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The Beat Bash – 27 March 2014

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Buffalo Stance by Neneh Cherry
Pop Muzik ’89 by M
Sound And Vision by David Bowie vs. 808 State
Rage Hard by Frankie Goes To Hollywood
Love Train by Holly Johnson
Shame by Eurythmics
I’m Not Perfect (But I’m Perfect For You) by Grace Jones
Move Your Ass by Erotic Dissidents
p:Machinery by Propaganda
Let Me Go by Heaven 17

“You with yer brand new shoes and / You with yer greasy hair and / You with yer mother’s pride and poetry”

This one is for Andrew. xox

David Bowie


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! ;)

David Bowie


Queen – The 50 Pound Note Mix
(Original upload date 6 May 2007)

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One Vision (Extended Vision)
Stone Cold Crazy (Nine Inch Nails Mix)
The Invisible Man
Under Pressure (Rah Mix) by Queen & David Bowie
Another One Bites The Dust (Cedric Gervais & Second Sun Vocal Mix)
New York At Last by Smash
Love Kills (Sunshine People Club Remix) by Freddie Mercury
Burn Your Radio (Queen vs. John Lydon vs. Public Enemy) by Instamatic
Fat Bottomed Girls (Roman Pushkin Main Mix)
A Kind Of Magic
Flash (Extended Mix) by Queen + Vanguard
I Was Born To Love You (Max Tundra Remix)

“Fat bottomed girls you make the rockin’ world go ’round”

Three of these tracks have previously appeared in the Kiss The Future series, making Queen the artist who has appeared the most. I was really surprised once I realized that because I’d have assumed it was New Order, The Knife, Depeche Mode, or anyone else!

New York At Last is essentially a new Queen track in the same way that Free As A Bird was a new Beatles track. It started as one of Freddie’s demos, and by carefully sampling and layering guitar, bass, and drum parts from other Queen songs then merging the results with an electro synth line reminiscent of Radio Ga Ga (it is, in fact, the synth line from the remix of Love Kills which follows it) Smash made it made something good enough that it could have been a single.

David Bowie


Show #61 – Live In London
(Original upload date 11 November 2006)

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(Not) Proud To Be An American (intro) by Lee Greenwood
Superlangalang! (M.I.A. vs. Super Mario) by Cry On My Console
Give Me Every Little Thing by The Juan Maclean
Voodoo Shake (Kelis vs. A Guy Called Gerald)
Bizarre Love Triangle (Richard X Remix) by New Order
Zero Return by 50 Pound Note
No Scrub Girls (TLC vs. Prodigy vs. Rex The Dog) by Soundhog
Girl And The Sea (Cut Copy Remix) by The Presets
Shout (Fashion) (Solaris Mix) by David Bowie
Controversy (Housetrap Dub Remix) by Prince
Work On You by MSTRKRFT
Silent Shout (Williams Acidic Circuits Remix) by The Knife
Drop The Pressure (Rex The Dog Remix) by Mylo
Teachers by Soulwax
Everything’s Gone Green (Martin Buttrich Remix) by New Order
Option by 50 Pound Note
Whoo! Alright – Yeah… Uh Huh by The Rapture
Hallelujah (Club Mix) by Happy Mondays
That’s All, Folks!

My thought was originally to split this into two different podcasts, but as I was trying to replicate my set as originally played that just didn’t make sense. I know it’s a long show. There’s no show intro to keep from making it any longer.

This serves as a “Best Of 50 Pound Note” up to now, incorporating tracks from the Kiss The Future series with tracks that have appeared in various podcasts.

The introduction is meant to be very tongue in cheek, while the outro is an addition – I’d intended to close out my set with it, but I didn’t want any of the crowd to think I was signalling the end of the night since the Cartel Communique guys were going on after me.

The two original songs were recorded in real-time, live, as I mixed this set. In that regard I don’t think the vocals are too bad. ;)

You may recognize Zero Return as the theme music to the show. In addition to singing I played a melodica and some cowbell toward the end. Option has lyrics by LD Beghtol (New Criticism/Moth Wranglers/Magnetic Fields) and the addition of shakers.

David Bowie


Show #43 – Gospel, Glitter, & Glamorous Glue
(Original upload date 13 April 2006)

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Dick Around by Sparks
This Town Ain’t Big Enough For The Both Of Us by Sparks
Killer Queen by Queen
Boys Keep Swinging by David Bowie
Virginia Plain by Roxy Music
Same Old Scene by Roxy Music
Discotheque by U2
Karmadrome by Pop Will Eat Itself
Underground by David Bowie
Counting The Rosaries by Book Of Love
Music Is The Victim (Live) by Scissor Sisters
Another Excuse (DFA Remix) by Soulwax
Bloke by Republica
Professional Widow (AVH Remix) by Tori Amos
Controversy (Housetrap Dub Mix) by Prince
Qu’ran by Brian Eno & David Byrne
In The Future When All’s Well by Morrissey
Moonlight Serenade by Benny Goodman

Glam rock, gospel choirs, and religious ecstasy. Somehow, it all seemed to fit.

David Bowie


Show #32 – Future Retro
(Original upload date 31 January 2006)

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The Walk (Infusion 12″ Mix) by The Cure
Shout (Solaris Original Mix) by David Bowie
Need You Tonight (Static Revenger Mix) by INXS
Homosapien II (Icon Mix) by Pete Shelley
Situation (Future Funk Squad’s Downstairs @ Fabric Mix) by Yazoo
Shake The Disease (Tiga Mix) by Depeche Mode
Whip It (HMS & M Mix) by Devo
Decadance (2 Risk E Remix 12″) by Duran Duran
(Keep Feeling) Fascination (Groove Collision TMC Mix) by The Human League
Bizarre Love Triangle (The Crystal Method Extended Mix) by New Order
I Get Excited (Razormaid! Mix) by Pet Shop Boys
Obsession (Club Mix) by Xymox
Cccan’t You See (French Extended Mix) by Vicious Pink
Don Quichotte by Magazine 60

Inspired by the 2006 Rhino Records compilation of the same name, here’s a collection of new remixes of ’80s classics, alongside some overlooked gems.

David Bowie


Show #29 – (Untitled)
(Original upload date 18 January 2006)

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Computer Love by Kraftwerk
Talk by Coldplay
Hurt by New Order
I Feel Love by Donna Summer
You Gonna Want Me (12″ Dance Mix) by Tiga
Ride A White Horse (Serge Santiago Re-Edit) by Goldfrapp
White Horse by Laid Back
I Don’t Need God by Greater Than One
Christianity Is Stupid by Negativland
Sympathy For The Devil (Who Killed The Kennedys?) by Laibach
Baby’s On Fire by Brian Eno
All Saints by David Bowie
Margaret’s Apartment II from Liquid Sky
Empire State Human by The Human League
Oberkorn (It’s A Small Town) by Depeche Mode
Murderous (Phil Kieran Remix) by Nitzer Ebb
Nag Nag Nag (Tiga & Zyntherius Full Version) by Cabaret Voltaire
Stripper by Miss Kittin & The Hacker
Idioteque (Live) by Radiohead

Another mood piece – I’m quite fond of this one.

David Bowie


Show #18 – Covered
(Original upload date 15 November 2005)

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Never Say Never by Romeo Void
Everything’s Gone Green by New Order
Once In A Lifetime by Talking Heads
Love Action (I Believe In Love) by The Human League
Kerosene by Big Black
Wise Up! Sucker by Pop Will Eat Itself
Can’t Get It Out Of My Head by Electric Light Orchestra
Let Me Give The World To You by Smashing Pumpkins
Tattooed Love Boys by Pretenders
Take Me by Kiss
Fashion by David Bowie
The Upstairs Room by The Cure
Let Me Entertain You (Live) by Queen
The Perfect Kiss by New Order
The Rainbow Connection by Kermit The Frog
American Freak by Pause

A collection of songs I either have or have always wanted to cover, wrapped up with an original by my band Pause (’98-’03).

David Bowie


Show #1 – First Broadcast
(Original upload date 25 September 2005)

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Transmission by Joy Division
Fashion by David Bowie
Brassneck (Single Version) by The Wedding Present
Co Co Pino by DAF
Losing My Edge by LCD Soundsystem
This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody) by Talking Heads

10 years after my last radio show and 7 years since I was last on the decks, I get the itch to return to the world of broadcasting because my friend Tim Baker over at Radio Clash does this cool thing called “podcasting”.