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A sunny disco mix

Posted in Bag Raiders, Breakbot, Calvin Harris, Chromeo, Digitalism, Familjen, Fred Falke, Gossip, Grizzly Bear, Grum, Lady Gaga, Little Boots, Martin Solveig, New Order, Passion Pit, Richard X, Riva Starr, Terry Posion, The Twelves, Treasure Fingers, VIS À VIS on 19 april 2010 by hajen

Our friend VIS À VIS has made a sunny disco mix to celebrate that spring has come. Enjoy!

VIS À VIS – Mixology 2.0


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

Previous entries on VIS À VIS…

SURIKATEN: Best of remixes 2009

Posted in A-trak, Bag Raiders, Burns, Calvin Harris, Chromeo, David Guetta, Felix Da Housecat, Fever Ray, Fred Falke, Heads We Dance, Justin Faust, Kris Menace, Mercury, Munk, Siriusmo, TAjT, The Twelves, Uffie, What we danced to 2009, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Yuksek on 28 december 2009 by surikaten

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 queen Uffies 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!

3. Bag Raiders – Shooting Stars (Kris Menace Remix)

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.

2. David Guetta feat. Estelle – One Love (Calvin Harris Remix)

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!

1. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Heads Will Roll (A-Trak Remix)

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

Smokin’ funky

Posted in Bag Raiders with tags , on 11 november 2009 by surikaten

Igår gav vi er Kris Meance grymma remix på Shooting Stars. Idag blir det mer från australienarna Bag Raiders. Duon har stått för en helt gäng fantastiska remixer på bland annat Modularpolarna Cut Copy och Sneaky Soundsystem. Under första delen av 2010 är tanken att ett fullängdsalbum ska släppas och förväntasfull är ett för litet ord.

Och nu, blunda och dansa er bort till sommaren med electrohousedängan Smoking.

Bag Raiders – Smoking

Som en bonus, musikvideon till Shooting Stars

As always, support the artists you like and buy their tracks!


Posted in Bag Raiders, Felix Da Housecat, Fred Falke, Kris Menace, Yuksek with tags , , , , on 10 november 2009 by surikaten

Inte sällan syns Kris Menace tillsammans med TAjT-guden Fred Falke (som vi skrivit om här). Bland annat så har de tillsammans gästat BBC Radio 1 och gjort en fullständigt under Essential Mix som går att ladda ner här.

Tillsammans med ovan nämnda Fred Falke har Kris Menace tillsammans med Felix Da Housecat producerat dagens nedladdningsbara spår Artificial. En fantastisk housedänga om jag får säga vad jag tycker.

Kris Menace and Felix Da Housecat feat. Fred Falke – Artificial (Original Mix)

Bag Raiders – Shooting Stars (Kris Menace Remix)

Yuksek – Tonight (Kris Menace Remix)

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TAjTs associationslördag

Posted in Airys, Bag Raiders, Bloody Beetroots, booka shade, Chromeo, Tiga, Yello with tags , , , , , , on 28 mars 2009 by surikaten

Okej jag tänkte börja på vad som kan bli en ny tradition här på TAjT, nämligen associationslördag. Vi börjar helt enkelt på en riktigt TAjT spår och ser var vi hamnar fyra spår senare. Det kommer bli helvilt associerande och TAjT ansvarar inte för att alla associationer är klockrena. Vi gillar bra musik och tänker inte vara sämre än Melodikrysset på att fulassociera. Vad här Chromeo med ett schweiziskt synthband att göra? TAjT ger dig svaret!


Ok, here we go. Vi börjar med ett alldeles utmärkt spår från Chromeos fantastiskt funkdoftande platta Fancy Footwork. Spåret heter Call Me Up och här ger vi er den i en fin mashup med Bag Raiders fenomenala Shooting Stars (tack till er som påpekat vårt misstag då vi skrev att det var en remix).

Chromeo – Call Me Up (vs Bag Raiders Mashup)

Inte helt oväntat börjar vi med en mjukstartsassociation och går på producenterna bakom en halvan av denna mashup, Bag Raiders. Från det att jag upptäckte dessa australiensare så har jag älskat musiken de leverar. Här i form av det dansgolvsvältande spåret Turbo Love.

Bag Raiders – Turbo Love (Tough Love Edition)

Här blir det nu en dubbelassociation. Från titeln på förgående spår tar vi Turbo som också är ett skivbolag där inte bara Chromeo ligger utan även Tiga. Med ett nyligen släppt album är Tiga hetare än någonsin. Här ger vi er dock en gammal dänga i form av Mind Dimension. Remixad av italienarna i The Bloody Beetroots.

Tiga – Mind Dimension (The Bloody Beetroots Remix)

The Bloody Beetroots hemland Italien tar oss sedan vidare till nästa spår i associationslördagen. Det handlar nämligen om Airys, en förhållandevis nyupptäckt stjärna på electropophimlen. Frontar Airys gör sångerskan Syria (som bland annat sjungit i den italienska versionen av Disneyfilmen Mulan) och det är inte utan att det är lätt att dra paralleller till franska Yelle.

Airys – Tutto Quello Che Hai (Nima Tahmasebi Aka NT89 Remix)

Nu kunde man tänka sig att associationen skulle gå vidare till Yelle. Nja inte riktigt. Om vi tar Yelle och byter ut sista e:t till ett o, då får vi Yello. Yello är något så obskyrt och fantastiskt som en schweizisk synthgrupp som bildades 1979 bestående av kompositören Boris Blank och textförfattaren/sångaren Dieter Meier. Deras låt Oh Yeah blev en framgång och användes bland annat i en film 1986 som förmodligen ingen kommer ihåg (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off eller Fira med Ferris på svenska, kolla wikipedia om ni vill veta mer). Missa inte heller Yellos hemsida.
Hur som helst så har en annan tysktalande duo (bonusassociation) nämligen Booka Shade gjort en remix på just denna låt och jag måste säga att jag gillar det. Avgör själva, här är associationslördagens sista spår.

Yello – Oh Yeah Oh Six (Booka Shade Remix)

Well that’s all for now. Glöm inte att få din dagliga dos av TAjT musik genom att gå in på den tajtaste bloggen i cyberrymden.