** 2002-2015 - Wishing I'd never started doing this in the first place, and had a proper life instead... **

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I actually have a Twitter account - I don't 'say' a lot, though...

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Sunday, December 26, 2010

The Soundhog Didn't Quite Make It In Time For Christmas 2010 Party Mix

Link: Listen on Mixcloud
Link: Download (ge.tt) (new link as M*diaf*re link was pulled at some point...)

Created & released: December 2010

Ben Rymer - La Trinciarice
D-Train - You're The One For Me (Paul Hardcastle Remix)
Gramme - Rough News
Patti Jo - Make Me Believe In You (Tom Moulton Remix)
Faust - T-Electronique (Ware Remix)
The Ragga Twins Feat. Junior Reid - Shine Eye
The Phenomenal Handclap Band - 15 To 20 (Soundhog Remix)
Mother's Finest - Dis Go Dis Way, Dis Go Dat Way
Hot Chip - One Life Stand (Carl Craig Pcp Remix)
Flash & The Pan - Waiting For A Train
Ledernacken - Ich Will Dich Essen
Sweet Exorcist - Testone
Lone - Moon Beam Harp
Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Welcome To The Pleasuredome
Bjørke & Barfod - Superbacon
Rheingold - Dreiklangs Dimensionen
Lcd Soundsystem - You Wanted A Hit
Saint Etienne - She's The One (Richard X Remix)
Depeche Mode - Further Excerpts From My Secret Garden
The Adaptor - Benetti
The Human League - Night People
T&A - Megasnake #6
Shy Fx - Raver (Breakage Pattern Moschino Remix)
Stereolab - Silver Sands (Emperor Machine Remix)
The Fall - Bury Parts 2 & 4
Frank Sidebottom - Anarchy In Timperley

The original idea for this was to do a quick DJ-style mix of some of the music I'd really liked in 2010, as some sort of a 'internet gift' gesture to all the lunatics who still give half a shit about what I do (or don't do, more accurately). That idea didn't last long, as I soon realised new music in 2010 had almost completley passed me by. So I've thrown a few recent tunes in with a load of old ones, stirred it up overnight, shoved it into a limiter for 10 minutes and here's the result.

This is not 'Radio Soundhog Vol. 8', as that will never exist. This is probably the nearest thing I've done to a "regular dance music mix", so apologies to those expecting intricate cut and paste shizzle, but that's not to say that some bits aren't put together in a way that nobody else could. Or would want to? I've no idea. There are also nods to some people who left the planet in 2010 who meant a lot to me. Play it loud, play it drunk, but don't let the pips get stuck in your ears.
 / ben sH - 26/12/2010

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Human League remix thing...

...of their new record. 'Released' the other day, to no interest whatsoever, as per fucking usual.  It's very long, and probably too slow, at 120bpm, to get the drug-addled kids of 2010 throwing shapes on the dancefloors of the world. I'm very out of touch, and frankly I prefer it that way. It also features a chorus of singing synthesizer ducks, and Phil Oakey doing an impression of a Dalek doing an impression of Phil Oakey. I really know how to sell stuff, eh?