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The Beat Bash – 6 February 2014

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Losing My Mind by Pet Shop Boys
Blow The House Down by The Wee Papa Girl Rappers
Rains On Me by Heavenly Bodies
Don’t Crash by Front 242
Hearts & Minds by Nitzer Ebb
Don’t Walk Away by Cabaret Voltaire
Burnin’ Up by Jamie Dee
Running by Information Society
Get Your Body! by Adamski featuring Nina Hagen
Situation ’90 by Yazoo

“I’d like to see you in the sewers of my mind…”

Now this is more like it.

Sometimes a mix just comes together with a real groove, and feels effortless. I love this one. The transition from Losing My Mind to Blow The House Down was always a personal favorite.

Heavenly Bodies was recorded by Robin Guthrie of Cocteau Twins. Jamie Dee’s Burnin’ Up is built around a sample from Magic’s Wand by Whodini, a 1982 hip hop track that was co-written and produced by Thomas Dolby.

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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.

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Kiss The Future Vol. 4
(Original upload date 11 November 2006)

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State Farm (Extended Madhouse Treatment) by Yazoo
Kiss Me (Extended) by Tin Tin
Conquistador (50 Pound Note Mix) by Momus
Let Me Borrow That Top by Kelly
Shoot The Dog (Moogeymen Mix) by George Michael
When I Come Back Around (Freeform Reform) by Jamie Lidell
JAL To Tokyo (Paul Woodford Vocal) by Underworld
Tanz Mit Laibach by Laibach
The 15th (Felix Vocal Mix) by Fischerspooner
Lapdance (Freeform Reform) by N.E.R.D featuring Lee Harvey And Vita

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Show #32 – Future Retro
(Original upload date 31 January 2006)

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The Walk (Infusion 12″ Mix) by The Cure
Shout (Solaris Original Mix) by David Bowie
Need You Tonight (Static Revenger Mix) by INXS
Homosapien II (Icon Mix) by Pete Shelley
Situation (Future Funk Squad’s Downstairs @ Fabric Mix) by Yazoo
Shake The Disease (Tiga Mix) by Depeche Mode
Whip It (HMS & M Mix) by Devo
Decadance (2 Risk E Remix 12″) by Duran Duran
(Keep Feeling) Fascination (Groove Collision TMC Mix) by The Human League
Bizarre Love Triangle (The Crystal Method Extended Mix) by New Order
I Get Excited (Razormaid! Mix) by Pet Shop Boys
Obsession (Club Mix) by Xymox
Cccan’t You See (French Extended Mix) by Vicious Pink
Don Quichotte by Magazine 60

Inspired by the 2006 Rhino Records compilation of the same name, here’s a collection of new remixes of ’80s classics, alongside some overlooked gems.