Monday, January 30, 2012


M.I.A.'s brand new single "Bad Girls" which heralds her 4th album to come out later on this year, stole my heart and my ears instantly with its breakthrough production, delicious oriental samples and haunting melody. The world premiere follows this Friday back-2-back with Madonna's "Give Me All Your Luvin'" which features Miss Arulpragasam as well. "Bad Girls", next to "Bucky Done Gun", "Bamboo Banga", "XXXO", stands up among some of her most accomplished works to date. Big long loud YEEEEAAAAAAAY for album no 4!!!

SHREM'S DOUBLE TROUBLE: "PRISONER OF LOVE (ELIOT'S 1987 MIX)" - Jessica 6 feat. Antony Hegarty /// "FADE AWAY" - Electric Youth

I've got 2 phenomenal retro-futuristic take-on's 1980's sounds for you today. Miss Nomi Ruiz teaming up with her Jessica 6 crew with Antony Hegarty in a brand mix of their anthemic "Prisoner of Love". Eliot's 1987 mix is just uncanny, are we sure this song was actually released last year and not in the 80's? Following with the future 80's trend we have Electric Youth's B-Side to their super-catchy "Right Back To You".

Saturday, January 28, 2012


Shrem's vintage corner presents Peruvian legend, exotica pioneer and owner of an extreme vocal range, spanning 5 octaves - the great Yma Sumac...

"Babalu" (by Yma Sumac) by Vince Shelley

CHOONS OF THE DAY: "LOOK AROUND THE CORNER" - Quantic and his Combo Barbaro feat. Alice Russell + "FEELING GOOD"

Tru Thoughts were among my most beloved record labels for years now. This however brings my admiration for this Brighton formed label to another level. Miss Alice Russell teams up for this explosion of good vibes with maestro Quantic and together they sound as delicious as Minnie Riperton from one her finest albums. Listen to their heavenly reinterpreation of "Feeling Good", the previous collaboration of the pair, below. Pure sonic bliss...

Quantic & Alice Russell with the Combo Barbaro - Look Around The Corner by Tru Thoughts

Friday, January 27, 2012

Thursday, January 26, 2012


Nicki Minaj's latest video wasn't on Youtube for a whole week yet and it's already been viewed over 13 million times! I must admit as much as I was always a fan of her ridiculously OTT style I remained equally unimpressed about her music which was lacking a bit of flamboyance and original ideas. This cannot be however said about "Stupid Hoe" which is shaping to be the most bonkers single to take worldwide charts by storm... Fantastic video too! P.S. Think I'm finally getting a tad bit excited about Miss Minaj collaborating with Madonna...

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


35 "Comment Te Dire Adieu" - Jimmy Somerville feat. June Miles Kingston (1989)
ORIGINAL: Françoise Hardy (1968)

34 "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" - Roberta Flack (1972)
ORIGINAL: Peggy Seeger (1957)

33 "If I Was Your Girlfriend" - TLC (1994)
ORIGINAL: Prince (1987)

32 "I Only Have Eyes for You" - Flamingos (1959)
ORIGINAL: Ben Selvin (1934)

31 "They Won't Go When I Go" - George Michael (1990)
ORIGINAL: Stevie Wonder (1974)

30 "Fell In Love With A Boy" - Joss Stone (2003)
ORIGINAL: The White Stripes (2001)

29 "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath" - The Cardigans (1994)
ORIGINAL: Black Sabbath (1973)

28 "Hey Little Rich Girl" - Amy Winehouse (2007)
ORIGINAL: The Specials (1980)

27 "You Keep Me Hangin' On" - Kim Wilde (1986)
ORIGINAL: The Supremes (1966)

26 "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" - The Slits (1979)
ORIGINAL: Smokey Robinson & The Miracles (1966)

The Slits - I Heard It Through The Grapevine by zsoltbako

25 "I'm Deranged" - Jessica 6 (2010)
ORIGINAL: David Bowie (1995)

24 "Not In Love" - Crystal Castles (2010)
ORIGINAL: Platinum Blonde (1983)

Crystal-Castles-Not-In-Love by WilliRegretit

23 "Amoureux Solitaires" - Jeny Goes Dirty (2005)
ORIGINAL: Lio (1980)

Amoureux Solitaires / Jennifer Cardini by MonicaBambiKatz

22 "You Sexy Thing" - Deee Lite (1994)
ORIGINAL: Hot Chocolate (1975)

"Monument" - Gus Gus (1998)
ORIGINAL: Depeche Mode (1982)


One of the main acts from the ultra-cool Italians Do It Better - Desire, becomes increasingly popular since their song "Under Your Spell" was recently used for the soundtrack to "Drive". Here are two more tunes by the band from their only LP so far which enjoyed a lot of delayed attention thanks to Winding Refn's movie.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


50 "Some Velvet Morning" - Primal Scream feat. Kate Moss (2002)
ORIGINAL: Lee Hazlewood & Nancy Sinatra (1967)

49 "China Girl" - David Bowie (1983)
ORIGINAL: Iggy Pop (1977)

48 "Open Your Heart" - Young Galaxy (2011)
ORIGINAL: Madonna (1986)
Young Galaxy 'Open Your Heart' by Paper Bag Records

47 "Be Thankful For What You've Got" - Massive Attack (1991)
ORIGINAL: William de Vaughn (1972)

Massive Attack - Be Thankful For What You've Got by EMI_Music

46 "Two of Hearts" - Annie (2008)
ORIGINAL: Stacey Q (1986)
Annie - Two Of Hearts by Richard X

45 "The light 3000" - Schneider TM feat. KPT.michi.gan (2000)
ORIGINAL: "There Is A Light That Never Goes Out" by The Smiths (1986)

44 "La Vie En Rose" - Grace Jones (1977)
ORIGINAL: Edith Piaf (1946)

43 "Kiss" - Art of Noise feat. Tom Jones (1988)
ORIGINAL: Prince (1986)

42 "Can You Feel It" - The Miracles Club (2010)
ORIGINAL: Fingers Inc. feat. Robert Owens (1988)

41 "Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You" - Lauryn Hill (1998)
ORIGINAL: Frankie Valli (1967)

40 "Sunglasses At Night" - Tiga & Zyntherius (2001)
ORIGINAL: Corey Hart (1983)

39 "You Do Something To Me" - Sinéad O'Connor (1990)
ORIGINAL: Cole Porter (1929)

38 "Who's That Girl? (Qui est cette fille ?)" - Yelle (2009)
ORIGINAL: Robyn (2005)
Qui est cette fille ? by YELLE

37 "Mack The Knife" - Rosemary Clooney & Pérez Prado and His Orchestra (1960)
ORIGINAL: Bertolt Brecht (1928)

36 "At Your Best (You Are Love)" - Aaliyah (1994)
ORIGINAL: Isley Brothers (1976)

Monday, January 23, 2012

SHREM'S LATE MONDAY NIGHT SESSIONS... "I FOUND LOVE" - Midnight Magic [Mike Simonetti and James Curd Remixes]

Mike Simonetti delivers this electrifying house remix for Midnight Magic's upcoming single. Tiffany Roth & co remain one of the most exciting dance projects at the minute. Each new track is a thrill.

Midnight Magic - I Found Love (Mike Simonetti Remix) by mike simonetti

There's a bonus too, James Curd offers this rendition of the track as a free download on his soundcloud, such an anthemic number!!!

Midnight Magic & Tommie Sunshine "I Found Love" James Curd & Devin Byrnes Vocal Remix by jamescurd

Sunday, January 22, 2012


I just realised I have never given "Return To Me" a proper separate post apart from listing it among my Crème de la crème tunes last June. Now that the boys from B.C. released their multi-eclectic EP "B.C. Kingdom" which includes their Mantronix sampling "Go Ah!" I've been praising for the past few weeks, it's perfect time to give this house stomper some more coverage. As we read on SCION's site '"Return to Me" is a collaboration between B.C. (a pair of young vocalists) and Delivery (a pair of emerging producers), creating a quartet of young Los Angeles artists with currently few credits to their names, but all destined for attention.'

Scion A/V Remix: Rhonda International by ScionAV