Remix: Hardkiss - "RetroactiveFuturisticPsychedelicFunkBump"

My relationship with the brothers Hardkiss is long and storied, and those guys mean a lot to me. In the past I've done remixes separately for Gavin ("Everything Is Happening At The Same Time") and Robbie ("Everything Is Changing") … and it just hit me as I'm typing this how those song titles kind of tell a little story together. That's a funny thing. But now Robbie and Gavin have unveiled their new collective Hardkiss album, titled 1991, and I've had the honor of remixing a part of this moment where the two have come together, wonder twin powers activating. The cut is curiously titled "RetroactiveFuturisticPsychedelicFunkBump" and it was initially unveiled by my pals at the Whiskey Pickle label. You can nab the single at Juno Download, Beatport, and other digital shops … it also features tasty mixes from James Curd (Greenskeepers) and Gavin himself in his Hawke mode.

You should also give the Hardkiss album 1991 a good listen. It's wonderful. Feel free to do so by clicking HERE.

Invisible Airwaves #44 - August Edition

With the August heat ferociously bearing down and an unmanageable schedule of tasks ahead, we've decided to make this episode of Invisible Airwaves a little bit different. Since we've been flummoxed by time constraints in creating a brand new mix, two unreleased mixes from a couple years back have been fused together for show #44. Each mix has its own theme: the first half features some of our favorite Q-Burns Abstract Message remixes in a tidy sequence, while the second half features some choice bits from the catalog of the 'on hiatus' Eighth Dimension Records label. The first previously made an appearance on the Conduit podcast, while the second was a retrospective mix created for the Friday Night Session radio show on KUSF In Exile. Here they are, together forever. We hope you enjoy this pleasant detour down memory lane … check the track list:

The Mythical Beasts - Magical Creature (Q-Burns Abstract Message Remix) - Hector Works
Sleazy McQueen & B.Stalz - A Kiss On My Cheek (Q-Burns Abstract Message Remix) - Bananza Music
Cubik & Origami - Bought & Sold (Q-Burns Abstract Message Remix) - Prismatic Tracks
Kicksy & Alif Groove - Out Of Nowhere (Q-Burns Abstract Message Re-Remix) - Plastic Fantastic
Alvaro Ernesto - Deep For You (Q-Burns Abstract Message Remix) - Chillin Music
Scott Hardkiss - Beat Freak (Q-Burns Abstract Message Remix) - God Within Recordings
Cold Hands - Angel Soup (Q-Burns Abstract Message Remix) - Blunted Funk Recordings
Brett Johnson - Missing You (Q-Burns Abstract Message Remix) - EIGHT-TRACKS
Lovesky - Come Back To Me (Q-Burns Abstract Message Remix) - Sunburn Records
Jota Wagner - Acid Resolution (Q-Burns Abstract Message Remix) - Lunatic Jazz
Jugoe - Night Fumblings (Q-Burns Abstract Message Remix) - Bastard Jazz
Beef Wellington - Magnetic (Omegaman Remix) - Eighth Dimension Records
Swamburger - Sun-Vibes (All Good Funk Alliance Remix) - Eighth Dimension Records
Q-Burns Abstract Message feat. Lisa Shaw - Differently (Neon Heights' Ruffer Than Ruff Mix) - Eighth Dimension Records
Q-Burns Abstract Message - Balearic Chainsaw (Extended Original) - Eighth Dimension Records
Pimp Daddy Nash - Box That Shut Up - Eighth Dimension Records
Hawke - Monday Comes And Goes (Jota Wagner Remix) - Eighth Dimension Records
Pimp Daddy Nash - It's A Wonderful Life (Q-Burns Abstract Message Remix) - Eighth Dimension Records
Justin Simmons - I Need My Disco Fix - Eighth Dimension Records
Bang Bang - Bikini Days (Gavin Hardkiss Remix) - Eighth Dimension Records

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Remix: Peluca - "Modo"

Here's a bleepy remix commissioned by the Apollo label for their fine act Peluca. This one's a bit of a speaker rattler, with that growling, filtered bass and all, and the only secret I'll give up is that the programmed drum track was inspired by Babe Ruth's "The Mexican." Oops … I've said too much!

Taken from the album Modo (The Remixes) by Peluca, available on the Apollo label. Get it from Beatport, and iTunes, and loads of other fine digital shops.

Remix: Sr Mandril - "So Simple"

Here's a remix recently completed for my friends at San Francisco's Three Sixty Tunes, of the mucho-talented Mexican band Sr Mandril and their track "So Simple." I decided to hark back to the mid-90's or so, putting together a version that sort of sounds like the dubby breakbeat tunes I used to play in my sets at that time. The full single also features great remixes from Chris Coco and Darkhorse ... it's all quality in a Balearic fashion, and you should pick it up. It's available from Juno Download, Beatport, and probably any other digital shops you can think of.

From the press release:

Sr Mandril was born in 2000 when Germán González and Ramsés Ramírez decided to merge their musical ideas. The resulting sound was electronic undertones mixed with organic instruments creating a sonic image of colors, sounds and influences that go from indie-dance to acid jazz and ambient all with that Latin feel. Sr. Mandril spend a lot of time on the road playing live at various festivals and venues around South America. This release from Three Sixty Tunes, the new dance floor division of veteran San Francisco leftfield imprint Three Sixty Records, showcases a diverse set of remixes of tracks from this exciting Latin American electronic act.

Florida’s imprisoned wizard Q-Burns Abstract Message takes the reigns of “So Simple” for a rhythm-heavy remix that harks back to the breaky tunes from the 90’s he used to spin in the back room at the renowned Phat N’ Jazzy club night. It’s dance floor funk with a classic sound, complimenting Sr Mandril’s original with class and flair.