Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Bending Time & Space Continuum - My Back To The Future Mix

As a hardcore fan of "Heroes" and the "Back To The Future" trilogy, I was always amazed with time travel. Who wouldn't want to be able to go back and change something you wished you never did or see your future. Have read articles regarding time travel and at the moment, it's still not possible and will remain only a dream for all of us time travel enthusiasts.

However, music gives us this power because whenever we hear an old tune, it instantly brings us back to a memorable travel or experience, be it good or bad. At the same time, the first time we hear a new tune, it gives us an idea of what the future of music would sound and even create new trends in pop culture.

In this regard, I had the idea of putting up this set where tunes would jump from old new wave stuff to current modern rock then back and so forth. The tracks would range from Figures On A Beach to The Killers to The Cure to The Clash to Felix da Housecat and more. It's just like how Marty and Doc travelled from 1955 back to 1985 then to 2015 then back to 1985 or how Hiro Nakamura travelled back and forth through time.

Now for the tunes:

1) No Stars - Figures On A Beach (Unreleased Original Mix) - still have my vinyl of this band
2) Mr. Brightside - The Killers (The Lindbergh Palace Club Mix) - another superb remix of my fave Killers' tune

3) Lovesong - The Cure (Josh Patrick White Label Mix)
4) Somebody Told Me - The Killers (Mylo Club Mix)
5) Should I Stay Or Should I Go - The Clash (White Label Mix) - nice electro take on this classic Clash tune
6) Hear My Name - Armand Van Helden (Extended Version)

7) Bittersweet - Kush (Kush's Contradicted Club Mix) - from my Hed Kandi:Twisted Disco CD
8) White Wedding - L.A. (Stargazer Remix) - Billy Idol Remake!
9) Rush Hour - Jane Wiedlin (Original Extended Version) - love this tune!

10) Ready 2 Wear - Felix da Housecat (Benny Bennassi Remix) - nice retro sound
11) The More You Live, The More You Love - A Flock Of Seagulls (Mission UK Remix)
12) I Get Weak - Belinda Carlisle (3 Werqn Bitches Classic Anthem Mix) - another ex-GoGos!; nice song
13) Rockall - The Young Punx (Krafty Kuts Remix) - a little breakbeat!
14) White China - Ultravox (Special Mix) - Midge Ure rocks!
15) Change Your Mind - Sharpe & Numan (Original Extended 12" Version) - love this old song!
16) Change - Tears for Fears (Joey Negro Punk Disco Mix) - another one from Roland & Curt
17) Read My Mind - The Killers (Gabriel & Dresden Unplugged Mix) - nice remix!
18) Twenty Killer Hurts - Gene Loves Jezebel (Original 12" Version)
19) Nemesis - Shriekback (Original 12" Version) - from my Spiral Tribe CD
20) Tainted Love - Soft Cell (Thomas Schumacher 2005 Love Cell Mix)
21) SOS - Rihanna (Jason Nevins Remix)

If you like this one, you can also check out my first post similar to this titled, "A Joyful Rebellion - When Rock and Electronic Dance Music Collide."

Just to prove that music can be our own personal time machine!


Markus said...

great mix - I really admire what you do - keep up the good work!!!

the beatmeister said...

Hi Markus,

Thanks much mate! Greatly appreciated. :)