Friday, November 04, 2005

Funky Friday's Hot (Remix) Action

juan maclean goldfrapp

A couple of cool singles from The Juan MacLean and Goldfrapp hit record shelves this week. The Goldfrapp EP is called Number 1, features 2 versions of the title track, two other songs and a Tiefschwarz remix of Ooh La La. The CD single also has the video for the title track. I love this band, and like this EP a lot. I do have to admit that I'm a bit pissed off at their label, Mute Records, tho'. The album is out in Europe now, but it's US release has been pushed back to March of next year - what's the point of that? Dumbass corporate suits. That having been said, enjoy the Franco-disco-fied version of Number 1 (Alan Braxe & Fred Falke Remix) - a very groovy, space-y take that strips the song of it's glammy stomp and replaces it with a disco one instead. I like the bit in the middle too, where it goes all slow for a minute.

The Juan MacLean single is for one of the standout tracks from the debut album, Give Me Every Little Thing. The remixes are handled by X-Press 2, Cajmere, Eric B. and my fave mix is Give Me Every Little Thing (Putsch '79 Remix), which brings even more '80s electro flavor to the tune. It kicks off with a Linn drum beat straight out of 1982, and from there it's '80s synth squiggle heaven.

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