One of my
favorite music stores is PerfectBeat.com
, and they got some hot alternative dance CDs in this week. The best and brightest is the sizzling six-song CD of Moby's "New York, New York" with Debbie Harry singing vocals. A song has to be really good to get me to spend twelve bucks on a CD with six different versions of it and nothing else. This one is.
Moby also released a CD with several remixes of "Slipping Away (Crier la vie)," featuring vocals by French-Canadian chanteuse Mylene Farmer. Same twelve bucks, only four cuts. Hey, it was number one in France. Perhaps my 80s roots are showing, but I liked the Debbie Harry release better.
Basement Jaxx got all screwy wonderful with six remixes of "Take Me Back to Your House," which kind of sounds like Jewel got high with the Scissor Sisters and then went into the studio with Basement Jaxx, I have no idea how else to describe it. It's bizarrely addictive and totally danceable.
All in all, a good week for weird dance music.