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Monday 24 June 2024

Monday's Long Song

Back to 2001 and Le Tigre, Kathleen Hanna's Riot Grrl/ electronic rock outfit remixed by turn of the century wise guys DFA. A remix that is tense and funky, expansive and focussed, disco and rock. Kathleen asks all the key questions that you want the answers to when you're under the strobe and the mirror ball, 'who took the bomp from the bompalompalomp? who took the ram from the ramalamadingdong?', while the guitars, cowbell and handclaps do their thing. 'Wanna see me disco?', she asks.

How did a record which seems so recent, come out so long ago?

Deceptacon (DFA Remix)

Over at Twitter Anthony Teasdale posted a thread about the impact LCD Soundsystem and DFA had on a bored, staid early 21st century music scene- the wallop and knowingness of Losing My Edge, the cowbell dancefloor mayhem of House Of Jealous Lovers, some of DFA's remixes (the one above, the one of Soulwax, their version of M.I.A.'s Paper Planes) and the timeless, emotive brilliance of Someone Great. All of which sounds like a Sunday mix waiting to happen. 

James Murphy gets a mention in the new single from Galliano, Circle Going Round The Sun. Galliano have long been residing in the 'where are they now?' file and now they're back.

I've always had a massive soft spot for Galliano, loved their early 90s releases on Acid Jazz. I saw them at The Hacienda in the early 90s, a gig nowhere near to sold out but Rob Gallagher, Snaith, Valerie Etienne and Mick Talbot played like it was crammed to the rafters. The new song is a stream of beat poetry and influences with references to Andrew Weatherall, Murphy and Gil Scott Heron (also name checked in Losing My Edge) over a pulsing bassline and live percussion. A welcome return to the fray.  


Anonymous said...

one of my very favorite tracks ever. So perfect. But is 6:09 long song territory now?!?!

Duncan S said...

Love the DFA Remixes compilations!

Anonymous said...

I agree Anon/ Jesse, it's not long enough to be a long song, needs another 30 seconds really. But rules are made to be bent and broken.
Swiss Adam

Rickyotter said...

That Deceptacon Remix is pure perfection. Can remember it coming out. It can't be that old, surely. Or maybe I am....