Sweet Headache 025: “Spice”

Different spices in jars

This mix was created in a way that is similar to how I cook: Start with a few basic ingredients. Take your time. Start adding spices. Taste. Add more spices. Repeat tasting and adding spices until taste is good.

If you like slow and dirty grooves, then you will like this!

Nerditional information: With only around 118 BPM, this mix is slower than most club music. However, I don’t think it lacks energy. It just has a different groove.

When I started selecting tracks for this mix, I remembered Westbam’s “Loud&Slow” label that he started in the late 90s. The label didn’t really live long, but I still like the idea behind this: To explore the slower grooves in electronic music and show that you don’t always have to go hard and fast to make people dance.

Maybe that idea just came a little early. Most of the tracks in this mix were released in recent years, like the awesome “Cooler Coleur” by the Crookers and Yelle. While the Crookers have become very successful producers in the last few years, probably not too many people have heard of french singer Yelle – which is a shame because she plays such a pleasant and energetic Electropop sound that you don’t have to understand the vocals which are typically in French.

paniq from Hamburg is in this mix with a great rework of the Knight Rider theme. I was a huge Knight Rider fan when I was a kid and that track reminded me of that.

By the way, he runs a project called “The Most Remarkable Album On This Entire Planet” right now in which he tries to get an album financed in advance through web-based fundraising. The donation deadline hasn’t run out yet, but paniq already collected all the money he needed to produce the album. Respect! And even more respect for releasing so much great music under a Creative Commons license!

Tracklist:

  1. paniq – Psy Rider
  2. Crookers feat. Yelle – Cooler Couleur (Junkie XL Remix)
  3. ACDC – Back in Black (Dirty Funker Powerpack Vocal Mix)
  4. Daft Punk vs. Gorillaz – 19-2000 Funk
  5. Midfield General – Disco Sirens (Chicken Lips Dub)
  6. Westbam meets Can – …and more
  7. Plastique De Reve – Lost In The City
  8. Filthy Dukes – This Rhythm
  9. Munk – Back Down (Cut Copy Jackmaster Remix)
  10. Drums of Death – DODFUCKSUPANESCOTTUNE
Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/prakhar/3811338041/ // CC-by-nc
About marvis (206 Articles)
Marvis is the founder of Sweet Headache. He lives in Cologne (Germany) and has been a music nerd for a long, long time.

1 Comment on Sweet Headache 025: “Spice”

  1. Filed under cosmic huh? I’m definitely going to listen to this, though it may take a while, I got stuff to do.

    As for Yelle: Not understanding the lyrics is really shame, as I personally find them hilarious sometimes. Google for a translation of “Je Veux Te Voir” for a perfect example. :d

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