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Nicky Romero

Posted in David Guetta, Nicky Romero on 10 februari 2010 by surikaten


A year ago I was really in to progressive house. Then the genre kind of slipped away from me. But sometimes it comes back to me. Like when I hear tracks like Nicky Romero-track My Friend. It’s a beautifully produced progressive house track that goes right into me. Nicky Romero is for all of you who doesn’t know a 21-year old producer from Utrecht in the Netherlands. He got a lot of attention last summer for doing a bootleg remix of David Guettas When Love Takes Over. And well not for nothing, it’s huge!

Nicky Romero – My Friend (Original Mix) (buy)

David Guetta – When Love Takes Over (Nicky Romero Bootleg Remix)

Nicky Romeros Myspace…

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The Helsinki post

Posted in Dada Life, David Guetta, Discobelle Records, Helsinki, Helsinki 78-82, Kid Cudi, MVSEVM on 17 januari 2010 by surikaten


Suddenly all these references to Helsinki, the Finnish capital, came up. Couldn’t really be a coincidence right? So we are doing a Helsinki post with three tracks with references to Helsinki.

First up is the debut release from Discobelle Records, MVSEVM. MVSEVM is a Finnish trio who returned with ”a dose of cheesy keys & firm beats to make everything fresh again” after retirering from their original track as techno producers.
Their first single on Discobelle Records is called French Jeans. It’s remixed on the EP by among others Style of Eye, Edu K and Dada Life. In this post we include the promotion track which is the Dada Life remix. And it’s bangin’!
Buy the entire release on Beatport.

MVSEVM – French Jeans (Dada Life Remix)

Second team up is a duo from Uusimaa, which is the region in Finland in which Helsinki is a sub-region (TAjT also give you geography lessons for free). Conveniently enough the duo from Uusimaa is called Helsinki 78-82. Helsinki 78 – 82 produces really nice disco electro tunes with a great vibe. Today we post So Lifelike, a beatiful track with great vocals by Villa Nah.

Helsinki 78-82 – So Lifelike

And as something of a bonus we were sent a track from Helsinki based dj’s Heavyweights. To quote them: ”We loved the track David Guetta ft Kid Cudi – Memories you posted! We decided to remix it to make it more playable for the clubs and we used a classic FatBoySlim sample to spice things up.” We’d say it is more of a mash up but hey that won’t stop us from posting it.

BONUS: David Guetta feat. Kid Cudi – Memories (Leo Lotsaless Remix Big Room Build)

HAJEN: Best of 2009

Posted in A-trak, Amanda Blank, Annie, Armand Van Helden, David Guetta, Deadmau5, Duck Sauce, Fred Falke, Jesper Dahlbäck, Kid Cudi, Kris Menace, Name The Pet, Rubix, Shazam, What we danced to 2009 on 31 december 2009 by hajen


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!

3. Annie – Don’t Stop

After escaping her last record label and getting parts of her album leaked out, one of the most longed for albums finally came. Annie takes electro pop to a new level with Don’t stop. The title track is a catchy and karaoke friendly one – in a fresh way.

2. Jesper Dahlbäck – Super Connector

Last winter I moved to a collective in Solna, north of Stockholm. This track accompanied me on my way to work all spring.

1. Kris Menace feat. Fred Falke – Electricity

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.

Read again:
28 december: Best of remixes – by surikaten
29 december: Best of remixes – by hajen
30 december: Best of 2009 – by surikaten

HAJEN: Best of remixes 2009

Posted in Amanda Blank, Bertie Blackman, Calvin Harris, David Guetta, Deadmau5, El Perro Del Mar, Erlend Oye, Estelle, Fred Falke, Jacknife Lee, Morgan Geist, Prodigy, Rakamonie, Robyn, Shazam, The Whitest Boy Alive, What we danced to 2009, Yuksek on 29 december 2009 by hajen


I always find it difficult to sum a whole year in tiny lists. How could I possibly be just to all of it? All sweaty dance floor memories. All nice day-dreaming together with my iPod. Each and every moment I’ve spent with music. As always I ended up with almost as many remixes as the year got days. Fortunately or ufortunately, it depends on how you look at it, many of them wasn’t from 2009 at all. The ten that made the list are the stunning breathtakers I’ve spent the last year with. I hope they will give you as much pleasure and trips as they’ve given me. Enjoy.

10. Munk – Back Down (Cut Copy Jackmaster Remix)

After 1.22 the almost epic synth loop starts and there’s nothing more to say.

9. Annie – My Love Is Better (Sunkh Knight Remix)

As I wrote earlier this month, one of last year’s most longed for albums was Annies Don’t Stop. This remix by Sunkh Knight is a fresh dub version that strengthens the tounge-in-cheek lyrics in a kind of blasé way.

8. Calvin Harris – I’m Not Alone (Deadmau5 Remix)

A unfortunate coincidence made last summer’s most huge storm get in my way the night I was supposed to see Deadmau5 at Melt Festival in Germany. So, instead of dancing to this remix six o clock in the morning, I tried to stop my tent blowing away over the German fields. At least I wasn’t alone and after all this is a great remix.

7. David Guetta & Estelle – One Love (Calvin Harris Remix)

Last week me, and my  two best friends on earth, played some music at a christmas party. I was a bit rusty and we weren’t lucky with the technics, but when this remix reached the dance floor there were just happiness all over.

6. Bertie Blackman – Black Cats (Shazam Remix)

Shazam made it to my list of 2008 with the remix of Ashton Shuffle’s Stomp Yo Shoes. This time there is more of disco than funk and I’m weak. Especially for the intro, but also because of the voice of amazing Bertie Blackman.

5. The Whitest Boy Alive – 1517 (Morgan Geist Remix)

A funky french tune became a floor filler produced by Daft Punk. The Whitest Boy Alive got inspired and Morgan Geist remixed there version. Dängbra as we say in my hometown!

4. El Perro Del Mar – Change Of Heart (Rakamonie Remix)

Rakamonie aka Robyn has made a marvellous remix of Swedish El Perro Del Mar. It’s so new I haven’t fetched any memories to it yet, but it’s clear that Change Of Heart went straight to my remix heart.

3. Amanda Blank – Shame On Me (Yuksek Remix)

Amanda Blank is one of my favourites of 2009. It started with the collaboration with Yuksek at Extraball and went even better when her album I Love You was released this summer. Shame on me is one of my favourites. Especially in Yuksek’s astounding dream away remix.

2. Burns – First Move (Fred Falke Remix)

It’s like this remix is an good, wise and comforting friend from the past. I can’t explain it or even understand it myself. Perhaps that’s why Fred Falke is one of my personal favourites. Ever. (Don’t forget to read our interview with Fred Falke here.)

1. Prodigy – Invaders Must Die (Yuksek Remix)

A true best remixes of the year list must contain a real dansgolvsvältare (translation: tune that overturnes the dance floor). This is that tune! This remix is made for sweaty, non-stop dancing. Yuksek was, without competition, best live act of 2009. Turn up the music and dance as if it was your last dance. This is stunning!

Upcoming ”What we danced to 2009”-lists:
30 december: Best of 2009 – by surikaten
31 december: Best of 2009 –
by hajen

Read again:
28 december: Best of remixes – by surikaten

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

David vs Guetta

Posted in Calvin Harris, David Guetta, Estelle, Kid Cudi with tags , , , , , on 14 december 2009 by surikaten


TAjT ger sig på en lite mer mainstream måndag än vanligt. Veteranen David Guetta dominerar på radiostationerna och bloggarna runt om i världen. Ingen som lyssnat på radio på senaste tiden kan väl ha missat hans Sexy Bitch. Just det spåret har inte vi på TAjT fastnat för alls faktiskt. Tyvärr känns det lite som att spåret har tagit fokus från mycket annat fantastiskt material som kommer från David Guetta. Så vi vill denna måndagskväll bjuda på ett par andra spår.

Första spåret är ett samarbete med en annan stjärna på blogghimlen just nu, Kid Cudi. Gemensamma spåret Memories flirtar med Kid Cudis r n’ b-publik och samtidigt med klubbkidsen genom glada housefyllda melodier.

Andra spåret är ett samarbete med Estelle (som vi först uppmärksammade i samarbetet med Danger på spåret American Boy). Här remixad till en ännu högre nivå av grymma Calvin Harris. Spåret är en housedänga som kommer att fungera på många dansgolv i vinter. Nog skrivet, lyssna själva istället och gör er egen bedömning.

David Guetta (feat. Kid Cudi) – Memories

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

Buy David Guetta’s album One Love and other songs at Beatport…