My concentration on club/dance music is starting to fall further behind to the time I spend on listening to albums. However I have had a massive hand the last few months in being shown some of the best remixes through Aeroplane’s monthly sets – my playlists below draw influence from them. My taste in dance music is honestly getting a little bit soft, the electro bangers of the past seem to be slipping out of my reach as I no longer spend every weekend under a speaker clenching my fists and screaming for the drops.
A Derogatory Playlist PT XIII
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1. The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart – Higher Than the Stars (Saint Etienne Visits Lord Spank Mix)
2. Mayer Hawthorne – Green Eyed Love (Classixx Remix)
3. Chromeo – Night By Night (Skream Remix)
4. Canyons – Dancing On Silk
5. John Rocca – I Want It To Be Real
6. Still Going – Spaghetti Circus
7. Metronomy – Do The Right Thing (Wild Geese remix)
8. Florence + The Machine – Drumming Song (Boy 8-Bit Remix)
9. Miami Horror – Sometimes
10. Metric – Sick Muse (Adam Freeland Remix)
11. Designer Drugs – Back Up In This (Nadastrom Remix)
12. Grafton Primary – Records For The Righteous (Hey Now remix)
13. Jean Elan – Where’s Your Head At (Klaas Remix)
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1. Au Revoir Simone – Another Likely Story (Aeroplane Remix)
2. Lindstrom & Solale – Baby I Can’t Stop (Aeroplane Remix)
3. LCD Soundsystem – 45:33 (Padded Cell Remix)
4. Wolfmother – New Moon Rising (Riton Vocal Rub)
5. Dusty Springfield – That’s The Kind Of Love I’ve Got For You (Disco 3000 Edit)
6. The Units – High Pressure Days (Rory Phillips Remix)
7. Headman – Dirt (The C90s Remix)
8. The Juan Maclean – Happy House (Will Saul & Mike Monday Remix)
9. Vincent Markowski – The Madness Of Moths
10. Pola-Riot – Superpimpin
11. D.I.M. & TAI – Lyposuct (Original)
12. Samantha Fu – Theme From Discotheque (REFILL Remix)
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1. Yacht – Psychic City (Classixx Remix)
2. Phoenix – Fences (Grincheux & Dangereux Remix)
3. WhoMadeWho – Keep Me In My Plane (Modernaire Remix)
4. Mujava – Township Funk (Crazy P Remix)
5. Datarock – The Pretender (Holy Ghost Remix Dub)
6. Fred Falke Feat. Teff Balmer – Chicago (Extended Mix)
8. Riton & Primary 1 – Who’s There? (In Flagranti Remix)
9. Wax Stag – And How (Bottin’s Discursive Version)
10. Dre Skull – I Want You (Dre Skull Remix)
11. Art vs Science – Parlez vous francais? (Hey Now Remix)
12. Retro/Grade – Moda (Radio Edit)
13. Hugg & Pepp – Penguini (Original mix)
14. The Japanese Popstars – Rise Of Ulysses
I Highly Recommend
The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart – Higher Than the Stars (Saint Etienne Visits Lord Spank Mix)
This is one of those really nice easy to listen to tracks, which is perfect for any moment and could even have its place on an open minded dance floor. The hook centers on the soothing vocals both male and female following each other through tales of childhood confusion. Long euphoric breakdowns and uplifting melodies work together to keep your eyes shut and your imagination flowing.
Chromeo – Night By Night (Skream Remix)
I cannot really comment on exactly what Skream has done to the original as I am yet to hear it. On its own the track’s vocals work perfectly with the slow dubbing breaks, I can imagine the original would have more of a straight synth hook while Skream delivers his low frequency bass lines which fuse perfectly with the catchy vocoder chorus Chromeo has become famous for. Sensual lyrics also trademark of the boys are delivered best with the slow driving low melodies. Chromeo never miss with a straight up pop song and Skream has managed to keep all of the right elements to deliver a perfect pop remix with sounds a little further from the commercial ears.
Metronomy – Do The Right Thing (Wild Geese remix)
This has definitely been one of my favorite remixes over the last couple of months and has been made to get a dance floor started. A tight bouncy intro with teasing lyrics builds to break then build again to destroy – I dare you to put this one on with some serious volume, listen to it from the start and try not to move when it drops at 3:36. Some massive synth tweaking follows and the bouncing continues….. Enjoy, I know I have many times.
Au Revoir Simone – Another Likely Story (Aeroplane Remix)
I believe that Aeroplane should have named this an “Aeroplane Pop Mix” as they did with their take on Hearts On Fire. You can’t really go wrong in sampling the lyrics of Au Revoir Simone as they have already found out on their take of Paris by Friendly Fires. Aeroplane have a knack for not only producing uplifting remixes but also throwing down incredibly uplifting DJ sets as a lot of us found out at Parklife this year. The mood they are able to incubate is one of complete joy, which is a long distance away from some grinding beats we also all love. I know that they are currently working on an album, playing all instruments themselves, doing it the hard but only way – lets all hope for an incredible live show when their album is released and they are ready to tour.
Wolfmother – New Moon Rising (Riton Vocal Rub)
Well it has been awhile since Wolfmother has been the centre of remixes – being Modular base they will always have a easy strong push into the dance scene with quality remixes. I am sure every body can remember MSTRKRFT’s remix of Woman back in the day. I prefer Riton’s Vocal Rub over his Club Rub as I think the vocals are a definite stand out of the remix and they need to be the centre. I am a massive fan of Riton in all his forms and this remix showcases a twitchy side I have not heard much of – all his productions are clean and tight and this is no exception. Sorry for the 128kbps but all I could find for now.
This is another igniter for the dance floor – bouncing in the same direction as the Do The Right Thing remix above. The vocals make the track feel indie although at almost 9 mins long there is plenty of time to build layers and the vocals are just one of them. The vocal verses slow down the track just enough to hook you in as the disco brass stabs at your inhibitions. 4 minutes in and the track is just beginning – the big synth starts panning to the left and each loop adds another direction until you begin to sing the melodies just as much as you will sing the lyrics when they quietly drop as the beat breaks at 5:25 – “All the voices in my brain, this is the one that sends me insane, of all the faces in my mind this is the one I’m longing to find – freaking out.” Then the bass begins and your movement is a history that you will find repeated with a simple press of play.
D.I.M. & TAI – Lyposuct (Original)
I guess highly recommending this track is testament I still have balls although they may have shriveled almost completely into my body. I assume this is the good type of electro all the hipster kids are listening to these days as they bang their heads and imitate the bass with their face. Anyway the production on this track is amazingly clean as two completely opposite sounds (Squeaky high and distorted low) combine with tough drums to take the listener on an aggressive ride to electro heaven.
Keep Me In My Plane (Modernaire Remix) – Who Made Who
I hope that a string of good remixes continue to seep in every direction as long as possible from Who Made Who’s The Plot. It will continue to remind me of how fucking good that album was and to give it another listen which is will always deserve. Modernaire has managed to up the beat a little on this remix and dice the main melody with a metal tweaked effect which pollutes the bass line with toughness whilst retaining its original funk.
That should keep you all busy for a little while so until next time – have some fun.