Ride, Sally, Ride

Ahhh, Belgium. Belgium, Belgium, Belgium, you foxy little swine. Not only do you seduce us with your waffles, your chocolate and your, er, moules et frites, the country that gave the world of electronic  music  the precious gifts of Aeroplane  & Villa continues to provide us with irresistibly decadent  temptations  – this time in the form of space disco cadets Mustang, aka Renaud Deru & Andy Faisca. They’ve spent this year quietly repping away and adding their cosmic twang to remixes that include Casey Spooner & Jake ‘Scissor Sisters’ Shears ‘Spanish Teenager’ and The KDMS’s utterly delicious ‘High Wire’, amongst others.

Having received the gold-standard seal of approval from the aforementioned fellow countryman & groove pioneer Aeroplane, and as part of this summer’s Kitsuné Ponystep compilation, this week they continue to delight and spoil us further with a complimentary hat trick of suitably ice-cool re-edits – two-thirds space disco (or for all the disco purists, ‘really smooth low swung house music made in the last 5 years’), and one-third pure drum-banging nostalgia:

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As if this wasn’t enough, I’m about to hit a home-run, dear reader;  as we also have on our hands a complimentary boxfresh Mindless Boogie mixtape from the boys – an hour of sparkling astro-jams punctuated with dollops of disco swagger throughout (tracklisting under the cut).

I’ll bid you farewell for now so you can have some special alone time with these gems, but I couldn’t resist leaving you without sharing this poetic tribute to Mustang I happened up on their MySpace: “Hello Mustang, Your tears evoke a taste as memorable as honey. Blinking reveals the true visage of beauty hidden within your eyes. Your eyes show as many deep and full shades of fire as a volcano in heat. Your eyes show as many deep and full shades of fire as a thousand supernovas. Your beauty is equal to the smoothness of a polished gem. Your hair sends forth a sheen reminiscent of golden sunlight winding through shadows. If I could have just one wish, it would be to wake up to your songs in the morning. The music that flows from your instruments overwhelms me with creativity. I sense wild vapours of sweet champagne in your larynx. You breath as delicately as vapours flowing towards an attractive flame. How it passes there and back again like a tear drop glistening in moonlight. The stickers hugging the fruit smell better than the perfume of ambergris. So charmingly silky, your skin is like a teardrop on a popsicle. Wood nymphs sprinkle your path with rose petals while you dance and prowl in the sequined moonlight with leftover cupcake sprinkles.”

Well, quite. ?


James Harvest : Love on the line (Mustang Redit)
Dennis Parker : Like An Eagle
Chromeo : Don’t Turn The Lights (Mirror People Remix)
Oh Land : Son Of A Gun (Yuksek Remix)
Drop Out City Rockers : International Track
Goose : In Cars
Slice & Soda : Year Of The Dragon (Villa ReDuB)
The Quick : Zulu (Rendit)
Reporter : Click Shaw (Runaway Remix)
Rocha : Feel The Love – Joakim Its So Real Remix
My Morning Jacket : Touch Me I’m Going to Scream, Pt. 2
Kings Of  Leon: Knocked Up (Rendit)
The Alan Parsons Project : I Wouldn’t Want to Be Like You