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  1. RuPaul Covers Depeche Mode With People Are People


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    Since Depeche Mode came out with an amazing collection of remixes called Depeche Mode – Remixes 2: 81-11 I just had to share another Depeche Mode cover here and figured this remake of People Are People by RuPaul for the Depeche Mode 80s classic that got me introduced to the band was the one to put up. People are People is one of the rare songs that still sounds good today. Although People Are People is one of their more poppier songs I still love it and always seek out any remixes or remakes of this song. Unfortunately though I have not heard of any official remixes from Depeche Mode themselves and it’s rarely covered too. I hope when Depeche Mode release Remixes 3 they will actually finally remix this song as it deserves it! Yes?

    But then again there’s this pretty darn good club/house remake by RuPaul! RuPaul you say? Well I guess she’s been making music since the mid 90s! This came out in 2005 but I somehow missed it when it came out but later discovered it somehow when I was searching for People Are People. The People Are People (Giuseppe D’s Rutroactive Club Mix) by RuPaul even contains samples of the machine sound effects from the original Depeche Mode version of People Are People. So I give RuPaul some credit for doing this. The original Depeche Mode versions of People Are People is still very special place in my heart. I was a very young teen and discovered this greatest new band Depeche Mode that produced this awesome electronic/synth pop dance music and since then I’ve been hooked on to the sounds of Depeche Mode. But I’m always looking for new versions of old songs and this just does it for me. The original version of People Are People is available on People Are People the album from Depeche Mode and also on Some Great Reward as well as their countless Greatest Hits albums. RuPaul’s version is off of People Are People the single with countless remixes of People Are People, on RuPaul Red Hot and RuPaul ReWorked. Check them out when you get a moment and discover new music!

    Check them out below.

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    People Are People by Depeche Mode
    People Are People (Giuseppe D’s Rutroactive Club Mix) by RuPaul

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    Posted in 2005, Album, Single.

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  2. Behind The Wheel by Playgroup Covers Depeche Mode


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    Since Depeche Mode came out with an excellent 3CD remix collection of songs remixed called Depeche Mode Remixes 2 Collection 1981 – 2011 I wanted to do several posts in the coming days related to other covers or remixes or tracks that sample Depeche Mode’s excellent catalog of electronic synth pop/rock tracks. Since Depeche Mode is one of favorite bands going back to the early 80s I always look for any remixes, covers or anyone sampling their music.

    Playgroup did a pretty nice reinterpretation of Behind The Wheel here almost 10 years ago now during the height of the Electroclash movement along with bands like Miss Kittin & The Hacker, Fischespooner and Ladytron. Behind The Wheel by Playgroup is very similar in sound to the original Depeche Mode version from their Music For The Masses album it just sounds hip and more sonically fresher than from what was on Music For The Masses. Although I love the remixes on Depeche Mode’s Behind The Wheel Maxi Single as there are multiple versions and remixes of both Behind The Wheel and Route 66. The version missing on the Behind The Wheel single is the Behind The Wheel/Route 66 mash-up that I’ve come to love over the years. If you can get your hands on that it’s awesome!

    Depeche Mode Remixes 2 Collection 1981 – 2011 also contains a new remix of Behind The Wheel by Vince Clarke the once member of Depeche Mode who left Depeche Mode to start Yaz and Erasure.

    Other versions of Depeche Mode’s Behind The Wheel you might like are Behind The Wheel by Maxence Cyrin which completely reinvents Behind The Wheel as a classical piano piece. Worth it highly not only for Behind The Wheel but Maxence Cyrin’s Modern Rhapsodies album also contains classical piano reinterpretations of other well known dance tracks remade in classical piano format. This is not cheesy stuff trust me they are good. Classical Piano versions of Smokebelch by Sabres Of Paradise, Windowlicker by Aphex Twin, Unfinished Sympathy by Massive Attack, Go by MobyL.F.O. by L.F.O and many more dance cuts reinterpreted by Maxence Cyrin.

    Or you might dig this industrial version of Behind The Wheel by OB1. It’s not industrial rock in no means it’s reminding me of bands from the late 80s/early 90s bands like Front 242 or Frontline Assembly which I quite dig as Depeche Mode’s music lends itself very well to the industrial sound. So I recommend this single by OB1 for their version of Behind The Wheel.

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    Behind The Wheel by Depeche Mode
    Behind The Wheel by Playgroup

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    Posted in 2002, Single.

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  3. Everybody Dance (Chic Inspirational Mix) by Evolution


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    Deconstruction was the reliable dance music label from the UK to turn to in the very early 90s! I mean come on they released the huge Black Box singles Everybody, Everybody, I Don’t Know Anybody Else, Strike It Up and of course their huge album Dreamland. But it was more than Black Box. There were huge acts that came from this legendary label. M People, K-Klass, Kylie was there for a bit, Robert Miles, Felix with their huge hit Don’t You Want Me, Hyper Go Go with their hit High, The Grid, N-Joi and of course this little known act and cover of a Chic song Evolution doing Everybody Dance.

    This song Everybody Dance is a very similar remake of the original disco classic by Chic. It’s a bit more uplifting and soulful and a bit infused with a gospel house feel. It’s nothing original but this came out during the disco revival thing and was a pretty big hit for Evolution. Although later in the late 90s and early 2000s Evolutions sound completely changed to a more progressive house sound. Check out their album Unnatural Selection and their hit Walking On Fire. Completely different sound but it was obvious that they would go that direction and signed to John Digweed’s Bedrock label.

    Everybody Dance by Chic
    Everybody Dance (Chic Inspirational Mix) by Evolution

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    Posted in 1993, Single.

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  4. Sweet Child O’ Mine by Flat Pack Covers Guns N’ Roses


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    Those of you that know anything about Mylo will know where the name of this website comes from. One of my favorite albums from the 2000′s and perhaps for the last 20 years is the album Destroy Rock And Roll byMylo. Destroy Rock And Roll was chock full of some of the best dance music around. Included excellent cuts like Destroy Rock And RollDrop The PressureMuscle CarsMuscle Car Reform RepriseIn My Arms,Valley Of The DollsParis Four HundredOtto’s Journey and more. The whole album was totally listenable and it still sounds fresh today. Well Mylo and his label Breastfed Records also released other artists likeLinus LovesRadio SlaveRan Shani and Flat Pack which released this just OK remake of a classic Guns N’ Roses classic songs Sweet Child O’ Mine by Flat Pack. I was very excited to hear this remake when it first came out in 2005 but it just wasn’t strong. Fortunately though it’s saved by the Mylo Remix which is here. What do you think? Good, bad?  If you don’t like it and don’t know anything about Mylo then head over here and check out some awesome Mylo cuts now and preview Destroy Rock And Roll!

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    Sweet Child O’ Mine by Guns N’ Roses
    Sweet Child O’ Mine (Mylo Remix) by Flat Pack

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    Posted in 2005, Single.

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  5. Sana Doris Samples Diana Ross Upside Down With Pseudo Wind


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    This is the strangest, gayest Diana Ross remake, sample, cover ever. I like it actually and it sounds like something RuPaul could have pulled off back in the 90s or it could have perfectly fit in the film Paris Is Burning from ’91. Though there’s no RuPaul here this remake called Pseudo Wind by Sana Doris comes to us by way of the In Flagranti guys by way of Codek Records. So it’s gotta be cool right? This is from the 12″ SOUNDS SUPERB VOL. 6 and it’s worth it. If you can’t get your hands on it do it as fast as you can. Or else  you have Pseudo Wind by Sana Doris below so you can sample that and check out In Flagranti for more disco dance flavored releases. I know you are a closet disco lover so go get some In Flagranti and enjoy! They have a very sleazy, naughty disco sound that once you taste you wont go back. Enjoy! and Enjoy the promo video below as well!

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    Upside Down by Diana Ross
    Pseudo Wind by Sana Doris

    Posted in 2009, Single.

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  6. DMX Krew Covers Soft Cell With Seedy Films


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    Seedy Films along with Tainted Love, Sex Dwarf, Bedsitter and Say Hello, Wave Goodbye are excellent songs off of the now classic early 80s release Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret by Soft Cell. Soft Cell’s version is the perfect cut as part of the Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret album. It’s got a very sleazy, minimal sound and it’s dark and perfectly seedy as the title suggests. The album Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret is the soundtrack for the dark seedy underworld of downtown life. Unfortunately most folks know of Soft Cell for their cover of the Gloria Jones northern soul classic song Tainted Love. But anyone who’s a fan of Tainted Love should check out the album the song comes off of as it’s highly recommended by me!

    I was lucky enough to hear this new remake cover version of Seedy Films by DMX Krew about 10 years ago. The song has been given the new upbeat electro pop treatment and the darkness has been stripped that’s on the Soft Cell version. Whereas the Soft Cell version is perfect off their classic album this remake by DMX Krew works perfectly on it’s own. I still enjoy this remake by DMX Krew and listen to it every so often. If you haven’t heard of it then it’s time you should enjoy it too. Links below!

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    Seedy Films by Soft Cell
    Seedy Films by DMX Krew

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    Posted in 2002, Single.

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  7. CFCF Covers Ryuichi Sakamoto With Forbidden Colours


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    Forbidden Colours is one of the most beautiful pieces of music ever recorded. It was originally released back in 1983 and was a collaboration between Ryuichi Sakamoto and David Sylvian (from the band Japan) which was also part of the soundtrack to the film Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence starring David Bowie.

    So CFCF has taken that most beautiful classical and electronic new age recording by Ryuichi Sakamoto and David Sylvian and elevated it for todays ears and it works darn good. I love it. CFCF aka Mike Silver actually even sings on this recording which still makes it even better. It’s a very soft spoken quiet kind of speaking that even sounds like the original. Check out both the original and the remake below.

    I’ve been digging CFCF for quite sometime now. I was first introduced to his sound with some remixes he did for Sallly Shapiro later found his albums and fell in love with Big Love the Fleetwood Mac cover (which is awesome) and later I came across this recording which I love. I

    I can’t wait to hear more from CFCF and I can only hope that he’s working on some more excellent cuts like what he’s released so far!

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    Forbidden Colours by Ryuichi Sakamoto
    Forbidden Colours by CFCF

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    Posted in 2009, Single.

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  8. Moodswings Covers Donna Summer Covers Jon & Vangelis With State Of Independence


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    Boy! It was only after 15 years or so that I discovered that State Of Independence was originally remade by Donna Summer in 1982 a year after Jon & Vangelis released it off of their The Friends Of Mr. Cairo album from 1981. I have to say that the first time I heard State of Independence was the Moodswings version featuring the great Chrissie Hynde from The Pretenders on vocals. But I do have to say the version Donna Summer recorded a year after the Jon & Vangelis version are so similar. Very kind of minimal with a very mellow bounce beat added in with the vocals. Kind of doesn’t go anywhere for me and I’m glad it was remade and covered in the 90s. Check them both out below.

    Once you get to the Moodswings cover and the Murk remix of State Of Independence from 1996 then you get to some more excitement. The Moodswings trip hop version of State Of Independence has that euphoric, dream like quality with excellent haunting vocals from Chrissie Hynde then you get a total 360 degree turn around for the Donna Summer Murk Remix of State Of Independence. There are many more remixes on the single for Donna Summers State of Independence from 1996 but the Murk Remix is the best. A tad bit outdated today but still fun to check out.

    Preview all versions below!

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    State Of Independence by Jon and Vangelis
    State Of Independence by Donna Summer
    State Of Independence (Murk Club Remix) by Donna Summer
    State Of Independence (Spiritual High) by Moodswings Featuring Chrissie Hynde

    Posted in 1996, Album, Single.

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  9. Batman (Twist!) by Lemon


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    The Batman TV Theme is one of my all time favorite TV show themes and when I heard this remake by Lemon I was quickly hooked. Lemon have taken the original Batman TV theme and given it the electronic loungy treatment with a beefier bassier sound. It’s basically a remix here and I love it. If you like anything from bands like Ursula 1000, Fantastic Plastic Machine, Nicola Conte, Montefiori Cocktail, Chris Joss and Arling & Cameron you will dig their sound. And besides this is a really cool remake of a very kitschy, campy TV show theme but you have the kitsch and camp multiplied by 1000!

    This Batman (Twist!) track is off of Lemon’s With A Twist album which is full of those loungy, go-go, 60s inspired fun, playful jazzy electronic tunes. One of my other favorites from With A Twist is Let’s Go! BIKINI. It’s one of those quirky, playful lo-fi electronic tracks very reminiscent to Perry & Kingsley with the added modern electronic beefiness of today. It’s so much fun! You also have a very fun sample from The Surfari’s Wipe Out track added in as a bonus! So you kind of get how fun this album is!

    I decided to include David McCallum’s version below as the original and not the very original by Neal Hefti that was used on the TV show open for the Batman 1960s TV show. The original certainly has a lot of spy TV show music elements with the surf guitar music very much inspired by bands like The Ventures who covered the Batman TV show theme too and The Marketts who also did a cover of the Batman TV show theme. David McCallum’s version is off a very excellent CD series called Ultra Lounge and this version of Batman Theme is taken off the the amazing CD called Ultra-Lounge, Vol. 13: TV Town which is chock full of 60s TV show themes including The Munsters Theme, The Fugitive Theme, The Man From U.N.C.L.E./The Spies, The Mod Squad Theme and many more.

    Enjoy!

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    Batman Theme by David McCallum
    Batman (Twist!) by Lemon

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    Posted in 2005, Album.

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  10. Comment Te Dire Adieu by Jimmy Somerville Feat. June Miles Kingston


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    This very very famous French song originally by Francoise Hardy has been remade so many times by countless musicians. Comment Te Dire Adieu is one of my all time favorite songs and I’m always open to new versions of it. Check out the Blank & Jones version here on DestroyRockAndRoll.com. One of my favorites is this one from former Bronski Beat singer, Jimmy Somerville which was released in 1989 from his solo CD Read My Lips. Read My Lips also had another cover called You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) the Sylvester disco classic but that’s another story. Read My Lips was Jimmy’s first solo CD and it’s a very nice one. It’s chock full of very dancey pre-house, synth pop.

    I discovered this cover on Jimmy’s greatest hits album in ’91 and later I had to obtain the Read My Lips CD that the song is from. It’s quite a fun pre-house synthy dance pop hit with guest vocalist June Miles Kingston. This is the type of hi-nrg dance pop music that was playing at all the clubs when this came out. If you haven’t heard this then it’s worth checking this out along with

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    Comment Te Dire Adieu by Françoise Hardy
    Comment Te Dire Adieu by Jimmy Somerville Feat. June Miles Kingston

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    Posted in 1989, Album.

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  11. Top Ten Rock Remixes Of All Time!


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    Everyone loves a good old rock and roll song remixed! So I figured out that we need to have a best of list putting together the top ten rock and roll songs remixed of all time. This list is perfection! If you like your guitars but also love a dance beat then this list of Top Ten Rock Remixes Of All Time list is for you. You have the classic Joan Jett song I Love Rock N’ Roll (Original Extended) by Alex Gaudino & Jason Rooney as well as several other hit rock and roll songs remixed. Some old some new but all are great. You’ve got The Doors remixed, The Killers remixed, The XX remixed, Neon Trees remixed, Johnny Cash remixed, INXS remixed, The Clash remade and many many more. Enjoy the great remixes and feel free to comment and let me know how you like these!

    1. I Love Rock N’ Roll (Original Extended) by Alex Gaudino & Jason Rooney covers Joan Jett
    2. Mr Brightside (Jacques Lu Cont’s Thin White Duke Mix) by The Killers
    3. Crystalised (Rory Phillips Remix) by The XX
    4. Animal (DJ’s From Mars Extended Remix) by Neon Trees
    5. Walk The Line (Laurent Wolf Remix) by Laurent Wolf covers Johnny Cash

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    6. Dream On Black Girl (Original Mix) (Original Sin) by Kash Vs. INXS
    7. Heads Will Roll (A-Trak Remix) by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
    8. Solar Twins Cover The Clash With Rock The Casbah
    9. L.A. Woman (Paul Oakenfold Remix) by The Doors
    10. When You’re Around by Frankmusik Covers Golden Brown by The Stranglers

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  12. 40 Thieves Featuring Qzen Covers Hot Chocolate With Don’t Turn It Off


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    I didn’t realize that this was a cover until I heard this songs several times. This is a very smooth, sexy and slightly upbeat version of Hot Chocolates Don’t Turn It Off sung by a lady, Qzen aka Susan Langan of 40 Thieves. This version is current with today’s nu disco sound and it’s a perfect version for sexy cocktail sipping at the hottest bars or cocktail parties at home with your sexy friends. It’s also perfect for walks and working out. I don’t really know much about 40 thieves but I did hear this off of a Greg Wilson mix CD, Credit To The Edit of disco and nu disco hits all mixed together. Was worth checking out to see what else 40 Thieves had done but not much more except for this awesome single Don’t Turn It Off covering Hot Chocolate.

    For Hot Chocolate this is certainly not You Sexy Thing but it’s a nice mellower disco number from them from 1979 but 40 Thieves have perfected her. A Permanent Vacation release. Check out both versions below.

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    Don’t Turn It Off by Hot Chocolate
    Don’t Turn It Off by 40 Thieves Featuring Qzen
    Don’t Turn It Off (Brennan Green Mix) by 40 Thieves Featuring Qzen

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    Posted in 2008, Single.

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  13. Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP Sample Renato Carosone With We No Speak Americano


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    Taking old recordings and sampling and remixing them is what http://www.DestroyRockAndRoll.com is all about and Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP’s remake/remix and sampling job of the classic Renato Carosone track Tu Vuo Fa L’americano for We No Speak Americano is a fine example of that. Yolanda Be Cool are the Australian act that have sampled this classic Italian easy listening/jazz into a upbeat electro-swing/swing-house hit. It’s fun, playful and very lively. This remake definitely keeps in the tradition of electro swing hits making big waves across the globe except here in the states. What’s going on?

    A couple of years ago I heard this awesome compilations called Swing Style and Renato Carosone’s track Tu Vuo Fa L’americano was featured on it including other older swinging jazz cuts as well as the new wave of electro-swing artists like Waldeck, Parov Stelar and more making hit underground dance tracks. Was really nice and was also very nice to get this amazing remake by Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP doing We No Speak Americano. Check out both the original by Renato Carosone and The Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP versions below.

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    Tu Vuo Fa L’americano by Renato Carosone
    We No Speak Americano by Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP

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    Posted in 2010, Single.

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  14. DJ Disse & Betina Bager Sample Fred Astaire With Cheek To Cheek


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    The electro-swing movement is alive and kicking in Europe but when is it going to really catch on here in the states? It’s a truly fun movement with loads of great releases! My first experience was buying the excellent G-Swing release back in 2006 when I visited Paris for the first time and it seems since then it’s gotten bigger and bigger with countless releases. For instance there’s been 3 Electro Swing releases and it’s not only the Electro Swing compilations. Here’s the list of Compilations available in this specific style/genre:

    Electro Swing – The Club
    Electro Swing 2
    Electro Swing 3
    White Mink (Electro Swing Versus Speakeasy Jazz)
    Electronic Swing Affair
    Art Of Electro Swing
    The Electro Swing Revolution

    And this is just a list of the compilations. There’s a whole list of artists that are releasing this style of music and have been for quite sometime now and it’s not only Parov Stelar that’s embraced this subgenre. There’s:
    Caravan Palace - Caravan Palace
    Parov Stelar (multiple album releases) but start out with The Paris Swing Box EP!
    Lyre Le Temps – Lady Swing
    Kormac – Word Play
    Club De Belugas (mulitple album releases) but start out with SWOP!

    And many, many more!!

    Well this remake of Fred Astaire’s Cheek To Cheek is one of those excellent remakes which basically samples Fred Astaire into a more upbeat electro-swing version of the original Cheek To Cheek by Fred Astaire. DJ Disse and Betina Bager do a very nice job here adding a quirkyness to it as it’s very bouncy and cartoony at times. You also here the tapping that’s a trademark of the era of this music and Fred Astaire himself. I discovered this version off of Electro Swing 3 but it’s also available as a single the Cheek To Cheek EP. Now we hope we can get more Fred Astaire Remixes album?? This isn’t the first Fred Astaire electro-swing remake either. Club Des Belugas SWOP includes a Puttin’ On The Ritz electro-swing version that’s also worth noting.

    Anyone into remixes or jazz remixes especially will truly love this style of music. So enjoy both original version by Fred Astaire and the sampled remake of Cheek To Cheek by DJ Disse & Betina Bager below. If you like to hear more Electro Swing check out these posts on DestroyRockAndRoll.com.
    The Snake by Parov Stelar
    Tim Tim Sample Andrews Sisters With Rum ‘N’ Coca Cola
    Midsummer Night Blues by Waldeck
    Gramophonedzie Samples Peggy Lee With Why Don’t You Do Right!
    Coco by Parov Stelar
    Diga Diga Doo by G-Swing feat. DJ Brame

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    Cheek To Cheek by Fred Astaire
    Cheek To Cheek by Dj Disse & Betina Bager feat. Fred Astaire

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    Posted in 2009, Single.

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  15. Sunglasses At Night (Alter Ego Remix) by Tiga & Zyntherius


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    Corey Hart’s Sunglasses At Night is the perfect pop song to be featured in shows like Miami Vice or games like the GTA – Vice City. It’s the perfect synth pop song bordering on cheesyness with a very pastel Miami or LA coolness to it. It’s classic! Well it was perfectly reproduced or remade here by Tiga & Zyntherius. First released in 2002 then remixed and rereleased last year with tons of great new versions or remixes of the Tiga & Zyntherius version of the Corey Hart classic 80s song Sunglasses At Night.

    Tiga put himself on the map with the first release of Sunglasses At Night back in 2002. He was part of that electroclash movement and still continues to produce nice electro/dance music that I still listen to and occasionally remixing someone like Cabaret Voltaire or Miike Snow. The second half, Zyntherius is actually Jori Hulkkonen who’s music I also love too. So this combo of the two of them made for a nice collab and release of the Corey Hart classic synth pop track back in 2002. It was so good I suppose it deserved an extra round of remixes 8 years later. The first release included one great remix Naughty’s 42 Da Floor Remix which was nice and of course the original is great.

    Last year the remixes were by Alter Ego, DIM, Black Devil Disco Club, Popof and Konrad Black. A great package with pretty nice lengthy remixes of the Tiga & Zyntherius version of Sunglasses At Night. Below is the entire list and worth checking out as there are some really nice remixes from really cool acts. Check them out below!

    Sunglasses At Night (Original 12″ Version) by Tiga & Zyntherius
    Sunglasses At Night (Alter Ego Instrumental) by Tiga & Zyntherius
    Sunglasses At Night (Konrad Black Remix) by Tiga & Zyntherius
    Sunglasses At Night (Popof Remix 1) by Tiga & Zyntherius
    Sunglasses At Night (Black Devil Dub) by Tiga & Zyntherius
    Sunglasses At Night (DIM Remix) by Tiga & Zyntherius
    Sunglasses At Night (Popof Remix 2) by Tiga & Zyntherius
    Sunglasses At Night (Alter Ego Remix) by Tiga & Zyntherius

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    Sunglasses At Night (Extended Version) by Corey Hart
    Sunglasses At Night (Original 12″ Version) by Tiga & Zyntharius
    Sunglasses At Night (Naughty’s 42 Da Floor Mix) by Tiga & Zyntherius
    Sunglasses At Night (Alter Ego Remix) by Tiga & Zyntherius

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    Posted in 2002, 2010, Single.

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  16. Jon Of The Pleased Wimmin Samples The Flirts/Bobby ‘O’ With Passion


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    Bobby ‘O’ Orlando is one of the greatest dance music producers ever. He’s produced countless musicians which include Pet Shop Boys, The Flirts, Divine and so on. So no wonder his music is sampled often. Sampling often his famous Flirts song Passion the 80s hi-nrg hit for The Flirts post Jukebox song. Passion was an underground dance hit for The Flirts and Bobby Orlando so that is why the bassline has been sampled countless times in many tracks including this Jon Of The Pleased Wimmin song Passion from 1996. Was a nice underground hit as well for Jon Of The Pleased Wimmin getting an official release on Paul Oakenfold’s Perfecto label. Passion by Jon Of The Pleased Wimmin samples Passion by The Flirts and Bobby Orlando perfectly with a very hi-nrg sound.

    Jon Of The Pleased Wimmin’s sound was part of the nu energy/trance/dance/hi-nrg sound that peaked around 93 and 94in the mid 90s and he had another bigger had on Perfecto called Give Me Strength which was included on Paul Oakenfolds Perfection CD which I absolutely love and still listen to. It was the mix CD Oakenfold released just before the huge mix CD, Tranceport!

    Jon Of The Pleased Wimmin was also involved with The Greatest Hits and Remixes compilation of Divine music that was produced by Bobby Orlando which came out in 1996.

    For more sampled music featuring The Flirts/Bobby O and their hit dance single Passion then check this out.

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    Passion by The Flirts/Bobby ‘O’
    Passion (Tin Tin Out Mix) by Jon Of The Pleased Wimmin

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    Posted in 1996, Single.

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  17. 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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  18. Tainted Love (Underground Mix) by Impedance


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    Soft Cell’s Tainted Love is classic and most anyone into music knows about Tainted Love by Soft Cell. Unfortunately most folks don’t know that Soft Cell’s Tainted Love is a cover itself. It’s originally a Northern Soul classic sung by Gloria Jones. But Gloria Jones didn’t make it a hit it was Soft Cell that made it a big hit. But did you know that it was also covered in 1989 by a band called Impedance? I should say a short lived act. Well you are going to find out. This is one of those rare finds that I first heard on Live 105 again and I absolutely still love it. The ‘Underground Mix’ has that deep dark acid bass sound to it and if you put your speakers up loud you can feel the bass in your bones. This is not an uplifting version but it is dark and sleazy perfect for those underground clubs where everything goes on.

    This Impedance version is basically a cover of the Soft Cell version and not the Gloria Jones version. Actually since Soft Cells version is is off of the classic Soft Cell album Non Stop Erotic Cabaret, this version by Impedance could have fit perfectly into that album You think? Perhaps right after Sex Dwarf!

    Enjoy!


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    Tainted Love by Soft Cell
    Tainted Love (Underground Mix) by Impedance

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    Posted in 1989, Single.

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  19. Coco Electrik Covers Apollonia 6 With Sex Shooter


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    Electropop group Coco Electrik covers Apollonia 6 hit song Sex Shooter from the Prince film Purple Rain? It’s certainly a fun take on the classic 80s dance funk song produced by Prince but the original is classic in my book and this remake falls a bit short but still fun though as I wont dismiss it completely. I just hope someone else comes around and remakes this a little better. Sex Shooter the Apollonia 6 cover by Coco Electrik is off of their Army Behind The Sun album and Sex Shooter single with bonus remixes.


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    Sex Shooter by Apollonia 6
    Sex Shooter (Original) by Coco Electrik

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    Posted in 2006, Album, Single.

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  20. Xlover Covers Prince With Darling Nikki!


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    A sexy sleazed up electro synth version of Prince’s sexy, orgasmic ballad from Purple Rain? Yes that’s what Xlover have done to remake this classic Prince song from the cool soundtrack to the film Purple Rain. Ok the singing is a bit off but hey it’s a fun project off of the oh so cool International Deejay Gigolo Records from Berlin, DJ Hell’s label with the Amanda Lepore logo. Ok that’s a bit of old news but I’ve been a big fan of International Deejay Gigolo Records. Just recently they released CD Twelve from the long running series of cool electro, dance, punk, new wave, synth based tracks from the label. This collection of songs certainly recommended if you are into this type of music as it contains cool remixes of songs including A Fifth Of Beethoven (Soulwax Remix) by Walter Murphy. Yes the classic disco track from Saturday Night Fever and other remixes like Peaches Lose You remixed by DJ Hell.

    Anyway back to Xlover and Darling Nikki … Darling Nikki is off of the Xlover album Pleasure & Romance and the album is chock full of sleazy, sexy dark electro vox cuts. Check out more Xlover cuts here.


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    Darling Nikki by Prince
    Darling Nikki by Xlover

    Posted in 2005, Album.

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  21. Versions Of Spacer Woman by Charlie


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    Spacer Woman by Charlie is one of my all time favorite Italo Disco tracks. I remember hearing in the early 80s but it came and went as I was only 13 when it was released. But later about 8 years ago is when I rediscovered again. Actually in 2004 it was on a compilation called I-Robots: Italo Electro Disco Underground Classics that I rediscovered this track and since then I haven’t stopped listening to it. Boy does this track still sounds fresh today or what? Luckily too that there have been some remixes and remakes by Sally Shapiro and I-Robots that sound just as fresh as the original 1983 version of Spacer Woman by Charlie. Italo Disco was that genre that came out in the early 80s to sound fresh and underground to become cheesy and overplayed/overproduced by the 80s came to a close. Luckily there are cool cuts like Spacer Woman to revisit that spacey 80s sound.

    I-Robot’s version of Spacer Woman has been beefed up and been given the production treatments of todays technologies. The woman vocals have been removed and robotic vox have taken over which actually works quite awesomely. Then the Sally Shapiro version basically is replaced by Sally’s trademark vox mostly sung version. There are 3 versions of Spacer Woman on the single from Sally Shapiro and Johan Agebjörn. The upbeat remake which is still my favorite, the more spacey – mellow – ambient version called Deeper Space Woman and the spacey disco house version called Outer Space Woman (Parts 1 & 2). On the single is also a track called Mega Man 2 which is very video game soundtrack inspired cut. Very 80s for sure.

    Enjoy all three versions below and let me know what you think of all three.


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    Spacer Woman by Charlie
    Spacer Woman (Oxtongue Version) by I-Robots/Third Millennium
    Spacer Woman From Mars by Johan Agebjörn & Sally Shapiro & Rude66 & Elitechnique

    Posted in 2006, 2008, Single.

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  22. Gigi D’Agostino Covers Jacno’s Rectangle


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    Rectangle is one of the fun, poppy tracks from the late 90s by Gigi D’Agostino. Off of his album Lamour Toujours which is full of those late 90s early 2000s dance cuts.  Little did I know Rectangle was a cover though until I heard the Jacno version back in 2001 or so. I had not heard of Jacno but luckily I was happy enough to discover it. It’s always cool to compare the remake that you thought was the original to the actual original version which was the case here.

    I don’t really know much about Jacno but this is one of those rare track that every electronic music enthusiast should know about. Unfortunately Jacno had a very short life. He died of cancer last year. He was only 52. Luckily we have his hits to remember him by including this one by Gigi D’Agostino.


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    Rectangle by Jacno
    Rectangle by Gigi D’Agostino

    Posted in 1999, Album.

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  23. Hablando (Dub Mix) by Vandalism & Sampled by In-Grid


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    I first heard of Hablando by Ramirez on Journey’s By DJ Paul Oakenfold CD way back in 1994. It’s that building dreamy progressive trance that once you hear you’ll get caught up in it’s magic euphoric sounds and not want to stop listening to it. The Paul Oakenfold mix was pretty darn good and I’d listen to the whole thing and start over again. So I loved this mix and I loved Hablando by Ramirez.

    So then we have a remake here by Vandalism. It’s quite similar but lot more clubby. Gone are the dreamy quality of the original but made quite more upbeat and more electro. Vandalism have just adapted the classic trance track to todays ears. It works for clubs and driving in cars. It’s an all classic trance cut waiting to be made and finally it’s been brought back to life.

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    Hablando (Acordeon Mix) by Ramirez
    Hablando (Dub Mix) by Vandalism
    Le Dragueur by In-Grid

    Funny thing was I recently downloaded the new album by In-Grid. Ok I do like my pop dance music and noticed that Le Dragueur by In-Grid has a sample of the classic Ramirez track Hablando. This I absolutely love as they’ve taken a portion of the most famous part from Hablando and incorporated it into it’s own original song. Le Dragueur off of the album Passion by In-Grid. Enjoy all three!

    Posted in 2009, 2010, Single.

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  24. Daft Punk’s Da Funk Remade by Naif Theme


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    90s classic breakthrough track for Daft Punk is remade here by Naif Theme. I’m a big fan of the original and a very defining moment for dance music so it took me several listens to this remake by Naif Theme before I got into it but it certainly works. It’s got the sound of now certainly, the more electro meets rock guitar sort of thing that’s been overdone as of late!

    What do you think? Do you like Daft Punks version or do you like the Naif Theme version?

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    Da Funk by Daft Punk
    Da Funk by Naif Theme

    Posted in 2010, Single.

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  25. Hong Kong Garden by Uffie


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    A classic song by Siouxsie & The Banshees gets covered by Uffie? Ok it’s not bad but the original by Siouxsie & The Banshees is far superior than the Uffie version but Uffie is doing her best to get this remake as best as she can. This is taken from her Sex Dreams And Denim Jeans CD that also includes Pop The Glock, Add SUV, MCs Can Kiss and a bunch of other little goodies. But what’s happend? I thought she going to be the next Ke$ha??? Oh well we can just enjoy her cuts more underground.

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    Hong Kong Garden by Siouxsie & The Banshees
    Hong Kong Garden by Uffie

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    Posted in 2010, Album.

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