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Super-awesome cover art by my new Bolivian gf Paola Lambertin (who I think will be personally offended if Daft Punk doesnt win this).
So I don’t know if you’ve noticed or not but we’re doing this little contest here at The Beatery trying to find the best producers of electronic dance music of the 2000s. Somewhere along the way (I think it was at Tiesto of all people…) it dawned on me that: fuck, I should really do a podcast with these Dons of Dance, these Behemoths of Beats, these Saints of Synths* all mixed together!
*Thank you, thank you, I’m here all night.
So I came up with some quick rules for this “So You Think You Can Bump” podcast:
- Every contestant would get one, and only one song.
- I would not be trying to include everyone’s “biggest” or “most memorable” or “definitive” track. Way too hard to put together anything with flow, and quite frankly, I’m sick to death of most of those*
- I would not use a track (or the same mix of a track) that was ever on any of our sets. These guys are so prolific let’s hear some new stuff**
- Any mix, re-mix, cover or mashup was fair game as long as the SYTYCB artist was somehow associated
* This is not to say I COULDN’T use one of these, it just wasn’t the priority.
** Like every good set of rules one of them needs to get broken, and for me it was number three. I used one track that appears elsewhere in a mix on this site. Can you catch it? It’s pretty obvious…
So with these rules in hand and 15 holes to fill I felt like the manager of and All Star game. Who do I start? When do I use the heavy hitters? With so many of these guys being multi-dynamic producers, what style should I have them represent? With so many different styles how do I get them to gel together?
Well, the need for flow made most of these decisions pretty easy. And now that the dust has settled I have to say I’m pretty excited about this mix! It’s not often that you have an excuse to only use the best producers in you set, and wow, what a result.
I hope you enjoy listening to this as much as I did making it! It’ll be a nice way to look back at an incredible period of dance music:
1. Stanton Warriors – “Bang”
2. Hookers & Blow – “Blow the Whistler” – (Mashup of Claud VonStroke and Too Short)
3. Steve Porter – “Rap Chop”
4. Bass Kleph – “Stitch” – Krafty Kuts Re-Rub
5. Deadmau5 vs. Busta Rhymes – “The Reward is Dangerou5”
6. Chris Lake – “Shake”
7. Modeselector – “Dancingbox”
8. Plump Djs – “The Rub Off”
9. Daft Punk – “Technologic” – Peaches No Logic Remix
10. Wolfgang Gartner – “Push and Rise”
11. Justice – “Dvno”
12. Röyksopp – “What Else Is There?” - Trentemøller Remix
13. Britney Spears – “Breath On Me” – Jame Holden Remix
14. Sasha - “Xpander” - Mark Norman Edit
15. Imogen Heap – “Hide and Seek” – Tiesto’s I still can’t find the god damn Sunrise Mix
So what do you think of all of our favs rocking together? If you had only one song to play from your fav producer* what would it be?
*Again, not quite the point of this set, but an interesting question no the less