Sunday, March 18, 2007

Kavinsky, DJ Medhi, Sebastian and a whole lotta bangin'

Pictures courtesy of Dirty Dirty Dancing

Friday night saw the French invasion of Sin as People Are Germs hosted a mighty fine launch party for Kavinsky's 1984 EP. Regular readers will know I'd been harping on about this party for quite some time, considering that alongside Kavinsky himself would be a bunch of Ed Banger's finest representatives in the form of Justice, Sebastian, Mr Oizo, DJ Medhi and Busy P. Unfortunatley gremlins on the Eurostar tracks from Paris to London meant that Justice, Mr Oizo and Busy P couldn't make it, although the occasionally manic crowd that packed the main room didn't seem to mind one bit, in scenes more akin to a mosh pit than a Friday night in a swank Soho nightclub.

Tunes of the night? Well, there were more than a few. The Sebastian remix of Kavinsky's 'Testarossa Overdrive' brought more than a few cheers, as did the one-two sucker punch of House of Pain's 'Jump Around' and The Prodigy's 'Smack My Bitch Up'. However, it's these three below that ensured waking up the next morning wasn't going to be easy.

Editors - Camera (Sebastian remix)

A hidden gem that got slept on upon release, Sebastian's remix of Camera washes away the murky gloom of the original, adds what appears to be a typical Ed Banger style re-rub before a sharp synth heavy left turn leaves the grinning listener in a field of daffodils encircled by dancing rabbits, kittens and puppies frolicking in the midday sun. Well, that's the feeling I got when hearing it for the first time. Anthem anybody?

DJ Medhi - Signatune (Thomas Bangalter edit)

Mr Bangalter works his magic on what was originally just a 'blink and you'll miss it' moment on Medhi's Lucky Boy LP. So good it was played first by Medhi himself and then Sebastian just a two hours later.

Midnight Juggernauts - Shadows

Still gets everybody lip-synching 'ooooh oooooh ooooh' everytime the chorus rolls around.

Grab these beauties at Phonica, Pure Groove and Ed Banger.

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