Random Quick Remix: Dustin Skiles’ Does ‘Bad Things’ from True Blood

25 07 2011

The amazing Dustin Skiles remix’s Jace Everett‘s theme song to True Blood, Bad Things. Very sexy.

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NOW Coldplay’s new track sounds interesting!

11 07 2011

Oy, who's up for a dance?

After uberstar Beyonce phoned it it with the embarrassing “4” and Gaga and Britney did straightforward club albums with no depth, I was not happy to hear the bland new Coldplay single, fearing even the always reliable Brits had taken a figurative creative Summer off as well. While the single, Every Waterfall Is a Teardrop, was bland as dry toast, the Swedish House Mafia remix is turning me OUT! Can’t wait till the full version leaks is available to buy legally. I’m all over it.

What are the chances Chris Martin and the boys will put out a full dance album?





Going Global: Three choice cuts

14 06 2011

Passport? Who needs one when you can take a vacay via a few choice listens and downloads!

I bring you tasty cuts from around the globe that you can add to your visited destinations, feel a bit more cultured, in-the-know and jammin’-on-the-one.

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The first comes from Iceland and a blast from the past: GusGus. Remember them? 90s heyday of triphop and good grooves that you could ‘believe’ in? Well, the group’s female vocalist HAFDIS HULD is still holding her own with backing tracks with TRICKY on his recent KNOWLE WEST BOY and this amazing little ditty below called ‘ACTION MAN’ from her recent solo release:

If that wasn’t enough, grab a track FREE from this adorable chanteuse of the great white North HERE.

Look for great things to come from this voice in the months ahead and check out more from her WONDERFUL WORLD here.

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Now, off to Denmark and the spank-tastic electro duo of MASON.

We told you about their stellar release THEY ARE AMONG US with a special interview we did with the Dutch boys a few weeks back and wouldn’t you know it, they keep on delivering with a HAWT remix of their track featuring Matt Hales – also known as Aqualung – remixed by none other than REX THE DOG.

If that wasn’t enough Pete Tong tipped it as a stand-out track and the single (out July 18) will have additional Dave Seaman, Steve Aoki, Zombie Disco Squad and The Magician (LOVE!)

The DJ team have been working with a load of folk via their label Animal Language and you can nab the remix for LITTLE ANGEL HERE.

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Finally, off to France for a track that I melted into courtesy of the folks behind Dailybeatz.com and a single that came out earlier this year from KEREN ANN.

The song was great enough on its own – MY NAME IS TROUBLE – but the tweaked out remix from the genius Walter Sobcek took it to another plane of consciousness. Sobcek has done some stellar remixes of PHOENIX and NIGHTWAVES but this one tears out her desperation and longing and makes it something other-worldy.

Check out that feature (written by yours truly) HERE, grab the remix, down it with some choice barbits and enjoy.

NOW, consider yourself a cross-continent globe-trotter!

— written by d_wall, a lover not a fighter for the world of music





Cocaine Blues, Escorts, and Other Obsessions for Summer

10 06 2011

Not going to get too wordy here as I’m all about the fun today! It’s fucking Friday of Midsommarfest Weekend!  Every so often a key disco track hits me hard. So hard, I have to listen to it over and over and over till I’ve built up a tiny cult to worship it with me. Today I logged onto The W’s site, Symmetry Sounds (thanks for the tip, Dane!) and by the third track in the Wet Deck playlist, I found my love. Escort’s Cocaine Blues takes me right back to the disco I don’t remember: Rufus, The Cruisaders, Odyssey.

“A chick in a car and the car won’t go, that’s how we spell Chicago!”

Live is even hotter: http://www.youtube.com/user/escortdjb#p/u/0/PIFRPCo6AYM

You can get the single legit free at their site

 

A couple others that have come before:

 

Putting the Night On Hold by Lauren Grey

Love Sensation 2006 by Lolleata Holloway

Out of Control featuring Paul Parker by Wolfram





Kerli: Some Euro-beats For Your Maifest Weekend!

2 06 2011

Here’s 2 fun, eurotastic remixes by Estonia pop singer/Traci Lords illegit daughter Kerli. I really dug her first album in 2008, just for its pop rock silliness. Now it seems she’s gone a bit more dance with her next step, Army of Love. Army came out earlier this year, but bolstered by her #1 position on Billboard’s Dance Chart, some fun remixes are dribbling, not leaking out to you.

Click on the down arrow on each for a free mp3:

new remix!

http://kerli.net/





INTERVIEW EXCLUSIVE: MASON Shows ‘They Are Among Us’ In All Kind Of Ways

4 05 2011
Mason: Pub Image

MASON: The perfect music addition to your mantle!

In honor of MASON making moves into some amazing visuals (the new video for their now classic collbo with Róisín Murphy BOADICEA – which you can catch below) and delicious new work with Brazilian bossa nova legend Marcos Valle (hear it here) , I took the opportunity to talk DJ with the dutchmen duo and here is what they had to say …

How do you describe it? MASON: Dutch DJ duo, electronic music label hub (Animal Language), critic / industry one-to-watch and a “refurb”-ing, baboon booth-ing live act (??) what a thrill it is to see your debut release THEY ARE AMONG US finally make its way to the fans worldwide.
What a release it is too, touting ol’ skool rap acts like Kurtis Blow and Run of Run DMC while paying new dues to the latest arsenal of global talent like Sam Sparro, Aqualung and the genius Róisín Murphy. It’s been five years since MASON properly have been releasing mixes and hits, why now for a full-length album?
Iason:  The last few years we’ve indeed been very busy releasing dance floor driven instrumental stuff,  but on the side we’ve been working on this more pop album as well for the last 2 years. Its a nice way of balancing things out, as it would be boring for us to make techno all day! We’re also both big lovers and manic collectors of pop music, present and past, so it felt like the right thing to do. 

DW: You have a love of the craft that seems to go way back to backgrounds for both of you in instruments (Iason on classical violin and his grandmother’s turntable – NICE! – and Coen with rock bands and electro-synth) and of course, the decks. How did you two find each other and what strengths do you each draw on to get you inspired in the studio and on the road?
Coen: We both studied music technology at a …




INTERVIEW EXCLUSIVE: BIMBO JONES Goes ‘MAY DAY’ in a Good Way

29 04 2011
BIMBO JONES Haulin' to the U S of A for MAY DAY!

BIMBO JONES Haulin' to the U S of A for MAY DAY!

Hola music-loving amigos!
Drew_Wall_ giving a first official post for DANCING ABOUT ARCHITECTURE and glad to be doing it with this one. BIMBO JONES has been turning people to the dancefloor for decades and now those lucky folks in the NYC area can experience them — alongside the equally amazing FREEMASONS— spinning stateside at a special one-time event called MAY DAY at Amnesia NYC on, well, May 1 (funny how that works).
We had a chance to throw the man behind the over 70 #1 mixes of Bimbo Jones a few questions LEE DAGGER and here is what he had to say about the love of GaGa, Acapella and Ciara, DJ love they have, going number one and a ton more.

First, thank you for the music and mixes as a DJ troupe, writers and a band. It has been an interesting ride to the current result of BIMBO JONES that we have today. Number one club play hits, top-charting international songs, live shows with the divine Katherine Ellis and always with a consistent move to getting folks to the floor. All these things factor into where you are now and we are glad to have you there. 
In preparing for this interview I did a quick search on my music libraries and playlists to get up to speed and realized I have near 150 club mixes and radio edits with the stamp of Bimbo Jones on it. When I turned around and listened to them, it is interesting to hear your gradual transformation over the years as a remix unit. Do you hear a change in your sound when you look over what you’ve done or do you know that change is there and make it a conscious choice in your sound, given the “hits of the dancefloor” at a certain time? 
Hi there Lee Dagger here (aka DJ BIMBO JONES) firstly a big thanks to you all for all your support over the years.
Yes there is a gradual change in the sound to a certain degree. Our productions and songs can easily vary from track to track.  Remixes can be a different story. It can all depend on how the original song sounded before the remix. Some can be far easier than others and some can prove to be much more of a challenge. The sound of now is always changing and its good to move forward, though I always like to have the ‘push and energy’ within a track especially if I am going to use it in my dj sets.

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