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02/28/2005: "tunes."

1. Franz & Shape - 'Countach' + LCD Soundsystem 'Daft Punk is Playing at My House'

The problem with listening to tunes on my iPod is that I get the tracks all confused (it doesn't help that I have it set it to er, schaffel, and never pay much attention to the readout of what's playing.) For about a week now I thought I was listening to LCD Soundsystem's "Daft Punk is Playing at My House," but what I was really listening to was an acapella of it over this Franz & Shape track, courtesy of those old 2manydjs pranksters. After hearing the original "Daft Punk is Playing at My House," I think the Franz & Shape version is way, way more awesome (it's also better than the Soulwax remix.) Done this way, it feels more like Tiefschwarz than LCD Soundsystem--harder rocking, dancier, less self-conscious. (Tiefschwarz remixes are kinda like Kinder Eggs, aren't they--the best part's in the middle, and then there's the multi-tiered reward structure: first the tantalizing chocolate, then getting to build the toy inside, then having the toy.)

In case you're wondering, "Daft Punk is Playing at My House" is better than the new Daft Punk album, which I'm gutted to report is utter shit you should not buy, unless you enjoy seeing your candy-colored robot dreams deflated (Homework being one of my favorite albums by anyone ever, to say nothing of Discovery.)
2. Graphic ft. Beans - 'I am Metal' (Offshore)
3. Ror-Shak (DB and Stakka) - 'A Forest' / 'A Forest' (Disturbulence Mix) (Breakbeat Science)

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