Thursday, September 30, 2010

Barbra Streisand - DUCK SAUCE!

Props to Toddla T for link...

Duck Sauce "Barbra Streisand" from Mr Goldbar on Vimeo.

Duck Sauce, the eminent producer duo comprised of A-Trak and Armand Van Helden, are primed to drop their second official single, “Barbra Streisand” on October 12th. If 3 million YouTube views of last year’s debut “aNYway” are any indicator, the official release of “Barbra Streisand” will be met with rabid anticipation as fan-recorded bootlegs have fueled blog excitement all summer.

"Barbra Streisand" continues to perfect the Duck Sauce sound, which joyously mashes classic disco house with forward-thinking dancefloor energy and expert production. A-Trak and AVH are bona fide DJ heroes whose team-ups are fueled by anything-goes samples, an almost childlike sense of fun, and 100% NYC attitude. This approach has made Duck Sauce fans-for-life out of partygoers around the globe, and will continue to convert anyone within earshot of "Barbra"'s instantly addictive, whistling hook.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

El-B - Kushti Kutz Vol 5

Massive tune gets a tidy 2-step rework from EL-B, put the bass up loud and watch the woofer fidget.

Monday, September 27, 2010

The Real DJ DEREK (Vimeo)

Tale of a legend! Thanks to Noah Ball from the mighty Soundwave for the link.

DJ Derek pt. 1 from Grand Finale on Vimeo.

DJ Derek pt. 2 from Grand Finale on Vimeo.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Tomb Crew & Lil Nasty vs Olly Murs for Toddla T's Chart Attack on Radio 1

HAHA! Respect!

Oh my days....EN VOGUE IN LONDON

En Vogue are back and they're playing the 02 arena on 21st October

This is gonna be BIG.

There'll be some love making, heart breaking, soul shaking....SING IT LOUD!


El Guincho - Pop Negro y Más (Young Turks)

Mostly inspired by an amazing set last night at La Merce in Barcelona! Here's the most recent album, dropped Sept 13th 2010...

YT047 - El Guincho - Pop Negro by Young Turks

This is his most recent EP. Piratas de Sudamérica is a new series of limited edition EPs, for which El Guincho will rearrange and record various South American standards and lost classics. Vol 1...

YT044 - El Guincho - Piratas de Sudamerica by Young Turks

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Tropics - Soft Vision E.P (Planet Mu)

Last of the morning. This was brought to my attention by the guys at Planet Mu. Tropics are new to them and this is just beautiful. Part of their new EP. Out OCTOBER 4th!

The man behind 'Tropics' is Chris Ward. He’s a 22 year old Brit taking influences from 70's jams, post-punk and whatever else he taped in his youth, bringing us the radiant sounds of dreamy, summer nostalgia.

His music has already caught the attention of Pitchfork and XLR8R who have posted up tracks by him, as well as a number of bands including Little Dragon who he has remixed.

His music is an utterly gorgeous slow motion mix that sounds like sustained euphoria, such as lead track "Give It Up’s" slow motion chugging disco with ghostly female vocals and chiming bell-like melodies.

"Melorr" is even slower; grinding gently under the weight of its own airy compression, building more and more elements into the mix as the track evolves: voices, electric guitar and ghostly wisps of melody.

"Soft Vision" is the one that has got Tropics the attention, with its lush 80’s production inspired sound. It sounds like it’s in 3d, with huge waves of synths that shimmer and ooze through the track as it subtly grooves along to a the kind of drums which wouldn’t sound out of place in 80’s stadium pop.

Swindle - My Playground E.P (RWINA)

You heard it here. Swindle's superstar behaviour is on and on.

Here's the Playground EP - RWINA011.

A1 Playground
B1 SRC - Goin' Out ( Swindle remix)
B2 Who's Quicker?


My Playground e.p by swindleuk

Cubic Zirconia - Hoes Come Out At Night (Featuring Lex)

This is crazy, nuts even. Spotted on FADER. It's coming your way. BUY that shit here.

Check the Ikonika remix:

+ Hoes come out at night Night Slugs White Label: SEPT 27 2010

A: Hoes come out at night - Ikonika Remix
B: Reclash - Bok Bok x Cubic Zirconia Collab (Exclusive to Vinyl)


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Taz Buckfaster. Ready. Set.

Dropping a NEW EP sooooon on NMBRS! Footage from the Skream launch in Edinburgh.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Large Up the man like K**O for spinning quadruple prime-time gigs this weekend.  We caught him on the final leg at Moog which was as as dark and packed as ever.  Here's an Essex boy-racer classic that got dropped in the midst of the mix.

Happy Autumn e'eryone.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Fatima - Warm Eyes (Produced by Dam Funk)

Smooth and amazingly blissful. What is not to like Ms Fatima?!
This is great. We like it.

Fatima - Warm Eyes (Produced by Dam Funk) - EGLO RECORDS 2010

Eglo label boss Alexander Nut is the star of the La Merce BAM weekender next week alongside our mate Brackles. See you at the front! FORUM.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Long Overdue Food Post

Menus del dia in Barna promise much and often deliver at least enough to fill you up until 8pm, or whenever hardworking office types finish in Spain.  Quality and variety are another story, however, especially in the less-than-a-tenner bracket.  I have to say that there isn't any resto serving Mediterranean stuffs that I could wholeheartedly recommend to a discerning friend or well-wisher.

In any city, no matter how long you are there, gems remain to be discovered.  This has been the case with today's outing to Gracia and Sureny.  Sitting in the corner of Pl. Revolució at the bottom of C/Verdi, this spot came recommended by a couple with a sensitive set of tastebuds, having lived in Paris and all.

I stepped all up in the square and spotted the spot.  A pair of pairs occupying a pair of chairs but plenty of room nevertheless.  Met with pals and sat down.

Still enjoying the late summer sun, we went for white wines all round.  Verdejo.  Nice one.  Starters: Mini butterbeans with salt cod and tomatoes (not pictured), feta, peach and mixed-leaf salad.  All light, flavoursome, not too much nor little.

This was all still getting polished off when seconds appear.  I'm not too uptight so no pasa nada.  Good thick bonito steak on slow cooked courgette, leek and mushroom.  Breaded deep-fried brie with red fruit compote and fresh tomato side for the vegetarians.

Desserts all sounded good to, so we went for one of each.  Cheesecake, thick chocolate mousse with generous manderine head or blackberry terrine.  Everyone wanting to try everyone's last morsels.

The single best value dinner I've had in five years in Barna.  €9.99 each, and they nearly undercharged us.  Get stuck in.

My love for Fat City...

...has never dwindled. Check. Mosca - Tilt Shift (Forthcoming on Fat City) Preview at 96kbps. Part of the Producer series. Producer 3 Part 1 - A) Mosca ' Tilt Shift ' & Producer 3 Part 1 - AA) You'll know soon enough. Follow them twitters @FatCityRecords.

New on Hyperdub...

This track is ADDICTIVE.
LV ft. Okmalumkoolkat - Boomslang

Kwaito flavour!

Sunday, September 12, 2010


I've been to a lot of All Out Dubstep and "We Love Bass" nights in Stockholm over the past year (MASSIVE!) and always been amazed when I heard this track, played live with machines and synthezisers or just mixed in...I don't know, it just blows my mind everytime at the club. I will make a bigger follow up on them guys but for now just play this extremely loud!!!


Epic Bounce! Once again, Dark Sky in full effect!

Savage Skulls & Douster- Get Rich Or High Trying EP!

Swedish Mash Up! This Ep realeased on Mad Decent just had to get it, Carli and Måns together with Douster made this tropical house mash... BIG! First track "Bad Gal" with amazing Robyn perfect for that monday mojito!! Second mojito is "Rendez Vous" with Chords aka Sprinkle Juice (one of Swedens best rappers, check out Chords- Wrap your chops), big production here aswell to make your legs crank...
Hats off !!!

Get all the tracks right here!
There is a free track remixed by Jay Weed up in Mad Decent aswell!!!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Friday Tuune.....

Not really old and not really new, just reeeeeally fun!

Enur ft. Natasja - Calabria 2007



Quality Street EP - Terror Danjah / SRC / Royal T / Mr Mitch

Don't mess with Elijah. When he says blog this. BLOG IT!

Thanks god this finally arrived (BR002), too long. In BCN, we love it. Lets take it to the Ramblas! Follow the Butterz crew here. Here's a squeeze...

There's only 100 T's doing the rounds... Don't miss it. Hit them here.

A lil something for the xx fans...

A congratulations to the xx for a Mercury win. God help your careers! In all seriousness, they are great. Here is something from one of my favourite producers/remixers right now from a year ago. John Talabot. His version of 'Shelter'. Fantastic.

Shelter (John Talabot's Feel it too Remix) by John Talabot


Machinedrum x LuckyMe - Many Faces - Deluxe Edition

Watch and read... It's coming.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

BAM 2010

A Godsend to the city of Barcelona, although we pay for it through expensive rents and taxes I suppose, the BAM is the pop music wing of La Mercè, the city's traditional festival which this year falls on 23-26 September.

I just got back from blagging my way in to the press conference, which is nowhere near as tricky as you may imagine, plus we got free lunch afterwards and new beer to take home.  I am therefore contractually obliged to note that This Particular Brand of Local Beer is absolutely delicious and definitely in the top 3 beers in the city.

Gigs of note that will take place at various spots around the city, which you will undoubtedly read about in other media, but to the PDJ team the most mouth-watering line up takes place at the Forum on Thursday night, all night long.

Three heavyweights, two of whom have previous with Plat Du Jour.  Firstly, Aussie tropical bass peddler and Raval resident Suckafish P Jones, whose new EP is about to drop and looks tasty:

Secondly, Brackles, whose stock is going through the ceiling at the minute, and who put us up on some of his guiding lights a couple of months ago.  FACT got the free track for you off his new album on K7.

Lastly, a huge scoop for BAM and Barnawood in general, the man like Alexander Nut, of Rinse and Fabric fame, who you can see in action below.

I cannae wait.

Electro Cumbia From Texas

DJ Dus all up in your shit like what with the Soundcloud and that Website too.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Friday, September 3, 2010

Friday tunesssss...Carnival hangover

This week is all about the carnival hangover. Suffice to say, it was LA BOMBA! At Saturday's Urban Nerds/ Bigger Than Barry warehouse pre-party Toddla, Supra 1, Lady Chann and Tomb Crew all raised the roof. We headed to the Red Bull/ Major Lazer party on the Monday where the legend that is Rodigan blew all competition right out of the water.

This year there were some stella carnival anthems. Pretty much all of these have already appeared on the blog, but here they are in all their whistling blowing, batty riding, sweaty red stripe glory.....

Vybz Cartel ft. Popcaan and Gaza Slim - Clarkes

Bot Better Know - Too Many Man

Gyptian - Hold Yuh

Mr Lex - Dem a pree

DJ Zinc ft Ms Dynamite - Wile Out

Katy B - On A Mission

There is NO DOUBT that Katy B was First Lady of Carnival 2010. WE LOVE HER!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010