Some Splendid Sounds

November 7, 2006


Time to share some music thats been worrying my speakers recently. First up we have The SoftLightes, a band from sun kissed California who recently signed to Modular. Their debut single for the imprint, Girl Kills Bear, is released on Monday and comes with a lovely melodic synths and hand claps remix from Lo Fi Fnk. The Softlightes sound is clearly a deviation from the Modular norm (distorteddiscopogopunk) and I like it!

The SoftLightes – Girl Kills Bear (Lo Fi Fnk Remix)

On a Modular related note Slutty Fringe affiliate and hot sauce London promoter types Furthur are running a compettion this week – Furthur Honcho John Power says…..

In this weeks Furthur mailing list i have 2 ‘Modular Love’ packages to giveaway containing vinyl, CDs and badges from acts like Mstrkrft, New Young Pony Club & Van She and tickets to the mighty Modular Warehouse party at Canvas on the 18th of November

if you’re not a member sign up HURRR

Doowit!!! I think the mailout is dropping tommorrow so get on the case cos the Modular jumpoff is gonna be Heavy like Fat Joe!

Right, back to the music. The Rapture’s second album is very nice, it’s definitely in my top ten albums of the year and Ed Banger artist SebastiAn has done a lovely cut up remix of Get Myself Into It, one of the standout tracks from Pieces Of The People We Love. Ed Banger for Label Of The Year anyone?

The Rapture – Get Myself Into It (SebastiAn Remix)

Greg Wilson caused a bit of stir last year with his excellent Credit To The Edit album on Tirk and he’s done some mighty fine re-edits this year – two of my favourites being Spektrum’s Horny Pony and the Missy Work It refix under the Young Dog Alien alias.

The Horny Pony edit gives full attention to that lovely bass line and the Work It refix slaps Missy’s accapella over Body Talk by Imagination adding vocal snippets of Tweet and Marvin Gaye for a real dancefloor bubbler.

Tirk Records have got Gregory in his studio with the tape delay machine working on a second volume of Credit To The Edit which is due for release early next year – Good News!!

Spektrum – Horny Pony II (Greg Wilson’s Wonky Disko Mix)

Young Dog Alien – Gotta Keep On Workin’ It

Hit up Piccadilly for all Greg Wilson goodness!

From one re- edit genius to another (check the smooth segueing going on here!) as I bring you the sounds of Mr Johnny Miller – a rather talented musician out of Mancunia who has recorded for Wah Wah and is now in the Phuture Lounge fam and has been stealthily leaking a set of soul/funk re-edits over the innanet this year (gawd bless technology!) which have found their way to me!

Erm two of the tracks i’m posting wouldn’t neccesarily be classed as soul or funk but I love em and Family Tree is a bomb disco track! Wait for the flutes to drop!

Ian Dury – Reasons To Be Cheerful Pt.3 (Jonny Miller Re-Edit)

The Doors – Ghost Song (Jonny Miller Re-Edit)

The Family Tree – Family Tree (Jonny Miller Re-Edit)

Click here to get Jonny Miller’s eps in digital format

Finally, I will leave you with a tracks from Max Steele & the Party Ice, a bunch of kids from New York who nudged some of their music my way this weekend.

Coming on like a strange cocktail of Garage Rock, Art School Camp, Belle & Sebastian keys and rave synths its quite like nothing i’ve heard before! It all sounds a bit rough round the edges but there is a certain charm to their music. I never got round to checking out any bands when I was in New York so I’m glad they sent through some tracks.

Max Steele and the Party Ice – Pick-axe & Shovel

There’s plenty more i’d like to post like The Duke Dumont remix of Mekon, some Kuduro, The Sinden remix of Epic man and Plan B but Fluokids have them all up any way !!

8 Responses to “Some Splendid Sounds”

  1. enzo Says:


    definetely ed banger is the label of the year
    modular’ll be the next year…

    cheers from marseille

    eneo aka the ganache

  2. ghost robot Says:

    that covered cover art is awesome. where’s it from?

  3. free ps3 Says:

    the cover art is very tight. Great site man

  4. sluttyfringe Says:

    I got it from myspace – someone posted it in a bulletin, i think its from Vice magazine

    cheers for the props Mr Ghost Robot, your blog is fine too!

  5. Sweden Says:

    Thanks a lot for that lo-fi fnk remix great great stuff great great blog

  6. headphonesex Says:

    Wow, thanks for the CDs! What a great selection!

  7. sluttyfringe Says:

    hey no worries man, I’m just glad they got to you in one piece!

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