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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.

MSTRKRFT


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.

MSTRKRFT


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.

MSTRKRFT


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.

MSTRKRFT


Kiss The Future Vol. 2
(Original upload date 25 August 2006)

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Girl And The Sea (Cut Copy Remix) by The Presets
Ladyflash (Simian Mobile Disco Mix) by The Go! Team
You Got Me (Babydaddy Remix) by VHS Or Beta
No Scrub Girls (TLC vs. Prodigy vs. Rex The Dog) by Soundhog
Work On You by MSTRKRFT
Only This Moment (Alan Braxe & Fred Falke Remix) by Röyksopp
Minimal (M Factor Mix) by Pet Shop Boys
Limewire by Etienne de Crecy
Two Months Off (King Unique Sunspots Vocal Mix) by Underworld
Out Of Control by Chemical Brothers with Bernard Sumner