TEST PRESSING: Get Psyched For OSCILLATIONS With a Couple of Classic Glimmers Mixes, Including Tracks From Switch, Brian Eno and Prince

Still not sure if you’re gonna make it to OSCILLATIONS at Studio B tonight? We’ve got a couple reasons for you to vote YES to a night on the town–or the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn–with self-titled, beginning with two Beats in Space mixes from the Glimmers. David ‘Benoelie’ Fouquaert was also nice enough to share the stories behind some of their selections and a handful of popular edits/remixes for the Chemical Brothers, Roxy Music and Freddie … Fucking … Mercury.


Beats In Space mix, 6.10.08
1. Unknown Cases – Masimba Baby
2. Vibes Alive – The Spoken Word
3. Blue Love – Black Cock
4. S-Express – Superfly Guy
5. Siriusmo – Mein Neues Fahrrad (Boys Noize Edit)
6. Venus Gang – Love To Fly
7. David Byrne & Brian Eno – Regiment
8. Peter Goodwin – French Emotions
9. Jona Lewie – Kitchen at Parties
10. JJ Cale – After Midnight
11. Skyy – High (Grandmaster Flash mix)
12. Prince – Hot Thing
13. Skyy – High (Grandmaster Flash mix)
14. Queen Samantha – Take A Chance
15. Switch – Unreleased
16. Climax
17. Virgo Four – Take Me Higher
18. Jack Frost – Cool And Dry
19. Gatto Fritto – Bursting Bubbles
20. The Glimmers – Esta Si, Esta No
21. Fox The Fox – Precious Little Diamond


Beats In Space mix, 9.23.08 (pt. 1)
1. Beat-A-Max – Caravan
2. Disco Drunkards – Reggae
3. The Normal – Warm Leatherette
4. Shock Tactics – This Is Not
5. Severed Heads – Dead Eyes Opened
6. Pete Shelley – Witness The Change (Glimmers Edit)
7. Nitzer Ebb – Let Your Body Learn
8. Fish Slow
9. Otterman Empire – Texas Radio – Whatever We Want
10. Fish Fast
11. Extended Family – Ullyses (Harvey Mix)
12. Propaganda – Frozen (Edit)
13. Lil Louis – Ahh
14. Turntable Terror Tracks – In The Bass
15. Snow Boy – Casa Forte (Joe Claussel Mix)


Beats In Space mix, 9.23.08 (pt. 2)
16. Section 25 – Looking From A Hilltop
17. Flash In The Pan – Waiting For The Train
18. Pre House Sample
19. Nico Gomez – Caballo Negro
20. Unman
21. Util EP
22. Master C&J – Face It
23. Front 242 – U-Man
24. Model 500 – What’s The Game
25. Snowy Red – Euroshima
26. Pleasure Zone – Fantasy
27. Crash Course In Science – Flying Turns
28. Steve Poindexter – Computer Madness
29. Fidel Fatti – Urban
30. Seduction – Groove Me
31. 3rd Face – Canto Del Libertad
32. Booker T & The MG’s – Melting Pot

Bis, “Shack Up” (from DJ-Kicks, 2005)
We first heard this version somewhere in London in a DJ set by one of our favorite DJ’s: Glasgow’s finest, Optimo. We used to play A Certain Ratio’s version about 20 years ago. It was a huge club hit in our city–well, in our DJ sets anyway–and as soon as we heard this version we knew we had our opener for the DJ-Kicks mix we were working on at that time for !K7 Records.

Primal Scream, “Loaded” (from Eskimo Volume V, 2007)
A beautiful track by one of our favorite bands. That album [Screamadelica], where “Loaded” is taken from, is so groundbreaking, so full of amazing songs, with Andrew Weatherall behind the knobs and Dr. Alex Patterson doing dubs on the twelve-inches … One of the finest crossover moments in music history between rock and electronic music. We loved it back then, and still love it today.

Disko Drunkards, “Physical” (from The Glimmers Present Disko Drunkards, 2009)
This album is a project with live musicians. “Physical” is a cover version of one of Olivia Newton John‘s biggest hits from the early ’80s. We made this version more than 2 years ago, for a Swedish clothing brand. They asked us to make a cover version. At that time we were in the middle of the recording sessions of this Disko Drunkards project, and we recorded this cover version in one day. It has a very different feel than the original. Only the song is the same, the music is something completely different. Very lo-fi.

Freddie Mercury, “Love Kills” (from Fabric Live 31, 2006)
Queen … you either love them or you hate them. We think they made some amazing songs, and Freddie Mercury was one of the greatest performers of all time. His solo efforts were a bit, well, whatever, but this one is a collaboration between him and Giorgio Moroder. An interesting combination, and they both had huge mustaches! It’s not such a great song, but it was an amazing one to re-edit. We cut out all the drama and bad ‘song’ structures, created an endless groove thanks to Giorgio’s music, and we added some dubbed out snippets of Freddie’s voice on top of that.

Roxy Music, “Same Old Scene” (also from Fabric Live 31)
We were asked by Brian Ferry‘s son to do a remix for one of Roxy Music’s songs, and this for a Roxy Music remix project. We could choose whatever song we liked. I personally think this is one of our best remixes, as we made an extended version–very old school style–of one of their best songs. The production of the original is very 80’s and we used a lot of the original recordings. Really an amazing experience, to hear these recordings by a legendary band in your own studio, all the instruments, the background vocals, Bryan’s voice …


The Chemical Brothers, “The Salmon Dance (Heavily Smoked by the Glimmers)”
Being asked by one of the biggest dance acts around, to produce a remix for them, that was an honor. But what’s the use of making a dance remix for such an amazing dance act who has all the tools to make incredible dance music? So we decided to create something different, and came up with a Tone Loc kinda vibe–very early ’90s hip hop, with a drummer and a bass player. Fat Lip‘s voice worked really well in that style. When the mix was delivered they told us it was their favorite remix of that track!