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I Bought Some 12″ Singles In Pittsburgh. You won’t believe what happened next.

Sunday, June 14th, 2015

That’s my attempt at writing a clickbait headline. If my Facebook feed is any indication this will be my most successful blog post of all time.

The Jungle Brothers
Freakin’ You (Caribbean Sunshine Remix by The Buffalo Bunch)
Freakin’ You (Michael Moog Monster Mix)
Freakin’ You (Album Instrumental)
My knowledge of The Jungle Brothers is scant and pretty much just limited to Straight Out The Jungle and some various 12″ singles that I’ve found over the years. I knew they always had one foot in the dance scene in one in hip-hop, but even then, this track surprised the heck out of me the first time I heard it. To me it sounds less like a hip-hop track and more like a late-90s big beat electronica tune ala Fatboy Slim or The Propellerheads. Makes sense that one of The Propellerheads produced it. Damn fine tune.

And damn I miss The Propellerheads. If you’ve never listened to Decksandrumsandrockandroll do yourself a favor and snag it, one of the greatest electronic albums of all time, that one.

Giorgio Moroder and Paul Engemann
Reach Out (Extended Dance Mix)
Reach Out (Instrumental)
Giorgio Moroder’s first studio album in 30 years comes out this week in Japan, and to celebrate I thought I’d share these remixes from a song that was featured on his last album, 1985’s Innovisions.

I should preface by saying that this song is bloody awful. It’s amazing that this was written by Moroder just two years after he wrote “Flashdance…What A Feeling” and just six years removed from when he won his first Oscar for the score to Midnight Express. The 80s were rough, man. No wonder he pretty much all but retired by the end of the decade until recently. Living high off that “Take My Breath Away” dough no doubt.

The singer on this track is Paul Engemann, who is probably best known for his far superior (but still corny as hell) Moroder collaboration “Push it to The Limit” from the Scarface soundtrack. The dude has done some other work though, by checking out his (obviously self-edited) wiki I discovered that he was a replacement lead singer for Animotion! The same wiki also points out that he married a former model. In fact, it points this out twice, but I guess he really wanted people to know that and I can’t blame him.

Side note: this song was the theme song to the 1984 Summer Olympics. I personally think it would have fit better as the theme song to a Saturday morning cartoon about Olympians who fight evil Eastern Bloc athlete/spies, but whatever.

I’m gonna haul ass to Lollapalooza!

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

It is that time of the year again, Lollapalooza beacons me! I’m stoked for The Killers, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, TV On The Radio, Arctic Monkeys, Dan Deacon, Passion Pit and oh yeah, who’s that other group?

Oh that’s right, motherfucking Depeche Mode!

I’m so excited I might shit. I should pack extra shorts.

Sorry for that unneeded comment. Long time visitors of this site know that my blog kind of shuts down for Lollapalooza, so don’t expect another update until the end of next week, since I’ll be busy writing about Lollapalooza. If you can’t wait for my amazing recap you can check out last year’s at to wet you appetite and you can follow me on Twitter that weekend, where I will occasionally be posting worthless comments. Yes, I know I’ve bashed Twitter, but it is a convenient way for me to take notes, I sure as hell am not going to take my laptop to that place. It’s certainly a better use for the site than what I’ve used it for in the past, which is to engage in meaningless Twitter fights with idiotic manic-depressing Trent Reznor stalkers who never go outside and find joy in the death of heart patients.

Long story. Anyways, enjoy the tunes. Sorry I haven’t gotten around to the second half of that Janet Jackson post, I will soon I promise.

Die Krupps with Nitzer Ebb
The Machineries of Joy (WahreArbett Mix)
The Machineries of Joy (Die Krupps Mix)
The Machineries of Joy (True Work Mix)
Join the Rhythm of Machines

I know very little about Die Krupps, and I only know slightly more about Nitzer Ebb. I do know that this song kicks ass though, makes me want to punch someone, which admittedly isn’t that difficult right now. These are from a 12” single.

The Jungle Brothers
I’ll House You ’98 (Anthony & Skribble Vocal Club Mix)
I’ll House You ’98 (Anthony & Skribble Feel da Drum Mix)
I’ll House You ’98 (Peter Presta’s Vocal Mix)
I’ll House You ’98 (Original Girl I’ll House You)
Jungle Brother (True Blue) [Urban Takeover Remix]
We Got It Goin‘ On (Urban Takeover Mix)

I don’t know what “I’ll house you” means, but it sounds dirty, so I support it. I guess it makes sense, you can “rock” someone after all. I think we should start making other musical genres verbs. This weekend I plan will “electro” someone, then if anyone gives me grief about it I will “new wave” them. It’s the only way they’ll learn. They just better hope I don’t “tech-house” them, they might never walk again.

And on that retarded note wish me luck in my trip to Chicago. See you all next week.

DnB Hip Hop and stuff (too tired for title)

Thursday, July 9th, 2009

My god am I having a shit week. Anyone else out there watch the Michael Jackson Memorial? Anyone else out there sob uncontrollably when Paris Jackson took the mic at the end? I didn’t…nope…not at all…I just had…um…allergies. Yeah, that’s it.

I was happy to see the response to my post about eMusic. It’s nice to know that I’m not the only person who noticed their bullshit. If you’re like me and used eMusic to pick up electronic music I recommend checking out BeatPort, they’ll a little pricier than eMusic but their selection is amazing, great sound quality too.

Not a lot to say about the music tonight, I got some good shit coming up either later this week or early next week, including more Michael Jackson. I know I said I wouldn’t post anymore but I just picked up some sweet 12” singles that must share. Until then enjoy some alternative hip-hop and gay synth-pop.

A Tribe Called Quest vs. AK1200 Buggin‘ Out (One Too Many Joints Mix)
Boogie Down Productions vs. Mark Pritchard – Necessary (Mark Pritchard Mix)
FuSchnickens vs. Pimp Juice – Ring The Alarm (Pimp Juice’s Magic Mix)
Whodini vs. DJ Swingsett & J. Warrin – One Love (High Bias Mix)
These are from a 12” called Old School vs. New School Vol. 2. I have Volume 1 somewhere but it’s all scratched to hell. Maybe I’ll dig it out of my crates one day and try to re-record it. These are pretty bitchin‘ remixes, they take these old school rap songs and transform them into crazy drum and bass tracks. I particularly dig the remix of “Ring The Alarm.” On a related note, I frequently get asked to recommend good new drum and bass so I thought I’d give a shout out to the new compilation by Hospital Records Sick Music. Very diverse collection of some of the best that amazing label has to offer. Pick it up.

Pet Shop Boys
“Brits” Medley
This isn’t the actual medley that the Pet Shop Boys performed at the Brits, it’s a studio version of it. It was a bonus track for anyone who pre-ordered the iTunes version of the album. That’s 2x the exclusive and 2x the BS for those who don’t use that shitty service.

Jungle Brothers
Jungle Brother (Stereo MC’s Mix)
What “U” Waitin‘ “4”? (Jungle Fever Mix)
I’ll admit my ignorance and confess to my complete lack of knowledge when it comes to The Jungle Brothers, aside from the fact that they are totally awesome and that I need to buy Done By The Forces Of Nature sometime very soon. These are from a couple of 12”.