Friday, April 13, 2012

Zimmer - Desert Drive | April Tape

Friday, Friday, Friday.  Has it really been 7 days already?  Maybe it was the 40 hours in 2 days that I worked at the beginning of the week that threw off my perception of time, or maybe it was my level of excitement for this weekend that made the time fly by.  Either way, I'm not complaining.  The weekend has once again arrived and it feels so good.  For anyone in the DC area, come out and celebrate the 1 year anniversary of Mr. Bonkerz' monthly party at 9:30 Club Back Bar, Shenaniganz. I'm sure there will be plenty of cookies and whiskey to go around.

Fresh off of the Disco Texas release of "Horizontal Disco" (Remixes), Zimmer dropped another great mixtape this week.  First of all, Horizontal Disco was an incredible EP.  The alarm clock on my phone still wakes me up every morning with the original version of "Cruisin'" (that's literally a horizontal disco start to your day).  This remix album has taken some great Nu-Disco tracks, and made them, well, "nu-er".  My favorite song on this album has to be the Xinobi remix of "Slave to Your Heart (featuring Jeremy Glenn)".  The song peaks after a great build. Then, just when you think its about to drop, the beat cuts out and the chorus comes in, leading to an energetic, piano driven, booty shakin', dance party explosion.  This track is also featured in the mix below.  There are some really great remixes on this album and I highly recommend checking them out right here:

  If you haven't been paying attention the last few months, Zimmer has been on fire with his mix tapes.  His "Living Large Mixtape" from March was one of my favorites released this year.  One of the things I really enjoy about his mixes is that he packs around 20 great tracks into an hour.  He picks the best section of each track and sometimes the transitions are so smooth you forget that the track changed.  His April mixtape, "Desert Drive", is no different.  It starts off with Lou Teti's remix of "Cruisin" which is a great track to kick off any road trip or joy ride.  The fifth track, "Triscuits" by Monitor 66, seems to be popping up on a bunch of mixes recently and will be on an upcoming House of Disco EP.  There are so many great tracks on this mix that I could go on for days about them and the artists featured on it are essentially a Whose Who of Nu-Disco Kings.   Sit back, relax, and whether you are horizontal, vertical, or in a seated position, get you weekend started with some Horizontal Disco.


1. Zimmer - Cruisin' (Lou Teti Remix)
2. Neighbour - You Can Do It
3. Chordashian - Black Eye
4. Lou Teti - Love It (Dublin Aunts Rework)
5. Monitor 66 - Triscuits
6. Moon Boots - Got Somebody
7. Alpine - Hands (Goldroom Remix)
8. Only Children - Down Fever
9. Munk & Peaches - You Can't Run From My Love
10. Sebastien Tellier - Cochon Ville (Hey Champ Remix)
11. Lauer - Trainmann (Tensnake Franceman Mix)
12. Housse De Racket - Chateau (Mickey Remix)
13. Balla - Montra (Moullinex Remix)
14. Zebra and Snake - Money In Heaven (Helsinki 78 82 Remix)
15. Dimitri From Paris & DJ Rocca feat. Hard Ton - Pretty Baby
16. Kennedy - Karate (Tronik Youth Edit)
17. Zimmer - Slave To Your Heart (ft. Jeremy Glenn) (Xinobi Remix)
18. Mercury - Running Back To You (feat. Christopher McCay)
19. M83 - Reunion (Mylo Remix)
20. Duff Disco - Over To The Left

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