So, Oisin O’Brien is the guest blogger for today. He gave us a copy of his bio in order for us to know what to write about him. However, at no point did it use the term Real Cool Guy, and therefore we feel it is completely inaccurate. It did say stuff about how he is the owner and director of DSNT, and then used a load of buzz words to talk about what they do, and who they have worked with. It’s a cool operation and you should check them out. However, what we are more interested in is the Oisin that we see from time to time giving it the full whip on the dancefloor at Gigantic, requesting stuff like Gloria Gaynor and Diana Ross. It’s like he drops his techno infatuated persona for one night, and embraces the ridiculous. That’s why he is a Real Cool Guy.
Today he is picking out some songs that make Saturdays fun and worthwhile. Read on and feel his vibes.
Cheesy Bangers, Guilty Pleasures and Disco Kickdrums (plus a few other things I also like)
For this Gigantic Blog post I figured it was a great opportunity to have a look through a collection of my favourite tongue-in-cheek rave trax, guilty pleasures and total disco bangers.
To start off nothing is more appropriate than Michael Forshaws breakbeat remix of ‘I Love Horses’, because you know, I love horses, best of all the animals, they’re my friends.. It takes a bit of time to get to the good bit but the bassline around 1.20 is totally worth the cringe.
Next off Blacknecks for some italo kickdrum gold. Blacknecks is a collaborative alias of Truss and Bleaching Agent, self-described as “toe tapping minimalism, knee jerking industrial, tear inducing melodies, fist clenching hoovers, a novelty track that really shouldn’t have made it onto the record and a whole mess of shite that they would be ashamed to release under their own names.”
First off is their track To the cosmos lets go, which is probably the most “hands in the air” combination of right on the borderline of cheese but infinitely amazing at the same time.
Next off I had to include Easy Lionel purely because it gives me an excuse to share the video that likely inspired the track name..
“Here big man, you take some E’s or summat, Easy, Easy Lionel”
Following on from this is ‘Gayer than Berghain’ manband – Bearforce1, who have managed to roll up all of your favourite disco anthems into a medly of manlove. The video is complete gas too, complete with tacky lens flairs and badly choreographed dance moves. They are trying to get into Eurovision please vote for them because it would be total lel : http://esc.srf.ch/en-ch/bearforce1-0?sorting=alpha
I think after that brilliant tragedy its probably necessary to fire in something that is genuinely fuckin sweet, enter The Immortals – Ultimate Warlord:
“Put on something nice, just incase you die, you’ll leave a pretty corpse behind, yippi-caayoh-cayaee.
Going to a show-down x8 – Chorus
Bring some jungle gin, Just incase you win.” – Yes these are the actual lyrics to this, SRSLY.
This wasn’t really in line with the theme of the blog post originally, so that’s why I added in other stuff I like, but it’s also in because it is that sound.
To finish things off I’ll end with this, which like the above track, is also sound. Neubauten is pretty hit & miss for me, I can appreciate some of the concepts in a few of his albums but they arent the type of thing I could listen to on a daily basis, however I will never tire of this track because its class.