Part of the weekend never dies…

November 6, 2009

After critical acclaim…*cough*… from the head of RBI, Adam Tinworth, I am now returning to lyrical debate.

One of my musical loves is dance music; electro, techno and most things in between. One of the pioneering forces in this genre is, without a doubt, Soulwax. What a phenomenal band. For those of you not in the know, Soulwax were/are a band who produced a rock-esque album called ‘Any Minute Now’. Then in a moment of brilliance, they decided to remix their own album and so now we have ‘Nite Versions’. This is one of the most iconic dance albums of all time.

Nite Versions

The creativity that goes into remixing then mixing your own tracks is massive. There is not one weak track on the album and if you have not heard it I suggest you go out and buy it. This is still a lyrical blog; there are not many dance tracks that warrant lyrical discussion but Soulwax’s ‘E Talking’ does.

The hauntingly emotive lyrics of;

It’s not you, it’s the E talking

evoke feelings of not only some frenzied night out, but also the worries of drug use. The lyrics suggest a conversation of disbelief – out in the cold, outside the club, music filtering through the chilled air – only with a slightly melancholy edge. It’s emo in electro. Perfect.

Not much more analysis is needed. If you’re going out tonight, listen to this, drink, dance;

Part of the weekend never dies



  1. Couldn’t agree more!!

    Really intelligent choice of lyrics.

    Also love that contrast between the fearful edge of ‘it’s not you, it’s the E talking’ with the optimistic hope of ‘part of the weekend never dies’ .. Clever clogs.

  2. This is intense, I am going to go out and buy it right now.

  3. I love Soulwax. Saw them/2manydjs at Koko in London a couple of years ago and again at Bestival this summer. They were especially awesome at Bestival. Nite versions is bloody brilliant. As is ‘As Heard on Radio Soulwax Pt 2’.

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