Voice Control

Voiced..

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Boy From Brazil – Lamour, Le Sexe, La Drogue, La Mort – 95, Emin, Lamour, Le Sexe, La Drogue, La Mort, Pale Music IAMX – Nature of Inviting (Black Light Odyssey Remix) – 125.0 / Ascii.Disko and Oliver Huntemann – Black Metal – 130, Emaj, Black Metal, Ladomat 2000 / Franz & Shape and N.O.I.A. – The Man Who Paid Before – 126, D#min, Relish Compilation EP, Relish Recordings / James Mowbray and Oliver Huntemann – I Choose Anger – D.Ramirez, 125, Gmin, Music01, FourTwenty Recordings / Alexander Kowalski – House Of Hell feat. Khan, Kiko – 123, Fmaj, House Of Hell, Different / Fagget Fairys – Black Hole – 123, Dmin, Black Hole, Palms Out Sounds / DJ Hell and Anthony Rother, Electronic Germany, DJ Glen, 124, D#min, Teufelswerk House Remixes, Embassy Of Music / Louderbach – Grace (Anxiety) – 123, Amaj, Enemy Love LP, Underline Xenia Beliayeva – Stripclub – 125, D#min, Stripclub, NB Records / Depeche Mode – I Want It All (Roland M. Dill Remix) – 126.0 / IAMX – Tear Garden (Unfall ChocolateFurWine Remix) – 127.0 / Gui Boratto – Striker – 122, Cmaj, III, Kompakt Louderbach – So This Is Control – 123, Amin, Autumn, Minus / David Carretta – Colors – 130, G#min, Kill Your Radio, International DeeJay Gigolo Records / Motor – Man Made Machine feat. Martin L. Gore – 128, Dmin, Man Made Machine EP, CLR Neon Electronics – Over And Over (Millimetric Mix) – 118, C#min, Keylogger 01 EP, DanceDelic

VIP Mix

Synaptic funk noir semantics. Tech, Electro, Ebm, Minimalism…

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Train Kristian Eidnes Andersen 0:25:00 Tron (Original Mix) Stephan Bodzin 6:24:00 Analog Effekt (Original Mix) Xenia Beliayeva 6:19:00 Feed The Horse (DJ Hell Remix) Fagget Fairys 4:25:00 Selected Faces (Original Mix) Gesaffelstein 4:26:00 Rotor (Original Mix) Terence Fixmer 2:32:00 Invasion (Virgil Enzinger Remix) Virgil Enzinger 4:04:00 Criminal Mind (Original Mix) 707 3:13:00 Pantera Ascii Disko 4:33:00 Fucking VIP Bitch (Original Mix) Electrixx 4:15:00 The O (Kill Memory Crash Remix) Kill Memory Crash 3:43:00 The Punisher (Arnaud Rebotinis Black Strobe Mix) Zen-Kei 4:17:00 Flesh (Original Mix) Oliver Huntemann 4:48:00 Superlicious (The Hacker Remix) Stephan Bodzin, Swoop 4:21:00 Torch (Extrawelt Remix Redux) Margot 4:41:00 Edges Of Commotion (Original Mix) Tekel 2:05:00 Wake Up (Franz & Shape Mix) Tronik Youth 5:12:00 You want it (Dave Clarke Remix) Terence Fixmer, Douglas McCarthy 4:08:00 Where’s The Fun (Original Mix) DK7 3:29:00 Like A Pen (Thomas Schumacher remix) The Knife 4:36:00 Stateless (Undo Remix) Shelby Grey 3:07:00 Attic Kristian Eidnes Andersen 2:40:00

Supply and Demand

Somatic electro pop schematics. Nu Wave, Electro, Ebm, Rock…

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Down On Your Knees Nitzer Ebb 3:01:00 Wrong (Thin White Duke Remix) Depeche Mode 6:56:00 Not In Love (Robert Smith Mix) Crystal Castles featuring Robert Smith 3:18:00 Shooting Stars Bag Raiders 3:27:00 Just A Friend Of Mine (Original Mix) Zoot Woman 2:27:00 Supply & Demand Fischerspooner 3:15:00 In For The Kill (Lifelike Remix) La Roux 4:12:00 Heads Will Roll Yeah Yeah Yeahs 2:59:00 Ghosts N Stuff (Extended Mix) Deadmau5 featuring Rob Swire 3:45:00 Ego Death (Figo Remix) A Place To Bury Strangers 3:47:00 Out Of Control She Wants Revenge 2:07:00 Somewhere In The Night Stereo 2:10:00 Monolog Defekt (Original Mix) Xenia Beliayeva 4:00:00 Grave Mount Sims 3:05:00 You Wanted A Hit LCD Soundsystem 2:58:00 Between Stars Underworld 3:10:00 Colouring Of Pigeons The Knife in collaboration with Mt Sims and Planningtorock 6:19:00 Sea Talk Zola Jesus 5:03:00

Bodymachine Mix

Xeniaphilic Body Logic.



1 Celebrate The Roots – Original Mix Anthony Rother, Billy Nasty 134 http://www.discogs.com/release/242441 2 Blame – Bodzin & Huntemann Remix Sono 134 http://www.discogs.com/release/1391059 3 Eurocold – Original Mix The Hacker 134 http://www.discogs.com/release/1424207 4 Still – Original Mix Gregor Tresher 133.4 http://www.discogs.com/release/452590 5 Black Market – Original Mix Stephan Bodzin, Swoop 132.2 http://www.discogs.com/release/1392081 6 Don’t Look Back – Original Mix Robert Babicz 130.9 http://www.discogs.com/release/1238567 7 German Bodymachine – Original Mix Anthony Rother, DJ Hell 129 http://www.discogs.com/release/1187649 8 Chocolate – Original Mix Xenia Beliayeva 124 http://www.discogs.com/release/1184272 9 Slave Of My Mind – Xenia Beliayeva Remix Kiko 128 http://www.discogs.com/release/1294763 10 Love Lazer Dance Sex – Original Mix David Carretta 125 http://www.discogs.com/release/1582905 11 Aske – Original Mix Ascii.Disko 127 http://www.discogs.com/release/1346683 12 Momentan – Original Mix Xenia Beliayeva 125 13 Big Brother – Franz & Shape Remix Mark Verbos 130 http://www.discogs.com/release/1026179 14 And Then Finally – Original Mix Terence Fixmer, Douglas McCarthy 13 http://www.discogs.com/release/615527 15 Bodyfarm – Original Mix DJ Hell, Anthony Rother 130 http://www.discogs.com/release/848140 16 Dance Is Dead – Franz & Shape Remix Boosta 130 http://www.discogs.com/release/848140

Playground Mix

Thanks to DJ Hell for various inspirations. We’ve been spoilt here in Melbourne recently. Not only Hell, but Xenia Beliayeva, Oliver Huntemann, and Stephan Bodzin, not to mention Gary Numan and Ade Fenton.

It’s kept a few of us out of mischief, or in, depending.

Aside, of course, from various ghosts in the new machinery. To which I attribute much of the absence. Happily, the records keep coming.

1 My Name Is Telekraft – Original Mix Anthony Rother http://www.discogs.com/release/1361115 2 You’re My Kind – Original Mix Elektrochemie http://www.discogs.com/release/644331 3 Crocodile – Oliver Hunteman Remix Underworld http://www.discogs.com/release/1109030 4 Sinister Boogie – Original Mix Remote http://www.discogs.com/release/1321085 5 Insane – Superstrobe Remix Johnny K 6 Deadline feat. Kemo – Original Remix Douglas Greed http://www.discogs.com/release/1473415 7 Hypercommunication – Alter Ego Remix Poni Hoax http://www.discogs.com/release/1398472 8 Total Departure – Cirez D Remix Christian Smith, John Selway http://www.discogs.com/release/1323958 9 We Need A War – DJ Hell Remix Fischerspooner http://www.discogs.com/release/640228 10 Fashion Feelings – Lifelike Remix DK7 http://www.discogs.com/release/1318597 11 Lost In Time – Original Mix Ampere http://www.discogs.com/release/1427496 12 Typo – Original Mix Niederflur http://www.discogs.com/release/1390914 13 Remote – Original Mix Remote http://www.discogs.com/release/1321085 14 Daytona Beach Stephan Bodzin http://www.discogs.com/release/836555 15 O Superman feat. Laurie Anderson – Felix Da Housecat Remix M.A.N.D.Y., Booka Shade http://www.discogs.com/release/1481249 16 Anywhere – Still Going Remix The Presets 17 Don’t Stop – Lifelike Remix Heartache

Adventures in Live Audio

36 months of notable gigs…

2008 Friday March 28 Duran Duran (Sydney Entertainment Centre)



Half way through, Duran rendered a version of Warm Leatherette. After that, for all I cared, the roof could have fallen in and the show would have rated:


2008 Thursday April 3 Jesus and Mary Chain (Palace Melbourne):


The gig lasted longer than 20 minutes and there was no riot. JAMC didn’t do anything at all, except walk on, play tunes, and walk off again. But what tunes they were.



(See also http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFrMcJpLr0Q courtesy of Fitzroyalty).

2008 Saturday April 5 V-Festival Melbourne: Jesus and Mary Chain, Duran Duran, Smashing Pumpkins, Presets, Didn’t see Glass Candy, alas…


2008 Saturday April 5 V-Festival Melbourne Duran Duran:


2008 Thursday May 8 John Foxx (The Corner, and ACMI)




Brilliant. Something to aspire to…

2008 Saturday June 7 Stephan Bodzin (Brown Alley):


The future came to Melbourne for one night. It’s name was Stephan Bodzin






2008 Interpol (Festival Hall):

Great tunes, but a slightly flat gig, I felt…



2008 January 28: Big Day Out: (Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne): LCD Soundsystem (highlight of the day), Bjork, Pnau, Billy Bragg, Unkle, Carl Cox:


2008 January 28: Big Day Out: Bjork:

This gig seemed to be half about a large a rather entertaining if slightly anachronistic looking horn section, and half about touch screen MIDI controllers. Bjork somehow brought it all together.



2008 January 28: Big Day Out: Unkle:

Seeing Unkle was something like what I imagine it would be like to have seen The Cure circa Disintegration, if with somewhat more video projection…



2008 January 28: Big Day Out: Pnau:

It was as though several thousand Pnau zealots had suddenly dropped from the sky…



2008 January 28: Big Day Out: Carl Cox:

Suddenly, dance music cliches all seemed fresh and apt. Blinding force, pure energy etc… An auditory and visual spectacle…


2008 Friday July 4: Roland S Howard (Ding Dong Lounge, Melbourne):




Continuing to play Ding Dong on a monthly basis. Melburnians should head down…

2007 November, Boys Noize (Abandoned Cinema Complex, Chinatown):


Producers are sometimes accused of being slightly over-shy, retiring types. Not so Alexander Ridha. Sometimes, you just have to have your camera out at the right moment.




2007 May 27, Ellen Allien (Volksbühne, Berlin):


EA in her home town…


Other notable recent gigs (video, photos anyone?)

2008, Friday March 7: Chicks on Speed (ACMI, Roxanne Parlour): A good gig, but their presentation at ACMI scored just a notch higher on the arty anarchy meter… Someone’s video from a couple of year’s back: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1UtBiZ1My4

2008, The Bravery (The Corner): Scored a ticket after its original bearer couldn’t attend. Similar gig to the last one at the P.O.W. a couple of years back. Somehow, this time, they all looked younger. At We Love Sound festival, same week: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfMFPwxfZiM

2008 Wednesday June 4 VHS or Beta (The Corner): Craig Pfunder did an admirable job of singing his guts out. The rest of the band seemed a little startled by the whole exercise. VoB performing Night on Fire in NYC: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFzG-i7Wld0&feature=related

2008, Monolake (Miss Libertine): By most account, ML went a little too abstract on this night. This wasn’t perfect dance floor fodder, but may have worked better in a different context. MIss Libertine is neither dark nor atmospheric enough to house any kind of deep electronica. Monolake ‘Linear’ music video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2O4Qjeax7TU

2008 Sunday April 6 Nick Cave (Q&A at the Melbourne Arts Centre). Centred around Nick Cave taking shots at the slightly awkward host from RRR. Other than that, managed a good balance between studied nonchalance (and/or bewilderment) and artful use of the work fuck.

2008 Monday March, Control Q&A with Anton Corbijn. Control + Anton = Greatness.

2007, Franz & Shape (DJsAintRockStarts): (@ Bash, not my video): F&Z played a great set of dark EBM electro to a bunch of somewhat gormless South Yarran young fashionables. Where, as Douglas McCarthy once said, is the youth?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHn2ygzsFjA

2007, Peter Christopherson video seminar (Toff in Town): World weary was Pete’s angle, but it was all a beautiful and entertaining mass of Ice T and NIN videos punctuated by the questions of a handful of TG obsessives.

2007, The Cure, Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne: I am not sufficiently impartial to be able to capably review a Cure concert. Key observation is the general change in the feel of the tunes with this lineup, which seems to be reflected in the new singles. As is well know, keyboards are gone, drums are almost entirely unprocessed, style of drumming is looser, jazzier and more chaotic, guitars are fuzzier, and Robert’s vocal delivery seems somehow more ‘relaxed’, somewhat chirpier and less angular than in the past. Simon’s bass is more buried in the mix, as are more percussive, dance driven elements; the mix is bright and mid-range dominant. Atmospherics and tension are still there, if a little less pronounced. An interesting taster for the new album, 4.13 Dream, now only weeks away.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFksnRiD-wc

2007 August 4, The Cure, Challenge Stadium, Perth: (not my video): I am not sufficiently impartial to be able to capably review a Cure concert. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEaydcpxz8w

2007 October, Grinderman (The Forum): The bushrangers came to town. Then they went backstage, Nick popped out, and asked, ‘what do you want to hear?’. People yelled things out, then NIck sat down and made it up for himself. Nick made a joke about Google, then the bushrangers reappeared. NIck spend the rest of the gig sipping water and glancing furtively at Warren Ellis, who seemed to struggling to maintain verticality. A good night. (Not my video): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zsa2TrBaERs

2007, White Rose Movement (Brown Alley, Melbourne): White Rose Movement seemed to be living a dream I once had. If they don’t end up dominating the world, it may only because they end up being too cool to be understood far beyond the bars of Hoxton. But if only there were more music like this. A Sydney gig (not my video): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQmP5QRzK7I

2007, Rex The Dog (Bootleg, Geddes Lane Melbourne): No one turned up. The whole thing, including Rex, seemed a little perfunctory. Still, when he gets the ingredients right, what a producer. At Future festival, same weekend (not my video): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RC6zI0cFMR4

2006, Black Strobe (Lounge, Melbourne): Just when it seemed like they might spearhead a new wave of alternative music, no one turned up. Well, enough to make for an appreciative audience, but not to add up to an event. Serves them right though, I spoke to Arnaud Rebotini, who was less than responsive. No Ivan Smagghe. The rest of them seemed humble and genuine. A Sisters of Mercy t-shirt on the keyboard player. Here’s hoping they make it back some time. An Edinburgh gig (not my video): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJaPE8hkZ3g

2006 September, Nitzer Ebb (Evelyn, Melbourne): Heroes came to town. Turn out was mostly goths. First two rows of people clearly went to heaven. Aviator wearing Douglas McCarthy looked slightly like Robert Patrick in Terminator 2. Bon Harris and a female accomplice each on percussion. The period of separation has given the time to pinpoint the parts of Nitzer that work best. Ascetic, synthetic, cutting, controlled. Join in the chant. A London 2006 gig: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwZCftAT31E&feature=related

Gigs Coming Up: Friday September 26 The Faint @ The Prince Bandroom (been waiting for this one since missing them last time round), Thursday October 2 Ladytron @ The Corner (been waiting for this one since always), and not least, Sunday October 5 The Futureheads @ The Corner.

Test tone

Voices on the wire. 36 months wide…

Digital Versicolor – Original Mix Glass Candy 100 5:57 Beat Box 2007 http://www.discogs.com/release/1140474 Autobody – Original Mix Perspects 128 4:26 Motorskills 2006 http://www.discogs.com/release/654023 Hands – Original Mix Gd Luxxe 135 4:08 Make 2007 http://www.discogs.com/release/548116 Nanotubes – Original Mix Xenia Beliayeva 127 6:59 Ultra Glamour 2007 http://www.discogs.com/release/1187663 Good Sluts Factory – Let It Cia Mix Kiko & Gino’s 129 6:46 International Deejay Gigolos CD Nine 2006 http://www.discogs.com/release/1332553 Eyes Like Knives Feat. Kill Memory Crash – Original Mix Franz & Shape 130 4:52 Eyes Like Knives / Forgotten Days 2007 http://www.discogs.com/release/1145864 We’re Just Physical – The Ascii.Disko Remix KLOQ 130 6:19 We’re Just Physical 2007 http://www.discogs.com/release/935007 This Is Sick – Original Mix Solid Groove 126 7:07 This Is Sick 2005 http://www.discogs.com/release/421994 Heat It Up – Original Mix Thomas Schumacher 128 7:10 Heat It Up / Tiger 2005 http://www.discogs.com/release/480502 Adyra – Original Mix Duoteque 128 7:37 Leaving The Juno Planet 2006 http://www.discogs.com/release/637487 Elphant – Original Mix Sebastian R. Komor 130 7:25 Elphant EP 2007 http://www.discogs.com/release/1239458 Night Drive – Original Mix Motor 120 4:44 Unhuman 2007 http://www.discogs.com/release/934458 Kittin Is High – 9/11 Mix By Black Labelle Miss Kittin 127 10:25 Kittin Is High 2007 http://www.discogs.com/release/1161530 Sleeping Bag – Original Mix DK7 128 5:12 Disarmed 2005 http://www.discogs.com/release/552292 In The Dark feat. Steve Strange – Night Version Punx Soundcheck 137 5:13 The Legends EP 2008 http://www.discogs.com/release/798587 The Things That Dreams Are Made Of – Tiga Remix Human League 125.9 7:07 The Things That Dreams Are Made Of 2007 http://www.discogs.com/release/1196838 I Can See Clearly Now – Tiga Remix Seelenluft 128 6:03 I Can See Clearly Now / Baby Baby 2006 http://www.discogs.com/release/335704 Fairlight – Original Mix Kris Menace 123 6:09 Fairlight 2006 http://www.discogs.com/release/902298 Pretty Little Angel – Preocoop Remix (Baalsaal) Moonbootica, IAMX 128 6:47 Der Mond 2008 http://www.discogs.com/release/576993 Phobos – Original Mix Marc Romboy, Stephan Bodzin 125 7:57 Systematic Colours – Volume One 2006 http://www.discogs.com/release/660653

Cosmetique Electronique

Alternative music…

And it’s been a while. Allow me to blame my (ever so ephemeral) lifestyle of international jet-set. And while we’re at it, take me back to Berlin

I’m buoyant on an Ascii Disko / Franz & Shape wave right now, and it feels good. The Baby Daddy Remix of VHS or Beta‘s ‘You Got Me‘ is a particular highlight for me here… on a dancefloor called life, standing naked at it’s centre, this serves like a slice of sweetest, pure oblivion…

Especially worthy of attention right now is Franz & Shape’s Acceleration LP. Franz & Shape have recently collaborated with and/or remixed the works of none less than Mount Sims, GD Luxxe (whose excellent mix of Melbourne band The Emergency‘s ‘We Got The Horror‘ appeared in Dual Mix Action B), Kill Memory Crash, Perspects, David Carretta and a stack of others. As such, right now F&S seem to have seized the reigns at the core of alternative electronic sound. The sound of the future…

Fortunately I’ve also been riding high on the excellent and most inspiring Monday night Tiga DJ set at T-bar in Shoreditch that Clare and I were lucky enough to catch just a month ago. This may have something to do with the multiple touches of Tiga in this set…

All we need now is some support for this kind of music here in Melbourne. Whilst there are a couple of DJs here and there that make the occasional nod in these directions, there is, potential for a genuine geist to emerge. But in the mean time, what is here, alas, if understandably, often seems quickly to emigrate itself to Berlin or London…

The core of this mix might be considered to end with the (new!) Miss Kittin & The Hacker track. The final three tracks are intended as an epilogue, a way to end with a little smile…

Meanwhile, my entry in the Bloc Party remix competition is live at JJJ Unearthed. New track “Turn” is up at the Infix myspace.

British Mode Goose 131 3:57 Bring It On 2006 http://www.discogs.com/release/799637 E-Talking (Tiga’s Disco Drama Remix) Soulwax 130 5:41 E Talking 2004 http://www.discogs.com/release/484600 Head Converter (Original Mix) Luke Slater 134 7:12 MOTE003 2006 http://www.discogs.com/release/802006 Tribulations (Tiga’s Out Of The Trance Closet Mix) LCD Soundsystem 132 7:08 Tribulations Remixes 2005 http://www.discogs.com/release/557205 OK (Acid Girls Remix) Shit Disco 128 5:02 [White Label] 2007 White Label, Release Forthcoming You Got Me (Baby Daddy Remix) VHS Or Beta 127 6:39 You Got Me-CDM-(Astralwerks) 2006 http://www.discogs.com/release/633187 Immer – 132 Ascii Disko 132 6:51 Ascii Disko 2003 http://www.discogs.com/release/941946 Take Off feat. GD Luxxe – Original Mix Franz & Shape 128 6:11 Destination / Location EP 2006 http://www.discogs.com/release/674901 Mycose The Night Tekel 129 6:35 Tekel 2006 http://www.discogs.com/release/683116 Sizzler (Lars Sommerfeld Remix) Manchurians 128 6:05 Sizzler 2007 http://www.discogs.com/release/885256 Sweet Light / Abusator (Black Strobe Remix) Black Strobe 132 9:58 A Remix Selection 2005 http://www.discogs.com/release/850025 Trauermusik (Alter Ego Mix) Partial Arts 120 7:17 Trauermusik 2007 http://www.discogs.com/release/877785 Electric Burst – Original Mix Kiko 124.5 6:43 Tragolta EP 2007 http://www.discogs.com/release/973612 Sortie Alex Smoke 127 6:09 Techno Body Music (CD2) 2005 http://www.discogs.com/release/533127 Zdarlight Digitalism 124 5:40 Idealism 2007 http://www.discogs.com/release/994425 Get the Balance Right (Beat Machine Mix) Depeche Mode 128 7:22 [White Label] 2007 White Label, Release Forthcoming 3 weeks (Booka Shade Vocal Mix) Tiga 126 7:43 3 Weeks 2006 http://www.discogs.com/release/839222 Spit it out (Alexander Kowalski Remix) IAMX 127 6:51 Spit it out CDM 2006 http://www.discogs.com/release/901596 3 Am Still Life feat. Mount Sims – Original Mix Franz & Shape 128 4:50 Acceleration 2007 http://www.discogs.com/release/910287 Lucretia My Reflection J Golo featuring Gre XXL 130 8:15 D-Side 33 2006 http://www.discogs.com/release/646664 Hometown Miss Kittin & The Hacker 125 7:59 Hometown EP 2007 http://www.discogs.com/release/996158 Proper Education (Radio Edit) Eric Prydz vs Pink Floyd 124.9 3:21 Eric Prydz vs. Floyd* – Proper Education CDS 2006 http://www.discogs.com/release/972153 Hearts on Fire (Original Version) Cut Copy 125 5:40 Hearts on Fire PROMO 2007 http://www.discogs.com/release/981499 D.A.N.C.E (MSTRKRFT Remix) Justice 126 3:38 [White Label] 2007 White Label, Release Forthcoming

Nu Research

I’ve been in the lab with a pen and a pad…

…and results are promising.

Depeche Mode remain as perennial as the grass. And they know how to find great remixers.

Fluorescenses For Orchestra Krzysztof Penderecki 118.7 14:55 Penderecki: Orchestral Works, Vol. 01 2000 http://www.amazon.com/Penderecki-Orchestral-Works-Vol-01/dp/B00004D3II Confusion Beta Evers 120 4:01 You Bet We’ve Got Something Personal Against You 2004 http://www.discogs.com/release/306513 Closer Ascii Disko 132 5:23 Alias 2006 http://www.discogs.com/release/665831 Deceive – Play Black Strobe 128 3:12 Black Strobe – The Other Side Paris 2005 http://www.discogs.com/release/574718 Better Way (feat. The Hacker) Neon Electronics 128 3:49 [White Label] 2007 White Label, Release Forthcoming Mona Lisa’s Child (Alan Braxe And Fred Falke Extended Mix) Keith 132 6:25 Mona Lisa’s Child (Remixes) 2006 http://www.discogs.com/release/854905 The Ones (TV Rock Mix) The Dukes Of Windsor 125 6:30 [White Label] 2007 White Label, Release Forthcoming All Sparks (Phones Remix) Editors 126 5:35 Pitchfork Web Release 2006 http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/news/39874 Tv Treated (Tiga) The Neon Judgement 128 5:38 Box 2005 http://www.discogs.com/release/565760 Never Let Me Down Again (Digitalism Remix) Depeche Mode 128 4:39 The Best Of Volume 1 (Remixes) 2006 http://www.discogs.com/release/822010 Chuck Nology 16 Bit Lolitas 125 10:48 Chuck Nology / Passing Lights 2006 http://www.discogs.com/release/834121 I Love You (Van She Remix) Klass vs I Am Finn 128 6:12 Klass 2007 http://www.discogs.com/release/885089 Innerstrings (No Shuffle Mix) Black Strobe 128.1 5:33 Chemical Sweet Girl E.P. 2004 http://www.discogs.com/release/92000 Black Powder Motor 128 7:24 Klunk 2006 http://www.discogs.com/release/678214 Rotodrom Oliver Huntemann 128 6:08 Fieber 2006 http://www.discogs.com/release/761552 Jack Your Body To The Beat Ascii Disko 128 6:32 Ascii Disko 2003 http://www.discogs.com/release/166103 Walkman Sebastian 118.9 5:02 Ross Ross Ross Ep 2006 http://www.discogs.com/release/715960 Excedeer (Original Mix) Mason 128.7 6:43 Excedeer Vinyl 2006 http://www.discogs.com/release/709515 The Red Dress (Tiefschwarz Remix) Phonique 123.4 7:20 The Red Dress 2004 http://www.discogs.com/release/244226 Everything Counts (Oliver Huntemann & Stephan Bodzin Dub) Depeche Mode 125 7:43 [Promo] 2006 http://www.discogs.com/release/841135 Hounds of Love (Phones Remix) The Futureheads 137 5:18 The Futureheads 2005 http://www.discogs.com/release/747581 Every Day (Could Be Our Last Day) Rex The Dog 124.1 5:18 Maximize 2006 http://www.discogs.com/release/814829 Fadin’ Away (Original Version) The Hacker 135.9 4:42 Fadin Away 2000 http://www.discogs.com/release/10801 Wire Alvin Lucier 128.3 6:49 Music On A Long Thin Wire 1980 http://www.discogs.com/release/616155

Clashhouse Electro

What was/is electroclash? Wikipedia offers some suggestions, including a rather Sydney-centric discussion of the Australian manifestation of the movement [cue, please, Victorian editors setting the record straight asap]. Many would no doubt balk at the use of such a laboured and perhaps slightly meaningless term. Just as ‘New Rave’ seems to have come to mean “Klaxons, Klaxons remixes, and bands a bit like them”, ‘Electroclash’ seemed only ever to be readily applicable to Fischerspooner – and perhaps, bands a bit like them.

But for ‘electro’, or ‘electrohouse’, or whatever the rest was, is, or should have been called, there was no shortage of creative output or enthusiasm from punters in the first half of the 2000s. The nexus (though by no means the limit) of activity in Melbourne was indisputably Meccanoid, which, still going strong to this day, characterised in feel everything one might have expected electroclash to represent – glam, dress ups, interpretive dancing and of course (contra the ‘all style no substance’ press line), great music.

The praises of Fischerspooner sung far and wide, the real success story of this era, at least one the pop side, was arguably one Miss Kittin (with no small part of assistance from The Hacker, as well as Felix da Housecat – being argubly the producer who gave the scene its original break into semi-mainstream consciousness with the classic “Kittenz and thee Glitz’ LP). It’s difficult to put together any kind of survey or representation of this era (even one as subjective as this) without including several that carry a Miss Kittin vocal; hence the five tracks here.

Where to from here? The nights keep rolling and the releases keep coming. Some of the producers featured here have moved on a little – notably, the Hacker and Carretta into increasingly EBM flavoured productions, whilst Miss Kittin has since dabbled in breaks and various other forms of electronica. It remains to be seen to what extent the new wave of indie electro will represent a genuine split in musical trajectories (and/or scenes) or will alternately contribute as simply one facet of the continuing electro sound. The mixes of more recent material that have appeared are I would hope at least partially suggestive. Regardless, and despite the intense commercialisation of some aspects of electrohouse, electro, of both -house and other varities, still feels convincingly vital.

Every reason then to hope for, and anticipate, interesting times ahead.

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