NE166: An Exclusive Mix By… Black Strobe

In case you can’t tell by his pomade-slicked hair, impeccable style, and Mason-Dixon-crashing source material (Bo Diddley, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley), Arnaud Rebotini has always been a bluesman at heart. Or in the case of Black Strobe, an outlaw with synths drawn and a pack of battle-ready bandmates by his side.

To put his new album (Godforsaken Roads) in perspective against the robust backdrop of his hardware-driven solo material and such early singles as “Me and Madonna” and “Chemical Sweet Girl,” Rebotini sent us an exclusive DJ set that puts his rock ‘n’ roll heroes on a pedestal next to Nancy Sinatra, The Sisters of Mercy, Ike & Tina Turner and more.

“This is a collection of songs that influenced me on the album,” Rebotini explained. “Some are more obvious than others, but the blues is not always where you think.”

Tracklisting [Download]:
Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood – Down From Dover
Keef Hartley – Sacked
Tuxedomoon – No Tears
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds – Black Crow King
Parasite of the Westen World – Mo
Hoyt Axton – California Women
Ike and Tina Tuner – Nutbush City Limit
Lynyrd Skynyrd – The Needle and the Spoon
Tony Joe White – Soul Francisco
Rapeman – Just Go Paid
Thee Midnighters – Jump Jive and Hamonized
Pussy Galore – Sweet Little Hifi
Crime and City Solution – Rose Blue
The Sisters of Mercy – Gimme Shelter
Executive Slacks – The Bus
Thomas Leer & Robert Rental – Day Breaks, Night Heals
Thee Headcoats – Trouble Times
Still Water – Rock ‘n’ Roll Loser
The Saint – Know Your Product
The Rolling Stones – Love in Vain