Sunday, November 29, 2009

Whatever Happened To The Noughties? The Best Mixtapes Of The Decade

I'm going to put my top ten albums of the decade on my myspace because here it seemed more appropriate to write about something a bit different.  Something overlooked by our contemporaries at the Observer, but all too relevant to electronic drug people whose A.D.D. makes the space between tracks seem like a bleak eternity, here is my list of the best ten mixtapes of the decade.  Si señor.

10.  Goon & Koyote: Diamond Grills

Apart from or because of the loud and intrusive shouts from DJ Nasty, this is an incredibly slick mixtape full of all the essentials for number of repeat listens, including a 16 bar ghetto reworking of 'Good Life' by Inner City and a dope exclusive verse from Teki Latex.  This tape represents the French take on booty, which seems to have been massive amongst our Gallic cousins.

Ibiza Moment:  DJ Koyote: 'Playin With Witney'

9.  Toddla T: Ghettoblaster

If this is how it started, T Willy has had it down from day un.  This epic collection brought old favourites to our attention, scoured the ragga and bass scene for fresh gems, pushing all four versions of Toddla's first single, 'Do U Know'.

Ibiza Moment:  Tiger Style: 'Tiger Style'

8.  Aaron LaCrate & Low Budget: BMore Gutter Music

If ever a sound has been so easy to define it is B(alti)more Club.  This tape is as good as it got.  All the bangers you need to know about are contained within, with very few of the uninspired remixes that seems to have come to define this genre.

Ibiza Moment: Baltimore Club: 'Pork Chops'

7.  Metro Area: Fabric 43

Their sound may be modest and reserved, but don't equivocate yourself: Metro Area are a production juggernaut.  This Fabric mix came out about 4 years too late, but its classic content really negates time and fashions.  It is also the only mix (possibly ever) with a humourous spoken intro that endears the artist to the listener.

Ibiza Moment: Devo: 'Freedom Of Choice'

6.  DJ2D2: A Little Bass!

This is the gem of a selection of fine mixtapes from Barcelona's David Perez.  Effortlessly floating between genres, it is so up on the new shit that even now it sounds futuristic.  Why this lad doesn't have a residency in one of the city's larger dancing spaces I do not know.

Skream & Diplo 'Blipstream'

5.  Vitalic: Live At Fuse 2002

This is the only live mix in the selection but I could not possibly discount it.  Released bang in the middle of the electroclash years (I still shudder when I hear that term...), this hour of champagne techno sums up everything that is right about that sound.

Ibiza Moment: Vitalic: 'Newman'

4.  Modeselektor: Boogybites Vol. 03

As far as progression goes, this for me is an amazing collection of forward-thinking music from the last few years.  The mixing is eccentrically unpredictable, the order curious and the mood of each piece almost worlds apart from its predecessor, but these Germans with strange faces make it all fit.

Ibiza Moment: Holden: 'Idiot'

3.  Disco D: Funk Flava 2005

This is the saddest entry of all.  When David Shayman commited suicide, I read and watched quite a lot of the coverage about the why, and what emerged was that he was an incredibly hard-working character who wasn't getting the success that he needed, and this may have contributed to his depression.  This baffles me.  I saw both Disco D and Diplo at Sònar a year apart.  Where Diplo was blending some throwaway hits, Disco D played a live set on his MPC, influenced by his recent trip to Brazil.  Where Diplo came out with 'Piracy Funds Terrorism', Disco D dropped Funk Flava 2005, an engaging frenzy of Miami Bass, Baile Funk and Ragga.  Who's the better artist?  (No offence meant Diplo.)

Ibiza Moment: DJ Funk: 'Knock Knock' Vs Blacka Ranks 'Take Off Something'

2. Playgroup: Party Mix

The first time I heard this tape I found myself dumbfounded.  I was just trying to get into one beat when another one jumps in to take its place.  Apart from insane DJ Assault mixes, I can't think of any compilation that plays you less of any one song.  Trevor Jackson's Party Mix grew and grew on me, and the lack of tracklist made it all the more interesting, in the tradition of DJs covering the labels on their records to avoid people copying their choices.  At the time I read that there was a prize for anyone who could name all the tunes, which range from disco and funk to soundtrack and new wave, something that I have never felt confident enough to attempt.  Some of the tunes are obvious, some obscure, but they are cut and blended in such a fashion that this hour is irresistible to the backpack muso and the top-of-the-popster.

Ibiza Moment:  Too many to mention

1.  2 Many DJs: As Heard On Radio Soulwax Part 2

It's not hip anymore, but that doesn't alter the significance of this tape to me myself and the millions of others who couldn't get this out of the CD player for months and months a few years ago.  Ignoring the wildly ambitious selection of bangers, both old and new, the amount of work that went into the re-editing of some of the instrumentals and vocal tracks is unfathomable.  Not to mention the difficulty that they must have had in getting the rights to all the songs in order to sell this album.  This tape opened my eyes to a lot of new ideas and will be eternally indebted to it for that.

Ibiza Moment: The Cramps: 'Human Fly

Long History of Fruit and Vegetable-Related Characters Culminating in Kid 606 Video

  • The Poddington Peas
  • Bananaman
  • The Cabbage Patch Kids
  • Appleblim
  • The Killer Tomatoes (Attack of the)
  • The Munch Bunch
  • Mr Potato Head
  • The California Raisins 
  • Mr Peanut
  • The Cranberries (rubbish)
  • Jack Pumpkinhead
  • King Aubergine (yet to be developed)
  • Bananas In Pijamas
  • Baron Von Lemon (assistants named below) (I am not making this up)
  1. Crash Orange
  2. Sir Reginald Lime-Lime

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Saturday Morning Anti-Cranberries Gangsta Prophecy

I remember copping this album for Christmas about ten years ago, and thinking it was AMAZING. Unfortunately for Daz and Kurupt, they never blew up like Snoop and Dre etc etc, but a revisit to some of the tunes contained within certainly deserved lasting attention.

This particular joint goes out to all the people who have been on their bare arses this past week before payday.

Friday, November 27, 2009

The Friday Selection

It's still so exciting when MC Neat says "here come di remix"....


Kowton is about...

We mentioned Bristol based Kowton the other day and feedback has been great... So here's a little more... We spotted a pretty all encompassing interview on Blackdown and you can download the mix HERE.

This is what's all a boot...
STL - Bird Art (Something)
Andre - Moments in Life (Mahogani Music)
WBeeza - He So Crazy (Third Ear)
Soundstream - "Live" Goes On (Soundstream)
Kowton - Stasis (G mix) (Keysound)
DJ Abstract - Touch (Tempa)
Kowton - Looking At You (unreleased)
Pearson Sound - Wad (Hessle Audio)
Kowton - Countryman (Keysound)
Emvee - Nocturnal (Wireblock)
Kowton - Metronome (LV Remix)(unreleased - Nakedlunch forthcoming?)
Joe - Grimelight (Hessle Audio)
Peverelist - Bluez (Punch Drunk)
Guido - Beautiful Complication (Punch Drunk)

Leif is blazin'!

This guy is awesome... Just spotted him on Dazed Digital. Read the full interview HERE!

"Ever-prolific having been involved in the Bmore / Major Lazer dancehall house scenes along with Rye Rye and Santigold etc, Leif as been making edits of MGMT to remixing Italo-disco Glass Candy, and dubstep-heavy Burial. Producer for Das Racist and Spank Rock, he's moved from fidget and rap to his newest project, titled Aries Noise"

Thursday, November 26, 2009

A dirty three way on lovely Candi Staton!

Is this right... Candi Staton's You Got The Love, covered, remixed, reworked and re-editted...?

Florence And The Machine – You’ve Got The Love (XX remix) (Renaissance Man edit) - HERE

Now, this is BOSS..

Bflecha x Diploide

This might be old (April '09)... But it's bleeding marvelous. Listen!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Short Circuitry // November 2009

Muso's Guide seems like a pretty up-to-date geek-out of all things music related. This article is a great piece on the future stars and what's been going down this year. Here's a few of their stand outs for now and then...







The Rehashing Continues

Never one to resist a challenge, here's a re-edit challenge that I failed to resist.  Based on a slice of happy-go-lucky rap history, I sliced out the (in my opinion) annoying parts, leaving (in my opinion) the greatest re-edit of Whistle's (Nothin' Serious) Only Buggin' ever done in one day by a rank amateur.

In case you want to hear the outdated original, here it is, in all its 'glory':

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Ragga Garage Mix > ONEMAN Mp3

As only Oneman would!

Check it, download it - Through the mighty respectable HEATWAVE

* DJ Deller - Romantic Call
* PD Syndicate & Elephant Man - Zoom Zoom
* B-15 Project feat Crissy D & Lady G - Girls Like Us
* B-15 Project & Lady Saw - Freak
* Ed Case & Sweetie Irie - Who?
* Toddla T & Hervé feat Serocee - Shake It (Martelo Funky Edit)
* Baobinga & Killa Benz - Wine Up
* Sticky & Heartless Crew - Jump Around
* Breach - Sizzla Remix
* Geeneus & Ms Dynamite - Get Low
* Richie Dan - ??
* Pay As U Go (Maxwell D & Plague) - Champagne Dance 09

Mumdance BBC 1Xtra Mix ft Jammer, C Gritz & Diesel

Here's lil something Jack Mumdance prepped up for BBC 1Xtra. Worth a listen for sure.

1st 15mins Grime with MCs Jammer, C Gritz & Diesel.
2nd 15mins instrumental & a bit deeper with some Mumdance newbies.


01 Mumdance - Kerplunk Part 1
02 Shazam & Slater Brockman - Forward March
03 Silencer - Dirtbag
04 P Money - Left The Room
05 Wiley - Wot U Call It? (Tease)
06 Terror Danjah - Bipolar
07 Plastician - Cha (Switch)
08 Drop The Lime - Set Me Free (Zombie Disco Squad Rmx)
09 El Guincho - Kalise (Mumdance Rmx Ft Jammer)
10 Egyptrixx - Everybody Bleeding
11 Agent X - Decoy
12 Mums Of Death (Mumdance & Drums Of Death) - Golden Axe
13 Mumdance, Shortstuff & Brackles - Sick in a Bag
15 Mumdance Ft Badness - Sacrifice Riddim

What up Daniel Savio...?

We spoke to Flogsta Danshall's main man... Daniel Savio.

What is your current favourite record?
There are so many good records both new and old (I mainly play and listen to old music except for skweee, that's really the only "modern" stuff i play). Also I listen to all sorts of music from hip hop, funk/soul/disco, folk rock, psychedelia, pop, synth/new wave/ebm, classical.

So my answer would be Randy Barracuda´s album and Robert Görl "Night full of tension".

What is the ultimate end of the night track?

Pretty difficult question, maybe "Blinkar Blå" by Adolphson & Falk (Swedish 80's synth pop duo)

Which artist gets ultimate Daniel Savio respect right now?

Too many to mention but if we are talking skweee it will of course be Pavan otherwise I would say Edvard Grieg.

& James Brown (still the king)...

What parties are showing the rest how it's done?

Flogsta Nattliv, Top Nice (London and Stockholm) and All Out Dubstep.

What is your Plat du Jour?

The Loved One (really great movie from 1965)

Finally... Here's our Plat du Jour. Plat du Jour's Plat du Jour... Released earlier this year on Flogsta Danshall Records. Monkey Wee Monkey Poo. Second time on the blog and deservedly so!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Friday, November 20, 2009

The Friday Selection...

It's Friday night again. Today I just can't choose one getting ready song. So here's five. Like a blog jukebox (take 15% of THAT dodd).

Beyonce - Sweet Dreams
Yummy Bingham - Come Get It
Plus more...

Gucci Envy and gold earrings ready....


Ola Kalnins is one of the best, yes you know...the beeest. A great crusader in life with loads of aaaaouurngh! He knows where the shelf is supposed to stand, king of handstyles and of course last but definitely not the least a great friend fo life fo sho! Bigg upp min broder! Ladalök! Check his bambaclat work! The freshness!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Daniel Savio Skwee Mix for Big Up Magazine!!!

Scandinavian music history maker – Daniel Savio – the very first skweee DJ, its second producer, and the one who coined the term “skweee” (”while trying to “squeeze” the juice out of [his] Juno till the last drop”) presents a skweee-licious mix for Big Up Magazine! Yes, it is everything you expect: funky, crazy, synthy, odd, squeaky, but above all it is absolutely fresh! Enjoy!

1. Mrs Qeada “Babi”
2. Cuverville “Troglodytes”
3. Randy Barracuda “Overnight romancing”
4. Yöt “Feeling the real feeling”
5. Rigs the DJ “Lavernas Tament”
6. Randy Barracuda & MESAK “Adult games (dub)”
7. Daniel Savio “Tough guy music”
8. Pavan “Stench of you”
9. Mangrove “Angry animals”
10. Joxaren “Oklart uppdrag”
11. Audionom “Imposter (Daniel Savio remix)”
12. Randy Barracuda “Love axe/Heavy metal”
13. Daniel Savio “Fraud”
14. Lazercrotch “Nugut”
15. Melkeveien vs Nino “Mandag”

Listen and download for free, over here!

Flying Lotus is the Hendrix of our generation...

Mary Anne Hobbs speaks...

Gemmy - Johnny 5

Great sound... Super distinct, super Gemmy! Out 23rd November on Planet Mu Records.

Flairs - Truckers Delight

I'm sorry... Watch it all the way through!

FLAIRS - TRUCKERS DELIGHT from 3rd Side Records on Vimeo.

Sebastian Tellier x Floating Points. Mp3

FACT's daily dowload is only up for 1 week. It's classic Tellier with some jiggery pokery from another UK 'one to watch'... Floating Points. Sounds awesome.

L'Amour et La Violence (Floating Points Remix) Mp3

Theophilus London - 'Humdrum Town' Mp3

Easy now. I hope you're liking Theophilus London as much as we do. This is a rerecording of 'Humdrum Town' (Fader) taken from his 'This Charming Mixtape' which we posted a while back.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Tomb Crew x Crookers - HUGE!

This went LIVE last night on Crooker's Blog. SHEEEEIT!! Them boys are flying right now.

Crookers Ft. Kelis - No Security - Tomb Crew REMIX Mp3

+ Here's the original version...

'10 Days' Video by Ripo

Ripo is a street prowler who spends his nights getting loose in the mean streets of the Raval and his days, well, I wasn't sure til now.

This tremendous video accounts for a week and a half of his take on the words in the news.

10 DAYS from ripo on Vimeo.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Soup for the Soul by Warrior One.

I found a wicked track by Warrior One featuring the queen of dancehall, Lady Chann on the Heatwave Blog and went in search of all things Warrior One. Check out their amazing new mix (at the bottom) with that Lady Chann track heading the bill.

The two London lads kindly obliged and gave us some great answers to the old favourite PDJ questions....

What is your current favourite record?
Carl: 'Mindreader' by Kingdom (L-Vis 1990 Dub)
Eno: 'Bassjackers' - Klambu (original mix)

Here's the Todd Edwards remix of 'Mindreader'... For the L-Vis 1990 version hit up the Bok Bok & L Vis 1990 Night Slugs Dubplates 2009 Mix (Track 14).

What is the ultimate end of the night track?
Carl: 'Sweet Caroline' - Neil Diamond (No contest!)
Eno: 'Never Too Much' - Luther Vandross

Which artist gets ultimate Warrior One respect right now?

Carl: L-Vis 1990 run tings right now. But keep an eye out for the new Yes King material... Could get serious!
Eno: Toddla T

What parties are showing the rest how it's done?
Carl: Un Bongo are bringing the killer lineups, then there's FWD at Plastic People, and not forgetting the classic YoYo's at Notting Hill Arts Club
Eno: Erm, I like it down the local these days

What is your Plat du Jour?
Carl: Homemade roast pumpkin soup with cumin and nutmeg, dash of creme fresh served with heavily buttered and toasted rye bread. With a few real ales to wash it down...
Eno: BBC Radio 4

Warrior One... MIX!


Diplo's Birthday Present from MC Mutual...

“Last year I was in Atlanta when it was Diplo’s birthday party. It was around this time… so i thought this time around i’d make him something and it came out like this. Can you pass this on to him, let me know if he likes it. Okay till next time, peace” MC Mutual

Listen HERE! Mc Mutual Ft. Kid Cudi, Vybz Cartel, Miley Cyrus & Fambo.

Monday, November 16, 2009

FACT's 9 out of 10... Guido strives for perfection!

FACT say it all! Pick it up here... BOOMKAT

More Joy Orbison...

Joy Orbison is, well, about perfect right now. We're going to do an NYPD style background check on him for you, but for now. TUNES!

NEW! - Four Tet – Love Cry (Joy Orbison Remix)...

Joy Orbison - Wet Look

+ Here's Joy Orbison's Hyph Mngo again (in case you missed it!)...

Miss Van & Anaoana 2009

Huge night last night in Barcelona. The release of Miss Van & Anaoana's first joint collab collection. This amazing lil video from My Dog is Polite shows more of what it's all about! Check out DJ Slick Dixx as the wolf man... Amazing!

Miss Van & Anaoana - Barcelona


That girl Fefe Talavera put me up on this continental dreadnaught who seems to have avoided the lime up until now.

One listen of this will make your head rotate around in hexagon shapes.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Miss Van & Anaoana Present... ★ Red Cheeks ★

Essential Sunday behavior... Probably the most forward thinking fashion coming out of Barcelona... Not to mention the best party. Plat du Jour's saucy C Shell on the wheels. Expect ragga, bashment and dancehall plus the rest.

Clowns faces essential to get in!! Dress UP to get DOWN!!
Ole Red Cheeks in TOWN!


Estan encantadas de presentaros su primera colección "RED CHEEKS" en Avant-première el Domingo 15 de Noviembre en el "Dos Trece" (Sala de Abajo), C/Carme 40 a partir de las 20.00

Os esperamos a todos con maquillaje de payaso...(imprescindible!!)

...Bienvenidos al show...

★ M.V.A. ★

Saturday Morning Fever

Any maladies that the patient may feel in themselves this morning can be treated in three ways:

1.  Public Health Service (CAP)

2.  Private Health Service (Sanitas, etc)

3.  Dr Octagon (MoWax)

Friday, November 13, 2009


Bella Boo is a resident dj at Stämning, a mad technoparty held at Grodan in Stocktown. Here is Obry a mix with loads of great adventures and magic voices and of course a lot of Aooouuurnhg! Enjoy! 

Crazy Cousinz - Inflation
La Roulette - Original Mix - Anja Schneider, Lee Van Dowski
Shine - Alexi Delano Remix - Louderbach
Heavy Breathing - Original Mix - Zombie Disco Squad
So Reniar - Original Mix (Digital Only) - Ray Okpara
Yeah - Original Mix - Kolombo
Tool 3 - Original Mix - La Pena
Surdo - Original Mix - Worthy
Tribal Dance - Original Mix - La Pena
Vie! - Original Mix - Zombie Disco Squad


This dancehall dally is 100% guaranteed to make you skip (weird, i know)... RDX.

Madlib... Medicine Show! x12 CDS

While I can say that I love Madlib, I do think that not everything he touches turns to gold. Maybe Stones Throw would disagree but a x12 CD set could either be amazing, or very dull... I am worried! Ever since seeing him beat konduct a 47 hour drum solo I know he has self indulgent tendencies. But maybe his die-hard fans want that? Maybe they want everything on a plate so they can select.

I do LOVE, and I mean LOVE Guilty Simpson though. He is definitely top 5 wordsmiths ever amongst Ghostface, Klashnekoff, Jay-Z and hmmm... one more. EDAN! Very excited though to hear about a new album from Madlib and Guilty called OJ Simpson.

Here is a track that will feature on Disc 1 of 12... This will be the one you pay attention to...

MP3: Madlib & Guilty Simpson - The Paper from Madlib Medicine Show No. 1

More HERE!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Horchata... Vampire Weekend... El Tio Ché... (Mp3)

Here's my take on Horchata related memorabelia...

Here's Vampire Weekends. I like theirs better... "I look psychotic in a balaclava!"...


Mumdance's KERPLUNK (MP3)

"I had a little idea for a new sound which I've been calling Kerplunk... Because it reminds me of the old school game when all the marbles fall out. This remix is one of the first Kerplunk tracks I did, its kinda more than a cover than a remix." - Mumdance

Maximo Park - Lets Get Clinical - Mumdance's KERPLUNK! Remix - AIFF

Maximo Park - Lets Get Clinical - Mumdance's KERPLUNK! Remix - 320 MP3

BRICK recommends... Maskinen Ft. Style of Eye - Bränner

Woh. This is super super fresh. PARTY!

BRICK recommends... Marcus Price

Skweee's - Marcus Price. Buzzin' Tackle.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Hello BFlecha! A Sneak Preview...

BFlecha resides on the westside, in a lil spot above Portugal! This amazing piece of work 'Ceja de Carnival / Kosmic Lovers' (Soundcloud) is being steadied for release on the newly established Arkestra Records. You can check their rather amazing blog here if you are not familiar already. The tracks already have radio plays from Sinden on Kiss FM in the UK and the main man Rustie. Looking good already right? Well this aint all on BFlecha. I aint kidding when I say... "She will show them boy-wonders a thing or two!"

Adam Freeland x Only a Fool - AC Slater (Vocal Remix)

Discobelle just linked up this hot lil' number. Nice. Builds like only an AC Slater remix might.

Crystal Fighters Tomorrow Nite Free At Razz!

Big name sponsors are at it again. Take advantage.
Be warned, you have to fill out a form.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Straight from Barcelonas deepest corner in Hell, this chocking mix with old shit and new shit from various corners around the world brings the true rukkus! Soul from way back-Ol dirrty hop-Swedish Crackhop-New chopper drop-Bambirapetech-Jahshit-Realfakebeats and much more!!!Get Crunked or die drunk trying! Clickrighthere for the free mix!

Little Boots x Daedelus

I got excited when I saw this. LA aristocracy Daedelus producing English rose Little boots. Could be interesting right? Well no, it's just a remix and to be honest, on first listen, it doesn't sound great. I have never been sure about Little Boots, and Daedelus is only eccentric genius on occasion. This not being one of those occasions. I'll let you be the boss, let us know if you like it... DOWNLOAD IT HERE!

Monday, November 9, 2009


What's this then. Won a place on Red Bull Music Academy's line-up for 2010. Straight out of LA and signed to you know who... The mighty Brainfeeder family that's who! Label mates alongside FlyLo, GLK and Samiyam. Looks good right? Listen up...


Morning Pig Fans... Radioclit x The Very Best x Kano!!

Sorry, this is the last Radioclit post for at least 1 month. I promise. I like this shit. Raw and great plus Kano is killer! Loving the lo-fi vid too.

Checked this on the Mad Decent BLOG.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Barcelona Stand-up... Ballers, Maulers and back street Brawlers...

Essential but you know that!

Hmmm...maybe THIS is the ultimate Friday track....

This one goes out to Steph and the late night Halloween masseeeve.

Guido - Ultimate Friday Track...

This track will make you want to drive around Bristol in a vauxhall nova, shed a tear and find a sweaty dancefloor all at the same time. Wait for the mc....

Play it on headphones. Loud.
Download it here. It's a Guido remix of Wedge & Shadz.



Brackles & Martin Kemp – Graffiti (Dub)
Geeneus – Yellow Tail VIP (Rinse)
Roska – Pyramids (White Label)
Shortstuff & Hyetal – Don’t Sleep (Dub)
Hard House Banton – Reign (Spoilt Rotten Entertainment)
Hyetal – The Rhythm In Light (Dub)
Shortstuff & Mickey Pearce – Tripped Up (Forthcoming on Ramp)
Untold – Stop What Your Doing (Forthcoming on Hemlock)
Silverlink ft. Badness & Jammer – The Message Is Love [Starkey Remix] (No Hats No Hoods)
XI – Ghost (Dub)
Desto – 20 20 Hindsight (Dub)
Guido – Beautiful Complication (Forthcoming on Punch Drunk)
Hyetal & Shortstuff – Ice Cream (Dub)
Hyetal – Gold or Soul (Forthcoming on Soul Motive)
Peverelist – Blues (Forthcoming on Punch Drunk)
Darkstar – Video Tape (Forthcoming on Planet Mu)


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

May in November

You better get in there while you can. The Legend, called Derek.

Who? This is marvellous... Tambourine Dream

Fresh up on Discobelle. Marvellous. That's the word. Simply delightful. Two more.

No bass but maybe, just maybe, once in a while. Is that is ok? Mixed by Cousin Cole.

01. Iron & Wine “Each Coming Night (Pocketknife’s Rooftop Telescope Remix)”
02. Beirut “Scenic World (Pocketknife’s Breathtaken Remix)”
03. Jose Gonzalez “Storm (Pocketknife’s TuBa 303 Remix)”
04. Roy Montgomery “Long Night (Cousin Cole Remix)”
05. Joanna Newsom “The Book of Right On (Pocketknife’s Scowling Owl Remix)”
06. Devendra Banhart “I Feel Just Like a Child (Pocketknife’s Peach Fuzz Remix)”
07. The Duke Spirit “A Message To a Pretty (Cousin Cole’s Compakt Mix)”
08. Feist “Gatekeeper (Pocketknife’s Faded Beach Towel Remix)”
09. Nico “I’ll Keep It With Mine (Pocketknife’s Odd Beauty Remix)”
10. Panda Bear “Bros (Cousin Cole’s No Bro-Mo House Mix)”
11. White Magic “The Gypsies Came Marching After (Pocketknife’s Silk, Wool, and Rust Remix)”
12. Neil Young “My My Hey Hey (Cousin Cole’s Into the Blue Remix)”
13. Nick Drake “Know (Pocketknife’s Dampened Spirits Remix)”
14. Paul Simon “Paranoia Blues (Pocketknife’s Big Apple Nostalgia Remix)”
15. Seu Jorge “Rebel Rebel (Pocketknife’s Sem Uma Causa Remix)”
16. Lavender Diamond “You Broke My Heart (Cousin Cole Edit)”
17. John Lennon “Oh Yoko! (Pocketknife’s Numero Ono Refix)”
18. Bruce Springsteen “I’m On Fire (Cousin Cole’s Bad Desire Remix)”

HudMo x Resident Advisor: Read on!

Our mate Oli Marlow got on the reviewing tip for Resident Advisor and checked out boy-wonder Hudson Mohawk's BUTTER!! LP. WARPCD188

Listen to a spot of the fuss on the HudMo Myspace!

He is awesome! No doubt.

+ The best artwork I have seen in a long time, maybe ever!

Tinny - Zingolo (Doorly Remix)

Loving this vid! Celebrates Cadbury's recent Fair Trade certification with profits supporting growing communities in Ghana. Ghanaian MC Tinny worked alongside Paul Epworth (Producer for Florence + The Machine amongst others). Plus a rather heavy Doorly remix HERE!!

Dances with White Girls... TRACKS!!

One more time here... Found some more biz on our mate Dances with White Girls via Discobelle and RCRD.LBL. Here's I Wanna Dance Ft. Ariel & Jiggle Dat for the free download and you can check a mix from him we put up last week.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Zombie Disco Squad Present 'Playing Around Again'...

I had a turd in ZDS's pint of beer about the second Made To Play compilation, which has recently been released and is certain to knock your ears off, with bangers you didn't know you knew and bangers you're about to know and also bangers you'll never know unless you get hold of this shit.

Yo yo what it is etc. Tell me about this joint one moment please. How did the production process take form?

Around half an hour, maybe 35 mins altogether….actually the mix took a lot longer than expected, there were a lot of changes brought in and I adapted a few times.  To make the mix I used Abelton, some headphones, 36 cups of instant coffee and a whistle.

How many songs did you have to choose from?

We had the choice of everything in Made To Play's back catalogue, me and Nat chose the most ‘Zombie’ type of stuff and went from there, we wanted to include most of the releases from the labels recent history. We also have ‘re-edited’ most of the tracks to fit them into our sound, where some tracks went a bit noisy, we chopped them up and layered them to make them sound natural.

Is there an overall concept for the mix?

Not really a concept as such, but the mix does echo our sets when we play. Warming up from some more atmospheric, bassy stuff, to moving through House and more bumpy territory and ending up in Techno Hell…which usually happens once we have drunk everything to hand and can indulge our punk-rock side. As mentioned before, we used the edit a lot in this mix because we wanted to bring something new to the tracks, hopefully this comes across.

Do you have a favourite moment?

The re-edited drop when Idiotproofs ‘Gorilla’ comes in for the second time, less is more!! Plus just listening to Jan Drivers productions is a treat, he is a very talented young man and also has one of the most ramshackle studios I have ever seen, he owns two caravans, a couple of hot rods and decorates the place with Texan flags.

What formats is the shit available on?

Digi-digi and Compact Disc, I'm fighting to get it out on mini-disc but it seems no-one listens to them anymore.

Why should we cop it?

Because we did it! And we are your new favourite DJs okay? Plus royalty cheques ain't what they used to be...


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Daniel Savio x Flogsta Danshall

This is a wicked video/sound aka Skweee... Brought to my attention by the omni-present Ominous K.

Official video from Daniel Savio aka Kool DJ Dust for 'Monkey Wee, Monkey Poo' from the album "Dirty Bomb" released on Flogsta Danshall 2009. Directed by David Giese. It came out in March so it's been around a while but if you aint checked it, do so innit.