Jet-setters that we are (in spirit!), it seems fitting that it’s been a week for international compilation news. This one hails from Japan (via our label there, Rambling Records), and they have included our electro-swing tune ‘Venus in Hollywood’ on a new release titled ‘Swingin’ Gold – Tribute To The Great Gatsby.’
It’s just been made available on iTunes Japan (for those of you with access to that – if you want our track alone it’s internationally on iTunes here). For old-school CD lovers we’ve been informed that there will be a full CD release coming in the Autumn.
Regardless of what you thought of Baz Luhrmann‘s film (looked amazing – waaaaay too long?), there’s no doubt that the 1920′s style it depicted still packs an absolute punch. We love to imagine Daisy and Jay doing the charleston to “Venus…”. And we’re also pretty thrilled with the fact it’s a nice mix of old and new artists and that our favourites Ella, Eartha and Louis are included – you could say that Sweet Tooth are dancing with the stars on this one
Tracklist: 1 St. James Ballroom (Sepalot Remix) – Alice Francis
2 Venus In Hollywood – Sweet Tooth
3 Bad Boy Good Man (Aerophon Mix) – Tape Five
4 Happy Feet – Buscemi
5 Woody Woody – Dimie Cat
6 Hit’em With It High (Alternate Version) – Boogaloo Stu
7 Tangled Up – Caro Emerald
8 AAA (Triple A) – Dimie Cat
9 Shoot Him Down! – Alice Francis
10 Pink Lullaby – Tape Five
11 Big Spender – The New Burlesque Roadshow
12 The Big Blow Out – Henry Mancini
13 Caravan – Ella Fitzgerald
14 Beale Street Blues – Eartha Kitt
15 Sugar – Dirty Honkers
16 Tail Feather (feat. Youthstar & Erica Guaca) – Smokey Joe & The Kid
17 Puttin’ On The Ritz (Club Des Belugas Remix) – Club des Belugas
18 Sway – The Jazz Age Swingers
19 Hidden – Buscemi & The Michel Bisceglia Ensemble
20 What A Wonderful World [Club Mix] – Louis Armstrong
We have something a little different to share with you today – a remix competition in conjunction with French music site Electrocorp.
It’s for our new collaboration with Parisian dandies Bart&Baker, who have focussed their electro-swing DJ/production skills on a cute track we wrote especially for them.
It’s called ‘Bee Zoo,’ it’s kitch as hell, and we can’t wait to hear what clever twists can be found by other producers…
Full details of how to enter can be read here.
Closing on August 15th, the jury (Electrocorp, Bart&Baker and ourselves) will select the best remixes to post online through Electrocorp’s SoundCloud until early September. The three most played, favorited and commented (as a combination of the three) will be include in the EP release and awarded with 150 euros for their work.