Saturday, August 19, 2006
Boys Noize Remixes
Lutzenkirchen, "Daily Disco (Boys Noize remix)"
Kaiser Chiefs, "Everyday I Love You Less and Less (Boys Noize remix)"
The Living Things, "Bom Bom Bom (Boys Noize remix)"
I just mentioned these guys recently in regards to their remix of Para One's "Dudun-dun," figured this would be a great time to hype some of their other work. All of the stuff that I have involves a Boys Noize remix, which seems to be their calling card right. Boys Noize, a.k.a. Alex Ridha, is one of those youngsters that makes me ask what I have been doing with my life. Bol was born in 1982, ferchrissakes! He wasn't alive for the Sixers winning the NBA championship with Doc and Moe and Moses and Andrew. Not even alive!
Okay, okay, I'll save all of this for therapy. All you really need to know is that this (and his other alias, Kid Alex) is a name to watch, another reason why this new electro/disco/house genre is the stuff I am listening to the most. The first remix comes from Lutzenkirchen's "Daily Disco," which gives you a good sense of his sound. Things really start to pick up around the halfway point on this one, as the bass comes up. Great drums and whatever causes that feedback sound that was all over the Para One remix. The Living Things remix sounds great, keeping the rock sound of "Bom Bom Bom" intact. He does add lots of effects and warps the voices at times to great effect, it sounds like he's still figuring things out.
The absolute banger here is the Kaiser Chiefs remix; you need this immediately. It's disgustingly good, an electro burner that has me ready to fight or fuck. Longtime readers know that is my main criterion for a classic song, and this one had me from the first few seconds. What I especially love about this one is the healthy use of vocals, as Boys Noize are not afraid to work with the original song. It works especially well on this one, as I luuuuuuvvvvvv the lyrics: "Everyday I love you less and less/You turning into something I detest/Everybody says you're turning in" So cold, so brutal, so good.
-Great quote from Justin Timberlake about his new album: "I wanted (the album) to look to a time when everything was just really sexy," he says. "Maybe everybody was coked up, but who cares? It was hot. It was all about sex." He had me at coked up. Also, check out the article for a hilarious quote about Taylor Hicks and the pressure if he was gay. The new album is a guaranteed purchase, JTimb; keep bringing the quotes.
-Hilarious new site showing us non-wingnuts what the right wingers see when they read the New York Times [Via Atrios]