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Category Archives: 2001

  1. New Years Dub by Musique Vs U2


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    Ten years ago there was so much really excellent electronic music being released. So much creativity was around which included tons of releases like this track by Musique called New Years Dub which is basically a sampling New Years Day by U2. Apparently the band U2 was so into this cut by Musique that they approved this themselves and it turned out such a great dance hit for Musique. This New Years Dub track features a sample of The Edge’s famous guitar work as heard on the popular U2 track New Years Day. In fact this track basically sounds like a pretty darn good remix of New Years Day by U2. The single release also contains remixes by Hybrid and Mauro Picotto those of you are interested in checking those out. If you’re into U2 and also are into remixes, electronic music then this is perfect you will like this track. I do and I’m sure if you’re reading DestroyRockAndRoll.com then you will too.

    Check out both versions below.

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    New Years Dub (7″ Radio Edit) by Musique Vs U2

    Posted in 2001, Single.

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  2. Over The Hill by Tim Taylor VS Thor 54 Samples Hills Of Katmandu by Tantra


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    Such an epic disco classic track Tantra’s Hills of Katmandu is and Tim Taylor VS Thor 54 have actually perfected on that classic track. Both versions are quite amazing and Hills Of Katmandu is one of my all time favorite disco tracks. It still sounds quite fresh and way ahead of it’s time when this was first released back in 1979 30+ years ago. Ok it’s not your typical disco track that you would find on an American disco compilation but it’s so worth hearing, owning, loving and appreciating. It’s classic underground, it’s very underground dance club, Studio 54 and so on. Those of you disco lovers will appreciate the original here. It’s a fine example of Euro Electro Disco bordering on Hi-NRG and Italo Disco that would later come into the mainstream. The original, original version of Hills of Katmandu is over 16 minutes long. The version I have here is a mix by legendary San Francisco DJ/musician Patrick Cowley which makes it a little shorter but adding a little more deeper bassline.

    You will also appreciate the remake by Tim Taylor VS Thor 54. It’s tribal techno electro house at it’s best. Released back in 2001 almost 10 years now but still sounding fresh, It’s certainly a great update. They have sampled Hills Of Katmandu perfectly. Check them both out below.

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    Hills Of Katmandu (Patrick Cowley Mix) by Tantra
    Over The Hill by Tim Taylor VS Thor 54

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    Posted in 2001, Single.

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  3. Heartbeat (A Touch Of Class’ Class-ic Vocal Mix) by Taana Gardner


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    I love Heartbeat in it’s original form by Taana Gardner but this remix from 2001 is pretty darn cool. It’s much more sped up so it’s not as mellow as the original is so it’s more geared for the club floor. Heartbeat was originally released in 1981 off of West End Records and it’s still pretty darn cool. It’s so laidback and chill but very early 1980s disco. Worth it if you disco lovers have never heard of. Heartbeat and Work That Body are the only hits Taana Gardner is known so she had a small career in disco music. Taana Gardner has worked with some very legendary folks from that era including Larry Levan and Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band.

    This remix of Heartbeat is part of a disc called Dance For Life West End Records Celebrates the 10th Anniversary of LIFEbeat. It’s def worth owning as there are new remixes of old West End Records classics including an Angel Moraes remix of Work That Body by Taana Gardner. Check it out!

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    Heartbeat (A Touch Of Class’ Class-ic Vocal Mix) by Taana Gardner

    Also check out my previous post at DestroyRockAndRoll.Com about Cazwell sampling Taana Gardner in his song Watch My Mouth here:

    Watch My Mouth by Cazwell

    By Dance For Life CD!

    Oh and don’t miss this great clip of Taana Gardner singing her song Work That Body at The Paradise Garage!

    Posted in 2001, Single.

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  4. Relaxin’ At Club F*****n (Dorfmeister vs. Madrid De Los Austrias) by Koop


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    All the colors are changing … Autumn is here! That’s taken from this awesome track by Koop, the electro jazz duo from Sweden. The original Relaxin’ At Club Fusion is nice downtempo moody jazz electronic perfection but this Dorfmeister Vs. Madrid De Los Austrias remix is pretty darn cool. They’ve sped things way up here and changed the name to Relaxin’ At Club F*****n. Not sure why but oh well the music is pretty darn cool! This remix along with many other wonderful remixes comes from their Walz For Koop: Alternative Takes CD which is the perfect compliment for their Waltz For Koop disc. But are highly recommended for anyone into Jazz with the electronic touch. I love it! The entire run list with the remixes below and to preview Relaxin’ At Club Fusion 2 versions just below that. Enjoy! Released on Compost Records.

    1. “Baby” (D’Malicious Remix)
    2. “Tonight” (Nicola Conte New Jazz Version)
    3. “Modal Mile” (2 Banks of 4 Remix)
    4. “Summer Sun” (Markus Enochson Remix)
    5. “Relaxin at Club F****n’” (Dorfmeister vs. Madrid De Los Austrias Version)
    6. “Bright Night” (Rima Techno Chimp Dub Mix)
    7. “In a Heartbeat” (Hird Remix)
    8. “Waltz for Koop” (DJ Patife Remix)
    9. “Summer Sun” (Carlito Remix)

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    Relaxin’ At Club Fusion by Koop
    Relaxin’ At Club F*****n (Dorfmeister vs. Madrid De Los Austrias) by Koop

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    Posted in 2001, Album.

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  5. Felix Da Housecat Samples The Flirts Song Passion With Silver Screen Shower Scene


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    The Flirts, the one hit wonder all girl disco 80s group produced by Bobby O that’s only known for their one hit Jukebox do have other songs. One being Passion. It’s quite a cool track dating back to the early 80s. Felix Da Housecat perfecly sampled the bassline from Passion by The Flirts in his very popular hit Silver Screen Shower Scene from his amazing album Kittenz And Thee Glitz. The sample works perfectly here and compliments Miss Kittin’s quirky accented singing.

    Check them both out below, you’ll realize once you hear The Flirts and you’ll hear where the sample for Silver Screen Shower Scene comes from. Both very cool!

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    Passion by The Flirts
    Silver Screen Shower Scene by Felix Da Housecat

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    Posted in 2001, Album, Single.

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  6. ABC (Konishi Yasuharu’s Readymade Super 524 Mix) by The Jackson 5


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    ABC by The Jackson 5 is a pretty fun song and this is a very fun remix of ABC by The Jackson 5 in the style of Fatboy Slim and even Pizzicato 5. This one is remixed by Konishi Yasuharu and it’s lively, energetic and groovy and I think it’s suits the song very well because it has a very 70s remix style to it. This remix is from the Soul Source – The Jackson 5 Remixes 2 CD that came out back in 2000 or 2001. 2 CD’s of Jackson Five remixes! Rare discs that you might find somewhere used or new maybe and well worth owning if you can find them and you are into remixes.The CD is a Japanese Import so might still be available some places I would snatch it up if you find it.

    In the meantime check out both original and Konishi Yasuharu’s Readymade Super 524 Mix of ABC by The Jackson 5 below. Oh and also catch a live performance of The Jackson 5 on youtube!

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    ABC (Konishi Yasuharu’s Readymade Super 524 Mix) by The Jackson 5

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    Posted in 2001, Album.

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  7. What Is This Thing Called Love (Mocean Worker Remix) by Keely Smith


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    This is a pretty darn good remix of What Is This Thing Called Love, the Keely Smith jazz classic by Mocean Worker. It’s starts pretty upbeat and gets into frenetic territory. Not in a bad way but in a pretty darn good way. This remix is off of the Electro Lounge 2 disc which has music by other jazz legends including Julie London, Les Baxter, Martin Denny among others. Mocean Worker was the perfect person to do this remix and this remix definitely sounds like some of the stuff he’s done on his own albums so it turns out to be a winning remix here. The original What Is This Thing Called Love song by Keely Smith is on the Swingin’ Pretty album. Both below.

    So if you are at all into the Verve Remixed series I would hunt this disc down as some of the remixes on here are pretty darn good. It’s out of print now but I’m sure you can still find at amazon or other places that sell used music.

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    Here’s the entire track list for the Electro Lounge 2 disc:

    Dr. No’s Fantasy [Mark Sinclair Rmx] by Elliott Fisher
    Triste [P'tahh Rmx] by Howard Roberts
    Come On-A My House/Hot Toddy [Rip-Off Artist Rmx] by Julie London
    What Is This Thing Called Love [Mocean Worker Rmx] by Keely Smith
    I Spy [Lunatic Calm Rmx] by Earl Hagen
    Smoke Gets In Your Eyes [Banco De Gaia Rmx] by Mallet Men And Their Orchestra
    Quiet Village [Justin Robertson Revtone Rmx] by Martin Denny
    Hong Kong Cable Car [Slipper Rmx] by Les Baxter And His Orchestra
    Drivin’ Around The Block [Plaid Rmx] by Dickie Harrell
    Voodoo Drams [The Light Rmx] by Les Baxter And His Orchestra
    Sunken City [Loop Guru Rmx] by Les Baxter
    The Mod Squad Theme [Champagne Charlie Rmx] by Al Caiola
    Pyramid Of The Sun [Ian Pooley Rmx] by Les Baxter

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    What Is This Thing Called Love (Mocean Worker Remix) by Keely Smith

    Posted in 2001, Album, Single.

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  8. Slip Into Something More Comfortable by Kinobe


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    This is awesome … Kinobe have sampled From Here To Eternity by Engelbert Humperdink in their very popular appropriately titiled chillout track Slip Into Something More Comfortable. I love the sample very much here and it works 1000%! The Engelbert Humperdink track From Here To Eternity is basically the main parf of the track with some additional bass added here and there and some vocals.

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    From Here To Eternity by Engelbert Humperdink
    Slip Into Something More Comfortable by Kinobe

    Posted in 2001, Single.

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  9. Muhammed Ali by Faithless


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    I love this track. Faithless have taken a classic soul/disco track Strategy by Archie Bell and the Drells and sampled it to perfection and have made it the perfect background music to a wonderful soul/ funk track with a nice chill vibe. It’s perfection actually. And Maxi Jazz’s lyrics and signing works great here too.

    I tried to find the video on youtube and I did find it but SONY/BMG had disabled embedding so we wont be seeing it here. If you feel like it check it out on youtube! But you got the great songs below! Both are great!

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    Posted in 2001, Album, Single.

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  10. Precious Heart by Tall Paul Vs. Inxs


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    Here’s a pretty good remake or remix of an Inxs song. The really big Inxs hit Never Tear Us Apart has basically been given a trance beat by Tall Paul. I have a love hate relationship with Inxs music the more later tracks of their are very forgettable but this song is pretty good and this remix is pretty nice. More of a dance pop song than anything for the clubs – still nice though. What do you think?

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    Never Tear Us Apart by Inxs

    Precious Heart by Tall Paul Vs Inxs

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    Posted in 2001, Single.

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  11. Hide U by Suzanne Palmer and Kosheen


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    When this song came out there was so much controversy surrounding it. It was recorded by Kosheen which I think is the better of the two versions but Suzanne Palmer from the Star *69 Records gang had the better remixes more housey and club friendly as Star *69 Records have known to be. But why release it at the same time? I don’t think it hurt either artist but was a stupid thing to do as it confused people!

    I heard the Kosheen version first and it left an impression on me and their first album Resist is quite amazing! In my book the Kosheen version is still better – dark and moody with great drum & bass background and my favorite out of the two. What do you think? Which is the better for you? Check out the video of the Kosheen version below as well.

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    Hide U (Album Version) by Kosheen

    Hide U (Original Club Mix) by Suzanne Palmer

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    Posted in 2001, Album, Single.

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  12. Planet Rock by Paul Oakenfold/Afrika Bambaata


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    This update by Paul Oakenfold is for the film Swordfish starring John Travolta, Halle Berry and Hugh Jackman. It’s not a perfect film but was fun at the time. I love the remixes of Planet Rock much better than the film though. I like the simple yet great update by Paul Oakenfold the Swordfish Mix and of course the Litman and Cox Club Mix which is loud, fast, bouncy and all over the place.

    The original is still a classic and I still listen to it but these remixes still sound fresh even though they came out back in 2001 – almost ten years ago. Boy time flies and if remixes like these still sound fresh that’s all that matters.

    What do you think of the 2 newer versions compared to the original vocal version from back in the early 80s? I pick the Litman & Cox remix as it’s quite different from the original and even the Swordfish remix is quite similar to the original. You?

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    Planet Rock (Original Vocal Version) by Afrika Bambaataa & The Soulsonic Force
    Planet Rock (Swordfish Mix) by Paul Oakenfold Presents Afrika Bambaataa & The Soulsonic Force
    Planet Rock (Litman & Cox Club Mix) by Paul Oakenfold Presents Afrika Bambaataa & The Soulsonic Force

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    Posted in 2001, Album, Single.

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  13. It’s Gonna Be Alright (Original 2001 Mix) by Pussy 2000


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    This has got to be one of the best mash-up’s ever made. It came out before mash-ups were really in vogue and got big – so it’s done quite perfectly and it’s quite listenable compared to most mash-ups. The track incorporates elements of Rock The Casbah by The Clash and also It’s Alright by Sterling Void. Of course you’ll probably remember the Pet Shop Boys version of It’s Alright and not know that it’s originally done by Sterling Void.

    I have both versions below as well as Rock The Casbah and The Pussy 2000 mash-up. Check them out and let me know what you think.

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    It’s Alright (12″ House Mix) by Sterling Void
    It’s Alright by Pet Shop Boys
    Rock The Casbah by The Clash
    It’s Gonna Be Alright (Original 2001 Mix) by Pussy 2000

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    Posted in 2001, Single.

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  14. Living In A Magazine (Paper Faces Remix) by Zoot Woman


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    When I first heard this remix of Living In A Magazine from the Zoot Woman album of the same name I hadn’t heard the original. I love this remix as it’s quite energetic. The version that I’ve only heard comes from a Miss Kittin mix CD – I forget the name now but throughout the track on this mix you can hear Miss Kittin’s voice. It’s interesting as it adds a nice touch.

    The remix is quite different than the original. The album version is more alongs the line of a synth pop bands album from the mid 80s. Something that sounds like it comes from the UK so its good on it’s own. Bands like OMD, Human League, Heaven 17 or even a Flock Of Seagulls. So the remix is quite energetic and it’s definitely heavy on the bass. You listen to both and let me know what you think of the sound.

    The remix is available on the single of Living In A Magazine although I’ve had such a hard time finding it!

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    Living In A Magazine by Zoot Woman
    Living In A Magazine (Paper Faces Remix) by Zoot Woman

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    Posted in 2001, Single.

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