Talking Heads – Once In A Lifetime
  (SNEAKERS ‘NO SNARE/HH’ EDIT)

After quite some time – too much time – I publish another edit for your downloading pleasures (100 on this free soundcloud account).
Again an 80s classic. From multitracks.
I basically pushed the groove and left snare and HH aside. Also I emphasized the chain-gang-like chanting. Forth and back between lead singer and choir. It became a quite relaxed cosmic tune …

And further for all you DJs out there I provide the proper tool to mix in smoothly by sneaking in the beat first before switching over to the edit. It captures the basic groove and everyone should be served – one or the other way.

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‘Dunkeltier Rising’ EP
  on Macadam Mambo Edits / MME-4004

MZKBX from Lyon hosts two labels which are Macadam Mambo Trax for artist EPs and Macadam Mambo Edits for – you know what.
The ‘Dunkeltier rising’ EP will feature 4 strong gestures unearthed from the vaults of vinyl digging and carefully treated by myself with a strong empathy for the artists intention and the todays need on the dancefloor (30y after!).



The sad story of Kozmonaut – and our story behind the record. – Click here!

Edit Service 37 – by Sneaker DJ
  hosted by I’m A Cliché Rec./Paris


The story behind … on your clicking commandment!

Flash Zero – Trans-Mission Mixx
  (SNEAKERS ‘NO SEX’ EDIT)

THIS IS A FREE GIVE AWAY DOWNLOAD!!! (upper right corner in the soundcloud embed)

Flash Zero is a Spanish EBM/Synth Pop project, so don’t be mislead by the trancy title.
I picked this record at ‘Recycled Music Center’ Calle de la Palma, Nº 34 in Madrid, so I bought it where that music happened. Our mate DJ F aka Idegrama hosts a lot of the music of the so called early 90s ‘Bacalao‘ scene of Valencia (kind of the Spanish New Beat wave). This music and the shop strangely features lots of German Records by the likes of Torsten Fenslau or Talla 2XLC.

The music is also called Maquina…!

Further check the legendary ROTOR record store!:
GRAN VIA, 40. 6º pta. Junto a CALLAO frente al cine Avenida


The cover of ‚Trans-Mission’ features flashy pantone colors on a silver print. Very matching artwork, indeed.
However Flash Zero seems to be one of those mediocre Atari based productions.
And even my editing couldn’t really disperse the cheesy (late 80s Italo), hectic, strenous feeling throughout the track. They definitively should have saved the rim and sometimes there are two! staccato kickdrums at the same time EQed and panned differently – but still without success.
I changed the original beat intro with a more stakkato loop from the back of the track to emphasize the percussive feeling and cut vocals as I usually do.

Make up your mind on that one! And no matter what follow me and let me know if you also favour the cover to the record itself!

www.discogs.com/Flash-Zero-Trans-…ion/master/266354

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Rat Life Records launched on 12″
  Dunkeltier rising / Credit fucks up

Life is a bitch!

“A lot of times we played places that got fear in ‘em, where some fear went down. East germany, you know Dresden, places that aint particularly happy” Read the whole damn thing, click here!

Asmodaeus – Meet You In Poland
  (SNEAKERS DUNKELTIER EDIT)

A free download edited from the Climax tape ..Click for more..

Blaze – So Special
  (SNEAKER’S SPECIAL EDIT)




For no particular reason this one became a new Sneaker edit after a long pause.
Blaze is NY Garage as its best, however Garage isn’t the sound of now.
I rather became intrigued by those strings which only shortly appeared in the later part of the original.
I enlengthened the ‘DJ-intro’ in a usual manner and replaced each chorus by the string motive concluding the edit in a new final by doubling the string loop resulting in nice dirty drum phasing.
By that I avoided the ground shaking vocal gospel chorus, which simply isn’t my cup of tea.

As Motown had a different sound in mind back in 1990 unlike today’s party people I widened the stereo effect and after the double tracking I had to handle the dynamics anyway – so I did.

The self-irony at 3.00 always brings a smile on my face. Enjoy your download!

Update: Digital limited edition of 100 is gone since a while.
PM to SneakerDJ and I send it to you!

Absolute Body Control – Tanzmusik (SNEAKERS ‘DUNKLE PHASE’ EDIT)




I really was kind of shocked nobody did an edit before as this snippet-like killer track from 1987 is a must play.

I was able to stretch ‘Tanzmusik’ (dance music) from 1:26 min to more than 6 minutes without feeling any boredom while listening. It’s not my credits, it’s the genius of this classic wave band.
I felt having a good run today so I did it in one go.

As the name says i added lot’s of phasing which works more than well on the original short synth loop modulation.
So (you’ll) have fun with 3-band-EQ! :)

New Order – Bizarre Love (SNEAKERS TRANSCENDANCE EDIT)






By an incident I realized that the lyrics didn’t match the instrumental as I knew it.
It didn’t sound like ache and I instantly had in mind what to do.
I stretched the song to 42 percent of its original speed, cut most of the optimistic orchestral parts and rearranged all to my taste.
The drums became really big now and I gave them their share. The chords often play without bass as they make me cry like that with their whining sound.
Words like ‘shot’and ‘I feel good’ sounds like verbal, teasing ache to me.
Every little percussion and layers of pads, string, voice and vocoder become detailled and show what genius song New Order made.
In my oppinion the arrangement became more clear beside a bunch of lovely aural decoration.

This is no typical dance edit (as the guys from razormaid did well at their time). Rather a good option to enjoy your next love sickness. Lv:

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“Bizarre Love Triangle”

Every time I think of you
I feel shot right through with a bolt of blue
It’s no problem of mine
But it’s a problem I find
Living a life that I can’t leave behind
But there’s no sense in telling me
The wisdom of the fool won’t set you free
But that’s the way that it goes
And it’s what nobody knows
well every day my confusion grows

Every time I see you falling
I get down on my knees and pray
I’m waiting for that final moment
You say the words that I can’t say

I feel fine and I feel good
I’m feeling like I never should
Whenever I get this way
I just don’t know what to say
Why can’t we be ourselves like we were yesterday
I’m not sure what this could mean
I don’t think you’re what you seem
I do admit to myself
That if I hurt someone else
Then I’ll never see just what we’re meant to be

Every time I see you falling
I get down on my knees and pray
I’m waiting for that final moment
You say the words that I can’t say

The Maxx – Acid and House Music (SNEAKERS COMPLETE REWORK)






The Maxx is one of my favourite New Beat projects (The other is Amnesia). The original of ‘Acid And House Music’ has synths horrible for today’s listener. It has this commercial, penetrating feeling which I didn’t really like.

So instead I stressed the bass loop with this ‘I’m a disco dancer’ sound (Maybe Christopher Just was inspired by this track.).
Now you’ll find as well a reverbed just-beat intro and outro from another ‘The Maxx’ track for the DJ in you.

With monotone loops I generally feel good to use phasing, as you can follow in the second third before we get up to the 909 snare hits. Finally I changed the melody of the bass to create something that reminds me of ‘Eric Prydz – 123′.