Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Vertigo 004 - Vinyl Fever - Times And Places

Vinyl Fever, Part 2

VRT 004 (2000)
Vinyl Fever - "Times And Places"



A-Side:
01h15 AM On The Floor [RIGHT-CLICK TO DOWNLOAD]








B-Side:
03h40 AM On The Floor [RIGHT-CLICK TO DOWNLOAD]







04h50 AM On The Floor [RIGHT-CLICK TO DOWNLOAD]






Items of Note on the Interwebs

2 notes of Frenchtouch delight (or disgust, depening on your perspective):

· Kristin from Showtrotta pointed out a link on Kidz by Collette to a recording from the LA show of the Falcon/Braxe tour at the Viper Room. If you were able to catch this tour of the cousins Quême, you know it was one for the ages.

· Secondly, and I'm sure more controversially, there's a new Daft Punk sampler in town, and it's Janet Jackson.

Janet Jackson - So Much Betta [RIGHT-CLICK TO DOWNLOAD]








In the circles in which i find myself, there's been a lot of hating on this track, and the artist performing it. I must say though, i think there's a certain level of elitism going on (and perhaps closet racism?) in the backlash against Hip-Hop's love affair with Daft Punk. I have taken nothing but joy in seeing the worship of my heroes by the Neptunes, Kanye West, Busta Rhymes, and now a Jackson, and while some might argue (fairly) that some of these artists are jumping late onto the Robots' bandwagon (and money train), I simply see it as testament to the timelessness and unstoppable appeal of Daft Punk. The fact that the sounds from Daftendirekt (as in Janet's "So Much Betta") and Around The World (as in Will.I.Am's "I Got It From My Mama [Remix]" [Link Here]) still sound as fresh as they did more then a decade ago, and are being appreciated by a Hip-Hop audience that is certainly more far-reaching then House has ever known. This is not theivery, but rather a continued coronation of the greatest musicians of their generation.

And for the record, I think Janet's the shit. She can do whatever she wants, she's the Queen. The track's great. Let the debate begin...

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Vinyl Fever

Dirty Ali & Funky Farid (known to their parents as Ali and Farid Allalou) have more Aliases then i can count, but seeing as they're all great, there's no reason for complaint. During those golden years of the French Stuff, they released 3 EPs under the Vinyl Fever 'Guise: two on the legendary Vertigo series, and one on the short-lived Discoteque imprint of DJ Gilb'r's (Chateau Flight) Versatile Records. Ali and Farid have been gone from house circles for a while now (I believe the last music they released was in '04 with The Eternals, namely the imagined soundtrack to a movie that doesn't exist, "Astropioneers"). However, a quick check of their MySpace page shows a recent re-styling, and four tracks that i cannot find anywhere, so perhaps they're up to some new things? The tracks are "Space Rider", "Abstract Moonstep", "Soundscape" and "Master of Sound"; if you've got a lead on these, please get in touch.

Anyways, without further adu, I give you: Vinyl Fever!


DISCO 001 (1999)
Vinyl Fever - "Spank That Hip/Old Times"



A-Side:
Spank That Hip [RIGHT-CLICK TO DOWNLOAD]








B-Side:
Old Times [RIGHT-CLICK TO DOWNLOAD]








Now go dance you mortal humans! (Also, big thanks to AW for the clean rips and great scans.)

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Music For My Friends

FRED FALKE!!!

This may be oldish news to some of you blogophiles, but if you hadn't heard, Frédérick Falke just released a new Promo EP on Kris Menace's "Work It Baby label" called "Music For My Friends". I'm not sure if this is going to be released in an official retail 12" (Discogs.com has it listed as a "Promo"), so I'll only post those tracks that have been circulating on the web; if it does become available for sale, hook up your boy Fred.

Salutations,
e.

8:08PM @ The Beach [RIGHT-CLICK TO DOWNLOAD]








Love Theme [RIGHT-CLICK TO DOWNLOAD]






Sunday, February 17, 2008

New Bangalter Track???



If you followed the link from Brett in the comments of the last post, you came across what is being alleged as a new track by Thomas Bangalter, called "Love". I've been scouring the web, but have come up with nothing more then speculation as to its authenticity, but either way its a solid track. Lemme know what you think.

EDIT: It appears that in addition to Headphone Sex, the track was also linked to on Palms Out. This seems fishy to me, but whatever.

EDIT OF EDIT (Re-Edit?):Ok, here's the deal: I dont know who TB is, neither do you. I like the song a lot, though. That said, I'm not willing to just accept Louis La Roche as its rightful owner, unless i see some more proof, beyond a brand new myspace page, conveniently opened the day the track was "leaked". No offense to Mr. La Roche, as i really do like the track, but if it truly does originate with him, it seems likely that he came up with the "TB" moniker and leaked it himself. Which is lame, but creative nonetheless. But until I get more proof, I'm still making no calls.

Nevertheless, I'm sorry that several of you are disappointed that I posted this, but in Disco House circles, its been kinda the big buzz this week, and despite whatever deception might be going on, its a bangin' track. Lets put this one to bed and move on, shall we?


Thomas Bangalter · Love [RIGHT-CLICK TO DOWNLOAD]






Sunday, February 10, 2008

Daft Punk was on the Grammys!?!?!?

In case you missed it, and i can't imagine why you wouldn't have, Daft Punk was on the Grammys 5 minutes ago. Kanye West came onstage to perform "Stronger" in a light-up black "Sgt. Pepper" Jacket (a la Alive 2007 Encore), with the backdrop of a pyramid that looked like the "Alive 2007" CD cover. Midway through, the middle of the Pyramid dropped out, and our favorite Robots appeared outlined in their red light-piping jackets. The cameras showed the inside of the pyramid, with the duo playing around on 4 "Lemur" Controllers. To my knowledge, this is the first footage of Daft Punk actually playing their controllers in the Pyramid, and I just learned that this was the first live TV broadcast in DPs history. Way Cool. I had just been lamenting the loss of Daft Punk for the forseeable future, but maybe they won't be going too far after all.

The Altered Beast · No More Mr. Nice Guy

One Last EP from the Altered Beast.

CURVED 002 EP (2002)
The Altered Beast - "No More Mr. Nice Guy"



A-Side:
No More Mr. Nice Guy [RIGHT-CLICK TO DOWNLOAD]








B-Side:
The Road Warrior [RIGHT-CLICK TO DOWNLOAD]






Thursday, February 7, 2008

Samples List

I was reading through the comments for Altered Beast's "Release", where there was some talk of what was song was sampled in "Release The Beast". I came across a page that reposted a list of "French Touch" samples from the now extinct Daft Crew Page. I thought it would be a nice thing for you all to read, and that it would be wise to have it archived elsewhere on the net, just in case that page goes away. I know its a lazy post, but I'm having a blast in California and my internet connection sucks.

ALAN BRAXE "Vertigo" - MAXINE SINGLETON "Don't You Love It"
ALAN BRAXE & FRED FALKE "Intro" - THE JETS "Crush On You"
ALAN BRAXE & FRED FALKE "Most Wanted" - K.I.D. "Don't Stop"
ALAN BRAXE & FRED FALKE "Rubicon" - ST-REGIS "Rhythm Man"
ALEX GOPHER "06 10 98" - THE O'JAYS "What Am I Waiting For"
ALEX GOPHER "Party People" - ERUPTION "Up And Away"
ALEX GOPHER "The Child" - BILLIE HOLIDAY "God Bless The Child"
ALEX GOPHER "Time" - BILLY COBHAM "East Bay"
ALEX GOPHER WITH DEMON PRESENTS WUZ "Use Me" - THE THREE DEGREES "Dirty Ol' Man"
ALEX GOPHER WITH DEMON PRESENTS WUZ "Wuz" - GEORGE DUKE "Guardian Of The Light"
ARCHIGRAM "Doggystyle" - IGGY POP & THE STOOGES "I Wanna Be Your Dog"
BENJAMIN DIAMOND "In Your Arms (We Gonna Make It Mix - by Alan Braxe)" - DONALD FAGEN "IGY (What A Wonderful World)"
BILLY LO "Close Your Eyes And See" - THE CRUSADERS "My Lady"
BOOGALO FREEZE & DOC KOMPRESS "Fast & For Us" - SHALAMAR "Right There In The Socket"
CASSIUS "20 Years (How Do You See Me Now)" - EXTORTION "How Do You See Me Now"
CASSIUS "Cassius 99" - DONNA SUMMER "(If It Hurts) Just A Little"
CASSIUS "Crazy Legs" - TWO SISTERS "B-Boys Beware"
CASSIUS "Feeling For You" - GWEN MC RAE "All This Love That I'm Giving"
CASSIUS "La Mouche (DJ Falcon Mix)" - CROWN HEIGHTS AFFAIR "The Rock Is Hot"
CASSIUS "La Mouche (DJ Falcon Mix)" - TWO TONS O'FUN "Just Us"
CASSIUS "La Mouche" - CANDIDO "Thousand Finger Man"
CASSIUS "Mister Eveready" - SOUL II SOUL "Ghetto Heaven"
CASSIUS "Nulife" - DYNAMIC CORVETTES "Precious Woman"
CASSIUS "Under Influence" - DYNAMIC CORVETTES "Love & Happiness"
CHEEK "Venus (Sunshine People) - Remixé par DJ Grégory" - BRASS CONSTRUCTION "Happy People"
DA SPECIMEN "M Shea Niek" - VERNON BUTCH "Get Up"
DAFT PUNK "Aerodynamic" - SISTER SLEDGE "Il Macquillage Lady"
DAFT PUNK "Crescendolls" - THE IMPERIALS "Can You Imagine"
DAFT PUNK "Da Funk (Ten Minutes Of Funk Mix - by Armand Van Helden)" - TATA VEGA "Get It Up For Love"
DAFT PUNK "Digital Love" - GEORGE DUKE "I Love You More"
DAFT PUNK "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger" - EDWIN BIRDSONG "Cola Little Baby"
DAFT PUNK "Indo Silver Club" - KAREN YOUNG "Hot Shot"
DAFT PUNK "One More Time" - EDDIE JOHNS "More Spell On You"
DAFT PUNK "Superheroes" - BARRY MANILOW "Who's Been Sleeping In My Bed"
DJ FALCON "First" - JIMMY 'BO' HORNE "Spank"
DJ FALCON "Honeymoon" - SERIOUS INTENTION "Serious"
DJ FALCON "Untitled" - GENE CHANDLER "Get Down"
DJ MEHDI "Partir" - SERGIO MENDES & BRASIL '66 "Cinnamon And Glove"
ETIENNE DE CRECY "Am I Wrong" - MILLIE JACKSON "(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want To Be Right"
ETIENNE DE CRECY "Hold The Line" - ESTHER PHILLIPS "From A Whisper To A Scream"
ETIENNE DE CRECY "Out Of My Hands" - GLADYS KNIGHT "I Don't Want To Do Wrong"
ETIENNE DE CRECY "Scratched" - ROY AYERS "Sweet Butterfly Of Love"
ETIENNE DE CRECY "Three Day Week-End" - MILLIE JACKSON "What Went Wrong Last Night"
FOR THE FLOORZ "Body Angels" - CHAKA KHAN "Ain't Nobody"
FUNK LEGACY "Electronet" - CHIC "My Forbidden Lover"
FUNK LEGACY "What You Gonna Do Baby" - CHIC "Chip Off The Old Block"
JACQUES EDOUARDS "Dancing Pussyz" - ZAPP & ROGER TROUTMAN "I Heard It Through The Grapevine"
JESS & CRABBE "Bad Trooperz" - FERN KINNEY "Groove Me"
JESS & CRABBE "Big Booya (Original Version)" - NOTORIOUS B.I.G. "Nasty Boy"
JESS & CRABBE "Council" - CONNIE CASE & KING SPORTY "Get Down"
JESS & CRABBE "First Bass" - SEPARATE MINDS "First Bass"
JESS & CRABBE "In Your Eer" - BILLY OCEAN "Loverboy"
JESS & CRABBE "Ruff Inna Jungle" - THE PRODIGY "On Fire"
JESS & CRABBE "Ruff Inna Jungle" - THE PRODIGY "Ruff In The Jungle Bizness"
JESS & CRABBE "Startin' Sumtin'" - CASHMERE "Try Your Lovin'"
JESS & CRABBE "Startin' Sumtin'" - MICHAEL JACKSON "Wanna Be Starting Something"
JESS & CRABBE "Warlords" - AFRIKAA BAMBATA "Looking For The Perfect Beat"
KARDEK "Oh You!" - MFSB "K-Jee"
LE KNIGHT CLUB "Boogie Shell" - SISTER SLEDGE "You Fooled Around"
LE KNIGHT CLUB "Coco Girlz" - CERRONE "Love Is The Answer"
LE KNIGHT CLUB "Gator" - EARTH, WIND & FIRE "Keep Your Head To The Sky"
LE KNIGHT CLUB "Hysteria II" - CHANGE "Miracles"
LE KNIGHT CLUB "Hysteria" - CHANGE "Miracles"
LE KNIGHT CLUB "Intergalactik Disko (DJ Sneak's Version)" - THE BEASTIE BOYS "Intergalactic"
LE KNIGHT CLUB "Intergalactik Disko" - CERRONE "Look For Love"
LE KNIGHT CLUB "Mirage" - SKYY "Call Me"
LE KNIGHT CLUB "Mosquito" - SHALAMAR "I Owe You One"
LE KNIGHT CLUB "Palm Beat" - CHANSON "Don't Hold Me Back"
LE KNIGHT CLUB "Soul Bells" - BROTHERS JOHNSON "Streetwave"
LE KNIGHT CLUB "Tropicall" - INNER LIFE "Moment Of My Life"
LIFELIKE "Black Chess" - KIM CARNES "Voyeur"
LIFELIKE "L.O.V.E. Is What You Need" - UNIQUE "What I've Got Is What You Need"
LIFELIKE "My Precious Diamond" - FOX THE FOX "Precious Little Diamond"
LIFELIKE "Obsessions" - QUARTERFLASH "Harden My Heart"
LIFELIKE "The Soul Of My Love (Club Remix)" - FRESH BAND "Come Back Lover"
LIFELIKE "The Soul Of My Love (Original Mix)" - DELEGATION "U & I"
MODJO "Chillin'" - CHIC "Le Freak"
MODJO "Lady (Hear Me Tonight)" - CHIC "Soup For One"
MODJO "On Fire" - CERRONE "Rocket In A Pocket"
MODJO "Rollercoaster" - CERRONE "Give Me Love"
PHOENIX "Heat Wave" - LOVE AND KISSES "You're The Most Precious Thing"
PHOENIX "If I Ever Feel Better" - TOSHIYUKI HONDA "Lament"
PLAY PAUL "Spaced Out" - VALERIE DORE "Get Closer"
RAW MAN "Beautiful" - SHALAMAR "I Owe You One"
RAW MAN "Lovers" - EARTH, WIND & FIRE "Pride"
RAW MAN "Lovers" - GRAVEDIGGAZ "The Night The Earth Cried"
RAW MAN "Number 7" - CHAKA KHAN & RUFUS "Once You Get Started"
SEDAT "Feel Inside" - D.TRAIN "Something's On Your Mind"
SEDAT THE TURKISH AVENGER "Take Me (Ce Soir)" - THE MICHAEL ZAGER BAND FEAT. CISSY HUSTON & WHITNEY HOUSTON "Life's A Party"
STARDUST "Music Sounds Better With You" - CHAKA KHAN "Fate"
THE ALTERED BEAST "Ghost Train" - SISTER SLEDGE "Pretty Baby"
THE ALTERED BEAST "Release The Beast" - THE SOS BAND "Don't Stop The Music"
THE ALTERED BEAST "Release" - THE SOS BAND "Don't Stop The Music"
THE ALTERED BEAST "Wonder Wheel" - CHANGE "You Are My Number One"
THE BUFFALO BUNCH "Buffalo Club" - DONNA SUMMER "Bad Girls"
THE BUFFALO BUNCH "Music Box" - BONEY M "New York City"
THE BUFFALO BUNCH "Music Box" - SILVER CONVENTION "No No Joe"
THE BUFFALO BUNCH "Take It To The Street" - LEO SAYER "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing"
THE ETERNALS "Astropioneers" - JOHN CARPENTER "The President Is Gone"
THE ETERNALS "Wrath Of Zeus" - LIPPS, INC. "All Night Dancing"
THE ETERNALS "Wrath Of Zeus" - MUSIQUE "Keep On Jumpin'"
THOMAS BANGALTER "Club Soda" - STARPOINT "I Just Wanna Dance With You"
THOMAS BANGALTER "Colossus" - CLAUDE FRANCOIS "Cette Année-Là"
THOMAS BANGALTER "Gym Tonic" - MOTOWN SOUNDS "Bad Mouthin'"
THOMAS BANGALTER "Spinal Scratch" - GEORGE BENSON "The World Is A Ghetto"
TOGETHER (DJ FALCON & THOMAS BANGALTER) "So Much Love To Give" - THE REAL THING "Love's Such A Wonderful Thing"
TOGETHER (DJ FALCON & THOMAS BANGALTER) "Together" - GENE CHANDLER "Get Down"
UNITED TASTES OF DEELAT "G.M.F." - CHUCK MANGIONE "Hide And Seek"
UNITED TASTES OF DEELAT "Wet Indiez" - RONNIE LAWS "So You Wanna Stay Down"
VINYL FEVER "04H50 AM On The Floor" - EARTH, WIND & FIRE "Can't Let Go"
WE IN MUSIC "Grandlife" - KLYMAXX "I Wish You Would (Tell Me Something Good)"

Saturday, February 2, 2008

The Phantom's Revenge

People that read this blog have really good taste. And I say that not [exclusively] with a sense of superiority, but because I'm consistently impressed with the music that the readers and contributers are making themselves. Today I'm talking about The Phantom's Revenge of Nîmes, France (who coincidentally was part of the group effort that brought you "Daddy's Favourite" a couple of days ago. This is really a very interesting blend of styles; The classic disco and French-house influences are obvious, but theres a good deal of fidgeting and twitching going on that set these apart from your typical fitery fare. Enjoy.

Burn Da Red Dog [RIGHT-CLICK TO DOWNLOAD]







French Cheese Funk [RIGHT-CLICK TO DOWNLOAD]







Money Money Money [RIGHT-CLICK TO DOWNLOAD]







For Those Who Come In Late [RIGHT-CLICK TO DOWNLOAD]






The Altered Beast - "Release"

Before we begin, I must gloat as my sports teams are having an amazing weekend. The G-men are in the Super Bowl, and the Mets just signed the best pitcher in Baseball. Knowing these two teams, this saturday night might be as good as it gets for a while, so i'm gonna enjoy this while i can.

On with the music, sent in by my boy Steve, mercí!

CURVED 001 EP (2002)
The Altered Beast - "Release"


A-Side:
Release [RIGHT-CLICK TO DOWNLOAD]








B-Side:
Release The Beast [RIGHT-CLICK TO DOWNLOAD]






Friday, February 1, 2008

diizy

Despite my absence from the blog in recent weeks, I've continued to receive great things from many readers, and I honestly will make more of an effort to share a bunch of it during the coming days. One of the real highlights came in the mail from diizy, a guy out of British Columbia who sent over a couple of fresh remixes:

diizy · "Peg O Leg" (Remix of Steely Dan's "Peg") [RIGHT-CLICK TO DOWNLOAD]







Hot Chocolate - "No Doubt About It" (diizy Remix) [RIGHT-CLICK TO DOWNLOAD]






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