Daft Punk – Around The World (10 Hr Edit) [1997]
April 25, 2012

Well, since its been a week or so, its time for the big reveal. Back to the USA we go which is why its been a bit sparse around here of late. So in honour, we have the 10 hour version of Around The World from Daft Punk. 10 hours, roughly the same length of time you’ll spend on a plane flying from London to the West Coast of the USA.

On to the track, well its the seminal Daft Punk sound and production. I think most people got their start with Daft Punk after hearing this track, its definitely responsible for turning friends of mine to the house sound. Its not all that hard to see either, its catchy as HELL. Probably why the 10 hour version doesn’t sound wholly repetitive since it rearranges the composition enough to keep the track interesting.

So, as for the cans, we’ll be a bit quiet for the next few weeks while moving! See you on the flip side!

Tricky – UK Jamaican (Kingston Logic) [2010]
January 4, 2011

(This is a re-edit since the original is rarer than pixie dust online)

This is what im TALKING ABOUT. Tricky takes the electro-house smash from Daft Punk/Terry Lynn and reworks it into a post-funk, bass driven electro-tinged BEAST of a track. I dont think there’s a point in this track I dislike, the lyrics from Lynn are perfectly rhythmic, the simply drum pattern is punchy and works perfectly with the funk riff. Its nothing like what I have ever heard from Tricky and I think this is a great thing, its a upbeat track as interpreted by the king of melankolic beats. Absolute catchy perfection.

Terry Lynn – Kingston Logic [2010]

Daft Punk – Burning (Ian Pooley Cut Up Mix) (1997)
January 19, 2010

Taken from Daft Punk 12 inch on Virgin Records 1997

From discogs –

Hailing from Mainz, near Frankfurt, Germany, Ian Pooley, alongside other nu school German artists such as Mousse T, Boris Dlugosch and partner in crime, DJ Tonka, has been swapping the traditional hard trance/techno sounds typical of some German clubs for the funky and sublime sounds imported from America, to great affects.

This is one peice of vinyl that has seen endless rotation since the day I purchased the beast, Ian Pooley does a fine job on Daft punks “Burnin” one of the finer tracks from the awesome “homework”. A stomping peice of tech house that never fails the get people up and dancing!