As I was blindly streaming songs through my Soundcloud feed today, I became entranced in strange mix of tracks that haven’t met my ears in over half a decade.
30 minutes into A-Trak’s newly published ‘Bloghaus’ Revival Mix, I had to switch tabs to check out exactly what I was listening to. This is essentially a mix of the songs that first escalated electronic dance music blogging around 2007-2009.
Back when everyone was using Blogspot, promoted each other through ‘Blogrolls’ and dished out 128 kbps rips of the newest fidget track before anyone else could get their hands on it.
This is the realm that Gotta Dance Dirty, Salacious Sounds, Tropical Soda, and Stereo/Paste emerged. A-Trak took to Facebook to provide a little intro to his Bloghaus Revival Mix.
“I’ve been wanting to record a BLOGHAUS mix for a while now… Some of my favorite songs from the era when electronic music was indie, dirty, distorted and sweaty. A time of low bit-rate mp3s, all-over-print hoodies and MySpace top 8’s. We’re talking about 2007-2009, roughly. That scene laid the foundation for the explosion of dance music that followed. Those were also the formative years of Fool’s Gold Records Anyway, I got home from the studio the other night and recorded this thing. Had so much fun doing it.”
A-Trak drops pretty much all the big originals and remixes from that era with tracks from Crookers, Fake Blood, Soulwax, Herve, Fred Falke and more.
This probably should have been posted on Back To The Future Day, but check out this epic tracklist and enjoy the hour long bloghaus mix below.
Don Rimini – Let Me Back Up (Crookers Tetsujin Mix)
Larry Tee ft. Princess Superstar – Licky (Herve Goes Low remix)
Fake Blood – Mars
Boys Noize – Oh! (A-Trak Remix)
Justice – Waters of Nazareth (Erol Alkan re-edit)
Boys Noize – &down
Crookers – Born To Edit
Simian Mobile Disco – Hustler
The Gossip – Standing (Soulwax Nite Version)
Klaxons – Gravity’s Rainbow (Soulwax Remix Dub)
Daft Punk – Human After All (SebastiAn Remix)
Tepr – Minuit Jacuzzi (DatA Remix)
Les Petits Pilous – Wake Up
Surkin – Radio Fireworks (Surkin 909 Edit)
PUZIQUe – Don’t Go!
Treasure Fingers – Cross The Dancefloor (demo version)
The Whitest Boy Alive – Golden Cage (Fred Falke Remix)
Kelis – Bossy (Alan Braxe & Fred Falke Remix)
Switch – A Bit Patchy
Radioclit – Divine Gossa (Switch Remix)
Proxy – Raven
Does it offend you, yeah? – We Are Rockstars
DJ Mehdi – Signatune (Thomas Bangalter Remix)