New York 21st Century mainstays Plant Music have just released Plant Music: Love Me, the imprint’s first compilation since the highly influential 2004 Sound of Young New York. And while Plant’s owners Dominique Keegan and Stretch Armstrong are still holding it down in the big apple, this collection of tunes featuring DJ Mehdi, Dimitri From Paris, DJ Wool, Clubfeet and more showcases what a global affair Plant Music has become.
In the international world of indie-spiced dance music, few names are bigger than The Rapture, A-Trak and DJ Mehdi. So what to expect when the three names appear in the title of one tune? Pure dance floor bliss is the phrase you’re looking for. DFA hit us with this sentimental dub mix, which DJ A-Trak goes on to explain after the jump.
The music world was shocked yesterday at the sudden death of DJ Mehdi. And while hundreds of his peers expressed their personal and public grief via Twitter, Dam-Funk hit the studio and recorded this mournful 12-minute tribute to the French jock who was taken at the age of 34.
Parisian electro-pop ingeniue Uffie covers the classic Tom Tom Club 1981 single “Wordy Rappinghood,” with music faithfully reproduced by Ed Banger cohort DJ Mehdi. Check out this version, along with the original and the 2003 cover by art school gals Chick On Speed. Take the poll below and tell us which one is your fave.