Classics Remixed

Kylie Minogue – “Bette Davis Eyes” [Kim Carnes Cover]

From the upcoming BBC Radio 2’s Sounds Of The 80s compilation; listen to the glorious Kylie Minogue’s dance cover of the timeless Kim Carnes  classic, “Bette Davis Eyes.” Absolutely brilliant and oh so , Kylie!

BBC Radio 2’s Sounds Of The 80s  is a unique collection of tracks recorded by some of the biggest artists around, every track is a cover version of a song from the 80s and has been carefully chosen by the artist specifically for this album. All the tracks are previously unreleased.

Artists include Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Olly Murs, Passenger and London Grammar. Full track list below.

BBC Radio 2’s Sounds Of The 80s arrives on November 10.

Pre-Order – here

Disc: 1
1. Sam Smith – How Will I Know (Whitney Houston)
2. Ed Sheeran – Atlantic City (Bruce Springsteen)
3. The Script – Drive (The Cars)
4. Christina Perri – If I Could Turn Back Time (Cher)
5. Passenger – Romeo & Juliet (Dire Straits)
6. Birdy – Lucky Star (Madonna)
7. Rumer – Arthur’s Theme (The Best That I Can Do) (Christopher Cross)
8. Chrissie Hynde – Every Day Is Like Sunday (Morrissey)
9. Dido – Smalltown Boy (Bronski Beat)
10. Katie Melua – Wonderful Life (Black)
11. Amy MacDonald – Waiting For A Star To Fall (Boy Meets Girl)
12. Caro Emerald – Walk Like An Egyptian (The Bangles)
13. Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott – Caravan of Love (Isley Jasper Isley/ The Housemartins)
14. The Shires – Islands In the Stream(Kenny Rodgers & Dolly Parton)
15. Train – Holding Back the Years (Simply Red)
16. Level 42 – Need You Tonight (INXS)
17. Kaiser Chiefs – Should I Stay Or Should I Go (The Clash)
18. Manic Street Preachers – Start Me Up (The Rolling Stones)
Disc: 2
1. Olly Murs – Let’s Groove (Earth Wind & Fire)
2. Kylie Minogue – Bette Davis Eyes (Kim Carnes)
3. Dolly Parton Feat Richie Sambora – Lay Your Hands On Me (Bon Jovi)
4. James Blunt – I Guess That’s Why they Call It the Blues (Elton John)
5. London Grammar – Wicked Game (Chris Isaak)
6. Will Young – Teardrops Womack & Womack)
7. Shane Filan – True Colours (Cyndi Lauper)
8. Texas – Don’t Talk To Me About Love (Altered Images)
9. Millers Daughter – Head Over Heels (Tears For Fears)
10. The Pierces – Don’t Give Up (Peter Gabriel & Kate Bush)
11. Ward Thomas – Man In The Mirror (Michael Jackson)
12. Boyzone – The Whole of the Moon (The Waterboys)
13. Kian Egan – Run To You (Bryan Adams)
14. Jermain Jackman – I Want To Know What Love Is (Foreigner)
15. Si Cranstoun – Tell Her About It (Billy Joel)
16. Overtones – Wake Me Up Before You Go
17. Lisa Stansfield – You’re the Best Thing (The Style Council)
18. Gabrielle Aplin – That’s All (Genesis)
19. Sophie Ellis – Bextor

Róisín Murphy – “Ramalama” (Bang Bang) [Rob Mooney & Junior Gee Remix]

Oldie but goodie! This remix is about 4-years-old but since all of Róisín Murphy’s songs and remixes are simply timeless; I thought I share this with y’all today. Grab the incredible house remix of the divine Ms. Murphy’s “Ramalama” from her glorious 2005 debut, Ruby Blue  by UK DJ\Producers Rob Mooney & Junior Gee.

Below is the Irish diva performing “Ramalama” live at Germany’s Melt! Festival in 2005.

Personal plead note : Dear Ms. Murphy, can we PLEASE  get a proper followup to the majestic, Overpowered?! The time is now! xo

The Cure – “Just Like Heaven” [The Penelopes Remix]

Parisian Electropop duo The Penelopes (Axel Basquiat and Vincent T. ) whom previously provided us with a glorious, dance remix of David Bowie’s 1983 classic, Lets Dance now takes on a Nu-Disco ride with their remix of “Just Like Heaven” by Goth-pop pioneers, The Cure! And guess what? This remix does feel like heaven.

Free download below. Enjoy!

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FEMME Covers The Shangri-Las, Anita Ward, Seal and Madonna!

One of our favorite discoveries this year, London’s electropop pixie FEMME has been sharing a series of covers for the past weeks that the singer calls: “songs that have no doubt influenced and inspired the sound and the music I make today.”  Those songs have now been made available as a free download today!

The collection includes songs by American royalty, The Shangri-Las (whom we definitely see as an inspiration for FEMME’s “Fever Boy.” ) as well as Anita Ward, Madonna and Seal. Each cover representing an impacting decade of music spanning from the 60s to the 90s. We absolutely love what she’s done here. Each song has been revitalized with an energetic synthpop sound that breathes new life into the memorable classics. These covers also offer a bit of a glimpse on what FEMME’s music might sound like on her upcoming debut. Exciting!

As a bonus, below is a fantastic cover of Aretha Franklin’s “Respect” not included in this EP collection.

FEMME is joining Elliphant and Charli XCX on a North American tour starting in September for what is sure to be one of the most kick-ass, #girlpower shows ever! Be sure not to miss that!

Enjoy!

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Tour Dates:

09/26 – The Social – Orlando, FL
09/27 – Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
09/29 – Freebird Live – Jacksonville Beach, FL
09/30 – Amos’ Southend – Charlotte, NC
10/02 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
10/03 – Theatre of the Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
10/04 – Royale Boston – Boston, MA
10/07 – Webster Hall – New York, NY
10/09 – Cabaret du Mile End – Montreal, QC
10/10 – The Hoxton – Toronto, ON
10/11 – St. Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI
10/13 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL
10/14 – The Ready Room – St. Louis, MO
10/16 – Fitzgerald’s Downstairs – Houston, TX
10/17 – Emo’s – Austin, TX
10/18 – Trees – Dallas, TX
10/20 – The Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ
10/21 – House of Blues – San Diego, CA
10/24 – Mayan Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
10/25 – Slim’s – San Francisco, CA

Janet Jackson – “Go Deep” [The Remixes]

 

For the past week or so I’ve been listening\revisiting Janet Jackson’s 1997, critically-praised dark masterpiece “The Velvet Rope.” One of her most daring album’s at the time. Topics covered on the album ranged from sexual bondage, domestic violence, bisexuality and homophobia to the examination of self-worth, depression and the celebration of loved ones who’ve passed away. “The Velvet Rope” debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, charted in the top 5 of many other countries, was Janet’s fourth consecutive #1 album in the US, and went on to triple-platinum status in the US, with total worldwide sales of over 10 million copies! The record is also listed on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time!

Although it’s really tough to choose one favorite song from the album, ‘Go Deep’ has to be one I connected with the most. It’s simply a fun, sexy track with no particular message other than having a good time, feeling good about yourself, dancing at your favorite spot and finding someone hot to groove with.

So, below are some amazing ‘Go Deep’ remixes I think will satisfied each and everyone of you out there that happens to love this song as much as I do. My personal favorites being the Shoe Scene Symphony, Tchami and Robert Mint remixes.

Enjoy!

x


Lauryn Hill – “Doo Wop” [ItaloBros Remix]

 

After giving us the excellent Róisín Murphy remix of ‘Primitive,’ (here) Italian DJ\Producer duo ItaloBros return with another great, deep-house banger! Listen and download their funky, house take on Lauryn Hill’s classic, ‘Doo Wop’

“Girls you know you better watch out, Some guys, some guys are only about, That thing, that thing, that thinnnng”

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Sylvester – ‘You Make Me Feel Mighty Real’ [RAC Mix]

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Disco-Soul singer Sylvester’s 1978 mighty mighty real classic, ‘You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)’ gets a funky-fresh and groovy update by RAC (aka André Allen Anjos).

There is enough classic-gold funk on this track to short-circuit Daft Punk for a few hours. Take a listen!

Congrats to RAC who recently signed with Cherrytree Records with an scheduled debut EP expected to drop sometime in June.

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David Bowie – “Let’s Dance” [The Penelopes Remix]

Let’s dance put on your red shoes and dance the blues…let dance!

David Bowie’s 1983 classic, “Lets Dance” produced by the one and only, Nile Rodgers; whose name is currently on everyone’s mind due to his collaboration in the upcoming Random Access Memories by Daft Punk get’s a glorious, electro-dipped, dance remixed by Parisian-duo, The Penelopes.

Download below!

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