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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend (Swing Cats Mix) by Marilyn Monroe


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    Ok this is actually a really, really good remix of the Marilyn Monroe classic song. This remix for Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend by Swing Cats is from the remixed versions of Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend single that was released in 2000 and also this remix was featured on the 2005 Greatest Hits Remixed CD of Marilyn Monroe hits. The Swing Cats have taken the very mellow easy listening original of Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend song and have given it the updated, swing dance remix treatment that I really, really dig. It’s fun, lively and quite update with Marilyn’s very sexy vocals. It’s the perfect upbeat song for a nice party or if you want to surprise your friends throw it into a nice mix and catch them totally off guard and surprise them.

    Enjoy!

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    Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend by Marilyn Monroe
    Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend (Swing Cats Mix) by Marilyn Monroe

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    Posted in 2000, Single.

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  4. The Snake by Parov Stelar


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    I’m always so eager to hear new music from Parov Stelar. I love his fusion of old swing jazz with modern day electronic dance. I absolutely love it. He is in top form here with his new EP The Paris Swing Box. Ever single track is top notch. I love Booty Swing and The Snake (with a link to download and preview below) off this ep the most but every cut is rocking. If you are at all into Electro Swing then this ep is for you.

    Check it out and please check out more from Parov Stelar by clicking on the album cover below.

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    The Snake by Parov Stelar

    Posted in 2010, Single.

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  5. Gramophonedzie Samples Peggy Lee With Why Don’t You Do Right!


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    Serbian DJ team takes this classic Peggy Lee track and gives it life for the dancefloor. What an awesome but very short track. Enjoy it below. Both the original version by Peggy Lee and the dance version by Gramophonedzie. You like? I love it when they do this to music, really really do! Remember White Town’s You Woman? The video is fun too. Enjoy both versions original and the update below.

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    Why Don’t You Do Right by Peggy Lee
    Why Don’t You by Gramophonedzie

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    Posted in 2010, Single.

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  6. Coco by Parov Stelar Featuring Lilja Bloom


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    I really love Parov Stelar’s music and his new album is pretty darn awesome. I’ve heard it and it’s a double album as well as a pretty nice Coco ep. So some really cool jazzy electronica dance whch heavily relies on the swing era with a slight touch of the blues. I love most of the tracks on here. Anyone into the whole swing revival thing would really dig these tunes. Or they would be perfect for a swing/jazz era themed party.

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    Here’s the video for Coco as well as a preview of one of the more fun tracks Catgroove from the ep and album. Well worth it!

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    Catgroove by Parov Stelar

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    Posted in 2009, Album, Single.

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  7. Diga Diga Doo by G-Swing feat. DJ Brame


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    I love Diga Diga Doo by The Mills Brothers in it’s original form but when I heard it on G-Swing’s Swing For Modern Clubbers CD I couldn’t get quite enough of it. It’s been beefed up and sped up quite nicely and it’s perfect for any club that wants to throw in some swing style dance beats in their mix. It’s also perfect for listening to while in a car or on your iPod at home. The vocals are still the same as this is just a remix but the credits on the Swing For Modern Clubbers CD says DJ Brame. I don’t know much about DJ Brame but this remake is quite nice.

    The rest of the Swing For Modern Clubbers CD is quite nice too. There are some really great cuts on the disc including a vocal track by Rossy Depalma. Check out the tracklist below. There are remixes by Lindstrom on the disc as well.

    Here’s the track list for the entire disc.

    1. Sing Sing Sing
    2. Ring Dem Bells
    3. Busy Line
    4. I’m Crazy ‘Bout My Baby
    5. Don’t Be That Way
    6. Calor
    7. Run Joe
    8. Diga Diga Doo
    9. Goin’ Nuts
    10. Figs And Dates
    11. Twenty Long Years
    12. Promised Land
    13. Caravan
    14. Heartbreaker

    If you question why old time music should be remixed I say because it’s a great art and we should do more of it. I love albums like this and more and more remixes should be done of well known tracks from yesteryear. Let’s remix everything, right?

    Check the two version of Diga Diga Doo and let me know what you think. Also check out the promo video for the Swing For Modern Clubbers album.

    Enjoy!

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    Diga Diga Doo by The Mills Brothers w/Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
    Diga Diga Doo by G-Swing feat. DJ Brame

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    Posted in 2006, Album.

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