New day, new blog. Exciting stuff… Anyway, as this is our first foray into the world of blogging I suppose it’d be a good idea to start with some basics.
A brief outline of my general listening habits recently without, obviously, being all inclusive. So go check it out.
Klaxons - Aiyia Napa to Interzone (tapedeck edit)
Kate Nash - Caroline's a Vistim (tapedeck edit)
Franz and Shape - maximum Joy
Guns n' Bombs - Nothing is Getting us Anywhere
Phones - Sharpen the Knives
Comeback Kid - Wake the Dead
Radioclit - Mature Macho Machine
Bolt Action Five - Tree Friend Tree Foe (Kissy Sell Out mix)
The Horrors - She is the New thing
Simian Mobile Disco - It's the Beat (The Teenagers Mix)
Justice - Phantom (Faex Edit)
Does it Offend You Yeah? - We Are Rockstars
Late of the Pier - Space and the Woods/Bathroom Gurgle
Holy Fuck - Lovely Allen
Cutting Pink With Knives - Hey, Cowboy
Surkin - Radio Fireworks
Rolo Tomassi's first ep
And Hadouken! because they’re possibly the most exciting band in the country at the moment. Brap.
Moving on in a vein attempt to discover exciting new things, I bought a bunch of records today and it would seem that Kitsune have once again come up trumps. Boys Noize – feel good (tv=off) was bought, mainly for the Shinici Osawa edit (seriously, look this up!) along with Punks Jump Up’s effort, “Dance to our Disco” Not bad, but more interesting were the remixes from Headman, Nightmoves and Baseball furies. The choice piece though was a wildcard from some people I don’t know called Passions with the track “Emergancy” Any fan of nastry electro really should go here to listen to more. Other than that, the Uncle Buck Mix of “We are Your friends” seems to be out on vinyl these days. These guys have, amusingly, chosen to mash it together with Snoop Dogg’s “Drop it Like it’s Hot” the outcome being the rather partysome “Drop Your Friends” which deserves to be slaying dance floors all summer. Research more at their myspace site, UNCLE BUCK Oh, and try and campaign to get them up here to Nottingham please, I’d love to see them.
I also managed to get my hands on an old Spank Rock Promo of Backyard Betty which is definitely worth your attention, and Para one’s single – Midnight Swim. I’ve not had a chance to really get to know this yet so I’m not quite sure if it’s up there with Du Dun Dun, however, it’s still para one so you shouldn’t care, just try to listen to anyway possible. However, I can recommend the 12” version as it comes with good mixes from Riton, Surkin and Beckett and Taylor.
On a closing note, here’s a bit of homework for you, I don’t have a link to it, but for any Simian Mobile Disco fans out there you need to find The Teenagers bootleg mix of It’s the Beat as it’s easily the best mix in my opinion. Now a few posts above, thanks to Dav for that!