since we can no longer rely on Aeroplane to produce guaranteed instant joy, TITTW we post remixes, summer jams, etc that recreate similar spirit

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Lex, I've found the album New Moon by Almunia on Spotify, which tracks do you recommend?

― Aphex Twin … in my vagina? (Karen D. Tregaskin),

My favourite tracks from the album are probably Electric Blues and Travel although this one's lovely too:

groovypanda, Friday, 29 July 2011 11:46 (3 years ago) Permalink

Bubble Club have been doing some really nice stuff in this vein as well - most of it's much slower Balearic stuff but this is pretty dancefloor-oriented:

The original is the one I'm really thinking of but that's not on Youtube.

Matt DC, Friday, 29 July 2011 11:49 (3 years ago) Permalink


totally off-topic, but I've never understood why the nipple is always the censored part - I'm a man but I have them too, I know what they look like. It's the curve that I find more offensive and gratuitous than the nipple. See also: covering the gap when you can already see most of the ass.

ha ha ha ha jack my swag (boxedjoy), Friday, 29 July 2011 11:52 (3 years ago) Permalink

Lex, I've found the album New Moon by Almunia on Spotify, which tracks do you recommend?

all of it really - "new moon" was the single that grabbed me, the vocal version of "travel" on the album and "until she comes" are really nice exampls of their ability to write ~songs~ as well

lex pretend, Friday, 29 July 2011 11:53 (3 years ago) Permalink


lex pretend, Friday, 29 July 2011 11:54 (3 years ago) Permalink

This thread warms my heart <3

I for one am (Le Bateau Ivre), Friday, 29 July 2011 11:57 (3 years ago) Permalink

o_0 Lex, this (Almunia) is somewhere between mid-period Pink Floyd and an Emeralds album played at the wrong speed. IDGI?!?!?!


I mean, it's OK and all but I do not want wibbly wubbly spacerock in my Aeroplane-influenced Italo Jams compilation thank you very much.

Aphex Twin … in my vagina? (Karen D. Tregaskin), Friday, 29 July 2011 11:57 (3 years ago) Permalink

I think this one fits the bill:

groovypanda, Friday, 29 July 2011 12:04 (3 years ago) Permalink

waaaaaaa, I'm falling behind, only up to Bubble Club (the orig is on Spotify and that's a HELL YEAH) but nice to see the suggestions keep coming, pls!

Aphex Twin … in my vagina? (Karen D. Tregaskin), Friday, 29 July 2011 12:06 (3 years ago) Permalink

It's that ~shimmery~ wibbly wub noise that really gets me. I mean, this is years and years pre-Aeroplane, but it's the main synth sound in this track (also plus girly vocals and handclaps) that makes my ears sit up and say boy howdy:

(Medicine - I M Yrs, if you don't have Spotify, but it's not on YouTube)

Aphex Twin … in my vagina? (Karen D. Tregaskin), Friday, 29 July 2011 12:12 (3 years ago) Permalink

OK, the beautiful male falsetto vocals just kicked in on the roberto rodriguez track, with swishy synth sounds and yup, that's going on the playlist, extra bonus points for superfluous house piano chucked in on top, YESSSSS so happy.

Aphex Twin … in my vagina? (Karen D. Tregaskin), Friday, 29 July 2011 12:17 (3 years ago) Permalink

(i assume you've heard john talabot & glasser "families" k8?)

lex pretend, Friday, 29 July 2011 12:21 (3 years ago) Permalink

I listened to the Talabot/Glasser track when someone posted and remember being curiously unimpressed by it.

(side note: basically, if someone would do a swishy Aeroplane style remix of Azari & III's Manic World, that would be my favourite thing in the world ever, but it's so not gonna happen, that would be a mutant.)

Aphex Twin … in my vagina? (Karen D. Tregaskin), Friday, 29 July 2011 12:29 (3 years ago) Permalink

ooh i just got the remix promo cd of "manic", haven't listened yet (don't think i recognised remixers' names), will let this thread know if any are in that vein

lex pretend, Friday, 29 July 2011 12:31 (3 years ago) Permalink

YUP, the Max Essa remix has the handclaps, the swishiness and ghostly female vox, but man, I wish they'd left his vocals out of it, ha ha. Otherwise perfect.

Actually, that reminds me - there are definitely some BTWS remixes that fit this thread

(suspect this is one of the ones where Richard said "Look, move over, Erol, let me drive...")

Aphex Twin … in my vagina? (Karen D. Tregaskin), Friday, 29 July 2011 12:35 (3 years ago) Permalink

check out the magician (one half of aeroplane) mixes - the last two or three have been SPOT on

flop's son (dayo), Friday, 29 July 2011 12:49 (3 years ago) Permalink

sweet thread

max, Friday, 29 July 2011 12:51 (3 years ago) Permalink

max, Friday, 29 July 2011 12:53 (3 years ago) Permalink

I've gone head over heels for that Yuki Suzuki track. Glorious.

Matt DC, Friday, 29 July 2011 13:01 (3 years ago) Permalink

Matt DC, Friday, 29 July 2011 13:12 (3 years ago) Permalink

(Video also features lady wearing not many clothes btw)

Matt DC, Friday, 29 July 2011 13:12 (3 years ago) Permalink

I'm still trying to work out if I like Max Essa or if he just irritates me. If this is Aeroplane-Italo enough for me, or if it's just rubbitch 80s soft rock with a bit of disco added on. (see also: naked ladies as props on album art)

Aphex Twin … in my vagina? (Karen D. Tregaskin), Friday, 29 July 2011 13:56 (3 years ago) Permalink

Actually I think it's crossed over from yacht-techno to yacht-rock and I'm not having it.

Aphex Twin … in my vagina? (Karen D. Tregaskin), Friday, 29 July 2011 13:59 (3 years ago) Permalink

I danced on a yacht on four separate occasions the other week and I'm pretty sure it was played at at least three of them. #humblebrag

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Friday, 29 July 2011 14:11 (3 years ago) Permalink


swaguirre, the wrath of basedgod (bernard snowy), Friday, 29 July 2011 14:22 (3 years ago) Permalink

I hear a good deal Classixx / Aeroplane in this remix:

YT is down at the moment, so here's the SoundCloud:

Body Language - Social Studies (Plastic Plates Remix)

waxing gibbous (Sanpaku), Friday, 29 July 2011 14:31 (3 years ago) Permalink

This is rlly old and I had completely forgotten about it, but really belongs on this thread, too

Aphex Twin … in my vagina? (Karen D. Tregaskin), Friday, 29 July 2011 16:04 (3 years ago) Permalink

The album that's from is totally great by the way.

Matt DC, Friday, 29 July 2011 16:05 (3 years ago) Permalink

I was all "well, that's a bit shit..." but then there was a break and the drums kicked in and OH MY LORD - that should really just start about 3 minutes in, right, or is that a different song at the beginning?

Aphex Twin … in my vagina? (Karen D. Tregaskin), Friday, 29 July 2011 16:16 (3 years ago) Permalink

It's an intro melody that's actually part of a Holy Ghost! song. Wolfram really milks it on the album, anyway.

That Roberto Rodriguez track is a jam - pretty sure Weatherall played it last week and I remember my ears pricking up.

Matt DC, Saturday, 30 July 2011 10:46 (3 years ago) Permalink

this is less balearic, more herculean (and love affair), but seeing as jessica 6 have already been mentioned...

(plus the rest of her EP too, tbh, it's a quality release and much better than you'd expect - having said that i have just realised that i'd love to hear remixes of beth ditto and jessica 6 in the old aeroplane style)

lex pretend, Saturday, 30 July 2011 11:46 (3 years ago) Permalink

this might be an "everyone knows this already" choice but it's amazing anyway

lex pretend, Saturday, 30 July 2011 11:50 (3 years ago) Permalink

OMG Beth Ditto would so not work Aeroplane stylee. & I'm not just saying that coz. I really just don't hear it.

Aphex Twin … in my vagina? (Karen D. Tregaskin), Saturday, 30 July 2011 11:51 (3 years ago) Permalink

they seemed to be pretty adept at using vocals as disparate as grace jones and au revoir simone...and a lot of their remixes were precisely that, of doing something to an original that you'd never have imagined

lex pretend, Saturday, 30 July 2011 11:54 (3 years ago) Permalink

Just... NO. I forbid it.

Aphex Twin … in my vagina? (Karen D. Tregaskin), Saturday, 30 July 2011 11:56 (3 years ago) Permalink

Oh wait, sorry, I'm not the Queen on this thread.

I did actually think of Williams Blood after posting that... But.

Aphex Twin … in my vagina? (Karen D. Tregaskin), Saturday, 30 July 2011 11:57 (3 years ago) Permalink

When I was in France a few weeks ago I went with some friends who are mostly "indie" fans to a nightclub that was playing stuff that was kinda like this thread, but perhaps less shiny and more beardo, and "Beam Me Up" had them cheering and singing along despite none of them knowing it. That kind of thing makes me happy, and since then I've been able to convert them a bit towards this stuff with some mixtapes etc, so for that reason alone I have too much love for "Beam Me Up".

Jacques Renault is doing a lot of good work with his remixes just now - this is a current favourite, it sounds so light and dreamy that it seems almost suspended in mid-air.

ha ha ha ha jack my swag (boxedjoy), Saturday, 30 July 2011 12:16 (3 years ago) Permalink

This clearly belongs here as well, thank you Matt DC

Aphex Twin … in my vagina? (Karen D. Tregaskin), Saturday, 30 July 2011 14:32 (3 years ago) Permalink

Ah, so that's who The Magician is. At least 4 of Plastic Plates remixes have found there way onto the Magic Tape mix series, including these:

waxing gibbous (Sanpaku), Monday, 1 August 2011 18:46 (3 years ago) Permalink

there are still a bunch of Plastic Plates remixes available for DL from their Soundcloud page, as I discovered last night shortly after the Body Language remix blew my fucking mind out of the back of my skull: (jamescobo), Monday, 1 August 2011 19:04 (3 years ago) Permalink

maybe :

and 'communicate' by mythical beasts (can't find it on youtube)

rusty_allen, Monday, 1 August 2011 22:35 (3 years ago) Permalink

Looking for that DC LaRue remix (which I am loving along with just about everything on this thread)I stumbled on this (russian?)forum...
...which seems to have lots of related material to look through.

a more annuated ilx user (Ned Trifle II), Monday, 1 August 2011 23:20 (3 years ago) Permalink

The Plastic Plates stuff seems prett cool, hitting the right spot.

The Gatto Fritto track is beardy Scando-Balaeric and therefore well outside the remit of this thread so get out of town!

(kidding, it's lovely. It just does totally sound like a Lindstrom & Prins Thomas rip, heavy prog bass and all.)

Aphex Twin … in my vagina? (Karen D. Tregaskin), Tuesday, 2 August 2011 09:52 (3 years ago) Permalink

Tim F, Tuesday, 2 August 2011 10:55 (3 years ago) Permalink

Tim F, Tuesday, 2 August 2011 11:01 (3 years ago) Permalink

Tim F, Tuesday, 2 August 2011 11:05 (3 years ago) Permalink

I added a bunch of these to a spotify playlist - not sure if the versions on spotify match up to the youtubes here, and there's a bunch missing, but hey it's free

我爱你 G. Weingarten (dayo), Tuesday, 2 August 2011 11:46 (3 years ago) Permalink

Aw, thanks, that's awesome! v useful.

I had also been working on a playlist (which was the whole reason I started this thread, looking for new stuff to put on it) which has a lot of overlap with yours, obviously, but I filled in a couple of older tracks and actual Aeroplane remixes and stuff with the right voibe.

Aphex Twin … in my vagina? (Karen D. Tregaskin), Tuesday, 2 August 2011 12:04 (3 years ago) Permalink

Haha old-aeroplane should sue. The drop at 3:20 is ridic:

Toomy Disco - Static Friction (Mario Basanov Remix)

Tim F, Wednesday, 3 August 2011 23:32 (3 years ago) Permalink

Two more remixes from Plastic Plates worthy of mention:

Katy Perry - The One that Got Away (Plastic Plates Remix)
PP wrench more pathos out of KP than I thought she was capable of.

I Blame Coco - Turn Your Back On Love (Plastic Plates Remix). Sting's uncanny daughter can write a great chorus, though the rest is a bit rote

Sanpaku, Wednesday, 8 February 2012 02:39 (3 years ago) Permalink

Hey guys, I love this thread. Thanks for all the great recommendations. By way of giving back, I'll just leave this here. Enjoy!

(2012.01) Late Night Loitering
mixed by the Brizzle
balearic, downtempo, electro, leftfield, nu-disco

Driving to your favorite place. Meeting your friends. Bare feet in the oceanside sand, moonglow off the water, and the crisp chaos of midnight surf. Surfing, smoking, laughing: good times. Good vibes, solid voices and memories that last forever. Cut Copy, Todd Terje, CFCF, Way Out West, Pallers, The Rapture, Prins Thomas, Korallreven, Ulrich Schnauss and more...

1. Kurt Vile - Runner Ups (Rodsten & Hesper Rummenigge Remix)
2. Poolside - Harvest Moon
3. The Grid - Flotation (Prins Thomas Miks)
4. Niki & The Dove - Mother Protect (Goldroom Remix)
5. The Rapture - Sail Away (Cut Copy Remix)
6. Munk - Rue De Rome (Cecile Remix)
7. Pallers - Come Rain, Come Sunshine
8. Acos Coolkas - Free Flight (Acos Coolkas Synth Touch Mix)
9. Cut Copy - Sun God (Andrew Weatherall Remix)
10. Korallreven - The Truest Faith
11. Way Out West - Loveworld (Ulrich Schnauss Instrumental Mix)
12. John Martyn - 1984 (Summer of Lovefingers Mix)
13. Ralph Myerz - Something New
14. Todd Terje - Inspector Norse
15. The Magician - I Don't Know What To Do (Erkka Remix)
16. Oliver - Footsteps
17. Ben Browning - I Cant Stay (Juan Maclean Remix)
18. The Embassy - Lurking with a Distance (Tensnake Dub Mix)
19. Active Child - High Priestess (CFCF Remix)
20. Woolfy vs. Projections - We Were There
21. Fete - The Islands

brizzle, Saturday, 11 February 2012 05:56 (3 years ago) Permalink

summer can't come soon enough

Mind Taker, Saturday, 18 February 2012 21:40 (3 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...
favorite bit of new magician mix

le hague, Sunday, 1 April 2012 00:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

just sayin, Tuesday, 3 April 2012 16:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

A year old, but Jeremy Glenn - New Life (Perseus "Summer of '83" Remix) really satisfied my need for a soul man crooning over Tangerine Dream's "Love on a Real Train" from the Risky Business soundtrack:

Sanpaku, Tuesday, 3 April 2012 23:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

estelle - cold crush

art dealin' thru the west coast (tpp), Wednesday, 4 April 2012 11:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

manuel sahagun - tomorrow (phunktastike remix)

tpp, Thursday, 24 May 2012 11:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

6 months pass...

The French Express label (Perseus, Chris Malinchek, Jonas Rathsman, Moon Boots) has been the leading light of this stuff for a year now. Moon Boot's "Sugar" from earlier in the year is more or less a remix/edit of Janet's "If", and its still flawless.

Chinchilla! Chinchilla! Chinchilla! (Sanpaku), Thursday, 20 December 2012 04:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

5 months pass...

updates needed. will be DJ-ing in a sunny cheery setting. thanks!

dan138zig (Durrr Durrr Durrrrrr), Monday, 3 June 2013 07:04 (1 year ago) Permalink

The blog The Last Gas Station does decent work covering the sub-genre. Some pointers: The Magician's Magic Tape set lists (they're all on La.Ga.Sta), Surf Ambassador Hendo's setlists, every thing on the French Express label, most Kitsuné label compilations, and half of Youtube user Majestic Casual's uploads.

Of current note, French Express, just mentioned above, now have a UK #2 with Chris Malinchak's "So Good to Me". And early stalwarts Classixx finally brought out their debut album Hanging Gardens.

Tons of freebies on soundcloud from the standout names like Plastic Plates, Perseus, Gigamesh, Moon Boots, Villa, Moonlight Matters, Breakbot, Yuksek, Goldroom, Flight Facilities etc.

Have I mentioned how much I love Moon Boots? I LOVE Moon Boots:

Me So Hormetic (Sanpaku), Monday, 3 June 2013 17:37 (1 year ago) Permalink

thank you. many of the stuff are too poppy for me but there are definitely some gems there.

dan138zig (Durrr Durrr Durrrrrr), Friday, 7 June 2013 05:40 (1 year ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

Probably too poppy for Durrr cubed, but the Kitsuné Soleil Mix 2 sounds promising.

Me So Hormetic (Sanpaku), Thursday, 27 June 2013 17:57 (1 year ago) Permalink

Not seen this posted on ilx anywhere, but the Todd Terje remix of Bryan Ferry is pretty great

groovypanda, Tuesday, 2 July 2013 11:59 (1 year ago) Permalink

For the price of a Facebook like, the fixie bike manufacturer Solé sponsors monthly hour-long mixes by sunshine disco producers. Classix, Gigamesh, Goldroom, Oliver, Plastic Plates, RAC, Treasure Fingers etc. each have an installment, with tracklists typically available at the artists' Soundcloud page.

Me So Hormetic (Sanpaku), Wednesday, 10 July 2013 04:47 (1 year ago) Permalink

7 months pass...

Shall we begin our Summer Jams of 2014 countdown?

Ariana and the Rose – In Your Bed (Oliver Nelson Remix) on Soundcloud was quite nice too.

disposable soma (Sanpaku), Saturday, 1 March 2014 22:56 (1 year ago) Permalink

Seems a bit early, but with the strange weather these days, maybe summer starts in March now...

MikoMcha, Sunday, 2 March 2014 18:52 (1 year ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

The new EP Romance by Darius follows the Aeroplane template to a 'T.

Congratulations! And my condolences. (Sanpaku), Friday, 18 April 2014 14:13 (11 months ago) Permalink

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