Midlake – Roscoe (Beyond the Wizard Sleeve Remix)

midlake2Dusty Kid did an essential mix for BBC’s Radio 1 on 10/23/09. Of the tracks on the mix, one stood out as a clear favorite of mine and has been a part of my daily music rotation since I first heard it.  It’s a song called Roscoe by Midlake who hails from Denton, TX.  Dusty Kid’s essential mix had a remix of “Roscoe” done by Beyond The Wizard Sleeve which is a DJ duo comprised of Erol Alkan and Richard Norris.  This song appealed to me because it sounds haunting, sexy, evil, eclectic.  I hope more DJ’s catch on to it and provide further remixes (hint, hint Trentemoller).

As far as the essential mix goes, I liked portions of Dusty Kid’s mix.  Because of this I cut the mix myself and am posting what I found to be the best part, which is a 30 minute chunk that lies somewhere in the middle of the two hour recording.

Track listing

Bjork ‘Violently Happy’ (One Little Indian)
Dusty Kid ‘Moto Perpetuo’ (Boxer)
Steve Bug ‘Lover Boy’ (Poker Flat)
Radiohead ‘Everything In Its Right Place (Dusty Kid Re-edit)’ (CDR)
Midlake ‘Roscoe’ (Bella Union)
Midlake ‘Roscoe (Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve Remix)’ (Bella Union)
Salif Keita ‘Yamour (Luciano Remix)’ (Cadenza)
Plastikman ‘Koma’ (Pony Canyon Inc)
Dusty Kid ‘Cowboys’ (Boxer)

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