As is the way, the Slutty Fringe editorial steps away from the internet for a few days to enjoy the hospitality (i.e. free alcohol) at some social engagements and gets flooded with new music – some of which is below and may well have surfaced elsewhere already….
The Thoughtless Hussies were first brought to our attention by friend of the fringe Quin. After garnering praise for their skills at DJing they have decided to dip their big toes into producing and the first blossoming fruit is a rather in your face distorted synth electrohouse remix of Pets Dance by French types S.P.A. – props to Backyard for the hookup
S.P.A. – Pets Dance (Thoughtless Hussies Remix) / ysi
Part of Burial’s appeal is the mystery that surrounds his identity, other people would also claim that Burial’s music plays a broader part in his appeal, however dubstep is not really something that warms the cockles of our hearts here – the night bus sub genre that Burial appears to have cornered even less so.
However his approach to focus on music and less on his identity has been adopted by others, one such example being Goodbye Prussia, a producer who claims to cohabit between London and Leeds and makes some deep dubby techno with some lovely basslines – this stuff is a millon miles away from the Thoughtless Hussies remix above – it makes for a nice contrast to be honest
Goodbye Prussia – Milk Boat / ysi
Goodbye Prussia – Drawing Board / ysi
Cock Rock Disco‘s Dj Donna Summer sent through a 1 hour Curses! live set recorded when Luca Drop The Lime played at Birthday Party back in February which needs to be heard by as many people with ears that work as possible
Curses! – Live at Birthday Party (zip file/direct link)
Lately things have been going very disco around here, the recent Todd Terje edit of the classic I Want Your Love by Chic has become our favourite track of the moment, it is a piece of genius from start to finish.
Further evidence of the appeal of disco but more of the nu prefixed variety can be found in the music of new Tirk signing Morten Sorenson who with the help of Tom Findlay has crafted a debut 4 track EP of considerable delight with title track Start Something also delving into some Chic based samplery
Morten Sorenson – Cyclik / ysi
Morten Sorenson – Visage / ysi
The Start Something EP is released on May 5th and like other things on Tirk is defintely worth seeking out.
Back in the days when everyone was doing remixes of Spank Rock by far our favourite was the remix of Bump by Philly producers Pink Skull, however our eyes haven’t really been trained on Pink Skull since too busy as they are appreciating Natalie Portman’s short hair in The Darjeeling Ltd among other things.
It came as a pleasant surprise then when Drugs Will Keep Us Together, Pink Skulls debut single on Brooklyn label The Savant Guard appeared on Piccadilly Records replete with a rather splendid Trevor Loveys remix which was quickly snapped up and we reccomend you do so too.
In a further slap to the face for not paying attention to Pink Skull we recently got sent Rainbows & Teddybears the new single by NYC act Stabwounds!! which includes a Pink Skull remix alongside the original and further remixes by Jordan Dare and Sean Kosa -the Pink Skulls remix demands repeat plays
Stabwounds!! – Rainbows & Teddybears (Pink Skull Remix) / ysi
Finally, Plimsouls is on a roll at the moment – looking forward to hearing what he does with Miss Odd Kidd – until then here is his latest production with some nice keys action going on
Plimsouls – Version / ysi