Dance Music vs. Bad People on the Internet

Downside with working primarily on the Internet: you get to see how horrible people on the Internet are. Today was exceptionally shitty.

I wish it was mandatory for everyone to use their full, legal name on all comments for all websites. If that wouldn’t cut down on the amount of sexist, racist, homophobic bile spewed forth on a daily basis, it would at least make it easier for me to find the people responsible for it and kick them in the knees.

Eple (Shakedown Remix)
Eple (Fatboy Slim Remix)
Damn umlauts, making me cut and past names from other websites because I can’t be bothered to learn macro codes.

You’ve probably heard this  song and don’t even know it. It was in a billion commercials, and according to Wikipedia it was even used as the start-up music for the Setup Assistant in some versions of Mac OSX. Whatever, the Windows start-up sound is by Brian Eno; that makes Windows is way more indie than Apple ever will be. Boom. Shots fired.

I mostly bought this 12″ for the Fatboy Slim remix, and damn, if it isn’t a wonderful example of Fatboy Slim’s ability to dumb down even the most harmonious and beautiful dance track. Don’t take that as an insult though, I dig what he did to the track. It’s just really, really stupid. It’s impressive how dumb it is. I like purposeful stupidity when it’s done for good and not evil.

Porcelain (Torsten Stenzel’s Remix)
Porcelain (Force Mass Motion Remix)
Moby was just announced as a headliner for Movement, the big electronic dance music festival in Detroit. Dammit, now I might have to go to Detroit.

If you’ve never seen or heard a live Moby DJ set, try to if you get a chance. While his music isn’t always on target, his DJ sets are massive, amazing house sessions that will make your hair stand on end, your feet catch fire, and your head explode from the sheer awesomeness of it all. Okay, I realize that by saying it like that I kind of make it sound unappealing, but trust me, he’s really good live. Dude can cut a mix like no one’s business.

Both of these mixes are from a 12″ single, and are pretty great, radical re-interpretations of the original. I dig them.

Krust (Featuring Saul Williams)
Coded Language (Roni Size Desert Road Remix)
Coded Language (Roni Size Desert Road Instrumental)
The first line of this song is “Motherfuckers better realize!” and that’s exactly how I felt today. Word, Saul Williams. Word.

This drum and bass remix is pretty great, but it does remove a lot of Williams’ amazing lyrics. That man is a genius. Check out the original version here. Six minutes of one bad motherfucker dropping truth bombs on your ass.

3 Responses to “Dance Music vs. Bad People on the Internet”

  1. Guest says:

    Never heard a live recording of Moby DJing, but I have Moby’s “New York Heroes” mix he did for Mixmag back in 2003: Really great mix.

    I used to have Rare: The Collected B Sides, with the bonus disc of all the Go mixes. Kind of wish I had kept on to it.

  2. Mike says:

    Hey guest. I couldn’t agree with you more. Collected B-Side and the whole disc of Go remixes is amazing. I actually have it. Hit me up and I can share:

  3. Bunny says:


    I wäs göïng to lëävë ä mssg för yöü aböüt thë tricky mïxës öf mïlk büt sömeöne gönë änd dönë thät älrëädy.

    Prë dïgïtïsïng däys thërë wäs nö wäy öf MP3ïfyïng thë PRÖPËR Trïcky mïx öff thë 7″ sïnglë… sö hööräy för thät.

    Änd DÜÜÜDË! If yöü wänt tö dö än ümläüt thën ït’s ÄLT + Ü änd thën thë vöwël öf yöür chöïcë.

    I had to work that out as I had SOOO much BJÖRK in my iTünes.

    And, YES, there are söööööööööö mäny pëöplë being horrible on chat threads on the internet. So much homophobia and racism and sexism and inappropriate comments. You can laugh it off so much but then it hurts like worrying a fresh bruise. So kudos to you for putting your head above the parapet and thanks, as ever, for all your hard work.

    I enjoy a great many of your posts!

    All the very best,

    Bunny (or should that be BÜNNY?) in Manchester, England

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