The most D.Guetta or C.Harris-esque PSB track or mix?

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The most D.Guetta or C.Harris-esque PSB track or mix?

#1 Post by retrofuturist »

Greetings,

Slightly random question, but I thought I'd ask it...

The punters at my local venue are big on all of David Guetta (One Love / Nothing But The Beat era) and Calvin Harris's (18 Months / Motion era) big tracks from about a decade or so ago. These songs had a typical over-saturated sound and energy about them... I'd call them "bangers" but that word means different things to different people.

Anyway, I was wondering whether there's any Pet Shop Boys tracks, or mixes (either of their songs, or by PSB themselves) that share a similar sound palette that could be slotted into a set without sounding too out of place.

Any thoughts or suggestions?

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I do think that Did you see me coming? - Unicorn Kid Mix sounds a little bit like C. Harris... maybe. :eh:
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#4 Post by Xakrij »

The first mixes that come to mind are the Before mixes.
If you haven't already, I'd start with a listen to forum member Remark's 6 hour PSB mix recently discussed in this thread:
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#5 Post by retrofuturist »

Greetings all,

Thanks for the suggestions - they've got me looking in directions I wouldn't normally look, so this is much appreciated.

Did You See Me Coming (Unicorn Mix) - I can certainly see shades of it in the "8-bit sound" even if Unicorn Kid probably takes it too far in that direction for it to work.

Say It To Me - Definitely shades of that sound again in this... especially the Stuart Price Alternative Mix. That's probably the most likely contender so far.

Before - I actually prefer some of the remixes to the original, and have played the Danny Tenaglia After mix before, but this is more probably more of a traditional late 90s dance feel, whereas in this instance I'm going for more of a 2010-era sound.

Thank you to all for the suggestions, and feel free to offer more! I'll keep looking myself too, and let you know if any come to mind. Together might well have been a contender if it was in 4/4 time. I suspect there isn't anything that's a close match though otherwise we all would have clamoured over it at the time and wanted it to be a single, but who knows.

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#6 Post by retrofuturist »

Greetings,

Hmmm... this isn't far off. This is The Pop Kids (RNG Mixshow Remix)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1LLFyBbOEM

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#7 Post by domino »

I think Together is a bit of a Guetta-b-side-esque. :mrgreen:

West End Girls Grum Remix shares some similarities with 2007 Calvin Harris.

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#8 Post by Dog »

I tend to jump to think of some of the Super era remixes... maybe Offer Nissim?
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#9 Post by le petit corbusier »

retrofuturist wrote:Greetings,

Slightly random question, but I thought I'd ask it...

The punters at my local venue are big on all of David Guetta (One Love / Nothing But The Beat era) and Calvin Harris's (18 Months / Motion era) big tracks from about a decade or so ago. These songs had a typical over-saturated sound and energy about them... I'd call them "bangers" but that word means different things to different people.

Anyway, I was wondering whether there's any Pet Shop Boys tracks, or mixes (either of their songs, or by PSB themselves) that share a similar sound palette that could be slotted into a set without sounding too out of place.

Any thoughts or suggestions?

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#10 Post by Patrick Bateman »

Together definitely sounds like it was produced in that vein.

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#11 Post by stussyboy »

Definitely the Offer Nissim mix of Pop Kids
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