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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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Past>Forward Vol. 4 – The 50 Pound Note Retro Mix

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Some People (Extended) by Belouis Some
Imagination (Dance Mix) by Xymox
Looking From A Hilltop (Megamix) by Section 25
In The Name Of Love (’88 Remix) by Thompson Twins
The Promise (Coliseum Club Mix) by When In Rome
I Can’t Help It (Extended Club Mix) by Bananarama
So In Love (Special American Dance Remix) by OMD
Have In Mind (Kalimba Mix) by Cetu Javu
Promise (Dance Mix) by Secession
It’s My Life (Extended Mix) by Talk Talk
Reap The Wild Wind (12″ Version) by Ultravox
Memorabilia (Non Stop Ecstatic Dancing Version) by Soft Cell

“I collect, I reject, memorabilia…”

This installment of Past>Forward is really just a collection of older tracks I’ve been revisiting lately. The Belouis Some album was just reissued on CD with a bunch of remixes included, and I’ve recently picked up remastered discs by Thompson Twins, OMD, and Ultravox.

A lot of these songs bring to mind specific people, so this one is for Brian F, Joe, Paul, Jason, Sean, Pete, and the original Beat Bash DJs Brian P and Michelle.

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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.

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Show #45 – Funk_E Town
(Original upload date 22 May 2006)

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What Do I Want From You by Freeform Five
Dare by Gorillaz
Everything In It’s Right Place (Afefe Iku Re-Edit) by Radiohead
Over And Over (Naum Gabo Remix) by Hot Chip
Funkytown (12″ Version) by Lipps, Inc.
NY Lipps by Soulwax
Popper by Christopher Just
Limewire by Etienne de Crecy
Silent Shout (Williams Acidic Circuits Remix) by The Knife
Sweet Lips by Monaco
Fuck The Pain Away by Peaches
Controversy (Housetrap Dub Remix) by Prince
Sex…(I’m A) Dwarf (Berlin vs. Soft Cell) by Peter Black

(Funkytown Reprise by Scott, Kevin, and Vikki)

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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.