Queerty is better as a member

Log in | Register
  DJ BOOTH

NEW MUSIC: Britney, Mighty Mouse And Queen Gets Remixed

ALBUM REVIEW:

Britney_photo

Britney Spears, “Britney Jean”

Happy birthday, Britney. Are you yet a woman now, I hope? And if so, where is that woman? On her eighth disc (produced by Will.I.Am and featuring tracks written by Sia, Luciana, Katy Perry, and Diplo) Brit-Brit only feels present in body and not much in spirit. In other words, where is the real Britney in all these “personally honest” songs her press release keeps boasting about? Granted, she’s got a few hits happening, namely the ubiquitous “Work, Bitch,” along with opener “Alien” (with understated production via William Orbit) which is a pleasing, midtempo earworm that doesn’t rely on bells and whistles. Those arrive later on EDM-frosted tracks like the sleazy “Tik Tik Boom” (featuring T.I.), “Body Ache” (her love-letter to clubbing all night), and the Ibiza-nodding “Till It’s Gone.” And though “Perfume” is a champion, it has more to do with its author Sia than it does with Britney herself. Likewise, the Perry-penned “Passenger” could be the B-side to “Roar.” And whoah, skip right over the hackneyed “Chillin’ With You” (featuring sister Jamie Lynne). It’s not a terrible record, y’all. But alas – Britney comes off like tofu where she only takes on the flavor of the producers around her.

 

SINGLE REVIEW:

Mighty Mouse, “Stuck”

They claim to be an ‘Intergalactic, cheese eating, disco loving mouse from Saturn, Papua New Guinea’ but they’re actually Londoners who make fabulous prance tunes. Their latest is a buoyant slice of giddy club pop, featuring an unidentified (possibly sampled?) sassy vocal. Dig that bassline, too. Also check out their super skillful new collaboration with Monarchy here.

 

HOT REMIX:

Queen, “Another One Bites The Dust” (Late Nite Tuff Guy remix)

Speaking of digging a bassline, one of the most famous got plucked by Queen’s John Deacon. Here, Aussie mixmaster LNTG (known for his languid reworks of Janet Jackson, The Turtles, and Brandy & Monica) highlights his handiwork, and lets the groove sprawl with some disco dust to keep dancing feet moving.

 

MASH APPEAL:

Kill Mr. DJ – “Wicked” (London Grammar & Chris Isaak vs. Kylie Minogue)

For some reason, Chris Isaak’s classic “Wicked Game” has been remixed a lot lately. As it was most recently covered by London Grammar, Kill Mr. DJ ingeniously has them both singing this version atop Kylie’s arousing “Slow” electro beats, that make for a heady, sensual, bedroom-minded vibe.

 

SOUND & VISION:

Ministry, “Same Old Madness

Why am I posting a video from 1982? Because somehow, some way, this early Ministry track escaped my radar for the last 31 years! Yes, even before Al Jourgensen got signed and went on to release the With Sympathy album (and way before he got all gnarly industrial), he released this slice of aerobic new wave. Ride the carousel and let those wiggly synths tickle your fancy.

DJ Paul V. has been offering up his alternative/electro beats on dance floors since 1982, most notably at L.A.’s Dragstrip 66. He’s also an accomplished blogger and author of Born This Way: Real Stories of Growing Up Gay.

By:           DJ PAUL V.
On:           Dec 3, 2013
Tagged: , , , , , , , , ,

  • 8 Comments
    • DShucking
      DShucking

      It seems that new Britney is not on a mission.

      Dec 3, 2013 at 10:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • SpunkyBunks
      SpunkyBunks

      How come Britney always seems to be in some kind of Prozac stupor. Lately she comes off as being bored and disinterested in anything! She’s the most uninteresting woman in the world!

      Dec 4, 2013 at 4:40 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jimbryant
      jimbryant

      Maybe they should mix Britney with the sound of a toilet flushing. It would be a perfect match.

      Dec 4, 2013 at 6:19 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • krystalkleer
      krystalkleer

      welcome to age of autotonage and photochopp’n!
      http://getoffmydress.blogspot.com/2013/12/as-eyelash-curls.html

      Dec 4, 2013 at 10:28 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • young_amerikan
      young_amerikan

      Thank you thank you THANK YOU for that Ministry Gem!

      Dec 4, 2013 at 1:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DJ Paul V.
      DJ Paul V.

      @young_amerikan: Thank YOU young_merikan for appreciating the Ministry! And I can see from the previous comments about Britney, that I’m not alone in my assessment of the record!

      Dec 4, 2013 at 3:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JeffAT
      JeffAT

      Mighty Mouse is remixing Caro Emerald’s song Stuck.
      She’s a fantastic and sassy singer check out her other stuff on soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/caroemerald

      Dec 4, 2013 at 6:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DJ Paul V.
      DJ Paul V.

      Thank you, @JeffAT! Had no idea where that original vocal came from. Here’s the original version of “Stuck” –
      https://soundcloud.com/caroemerald/stuck-1

      Dec 7, 2013 at 5:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

    Add your Comment

    Please log in to add your comment

    Need an account? Register It's free and easy.



  • POPULAR ON QUEERTY

    FOLLOW US
     



    GET QUEERTY'S DAILY NEWSLETTER


    FROM AROUND THE WEB

    Copyright 2014 Queerty, Inc.
    Follow Queerty at Queerty.com, twitter.com/queerty and facebook.com/queerty.