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Friday, 14 October 2011

The Last Dance

I'm sorry dear friends...I've been away for too long.

But I'm back with this - the final part in my mashstep trilogy which began with The Physics Disco (auto-biographical 'heartache and lost love'), continued with A Year In The Life (auto-biographical 'moving on') and now, The Last Dance - just mashing for the sheer love of it (with hidden auto-biographical subtext).

The usual Colatron experience, we begin with a journey through the Cosmos (hey Vrillon, it's been a while!), continuing via some blazing vocal pop, old skool 80s punk, electro-indie, 70s rock legends, contemporary electro-balladry, 60s love songs, serial killer song writing unexpectedness, 80s pioneers, sublime reggae, 80s unknowns turned rave legends, 60s pop princesses, cheesy Canadian diva-ship, indie shoulda-been-biggers, electronic pop warblers, legendary crooners remembered by my man David Lynch, 90s acoustic hair ballad purveyors, and finally a CLT sample frenzy with some old CLT standards meeting the guy that started the CLT revolution those couple of years ago. All mashed to a dubstep beat. Featuring my own take on my beloved Luvstep. With the usual sprinkling of CLT sampling extravagance.

There is only The Dance.

The Last Dance

The Opening Number

Starfleet X-Bomber (Episode 1 - Scramble X-Bomber) [1980]

Carl Sagan - Cosmos [1980]

Library Tapes - The Sound of Emptiness Part 1

Carbon Based Lifeforms - Polyrytmi

The Voice of Vrillon [1977]

Interview with WB Smith - September 6, 1957

Yuri Gagarin - Poehali! [1961]

Carl Sagan - God, the Universe, & Everything Else [1988]

Chase & Status (feat. Delilah) - Time

Cosmic Hearts
[CLT v. The Reborn Identity]
Carbon Based Lifeforms - Polyrytmi

and the Machine - Cosmic Love
and the Machine - Rabbit Heart (SLOF MAN Dubstep Mix 1)
Killing Time
Siouxie and the Banshees - The Killing Jar
Chase & Status (feat. Delilah) - Time
Dom Hz - Blue

Dance With The Devil
Fenech-Soler - Demons (Sigma Remix)
Fenech-Soler - Demons
Silent Hill [2006]

Feed Me - Blood Red (Original Mix)
Blue Oyster Cult - Don't Fear the Reaper
Magnetic Man - Anthem
DJ Shadow - In Tune and On Time (Live) [2004]

Chew & Status
Chase & Status - Saxon
Chew Lips - Gold Key

When I Luv You 2 Times
Starfleet X-Bomber (Episode 2 - Super Power Imperial Alliance Fleet) [1980]
Emalkay - When I Look At You
The Doors - Love Me Two Times
The King of Kong [2007]

Dark Nostalgia (Remembering My Life)
Drifta - Into the Dark
Dexter - Season 2 [2007]
Deadmau5 - I Remember (Caspa Remix)
Billy Joel - My Life

12 Again
Project Bassline - The Twelth Step
Eurythmics - 17 Again

Is This Distance?
Eleven8 - Colours of Distance
Datsik - Havoc
Bob Marley - Is This Love?
And There Will Be Blood [2007]

A Lesson In Luv
Tom Di Sapia - Northern Cry (Cottonmouth Dubstep Remix)
New York Dolls - Looking For A Kiss [1973]
The Korgis - Everybody's Got To Learn Sometimes

A Downtown Knees-Up
Tom Di Sapia - Northern Cry (Cottonmouth Dubstep Remix)
Skream - Pick Ya Knees Up
BBC Look East Report [unknown]
Petula Clarke - Downtown

The Dance Goes On
Celine Dion - My Heart Will Go On
Vibez - I Want Breakfast (Audiak Remix)
Electronic Underground by Henry Hoffman [unknown]

The Silent Comeback
Xilent - Choose Me II
The Hours - Ali In The Jungle

Flux Pavilion - Bass Cannon (Zomboy Remix)
Star Fleet X-Bomber (Episode 11 - Farewell to the Eternal Battlefield) [1980]
Taken [2008]
La Roux - Bulletproof

Stick To The Kerb
Grifta - Curbside
The King of Kong [2007]
Angelo Badalamenti (feat. Jimmy Scott) - Sycamore Trees

This Is Distance?
Distance - Night Vision
Alan Black [2010]
Poison - Every Rose Has It's Thorn
Ital tek - Satellite

The Final Dance
Burial - In McDonalds
The King of Kong [2007]
BBC Look East Report [unknown]
Acclivity - School Playground [unknown]
One Hour Photo [2002]
Blade Runner [1982]
The Day The Earth Stood Still [1951]
Burial - Untrue
Library Tapes - Fragment V
Star Fleet X-Bomber (Episode 11 - Farewell the Eternal Battlefield) [1980]
Claire Maguire - This Is Not The End

Download the RAR file with all tracks, art and tracklisting from
The Last Dance

Or preview/download as single mixed MP3 at

As always, a huge thank you to the Reborn Identity for his inspiration and for allowing me to re-mash my fave track of the last 12 months, to Fissunix, LeeDM101 (yeah, you know I like you really!), Sam, Becky, DJ UMB, Kristin BassNinja (who's choices of tracks have seen me through many a glum night), my original muses Phil Retrospector and Flying White Dots (without whom I wouldn't be who I am today), Dirty Joe South & Flufftronix for providing inspirational mixes (that drive me on in the gym...when I do actually go), Scott J for his continued enthusiasm and love, Alan for (unknowingly) letting me record drunken voicemails, thus providing my fave sample of the year, all my friends, colleagues, idols and peers at both GYBO and Mashstix, and of course... that certain lil' redhead that captured my heart, took it all away, and inspired 17 months of great (I hope!) CLT tracks and mixes. Love ya maestro.

I promise you...this is not the end?


Konrad Useo said...

Grabbing it for full listening now.Cheers for such a cool project.

Anonymous said...

Aawwww mate - thank you kindly - much respect and love - pleasure and honour my good friend :-) <3

Host / Producer / DJ


CLT and R.I. fan said...

incredibly, mate you surpassed yourself. have not heard of the new, but my expectations were met. many, many dubstep and it's very good. thank u man. cheers :)

Unknown said...

Thanks guys! Much appreciated. Makes it all worth while :D

Unknown said...

hey man, i grabbed "physics disco" when it came out about a year ago and it quickly became my favorite dubstep mix ever. listened to it hundreds of times.

Just grabbed "a year in the life" and "last dance". feels like xmas morning. your dub style is so accessible and easy on the ears while still being undeniably dub. I am overall more into the girltalk/hoodinternet scene than dub-step, but i love your work. THANK YOU!!!!!!!!

Unknown said...

Thanks TheMixfile - I know the 'step's one of those love/hate genres of music, so I hope my mashstep hybrid makes it more accessible to people and I always try to go for the more melodic/textured style than the hard wobbles (which I love), so it's great to hear feedback that proves its working.

Keep listening my friend, many more treats to come!