Monkey Clap Education


The Knife’s Fever
May 4, 2009, 1:30 am
Filed under: Goth, Indie Folk, Rave, Synth Pop, Techno, Tribal | Tags: , ,

I need to talk abit about Fever Ray. Her vocals is so amazing it gives me endless goosebumps whenever i listen to the Tiga remix of triangle walks. And Tiga…dammit, he made the song so epic, the kinda rave-induced tribal experience, the first time I heard it over at Zouk…I just stood still and listen to every beat attentively cause its those songs you can tell from the start that it’s made to drive people delirious.

Went home and did the geeky stuffs, found out that Fever Ray is actually the vocalist for an old favourite Royksopp track, you know the one with the Stuart Price remix that is every self respecting dance music enthusiast’s holy grail back in 2005 🙂

So here’s an NT89 edit of Tiga’s remix, he just sped it up and added the ravey kickdrums and flangers, trying to make it more 2nd summer of love. Works effectively in my opinion but nowhere near how Tiga killed it, do have a listen to the remix I’m talking about from the mixtape of my previous post. It’s the closing track.

Fever Ray – Triangle Walks (Tiga’s 1-2-3-4 Remix, NT89 Rave Mix)
Fever Ray – If I Had a Heart

buy Fever Ray here

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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)



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)



Detroit Techno
January 11, 2009, 1:07 am
Filed under: Acid, Detroit Techno, Synth Pop, Techno

Legend has it that Frankie Knuckles and friends created house music in the “Warehouse” club in Chicago. Then three college nerds from Detroit messed with the elements of it and came up with the first real techno. After these tunes got into the radar of Europeans, the world of dance music and night clubs were never the same. Here are two of the classical gems from the Detroit Techno genre.

Inner City – Good Life
Derrick May – Strings of Life



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



Pet Shop Kids
December 20, 2008, 5:51 pm
Filed under: Club, Minimal, Progressive House, Synth Pop | Tags: ,

Always trust the veteran who’ve been away from sometime coz they’d always be back with the real shit. The synth pop mix is pure disco, while the abstrakt mix is an incredible mindfuck. Named aptly I’d say.

MGMT – Kids (Pet Shop Boys Synthpop Mix)
MGMT – Kids (Pet Shop Boys Abstrakt Mix)