Newest Alinement Mix – Progress Report + Ministry Minimix video

You may have noticed the lack of recent posts for which I apologize. I have been working in a new job and trying to release my newest mix for some upcoming gigs. The blog hopes to resume sometime this week with a bevy of great new and old remixes for your entertainment.

For now those, please take a listen to my latest mix, Progress Report filled with the biggest tracks over the previous year. You can download the mix for free and listen whenever, its great for when you need a burst of happy energy.

I have also released a video minimix to audition for Ministry of Sound Sessionz next month. it is the first 15 mins plus some funky dance clips mixed in for a little visual distraction from my ‘studio’ set up. Now that this is released, I can get onto the blog this weekend.

Track Listing

1. 0:00 – Muppet Show Theme
2. 0:14 – D-Mad – She Gave Happiness (Arty remix)
3. 4:17 – Deadmau5 – Raise Your Weapon
4. 5:47 – Mark Knight vs. Faithless – Downpipe vs. God Is A DJ (Sick Elektrik mashup)
5. 6:17 – Sebastian Ingrosso, Alesso – Calling (Original Instrumental mix)
6. 7:32 – Pendulum – The Island (Steve Angello, AN21 & Max Vangeli remix)
7. 8:47 – Peter Gelderblom – Waiting 4 (Manuel De La Mare remix)
8. 11:17 – Moguai – Oyster (Micheal Woods remix)
9. 13:17 – Empire Of The Sun – Walking On A Dream (Kaskade remix)
10. 17:39 – Sander van Doorn – Reach Out (Original mix)
11. 21:26 – Kylie Minogue – All The Lovers (Michael Woods Club mix)
12. 25:11 – Sander van Doorn – Love Is Darkness ft. Carol Lee (Original mix)
13. 26:56 – Sander van Doorn – Love Is Darkness ft. Carol Lee (Manuel De La Mare remix)
14. 29:56 – Kaskade with Rebecca & Fiona – Turn It Down (Le Castle Vania remix)
15. 35:04 – Alex Kenji, Starkillers, Nadia Ali – Pressure (Alesso remix)
16. 35:34 – Gotye ft. Kimbra – Somebody That I Used To Know (Fabian Gray & Emanuele remix)
17. 38:03 – Gotye ft. Kimbra – Somebody That I Used To Know (Unknown Artist remix – please let me know if this is yours)
17. 42:40 – Example – Midnight Run (Funkagenda remix)
18. 47:29 – Green Velvet – Flash (Nicky Romero remix)
19. 48:55 – Age of Love – Age of Love (Manuel De La Mare remix)
20. 51:07 – Sak Noel – Loca People (What The Fuck) (Original mix)
21. 52:14 – Avicii – Levels (Tocadisco bootleg remix)
22. 55:41 – John Dahlback – Back To The Dancefloor (Samples only)
23. 56:14 – Daniel Portman – Tremulator (Original mix)
24. 60:09 – Muppet Critique from Statler & Waldorf

Wednesday – Electro House remix. 22/02/12. Rihanna ft. Calvin Harris – We Found Love (Thell Bootleg)

Wednesday’s child tried online dating,

Quick let me get this post out before this song gets overplaye… oh shit, im seriously watching cricket right now, New Zealand vs South Africa, and the song is blaring over the loudspeakers (not joking either, this is happening right now). If you need any proof of a song being overplayed, go to any major sporting match, and outside of Darude – Sandstorm (which can never be heard too much), every single song has been played at least 4 times today on every radio station, including talk back.

To get to that level though, it has to be a somewhat decent song right? Well maybe not, but this one actually is. I’ve long since lauded Calvin Harris for being one of the few producers out there that can lend their own voice to their songs. And Rihanna, the Barbados beauty, has always been a favourite of mainstream club DJ’s for her hybrid House-Pop. Put them together and you have a happy household where the only punches thrown are the ones of gleeful drunk patrons in the air every Friday night.

Shit, South Africa won, fuck Calvin Harris, Rihanna you bitch! Who else do I have to blame.. ahhh its all Guetta’s fault, it always it.

Just listen to the damn song for the 5th time today and add your number to the list of 134 million people who have watched the video.

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So now to the real reason we are here today, Thell has released a free bootleg of We Found Love for your enjoyment, and trust me, it’s worth downloading.

A completely new percussive opening builds into the familiar happy chords of the original with Rihanna’s blabbing about falling in love in the back of a Volkswagon (Mallrats‘ fan will get it). This is a great track to play full blast with your little sister around as what appears to drop into the smooth bouncy house beats is completely ripped apart (like your sisters childhood) with stupidly aggressive sawlike electro that has been run through a power blender packed with protein powder and bricks. Drop this on your Wednesday night set to amp the energy in your crowd, speaking of amps, you might want to lower the gains beforehand.

http://soundcloud.com/thell/rihanna-featuring-calvin

Free download on Soundcloud page

Blog will resume tomorrow

Apologies for those eagerly awaiting the best of new and old remixes to awesome songs out there, I started a new job last week (the blog doesn’t pay much, well it doesn’t pay anything actually) and have been unable to put the quality time I need into the daily writeup as I adjust my sleep pattern (says the guy who just finished DJing at 1pm and has to go to work in 7 hours). I hope to start a fresh tomorrow with Monday’s remix and catch up with doubles for the days I missed.

If you have any suggestions for songs you would like me to find the best remixes for, or have a great remix yourself, please email me at alinement.dj@gmail.com and I’ll do my best to feature them.

Cheers
Alinement

Wednesday – Electro House remix. 15/02/12. Foo Fighters – Rope (Deadmau5 remix)

Wednesday’s child was gracious in his confusion,

“For me this award means alot because it shows that the human element of making rock is the most important. Singing into a microphone and learning to play an instrument and learning your craft is the most important thing for people to do. It’s not about being perfect. It’s not about sounding correct. It’s not about what goes on in a computer. It’s about what goes on in here (points to heart) and what goes on in here (points to head.)”

Said the man in his band’s 2012 Grammy acceptance speech, the man who has a great working relationship with the rigored rodent who had their song Rope up for a Grammy in the best remix category, ultimately losing to Skrillex‘s remix of Benny Benassi’s Cinema. Which brings me to another point, I think the Grammys should take heed to what The Daily Remix Blog is trying to achieve, to show EDM remixes to great tracks from outside our world, if Cinema can win, why can’t Zedd‘s remix of Scary Monsters be up, for in my mind, it is much better than the original, and if the original won best dance album, does this make Zedd the best DJ alive.. I think yes. Hail the Zedd, hail the man who pronounces the last letter of the alphabet the way it should be.

Check out the Foo Fighters Rope video below to see what white boys do best, dance horribly out of rhythm. (It is made up for though with a wicked drum solo and heavy distorted guitars. This is a bloody decent song that feels like it’s right out of The Color & The Shape).

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The legendary rocker did add this in a succeeding interview – “So, don’t give me two Crown Royals and then ask me to make a speech at your wedding, because I might just bust into the advantages of recording to 2 inch tape.
Now, I think I have to go scream at some kids to get off my lawn.

So I guess all is forgiven within the heartless world of dance music? We know now and I supposed then that Grohl really was targeting the beat machines of today’s Pop and R&B world as he later clarified his support of Deadmau5 and Skrillex while explaining he meant that music is too easily touched up, too perfect and lacks personality. I tend to agree, but as I have a massive man-crush on the former Nirvana drummer, I’ll go with anything he says.

FooMau5 toured festivals extensively throughout the world in 2011 culminating as the finale acts of the 20th anniversary of Lollapalooza to which yours truly survived a monsoon to enjoy both at opposite ends of Grant Park. Dave & Joel are good friends, and performed Rope live at the Grammys as seen in the video directly below. You will find the official remix as is at the bottom of the blog.

Foo Fighters & Deadmau5 at the 2012 Grammys

Foo Fighters – Rope (Deadmau5 mix)

Buy this track at Amazon

Tuesday – Tech House. 14/02/12. Happy Valentines Day! DJ Antoine – Every Breath (Clubzound Remix)

Tuesday’s child, in lieu of her boyfriend, cuddled her Lotso teddy bear to sleep every night,

This is the perfect song for my Valentines day. A song about a lover, about passion, heartache and heartbreak. Sting himself even muses about how people mistake this song for a dainty little love song, and whilst it does sound like you would imagine it would at the end of The Vow with Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams running towards each other on the beach in a torrential downpour with her clothes clinging tighter and tighter to that tighter Canadian tight body that is oh so tight… mmmmmmcAdams..

Anyways, to those like me experiencing the ups and downs of a long distance relationship, you might find solace in the words of the song, to yearn and to learn, but more importantly to believe. I love my girlfriend with all my heart, and she will understand the pains of this song for they are very real pains, but in order for hurt to exist you need to know how happy you can be, and I’ve never been so happy than when I’m with her. So Happy Valentines to you my dear and to all readers out there. Enjoy Sting’s most successful song for what it is, a REAL love song.

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For those who are like, fuck that shit mate, I don’t want no depressing as song to represent the love I have for my darling Fatima, then I have an epipen of a decent tech house remix to treat you of that obvious Sting allergy you have. DJ Antoine has robbed the original lyrics of any deeper meaning and with the help of fellow remixer Clubzound; they have added an upbeat melody of progressive keys and electro bips & stabs over a strong delectable tribal Tech bassline. With clever short breakdowns the original is paid homage, but overall this is a completely new sound that is quirky, energetic and fun.

Buy this track at Beatport

Monday – Indie Dance remix. 13/02/12. Skrillex – Scary Monsters & Nice Sprites (Dualist Bootleg remix)

Monday’s child won 3 Grammys, …the fuck?

Sonny Moore went from unknown emopunk to international stuperstar (a stupid star) Skrillex by the end of 2010 with his first big single Scary Monster & Nice Sprites. Like the 8th year freshman who finally won the state wrestling award (and still looks less gay than Sonny’s haircut), it’s surprising this song was eligible for 2012 awards. One might think that if it were due up for the 2011 Grammy Dance Awards it would have had trouble beating the winners from what are arguably the two best DJ’s alive, Beyonce and La Roux.

Nice Sprites won for Best Dance Album & Best Dance Recording whilst Cinema won Best Remix (of Benny Benassi’s version). BUT and he must feel terrible about this, just so utterly ruined, because he did lose the Best Short Form Music Video. “Bahahahahahahaha, man he sucks! I guess I should leave it a few weeks before we remind him that he lost Best New Artist too. I would just feel terrible if he went on suicide watch“.

Like the Ramones to the Sex Pistols, while the British punk invasion swept the United States, the Ramones were reinventing the energy of Punk towards a more popular base with upbeat rhythms and popular messages. The resulting sound found it’s way back to Britain and helped change the scene forever. The same could be said about today’s artist, the new suizure enducing wub wub made its way across the Atlantic to audiences looking for something different. Like every good progressive genre, Sonny added an almost orchestral element to Dubstep that gave it a very surprising yet likeable sound that brought Dubstep to the mainstream.

Naysayers will say that he is everything that is wrong with EDM, and whilst I’m not a huge fan, the fact he is bringing new fans to our world, makes an awesome Halloween costume, has a sweet audio/visual live show AND the Grammy’s Dance awards were actually represented entirely by DJ’s for once, how can that be bad?

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Check out the real reason why Skrillex won the Grammy, cupstacka!!

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Feels like the animals joined the rhythym section in the build.
Is there such a thing as indie dubstep?
The New Delhi based producer Dualist Inquiry is in touch with his inner Sharma with this mix. With a Van Morrison meets Led Zeppelin style intro, the listener has little clue of the original, it isn’t until heavily synthesized organ like guitar riffs take hold that the shape becomes recognizable. The first two minutes are so pleasurably relaxing with the childlike vocal sample playfully hinting of the daunting drop to come. Where the cupstacking girl had her moment, she is dropped from this remake as there is no need for an Oh My Gosh moment. Is there such a thing as indiewub? There is now, with a very relaxing downtempo dubstep rhythm completely devoid of the happiness of the intro but gratefully not as angry and forceful from what we might expect.

Dropping back and forth between the 70 and 128bpm is like waiting for the electricity to restart for your 5th time on the bumper cars, you never get tired of it, but you appreciate the lulls in between for which to recover. I have never been so surprised by any remix of basically any song since starting this blog, and whether it’s the water in India I don’t know, but whatever Dualist ingested, he has certainly shit gold with this remix.

And hey, to those still pissed at The Grammy’s (which after listening to the remix I don’t know how you can still have anger), just realize that they are starting to look into the world of EDM bit by bit and given time, it will get better. You know what? it could have been a lot worse, at least Guetta didn’t win.

Free download on Dualist’s website

Sunday – Deep House remix. 12/02/12. Whitney Houston – Judgement Day (Core via Soul remix)

Sunday’s child will always love you,

What can be said? It is with sadness that I feature a song from one of the most beautiful voices ever released upon this earth. Where pop stars nowadays put more effort into their singing than Sharapova on a backhand, Whitney Houston and her stunning mezza-soprano voice resounded effortlessly.

Whitney Houston is the most awarded female artist of all time, having amassed over 400 in her long career. It is with heartfelt irony that she passes on the eve of the biggest musical ceremony, the 54th Grammy Awards, to which she was dutifully honored throughout the procession.

Today I am listening to my favourite song by the New Jersey diva, My Love Is Your Love, for there is no more perfect song for the romantic occasion of Valentines day this week. Thank you Ms. Houston.

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On one hand you have the 415 awards, the 170 million albums sold, 7 consecutive #1 hits, hugely influential in the direction of modern Soul & R&B, and then on the other hand you have the dysfunctional relationship with Bobby Brown, multiple drug and alcohol addictions, eating disorders and worst of all she helped to make Keven Kostner more famous than he ever should have been.

So where does she go on Judgement Day? Lam Spread and Marc Miles have provided the question that only she can answer. Taking echoed lines from My Love is Your Love, this Deep House track is accompanied with uptempo latin percussion and soft synths that repeat throughout. It surely doesn’t sound much like the original, but based on the surrounding events of the past day, there couldn’t be a more fitting remix to pay tribute to Whitney Houston. It feels like she is speaking to you from above, making you surmise your own mortality.

No download link provided.

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