I'm going to see Soulwax's Dewaele brothers (2ManyDj's) on Easter Monday, and I can't wait so I thought I'd vent my excitement here. I know there is a lot of really good stuff going on in the area of remixers and the like, but although artists like The Phones, MSTRKRFT, Justice* and Erol Alkan are really tearing down the boundries of music, the 2manydj's album (This is Radio Soulwax Pt.2) is second to none. [Hopefully it will be contested when MSTRKRFT bring out "the looks" later this year.] There's also lots of other really good mixes floating about the internet. For information on all the different mixes check HERE.
The only officially released album is Radio Soulwax Part 2, which is an hour compilation, mashing up songs from the full music spectrum, 2manydjs mix tracks which really shouldnt go together and make them work, one memorable part is where they mix Dolly Parton's "9 to 5" with Royksopp's** "Eple" - having the Royksopp tune linger in the background until the climax of Parton's verses (As far as i can remember) where it breaks right into the main ding-a-ling part of "Eple". Pt.2 also has one of my favourite intro's to a 2manydjs mix, with their mash up of a live rendition of "Peter Gunn" with a "Where's your head at?" rock-appella coming out of nowhere.
If you have the album and haven't found the hidden track yet, it's worthwhile to check it. It's a remix of Kylie Minogue's, "Cant get you out of my head", which slices her 'la's and gives a start and stop feeling to bring it in, which works really well. The bonus track is before the album and means the CD has to be rewinded from the first track, doesn't seem to work in some CD players... which is why it took me a few months to find it... pfft.
*[Side note, im a bit ragin that I had the chance to see Justice but left early. They have an unbelievable remix of Soulwax's NY excuse that you all should check out. It's on Justice's myspace which unfortunately i can't remember right now, but im sure its linked off www.myspace.com/mstrkrft]
**[Two worthwhile Royksopp remixes of What else is there are Thin White Dukes mix and the Trentemöller remix. If i get a chance i'll post on these later.]
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