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Mickey Moonlight : Promo Mixtape (Part 2)

Mickey Moonlight’s debut LP is out today on Ed Banger entitled “And The Time Axis Manipulation Corporation”. Mr. Moonlight has proven himself to be the most eccentric and versatile of the Ed Banger posse with his extreme musical tastes and eclectic DJ sets. He is capable of destroying dancefloors with mixes like this but is also to woo you into a trance with very introspective songs, so I expect his LP to fall somewhere in between – with his take on some psychedelic-hypnotic-disco-house that will move minds, hearts and feet all at once.

Mickey Moonlight crafted this Promo Mixtape (Part 2) as the antithesis to his club sets. Instead he throws in everything from Arthur Russell to clips from Twin Peaks to a synth cover of “Claire de Lune” to psychedlic-cheese-party-funk. So prepare yourself to be taken on a sci-fi sonic trip.

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Mickey Moonlight : Close to Everything EP + DJ Set (Live in Lemuria)

Mickey Moonlight has always been the odd man out in the Ed Banger roster – in the best way possible. He adds a certain touch to the Ed Banger team with his Art-Disco-Haus Music. Mickey’s latest release the “Close To Everything” EP ventures into classic house territory with the title single. The B-Side, “The Son” delves into a tropicalista-disco full of syncopated percussion instruments.

Give this 50 min DJ set by Mr. Moonlight a listen and you will find out how much he loves Rustie – I count 3 tracks dropped from the amazing “Glass Swords” album. Also he mixes Justin Martin & Ardalan “Lezgo” into a classic Aphex Twin track circa his Analord days, “Where’s Your Girlfriend?” proving how much of a electronic music nerd he really is.

Mickey Moonlight – This Son by edbangerrecords

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Mickey Moonlight : “Slow-Sunshine DJ Mix” July 2010

Yet another tiny peak into Mickey Moonlight’s musical mind. This time into what he chills out to on a summer day. Check out this Q&A with Mickey Moonlight from a few years ago, Asian Dan Interview: Mickey Moonlight as well as some other obscure and experimental mixes of his.

Download: Mickey Moonlight : “Slow – Sunshine DJ Mix” July 2010

Clock Opera – A Piece Of String (Mickey Moonlight Remix)

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Franz Ferdinand x Beyond the Wizard’s Sleeve

Erol Alkan, producer/DJ extraordinaire and Richard Norris work under their psychedelic, krautrock, synth magic moniker, Beyond the Wizard’s Sleeve to rework and revise on Franz Ferdinand’s “Ulysses”.
Franz Ferdinand – Ulysses (Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve Remix)

Franz Ferdinand – Ulyssses (Mickey Moonlight Remix)

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Soulwax x Mixmag: Part of NYE Never Dies

Download: Soulwax x Mixmag: Part of NYE Never Dies

01. The Chemical Brothers – Hey Boy Hey Girl (Soulwax Remix Edit)
02. Zombie Nation – Forza
03. Tame Impala – Half Full Glass Of Wine
04. Tiga – Mind Dimension 2 (Ghent Version)
05. Mr Oizo – Pourriture 7 (Soulwax Edit)
06. Esser – Headlock
07. In Flagranti – Business Acumen
08. Flairs – Truckers Delight
09. MGMT – Kids (Soulwax Remix)
10. Das Pop – Fool For Love
11. Eine Kleine Nacht Musik – Feurprobe (Rory Phillips Remix)
12. Mickey Moonlight – Interplanetary Melodies
13. Late Of The Pier – Random Firl
14. Ali Renault – Our World Is


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Apollo Sunshine x Mickey Moonlight

Mickey Moonlight works his Krautrock/Space Funk magic on Boston’s own, Apollo Sunshine.
Apollo Sunshine – Singing To The Earth (Mickey Moonlight Remix)

Asian Dan Interview: Mickey Moonlight

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Soulwax’s Guardian Interview

So I had the pleasure of watching Part of The Weekend Never Dies and it totally reminded me why I love music. The Dewaele Brothers are just music lovers that rock out with their band Soulwax and spin their favourite records as 2 Many DJ’s, they are living my dream life 🙂 They do their own thing and everyone loves it.

So Me (designer for Ed Banger records): You have an encyclopaedic knowledge of music, but you’re equally interested in visual arts. Where does that come from?

David From our parents. Our dad, Zaki, was a radio and club DJ, but, like us, he was into many things. He writes poetry, he paints, and, as kids, we went to pretty much every Michelin-starred restaurant and museum. We were really fortunate.

Stephen We’re interested in anything that touches you. But visual things, like sleeve art, are important. Growing up, I had a photographic memory of all the record sleeves in our house……

Continue Reading: Soulwax’s Guardian Interview

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Asian Dan Interview: Mickey Moonlight

Mickey Moonlight was kind enough to answer a few questions of mine to try to delve into this strange musical mind that has recently joined the famous Ed Banger Family. All I can say is that Mr. Moonlight listens to music, a lot of music. Here is a quick peek into his, musical mind.

Colette CD N°9 – 4th World / 5th Circuit (click to download)

Beats In Space Radio Mix – 4th World / 5th Circuit Part 2 (click to download)

Mickey Moonlight – A Big Ship Passing
Asian Dan Interview:

1. What is your first musical memory?

What are your biggest influences?
Klaus Nomi, Sun Ra, Mariko Mori, David Bowie, Fela Kuti, Brian Eno, Mike Cooper, P-Funk, Laurie Anderson, General Strike, The Legendary Stardust Cowboy, Kwadwo Donkoh, Can, Poppin Pete, Coil, Les Baxter, Prince Paul, Cluster, Jon Hassell, Konrad Plank, Daniel Miller, Sly Stone, Nino Nardini, Vangelis, Christian Fennesz, David Byrne, Kraftwerk, Lauire Spiegel, Martin Denny, Roger Roger

J. G. Ballard, Philip K. Dick, Robert Anton Wilson, Kurt Vonnegut, Anthony Burgess, William S. Burroughs, Alfred Bester, Bernard Wolfe, Don Delillo, Frederick Pohl, Doris Lessing, Jake Chapman, Michael Houellebecq, Michael Marshall Smith, Arthur C. Clarke, David Gerrold, Aldous Huxley, Ursula K. LeGuin.

2. You are definitely a new and interesting surprise to the Ed Banger Team, your addition shows how much those guys just love all music.

Most interesting people aren’t dogmatic in their musical tastes, they enjoy a wide variety music. I am honoured to release on Ed banger. They work with so many fantastic artists, producing distictly modern music. As much of the known Universe is rapidly realising Pedro is a very clever and charismatic leader.

What music did you guys bond over?
The music of our mutual friends.

3. I love that you are heavily influenced by Krautrock and Ambient music. What is your favorite musical era?
Always the present. But loads from the 1970’s, early 1960’s exotica, 1930’s pop, Victorian music boxes, the harp of King David.

5. What are the top 5 songs that you put on to dance?
Born Under Punches and Crosseyed And Painless by Talking Heads
Move on up Curtis Mayfield
Disco Africa by The Ogyataannaa Show Band
Township Funk by Dj Mujava
Voodoo Ray by A Guy Called Gerald

Who are your favorite DJs?
Nathan Gregory Wilkins
Ivan Smagghe
The Glimmers

Jake & Dinos Chapman

6. What are your currently listening to? What do you feel is the next big thing?

I am listening to and loving new music by; Zongamin, The New Sins, Kwes, Apollo Sunshine, DJ Mujava, Findlay Brown, Duffy, Kitty Daisy & Lewis, LCD Soundsystem, Los Super Elegantes, Late of The Pier, History Clock, Naum, Bravo Fimber, HTRK, Uffie, Issakidis, Hot Chip, La Horse, Fennesz, Bishi, Rustie, Busy P, Roots Manuva.

7. Future plans for Mickey Moonlight? Releases, tours?
Album and occasional dj gigs and remixes. Some exciting collaborations.

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Mickey Moonlight

Mickey Moonlight – Interplanetary Music

So Ed Banger Records signed a new artist a few weeks ago, a not French DJ/Producer, Mickey Moonlight from the UK. He is like no one else on Ed Banger and brings a level of intellecualism to the label. Mickey Moonlight’s first single is a cover of Sun Ra’s “Interplanetary Music” with the help of Zongamin, think spacey funk with sprinkles of 70s Krautrock. Late of the Pier says this is one of the best tracks to come out in the last few years.

Mickey Moonlight Myspace

Coming soon with remixes by Riton, Zongamin and S.P.A.

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