Once again it is time for me to say “it’s time for the next instalment of A Derogatory Playlist!” This is one that has been a couple of months in the making so some of you might find the tracks a little dated. This just gives more credit to the quality of the track if I still have not got sick of it. The playlist is the same concept as always in that it starts off a little softer or poppier and slowly progresses through indie electro to harder fuller electro. So if you like tougher and more dancey tunes then start from the bottom and if you like it more chilled and versey tracks then start from the top. As always it will fit onto a CD if you could be bothered. Please enjoy.
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1. The Whitest Boy Alive – Golden Cage (Fred Falke Remix)
2. Neon Neon – I Told Her Alderaan
3. Get Cape Wear Cape Fly – Waiting For The Monster To Come (The Shoes Remix)
4. Black Kids – I’m Not Going to Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance With Me (The Twelves Remix)
5. Primary 1 – Hold Me Down (The Shoes Remix)
6. Late Of The Pier – Focker
7. Foals – Electric Bloom (Blaze Trip Remix)
8. Chromeo – Fancy Footwork (Kissy Sell Out Remix)
9. Mystery Jets – Hideaway (Switch Remix)
10. INXS – Need You Tonight (Jon Gill’s One Of My Kind Mix)
11. Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip – Look For The Women (Fake Blood Remix)
12. Annie – I know UR Girlfriend Hates Me (Get Shakes Remix)
13. Goyte – Hearts A Mess (Ocelot Remix)
14. Boyz Noise – Oh (A-Trak Remix)
15. Bag Raiders – Fun Punch (Calling In Sick Remix)
I highly recommend
INXS – I Need You Tonight (Jon Gill’s One Of My Kind Mix)
This was one of two late additions to my highly recommended list after drafting it up about a week ago. It grew its electro infectious disease all over my mind last night as I played it loud. It is one of those tracks that has every thing you need including thumping bass, big distorted snyths, massive beats and robotic vocoders which blend absolutely perfectly with samples of Michael Hutchence’s smooth vocals and INXS sweet guitars. I am surprised that INXS has not been sampled more – or maybe they have…
Annie – I Know UR Girlfriend Hates Me (Get Shakes Remix)
This is the second late addition to the highly recommend list which was added just this morning. I do not know how I nearly left it off. After 2006 I had predicted two relatively unknown producers to take 2007 by storm – They were “Kissy Sell Out” and “Shakes” (now “Get Shakes”). While the prediction of Kissy came flying through with 2008 shaping up to be even bigger awaiting his album launch and live show, “Get Shakes” seemed to just stay where they were. Their “Sister Self Doubt” EP was one of my favourite productions of 2007 comprised of utterly faultless electro bangers which still sound original today. I do hope that they can grab 2008 by the balls and become popular enough to tour Australia, because they would be insane live. This remix of Annie comprises of a cool beginning which serves as the perfect intro for what becomes a traditional “Get Shakes” masterpiece which will turn the dance floors into a shameless expression of self obsession.
Bag Raiders – Fun Punch (Calling In Sick Remix)
I highly recommended Calling In Sick’s track “Cali Games” in the last Derogatory Playlist. The still relatively unknown production duo from Sydney has been delivering a string of very professional productions and remixes as you can hear on their myspace. This remix/remastered version of “Fun Punch” is an absolute dance floor filler as I have witnessed first hand at The Empire when The Chop Shop DJs dropped it to a then thin Dance Floor. The intro builds with some Justice electro slap bass into the “Fun Punch” Melody you should all know with a touch more distortion. The track is very high quality and you can really hear the difference when this is put on a big system – enjoy it now but just wait for the club.
Mystery Jets – Hideaway (Switch Remix)
I am not to sure if the “Mystery Jets” have released their new album yet but the anticipation to hear it is really killing me. I have been excited about it ever since I heard that “Erol Alkan” was doing the production. “Switch” never seems to go wrong with remixing and this is another fine example. He is great at taking indie tracks and turning them into fidgety electro house masterpieces, but I must say I like this remix mostly because of the chord progression, guitar and lyrics. If any one already has “The Mystery Jets” album can you please let me know where I can get it.
Chromeo – Fancy Footwork (Kissy Sell Out Remix)
I had not heard this remix any where but Kissy’s Myspace before I saw him play at the Family a couple of weeks ago. As I heard the drums come in over Kissy’s previous track and the vocals “Two Step – On The Floor” I knew the crowd was in for a treat. I however was holding off because I knew exactly what was going to happen at around 3:27 when Kissy introduces a break beat and the track turns to drum & bass – so sweet (Rorey you might like this one). “Chromeo” has to be one of the most remixed bands I have ever heard and I have got to a stage where I usually ignore any new remixes released but how can you ever ignore Kissy?
Late Of The Pier – Focker
This is an incredible track which I heard Kissy Sell Out drop during his set and made an instant note that I needed to find out what it was. I was able to ask Kissy after his set and he let me know that it was “Late of The Pier” and and that “They are going to be massive”. This track is oozing for a remix and I sure it is not long before we see some killers if it gets to the right people. It begins with a very high energy riff which sets the pace for the rest of the track. The kick drum keeps it close to the dance floor and the melody of the lyrics will keep it popular. It finishes with a spacey classical break down which fades into one last electric explosion just when you thought it was over – Perfect.
The Whitest Boy Alive – Golden Cage (Fred Falke Remix)
This is a remix which I am still really enjoying listening to after a couple of months. I think it is because it mixes emotional lyrics from “The Whitest Boy Alive” with Fred Falke’s happy house beats. I would love to hear this one on a beach in summer; it is one of those tracks which gives you that feeling which could possibly make it timeless.
Primary 1 – Hold Me Down (The Shoes Remix)
This remix I heard probably 10 times before I even had it on my computer due to my Girl Friends obsession with it. This could mean it is a girly song and I like gay music or it could mean that the girl was right? Either way I like it and I think it does deserve to be highly recommended. The track completely saves it self from going down in a repetitive state at 1:28 when the verse vocals come in giving it that indie feel into a dancey chorus. Maybe this is one for the ladies….
This the most amount of tracks I have ever highly recommended from a play list and there were a couple more which were very hard to leave off. I do believe that this is the BEST “Derogatory Playlist” ever so make sure you download as many of the tracks as you can, turn it up loud and express yourselves while having fun.
Keep an Eye On
Foals – Electric Bloom (Blaze Tripp Remix)
“Blaze Tripp” is a young DJ/Producer from The Gold Coast who is currently turning ripples into waves over the scene with tight productions and remixes. His remix of Foals deservedly earned its place within the playlist of the best dance tracks I have heard over the last couple of months. I highly recommend you check out this young producer and follow his path to success. Check out his Myspace for more.
Kissy Sell Out @ The Family – Brisbane May 3rd 2008
I thought I might also add in a review I did for Inthemix for all you unfortunate souls who might have missed Kissy Sell Out’s tour of Australia recently. It was an intensely fun night and I was rewarded in the end for my years of obsession with Kissy by getting him to sign one of his records and also appearing in a photo on his myspace!
Thanks Kissy – See below.
“Arriving to The Family at around 1am, I was able to catch the last half of Aston Shuffle’s set and was immediately treated to The Presets My People, which sounded oh so sweet in a context that is removed from the twangy commercial radio stations that you can’t always avoid. They had the dancefloor full with their long build ups, and a much tougher electro house then I expected.
Although more could be said about the boys from Canberra, to me this was all about the Kissy Sell Out performance, and the best 10 minutes of Aston’s set was when Kissy was floating around the DJ booth, and I was able to have a chat to him and get my record signed. My excitement built for his set as he flipped through his CDs, changing his mind on how he would work in his intro every time the Shuffle decided they had time for one more track. But I would not have to wait for long until Kissy got up and dropped the intro to his Bolt Action Five remix, making the crowd go all, “Be Kissy friend, Be Kissy foe, Kissy Sell Out has got no doe!” which turned into a building loop as he stood on top of the decks with his arms in the air and the familiar 90s synths of 2 Unlimited Get Ready For This dropped into his own mashed up remix with Ali Love Get Ready for the K Hole, and the screams from the Family’s floor and the balcony echoed above the lasers and two hours of fun begun.
This 23-year old boy from the East of England could not wipe the smile off his face, as he started playing his favourite tunes from the other side of the world to a bunch of screaming kids from Brisbane. Always one for eccentric fashion and pulling it off so well, Kissy’s kit included a shirt that was as long as a dress and plastic spectacles hanging from his neck as an accessory to his mullet. It was this mullet that might have fit in a little better around the same time as ACDC released Thunderstruck, but there it was as – when Kissy was dropping the Crookers remix 18 years later. The clear enjoyment Kissy was showing was rubbing off on the rest of the crowd, with every breakdown accompanied by screams and hands waving for his attention. Kissy would reply by making the kids hearts vibrate and their feet never stop moving, with such tracks like Herve’s remix of Larry Tee’s Licky.
Leading up to the half way point of Kissy’s set, it was still a full on electro onslaught leaving no real opportunity to rest and this was evident by the fact that I had not, and would not stop dancing until he played his last track. The diversity of his set was incredible, mixing so many genres in and outside the dance music world which included the old and the new. It was great to hear some of the hottest tracks in the scene dropped on Family’s soundsystem for what would have to be the first time, including Switch’s remix of Hideaway by the Erol Alkan produced Mystery Jets. My excitement was peaking however when Kissy would drop his own remixes, which he did on several occasions throughout his set. When I heard his remix of Chromeo’s Fancy Footwork for the first time ever in a club, I found myself in a state of complete awe. One of Kissy’s other trade marks is the ‘Air Horn’ that he brings to every one of his gigs, using it to inject excitement and anticipation into the crowd. He got this idea from his days as a drum n’ bass fan, and this love for drum n’ bass also explodes at the end of his remix of Fancy Footwork where the 4/4 is replaced by a break beat – creating plenty of confusion inside The Family walls.
Come the 3am section of his set, and things would soon get a little harder but not before a couple of indie/electro tunes that included the fantastic Focker by Late of the Pier and to quote Kissy after his set, “They are going to be massive!!”. For about the next 20 mins Kissy would explore the old sounds of rave including some hard trance and 4 Strings’s Take Me Away which surprised, yet in no way disappointed anyone in the room. There were massive beats and Kissy’s hands would be in the air pumping for the drops, making my view from the balcony to the dance floor interesting as I could see the young punters trying to keep up. These harder tracks were accompanied by a couple of tougher electro ones including Kissy’s own mash named Let There Be Blazing Light and Midfield General’s Disco Sirens which is a track produced by Xaiver from Justice, and mixed by David from Soulwax. How could you go wrong?
With half an hour to go, I thought things could not really get any better but little did I know that the real noise was still to come! As Kissy looped Every Body Has Been Looking For Some Thing from Sweet Dreams, the crowd gained a second wind and when the crazy soloed synths of Kissy’s own Harriet belted through the speakers I completely lost the plot; so much so an off duty staff member of The Family told me I needed to calm down or I would be kicked out. This was a little hard when he went straight into his remix of Wind It Up by Gwen Stefani, then into a remix of One More Time and then into his remix of All Saints’ Chick Fit. All that distortion, all those synthed up keyboard riffs, all that Kissy and we were all in heaven. With fifteen minutes to go Kissy did the right thing for me and slowed it down a little opting to finish with some 80s pop beach house, disco and hip hop that included Girls Just Want To Have Fun, The Jackson Five and a Thriller remix. If only every two hours of every night was filled with that much joyful emotion, then a part of the weekend would never die. “
- Thanks Katrina for the Photos of Kissy
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