The Juan Maclean


Kiss The Future Vol. 9
(Original upload date 20 March 2007)

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Scumpop by Readers Wifes
I Go Hard, I Go Home (Juan Maclean Remix) by The Presets
One Life To Leave by Out Hud
Acceptable In The ’80s (Radio Edit) by Calvin Harris
Look On The Floor (Solasso Remix) by Bananarama
Floribunda (Hoxton Whores Electro Fever Remix) by Mothers Pride
Jane Falls Down (Extended) by The Modern
The Pleasure Remains (Wet Fingers Club Mix) by Camouflage
People Are Still Having Sex (2007 Extended Mix) by DKS vs. LaTour
We’re Just Physical (Kloq Remix) by Kloq featuring Douglas McCarthy
Don’t Cry Out (Jody’s Remix) by Shiny Toy Guns
Us vs. Them (Go Home Productions Remix) by LCD Soundsystem

“It was acceptable in the ’80s…it was acceptable at the time.”

This is the most retro-sounding mix I’ve done that doesn’t actually use music from the ’80s. I think everything here was released within the last two years; most of them were released within the last few months. True there are some artists who reached their peak in the ’80s – Bananarama, Camouflage, Douglas McCarthy (Nitzer Ebb) – but it’s more of a feeling: the drums are louder, the basslines are fatter, the keyboards are older. I hear shades of Talking Heads, Tanz Waffen, and Re-Flex.

Apart from Kiss The Future Vol. 1 this is the closest I’ve gotten to “Jeb’s sound”.

The Juan Maclean


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.

The Juan Maclean


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.

The Juan Maclean


Show #44 – Coachella 2006
(Original upload date 10 May 2006)

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Outsiders by Franz Ferdinand
Take Me Out (Live) by Franz Ferdinand
Tits On The Radio (Live) by Scissor Sisters
Filthy Gorgeous (Live) by Scissor Sisters
Ladyflash by The Go! Team
One More Time by Daft Punk
Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger (Jess & Crabbe Remix) by Daft Punk
Do You Want To (Max Tundra Remix) by Franz Ferdinand
Love Is In The Air (Mock & Toof Remix) by The Juan Maclean
Olsen Olsen by Sigur Rós
Teardrop by Massive Attack
Off The Record by My Morning Jacket
Parabola by Tool
These Things (Live from Coachella) by She Wants Revenge
Maps (Live from Coachella) by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Suffer Well by Depeche Mode
Shake The Disease (Live from Coachella) by Depeche Mode
Photographic (Live from Coachella) by Depeche Mode
Bizarre Light Triangle (Madonna vs. New Order) by Party Ben

A wrap-up of my first Coachella experience, featuring some performances direct from the festival. This one runs nearly two hours.

The Juan Maclean


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.