Thursday, December 31, 2009

Sir Lancelot's best of 2009

It has not been an easy task to compose this list. In the end I've decided to pick songs I've been playing out as a Dj to be sure they all work on the dance floor. So here it is, enjoy!

#15. Automat - Droid (Cécile Edit)
Great edit version of this Italo classic. Guess it deserves another position in this list. You should also check out Serge Santiago and Tom Neville's pretty new track "Zoid" that also samples this track

#14. Hercules & Love Affair - I Can't Wait (In Flagranti Remix)
Crazy remix completely different from the original. I can always trust this crew from Brooklyn. If you by any chance are in Stockholm the 14th january see In Flagranti live at Debaser, Slussen.

#13. Discodeine - Invert (Parce que Edit)
Discodeine is a french duo born in Paris 2007 from the sick minds of Pentile and Pilooski. You probably heard lots of remixes by Piloooski by now. This track has supercool beats to start the evening with.

#12. Cosmic Boogie - Heads (Cosmic Boogie Edit)
Cosmic Boogie started as a music blog about music. Based in Liverpool but with hooks into other parts of north west UK, it has now grown into much more than originally intended. An edit label, a DJ / production alias for Stu Robinson and a banner to learn all about the different shapes of disco, funk, soul and electro. The best remix I've heard so far of this Talking Heads classic.

#11. LCD Soundsystem - 45:33 (Padded Cell Remix)
Don't think LCD Soundsystem needs more information but maybe you don't that much about Padded Cell aka Richard Sen and Neil Higgins. Having won notoriety as a Bronx Dog (Heavenly) and a Dirty Beatnik (Wall of Sound) respectively, Padded Cell came about in 2003. This is the best version and great use of the vocals.

#10. Washed Out - You'll See It
Indie-Synth at it's best. Check out his MySpace here.

#9. Hot Chip - One Life Stand
Hot Chip's new album with the same name coming up in 2010. Keep on dreaming so good at 1.50 minutes.

#8. Al Usher - Lullaby for Robert (Bogdan Irkük Remix)
Perhaps a little slow and reminds me sometimes of Enigma from the 90's, but I can't resist this lovely remix by Borat. Sorry, I meant Bogdan.

#7. Dondolo - Dragon (Shit Robot Remix)
Shit Robot aka Marcus Lambkin releases music on DFA Records, my favourite label these days.
This dark bass and blippy keys on that vocal does the work for me.

#6. Chromeo - Night By Night
Night by night I keep listening to this brilliant gem. Don't think they need more introduction but check out their MySpace here.

#5. Bag Raiders - Shooting Stars (Cassian Remix)
So many versions, so easy to pick the best one of them. Cassian is also an Aussie like the raiders.

#4. VEGA - No Reasons
It's a star! It's the last boss from Streetfighter 2! No it's VEGA my favourite Dj and producer from Austin, Texas. Beware of his super cool live performances...

#3. Goblin - Tenebre (Serge Santiago Edit)
Oh Serge, Serge! Actually Serge Santiago is not a Frenchman but an English bloke, but he uses his own name. This remix is pretty close to the original but so much more up-tempo. And of course I don't mind Justice's version called "Phantom" either.

#2. Vitalic - Poison Lips
I'd love to make out with the girl singing on this second single from the brilliant album "Flashmob" by Vitalic aka Pascal Arbez. If I don't, I have at least one Frenchman on my list, there is no list really....

#1. The Twelves - Nightvision (Daft Punk)
No doubt The Twelves is my winner 2009. I've finished so many sets with this song and I still can't get enough of it. I also love all cool graphics these Brazilians make.

ZIP: Sir Lancelot's best of 2009 (All the tracks, including awesome artwork)


Mittem said...

Love the site and the music! Keep going on like this :)