Sunday, December 03, 2006

Simian Mobile Disco Indie Vs Rave Mix

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Simian Mobile Disco, Dancefloor Distortion: Indie Vs. Rave mix

I wanted to throw something special up for the weekend and couldn't think of anything better than this new mix by Simian Mobile Disco. It covers the new rave scene that has blown up in the UK this year, centered mainly around the Klaxons, a Pound for Pound favorite. I obviously haven't been to the UK to really get a feel for this, imagine that it's a little bit of hype (okay, a lot), picked up by the awful British press as something to glom onto as the next big thing.

I'm not sure that new rave is a really good descriptive term for the music coming out of the scene; it doesn't harken back to the warehouse days of the late 80s and early 90s, you aren't picturing the Orb when you hear this mix. It's as indebted to the dance-punk of the past few years as it is to acid house or any other electronic music. It's always a little strange to me when a younger generation attempts to revive a scene that seems to have emerged in a specific moment, but who am I talk? I talked about the unremembered 80s constantly here, so let the kids have their fun. If the music coming out is this good and the kids get away from coke into more communal drugs, I can't see it as a bad thing.

The mix is really phenomenal, I'll try to find a tracklisting ASAP. Simian Mobile Disco are one of the really stars of 2006, they'll be figuring in my Best-of-the-Year lists. Check out a seamless mix of some of this best music of the year, go cop some of their product too. Let me know your thoughts on this new rave ish, especially if you have had a chance to attend some of this events.

-This Mark Danner piece in The NY Review of Books might be the best essay I have read all year, a look at the current war called "Iraq: A War of Imagination."

-Glenn Greenwald takes down one of the more despicable, 'centrist' pundits, Tom Friedman. Dude inexplicably gets respect from liberals, always referenced as this brilliant voice, his books are referenced, yet no one seems to really call him on his egregious errors. Matt Taibbi did an even better job destroying Friedman's hideous ideas and writings in a review of The World Is Flat.

-What do I love more than anything else? Footage of people who are drunk making asses out of themselves! Danny Devito has come through big time, with this crazy appearance on The View last week:

6 comments:

Interceptor said...

that mix is sweet even though the term nu rave is complete arse.

this mix was actually a free CD given away with the crappo NME a month or so ago.(not so crap on this occassion mind)

Their own tune, Hustler on this mix is fucking huge.

NME presents Dancefloor Distortion mixed by Simian Mobile

Sebastian - Ross Ross Ross
Franz Ferdinand - The Fallen (Justice mix)
Zongamin - Bongo Song
Mystery Jets - Crosswords
The Gossip - Standing in the way of control (Soulwax mix)
The Emperor Machine - Seka wants your vcs3
Klaxons - Magik (Simian Mobile Disco mix)
Datarock - Fa - Fa - Fa
Material - Secret life
Para One - Du Dun-Dun
These New Puritans - Elvisss (demo)
Shitdisco - I know Kung Fu (James Ford edit)
Simian Mobile Disco - Hustler
Digitalism - Jupiter Room (Martian Assault edit)
Hot Chip - Boy From School (Erol Alkan extented rework)

phew, that was exhausting. never again

mastamike said...

i know these songs, 3 songs id are missing.

sebastian - ross ross ross
franz ferdinand - the fallen justice remix
zongamin - bongo song
?-?
the gossip- in the way of control soulwax version
?-?
klaxons - magick simian mobile disco remix
datarock - fa fa fa
para one - dundun dun boys noize remix
?-?
simian mobile disco - hustler
digitalism - jupiter room erol alkan edit
hot chip - and i was a boy from school - erol alkan extended

empsburna said...

Tracklisting

Sebastian - Ross Ross Ross
Franz Ferdinand - The Fallen (Justice Remix)
Zongamin - Bongo Song
Mystery Jets - Crosswords
The Gossip - Standing In The Way of Control (Soulwax Nite Version)
The Emperor Machine - Seka Wants Your VCS3
Klaxons - Magick (Simian Mobile Disco Mix)
Datarock - Fa Fa Fa
Material - Secret Life
Para One - Du Dun-Dun
These New Puritans - Elviss (Demo)
Shitdisco - I Know Kung Fu
Simian Mobile Disco - Hustler
Digitalism - Jupiter Room (Martian Assault Edit)
Hot Chip - Boy From School (Erol Alkan Extended Rework)

Interceptor said...

If you enjoyed that check this!

http://download.yousendit.com/18A996
9478DA7A5D

Brand new mofo's...........

if you not dancing by the time Spank Rock kicks in you should have your legs sawn off with a blunt instrument!

Simian Mobile Disco mix

PEUT ETRE PAS - LIASON DANGEREUSES
[UNKNOWN] - WAREHOUSE POSSE
KISS N FLY - SURKIN
WE RUN DIS (DUKE DUMONT REMIX) - MISS ELLIOT
BUMP (SWITCH REMIX) - SPANK ROCK
NAF MONK (JAMIE FANATIC KISS THIS MIX) - KEROWACK
WAYUH (SMD REMIX) - THE RAPTURE
RYKKETID - TRENTEMOLLER
FREAK - LFO
NEEDLES IN A CAMELS EYE - BRIAN ENO

Interceptor said...

Did that work? I'm not sure.

If not try this

http://www.yousendit.com/download
/RTQnQIayp3l5TA%3D%3D

I'm new to You Send It

Holla

Anonymous said...

you jsut totally made my day.
i was at that klaxons/teens of thailand rave in hoxton, and id only ever seen like 4 pictures from it.
and then i randomly come across it while music searching. wow.