Club Contact

The new MP3 blog from London's club Contact. The idea is to allow people to hear new music they wouldn't have otherwise found but, if anyone has any copyright issues with a particular song, i'll take the link down. Songs are only available for a limited amount of time.

Friday, June 16, 2006

It took 83 minutes and a blatant foul for England to break down the valiant Soca Warriors' defence. Now i'll have to hope T&T beat Paraguay and the cheating, hair-pulling bastards stick a few past Sweden on Tuesday. Despite the fact that my mother's from the Alexis Strum-tastic Chingford, supporting England will be something of a novelty for me. For a similar break with convention, i'll post two English songs.

Bloc Party are one of the best of the current crop of British indie bands in as much as they don't appear to want to sound exactly like The Jam in 1977. Their clever, angular guitar pop often sounds better in a remixed form though. The Weird Science mix of Helicopter is absolutely terrific - adding a great electro-funk bassline and a guest appearance from the mighty Peaches to Kele Okereke's strangled yelps.

Bloc Party ft Peaches - Helicopter (Weird Science Remix)

When it comes to British remixers, there can be few better than Richard X at the moment. Typically, he doesn't do anything particularly fancy, he just makes songs sound like they should have done in the first place. His retooling of Freeform Five's already excellent No More Conversations was the highlight of the reissued version of their Strangest Things album.

Freeform Five - No More Conversations (Richard X Remix)