Monday, 28 January 2008

Baltimore bangers and Late of the Pier get dirty

Yep, that's right, Late of the Pier are once again the subject of discussion on these here pages. Honestly though, what did you expect? I think i only right about The Tough Alliance and Bolt Action Five as much. Finally managed to get the Tronik Youth mix on digital, though i'm still struggling with Metronomy's effort on The Bears Are Coming. Boo. Oh well, these others will have to make do for now, mainly because they're ace.

Late Of The Pier - Bathroom Gurgle (Tronik Youth Mix)

Late Of The Pier - Bathroom Gurgle (Lillica Libertine Remix)

Late Of The Pier - Broken (Portasound Remix)

Late Of The Pier - The Bears Are Coming (Partyshank remix)

And these guys, Smoking The Fool, have a decent remix of Space And The Woods. there are better out there, but it's worth a listen i think. Especially if you're a fan.

Which is nice

Also today, i found lots of fun, and nasty, Baltimore stuff knocking around the internet (also went to Rough Trade east and Picked up a Bird Peterson ep, The PAse Rock's Linsey Lohan's revenge and Strip Steve's Skip School ep which is the new 12" on Boys Noize Records and ace. Oh, and the Needy Girl remixes). Pretty much all of these were great, so i'm not sure which ones to put up for you to hear. Though i have to say there's a remix of grizzly Bear which NEEDS to be heard! Oh yeah.

Anyhow, i suppose i'll just pick a few at randon, and the Zombie disco Squad remix, as we all love them. Great name too.

Grizzly Bear - Knife (Girl Talk remix)

The touch - Le Night Dominator (Zombie Disco Squad Remix)

Goose - Bring It On (Steve Aoki remix)

Boots - I Will Shank You for A Penny (A1 Bassline remix) (stick with this, it's a little 8-bit at first then gets dirty)

Blaqstarr - All The Girls All Around the World (Kleaver So So Death remix)

So, hope those are all fun for you.

Also, Operahouse release their New Single, Born A Boy today. 500 copies only, signed and numbered on red 7". good tune, good b-side, good guys. Buy it. Yeah? Any of the links at the side should have it available, though i got it from Rough Tradee today, so there's definitely copies there.

until next time.



Sunday, 27 January 2008

Some things that i have found and liked.

Hmm, been a little slow again getting this next post up, consequently i have much to post and not enough memory to remember them all. Oh dear.

Anyhow, a remix i have been meaning to look up for ages and only got round to the other day. Though it is in that last mix Dave posted at around 53 minutes in. Definitely the standout track for me there. It is, of course, Simian Mobile Disco's Hustler, the Shackleton remix. I think Shackleton is probably a genius. Stepping away from his more traditional dubstep leanings, one can really hear the influence Villalobos has had on him after that really rather epic mix he did of Blood on your Hands (I think that's what is was called, i haven't got the energy to trawl through my records to check after yet enough savage yet very enjoyable evening out). Anyhow, yes, being probaly the only Hustler mix that's really worth listening to, i'm pretty sure even Jesse rose missed the mark somewhat. Shackleton has chosen a very minimal vibe for this mix with scattered and wonderfully haunting use of the vocal line with some absolutely mesmorising synths popping up halfway through. Simply stunning.

Simian Mobile Disco - Hustler (Shackleton Remix)

I haven't mentioned The Tough Alliance for a while, which is pretty criminal really, but it seems they have a new track floating around, Looking For Gold which is another classic slice of pop genius from the Sweedish duo. Opening with a reggae vibe through the first verse they swiftly drop in another poignant, hook laden and very singable chorus, as per their norm. Check it out.

The Tough Alliance - Looking For Gold

Bumped into the lovely Faley from Late of the Pier (and Tapedeck, who were lovely as ever but also entirely normal) who played a couple of dj sets either side of the semifinalists (who i'm not sure about) and spent his entire time in the venue in a very large, Darth Vader-esque cloak. I do believe i have been told the relevance of this though i choose not to divulge it. Unless you want to ask me. However, kudos to Faley for, basically, being a legend and somewhat eccentric on occasion. Awesome.

I would also like to make some additions to my best of 2007 list. I have recently procured the Modeselektor album, Happy Birthday which is a cracking album closing on a stnning rack i posted a while back, the awesome I Can't Sleep Without Music. Oh yes.

I've also procured host of Tough Alliance remixes, some of which are rather good, so do have a listen. Yes yes.

The Tough Alliance - Something Special (Alfie Special Summer Mix)

The Tough Alliance - Looking For Gold (Devolve Sparks Mix)

The Tough Alliance - Leg 7 (737 - Alvy Singer Mix)

I think that's me about done for now. Hope some of that is enjoyable for you.




Wednesday, 9 January 2008

New year

Was basically amazing Yes.

Anyhow, recently i have been listening to the below because they're great.

Calvin Harris - Merry Making At My place (Deadmau5 edit)

Daft Punk - Harder Better Faster Stronger (Ddeadmau5 Edit)

Klaxons - Atlantis To Interzone (Yusek And Brodinski mix)

So yeah, have a listen, see what you think. I'm too tired to write anything more now, except Happy Birthday Dave Hope it's good,



Wednesday, 2 January 2008

i wouldn't say i'm lazy just...

busy doing other things,

this post is short. I'm about to go out, I found this mix a little while ago and just got to listening to it today. If you were to sum up what I'm liking at the moment in one mix, this would come pretty close to perfect.

Mr Elastik - Christmas mix