Monkey Clap Education


The Monkey Clap’s Mixtape #3

It usually takes about a week, to conceptualise/get inspired, program the tracks plus about 5-6 tries of going at it and tighthening things up. Seems like I’m on a roll lately, do enjoy.

01. Boys Noize – Jeffer
02. Zoo Brazil and Adam Sky – Circle Jerk
03. Simian Mobile Disco – Hustler (Jesse Rose Remix)
04. Tiga – Shoes (Green Velvet Remix)
05. VV Brown – Shark In The Water (Zombie Disco Squad Remix)
06. Housemeister – Who Is That Boys
07. Solo – Afreaka
08. Tiga – Overtime
09. The Chemical Brothers – Hey Boy, Hey Girl (Soulwax Remix)
10. Birdy Nam Nam – Worried (Djedjotronic Remix)
11. Daft Punk – Oh Yeah
12. Dada Attack – Clearly Imply
13. Radioclit – Divine Gosa (Brodinski Remix)
14. Adam Freeland – Under Control (Zombie Nation Remix)
15. Style of Eye – Girls
16. The Faint – The Geeks Were Right (Boys Noize VS. D.I.M. Remix)
17. DJ Mehdi – Tunisia Bambaataa (Mercury Remix)
18. David Rubato – Circuit

Sebo Sebo – The Monkey Clap’s Mixtape #3



Zombies

Just caught the most awesome of the shitty movies that is Zombie Strippers and I’m now suffering various zombie related highs.

Adam Freeland – Under Control (Zombie Nation Remix)
Major Lazer – Zumbi (feat. Andy Milokanis)
VV Brown – Shark in the Water (Zombie Disco Squad Remix)



Lady of the Night
March 9, 2009, 8:13 pm
Filed under: Electro Rock, Electroclash, Electronica, House, Minimal, Progressive House, Synth Pop

This second song of that very incredible album is really unforgettable. It’s one of the great tunes that you won’t get sick listening to it over and over. As with all great songs, comes with these great remixes. There ya go.

Ladytron – Destroy Everything You Touch (Hot Chip Remix)
Ladytron – Destroy Everything You Touch (Sasha Invol2ver Remix)



Errorers
January 19, 2009, 8:01 pm
Filed under: Dance Rock, Electro Rock | Tags:

The new album from Glasglow’s Errors would be out soon, and I am really liking this latest single. See there are so many dance-rock crossovers but none of them are as deep and at the same time funky like Errors. Their music is beautifully layered with their label bosses’ Mogwai sort of shoegaze/post-rock sounds, add in those very delightful disco inspired kickdrums. You will understand after you’ve heard those ambient noises going so perfectly with the funky beats. Peep the video and I’ve got the 2 latest songs.

Errors – Pump (Edit)
Errors – Salut! France



Happy New Year! And It’s The Prodigy + Boys Noize
January 1, 2009, 4:43 pm
Filed under: Electro, Electro Rock, Mash-Ups, Techno | Tags: , , ,

Hope everyone had a smashing time counting down to 2009 last night. I had an awesome time with this IDC mash up of The Prodigy and Boys Noize. I can tell you, there’s nothing better than starting a brand new year raving to The Prodigy. You folks can remember IDC from last year’s Readysetglo where he played an amazing set at Zouk. Lately, he’s been busy with his new album which you can check it out here.

The Prodigy & Boys Noize – Invaders Must Dance (IDC Mixup) <—Highly Highly Recommended!!!

I’ve also got a few more Prodigy which has surfaced lately. Can’t wait for their concert come february.

The Prodigy – Invaders Must Die (Dean Del Remix)
The Prodigy – Warrior’s Dance



The Monkey Clap’s Last Post of 2008

Greetings! Happiest of New Years to everyone who’ve been popping by once in awhile since this blog started somewhere during September. As of this moment, there have been 2100 clicks in  the space of 3 months. I am very happy with the statistics, but most of all, I’ve been really stoked at having the opportunity to share these music that I like to everyone round the world.

Every year round this time, music bloggers all over the world would lose a whole lotta hair stressing themselves to come up with their own top 10 lists. Many people would not see the point cause almost everyone’s doing it, but I’d be doing it too because it will put a good fullstop to this great year and then have a firm reminder of songs that I’ve played over and over and over during 2008. So here it is.

Monkeyclapeducation’s 10 Best of 2008

10. Simian Mobile Disco – Run

In collabo with Nike and I’ve mentioned that it sounds really like Kraftwerk’s Tour De France, caught them this year (very happy to see them) and I went nuts when they played this one nearing the end of the set.

Here’s the full version and my edit of it.

09. Patrice Baumel – Roar

Roar is like the best ever DJ Tool ever made. When this song’s up, I’d take a break from the banging kick drums and then close my eyes to hear it. Sometimes it sounds like trains, sometimes it sounds like V12 Engine, but it always sounds very damn good!

Patrice Baumel – Roar

08. Eine Kleine Nacht Musik – La Serenissima

Riton is so underrated! And I’m dying to see his Eine Kleine Nacht Musik project get big. It will teach kids these days about every intricasy of krautrock, what made it sounds so smooth. La Serenissima has all of it.

Get it here.

07. Dj Mujava – Township Funk

Various DJs with who toured Africa regularly has been playing this one ever since 07. However, it only got released by Warp and got big in the UK this year. Been playing it non stop ever since this got into my radar!

Click here for it.

06. Tiga & Zyntherius – Sunglasses at Night (Black Devil Disco Club Mix)

The original is so mysteriously kitschy, and new up and comers Black Devil turn it into acid disco! Tiga’s so big this year together with releases of Mind Dimension and Worm, and Black Devil is really gona make the headlines, matter of when.

Here!

05. Minilogue – Jamaica (Dubfire Remix)

This track is incredibly sick. Minimal house has never ever been this good! You have to listen to the whole damn 13 minutes and count the times you orgased.

Here it is.

04. Late of the Pier – Focker (Boys Noize Terror Remix)

We’re all very thankful to Late of the Pier for single handedly killing every new raver. The idea of being in a rock band is to not conform to layman knowledge and ideas of how things should sound and LotP totally defines this idea with their incredible album. With a little help from Alex Ridha, they’ve this legendary song.

Late of the Pier – Focker (Boys Noize Terror Remix)

03. Mystery Jets – Two Doors Down (Duke Dumont Reconstruction)

The most incredible breakdown of 2008. And mind you, 2008 sees many songs with very awesome breakdowns. This Duke Dumont remix of Mystery Jets (dropping by sunny lil Singapore for the next RSG) beats them all by a whole full notch.

Mystery Jets – Two Doors Down (Duke Dumont Reconstruction)

02. Dj Mehdi – Pocket Piano (Joakim Berger Remix)

Simply stirs your stomach whenever this one is played in a club. You find yourself suddenly in tights holding ray guns like science fiction movies from the 80s.

I have it here.

01. Popof – The Chomper (LSD Version)

And finally! Popof is another DJ that’s grossly underated! Allow me to emphasize it again, Popof is immensely underrated! For me, he’s songs and skills are definately up at the level of Sasha’s and Richie Hawtin’s. If you’ve stumbled across this list in anyway and never heard of Popof before in your life. I urge you to please download and have a listen!

Popof – The Chomper (LSD Version)

The 5 Other That Got Very Close

C’mon it’s insane to come up with just 10 songs with my shortlist having close to 60 songs, so here’s the 5 other that should’ve made it but didn’t.

Friendly Fires feat. Au Revoir Simone – Paris (Aeroplane Remix)

Justice – Planisphere

Sebastien Tellier – L’Amour Et La Violence

Tiga – Mind Dimension

MGMT – Kids (Soulwax Remix)

Sebo Sebo’s 2008 Best Work


In no particular order, these 3 are my favourite of all the mixtapes I’ve concocted during ’08.

Tsotsitaal Mixtape
Ravelicks 10 : The Very Melodic One
Ennui on the Wild Side

Here’s the first piece of news for 2009. Monkey Clap Education has been aggregated on Elbows, it feels pretty damn good actually, I’ve always been a big fan of Elbows and have been following the site since a few years ago to get updates from the good music blogs. Now that Monkey Clap’s on it, feels like I’m with the big boys now. Do stay tuned and subscribe to my rss, I hope to keep going at this pace next year, expect lots more! Once again, a very Happy New Year. Go easy on the booze tonight.

-Sebastian.

Here’s our page on Elbows



Justice Live @ Manchester Warehouse Project
December 20, 2008, 5:28 pm
Filed under: Electro Rock, French Electro, Techno | Tags: , , ,

I got it in mp3 😀 but don’t feel so bad, you can stream it in fairtilizer. Now I really really wana attend a Justice set again, I’ve been awestruck ever since July 07 when they played at the 2nd RSG, listening to their sets from I Love Techno and Warehouse Project and watching the Across the Universe Documentary gets me so damn jealous.

Justice Live @ Warehouse Project Chibuku/Manchester (Fairtilizer Stream)



Ultraviolence
December 20, 2008, 4:21 pm
Filed under: Electro, Electro Rock, Synth Pop | Tags: , ,

New Yorker Heartsrevolution has dropped some real fire. Ultraviolence is on everyone’s playlist right now, have a listen to it and its awesome remixes from Les Petits Pilous and Chateau Marmont.

Heartsrevolution feat. Spank Rock – Ultraviolence
Heartsrevolution feat. Spank Rock – Ultraviolence (Les Petits Pilous Remix)
Heartsrevolution feat. Spank Rock – Ultraviolence (Chateau Marmont Remix)



Ravelicks Volume 9 : The Very Melodic One

Back with a bang bang bang! Sorry for the lack of Ravelicks for the past few weeks, if you’ve been following closely, thank you oh so much! So here’s the latest edition, took a change from hard raving bangers to a more melodic approach, listen for the smooth blends and breakdowns in this mixtape. Once again thanks many many, big love, smwauck smwauck!!!

01. Heartsrevolution – Ultraviolence (Les Petits Pilous Remix)
02. Shadow Dancer – Soap
03. Late of the Pier – Space and Woods (Switch Remix)
04. Franz Ferdinand – Do You Want To (Erol Alkan Glam Racket Remix)
05. Hercules & Love Affair – Blind (Serge Santiago Version)
06. Friendly Fires feat. Au Revoir Simone – Paris (Aeroplane Remix)
07. Treasure Fingers – Cross The Dancefloor (Laidback Luke Remix)
08. Tepr feat. Grand Mariner – Minuit Jacuzzi (datA Remix)
09. Yo! Majesty – Club Action (Sunship Remix Radio Edit)
10. Jokers of the Scene – Baggy Bottom Boys
11. Das Glow – Cathedrale
12. Vitalic – No Fun (Rework)
13. Boys Noize – Let’s Buy Happiness (Proxy Remix)
14. MGMT – Kids (Pet Shop Boys Abstrakt Mix)
15. DJ Mehdi – Pocket Piano (Joakim ‘Berger’ Remix)

Sebo Sebo – Ravelicks Volume 9 : The Very Melodic One

p.s. dammmmnnnn, i just realised Ravelicks 9 is the anti-Aoki one :S see even I’ve lost count, so this should be Ravelicks 10 instead!!! (wooohooo, 1o’s the milestone!!!) i’ve already upped it in mediafire, so help me re-tag the title, and the next one would be 11. stay tuned!



They Never Die!!!
December 5, 2008, 10:16 pm
Filed under: Breatbeat, Electro, Electro Rock | Tags: , ,

New Evil Nine gets me very very excited! Remember these guys? Fabric residents and champions of the breakbeat genre in the early 2000s. They were known to be the more experimental ones amongst the other nu-skool breakbeaters and it seems like after the death of the genre, they’ve fallen out of the radar. Good thing they’re back now, with a new direction, seems like electro-rock, and very good catchy one for that matter! Check out these thriller-ish set of videos and I’m upping 2 new songs from the latest album.

Evil Nine – The Wait (feat. David Autokratz) (YSI)
Evil Nine – All That Cash (feat. El-P) (YSI)



Prodigial Son, Never Dies
December 5, 2008, 1:02 am
Filed under: Electro Rock, Techno | Tags: , , ,

The date would be the 3rd of Feb, even if its a tuesday night. It is gonna be the most incredible night of hedonistic rave in our lifetime. It has been 5 long years since their last album, but as it seems, The Prodigy will never die. New album’s first song is up for download, released free from their website. Note that Invaders Must Die features the full 3 members of the band and maybe a few more guest artist (Dave Grohl from what I’ve heard). Go take a listen at the new tune, and reminisce the rock/rave/hardcore tunes that you grew up with back in the mid-nineties, and see you at Fort Canning come February 3rd.

The Prodigy – Invaders Must Die (YSI)



Ravelick 9 and Forget ‘Bout Steve Aoki

Volume 9 is here, big tracks all rounds as you can see. However, listen to the part 3/4 into the mix where I’ve included the hidden gem that is The Idjut Boy’s glitchy track blended with the very awesome Black Labelle’s remix of “Kittin is High.” I am very happy with this mix, it seems it’s almost perfect, have a listen now.

01. Proxy – Raven (Les Petits Pilous Remix)
02. Jan Driver – Rat Alert
03. Tiga – Mind Dimension
04. Bloc Party – Banquet (Boys Noize Vox Mix)
05. Mr Oizo – Positif (Midfield General Re-Edit)
06. Zombie Nation – Forza (Fukkk Off Remix)
07. Style of Eye – Girls
08. Idjut Boys – Droids 1A
09. Miss Kittin – Kittin Is High (9-11 Mix By Black Labelle)
10. ZZT – The Worm (Erol Alkan Extended Rework)
11. DJ Mujava – Township Funk
12. Muse – Knights of Cydonia (Simian Mobile Disco Remix)
13. MGMT – Kids (Soulwax Nite Versions)

Sebo Sebo – Ravelick 9 and Forget ‘Bout Steve Aoki



Nerd Bois
November 9, 2008, 8:49 pm
Filed under: Electro, Electro Rock, French Electro, Hip Hop | Tags: , , ,

Grooved to an awesome tune as I was going through my almost unmanageble music collection. N.E.R.D. really knows what’s good. First up is their remix of Daft Punk’s played to death track, and they just put their *bling blings* onto it.

Daft Punk – Harder Better Faster Stronger (Neptunes Remix) (YSI)

There’s also their theme song for the Converse spot, in collabo with the 2 most awesome artistes of recent times. We have Santogold and that guy from The Strokes together with Pharell on this one, so addictive, so damn sexy.

N.E.R.D. – My Drive Thru (feat. Santogold, Julian Casablanca) (YSI)



Monkey Clap
October 31, 2008, 10:01 am
Filed under: Electro Rock, Electronica, Synth Pop | Tags: , ,

The creators of Gorillaz, Damon Albarn and visual artist/director Jamie Hewlett teamed up again on this new musical/concept album. Every one of us had heard the rather incredible Monkey God story when we were young, and it’s amazing to see Damon Albarn’s take on it. Watch the video, wonderfully done, totally tripy till it stokes my insides, and the music…is just plain awesome.

Here at The Monkey Clap Education, we are in awe of Jamie Hewlett’s artwork.


Monkey – Monkey Bee (YSI)



Miss Kelly
October 28, 2008, 12:44 am
Filed under: Electro Rock, Modular, Synth Pop | Tags: , , ,

When everyone is writing about them, they must be good. And that’s what Miss Kelly is, very very good. Yes, if you haven’t already know, Kelly’s the best song ever from Modular‘s Van She, now being re-released for the second time. Who cares, that only means we have new remixes to headbang at.

Van She – Kelly (Shinichi Osawa Remix) (YSI)
Van She – Kelly (M83 Remix) (YSI)

Go get the single if you like these, there’s also the Breakbot remix in there.