Who wold have thought that The Darkness would sound great as a disco anthem?
A few good things came out of last night’s trip to the O2 to see Si and Hal performing with Dizzee Rascal
1. working out that if you tell the O2 car park attendants you’re off to the cinema you can bypass the hefty £25 parking fee and gaining access to the much more reasonable £3 per two-hour ‘other car-park’; 2. seeing Lilly Allen start a fight in the audience by pointing out her boyfriend’s location to a wearily pissed bunch of Kent idiots, and 3. hearing this classic between the live sets;
Shy FX’s superb remix of The Terrorist ‘The Chopper’ has long been in the record box – pre-digital pre-CD – and will now be making a well deserved comeback in all TYP DJ sets where applicable (open minded good-times audience need only apply)
In blog world we’re a bit late on this one but none the less it’s still good for glory. New from UK producer duo, SuperMal – whose tracks and remixes are regularly supported by the likes of Grum, Fear of Tigers and Russ Chimes – is this super-synth Frenchfest remix of Dada ft. The Other ‘Majestic’. Frenchmen take cover, this one’s incoming straight from across the channel and it’s gonna blow!
Sidney Samson exploded into the tuneiverse last year with the monster anthem, ‘Riverside’, racking up no less than 6.5 million plays on Youtube. Now Sidney is back, this time via CR2 Records, with something new albeit still very Dutch. Stand-alone, ‘Shut Up & Let It Go’ featuring Lady Bee has all the hallmarks of Sidney Samson’s own brand of ‘dirty-dutch’ house, so for fans of this movement it’s twice the bunce that it should also have been remixed by fellow Dutch filth peddler, Chuckie. The TYP pick of the bunch though has to be the sharper re-rub from Bass Kleph. Check it..
As a bonus, here’s the official vid
When we ain’t busting it hard with a fat bassline, we like things a bit deeper here at TYP HQ. Surfacing towards the end of last year and already boasting an array of taste-maker DJ/blog support, dadahack is a new cross-country production duo made up from 1-part James Banbury (based in UK) and 1-part Pete Davis (based in Sweden). The first material they have teased out under their dadahack moniker is a 5-track EP called ‘Hellos’; a heady mix of house, nu-disco, electro and sleaze.
The lead track ‘Hello Dust’ features vocals from Hannah Robinson, but for me it’s all about the sensational 11-minute gritty electro workout from Freelance Hellraiser that never ceases to tires my ears.
dadhack ‘Hello’ [Freelance Hellraiser RMX]: Sample and download
The ‘Hellos’ EP drops ahead of a clutch of forthcoming remixes and new tracks from the duo, paving the way for a dadahack album due for release in the next coming months. The full ‘Hellos’ EP bundled with alternative remixes by håkan lidbo and Tranquility Bass can be purchased in high quality via the dadahack homepage.
This brand new Sidechains remix takes a once pretty tired, has-been track and gives it the full 10-years younger treatment.
New teeth, polished skin and an coiffe to die for, Sidechains have totally restyled an ageing Blue Pearl record, dressed it to the nines with old-skool references and vintage flavourings and made it hot property, superb!
now… where’s manhood (ahem).. must watch football, must drink beer..
I first came across Don Diablo some time around 2004 – 2005 when we collaborated on the production of a fairly commercial track, that went out under a different name. Back then he was something of a mystery in that he had achieved some kind of superstar status in his native Holland, whilst being pretty much unknown just a couple of hundred miles away in the UK. The situation was pretty much the same in 2007 when we commissioned this remix of Your Music Is Killing Me from him. We thought he was a great artist, who we had mutual respect with, who seemed to operate in the same musical world as us – we both had our feet firmly in the world of European club / house music, yet found that niche rather too cliquey and restrictive. We both wanted to add more to the mix : Rock, rap, pop – MUSIC goddammit! Yet if you mentioned him to most UK clubbers they would still have no idea who he was, despite being on the cover of glossy magazines at home.
The past 12 months has seen all that turn around. With numerous plays on the likes of Pete Tong, CD cover mounts in the UK, and a worldwide blog mp3 hypemachine drive for glory, he is now one of the most blogged and well known electronic artists around.
And last week we noticed a new phenomenon of people blogging his mix of us. Simply put, if other people are blogging our track, then we may as well too! So, from 2007, but still sounding pretty fresh now, here’s The Young Punx with “Your music is killing me” as remixed by Don Diablo!
This is a remix I did of Seven Nation Army in 2005 I think. It seems to have started bubbling up on a number of cool blogs over the past few weeks, usually in a pretty lofi form, and since it is next to impossible to buy, I thought I would post a better quality version here.
People are seeming to think it is a remix of the White Stripes original, but actually it is a remix of a cover version done by Openair, for release on Skint records. The record seemed to disappear into development hell, and to the best of my knowledge never really got released properly despite being quite popular.
For reasons best known to me at the time I decided to make the track into some kind of disco meets basement jaxx party number, and I recorded a whole disco track on bass, guitar, 70s synths, drums and live brass, in my bedroom, mixed it down, then sampled it and cut it up to make this mix. That was really at the tail end of the “Room 5 Make Luv” era disco house and was probably kind of going out of fashion. in 2009 however, with disco making a big resergence in London, the track seems to have a bit of relevence again, though I wouldn’t make it sound exactly like this if I were making it today.
Anyway, its something of a lost classic, that people seem to like, so have a listen.
Download mp3 : Seven Nation Army (The Young Punx Mix)
We’re back again, this time joining forces with one of our favorite producers of the past year, Riva Starr for a fantastically energetic track. “Juice and Gin” is a blend of electro-acid and fidget with monstrous ragga vocals from Yolanda. This is a pretty good quality mp3, but a full quality version, a dub and an alternate mix will be available on Beatport in a couple of weeks.
The Young Punx – Juice and Gin (Riva Starr Remix) download mp3
Me and Phonat did this remix for Gut Records well over a year ago now. We played it on our podcast and hence have quite a lot of enquiries about where you can buy it. The answer is… absolutely no-where… since Gut have now gone bankrupt, along with large number of other record labels.
I bumped into the Tastemakers at the (rather over packed and hellish) DJ magazine Top 100 DJs party at Ministry of Sound last week and basically it seems likely the track can never be released unless they buy it back from the administrators, which is unlikely to happen.
So we decided to just give it to you.
Its a little dated now… music has moved on a bit, but it still has plenty of merits, and I get regular requests for it.
Download mp3: Tastemakers – “Dream of (The Young Punx Mix)”