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Category Archives: 2003

  1. Just What I Needed by W.I.T. (Whatever It Takes)


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    Just What I Needed is the classic 80s song by the band The Cars! This is a fun remake by the all girl group Whatever It Takes – W.I. T. The Larry Tee produced electro synth pop group’s first single release Ooh I Like It was a fun cut similar in style and sound to 80s acts like The Flirts, Stacey Q and even acts like Company B and the like. Later when their album came out I discovered the fun little remake of Just What I Needed. This music is bubblegum, cute and very pop inflected sound. I think Larry Tee was very influenced by those types of bands and sounds to produce a fun album.

    The band is no longer now but this sound is still now so go check out the cuts by Whatever It Takes. In addition to The Cars cover Just What I Needed and Ooh, I Like It . Then there’s an Arthur Baker remixed cut Hold Me, Touch Me (with even a Blackstrobe Remix out there somewhere), I Surrender and finally their theme song Whatever It Takes. Overall a great fun poppy album worth hearing and owning for sure. The softer poppier side of Glass Candy, Ladytron and Adult!

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    Just What I Needed by The Cars
    Just What I Needed by WIT

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    Posted in 2003, Album.

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  2. Sucker DJ’s Sample Don Ray With Lotta Lovin’


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    Good old disco songs updated? That’s my cup of tea. I love me some disco, one of my favorite genres in the dance electronic genre. I can never get enough of it! If you don’t like disco then I don’t like you! Gosh what the fuck were they thinking of when they were burning and destroying disco records in the late 70s? Americans are so sensitive to dance music! Well they must be sensitive to a lot more because the same freaks did the same thing to the Dixie Chics! Whatever!

    Anyways this song is one of my favorite disco songs. Got To Have Loving by Don Ray from the album The Garden Of Love and produced by Cerrone is a classic from the late 70s. The Sucker DJ’s have taken that classic disco tune from the late 70s and have given it the house/club treatment here and sped it up and adapted it to todays ears. It’s not a remix or is it? Are they sampling the song or not? Can’t really tell but whatever it is it’s awesome. Download now and download more from Sucker DJ’s here.

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    Got To Have Loving by Don Ray
    Lotta Lovin’ by Sucker DJ’s

    Posted in 2003, Single.

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  3. Think Twice by Ralph Myerz & Jack Herren Band Samples Think Twice by Donald Byrd


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    This is an awesome downtempo groove version of the Donald Byrd jazz classic Think Twice by Ralph Myerz & The Jack Herren Band. Whereas the Donald Byrd version is quite 70s smooth and funky sounding the Ralph Myerz & The Jack Herren band version is quite cool and laidback and has the after the clubbing vibe to it. It features the vocals of Christine Sandtorv. Check them both out below.

    The Ralph Myerz version is off of A Special Album which came out in 2003. The Donald Byrd version is off of his Stepping Into Tomorrow album.

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    Think Twice by Donald Byrd

    Think Twice by Ralph Myerz & The Jack Herren Band

    For fun watch the video to Think Twice by Ralph Myerz & The Jack Heren Band below.

    Posted in 2003.

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  4. I Feel Love by Blue Man Groove Featuring Venus Hum Covers I Feel Love by Donna Summer


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    This is a pretty lively rocking version of the Donna Summer disco classic I Feel Love performed by Blue Man Group and beautifully sung by Venus Hum. It’s been given the trademark Blue Man Group tribal drum feel here so it’s really fast and energetic. I still love the Donna Summer version produced by Giorgio Moroder bu this version is perfect as a remake. It’s the complete opposite of disco. Check them both out below and enjoy the video as well. It’s off of the Blue Man Group’s The Complex CD.

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    I Feel Love by Donna Summer
    I Feel Love by Blue Man Group Featuring Venus Hum

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    Posted in 2003, Album.

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  5. Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger by Uminski Covers Daft Punk


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    Taking an electro dance track and making it a hard rocking track with punk attitude is awesome in my book. And here Uminski have done an awesome job of the Daft Punk track Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger. Check them out below you’ll be surprised at what you hear!

    The single is off of the album Sain Et Sauf. Uminski_Sain_Et_Sauf

    Here’s a live performance of Uminski doing performing the Daft Punk classic Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger.

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    Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger by Uminski

    Posted in 2003, Album.

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  6. Tonite by M.A.N.D.Y.


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    The Dominatrix Sleeps Tonight is one of those awesome 80s tracks that I used to listen to on Live 105 back when it was COOL! Steve Masters used to play it in his evening or lunchtime sets along with other similar track. So it’s definitely an underground classic. When I first heard Tonite by M.A.N.D.Y. I immediately fell in love with it. I knew there was a sample in it but I couldn’t figure out what it was. It reminded me of something I heard. Later I realized that it had the famous “tonight” sample from The Dominatrix Sleeps Tonight sample by The Dominatrix. It’s awesome, awesome, awesome. M.A.N.D.Y. are on Get Physical label and the label has other really hip cool electro bands like Booka Shade, DJ T or Chelonis Jones. Love the music they release. Check out the two tracks and please feel free to comment.

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    The Dominatrix Sleeps Tonight by The Dominatrix

    Tonite by M.A.N.D.Y.

    Posted in 2003, Single.

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  7. Peter Gunn (Turntable Detective) by The Killergroove Formula


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    I’ve always loved Henry Mancini. His music is timeless and it’s got a hip factor to it in a cheesy way. I often seek out remakes of Mancini’s works and this one especially caught my ear.

    I got it off of the compilation Lounge Records Sampler, Vol. 2 – Past, Present & Future. It’s a decent compilation with the stand out cut being the Peter Gunn track by The Killergroove Formula. There’s also a remix by Fort Knox Five of Are You Talking To Me??? by Torpedo Boyz, Flight Over Rio by Timax and a cover (I like covers if you haven’t guessed already) of Harvest For The World by Seductive Souls which is a cover of the Isley Brothers original.

    This remake or cover is quite good if not better than the original. It’s fast and quite upbeat with a quirky retro sounding electronic dance beat. What do you think? The original is still quite good but this is great too.

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    Peter Gunn (Turntable Detective) by The Killergroove Formula

    Check out this live orchestral performance of Mr. Henry Mancini doing his classic Peter Gunn Theme. It’s pretty cool! The guy is one of my all time favorite musicians!

    Best of all you can use this DJAY DJ app and mix these tracks in your playlist of cool songs with your iPad!

    Posted in 2003, Album.

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  8. Glass Danse (Paul Oakenfold Remix) by The Faint


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    Here’s an awesome remix of an awesome track from The Faint! This one’s remixed by the great big DJ Paul Oakenfold.

    Paul has taken the original synth/rock track and made it very club friendly so it’s perfect for big clubs for long nights of banging dance music. It’s one of my fave Oakenfold remixes.

    Check it out and see what you think. It’s quite nice! Don’t you think? It’s taken from the Danse Macabre Remixes CD which is definitely worth owning if you are at all into remixes!

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    Glass Danse by The Faint
    Glass Danse (Paul Oakenfold Remix) by The Faint

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    Posted in 2003, Album.

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  9. Hot In Herre by Tiga


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    I like to take a hip hop song like Hot In Herre by Nelly and make it a bassy electronic vocal track. This is what Tiga has done with Hot In Herre. I really was not into the original by Nelly until I heard the Tiga version so then I started listening to the Nelly version I started liking it.

    Tiga has hired Jake Shears of Scissor Sisters to do the vocals on this track and I think it’s quite perfect. Check out the really creepy video with the string dolls of the song. It’s fun but very creepy to me. Remember chuckie?

    Anyway what do you think of the two versions? What do you like and not like about them?

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    Hot In Herre by Nelly
    Hot In Herre by Tiga

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    Posted in 2003, Single.

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  10. Begin to Spin Me Round (Extended Version) by Dannii Minogue


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    Here’s a great update to a rather boring release from Dannii Minogue. I Begin To Wonder, off of Minogue’s Neon Nights release is a little on the flat side if you know what I mean. It’s ok but it just never grabbed me. So it’s one of the dismissmasible cuts off of Neon Nights.

    Of course You Spin Me Round Like A Record is a classic top pop hit from the 80s by Dead Or Alive and the two tracks together have mashed into a great club track.

    This is perfect and a great mash up and it really deserves countless plays. I still play it as I love the original by Dead Or Alive but this version adds a breath of fresh air to the song. Mash ups are usually not my favorite types of updates but this really is perfect.

    I think out of all of Dannii Minogues tracks this is my favorite. It’s fun, upbeat and gets you going. Check it out and let me know what you think of the three different versions. Do you like the mash up?

    I bet you would!

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    I Begin To Wonder by Dannii Minogue
    Begin to Spin Me Round (Extended Version) by Dannii Minogue

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    Posted in 2003, Album, Single.

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  11. A Forest (Original Mix) by Blank & Jones featuring Robert Smith


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    Well here’s a remix or shall we say remake from several years ago. It’s one of my favorite Cure tracks – A Forest updated progressive trance style. This remake still sounds good even after 5 years. Boy time flies doesn’t it? Anyway I was happy that Blank & Jones redid this track. It’s been re-recorded by Robert Smith for this release as they are not using the original version of the song by The Cure but hey it still sounds like the original doesn’t it? It’s been given the energetic makeover and really has the feel of full on energetic club track. I can see it really getting people down and grooving in the clubs!

    I’m a pretty big Cure fan and Blank & Jones are alright so it’s always good to get these great remixes every so often.

    Check out the two versions and see what I mean. The single release – photo above had several other versions but they really did not work for me as good as the original version of the remake worked. So I have the original below along with the original Cure version of the track. What do you think? Let me know your thoughts.

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    A Forest by The Cure
    A Forest (Original Mix) by Blank & Jones featuring Robert Smith

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    Posted in 2003, Single.

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