I’m The One And Only Agitator

All these house singles are cluttering up my…um…house. So here’s a house clearing house.

Human Resource
Dominator (World Domination Re-Remix)
Dominator (Unknown Remix)
Dominator (Mental Speed Mix)
Dominator (Soulwax Edit – Human Resource vs. 808 State)
One of my all-time, never-get-sick-off, holy-shit-I-wanna-fucking-dance-till-my-head-falls-off house tracks, even if it has one of the stupidest nonsensical lines in the history of house music (“I wanna kiss myself!” wait..what?) I had no idea who did this tune though until recently when I bought Soulwax’s remix collection, the full title of which is:

Most of the remixes we’ve made for other people over the years except for the one for EinstĂĽrzende Neubauten because we lost it and a few we didn’t think sounded good enough or just didn’t fit in length-wise, but including some that are hard to find because either people forgot about them or simply because they haven’t been released yet, a few we really love, one we think is just ok, some we did for free, some we did for money, some for ourselves without permission and some for friends as swaps but never on time and always at our studio in Ghent.

Yeah, that’s stupid but since Soulwax are responsible for some of the greatest remixes of all-time I’m going to let it fly. I’m included their remix of “Dominator” from that ridiculously-named compilation, which takes the classic hardcore house tune and mashes it together with another legendary house track, 808 State’s “Cubik” and in the end create massive awesome for all. Wait for an awesome part near the end where they take both tracks, tear them to shreds and then reanimate them Frankenstein-style into an unholy beast of glorious glitch. The other remixes of “Dominator” are from a 12” single I got called Dominator Re-Remixes. If you want more Dominator go here. They got more than me.

808 State
Timebomb (Fon Mix)
Since I was already kind-of-sorta posting an 808 track I figured I’d put this remix of “Timebomb” up as well that I took from a 12”. It’s a little scratchy in the beginning, but it gets over it pretty quick.

A Guy Called Gerald
FX (Mayday Mix)
FX (Elevation Mix)
Specific Hate
Humanity (Funkstorung Remix)
Humanity (Ian Simmonds Remix)
Humanity (Borngraber & Struver Remix)
And since I’ve already posted one-and-a-half 808 State tracks here’s a bunch from Gerald Simpson, one of the members of the house pioneers. These remixes (and one original track) were taken from 12” singles. Anyone notice that “FX” uses the same vocal sample that Moby’s Go did? Weird. On an unrelated note, “Humanity” might be one of the most beautiful drum ‘n’ bass songs ever made. If you only get one of these remixes I recommend the Funkstorung one, the breakbeats on that one are intense.

More house later this week. Possibly later today if I get sick of spring cleaning my house (my actual house…not the house music…oh nevermind.)

2 Responses to “I’m The One And Only Agitator”

  1. Anonymous says:

    great house stuff, more please! Best blog on net too by the way.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Cheers for the tunes, I think that "I wanna kiss myself" thing is inspired by James Brown, he says it in his track "Superbad", also Eddie Murphy used to do a James Brown impression including saying that strange line, strange out of context anyway 🙂 I imagine it's a recreated sample in "Dominator" rather than a direct rip from the JB track but I don't really know. Thanks again for music.

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