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Planet Turbo – Remixed

Posted in anthem, downtempo, electro, Techno with tags , , , , , , , on September 27, 2010 by Montagano

Planet Turbo have released a star-studded EP of remixes which features a whole host of classic tracks by the likes of Chromeo, Popof, Boy 8 Bit, Tiga and Proxy (below) getting brand new makeovers from stars of tomorrow. Remixers are Diplo, Carte Blanche, Hey Today!, Matt Walsh and The Finger Prince. Win.

One of my faves of the bunch is probably Diplo’s remix of Proxy’s ‘8000’ – a low-slung mid tempo beast. This sound, or more to the point, this tempo is EXACTLY what I’ve been searching for all summer. I love it. For me – it’s all about the slow stuff. Grab yourself a freebie of it below.

Also, check out the rest of the E.P. here – we love the Hey Today! remix – a playful, bleepy electro house number and according to Planet Turbo “the most shameless party record we’ve ever done”. The Carte Blanche remix of Chromeo is big things too. Basically get your ass over to or Beatport and check them all out! There’s something for everyone.

Proxy – 8000 (Diplo remix)





Posted in electro, remix/cover, Techno, We are not a rock band with tags , , , , , on April 21, 2010 by 4th level zombie

When you think of Russia and Heavy industrial Techno, you instantly think of Proxy. Proxy is probably one of Russia’s best known exports (except for oil, hookers and awful football strikers). But wait, there’s more to Russia than these things, and it’s heavier and darker than anything found in the ground! Polymorphic. Weird, strange, bleepy music that sounds like the abortion from a Proxy and Sebastian marriage, excellent.

Polymorphic is not new to this scene, he helped Proxy remix his 500 lb bomb of a track – Raven – which destroyed 2008! Since then he’s been signed to label ‘Coco Machete‘, and released some of his own material in the form of 4 EP’s. When not making tracks, he’s remixing them. Having also remixed not just Proxy, but also Fukkk Offf and AutoKratz to acclaimed success and hasn’t looked back since.

So why am I writing all this? Why am I writing about tracks that were released in 2008? Because I’m ridiculously excited about Proxy’s album finally being released and the rumour is, that the majority of the remixes will be re-edited for future release. Which means more filth from Polymorphic, until then play Scream and smash the dial round to max!

Polymorphic – Scream

ProxyRaven (Polymorphic Remix)

ProxyWho Are You (Polymorphic Remix)

AutokratzSpeaking in Silence (Polymorphic Remix)

Cant Handle the darkness? Come back into the gentle Electro light you fucking pussy, with Bloody Beetroots remix of Who Are You.

Proxy Who Are You (Bloody Beetroots Remix)

4th Level Zombie.



Dubstep in the Dark

Posted in Dubstep, electro, remix/cover with tags , , on November 24, 2009 by 4th level zombie

Jesus! I thought I had my fill of Dubstep mixes this year, but as if posting the Aphex Twin Dubstep remix named Dublicker wasn’t enough, this little gem peeked over the horizon, then came running up and slapped me in the face out of nowhere. Again this remix is from an unknown producer (what is wrong with these dubstep folk, don’t they want any glory?).

Now this is how I like my dubstep, dark and dirty with menacing overtones like a mugging is about to take place. Unfortunately the track sort of falls apart at the end but the first three minutes are brutal without being groundbreaking. Having said that Proxy’s original wasn’t exactly a fluffy little kitten, so bastardising it with dubstep is just going to end in humiliation for your ears but its well worth the listen.

Proxys ‘Dancing in the Dark’ is an absolute killer tune which I would have loved to have heard live, especially after hearing the reaction from the crowd when it dropped at I Love Techno on this mixtape. So this remix is a right little treat.

And because we’re so nice we threw in the original for comparison without the download link, you can go and buy it when Proxy’s album gets released soon, cheapskate. As a bonus have a butchers at the Bloody Beetroots remix of ‘Who Are You’ which is out now.

Proxy Dancing in the Dark

ProxyDancing in the Dark (Unknown Dubstep Refix)

ProxyWho Are You (Bloody Beetroots Remix)

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Proxy unmasked

Posted in Video, We are not a rock band with tags , , on November 19, 2009 by Montagano

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Do you know much about Proxy apart from the fact he’s Russian and a dirtbag? No – neither do I. Fortunately this interview sheds some light on the dude. So now we know he’s a nice Russian dirtbag! Best kind if you ask me.

Thanks to our pals over at Kid City Blog for this.



Posted in anthem, Club Night, electro, mix, We are not a rock band with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 6, 2009 by 4th level zombie

I love techno

I Love Techno 09! How I wish I had been there. Myself and a group of friends went last year and it was some of the most hassle free out of country clubbing I have ever embarked on (anyone who has tried to reach the Benicassim festival can testify to this). We jumped on the Eurostar and after a couple of hours were nestled in the picturesque city of Brugge, before stomping off to Ghent for one of the best nights of my life.

So I was spitting feathers when this mangled girl saunters up to me last weekend, asking for a lighter, wearing an I Love Techno 09 fleece (who the fuck honestly wears a fleece anymore, especially to a rave? In fact who buys fleeces anymore? Actually why the fuck are ‘I Love Techno’ even selling fleeces?). Anyway…  we got into a conversation and she harped on about how amazing the whole thing had been, that Dave Clarke smashed it and SMD live were awesome (standard). By this point I wanted to spit in her drink, she wouldn’t have noticed either but I’m not that spiteful! Besides I couldn’t even muster moisture let alone spit.

So in celebration of mangled-random girl’s amazing night at I Love Techno here is as many of the main mixes I could find. If anyone finds a copy of Dave Clarke, Fake Blood, Laurent Garnier or the Crookers, please send me the link, although I doubt they exist.

– 4th Level Zombie

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Chromeo – Night by Night

Posted in remix/cover, We are not a rock band with tags , , , , on September 24, 2009 by 4th level zombie

chromeonbnChromeo, as they so eloquently put it on their Myspace, are the only successful Arab/Jew partnership since the beginning of human culture. Considering the Montreal born duo didn’t even like each other when they first met at school makes it all the more surprising that their music has dominated all over the world.

After the success of Fancy Footwork, their 2007 album, they’re back with a new single – Night by Night – from their upcoming LP which is due out next summer and is their first original track since the Fancy Footwork album. Don’t feel bad about downloading this track either as the Green Label Sounds are offering this single for free!

It’s not like they’re offering it to you for free because it’s shit! It’s an amazing opening track and the start of the song could accompany a cut scene straight out of Scarface, what with it’s looping pop pianos and 80’s guitar riffs! This is a tight disco track that makes you fall in love with Chromeo all over again and have you reaching for that copy of ‘Tenderoni’ once more.

ChromeoNight by Night


ChromeoTenderoni (Proxy Remix)

Chromeo– Tenderoni (MSTRKRFT Remix)

Their DJ Kicks Album is out on the 29th September, which is “a collection of obscure disco and funk gems… with a couple of newer tracks thrown in, as well as our Eagles cover…” Looking forward to it!




That Boy Kana – July Mix!

Posted in Gigs, mix, We are not a rock band with tags , , on August 5, 2009 by Knockturnal


Kool Kids Klub Resident ‘That Boy Kana’ (aka Kana Waiwaiku) has just supplied us with a Heavy mix which is currently getting rinsed on our itunes! The Kool Kids Klub has literally gone from strength to strength since it’s opening two years ago, Putting on Parties in Southend, London, Brighton and Ibiza. And Kana has shared a bill with some of the biggest names in the Electro/Jackin’ House/Fidget scene like A-Trak, Brodinski, Fake Blood, Jack Beats, Autokratz, Krazy Baldhead, Sinden, Kissy Sellout, Foamo, Hannah Holland, Hot Chip, Vicarious Bliss to name a few!
Anyway… have a listen to the mix and you’ll soon realise why this Boy is making waves!

That Boy Kana – 6am Mix July 2009

Like what you hear? Then catch Kana on the 15th at The Kool Kids Klub in Southend-on-Sea where he’s playing along side Russian Legend The Proxy! OH MY DAYS! Better get down there early for this one as it’s gonna be a road block! Fun starts at 9.

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