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  1. 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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  2. Air Mail Special (Club Des Belugas Remix) by Ella Fitzgerald


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    I love me some good old Ella Fitzgerald songs remixed! There have been countless remixes done of her songs in the past and I’m always interested in hearing more remixes. In compilations like the 4 volume Verve Remixed collection you’ll certainly discover some awesome Ella Fitzgeralad remixes. This is Air Mail Special a lesser known track from Ella’s back catalog. It’s part of the track list from Club Des Belugas album Zoo Zizaro. It’s not a remake or cover but a great remix. Club Des Belugas have taken the original Ella Fitzgerald version of Air Mail Special and have updated it made the song a lot livelier.

    I highly recommend anyone into Nu Jazz, lounge and cocktail music to check out Club Des Belugas.

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    Air Mail Special by Ella Fitzgerald
    Air Mail Special (Club Des Belugas Remix) by Ella Fitzgerald/Club Des Belugas

    For more Club Des Belugas click the album cover below. Their cocktail lounge and jazz sounds are so addictive that you will want to hear more tracks by them. They have several albums and I highly recommend their music.

    Posted in 2009, Album.

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  3. Behind The Wind (Heavygrinder Remix) by Jabberloop


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    This is complete 360 and I love it. Take a nu jazz track like Behind The Wind and give it the complete remix treatment and what you get this full on clubbing track like the Heavygrinder Remix. The original track by Jabberloop is an upbeat jazzin lounge cut but once you check out the two versions you’ll see what I’m talking about. The original Behind The Wind is from the Jabberloop album Infinite Works but the Heavygrinder Remix is off of OOParts album. Both cool and worth owning if you like your music remixed and or made different.

    A little about Jabberloop: They are a Japanese club jazz band who’s been releasing music since 2004. Check them out and you’ll dig their stuff.

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    Behind The Wind by Jabberloop
    Behind The Wind (Heavygrinder Remix) by Jabberloop

    Posted in 2008, Album.

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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. Club Tropicana by Bossasonic Covers Wham!


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    This is fun sunny version of Wham!s Club Tropicana from the little known band Bossasonic. Very island/Brazil inspired. Whereas the Wham! version was also island inspired it has that classic 80s sound to it. This version by Bossasonic definitely has the jazz thing going. I can see this version played at a fun cocktail club/theater as it has that vibe going. Check them out both. I love both and I can listen to them over and over again. The song is from the Bossasonic album Club Life. Check out Bossasonic on Myspace.

    Make sure you listen for the ocean waves while listening to the Bossasonic version. And be sure you catch the Wham! video for Club Tropicana.

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    Club Tropicana by Wham!
    Club Tropicana by Bossasonic

    Posted in 2008, Album.

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  6. 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 by Henry Mancini

    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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  7. Rock Your Body by Shawn Lee & The Ping Pong Orchestra


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    Justin Timberlake’s Rock Your Body is a fun disco inspired pop track and was a huge hit for him. But when Shawn Lee & The Ping Pong Orchestra remade it they changed the sound and made it mostly instrumental. It still sounds like Rock Your Body but now they’ve added a loungy, jazzy touch to it with a Latin inspired big band groove. You can still hear that the 70s sound is still there.

    What Shawn Lee & The Ping Pong Orchestra has done with all the tracks on Hits The Hits is taken all popular tracks by pop artists and made it all something you can play in the background without and of the lyrics getting in the way too much. It’s the perfect background music if you want the hits but you don’t want the lyrics.

    It’s a great collection and it’s similar to other collections like the popular Nouvelle Vague series of 80s new wave tracks remade jazzy and loungy. Shawn Lee & The Ping Pong Orchestra’s Hits The Hits is a fun, hip lively collection of pop tracks and Rock Your Body is one of the better cuts on the disc.

    Check it out and let me know what you think of this version compared to Timberlake’s version.

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    Rock Your Body by Justin Timberlake
    Rock Your Body by Shawn Lee

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    Posted in 2007, Album.

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  8. Gypsy Woman (Acapella) vs Gypsy Woman (Dim’s Special Re–Touch) by Crystal Waters vs Montefiori Cocktail


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    Here’s a song that came out way back in 1991 around the time when house and dance music was just about to explode. It’s a great pop dance track and has a nice groovy beat to it. Crystal Waters was just an up and coming singer when this came – she later had another song 100% Pure Love a couple of years later but this was the song that put her on the map. I especially love the La Da Di La Di Da part as it’s quite catchy!

    This version is totally different and it’s excellent. It’s been given the jazzy loungy treatment by Montefiori Cocktail from Italy. it’s still quite upbeat but you got the big band horns and the live orchestra sounds that goes along with the jazzy feel. I absolutely love it. This version though comes off of the Dimitri From Paris In The House – off of the 3rd disc that is unmixed. Dimitri From Paris has added the Acapella of Gypsy Woman to the instrumental remix of it by Montefiori Cocktail. Check it out and let me know what you think of the two different versions. I think the new version is quite more now and it doesn’t sound so dated like the original does. Boy when I hear the original version it certainly takes me back. Way back to 1991! Long time ago!

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    Gypsy Woman by Crystal Waters (Basement Boys Strip To The Bone Mix) by Crystal Waters
    Gypsy Woman (Acapella) vs Gypsy Woman (Dim’s Special Re–Touch) by Crystal Waters vs Montefiori Cocktail

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    Posted in 1997, 2004, Album, Single.

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  9. Sweet Dreams by Señor Coconut


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    Well the big hit Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This by Eurythmics will always go down in pop music history. It’s been remixed and covered countless number of times but I like this version because it just does not sound so much electronic or synth poppy as the original. It’s very loungy with the added Latin flavor that I’ve come to love from Señor Coconut. I think it’s great and it makes a great track to chill to. Don’t get me wrong, I do love the original and I love it alot but this completely different version is a nice change to the classic piece of music.

    It’s def worth a listen. Check it out and let me know what you think.

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    Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This by Eurythmics
    Sweet Dreams by Señor Coconut

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    Posted in 2008, Album.

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