You’re so fine you blow my mind….

Where there is disco, there is Mickey.

I’ve harboured a quiet love for Mickey ever since the amazingly uplifting review of 1982 track Afrique Adieu by iconic French singer Michel Sardou. His bio says he’s been influenced by music of the 60s, 70s, 80s and today, and as well as providing us with tracks which sound out the very essence of disco, he adds in a little afrobeat into the mix, and my personal favourite, a heavy dose of the piano. A very modern take on all these elements, and crafted to perfection.

Download: Michel Sardou – Afrique Adieu (Mickey Review)

Ever since then every track or mixtape I’ve heard from him has made me smile, and smily happy disco is alright by me. Resident alongside Mustang at Libertine Supersport in Belgium AND he’s managed by Dirk De Ruyck, who we all know set up the Eskimo and Abracada labels, as well as discovering greats such as Aeroplane and Villa.

His EP Farfalle came out on 12 November on Headman‘s Relish label, and B-sides Magnitude and Prelude are also fantastic. I was still hooked.
Mickey-Farfalle by Mickey

Since then I enjoy a monthly mixtape on his soundcloud page, and our relationship has been happily bumbling along, until I was reminded by Busy P’s Valentine’s Day mixtape how ggg-ggg-gggreat he is, when the tone of the mix lightened at 33 minutes in with the smooth disco explosion that is TysonDie on the Dancefloor (Mickey Remix). It makes me ggg-ggg-gggrin (and reminds me of a little classic we know and love).
TYSON-Die on the dancefloor-(Mickey Remix) by Mickey

Today he was kind enough to give us his latest work; a remix for Beni‘s Yeah out on the mighty Modular in March.
Download: Beni – Yeah (Mickey Remix)
So here we reach the happily-ever-after of the tale of my love for Mickey. I hope you feel the same.

Mickey makes me feel like this:

Punks Jump Up Dance Report Dec-10

Punks Jump Up release their single Blockhead on Kitsune on 31 January, and to celebrate they’re giving away their Dance Report for December free.

Blockhead‘s been a staple in the mixes we’ve been hearing out for quite a while now (especially the Hey Today! and Zombie Nation remixes) so it’s nice to see the Stopmakingme remix cosily in the middle of the mix. In Flagranti‘s remix of Mobroder’s Rush is a huge favourite of mine (In Flagranti and Spank Rock on one track? Yes indeed), as is anything at all by golden boy Mickey.

Download and enjoy.
Punks Jump Up – Dance Report, December 2010
1. Scissor Sisters – Any Which Way (Tensnake remix) (Polydor)
2. Smalltown Romeo – Party Motion (Plant Music)
3. Fare Soldi – Papa New Wave (Riotmaker)
4. Mickey – Prelude (Relish)
5. Chromeo – Hot Mess (Punks Jump Up remix) (Turbo)
6. Shake Aletti – Dancefloor (Telephoned Version) (Moda)
7. Tronik Youth – TH?NK (Deadstock 33’s remix) (No Dice)
8. Punks Jump Up – Blockhead (Stopmakingme remix) (Kitsune)
9. Sulumi – Chaotic Tanze Der Funktion (Blende remix) (White)
10. Uffie – Difficult (Azari & III remix) (Ed Banger)
11. Bukkador & Fishbeck – Rolling Stoned (My Best Friend)
12. Mobroder – Rush (In Flagranti remix) (Scion Audio/Visual)
13. Polymath – Give Me More (MofoHifi)
14. Tyson – Die On The Dancefloor (Backyard)
15. Fenech Soler – Demons (Yuksek remix) (B-unique)
16. Ladytron – Ace Of HZ (Punks Jump Up remix) (Nettwerk)
17. Robyn – Indesctructible (A-Trak dub) (Konichiwa)
18. Remute – Firemire (Remuted)
19. Zero Cash – So Nineties (Tendelions remix) (Flexidisco)