Kiss The Future


Kiss The Future Vol. 19
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1973 CBS Special Presentation Bumper by Morton Stevens
Invisible Light (Stuart Price 12″ Remix) by Scissor Sisters
Cooler Couleur (Junkie XL Remix) by Crookers featuring Yelle
I’ll Get You (featuring Jeppe) by Classixx
Starmaker (Miami Horror’s Relight My Fire Remix) by Dan Hartman
Lights Out (Dave Rubato Remix) by Santigold
Pyramid by Jaytech
New In Town (Bimbo Jones Remix) by Little Boots
She’s Got Me Dancing (Bimbo Jones Remix) by Tommy Sparks
Panic Attack (Fred Falke Extended Mix) by Florrie
Witty (Original) by Justin Faust
Lies (Alex Metric Remix) by Fenech-Soler
Get Some by Soundpusher
Alive (Dave Aude Remix) by Goldfrapp
Shoegazer Disco (Linus Loves Remix) by Morel

“I’m gonna take you out tonight, I’m gonna make you feel alright…”

It’s now been 29 months since my last Kiss The Future mix. On one hand I feel like I should talk a little bit about what I’ve been doing and why I’ve chosen these songs, but instead I think I’ll let the music do the talking.

Cover art via Wire & Twine – you can purchase the t-shirt here.

Kiss The Future Vol. 18
(Original upload date 25 February 2008)

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Fuck More (with Madonna intro) by Junkie XL
I Don’t Like The Vibe In The VIP (Jack Rokka Club Mix) by ElectroVamp
What Planet You On (Prok And Fitch Vocal) by Bodyrock & Luciana
Seems Like My Fault (Easy L. & Roman F. Mix) by DJ Agent Orange
Let Me Know (Joey Negro’s Destination Boogie Club) by Roisin Murphy
Kiss You Off (DJ Delicious Remix) by Scissor Sisters
Razorblade (Play Paul Vocal Club Mix) by Coburn
Destination Calabria (Paul Emanuel Remix) by Alex Gaudin Featuring Crystal Waters
Elektro Loser (Freak Fusion Mix) by Elektrik Haze
Hollaback Boooy (Gwen Stefani vs. Flava Flav) by Robosonic The Hedgehog
Konichiwa Bitches (Trentemøller Remix) by Robyn

“I’ll be your schoolgirl dream, I’ll shake my peaches & cream…”

So, it’s been, like, two months since I recorded a Kiss The Future mix (heh, Two Months Off. See: Underworld). While I’ve had a number of tracks earmarked, I just wasn’t finding the right combination of tracks that excited me…that was, until the night of SugarKRASH. My friend John Rivie, who DJs under the name Luvsik, dropped the remix of Beck’s Loser you’ll hear in this set, and it was like one hundred explosions going off in my body. From that point on, everything just gelled. I really love this particular KTF.

I don’t have anything else to add – the music totally does the talking.

Kiss The Future Vol. 17
(Original upload date 21 December 2007)

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I Used To Dance With My Daddy (Subsource Remix) by Datarock
Whole Lotta Love (Dirty Funker Remix) by Led Zeppelin
Daft Britney (Britney Spears vs. Daft Punk) by Go Home Productions
The Call (Ante Up) by Green Velvet & Jamie Principle
La Musique by Riot In Belgium
Stakker Humanoid (James Talk 2007 Remix) by Stakker
Lights (Luomo Remix) by Scissor Sisters
First Gear by The Rapture
Into A Swan (Weatherall Remix) by Siouxsie
Crocodile (Pete Heller Remix) by Underworld
Cologne Cerrone Houdini by Goldfrapp

“I used to dance with my daddy, yeah!”

Here’s an attempt at being topical.

The last few weeks have brought us new albums by Daft Punk, Siouxsie, and Underworld. Goldfrapp’s forthcoming album has been leaked. Britney Spears continues to be a pop wreck, with her little sister now joining the team. Led Zeppelin took the stage together for the first time since 1985. Scissor Sisters released a fan-only single limited to 300 copies that subsequently pissed off a lot of the fans. I saw The Rapture in concert twice this year. Green Velvet working with Chicago house legend Jamie Principle makes me very happy.

Buster’s presence is helping me make it through the stress of my day job and of the holidays, and when I’m recording a new mix he sits next to my laptop and watches me intently.

(Cover model: Buster)

Kiss The Future Vol. 16
(Original upload date 24 November 2007)

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Can I Get Get Get (Guns ‘n’ Bombs Jak The Tab Remix) by Junior Senior
Party Animal (Vandalism Dirty Remix) by Mark Knight
Ibiza (V&M Remix) by Kloq
Oh My God (Chris Lake Remix) by Mark Ronson Featuring Lily Allen
All These Things That I’ve Done (Pink Noise Mix) by The Killers
Take Off (Filthy Disco Mix) by Jack Rokka vs. Betty Boo
Saturday Night Sunday Morning (Digital Dog Remix) by T-Empo
Automatic (Extended Mix) by Ultra Naté
The Drugs (Original Mix Version) by Josh Atchley & Trent Cantrelle
Golden Heart (GRN’s Golden Glow Remix) by Erasure

“I’ve got soul, but I’m not a soldier…”

(Cover model: Jeff)

Kiss The Future Vol. 15
(Original upload date 19 October 2007)

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The Creeps (Fonzerelli Mix) by Camille Jones vs. Fedde Le Grand
Bring The Noise (Ferry Corsten Mix) by Public Enemy
Burnin’ by Daft Punk
Yeah Yeah (D. Ramirez Vocal Club Mix) by Bodyrox
Kinda New (Dirty South 07 Remix) by Spektrum
Confusion 2007 (Dirty South Electrofried Remix) by New Order
Soul Heaven (Fonzerelli Remix) by Henrik B.
Get On The Dancefloor (Vandalism Vocal Remix) by Freaks
Computer Love (No Recip Mix) by NSA Featuring RuPaul
With Every Heartbeat (Corenell Remix) by Robyn With Kleerup

“It’s a beautiful, beautiful scene; it’s a soul, soul heaven”

Fonzerelli is turning into one of my favorite artists. His track Spirit from KTFv14 is something I can listen to over and over again, along with his remix of Soul Heaven presented here. I know it’s GAYGAYGAY but I can’t help being moved by it – and I hate divas. The big surprise is Ferry Corsten’s mix of Bring The Noise, which kicks ass. I lived with a copy of Public Enemy’s Fear Of A Black Planet all during my freshman year of college, and I can still rap almost the entire track from memory. As soon as I heard the remix I started hearing Daft Punk’s Burnin’ paired with it. Dirty South has been remixing everyone and I love their bootleg mix of Confusion, one of New Order’s most reworked tracks (’83, ’90, ’95, ’02, and now ’07). Finally, NSA and RuPaul will have you laughing with Computer Love, the title of which is a nod to Kraftwerk and with lyrics taken from dirty personal ads on Craigslist (NSFW).

Kiss The Future Vol. 14
(Original upload date 9 October 2007)

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Breakaway (Chris Fraser Main Mix) by Inaya Day
Beautiful (Michael Gray Remix) by Cicada
Girls On Top (Original Mix) by Scratch Massive
Girl I Told Ya (Trent Cantrelle Mix) by Valeria
A Kick In The Teeth (white label bootleg) by Fischerspooner
Aerodynamik (Hot Chip | Etienne De Crecy mixes) by Kraftwerk
A Cause Des Garcons (Tepr Remix) by Yelle
No More Conversations (Richard X Remix) by Freeform Five
Tell Me Why (Original Mix) by Supermode
Spirit (Vocal Mix) by Fonzerelli

“Want to stay here forever…”

Kiss The Future Vol. 13
(Original upload date 20 September 2007 – original artwork replaced)

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Till We Meet Again (Quivver Vocal Mix) by Rekelectrik
It’s All True (Kris Menace Full Vocal Remix) by Tracey Thorn
Circulate (JBAG Edit) by Rex The Dog
Road To Recovery (Curses! Remix) by Midnight Juggernauts
Jupiter Room (Martian Assault Mix) by Digitalism
All This Love (Radio Edit) by The Similou
Space Travel by The Hacker
Let’s Dance (Club Mix) by Hi-Tack/David Bowie
Electric Barbarella by Duran Duran
The Choice by Green Velvet & Jamie Principle
Her (DJ Touche Remix) by Kissy Sell Out
Idealistic Rampage by Digitalism

“On a magical starry night, your beauty shines so bright…”

Volume 13 brings around a meshing of old and new: a reworked Bowie track from ’83, a 10-year old track from Duran Duran, new offerings from Chicago house legend Jamie Principle and from Tracey Thorn, meshed with newer artists like Rex The Dog, Kissy Sell Out, The Hacker, and Digitalism. It’s sort of an odd mix because it veers from smooth melodic sounds to the abrasive aesthetic that – unfortunately – is being called “new rave”.

Thanks as always to DJ Agent Adam for tipping me off to The Similou…but I found the Hi-Tack track before you played it for me at the Folsom Street Fair, betch! ;)

Kiss The Future Vol. 12
(Original upload date 27 August 2007)

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Intro taken from Close Encounters Of The Third Kind
Human After All (SebastiAn Remix) by Daft Punk
Umbrella (Jody Den Broeder Destruction Remix) by Rihanna
Bigger Bird (Annie Lennox vs. Super Mal) by Essexboy
D.A.N.C.E. (MSTRKRFT Remix) by Justice
Titties (Largin’ It Mix) by The Trucks
The Rejection (Eric Kupper Mix) by Dangerous Muse
Unbelievable (Club Mix) by Luke Doucet
Soft Power (Brendan Long & Loz Remix) by Ladytron
Bigger Than Big (Macca Vocal Mix) by Super Mal featuring Luciana
Get Down (Calvin Harris Remix) by Groove Armada
Element Of Danger (MSTRKRFT Remix) by Services

“This is what you came for, what you came for: Big! Fat! Beat!”

I can’t believe it’s been 12 weeks since I last posted a mix. I had no intention of letting it go that long, but between packing, relocating 2500 miles, DJ gigs, getting settled, and looking for a day job I just haven’t made time to put one together.

However, that means you get three months of new favorites.

With one exception, all of these were in my set at last week’s Basket in San Francisco (which also happened to be my birthday). Luvsik, who spun before me, dropped Bigger Than Big and I freaked out. It has that high-energy, squelchy electro sound that drives me nuts so I immediately downloaded it when I got home. I’ve been listening to it over and over along with the Rihanna track (which was a total surprise).

The intro bit was inspired by seeing Daft Punk in Berkeley about two weeks after I moved.

Other than that, I don’t have much to report. I’m glad to be back and I hope to start posting regularly again. I’ve even got some ideas for hosted shows, and I haven’t done one of those in seven months. Expect cameos and co-hosts.

Special thanks go out to Agent Adam, Bundy, Dann Edmonds, Luvsik, Mad Adam, Peter Black, and Tim Baker, who either inspired or directly turned me on to the tracks in this mix.

Kiss The Future Vol. 11
(Original upload date 4 June 2007)

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Fledermaus Can’t Get It (Max Tundra Remix) by Von Sudenfed
You Never Know (The Kloq Remix) by Kloq
Control I’m Here by Sebastian R. Komor & XP8
I Can’t Wait (Denny Tsettos Dub) by Dianne Wesley
I’m Gonna Make You Fall In Love With Me (Remix) by Heaven 17
Perspex Sex (Ewan Pearson’s Hi-NRG Remix) by Freeform Five
Easy Love by MSTRKRFT
Feels Like Home (Original Mix) by Meck featuring Dino Lenny
Sleeper In Metropolis 3000 (Club Mix) by Anne Clark
Military Fashion Show by And One
Warm Leatherette by Chicks On Speed

“Choose your weapon, time to go…a military fashion show”

The fare here is a little edgier than previous mixes. If you grew up listening to EBM, Wax Trax! and Nettwerk Records you should feel right at home.

This mix was inspired by the And One track, which I’m obsessed with right now. I can has eastern European-sounding technopop with a military theme? Is it the Cold War all over again? Hells yeah! Thanks to Kynt for pointing it out, because I hadn’t heard anything by them since their debut single in 1990.

Kloq (a.k.a. Oz Morsley) is currently one of my favorites, and I’m eagerly awaiting his full-length album.

The Heaven 17 single has only been out for a month and it went down a storm when I DJed at Basket in San Francisco a couple of weeks ago.

Kiss The Future Vol. 10
(Original upload date 17 April 2007)

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Black Gloves (Extended) by Goose
Perfect (Michi Lange Sidekick Remix) by Princess Superstar
Wayfarer by Kavinsky
Number 1 (Alan Braxe And Fred Falke Main Remix) by Goldfrapp
I Could Fall In Love With You (Monteverde Vocal Extended Remix) by Erasure
What Do I Want From You? by Freeform Five
She’s Madonna (Kris Menace Vocal Re-interpretation) by Robbie Williams
I Walk Alone (Haji & Emanuel Remix) by Those Guys
AC 775 by Motor
Blue Monday (DJ Dan Remix) by Orgy
She’s Good For Business by MSTRKRFT
Je Veux Te Voir by Yelle

“I love you baby, but face it; she’s Madonna.”

I love the new Erasure single. Vince Clark also shares a co-writing credit on the Freeform Five track which follows it.

I’m almost embarrassed to have Orgy’s name up there, but you have to hear the mix. It’s an embellished chunk of the original Blue Monday and the only surviving part of Orgy’s version is one line of the vocals. Yes, I know it’s nine years old.

Speaking of loops, I’ve finally hit on why it is that I hate 90′s dance music so much: the overuse of looped samples. Loops are lazy. It’s like “Here’s one bar of sampled drums; this will be your rhythm for the entire track.” I’m so happy that artists are going back to programming drum machines or just playing the fuckers live.

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