Great tunes, hot off the presses!



Rather than creating playlists of songs and sharing them after amassing a fair number, this blog aims to share great music as I come across it (while the music is still fresh, before advertisers snatch it up).

My first post will be about my Queen of Disco, Miss Róisín Murphy.  Straying from the cool electro sounds of her masterpiece “Overpowered” and the disco/house grooves of several  collaborations,  her latest album “Hairless Toys” is an unconventional trip of beautiful weirdness (and a Mercury Prize nominee). Leave it to clever remixers to tweak her original compositions into something a little more accessible.

Maurice Fulton infuses some disco magic to her track “House of Glass.”  It reminds me a bit of something Sade would do in a very funky mood, but it’s still very much a Róisín track.  Róisín liked it so much, she made a video for it!


House of Glass (Maurice Fulton Remix)


Another remix that brings some extra magic to the original track without straying too far from the album version is the Prosumer Remix of “Unputdownable.”  Once this gets under your skin, the melody will play in the back of your mind for days.


Unputdownable (Prosumer Remix)


Finally, my favorite track on the album gets a few memorable remix treatments.  Here are two stand-outs.


Evil Eyes (Hercules & Love Affair Remix)

Evil Eyes (Claptone Remix)




One thought on “Great tunes, hot off the presses!

  1. Really enjoyed that album! I hadn’t sought out any remixes though. “Unputdownable” was probably my favorite track off of it, and I think the remix does the original justice! As for “House of Glass”, while the remix has a groovy vibe, I think it lacks the emotional impact of the original. Concerning the “Evil Eyes” remixes, I prefer the Hercules & Love Affair remix to Claptone’s.

    I also loved “Gone Fishing” and “Uninvited Guest” from that album. The the former has a relatable story and the latter gave me slight Kate Bush vibes (mostly due to the male background vocalist).


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