meanwhile, in the back of the van, she mixed a few tracks
Van She put together a little 26min mid last year for super blog Asain Dan (check out the post actually for a nice little interview with Nicky from the band). Don’t know how I only just found it, given I do love my Van She, but I did…and it still kills. They provide some of the best remixes out there (imo), and although they haven’t put out that much of late, get your teeth into this minimix until the big shit hits at the end of the year (hopesfully).
Van She – TechMiniMix ’09
Runaroud Sue – Dion & The Belmonts
Together – Shadow Dancer
Once Again – Popmuschi VSTEdit
La Musique – Riot in Belgium (Acca)
Synthetiseur – Housse De Racket (Van She Tech Remix)
Starlette – BB&Q Band ( Van She Edit )
Hot Chocolate – Heaven Is In The Backseat Of My Cadillac (The Revenge Rework)
Mind Warp – Patrick Cowley +
E=MC2 – Georgio Moroder (Acca)
Gravitys Rainbow – Klaxons (Acca)
Sexual City (Vemixed) – Van She
1234 – Fiest (Acca)
RappersDelight – Evian Van She Tech mix
I’m In Love With You – The Paradise
Original FF 2
Rich Boys (The Virgins Cover)
He’s So Shy – The Pointer Sisters
The 10 Best Remixes of 2009
ok. So I know I said that these things are hard (For those new readers, I wrote last week that compiling my albums list was pretty freakin difficult), but man. I never thought that there would be so many remixes to dwindle down. It’s been a bloody good year for remixes I reckon. Hype bands like Phoenix, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Miike Snow have had the shit remixed out of them (I counted 34 remixes in my iTunes for Phoenix alone and I’m sure that’s only about half of them available out there). There has also been a few new dudes/dudettes to come on the scene who have produced some great remixes (Alan Wilkis is an awesome example of this).
Anyway, here it is though. (No order…too hard to do that too!)
The MAAMF Top 10 Remixes of 2009
Miike Snow – Animal (Mark Ronson Remix)
The Scare – Could Be Bad (G.L.O.V.E.S. 12″ Megamix)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Heads Will Roll (Passion Pit Remix)
Phoenix – Lisztomania (Yuksek Remix)
Little Boots – New In Town (Fred Falke Remix)
Ladyhawke – Paris is Burning (Alex Metric Remix)
Miami Horror – Sometimes (G.L.O.V.E.S. Remix)
The Temper Trap – Sweet Disposition (Alan Wilkis Remix)
Lost Valentinos – Thief (Shinichi Osawa Remix)
Van She – Talkin’ (Van She Tech Remix)
What do you think? Good list? I think it covers a bit. I originally had close to 40 remixes that were all in serious contention…so I’m sure I’ve left something out etc. A few standouts for me were the Alan Wilkis remix of TTT. Changed the song completely, and it worked bloody well. He had a few remixes in contention actually – check his remixes out on Hype Machine. Another standout of the year would definitely be G.L.O.V.E.S. He’s put forward some awesome remixes this year – so good, I had to include 2 in my list! There were other obvious inlusions like Fred Falke (it wouldn’t be a MAAMF best of list without some of the Falkemeister) and his French pal Yuksek. All of them were standouts though…you know…that’s what a best of list is kinda all about and shit.
Anyway, comment away.
he said she said VAN SHE
ok. So if you keep up with the music bloggers out there, you may have noticed that Van She have a new track out. It’s no secret that Van She are probably one of my favourite bands out there so this is pretty exciting for me!
The boys are notorious for not really updating their MySpace/their facebook. But, if you keep up with their twitter, you’ll know that they’re currently working on a new album. So, just like their debut, V, it’ll probably take them about 2 years to finally get it out there!
But, there is good news. Triple J’s Mix Up dropped a newy from the fellas just recently. (Don’t Fear) The Reaper is pretty darn sweet. Covering an old 70’s track by Blue Öyster Cult, they’ve made it sound just like Van She. It’s a radio rip, so the quality isn’t great and who knows whether this is how it’ll sound in it’s final format, but still, it’s a goo indication as to where they’re headin!
So, without further ado, here it is.
Van She – (Don’t Fear) The Reaper (Radio Rip)
You can check out the boys here on iTunes, as well as their remix project Van She Tech on MySpace
Van She – Ze Vemixes
ok. So there’s no secret that I love Van She and I also love all the remixes they’ve done. So, this review will of course be biased. But, can I just say how good Ze Vemixes is? And how good they are live? So much fun.
Enough of the giddy gushing about the boys. Onto a proper review of what is playing on my iTunes as I write. I think every track is good. They’re all different and if you like the other remixes they’ve done (oh. try here, here, and here), then you should definately get the album (iTunes Link – Is Cheap!). I’m tossing up between faves. Having seen them last night, I think some went off a bit more than others. Tracks like Talkin’, It Could Be The Same, Sexual City and the THUMPING Techno Music, definately went off like a rocket last night.
The album itself does is not just a remix album version of V, their debut album that Ze Vemixes is packaged with (You can either buy just the remix cd or both at a reduced price digitally). It also covers some of their other work with tracks off ther first EP as well as a newy, Techno Music.
There is also an amazing mix of Virgin Suicide. It’s great. Very downtempo and I reckon could be better than the original. Big claim. I know. You know what else is a big claim? Your face. (Harsh right? Yeah. Oops. Sorry. You’re probably a very attractive person. Not that I know you or anything. If I do, then…well…umm…shit).
To finish off with, I think i’ll leave my fave from the album. (Yes, in that time, I have made up my mind.) It’s one of my fave Van She tracks off their first ever release, the Van She EP.
Van She – Sexual City (Van She Tech Remix)
K. That’ll do the ramble for now.
harder better faster stronger…and longer
no. it’s not what you’re thinking. I mean gee. I don’t even have to write anything and you already assume. YOU HAVE A VERY VERY DIRTY MIND!. Very dirty. Ok. Well now that that’s out of the way, i’d like to tell you about some of the stuff i’ve been listening to lately.
One of the things i love about blogging about music is the fact that I get to explore and listen to all this music I wouldn’t normally. Whilst I still have my main loves of indie dance and good guitar indie pop, i’ve been getting into some really long mixes from some local dj’s. Inner City Waste is a night here in Melbourne Town. It’s pretty decent and they seem to get a lot of sets from the Bang Gang fellas. Anyway, if you like your hour long mixes, then the Inner City Waste website is a great place to start. I especially recommend checking out the Gus Da Hoodrat 5 hour set. That’s if your download limit allows it. Thank God for Uni Internet!!! Another set I’ve found is one by some local boys Leslie Salvador. You can check that out here:
Leslie Salvador – Fromage Disco
On Friday night I’m checking out VAN SHE!!! I love these guys. They’ve just released a remix album of their own stuff and it is freaking sweet as. You can check it out here on iTunes. They did a dj set as Van She Tech on Triple J’s Mix Up – they’ve got a residency 9-10 every saturday night for the whole of June. Anyway, here’s a link for you to download the first set they did. I’ve also included a teaser of their remix album.
Van She – Ze Vemixes (Teaser Mix)
Anyway, you should definately chack them out. Check out their myspace for more details!
K. That’ll do the ramble for now.