Turbo Recordings, fronted by Tiga with names like Seth Troxler, Ivan Smagghe, Thomas Von Party, Sei A and Matais Aguayo in their stable, has always been the utmost ‘quality tag’ that I possess. Continue reading
Filed under: 2-Step, Bass, Dubstep, Electro, Fidget House, House, Midget House, Tech House, Techno, Tribal, UK Funky | Tags: Baobinga, Bart B More, Benga, Boltan, Boris Dlugosch, Caspa, Congorock, Crookers, Daniel Haaksman, DCup, Despina Vandi, Diplo, Doctor P, DZ, EmalKay, Faithless, Foamo, Gaspard Auge, Gucci Vump, ID, Jack Beats, Joker, L-Vis 1990, Last Japan, Little Jinder, Mechel Cleis, Mr Oizo, Nheartz, Noob, Paul Chambers, Riva Starr, Roundtable Knights, Rusko, Sebo Sebo, Sharkslayer, Soulwax, Supra1, Swedish House Mafia, The Heavy, The Prodigy, The Proxy, Tiesto, Tiga, Uffie, Unicorn Kid, Yolanda Be Cool, Zombie Disco Squad, Zombie Nation
Here it is. Been a long time coming.
Filed under: Acid, Electro, Electro Rock, House, Tech House, Techno | Tags: Adam Freeland, Adam Sky, Birdy Nam Nam, Boys Noize, Brodinski, D.I.M., Dada Attack, Daft Punk, David Rubato, DJ Mehdi, Djedjotronic, Green Velvet, Housemeister, Jesse Rose, Mercury, Radioclit, Sebo Sebo, Simian Mobile Disco, Solo, Soulwax, Style of Eye, The Chemical Brothers, The Faint, Tiga, VV Brown, Zombie Disco Squad, Zombie Nation, Zoo Brazil
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
Filed under: Goth, Indie Folk, Rave, Synth Pop, Techno, Tribal | Tags: Fever Ray, NT89, Tiga
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.
Filed under: Acid, Electro, Glitch, House, Mixtapes, Tech House, Techno | Tags: Boys Noize, Darling Farah, Das Glow, DJ Touche, Erol Alkan, Etienne de Crecy, Fever Ray, Jan Driver, Jesper Dahlback, Kolombo, Les Petits Pilous, Monsieur Jo, Mr Oizo, Rex The Dog, Sebo Sebo, Simian Mobile Disco, Style of Eye, The Faint, Tiga, VV Brown, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Zombie Nation, ZZT
Here, I’m starting to do these things again.
01. Etienne de Crécy & Monsieur Jo – Hannukah (Les Petits Pilous Remix)
02. The Faint – Mirror Error (Das Glow Remix, Boys Noize Edit)
03. Jan Driver – Rat Alert
04. VV Brown – Leave (Style of Eye Vocal Remix)
05. Rex The Dog – Bubblicious (Jesper Dahlbäck Remix)
06. Kolombo – Sniff
07. Tiga – Mind Dimension (Darling Farah Remix)
08. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Zero (Erol Alkan Rework)
09. DJ Touche – Vampires
10. Simian Mobile Disco – Run (Sebo Sebo Edit)
11. Zombie Nation – Worth It Part 1
12. Tiga – Shoes (Mr Oizo Remix)
13. ZZT – Lower States of Consciousness (Original Munich Version)
14. Fever Ray – Triangle Walks (Tiga’s 1-2-3-4 Remix)
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Filed under: Breatbeat, Club, Electro, Electro Rock, Fidget House, French Electro, Ghetto Tech, Grime, Hip Hop, House, Italo, Krautrock, Kuduro, Kwaito, Mash-Ups, Minimal, Mixtapes, New Wave, Progressive House, Synth Pop, Tech House, Techno | Tags: Boys Noize, DJ Mehdi, Dubfire, Duke Dumont, Eine Kleine Nacht Musik, Joakim, Late of the Pier, Minilogue, Mujava, Mystery Jets, Patrice Baumel, Popof, Simian Mobile Disco, Tiga, Top 10 2008, Zyntherius
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Sebo Sebo’s 2008 Best Work
In no particular order, these 3 are my favourite of all the mixtapes I’ve concocted during ’08.
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.