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The Beat Bash – 30 January 2014

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Chorus by Erasure
Tour De France by Kraftwerk
Attack Ships On Fire by Revolting Cocks
We Love You by OMD
Boom Boom (Let’s Go Back To My Room) by Paul Lekakis
Nemesis by Shriekback
Only Losers Take The Bus by The Fatima Mansions
Tears Run Rings by Marc Almond
Memorabilia ’91 by Soft Cell
Bite The Bullet by They Never Sleep

“Someone somewhere WAKE ME UP!”

Sorry this week’s mix is running late. I’m getting it in just under the wire.

I was laughing with my husband about it being unintentionally gayer than normal, what with Erasure, Paul Lekakis, and Marc Almond twice. Tears Run Rings is the track I wanted to build this mix around, and I went through three entirely different sets before arriving at this one.

Revolting Cocks is my favorite Wax Trax band, and the Fatima Mansions remix is a promo-only done by Jack Dangers of Meat Beat Manifesto – it’s actually my favorite remix he ever did for anyone (including himself).

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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)

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Energy 92.7 – The 50 Pound Note Mix
(Original upload date 2 June 2007)

PART ONE (38.6 MB, 192kbps, 27:58)

Faster Kill Pussycat (Club Mix) by Paul Oakenfold featuring Brittany Murphy
Breakaway (Chris Fraser Main Mix) by Inaya Day
Perfect (Michi Lange Sidekick Remix) by Princess Superstar
I Could Fall In Love With You (Monteverde Vocal Extended Remix) by Erasure
The World Is Mine (Blackstrobe Remix) by David Guetta

PART TWO (38.8 MB, 192kbps, 28:07)

Read My Mind (Linus Loves Remix) by The Killers
Acceptable In The ’80s (Mad Adam’s Kickboosted Remix Edit) by Calvin Harris
U + Ur Hand (BeatCult Remix) by Pink
I’m Gonna Make You Fall In Love With Me (Remix) by Heaven 17
Glamorous (The Scene Kings Electro Remix) by Fergie

This mix was commissioned by my friend DJ Dann Edmond while he was working for Energy 92.7, San Francisco’s late, great dance music station, which was on the air from October 2004 to September 2009. It was split into two parts to allow for a commercial break in the middle, and the tracks alternate between songs from their heavy rotation playlist during May 2007 and my own choices.

This is just a bit more commercial that what I was spinning at the time, but I’m very happy with the way it turned out. I’m not sure of the exact date it aired.

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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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Past>Forward Vol. 1 – The 50 Pound Note Retro Mix
(Original upload date 28 March 2007)

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Big Strong Man (Wild Boys Remix) by Tanz Waffen
Cccan’t You See (Razormaid! Mix) by Vicious Pink
Always On My Mind (Razormaid! Mix) by Pet Shop Boys
You Think You’re A Man (12″ Mix) by Divine
Homosapein II (Icon Mix) by Pete Shelley
Give (Dance Mix) by Missing Persons
Knocking On Your Door (Mark Saunders Remix) by Erasure
Smalltown Boy by Bronski Beat
Rush Hour (7th Heaven Remix) by Jane Wiedlin
Keep In Touch by Re-Flex

“Well keep in touch, won’t you?”

After spending several years doing a dance music show on my college radio station, in 1995 I switched over to an early Saturday morning shift and began Past>Forward which explored the history of electronic music. Beginning with Edgard Varese who is considered the godfather, I sought not to explore just dance but all forms of electronic music. Did you know that in 1967 The Monkees were the first band to use a commercial synthesizer on a pop record? With the success of Wendy Carlos, Gershon Kingley’s successful single Popcorn and Kraftwerk’s Autobahn the listening public gradually became aware of synthesizers but the watershed moment (for me) would have to be Donna Summer’s I Feel Love, created by Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte in 1977. The melding of affordable synthesizers and sequencers with disco rhythms would give birth to an explosion of danceable pop bands all through the ’80s, which brings me to this new series.

Based on our mutual adoration of Vicious Pink’s Cccan’t You See, my friend Denny asked me to put together a retro mix for him to listen to at the gym. I thought this would be a good excuse to bring back the Past>Forward name and create a mix series that pays tribute to the music that made me want to be a DJ in the first place. While there may at times be some crossover between this series and Kiss The Future the bulk of Past>Forward will be songs released between 1980-1990. I’ve also considered doing an all-disco mix (pre-1980), and I’ll have a chance to focus on specific labels like San Francisco’s Megatone Records which raised the bar for high energy dance music.

Most of you will be familiar with all the artists in this first mix. Re-Flex is the same band that did The Politics Of Dancing, and their only LP (sharing the same title, released in 1983) was a strong early influence on me. Keep In Touch was the last song on the album. The one artist here that almost no one knows is Tanz Waffen. The name is German and translates as “dance weapon” but the band was actually a male/female duo from Austin, Texas. Big Strong Man was their only official single (although other songs were released by the Razormaid! remix service).

I liberally borrowed “past forward/passed forward” as a name and concept from a Die Krupps singles compilation released in 1991.

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Erasure 1986-1995 – The 50 Pound Note Mix
(Original upload date 17 January 2007)

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A Little Respect (12″ Vocal)
Love To Hate You (Paul Dakeyne Mix)
Oh L’Amour (PWL Funky Sisters Say ‘Ohh La La’)
Supernature (William Orbit Mix)
Rage (Vitamitavegemix) by Erasure & Lena Lovich
Star (Trafalmadore Mix)
Drama! (Act 2)
Fingers & Thumbs
Always (Microbots Trance Dance Mix)
Chorus (Aggressive Trance Mix)
Blue Savannah (Razormaid Mix)
You Surround Me (Remix)

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Show #27 – Me & My Rhythm Box
(Original upload date 31 December 2005)

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Me & My Rhythm Box by Paula E. Sheppard (from Liquid Sky)
I Believe In You by Kylie
Over & Over by Hot Chip
Daft Britney (Britney Spears vs. Daft Punk) by Go Home Productions
Flamboyant (Tomcraft Extended Mix) by Pet Shop Boys
Conquistador (50 Pound Note Mix) by Momus
Lemon (Perfecto Mix) by U2
Fine Time (Silk Mix) by New Order
Strict Machine (Ewan’s Stripped Vocal Mix) by Goldfrapp
Girls (Rex The Dog Mix) by Prodigy
Chorus by Erasure
No UFOs (Remix) by Model 500/Juan Atkins
Since U Been Gone (Kelly Clarkson vs. Depeche Mode) by DJ Earworm
Guilt Is A Useless Emotion (Bill Hamel Mix) by New Order
Monoculture (Playgroup Remix) by Soft Cell

Wrapping up 2005 with a mix of favorites.