Classics Remixed

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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Róisín Murphy – “Primitive” [ItaloBros Remix]

 

Electro-pop-dance Diva, Roisin Murphy’s 2007 album, ‘Overpowered’ has to be one of the best pop-dance records ever recorded. Yet, for some reason, the album failed to reach a commercial success. WHY? I’ll never know.

The chill, laid-back groovy track, “Primitive,” is one of the tracks from the album that has always screamed for a remix. Though there have been a few takes on the track, it is Italian production duo, italoBros that receives our highest praise.

The eclectic duo has masterfully infused the original track with a deep-house vibe that doesn’t strain too far from the groovy feel of the original. The 90′s dance-house beats in combination with Murphy’s smoky, sensual vocals take the disco-laden, “Primitive” from the cozy-surroundings of your bedroom into the spinning, neon-filled lights of a club’s dancefloor.

Take a listen and download below!

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Hudson Mohawke – “Pleasure Principle” [MP3 from Pleasure Principle Weekender]

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In celebration of the upcoming Pleasure Principle festival in Cornwall, UK, DJ\Producer Hudson Mohawke aka HUD MO has shared his remix\refix of Janet Jackson’s classic, “Pleasure Principle,” a production that in the past has only appeared as a limited vinyl release. The 3-day Pleasure Principle weekend festival has an incredible line-up so if you are in the UK make sure to check it out. Click HERE for more details.

The Janet Jackson remix is available as a free download via email. Click HERE, download, and get your Friday pleasure!

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