Wednesday, January 06, 2010
Warm Leatherette (Matthew Stone mix)
My friend Matthew Stone sent me a random mix of Warm Leatherette by The Normal that was so good I decided to post it. I made the artwork to go with it cause he's too busy of an artist to make it himself :)
Matthew is a very special person. In the years I've known him we have often dj'd together and I can say without question that when I do it is usually for some party so underground that there are sound system problems and no license or bar, and no one there that would see me play to hire me for real money - yet still somehow the very most fun I have ever have djing. I think part of the reason for this is that we have similar taste and I enjoy playing stuff to try to impress him and vice versa. Matthew is also a rising art star - you can check out his ventures here.
He told me these are 2 of his favorite tracks right now.
Trentemoller & Margeir Bootleg – Kasper Bjorke vs. Jimi Tenor
And Chris Flatline's re-edit of Yazoo - Situation. Youtube below.
Coincidentally, Warm Leatherette was on the only release ever put out by Daniel Miller [Edit: as the Normal] who founded Mute Records, and it's still one of the most amazing tracks ever. I've always been looking for similar stuff without much luck - maybe a little early Human League but that's about it.
Warm Leatherette (Matthew Stone mix) - The Normal