DOMINO RECORDS PRESENTS: FRANZ FERDINAND DANCE HITS!
With a solid decade's worth of dancefloor hits under their belt, Franz Ferdinand know a thing or twenty about what makes the club tick. March 19th saw the release of their covers remixes projects, which had the likes of LCD Soundsystem, Debbie Harry and ESG cover their favorite Franz tunes.
Here we've included a selection of those covers, our favorite remixes and a few dancefloor jams chosen by the band. Commentary by Mr. Paul Thomson.
Babe Ruth "The Mexican": Heavy percussive rock with the melody from "A Fistful of Dollars" in it. A B-Boy classic. So I'm told.
Salsoul Orchestra "Magic Bird Of Fire (Walter Gibbons Edit)": Stravinsky on poppers.
Auntie Flo "Oh My Days": Percussion heavy Afro House Musik from Glasgow's own Brian d'Souza.
Factory Floor "Two Different Ways": From a Factory Floor direct to your (dance)floor.
Pollyester "German Love Letter": Metronomic disco jam from the criminally underrated Munich duo.
Sir Victor Uwaifo "Ohue (Frankie Francis & Simbad Edit)": From the Sofrito comp on Strut, which is all great. This is more dance floor than his usual style of trancey high-life. Oh and he's not a real sir, although maybe more so than Fred Goodwin.
Mike Dunn Presents MD III "Personal Problem": Classic Chicago House track from one of the genre's (and indeed the city's) true innovators.
Los Dug Dugs "Let's Make It Now": Latino Rock from 1971 with WILD double kick drum solo.
Zoo "Hard Times, Good Times": French fuzzed up horn rock 45 from '71.