Articles tagged with peak hour

May 29

I never met a dance floor that didn’t love Prince, and London-based producer Mighty Mouse has bestowed a gift to DJs and party-goers worldwide by adding another track to the growing list of A-list edits of His Purple Royalty’s cache of tunes. Granted, “Controversy” was pretty great already, but Mighty Mouse, living up to the legacy of his namesake, takes the small-yet-powerful approach- little tweaks here and there (starting the song off with the original vocal outro, for instance), flexing just enough muscle in the beefed-up backbeat- and takes this gem to the next level, polishing it to a heavenly, glittering fine-cut diamond of a jam.

Grab this track while it’s hot and free on Mighty Mouse’s Soundcloud page.

– Spoolwork

May 15

Praise Allah and Hashem that The Clash opted out of their blues rock boogie approach to “Rock The Casbah” (as evidenced in this live recording, oy veh) when they went into the studio to record Combat Rock. Instead, they turned in a heavily disco-inflected take, awhirl in bongo trills, rolling piano flourishes, and synthetic handclaps, along with the more traditionally Clash-ist guitars and drums falling in line behind Paul Simonon’s limber bassline and marching straight down to the dance floor. This new edit by French DJ MikeandTess ups the banger-ante even more, adding healthy wallops of beefed-up drums and percussion, as well as stretching out the intro, letting the buildup simmer for just a bit before boiling into a frenzy. I dropped this in a DJ set recently and as soon as “Sharif don’t like it” kicked in, the air was awash in hands and the hardwood floor looked more like a trampoline. Rock the Casbah, indeed.

– Spoolwork