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Monsieur Seb’s Daily Music Suggestion: The Mungols are Back!

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I call them my secret weapon. As a DJ, that is.

They are rather un- or little-known around these parts, and I’m not sure how well they are known overseas, but I know for sure that without being a household name, they are certainly not complete unknowns.

I’m talking about the Mungolian Jet Set, also known as The 16th Rebels of Mung, among other monikers.

Pål “Strangefruit” Nyhus, Knut Petter Sævik, Reidar Skår and their variable geometry crew, are, to this humble but savvy DJ, among the most creative music producers of recent memory.

No, I’m not exaggerating. And no, I’m not saying this because they are Norwegian and I think Norway (where I’d move anytime given the opportunity) is the best and most beautiful country in the world — as well as being second only to the UK, maybe, in terms of the quality of the music that comes out of it.

I’m saying this because the Mungs consistently produce epic tracks and remixes of Psychedelic Disco, Abstract Ambient, Sound Collage, Trip Hop, even stuff that could be categorized as World Beat! You name it: they’ve done it or will do it one day, without a doubt, and you can be assured that they will constantly raise the bar for themselves in the process.

They’ve remixed a host of great names, among which Ost & Kjex, Lindstrøm, Dominique Leone, Mari Boine, Nils Petter Molvaer, Bebel Gilberto and LSB as well as collaborating with Altz.

Here are a few examples of their unbelievable ecclectism:

Clairevoyage (A Medley Performed By The 16th Rebels Of Mung) – Dominique Leone
Clairevoyage (A Medley Performed By The 16th Rebels Of Mung) – Dominique Leone

Bring Back the Love (Mungolian Jetset Dub) – Bebel Gilberto
Bring Back the Love (Mungolian Jetset Dub) – Bebel Gilberto

Jet Setter – The Mungolian Jet Set
Jet Setter – The Mungolian Jet Set

For everyone’s listening enjoyment, they’ve recently collected some of their best productions and remixes on a double compilation entitled We Gave It All Away…And Now We Are Taking It Back out now on Smalltown Supersound, even though the release date announced everywhere is Aug. 18th.

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This is one of those instances where I cannot urge you enough to get yourself a copy of said compilation, because their releases are not always easy to come by.

Once you’ve accustomed your ears, and mind, to their mind-blowing sound, with all its cultural references — borrowing as much from Ornette Coleman as from Eminem —, seek out their first album, 2006’s Beauty Came to Us in Stone, released on Jazzland Rec.

That album is not for the faint of heart and the intellectually weak, but it is OH! SO rewarding!

Here’s a clip of the Mungs live on Norak national television (!) with Bugge Wesseltoft on piano:

Monsieur Seb’s Cosmix: 3rd Sun from the Rock

Just a few months after the second iteration came the third of the series, Third Sun from the Rock.

This one’s birth was tougher.

I re-recorded it twice before I was entirely satisfied with it technically, while musically, I stretched out the boudaries of the genre even more, going as far as including tracks that didn’t readily fall within those boudaries.

Let’s put it this way: I was offering people to include them within those boundaries, if they were willing to stretch those boundaries alongside this DJ.

The presence of Swag’s edit of New Jersey Deep by Black Science Orchestra or Lullabies in the Dark’s Iridium are telling examples.

The jury is still out on whether this one or its predecessor is the better mix: they both have their strong points, and they both boogie!

Hope you enjoy!

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cosmix3 or download it by right-clicking the image on the right.



 

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TRACKLISTING

  1. Don’t Turn Away (From My Love) – Lovelock
  2. Liberate – Force of Nature
  3. Stop – Casco presents B.W.H
  4. Di Solito – Popular Computer
  5. What The Fuck Do You Want With Us, Earthlings? – The Diaphanoids
  6. The Low Murderer Is Out At Night (AN-2 Remix) – Low Motion Disco
  7. L-ight – Force of Nature
  8. The Dancer – New Phunk Theory
  9. Kosmetisk – Magnus International
  10. Cosmic Wild Boar – LSB
  11. Radar Pulse Is Sent – Ichisan
  12. Grand Ideas – Lindstrøm
  13. Iridium – Lullabies in the Dark
  14. The Escape – Woolfy vs. Projections
  15. Otaku – Popular Computer
  16. Boulderdash – Division by Zero
  17. Cedar (Yamwho? Remix) – Spektrum
  18. Goblin City (Holy Ghost! Extended Disco Dub Mix) – Panthers
  19. Pom Pom (The Juan Maclean Backup Vox Mix) – Matthew Dear
  20. Pluto’s Retreat (Optimus Remix) – Brennan Green
  21. Riot On Planet 10 (Blitz Gramsci Remix) – Strangelets
  22. Psychedelic Symmetry – Free Disco
  23. New Jersey Deep (Swag Edit) – Black Science Orchestra
  24. I’m Ready – Kano
  25. Pendulo (Pete Herbert Edit) – Silver City
  26. Supernovac (Live At The Lanchonete Version) – I:Cube
  27. Resist – Plastique De Rêve feat. Radical Cheerleaders

Monsieur Seb’s Cosmix: 3, 2, 1, liftoff!

It’s around 2005 that I discovered this new sound whose name (or names, as the case may be) I was still unaware of and which blew me away.

Slowly, I started researching, digging virtual crates and it took me a good year before I felt confident enough to try my hand at mixing the tenors of the genre.

As it happened, it was the first mix I recorded with my newly acquired Torq Xponent and the mix that made me decide I was doing away with the restriction imposed by the 75 minutes time limitation of the CD, which itself replaced the good old cassette tape, cutting out yet another 15 minutes from what used to be a good DJ mix.

From that point on, I have not recorded a mix shorter than 1h45 minutes, and all three Cosmix iterations are close to 2 hours and 30 minutes.

Bon voyage!

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cosmix or download it by right-clicking the image on the right.



 

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TRACKLISTING

 

Monsieur Seb’s Cosmix — Recorded Live January 2nd 2008

  1. Kids with Sex Bits (Monsieur Seb’s mashup of Kids with Guns (Quiet Village Remix) [Gorillaz] and Dave’s Sex Bits (Quiet Village Remix) [Toby Tobias]
  2. Music (In My Mind) – Lindtrøm feat. Christabelle
  3. Mount Pleasant Lane (Spuns Manthrax) – Mudd
  4. Illusion (Lindstrøm Dub) – Imagination
  5. Let’s Practice – Lindstrøm feat. Solale
  6. Rex Drums – Christian Prommer’s DrumLesson
  7. Sentimental Breakdown – Doc L Junior
  8. Secret Pillow (Prins Thomas Remix) – Bermuda Triangle
  9. Clairevoyage (16th Rebels Of Mung Medley) – Dominique Leone
  10. Get Innocuous! (Soulwax Remix) – LCD Soundsystem
  11. Original Highway Delight (Mungolian Jet Set’s Miami Camp Mix) – LSB
  12. Jurassico (Prins Thomas Miks Del 1 & 2) – Nemesi
  13. Dragon (Shit Robot Remix) – Dondolo
  14. Stratus Energy (Special Disco mix) – Faze Action
  15. Another Station (Todd Terje Remix) – Lindstrøm
  16. All Flowers Must Fade – Daniel Wang
  17. Erodyne – Metro Area
  18. Erotic Discourse (2020 Livestyle Reversion) – Paul Woolford aka Bobby Peru
  19. Speak & Spell (Putsch 79 Remix) – Will Saul
  20. Nummer Fire En – Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas