If you spent 2007 moshing to Justice, you're in for a treat
For dance music fans of a certain age (my age), 2007 was a very special time to be alive. It was the year we left school and fully emerged ourselves in the strobe lights and Sourz shots of uni life. The soundtrack to those years was neon-tinged electro propagated almost exclusively by a network of tastemaker blogs. Hipster Runoff, 2 Many Sebastians, The Burning Ear, Disco Dust and others helped pioneer the merging of indie dance and dirty electro that came to be known as Bloghaus.
While many of the artists from that era have faded into obscurity, others have reached dizzying new heights of success - your Justices, Simian Mobile Discos and of course, your A-Traks.
While not always associated with the Bloghaus sound, A-Trak and his label, Fools Gold, were one of the many major players in the scene. It seems that A-Trak has been feeling a little nostalgic of late and has whipped up an all Bloghaus mix that we hope will help usher in a glimmering new era of lightening bolt electro.
And while I take a moment to telepathically thank A-Trak for providing the perfect antidote to the deluge of H&M House that's gripped British dancefloors, you can read what the man himself had to say about the mix below:
"Recorded a mix of some of my favorite tracks from the era of BLOG HAUS, INDIE DANCE, DISTORTED ELECTRO, FIDGET roughly 2007-2009. If you ever wore a neon-colored all-over hoodie you can probably relate..."
Don Rimini - "Let Me Back U"p (Crookers Tetsujin Mix)
Larry Tee ft. Princess Superstar - "Licky" (Herve Goes Low remix)
Fake Blood - "Mars"
Boys Noize - "Oh!" (A-Trak Remix)
Justice - "Waters of Nazareth" (Erol Alkan Re-Edit)
Boys Noize - "&down"
Crookers - "Love To Edit"
Simian Mobile Disco - "Hustler"
The Gossip - "Standing" (Soulwax Nite Version)
Klaxons - "Gravity’s Rainbow" (Soulwax Remix Dub)
Daft Punk - "Human After All" (SebastiAn Remix)
Tepr - "Minuit Jacuzzi" (DatA Remix)
Les Petits Pilous - "Wake Up"
Surkin - "Radio Fireworks" (Surkin 909 Edit)
PUZIQUe - "Don’t Go!"
Treasure Fingers - "Cross The Dancefloor" (Demo Version)
The Whitest Boy Alive - "Golden Cage" (Fred Falke Remix)
Kelis - "Bossy" (Alan Braxe & Fred Falke Remix)
Switch - "A Bit Patchy"
Radioclit - "Divine Gossa" (Switch Remix)
Proxy - "Raven"
Does It Offend You, Yeah? - "We Are Rockstars"
DJ Mehdi - "Signatune" (Thomas Bangalter Remix)
26 Oct 2015