Happy Friday the 13th! So did any of you really think I’d not go out of my way to do a Zombie Rave mixtape for Мишка? Especially on this date of all dates? I know some of you love this (like I do) and others of you are still scratching your heads about it all but there’s no denying that Witch House/Drag have become a force this year and ℑ⊇≥◊≤⊆ℜ (of Mater Suspiria Vision) Zombie Rave mixtapes have only helped cement that. If you need some more in depth writing on the matter head over to Seen where I wrote a small feature on Mater Suspiria Vision. But I’m imaging at this point if you visit the Bloglin you kind of know what’s what and have formulated your own opinion on it all.
This summer, ℑ⊇≥◊≤⊆ℜ of MSV started up the rather ambitious Zombie Rave Mixtape series, which forms the third unholy side in MSV’s triumvirate (the other pieces of which are their videos and their own music). These Zombie Raves are usually around hours of pop and dance music remixed and slowed down to a codeine pace and littered with horror movie samples. We’re fully aware that this has the potential to be completely unbearable. But trust us when we say it’s actually transfixing, especially if you’re the sort of person who is into darker dance music.
This Special Edition for Mishka is now the 4th Zombie Rave mixtape to come out this summer and among all the runes and mysticism, these mixes are starting to present a clearer definition and a broader scope to Witch House. Zombie Raves reanimate the dead and bloated corpses of decades of pop, rock and dance hits until they’re wholly their own catchy and evil creations that get your body moving while freaking you the fuck out.
This Zombie Rave: Special Edition is the first Zombie Rave mix to be released with an open-ended download policy. There were only 100 downloads for the original Zombie Rave, 200 for part 2 and 300 for part 3. If you didn’t catch them when they debuted, you were usually left out in the cold in just a day’s time. Anyone who is still salty about that, well this Special Edition Zombie Rave is for you. An hour and a half of pop and electro “dragged” through the deepest bowls of Hell, creating a dance party most are unaccustomed to hearing. Chug some syrup and prepare for time to stand still, your mind to be blown and to love every minute of it.
It also wouldn’t be MSV unless there were some sick visuals to go along with whatever music they are doing. I’ve peppered this post with some of the videos that were created for tracks used on this Zombie Rave: Special Edition. This past week they have been slowly leaking the videos starting first with Scooter’s “Posse (Zombie Rave Mix)” set to scenes from Poison Ivy, then there was Tears For Fears “Shout (I’m Not Afraid of the Devil Mix)” set to scenes from Fulci’s Zombi. Today along with the mix, comes the final video for Lady Gaga “Alejandro (Zombie Rave Mix)” up above.
I don’t even know what the hell the visuals for this are taken from as I’ve never, ever seen them. But how appropriate is that giant eyeball headed female eh? If anyone has any clue what this movie is, I want to know now!
Head after the jump for the complete tracklist to Zombie Rave: Special Edition and Happy Friday the 13th! R-E-S-I-D-E-N-T-E-V-I-L!
2) Scooter – Posse (Zombie Rave Mix)
3) Lady Gaga – Alejandro (Zombie Rave Mix)
4) …AIDS-3d – WHA WHA
5) The Sisters of Mercy – Alice (Temple of Zombies Mix)
6) Frankie goes to Zombiewood – Rage Hard
7) Animotion – I ENgineer (Return of the Computer Graphics Zombies Mix)
8) GL▲SS †33†H – girlz
9) Paffendorf – Be Cool (Zombie Rave Mix)
10) Madonna – Vogue (Let Your Zombie Move to the Music Mix)
11) § – La Main Gauche
12) Tears for Fears – Shout (I’m Not Afraid of the Devil Mix)
13) Bon Jovi – You give love a bad name (Haha What Is Love Mix)
14) Sash – Mysterious Times (Pyramids o’ 2012 Mix)
15) Kim Wilde – Cambodia (Zombie Rave Mix)
16) S4LEM – Mine Mine
17) Dead Can Dance – The Fatal Impact
18) Fabio Frizzi – Voci Dal Nulla
— Welcome to the Evil Part —
19) Lady Gaga – Alejandro (Zombie Dub Drag Mix)
20) Ultravox – Dancing With Tears In My Eyes (Zombie Dub Drag Mix)
21) Billy Idol – Flesh for Fantasy (Zombie Dub Drag Mix)
22) Eartha Kitt – I Want To Be Evil (Zombie Drag Mix)