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Friday
Mar092012

Metronov (versus) Pearsonette

Mario Basanov & Ewan Pearson take on Metronomy.

House monster Mario Basanov does a nice job on this remix of Metronomy's tune Corinne, which is one of my absolute favourite non-electronic tunes period (the original that is).  While it doesn't beat the original, it definitely beats most shit out there.  I have included both versions below.  Good one Mario!

The Metronov. >>> [BUY IT]

The Original. >>> [BUY IT]

Ewan Pearson also remixed one of the bands great songs Everything Goes My Way, and in this case I also think the remix does not best the original mix.  Both are worth your time though, and I must applaud Metronomy for being one of the catchiest bands going right now.  The English Riviera was such a fantastic album.

The Pearsonette. >>> [BUY IT]

 

The Original. >>> [BUY IT]

 

 

..by DICK DIAMONDS

Monday
Jan302012

Free Facsimile 001



Facsimile (from Latin fac simile, "made alike") is a copy or reproduction of an old book, manuscript, map, art print, or other item of historical value that is as true to the original source as possible. It differs from other forms of reproduction by attempting to replicate the source as accurately as possible in terms of scale, color, condition, and other material qualities.facsimile (from Latin fac simile, "made alike") is a copy or reproduction of an old book, manuscript, map, art print, or other item of historical value that is as true to the original source as possible. It differs from other forms of reproduction by attempting to replicate the source as accurately as possible in terms of scale, color, condition, and other material qualities. 

As defined in wikipedia.

 

Max the Fax here, chilling out on a sunny Sunday morning here in the Deep North headquarters.  This will be the first in a sieries of posts i have decided to kickstart focused on the "so called" Re-fix or bootleg edits.  Im sure there are many of you out there who have those tunes in your collection that scream "PLAY ME OUT!" yet for one reason or another they just dont work, whether it is due to a less than ideal mix or a strange lack of bass sometimes we just need to make it work.  Anyways enough explanation - - here's the first free edit to kick it all off.  The original tune is by Danny Bosten aka Das Ding, and came out on an LP issued in 2009 featuring remastered versions of a collection of his music - - most of which was produced in the early eighties in a very DIY fashion.  As a result, the tune has a less than desireable sound quality, but that just gives it character.  Here is my best shot at making "Take Me Away" a little more DJ friendly, and presentable to the late night dance feinds.   Bang it out and enjoy!

 

 

I must also add that this silly little sieries isn't entirely confined to my own bootleg mixes... I encourage anyone with "re-fixes", "re-edits", "re-sluts", "re-bakes", "re-tards", ect to submit them to us for consideration as a part of the Free Facsimile series. If you have tunes please send them to promo@thedeepnorth.ca where they will undergo a series of tests determining their fate.  Will they end up in the edit graveyard with a thousand others, or will they stand proud among the other Free Facsimile. WE DECIDE. 

Wednesday
Nov302011

Robo Art

Just about to leave the house, but I have to let you all know about a new -- and long -- remix of My Favorite Robot's tune Wakinda Park by the boys of Art Department (Kenny Glasgow & Jonny White).  Tune is great, and should be taken in by the fans of our blog.

My Favorite Robot will be playing in Montreal on the 10th of December, so if you are in the area - - go check it out.  These guys know how to put on a show.

 

MFR042 -My Favorite Robot -Wakinda Park (Art Department Edit) -My Favorite Robot Records(out Nov 28) by My Favorite Robot Records

....by Dick Diamonds 

Sunday
Oct302011

The The .. Jirku .. Ruoho .. Tune Up!

Our friend from the west coast of Canada, Tomas Jirku made this sweet rendition of The The's wicked tune called The Giant.  I grabbed this tune off Tomas' website Rivers of Recordings.  Catch yourself some other techno trophy trouts on his website, the bounty is plentiful.  Snag!

Tomas made us an exclusive Deeply Rooted Mixtape a few months back, and I suggest you check this bad daddy out.

 

The The - Giant [Robot] (Tomas Jirku Mix) >>> [Visit Tomas' Website]

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And the 1980's original...

The The - Giant (Original) >>> [BUY IT]

 

In September, Tomas teamed up with 2006 BBC Radio-1 Remix champion and de'fchild recordings' boss Ruoho Ruotsi and released a delightful experimental dub/techno split EP which included an original track from each artist.  Each of the originals was then remixed by the non producing artist for a true 4-track split EP.  Great work as usual here, loving this deeper collaboration between the two fantastic artists.  Clearcut by Jirku is phenomenal shit. You can buy it on any major digital music retailer.

NOTE: Looking closely you will see that Jirku's remix of Ruoho's tune is downloadable for free!  Simply  click HERE for free Download.

Tomas Jirku & Ruoho Ruotsi - Clear Cut 

 

...by DICK DIAMONDS 

Saturday
Sep172011

Laughter Re-Done

Picture by Canadian photographer Merry Sommers, click image to visit her page.It's amazing how a single song can inspire so many people.  It's also interesting when you see how many times a great tune is sampled, edited or remixed into another version of the original, or morphed into a new creation all together.  Sometimes we fall in love with a song, then sing those lyrics again and again without realizing that they originally come from a hit made decades before.  A good example of this situation comes from one of my all time favourite rap songs "Tearz" by the Wu-Tang Clan.

I remember hearing this for the first time in my early or mid teens.  I was in this older guys' garage back in the late 90's, anxiously watching him dismantle my cracking skateboard so that he could swap it for a brand new Arsenal deck.  He only made such a stupid trade because he had stolen his deck from the local skateshop, and was afraid someone in our rural town may recognize it.  I was nervous taking those stolen goods, but this track strengthened my resolve and made me feel like I was stealing a car or something.  I tried so hard to remember the lyrics in the song in order to identify it...and never knew what song it was until years later.

Wu Tang Clan - Tearz >>> [BUY] 

Over a decade later, I realized that the vocal sample in Tearz came from a beautiful 1964 Stax Records release named "After Laughter Comes Tears" by Soul and R&B singer/songwriter Wendy Frierson, aka Wendy René.  

Wendy René - After Laughter Comes Tears >>> [BUY 7"]

What a beauty original piece.  Nicolas Jaar and Filtertypen both took Wendy René's original and used it to make house music.  While all three of these artists created some damn good tunes using bits of Wendy's Original, I really don't think any of them are as good as hers is.  If only it was the original track which played that day in the garage, I might have made the moral, less lucrative decision.  But, yeah.... that's our little secret anyways.

Wendy René - After Laughter Comes Tears(Nicolas Jaar Remix) >>> [Download]

Unofficial. 

 

Filterty Pen - After Laughter (Original Mix) >>> [BUY]

Released January 2011 on Yippieee. Tech House.  

 

DICK DIAMONDS 

Thursday
Sep012011

S.A.S. = Such Awesome Stuff?

"S.A.S. is Subb-an and Shelton, and it’s our alias for the more housey, broken beat, Chicago, after party style tunes. It is more edits based but you will hear in some of them that the music has been totally reproduced, we’’ve got loads of S.A.S stuff to come this year"

- Subb-an, in his interview for The Burlington Project 

It took me a while to figure it out, but S.A.Ssimply stands for Subb-an and Sheltonand I had been vibing off of this duo's collaboration work well before I had any idea who the two producers behind the project were.  Knowing who S.A.S. really are has put all the mysterious pieces into place for me, as the talented and extremely versatile duo produces everything from nu-disco to deep house to hip hop.

I am a fan of both producers' solo work, and the two have been on a tremendous heat streak with awesome releases on labels such as Foot & Mouth and Hot Natured.  Their latest release on Foot & Mouth, the Are You Satisfied EP, is more than satisfying, if I may say so myself.  The four edits on the release are funky, fresh and banging dancefloor fire starters.   Check out You Gotta Think from their latest release, as well as some solo productions from each producer before digging into this S.A.S. Mix made for the Soulclap Blog.  Such Awesome Stuff.

 

S.A.S. - You Gotta Think >>> [BUY]

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Subb-an - The Lovers Night (ft. Beckford) >>> [BUY]

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 Subb-an - You Got All Night (Edit) >>> FREE, Right Click, "save link as"

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Adam Shelton - Do Not Attempt >>> [BUY]

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DICK DIAMONDS

Tuesday
Aug302011

Strange Animals, Talking Melodies

It's no secret amongst those who know me that I am an absolutely crazy fanatic for the music of Jamie Jones.  It might be a lesser known fact that I am also a huge fan of the Talking Heads, a band which made wonderful music between 1976 - 1988, and which has developed a well deserved cult-following, largely due to the genius of it's lead singer David Byrne.

What do you get when you combine Jamie Jones, Wolf + Lamb's main man Gadi Mizrahi and The Talking Heads?  This wonderful edit of 1983's This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody), easily one of my favourite tracks by this classic band.  Enjoy the video of the original tune, then check out the wicked edit - - released by Wolf + Lamb Black on Vinyl.

 

The Talking Heads - This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)

 


The Talking Heads - This Must Be The Place (Jamie Jones & Gadi Mizrahi Edit) >>> [BUY Vinyl]

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While you're at it, you may as well grab Music for Dreams' owner Kenneth Badger's edit of David Byrne's song Strange Overtones as well.  Although it is a little less "electronic" than what we usually post, I will still bet 1 million dollars that most will love this succulent musical morsel.   

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David Byrne - Strange Overtones(Kenneth Badgers Strage Rabbit Tones Edit) >>> [FREE]

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DICK DIAMONDS

Friday
May202011

The Black Crack (001)

My second post for The Deep North is the first of a tentative series featuring vinyl-only releases from my own collection.  I have been a huge fan of vinyl since I first started avidly listening to music.  I have always felt that the love that goes into both creating a physical medium and making the choice to purchase this physical piece brings artist and listener closer together, and the role that vinyl culture has played in electronic dance music is inestimable.  While digital file formats  have largely supplanted records as the primary means of distribution for both artists and DJs, the still-steady stream of amazing vinyl-only releases by many well-known and talented artists in EDM is proof that the medium is still a relevant part of EDM culture.  This post and any others that may follow are to highlight these special releases.

The first track is by Ontario's own Daniel Snaith, AKA Caribou, AKA (as in this case) Daphni.  The track Ye Ye was released as the flip-side to a similarly club-oriented track by Four Tet on the latter's own Text Records.  The funky organ riff that the track is built on and the weird snaking synth-line that leads it are what make this one a winner for me.  

Daphni - Ye Ye >>> [ BUY IT ]

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Up next is another side of a great release by David Kennedy, who has been on fire for most of the last 12 months and is fresh off the back of a great Fabric mix release.  This track, released under his Pearson Sound alias, is a 2011 refix of a classic 1993 house track by Hardrive.  Kennedy's trademark drum machine percussion is as fierce as ever here, but on much more of a classic house tip.  

Hardrive - Deep Inside (Pearson Sound Refix) >>> [ BUY IT ] 

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