Heavy Rotation Vol. 23

November 15, 2009

No particular theme here today other than the usual theme of shit-hot music with earworming characteristics. Some bouncier tunes than usual, but it’s probably just water weight. Enjoy.

Previous volumes here:
The Heavy Rotation Archives


Sunny Day Sets Fire – Brainless (Baron Von Luxxury Remix)
These London indie-poppers weigh in with an extremely contagious tune whose contagion level is only made worse by the mysterious Baron Von Luxxury’s production work. Flanging the hell out of the vocals is always a nice touch as is the dirtied-up synth work. Recommended for all tomorrow’s parties (and that includes today’s).


Black Hollies – Gloomy Monday Morning
Sounding like they escaped from someone’s garage in the mid-60’s with Phil Spector in tow, the Black Hollies throwback sound evokes a simpler time when drug busts only happened to bikers and truckers. This track takes an enjoyable spin around the “corner of 39,” scattering echoing, spacious drums and gorgeous harmonies all over the place.

Never in a million years would anyone believe something this good has come out of New Jersey. Believe it.

human people

Human People – I’d Run Just Like You (Demo)
I think I’ve featured them before on the Heavy Rotation but what the hell, let’s do it again. Everything you’ve always loved about synthpop jam-packed into a 2 minute exercise in icy, new wave brilliance. Like Gary Numan with a beating heart.


Groove Armada – Warsaw
Holy shit. What happened here?

These guys used to watch everyone shaking their ass (I See You, Baby) or lying around soaking up salty air on the sand dunes (At the River). They’ve spent a majority of their career entertaining the slower tempoed side of house. Now, without any warning, they have decided to slash your tires and set your lawn on fire, musically speaking. This rocks harder than it has any right to, given the pedigree. Enjoy.


Divide & Kreate – Little Bitch (Britney Spears vs. Death From Above 1979)
Nothing like a great mashup to wrap up the day. Divide & Kreate add Britney Spear’s winsome bitching to the thunderous drum and bass combination of Death From Above 1979 to create the most kickass track Britney Spears never released. If someone can make Ms. Spears bearable, D&K can. They can most likely put a man on the moon as well.

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Heavy Rotation Vol. 23


[All music posted on Fancy Plans… is kick ass and too awesome to be contained. All music is also posted temporarily and, due to its high level of ass-kicking, should not be distributed without a prescription and care should be taken while operating heavy equipment or dancing around the living room (clothing optional, but do remember that the blinds are open/kids are still awake).
Should you wish to have your brilliant artistic statement forced back into confinement, please email me at 2timegrime@gmail.com. Feel free to leave a comment, as that will probably be noticed sooner.
By all means, if you like what you hear (and you will), please support the totally rocking artist(s) by purchasing some music or heading out to see them live.]


  1. Love them all, CLT!

    Especially the Black Hollies…

    New Jersey, huh?

    • I know. That just seems impossible. The last thing that anyone cared about that came of of New Jersey was Springsteen, and all he cared about was the steel mills closing down.

      I hear some of you saying “Bon Jovi,” and I’m doing my best to ignore you.

  2. I really like Groove Armada

    • They are a bit of awesome, but their new single is so unexpected. Where did that come from?

  3. I have to agree with Bschooled here. Enjoyed the Black Hollies track very much.

    • It’s got a great throwback quality that manages to not make them sound either dated or unimaginative.

      Nice to see you, Don.

  4. Wow! Rockin’ good time! I bet you have the best parties.

    • Yes. The best one man parties. Kind of like Artie.

  5. Great stuff DJ CLT. Your talents never cease to amaze.

  6. I guess I’m late to the party and stuck agreeing with everyone else here; the Black Hollies were the blackest, holiest band out of the bunch,,,,great stuff. I also enjoyed Grove Armada; both the name of the band, and the tune. You gotta watch those wall flower types; one day, something just snaps in them.

    • The Black Hollies was the pick of the litter, so to speak. But the Groove Armada throwdown out of nowhere was incredible.

      Thanks for the visit, Scott.

  7. Professor, I have no excuse for my tardiness in obtaining my Fancy Plans education. How bad will my grade be docked if I fail to catch up on my homework? I’ll try to do better in the future.

    • In an effort to assure large amounts of federal funding, which will keep this institution swimming in whiteboards, laptops and Humvees, we have taken to abusing the NCLB Act (No Collins Left Behind).

      No need to do anything. You (and Tom) will be swept forward with the rest of the class.

      Great to see you again, Claire.

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