Party remix for a Friday: Señor Coconut reworks Tom Tom Club’s ‘Genius of Love’

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Here’s a party anthem for the weekend, offered by Pop & Hiss for no other reason other than it stands a good chance of seeping into your subconscious and throwing a little internal dance party while you cruise the streets of Los Angeles.

The remixer: Señor Coconut, born Uwe Schmidt, also records under the pseudonyms Atom Heart, Geeez ‘n’ Gosh, Lisa Carbon and about three dozen others. As Coconut, Schmidt virtually invented the subgenre “electrolatino” with his classic reworking of both Yellow Magic Orchestra’s and Kraftwerk’s oeuvres. Below, Senor Coconut tackles label mate Tom Tom Club’s dance-floor classic, “Genius of Love.” Tom Tom Club, of course, is the funky rhythmic half of Talking Heads -- Chris Franz and Tina Weymouth -- and has been concocting dance-floor shakedowns for more than three decades now.


Chances are you’ll enjoy the results all weekend long. Listening note: Pay particular attention to how they chant the name “Bohannan” over and over. It’s a beautiful moment.

-- Randall Roberts

Tom Tom Club- Genius Of Love (Senor Coconut Remix) by Nacional Records