Hectic City 14 – M3B: Mega three-hour mix

Posted on Saturday, May 5th, 2012 by erickleptone

Yowsah! Been wanting to do this for a while, and it seemed like it would be a daunting undertaking, but seeing as Ableton & Soundcloud have donated some extra free storage space for a few months, I thought we’d better use it, and it all seems to have turned out rather splendid indeed. Three one-hour-or-so mixes and a compendium of some of our favourite mashups, remixes, edits and general insanity, or at least the ones that we could string together in some sort of coherant order. If you’ve heard us DJ at any point over the Kleptones lifetime, there will be more than a few familiar things here, for sure…

So here you go, nearly three and a half hours – 72 “tracks” and a few uncredited inserts and nibbles. And there still wasn’t room for any drum’n’bass, or any mellow stuff… and we tried to limit each producer and artist to one appearance only (Tried and failed as a couple are in there twice…) – guess we’ll have to pick all that slack up in future mixes, won’t I?

Hope you enjoy – We certainly had a ball mixing it!

If you’re in a hurry, download all three mixes and a tracklist in one zip file here:
MP3 (450MB) or FLAC (1.5GB)!

Part One: “A Massage From The Swedish Prime Minister”

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01 Grant Green – Let The Music Take Your Mind (Muro Mix)
02 Muddy Waters – Mannish Boy (Baxter Park Sunbather’s Korova Edit)
03 Aretha Franklin – Rock Steady (Sure Is Pure Mix – Danny Krivet Edit)
04 Hot Chocolate – Cadillac (The Revenge Rework)
05 Beat Conductor – Only A Thrill
06 DJ Melo – Grown Man Shit pt.2
07 Aaron Neville – Hercules (Groovement Inc Remix)
08 Sect – Man Of Wisdom
09 Claptone – Good To You
10 Chic – I Want Your Love (Todd Terje Edit)
11 Bottin – Eagle
12 Barry De Vorzon – Warriors (Cristoff Remix)
13 Frank Sinatra – This Town (Morgan Page Unreleased Remix)
14 Animal Collective – My Girls (El Remolon Cumbia Mix)
15 Andy Ash – Timmy
16 Kraftwerk – It’s More Fun To Compute (Busy P Edit)
17 Tanita Tikeram – Twist In My Sobriety (Alf Tumble Re-Dress)
18 Claptone – Cream
19 Dimitri From Stoke-On-Trent – I Wanna Be Your Lobster
20 Nina Simone – Ain’t Got No, I Got Life (Groovefinder Remix)
21 Radiohead – Nude (Jarrad K Remix)

Part Two: “Stop That, It’s Silly…”

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01 Kool & The Gang – Jungle Boogie (Kovary Nu Jump Up Booty)
02 Josh Wink – Higher State Of Consciousness (DJ Apt One Remix)
03 Sabo – Patchy Moombahton
04 Trick Turner – Sirens Comin’
05 2pac vs Feed Me – Hell To The Stars (Funkanomics Blend)
06 Featurecast – Rock Ya Body
07 Legion Of Doom – Crazy As She Goes
08 The Beatles – The Word (The Captain Remix)
09 Moondog – Lament I (“Bird’s Lament”)
10 Obvious Productions – Standing In The Way Of Your Friends
11 DJ Faroff – Ray No Speak Americano
12 G3rst – We No Speak Cantina
13 Mashup-Germany – Everybody No Speak Americano (Chaos Club Edit)
14 Mad Mix Mustang – Let’s Dance ‘n Stuff
15 Duck Sauce vs Fatboy Slim – The Barbra Skank (DJ Myagi Awesomesauce Mashup)
16 DJ Schmolli – Barbra & Gerry
17 Basement Jaxx – Red Alert (HeavyFeet vs Nick Thayer Bootleg)
18 Rye Rye ft. M.I.A – Sunshine (Smalltown DJs Remix)
19 DJ Topcat – Bust A Flawless Move
20 Big Boi – Shutterbug (Jack Beats Remix – Krafty Kuts Re-Rub)
21 Adele vs Robin S – Show Me In The Deep (DJs From Mars Mashup)
22 Tom Jones vs Lipps Inc – Funkytown Kiss (DMC Mashup – Kleptones Remake)
23 Nate Dogg – All The Girls Get Up (Mr Andersonic Remix)
24 Nero – Crush On You (Sound Remedy Remix)
25 Bell Biv Devoe – Poison (Risk One Bigger Room Bootleg)
26 Rick James vs Salt’n’Pepa – Superfreak Push (Gary G Mashup)
27 DJ Zebra – Happy Friends

Part Three: “I’m Sorry, I’m Going To Have To Shoot You”

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01 Ramones – Blitzkreig Bop (Tea Time Remix Ft. GSUS)
02 Dem Slackers – Swagger (Evil Nine Remix)
03 Nicky Romero – Generation 303
04 Bingo Players – L’Amour
05 Megadeth – Sleepwalker (Kaze V Croma Remix)
06 Fatboy Slim – Ya Mama (Moguai Remix)
07 Faith No More – Epic (Utah Saints Bootleg Mix)
08 Poet – Disco Statuz (JD Live Edit)
09 Daft Punk – Around The World (Kid Dub Remix)
10 Hedflux & Neurodriver – Energy Vibration (Kill Dyl Bootleg Remix)
11 Breach – Fatherless (Doc Daneeka’s MRR remix)
12 Queens Of The Stone Age – Better Living Through Chemistry (Streetlife DJs Remix)
13 Plump DJs – The Volcano Coalition
14 Human Resource – Dominator (DJ Hell Remix)
15 Wolfgang Gartner – Funk Nasty V3 (Krafty Kuts Re-Rub)
16 Exactshit – Crazy Humanoids
17 KRS-One – Sound Of Da Police (heapy’s Brooklyn Fire Bootleg)
18 Led Zeppelin – Immigrant Song (Mr Peaches Remix)
19 AC/DC – Thunderstruck (Tittsworth Remix)
20 The Rolling Stones – Satisfaction (Discotech Remix)
21 Benni Benassi – Satisfaction (J. Rabbit Remix)
22 Metallica – Seek And Destroy (Bassnectar Remix)
23 DJ Parker – Iron Mandem
24 The Kinks – You Really Got Me (Diffusion Remix)

(Oh and the “M3B” title? It’s another Monty Python reference which fitted the concept, but proved a bit too long for the titles, so got abbreviated – sure you can figure it out if you’re a fan… ;)

Kleptones Alive!

Posted on Wednesday, April 25th, 2012 by erickleptone

New trailer for our live show from the chaps at Butch Auntie, and a tribute to the ace crowds we get to play with!

First fest of the year!

Posted on Tuesday, March 27th, 2012 by erickleptone

paaspop logo Festival season seems to start earlier and earlier each year, and this year is no exception, so we’re proud to announce that Eric will be kicking off the season with a DJ set at Paaspop near Schijndel in the Netherlands on Saturday 7th April.

Eric’s playing as part of the “Mashup Bastards” team on Saturday night, just past Midnight at the Thunderbolt stage, with DJ Morgoth, DJ Schmolli and our host MadMixMustang also doing sets over the weekend.

Can’t think of a better start to the (extended) summer, really!

Reunited, and it feels so good…

Posted on Wednesday, March 7th, 2012 by erickleptone

Not sure this is what Peaches & Herb had in mind – A couple of quick musical amusements for you that I just couldn’t resist, reuniting cover versions with their original vocals. Possibly the start of an off-and-on series, if I can find any more that sound good…

First up, a bunch of 80s new wavers get pulled into the Afrobeat revival:

And secondly, imagining how a certain soul legend might have sounded if he’d decamped to Jamaica instead of Belgium:

Hope you enjoy! – If you know of any other covers you think may be worthy of the treatment, feel free to let me know…

Kleptonite returns…

Posted on Tuesday, March 6th, 2012 by erickleptone

Well, maybe! I’m going to be DJing here and there in London over the next while, questing for a good place to establish a London residency (or two). The plan being, once a good place and crowd is found, to start inviting a few friends and inspirations down to do guest spots. Should be fun, no?

the luxe logo

First place for a hat drop will be The Luxe in Spitalfields THIS FRIDAY (9th March). (You may know The Luxe better by it’s previous name, Spitz, I do, having played there a couple of times in the past). Can’t really want for a better location, being right in the thick of the Spitalfields / Shoreditch / Brick Lane axis.

It’s FREE and runs 7pm-1am ish, so you can come early and rinse out the grind of the working week, or come late and use it as a launchpad for further adventures. Looking forward to having the space to stretch out musically and try out a variety of new and old things, so there’s also an opportunity for you to come down and represent your preference, and help shape the direction I take…

Be great to see you! :)

Are you in there?

Posted on Monday, March 5th, 2012 by erickleptone

Haven’t had a Videotone for a while, and here’s a new doozy! Marcus Round sends “Black Medicine” spiraling out into the stratosphere! Full screen a must with this one… it’s lovely.

Hectic City 13 – Walking Under Ladders

Posted on Tuesday, February 28th, 2012 by erickleptone

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Back with HC13! The unlucky one? Well, I hope not. Just as well I’m not superstitious, isn’t it?

That said, there’s definitely a thread here that I can’t explain in a sentence or two. Which is why it’s a mix, and not an essay. Feel free to try and explain it, it would help me out…!

Everything’s had a bit of a snip, naturally, however the ones titled as edits differ more significantly from the originals in terms of arrangement… I may make them available individually for your own mixing usage – if you want any one in particular let me know :)

01 Flux – The Value Of Nothing (Kleptones ‘I See What You Did There’ Edit)
02 African Head Charge – Unplanned
03 Wally Badarou – Mambo
04 Brian Eno – Ali Click (Rural ‘Doo Gap’ Mix – Kleptones ‘Brianless’ Edit)
05 Thompson Twins – Nurse Shark
06 The The – Soul Mining (Kleptones ‘Lost Johnson’ Edit)
07 Blancmange – Feel Me (Kleptones ‘Feel The Count’ Edit)
08 XTC – It’s Nearly Africa (Kleptones remake/remodel of Apiento Edit)
09 Mental Remedy – Heartbeat Inside Of The African Womb (Outro Rhythm)
10 Keith LeBlanc / Tackhead – Mechanical Movements Dub
11 Daniele Baldelli – Cosmic Parsley
12 Thomas Leer – Saving Grace
13 The Three Johns – Downhearted Blues (Kleptones ‘The Fourth John’ Edit)
14 Fad Gadget – State Of The Nation
15 Pink Skull – u.g.uo.aaaahhhh
16 Bohannon – Summertime Groove (Kleptones ‘Nearly No-Bo’ Edit)
17 Shriekback – My Spine (Is The Bassline)
18 Cabaret Voltaire – Sensoria (Kleptones ‘No Plink Plonk’ Edit)
19 New Fast Automatic Daffodils – Big
20 Buzzcocks – Money

Additional riffs and beats from Nitzer Ebb, John Martyn, Grace Jones, Queen, Eurythmics, Peter Gabriel, Vera, Said Mrad and Throbbing Gristle.

Thanks to Grant Martin for the CD source of “Soul Mining” (My vinyl’s past it, sadly…) and Apiento for the idea on “Nearly Africa”. Coincidentally, his version has just been reposted here.

Hope the listening is as much fun as the making was.

I’m probably the last person on the planet to advocate Valentine’s Day…

Posted on Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 by erickleptone

…but when you’re in the midst of demoing new things and a pairing like this comes along on 14th Feb (about three hours ago to be precise)… well, you’ve got to do it, haven’t you?

Yes, it’s very silly.

No, the next album won’t sound anything like this.

I hope.

Happy chocolates and flowers day!

On strike.

Posted on Tuesday, January 17th, 2012 by erickleptone

Happy new year to you lot. Yes, we have been quiet. Yes, the album is coming soon. More about all that in a bit, though…

On to more important things, it goes without saying that kleptones.com will be on SOPA / PIPA strike tomorrow. It’s unlikely any of you would have heard *note one* from us if such laws had existed six or seven years ago. Regardless of where you are in the world, your freedom of speech and right to a fair trial are worth fighting for and protecting, both online *and* offline :) x

So much space, so I cut me a piece…

Posted on Sunday, July 10th, 2011 by erickleptone

Hey all, hope the season is finding you well! The English summer is now in full effect, which means sunglasses and wellies are de riguer for the next couple of months, as per usual…

woolfstock advertWe’re hoping for a little more of that sun and less of the welly on Saturday 3rd September, as we’re delighted to announce one last UK festival show for us at Woolfstock, a smart 2,000 capacity one-dayer just outside Newbury. To tempt you further, you’ll be getting a bigger dose of the K-Sound than any other festival this summer bar Glastonbury, as not only will we be playing a 90 minute AV set to close the Main Stage (following the most excellent British Sea Power and 6 Day Riot), Eric will then be legging it over to the Dance tent for a 90 minute DJ set. So that’s a solid three hours of K-Power in one day!

It’s really going to be an ace end to our European summer, partying in a seriously gorgeous location with some great friends, quality food and drink, and it’s not much more than an hour’s drive from London (and yes, you can camp!), so you really should come along, and spread the word to everyone you reckon will be up for it – it will be worthwhile!