Blank & Jones trance classic Cream gets the updated remix treatment and a release with remastered original versions here with Cream (All Mixes) single. I think it’s time that all of the awesome trance cuts that were released in the 1990s and on to make a comeback and this is a great release to make that happen.
Cream was certainly one of the trance cuts I listened to over and over again and when trance was huge. It’s got that excellent energy that was uplifting and euphoric at the same time but never lacked the beats. It was quite the upbeat track to dance to at the clubs. Paul Van Dyk and ATB had remixed Cream but I always listened to the original as it was the version that really worked for me. At the time Paul Van Dyk and ATB had huge hits with For An Angel and 9pm Til I Come.
Jaydee’s Plastic Dreams is an early 90s tribal trance classic. IT came out with a bang in 1992 and was around for quite sometime. It was one of those early trance tracks that you just couldn’t get enough of. You know Stella by Jam And Spoon, The Age Of Love by The Age Of Love and Plastic Dreams by Jaydee! Before For An Angel by Paul Van Dyk came onto the scene and brought trance to the masses. Then later on in the 90s and the 2000s countless new remixes were commissioned so to this day Plastic Dreams is one of those rare electronic and dance tracks that will never be forgotten about and will continue to receive the remix treatment. The original 1992 version still is classic for me as it has that repetitive ongoing euphoric tribal groove that just wont stop. It’s perfect on extacy. LOL I’m not recommending that you go and dance to this track while you take some E but sure was fun back in the day.
Anyway fast forward to 2011 and new remixes have been released and they are pretty darn good while keeping the spirit of the original Plastic Dreams by Jaydee. But guess what there were remixes of Plastic Dreams by Jaydee released in 2004 as well that are worth noting.
Take the gayest song ever and sample it and make a fun upbeat electro disco recording of it utilizing elements of The Weather GirlsPaul Jabara written hit song It’s Raining Men and you have a fun track! That’s exactly what Beatfanatic did with Goin Out. It’s from his album Beat A Part which is chock full of electro disco cuts with a heavy 80s influence. My delicious cup of tea. LOL! I love it and have been exploring more and more of Beatfanatics music lately. Beatfanatic’s music is sample heavy as most of his recordings have one hit 80s disco song or another 70s disco cut. This is a true genius producing music from existing cuts.
Techno Acid classic It’s Our Future by AWeX gets the remake treatment by Tom Wax one half of AWeX himself and I have to say I love this remake. It’s the perfect update for the times and the sound today. Although I’m pretty partial to the original as I have probably overplayed It’s Our Future and countless other similar Techno Acid cuts from that era for example Access by DJ Misjah & DJ Tim (one of my favorite cuts of all time) of electronic music this remake to the AWeX classic It’s Our Future by Tom Wax is pretty darn cool.
Those of you that know of Thunderball probably know of the album Scorpio Rising from 2001. Scorpio Rising was the soundtrack to sexy restaurants and cocktail lounges as you’d hear it as the background music to those types of establishments. Scorpio Rising is one of my all time fave albums from the 2000s and one of the best to play at a cocktail party. It’s just perfection and it’s everything that a Thievery Corporation album is not! Sorry guys! But Thunderball’s been making music since Scorpio Rising and their latest album 12 Mile High came out last year and is basically a progression of Scorpio Rising in 2001 then Cinescope in 2004, their unique combination of trip hop sounds with broken beatz, acid jazz, downtempo and future jazz all thrown in for a intoxicating concoction . But the Thunderball guys decided to take that album to the next level by offering up tasty remixes from the hippest remixers around today. Now this is my cup of tea!!
All the key tracks from 12 Mile High are remixed to the max. My favorite being 12 Mile High (JPOD The Beat Chef Remix) but all the remixes are top notch here with links to check out below.
Horse Meat Disco 3 picks up where Horse Meat Disco 2 left off last year and I’m digging what I hear so far! Horse Meat Disco 3 is a collection of underground disco cuts that you probably have not heard of before but definitely should as these are the disco cuts that really should be the better known ones. On Horse Meat Disco 3 there are several stand out cuts and edits or remakes/remixes of existing ones. Horse Meat Disco 3 kicks off with French trio Belle Epoque and their hit Miss Broadway with an edit here by Gazeebo. A fun poppy disco cut if you haven’t heard it then it’s certainly worthwhile. Skip ahead to Sweet Dynamite by Claudja Barry edited by Todd Terje! Wow I dig this. I love Claudja Barry’s music and this edit by Todd Terje gives Sweet Dynamite a brand new life! Like Bottin did with Lio’s Sage Oil a couple of years back!
I’m In Love by Yam Who? is a remake of the Sha-Lor classic from the late 80s and it’s great here and I’m In Love definitely deserves the remake treatment as it’s a long lost late 80s dance/house classic. Gosh I can still remember hearing this here in San Francisco back in the late 80s!
Billie Ray Martin? Yes it’s nice she’s back. Can you remember her in the mid 90s with her hit Your Loving Arms Around Me? Well she’s got great new stuff and this cut Sweet Suburban Disco is a standout. Let’s please get a hit out of this one!
Overall a great collection of cuts are represented on Horse Meat Disco 3 and perfectly mixed to perfection by the Horse Meat Disco boys. Worth of owning this great compilation. Preview the tracks below.
By no means am I a fan of Foo Fighters. Sure I might like (keyword like) a couple of their songs here and there but in no way I go out of my way to buy their music. I don’t! It’s just the same rock or alternative song over and over again. No room for originality and that’s what the mainstream folks listen to. Don’t they get tired of this stuff? But when I found out that Deadmau5 remixed Rope their hit from Wasting Light I was there to check it out and listen to it. Now this remix is awesome. Hundred thousand times better than what they have released in it’s original form off of Wasting Light. Ok folks will hate me for what I’m saying but check out both versions and see for yourself. The Deadmau5 remix of Rope by Foo Fighters lends itself perfectly for the song. They actually should have released this version over the original. I guess the record execs felt it’s a pretty darn cool remix to be included in the deluxe edition of Wasting Light. You think? I’m a big big fan of Deadmau5 and to hear that he’s done this amazing remix of a Foo Fighters song it pretty darn cool in my book. It comes to show you that folks are getting tired of the same old rock song over and over again and they need a little remix variety.
Tron Legacy is the excellent soundtrack from Daft Punk to an ok movie with awesome special effects. But listening to the soundtrack at home is not so much fun. It’s mostly score so when was the last time you sat down and listened to a movie score? I don’t do it often. It’s mostly ambient with some pretty big beats thrown in. I’m glad I experienced the film Tron Legacy and it’s amazing soundtrack it in the theater though as it was nice and had thunderous quality to it. My favorite cut off the original soundtrack is Castor but the damn thing is so short so I have it on repeat several times and it plays over and over again. I imagined the music would be beefed up a bit when I first got the soundtrack and finally I read of a remix album and I was quite happy when that happened.
There are some amazing remixes on this remixes version of the Tron Legacy Soundtrack and my favorite is the the mostly ambient Arena track remixed by The Japanese Popstars. Links below. Other remixers on the Tron Legacy Reconfigured compilation include The Teddybears, Pretty Lights, Sander Kleinenberg, Avicii, Photek, Paul Oakenfold, Com Truise, Boys Noise, Kaskade, Ki: Theory, Moby, The Crystal Method The Glitch Mob and M83 with Big Black Delta. It’s a who’s who of the electronic industry with remixers from today and yesterday. I highly recommend this collection so you should go to your favorite store and download the whole collection. Links below.
The Human League are back! And they are in top form here. After being quiet for 10 years since their last album, Secrets came out in 2001 they have released this excellent single Night People and there are countless remixes that are worth getting. If you haven’t heard anything by The Human League since the 80s or even the early 90s then you should check them out on Night People. If you are complete virgin with The Human League then Night People will give you a taste of what The Human League sound is all about.
I love The Human League and I have been such a big fan of their sound since first hearing them in 1982 when I was just 11 years old with their HUGE hit Don’t You Want Me off their Dare album. And I still continue to follow them and the various incarnations they have gone through including the R&B territory they went to with their album Crash in 1986 which was produced by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. Ok that was their low point I think as it was a very weak album. Their music always has a place with me and will continue follow them until they don’t make music any longer. This single is released on Wall Of Sound Records!
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