Masseymix for Simian Mobile Disco - It's The Beat

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Postby markus » 21 Mar 2007 13:05

Promo vinyl flying around now too.
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Postby markus » 23 Mar 2007 12:59

This is what Boomkat have to say:

Freshly signed to Wichita, Jas Ford and James Shaw unleash the first taster of their forthcoming LP, Attack Sustain Decay Release, with a monstrous synth riff straight out of the Technotronic `Pump Up The Jam' school of hit making. Nice job. On this CD version you get both the edited and complete versions of the original track, plus an immense, schizoid remix courtesy of Graham Massey that swaggers all over the shop with an array of different drum machine tricks and even some nifty edits from an acoustic kit towards the end. It's a real tour de force. ...
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Postby BADGERMAN » 24 Mar 2007 15:12

Theres a small snippet of the Massey mix on the Hard to find Records site.
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Postby markus » 24 Mar 2007 22:56

Full format details on the SMD page of the discography now. Cheers Nick.
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Postby BADGERMAN » 26 Mar 2007 18:22

Virgin had it in stock in Taunton (although at the moment vinyl only) - wasn't expecting it to be on sale here as I am usually dissapointed.

Picked up the Freemasons CD aswell - wasn't really my cup of tea - its quite sad what I will buy for the 808 collection:

Pacific Saxapella tagged on to the end of Freemasons Atlantic. (This has probally been covered before - I mean the topic has - as the track has definately been covered a few times!). And it is a cover of the track with someone else doing the sax - with 808 lads (the exel line up as the writers).

Back to its the Beat - cant wait to hear it - may have to make a makeshift record player out of a cup and a needle. Keep the releases coming.
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Postby markus » 26 Mar 2007 20:52

Please post the Freemasons info to this posting:
http://www.808state.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=10055
and if possible with catalogue numer etc. Thanks.
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Postby nickking » 27 Mar 2007 03:54

iTunes tracklisting as follows:

It's The Beat (7" Edit)
It's Just The Beat
It's The Eat
It's The Beat (Siriusmo Remix)

7Digital tracklisting as follows:

01. It's The Beat ((Album))
02. It's Just The Beat
03. It's The Beat ((Masseymix edit))
04. It's The Beat ((Luke Vibert mix))

So, not at iTunes, but the edit is available at 7Digital (which is Windows Media only, from memory?)...
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Postby SteveC » 29 Mar 2007 12:24

14 minute Massey mix for £1.99, now thats value (HMV)

Loving what I presume is the Acid Mix.

Unusual to have different mixes slammed together as one track.

From Pump up the Jam to In Yer Face, great stuff.
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Postby IanPeel » 03 Apr 2007 17:43

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Postby nickking » 03 Apr 2007 17:55

Full-length Masseymix can be purchased (as an MP3) here:

http://www.tunetribe.com/Album?album_id=803957

And if you've got Real Player, you can listen to the edit here:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/collective/A20992467
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Postby nickking » 18 May 2007 15:13

Just about (or already is?) to be released in Australia on CD single (Cat: WEBB141SCDAU):

1. IT’S THE BEAT ( EDIT )
2. IT’S THE BEAT ( MASSEY MIX)
3. IT’S THE BEAT ( LUKE VIBERT MIX)
4. IT’S THE BEAT ( SIRIUSMO MIX)
5. IT’S THE BEAT ( RITON RE-RUB)
6. IT’S JUST THE BEAT
7. IT’S THE EAT
8. IT’S THE BEAT ( EXTENDED MIX )

No Massey edit mix, by the looks of it, but you can purchase both the edit and full-length mixes from online stores (e.g. Juno).
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Postby markus » 18 May 2007 20:49

nickking wrote:No Massey edit mix, by the looks of it

I see what you mean, the masseymix edit remains exclusive to the promo CD on CD format.
My general thoughts on the Masseymix (13:50, long version) :
I don't often say this when it comes to Graham or 808, but I'm disappointed by this mix. Part 1 (which is basically the edit available on 12") features sort of freestyle keys, don't like that at all. Part 2 (the acid part), which kicks in at 04:39 and goes until 09:00 is great, really like that. Parts 3 and 4 don't do it for me, too freestyle. So in my opinion, I'd have preferred 4 separate mixes instead of this megamix thing. Still, I really like the original and, as mentioned, the Acid part.
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Postby markus » 27 Jun 2007 16:26

Check an exclusive podcast here on DJBroadcast:

TRACKLIST

1. Simian Mobile Disco - It's The Eat
2. Simian Mobile Disco - It's The Beat
3. Simian Mobile Disco - It's The Beat (Massey Radio Remix)
4. Simian Mobile Disco - I Believe (Joker's Vocal Mix)

Free download, no subscribing or registering necessary. 13 minutes long, 25 MB download.
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Postby Pob » 27 Jun 2007 20:23

Top chap, Markus. Cheers.
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Postby jazzforce » 03 Jul 2007 04:29

Love when that old school key comes in.
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