Wednesday, June 29, 2011

SHREM'S ACADEMY OF ALL TIME BEST SINGLES: "ROCK WITH U" - Janet Jackson



This Janet Jackson single was one of my songs of the year back in 2008. It was also one of her 38 singles that scored top 30 on Billboard Dance Chart. Thought it'd be appropriate to post one of my top Janet tracks just 24 hours before I get to see her live for the first time in my life at the Royal Albert Hall.



Tuesday, June 28, 2011

SHREM'S FUTURE ANTHEMS: "MANIC" - Azari & III



Azari & III aka currently the best dance act on the planet have just released their 5th excellent single in a row. After "Hungry for the Power", "Indigo", "Into The Night" and "Reckless" (number one song of 2010 in my ranking) there comes a time for another sensational house record "Manic". It's hypnotising, irresistibly dancey and soooo sexy! The currently touring boys promise 12" and remixes to be available from 8th August. It's from one of the albums of the year in the making, I can feel it... Enjoy!

Azari & III - Manic by PurplePR

Monday, June 27, 2011

SHREM'S LATE MONDAY NIGHT SESSIONS... "Love Story EP" - Mix Chopin



What a smashing portion of house music. Perfect extension to your weekend soundtrack on Monday evening! "Bonne Nuit" is da bomb, I can hear it filling up dancefloors all throughout the summer!!! I'm gonna get you I'm gonna get you baby!

Mix Chopin - Love Story EP (SDCR 005) by Shiny Disco Club

SHREM'S GUILTIEST OF PLEASURES... VOL. 22: "L.O.V.E. Banana" - João Brasil feat. Lovefoxxx + Daniel Haaksman Remix



Ridiculous I know. Some of this year's cringiest lyrics too and still I'm quite addicted to this little piece of Brazilian kitsch. Well it's the best thing Lovefoxxx was involved in since CSS's debut album... Pity it's not in Portuguese though...



João Brasil - L.O.V.E. Banana feat. Lovefoxxx (Daniel Haaksman Remix Radio Edit) by Daniel Haaksman / Man Rec

Saturday, June 25, 2011

CHOON OF THE DAY: "WILDFIRE" - SBTRKT feat. Yukimi Nagano



So we finally have a video for one of this year's most sublime singles by the ultra-enigmatic SBTRKT and Yukimi Nagano the owner of one of the most wonderful voices in Europe.



Friday, June 24, 2011

SHREM'S INSTITUTE OF LOST CLASSICS PRESENTS: "EVERYBODY" by Madonna




This is how it all started. Autumn 1982. Madonna's very first single. There's a very juicy bonus below the official video, La Ciccone's first EVER live performance of "Everybody". The track has such a fierce 80's disco sound. Madonna's debut album still stands among my favourite albums of all times. Everybody, come on dance & sing, everybody get up & do your thing! Happy Pride everyone!





Thursday, June 23, 2011

SHREM'S ACADEMY OF ALL TIME BEST SINGLES: "SOMEBODY ELSE'S GUY" - Jocelyn Brown



Quite simply one of the greatest dance records ever released in the history of music. Period!



Somebody Else's Guy by Jocelyn Brown

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

CHOON OF THE DAY: "FEEL IT BURN (Mario Basanov Remix" - Rampi feat. Miss Bee



Completely addicted to this summer vibe. Mario Basanov turned this nu-disco single into an absolute treasure of a club anthem. Wonderfulness!



Rampi feat Miss Bee - Feel It Burn (Mario Basanov Remix) 12'' by Mario Basanov

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

SHREM'S FUTURE ANTHEMS: "FANTASY" - Breakbot feat. Ruckazoid + Jacques Renault Remix



This is such a pure joy tune! It sort of reminds of both Michael & Janet Jackson's 1980's hey-days... Yet again French do IT better! Juicy summer anthem in the making!



Breakbot - Fantasy (Jacques Renault Remix) [feat. Ruckazoid] by iRaFuuNka

Monday, June 20, 2011

SHREM'S LATE MONDAY NIGHT SESSIONS... "Ambulances" - Ladytron



Ladytron's brand new single "Ambulances" is out today. After ultra-catchy "Ace Of Hz" and mesmerising "White Elephant" it's a third taster from their forthcoming 5th studio album "Gravity the Seducer". Slight change of mood again, "Ambulances" is way darker and mysterious than any of their previous singles in quite some time. I'm about to burst with excitement thinking about their new LP.

Ladytron - Ambulances by nettwerkmusicgroup

SHREM'S INSTITUTE OF LOST CLASSICS PRESENTS: "FIRE" by Lizzy Mercier Descloux




The year was 1979 and Mademoiselle Lizzy Mercier Descloux has just released this gritty mutant disco punk track as her debut single. One of those obscure european records that lived up to cult status all through the years. C'est formidable!



Sunday, June 19, 2011

SHREM'S DOUBLE TROUBLE: "LOLA (GING DANGA)" /// "EL TIGERASO" - Maluca



Dominican answer to M.I.A., señorita Maluca is back in action. "Lola" is the first taste of her upcoming EP. I couldn't resist and had to remind you all of the song that introduced me to the wonderfully brazen world of Maluca's electro merengue beats. "El Tigeraso" still sounds as fresh and innovative as the very first time I heard and danced to it. Miss Maluca is surrounded by strictly cool characters Diplo, Rusko, Dillon Francis, Oliver Twizt... For all updates check out her bold blog La Maluca Mala.





Saturday, June 18, 2011

SHREM'S 50 WOMEN OF HIS LIFE: 12 - Ida No I/D/A/N/O

12 - Ida No I/D/A/N/OBAND: Glass Candy
COUNTRY: U.S.A.

FAVOURITE ALBUM: "B/E/A/T/B/O/X"FAVOURITE REMIX: "Clown (Glass Candy Remix) - SSION

Ssion - Clown (Glass Candy Remix) by SSION

FAVOURITE ARTWORK: "
Feeling Without Touching" FAVOURITE VIDEO: "Feeling Without Touching" (directed by Travis Peterson)


TOP 20 FAVOURITE SONGS:
20- "The Chameleon"
19- "Stars & Houses"
18- "I Always Say Yes (12")"
17- "Poison Or Remedy"
16- "Something Stirring In Space"
15- "Computer Love"
14- "Nite Nurses"
13- "Rolling Down the Hills"
12- "Ms Broadway Remix"
11- "Digital Versicolor"
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10- "Geto Boys"
09- "Etheric Device"
08- "The Beat's Alive"
07- "Miss Broadway"
06- "Feeling Without Touching"
05- "Beatific"
04- "Iko Iko"
03- "Animal Imagination"
02- "Candy Castle"
01- "Life After Sundown"

Mike Long - Glass Candy "Life After Sundown" from Annie's Pool House on Vimeo.

GLASS CANDY / ANIMAL IMAGINATION by JOHNNY JEWEL

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CHOON OF THE DAY: "B 4 SURE" - Charlie Song


What a delectable little underground piece of dance music. I definitely know the main sample from somewhere, it drives me crazy I can't name it yet. Anyhow this comes from Charlie Song's dreamy EP "Threee" available now via Overland Shark who release their independent treasures digitally and on cassettes! Love it!

CHARLIE SONG - B 4 Sure from Moduli TV on Vimeo.




Thursday, June 16, 2011

SHREM'S DOUBLE TROUBLE: "Hyperballad/Pluto live in Paris" - Björk /// "Freak" - LFO



The energy. The ecstasy. The genius. The exuberance. The phenomenal Björk. That version of the cult "Hyperballad" from Volta tour, mash-ed up with LFO's "Freak" can quite possibly be one of the most clever and astonishing ideas that both Miss Guðmundsdóttir and Mark Bell ever came up with together. This live performance in cathartic!





Wednesday, June 15, 2011

CHOON OF THE DAY: "LIGHT OF LOVE (Cut Copy Re-vision)" - The Miracles Club + Neurotic Drum Band Remix


It doesn't happen that often musicians decide to shoot the video for the remix version of their tracks as opposed to the original tune. The Miracles Club must have been seriously digging this Cut Copy mix of their flamboyant "Light of Love". You can't beat a good oldfashioned black and white video with a bit of voguing. Absolutely brilliant!



Light of Love (Neurotic Drum Band Remix) by The Miracles Club


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

SHREM'S 50 WOMEN OF HIS LIFE: 13 - Jody Watley

13 - Jody Watley
COLLABORATIONS: Dj Spinna, 4Hero, Mark de Clive-Lowe, Eric B. & Rakim, David Morales, Roy Ayers, Masters At Work, George Michael, King Britt
COUNTRY: U.S.A.
FAVOURITE ALBUM: "Jody Watley"FAVOURITE REMIX: "When A Man Loves A Woman (P.M. Dawn Remix)"

FAVOURITE ARTWORK:
"Still a Thrill" 12"
FAVOURITE VIDEO: "Real Love"



TOP 20 FAVOURITE SONGS:
20- "To Be With You"
19- "Affection"
18- "Tonight's the Night" - with Mark de Clive-Lowe
17- "Some Kind Of Lover (Dance Remix)"
16- "Ecstasy"
15- "Friends"
14- "I'm The One You Need"
13- "After You Who" - Cole Porter cover from "Red Hot + Blue"
12- "I Want Your Love" - with Dj Spinna
11- "More"
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10- "Whenever"
09- "Love Injection"
08- "Still A Thrill"
07- "Don't You Want Me (Dance Remix)"
06- "I Want You"
05- "Bed of Roses" - with 4Hero
04- "Looking For A New Love"
03- "When A Man Loves A Woman"
02- "The Essence"
01- "Real Love"



Bed of Roses by JodyWatley

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SHREM'S DOUBLE TROUBLE: "Tango el Amal" - Nour Al Houda - نور الهدى - تانجو الأمل /// "Tango" - Soapkills



Lebanese singer and actress Nour al-Houda, recorded more than 100 songs during a career that spanned more than 60 years. I couldn't find the info on the time of the release of this rare piece of Arabic tango but I'm guessing it goes as back as late 1940's. The second track is the absolutely phenomenal and enigmatic rendition of the song by Lebanese Underground's finest duo Yasmine Hamdan and Zeid Hamdan vel Soapkills. They used samples of the legendary Mohamed Abdelwahab too. What a feast for Orient loving ears like mine :-)





Monday, June 13, 2011

SHREM'S LATE MONDAY NIGHT SESSIONS... "FEBER" - Familjen feat. Ninsun Poli



Johan T Karlsson aka Familjen makes the juiciest of beats! This collaboration with Ninsun Poli was a b-side to their fantastic single "Det Snurrar I Min Skalle" back in 2007. I have only discovered it about an hour ago. This is where it all started and blossomed with the pair teaming up again on Familjen's euphoric "Mänskligheten" last year with the amazing "Vinter I April" and "Mitt bästa". No other country in Europe in the past few years scored so many good points on the synth-pop field as Sweden...



SHREM'S INSTITUTE OF LOST CLASSICS PRESENTS: "CIRCLES" by Adam F


This always makes me wanna dance! It hasn't lost any of its charm since the initial release back in 1997. From Adam F's debut album that also included his enchanting collaboration with Tracey Thorn.