One of my favourite Michael Jackson songs just got the remix treatment by Marc Kinchen. I’m glad this is only happening now, I probably would have died in house remix heaven had this been released in the 90ties.
Not sure if this is better than my favourite Who Is It remix, which is by Moby out of all people, but it’s close.
There is a free download link if you click through to the soundcloud page.
Golden Era, the collaboration between David Morales and Roisin Murphy, appeared a few months ago in one of DM’s dj sets. Now, the disco-house heavy song is finally available in tons of remixes.
Maybe that’s my fav remix, cause it is a bit harder.
Don’t suppose you’d ever miss me
‘Cause to you it’s just ancient history
To you it’s just the same old story
Another fairy tale made of faded glory
Ready For The World is taken from How To Dress Well‘s 2010 debut album Love Remains.
The video uses footage from one of my favourite Fassbinder movies In einem Jahr mit 13 Monden.
How To Dress Well is playing a few shows in North America in June.
One of the first stops is Toronto, June 7 at The Drake Underground.
Fiona Apple recently revealed the self-drawn, mega-ugly cover to her first album in seven years, which is supposed to drop June 26. I couldn’t be more excited and have listened to her last one, Extraordinary Machine on repeat. Remember the Not About Love video? It features everyone’s favourite gay-acting bear Zach Galifianakis lip-synching Fiona’s lyrics. Such fun!
Ms Apple is coming to Toronto July 4th. Tickets go on sale this Friday 4-20.
I know you’ve all been waiting for a top 3 of the best Lana Del Reymixes.
Number one is a free download, number 2 & 3 get extra credit for the gay gayness bonher cover.
Update: Below is a MK remix of Blue Jeans. This might be the true #1.
After I read the interview with Claire Boucher / Grimes (below) in which she mentions that she had a 4:20 Mariah Fantasy and that MC is her favourite singer, I couldn’t be skeptical any longer. And I mean about what? The Montreal native has just released a gay-impact video to the pop hit single Oblivion featuring her naturally high-pitched voice.
There is only one wish: In the last scene of the video, where Claire is wearing a hoodie and then turning around, facing the camera, wouldn’t it been cute if she wore a skull mask – as a reference to the Visions album cover?
On a side note: What is happening to me? I’m listening to more and more Canadian music. First The Weeknd, now Grimes. What’s next? Bieber?
Claire Boucher: (…) Mariah Carey is my favorite singer because her voice sounds utterly groundless. It’s not even a human voice; it almost sounds mechanical.
Pitchfork: How did you first get into Mariah?
Claire Boucher: In 2007 or 2008, I started listening to R&B on this road trip with my dad because we couldn’t agree on anything else. I smoked weed and listened to “Fantasy” and felt something I’d never felt before [laughs]– yeah, that makes me sound so ignorant. But then I slowly started gravitating more toward female singers, because I was able to relate. In medieval Christian thought, it was assumed that the better you were as a singer, the purer your heart was. I don’t necessarily think that’s true, but Mariah Carey has the voice of someone who has never done evil. (source)
Just watched the documentary Unsung about soul-singer Millie Jackson this morning. She is such a funny lady and I love her. It’s great to see how much Millie was and is in control of her life. One of my favourite quotes from the documentary is a piece of advice Millie gave Roxanne Shanté: “You’ll be known and you’ll be successful a lot longer for the nasty things that come out of your mouth than the nasty things you put in it.”
If you have only have 3 minutes, watch the best of Unsung below.
Erobique has entered the Beyonce remix competition. He handed in a super fun Muppet version of the song End of Time. This is how I like to listen to Beyonce: Effed up vocals that bring Miss Piggy to the stage.
A few years back Erobique was a member of the Hamburg based electro / disco / house band International Pony. Hello Gothic Girl.
This is the first new material by Inner City since 2001. I’m especially into the Kenny Larkin remix, which turns the original into a techno heavy chopped-up vocal monster. Big Fun!
OMG the one and only das hussy has done a spaced out remix of SSION‘s Weird Yearz.
It’s already #1 on my Top 4-20. DL that shet.