The Prodigy – Smack My Bitch Up
“Smack My Bitch Up” is a song by English rave group The Prodigy. It was released in November 1997 as the third and final single from the album The Fat of the Land. In 2013, Mixmag readers voted it the third greatest dance track of all time.
New Order – Confusion (Pump Panel Reconstruction Mix)
“Confusion” is a single released by British group New Order in August 1983 with the catalogue number FAC 93.[note 1] It was the follow-up to their breakthrough hit “Blue Monday” and is unique for having both Peter Hook and Bernard Sumner playing bass guitars on it. The song is produced by influential New York DJ Arthur Baker. As a result, it was recorded in New York, a rarity for the band. Three remixes served as B-sides on the initial 12″ release: “Confused Beats”, “Confusion Instrumental” and “Confusion Rough Mix”. The two tracks on side A (“Confusion” and “Confused Beats”) are mixed together, which when played in sequence, act as a thirteen and half minute long remix by Arthur Baker. The “Rough Mix” on side B is the original song mixed by New Order.
“Block Rockin’ Beats” is a song by British big beat duo the Chemical Brothers. Released as the second single from their second studio album, Dig Your Own Hole (1997), in March 1997, it topped the UK Singles Chart and peaked at number 40 on the US Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart. It received a Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance.
There are two different edits of “Block Rockin’ Beats”: one is the version found on Dig Your Own Hole, which has an intro, and the other version begins with the bass line. The B-side “Morning Lemon” is also available on the second disc of the limited edition Singles 93–03.
Blender listed the song on number 346 on its ranking of “Greatest Songs Since You Were Born” in 2005. LA Weekly put it at number 14 in their list of “The 20 Best Dance Music Tracks in History” in 2015
Tune Up – Ravers Fantasy
DJ Manian was born in 1978 in Bonn, Germany.
He has produced a number of singles under various pseudonyms. From September 2007 to September 2013 he contributed to the musical project “Spencer & Hill” under the pseudonym Josh Hill alongside the founder of Vengeance.de soudset website Manuel Schleis and with former Verano member Dennis Nicholls, with whom he created at the end of 2013 the musical project “Twoloud”. Towever, the duo asked not to be identified immediately. In their performances they carried far face drawn hoods and in the music videos they are usually seen from behind on their single covers, and are not visible.
“Pump Up the Jam” is the opening track on Belgian act Technotronic’s first album, Pump Up the Jam: The Album (1989). It was released as a single on 18 August 1989 and was a worldwide hit, reaching number two in the United Kingdom in 1989 and on the US Billboard Hot 100 in early 1990. The song was later certified triple platinum. It also peaked at number-one in Belgium, Iceland, Portugal and Spain. “Pump Up the Jam” has been described as a fusion of hip hop and deep house elements, as an early example of the hip house genre, and it has been named as the first house song to become a hit in the U.S.
“We Are Your Friends” is a song credited to Justice vs. Simian, and is French duo Justice’s remix of the track “Never Be Alone” by Simian. It was released as a single in 2006. It reached number 20 in the UK Singles Chart.
The song’s music video won the 2006 MTV Europe Music Award for Best Video. The presentation of the award was interrupted by Kanye West.
The 2015 film We Are Your Friends took its title from the song.
It is also the current theme tune for the popular Greek television programme “Or to alpha or to beta everybody goes for Marmita” with the performance artist Kostis Raptopoulos.
The music video was the last to be played on the British music channel MTV Dance before it was replaced by Club MTV on 23 May 2018.
“Tell Me Why” is a song produced by Swedish DJs Steve Angello and Axwell (both later members of the trio Swedish House Mafia) under the name “Supermode” (originally called “Supermongo”).
The song interpolates two Bronski Beat songs from their album The Age of Consent. The music is sampled from the song “Smalltown Boy”, and the lyrics are taken from the song “Why?”. The vocals are reconstructed and performed by Hal Ritson
“Epic” is a song by Dutch producers Sandro Silva and Quintino and produced by Silva, Quintino, and Maarten Vorwerk, released on 3 October 2011. It is considered the first true big room house song. The single became a success in The Netherlands by reaching the peak position in both the Dutch Top 40 and the Mega Single Top 100 (see charts and certifications). “Epic” is the twelfth full instrumental number-one hit in the Dutch Top 40. The track was also featured on Swedish House Mafia’s compilation album Until Now.
It is considered one of the most popular big room house songs of all-time, along with “Animals” by Martin Garrix, “Spaceman” by Hardwell, “Tsunami” by Dvbbs and Borgeous and “Tremor” by Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike.