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The Krays

Posted in Brodinski, Dj Medhi, Yuksek on 18 maj 2010 by surikaten


Seems like a ”super duo” of is the new black in the electronic dance music scene. We have Duck Sauce, we have Carte Blanche and here we have The Krays. The duo behind the gangster influenced name is french electro producers Yuksek and Brodinski. With them on vocals for their funky floor filler track We Are Ready When You Are is brittish singer Ebony Bones. Ebony has given her great voice to their track and in return the duo has made a remix on her track The Muzik. Great stuff! The track featured below is the Dj Medhi remix on the Krays track which we think has another dimension. If you want the original. Buy it off Beatport!

The Krays – We Are Ready When You Are (Dj Medhi Remix)

Ebony Bones – The Muzik (The Krays Remix)

Remixed with some Stylo!

Posted in Alex Metric, Gorillaz, Yuksek on 15 februari 2010 by surikaten


Gorillaz
is hot right now. Due to release is their next full lenght album Plastic Beach and on 18 April they will headline Coachella. The track Stylo from the album has made it’s way to almost every corner of the internet by now. The track is very Gorillaz (featured by Mos Def and Bobby Womack) with that mysterious vocals and sort of dark disco feeling to it.

It’s not a dance song at all. This fact probably makes the remixes we’re posting here even more interesting. Both Alex Metric and Yuksek has put all their knowledge of a great dance track in one remix each. And well, they make it! The Alex Metric remix is funkier and brings some true happy disco into the song while Yuksek with his head in electro brings that perspective. Okey, stop reading now and start listening!

Gorillaz – Stylo (Alex Metric Remix)

Gorillaz – Stylo (Yuksek Remix) (Download via Yuksek’s blog, on the blog click the picture)

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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

YUKSEK

Posted in Amanda Blank, autoKratz, Kris Menace, Prodigy, Yuksek with tags , , , , on 15 november 2009 by hajen

Yuksek Live photo by ROAllt hänger ihop på ett eller annat sätt. Egentligen är det inte konstigt. Vi är barn av vår tid  och goda producenter influeras av varandra. Vi har nyligen nämnt Yuksek när vi presenterat Kris Menace och Amanda Blank. Vi kan inte hålla oss, utan är tvungna att dela med oss av tre eminenta remixer vi snubblat över.

Prodigy – Invaders Must Die (Yuksek Remix)

autoKratz – Always More (Yuksek Remix)

Amanda Blank – Shame On Me (Yuksek Remix)

Menace

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

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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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We love you, Amanda Blank

Posted in Amanda Blank, Spank Rock, Yuksek with tags , , , , on 02 november 2009 by hajen

För ett halvår sen skrev vi om då albumaktuelle Yuksek och hans fantastiska samarbete med Amanda Blank. Senare under vårvintern kom också den oerhört snygga videon till Extraball.

Efter samarbetet med Yuksek dröjde det ett gäng månader innan Blank tillslut släppte sitt efterlängtade debutalbum I love you. Amanda Blank har turnerat flitigt med Spankrock de senaste åren och deras gemensamma spår Gimme what you’ve got är ett av skivans bästa. I love you är ambivalent, men på ett skönt sätt. Steget från förstasingeln Might like you better till LL Cool J:s I need love är stort, men helt befogat och Blank sätter det senare spåret i en helt ny dager med sin tolkning.

Hittills är det få som lyckats remixa I love you med gott resultat. Vi på TAjT vill dela med oss av den remix som faktiskt lyckats att behålla Blank och samtidigt tillföra något nytt. Lyssna på hela albumet gratis här eller köp det här. Låtarna vi lagt upp finner du för nedladdning på RCRD LBL.


Amanda Blank – Make it take it

Amanda Blank – Gimme what you got (feat. Spank Rock)

Amanda Blank – Shame on me (Jacknife Lee Extended Remix)