Fully sanctioned by the band with all of the original master tapes, My Life Remixed teams all the TKK classics, "Sex On Wheels", "Days of Swine & Roses", "Kooler Than Jesus" and others with some of dance music?s hottest up... more »-and-coming producers, including Astro&Glyde (Bedrock), D:Fuse (Perfecto), Bryan Zentz (Intec), Grayarea (Hope), Freakus, Tommie Sunshine (Felix Da Housecat), and more!« less
Fully sanctioned by the band with all of the original master tapes, My Life Remixed teams all the TKK classics, "Sex On Wheels", "Days of Swine & Roses", "Kooler Than Jesus" and others with some of dance music?s hottest up-and-coming producers, including Astro&Glyde (Bedrock), D:Fuse (Perfecto), Bryan Zentz (Intec), Grayarea (Hope), Freakus, Tommie Sunshine (Felix Da Housecat), and more!
"Being a long time fan of MLWTTKK, I immediately pre-ordered this tribute/remix collection. Upon hearing the first few moments of this CD, it was blatantly clear that whoever remixed these Kult classics had little regard for the originals' lustre. The mixes are light, airy.... pure fluff. Don't expect any chest-thumping industrial beats that TKK has delivered to its fans for many a year. The mixes butchered the originals to the point that it's not even novel, just cotton candy filler. How TKK allowed this malformed release is beyond me. The only purpose I see that this "tribute" could serve is to introduce TKK to a young lightweight, whose ears are not used to original industrial epics. Either that, or only for the hardcore TKK fan who just wants to have every release. The dust on my copy is already accumulating, and probably will for some time. If you're looking to dip your toes into My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult, don't buy this CD. Stick with the new greatest hits release, or better yet, start with any release prior to "Hit & Run Holiday"."
Fantastic album if your tastes aren't too narrow
R. Barnes | Philly | 07/19/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"After seeing the poor rating on this album, I felt compelled to offer my own $.02. This album is sexy, dancable, and eclectic in its musical styles. There are some great sleaze lounge moments on here, some nice house mixes and a number other flavors of remix as well. Those who have dissed this album are most likely those who have a fairly narrow minded vision of what music should be or what TKK music should be. If you like electronic dance music that isn't "pure" industrial and you dig the sexy, sleazy, tongue-in-cheeky satanism of TKK, this is a great album. Enjoy."
NOT WORTH EIGHTY NINE DOLLARS!
Jo Bonobo | SF Bay Area | 01/23/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I haven't written many reviews, but when I saw what someone was trying to sell this album for I had to say something. If your reading this, you probably already like TKK and don't need to be told anything about them. This album is just okay. There are some good tracks, but nothing you absolutely have to have. I've spent alot of money on hard to find music before, and if you are someone like me trying to decide if you are willing to do this in order to have a complete TKK collection, don't spend ninety bucks for this, you will not be happy. I bought this for about $15, and afterwards wished I could have got it for less."
Exactly The TKK Remix CD I've Been Wating For
Erik D. | California USA | 06/25/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This CD rocks for so many reasons it's not funny. One thing to note though is that this is a DANCE MUSIC REMIX TRIBUTE, and does not include industrial style remixes. TKK have 3 other remix cd's out besides this one, all 3 of them are great and serve their own unique purpose (2 being industrial, the other lounge).
'My Life Remixed' however is in a category all it's own. The remixes on this CD had to have been chosen VERY carefully by the people who put it out because it's an incredible mix of the best artists and some that in my opinion will be big soon. The other great thing is that the remixes fall under all different dance genres, while definately maintaining the Thrill Kill feel.
The CD and tracks are mastered VERY well... I've played some of these remixes in a club setting and not only do they fill the dancefloor, but the quality of the CD is up there with the best CD's I have. One of the other reviews here says not to expect 'chest-thumping industrial beats'. OF COURSE NOT!!! This is a remix tribute with house, techno, progressive, breakbeat, downtempo and other dance remixes. TKK has alwasy been considered not only an industrial band, but glam, lounge, funk, disco, punk, dance, etc.
I love almost ALL the remixes on the CD, with the highlights being Bryan Zentz mix of 'Waiting for Mommy', BlueRoomProject's mix of 'Asylum Disciple', Grayarea's mix of 'Dimentia 66' and Astro&Glyde's 'Sex on Wheelz' club thumper!!
A few mixes like Kemek the Dope Computer's mix of 'Bad Life' and Nee and Shreeves mix of 'Cuz It's Hot' are a little annoying to me, but the rest of the CD more than makes up for that.
If you're a REAL dj, I also was lucky enough to find 3 12" records with some of the remixes from the CD and even cooler, 2 remixes that were not on the CD on a European Record Store website. The 2 remixes not on the CD are 2 of the best mixes and should have been included on the CD.
If you're a TKK fan this is definately something you should get, just make sure that when you go into listening to it that you realize the remixes are for dance clubs and raves and are not industrial at all. If you're a DJ like me, no matter what genre you spin, you'll find something that will work for you on this bad ass cd."
Song by Song breakdown
D. H. Simon | Chicago, IL | 11/03/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I am writing this as I listen to the entire album the whole way through. After I listen to each song I will write about them, and when I finished listening to the album I will rate each song. I am also assuming you know what this album is (more of a club remix album than a straight remix album). You should already be familiar with My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult, otherwise start with The Beast of TKK to get a good sampler of what the band has to offer.
1. Sex on Wheelz (Astro & Glyde's Summer Solstice Mix): This is a great remix with nice builds and a catchy, sleazy groove. They mess with the sampled guitars and add their own layer. I don't really think this is a danceable song, but definitely intricate and enjoyable. 7/10
2. Leathersex (Paul Lancaster's Wipe Clean Mix): I was not impressed with this song. The drums (which are totally outside of the realm of TKK) do the same thing the entire song. The bass does the same thing as well. I am not familiar with Paul Lancaster's work, but this song sounds like it was created by an 11 year old who got his hands on a trail version of Sonic Foundry Acid. 2/10 (For effort! Keep at it though Paul....someday you'll make something people will enjoy).
3. And This Is What the Devil Does (This Is What Ebon Does Mix): This song is just an awesome take on ATIWTDD. I am familiar with Ebon's sound and they did a great job of remixing in their style without ruining the integrity of the original song. They use the samples in an intelligent and clever way. The fat, round basses sound arpeggiated, but it is by no means repetitive. Overall great listen. 10/10
4. A Daisy Chain 4 Satan (P's White Rabbit Re-Dub): Well, you can't get tired of "I'm the white rabbit." This song has little trace of A Daisy Chain 4 Satan aside from the use of the all too familiar samples. Groovie's lyrics are completely absent except for the first couple seconds of the song. At some points I feel like I am listening to the "Commander Keen"(A children's video game from the early 90s) soundtrack. I don't know what to make of this song really. I wouldn't play this in my club...ever. 4/10
5. Waiting for Mommy (Bryan Zentz' Dealin' With the Devil Mix): The original version of this song is pretty groovy, and I'm glad Bryan Zentz did a great job of keeping it groovy and then some. Only the samples are used in this song, but that is totally alright as this is a club remix. The samples are used intelligently and fit nicely. The bass is bumping, very dynamic, and gets a solo here and there. This song is totally danceable and I would play it in my club if I wanted two chics to grind on each leg. 8/10
6. Disko Fleshpot (Phunk Investigation's Club Mix): More thumpin bass and a House music-like way of using samples. The Bomb Gang Girls made this song sexy, and this club remix suits a club full of sexy girls looking to get their skank on. However, like most of this club type of music that most TKK fans despise, there are those repetitive techno/house drums with familiar hi-hats, and other elements of techno that don't really speak to rivetheads. 6/10
7. Radio Silicon (Freakus' for Laura-Lorenza & Guajo Mix): Dark and evil -- just the way we like it. Cool riffs, samples are classic, and I hear voices over the radio from the devil. Could easily go over well in a dark club setting. 9/10
8. Kooler Than Jesus (Tommie Sunshine & Mark Verbos Mix): More sample manipulation. At times it feels like the original with just a different bass dubbed over. The only reason why it sounds good is because it hardly deviates from the original. There is a sound gating effect on one sample that just doesn't sound right, but you know what Tommie Sunshine & Mark Verbos were trying to do. This gets scored down mainly because the bass dubbed over is boring. 7/10
9. Days of Swine & Roses (D: Fuse & Hiratzka Mix): Dark and evil -- you know that's they way I like it. Includes builds, cool solos, and sweet sounding synths. The drums are mixed with other cool noises and the samples are utilized well. I remember listening to the 30 second sample and not feeling too impressed, but this was a pleasantly fun track to listen to. Spin this at your club if you want a sexy goth vampire chic to grind on either of your legs. 9/10
10. Asylum Disciple (Blue Room Project's Straightjacket Mix): The song opens with "I Feeeeelllllll a diissscccoonnneeccttiionn." I don't think I have to say anymore about this slow, mainly boring remix. Spin this at your club if you want a fat girl grinding your leg. 3/10
11. Badlife (Kemek the Dope Computer Mix): Listen to the 30 second sample. It doesn't change much from that besides a few wacky change-of-pace solos. 3/10
12. Cuz It's Hot (Nee & Shreve Mix): Nee and Shreve have done some cool stuff with the lyrics, but the basses are just soooo repetitive. The drums are F'in awesome sounding though and that extra "kult" after "thrill kill k-k-k-k-kult" sounds really cool. Very creative despite the lack of dynamics in the music. If you were to spin this at your club, you might get a sexy girl on your leg. 8/10
13. Dimentia 66 (Grayarea's Loaded on Lincoln Mix): They turned it into a soft, beautiful song!?! Real guitars! Oh no! It sounds like Dimentia 66 as a Radiohead song. That is the only way to decribe it. This isn't something you could dance to. If you spin this in your club, people would probably leave. It is interesting to hear a song like this structured like and played as a rock song. 7/10 (Because it is a great song, but....this isn't the industrial I came to hear)
I am very unimpressed with this album. It has its highs and my god it has some pathetic lows. If you can download the songs individually, download only the 8/10+ tracks. It blows my mind that this is even labeled a tribute album, because some of these artists missed the mark by far. I have doubts as to whether they are actually familiar with TKK's work or if they are just looking for a quick shot at their name on another album. Ebon did his job, but should have filtered out the junk and found more worthy remixers. The people that would play this album at their clubs are people that would otherwise never listen to My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult. I own this because I am a completist. If you are a super rad techno-fan-boy who thinks Fruity Loops is super cool then this album is for you. If you are a fan of Chicago industrial, just stick with TKK's own albums."