This Saturday sees a very special Bowie themed night the shape of Serious Moonlight! The Men Who Fell 2 Earth are showing their appreciation for the Thin White Duke's return to form by lavishing a whole night on us dedicated to him. In the basement Horse Meat Disco's Jim Stanton, Hello Mozart (Hot Boy Dancing Spot) and The Men Who Fell 2 Earth will channeling Bowie's Berlin period with choice selections of house and disco. Meanwhile the Pin Ups in the bar - the legendary Princess Julia and GQ Style's Ben Reardon and Jeremy Abbott will be dishing up Saturday Night Delights along with Bowie Classics.
Ahead of Serious Moonlight we asked The Men Who Fell 2 Earth to pick their top 10 Bowie tracks to dance to whether originals, remixes, duets or cover versions...
Queen & David Bowie Bowie - Under Pressure
This was actually on Queen’s fairly dodgy 1982 Hot Space album, initially called Feel Like and written by Roger Taylor but during a ‘session’ with the band, Bowie fixed their action up and transformed it into the No. 1 Vanilla Ice inspiring smash we all know and love today. Great '80s David Mallet video to accompany too.
Lulu - The Man Who Sold The World
This glam-tastic cover version was produced by Bowie & Mick Ronson around the recording of Pin Up’s. As well as being a hit for the Scottish songstress in the early '70s, it went onto be covered again by Nirvana for their MTV Unplugged album.
David Bowie - Sound & Vision (808 State 'lectric blue mix)
Most Bowie remixes are super naff but this one's anything but. 808 State bring a little bit of synth n drum action but leave the classic elements in place - a joy to behold. We liked it so much it kicks off our new, soon to drop mixtape.
David Bowie - Shake It (12” Mix) Kinda like Nile Rogers made a crazy ass dub mix of Let's Dance. Almost like Bowie sampling Bowie with Bowie adding a new vocal over the top. This is a sure fire, gold plated TheMenWhoFell… classic!!!
David Bowie - Jean Genie Talk about a guitar riff? Written and recorded in NYC around the time he was hanging with Warhol and never fails to get feet moving.
David Bowie & Giorgio Moroder - Cat People (Putting Out Fires)
Recorded as the theme tune to '80s ‘erotic horror’ film Cat People, with Moroder producing and writing the music and Bowie doing the lyrics. What a double act. More recently used by Tarantino in his 2009 Nazi-killing epic Inglorious Basterds. Takes a while to kick in but it's bloody rocking when it does.
David Bowie - Fame
Doesn't David appear to be over joyed to be performing on Soul Train? Look, he even put together some 'special' dance moves and stayed up for an entire week practicing them! At least, that's one way of looking at it…
David Bowie - Golden Years (Tim Fuchs Edit) Despite a slightly dubious name, that man Fuchs does a tasty line in edits. We drop his re-works of Foals - Miami and LCD's Sound Of Silver on a regular, and this new one that turned up on Flight Facilities 'mazin new Tripple J mixes is gonna be no different.
David Bowie & Cher - Young Americans
Talk about groovy. This classic never fails to get dance-floors moving. Feast your eyes on this very random duet which turns into a slightly bonkers medley from The Cher Show in 1972.
David Bowie -Let’s Dance (SIM0NE Remix) I know we said Bowie remixes weren't much cop, but we think we've found three that are! It's as equally brooding as it is uplifting, a peak time nu-disco beast of a record that manages to make one of the best known Bowie lyrics sound ever so slightly sinister. Wearing of red shoes while listening highly recommended.
Join the Men Who Fell 2 Earth this Saturday 23rd March for Serious Moonlight at Dalston Superstore from 9pm - 3am.
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