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LCD Soundsystem going space cadet with Theo Parrish

45:33 is a composition by LCD Soundsystem, commissioned by Nike, an original work initially available exclusively at Nike Music Store on I : Tunes. In september 2009 saw the release of an eight track remix CD single. The publicity for 45:33 described it as being designed to accompany jogging workouts, “to reward and push at good intervals of a run.” An early statement detailed that the composition had been refined after several runs on the treadmil; : James Murphy, leader of LCD, later admitted that this was entirely a lie on his part, and that he does not actually jog. He stated that he wanted to make a long-form record like E2-E4 by Manuel Göttsching and used the opportunity provided by Nike to do it. The artwork of 45:33 also resembles that of Göttsching’s work.

Parts of 45:33 were later used on the album Sound of silver in particular the track “Someone Great”, which appears on 45:33 as an instrumental section later distinguished as track 3. The complete track was also released for registered Nike+ users in late March 2007 as a gift of appreciation when Nike+ logged its 10 millionth mile. However, nothing can compete with the special delivery that DFA got from Detroit when Theo Parrish snail-mailed his Space Cadet Remix; it will undoubtedly prove to be the most celebrated remix of 2009. Its legend was immense before it was even released. Theo Parrish produces perhaps the most remarkable mix, laying the vocal over sliced-n-diced jazzy house grooves that lope and tumble over one another with drunken glee. While this collection may not be a revelation to those who already fell in love with the original, it’s still worth hearing the material get some fresh air after four years, a nice little stopgap until LCD delivers another masterpiece…

LCD Soundsystem : 45:33 (Theo Parrish’s Space Cadet Remix) [DFA Records]

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Trentemøller : # 2 of the top 5 of my fav mixes of the moment

December 21, 2009 1 comment

Here is someone that doesn’t need any introduction. Trentemøller’s album The last resort and his skills as a producer are well established by now but how does he sounds as a DJ ? His live shows are also a force to be reckon with as those who were at Le Cercle in Quebec City in october of 2007 will recall his amazing performance there. The Essential Mix is a weekly radio broadcast that hairs on BBC radio 1 and that is hosted by the famous British Disc-Jockey Pete Tong that has spawned the movie It’s all gone Pete Tong. In 2006, Trentemøller’s mix was voted Essential mix of the year and you can see why when you listen to his 2 hours of music that runs the gamut from dub, reggae, ska to electro house, pop and even post punk. It’s one of the most well chosen tracklisting ever assembled. A brilliant tracklist personally chosen by Trentemøller as he chosed the tracks in a fabulous way : some of his own production are mixed with Franz Ferdinand (Remixed here by Justice) and followed by indie band Le Tigre. Not content to showcase some of his taste for indie and post punk, he also plays a song by The Specials, an important Ska band from the 80’s in the UK. This song is ranked 90th greatest song of all time, as well as the best song of 1981, by Acclaimed Music and was featured in Guy Ritchie’s film Snatch. Pay attention to the final tracks, Trentemøller here displays a mesmerizing bag of harsh electro with Moby’s Go remixed by himself and another of his remix from The Knife followed by 3 tracks of glitchy electro house that will leave you either breathless or exhausted. Two hours of genius mixing and by a man who’s got many tricks up his sleeves..Essential indeed. Tracklisting available here.

Trentemøller – The Pølar Mix or known as The Essential mix on BBC Radio 1 – 2006 (King Biscuit Recordings )

Le Tigre will bite your ears… thanks to DFA’s funky remix

October 16, 2009 Leave a comment

tigerLe Tigre is an american dance punk band, formed by Kathleen Hannah in 1998. It also featured 2 other members from 1998 to 2001. Le Tigre is known for its socio-political lyrics, dealing with issues of feminism and the gay community.

There are records and records. Those that you keep in your boxes and never get tired to play even tough they’re 10 years old and been played to death or even had radio time. DFA’s remix of Le Tigre‘s “Deceptacon” is a good example of that, it fares better than the originial song released in 1999 with its throbbing bassline and bratty Kathleen Hannah lead vocal. This is the kind of records that is a bit post punk, disco especially the bassline, pop and dance at the same time. The 12 minute version makes it a crazy dance record quite like B-52’s Rock Lobster.   

So good le Tigre even licensed two of their songs for use in advertisements by Canadian telephone provider Telus and Australian jewellery chain Goldmark. A sample from “Deceptacon” plays in the background of a 2006 television commercial for Nivea cosmetics. The song is featured in the 2006 Norwegian film Reprise during its comical party scene.The Boston Red Sox radio broadcast often uses a sample of “Deceptacon”, the first song on Le Tigre’s debut album, as filler when returning from commercial break. As funky as it can be !

Le Tigre : Deceptacon DFA remix [2004 : EMI]

Categories: Pop, Post punk
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