Friday, November 07, 2008

Funky Friday Post Election Comedown

ZTT Records is in the process of reissuing the back catalog - 808 State's 808:90 & Excel have gotten the 2 disc treatment, with disc 2 having remixes and rarities. Hard to believe they are almost 20 years old! Q-Tip's The Renaissance is a welcome return from the Abstract, and features vocals from Norah Jones, D'Angelo, and Raphael Saadiq. It is a good record, filled with the grooves that A Tribe used to bring. Moby has a remix album out and the disco vibes are plentiful, especially on I Love To Move In Here (Holy Ghost! Remix). Late Of The Pier + Joakim = Yes please! Calvin Harris is goofy but has the killer bass. Diplo cuts the Brazilian Girls into a fairly typical Diplo re-edit, reducing it to stuttery beats and vocals. Fromage Disco sent me a bunch of disco edits, including this groover from John Carpenter. Alaska In Winter has a new album coming out called Holiday, and Berlin is a nice bit of electro-pop. Rounding out the picks is Mike E's Everything Will Be Alright (Obama Remix) - celebrate the momentous event that was the US presidential election!
808 State - Pacific (Britmix)
808 State - In Yer Face
Q-Tip - Official
Moby - I Love To Move In Here (Holy Ghost! Remix)
Late Of The Pier - The Bears Are Coming (Joakim Dub)
Calvin Harris - Rock'N'Roll Attitude
Brazilian Girls - Good Time (Diplo Remix)
John Carpenter - The End (Fromage Edit)
Alaska In Winter - Berlin
Mike E - Everything Will Be Alright (Obama Remix)

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