we sell flesh

Side A
Artist Song
The Raincoats  No One's Little Girl (Kitchen Stories, 1983) 
Destiny's Child/10CC/Dolly Parton [Soulwax]  Independent Women Pt. 1/Dreadlock Holiday/Nine To Five (2 Many DJs, 2002) 
Mohammed Rafi & Lata Mangashkar  Chadhati Jawani Meri Chal Mastani (Music From The Motion Picture "Caravan", 1971) 
Inspiral Carpets  Dragging Me Down (Revenge Of The Goldfish, 1992) 
Satoshie Tomiie  Love In Traffic (Full Lick, 1999) 
Mark Dynamix  The World Is Mine [Deep Dish Remix] (Ministry Of Sound Sessions 2, 2005) 
Biff Sanders  Prodigal ("Project Runway" Original Soundtrack, 2005) 
David Guetta vs. The Egg  Love Don't Let Me Go (Walking Away) [UK Radio Edit] (Love Don't Let Me Go (Walking Away) [single], 2006) 
Mind Electric  Dirty Cash (Money Talks) [Deep South Remix] (Dirty Cash (Money Talks) [single], 2006) 
Justin Le Grand  Sexy Hands (Sexy Hands [single], 2006) 
LCD Soundsystem  Losing My Edge [edit] (LCD Soundsystem, 2005) 
Pop Will Eat Itself  Touched By The Hand Of Cicciolina (PWEI Product 86 - 94: The Pop Will Eat Itself Anthology, 2002) 
Luis Eduardo Aute  Hemingway Delira (Alevosia, 1995) 
Emerson Lake & Palmer/Basement Jaxx/Peaches/The Velvet Underground [Soulwax]  Peter Gunn/Where's Your Head At/Fuck The Pain Away/I'm Waiting For The Man (2 Many DJs, 2002) 
The Presets  Are You The One? (Beams, 2005) 
Sparks  Tryouts For The Human Race [edit] (No. 1 In Heaven, 1971) 
Shock  Angel Face (Angel Face [7" single], 1981) 
The Ones  Flawless [Atoc Reremix Radio] (Flawless [EP], 2001) 
Side B
Nine Inch Nails  The Hand That Feeds (With Teeth, 2005) 
Nelly Furtado  Maneater [Jelo's Toronto Remix] (Clubland Vol. 9 [compilation], 2006) 
CSS  Alala (Cansei De Ser Sexy, 2006) 
Soulwax  NY Lipps (Nite Versions, 2005) 
Shirley Ellis  The Clapping Song (Clap Pat Clap Slap) (The Very Best Of Shirley Ellis, 1995) 
Tony Dangerfield & The Thrills  She's Too Way Out (Freakbeat Freakout [compilation], 1998) 
Birds And Brass  American Woman (Soundsational, 1970) 
Gotan Project  +poca (La Revancha Del Tango, 2001) 
Trina, Rah Digga & Groove Armada  Gangsta Queens ("Blade II": The Soundtrack, 2002) 
Lyrics Born  Cold Call [feat. Gift Of Gab] (Later That Day..., 2003) 
Neneh Cherry  Buffalo Stance (Raw Like Sushi, 1989) 
Indeep vs. Nena  Last Night A DJ Saved My Life (As Heard On Radio Soulwax Pt. 8, 2004) 
Kasabian vs. The Stone Roses  Processed Waterfall (Processed Waterfall [12" single], 2006) 
The Prodigy  Mindfields (The Fat Of The Land, 1995) 
Samantha Fu  Theme From Discotheque (Theme From Discotheque [single], 2001) 
New Young Pony Club  Ice Cream (New Young Pony Club, 2006) 
Rick James  Give It To Me Baby (Street Songs, 1983) 
MSTRKRFT  Street Justice (The Looks, 2006) 
Tiga  You Gonna Want Me (Ministry Of Sound: The Annual 2006, 2006) 
Nina Simone  Sinnerman [Felix Da Housecat's Heavenly House Remix] (Verve Remixed 2 [compilation], 2003) 


The major Fashion Weeks have all finished now, so this could be considered fashionably late...This started life as a mix of songs concerned with fashion or commonly used in association with it, but then it started to take another route when I looked at how music was chosen for catwalk shows and what styles you're most likely to hear at any given designer - that's when it got really interesting! So it eventually became a mix inspired by catwalk shows, with an attempt to emulate a playlist that might be used in one of them. Of course, I have neither the skills nor the equipment to imitate the work of a DJ, so this is first and foremost a collection of music which showcases the different styles of music that might be heard on a catwalk. Well-established fashion houses, and particularly Italian ones, such as Dior and Dolce & Gabbana, frequently stick to a more European-influenced dance music sound. Young houses who often wish to market themselves with a degree of "edginess" also use strong beats, but more within the genres of electro-pop and funk. They're also much more likely to throw in left-field choices from 60s girl groups or obscure bubblegum pop and the DJs commissioned to create the setlists often make their own mash-ups for the show. A really good example of a designer where this sort of combination might be heard is the ever-unpredictable Heatherette. Meanwhile, there are the fashion houses who just wouldn't suit wild eclecticism, such as Temperley, noted for creating sophisticated, feminine designs - at one of these shows you'd be much more likely to hear Latin rhythms, classical or something generally smooth and sensual. So while the mix tries to incorporate elements of all of these, it would be almost impossible to do full justice to all of them, so the focus here is mainly on the "young designer" route of unpredictability, a more electronic sound and quirky selections. The kinds of music selected vary enormously, but the main objective seems to be to select a setlist that will please both the audience and the models. The latter group, understandably, like a strong rhythm and smooth DJ-ing - one of the reasons house music is so often heard at fashion shows. House music is also one genre that has enough variety within it and quirkiness to reflect idiosyncrasies that a designer wishes to bring out. For the audience, meanwhile, you have to remember that every aspect of the show is ultimately designed around selling the clothes. Just as several different styles of music applied to the same piece of film footage can produce completely different effects, so too can the music that an audience hears while watching a catwalk have an influence over how they feel about the clothes they are seeing. And this, in turn, can affect the model's attitude too - a good audience response combined with interesting music helps them to work what they are wearing. The image is from Heatherette's Spring/Summer 2006 show, and the title of the mix is a quotation I saw recently on a billboard advertising a fashion-related TV programme being broadcast here soon. I should also point out that, aside from what I learned for the purpose of making this mix, I know next to nothing about fashion.
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Date: 3/4/2007
This is beyond brilliant Siobhan. So well considered and executed. It's great to see PWEI on any mix and it sits brilliantly with your other fitting choices. Fantastic mix.
the bohannons
Date: 3/4/2007
Sashays down the catwalk like a slinky little fox
anthony lombardi
Date: 3/4/2007
wow, this is brilliant in a sprawling sort of way...excellent
Date: 3/4/2007
I'm glad to have a front row seat for this one...5 stars.
Mark Petruccelli
Date: 3/4/2007
Yowza, impecably researched and presented, and worth five stars just for the two soulwax mash-ups.
sport !
Date: 3/4/2007
...looks REALLY great, love the CSS through Birds and Brass stretch especially!!
Date: 3/4/2007
OMG Siobhan, this is way fabulous. Does this come in a video version? Here come the fashionistas, with an awesome soundtrack.

Rob Conroy
Date: 3/4/2007
This is absolutely tremendously fantastic. Lots of fun and lots of great tunes, coupled with an interesting theme.
Dead Man
Date: 3/5/2007
Interesting theme. I have a hard time believing that you know next to nothing about fashion.
Date: 3/5/2007
Awesome. Maybe your best yet? Hmmmm..........And, not to be catty, but those covergirls are soooo last season. ;)
p the swede
Date: 3/5/2007
French Connection
Date: 3/5/2007
I'll have a pound then! Bet you know more about fashion than me though, couldn't tell you the last time I bought an article of clothing, I measure the cost of clothes against how many cd's I could buy for the same outlay!!! Haute Couture of a mix it has to be said.
Date: 3/5/2007
so fab ! *air kiss* dear siobhan, you really must let me know which pair of shoes i'd have to give up to get a copy ! or would mix trade suffice ?
Date: 3/6/2007
Epic! I could definitely vogue on the catwalk to this monster of a mix. This should be Mix of the (Fashion) Week.
Date: 3/7/2007
Epic indeed. Quite an intimidating mix to look at, but it sounds great. Excellent mix.
Date: 3/7/2007
Amazing. And my choice for MOTW, hands down. Love the NYPC, LCD, The Ones, Sparks & Guetta especially. Great artwork also..
Date: 3/8/2007
Incredibly cool.
Date: 3/10/2007
Late to the party, because I was busy selling flesh. Just fantastic. The Samantha Fu track blows my mind!
Date: 3/17/2007
well now people are starting to take down the party decorations and put away the chairs and I'm just arriving! had to come in to work on a Saturday to catch up, but this made it quite enjoyable. loved the Justin Le Grand, New Young Pony Club, Indeep vs. Nena and the Presets to Shock bits. lots of fun from cover to cover, girl.
Date: 2/26/2008
*Sashay shante - it don't matter what you wear -they're checkin' out your savoir faire*

Finger-snaps for this!

Date: 4/9/2008
Perfectly executed. I love the quirkiness of the Neneh Cherry and Rick James in the midst of the other nice bits. No Highstepper? ;-)