a. Headman, is a nu-disco producer on the Gomma label. While his music has a very simple, analog-sounding backdrop like a lot of minimalish electro house, Headman is a master of meticulously placed layers of coy synths, handclaps, and cowbells as with here on this track featuring Anton Spivac on vocals.

Moby – Dream about me (The shortwave set pick ‘n mix)
Planet L’s been bangin’ on about the Shortwave set for a while now which the only reason i got hold of this Moby track. Very good it is too!

Franz Ferdinand ft Jane Birkin – A song for sorry angel
A second track from the Serge Gainsbourg Revisited CD featuring Serge’s old muse Jane Birkin.

The 25 Minute mix

Hot Chip – Over and over (solid groove remix)
Cut Copy – Saturdays (Headman Remix) From 2005
LCD Soundsystem – Disco Infiltrator (fks Infiltrated vocal mix)


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