Goldfrapp


Hercules And Love Affair – The 50 Pound Note Mix

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Athene
Ex Ex Ex (Andrew Butler Hercules Mix) by In Flagranti
Roar
Chance (HALA Remix) by Babytalk
A&E (HALA Remix) by Goldfrapp
I’m Telling You
Classique #2
You Belong (Hercules Club Mix)
Falls (HALA Remix) by Bostro Pesopeo
Bad Romance (HALA Dub Remix) by Lady GaGa
Situation (HALA Remix) by Yazoo
I Can’t Wait
Get Myself Together (HALA House Mix) by Chaz Jankel
Blind (Frankie Knuckles Dub)

“Ohh…ohh…”

A good chunk of my musical education came from Julien. We grew up in the same town, came out around the same time, were opposites in many ways, yet he could make me laugh like no one else and 20 years later I still think of him as a close friend. We gravitated to opposite coasts; he lives in New York City, and I live in San Francisco. Julien loves house music and I have several cassette compilations he made for me of his “most influential tracks”.

Hercules And Love Affair’s Andy Butler grew up in Denver listening to house and disco music, and he too gravitated to New York. Andy gets it. While he’s able to score critical and commercial success by collaborating with Antony, he’s also able to craft some of the most down ‘n’ dirty Chicago House tracks this side of 1988 – tracks that feel like it’s 4am in an illegal basement club, packed wall-to-wall with dancers, while condensation drips from the ceiling. In other words, tracks I could have pulled right off Julien’s cassettes.

This is not a gay “WHOO WHOO” throw your hands in the air sort of mix, it’s something to immerse yourself in and let yourself go. It’s funky, trippy, hypnotic, and builds to a beautiful release.

Goldfrapp


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.

Goldfrapp


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)

Goldfrapp


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.

Goldfrapp


Depeche Mode – The 50 Pound Note Violated Mix
(Original upload date 18 January 2007)

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Kalied (7″ Version)
Policy Of Truth (Capitol Mix)
Enjoy The Silence (Ewan Pearson Extended)
Happiest Girl (Razormaid Mix)
Dangerous (Hazchemix)
World In My Eyes (Razormaid Mix | Cicada Mix)
Sea Of Sin (Razormaid Mix)
Clean (Colder Version)
Personal Jesus (Holier Than Thou Approach | Pump Mix)
Halo (Goldfrapp Remix)

I have long wanted to do a mix of the old & new singles/B-sides/remixes from Depeche Mode’s Violator album, and along with the Erasure and Nitzer Ebb mixes found in these pages I consider this the third part of a Mute Records trilogy.

Goldfrapp


Kiss The Future Vol. 6
(Original upload date 8 January 2007)

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Yes Sir by Goldfrapp
Strange Sounds (ATOC’s Robot Remix) by Manuel Mind & Valentino Tomasi
Hard Times by The Human League
Such A Freak (TV Rock Remix) by Dirty South
Give A Little (Trentemøller Re-Adjustment) by Andy Caldwell
Sysiphos by D.I.M.
Junk (D Ramirez Remix) by Ferry Corsten
Bossy (Alan Braxe & Fred Falke Remix) by Kelis
1 x 1 (Phil Kieran Remix) by Motor
Faster Kill Pussycat (Club Mix) by Paul Oakenfold & Brittany Murphy
Nostalgia (The Most Mix) by Readers Wifes

“Believe me, doll – we’re all through. There’s no money in the underground.”

Readers Wifes are Chelsea Kelsey and Kim Phaggs, the DJs from infamous London club Duckie. I went to Duckie during a trip to London and had one of my best nights out, ever. The narration on Nostalgia is done by Justin Bond, a.k.a. Kiki of New York drag cabaret act Kiki & Herb.

I got Bossy from Mark in Portland.

The lead vocal on Strange Sounds is an incognito Jake Shears from Scissor Sisters, singing with a pinched nose.

Goldfrapp


Itchy & Scratchy – The 50 Pound Note Mix
(Original upload date 3 October 2006)

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Buffalo Gals by Malcolm McLaren
Outsiders (DJ Twitch & The Truffle Club’s Optimo Refreak) by Franz Ferdinand
Get Myself Into It (Prince Language Disco Edit) by The Rapture
Once In A Lifetime by Talking Heads
Cavern by Liquid Liquid
Shack Up by A Certain Ratio
Do The Du by A Cerain Ratio
Biting My Nails (Instrumental Club Mix) by Renegade Soundwave
Over And Over (Justus Kohncke’s Baking Horse Club Mix) by Hot Chip
White Horse by Laid Back
Ride A White Horse (FK Disco Whores Dub) by Goldfrapp
Whoo! Alright – Yeah…Uh Huh by The Rapture
Genius Of Love by Tom Tom Club

Goldfrapp


Kiss The Future Vol. 1
(Original upload date 15 June 2006)

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Everything’s Gone Green (Martin Buttrich Mix) by New Order
Love Is In The Air (Mock & Toof Remix) by The Juan Maclean
Silent Shout (Williams Acidic Circuits Remix) by The Knife
Drop The Pressure (Rex The Dog Remix) by Mylo
Wordy Rappinghood (Playgroup Remix) by Chicks On Speed
Controversy (Housetrap Dub Remix) by Prince
It’s Percussion (House Mix) by M Doc
Strict Machine (Ewan’s Stripped Machine Mix) by Goldfrapp
You Gonna Want Me (12″ Dance Mix) by Tiga
Since U Been Gahan (Kelly Clarkson vs. Depeche Mode) by DJ Earworm
Daft Punk Is Bootlegged At My House (LCD Soundsystem vs. Daft Punk) by Kraft Punk
NY Lipps by Soulwax
Monoculture (Playgroup Remix) by Soft Cell

Kiss The Future was the start of a new series. They’re continuous dance mixes with no show intro or talking from yours truly. This first one is still one of my favorite things I’ve ever done.

Goldfrapp


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.

Goldfrapp


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.