Sunday, 30 November 2008


Hey people. Quick one to drop of a new remix. You know about Youth Attack by now i assume, as they're pretty much the hottest thing off the blocks in electro right now. With Erol himself even listing their remix of Digitalism's Taken Away as one of his top November tracks. Not too bad.

So, this time, they've taken on Tiga's rather awesome in the first place, Mind Dimension and... made it rather awesome. Word on the street is that a copy is inside Boy Noize' cd wallet and so you'll be likely to hear it in upcoming sets. However, why not check it here first?

Tiga - Mind Dimension (Youth Attack 'Kill The Rhythm' Remix)

Enjoy that.



Sunday, 16 November 2008

The End on Friday

Was a bit mental. Hosting room two was rather good fun and Mowgli and Kanji Kinetic both killed it and turned out to be fucking great guys as well. Good times. Mowgli's set was, as expected, a very house-y affair, the track selection wasn't, as he dived in and out of straight up house to massive jacking tunes via the odd cheesy classic somehow fitting in nicely and bringing a big grin to everyone's faces. Whereas Kanji's set brought the bass. No two ways about, he jacked out all kinds of bass heavy material from big house rollers to disturbingly wonky dubstep bangers through to his own brand of nastiness that seemingly incorporates elements of house and dubstep. Intense. Big shout out to the Fat! crew for being generally great guys.

All the while, of course, the main room was going off to the sounds of sets fro Hijack, Paul "Trouble" Arnold and SebastiAn (who even took time out his schedule to drop The Strokes) and a good time was had by all i think.

Fucking up the tube journey and not getting home for nearly three hours, and it was nearly 10 am by the time i got to sleep... Woohoo... That was less cool.

Anyway, having managed to get a copy of this to Thick As Thieves on the night I feel it's only fair to pass it onto you lovely people as, frankly, it's good.

Hot Chip - Touch Too Much (Fake Blood Remix)

Bye bye,



Friday, 14 November 2008

Chew The Fat! and voodoo hook up, and tear The End apart.

That's right, us humble little Voodoo folks are gaining larger aspirations, starting off by collaborating with Chew The Fat! for their final ever night at The End before moving on to bigger things and the line up is a bit a banger. Chew The Fat! have gone all out and have not only brought out one of the most inventive and recognisable French producers since Daft Punk and Mr. Oizo, SebastiAn, as well as jacking house stormers Hijack, but have even pulled out the man behind it all, Paul "Trouble" Arnold for a massive, roof-raising set. And don't forget Kid Blue, CTF!'s legendary resident will, without fail, play a set that will take elements from the night, and do something completely different with the, keeping kids dancing whether it's the start, end or middle of the night.

Across the hall way, in the lounge, we like to think we've cooked up quite a treat too, with Southern Fried's rising star o the house scene, Mowgli headlining and liable to destroy the place with some ridiculous house bangers. In the spirit of the night, we also roped in Merka AND Gella, Fat! records own superstars in the making and both with albums out in the next month or so, soooo, yes, that means we're hosting Mowgli and TWO album launches, and for the icing on the cake we've roped in South London's Kanji Kinetic who's records are becoming staple plays on Mary Anne Hobbs' groundbreaking Radio 1 show alongside having tunes put out by Drop The Lime's NYC imprint, Trouble & Bass. I predict his low end bass wobbles to pull walls down before the night is out. Oh, and Voodoo hosts and residents Thick As Thieves will be opening up proceedings from 22:00 - 00:00 as well. Not bad.

Isn't that exciting. Yes yes.

Um, so in the spirit of things, here's Thick As Thieves new mix for November. I like it, a lot. ranging from jacking electro through to some darker house with strong ech influnces via, you guessed it, disco, the track listing looks as follows:

1. Digitalism - Taken Away (Youth Attack! Remix)
2. Les Rythmes Digitales - From: Disco To: Disco
3. Mr. Oizo - Positif (Original Mix)
4. Beni - my love sees you
5. Secret Machines - Atomic Heels (KiD COLA Remix)
6. Action Man - Zombie Dance
7. ZZT - The Worm (Original Munich Version)
8. Zombie Nation - Forza (Housemeister remix)
9. Digitalism - Home Zone (Proxy Remix)
10. Shadow Dancer - Soap
11. DJ Mehdi - Pocket Piano (Joakim Remix)
12. Golden Bug - Looklooklook (Inflagranti Remix)
13. Kenneth Bager - Fragment Seven (Les Fleurs) (Jesse Rose Remix)
14. Style Of Eye - Ona
15. Dusty Kid - The Kitten

And the mix is here:

Thick As Thieves November Mix

Oh, and don't forget to come along and see a very rare appearance in the capital by house and fidget maestro, Jesse Rose at the Last Days Of Decadence on Friday, 21st November.

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Oh Shit!

So Oh Snap! has dropped a new track with some remixes beginning to do their rounds on the blog accumulators.

This is one that'll will make much sense to my Uni friends, but it's also one that i didn't really feel i could pass up on writing about.

It's nothing groundbreaking. Just Oh Snap! doing his simple but weirdly catchy lo-fi electro thing with some, frankly, faintly weird lyrics over the top, this time featuring Jen Lasher as well.

So check it out.

Oh Snap! - My Name Is Chuck

Oh Snap! - My name Is Chuck (DJ Techics Remix)

Oh Snap! - My Name Is Chuck (Bass Weazel Remix)




Adventures of Plastic Cowboys in London and Amsterdam

Righto, so i've been a busy young man for the last month or so to the point where i haven't even managed to sleep at home for that whole period. Nice.

Part of the reason for this was my last minute trip out to ADE (Amsterdam Dance Event) which has rapidly become one of the most important conferences for dance music in the world. Go Amsterdam. I left, after about an hours sleep straight off the back of October's Voodoo, for Heathrow at about five am and crawled into the hotel by lunchtime. A quick change and it was straight out to the conference where i met many wonderful and interesting characters and old friends of my sister's. Fun afternoon. The evening was spent in a pub around the corner from the hotel hammering in a lot of port and a few beers before heading to Melkveg (a club), where we caught a bit of Tommie Sunshine slamming out Fake Blood's "Mars" before heading up to the balcony for Crookers' set. It turns out, Crookers are amazing. AMAZING. I've never seen anything like the set they played. The floor was filled with about one thousand crazy dutch people going seven shades of ba shit to to set that was filled with banger after banger after banger after... well, you get the idea. By the time the Soulwax mix of MGMT drops, the balcony is bouncing and feels like it like it wants to come away from the wall, and everyone is leaning out so far, arms aloft, it looks as though we may end up in the crowd even if the balcony did stay attached to it fastenings.

The Proxy's "Raven" builds to a peak and not log after their remix of Kid Cudi's "Day N' Night" drops in and it was as though the mix was built for that specific moment in time, it never has, and never will, sound anything like it did at that moment ever again. As the set closes, we come to realise that Digitalism have no hope of competing with such a set so we leave to go and catch a touch of... something i've completely forgotten. no doubt they were famous and great though.

Oh yes, and we went to see Richie Hawtin and Justin Martin play a show in a small K-Swiss store. Bizarre. Free drinks was a bonues though, and half the people there thinking i was Richie Hawtin, despite the abundance of magazines with his face on littered around most of central Amsterdam at this point. Again, bizarre.

So, that was an exciting little trip which took a few days holed up in Cambridge to recover from. Thanks to those who know who they are.

Then i was ill for a good solid week. That sucked. A lot. But i got better in time to go and see Invasion, Rolo Tomassi and Fucked Up at the Barfly i Camden last Thursday. And,as usual, all three bands were awesome.

Invasion hammer out their set of groove infused, sludgy psychedelic Thrash. I think i can definitely hear an Iron Monkey influence in a part that is simply labeled "Riff" and i'm pretty happy. You don't get much better than Iron Monkey.

Rolo Tomassi do their thing with, perhaps a little less than, their usual panache as guitarist Joe trips and lands in a mess of cables and drums within thirty seconds of their opening track. Film Noir and Cirque De Funk are still my favourite songs of the set (due to a noticeably absent "Curby") though one can not deny the prowess of the new material. A special band to be watched as they continue to grow and amaze over the years.

What can I say about Fucked Up that hasn't been said. After their twelve hour set in NYC the other week (including performing Ramones' tracks with Moby an Descendants' tracks with Ezra Koenig from Vampire Weekend, i kid you not)they are back in the UK and give a typical showcase, though h=i finally see blood from Pink Eyes' head and hear the backing harmonies on "David Comes To Life", goody! And there's never anything quite like getting so up close and personal with an incredibly hairy, overweight bald man. Oh no.

And for a little bit of music for this post, i'm going to start with Youth Attack's mix of Digitalism's Taken Away. So good Erol's jammed it on his personal playlist already. Go Youth Attack. We love you.

Digitalism - Taken Away (Youth Attack Remix)

And then some Juri Hulkkonen who i'm rather digging at the moment. Quite deep house and techy, whilst kind of feeling rooted in electro at the same time. I'm confused, but i like it.

Kid Cudi - Day N' Night (Juri Hulkkonen Remix)

The Presets - This Boy's In Love (Juri Hulkkonen Remix)

And Finally, Lillica Libertine, Nottingham's favourite son, has a new project he is wokin on with a friend under the name of Hotline. It's still very much electro, but from a very different angle to his previous works. It's much more funky and much less like the aural equivalent of getting glass in you eyes.

Hercules And Love Affair - Blind (Hotline remix)

Have fun,



Monday, 10 November 2008

Secret Machines

To give this November a good kick start we have fresh material from Cambridge's new star on the block, KiD COLA who has remixed Secret Machines' Atomic Heels in to a mixture of upbeat and atmospheric strings and low end wobbly synths that threaten to tear the dancefloor to pieces along with your bowls. Not too shabby really. So get involved and share the filth.

Secret Machines - Atomic Heels (KiD COLA Remix)

Other than that, come rock out the Voodoo, sebastiAn and Mowgli this Friday or with Voodoo, Jesse Rose and Matt Walsh on the 21st.




Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Jesse Rose

Yoyo, so let's see how you feel about the line up for our next little night, once again at brand spanking new Shoreditch venue, Last Days Of Decadence.

Headlining this event we have a pretty exlusive and incredibly special set from this months IDJ cover artist, Jesse Rose. The Godfather of the so called "Fidget House" scene, even presiding over Dave "Switch" Taylor and let's face it, that is no mean feat considering the level of Switch's productions over the last couple of years whilst Jesse has been surprisingly quiet.

However, with a new wave of production on the way out, including the rather excellent "Take It To The Club" with Action Man (AKA Herve) and Forget My name featuring the boys from Hot Chip he looks set to become the shining star of the House scene he was always destined to be, IDJ's cover piece reading, "The jet set story of a new house heavyweight."
This man, now based out in Berlin, a strong influence in his musical style, plays in the UK only rarely these days so take the opportunity to explore a fantastic new venue to the rare treat of Jesse Rose back in the capital.

Having shared bills with everyone from Tiga and Erol Alkan to Carl Craig and Ivan Smagghe via Klaxons and Dixon (Innervisions) Matt Walsh is Turbo Recordings superstar DJ in the making and our other special guest this fine November. Snapped up by Tiga after doing his thing in T-Bar a little while ago Matt Walsh has proven himself to be one of the best DJs the country has to offer. Alongside this Matt has also taken to producing under the name Clouded Vision alongside Steve Cook, see Bordinki's and Moby's recent 12" singles on Turbo for some of their more recent remix work. You will not regret it.

Alongside this we'll have the usual riotous, party starting set from Residents and Hosts Thick As Thieves.

All this on November 21st for only six of you English pounds, or five on the lovely cheaplist.

Do let us know if you might be interested.

Here's some interesting new material from la Mode they passed over the other day. See what you make of it.

La Mode - Bluebird

la Mode - Rays