Produced by Chaz Jankel and Ian Dury (under pseudonyms)
This track first came on my radar a couple of years ago, thanks to its inclusion in the Mehari pt. 2 installment of the Radio Soulwax video mix series. Scoot up to the 16:25 mark and check out the ingenious layering of just a snippet of this song and its unique sleeve artwork.
Mehari 2 from Radio Soulwax on Vimeo.
A wicked 1-hr mix by this weekend’s guest DJ, Richard Priest, scoping genre boundaries, influences, and things to come, with his “Subjective Disco” series.
Catch Richard Priest this Sunday, May 19th with Taffi Louis for TRUCKERDISCO at Oasis Ultra Lounge!
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New single coming out on MB Disco, May 31 – 2013
Taken from the album Martin Brodin – Bla Bla Bla
It’s a rework of Bryan Ferry’s classic from 1985.
Backing vocals: Alexandra Hamnede
Concept & idea: Phil Retro Spector
MB Disco – 2013
The IN FLAGRANTI video aesthetic has really taken hold with music online. Brodin even uses footage from “Paris Is Burning”, as did IN FLAGRANTI‘s “All That And A Bag Of Chips“.
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Rex The Dog – Do You Feel What I Feel
So, imagine Jimmy Sommerville, Giorgio Moroder, Erasure, Sylvester, Antony Hegarty, Jacques Lu Cont, and Eurythmics banging out a modern electroclash club stomper together as a cohesive unit…
… And that’s just a 2 minute teaser from the 8.5 minute Rex The Dog Pratersauna Remix.
See finished music video over for the original version, over at ROBOTERIA.ca
From a review on Juno Download:
It’s been nearly three years since we last heard from former ‘next big thing’ Rex The Dog (aka producer Jake Williams). His career has stuttered somewhat, following a string of well-regarded singles on Kompakt, Kitsune and Compuphonic. This, though, is an impressive return. While hardly groundbreaking stuff, there’s something irresistible about the Moroder-on-pills groove and Jamie McDermott’s spinetingling vocal (think Anthony Hegarty meets Sylvester meets Donna Summer). Yes, it sounds like a modern update of “I Feel Love”, but its been lovingly rendered by Williams. It also sounds like a big hit in the making.”
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Released by: Southern Fried Records
Release/catalogue number: ECB365
Release date: May 6, 2013
You could be stuck on this post for the next half-hour. The YouTube clip is 13:25, followed by fifteen-minute opus “Casual Friday”, and you deserve to hear “Casual Friday” on a Friday.
But stepping back a bit…
Perhaps the single greatest force in “bringing disco back” in the 21st Century has to be DFA Records. But actually, they created something totally new. “Nu-disco”, “discopunk” could have first come along from numerous other acts instead, instead. The waves of output with so many recognizable disco elements and layered rhythms, and of course the success of LCD Soundsystem, invited listeners to jump in, have fun, and have no shame saying you love “disco”. Purists may not care for it, but the sound DFA tapped into continues to ripple throughout popular music today, and it’s led to a lot of older records becoming highly sought after new by fans – many of whom weren’t even born the last time “disco” was considered acceptable.
May Long Weekend Sunday 19th
guest DJ Richard Priest w/ Taffi Louis
at Oasis – 1240 Thurlow
TRUCKERDISCO Long Weekend Sunday – May 19 at Oasis
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This one, I found about five or six years ago, re-released under the Clone Classic Cuts series of italo-type rarities; the same sub-label that dug up Gay Cat Park.
I dunno, Clone lists this version simply as “Single Girl (Instrumental)”, which is actually more of a dub, with some major vocals still in it. But this has to be my preferred version of this track. It’s also just played differently than a simple copy of the same song sans vocal tracks. But there’s no getting around that both versions of this song are skanky. Cosmic skanky. I was beginning to worry, though, about not finding the instrumental anywhere to post, but here it is:
Rapturously trashy vocal version: