I am in trouble - or maybe you are in trouble. If I have to work too hard to convince you that this disc is as great as I think it is, than you probably don't get it anyway.
Soulwax are the ultimate culture sponge. They soak up music from three decades and manage to select tracks that work well together in unexpected ways, like Elvis's fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches.
Volume 3 of the hang all dj's series continues this series trend of being well selected mix discs more than mash-ups, as the 2 many dj discs were. But that does not detract from the value at all. In fact, this particular CD is currently my favorite in all the universe of Soulwax. I can't find any tracks jhat I've got issue with, and I've listened to this one very many times.
I loved Queen when I grew up, but I gave up on them right around their 'A Day At The Races' LP. Until preparing for this review I never knew that the song Body Language I listened to on this record was Queen. I never thought I would willingly listen to Janes Addiction again - I guess I still could leave this one out, though in some wierd way it fits here.
It is easy to watch the specials about Michael Jackson and judge him harshly. I owe Soulwax fior making me love his music. Royskopp may be a bit overplayed at this point (give us a new album soon please!), but Epie sounds great before The Jacksons So Glad.
The Roxy Music track sounds so perfect. They really WERE an incredible act. Pulling the Rolling Stones Miss You out of a hat is nice - but real nice is mixing Daft Punk Stronger Better Faster with Bowie Fashion. Talk about pulling out of a hat - what about Stone's session key man Billy Preston and Ice T's metal band Bounty Killer.
But the ultimate snicker for this volume has to be the Chicago track If You Leave Me Now. While listening to this in the car without the case to refer to I had debates over what track this was. One person said Toto, and I tended to believe it. We all knew the track, as will you. But you NEVER would be playing the track on your own system until Soulwax!
So what I will leave you with is a hand typed track listing. I worked for this one; I didn't cut n' paste it (couldn't find it anywhere). It seems that with some effort you can find Soulwax discs on the web these days, so don't wait - this is a worthwhile way to spend your cash.
- Michael Jackson Dirty Diana
- Artful Dodger Be Wind (Soulwax Remix)
- Mekon feat Roxanne Shante Bring It On
- Tiger Sushi Ashes To Ashes
- Queen Body Language
- Small Faces What You Gonna Do About It
- Heaven 17 Fascist Groove Thang
- The Jacksons So Glad
- Royskopp Epie
- Party One I'm so Crazy
- Zoot Woman Living In A Magazine
- The Eurythmics Love Is A Stranger
- Roxy Music Angel Eyes
- Apollonia 6 Sex Shooter
- Bock Come As You Are
- The Sisters Of Mercy Alice
- Tubby Wailer Feels So Good
- Spencer Davis Group Gimme Some Lovin
- Beastie Boys Girls
- Cameo Parrish Be Bop Mash (Don't Stop)
- DJ Mixmaker Party People Bounce
- Ray Parker Jr. Ghostbusters
- Girls On Top Dance With Numbers
- Michael Jackson Smooth Billie
- The Rolling Stones Miss You
- Daft Punk Stronger Better Faster
- David Bowie Fashion
- Billy Preston Nothing From Nothing
- Janes Addiction Been Caught Stealing
- Bounty Killer It's A Party
- Dub Breaks Dub Breaks
- Scanty Sandwich This One
- Incredible Bongo Band Last Bongo To Belguim
- Chicago If You Leave Me Now
- Manic Street Preachers Let Robeson Sing (Felix Da Housecat Remix)
- Missy Elliot vs. George Michael Get Your Faith Out
- Aaliyah vs. Busta Rhymes Hands Out and Try Again (Soulwax Remix)
- Marsha Hunt Walk On Gilded Splinters
- The Flying Lizards Like A Sex Machine
- The Chemical Brothers Galaxy Bounce
- Kid Koala Almost Easy Listening