Black Strobe have been around since 1997, when Arnaud Rebotini and Ivan Smagghe got together in Paris to make ‘frozen balaeric gay biker house’. Along with Erol Alkan, Tiga, Peaches, Fischerspoon, Felix Da Housecat and the like they were at the forefront of the ‘electroclash’ movement with their breakthrough single ‘Me and Madonna’ capturing the new wave synth sound perfectly.
On December 6th Kitsune are re-issuing ‘Me and Madonna’ along with some tasty remixes, by the The Twelves, Tape to Tape, Grand Crue (Rebotni and Birdy Nam Nams DJ Pone) and Jolie Cherie.
Black Strobe – Me and Madonna (Tape to Tape remix)
Of all the remixes the Tape to Tape one wins the day for me, closely followed by The Twelves funky effort. The whole EP is class and well worth a few euros.