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Get your BMX bikes ready for This is not the 80’s Vol. 2 !

February 6, 2011 Leave a comment

This is my second volume to the series This is not the 80’s dedicated to new wave music, electro boogie or industrial. You’ll noticed different tracks, from the neo romantics Visage, to Nitzer Ebb, Ministry and even the Rocksteady crew, one of the oldest breakdancing crews of New York city ! You can download it on Soundcloud on my personnal page there. As well as other mixes that will be featured on the page very soon. Here is the tracklisting :

This is not the 80’s vol. 2 ;
Vous êtes un tocard Mc Fly!
Indochine : le 3 ème sexe
killing joke : Love like blood
Gary Numan : Films
Visage : Fade to grey
Ministry : Everyday is halloween
Front 242 : Take one
8 ) Herbie Hancock : Rock it
Rock steady crew : Hey you
Ronald Reagan speech about the challenger shuttle
11) M
ichael Jackson : Thriller ooft music phazed edit
Nitzer ebb : Let your body learn 12 inch mix
New order : The beach
Depeche mode : Behind the wheel vocal megamix
15) T
he Smiths : How soon is now ?
16) Art of noise : Moments in love (beaten)


Who sampled who ? John Barry vs Sneaker pimps

August 5, 2010 2 comments

John Barry, is an English film score composer born in 1933 best known for composing 11 James Bond soundtracks and was hugely influential on the 007 series’ distinctive style. In Goldfinger he would perfect the “Bond sound”, a heady mixture of brass, jazz and sensuous melodies. There is even an element of Barry’s jazz roots in the big-band track “Into Miami,” which follows the title credits and accompanies the film’s iconic image of the camera lens zooming toward the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach. The instrumental Golden Girl was sampled by The Sneaker pimps on “6 underground” as Barry was also responsible for providing Fatboy Slim with the bassline of Rockafeller skank on which he used Barry’s Beat girl. On both songs you can hear tremendous arrangements, as the bass hook in Beat girl was almost made to be sampled with a simple line yet dam funky. Beat girl comes from 1960 and Golden girl, 1964. From 1:05 to 1:10 this song has the accurate harp melody used by The Sneaker pimps whom have looped the sample faster. For fans of 007 and downtempo 🙂 Now make me a vodka martini, shaken not stirred.

John Barry : Golden girl [1960 : Goldfinger soundtrack]

Sneaker pimps : 6 underground [1996 : Becoming X]

What else is there with Röyksopp & Trentemøller ?

Torbjørn Brundtland and Svein Berge are best known as the Norwegian electronic producer duo Röyksopp. Röyksopp, derived from Norwegian røyksopp which  translates into English as a puffball. This type of mushroom is notable for the misty cloud created when it releases its spores. What Else Is There? is the third single from their second album, The Understanding. It features the vocals of Karin Dreijer Andersson from the indie duo The Knife. The song was listed as the 375th best song of the 2000’s by Pitchfork Media. The song is also featured in the movie Meet Bill as characters played by Jessica Alba & Aaron Eckhart smoke marijuana while listening to it. But the real gem on this single is yet again another dazzling Trentemøller remix which turns a pop song into a great piece of dark electro house. The vocals are used well and the bassline is huge. The mesmerizing vocals get a wonderful breakdown where it goes into just the vocals and guitar before building up to the full track again. His remix are working wonders, expressing the lyrical content with ecstatic sounds, pushing the envelope as far as posssible, thus making the crowd go crazy and let the floor explodes. He adds some of his trademark sounds to cool things down afer the climax to beware the roof from getting completely blown off. That remix, released in 2005, still sounds great amidst the flow of electro-house, the thing being, Trentemøller predates these trends by doing this 5 years ago. It also marked a shift in his sound palette, which eventually saw him put out one of the great electronic album of the last century, The Last Resort.

Röyksopp : What Else Is There? – (Trentemøller Remix) [2005 : Astralwerks]

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