2 dance remixes for you…


Doves. Yes, them again… : )

‘There’s always been a dance element to our music!’ protested many bands, nearly twenty years ago, as they tried to jump on the madchester bandwagon. Whatever…or as my students would have it: whatevaaaahhhh.

Anyway, two dance remixes for you.

First up, Chris Cornell gets the remix treatment of his life from Steve Aoki on this track:

Chris Cornell -‘Part Of me (Steve Aoki mix).’ mp3

Meanwhile, the net is truly beginning to buzz with remixes for the new Doves album Kingdom Of Rust. Doves, of course, do have a genuine claim to dance, given that they used to be Sub Sub (I will have to post ‘Ain’t No Love, Ain’t No Use’ one of these days).

Here’s another one (and the links for the last Doves related post I did is still active)…this time ‘Push me On’ is remixed by Playgroup, who were responsible for one of my favourite dance tracks, nay, tracks full stop, of this decade ‘Make It Happen.’ So much so that I owned four different 12″s of it at one stage…but there is only so much space in the flat.

Doves -‘Push Me On (Playgroup Megamix).’ mp3

Hope you enjoy these, btw.

I am the owner of a USB turntable!!

(The Killers)

One of the wedding presents Mrs. 17 Seconds and I received was a USB turntable, which as you might imagine, is already getting a fair bit of use, not least for all the stuff I want to put on my iPod. Here for your listening pleasure are five 12″ mixes – Dance? Indie? Electronica?!? You decide, but hey…

First up, this came out in early 2005, just as Mylo and the Killers were starting to get big not only critically but commercially in the UK. This is from the 12″:

The Killers-‘Somebody Told Me (Mylo mix).’ mp3

I said there would be more Arab Strap soon, and I was not kidding. Here, from the 2001 12″ of Turbulence mixes (original version on ‘The Red Thread’ album) is the song remixed by Bis (who subsequently split, but have since reformed):

Arab Strap -‘Turbulence (Bis mix).’ mp3

Also from 2001, orginally from their ‘Origin of Symmetry’ album, here is Muse’s ‘Newborn’ remixed by Paul Oakenfold, who transforms it from a mini-prog masterpiece, into a trance masterpiece (Glowsticks optional):

Muse-‘Newborn (Paul Oakenfold’s Perfecto remix).’ mp3

Trevor Jackson’s Playgroup act must have put out numerous 12″s of remixes of this track (I own at least four 12″s of this) but here is the original extended mix in all it’s nine minute glory. Altogether now: ‘I can see it in your eyes…I can see it in your face…MAKE IT HAPPEN.’

Playgroup -‘Make It Happen (extended mix).’

Finally, from 2003, Electrix Six promised much, were great in their briefly lived original line-up, then ultimately delivered little, but this track is still fab. (Can you tell what track was an influence on this?!)

Electrix Six -‘Danger! High Voltage (Soulchild 12″ Blitz mix).’ mp3

You know the score. The tracks will be up for a week. If you like what you hear, support the artists involved. If you cannot find these tracks in your local independent record shop, or even your local capitalist chain, then try Amazon or ebay. There are many, many more where these came from…