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  1. Top Ten Best Dance Electronic Songs July 2011


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    You can never have enough dance and electronic music so this is my Top Ten Best Dance And Electronic Songs in July 2011. Lots of groovy electronic deliciousness that will keep your house parties going non-stop! Best thing about this mix is it’s got Personal Jesus (The Stargate Mix) by Depeche Mode from their excellent new Depeche Mode Remixes 2 Collection 1981 – 2011 a greatest hits collection of greatest remixes. So tasty. Any Depeche Mode fan or non fan will love this tasty platter of 3 CDs worth of remixes. It’s an amazing collection of remixes. Trust me I love it! Le Piaf by Parov Stelar keeps the tradition of the electro-swing sound going and this is an excellent cut from his awesome and groovy La Fete EP with 3 excellent electro-swing cuts that will keep you swingin’ all night! Next up is I Wanna Dance (Boy Norty Edit) by The Cool Notes an 80s pop/dance song that’s been updated with a very new 80s inspired sound. This will get you in the 80s mode and have you dancing the night away in your home or on your way to work or even in your car. Just don’t drive too fast. I Wanna Dance (Boy Norty Edit) by The Cool Notes is off of Backstreet Brit Funk compiled by Joey Negro and it’s accompanying EP Backstreet Brit Funk Re-Edits tasty music for any disco and funk fanatics. Up next is Cyclone (Dumme Jungs Remix) by Dirty Disco Youth and Duo Synchron with bangin’ chopped up house beats with some electro banging fuzzy beats. So tasty it’s almost like you are on a major caffeine high that’s about to make you explode. Not much to say about Raise Your Weapon (Madeon Extended Remix) by Deadmau5 as we all know that Deadmau5 produces some of the best dance music around so it’s got to be good right?

    Which brings us to the disco or nu disco section of our Top Ten Best Dance Electronic Songs July 2011 with 5 very sexy very funky nu disco cuts that will groove you along. TinpongToomy Disco6th Borough ProjectNewcleusPional all keep the disco sound progressing. I love it!

    These are the songs I’m listening to now. Check them all out and dance your ass off!

    Top Ten Best Dance Electronic Songs July 2011

    Personal Jesus (The Stargate Mix) by Depeche Mode
    Le Piaf by Parov Stelar
    I Wanna Dance (Boy Norty Edit) by The Cool Notes
    Cyclone (Dumme Jungs Remix) by Dirty Disco Youth and Duo Synchron
    Raise Your Weapon (Madeon Extended Remix) by Deadmau5
    New Religion (Marcus Marr Mix) by Tinpong
    Kosmic Nebula by Toomy Disco
    If The Feeling’s Right by 6th Borough Project
    Automan (Drop Out Orchestra Remix) by Newcleus
    Where Eagles Dare by Pional

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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. 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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  5. Faith Healer (Barracuda Mix) by Recoil


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    Recoil is Alan Wilder from Depeche Mode and this single, Faith Healer  from the album Bloodline was riding on the HUGE success that Depeche Mode had recently experienced with their Violator album. Bloodline was certainly nothing close to the massive success that Violator had but this release is certainly worth noting if those of you Depeche Mode fans don’t know anything about this release and the single Faith Healer which features the vocals of Douglas McCarthy of Nitzer Ebb. Faith Healer came out just when ‘techno’ and electronic albums were slowly seeing major label releases stateside and this single along with releases by Eon, T99, The Prodigy, Meat Beat Manifesto, Baby Ford and LFO was in heavy rotation on my players in the car or on the stereo at home.

    Faith Healer which is a cover of an old Alex Harvey (Scottish blues and rock vocalist) song, includes some pretty darn cool remixes. The remix that I came to love on the single to Faith Healer is the Barracuda Remix which is credited to a Richard M Hall who just happens to be Moby! Other remixes on Faith Healer include the Disbeliever Remix which was by LFO who I totally dug back in the day. LFO’s Frequencies album and single We Are Back is still high on my list of favorite tracks from back in the day. This remix is certainly quite beat and bass heavy. Mark Bell from LFO later worked with Bjork on several of her album

    A great remix package if you happen to get your hands on it and it’s highly recommended but if not check out the Barracuda Remix, LFO’s Disbeliever Mix, several other remixes and original version of Faith Healer by Recoil below. For more Recoil check out their awesome Greatest Hits compilation here which includes great new remixes of older Recoil cuts.

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    Faith Healer by Recoil
    Faith Healer (Barracuda Mix) by Recoil

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    Posted in 1992, Single.

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  6. 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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  7. West End Girls (Club Mix) by James Talk & Ridney


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    Ok whatever you say and I don’t really care what you say I am the worlds biggest Pet Shop Boys fan. Since I heard West End Girls in 1985 I was hooked. The guys are very talented at what they do and they have released some of best music in the last almost 30 years. So I love the Pet Shop Boys. I also love any remixes or remakes of their music that I hear.

    So I ran across this wonderful house bordering on trance remake of their hit West End Girls by James Talk & Ridney and I love what I hear. These guys are great and they keep collaborating on many different cuts and I’m hooked at what they release. Check out both the original Pet Shop Boys version and the James Talk & Ridney versions below.

    Also check out James Talk & Ridney with their hit Forever where they sample Earth Wind & Fire!

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    West End Girls by Pet Shop Boys
    West End Girls (Club Mix) by James Talk & Ridney

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    Posted in 2009, Single.

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Full Intention Covers Patrick Juvet Disco Classic I Love America!


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    One of my all time favorite remakes is America (I Love America) by Full Intention. This is a remake of the Patrick Juvet disco classic I Love America from 1978 and this Full Intention remake came out initially in 1995 and later repackaged for an American audience in 1996 and released by Big Beat Records a division of Warner Atlantic. Hey does corporate America really get dance music? They were really trying in the 90s and since the nasty Bush years came and went things are starting to look a little more promising for dance music again. I’m really glad that America (I Love America) got an actual release as it’s an excellent example of 1990s house music with a slight disco touch! Very club friendly. This remake of the Patrick Juvet disco classic I Love America put Full Intention on the map. They have done countless tracks and remixes since then and they are still going strong! Full Intention were all over the place with major major remix credits. Remember Free by Ultra Nate? This remix basically samples the “I Love America” words from the original Patrick Juvet song.

    Ok I’m not sure about the whole message of I Love America nowadays as it’s a completely different place today than it was back in 1996. I still love America but sure do need a change! My favorite version of America (I Love America) is the Original Sugar Daddy 12″ Mix but you can check out the Full Intention 12″ Vocal Mix and the original album version of Patrick Juvet’s classic which clocks in at 14 minutes!!! Also check out these excellent new remixes of Full Intention’s I Love America too! These new remixes of America (I Love America) were released last year!

    America (I Love America) (New Original) by Full Intention
    America (I Love America) (California Mix) by Full Intention
    America (I Love America) (Jolyon Petch Mix) by Full Intention
    America (I Love America) (Orli Da Radino Mix) by Full Intention

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    I Love America by Patric Juvet
    I Love America (Full Length 12″ Vocal Mix) by Full Intention

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    Posted in 1996, Single.

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  11. 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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  12. Shirley Bassey Covers Grace Jones With Slave To The Rhythm (The Glimmer Twins Remix)


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    I previously wrote about a Grace Jones Slave To The Rhythm sample by Magnum 38 but wanted to write again because theirs this great cover by Dame Shirley Bassey. Most of you will probably remember Shirley Bassey from the excellent collaboration she did with the Propellerheads with History Repeating back in the 90s. A complete contrasting track off of the rest of Decksandrumsandrockandroll by Propellerheads. But in reality you should get to know Shirley Bassey because she has some really cool music. I suppose the collaboration she did with the Propellerheads was a complete fit since she did the James Bond soundtrack themes but this Grace Jones remake is right on. Especially this Glimmer Twins remix as it has a very late 80s dance electronic beat sound. I’m sure you’ll recognize it once you hear it.

    Ok we’re covering a lot of ground here. The Glimmer Twins are actually The Glimmers. The Glimmers were originally The Glimmer Twins but they were forced to change their name by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards because The Glimmer Twins was a project of theirs and they own the name or something so the big man won here and they were forced to become The Glimmers!

    Anyway if you don’t know about Shirley Bassey check her music out. I think her voice and her music lends to remixes very well as evidenced in History Repeating and her own Greatest Hits Remixes album from about 10 years ago so I can certainly wish to hear more remixes of her tracks in the near future. In the meantime checkout both Grace Jones and Shirley Bassey doing Slave To The Rhythm at the links below.

    Check out Slave by Magnum sampling Grace Jones here.


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    Slave To The Rhythm by Grace Jones
    Slave To The Rhythm (The Glimmer Twins Remix) by Shirley Bassey

    Posted in 2008, Album.

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  13. Jan Johnston Remakes Sleeping Satellite by Tasmin Archer


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    Tasmin Archer’s biggest hit Sleeping Satellite was a fun and obscure pop hit that came out of nowhere in 1992 to land on the pop charts. Later Tasmin Archer was nowhere to be found. I loved this song back in the early 90s and I think I have not heard much more from Tasmin since then. So Tasmin certainly reached the one hit wonder status but the song is certainly solid and still sounds great today. The remake here by Jan Johnston is quite good. Released by Perfecto Records, Paul Oakenfold’s 90s mega dance label that’s released countless trance hits is behind the production here. I think Jan Johnston does a pretty good job at singing this cut. I like it and I’m so happy that’s been remade as it deserves to be noticed today. The single package contains several remixes that are highly recommended to owning but this is the Club Mix below along with the original Tasmin Archer version that if you were too young or not around in 1992 you wouldn’t even know about it. This remake came out in 2009. Original Tasmin Archer version of Sleeping Satellite is off of Tasmin’s Great Expectations CD.

    Enjoy both versions below and feel free to comment on what you think  if each version.


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    Sleeping Satellite by Tasmin Archer
    Sleeping Satellite (Club Mix) by Jan Johnston

    Posted in 2009, Single.

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  14. 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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  15. Bottin Remixes Sage Comme Une Image by Lio


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    Well it’s not quite a remix but certainly an edit and it’s a great new discovery for me from a little known French singer from the 80s by the name of Lio. I love this track so much and I’ve been playing it over and over again as it’s got the sexy, groovy and very early 80s French disco sound that I like and hear on many new tracks these days influenced by that sound.

    This is a very tasty edit here by Bottin is one of the best new discoveries ever. If you are at all into anything neo disco, electro, synth or 80s retro dance then this track is certainly for you both the original and the edit by Bottin. There’s not much of a difference between the original extended version versus the edit but both are highly recommended on repeat. Check them both out below and enjoy!


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    Sage comme une image (Long Version) by Lio
    Sage Oil (Bottin Edit) by Lio

    Posted in 2010, Single.

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  16. 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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  17. Jerome Isma-Ae Remakes The OT Quartet’s Hold That Sucker Down!


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    Rollo (of Faithless) and Rob D (of Clubbed To Death fame – you know featured on The Matrix Soundtrack) are the O.T. Quartet. They produced this awesome track back in the mid 90s which was a huge hit back then in the club world. It has the trademark Rollo/Cheeky Records sound and I loved it back then and I still love it now. It’s a classic masterpiece that doesn’t get boring after countless listens. I’m glad Jerome Isma-Ae remade it and brought the track into the sound of now at clubs. It’s fun and I dig it and I’m sure you’ll dig it too if you like anything by Faithless or Rollo you will certainly dig Hold That Sucker Down by Jerome Isma-Ae. And if you don’t know anything about The O.T. Quartet then this will certainly be the way for you to discover the great Cheeky Records and Rollo sound. Check out both original and the remake below.

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    Hold That Sucker Down (Builds Like A Skyscraper Mix) by The OT Quartet
    Hold That Sucker Down (Instrumental Edit) by Jerome Isma-Ae

    Posted in 2010, Single.

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  18. 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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  19. Insomnia by Mike Candys & Jack Holiday


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    This is a darn good remake of the awesome Faithless classic Insomnia from way back in 1997 when electronica broke somewhat big here in the states. This remake by Mike Candys & Jack Holiday takes the classic trademark Faithless sound and built upon that to make a new club track for todays generation. It’s highly recommended and since Insomnia is one of my favorite cuts of all time this I was so excited to hear.

    The single is the Original edit, The Christopher S Remix and the Chris Crime Remix which is below.

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    Insomnia by Faithless
    Insomnia (Chris Crime Infinity Remix) by Mike Candy & Jack Holiday

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    Posted in 2010, Single.

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  20. Move (Original) by Tim Healey & Marc Adamo


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    The huge rave monster by The Shamen, Move Any Mountain has been remade by Tim Healey & Marc Adamo. Getting it ready for the 20th anniversary of The Shamen release. Originally it was called Progen but later when they got signed to Sony Records they renamed the song and repackaged the single with countless remixes and an awesome first album En-Tact which was also remixed for the USA.

    Here Tim Healey & Marc Adamo have taken that huge rave dance hit and made an update to it for today. This version is the original and it’s the one that has the most vocals and the one that makes it really feel like an actual cover. Whatever you want to call it a cover, sample, remake they are all possibilities and this is a nice update. I just love hearing new versions of old classics and this one really takes me back to when rave culture had exploded and dance and techno music was all over the place including being played on Live 105 here in SF! Those were the good old days! There are two other remixes with this release and the remix to note is the Dirtycloud Remix. Click the album cover below to hear the remixes from this release which I highly recommend.

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    Move Any Mountain (I.R.P. In The Land Of Oz) by The Shamen
    Move (Original) by Tim Healey & Marc Adamo

    Posted in 2010, Single.

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  21. Over The Hill by Tim Taylor VS Thor 54 Samples Hills Of Katmandu by Tantra


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    Such an epic disco classic track Tantra’s Hills of Katmandu is and Tim Taylor VS Thor 54 have actually perfected on that classic track. Both versions are quite amazing and Hills Of Katmandu is one of my all time favorite disco tracks. It still sounds quite fresh and way ahead of it’s time when this was first released back in 1979 30+ years ago. Ok it’s not your typical disco track that you would find on an American disco compilation but it’s so worth hearing, owning, loving and appreciating. It’s classic underground, it’s very underground dance club, Studio 54 and so on. Those of you disco lovers will appreciate the original here. It’s a fine example of Euro Electro Disco bordering on Hi-NRG and Italo Disco that would later come into the mainstream. The original, original version of Hills of Katmandu is over 16 minutes long. The version I have here is a mix by legendary San Francisco DJ/musician Patrick Cowley which makes it a little shorter but adding a little more deeper bassline.

    You will also appreciate the remake by Tim Taylor VS Thor 54. It’s tribal techno electro house at it’s best. Released back in 2001 almost 10 years now but still sounding fresh, It’s certainly a great update. They have sampled Hills Of Katmandu perfectly. Check them both out below.

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    Hills Of Katmandu (Patrick Cowley Mix) by Tantra
    Over The Hill by Tim Taylor VS Thor 54

    Feel like discovering more Euro Disco? You should definitely check out where I discover cool classic Euro Disco. Click the album cover below and discover some more classics like Giorgio Moroder, Gino Soccio, Space, Gaz Nevada and a ton more. Disco Discharge European Connection certainly worth it!!

    Posted in 2001, Single.

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  22. Comment Te Dire Adieu (Beach House Mix) by Blank & Jones


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    This is a fun Latinized instrumental remake of the Francoise Hardy classic song Comment Te Dire Adieu by Blank & Jones. No vocals here just all instrumental music with a very chill, sexy downtempo groove. The remix is called Beach House Mix so you can just picture yourself chilling poolside or at the beach with a cocktail and with the smooth beats of this track. It’s a fun remake and certainly one of many for this very popular classic Francoise Hardy cut. This remix is off of the Blank & Jones album Relax: Edition Five Enjoy and let me know what you think of this compared to the original. Both versions below.

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    Comment Te Dire Adieu by Francoise Hardy
    Comment Te Dire Adieu (Beach House Mix) by Blank & Jones

    If you like this sort of music you should check out the rest of the album at the link below. This collection also has a pretty darn great remake of the Depeche Mode classic Freelove. So the entire collection is certainly worth it. Click the album cover and preview the rest of the tracks at Amazon now!


    Posted in 2010, Album, Compilation.

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  23. So Phat! Cover Sheila E. With A Love Bizarre


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    I love buying compilations because with compilations you always discover unique tracks that never get heard anywhere, tracks that are remakes that just get discovered so I love the compilations a lot because it’s one of the best ways to discover new music. Such is the case with this remake of an 80s classic track A Love Bizarre by So Phat! I discovered this cover on Erotic Lounge 2 pictured below. It’s one of those Hotel Costes, Buddha Bar type compilations broken down to 2 discs one being the slower mellower disc the other being the more upbeat collection. They contain a great collection of tracks and this Sheila E. cover is certainly the discovery in this disc. The original was released 6 years ago in 2004 but I just recently got this collection and it’s certainly a good discovery. Check out both the Sheila E. version which has some vocals by Prince and the new So Phat! version of A Love Bizarre.

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    A Love Bizarre (Parts 1&2) by Sheila E.
    A Love Bizarre (Album Version) by So Phat!

    If you like what you hear check out Erotic Lounge 2 by clicking on the artwork below.


    Posted in 2004, Compilation.

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  24. Tim Tim Sample Andrews Sisters With Rum ‘N’ Coca Cola


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    Being the big fan of electro swing I quickly fell in love with this version of Rum And Coca-Cola originally recorded by The Andrews Sisters. This version by Tim Tim gives the song the island, Jamaican reggaefied party vibe feel along with the ragga rapping and cute girl vocals and incorporated with the awesome sample from the original Andrews Sisters song. Very bouncy and will get your party shaking. I highly recommend this version as I love it and I’m sure you will too.

    Check out both the original by the Andrews Sisters and Tim Tim versions below.

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    Rum And Coca-Cola by The Andrews Sisters
    Rum ‘N’ Coca Cola (Shake It Up Well) by Tim Tim

    Posted in 2009, Single.

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  25. Billie Jean by Shinehead


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    The anniversary of Michael Jackson’s death came and went last week so I figured I’d do at least one post of a cover or sample or remix of a famous Michael Jackson track. I figured posting about this Shinehead cover of his big hit Billie Jean. I only discovered this cover a little over ten years ago and it dates way back to just after Mr. Jackson had released his big hit – 1984. I love this remake and I love how it has a very chill summery hot sunny sound to it. It’s perfect in Shineheads trademark dub and dancehall style. From Shinehead’s album Rough & Rugged. Bet you didn’t know this cover existed did you?

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    Billie Jean by Michael Jackson
    Billie Jean by Shinehead

    Click the album artwork below to download the digital version of Rough & Rugged.


    Posted in 1984, Album.

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