Wednesday, April 22, 2015

CHOON OF THE DAY: "DEAD BIRD" - Germans


I first became acquainted (and slightly obsessed!) with Germans back in September 2013 when both of her singles "Wonderhow" and "Cruel" completely stole my heart. Julia Kwamya, the versatile and unique vocalist behind the project, has prepared this retro flavoured "Perfect Party Playlist" exclusively for my "carousel" and is now celebrating her 3rd single "Dead Bird" being premiered on Billboard no less. Produced by Asher Zeitschik and Julia Kwamya herself, "Dead Bird" brings back some sweet late 80's/early 90's Swing Out Sister and Banderas memories. The song is an appetising first taster of Germans' debut album arriving this autumn. Sumptuous.



SHREM'S DOUBLE TROUBLE: "JUNGLE (Midnight Magic Remix)" - Legs /// "TROUBLE T (Deniz Kurtel Remix)" - Midnight Magic


There's more of those cosmic disco delights from the irresistible Midnight Magic on the horizon. While the Brooklyn collective is putting finishing touches to their brand new, highly anticipated LP, they came up with another stellar remix this time for their fellow New Yorkers LEGS who advertise themselves to be "blending modern indie pop with Stax-worthy hooks" and to be "a mobile cauldron of everything retro and cosmopolitan" (as read on their Soundcloud). The mix is a dancefloor-ready summer cocktail party slice of hedonistic beats, balearic vibes and oldskool flavours.

Midnight Magic's "Trouble T", the track I confidently chose as "2014 Song of the Year" in this countdown last December, was also recently remixed by Deniz Kurtel to a superb result. The fascinatingly epic twisted disco stomper was revamped into a deep house odyssey, using most of Tiffany Roth's sensational vocals from the original version. These two tunes back to back bring out the sunshine. Heavenly, lush and saucy.






Saturday, April 18, 2015

SHREM'S LIST OBSESSION: Top 200 Best Singles of The 1990's part 4 [140-121]

140 "COWBOYS AND ANGELS" - George Michael (1991)



139 "DISCO SCIENCE" - Mirwais (1999)



138 "GYPSY WOMAN (SHE'S HOMELESS/LA DA DEE LA DA DA)" - Crystal Waters (1991)



137 "GABRIEL" - Roy Davis Jr. feat. Peven Everett (1996)



136 "GOT YOUR MONEY" - Ol' Dirty Bastard feat. Kelis (1999)



135 "FUNK BOUTIQUE" - The Cover Girls (1990)



134 "LUCKY STAR" - Superfunk feat. Ron Carroll (1999)



133 "BROKEN HOMES" - Tricky feat. PJ Harvey (1998)



132 "LIFE IN MONO" - Mono (1996)



131 "NEW POWER GENERATION" - Prince (1990)

130 "I WANNA BE DOWN" - Brandy (1994)



129 "WE NEVER KNOW" - Nicolette (1996)



128 "HE TOOK HER TO A MOVIE" - Ladytron (1999)



127 "WHAT'S IT GONNA BE?" - Busta Rhymes feat. Janet Jackson (1999)



126 "SHARE THE FALL" - Roni Size / Reprazent (1997)



125 "A ROLLERSKATING JAM NAMED 'SATURDAYS'" - De La Soul (1991)



124 "KEEP ON WALKIN'" - Ce Ce Peniston (1992)



123 "BUTTERFLY" - Towa Tei feat. Ayumi Tanabe (1998)



122 "INTERGALACTIC" - Beastie Boys (1998)



121 "OOOPS" - 808 State feat. Björk (1991)



Thursday, April 16, 2015

SHREM'S LIST OBSESSION: Top 200 Best Singles of The 1990's part 3 [160-141]

160 "TENNESSEE" - Arrested Development (1991)



159 "HIDEAWAY (DEEP DISH REMIX) - De' Lacy (1995)



158 "LOVE IS THE MESSAGE" - LFO (1991)



157 "I'M YOUR BABY TONIGHT" - Whitney Houston (1990)



156 "A DREAMS A DREAM" - Soul II Soul (1990)



155 "ANY TIME, ANY PLACE" - Janet Jackson (1993)



154 "LAST TRAIN TO LHASA" - Banco De Gaia (1995)



153 "MS. FAT BOOTY" - Mos Def (1999)



152 "THE ROOF (BACK IN TIME)" - Mariah Carey (1998)



151 "YOU GOT ME" - The Roots feat. Erykah Badu (1999)



150 "FALLING" - Julee Cruise (1990)



149 "PICNIC IN THE SUMMERTIME" - Deee-Lite (1994)



148 "WHERE IS THE FEELING? (BIR DOLPHIN REMIX)" - Kylie Minogue (1995)



147 "PURPLE" - Crustation feat. Bronagh Slevin (1997)



146 "DOO WOOP (THAT THING" - Lauryn Hill (1998)



145 "AIN'T 2 PROUD 2 BEG" - TLC (1992)



144 "DOWN BY THE WATER" - PJ Harvey (1995)



143 "SEXY BOY" - Air (1998)



142 "YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORRY" - En Vogue (1990)



141 "FLOWERZ" - Armand Van Helden feat. Roland Clark (1999)



SHREM'S CLUB BIZARRE INTRODUCING: "WATER WATER" - Empress Of


The last time I was praising Empress Of to that extent was this time 2 years ago when she dropped "Hat Trick" - her highly contagious slice of alt-pop. Now this intriguing and unclassifiable New York based singer songwriter returns with a much more upbeat and complex sound. "Water Water" is a fervent introduction to Lorely Rodiguez's much anticipated debut album coming up via Terrible Records later on this year. Throbbing, intense and captivating.



Monday, April 13, 2015

SHREM'S LIST OBSESSION: Top 200 Best Singles of The 1990's part 2 [180-161]

180 "CARNIVAL" - The Cardigans (1995)



179 "WHO AM I (WHAT'S MY NAME?)" - Snoop Dogg (1993)



178 "GETTO JAM" - Domino (1993)



177 "POSSIBLY MAYBE" - Björk (1996)



176 "ELECTRIC RELAXATION (RELAX YOURSELF GIRL)" - A Tribe Called Quest (1993)



175 "CREEP" - TLC (1994)



174 "GO" - Moby (1991)



173 "LET THE BEAT HIT'EM" - Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam (1991)



172 "REVOLUTION 909" - Daft Punk (1997)



171 "DON'T WALK AWAY" - Jade (1992)



170 "TOO FUNKY" - George Michael (1992)



169 "TRUST ME" - Guru feat. N'Dea Davenport (1993)



168 "PROTECTION" - Massive Attack feat. Tracey Thorn (1995)



167 "DOIN' THE DO" - Betty Boo (1990)



166 "VIOLAINE" - Cocteau Twins (1996)



165 "CAUGHT OUT THERE (I HATE YOU SO MUCH RIGHT NOW!)" - Kelis (1999)



164 "PAPER DOLL" - P.M. Dawn (1991)



163 "HEY BOY, HEY GIRL" - The Chemical Brothers (1999)



162 "INHALER" - Hooverphonic (1996)



161 "RUNNING BACK TO YOU" - Vanessa Williams (1991)