September 8, 2006

Spektrum - May Day Remixes

As far as extended dub remixes of campy electro songs go, this one’s not bad for showcasing the sounds behind the sounds: the drums grittier than you ever knew, and that hornhonk trashbarge synth riff prettier too, maybe even a bit mellifluous. There’s no room for the extra minutes in a DJ set, but your pop lab scientist /discogs jockey types has it in a beaker. TRAMP! did a remix. It starts like any number of Radio 4 songs (the shit-for-brains agit-dancepunk act, not the BBC station), with the minor thirds on the bass and bad percussion. But when the isolated vocals kick in, there’s an impressive Knife-like gloom to the track that flips the original’s may-day! may-day! lolligagging to something a little more Right Now, technocratically cagey, humanly concerned. Escapist by contrast, DJ T’s remix switches the main riff for boogie playground spaceship sounds, which wouldn’t be a problem if it wasn’t failed one-upsmanship.

Spektrum / SPEK 005X
[Nick Sylvester]

September 8, 2006

Charts: September 8 2006

Todd Hutlock
Shinedoe - Seek And You Will Find [100% Pure]
Ican - A Quien [Planet E]
Audion - Mouth to Mouth [Spectral Sound]
Daniel Stefanik - Move Me (Guido Schneiders Dark Side of the Moon Mix) [Moon Harbour]
Musical Science - Musical Science (Squelch Mix) [Sabres of Paradise]
Two Lone Swordsmen - Felt Under Pressure [Firewire]
Galaxy 2 Galaxy - Afros, Arps, and Minimoogs [Underground Resistance]
Spektrum - May Day (DJ T. Remix) [Spektrum]
Pier Bucci - Junk [Cocoon]
Dominik Eulberg - Der Buchdrucker [Traum Schallplatten]

Mallory ODonnelll
Daso - Sam N Max [Conaisseur]
Booka Shade - In White Rooms (Mexico Mix) [Get Physical]
Kerrier District - Sho U Rite [Rephlex]
Kelis - Bossy (Alan Braxe & Fred Falke Remix) [Virgin]
Arthur Russell - Springfield (DFA Remix) [Audika]
Justin Timberlake - Future Sex / Love Sounds [Jive]
Beyonce - Get Me Bodied (Remix) [Columbia]

Michael F. Gill
Lee Douglas Same Changes [Rong]
Lindsay J & Sneak Thief Open The Door (Imatran Voima Remix) [Mighty Robot]
Spice Girls Holler (Masters At Work Remixes) [Virgin]
Ptaah Staring At The Sun (Atjazz Remix) [Ubiquity]
Demon vs Heartbreaker - You are My High [20000st]
Pete Shelley Witness The Change (Dub) [Arista]
P. Lightfoot The Drive [Recycled Records]
Patti Jo Make me Believe In You [Scepter / Souljazz]
Alden Tyrell feat. Fred Ventura Love Explosion 05 [Clone]
Carlton & The Shoes Love Me Forever [Trojan]