Thursday, 29 November 2007


So, went to see Chromeo at the Scala in Kings Cross last night. And... it was utterly spectacular! Making the possible mistake of walking down from Camden, we got pretty wet on the way in the wind and rain, but we make it and head down to the stage to catch Man Like Me performing erhaps the perfect opening set for a Chromeo gig, mixing in good levels of silliness, fun and some cracking tunes such as Oh My Gosh, Single Dad and new single, Doughnut. Then it's time for Chromeo. Walking onto the stage to the sound of that rather epic intro to their Fancy Footwork album, with the crowd singing along to and hanging from every word, they burst straight into Detination: Overdrive and the party was officially on. Oh yes! As the sng draws to close the crowd once again begin to chant the intro at the tops of their voices and an enormous grin spreads across Dave-1's face, never to leave for the rest of the set. Safe to say the rest of the gig carries on in exactly the same manner with only marginally bigger reactions for even the big singles. You could really tell this crowd were here to see Chromeo and not just hear a few singles. Not just sticking to their own material, they drop in DJ Mehdi's (Ed banger) "I am Somebody" on which they feature, as well as, which i think was genius and one of my set highlights, a little bit of Journey. Oh hell yes!!!! Leaving they stage, the crowd once again chanting at ear-bending levels, they reappear swiftly and break into "Momma's Boy", stopping after the first verse to built the crowd up, as if they needed to, and are unable to play for another five minutes such is the enthusiasm of the crowd for applauding. At this point Dave is lloking as though he might shed a tear of joy and you are feeling strongly that all gigs should be like this, a complete lack of pretentiousness and everyone just having the time of their lives. Finally closing (on their second encore) with "100%" everyone walks out of the venue to find, not only have we just had the time of our lives, the skies have cleared.

Chromeo - Bonafide Lovin' (LA Riots Mix)

Chromeo - Bonafide Lovin' (Yusek remix)

Dj Mehdi - I Am Somebody feat. Chromeo

Man Like Me - Oh My Gosh

Now I want to take a quick moment to talk about a website by the name of Liveroom. It is quite a new site and is effectively an online music venue, recording live gig sessions on video and displaing the results up on the website for you to watch in the comfort of home for free. It's a very well put together site, easy to use, original and could be the next big internet phenomenon, so get yourselves involved.

Check it here:





Wednesday, 28 November 2007

Stuff and shit is cool.

Saw Bolt Action Five last night. No lie. Plaing at the Buffalo Bar in Highbury and Islington. We were given a set containing five new tracks, two old tracks and Salary. I have to be honest, i wasn't sure what i thought of the new stuff on first listen on the myspace, but safe to say that they sound great on the stage. I'm not normally a fan of bands playing a lot of new stuff in live set (hence why i may never go and see Hot Chip again) but these guys really pulled it off. Hats off to them. I suspect you'll be able to download all sorts of Bolt Action goodness on their myspace page or their blog, both of which are linked over to the side of the page i the "other people we love" section. Go do it.

Other news, got some new Plimsouls stuff yesterday. Which is good, havn't heard anything new on that front for a while. What we have are two new trackswhich take the shape of slightly slower, more housy tracks. First track, Long way down strays away from the 8-bit style of his last batch of tunes though retains the familiar synth sound from his earlier tracks. Not a bad song, though i feel not his strongest track either.

Second to come through was As it Hapened, which seems to have gone for a bassline and beat fitting of Sinden and The count of Monte Cristal's tunes such as beeper and the like, while retaining the familiar Plimsouls blips and beeps bubbling just under the surface. I like!

Plimsouls - Long Way Down

Plimsouls - As it Happened




Friday, 23 November 2007

Holy F*ck Batman.

That title acctually has nothing to do with the band (who are amazing though.. Go check them), it is purley to do with the fact that i am currently, and perhaps somewhat juveniley (is that a word? Answers on a stamped address to:

I don't care,
Go home."

Or something), anyway, really enjoying bands with the word "Fuck" in their title my two favourites, in order from 2nd to 1st, would be Fuckshovel and Fuck Buttons., I reckon that's basically genious.See above if you disagree. Raaar.

I have, though, seen Tapedeck knock out a couple of great sets, the highlight being Their set at Smakkit up in Nottingham on the 17th. That was pretty ace and made a nice change from an entire night of trendy electro again. Sriously, go see these guys if you ever feel like somethign a little dirtier than your average. Link's there, but as always, it's also down the side of the writing amongst the other links. Use one!

They have their first single coming out in February, i believe, so keep your eyes peeled for that, and the new Lillica Libertine release in the meantime. Out on Meal Deal records, it should be filling the record bag of anyone who likes... well, anything.

My friends in Ou Est Le Swimming Pool (genius name or no... you decide) have been working hard over the last few months and have come up with some pretty damn good tunes in that period. Breaking the shackles of simple indie guitar based music they have morphed into something much scarier, having written songs spanning hip-hop, electro, pop, amient and more. Go check them out right... here:

Ou Est Le Swimming Pool myspace

Quick note about Burial. Appearing towards then close af 2006 with his debut album, the selftitled "Burial" and walked aay with albumof the year from pretty much everyone who knows what they are talking about. And now, one year later, he comes back with another album. And once aain has snatched album of the year away from other contenders, such as Gui Boratto's Chromophobia. It seems as though we may just have to settle into a routine of waiting for the annual Burial album to come out and exceede anything we could have hoped for, as well as every other album of the year. I genuinely think that this young producer may be a genius and possibly the greatest electronic music talent in the country.

And i'll be off to see Chromeo tonight. Fuck yeah. That'll be nice and gangsta.



Friday, 16 November 2007

Mix time.

I'm feeling pretty sorry for myself at the moment as a bout of tonsilitis os preventing me from making my first trip to Nottingham as a graduate this weekend. This does mean, however, that if i'm not to ill i can go and see Plastic Little at Dollop, at the Old Blue Last, this evening...

Going for a mix based post this time.

To start of the lovely gentlemen from Thick of Thieves have allowed us to put this up here for you. A great mix with a lot going on in it's shortish duration. Fast mixingg here. Oh yes.



1. Human league - Things tht dreams..(Kissy remix)
2. Kissy sell out - Let there be blazing light
3. LCD Soundsystem - Get innoucuos (Soulwax rmx)
4. Adam sky - we are prostitutes (crookers rmx)
5. Duke Dumont - When i hear music
6. Example - So many roads (Herve rmx)
7. Felix Da Housecat - Silver Screen Shower Scene
8. The Cribs - Mans needs (CSS rmx)
9. Sinden - Red hot
10. Uffie - Hot Chick
11. Thick as thieves w/ben jacobs - A weeks worth
12. Fischerspooner - Emerge
13. Puzique - Dont go
14. The Hives - T.H.E.H.I.V.E.S
15. Daft Punk - Cresendolls
16. Chemical Brothers - salmon dance (Herve rmx)
17. Justice - DVNO (LA riots rmx)
18. SMD - Hustler
19. Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams
20. Peaches - Fuck the pain away
21. Mark Ronson & Amy Winehouse - Valerie (count of monte cristal rmx)
22. Hijack - Trouzer Jazz
23. Interpol - Mammouth (Erol Alkans rework)
24. Klaxons - Golden skans (Sebastian rmx)
25. Claude Von Stroke- Whistler
26. YELLE - A cause des garsons (tempr rmx)
27. Peter, bjorn & John - Young folks (thick as thieves rework)
28. Tempr - Minute Jacuzzi (Data Remix)
29. Lo Fi Fnk - City (Punks Jump Up Remix)
30. Joy Division - Love will tear us apart (Thick as Thieves remix)
31. Sinden - Beeper (Thick as thieves re-edit)
32. Promomofo - Back at the club (Boy 8-bit Remix)
33. Kavinsky - Testarossa Overdrive (SebastiAn Remix)
34. Talking Heads - once in a lifetime (Thick as thieves re-edit)
35. Surkin - Radio Fireworks
36. Daft Punk - Robot Rock
37. Para one - DunDun-Dun (Boys noize Remix)
38. ados Playdo - Immigrant Song
39. Justice - Waters of nazereth (Justice re-edit)
40. Klaxons - Gravity's Rainbow (Soulwax Remix)
41. Kings of leon - My Party (Kenna & Chad Hugo Remix)
42. The Libertines - What became of the likely lads

Thick As Thieves Myspace

Next up, a great one from our sister blog, Vump. Mr. Knockton has delivered a cracking little mix here, which looks something like:

simon knockton.

1. Delia Gonzalez & Gavin Russom Rise [DFA remix]
2. Kraak & Smaak No Sun In The Sky [Henrik Schwarz remix]
3. Tronik Youth We Are [Dolby Anol Kronik mix]
4. Alter Ego Why Not?! [Joakim remix]
5. Kenny Dope and Terry Hunter Monopoly [Kenny Dope remix]
6. Caged Baby Hello There [Matthew Radioslave remix]
7. Pier Bucci Hey Consuleo [Samim remix]
8. Pig and Dan Sly Detector
9. Rolando Knights of the Jaguar
10. Tiger Stripes Survivor
11. Gary Martin Turkish Tavern [Turned Out Wrong SK edit]
12. The Klaxons Not Over Yet [Brodonski remix]

And something nasty by Kitsune's Guns n' Bombs:



Harddrive - Deep Inside
Boys Noize - My Head (Para One remix)
Junior Senior - Get To Know You (Guns 'N' Bombs Jak The Tab mix)
Samuel L Sessions - Flipmode
Green Velvet - Flash
Bonde Do Role - Office Boy (Brodinski remix)
Zeus - Zeus
Curses! - This Is The Way (Drop The Lime remix)
Sal Basile - Feel Inside (Live Element remix)
Sluttt - Stop Copying Me (Jokers Of The Scene remix)
Armando - 100% Of Dissing You (Warehouse remix)
Patrik Alavi - Hell Yeah (Jaimie Fanatic remix)
Lethal Bizzle - Selfridges Boy (Boy 8 Bit remix)
Electrocherrie LK - Schnall

And to close, a dark, bass heavy little mix from Faggatronix.



01. ? - set your body free [CROOKERS remix] / DJ TAMEIL - i smell pussy
02. L-VIS 1990 - change the game
03. STICKY - dr who
04. FAGGATRONIX - broken promises
05. DND - got myself together
06. THE OUTHERE BROTHERS - wiggle wiggle
07. UNKLEJAM - lova ya [HERVE remix]
08. DIZZEE RASCAL - stop dat [BOK BOK's SE5 refix]
09. STARKEY - noreaster riddim
10. ACID JACKS - mookie
11. STICKY & GAPPY - inna da dancehall [D&G mix]
12. DROP THE LIME - come 2 life
13. FLO-RIDA - birthday
14. CROOKERS - aguas de parco
15. LIVE O - dirty skankin
16. DJ ASSAULT - kill the bitch
17. DEXPLICIT - good for me
18. DROP THE LIME - big malice
19. DJ TRAJIC - 1 2 3 4 all the ladies on the floor
20. I ROBOTS - frau [BOYS NOIZE remix]
21. WES FIF ft B.O.B - haterz everywhere
22. J MIXER - let it all go
23. H20 - what's it gonna be ft Platinum
24. T2 - salsa
25. Keisha Tara Shonda Sabrina Crysta Daronda Theresa Felicia Tenisha Sha'von Monica Monique Christina outro

In the meantime, maybe while some of that is downoading, go to Chromeo's myspace and listen to Their interview on Annie Mac's Radio 1 Mash Up show. I challenge you not to snigger. Love it.

Tapedeck - Destiny (Lillica Libertine's Knight Club edit)

Lillica Libertine




Saturday, 3 November 2007

Another month passed,

And more music to be listened to. Good times. been away for a little bit recently, up in cambridge. Seriously, go there, it's a stunning place with some quite nice old pubs and a distinct lack of chavs. Can't say much fairer than that, yeah?

Anyow, rcently i have been listening to some stuff that i, asically, know little about. That doesn't detract from the quality of the tunes though.

First up, Stereo Image. A new band made up of an ex-junior boy (They're good too, saw them supporting hot chip last year and they were probably more interesting to be honest) making some of the darkest, yet unashamedly pop, pop music i've heard for a while or possibly ever. I'm not sure, judge for yourself. I suppose you might compare the sound to that of burial on prozac maybe.

Stereo Image - Red Nights

Next up i thought i'd opt for the new The Bug track, Skeng. It's pretty nasty and this Kode-9 remix brings that slightly disturbing deeper edge to it. Kind of the aural equivilant of walking around some incredibly haunted mansion. I like.

The Bug feat. Flo-Dan And Killa P - Skeng (Kode-9 remix)

And more on the same vibe, a bit of Milanese, who i believe put things out on Plamet Mu? correct me if i'm wrong. Planet Mu i think are quite closely associated with Warp, but tend to put out the really dark and evil stuff rather than the "IDM" and electronic an such.

Milanese - Cowboy

Finally managed t find some newer Plimsouls material. He's definitey gone for a more upbeat, 8-bit soun here, but it's also some of his best work. His songwriting is coming along with every track e produces and his newer stuff is sonding up there wit the best of the 8-bit artists around at the moment. Get involved.

Plimsouls - Rebecca (Re-edit)

Next up, Flying Lotus who are out on Warp ecords. I've read this lot being described as the most ground breaking thingwarp has ever released. I reckon that's somewhat of an overstqatement when you consider their roster and some of the music they've put out over the years. Regardless of that fact though, it's still a fine tune in a kind of modern take on the whole old school hip-hop thing with lots of lovely twists getting a bit more of a groove going after a little while.
Flying Lotus - Massage Situation

And a bit of modeselektor. Honestly, i know amost nothing about this lot except the've got a fantastic rep and this piece of slowed down elecrto is not about to change that fact. investigate!

Modeselktor feat. Maximo Park - (I can't sleep) Without Music

All my love,