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The Beat Bash – 15 May 2014

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Head Like A Hole by Nine Inch Nails
Quite Unusual by Front 242
Breakaway by Big Pig
Join In The Chant by Nitzer Ebb
Strangelove by Depeche Mode
Keep On by Cabaret Voltaire
Bizarre Love Triangle by New Order
So In Love by OMD
The Promise by When In Rome
Hooked On Love by Dead Or Alive

“Omina, doke doe ominea…”

At one time I’d found an article on the web where the members of Big Pig gave the translation of that phrase, but for the life of me I can’t find it. Maybe it was Aboriginal in origin?

This week’s mix is back to basics. Sometimes I tend to over-think the tracks, but really, this is what a typical episode of the show sounded like. This is why we had an audience.

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The Beat Bash – 13 March 2014

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Virus by KMFDM
Worlock by Skinny Puppy
Suck by Nine Inch Nails
Life’s What You Make It by Talk Talk
Im Nin’Alu by Ofra Haza
I Am Stretched On Your Grave by Sinéad O’Connor
Windowpane by Coil
Gravitate To Me by The The
Get Stuck by Hilt
Sadeness by Enigma

“Gold is the color, in concentrate / Power in its purest state…”

I’m really excited about this installment of The Beat Bash, which is slower, darker, and harder. The BPM averages 94 beats per minute. The slow stuff can often be challenging to mix, but my favorite episode to date is the one from January 9th, which is also slow BPM (around 105). I’ve listened to that one 2:1 over any other episode.

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The Beat Bash – 9 January 2014

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Hello by The Beloved
American Science by Duran Duran
Here To Go by Cabaret Voltaire
Primal Understanding by The Final Cut
White Rabbit by David Diebold
W.F.L. by Happy Mondays
You Me And Everything (Else) by The Shamen
Down In It by Nine Inch Nails
I Touch Roses by Book Of Love
Ace Love Deuce by Finitribe

“Each and every one of you, make it internal!”

It was not uncommon on The Beat Bash for a pop band like Duran Duran to rub shoulders with a much harder act like The Final Cut (with vocals provided by Chris Connelly, of Revolting Cocks/Ministry/Wax Trax fame – and formerly of Finitribe).

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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.

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Show #17 – Death From Above
(Original upload date 10 November 2005)

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She Wants To Move (DFA Mix) by N.E.R.D.
Sister Saviour (Black Strobe Mix) by The Rapture
Tito’s Way (Reverso 68 Mix) by The Juan Maclean
Casual Friday by Black Leotard Front
The Hand That Feeds (DFA Mix) by Nine Inch Nails
Give Me Every Little Thing (Putsch 79 Mix) by The Juan Maclean
I Need Your Love (Manhead Vocal Mix) by The Rapture
Disco Infiltrator (FK’s Infiltrated Vocal Mix) by LCD Soundsystem
House Of Jealous Lovers (Cosmos vs. The Rapture) by The Rapture
Beat Connection by LCD Soundsystem
Daft Punk Is Playing At My House (Soulwax Shibuya Mix) by LCD Soundsystem
Echoes by The Rapture

Remember when DFA was going to save indie rock? I was particularly fond of The Rapture and had just fallen in love with The Juan Maclean. Now it’s five years later and Tim Goldsworthy has left DFA after producing the brilliant Hercules And Love Affair album, while James Murphy has released his third (and supposedly final) disc.