va. stupid human vol. 3 (stupid human, 2011)

We gave you some advance news on this release which will be reaching the shops in no time. As we said, two monster edits from the guy who delivered the already classic ‘Together’ (in vol. 1). This is a limited affair and we know for good that Stupid Human vinyls do fly off the shelves and never get repressed. This time is only 400 copies so keep your eyes open and get a copy or you will end up regretting. Some copies will be reaching Juno shortly as it seems.

‘Gun Ga Din’ is for us the masterpiece here and we can tease your brains by telling you that this is a superb edit of somebody called R.P.

Press release to warm you up:

This is the new Stupid Human release ! SH003 finally upon us after doing the rounds in cyber dj warfare, featuring some very otherworldly grooves on the A side in the form of Gun Ga Din a hypnotic half spoken / sung  in urdu track with bundles of opiate qualities evoking feelings of sweltering  humidities and  persian nights in exotic locations. Whilst over on the B we have a serious post disco pre new wave low slung disco groover with lovely dubbed out effects and killer drop recently exposed on Chris Duckenfield’s The Idiots Are Winning podcast.

Strong support from: Ray Mang, The Project Club, Jacques Renault, Max Essa, Chris Duckenfield, Mike Burns, Leri Ahel, Jim Stanton, Discofutura, and many others!

Unfortunately, we are not allowed to offer you the whole number but here you have some tasters of what’s coming.

‘Gun Ga Din’

‘Get On Up’


C.O.M.B.i. – o/p, don’t stop dance/swamp googie crisco (C.O.M.B.i., 2011)

Fresh in at Juno and Piccadilly in the last 24 hours, and a few days before it was pegged for release comes the latest instalment in Eric Duncan’s consistently ace C.O.M.B.I. edit series. This time he serves up a proper tale of two halves, with two contrasting but hot re edits for your party. First up is ‘Don’t stop dance’ which is the Dunks treatment of TJM’s (Tom Moulton) ‘I don’t need no music’. The original is a track that hardly needs any work at all, and previous reworkings have been subtle to say the least. Dunks goes for a different approach here though, and drops the tempo by enough notches to make the track seem druggy and strung out, then sets to work looping it on up. I had the pleasure of hearing him drop this in Manchester, and it did the trick then, although I’d have to take a few more listens before I decided it was better than the original.

On side P, we get Swamp Googie Crisco, an edit of the track reworked for Stupid Human vol.1’s ‘Swamp’. I’ve failed to track down the original for this and so feel at the height of ignorance, so answers on a postcard and put me out of my misery ( thank you to Mr. Craig West for enlightening me with ‘Bobby Rush – I Wanna Do The Do’). In terms of the edit, there’s little to choose  between this version and the Stupid Human version, Dunks perhaps brings a little more bounce, and more vocals, but doesn’t apply the far out effects that Stupid Human treats us to. I’d have to say it’s too close to call.

All in all, in terms of freshness, Dunks has given us nothing we haven’t heard before, but the edits are of the highest production quality and are different enough to provide another option in a different set. Put another way, if you don’t own the originals, or any of the other edits of these songs, you’d bite his hand off, so I’d advise you to invest.

T.J.M. – I Don’t Need No Music /// discogs

T.J.M. – I Don’t Need No Music (Joey Negro Uptown Edit) /// discogs

digitape 02 – february 2011

it starts with guitars, esoteric melodies and cinematic landscapes which give way to a hypnotic 4/4 straight house hands in the air affair. rhythm takes the centre stage but always showered by melody. there are arps too!! that huge instrument that produces titillating and sensual sounds courtesy of my (re)discovery of a master track: motorbass ‘ezio’. best 1996 track for me emerging from gallic lands.  so playful and groovy.

from there we head towards teutonic subterranean basslines that will lead us towards a dark and humid beach where we will be greeted by extraordinary synth chords on full stereophonic bloom. and when you think that this is becoming as gloomy as manchester is, the dj drops a real badass that hints towards master and commander Joakim, but no. it is not him. it is matias aguayo and his spooky spanish lyrics giving us a lecture on sonic poetry. pollyester takes the relay and head us towards a sweaty and provocative dancefloor of a social club. things get uptempo here but not for long… we reach a plateau and from there we get tired, we go slow, notalgic, and very very soulful while dancing extremely close to each other. the people from gluefactory will get a bit annoyed at my usage of one of their most venerated and treasured weapons… that you will savor at the end of this aural journey.

but holy crank! let’s stop this nonsensical and rather cheap exercise in poetic musical description, and let’s get to terms with the tracklist for you to enjoy…

1. ghost note ii – albularyo

2. junior boys – work – prins thomas mix

3. stupid human – gun ga ding

4. the dead rose music company – am i still the one (rob mello mix)

5. motorbass – ezio

6. kassem mosse – workshop 12

7. beach house – 10 mile stereo – night plane edit

8. discodeine – singular (extended)

9. pollyester – german love letter – permanent vacation mix

10. morten sorenson – start something – 40 thieves edit

11. claudja barry – dub dynamite – social disco club edit

12. the dead rose music company – bad desire

13. warren g – regulate – the revenge edit

it sounds better when you play it loud!

a discofutura digitape vol. 01

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there we go with some old some new but all timeless music for your own enjoyment.


1. bomb the bass – bug powder dust – k&d session dub mix

2. nina simone – four women – dj obah edit

3. holger czukay – my persian love – remix

4. slumbor jack – disco dragon

5. stupid human – still alive

6. stevie wonder – love light in flight – the revenge edit

7. michael jackson – do you remember – cole medina edit

8. unknown artist – untitled

9. discodeine – singular

10. teaspoon and the waves – oh ye soweto

11. blancmange – game above my head – kid who edit

12. nona hendryx – to the bone – rayko edit

13. escape from new york – fire in my heart

14. paul simon – diamonds – todd terje edit

15. b-52’s – deep sleep – skinny joey edit

va. stupid human vol. 3


The last instalment of carefully crafted edits by Stupid Human are doing the rounds among the literati, musos and influential bloggers. They are, as usual, two total weapons for discerning dancefloors. Disco oriented acts, especially ‘get on up’, will keep you warm and moving. it will be relatively easy to guess who is getting the stupid human treatment on ‘get on up’. The opposite happens with the other side of the record. If anyone knows, drop me a line please!

On the flipside, Mark will give us what it can be (already) a serious contender for the 2011 biggies. With a middle/eastern european touch, ‘gun ga ding’ will suprise you with its enigmatic vocals and dark, mysterious string arrangements. Pure film soundtrack aural pleasure, but with an amazing drum beat and infectious bassline. This one will definetely stand the passage of the time as it happened with already classics and highly sought after ‘swamp funk’ and ‘together’ on stupid human vol. 1.

Mark’s last adventures in the world of editing other people’s music comes to and end with the release of this uber essential piece of highly limited piece of black wax that will hit a few lucky record shops at the end of MARCH. After this there will be no more edits. Perhaps the end of the editmania we have been enjoying the last three years!

Only 300 will be pressed.

Check his own website ……….. ……….  to not miss it.