Only Children - Down Fever
Smooth disco, but upbeat and groove-dance-able.
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Melee Beats - Excuse My Girl Hype (Kiyoshi Edit)
My first edit, it’s extremely simple (but good, I think!)
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Cute and upbeat, fans of this song should definitely check out Jupiter’s One O Six EP.
If you’re a fan of Lifelike or dreamwave, but want something more upbeat, this is for you.
Divide & Kreate - Dance Dreams
Though I’m not usually a fan of mashups, Divid & Kreate have done an excellent job of marrying Lady Gaga and the Eurythmics with this track. Suitable for both an 80s-loving and modern pop-loving crowds, Divide & Kreate gives DJs a powerful tool to get crowds dancing.
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Lifelike - Bright City Nights
…Not on vinyl or CD & can’t buy it from iTunes/Beatport, either! This rare Lifelike track was only released as a digital exclusive on the 2010 “Love Emulator” EP. It’s impossible to purchase and isn’t on any compilations, so I felt I must share it. I contacted the label 3 times to no avail. I hope some of you out there will enjoy it.
You can watch music videos to Lifelike songs & remixes (including this one) over at the Armitage blog, too!
Modjo - Music Takes You Back
Music takes you back… where you belong!
Towa Tei - Technova (La Em Copacabana)
Just smooth. You are more sophisticated for having listened to this. Towa Tei is also a really neat guy (look him up)… he was part of Dee-Lite (“Groove is in the Heart”), too! His name might not look like it, but he is from Japan.
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Natural Calamity - And That's Saying a Lot (Groove Armada 2nd Dub)
I fell in love with this song when I first heard it back in 2004. It’s the
lounge song of the century, in my opinion. I heard it in Japan, but only now came to realize that Natural Calamity is a Japanese group.
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Feist - I Feel It All (Escort Remix)
I never expected Escort to do a remix like this, but it’s certainly different. It gives the Feist song a little jolt.
Boards of Canada - Iced Cooly Beatnik
Very short and very rare, this song was only released on cassette tape to friends of the band. It doesn’t fit anywhere, genre-wise. I’ve always loved it and I want all my readers to love it, too. I wish it was a full song.
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Yoshinori Sunahara - Lovebeat
There’s something so special about this song that I just can’t put my finger on. It’s like swimming underwater. I can’t quite explain it.
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Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Heads Will Roll (Weird Tapes Version)
At 0’58″, things get interesting… and then again at 1’56″, this song really lifts off. Weird Tapes has a very unique remix style that I hope more people grow to love.
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Relation - Your Tiny Mind (Lifelike Remix)
My #1 favorite remix. Ever. There, I said it.
Mylene Farmer - California (Romain Tranchart & Rawman Remix)
Tranchart worked as “Modjo” and Rawman worked with the “Buffalo Bunch” – this remix is very unlike either of them. Sad & airy, it’s a break from their usually upbeat disco house remix styles.
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Marina & the Diamonds - I Am Not A Robot (Penguin Prison Remix)
More evidence that Penguin Prison (aka Chris Glover) is not only a fantastic music artist, but also an excellent remix artist.
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