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  1. Let’s Go To Bed (Milk Mix) by The Cure


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    Been a huge fan of The Cure since the mid 80s when I first heard Close To me from their The Head On The Door album. It was only obvious that they would end up remixing their songs in the future. So when Mixed Up came out in 1990 I was quite excited to check it out. Although Mixed Up was not much of a remix album. It was mostly extended versions of their hits from their recent big Disintegration album so it was obvious that Elektra Records put out this remix album Mixed Up. But there are the few remixes on the album like the two most obvious songs that definitely sound like are The Walk (Everything Mix) and In Between Days (Shiver Mix) but the rest of the cuts on Mixed Up are mostly extended versions. Still worthy to own Mixed Up if you don’t have it as longer versions of Cure songs are better than the shorter versions!!! Luckily there was this single for the main song off of Mixed Up, Never Enough which included the best remix that was not on the album Mixed Up. Let’s Go To Bed (Milk Mix) is the best of them all. Now since then countless remixes of Cure songs have been done but at the time the best remix of a Cure song was on not on the remix album! So it was a bit disappointing. Luckily Elektra Records decided to add that remix to the single to Never Enough. Let’s Go To Bed (Milk Mix) is remixed by Mark Saunders who was one of the big remixers from that era. He’s produced and mixed and remixed some of the best UK artists from that era like Depeche Mode, Erasure, Cathy Dennis, The Farm, Coldcut featuring Lisa Stansfield and Siouxsie & The Banshees.

    If you are a fan of The Cure and remixes check out some of these other great remixes of Cure Songs. Blank & Jones remixing A Forest is pretty darn cool! And The Walk (Infusion Mix) is also worth listening to or actually owning. And if you love Robert Smiths vocals and love electronic dance music then certainly you have to know about Junior Jack’s Da Hype which samples Don’t You Want My by Human League. Highly recommended!

    Enjoy!

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    Let’s Go To Bed by The Cure
    Let’s Go To Bed (Milk Mix) by The Cure

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    Posted in 1990, Single.

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  2. Crystalised (Rory Phillips Remix) by The XX


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    This is a good example of a very bland boring alternative rock song that has been given LIFE by a really cool remix treatment by Rory Phillips! I’m so glad that the band The XX commissioned this remix by Rory Phillips as I really did not like the original.  There’s hardly any music on the original version of this song except for the bland singing. Ok the music does kick in a bit halfway through but then it fizzles out again. Sorry guys it’s needing something and luckily this Rory Phillips remix does wonders to it. The remix has a synthy, bouncy disco beat added to the very flat singing by the two members of The XX which actually compliment together quite well. Up until I heard this remix that I started liking the original version of  Crystalised. I can always say that remixes do what videos did to me when music videos were popular. Remixes turn me on to music that normally I wouldn’t listen to. Now I’m a fan of The XX like everyone else! Check out both original and remixed version below. For more remixes by Rory Phillips click here.

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    Crystalised (Rory Phillips Remix) by The XX

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    Posted in 2009, Album, Single.

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  3. Heads Will Roll (A-Trak Remix) by Yeah Yeah Yeahs


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    Cutting edge alternative band records song. They release album. They hire an awesome remix team and hand over their masters of one of their songs to a remix team. The remix team crafts a masterpiece remix of the cutting edge alternative bands song. The remix turns out 1000% better than the original. This story has been told countless times and I’ll say it again. Well I already did! That is the case with Heads Will Roll by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs! The original Heads Will Roll is just ok. Sounds very flat sorry I hate flat music. I love my highs and lows. But this remix of Heads Will Roll by A-Trak is just so damn good. I love it. So enjoy below and after previewing both you’ll feel the same as I do! I’ve now become a fan of Yeah Yeah Yeahs because of remix from remix team. That’s what it takes!

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    Heads Will Roll by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
    Heads Will Roll (A-Trak Remix) by Yeah Yeah Yeahs



    Posted in 2009, Single.

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  4. Edwin Van Cleef Remixes Daniel By Bat For Lashes


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    I’ve really been digging Edwin Van Cleef’s sound and I was happy to have heard of this remix to the Bat For Lashes hit song Daniel. Not a real big fan of Bat For Lashes mysefl …  I could take it or leave it really but this remix does wonders to the song and I’m really happy to hear remixes of songs that I don’t really like remixed and made to sound better. It makes me love some songs even more. And this one I love, the remix that is. What do you think of the two? Which is better than the other?

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    Daniel (Edwin Van Cleef Remix) by Bat For Lashes

    If you enjoy Edwin Van Cleef check out his awesome track Overtaken (FM Attack Remix) here.
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    Posted in 2009, Single.

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  5. Something Good Can Work (The Twelves Remix) by Two Door Cinema Club


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    Loving this track Something Good Can Work by Two Door Cinema Club lately and they really remind me of Phoenix! Don’t you think? Funny that both Phoenix and Two Door Cinema Club are on the same damn label, Glassnote. As well they have some relationship with the awesome French label Kitsune. Two Door Cinema Club are from Ireland and not from France like Phoenix.

    Both the original version and the remix version are awesome. Check them out below.

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    Something Good Can Work by Two Door Cinema Club
    Something Good Can Work (The Twelves Remix) by Two Door Cinema Club

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    Posted in 2010, Single.

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  6. Dalminjo feat Anja Oyen Vister Covers The Smiths Song There Is A Light That Never Goes Out


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    I love it when musicians take a song that’s so well known from an era with such a specific genre and put a new spin on it. This is the fact with Dalminjo Featuring Anja Oyen Vister covering The Smiths classic There Is A Light That Never Goes Out. Dalminjo is known for jazzy housed up club and electronic music and he’s remade this very well known Smiths track and made it housed up clubby but nothing too obnoxious with the beats sort of laidback but you know midtempo. This is the remixed version below as the original version is pretty mellow minimal. Check it out here with the original Smiths version. I like it and I do like it that he’s used Anja Oyen Vister to record the vocals so hearing this with female vocals is a pretty cool thing. What do you think?

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    There Is A Light That Never Goes Out by The Smiths
    There Is A Light That Never Goes Out by Dalminjo feat Anja Oyen Vister

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    Posted in 2007, Album, Single.

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  7. When You’re Around by Frankmusik Covers Golden Brown by The Stranglers


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    Love this song When You’re Around by Frankmusik. It’s a cover of the Stranglers new wave punk classic Golden Brown. I love that Frankmusik has taken it and given it a little electro life. Increasing the bpm and making it a bit frenetic which perfectly works. The original by the Stranglers is pretty darn good and a classic now but I love a fresh take on a classic track and Frankmusik has done that perfectly. What do you think?

    When You’re Around is from the album Complete Me on Island Records. It’s available for download from online retailers like Amazon.com or iTunes. Check it out as it’s a fun album. Lots of electro pop with a big hint to the 80s.

    This video rocks …. check it out below!

    Or catch him singing on the streets here!

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    Golden Brown by The Stranglers
    When You’re Around by Frankmusik

    Posted in 2008, Album, Single.

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  8. Eenie Meenie Records 2009 Sampler Free Download!


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    UPDATE: No longer Free at Amazon! They are now charging for this sampler!

    Fun little free sampler all tracks are free to download at Amazon courtesy of Eenie Meenie Records. All you need is an account at Amazon! My favorite track is Lay Down Your Weapons by Scissors For Lefty!. What’s your favorite? You can download single tracks or the entire sampler. Links below!

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    Do I Know You by Pine*Am

    Before I Lose My Style by Space Needle

    Jen, Nothing Matters To Me by Irving

    Crooked In the Weird of the Catacombs by Oranger

    T Rex by Wallpaper

    The Tide by Blue-Eyed Son

    Even The Sunbeams by From Bubblegum To Sky

    Motorbike by Goldenboy

    Lay Down Your Weapons by Scissors For Lefty

    Reversible by Division Day

    Houses by Great Northern

    Eenie Meenie 2009 Sampler

    Posted in 2009, Album, FREE Music.

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  9. Trentemoller Remixes Wrong by Depeche Mode


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    This is pretty darn cool! This Trentemoller remix is so much better than the original version (sorry DM guys) because it’s got this energy that the original downer song doesn’t. But the energy is not too upbeat that it’s aggressive or anything too fast it’s just the right amount of oomph to it that I love, love this remix. If you can’t tell I’m a darn big fan of Trentemoller so check out the Robyn remix Trentemoller did to Konichiwa Bitches here.

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    Wrong by Depeche Mode

    Wrong (Tretemoller Remix) by Depeche Mode

    Posted in 2009, Album, Single.

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  10. Get Innocuous! by LCD Soundsystem Samples The Robots by Kraftwerk


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    I really do like this. Although I’ve been a pretty darn long time fan of Kraftwerk, James Murphy from LCD Soundsystem has taken the classic synth track from Germany’s Kraftwerk and sampled in his Gt Innocuous track. It’s a minimalist electro alternative cut that repeats the famous beats from Kraftwerk’s The Robots!

    Get Innocuous is off of the Sound Of Silver album which has the hit track North American Scum a track that you’ve probably heard if you saw Step Brothers. Here’s the entire list of tracks from Sound Of Silver.

    Get Innocuous!
    Time To Get Away
    North American Scum
    Someone Great
    All My Friends
    Us V Them
    Watch The Tapes
    Sound Of Silver
    New York, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down

    Check it out both to preview below!

    Watch LCD Soundsystem perform Get Innocuous! live!

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    The Robots by Kraftwerk

    Get Innocuous! by LCD Soundsystem

    Posted in 2007, Album.

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  11. Paris (Aeroplane Remix) by Friendly Fires featuring Au Revoir Simone


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    WOW! These two versions are completely different. I have to say I first heard Paris (Aeroplane Remix) on FabricLive 45 – A-Trak and had to find out more about Friendly Fires and I was like what nice I like the music they release and I needed to research them more.

    I really love these both versions of Paris but as I said above they are completely different from one another. Like night and day. I favor the remix over the original more indie alternative sound but they are both cool. Preview both versions below.

    The original Paris is off of the self titled Friendly Fires album.

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    Paris (Aeroplane Remix) by Friendly Fires featuring Au Revoir Simone

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    Posted in 2009, Single.

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  12. The Day (We Fell In Love) by Appaloosa


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    We’re digging this track tons! The Day (We Fell In Love) by Appaloosa. Was in a hip hotel lounge and we heard this playing in the background and luckily had my iPhone shazam and found out the name of this piece. WOW! AMAZING. Right off of the hip hot French label Kitsune. Worth a listen for sure. There are several remixes of the track but the original and this Sis-Mix are the better of the various versions from the single.

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    Check them out below and check out the video as well.

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    The Day (We Fell In Love)
    The Day (We Fell In Love) (Sis-Mix)
    The Day (We Fell In Love) (Todd Edwards’ Liturgical Mix)
    The Day (We Fell In Love) (Acid Girls Wept Remix)
    The Day (We Fell In Love) (Edu K Psycho Lover Remix)

    Posted in 2009, Single.

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  13. This Sweet Love (Prins Thomas Sneaky Edit) by James Yuill


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    I love this remix of This Sweet Love by James Yuill. The remix is by Prins Thomas by there’s not much difference so it’s only a slight bit of a change here and I totally dig it. Very mellow and chill. I love the song so it was great to finally track down these remixes as there’s several or so by different remixers but this Prins Thomas remix takes the cake since this song does not really need the extreme remix treatment. The vocals are too mellow and cute to get the big beat treatment. You think?

    The remix is off of the This Sweet Love single …

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    The original is from the James Yuill album Turning Down Water For Air album …

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    Check the two out and let me know what you think.

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    This Sweet Love (Prins Thomas Sneaky Edit) by James Yuill

    Posted in 2009, Album, Single.

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  14. Into U (Featuring Jarvis Cocker) by Richard X


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    Hey this is a fun version of the Mazzy Star classic Fade Into You. This one has the voice of Jarvis Cocker from the indie UK band Pulp. Into U is pulled from the Richard X Presents His X-Factor Vol. 1 album which also includes tracks and hits with the vocals of Annie, Kelis, Sugababes and Tiga. It’s a pretty darn great and very underrated album and well worth owning if you are at all into remakes, remixes and sampling as it sure contains tons of samples from famous recordings. But this remake is pretty worth the album since I do love Fade Into You very much and it’s always nice to hear remakes of it.

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    Into U (featuring Jarvis Cocker) by Richard X

    The black and white video for Fade Into You by Mazzy Star. What happend to them?

    Posted in 2004, Album.

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  15. Europa And The Pirate Twins by Sondre Lerche


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    I love the original of Europa And The Pirate Twins by Thomas Dolby. Even more than his bigger hit She Blinded Me With Science which as a kid I despised. It absolutely drove me crazy! But Europa And The Pirate Twins was awesome. Perfect synth Euro pop!

    The original Europa And The Pirate Twins is off of the album The Golden Age Of Wireless album that also included the song She Blinded Me With Science. An awesome 80s classic worth owning if you don’t.

    I do like this version by Sondre Lerche. It’s updated nicely but still doesn’t stand up to the original by Thomas Dolby. What do you think?

    It’s on the single to Say It All which you can order from Amazon.

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    Europa And The Pirate Twins by Thomas Dolby

    Europa And The Pirate Twins by Sondre Lerche

    Check out the original video of the Thomas Dolby version.

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    Posted in 2007, Single.

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  16. Crazy In Love by Patrick & Eugene


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    Ok this is real fun version of the great Beyonce track Crazy In Love. This version of Beyonce’s track is off of their album Postcard From Summerisle – and it’s a really fun album. There’s also a remake of Can’t Get You Out Of My Head by Kylie among other original tracks like The Birds & The Bees – check below for the video on youtube.

    It’s definitely a fun album and worth checking out to discover something new.

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    Crazy In Love by Patrick & Eugene

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    Posted in 2004, Album.

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  17. Professional Widow (It’s Got To Be Big) (Armand’s Star Trunk Funkin’ Mix) by Tori Amos


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    This remix was all over the place when it came out in 1996. Gosh Armand Van Helden was in top remix form. Around this time he did some excellent remixes for Jimmy Somerville, Nu Yorican Soul, New Order, Daft Punk and Sneaker Pimps. But this Tori Amos remix was what really put Armand Van Helden on the map. It’s quite awesome and it’s the kind of remix that I really, really love. Listen to the original track and the remix and you’ll notice what I’m talking about.

    They are both very different and I really love the Armand Van Helden remix. Don’t you? This is what I really mean about Destroy Rock And Roll! An artist taking a track/song and totally changing it and making it completely different. Love it! More of it please.

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    Professional Widow by Tori Amos
    Professional Widow (Armand’s Star Trunk Funkin’ Mix) by Tori Amos

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    Posted in 1996, Single.

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  18. You Showed Me (Radio Edit) by The Lightning Seeds


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    I love this remake by The Lightning Seeds of the Turtles song You Show Me from the 60s. This Lightning Seeds version was featured in the first Austin Powers film but I don’t have the soundtrack to the film I actually have the single this was fulled from which also has several trip hop style remixes but unfortunately those versions are not as good as the original version. Also I really fell in love with this version after the first Austin Powers film was released and had been sort of a bomb at the box office and later caught momentum in the rentals and finally 2 very successful sequels that followed the films.

    This remake is 12 years old now but still sounds quite fresh. What do you think of the Lightning Seeds version compared to The Turtles version? The Turtles version sounds a bit flat compared to the 12 year old Lightning Seeds version but they are both good. Check out the video below as well.

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    You Show Me by The Turtles
    You Showed Me (Radio Edit) by The Lightning Seeds

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    Posted in 1997, Album, Single.

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  19. Cities In Dust (Radio Edit) by Junkie XL Featuring Lauren Rocket


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    Here’s a great version of Cities In Dust by Junkie XL. I’ve always a big real big fan of the original by Siouxsie & The Banshees and it’s refreshing to see this update – it’s quite big sounding and upbeat and energetic. I even like the voice of Lauren Rocket here on this. I don’t know much about Lauren Rocket but I do know that she is in an LA punk band. Whatever she’s in I think the JXL version works. This is from the single release from Junkie XL with several great remixes and this one the radio edit is a good one to start out with. There are some even more energetic remixes on here but this brings back memories of the 80s.

    Since I’ve loved the Extended Version by Siouxsie I think I’ve always wanted a pumped up electrofied version of this classic 80s song so this single really works for me. What do you think?

    I love JXL and I think he does a pretty damn good job at remixing oldies and updating classics with his signature sound. Check out A Little Conversation (JXL Remix) by Elvis. You’ll see what I mean.

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    Cities In Dust (Extended Version) by Siouxsie & The Banshees
    Cities In Dust (Radio Edit) by Junkie XL

    Check out this youtube vid with Tom aka JXL…

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    Posted in 2008, Album, Single.

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