Well it appears that this is the 20th installment of A Derogatory Playlist. The first of the playlists was published almost 4 and a half years ago in late 2007 by a little indie electro freak at the time who was going to The Empire every weekend and would trawl the blogs all day and night listening to hours of music. All this work would churn and chug its way down to 1.2 hours of his favourite tunes, arranged in a Playlist in a certain way to give the listener the ultimate journey.
There have never been any rules to a Playlist just certain ideas that have been kept alive. These ideas are almost always plugged into electronic brain waves laced with melodies and topped with groove. From indie to electro, disco, house, and techno all barriers are smashed and scattered as the synths transfix the portal to your hollow minds.
Number 20 gets deeper and darker and is a modern taste of the range of electronic music that the Derogatory ones are made of. I could explain how much my taste has progressed and grown however that thought is quickly extinguished by logic and fact as two producers below being Tiga and Punks Jump Up actually featured on my very first playlist.Another idea which I think I may keep alive is that all files below will be available in WAV just in-case you get in a situation where you need to use them.
A Derogatory Playlist PT XX
All tracks also available in WAV
Benoit & Sergio – Principles
This track was actually released in June last year but I have only started listening to it in the last month. It needed to be the start of the playlist as it is the perfect intro. Benoit & Sergio are two dudes delving into the deep house/tech vibe, which is dominating dance floors everyone at the moment. Their first EP was released on DFA records and hence they were just out here with Future playing that stage. Unfortunately I missed their set due to a clash with Aphex Twin but I am sure as Aphex were melting minds they were getting their grove on. They have also released tracks on the hugely hyped Vision Quest label (Troxler, Crossman, Curtiss & Reeves) and continue to create buzz into 2012. Their sound is marvelously melodic with uplifting bumps which create a vibrate ride to the end.
Hiem – 2AM feat Phil Oakey (Brioski Remix)
I only got this Brioski remix of Hiem’s 2AM last week and it is currently my favourite track. Starts with a punchy bass line that runs with a very familiar voice over the top. That voice would be Phil Oakey from The Human Lead helping create a modern 80th synth classic. The track continues to bop along progressing into an indie disco delight. For your room or for the dance floor this will work in any setting – enjoy!
Keith & Supabeatz – Pressure (Etnik Remix)
Now this is a track which would sound absolutely delicious on a huge sound system when that bass synth extrudes its juice through the speakers. This remix gives a feeling of irony as the huge dirty sounds actually create quite a minimal track. I can not see a dance floor going nuts to it but I can see some serious nodding of heads as people agree that the sounds moving their feet are crisp as candle light.
Azari & III – Reckless With Your Love (Tigas What Iz Houze Muzik Remix)
Azari & III have been a remixes dream over the past year with their tracks getting touched up by the best and the result has been perfection. Their latest single and probably my favourite song off their album Reckless With Your Love gets the Tiga touch. The secret to any Azari remix is to use the hook of the original vocals as much as you can and Tiga does this by keeping them vibrate with a repetitive deep bass hook as the vocals continue to do all the talking. Breakdowns then take effect and the returning bass is always welcomed. So simple yet so effective – good one Tiga!
Punks Jump Up – Get Down (Alex Gopher Remix)
It is always a little scary putting on a Gopher remix for the first time, not quite sure how much damage he is about to do to your ears as you instantly turn it up to full volume. Punks Jumps Up has released a superb track in Get Down and the Cccrash Mixxx is a slice of electro pop brilliance however I could not go past Gopher’s driving madness when choosing over the two. As the sirens scream get ready for an absolutely huge drop and a progression into mayhem only the brave should take.
Till next time