It’s sunday, weekend’s over. That means you should start gathering up energy for next week. We like to do that with a brand new (great of course) club mix by Fred Falke on Florrie‘s unstoppable hit Panic Attack. Here it is in 128 kbs. Go grab the 320 of Florrie’s website!
What happends when one of our favorite vocalists gets edited by one our favorite producers? Well you might’ve guessed it, it’ll be totally awsome! The vocalist, Robyn, has with her recent album made it clear that she’s one of the most briliant artists ever. The producer, Fred Falke, has one time after the other made already great tracks even greater with his remixing skills.
In this track Robyn isn’t dancing on her own. In this one she’s dancing with Fred. And it’s one hell of a dance. Dancing on my own is one fabulous track and with some magic from Fred it’s even more danceable! I love it!
Apologize (Breakbot’s Hypnotoad Remix) – Digitalism
Bad Romance (Grum Remix) – Lady Gaga
Love Long Distance (Riva Starr Remix) – Gossip
Shooting Stars – Bag Raiders
The Reeling (Calvin Harris Remix) – Passion Pit
100% (Treasure Fingers Remix) – Chromeo
Two Weeks (Fred Falke Remix) – Grizzly Bear
Meddle (Treasure Fingers Remix) – Little Boots
Bizzare Love Triangle (Richard X Remix) – New Order
Boys and Girls (Extended) – Martin Solveig
Comme di Comme Ca (The Twelves Remix) – Terry Poison
Det Snurrar I Min Skalle – Familjen
The Punch (Reprise) – Bag Raiders
= another lovely track. The collaboration between up-coming super star Florrie and house veteran Fred Falke continues. Their first track together, Call 911, went straight up the Hypem charts. The new track, called Panic Attack, makes it clear that Call 911 wasn’t an one hit wonder from Florrie and Fred. Listen to the 128 version here and download the 320 version at Florrie’s homepage!
Or don’t and just listen to this sweet remix by house master Fred Falke on Florrie‘s track Call 911. This is the first track by Florrie and if everything from now on is as good as this one this won’t be the last you hear from this talented singer/drummer. Florrie’s voice is just stunning and Fred Falke gives, as always, the track a nice disco house feeling. Great stuff! And Florrie is giving it away for free at her website. Don’t miss the video of Florrie and Fred remixing the track at Xenomania production house. Love it!
In the end of February Bart B More dropped Romane on Sound Pellegrino and TAjT posted the Rubix remix here. But we thought the young producer from the Netherlands has earned himself some more attention at TAjT. It’s been going quite well for Bart B More lately. His track So it goes was named Essential New Tune by no other than Pete Tong himself. He has also gained support from colleagues like Laidback Luke, Diplo, Tiesto and Crookers. The future couldn’t look any brighter. Next up is the release of his remix on Mc Flipside. Here is the brilliant remix by Para One on Romane and Bart B More’s own edit on TAjT favorites Alan Braxe and Fred Falke.
So, it’s time for our very last post this year. We’re closing the loop with the fourth and last Best of 2009 list. This is my, Hajen’s, best tracks of 2009. Happy New Year dear readers!
10. Rubix – Baiser Sur La Disco (Rubix Refix)
Rubix – disco at its best! I fell in love with this song the first time I heard it. It’s a must dance track with a promise of a never ending night at the dance floor. But for God’s sake don’t leave this track for the club nights – use it whenever you need to cheer someone up – at the bus, in school, at work, in supermarket queues. Disco is for living.
9. Duck Sauce – aNYway
This Duck Sauce might not have many similarities with this sweet and sour thing you eat with china food. The mix of A-trak – Armand Van Helden and house/funky disco makes me fall head over heels. And as icing on the cake they have made a marvelous video for aNYway. I say no more.
8. Deadmau5 – Strobe
This track by always genius Deadmau5 doesn’t need an explanation. Listen – and marvel.
7. Amanda Blank – Make It Take It
Amanda Blanks I love you might be one of my most listened albums of 2009. The thousand layers of her deep and smooth voice on simple, but oh so brilliant, bass loop. A perfect clash between electro and hip hop.
6. Fred Falke – Back To Stay
You that read TAjT on a regular basis clearly now what position Fred Falke has got in our, and especially mine. electrified heart. Fred Falke is like the good parts of Midas. Golden like a car ride in winter scenarys, a sunny day by the sea or a smoky, sweaty, slow but energic dance floor at 5 am. Back to stay is the good parts of life.
5. Name The Pet – Get On The Bus
This is one of my favourite dansgolsvältare (translation: tune that overturnes the dancefloor) from this year. I can’t explain why – my words seems unimportant in the company of Get on the bus. Turn up the volume – the intro says it all.
4. Shazam – Hello Cat
A smooth track that reminds me of Jamiroquai in its best days. Very nice tune!
After escaping her last record label and getting parts of her album leaked out, one of the most longed for albums finally came. Annietakes electro pop to a new level with Don’t stop. The title track is a catchy and karaoke friendly one – in a fresh way.
I agree with Surikaten on this. It’s indeed hard to choose one track from Kris Menace debut album Idiosyncrasies. But, Electricity it is. Mostly because it manages to remain easy even though it has a massive fateful image. It’s magic!
BONUS: David Guetta feat. KiD CuDi – Memories
A track that both I and Surikaten really like is this track. A genious collab between Guetta and Kid Cudi, between house and r n’ b. A totally genious floor filler that at least we are going to welcome the new year with tonight.
The third day of TAjTs year best-lists and we’ve reached the best original mixes of 2009. It’s been a great year and here are my, Surikatens, best tracks from it. Listen to them, dance to them and buy them. And of course, feature them in your playlist for the new year!
10. Annie – I Don’t Like Your Band
A dear friend tipped me of on Norweigan electro-pop artist Annie and her album Don’t Stop (released on 19 October in Europe). Since then the album has been played a lot of times. Especially this song, I Don’t Like Your Band, with its catchy melody and lyrics has stuck it self on my mind.
9. Justin Faust – Capri Spinoff
With his EP RevengeJustin Faust really kicked this year off. Faust has been recording music on a variety of labels since 1992 but it’s been with Revenge and a couple of great remixes (among them the remix on Heads We Dance which was featured on my Best Of Remixes-list) he has proven himself for real. Capri Spinoff has got all of Justin Fausts earmarks disco, synth and house blended nicely togheter.
8. Rory Phillips – Solar Breakfast
With this track British producer Rory Phillips showed that he’s more than a great remix artist (with remixes on Chromeo, The XX and Gossip) and brilliant party organizer. Solar Breakfast is a great nu disco track that builds up and won’t let go of you. The only thing you can do is dance. Keep an eye on this guy, that’s my advice.
7. Grum – Hearbeats
Scotlands finest, Grum has had a brilliant year. With releases of tracks Runaway and Hearbeats he’s gained a lot of well earned success. On music blogs all over the world bloggers have singed his prayer. Heartbeats really got my heart beating the first time I heard it and it won’t stop. This is an amazing track, no doubt about it.
6. Ellen Allien – Lover
The first techno track on this list and one might not be surprised that it’s a track from totally extraordinary German producer Ellen Allien. Released in the end of August on legendary Bpitch Control this track set a standard for the autumn. It’s beautiful and on the same time dark and scary.
5. Kris Menace (feat. Fred Falke) – Fairlight Pt. 1 and Pt. 2
To chose one track from Kris Menace 26 tracks on critic loved debut album Idiosyncrasies is extremely hard. Fairlight, featuring producer friend Fred Falke, was initially released in 2006. The follow-up Fairlight Pt. 1 and Pt. 2 is a true house killer. You have to love it, dance to it, ride a bike to it, have a drink in a park to it…
4. Jesper Dahlbäck – Super Connector
I almost forgot about this song when Hajen (my colleague at TAjT) reminded me. This track was easily one of the most important tracks of the late winter and early spring of 2009. It held me company on long train rides and made me happy every time I heard it. And who can blame me? From the first tune this track is sheer happiness. The intro tickles your good mood and then you’re stuck.
Are we happy that Steve Angello made a promise on New Years Eve one year ago to stop partying and start producing? Yes we are! His album The Year Book is a fantastic house journey. Being one third of the Swedish House Mafia Steve Angello is one of the superstars on the club scene. Here he shows why. Tivoli is truly fantastic dance track that we for sure will hear on clubs all over the world for quite a while.
How can a collab between Armand Van Helden and A-Trak possibly be anything else than magical? Well it can’t! This is magic, dancefloor magic. aNyway brings disco back to life, blends it with perfect house beats and all the talent of two briliant artists. If you don’t dance to this one, well then you can’t feel very good. My advice is to listen to it again, and again, and again. Eventually you will dance. I promise you.
I don’t know how to describe this track. It’s just a perfect, magic, beautiful track. Deadmau5 has a unique ability to produce tracks that could be described with these words. Strobe is a track that you just don’t want end. The original mix is ten minutes long and has it all. If you’re a more restless soul you could go for the club edit but then you miss out on a four minute long intro-euphoria. If you need a soundtrack to your life for a while, this is it!
Upcoming ”What We Danced To”-lists: 31 December: Best Of 2009 – by hajen