Slashing her way across the screen, The Bride (Uma Thurman) is accompanied by the musical
musings of Quentin Tarantino's mind. The soundtrack to Kill Bill Vol. 1 has recently hit the shelves, and it's hotter than a hocked Hattori Hanzo sword. All humorous alliteration aside, the album is rich with standalone hits. "Bang Bang' by Nancy Sinatra and 'The Flower Of Carnage' by Meiko Kaji are quintessential Tarantino ballads. A handful of fun 70's style fight scene songs are peppered throughout the CD, as well as 'Woo Hoo' from the 18.104.22.168's, a Japanese all-female surfer-rock band. So very QT. Of course, there has to be several spoken word tracks, one of which is the fabulous speech that O-Ren Ishii (Lucy Liu) delivers as Queen of the Yakuza. It's an echo of Samuel Jackson's 'And I will strike down upon thee..' speech from Pulp Fiction. And Zamfir. Yes kids, I said Zamfir. The pan-flute virtuoso has perhaps the most powerful track on the disc. 'The Lonely Shepherd' is THE Kill Bill song that will stick with you happily ever after. If you've seen the movie and fallen in love with another brilliant Tarantino film, this is the CD for you.
On the dance floor, a couple big tracks are making them wave their hands in the air. First, on the 1-Off Recordings label, the Terrace Mix of Milk and Sugars' 'Let The Sunshine In' is tearing them up. With a housey break-beat bass line, this track is one everyone can sing to 'cause we all know the words. A gospel chorus sings the refrain in the background, with a soulful male lead. It gets them every time.
New remixes of the Dave Armstrong hit 'Make Your Move' are out on the Fine Tune label. This time, Antoine Clamaran remixes the song to another level. The original remixes swept through Europe like wildfire, sampling the Pointer Sisters hit song 'Dare Me' The teasing hook raises the dance floor energy to another level. 'Baby make your move, step across the line, touch me one more time, c'mon dare ME!'
And finally, DJ Stoney, resident DJ at The Dragon Room and The Red Line, and also head of Zeret Music has given us his top five house hits of all time. Enjoy!
1. Mousse T - Bad Boy
2. Fine Young Cannibals - Johnny Come Home (Mousse T's Dub)
3. Shakedown - At Night (Kid Creme Club Mix)
4. Crystal Waters - What I Need
5. Lego - When I'm With You (Trumpet Mix)
Always with you in 4/4,