Monkey Clap Education


All My Friends
February 4, 2009, 7:55 pm
Filed under: Dance Rock, Electroclash, New Wave | Tags: ,

iTunes shuffled onto one of my old favorites, heard it recently on some Channel 5 ads too. LCD Soundsystem would not be making music together again and they will be sorely missed. Let’s go back to 2007 and see me write about these 2 songs over here. (Kinda like the embarrassing old blog everyone has)

LCD Soundystem – All My Friends
Franz Ferdinand – All My Friends (Cover)



Doctor Who
January 16, 2009, 8:02 pm
Filed under: 80's Pop, Acid, Club, Electro, House, New Wave, Synth Pop

This is to die for. Big thanks to Asian Dan bringing us the Dada Life remix of the Timelord’s Doctoring the Tardis. Which is essentially the theme for my favourite TV series ever! Sadly, the fifth season of Doctor Who won’t be out this year and David Tennant is not continuing as The Doctor. However, there would be 4 one-hour specials starring Tennant with the first one airing this easter. Exterminate!!! Exterminate!!!!!

The Timelords – Doctorin’ The Tardis (Dada Life Guerilla Fart #8)

Rare Specials!!!
Orbital – Doctor Who Theme (Live)
The Timelords – Doctorin’ The Tardis (12” Extended Version) (Vinyl Rip)



The Italo Oh!

Less than 120 Bpm, breezy, disco-ey, builds up like crazy, insanely nostalgic melodies. Sebo does Italo this week. Ch-ch-ch-check it out.

01. Fan Death – Veronica’s Veil (Erol Alkan Rework)
02. Cut Copy – Hears on Fire (Aeroplane Pop Remix)
03. Late of the Pier – The Bears are Coming (Emperor Machine Remix)
04. Pink Floyd – The Wall (Minitel Rose Remix)
05. Poni Hoax – Hypercommunication (Alter Ego Remix)
06. Charlie – Spacer Woman (DW Remix)
07. Heartsrevolution feat. Spank Rock – Ultraviolence
08. Hercules & Love Affair – Blind (Serge Santiago Version)
09. Mickey Moonlight – Interplanetary Music
10. Friendly Fires feat. Au Revoir Simone – Paris (Aeroplane Remix)
11. Depeche Mode – Route 66 (Megamix)
12. Inner City – Good Life
13. Smith N Hack – Space Warrior
14. Gigi D’Agostino – I’l Fly With You (L’amour Toujours)

Sebo Sebo – The Italo Oh! (Mixtape)



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



Keeps Kids Dancing
October 24, 2008, 11:45 pm
Filed under: Electro, Indie Folk, New Wave, Synth Pop | Tags: , ,

Erol does it so perfectly. Live sets are always critically acclaimed, filled with epic bangers that leave the dancefloor nothing short of breathless. His remixes are stoking your insides with dreamy basslines and building up to that climax towards the end. Both songs have been around for quite some time, but do yourself a favour and go take a listen if you haven’t already done that.

Fan Death – Veronica’s Veil (Erol Alkan Extended Rework) (YSI)

Scissors Sisters – I Don’t Feel Like Dancing (Erol Alkan’s Carnival of Lights Rework) (YSI)

You will find me there during Erol’s slot this Zoukout. That’s for sure.



I Wear My Sunglasses at Night
October 14, 2008, 11:20 pm
Filed under: Electro, New Wave, Techno | Tags: , , , ,

So I can so I can, have a good reason to get a pair of Tag Hauer (above) that’s specially designed to amplify visions in low light conditions.

At the same time I’d be listening to this kickass remix of the latest Tiga and Zyntherius song. Black Devil made it sound like some psychedelic band dipping their hands in electro/new wave, I am massively impressed. Big shoutout to my lovely friend Sofie from SSSSOUND! for hooking me up with this one.

Most of the other remixes like the one from D.I.M and Yuksek cuts up the songs and adds some awesome beats to it, but they only threw in the bassline and lyrics during the breakdown, which isn’t quite of my liking. The proper way to do it would be like Tocadisco‘s, albeit it sounding like 90s kitschy techno (sometimes that ain’t a really bad thing), kept the signature bassline going throughout, comes in soft at the beginning and then builds it till the climax.

Tiga and Zyntherius – Sunglasses at Night (Black Devil Dub)

Tiga and Zyntherius – Sunglasses at Night (Tocadisco’s Heavy Mix)

New wave people would have heard of Corey Hart, big love to him for bringing us this classic tune.

bonus : Corey Hart – Sunglasses at Night