Tuesday, July 31, 2007

The 80s Remixed, Remashed and Rehashed - Some Electro House For You

Am back after a long hiatus. I've been swamped with work the past few days and at last found some time to post new mixes.

For today's set, I'll be uploading some Electro-flavored House containing remixed 80s hits blended with new electro stuff. This is a followup to my previous 80s reinvention post titled, "The 80s Reinvented - A Mix of SynthPop, 80s New Wave and Modern ElectroClash."

Have included tried and tested 80s music from The Cars, Prince & The Revolution, Yes, Rick Springfield, Human League, etc., along with current stuff from Daft Punk, Gnarls Barkley, Groove Armada, Eric Prydz, Death Cab For Cutie, and a lot more.

Now, on to the tracks:
1) Digital Love - Daft Punk (Boris Dlugosh vs. The Beatmeister Remix) - the best Daft Punk song!
2) Easy - Groove Armada (GA's Shake Shake Mix)

3) Crazy - Gnarls Barkley (The Discount Rhinos Full Control Mix) - wifey's fave!
4) When Doves Cry - Prince vs. Funk Addix
5) State Of Shock - Michael Jackson feat. Mick Jagger (50th Street 2006 Mix)
6) Around The World - Daft Punk (2006 Airport Club Mix)
7) Hello Again - The Cars (Remix Version) - somethin' original from the 80s; rockin' Ric Ocasek
8) Street Science - Dirty Funker (2005 Original Mix) - samples Thomas Dolby's hit
9) It's My Life - Talk Talk (White Label Remix)
10) Owner Of A Lonely Heart - Yes vs. Max Graham (Vinyl Souls Remix) - love this 80s track!
11) Call On Me - Eric Prydz (DJ Andre Wink 2006 Remix) - samples Steve Winwood's "Valerie";huge hit in the UK
12) Jessie's Girl - Rick Springfield (2006 Collage Club Mix) - nice remake!!
13) Don't You Want Me - Human League (Eric Prydz Remix) - original electro band!
14) Sunglasses At Night - Corey Hart (Rock Mobs Remix) - time to wear those Wayfarer shades!
15) Friday Night Kids - Kim Wilde vs. Major Boys (2006 Club Mix) - samples "Kids In America"
16) Right Here, Right Now - Fatboy Slim (Redanka Mix)
17) Take Me With You - Prince & The Revolution (White Label Mix)
18) The Reflex - Duran Duran (2 Black Booty Remix) - the original Fab 5
19) Girls & Boys - Blur (Hoxton Whores 2005 Remix) - nice housed up version!
20) Hung Up On Soul - Death Cab For Cutie vs. Madonna (Party Ben Mashup) - amazing mashup!

Link: http://www.zshare.net/audio/29158063093bf5/

For some housed up retro... tune in!

Monday, July 30, 2007

The Simpsons Movie - In 2-D

Just wanted to share how much I enjoyed this movie with my wifey (a certified Simpsons geek) over the weekend. She was the one who was really excited about the movie, the first time it was announced and I'm really glad we were able to see it, as we both had a great laugh especially with Homer and Bart's antics. D'oh!! :)

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

The Walkman Generation - An Experimental Eclectic 80s Mix

Before the birth of this nifty gadget called the iPod, 30-40 something music lovers like you and me first enjoyed the versatility of this portable music player known as the "Walkman," which was originally a Sony brand, and because of its extreme popularity in the 80s, eventually became a generic term for any similar device, regardless of the brand. The original Walkman introduced a change in music listening habits, allowing people to carry their own choice of music with them. Even Michael J. Fox had one in the cult classic, "Back To The Future."

Imagine today's post as sort of a prequel to last month's, "The iPod Generation - An Eclectic Mix." For this mix, I've included different genres of 80s music namely 80s pop, glam rock, punk rock, dark wave, and of course, british new wave, giving it a little twist and turn to break all barriers, 80s style. Here you'll see how Styx would blend with Red Rockers, Bruce Springsteen with Seonna Dancing, Slyfox with Tears For Fears and a lot more unexpected transitions. This set would somehow demonstrate how my mixtape would sound like if I was suddenly transported back to the 80s (hope Doc Emmett Brown would take me for a spin on his DeLorean time machine!!)

Now for the tracks:
1) Let's Go All The Way, Head Over Heels - Slyfox vs. Tears For Fears (The Beatmeister's Experimental Mash-Up Mix) - check this out!
2) Puttin' On The Ritz - Taco (Original Extended 12" Version)

3) 99 Luft Balloons - Nena (Extended Version)
4) Love Missile 1 - Sigue Sigue Sputnik (Extended Version)
5) Catch Me I'm Falling - Real Life (12" Version)
6) Jewel - Propaganda (Extended Version) - love this tougher and noisier one! reminds me of WXB102; check out Julia's post on this one!
7) Melt With You - Modern English (Extended 12" Version)
8) Damaged Goods - Gang Of Four (Extended 12" Version)
9) China - Redrockers (Beatmeister's Experimental Dub Mix)
10) Mr. Roboto - Styx (Rock Shock Remix)
11) Stepping Out - Joe Jackson (Grandmaster Guy Remix) - this one's for my buddy, Jaybee; he's the one who encouraged me to go blogging; thanks man!
12) Dancing In The Dark - Bruce Springsteen (Hot Tracks Remix)
13) More To Loose - Seonna Dancing (Beatmeister's Double-Beat Dance Mix)
14) Cum' On Feel The Noize - Quiet Riot (Rock Shock Remix) - added some effects to Carlos Cavazo's guitar solo
15) Let Her Go - Strawberry Switchblade (Kitchen Synch Mix-Up)
16) Just Like Heaven - The Cure (Chuck Remix) - Robert Smith rocks!!!
17) Love Will Tear Us Apart - Joy Division (Arthur Baker Remix) - Ian Curtis rules!!!
18) Suedehead - Morrissey (2006 Sparks Remix) - thanks to skin at digital eargasm for this remix!
19) Whip It - Devo (Philip Steir - Ramin Sakurai Mix) - nice remix!!

This is my favorite mix so far as it breaks all boundaries in 80s music and not just emphasize in one genre. Hope you'll enjoy this retro musical experiment! :)

Sunday, July 22, 2007

The Big Beach Boutique - My Fatboy Slim Tribute Mix

Norman Cook threw a beach party and 200,000 people turned up. "Dance music is dead!" cried newspapers in 2002 in the UK. Luckily, Norm was around to make them eat their words. On the sunniest day of 2002, Fatboy Slim, John Digweed, and Midfield General played to the equivalent of two Glastonburys on Brighton Beach. There were fireworks, fake snow showers and the biggest ever sing-along to "Just Won't Do" on record. It finished half an hour early when the police shat themselves about what to do with so many people leaving the beach at once. Norm's beach party will go down in history as the day Brighton's favourite Fatboy stopped a city in is tracks.
From funky disco (my last post) to funky house, this is what today's mix is all about. Most of the tracks in today's tracklisting were played in this Fatboy monster gig. Having watched the DVD, he really brought the house down literally (or should I say the beach down), as a humongous crowd showed up and danced all day and all night to their hearts delight.

Like Ben Watt (of EBTG), Norman Cook a.k.a. Fatboy Slim also reinvented himself from a simple bassist of the 80s New Wave group, The Housemartins to a well-loved remixer (famous for remixing a handful of artists including A Tribe Called Quest, Beastie Boys, The Chemical Brothers, James Brown, and even the defunct local Filipino band, Kulay) and superstar DJ, producer, and artist.

I've decided to make this mix as some sort of my personal tribute to Fatboy Slim, as he's been a major influence of mine in the DJ craft.

Now for today's tracklist:
1) Central Reservation - Beth Orton (Ben Watt Remix)
2) Make Luv - Room 5 (The Beatmeister Remix) - used in one of AXE's commercials
3) Pink Life - Gyskard
4) Waiting For You - Funky People feat. Matt Jamison - this one samples the Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney hit
5) Fascinating Rhythm - Bassomatic (2006 House Shaker Remix)
6) So Many Times - Gadjo (Club Mix)
7) Pop A Cap In Your Ass - Ben Watt feat. Estelle (Full Mix)
8) Makes Me Love You - Eclipse (Morning Star Mix) - classic house tune!
9) At Night - Shakedown (Kid Creme Mix) - nice funky house track; played by Fatboy
10) Love You Day And Night - Nu Funk (Pierre De La Touche Remix)
11) More Intensity - Pete Tong & Chris Cox (Original Mix)
12) Don't Cha - The Pussycat Dolls (Kaskade Mix) - some popular tune; nice remix though
13) Long Time - Mullet Men (Original Mix) - love this tune; played by Fatboy too!
14) Sun Is Shining - Bob Marley (Fatboy Slim Remix)
15) Let Me Show You - Camisra vs. Sandy B. - another track in the DVD
16) Superstylin - Groove Armada (Gabriel and Dresden Remix)
17) All Things - Widelife (Dance Remix) - my wifey's favorite queers, the Fab 5
18) Put Your Hands Up For Detroit - Fedde Le Grand (Soul Central Loves Detroit Remix) - the best remix of this song for me
19) I Would Die 4 You - The Space Cowboy (Club Mix) - also played by Fatboy; nice remix/remake of this Prince tune

You've come a long way, baby... :)

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Funktified Friday - That 70s Mix!

Let's rewind it a little bit more... With some cool, funky, groovy disco classics!

For today's music mix upload, am giving you some of my fave funky disco tunes to really spark up that retro vibe and for some groovy weekend ahead. Expect hits from great 70s artists like Evelyn "Champagne" King, Galaxy, Shalamar, KC & The Sunshine Band, Aretha Franklin, Sugarhill Gang, and a lot more.

Before we go to the music, I want to share this classic vid, which I got from the net; an excerpt from "Soul Train." Enjoy!!! Nice Afros, BTW...

And now for today's tunes:
1) Dancing Tight - Galaxy (The Beatmeister Remix)
2) Love Come Down - Evelyn "Champagne" King (Hot Tracks Remix)

3) Make That Move - Shalamar (Hot Tracks Remix)
4) Forget Me Nots - Patrice Rushen (Extended Version) - love this funky track!
5) Get Down Tonight - KC & The Sunshine Band (Ultimix) - some back-2-back classics from KC!
6) Boogie Shoes - KC & The Sunshine Band (Ultimix)
7) Respect - Aretha Franklin (One Rascal Mix) - funky tune! nice remix
8) Rapper's Delight - The Sugarhill Gang (Original 70's Mix)
9) Good Times - Chic (Hot Tracks Remix)
10) Le Freak - Chic (Ultimix)
11) We Are Family - Sister Sledge (Ultimix)
12) Boogie Nights - Heatwave (Ultimix)
13) Best Of My Love - Emotions

14) The Hustle - Van McCoy (Hot Tracks Remix) - classic disco tune!
15) Rock The Boat - Forrest (Extended Version)

So what're you waitin' for, style those Afros, put on those bell-bottoms, slide on your elevators and get funkin' and groovin' on the dancefloor. :)

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Pop Goes The World - Popular 80s Music Mix

Nope, it's not that catchy Men Without Hats' song. I just felt like this phrase would best describe today's mix upload.

The 80s was the best decade for popular music or "Pop Music" that is, as it gave birth to best selling albums like Michael Jackson's "Thriller" and Culture Club's "Colour By Numbers" to one hit wonders on top of the charts like Harold Faltermeyer's "Axel F" and Denise Williams' "Let's Hear It For The Boy," which was also included in the hip 80s movie, "Footloose." The soundtrack produced plenty of hits including Shalamar's "Dancing In The Sheets" and also the title track itself by Kenny Loggins.

In this mix, I've also included some popular new wave tracks, which crossed over to mainstream like When In Rome's, "The Promise" and "Heaven Knows," Red Flag's "Russian Radio," Camouflage's "The Great Commandment," Depeche Mode's "Strange Love," and New Order's "Dont Do It."

Most of these tracks are memorable to me as I've used them frequently in my sets when I used to DJ for my friend's mobile back in the day. These were the dance anthems then and as a sort of my personal tribute to these tracks, I've remixed most of them myself to make it sound more interesting.

And now, for today's tracklist:
1) That's What Love Can Do - Boy Krazy (R&B Mix) - thanks to Rene for this superb track!!
2) P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) - Michael Jackson (The Beatmeister Remix)
3) Billie Jean - Michael Jackson (The Beatmeister Remix)
4) Der Kommissar - After The Fire (Hot Tracks Mix)
5) Raspberry Beret - Prince and The Revolution (The Beatmeister Remix) - my favorite Prince tune!!
6) Sugar Walls - Sheena Easton (Ultimix)
7) Glamorous Life - Sheila E. (The Beatmeister Remix)
8) Oh Sheila - Ready For The World (Ultimix)
9) Let's Hear It For The Boy - Denise Williams (Hot Tracks Remix)
10) Miss Me Blind - Culture Club (Misty's Blue Lite Mix)
11) Into The Grove - Madonna (Extended Version)
12) Dancing In The Sheets - Shalamar (12" Extended Version) - very rare extended mix; I still have this on vinyl!!

13) With Every Beat Of My Heart - Taylor Dayne (Ultimix)
14) What's On Your Mind (Pure Energy) - Information Society (12" Extended Version) - love this song
15) The Promise - When In Rome (The Beatmeister Remix)
16) Heaven Knows - When In Rome (12" Extended Version)
17) Strange Love - Depeche Mode (The Beatmeister Remix)
18) The Great Commandment - Camouflage (Hot Tracks Mix)
19) Russian Radio - Red Flag (Razormaid Mix)
20) Don't Do It - New Order (12" Extended Mix)
21) Borderline - Madonna (Extended Dance Mix)
22) Catch Me (I'm Falling) - Pretty Poison (12" Extended Mix)
23) Axel F - Harold Faltermeyer (1985 M&M Mix) - thanks to my buddy, Fexy, for this track; am quite disappointed on how they murdered it with that annoying crazy frog!
24) Only In My Dreams - Debbie Gibson (Hot Tracks Mix) - some bubblegum music
25) Change Of Heart - Cindy Lauper (12" Extended Mix) - most underrated song from Cindy; nice track from her

Experience a sense of utmost nostalgia in the mix!!

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Tear You Apart by She Wants Revenge

Here's the vid...

A Joyful Rebellion - When Rock and Electronic Dance Music Collide

Let me take you once more to a different level in music. This time, let's see how the fusion of rock and electronic dance music would sound like.
It started back in the late 2002-2003 when it was still an underground club culture and was called different names; dance rock, disco punk, electro, electroclash, modern new wave, neo-new wave, synth punk, etc. They can call it anything they want, but for me, it's still good music and it's the most exciting development in the future of modern music.

It's like a revival of 80s New Wave given a twist and a modern sound. More and more new bands are once again discovering their roots and incorporating synthesized sounds to their tunes giving it a sort of retro feel. These electro stars and jock dirty rock bands are now into drum machines and disco beats. These hybrids offer many escape routes from the conformity of both rock and dance music.

Imagine this as sort of a mix between old and new, The Killers (one of my favorite bands at the moment) with The Sex Pistols (punk rules!!), The Bodyrockers with Midnight Oil, She Wants Revenge (are they the new Joy Division??) with David Bowie, and a lot more. Here, you'll hear stuff from these modern new wave bands alongside remixed and updated 80-90s rock and new wave tunes.

This compilation is like a rebellion from the usual norm of rock and dance music, as I try to bridge the gap between these 2 opposing genres and create a hybrid of new music. I also hope to bring out the angst in all of us with tunes like "Rebel, Rebel" from the legend, David Bowie, old school white rappers, The Beastie's "Fight For Your Right," and the lords of punk, Johnny Rotten and The Sex Pistols' "Anarchy In The UK."

Before we go to the mix, here's a weird & haunting video from She Wants Revenge, called "Tear You Apart." For me, they really sound like Joy Division. You judge....


And now, for today's tracklist:
1) Mr. Brightside - The Killers (Jacques Lu Cont Remix) (this is good!!)
2) Rebel, Rebel - David Bowie (SFB Mix)
3) Round and Round - The Bodyrockers (A-Side Mix)
4) Barracuda - Heart (D-Fuse vs. Hiratzka Remix)
5) Beds Are Burning - Midnight Oil (DJ Chaos Breakbeat Remix) (check this out!!)
6) This World - Autobots (Roxiller Remix) (a touch of tear-out breakbeat)
7) Hate To Say I Told You So - The Hives (Godzilla Remix)
8) Fight For Your Right - Beastie Boys (School Of Thought Breaks Mix)
9) Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana (Fatboy Slim Remix)
10) Loser - Beck (Fatboy Slim Remix)
11) Stop The Rock - Apollo 440 (Mint Royale Mix)
12) Are You Gonna Go My Way - Lenny Kravitz (Remix)
13) 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover - Plummet (Johnny Budz Club Mix) (nice remake of a Paul Simon classic; thanks to skin for this track:))
14) Dreams - Deep Dish feat. Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac (Extended Club Mix) (love this tune!)
15) When You Were Young - The Killers (Jacques Lu Cont Remix) (another superb track!!)
16) Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol (Diffusion Dance Mix) (from Grey's Anatomy)
17) Tear You Apart - She Wants Revenge (Vission Wants Revenge Vocal Mix)
18) Anarchy In The U.K. - Sex Pistols (Remix)
19) Let's Dance - David Bowie (RHV Remix)
20) Do You Want To - Franz Ferdinand (2006 White Label Remix)
21) Are You Gonna Be My Girl - Jet (The Beatmeister Remix) (new rock at its best!!)

Hope to prove that hybrids can sound good too!!

Maraming Salamat!

This is how we say "Thank You" in our native language. Just wanted to thank everyone who has visited and still continue to visit. Please continue to do so, as I have more upcoming stuff, be it retro or new ones. You could also post some requests in my message/chat box for some ideas or requests on what type of mix you would want me to do in the future and I'll do my best to grant them if I have the tracks and if my time permits. Again, thanks so much and have a great week! More mixes to come!!!

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Chillout Weekend - A Journey Into Soulful Jazzy House

For today's workforce, the weekend means relaxation and what better way to unwind than to listen to some jazzy, chillout house music while enjoying a glass of martini with your significant other by your side. In line with this, today's upload is a mix of deep, soulful house tracks from familiar names such as Miguel Migs, Kaskade, Mark Farina, and Solu Music, compiled by yours truly to help your mind and body recharge after a long and stressful week.
I've also included remixes from Marques Wyatt, Andy Cato of the famed Groove Armada, and Talvin Singh. Though not included in today's lineup, one superb DJ in this league would be Ben Watt, who enjoyed a successful pop career as one-half of the UK duo, Everything But The Girl (please see remixes of EBTG from my good friend, Mixipod's blog), before reinventing himself as a skilled house DJ and remixer. Ben also launched his own Buzzin' Fly label and established himself as a global ambassador of deep, sophisticated and soulful house music.
Locally, M1 proprietor, Program Director of the now defunct radio program, "The Chillout Project," and DJ, Anton Ramos also released 3 mix compilations of chillout house music and this, in a way, also inspired me to do a mix compilation of my own.

So now, on with the music...

Tracks included:
1) Intro
2) Destiny - Zero 7 (Photek Remix) - somethin' different from Photek; nice house remix
3) Soundtrack To The Soul - Kaskade (Big City Dub Mix)
4) Cali Spaces - Mark Farina (Kaskade Mix) - funky tune
5) Got To Give - Fred Everything (Extended Mix)

6) It's You, It's Me - Kaskade (Marques Wyatt Remix)

7) Fade - Solu Music (Eric Kupper Mix)
8) Feel - Li'Sha (Miguel Migs Petalpusher Vocal Mix)
9) Join Me - John Lucas feat. Tylene (Jamies Lewis Dub Cut Mix)
10) If You Give Me - John Dahlback (Extended Mix)
11) Down To The Ground - Inland Knights (Extended Mix)
12) Enjoy - Bjork feat. Tricky (Talvin Singh Beats Mix)
13) Hush Boy - Basement Jaxx (Soulseekerz Remix)
14) Everything - Kaskade (Kaskade's Big Room Mix) (best Kaskade tune for me)
15) The Price Is Right - Paul Johnson (Paul Johnson Mix) (a salute to Bob Barker :))
16) Do It For You - Miguel Migs (Original Vocal Mix)
17) Good Vibrations - Andy Cato (Extended Mix) (love this track!)
18) Do You Really Want To Hurt Me - Culture Club (Kinky Disco Remix) (a touch of 80s)
19) The Weekend - Michael Gray (Juan Magan Remix)

Here's to a relaxing musical journey!!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Some Cool Urban Vibes - The Beatmeister's HipHop MixTape

First of all, zshare is back, up and running again! Great news for us music bloggers. :)

Now for today's mix, am taking a completely different path from the usual and will be giving you some nice cool rap and hiphop tunes from some of the best artists in this genre. While having problems with my upload yesterday, I've decided to compile a couple of tunes and mix 'em together (accompanied with some scratching, cutting, beat juggling and effects) and was able to come up with this one. Most of these are my faves in the rap/hiphop scene, some old and some new. Included in the lineup are some new acts like Akon, Fatman Scoop, Bruce Wayne, The Black Eyed Peas & Amerie mixed with veterans like Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Q-Tip, Tupac, & Nas.

I suggest even though it's not your cup of tea, that you should try this mix for a change and I guarantee that you will enjoy movin' to the cool and funky vibe.

Tracklisting for today's mix:
1) I Wanna Love You (Clean Version) - Akon feat. Snoop Dogg (Akon's probably one of the most promising acts today)
2) Get It Poppin' - Fat Joe feat. Nelly
3) All Night Long - Fatman Scoop feat. Lionell Ritchie (DJ Smurf Club Remix) (nice remake; nicely done!)
4) They Don't Want Music - The Black Eyed Peas feat. James Brown (wasn't released commercially)
5) Officially Missing You - Tamiya feat. Bruce Wayne (Spintech Remix)
6) Hidden Agenda - Craig David (Remix)
7) Vivrant Thing - Q-Tip feat. Missy Elliott and Busta Rhymes (Remix) (funky tune!)
8) 1 Thing - Amerie (from the cool Will Smith movie, "Hitch")
9) The Next Episode - Snoop Dogg feat. Dr. Dre (Version 2005)
10) California Love - 2pac feat. Dr. Dre (Wicked Mix)
11) If I Ruled The World - Nas
12) For The Love Of Money - The Wu Tang Clan feat. The O'Jays (DJ BC Mashup Mix) (here's to The Donald.)
13) Show Me Love - Robyn (QD3 Fat Boy Remix)
14) Mas Que Nada - The Black Eyed Peas feat. Sergio Mendes (Luidy DJ Remix) (nice remake; apl.de.ap proudly Filipino)

Here's to a freakin' funky time!!!

Monday, July 9, 2007

Upload Nightmare

At last, I was able to publish my new post, which was supposedly for yesterday. I really have no idea what happened as I have jumped from one file hosting site to another (perhaps I used 4 or more), without any luck. Am glad that I was able to complete my upload via MediaFire, finally. Kudos to the guys from this superb file hosting site. Just hope I won't encounter that same problem again on my next post!!

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Big Bam Boom - Monday Retro Madness

Here's somethin' to jump start your week right; another mix compilation of my favorite 80s tunes. For retro lovers, today's post says it all. Taken from the album title of one of the most successful duos of the 80s, Hall & Oates, today's upload contains some of the best tunes from this era. I could definitely say that the 80s was an important decade for music since two things were invented from this era: The Compact Disc and Music Television. In connection with this, I will be posting not 1, but 2 rare music videos to show how much MTV has affected how music was delivered to the masses. Here's the first video of my favorite track from Hall & Oates, "Out Of Touch," also taken from the same album. Enjoy!!

Here's another classic from Regina, "Baby Love." Thanks to my friend, Rene, for reminding me how great this song was.

Now kicking off the mix is Giant Steps' "Another Lover," the same group, who had the smash hit, "Into You." I've also included tracks from Delegation, Eric Gadd, Janet Jackson, and one of my favorite groups, Swing Out Sister with two of their most popular songs in the mix namely "Breakout" and "Waiting Game". Also included are hits from Timex Social Club, whose songs were 80s disco anthems with John Robinson, one of the best and most popular DJs in Manila back then, on the Wheels Of Steel. From my research, I think he now DJs in Tokyo and here's a current photo of him.

In this regard, I hope you have a wonderful trip down memory lane with these classic dance tracks all in the mix from my generation, the 80s.

1) Another Lover - Giant Steps (12" Dance Mix) (nice one!!!)
2) Where's The Love - Delegation (Extended Mix)
3) Do You Believe In Me - Eric Gadd (G-Mix)
4) When I Think Of You - Janet Jackson (Hot Tracks Mix)
5) Breakout- Swing Out Sister (Disconet Remix)
6) Mixed Up World - Timex Social Club (12" Dance Mix)
7) This House - Tracy Spencer
8) Baby Love - Regina (Vocal Mix)
9) Point Of No Return - Nu Shooz (Ultimix)
10) Automatic - Pointer Sisters (Extended Version)
11) Just An Illusion - Imagination (12" Extended Mix)
12) Night To Remember - Shalamar (Extended Version)
13) Let's Get Together Tonite - Steve Walsh (12" Extended Version)
14) Pop Muzik - M (Extended Remix)
15) West End Girls - Pet Shop Boys (Shep Pettibone Disco Mix) (my favorite Pet Shop track)
16) Rapture - Blondie (Razormaid Mix) (nicely done!)
17) Waiting Game - Swing Out Sister (Extended Version)
18) Mercedes Boy - Pebbles (Ultimix)
19) Rumors - Timex Social Club (Shep Pettibone's Extended Mix)
20) Out Of Touch - Hall & Oates (Disconet Remix)
21) I Can Dream About You - Dan Hartman (Extended Mix)

Enjoy your travel back through time once more!!! :)

Thursday, July 5, 2007

It's All Gone Pete Tong - My Frankie Wilde Tribute Mix

Having watched a couple of DJ related movies including "True Vinyl" starring Eric Szmanda (of CSI:Crime Scene Investigation fame) and "Juice" starring the late Tupac and Omar Epps (House MD) as DJ Q, "It's All Gone Pete Tong," starring a not-so-famous actor, was a runaway winner.

Taken from a British expression, "it's all gone wrong," "It's All Gone Pete Tong" succeeds because it embraces such opposites: blending sound and silence, debauchery and contemplation, hoary cliches and original notions. This movie is based on the legend of real-life DJ Frankie Wilde (not so real from my research), has as much in common with Oscar-nominated movies (one scene could be compared to The Aviator), about the journeys of personal spiritual awakening. Granted that most Oscar-nominated movies don't usually include scenes of a belligerent badger, dressed in a frumpy princess outfit, beating up the protagonist and forcing him to do cocaine.

The film manages to mash music industry excess (pills and bling bling) and sentimentality. It also features interviews and cameo appearances of real-life DJs (including Paul Van Dyk, DJ Tiesto, Carl Cox, and a lot more), who knew Frankie with the recreated story of his fall and rebirth. The lead actor, Paul Kaye, perfectly conveys all the characteristic trappings of someone enjoying the benefits of fame a little too much like a raging messiah complex (pretending to be crucified in one of his gigs) and the unchecked libido with coagulated coke-laced snot dangling from his nose.

Having the benefits of fame didn't last long for Frankie as he suffered massive hearing loss and as one of interviews puts it, no record label wants a "Deaf Stamp." So with the new album due, Frankie's life slides into inevitable turmoil--that is until he meets a beautiful and spirited (and as you've guessed it, deaf) lip reading teacher, who was instrumental in Frankie's triumph against adversity.
After watching it, perhaps a gazillion times, I can definitely say that this is not just your ordinary DJ movie, but also about how anyone can fall and come back again, as long as they have the sheer determination and love for their craft.
So in this regard, today's mix comprises music from the movie, mostly four-to-the-floor tunes, as some sort of my personal tribute to the legendary deaf DJ, Frankie Wilde.

Soundtrack Mix includes:
1) Troubles - The Beta Band (my favorite track in the album; you'll appreciate it more after watching the movie)
2) DJs in a Row - Schwab
3) Plastic Dreams - Jaydee (The Beatmeister Remix)
4) Need To Feel Loved - Reflekt feat. Deline Bass (Seb Fontaine & Jay P's Type Remix)
5) Back To Basics - Shapeshifters (Steve Lawler's Return To Rehab Remix)
6) Yimanya - Filterheadz (Original Mix)
7) More Intensity - Pete Tong & Chris Cox (Original Mix)
8) Musak - Trisco (Steve Lawler Mix)
9) Rock Your Body, Rock - Ferry Corsten (Extended Mix) (superb dancefloor anthem!!!)
10) Flashdance - Deep Dish (Raul Rincon Mix)
11) Can You Hear Me Now - Frankie Wilde
12) Da Hussla/Get Down - Frankie Wilde with DJ Jimmy Bell
13) Drop The Pressure - Mylo (Rafael Oliver Club Mix) (not played in the movie, but I just thought of including this track)
14) Freak U - Frankie Wilde
15) Need To Feel Loved - Reflekt feat. Deline Bass (Club Mix)
16) It's Over - The Beta Band (nice one!!!)

So if you want somethin' different this weekend, give this movie a try and you won't regret it!