Monday, July 09, 2007

TEACHING THE INDIE KIDS TO DANCE AGAIN (ELECTRO-STYLE)

These are more appropriate for drunken Friday night revelry, than rainy Monday evenings, but I'm sorry - it's all I've got for you.

Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit (Patrick Alavi Rerox Edit) [Info]

The typical student anthem remade so that it's still relevant at a time when it's become cool for indie-kids to branch out and listen to electro. A time when it's ok to go to an indie-disco where it's like, you know, an actual disco. Arty girls looking beautiful but going crazy on the dancefloor; the cardigan-wearing hipsters, notoriously known for shoe-gazing, joining in.

Rage Against The Machine - Killing In The Name (Mr Oizo Remix) [Info]
Rage Against The Machine / Mr Oizo - Killing In The Name (DJ Clumsy Remix) [Info]

The original still goes down a storm at indie-discos (or, specifically, the indie-disco that used to take place in Sandinos and shall soon be reinstated - if the rumours are true). Boy and girl both going crazy to the same tune, some jumping up and down, some moshing, some head-banging. Every time the electro version (neither of these, but similar) comes on in ABC2 (in Glasgow) there's a similar effect, but it's slightly more civilised. Perhaps odd, that last statement. Not really, though, when you consider the fact that we all just want to dance and hug each other.

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I'm currently in the process of finding something that excites me, that I like, that I can write about, that's not electro. These criteria are actually surprisingly hard to fulfil, lately.

11 comments:

James said...

Are you well aquainted with The Faint, these guys do electro-clash at it's best. Wet From Birth is simply an amazing album.

Tommoyo said...

Hmm i thought I spied the Mr Oizo remix last week somewhere, then I heard annie mac play it and couldn't remember where it was, then came back here and found it. cheers.

Yorkshire Lad said...

Love the blog mate. Was just wondering where you hear about this stuff. Love the Mr Oizo remix! Also, I'm new to this blog business, how to you get music onto your blog?

Alistair said...

Only just discovered your blog, but there's some amazing stuff on here. You've got a great ear for music. Hope to hear more of your quality picks soon!

chrismiles1981 said...

That is not the "Mr Oizo" remix of Killing in the name.

Its by a another french artist called SebastiAn, also on Ed Banger records - and I have heard this mix being played in ABC2 glasgow on a few ocasions, as is frequently played at Death Disco as well.

tomalak said...

Yes it is Chris.. it was announced as such on Radio 1 by Zane Lowe just this evening.

Listening through both tracks carefully I'm certain that the Mr Oizo Remix is, in fact, the Mr Oizo Remix.

I've not heard the "Clumsy DJ" one before.

Zachary said...

One of my friends introduced me to your blog, thank god!

Daniiiiel said...

It is the Mr Oizo remix, but infact, SebastiAn did do it himself in a hotel room on his laptop [so i've heard] and for some reason he didn't release it under his name.

...so i've heard.

BloodyBang said...

why havent you posted in ages :O?

Goliath said...

Where are you?

Jim said...

Indeed... we miss you!