There’s a huge blog explosion – everybody loves Florrie. Love in blog world means a lot of remixing. You’ve heardthe Fred Falke mixes earlier. Now it’s time for Justin Faust, Bit Funkand Def Starr to deliver their versions of amazing Florrie track Panic attack. We just love it! Download them remixes for free at Florrie’s webpage.
The respons on his remix on Ellie Goulding hit song Starry Eyes was nothing but huge. But Russ Chimes is a producer with a lot of aces on his hands. Or what about these two incredible remixes on Cassette Kids and Fabian? Let the weekend end with full speed with a couple of huge funky house tracks.
Justin Faust made it onto both my 2009 year best list and my 2009 best remixes list. The Munich based producer keep delivering unbelivably danceable music. This time with a release on Discotexas (the label of Moullinex and Xinobi). The EP is called Holdin’ On and it’s without doubt something to hold on to. With it’s brilliant disco house beats it’s going to make you wanna dance so bad. The full release is containing remixes by Moullinex and Nightriders. Buy it!
Big up to colleauges over at Discodust for posting this first. If you’re looking for the Moullinex remix then a visit at the Discodust blog is a good choice!
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
Day one of TAjTs odyssey thru the music we danced to during 2009. And we are so exicted! During four days we will bring you our best remixes and best original tracks from the year that has passed. Picking out only ten tracks from such a great music year as 2009 proved to be more dificult than we thought. There were moments when we couldn’t decied and there were moments when memories, both good and bad, filled us up and wouldn’t let us move on. But here it is. The first out of four lists. The best remixes of 2009 according to me, Surikaten.
10. Uffie – Pop The Glock (Felix Da Housecats Pink Enemy Remix)
A late arrival on this list you can call it. Ed Banger queenUffies track Pop The Glock was originally released in 2006 and has been heard on many dancefloors ever since. Actually I never really liked it, until now. Felix Da Housecat has turned this track into what I wanted it to be from the beginning. More house, less electro. And therefore it made it into my list.
9. Burns – First Move (Fred Falke Remix)
To not feature Fred Falke on this list would be a mistake. Some said that there has been to many remixes from Fred this year. Well, doesn’t matter really when he does things like this remix on Burns First Move. Fred Falke remains a brilliant remix artist.
8. Heads We Dance – Take My Picture (Justin Faust Remix)
German Justin Faust released his EP Revenge in February and showed that his house music in the border land between disco, house and synth is something for the big clubs. With this remix of happy pop song Take My Picture he caught my appriciation as remix artist. This is a track which will make indiepop kids and club kids dance togheter in harmony (or more likely in a more sinful way).
7. Yuksek – Tonight (Kris Menace Remix)
Yuksek-track Tonight is of course a really good song from the start so one might say that Kris Menace had an easy job. Or one can say that he added another dimension to a good song and made it great. If we were to single out one artist that has managed to be productive and still releasing quality stuff, that artist would be Kris Menace. With his 3CD (!) debut album Idiosyncrasies he got me totally hooked.
6. Munk – No Milk (Mercury Remix)
Munk is one of the artists recording with German nudisco label Gomma. No Milk is a rather slow disco track produced by Milk featuring vocalist Asia Argento. The Mercury remix makes this list because of the beautiful way the Swiss producer has turned this slow nice track into a more dance floor friendly house track.
5. Fever Ray – Seven (The Twelves Remix)
Swedish Fever Ray a k a Karin Dreijer (The Knife) released her debut album 18 March on Rabid Records. The album featured among many great tracks, this song called Seven. Seven months later the track was remixed by a lot of great producers and released as a single. Remixes from CSS and Crookers made it onto the release but this remix by Brazilian duo The Twelves didn’t. But that doesn’t really matter, this is a great track with a lovely funky guitar that tickles our dance nerv.
4. Chromeo – Night By Night (Siriusmo Remix)
Chromeo has ever since their release of Bonafied Lovin’ back in 2007 been two artists to rely on when it comes to funky electro. Coming year they are about to release new own material and we can’t really wait. So we weren’t exactly sorry when the sneek peak Night By Night was released. When a Chromeo track is released you can almost be sure there will be a lot of great remixes to follow. No disapointment there either. This remix by Siriusmo is just banging its way into fourth place. Put on those dancing shoes everybody!
This is a track to die for! Not only is the original track by Bag Raiders one of the most beatifully composed tracks of 2009, this Kris Menace remix makes it perfect. Australian duo Bag Raiders has amazed me since their release of Turbo Love in October 2008. With killing remixes on Cut Copys Far Away and Sneaky Sound Systems I Love It they’ve also gained a lot of succes as remix artists. This is definitely a duo that I hope to hear a lot from over the years to come. Regarding the remixer Kris Menace, well what is there to say, he is just great (and the only artist with two songs on this list). Also check out the Siriusmo remix of this song.
Calvin Harris makes it to second place on my best of remixes list with this remix on David Guetta track One Love. First of all he’s a fantastic producer. I mean just look at the people he worked with. His greatness as producer and remix artist, I think, he really shows of in this remix. When I heard One Love for the first time I thought it was kind of boring. This remix is NOT boring! It’s everything else but boring actually. I just simply love it!
We have reached the top of my list with the best remixes of 2009. This is it! A-Trak‘s done it. Again. Yeah Yeah Yeahs made a song that even I can’t help to like. This song went thru the magic mind of A-Trak and out came such a beatiful house track that I just can’t belive it. The song took a huge step from being a song I might’ve played a few times to becoming a song that I don’t stop listening to. I think that makes it a great remix. And therefore it makes the top of my list.
Upcoming ”What we danced to 2009″-lists: 29 december: Best of remixes – by hajen
30 december: Best of 2009 – by surikaten
31 december: Best of 2009 – by hajen
Justin Faust might make you want to dance with the devil but about there the connections with the German legend stops. Until Justin Faust replaces the protagonist in the legend as THE German (house music) legend Faust is one of those who made 2009 a really good music year from the beginning to the end.
In February he released the the beautiful love child between italo disco, electro and house rhythms, Revenge EP. The Ep contained four tracks of which Capri Spinoff got our attention the most. Now in December he has released two incredible remixes which should make everyone who listens to them dance. At least the made us wanna dance. The first remix is a progressive house remix of Super Mal‘s Blood & Sun with great synth melodies and a heavy bass. The second one is a lovely happy remix of rather slow pop song Take My Picture by british Heads We Dance.